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Karen DeBeus

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Mission-Minded Families With Ann Dunagan//ep 192

this podcast is sponsored by Apologia

I had the privilege of sitting down today to talk with my friend, Ann Dunagan, from Mission-Minded Families. Her story of raising seven children, engaged in full-time ministry, and her JOY in Jesus is so inspiring. They recently gave away ALL of their “stuff” to begin their next chapter of ministry in beautiful Hawaii! Grab a cup of coffee and sit down with us and listen in! Come and glean from her experience of homeschooling seven children and encouraging families to be ON MISSION in every aspect of their lives.

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Previous episodes:

No Fear Of the Future

The Myth of Finding Yourself: Be Found in Christ. // ep188

We Are Not Supposed to Know it All//ep 187

Who Are You Letting in Your Home? // ep 186

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Previous episodes:

You Can’t Grow Your Own Fruit//190

No More Fear of the Future// ep 189

What Are You Seeking? The Things of Earth or the Things

The Cure for All Our Messes

Teach Us to Number Our Days// ep 179

Less Clutter & More Joy. Lessons From Quarantine // ep 178

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The Simply Living For Him Devotional contains 100 devotions to help you lessen the distractions of this noisy world and focus on Jesus.

Each devotion will point you to His voice above all the other voices you face daily. Through its unique format, you will be encouraged to spend time in the Word first with ample space for journaling, notes, and prayer. Karen then follows with further insight and encouragement.

There are four pages for each devotion, making this book a 400+ PAGE devotional! Spend time at the feet of a loving Father while choosing to follow Him above all, resulting in less clutter and more joy in your life.

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Fifteen Years of Homeschooling// ep 191

this podcast is sponsored by Apologia

Here we are on our 15th year of homeschooling. It’s been a journey and this year it will look a bit different. Listen in as I catch you up on our 15th year of homeschool and how we are changing things up this year.

Previous episodes:

No Fear Of the Future

The Myth of Finding Yourself: Be Found in Christ. // ep188

We Are Not Supposed to Know it All//ep 187

Who Are You Letting in Your Home? // ep 186

Get the devotional—> https://amzn.to/2SfC26Q
Subscribe to YouTube—>www.youtube.com/karendebeus
Follow on Instagram—>www.instagram.com/simplylivingforhim
SHOP—>https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim/

Get my New Homeschooling Webinar!!

My Homeschool Resources:

Previous episodes:

You Can’t Grow Your Own Fruit//190

No More Fear of the Future// ep 189

What Are You Seeking? The Things of Earth or the Things

The Cure for All Our Messes

Teach Us to Number Our Days// ep 179

Less Clutter & More Joy. Lessons From Quarantine // ep 178

JOIN OUR NEW ONLINE COMMUNITY! (It’s Free!)

Find all my Daily Video Devotionals on YouTube!

Now Available! Listed as one of the TOP 5 NEW Devotionals on Amazon!

The Simply Living For Him Devotional contains 100 devotions to help you lessen the distractions of this noisy world and focus on Jesus.

Each devotion will point you to His voice above all the other voices you face daily. Through its unique format, you will be encouraged to spend time in the Word first with ample space for journaling, notes, and prayer. Karen then follows with further insight and encouragement.

There are four pages for each devotion, making this book a 400+ PAGE devotional! Spend time at the feet of a loving Father while choosing to follow Him above all, resulting in less clutter and more joy in your life.

Visit the Simply Living for Him Shop!

NEW DESIGN!

Walking With Jesus is My Cardio T-Shirt

NOW Taking Appointments: Homeschool Consulting & Mentorship

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15th Year of Homeschool

It was noticeably dark at 6:00 this morning. And eerily quiet. Gone are the light-filled early mornings, when the sun was up at 5 am. Gone are the symphony of birds that awoke me in early spring and summer. Their songs in the morning were so loud they often woke me before my alarm. Mama birds fluttering about tending their new nest full of babes. Hungry babies tweeting about. It was such a splendid and comforting sound.

Yet, this morning the alarm went off and it was still dark. I lay there listening to the quiet. It was deafening. And I thought about how just a few short months ago, this time of day was so busy and bright…and loud.

I couldn’t help but think it was a picture of the season of life I am heading toward. As those mama birds now have empty nests and quiet mornings, so will I.

We began our 15th year of homeschool today. One has graduated and is on her second year of college and full-fledged adulthood. Another, is readying to do the same.

My second oldest child, and oldest boy, is embarking on his senior year. I can fill this space with the cliches of, “…it goes by so fast…” (it does) but you know the drill. And if you don’t, you will.

Today I just kept thinking of the quiet morning. It was a sobering reminder that for all the times I just wished for some quiet around here…be careful what you wish for.

Like those mama birds, my mornings will turn to quiet for good some day.

I am so thankful for the gift of homeschool. I am truly aware that it is a gift to spend each day with my kids. To enjoy their company. To learn with them. To grow with them. To build our family.

We spent a few hours this morning around the kitchen table. We had a special breakfast, discussed our history and the Bible and literature. But it was about so much more. These babes of mine will leave this nest one day. I hope they will look back and remember a home that was secure and a home that even though was so imperfect, we ultimately built our family on the foundation of God and His Word.

I am savoring this last year of homeschool for my oldest. I won’t rush through the lessons. I will take each day as God gives, knowing that each moment will quickly become a memory. May they be beautiful memories though.

I am excited about this upcoming school year. I have learned over the years what homeschooling is really about. And very little of it has to do with academics. Fifteen homeschool years ago, I was a scared mom who had no idea what she was doing. And look what God has done!

And now we await all that He will do this year and beyond…

We chose this verse for our upcoming homeschool year:

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Philippians 3:12 NIV

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Called Home: Finding Joy in Letting God Lead Your Homeschool

Real Homeschool: Letting Go of the Pinterest-Perfect and Instagram Ideal Homeschool

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You Can’t Grow Your Own Fruit//ep190

this podcast is sponsored by Apologia

This is one of the most important messages I want you to hear. We often get it backward- we try and try to better ourselves, do more, have more, be more. When in the end, it is not about us, but all about Him working in us.

Previous episodes:

No Fear Of the Future

The Myth of Finding Yourself: Be Found in Christ. // ep188

We Are Not Supposed to Know it All//ep 187

Who Are You Letting in Your Home? // ep 186

Get the devotional—> https://amzn.to/2SfC26Q
Subscribe to YouTube—>www.youtube.com/karendebeus
Follow on Instagram—>www.instagram.com/simplylivingforhim
SHOP—>https://shop.spreadshirt.com/simplylivingforhim/

Get my New Homeschooling Webinar!!

My Homeschool Resources:

Previous episodes:

What Are You Seeking? The Things of Earth or the Things of God? //ep 183

The Cure for All Our Messes

Teach Us to Number Our Days// ep 179

Less Clutter & More Joy. Lessons From Quarantine // ep 178

JOIN OUR NEW ONLINE COMMUNITY! (It’s Free!)

Find all my Daily Video Devotionals on YouTube!

Now Available! Listed as one of the TOP 5 NEW Devotionals on Amazon!

The Simply Living For Him Devotional contains 100 devotions to help you lessen the distractions of this noisy world and focus on Jesus.

Each devotion will point you to His voice above all the other voices you face daily. Through its unique format, you will be encouraged to spend time in the Word first with ample space for journaling, notes, and prayer. Karen then follows with further insight and encouragement.

There are four pages for each devotion, making this book a 400+ PAGE devotional! Spend time at the feet of a loving Father while choosing to follow Him above all, resulting in less clutter and more joy in your life.

Visit the Simply Living for Him Shop!

NEW DESIGN!

NOW Taking Appointments: Homeschool Consulting & Mentorship

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