While I love writing, there is nothing like face to face meeting in real life. I love talking with homeschooling families and women at events. Real life hugs, chats, and prayers are such a blessing!
Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.
In 2016, she founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat, which is a time of rest and renewal for all women seeking Jesus. She enjoys life on her hobby farm with her husband and four children. Together they are a work-at-home family pursuing a simple life with purpose and, above all, seeking to glorify God in all they do.
2020 Dates Coming soon!
January 11-12, 2019- Simply Living for Him…A Gathering, Wilson, NC
February 25, 2019 (local homeschool group event)
March 21-23, 2019 Teach Them Diligently-Rogers, Arkansas
April 11-13, 2019 Teach Them Diligently, Waco, Texas
May 23-25, 2019 Teach Them Diligently, Denver, Colorado
…more local events to follow
What recent attendees are saying:
“By far, your blog and FB page have been the most valuable resource I walked away with from the convention. I downloaded your books that very same weekend and read through them immediately. I plan to read again later this summer while we are on vacation. As a “newbie”, I can tell you that I have to fight off the feelings of being overwhelmed. Yours is a site that reminds me of what truly matters. God bless and keep up the good work – you are making a difference!” ~A HEAV attendee, June 2014
“Karen DeBeus is a powerfully anointed speaker, who shows us Jesus. Her messages are encouraging, challenging and accompanied with truth and love.” -TTD Nashville attendee 2016
“I needed to hear Karen DeBeus! Thanks for reminding me to enjoy every second of this homeschool journey and to stop trying to keep busy prove to anyone that we are teaching & learning! It’s the time spent as a family with God being our master educator!” ~ TTD Nashville attendee 2016
“Thank you for your transparency and sharing some of your family struggles. It’s amazing to see how God turns everything for good for those who love Him. More importantly, thank you for sharing you passion for Christ!!!” ~ a recent conference attendee
Karen has spoken at many different events including:
•The Family Bible Conference, Washington, D.C. 2018
Listen to clips from recent events:
Teach Them Diligently 2016
Real Homeschool: Letting Go of the Pinterest-Perfect and Instagram-Ideal Homeschool (Keeping it real doesn’t mean lowering your standards, but choosing to live for God’s standards and not the world’s. Forget what Pinterest says is perfect. What does God’s Word say? Learn why we need to be authentic and real on this journey, and how we can strive for excellence together.)
Don’t Run New Homeschooler: You CAN Do This! (Hear my story- I wanted to run more than anyone, but here we are successfully homeschooling for 10+ years by God’s strength and equipping.)
Simply Homeschool: Have Less Clutter and More Joy: Learn to lessen distractions and focus on what is most important.
Karen speaks in a real and authentic way and believes as homeschooling families we must encourage one another this way! By sharing her own stories of how God has worked in her homeschool and in life, she desires to walk alongside other homeschooling families and women to encourage them on their journey! Her goal is to always give God the glory and point to Christ in each session.
•Stop Window Shopping for a Better Life: Letting Go of Mental Clutter
•Called Home. Finding Joy in Letting God Lead Your Homeschool
• 10 Things Every New Homeschooler Must Know
•Vintage Homeschool- Getting Back to the Basics
•Bible-Based Homeschooling: How We Used the Bible as Our Main Textbook for One Year
•Simplifying Back to School
•Real Homeschool: Letting Go of the Pinterest-Perfect and Instagram Ideal Homeschool
•Living Life Clutter-Free
•The Remedy for Chaos and Clutter
•A Transformed Woman of the Word
• Homeschooling: Prepare for Life. Not a Test
• A Firm Foundation: Using the Bible in Daily Child Training
•Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
•Jesus is Enough
Karen can also tailor any topic to suit your group’s needs!
Recent Sessions at our SLH Workshop:
Karen DeBeus is an author, national speaker, and podcaster who is passionate about sharing her love for Jesus. Her ministry is Simply Living for Him which exists to encourage living more simply as we pursue God above all else. In a world that is often filled with busyness, Karen encourages families to seek Jesus above the noise of this world. He is the remedy to clutter and chaos! The more we desire Him, the less we desire the things of this world. Karen speaks to homeschooling families in a real and authentic way, pointing them to Jesus in the homeschooling journey. She encourages simplicity in homeschool and getting rid of distractions that hinder us in homeschool and in life.