"In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you" (John 14:2).

When it comes to schooling, there's no place like home. To a homeschooling family, home is more than just a school. It is a church, a playground, a museum, a rest area, a trauma unit, a business office, a hospitality center, a safe place, and more! The home is the hub of the family and a place where we live life together.

The home is really God's idea, a wonderful structure that Satan has worked hard at destroying. The evils and perversions of a sinful society have eradicated God's perfect plan of one man and one woman marrying and living together under His authority with their children. Refusing to believe the mandates in God's Word, the world conjures up theories and philosophies based on human reasoning and sidesteps the issue by counterattacking with offensive statements directed toward intolerant Christians.

Thank God no human can redefine the home in heaven that God has prepared for those who love Him. Next to salvation, Jesus' promise to prepare a place for us to live with Him in eternity has to be the greatest hope for every Christian (John 14:3). Each night we lay our heads on our pillows, we can have the peace of knowing that tomorrow brings no fear. We either spend it walking with Him on Earth or walking with Him in heaven. Life is simplified when you remember that heaven is your true home.

Have you forgotten about your home in heaven? Homeschooling has a way of pulling your eyes off the One who is preparing a mansion just for you. Don't let the cares of lesson plans, household chores, and endless tasks make you forget who is waiting for you at home!

Lord, You are beautiful and marvelous, and I can hardly wait to get home to see You. Thank You for this opportunity to make a home on Earth for the family You've given me. May we always glorify You in our homeschooling and our daily lives. In the name of Jesus, Amen.