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Humility and Doxology

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Welcome!  I’m glad you’re here!

Over the past few years, two words have gradually come to summarize not only my philosophy as a home educator, but also my life as a wife, mom, friend, and individual: Humility and Doxology…

Humility

Humility is defined by Merriam-Webster as “freedom from pride or arrogance the quality or state of being humble.”

Proverbs 3:34 states, “Surely He scorns the scornful, But gives grace to the humble.”  In fact, one can’t read very far in the book of Proverbs, or indeed the Bible as a whole, without seeing the destruction that comes upon the one who thinks too highly of himself, setting himself up as a god upon the throne of his own heart.

Humility is closely linked in my mind with repentance, that acknowledgement of our falling short of the glory of God and our need for a Savior.

Doxology

And what is Doxology? It is praise to God, well-summarized in the well-known liturgical hymn bearing that name:

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him, all creatures here below
Praise Him  above, ye heavenly host 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Scripture gives us clear and beautiful examples of praise, as in Psalm 150:

Praise the Lord!

Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!

Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!

Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

learning to pursue a humble life of praise as a wife, homeschool mom, friend, and individual

Where do we go from here?

Humility and Doxology provide clear implications for my end goals in education as I teach my own children.  They also provide a helpful framework as I examine my attitudes towards my callings and the various spheres of life in which I adventure.  My hope is that as I look more and more with delight on the glories of Jesus and the majesty of the Triune God, I will humbly grow in contentment and joy.

Join me as we delve into the profound, the silly, the intriguing, the challenging, and the practical.  Here you’ll find ideas for educating your children, whether you do this at home or in a more traditional environment.  Here you’ll find tidbits for personal growth and personal entertainment and fun.  You might see a silly meme or two, follow a link to a Hamilton song, or learn about my newest favorite made-up recipe.  You will definitely find lists and lists of good books!

Let’s adventure together!

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
To God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever.
Amen.
Jude 24-25


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Amy Sloan and her husband, John, are second-generation homeschoolers by grace alone to 5 children ages 4, 7, 9, 12, and 14. Their educational philosophy is one of humility and doxology, and follows primarily a classical approach. Amy loves coffee, and starts getting nervous if the stack of to-be-read library books beside her bed is less than 2 feet tall. Get her started on Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Homer, or Hamilton the Musical and it might be hard to get her to stop. Mostly, though, she gets really excited about the Gospel. The Sloan family adventures in North Carolina.