Faith & love academy
WHO WE ARE.
we are faith and love academy. a homeschooling family on a journey to learn and love together. we believe in creativity & imagination , therefore, the arts play a major role in how we learn. we are makers and thinkers. we are a family of explorers ready to discover this beautiful world in front of us. developing leaders and innovators is our desire. we believe in the importance of community and relationships, because together we are stronger. we focus on our strengths, not our weaknesses, and let our strengths cover each others weaknesses. we believe that character is just as important as knowledge. and that these early years are about strengthening foundations and exposing them to the adventure that is learning.
| WHERE WE BEGAN. |
we started homeschooling in 2013 just before my oldest was to start pre-k. i had every intention of packing up his book bag and sending him off with school lunch and a precious little note letting him know that mommy loves him and believes in him. but that day never came. the vision that God has placed in my heart for raising and educating my family grew stronger and stronger over an extremely short period of time and i couldn’t ignore it. over the last few years that vision has become even stronger and, while homeschooling has its challenges, i have become more captivated by that vision for my family than by the challenges that it brings.
everyday is a lesson. everyday we learn more and more about one another and our love and respect for one another grows. everyday we grow in friendship with the Lord and learn to follow the Holy Spirit. it is our desire that our children see themselves as God sees them and that they are deeply rooted in HIS love. we want our children to have a heart for God and a love for learning. to be self-directed learners and develop confidence in their individuality and a knowing that they have been hand crafted by the ultimate creator. we believe that HE will teach us ALL THINGS that we need to know in order to fulfill their purpose here on earth.
| WHAT WE BELIEVE. |
-We believe that what matters most in this life is faith that works and is expressed by love. (galatians 5:6)
-We believe that we have been called into the delightful life which is his kingdom where we are shown, step-by-step, how to live well before God. (1 thessalonians 2:11,12)
-We believe that our children should be trained in the way that they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it. and therefore, at FLA, we will develop their minds, body and spirit through….wisdom and instruction found in holy scripture….where the fear/respect of the lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the holy one is understanding (proverbs 22:6) (proverbs 9:10)
-We believe that God created the heavens and the earth and that….For ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in andthrough the things that have been made (His handiworks). So [men] are without excuse [altogether without any defense or justification] (genesis 1:1) (romans 1:20)
-We believe that Jesus Christ is our model and his life is our example that teaches us to live life in abundance (John 10:10)
-We believe that Kendall, Cameron and Savannah will go on and grow great and the lord god of host will be with them. (2 samuel 5:10)
-We believe that we are to love the Lord our God with our whole heart, to love him with all thats in us and with all that we’ve got. We are to write his commandments on our hearts… and that is our responsibility to teach them diligently to our children. that we should talk about them when we sit in our house, when we go out, when we go to bed and when we wake. (deuteronomy 6:4-7)
-And just as mary held her sons/childs purpose “his fathers business” i am to closely and persistently guard my childrens purpose in my heart (even though i may not understand) and they will increase in wisdom (intellect) and stature (physically), and in favor with God (spiritually) and men (socially), just as jesus did. (Luke 2:52)
and while all of this SOUNDS really good, we are walking this thing out BY FAITH. we named our school Faith & Love Academy b/c it is built by faith + with love. everyday we set out to line our actions up with our vision and what we believe. in short, we believe in the power of strong relationships with one another as a family. the time we spend together is invaluable, therefore, we cherish it. ON THIS BLOG, i share our struggles and our victories, our risks and our failures. i also like to record some of our ups and downs on OUR VLOG CHANNEL. and finally, i combine my love of photography, film and storytelling with our homeschooling journey in a video portfolio of sorts on OUR HOMESCHOOL YOUTUBE CHANNEL. but i believe that the promise is in the process and therefore, this is our process. this is our story.
from syreena, with love.