Rachael Carman - Loving, Laughing and Learning throughout the Journey
This home school journey is an amazing one. It is unpredictable, challenging, exhilarating, and draining all at once. One day everything goes great, the next it all falls apart. As we face our individual family adventures we need a firm foundation of love coupled with the stress relief of laughter which together create the perfect contest for learning. Celebration awaits us when we keep these three "L's" in order!
Pam Tebow (Atlanta only) – Celebrate Your Influence
Heidi St. John (Chicago, Austin, Baltimore) – Celebrate the Journey of REAL LIFE
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 than academics, isn't there? The truth is that the greatest accomplishment of your homeschooling is to nurture your children in the ways of the One who made them.
REAL LIFE Homeschooling is about getting real when it comes to the issues that are unique to homeschooling families ~ but more important than that, it's about being reminded why we are homeschooling in the first place. It's about keeping our eyes on the goal of discipling our children.
If you have been or are on the edge of homeschool burnout, if you are wondering why God has called you on this homeschooling journey, or if you just need some honest, real encouragement, this is the one homeschool workshop you can't afford to miss out on!
Debra Bell – Celebrating the Journey in Awe and Wonder
Why a love for learning glorifies God
God intends us to be wonderstruck by the glory and majesty of His creation for it is the irrefutable evidence that God exists and He is worthy of our worship. A honest thirst for knowledge is a longing to know the Creator. And a true love for learning at its heart is a love for God. This is the philosophy of education we should model for our children and infuse into our homeschooling. With Scripture to light our path, here's how.
Elizabeth Smith – Celebrate the Journey of Parenting Heart to Heart
Connecting with our children's hearts is essential to a successful parenting experience. Elizabeth will share some vital ways to nurture this all-important relationship. Her mini-quiz will help you evaluate where you are in your journey to Parent Heart to Heart.
Zan Tyler – Celebrate the Journey with Your Child’s Potential
Celebrate your homeschooling journey with your children! Developing a strong biblical vision for your family and each of your children will in large part determine the success of your year–and give you the most to celebrate. In our time together we will explore the power and purpose God has invested in your home and family and in you as the mother. We will identify some simple but dynamic guidelines for strengthening relationships in your home. Vibrant relationships provide a strong foundation for both teaching and learning. Last, we will discover how to recognize the gifts, strengths, and special purposes that God has placed within each of our children. We have much to celebrate as we seek to raise children who love the Lord Jesus and know how to use their gifts to bring glory to Him!
Jeannie Fulbright (Austin, Atlanta) – Celebrate the Journey as You Build Your House
“A wise woman builds her house, but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands.” During this talk, Jeannie shares the story of how God changed her from a destructive foolish woman, and showed her the secrets to becoming a godly wife. Using house construction as an example, Jeannie sheds light on the importance of submission, respect, forgiveness and many other concepts that will result in a home built on solid ground. This workshop will motivate women to protect and enrich their marriage.
Sherri Seligson (Chicago, Baltimore) – Celebrate the Journey of Your Marriage
The fairy tale version of marriage says that your prince will carry you off into the sunset, and you will live happily ever after. But that’s not the end of the story. The marriage journey is a lifetime of challenges and blessings. We’ll travel through the chapters of marriage as if it were a storybook, discovering that “happily ever after” takes effort and requires us to rely on the Lord!