Introduction~ Victory over Adversity~ 1

Welcome my friends! I am excited to be starting on this podcasting adventure with you!

Just the facts ma’am… My name is Heather Laurie. I have a wonderful husband Chris Laurie. We have 5 children and 3 angels.

I have homeschooled our children through their entire education, K through graduation. Right now we are outnumbered by pre-teens and teens but loving this phase in life.

When Chris and I met and fell in love in boot camp we were not saved. As we faced the stillbirth of our second child a beautiful daughter we began searching for God in a meaningful way. Through that harsh adversity we were saved. We also found a church community and a homeschooling community. The Lord was there waiting for us to call out and then He blessed us abundantly.. to this day those blessings continue all my children have a real and meaningful relationship with God. In part due to our loss of precious Sarah.

I know what it is like to homeschool with children that have special needs. Thus my blog/speaking/writing life at specialneedshomeschooling.com I also know what it is like to be mom with a chronic illness. We have a disease called mitochondrial disease and it affects the kids and I. There is no cure or treatment at this time. There is HOPE!

My friends I have been in hospice and spent months in the hospital. I have watched my child struggle with the simplest things like colors and regressed to ‘lose’ the alphabet 3 times. I have also watched those same lovely children become young adults and far exceed doctor’s statistics.

My children have given their heart and soul to Jesus. Sure we struggle and life can be tough while going through storms but I know there is hope at the end of the tunnel. I know together we can knit a community together that supports and encourages us on to be stronger and rely upon the Lord for Victory!

Let’s Go on a Family Audio Adventure

family-audio-adventures-show-buttonWe’ve been talking about Family Audio Adventures all season and on this episode, we’re thrilled to be chatting with Bill Hyde, the creator of these amazing audio resources.  Learn about the motivation to create Family Audio Adventures and how auditory learning encourages family discussion and enhanced creativity and reasoning for you and your Roadschoolers.

Remember, Family Audio Adventures make a great Christmas present for your whole family!  Use promo code “road” for exclusive savings on these wonderful additions to your roadschool!

Political Lessons Homeschoolers Must Teach

The election, whether you’re pleased or disappointed by the results, has prompted us as homeschoolers to consider if there is anything we still need to teach our children. In this episode, I share poltical lessons I will be sure to teach my children — lessons I encourage you to teach yours as well.

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Tricia’s High School Course Planner

Riots & Protests in the United States

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Homeschool Sanity Which of these political lessons do you think is most important?

Have a happy homeschool week!

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Church or Not Church – Make The Distinction! MBFLP 134

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The Bible is clear about how a church should be led and managed. What does that tell us about other institutions in our life, though? Is it appropriate to look for the same level of doctrinal agreement, Christian character, and other qualifications, when we consider events and organizations and movements which are not directly related to the church? This episode we explore a bit about the distinctions between CHURCH and NOT CHURCH – and recognizing that there is a difference between “not Christian” and “anti-Christian”, and that may make a difference in how we interact with the world outside our sanctuaries!

 

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FW Radio – Families Can Finish Well

fw_023_familiesfinishwell_smIt doesn’t matter where you’ve been or what has gone before. If you had a great start, keep it up! If you had a rough one, remember the Lord can do a new thing! It is never too late for families to finish well. Teens are part of families. Their own families and families in the future. Hear from teens and young adults who have made a difference in their families and have plans for their future families.

 

 

FW Radio – Is Your Family Normal?

Is your family a normal Christian family? What does a Christian family even look like? Join us this week on Finish Well Radio and discover what godly teens and parents have learned about being set-apart in a dysfunctional world.

Read more about the Finish Well Team at:

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FW Radio – Teens and Family Vacations

Guests host Jenny Rose Curtis will be interviewing Finish Well team members, TJ Miller, Madelynn Streby, Hannah Brooks, and Jimmy Curtis about their family vacations.

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Destination: Inspiration Episode 12- Who was Maya Angelou? A Tribute to The Phenomenal Woman

Hey, Friends!

If you can get through the echo (I’m working on it- LOL)  in my latest podcast, I know you’ll be blessed to hear the words of this phenomenal woman, Maya Angelou. I’m sure you’ll find her life and words inspirational for you and your homeschool! Scroll below for some inspiring video footage of Maya Angelou. Click the little grey arrow at the bottom to listen!

Outside of scripture, my grandma, my fourth grade teacher Mr. Freesman, and my friend/ fellow poet and co-author of my new Words With Wings Poetry Curriculum,  De, Maya Angelou is the biggest inspiration for my words. Ever.

What is the craziest is how she had SO many roles- like me. I guess it’s the life of a poet. Or a Renaissance Woman. Funny, a friend gave my that title of Renaissance Woman years ago, and it’s just stuck. Felt right. After I visited her website after her passing, diving deeper into Who Was Maya Angelou, I see those words. Right there. Global Renaissance Woman.

Here’s a screenshot and link straight to her page.

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While my words are not known globally  like hers, I pray that someday they will impact as many as hers did. And I pray you find a bit of inspiration on today’s poetic tribute to the life of a truly Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou. Global Renaissance Woman.

As promised, I’ll share some of the links I mention in the podcast below. Here’s a link and a free download to the poem, #Reset  I read and wrote just a few weeks before her passing.

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Blessings for your journey, and may your words take flight.

Jen

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An except from the 1993 Inaugural Poem of President Bill Clinton, On the Pulse of Morning:

(Courtesy, William J. Clinton Presidential Library.)

“Here on the pulse of this new day

You may have the grace to look up and out

And into your sister’s eyes,

Into your brother’s face, your country

And say simply

Very simply

With hope

Good morning.”  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59xGmHzxtZ4

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“The People’s Poet”- CBS News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykKoPCOMSto

Phenomenal Woman- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeFfhH83_RE

And Still I Rise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqOqo50LSZ0

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Parenting Blind Spots That Put Your Homeschool Family at Risk

Could you have some parenting blind spots that put your homeschool family at risk? Reb Bradley will inspire you in this podcast.

Could you have some blind spots in your parenting? If you're a homeschooler, this podcast is a must-listen, but every parent can benefit.

I have helped other people parent their children, but that didn’t keep me from having blind spots in my parenting — blind spots that did put our homeschool family at risk. I thank God for opening my eyes to the truth and using the wisdom of Reb Bradley to make it less painful.

You’ll want to listen to learn:

  • Why some homeschoolers may be predisposed to parenting blind spots
  • What blind spot parents of young children are most likely to have
  • What you can do to quickly turn your home around
  • How you should speak to teens, and more

Resources mentioned in this podcast

FamilyMinistries.com – ministry website where you can purchase Parenting Teens with the Wisdom of Solomon, Child Training Tips, and much more

RebBradley.net – political commentary

Solving the Crisis in Homeschooling – mp3 of this message

Ultimate Husband – a site for Christian men that is life-changing, with a free MP3 on understanding a woman’s mind

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