Persist to Reap the Harvest!

There are times in each and every person’s life that they feel like they are working hard without seeing any benefits and you feel like just giving up.  Whether you’re sharing Jesus, tending a farm or household, or from a child’s perspective, just completing your schoolwork and participating in extracurricular activities, harvesting the fruit of […]

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Education as an Atmosphere, Part Two with Karen DeBeus

  Education is so much more than sitting at a desk…Education is a way of life.  In this second of a three part series, Karen DeBeus, one of our monthly contributors, shares practical insight and tips to help all of us create an atmosphere of learning within our homes and lifestyles.    

Permission to Relax

One day last week, before I was even dressed, there were no fewer than five loud meltdowns from various children. It was an inauspicious beginning to the day and I found myself wishing that I could crawl back into bed and pretend that it was already bedtime. At that moment, I realized I needed to […]

God Has It all Planned for Your Homeschool

Lately, I’ve been pondering the new school year and how Moms and Dads are called and qualified to disciple and teach our children.  These thoughts have been constantly on my mind as decisions are being made around the world about what is the best way to educate our children. These thoughts  have brought me to realize how important it is to focus on […]

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HOTM Podcast Episode Three – Education as an Atmosphere with Karen DeBeus

  An excerpt from a 2011 workshop done for the August 2011 HOTM online conference. Karen DeBeus, from www.simplylivingforhim.com, shares with us about creating an atmosphere of education in our lives and homes. As homeschooling parents, we have the unique opportunity to be mentoring, instructing and modeling an atmosphere of learning for our children all […]

Helping Your Children Answer the “Normal” Homeschooling Questions

Our son came home from a night at mid-week service describing an exchange he had with an adult he met. He was explaining that she had begun to ask “all of the normal questions” (his words) about homeschooling, dance, college, and his schedule in general. There are indeed questions that I find myself braced for […]

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