- Growing Up Homeschooled and Christian
- By HEIDI ZEIGER
- The 63rd Missouri Photo Workshop / Clinton, Mo.
The Deterding home sits unassuming, shaded from the early morning light by a large oak tree at the bend of a winding road in Clinton, Missouri. You can hear the six Deterding children read their morning devotions in their basement as a school bus passes by. Parents Patricia and Shawn Deterding homeschool their children, ranging from age three months to 11 years. The teaching is lead by Patricia, as Shawn is the head pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church. The couple is committed to raising devout Christian children. Their days are bookended by studying scripture, reciting prayers and naming that which they are thankful for.
As the public school bus squeaks to a stop on the road outside their home, Savannah watches from the window to spot the “schoolers” she knows from around the neighborhood.
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