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Hospitality vs. Entertaining. What Can I Do For You? Podcast Ep 69

With Thanksgiving and the Christmas season upon us, we can get very stressed out about making our home perfect for entertaining. But today I am talking about focusing on hospitality and how you make people feel in your home.

The difference between hospitality and entertaining is that one says, “Look what I can do.” The other says, “What can I do for you?”

I have evolved greatly in this area over the years from seeking the perfect home for my guests, to wanting them to simply feel God’s love in my home above all else. There was a time when I wouldn’t dare want someone to stop over unexpectedly because things weren’t perfect, to now opening my home any time any day.

I would rather people leave my home saying, “Karen loves Jesus,” than, “Karen has a perfect home.”

Every time you open your door, you are ministering. Remember that as you prepare to open your home this holiday season.

 

Read more about hospitality here

Coming next week to the podcast: “Simplify the Holidays.”

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

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

 

This episode is for homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers.

Today I am chatting about the things I really want you to know about homeschooling. For the past twelve school years, homeschooling has really evolved in my life from something I ran from to something I couldn’t imagine not doing. I am an advocate for homeschooling and am passionate about encouraging others to see it in a light that isn’t quite as complicated as it seems.

Join me today to hear all the ins and outs, the good, bad and ugly, and why we continue on this journey that often has taught us about so much more than academics.

Episode Highlights

•It won’t save your children

•I believe it is best for MY family. What about yours?

•It isn’t picture perfect and it is not supposed to be.  We are discipling our children not staging a photo

•Academics is merely a portion of the big picture

•You don’t have to have a teaching degree

•Your children will not be socialized normally and thats a GOOD thing –

•The hard days are necessary

•You aren’t equipped to homeschool 

•It will cost you. Every hour you put into it has an eternal investment beyond compare.

Find all homeschool posts and podcast episodes here—>Homeschool

Links I mentioned in this episode:

An Unlikely Homeschooler

Our Life as a Work at Home family

The Blessings of a Job Loss

Should You Homeschool?

From Suburbia to Hobby Farm

Books I mentioned:

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

FREE PRINTABLE—-> 31 Days of Praying for Your Homeschool

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Jesus is Enough

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!)

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Our Journey Home • Episode 67

Story time!

On the podcast today, I am telling a story. It’s a story filled with twists and turns and often cries to God in times of questioning. It’s a story of His faithfulness and His plans unfolding in His time.

Our journey to our dream home is a story of God’s provision and His faithfulness. It is a story of trusting no matter what and being content no matter where. And now we will use it for His glory and a testimony of His faithfulness.

And the story isn’t over. This is about so much more than a house, but we are building a home and a place to share God’s love.

Whatever journey you are on right now, whether you feel there is no end is sight, or prayers that don’t seem to be answered, I hope this episode encourages you to keep pressing on no matter where God leads. His plans are always best.

 


Jesus is Enough

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.

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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!)