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A Successful Homeschool // ep 134

this podcast is sponsored by Apologia

As I worked through this question and realized that success isn’t always measured in external quantifiers, I came to the conclusion that there really is only one thing to do that will define success for us in our homeschool and in life. Listen in and find out what that is. (Hint: it is teaching them their need for this one thing…)

Last week’s episode: The Power of One

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God is So Faithful: Two Homeschool Moms Take on Arkansas

Well this post is long overdue, but I still felt the need to get it into words.

Two weeks ago, I spoke at Teach Them Diligently in Rogers, AR. This has been one of my favorite events to speak at these last few years. The location, the people, the venue…all of it is my favorite!

The past two years, my daughter has joined me on this trip. We have sure made some sweet memories. But this year, being it is her senior year and she is incredibly busy, she wasn’t able to take the trip with me. So, a dear friend joined me.

Here is where I get sentimental. You see this friend and I started our homeschooling journey back in 2006 together. We were both so eager, yet had NO idea what would lie ahead in the next 13 years! Especially, that I would eventually have a ministry and would write and speak about homeschooling! Only God!

And it was just fitting that here, as we prepare now to graduate those once itty bitty five-year-olds, we traveled to the convention together.

Not only was this friend integral in our homeschooling journey, but really in my spiritual journey. Someday I will have to tell the story of how we met and how it was clearly appointed by God and His divine intervention, but He used her to bring us to our current church. And that is the church where our family grew so much spiritually. It is truly amazing to see how He has woven our lives together.

Arkansas was a fabulous trip, and once again God proved faithful. For the first time at TTD, I was actually flying into town the day I was scheduled to speak. My flight was set to land at 12:40 pm and my session was scheduled for 4:30 pm. Now, I thought this would be plenty of time because the Arkansas airport is so small and easy to manage. There are no crowds. No lines. And the route from the airport to the venue is a county road drive of about 15 minutes. Easy peasy.

(And anyone who knows me, knows this a huge testimony of how less anxious I have become over the years. I would NEVER have traveled on the same day as speaking before, just because of sheer nerves.)

And all was right with the world as we sat on the plane, no delays, and set to arrive in Arkansas with plenty of time. Until the pilot got on the speaker and announced we were 22nd in line on the runway and we ‘d be sitting at least 30 minutes. (welcome to Newark, folks!)

Although it would still allow ample time, I was thinking, “Yup. It wouldn’t’ be a speaking trip for me if something didn’t test me!” Ha! And I really didn’t sweat it. I knew God was in control and it would be exactly how He wanted it to be.

Lo and behold, we arrived in beautiful sunny Arkansas with time to spare, and even time to freshen up and grab a bite to eat.

Teach Them Diligently Conventions are truly a blessing for me to speak at. The atmosphere is so friendly and the families always bless ME with their kindness. I love speaking with folks after my sessions and hearing how my words have somehow encouraged them.


I even had the chance to enjoy some time with two ladies I met there last year! I just love connecting with readers and podcast listeners! They gave me this gift, which BLEW ME AWAY. I couldn’t wrap my head around it, but can only say…God is so good.

One highlight was also hearing from a mom who said that she always remembers me saying, “I want to point you to Jesus” because she had a conversation with her son and he was struggling with something. But she remembereed my words and thought, “Point him to Jesus.”

That right there, is why I do what I do. One person pointed to Jesus. It’s all about Him. I don’t need to be known, but I want to make Him known. 

With this current culture in a downward spiral, my mission to share Jesus, see families transformed by His Word, and see new generations raised up in the Lord is my heart’s desire.

And so, my friend and I enjoyed our getaway fully! And I do not think it is an accident at all that she came on this trip, at this time. It was a testimony to me of all He has done. Praise the Lord. 

If you have the opportunity to attend a Teach Them Diligently Convention, I encourage you to DO IT! You will not regret it. They are a phenomenal event for the WHOLE family. You will leave refreshed and renewed, not just in your homeschool, but in your faith, marriage, parenting, and life! 

I will be in Waco, Texas April 11-13 and Denver, Colorado May 23-25! I would LOVE to see you there!

 

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Podcast

Answering Your Homeschooling Questions// ep 128

From curriculum to college, how to survive the early years and thrive through the teen years, and the age-old “socialization” question-today I am answering your top homeschooling questions. Most importantly, I am telling you Who you should really listen to on this journey and more! Whether you are a homeschooler, just thinking about it, or want a curious peek into our life, join me as I answer your homeschooling questions!

Helpful Links

Simply Seeking Him: A Journal- NOW Available!

Homeschooling High School: Keeping It Simple • ep 119

An Unlikely Homeschooler

An Unlikely Homeschooler

A Seasonal Homeschooler?

Our NEW DAILY SCRIPTURE Series

Join me this Spring! I’ll be speaking in the following locations:

Teach Them Diligently Rogers, AR March 21-23

Teach Them Diligently Waco, TX April 11-13

Teach Them Diligently Denver, CO May 23-25

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On the Blog –> A False Sense of Control

The One and Only Thing I Hope You Learn From Me

Why?

Choose The Gospel Over Gossip

Missed the last episode? Listen here—>From Kindergarten to College! Ep 126

Love the podcast? Great! Tell others! Have an issue, please take it to me first! I want to know!

READ MY BOOK—>Called Home: Finding Joy in Letting God Lead Your Homeschool

 

See Snapshots of our simple life on Instagram

Please visit our Podcast Sponsor:

Have you been following the Mars mission, are you studying the solar system or wanting to do a quick creation-based science study? Apologia has a ready-to-use and print Mars e-Book. It’s packed with activities for the entire family.   Visithomeschool-101.com/mars.


SIGN UP for Our Newsletter—>Newsletter

Check out where I am speaking in 2019—-> SPEAKING (UPDATED)

Listen to the Podcast—-> PODCAST

Watch my YouTube Channel–->YouTube

Visit my homeschooling site–>Bible Based Homeschooling

Shop Simply Living for Him——>SHOP (new items added!)

 

Podcast

Hang on Homeschooler • ep 124

 this podcast is sponsored by Apologia

Whether you have been doing this awhile and are burnt out, are overwhelmed with starting out, have a houseful of little ones, or in the thick of the teen years, I want to encourage you today…Hang on Homeschooler. It is worth it!

Helpful Links

An Unlikely Homeschooler

Why On Earth Are You Homeschooling?• ep122

Ep 105•Thirteen Years of Homeschooling. What We Have Learned, What Methods We Have Used, and How We Have Changed.

Ten Things I Want You to Know About Homeschooling • Ep 68

On the Blog –> Why?

Choose The Gospel Over Gossip

The Power of One 

God Showed Up in Wilson, NC

Missed the last episode? Listen here—>Simple Community: Building Strong Friendships in Real Life•ep 123

Love the podcast? Great! Tell others! Have an issue, please take it to me first! I want to know!

READ MY BOOK—>Called Home: Finding Joy in Letting God Lead Your Homeschool

Our NEW DAILY SCRIPTURE Series

See Snapshots of our simple life on Instagram

Please visit our Podcast Sponsor:


SIGN UP for Our Newsletter (Grab 2 FREEBIES)—>Newsletter

Check out where I am speaking in 2018—-> SPEAKING (UPDATED)

Listen to the Podcast—-> PODCAST

Watch my YouTube Channel–->YouTube

Visit my homeschooling site–>Bible Based Homeschooling

Shop Simply Living for Him——>SHOP (new items added!)