Monthly Archives: February 2014

Crazy About My Kids!

The Excuses Before Homeschooling

I wish I had a dime for every time I’ve heard another mom say, “Oh, I could never homeschool my kids. That would never work for us.” I’ve heard a myriad of excuses:  “My child doesn’t listen to me”; “My kid and I just can’t get along”; “I don’t think I could stand to be with my kids all day.” I know every excuse, because I used to give them myself. Whenever someone asks my children where they go to school and my children say that they are homeschooled, the response is usually, “Oh. . .” And then the attention turns to me. The looks I get from people speak very loudly—they say, “You must be crazy!” And then come the comments.

Sometimes the response I get is a patronizing one: “That’s wonderful. You must be a saint.” Some even go as far as saying, “I wish I could do that.” But then the excuses start. It never fails. The worst part of it all is that I get those same comments and excuses from Christians! Church leaders, worship leaders, and even children’s ministry workers invariably make those same comments and give the same excuses. Homeschooling is definitely not the norm—in the world or in the church. (more…)

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Why DIRT is The Most Important Ingredient to Raising Children


Raising children deliberately takes, well, deliberateness. (That must be a word because I didn’t get a red line.)

I can wring my hands over how to educate, how to prepare them for their life work, how to make sure they get socialized properly or participate in the right activities, but all of that is the extra stuff.

The only thing I’m commanded to do is to raise them to love the Savior. Do I make it a priority?

So I came up with an acronym that helps me remember the pillars of raising children to be followers of Christ. (more…)

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Webinar Recording: Raising Visionary Kids Who Persevere Against All Odds

Raising Visionary Kids  Foster

Upon seeing the tyranny and godlessness of today, many young people are so discouraged that they feel the battle has already been lost and their impact is too insignificant to turn the tide.  Listen in as Marshall Foster takes you and your children from a defeated mindset to a visionary mindset!  Unearthing the improbable visionaries from the past to give definite hope for the future, he will share how to practically equip your children to be agents of revival and the Gospel who persevere against all odds.


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by Daniel Craig
February 5, 2014

$60 Gift from Answers in Genesis


The Foundations: Ken Ham's Signature 12-Part Video Series

We're excited to announce that we've partnered with Answers in Genesis to offer a special gift to the first 300 families who register for the 2014 Christian Heritage Conference by February 28th: The Foundations—Ken Ham’s signature 12-part video series based on 30 years of ministry.

In this hard-hitting yet often humorous video series, popular Australian-born author Ken Ham uses modern events as the backdrop for the most important messages of his life. By combining his signature talks with cutting edge new graphics and current events headlines, Ham connects with viewers as never before.

If you're family would benefit from this gift, make sure you're one of the first 300 families to register for the conference by February 28th, and you will receive a coupon code to download the $60 download version of The Foundations series from Answers in Genesis.

Register & Receive the Gift Coupon

Note: You will receive a coupon and download link in your registration confirmation email after you complete payment.


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So Much More than Just a Homeschooling Conference

Why do we call the upcoming Christian Heritage conference a "Family Discipleship and Homeschooling Conference"? Because it's not just a homeschooling conference! Certainly, this is the place to come to find out what homeschooling is all about if you're considering homeschooling your children; this is the place to come for helpful tips from veteran homeschooling parents; and this is the place to come to look through a vast array of curriculum options. However, all of these wonderfully practical benefits of the conference pale in comparison to the excitement, the inspiration, and the vision given for family discipleship. Fathers are challenged to lead, mothers are encouraged in their high calling, and children are admonished to rise above the low expectations of the culture.

But why take our word for it? Watch the feedback of attendees to see for yourself what the conference is like! We hope to see you at the 2014 Christian Heritage Family Discipleship and Homeschool Conference--early bird registration is now open, so register today!


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