Reflection On Clarity And Calling By Doug Koskela

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My earliest memory is one of a happy and peaceful family, I am grateful every day that we have continued to be the same family. That memory involved my brother, mother, my dog Hoosier and I, in a playset eating lunch together. What I remember most about that day is getting Hoosier into the playset, pushing him up the slide and how much fun that was to see him up there. However, it is the way I remember this memory that has got me thinking. When I remember this, it is always from a helicopter perspective, I am looking at my family from a different angle than when I was there. I had never truly thought about this until we began to read Clarity and Calling by Doug Koskela, this book got me thinking about how much I have grown since then and the …show more content…
While my parents have taught me the stories of the bible since before I could talk and walk I only began to understand the concept when I was about six. Even today there are parts of our understanding of God I do not understand such as the Trinity which from the talks we have had in class I don’t think I ever could truly wrap my mind around it, due to the complexity of the idea and my limited understanding. But when I was about six the stories I heard about Jesus began to sink in and with the help of my parents I came to understand more and more about God and Jesus. My brother was going through this understanding about the same time I was and when I was seven we decided to get baptized as a family. That baptism marked the time for my family where my siblings and I gave our lives to Christ. I will never regret this choice and from that day I have strived to improve my relationship with the …show more content…
From me and my brother’s relationship with Eric and Ryan our best friends at the time my mother got the idea to homeschool us. This was the best decision she could have made for our education. She dedicated so much work to our education in the form of programs and courses she prepared us to do work by ourselves. The curriculum put us ahead of what other kids were learning and taught us to be self-reliant. Being homeschooled allowed my mom to work in the message of the bible into our curriculum and teach us more about the Lord. I know homeschooling us was one of the harder decisions my mom made and I know she made the right one as it prepared my siblings and I to do so much more with our

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