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Coffee and Conversation #115 – When Bloggers Get Together

Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #115 – hosted by PatAndCandy.com!

Coffee and Conversation #115 - When Bloggers Get Together


Question: What do you get when you get a bunch of Christian homeschooling mom bloggers together for a weekend away?

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Answer: An experience that is hard to beat!

If you’ve ever been to a conference, you know that the very first session, the one that everybody attends together, is called the keynote session. It’s where the tone or theme for the entire event is set. It’s the kickoff session where everyone gets on the same page, so to speak.

I attended the 2:1 Conference this year; it’s a conference for homeschooling (mostly) Christian mom-bloggers. “My” people. And when I sat down to listen to the keynote speech, I thought I knew what to expect.

Well, I was wrong.

But it’s exactly why I’ll be coming back again and again.

See, once you start blogging with an entrepreneurial mindset, it’s pretty easy to get into the business end of it: monetization, networking, working with brands, code, graphics, social media…the list goes on and on.

But as 1)Christian, 2)moms, who 3)homeschool, that’s not exactly how it’s supposed to work.

And Zan Tyler, from Apologia Press, reminded me of that.

She spoke of raising kids to be servant leaders. Talking about her years of fighting for homeschooling laws in SC, and raising 3 kids who love the Lord, she laid out principles and tools for parents to use for just that purpose.

She reminded us me that our my primary role is to disciple my kids, to raise them to be ready for every good work (Ephesians 2:10); reminded me that God can will use everything: the good, the bad and the ugly, for His purposes; encouraged us to stay strong and not grow weary in this season of our journeys.

As the weekend wore on, we explored how to use the gifts and talents we all bring to the table to continue to serve others and spread the Gospel.

But her words reminded us that the first and most important thing to remember is that it starts at home.

Now, on to our features!

Kylie Howell shares a short fall bucket list, aka…

October Dreams

October Dreams by Kylie Howell


Rebekah, from ReadyToBeOffered, had me with this quote from Ravi Zacharias:

Chivalry in love has nothing to do with the sweetness of the appearance. It has everything to do with the tenderness of a heart determined to serve.

 Loving well: Romance and Redemption – A Marriage mini-series


Romance and Redemption from Ready To Be Offered


Ah, the love-hate relationship we have with our phones… Nicole, from Momfever, explores it a bit with

Don’t call me, I’ll email you…

Don't call me, I'll email you!


Thank you all so much for your inspiration and timely words…

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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10 Responses to Coffee and Conversation #115 – When Bloggers Get Together

  1. Rebekah Neal October 13, 2016 at 10:48 pm #

    Thank you for hosting and for featuring my post this week! I’m so grateful that it was encouraging. Blessings in Christ to you!
    Rebekah Neal recently posted…The Kind of Man She WantsMy Profile

  2. Journa Ramirez October 13, 2016 at 9:07 am #

    So happy to join you party! Thank you so much! -Journa, from the team at http://www.lollyjane.com

    • Pat October 13, 2016 at 11:53 am #

      Happy to meet you, Journa! Have an awesome week 🙂

  3. Marilyn October 12, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

    Thank you for hosting. Have a fun week!
    Marilyn recently posted…25 Ways to Eat Candy CornMy Profile

    • Pat October 13, 2016 at 11:53 am #

      As always…glad to have you 🙂
      Enjoy yours, too!

  4. Anna of stuffedveggies October 12, 2016 at 9:22 am #

    Hi – your link to “Don’t call me . . .” is broken. I found it at this link

    (somehow apparently the blogger had two entries with the same title, but one was empty)

    It’s a great post! Wonderful feature for the week : )

    • Pat October 12, 2016 at 11:32 am #

      Thanks for picking up on that, Anna! Got it all fixed now 🙂
      Hope you have a wonderful week…and appreciate you getting in touch!

  5. Heather @ HappyHumbleHome October 12, 2016 at 8:47 am #

    Thanks so much for hosting! This is my first time linking up. I am a brand-new blogger. I just launched my blog, Happy Humble Home, 2 weeks ago. I’ve been looking for link parties to share my posts and find other bloggers to connect with, and I am so glad I found this party! Thanks so much!

    • Pat October 12, 2016 at 11:33 am #

      Well you are welcome back any time, Heather! Welcome to the “blogging world” and best of luck on your new “baby”! LOL
      Hope to see you around again…

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