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Each week, we are are going behind-the-scenes to chat with a Teach Them Diligently speaker or exhibitor to help you learn a little more about them. It’s fascinating to hear how their product or brand came to be, how God has led in their lives, and get little tidbits you may never hear otherwise. This week, we’re going behind-the-scenes with Kim Sorgius of Not Consumed.

Kim Sorgius, has been at Teach Them Diligently since the very first year. She came to TTD Spartanburg as an attendee the first year, then joined our team as the resident curriculum specialist for the 2013 season. Since then, she has become one of our most popular speakers. Her resources and sessions are always highly touted.

Kim started her blog, Not Consumed,  to help her stay home and homeschool her four children after becoming a single mom. Having a background in education and curriculum, it was a perfect fit for helping other homeschoolers while providing for her family. Her mission is to help families trust God living #NotConsumed with the every day challenges of life including family life, faith and homeschooling.  She has used the skills God gave her, along with her life experience, to create some of the best homeschool and discipleship resources available today.

What You May Not Know About Kim, in her own words..

I absolutely LOVE teaching and working with middle schoolers, especially 6th graders. They are spunky, full of life and are desperately trying to navigate the new waters of the teen life. One of the reasons I’ve taught this age every single week for nearly 15 years is because I know that my life would have been so very different if someone had come along side and mentored me at that age. I want these kids to have the hope that so many others at their age don’t have.

Make your plans to visit with Kim at all 6 Teach Them Dililgently events in 2018!




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Focus on Jim Hodges

We here at Teach Them Diligently remember well that incredible day in July of 2011 that our very first exhibitor registered. The very first brand to partner with Teach Them Diligently was Jim Hodges Audio Books.

What you may not know about Jim Hodges…

Jim served for 20 years in the US Navy, and met and married Monica (who was also in the Navy!) in Kingsville, TX. He and Monica have 3 grown children who they homeschooled through High School, and 8 grandchildren. Both are adventurous so travel is something that really excites them. They’ve been to Japan, Hawaii, Alaska, all but 4 of the Lower 48 states, Rome, Venice, Switzerland, the D-Day Beaches, Paris, Rothenberg, Germany, London, various places in the Caribbean, and are going to Belize in November of this year! The coolest thing Jim has ever done is stand on the bridge of a nuclear powered submarine (the USS Louisville) as it headed out to sea. The Louisville is the sub The Hunt For Red October was filmed on!

How Did Jim Hodges Books Come To Be?

Monica and Jim were out on a date in 1998 when he was a year before retiring from the Navy, and she asked him what he was going to do for work when he did. Jim told her a couple of possibilities, but then she asked a different question altogether. What would he do if money were no issue? Whatever he did would provide. Jim immediately said “I’d record books.” He’d been speaking aloud just because he loved to do it since he was in 2nd grade! He’d done theater, was the newscaster when his ship was underway, narrated Navy training films for fun, and loved reading to his kids when they were growing up. He thought, “Why not see if I could turn that love into a career?” And Jim Hodges Audio Books was born.
You can see Jim Hodges at TTD Nashville, TN and Myrtle Beach, SC.


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About David and Leslie Nunnery

Leslie Nunnery and her husband David founded Teach Them Diligently, the nation’s premier source for gospel-centered homeschool events. With seven years of homeschooling experience from preschool-high school and a passion to encourage and equip homeschool families, this mom of 4 shares her know-how and insights weekly through Teach Them Diligently media and on

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