Side note: Simple Bites has an awesome (on the list to try!) Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe and video with tips!
We are trying to get back on the homeschool train (it is only October!) and Simple Homeschool never ceases to get me inspired. But this time it was for my education and growth. Last week's post What do you want to learn this year? written by Jamie Martin, really struck a chord in me. Go read the article (it will only take a minute, so go!) and come back here...
What am I passionate about?
That is a loaded question. I am very passionate about literacy. And about translating the Bible into languages that I've never even heard of so that every person has the opportunity to know Jesus! I am passionate about having a good marriage and great family. I am passionate about creating things with my hands and sharing them with people I love. My husband is passionate about one day being a business owner.
But those are things that I consider myself educated in, if that is the right word. What do I want to learn this year? ME? [shrugging shoulders] I, uh, um, have no clue.
Let's look more at passion- (I highlighted the ones that pertain to our conversation)
Definition of PASSION (from Merriam-Webster)
often capitalizeda : the sufferings of Christ between the night of the Last Supper and his deathb : an oratorio based on a gospel narrative of the Passion
obsolete : suffering
: the state or capacity of being acted on by external agents or forces
a (1) : emotion
passion is greed> (2) plural : the emotions as distinguished from reasonb : intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or convictionc : an outbreak of anger
I think I'm going to have to pray about this. I honestly love a lot of things but having a passion for these things is completely different. I am going to pray that God shows me what He wants me to be passionate about. I could come up with a long list for myself but if God wants me to be passionate about something, then by golly, I better get to it!
a : ardent affection : loveb : a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or conceptc : sexual desired : an object of desire or deep interest
I'll talk about making time another day. Off to focus on passion or maybe my lack thereof.
What are you passionate about? What is something that you'd love to learn more about that could be a new passion for you? I may be asking for two reasons; 1) I'd really love to know what you're passionate about and 2) I have no idea what I am passionate about.