Homeschooled by Homeschooling

Limitless Creativity by Bonnie Rose Hudson
2/7/2014 12:00:01 AM by: Susan Lyttek

The creativity of God never ceases to amaze me. He created plants that grow underwater. He created diamonds and dandelion dust with equal ease. And He called a single woman with no children to write for the Christian homeschool market.

I wasn’t homeschooled as a child. I went to a small Christian school. My mom wanted to homeschool, but it was the early 1980s and the legal aspect of homeschooling was intimidating. But when my sister and I weren't in school, our mom always made up learning games and projects for us at home. Though she never taught professionally, she has a teacher's heart.

I have always had a heart to write for God. I think I was about nine when I started my first "book." It was a really sad attempt, but it was an attempt! I started developing my writing professionally in 2003. I worked on several projects but my heart was writing for kids.  In 2011, I felt God nudging me toward homeschooling, though I had no idea why. I went to the CHAP convention in Harrisburg, PA, and picked up tons of information. One of the countless freebies I took home was an issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. I joined the mailing list, wanting to learn more about homeschooling. A few months later, they put out a call asking for writers to volunteer to write curriculum for a new site for families called SchoolhouseTeachers.com. It took me all of about three seconds to decide to join.

I began helping the newly formed team of Star Contributors brainstorm and write curriculum about everything from art to history—which was even more evidence of God’s creative hand. I love history, but art? It could arguably be called my worst subject! But, that was the beauty of writing in a team. My weaknesses were someone else’s strengths, and by working together, I learned more than I ever imagined possible.

So I'm a non-homeschooled single woman without kids who loves nothing more than writing for homeschool families. I have enjoyed it so much that I began a writer’s blog to help writers connect with the homeschooling market and to connect homeschoolers to great resources. I love God's creative twists and turns!

I encourage writers to learn how they can connect with and serve the homeschooling market. But more than that, I want to encourage everyone to never doubt the limitless creativity of God. Never decide that you aren’t qualified to do something you know He calls you to do. He called a shepherd to become a king and a Pharisee to become a missionary. What is He calling you to do?

 

 

Bonnie Rose Hudson lives in central Pennsylvania. Along with spending time with her family and writing, making kids smile is her favorite thing to do. Her heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. She loves creating curriculum as a member of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine’s® Star Contributors Team. She works with both SchoolhouseTeachers.com and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine® as an editorial assistant. At TOS, she found a place where her love of God and history combine with her love of writing to bring encouraging, educational, and entertaining material to students and their families.

Her ebook The Story of Energy is available for free download here. Her second ebook, Asia: Its People and History is due to be released in February, 2014. Visit her site, WriteBonnieRose.com, for updates and to discover how you can write for the homeschool market.


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2/7/2014 9:07:32 AM
   
  Interestng post. I was called to be a teacher in a classroom. Lutheran and Catholic schoos. Very fulfilling.
   
  Tanya Hanson,  California
   
 

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