My Education - Jonathan Wold
"True education is the preparation of the physical, mental, and moral powers for the performance of every duty; it is the training of body, mind, and soul for divine service. This is the education that will endure unto eternal life." - Messages to Young People, p.167
A lot of people thought my mom was crazy to have home-schooled us and a few were shocked that by 8-years-old I hadn't learned to read. Why? Well you see, I turned 8 and something happened.. suddenly I wanted to learn and then mom taught me. I was reading proficiently and rapidly advancing within a few short months.
At 17 years old, I began several courses at a junior college. Each of those were finished with perfect grades and after a year of classes, I moved on.
I'm now enrolled full time in the school of Christ. My education begins each day with the Bible, a combination of reading and active study. I then move on to my other studies and activities, including Spanish, History (Particularly from AD 100-1800), Internet related (CSS, PHP, business, etc), and, as I'm able, manual labor.
I've yet to see where my education will lead me but wherever it may be, I will do my very best to, by God's grace, be ready.