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Karen DeBeus

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Homeschooling Through the Holidays • Podcast Ep 71

 

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Or is it? Are you starting to feel overwhelmed at the thought of homeschooling and trying to finish your Christmas to-do list? Well, today I am talking about eliminating the stress of the season by incorporating Christmas into your homeschool. This is the time of year we should be anticipating our Savior, not swamped in stuff.

Some ideas talked about in this episode:

  • Unit studies- Special studies for Christmas ( Colonial Christmas unit study, studying Jesus’ birth, etc.)
  • Letting kids address Christmas card envelopes or write notes
  • Practicing random acts of kindness
  • Delegating by incorporating your children into all the “to-do’s:- baking, wrapping, etc.

Some posts to inspire you:

Praying Over Your Christmas Cards

Christmas Schooling

Simple Christmas Podcast Episode

Clutter-Free Christmas

Real Christmas

25 Days of Simple Christmas-A Simple Story

The Christmas cards I am sending this year–>Get them at Dayspring

Resources I mentioned: (affiliate)
The Tale of Three Trees

Little House on the Prairie Christmas

Christmas Stories (Little House on the Prairie)

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

Christmas Schooling

Apologia FREE Resource—>Good Tidings- over 40 pages of encouragement, devotionals, copywork, art projects, sciences lessons—all FREE!! www.homeschool-101.com/goodtidings

 

 

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This summer, I am hosting a women’s retreat in Gettysburg, PA. In a world of excess, we are going to focus on that fact that Jesus is enough. The world will tell you YOU are enough. But truly, HE is enough. He is all we need. We don’t rely on ourselves, or earthly comforts, but on Him alone.  I have lived with it all stripped away, and I have seen that yes, Jesus is enough. In fact, Jesus is MORE than enough.

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An Upside Down World

The world is upside down. The culture is in a downward spiral. I can hardly catch my breath at the headlines these days.

So much darkness. So much immorality. I can hardly even grasp it.

Yes, the world is upside down. But God is still on the throne. In His perfect place.

In times that are changing quickly from one moment to the next, right there in the midst of it, God stays the same.

When the world is broken, He can restore.

When times are uncertain, He is for certain.

When the world says anything goes, He is the unchanging Truth.

When the world is dark, He is the Light.

When the world strives for more and better and new, He is enough.

“and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.”

Colossians 2:10New King James Version (NKJV)

Oh, thank you Lord, that you are enough. Because there are times when I can hardly stand to read another headline, and my emotions take over. But in the moment, I remember, this world is lost and you are the only HOPE. In a world that seeks to fill every void and pleasure only to wind up in darkness and sin, You are enough.

If only every human being that was lost could grasp that truth.

YOU are the point of life. You ARE life. You are enough. Without you, humanity is null and void. None of it makes sense.

But with you, every single thing falls into place. 

Oh, my prayer today and tomorrow will forever be- that this world could know you. I know that one day every knee WILL bow, but those who don’t grasp the Truth in the here and now will perish. That is more devasating to me than any headline of today.

We must stand up and realize every single suffering soul out there needs Jesus. There may not be a someday. We only have now to let every single soul know…Jesus is Enough. In fact, He is the ONLY way.

 

This summer, I am hosting a women’s retreat in Gettysburg, PA. In a world of excess, we are going to focus on that fact that Jesus is enough. The world will tell you YOU are enough. But truly, HE is enough. He is all we need. We don’t rely on ourselves, or earthly comforts, but on Him alone.  I have lived with it all stripped away, and I have seen that yes, Jesus is enough. In fact, Jesus is MORE than enough.

Early Bird Registration is Open! Join us for this life-changing and life-giving event. You will spend two days with other sisters in Christ, tired of what the world offers, and ready to live the life that HE offers.

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!)

 

Podcast

Simplify Christmas Podcast Ep 70

This podcast is sponsored by Apologia

For this episode we did something different! Right there in the midst of Black Friday, I recorded this podcast LIVE on Facebook. It was an opportunity to point to Jesus right there in the midst of chaos and clutter.

Listen in as I talk about how we can keep our focus in the right place this holiday season. Let’s not let the enemy distract us or steal the very joy that Jesus came to bring. There is nothing godly about going into debt, fostering greed, or becoming overstressed over details. I am talking about keeping things simple but also reveling in the fact that there really is nothing simple about Christmas- it is extraordinary and immense-that God would send His Son to save us from our sins and from death. Let’s show the world Jesus at Christmas.

Read more about simplifying the holidays:

Clutter-Free Christmas

Real Christmas

25 Days of Simple Christmas-A Simple Story

The Christmas cards I am sending this year–>Get them at Dayspring

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This summer, I am hosting a women’s retreat in Gettysburg, PA. In a world of excess, we are going to focus on that fact that Jesus is enough. The world will tell you YOU are enough. But truly, HE is enough. He is all we need. We don’t rely on ourselves, or earthly comforts, but on Him alone.  I have lived with it all stripped away, and I have seen that yes, Jesus is enough. In fact, Jesus is MORE than enough.

Early Bird Registration is Open! Join us for this life changing and life-giving event. You will spend two days with other sisters in Christ, tired of what the world offers, and ready to live the life that HE offers.

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!)