The Durenda Wilson Podcast

The Durenda Wilson Podcast

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Durenda Wilson is the owner/host of her podcast and is a wife to one for 30 years, mom to eight, nana to 6. She has homeschooled them all from the beginning. She loves to share simple, effective approaches to motherhood, homeschooling and life in general. These tools are a result of many years walking with the Lord and finding freedom in letting His voice quiet all the others. (Durenda Wilson is a free podcast but donations are available at https://www.patreon.com/durendawilson)


Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart - Wait Patiently for Him (Podcast 167)
Oct 19 • 9 min
Welcome to my short devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart, read from my devotional, Unhurried Grace for Mom’s Heart-31 Days in God’s Word (available on Amazon)! Today we are talking about waiting patiently for HIm. We are constantly being told that we must…
Homeschooling - Am I Ruining My Kids (Podcast 166)
Oct 15 • 54 min
Whether or not you are new to homeschooling or not, it’s quite possible that you may be wondering if you’re ruining your child. I’ve got news for you, you’re not the first homeschool mom to have those thoughts and you certainly won’t be the last! I talk…
The Cultural Attack on Children and Why We Must Protect Them (Podcast 165)
Oct 13 • 18 min
In all the blustering on the news and social media, I hear very little about how the many things happening around us are affecting our children. I have to ask myself WHY? Why are the children being ignored? Homeschooling may allow our kids to be protected…
Let’s Talk About Bullying (Podcast 164)
Oct 7 • 54 min
Bullying. It’s real and yes, it happens even amongst homeschoolers. It can happen in co-ops, at church, with friends and online. It’s imperative that we equip our kids (and ourselves) for these inevitable situations. Let’s face it, our kids are not…
The Homeschool Life - Tomato Staking: A Relationship Based Parenting Tool (Podcast 163)
Oct 5 • 30 min
Welcome to another episode in my series, The Homeschool LIfe where I tackle commonly asked questions or frequent concerns parents have about the homeschool life! Today I’m sharing one of the most effective parenting tools I have used over my almost 30…
Managing our Kids’ Screen Time (Podcast 162)
Sep 30 • 47 min
I’m pretty sure that I am not the only mom out there who has found managing screentime with my kids incredibly frustrating at times! Many moms have reached out to me on this topic. I can share my own experience and how our family handled it, but I decided…
The Homeschool Life - Finding Rhythm in Your Homeschool Days (Podcast 161)
Sep 25 • 25 min
Welcome to my series called The Homeschool Life where I tackle one topic or commonly asked question per week based on my 25 years of homeschooling experience with 8 kids. Today I’m talking about finding rhythm in your homeschool day because it really does…
Protecting Your Kids From Pornography (Podcast 160)
Sep 24 • 59 min
Pornography is essentially a hijacking of God’s design. Unfortunately, it’s a very real struggle for 70% of men and 33% of women, even those who attend church. 56% of divorces list pornography as one of the causes. The average age that a child is exposed…
The Homeschool Life - Am I Qualified? (Podcast 159)
Sep 21 • 31 min
I talk to moms all the time and the most frequent concern/misconception is that they are not “qualified” to teach their children. It doesn’t seem to matter if they have a degree or dropped out of high school, they share this same fear. Today I’m going to…
The Homeschool Life - The Powerful Gift of Childhood (Podcast 158)
Sep 16 • 14 min
I’m excited to be offering a new podcast series called The Homeschool Life! Each week I will spend 15-30 minutes tackling ONE specific question or topic related to homeschooling and/or living the homeschool life. Experience from 25 years of homeschooling…
Homeschool Bravely with Jamie Erickson (Podcast 157)
Sep 14 • 45 min
When we decide to homeschool, it’s because we really want to do right by our kids, but often we are filled with fear and trepidation. What if I told you that it’s possible to learn to walk this journey with courage! Jamie Erickson, homeschooling mom of 5…
The Homeschool Life - When Life is Messy (Podcast 156)
Sep 7 • 35 min
I’m really excited to be starting a new podcast series called The Homeschool Life! Each week I will be addressing one commonly asked question or topic on homeschooling based on my 25 years experience homeschooling 8 kids from the beginning! These podcasts…
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart - Freedom From People Pleasing (Podcast 155)
Aug 26 • 8 min
What do you do when a friend, relative, or stranger hassles you about the decisions you’ve made for your children? Today we are talking about why you can walk in freedom from people-pleasing! Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! In the weeks…
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart - He is Good (Podcast 154)
Aug 24 • 6 min
We all long for peace, but where can peace be consistently found? Today we are talking about finding peace by trusting in the goodness of God! Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! In the weeks ahead, I will be reading from my devotional…
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s heart - Power over Fear (Podcast 153)
Aug 19 • 7 min
It’s not uncommon to feel powerless in many situations and relationships. So what should we do when we feel powerless? Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! In the weeks ahead, I will be reading from my devotional Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s…
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart - Whole Hearted Trust (Podcast 152)
Aug 17 • 5 min
Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! What can we do when we feel powerless? Today we are digging into Proverbs 3:1-6 and talking about power over fear! In the weeks ahead, I will be reading from my devotional Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s…
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart - Cross Centered (Podcast 151)
Aug 12 • 7 min
Have you ever wondered how in the world God can redeem even the worst days and how we can best walk out our faith with our kids? Join me today as we focus on the simple yet profound impact of being cross-centered. Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a…
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart - The Only Opinion That Matters (Podcast 150)
Aug 10 • 7 min
Have you ever been completely thrown off by other people’s opinions when it comes to raising or homeschool your kids? Join me today for a word of encouragement from God’s heart to yours! Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! In the weeks…
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart - Working from a Place of Rest (Podcast 149)
Aug 3 • 5 min
As moms, we are busy, but is busyness where we find our identity? Listen in as we are reminded what it looks like to work from a place of rest Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! In the weeks ahead, I will be reading from my devotional…
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart - Dealing with Limitations (Podcast 148)
Jul 29 • 6 min
Do you ever wonder if you have what it takes to raise your kids to adulthood, much less homeschool them? Listen in to be reminded of God’s perspective on our limitations! Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! In the weeks ahead, I will be…
Homeschooling for the Right Reasons (Podcast 147)
Jul 27 • 49 min
Homeschooling can feel daunting at first, but as a homeschooling mom to 8 kids (7 graduated so far), I want to bring you some simple encouragement that will help you keep a clear head and heart so you can actually ENJOY these years with your kids! It’s…
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart - Don’t Go Back to Egypt (Podcast 146)
Jul 24 • 8 min
When you’re in trouble or feeling overwhelmed, who is the first person you turn to? The Israelites had a habit of going to anyone but God and it’s tempting for us to do the same. Listen in as we are reminded to resist the urge to “go back to Egypt”!…
Encouragement for Moms in the Midst of Confusion (Podcast 145)
Jul 21 • 24 min
Moms, we are the gatekeepers of our homes and now more than ever we need to make it a priority to protect our children by understanding what the battle really is. We can’t afford to let ourselves become slaves to fear and oppression in the midst of what…
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart - Redeemer of Messes (Podcast 144)
Jul 16 • 6 min
Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! We often make the mistake of thinking we have to “clean up” before we can come to God and find ourselves only in landing in a place of “empty chaos”! Isaiah 45:18-25 speaks to this! It’s so important as…
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart - The Heart of Homeschooling (Podcast 143)
Jul 14 • 8 min
Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! Have you ever wondered why many things about traditional education fly in the face of what seems right for your child? Isaiah 44:9-23 is going to shed light on this! It’s so important as believing moms to…
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart - My Ways or His (Podcast 142)
Jul 9 • 6 min
Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! Sometimes we feel like we are walking in darkness and simply need answers. Where we turn to for those answers makes all the difference in the world according to Isaiah 50:7-10 It’s so important as…
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s heart - God’s Wisdom or Man’s (Podcast 141)
Jul 6 • 7 min
Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! Is it possible to be worshiping the “god” of education…even as homeschoolers? Find out what 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 has to say. It’s so important as believing moms to stay grounded in God’s word, so in the…
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s heart - Jesus’ Power at Work in US (Podcast 139)
Jul 2 • 6 min
Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! Do you ever feel like you have to fix everything for everyone? In today’s passage from Ephesians 1:15-23, we are going to tackle this! In the weeks ahead, I will be reading from my devotional Unhurried…
Understanding and Overcoming Anxiety with Dan Marcone (Podcast 138)
Jun 22 • 49 min
Every single human on the face of the planet has experienced anxiety at one time or another. Many of us struggle with it on a regular basis, including me. I thought it was about time we all got some professional help! My guest today is a licensed mental…
Ways Husbands Can Support Their Homeschooling Wives (Podcast 137)
Jun 15 • 47 min
It can be challenging for husbands to know exactly how to best support their homeschooling wives,. My husband and I thought we would share our own story and important principles to keep in mind that will help direct how you can best support your wives!…
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s heart - Loaves and Fishes for Moms (Podcast 136)
Jun 11 • 8 min
Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! Today I am speaking to God’s ability and willingness to bless and multiply our efforts so we don’t have to worry about being inadequate! Matthew 14:13-21 NLT In the weeks ahead, I will be reading from my…
For the Mom Who is Hanging By a Thread (Podcast 135)
Jun 10 • 29 min
Everything that feels and is out of your control, God has the power to order. It’s ok if we don’t have all the answers…if we don’t know Instead of dwelling on what we don’t know, let’s meditate on what we DO know. What DO we know? Read the rest of the…
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s heart - One Voice (Podcast 134)
Jun 4 • 8 min
Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! Today I am speaking to a doubt every mom deals with: whether or not we are doing enough. In the weeks ahead, I will be reading from my devotional Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart-31 Days in God’s Word…
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart: New or Better? (Podcast 133)
May 28 • 6 min
Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! Out of all of our needs, right now our biggest need is to press into God. We need to know Him and in order to know Him, we have to read His Word. In the weeks ahead, I will be reading from my devotional…
Moms, Are You Being Led or Driven (Podcast 132)
May 25 • 5 min
There are many unique pressures that are part of this homeschooling journey. The stresses are sometimes overwhelming, but as believers, we need to ask ourselves if we are being driven or led? God often refers to His people as sheep. Have you ever been…
How to Start Homeschooling Without Getting Overwhelmed (Podcast 131)
May 20 • 60 min
Parents who are considering homeschooling can easily become overwhelmed by all the information out there and that is why I thought it was essential to offer this resource to help parents prioritize their steps as they consider homeschooling. Some of you…
An Urgent Message of Encouragement for Christian Moms (Podcast 130)
May 19 • 9 min
PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR MOM FRIENDS! I’m Durenda Wilson. I’ve been a wife for almost 31 years and a mom for 29 years. I have eight children and 6 grandchildren. I have a word for moms that I think is of the utmost importance. Our world is quickly…
Is Your Private World Habitable (Podcast 129)
May 15 • 14 min
(You can listen to this podcast here or read it in full by going to durendawilson.com) I want to be completely honest with you all. I have been struggling, trying to understand what my place is, what my role is in all that is going on around us. Over the…
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart - Strength in Weakness (Podcast 128)
May 13 • 15 min
Welcome to my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! In the weeks ahead, I will be reading from my devotional Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart-31 Days in God’s Word (available on Amazon *aff link)) Each devotional is less than 10 minutes long. I’ll start…
Mentoring Moments - Your Best survivial Plan in the Midst of the Unknown (Podcast 126)
May 6 • 50 min
With all that’s going on around us, one thing has not changed…we are still moms. Some of us chose to homeschool, others have had distance learning thrust upon us, and some who have tried, but thrown in the towel for this year(and that’s okay!) BUT the…
Prayer Over Covid Crisis (Podcast 125)
Apr 23 • 10 min
With all that’s been going on, I’ve sometimes had a hard time finding the words to pray. I decided to go to the scriptures and write out a prayer that would help me. I’m sharing it here with you both in a link that you can follow to print up a copy for…
Building Your Family’s Immune System Part 2 (Vitamins, Minerals, Remedies) (Podcast 124)
Apr 16 • 59 min
I’m talking today about a few vitamins and minerals that we have found consistently important to have as part of our daily life along with some simple remedies for dealing with common illnesses. This is by no means an exhaustive resource, just some things…
Growing Healthy Families-Ways to Build Your Family’s Immune System (Podcast 123)
Apr 9 • 64 min
I’ve learned much about building my family’s immune system over the last almost 30 years of being a mom (8 kids). What I’m sharing with you today is what I’ve found to be the most reliable and effective for our family over the years. My hope is that you…
Motherhood-Dealing with the Weight of Expectations (Podcast 122)
Apr 2 • 11 min
As moms, we are buckling under the weight of unmet expectations. We are bombarded with messages about what kind of mom, wife, and woman we are supposed to be. In our heart of hearts, we know we are human and that we are weak and it’s that little bit of…
Encouragement for Moms Doing School at Home (Podcast 121)
Mar 31 • 60 min
I know there are countless moms now doing school at home for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19. They didn’t choose this, it was thrust upon them and that can be very, very stressful. Today I’m having a conversation with a friend of mine who…
Homeschooling-Remaining Faithful to the Call (Podcast 120)
Mar 26 • 23 min
For most of us, homeschooling is something we feel called to, but it doesn’t change the fact that we sometimes feel weary. That weariness can come from a lot of things, but often unnecessary expectations are one of them. When it comes to how we live our…
Practicing Natural Family Health (Podcast 119)
Mar 24 • 55 min
What If I told you that you could spend far less time at the doctor’s office and prevent/treat many physical ailments at home? What if you could root out some chronic conditions safely, spending far less money on treatments that often have concerning long…
Shielding Innocence: Empowering Parents to Protect Their Kids from Sexual Abuse (Podcast 118)
Mar 18 • 59 min
I love to bring relevant, and sometimes difficult topics to the podcast, not because I think parents are unaware, but to help them look at them through the lens of the gospel and scripture. We are inundated with information and much of it perpetuates fear…
You can Homeschool and Keep Your Sanity (Podcast 117)
Mar 9 • 52 min
Children are a blessing. God wants us to enjoy them. Homeschooling is a gift. I believe He wants us to enjoy that as well. Does it take some discipline and fortitude to parent well and to homeschool? Absolutely. However, I don’t believe for one minute…
A Fresh Perspective on Motherhood (Podcast 116)
Mar 4 • 53 min
Our perspective on motherhood deeply affects how we approach it and ultimately how we walk the journey over the long haul. It also deeply affects how our children view themselves. If we mother them as though they are a blessing (like God says they are),…
GRAHM-Does God Really Provide (Podcast 115)
Feb 27 • 43 min
Twice a month I publish a podcast devotional that centers around reading God’s word out loud. I choose one particular topic and share verses and passages of scripture related to that. Sometimes I share my thoughts on the application of that scripture to…
Growing a Thriving Family on a Budget With The Humbled Homemaker (Podcast 114)
Feb 24 • 63 min
Difficult finances can be such a drain mentally and emotionally, but they can also take their toll on our marriages and families. Many couples feel alone in their struggles, but please know that you are not alone and there is hope! Today I’m having an…
The Unhurried Family (Podcast 113)
Feb 18 • 47 min
Hurry can be one of our greatest temptations but also one of the fiercest enemies of family life and homeschooling, but what if we chose to slow down? What might we discover?What might we recover? Pastor Mark Buchanan shared in his book The Rest of God:…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart-Finding Peace (Podcast 112)
Feb 13 • 19 min
Twice a month I publish a devotional that centers around reading God’s word out loud. I choose one particular topic and share verses and passages of scripture related to that. In this week’s Grace for a Mom’s Heart Devotional, we are digging up truths in…
Homeschooling Multiple Ages with Rebecca Spooner (Podcast 111)
Feb 11 • 60 min
I receive emails and messages from moms who want to know more about homeschooling with multiple ages. It’s so much more doable than most realize! Today I am chatting with Rebecca Spooner who has 5 children and a wealth of wisdom along with an incredible…
Parenting with Patience-Overcoming Anger in the Home (Podcast 110)
Feb 4 • 50 min
There is not a parent out there who hasn’t struggled with anger at some point. For homeschooling parents, it can be an especially challenging issue because of the amount of time we spend with our kids. Anger can be one of those things that we keep hidden…
Why Homeschooling Families Thrive (Podcast 109)
Jan 28 • 47 min
Sometimes it’s good to be reminded of why we are doing what we are doing! Today I’m chatting with my friend Ginny Yurich who is a homeschooling mom to 5. She has such a heart for homeschooling families and today she beautifully pulls back the layers,…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart-Does God Protect Me (Podcast 108)
Jan 24 • 24 min
It seems like believing that God protects us is a very basic principle we should all know by now, but circumstances can cause us to doubt and be fearful. God’s Word is so clear, so powerful and brings us a clear picture of the many ways that He can and…
You’re the Parent! Know Your Parental Rights (Podcast 108)
Jan 21 • 46 min
We are seeing parental rights being infringed upon now more than ever and it’s concerning, to say the least. Parents know their children better than anyone and should have the right to make the decisions they think are best. Today I am talking with…
Overcoming Mid-Year Homeschool Burnout (Podcast 107)
Jan 17 • 33 min
It’s that time of year when many of us are feeling tempted to throw in the towel when it comes to homeschooling. It’s important to know that you are not alone! Today my friend Yvette and I are sharing a few tips on how to deal with burnout as well as…
Growing Kids with ADD & ADHD (Podcast 106)
Jan 14 • 61 min
Are you or someone you know homeschooling kids who struggle with ADD/ADHD? I can’t encourage you enough to listen to this podcast! Today I’m talking with Dan Marcone who is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, Practice Founder &…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart-Is God Really in Control (Podcast 105)
Jan 9 • 26 min
Welcome to this week’s episode of my devotional, Grace for a Mom’s Heart! As we head into the New Year, I’m focusing more intentionally on reading the word out loud to you. Each week I will choose a specific topic and I read passages in God’s Word that…
How to Start a Small Homeschool Co-op (Podcast 104)
Jan 7 • 53 min
The homeschooling journey can prove to be lonely at times and it can make all the difference in the world to have the support of other moms. Sometimes our kids need exposure to more educational experiences outside the four walls of our homes or want/need…
Ditching the Comparison Trap for Good (Podcast 103)
Jan 6 • 40 min
We would probably all agree with the quote that says “Comparison is the thief of joy” and yet it’s such a strong temptation! Today we are going to face this topic head-on, digging into God’s word to find our answers. May today be the day we ditch the…
Our Family’s Favorite Christmas Story Read Aloud (Podcast 102)
Dec 23, 2019 • 14 min
Gather the kids and find a cozy spot to relax while I read to all of you our family’s favorite Christmas story! Most of my kids are grown up and some even have kids of their own, so it makes me happy to be able to share this with your family today! Are…
An Unhurried Christmas (Podcast 101)
Dec 19, 2019 • 9 min
We can feel so rushed in the midst of the Christmas season. But this time of year is really so much taking time. It’s an invitation to wait in anticipation of a promise of a Messiah that was given so many years ago. Waiting isn’t something that most of us…
Reaching the Heart of Your Child (100th Episode Celebration!)
Dec 17, 2019 • 48 min
Welcome to the party! I’ve connected with some amazing moms over the last 100 podcast episodes, so it seems appropriate that my guest today would be a friend that God brought into my life as only He could! Ginger Hubbard, author of Don’t Make Me Count to…
Mentoring Moments-Why You ARE the Best Teacher for Your Child (Podcast 99)
Dec 12, 2019 • 30 min
I’ve talked to countless moms and whether they have a degree or not, NONE of them feel “qualified” to teach their children. One has to wonder why? Join me as I take this topic and filter it through both a practical and biblical perspective. You might be…
Cultivating your Family’s Holiday Culture (Podcast 98)
Dec 10, 2019 • 58 min
Be intentional! It’s the battle cry of the many parents out there who want to do a good job raising their kids. We want important things to STAY important things. It’s no different at Christmas, but it also happens to get more complicated at Christmas. So…
Mentoring Moments-The 5 Most Important Things We Taught Our Kids (Podcast 97)
Dec 5, 2019 • 37 min
Today I’m sharing what I believe are the 5 most important things we’ve taught our kids over our 24 years of homeschooling! If you guessed those things have very little to do with math or language arts or history or science, you would be absolutely right,…
All I Want For Christmas is my Sanity(Podcast 96)
Dec 3, 2019 • 61 min
As soon as Thanksgiving dinner is over, I can hear someone fire off the starting gun and the countdown to Christmas begins. In my 28 years as a mom, every year has looked a bit different and some years were more stressful than others. I do know that the…
Taking the Stress out of Math (Podcast 95)
Nov 26, 2019 • 35 min
Mentoring Moments is a short episode answering one question at a time of the many questions I get from homeschooling moms! It’s my chance to go a little deeper into one topic in order to bring encouragement and a little more perspective. My hope is that I…
Sharing the Story of Isaac-Part 3 (Podcast 94)
Nov 19, 2019 • 76 min
This is the third and final part in my series I have been doing with our daughter Brittney, whose first baby was born sleeping. We’ve been looking forward to this podcast because we get to tell the amazing, redemptive story of her last birth! We spend…
Mentoring Moments: Encouragement for Homeschool Moms (Podcast 93)
Nov 13, 2019 • 75 min
This is a recorded Facebook Live event I did recently sharing several things I’ve learned over our 24 years of homeschooling that have helped me relax and enjoy a more unhurried approach with our kids. Homeschooling is one of the best decisions we ever…
Sharing the Story of Isaac Part 2 (Podcast 92)
Nov 4, 2019 • 73 min
Today Brittney and I are continuing to share the story of Isaac, Brittney’s firstborn and our first grandbaby who was born sleeping. In the last podcast we shared about how God met us in our darkest places of grief and brought hope in the midst of deep…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart Psalm 116 (Podcast 91)
Oct 28, 2019 • 21 min
I woke up one morning recently with a struggle that I’m not sure I ever had before: I was pondering all that God has done on our behalf through Jesus and wondering if I’m faithfully walking out my gratefulness for the magnitude of what that gift that He…
Sharing Isaac’s Story (Podcast 90)
Oct 21, 2019 • 66 min
Today we are celebrating the life of our grandson, Isaac who would have just had his 6th birthday. He was our first grandbaby and Brittney and Jacob’s first baby. This is the first time that we have shared his story publicly. Brittney was careful not to…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart Psalm 8 (Podcast 89)
Oct 15, 2019 • 12 min
Plot twist: the last seven chapters of Psalms have focused a lot on the world of enemies, wicked people and distorted justice, but Psalm 8 takes a completely different turn. In case you didn’t know, the number 8 is significant throughout the scriptures…
Mama Bear Apologetics (Podcast 88)
Oct 8, 2019 • 72 min
What is apologetics anyway? As Christian moms, we know it’s probably important, but we aren’t sure if we can wrap our heads around it, much less teach it to our kids! However, as we look around us, we are seeing Christian leaders falling to the wayside,…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart Psalm 7 (Podcast 87)
Sep 30, 2019 • 11 min
Welcome to Grace for a Mom’s Heart, a short devotional created especially for moms who want to grow in their understanding of God’s Word and it’s applications for motherhood! Today we are spending time in Psalm 7. Now that we have made it this far into…
Learning to Listen to Your Mom Instincts (Podcast 86)
Sep 24, 2019 • 47 min
We live in a culture that is pressing in hard on us as parents but particularly as moms. Voices are coming from all directions telling us how to parent, how to homeschool, etc. This can quickly cause us to not only not enjoy our kids, but to be constantly…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart-Psalm 6 (Podcast 85)
Sep 17, 2019 • 10 min
At first glance, Psalm 6 doesn’t seem to have a whole lot to offer, so as I was preparing this devotional, it was tempting to skip it and move to one that seemed to be more obviously applicable, but I felt a nudge and that still, small voice reminding me…
Effective Tools for to Make Learning Fun (Podcast 84)
Sep 9, 2019 • 58 min
If you’ve been homeschooling for more than a day, you already know that kids were made to move! Research and studies consistently reveal that much of our kids’ best learning happens away from the school desk. The beauty of homeschooling is that we have…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart- Psalm 5 (Podcast 83)
Sep 4, 2019 • 15 min
Welcome to Grace for a Mom’s Heart, a short devotional created for any mom who wants to grow in her understanding of the Word and it’s application to motherhood! (You have the choice to read the devotional in full on my website or listen here!) Today we…
The Value of Getting our Kids Outside (Podcast 82)
Aug 27, 2019 • 73 min
As parents, we know it’s good for our kids to spend time outside, but often it’s not on the top of the priority list and consequently may not happen as often as it should. What if I told you it has the potential to transform your family life and your…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart-Psalm 4 (Podcast 81)
Aug 22, 2019 • 18 min
Welcome to my new devotional series created for ALL moms! I often speak to homeschool moms, but this series is for any mom out there who wants to grow in her walk with the Lord and her understanding of the Word as it pertains to motherhood! Please share…
The Importance of Discipleship with Karen DeBeus (Podcast 80)
Aug 19, 2019 • 64 min
We are at a crossroads when it comes to faith in our culture. We are seeing pillars in the Christian community succumb to faulty, unbiblical thinking. The Bible describes it as being taken captive to “hollow and deceptive philosophies” (Colossians 2:8).…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart-Psalm 3 (Podcast 79)
Aug 15, 2019 • 15 min
Welcome to my new devotional series created for ALL moms! I often speak to homeschool moms, but this series is for any mom out there who wants to grow in her walk with the Lord and her understanding of the Word as it pertains to motherhood! Please share…
Real Talk About Pornography (Podcast 78)
Aug 13, 2019 • 58 min
If ever there were a topic that is avoided, especially by the church, it’s the topic of pornography. In the meantime, this addiction is spreading like wildfire and leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Studies show that: 76% of 18-24-year-old…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart-Psalm 2 (Podcast 77)
Aug 8, 2019 • 16 min
Welcome to my new devotional series created for ALL moms! I often speak to homeschool moms, but this series is for any mom out there who wants to grow in her walk with the Lord and her understanding of the Word as it pertains to motherhood! Please share…
Anxiety-A Journey Toward Contentment (Podcast 76)
Aug 6, 2019 • 55 min
“God is still writing your story. Quit trying to steal the pen. Trust the author.” This was a recent quote I read and shared, not realizing in the moment how clearly it describes what is really at the root of much of my anxiety in life. It is also…
Grace for a Mom’s Heart-Psalm 1 (Podcast 75)
Aug 1, 2019 • 24 min
Welcome to my new devotional series created for ALL moms! I often speak to homeschool moms, but this series (Grace for a Mom’s Heart) is for any mom out there who wants to grow in her walk with the Lord, her understanding of the Word and its application…
Homeschooling-My Kids are Driving Me Crazy (Podcast 74)
Jul 29, 2019 • 56 min
If we didn’t love our kids to the moon and back, we wouldn’t be homeschooling, but sometimes they drive us crazy!! Often we experience guilt for feeling this way, after all, aren’t we supposed to love having our kids at home? My guess is that many of us…
Homeschooling: Purpose or Performance? (Podcast 73)
Jul 23, 2019 • 48 min
We all have clear reasons that we decided to homeschool, but as we continue on this journey, the lines can become blurred. It can be so easy to get caught up in how our kids (and we) are (or aren’t) performing when it comes to homeschooling. But what if…
Anxiety-Finding Comfort and Answers (Podcast 72)
Jul 16, 2019 • 54 min
Emotions numbed, foggy brain, heart racing, fatigue, inability to engage in what’s going on around us. These are just a few symptoms of anxiety. Even the word makes us anxious! As believers we feel like we shouldn’t be anxious and yet as busy moms, we…
A Christian’s Response to Alternative Lifestyles (Podcast 71)
Jul 16, 2019 • 60 min
As a Christian mom, I really wanted to be able to confidently wrap my head around what my biblical response to alternative lifestyles should be AND how to talk with my kids about the world they are growing up in. The lie that the Enemy instilled in…
Coming out of a Lesbian Lifestyle (Podcast 70)
Jun 26, 2019 • 54 min
Our culture is screaming for “tolerance” and instantly condemning anyone who disagrees with alternative lifestyles, all in the name of love. As a Christian, I have wanted to get the perspective of someone who has lived an alternative lifestyle. I wanted…
Teens Parenting Beyond the Rules (Podcast 69)
Jun 18, 2019 • 64 min
I remember when our kids were little and people would say, “Just wait until they are teenagers”. It made me mad that they assumed my kids would grow into impossible teens, but it also cast a seed of doubt in my ability to parent teens. Our culture…
Where Our Homeschool Kids are Now - Sam (Podcast 68)
Jun 11, 2019 • 48 min
I’ve been interviewing each of our adult kids who were homeschooled from the beginning. They each share their experience and their perspective as adults on homeschooling! I encourage you to listen in to this one with your boys! It will be an…
Dealing with Anxiety: Living by Faith in a Toxic World (Podcast 67)
Jun 4, 2019 • 38 min
I’ve shared many experiences with you all including my struggles with anxiety. I think it’s important to be transparent and real with each other. We need to know that we are not alone. Anxiety is real and it can come in all different forms for many…