Join Me At The CHOIS Convention

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!


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Rachael Carman
I had it going on—or so I thought. After surviving sixty-three months of pregnancy, countless sleepless nights, and 35,000+ diapers, this one-time control freak encountered God’s grace. And I’m here to encourage you to do the same! I love encouraging and inspiring moms to grow deeper in their walk and relationship with our Heavenly Father.

I’ve been married to my beloved, Davis, since 1986; our life has been a roller-coaster ride, with God at the controls. We have seven kids and let me tell you our family loves to laugh! I enjoy playing in the dirt, eating dark chocolate, and walking on the beach. I’m an author and speaker and I am passionate about helping moms not only survive motherhood, but draw near to the Father and thrive in motherhood.

I’m so glad you’re here.
Posted on: June 1, 2015, by : Rachael Carman