Join Me At The CHOIS Convention
Join Me At The CHOIS Convention
June 5-6, 2015
I’ve never been to Idaho but I won’t be able to say that after this next weekend. We will be traveling Thursday to join the CHOIS leadership and minister to homeschooling families on Friday and Saturday. I would appreciate your prayers as we travel and present. If you are in the area, I hope you will join us. I’d love to meet you and hear about your journey and His faithfulness.
May God be glorified!
Keynote: 8:45-10:15am Me? Homeschool?
Rachael didn’t always dream about homeschooling. In fact she made fun of home schooling. Then God called her to the adventure of a lifetime. Come and hear how she and Davis came to the decision to homeschool their children. Their story provides great encouragement and inspiration for families trying to decide whether or not to homeschool and for those in a difficult first or second year.
10:45-11:45am Living Outside the Normal Box
As home educators unfamiliar with school traffic, bus routes, and hall passes, we are bringing up our kids outside the normal box of public education. We have not chosen the predetermined prescription for our children’s education but instead have embraced an individualized approach acknowledging God’s unique design and plan for each child. But living outside the box can be lonely, confusing, and scary. How do we survive life out here? Even better, how do we encourage our kids to continue their out-of-the-box thinking as they go forward in their lives?
1:30-2:30pm What about That Child?
What face comes to mind when you hear ‘that child’? Do you smile or scowl when you see that face? Do you see yourself in that face? Do you struggle to like that child? Does it seem difficult? Impossible? That child is a world changer. God has a plan for that child. All of that energy, all those questions, all that strength, all THAT, is God-given for His glory. Come learn strategies for learning to like that child, to embrace that child, to train that child. They are worth it and He is worthy!
3:00-4:00pm When Doubt Creeps In
We all have moments of doubt about this homeschool journey. We wonder if we are doing the right thing or if we are messing our kids up. If we are not careful we can fall headlong into despondency and distress. We can start to flounder and wring our hands. The forerunner of Christ had such a moment. John the Baptist found himself questioning his own call. Sitting in prison, things were not going the way he thought they should be. You are not alone in your desperate moments. Come and learn how Jesus responded to John’s doubt. Come, have your hope renewed!
10:45-11:45am Teaching Your Kids to BLESS
How do you practically teach your kids to bless one another? Rachael Carman teaches an easy-to-remember lesson with five specific ways that you and your kids can bless each other with words and actions.
1:30-2:30pm Stop Wresting and Start Resting
Most of us are doers. Wrestling feels like we are doing something, while resting doesn’t. But God calls us to rest in His sovereignty—to trust Him to submit to His plan, His will, His way. What does that look like? How does a wrestler become a rester? Come and see how to start today.
3:00-4:00pm Seven Simple Steps to Sanity
Ever feel like you are about to lose your mind as a stay-at-home mom? There is so much to do and so little time. How do you balance it all? How do you know what to do and what not to do? In this presentation, you will laugh at yourself as you see how insane our culture is and how peaceful walking with God can be.
Keynote: 4:30-5:30 How to Have a HEART
Rachael Carman uses the word H.E.A.R.T. as an acronym to suggest what matters most from a biblical viewpoint. God has sent these children into your home at this specific time for His glorious purposes. Indeed, you have been invited on the adventure of a lifetime—a journey on which you will see walls fall, seas be parted, and giants be slain. You don’t need special skills or training for this journey; you need only to seek God and hold tight to His mighty hand! As with so many things, the first step to having a heart for your children is knowing your heavenly Father.
*Don’t forget! You can download your outlines for each of these sessions (free) on my Resource page! Download before or after you join me in any of these sessions!
See you soon!