“I cannot see why we should not the more earnestly try to bring the peace of Christ right into our family than to labor for those that have no living connection with us; but if we have religion in the home, it will extend outside of the home. You will have it everywhere. The heart of the community, of the church, and of the nation is the household. The well-being of society, the success of the church, the prosperity of the nation, depend upon home influences.”
“Students should be taught that they are not independent atoms, but that each one is a thread which is to unite with other threads in composing a fabric. In no department can this instruction be more effectually given than in the school home. Here students are daily surrounded by opportunities which, if improved, will greatly aid in developing the social traits of their characters. It lies in their own power so to improve their time and opportunities as to develop a character that will make them happy and useful. Those who shut themselves up within themselves, who are unwilling to be drawn upon to bless others by friendly associations, lose many blessings; for by mutual contact minds receive polish and refinement; by social intercourse, acquaintances are formed and friendships contracted which result in a unity of heart and an atmosphere of love which is pleasing in the sight of heaven.”
Testimony Treasures Volume 2, Page 437
Looking for ways for your homeschoolers to spread the Gospel? Here’s a blog by an SDA homeschooling mom that shares creative ideas for Bible Lab. Click HERE to visit the Bible Labs Projects blog.
Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to spread God’s love to others and work on service and outreach projects. With just a little advance preparation, your homeschoolers will be ready to brighten the day of nursing home residents, neighbors, friends and others they may encounter . Here are a few links for inspiration.
Watch Me Homeschool has 10 days of outreach ideas complete with accompanying scriptures.
Thirty Handmade Days features 30 ideas for Random Acts of Kindness that can be adapted for any time of the year.
Scripture Valentine Printables
Not Consumed has 7 themed Scripture Valentine printables.
Priority Ministries has a nice Scripture printable page along with a link to more ideas.
Imperfect Homemaker has a page of six Scripture Valentines to share.
Think Outside the Box Ideas
Craft-O-Matic has 14 no candy valentine ideas that are fun for sharing.
Plucky MOMO has 12 fun no candy ideas.