"I started to really pray about it, and a few people approached me and said, 'Have you thought about homeschooling?' And I was like, 'No, because that’s not something we’re going to do.' And so it really started, though, to chase me down; God started to chase me down. Because I think, deep down, I did sort of admire what I knew about homeschooling, but I just thought, 'That’s not for us.'" - Karen DeBeus
Part 1 - In this special roundtable discussion, Aby Rinella, Karen DeBeus, and Yvette Hampton talk about Why, How, and Who of Homeschooling.
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Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.
In 2016, she founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat, which is a time of rest and renewal for all women seeking Jesus. She enjoys life on her hobby farm with her husband and four children. Together they are a work-at-home family pursuing a simple life with purpose and, above all, seeking to glorify God in all they do.
You can find more encouragement from Karen at http://simplylivingforhim.com/about-me/
Aby Rinella is, above all, a follower of Jesus. She is also the director of her local homeschool co-op, director of women’s ministry at her church, wife, mom and teacher to the Rinella children. Aby writes and speaks on homeschool, motherhood, parental rights, the culture war and more. She has a passion for encouraging and inspiring women to live the life they were designed to live. She and her husband also write for the outdoor industry about their adventures together, showing their kids the creator by spending time in His creation.
You can find all of Aby’s published work at abyrinella.com
Yvette Hampton is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. She is also host of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. Yvette has a deep desire to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom!
In the fall of 2016, Yvette and her family sold their home and most of their possessions, loaded up in an RV, and began traveling the country to film Schoolhouse Rocked. They have a passion for the homeschool community and are honored that the Lord has called them to tell the story of the millions of families who have been impacted by the homeschool revolution.
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