Simply Living for HimNashville, TNRogers, ARWaco, TXDenver, COColumbus, OH
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 )
From Kindergarten to College: Lessons From the Rearview Mirror
Once upon a time, I was a scared mom trying out homeschooling for "just one year." And now we have completed the journey with our firstborn off to college! The homeschooling life can be overwhelming, intimidating, and even daunting at times. But with God leading you in this calling, you will complete this mission that He has called you to! And you can have so much joy in fulfilling His purposes for your family! Not only did we succeed in completing kindergarten to college, but most importantly, we followed God's leading. Hear Karen's amazing story of faith and how God has transformed her family through the homeschooling journey. Karen has learned so many lessons along the way about what truly matters for your child's success. And they may not be what you think!
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.
We have made our world so complicated these days. With the abundance of information and resources, we can easily get overwhelmed in our homeschools and in our lives. Take a deep breath, exhale, and hear Karen put you at ease- it doesn't have to be so complicated. You can have JOY in the journey as you simplify your 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.