Go the Distance: Homeschooling Until the Tassel is Turned
Encouraging parents to homeschool their children all the way through high school is Kelly’s desire. She will be sharing the spiritual, academic and social benefits from her personal homeschooling experience. Kelly believes that Deuteronomy 6:5-7 is best lived out when homeschooling, and that God will bless your efforts. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” May families be blessed as they are encouraged to go the distance!
Kelly Freed is a homeschool graduate from Lakeland, Florida. She was blessed to have been homeschooled from birth through graduation by her parents and alongside her older sister, Casey. Currently a student at Southeastern University, she enjoys public speaking, writing and theatre. Homeschooling all the way through high school opened the door to many other opportunities for which she is grateful. Learning every school subject and life lesson through a Biblical worldview, as well as building relationships with individuals of all ages, are just a couple areas in which homeschooling impacted her. In addition, it gave her the opportunity to pursue her passion: public speaking. As a member of NCFCA (National Christian Forensics and Communication Association), Kelly competed on the National Level twice, and God has opened doors for several speaking engagements since that time. Her “Choosing Gratitude” speech can be found on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgAFemYa61Y or youtube NCFCA 2012, Kelly Freed). Recently she enjoyed attending Summit Ministries (Worldview Camp), and Passion which more fully prepared her to take a stand for Christ. Since she was twelve years old, her goal in life has been to become a motivational speaker and devotional writer. One day Kelly hopes to carry on the legacy her mother set before her to be a homeschool wife and mom.