Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #115 – hosted by PatAndCandy.com!
Question: What do you get when you get a bunch of Christian homeschooling mom bloggers together for a weekend away?
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.
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…
Rebekah, from ReadyToBeOffered, had me with this quote from Ravi Zacharias:
Ah, the love-hate relationship we have with our phones… Nicole, from Momfever, explores it a bit with
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