Dear Kate,

Print this. Keep it somewhere close so you can read and re-read it. Remember you said this and you meant this. And be careful out there. Your clarity of vision and unobscured understanding of a genuine life of faith in Christ is a treasure beyond compare. Protect it. It is a gift to understand this so well, early in your mothering and homeschooling journey. If you believe this and you live this, you will save yourself countless hours of meaningless debate with people who aren't truly seeking understanding. You will save yourself from the pain and futility of litmus test "friendships" and you will afford your family many pleasant hours living God's vision for your family. If you live this, you will have time and peace for genuine education and prayer--both your girls' and your own. God bless you!