Encouragement

Be blessed and encouraged as you walk with the Lord and homeschool your children!

Encouragement for Homeschooling

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The cat got out, you are out of milk, you just ran out of paper towels and the baby is crying. Oh, and the WiFi just went out in the middle of your video homeschool lesson.

Some days it seems like things are going haywire. If you are looking for a source of encouragement for homeschooling, get connected to a local homeschool community of other like-minded moms and dad.

You’ll be able to share tips and tricks of the trade and to weather the days that go a little crazy.

Encouragement for Moms

From running the dishwasher, to running the classroom, to running the office, moms have a lot of different roles.

Homeschool moms are a great source of strength and guidance for their children and families, but sometimes moms need a little encouragement.

Encouragement for moms comes from prayer, spouses, friends, and can also be found in community whether it is church or a local homeschool group.

Encouragement for Dads

When you are a kid, you think of Dad as being ten feet tall and able to overcome any obstacle in his path.

As you grow older, you realize that dads are actually human and that they can use some encouragement from time to time.

Prayer is a great way for dads to seek encouragement.

Encouragement for Kids

A hug, a compliment, a smile—these are some of the ways we provide encouragement for our kids.

Another great source of encouragement comes through prayer and asking God for guidance for our children.

Encouragement Articles

True Story

Two weeks ago we were in Sandusky for our last Teach Them Diligently Convention of the season. We are looking into and actively planning adding

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Emmanuel: God With Us

Text message after text message, post after post, article after article… I keep hearing and seeing so much pain, heartache, fear, loss, disappointment, confusion, and

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Encouragement in Scripture

God’s Word is a source of hope and encouragement for all of us.

As a homeschool parent, there is a wealth of encouragement in scripture like in Deuteronomy 6:5-7:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all of your soul and with all of your strength…Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

Pursuing Encouraging Relationships

When children are homeschooled, we are able to instill hope, confidence, and support in their daily lessons by giving them undivided attention.

This helps to strengthen the parent-child relationship. It is also important to pursue encouraging and supportive relationships with friends, family, and community whether it is a homeschool community, neighborhood, or church community.

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The Way You Pray Wil Change The Way You Parent… and How You Live

Speaker: Leslie Nunnery Are you strategic in the way you pray for your children? For your husband? For yourself? Let’s look together at how God will fundamentally change the way you approach parenting, marriage, and every other area of your life through the way you pray. Then, we will all spend some time praying together […]

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Am I Ruining My Children? What I Wish I Knew As a New Homeschool Mom

Speaker: Sherri Seligson Let’s face it. At one time or another we all feel that by homeschooling our children, they are missing out on “something.” Yet these worries come because we are living in the moment and can’t see the big picture. After all, we’re pretty sure the 7th grader down the street is up […]

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A Heart Overflowing With Thankfulness

Creating A Grateful Home: Way Beyond Please and Thank You!

Speaker: David Nunnery Gratitude is so powerful in the heart of a believer. It will transform your home, your heart, and your mind. It will improve your platform for teaching, heal your marriage, and so much more. Listen Now Favorite

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Anchoring into Christ: The Solid Rock in the Storm

Speaker: Norm Wakefield Parenting and homeschooling have plenty of storms, don’t they? And if that weren’t enough, our nation and culture are in constant turmoil. How do you not let all of these things get to you? How do you stay steady, rooted, and anchored in the storms of life? Learn practical, biblical tools for […]

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Lies We Believe In Our Suffering

Speaker: Heather Underhill These last few years, I have been on a journey through ongoing pain issues that led me to dig deeper into what God says about pain and suffering. I realized suffering and struggles can cause us to believe lies that, if not recognized and replaced with truth, can lead to even deeper […]

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When You Aren’t Everyone Else’s Cup of Tea: When Your Choices Are Different and No One Seems to Understand

Speaker: Angel Lambert When others question, comment negatively, or even insult your choices, how do you react? How should you react? We will discuss some ideas that are presented to us in the bible, about the choices we make for the lifestyles we have chosen, not only regarding homeschooling but all aspects of life. Listen […]

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Lessons from Esther: Peace in Times of Fear

Speaker: Heidi St. John In stressful situations, can you prayerfully wait for God’s direction and timing? Today we are surrounded by a culture that is opposed to the principles of God’s word. It’s easy to succumb to fear: “What if I miss something?” “I know I’m supposed to do this… but WHAT IF I ruin […]

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How Life Coaching Skills Can Help You Be A Better Homeschool Mom

Speaker: Jackie Mckennon Come learn and explore some of the impactful lessons of life coaching. Whether going through a personal struggle, a difficult season or looking to change things up a bit, working with a coach can help you achieve your goals and might actually change your life! This session will discuss some of the […]

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R.E.A.L. L.I.F.E. Homeschooling

Speaker: Heidi St. John Let’s face it. Homeschooling is challenging. Sometimes it can feel like a major accomplishment just to take a shower and get the breakfast dishes cleaned up before dinner! Most homeschool moms feel the pressure of providing their children with a solid academic foundation ~ but there’s so much more to homeschooling […]

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Homeschooling is a Journey, not a Destination

Speaker: Frederic Gray Deciding to homeschool is only the beginning of the journey. As you travel on your own personal homeschooling journey, you will face many detours, road blocks, flat tires, empty gas tanks, bad weather, and maybe a not-so-willing travel companion (or more). Don’t turn back! This talk will help you put gas back […]

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In Pursuit of Restful Homeschooling

Speaker: Aimee Smith A restful homeschool is birthed in the heart of a restful homeschool momma. This thought can bring discouragement to the best of homeschool moms. As you pursue a restful heart, do you feel like you’re filling a leaking cup? Perhaps you need to pursue a different type of rest. This session filled […]

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Homeschooling Held Hostage

Speaker: Heidi St. John In the past twenty years, we’ve seen a lot of changes in the homeschool community. There is much more pressure being put on homeschoolers to excel academically. We’ve gone from a few brave moms who, without access to mainstream “curriculum,” managed to give their children an excellent education—but we’ve forgotten what […]

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The Impossible Is God’s Comfort Zone

Speaker: Kate Battistelli Deep down you know you’re on this planet for a reason. God has a plan in mind just for you. In fact, He chose you for it before the foundation of the world. Is God daring you to hold on to that dream you barely recall? Or step out in faith to […]

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About to Burn Out? Here’s Some Help for Homeschool Success

Speaker: Sharon Fisher Are you feeling like you’re being pulled in every direction? If you’re about to burn out, come to get some encouragement and look over some biblical principles and practical tips for balancing homeschooling with the relationships and responsibilities God has given us. Listen Now Favorite

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Homeschooling Through Chronic Illness (And Other Life Disruptions)

Speaker: Aimee Smith You know your homeschool purpose; you chose an excellent curriculum; your lessons plans are ready to go. Then reality hits. Day after day, the struggle continues. Chronic illness, short-term illness, grief, pregnancy, car and house repairs, caring for elderly, depression, anxiety, and much more. How can you continue to homeschool when these […]

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The Proverbs 31 Woman – Is She Relevant For Today?

Speaker: Lisa Schmidt In the book of Proverbs, we are clearly instructed in the ways of wisdom, and warned about the consequences of foolishness. The book culminates with a teaching about the wise and worthy Proverbs 31 woman. Some have argued that she is too idealistic, unrealistic, or just plain annoying to read about. Is […]

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The Gift

Speaker: Todd Wilson Like you, when we began our homeschooling journey we asked ourselves, “Will we be able to teach them all they need to know for success?” There were so many options and subjects to teach them. They were loaned to us to us knowing almost NOTHING and we were expected to fill up […]

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Smile Stealers and Smile Makers!!!

Speaker: Todd Wilson You started this homeschooling journey because you thought it was going to be fun. You envisioned yourself teaching your children and smiling through each day. Then something happened. You stopped smiling. There’s a reason for that and some things you can do to bring back those smiles not only for yourself but […]

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Anchoring into Christ: The Solid Rock in the Storm

Speaker: Norm Wakefield Parenting and homeschooling have plenty of storms, don’t they? And if that weren’t enough, our nation and culture are in constant turmoil. How do you not let all of these things get to you? How do you stay steady, rooted, and anchored in the storms of life? Learn practical, biblical tools for […]

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Homeschooling is a Journey, not a Destination

Speaker: Frederic Gray Deciding to homeschool is only the beginning of the journey. As you travel on your own personal homeschooling journey, you will face many detours, road blocks, flat tires, empty gas tanks, bad weather, and maybe a not-so-willing travel companion (or more). Don’t turn back! This talk will help you put gas back […]

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Creating A Grateful Home: Way Beyond Please and Thank You!

Speaker: David Nunnery Gratitude is so powerful in the heart of a believer. It will transform your home, your heart, and your mind. It will improve your platform for teaching, heal your marriage, and so much more. Listen Now Favorite

Read More »

Lessons from Esther: Peace in Times of Fear

Speaker: Heidi St. John In stressful situations, can you prayerfully wait for God’s direction and timing? Today we are surrounded by a culture that is opposed to the principles of God’s word. It’s easy to succumb to fear: “What if I miss something?” “I know I’m supposed to do this… but WHAT IF I ruin […]

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Is This a Stupid Question?

Speaker: Eileen Chevalier Are there stupid questions? Are there dangerous ones? Can questions direct the course of your life? Which questions are you asking and what are you learning from them? Join Eileen Chevalier to ask what makes a great question and explore their power, for good or ill. Listen Now Favorite

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R.E.A.L. L.I.F.E. Homeschooling

Speaker: Heidi St. John Let’s face it. Homeschooling is challenging. Sometimes it can feel like a major accomplishment just to take a shower and get the breakfast dishes cleaned up before dinner! Most homeschool moms feel the pressure of providing their children with a solid academic foundation ~ but there’s so much more to homeschooling […]

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The Impossible Is God’s Comfort Zone

Speaker: Kate Battistelli Deep down you know you’re on this planet for a reason. God has a plan in mind just for you. In fact, He chose you for it before the foundation of the world. Is God daring you to hold on to that dream you barely recall? Or step out in faith to […]

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Responding Biblically to Fear, Worry and Anxiety

Speaker: Lisa Schmidt Most of us know that worry is wrong, so we disguise it with different terms like, “concerned,” “troubled,” or “bothered.” Regardless of the term used, worry saps our energy, drains our joy, destroys evangelism, and even aggravates many physical ailments. The Bible is clear that worry is sinful, idolatrous, and a sign […]

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