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An Unlikely Homeschooler

An Unlikely Homeschooler: How Following God Changed Me Forever

An Unlikely

 

Almost twelve years ago, God called me to the journey of homeschooling, and I went kicking and screaming! I ran from God at first, but I knew deep down that God was calling me to this journey, so I answered the call. I never thought I would homeschool, nor did I feel equipped. With family opposition, my own pride and insecurities, the odds were stacked against me…but GOD prevailed! I sought out on this journey for “just one year.” Now, I haven’t looked back, and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

Whether God is calling you to homeschool or something else, this podcast will encourage you to step out in faith, whether you are comfortable or not…becauseGod will equip you for whatever He calls you to. It will be life changing. (originally recorded 2015)

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Podcast, Spring Cleaning Series

Clear the Clutter in Your Homeschool • Podcast Ep 42

Welcome to my Spring Cleaning Hearts and Home Series! For the next several weeks I will have special blog posts, videos, and podcast episodes related to this topic. Be sure to subscribe here and stay updated!

Spring Cleaning Hearts and Home:

Clear the Clutter in Your Homeschool

 

It’s that time of year. We are spring cleaning our homes and definitely our homeschools. How many of us vow every spring, while looking back at a no-so-stellar year, that next year will be different? Next year will be the year where you get it right and have the best curriculum and the best schedule?

We all do.

Truth is, right now is all we have. So, let’s talk about how we can clear the clutter in our homeschools (physical and mental) and make the most of every moment. From books to supplies, to endless piles of stuff, let’s get in there and clear the clutter. I am sharing all about how we keep homeschool clutter to a minimum, how to know what “stuff” to keep and what to purge, and most importantly, how to focus on what matters most. The more we seek Jesus, the less stuff we find we need cluttering up our homeschool and our life.

 

 

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Real Homeschool- FREE for Two Days Only!

Real Homeschool: Letting Go of the Pinterest-Perfect and Instagram-Ideal Homeschool is FREE for Kindle February 22-23 

Karen lovingly reminds us to take a breather and take care of ourselves and others. Life is not a race not any other competition. We need to educate our children with the primary focus being on God. Look up and enjoy God’s blessings!

This book encourages us to look to the Lord first for guidance in our schools and lives, before going to the Internet for the answers we seek to “Pinterest-Proof” our lives. How refreshing a view is this! The author encourages us to be real with one another and come alongside to walk the road together, accepting the imperfection we see in ourselves and in others. This is an excellent resource for homeschoolers who want to live the “perfect” life that only the Lord can create for them

This book is not really about social media per se, but more about our hearts in a world that continues to push us to be more like it. Everywhere we turn, social media is screaming at us and showing us pictures of what we should be. Slowly, gradually, we start following the world and trying to bring God with us, rather than letting God lead us and then bringing the world with us!

There are the desires that creep in and take my focus off of my true purpose in homeschooling. You know what I mean— when the focus becomes all about finding the best curriculum or filling up the schedule with the most extracurricular activities? Or how about decorating the perfect homeschool room? Or the hours spent online searching what others are doing, while neglecting your own time with the Lord? These are all things that have become an issue with me, and I am sure with others, especially as social media grows.

I have often thought about those early homeschoolers who had no Internet or fancy curriculum but truly sought the Lord in their decision to homeschool. I admire them so much! They weren’t busy showing off their schoolrooms or their kids on Instagram; they were deep in the nitty-gritty of daily homeschool life when homeschooling wasn’t even mainstream. They weren’t spending hours on Pinterest, but probably hours in the Word.

This book will challenge us to get back to the basics and fully rely on God. Pinterest and Instagram and all the other media out there are certainly not bad in and of themselves, but we do need to be aware of our hearts when using them. We must not let those things rule our standards. Only God should rule us.

Will you join me as we get back to the basics? Will you join me as we endeavor to be real with each other because we need each other? Will you join me as we focus on what God wants for our homeschools and not what the world says is success?
Will you join me as we pursue Real Homeschool? Not a picture-perfect homeschool, but a real homeschool –where the rubber meets the road and it sometimes gets messy –and we work together through those messes…

And then it gets beautiful…oh, so beautiful…because God is right there with us. He is working through our families on this real homeschooling journey.

God has called us to this beautiful journey…and the perfect picture is the one where He is leading every step, guiding us, and our eyes are fixed solely on Him.

Learn more about having less stuff and MORE JESUS this summer!

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Check out where I am speaking in 2017—-> SPEAKING

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