Repeating Decimals? Could You Please Repeat That?

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Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.

Matthew 22:29

Our son is homeschooled, which means we are his teachers.  Some days that is great and others, well, let’s say less than great.  Our last less than great day was one where he encountered converting repeating decimals into fractions.  I can honestly say that in my multiple decades here on earth that I have never had to use that.  And if I ever needed it, I could google the answer way faster than trying to figure it out.

So much of what I learned, and perhaps you too, in school and college is information that I have not needed as an adult.  The rationale behind teaching kids repeating decimals and other, dare I say, useless things, is that we don’t know where they are headed and we want to keep all doors of opportunity open for them.  I get that but I don’t buy it.

The success of my son’s life will be based on how well he knows one thing – God’s word and how well he can apply it to his life.

As my son journeys on in life, I hope and pray his life will be filled with all the blessings of God and heaven.  But, sometimes, as we all know, we go through difficult times.  It is good for him, for me, for you, when difficult times come, that we know what God says about it.  And equally important, what God says about us who are Christ followers:

We are children of the Most High God.

We are called according to a purpose.

We are loved with an everlasting love.

We are blessed to be a blessing.

We are healed by the stripes of Jesus, forgiven of our sins by the blood of Jesus, brought into a right relationship with God because of Jesus.

We are fearfully and wonderfully made.

We are the apple of His eye, the crown jewel of His creation.

We are surrounded with favor like a shield.

We are the head and not the tail, above and not beneath.

The list goes on and on.  These are the things that need to repeat in my son’s mind.  These are the truths that will help him stand when difficulties come.  These are the truths that will open the doors of opportunity for him.

Lord, I do believe you have called us to homeschool our son, and You know the difficulties that presents.  Grant us patience and wisdom to guide our son into adulthood.  May Your word that has gone into him produce a harvest in his life for years to come.  Thank You that Your word is true, we can count on it and You to guide us through life -both the easy times and the difficult times.  Help us all to hide Your word in our heart so that we might not sin against You.  In Your son Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

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