Sometimes on Sunday mornings Dave turns his back to the congregation and faces the stage, mid-sermon.
He preaches to himself.
He even says that.
“I’m preaching to myself here, guys.”
And I type with that sentiment.
I’m mostly blogging to myself here.
But I’m only half the equation.
So I realize it kind of falls short.
I guess I just want you to feel like we’re in this together. Because we are.
And anything otherwise would contradict the heart behind my words.
But I think we need a reminder, Christian moms.
Enough is enough with the judgment over schooling choices.
The conversations we have with like-minded friends under the guise of “encouragement” or “fellowship” that quickly turn south. And we start them knowing they will turn south.
The screen shots and snarky texts we send. The comments we make under our breath and the thoughts in our heads. The finger pointing and misguided passion. The delighting in weaknesses and short-comings to prove our stance is correct.
The public school mom who scoffs at the homeschool family learning in their PJs.
Or having a math lesson at a convenience store.
The homeschool mom who, although she may not say it, carries herself with arrogance and believes in her heart she loves her children more.
The public school mom who ignorantly assumes homeschool moms are overprotective, overwhelmed and raising children ill-equipped for real life.
The homeschool mom who shares news articles about our failing public school system every chance she gets. Even though she’s never stepped foot on a public school campus.
The public school mom who arrogantly comments on posted news articles, proudly proving she’s not sending her children off to the wolves. Even though she doesn’t know for sure.
The homeschool mom who judges the public school mom for having her head in the sand and being lazy. Or even worse? The implication that she can’t possibly love her children if she is willing to expose them to the “evils” of the public school system.
The homeschool mom jealous of a public school mom’s late morning pedicure.
The public school mom who doesn’t “like” a picture on Instagram because it has a home education hashtag.
The homeschool mom who doesn’t post a comment on a picture on Facebook because it has a public school location geotag.