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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Don't Leave Home... But Do

My mom has often said that her desire is that those who use Sonlight Curriculum will grow up to be effective and winsome ambassadors for Christ.

I will now tie this to World of Warcraft and American Express.

Watch me.

I like to play World of Warcraft. One of the "Tips" that Blizzard offers as the game loads is to "Bring your friends to Azeroth, but don't forget to go outside Azeroth with them as well."


Good Advice

In other words: You should probably go out into the real world from time to time.

The makers of a game that allows you to instantly connect with people worldwide and talk with them about all manner of things (yes, even spiritually significant stuff) recognize the need to leave your home. So even though I can talk to a depressed 14 year-old in Kansas, a friend in South Carolina, and a man in Iran while wandering the streets of Ironforge, I should probably step out and see my neighbors from time to time.

And when you step out your front door, American Express suggests that you "Don't leave home without it". Well, now that Sonlight accepts American Express (pretty cool, eh?), you could potentially just not leave home. Period.

Some people think that this is exactly what homeschoolers are trying to do: Disconnect from the world; hide away in their homes and never come out. And I guess there are a few like that.

But by and large--loved the pun in Wall-E, by the by--that's not what homeschoolers are about. And that's not what Sonlight is about either. So whether you've just returned form the Fire Festival or were recently out watching some real fireworks, I don't really care if you had your American Express card or not.

I do care that you are out there, making a positive difference in the world in both big and small ways.

~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father

4 comments:

Kelsey said...

Awesome post! Your right!

Luke said...

Thanks so much, Kelsey!

~Luke

A gift from God said...

I love sonlight, my little boy is enjoying story time with mummy and I am also using the language arts with a few of my students. I am an English teacher. Definitely spreading the Word around be it about homeschooling or God....

Luke said...

I am so glad you are enjoying Sonlight!

~Luke


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