Bit from the Board – July 2021

Welcome to PEACH. We have an almost entirely new board coming on right now, and
we would like to say hello and welcome to all the new and ongoing members, as well as those just checking things out. Like parenting, homeschooling is a part of life that brings far more trials and blessings then we ever thought it would.

We are in the midst of summer 2021, and things are heating up. The temperatures are
soaring, but so are things in the educational and political realms. Opinions on both sides can get heated. Add in trying to find our new normal after (and still somewhat with) COVID-19
restrictions, and things seem chaotic and out of whack. It’s a good time to remember that God is still on the throne and still in control.

2020 was an odd yet banner year for homeschooling. More families home-schooled
last year then ever before, even though most were forced due to COVID restrictions. I’m not
going to go into a debate of whether it was “real” homeschooling or not. It’s not a debate that would cause unity and that is what’s needed now – Unity. Our children are under attack by indoctrination that we don’t have a say in, our freedoms are being removed, and future
generations are going to grow up in a very debased world if we don’t do something. There are many ways to do something – get involved, vote, speak up, show up, support those that do, don’t be complacent and don’t think it won’t affect you – it will. My father used to quote the old adage “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything” and I think that is true still today. Homeschooling is one of the ways many of us have been “taking a stand.”

PEACH is a support group and we are here to uphold each other. Whether you are a
newbie or a seasoned pro, whether you participate in one event or you attend everything, we are all in this together, and we all have the same goal in mind. So let’s remember what our PEACH statement of purpose says “In God’s Word we are commanded to “provoke one another to love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24) and to “train up a child according to God’s Word” (Proverbs 22:6).”

Danny & Cyndi Rodgers
PEACH Co-presidents