Simply Living for HimRogers, ARWaco, TXDenver, CO
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.
Workshops from Karen DeBeus ( may vary by event location )
Simple Homeschool: The Remedy to Clutter and Chaos
Everywhere you turn, someone is trying to sell you the next best system to organize your life and homeschool. But what if it wasn't about the system, but the heart? You have everything you need to start now. Karen will share what she believes is the remedy to clutter and chaos in homeschool and in life - Jesus.
Bible Based Homeschooling: Building a Firm Foundation
I have often said that I don't care if my children know all the math and science in the world. If they don't know God, then I haven't done my job. What good is it to acquire knowledge without first having godly wisdom? Call me an underachiever, but what does it matter to be successful in the world's eyes, but not God's? Who defines success? I may be an underachiever by the world's standards, but I am not looking for worldly achievement, but to make disciples, and that,?my friends, is eternal gain. Several years ago we experimented with using the Bible as our main textbook, and even though we have added in other resources since our Bible is still the book upon which we build our homeschool.
The Calling of Homeschool: Let Go and Let God Lead
Guess what? You are not in charge of your homeschool, and that brings freedom! When we truly surrender our homeschool to the One who called us to this journey, we can find joy and success in our journey. The hardest times in my homeschool were the years I tried to do it in my own strength. Hear Karen's story of how God called her to homeschool against the odds, and because of her answering the call, He has supplied abundantly more than all she could have asked or imagined.
Homeschool: No Filter
Homeschooling life isn’t always an aesthetically pleasing photo spread. Sometimes it’s messy. Sometimes we struggle. Often we struggle in silence, afraid to admit our sin, our mishaps, our battles. It’s time for us to stop living behind a filter and start walking as true sisters in Christ. Homeschooling is not about a perfect picture, but a life becoming perfected through Jesus. Because when we share our true struggles, we bring the darkness into Light and the best filter is a life lived in the Light of Jesus! Learn how to walk alongside each other on this homeschooling journey, sharing the ups, the downs, and everything in between. When homeschooling families band together in true fellowship, God is glorified and we are stronger for it. And most of all, we keep our focus laser-sharp on Jesus and not the things of this world.