BEVERLY'S SESSION TITLES:
Title: WARRIOR MOTHER: Fighting FOR the kids and not WITH them -- 1 hr
Title: The 10 Things I Wish I had Known When I Began Homeschooling -- 1 hr
When Beverly started
homeschooling more than 25 years ago she had been a credentialed teacher who
taught classrooms full of children, so felt confident to teach her own children
at home. As the years progressed however, she discovered that her professional
experience wasn’t what she needed to influence her children, it was an
understanding of God’s values and His grace to impart them.
Some moms begin the path to homeschooling with fear and trepidation. Many more start out confidently, with romantic notions of blissfully teaching reading around the kitchen table. In time, most discover the challenge of balancing academic instruction, crowd control, housework, and family life. If you are one of those moms who finds herself saying, “It’s not supposed to be this hard!” this session will minister to your very soul. ____________________________________________________________________________________
Many women pour themselves out for their families, but feel they are running on empty. In this session Beverly discusses how to embrace and enjoy the beautiful grace of God in your life, so that you have an abundance to give your family.
Many women feel that the atmosphere of their homes is dependent upon the actions of their husbands and children. Their own joy and peace slides up and down according to the family’s attitude and behavior. In this session Beverly reveals how moms can remove the power their family members have to determine the atmosphere of the home. Come and be encouraged as Bev shares what the Lord has revealed in His Word regarding His promise that "He will make her a joyful mother of children" (Psalm 113:9).
The Scriptures teach that Christians will suffer in this life, but need not be overcome by trials. In fact, those who learn to respond with love to those who antagonize them are well on their way to maturity. The same is true for our children. In this workshop Beverly offers practical help for parents who want to help their children love through adversity.
Title: When the Homeschool Dream Doesn’t Come True – 1 hr
Many parents begin homeschooling with a dream. With near total control over the influences in their children’s lives, they are confident they will bring their children to the ultimate place of academic, moral, and spiritual superiority. However, increasing numbers of homeschool parents are discovering that when their children reach adulthood, all the sheltering and all the training failed to produce the results they envisioned. In this session Beverly helps parents avoid the mistakes which contribute to the demise of homeschool graduates, and brings words of encouragement to those who feel like they have failed already. ____________________________________________________________________________________
Title: Overcoming the Distractions of Motherhood: Keeping Priorities in Focus -- 1 hr
Many home school moms are overwhelmed by how much must be accomplished each day. As their days become filled with frustration, they find themselves distracted and driven to accomplish unattainable goals. This workshop holds practical insights for those who want to keep themselves and their children focused upon the goals that God has for them. Peace and freedom from anxiety await those who have set their priorities biblically.
Title: Loving and Teaching the Difficult Child -- 1hr
Teaching children at home is no simple task, but with some children it is more difficult than with others. This workshop is for the mom who has one type of particularly challenging child -- some would call him or her "A.D.D." These children are inattentive, highly distractible, fidgety, and impulsive. They fail to pick up social cues and have difficulty keeping friends. They are especially challenging, because they are disruptive to the education of their brothers ands sisters. These children receive excessive attention, but they often feel our anger and ultimately, our rejection. From her own experience, and with wisdom from God's Word, Beverly helps parents find a practical plan for loving and teaching difficult children.
Title: Teaching Your Children to Love One Another -- 1hr
As parents, we pour ourselves into our children and hope the care we give them will foster love between brothers and sisters. Sadly, too few parents find their love bears that kind of fruit -- their homes are characterized by sibling rivalry and disorder. For many, the thought of warmth and affection between brothers and sisters is an unattainable dream. Fortunately, it need not be just a dream. In this workshop, Beverly draws from the Scriptures to teach parents how they can kindle peaceful, loving relationships between brothers and sisters.
Title: Keeper of the Home -- 1hr
Many Christian women have difficulty balancing their duties to husband, children, and ministries. They struggle to be a combination of the "Titus 2" and the "Proverbs 31 Woman," yet feel like they barely survive each day. They are sure that the "Proverbs 31 Woman" could not have home-schooled her kids. This workshop offers solid biblical direction to those women who want to understand their biblical responsibilities as wife, mother, and home school teacher. A truly inspiring look at the high calling of Christian womanhood as presented in Titus 2:4-5.
Title: Becoming Your Husband's Helpmate -- 1hr
Drawing from the Scriptures and lessons learned from her own struggles as a wife, Beverly offers help balancing obligations to one's husband and children. This workshop is for the woman who desires to overcome her fears and controlling tendencies, and become her husband's "helpmate."
Title: Home School Mom: Controller or Servant? – 1½ hrs (2 sessions)
Many women work hard at caring for their families, yet find themselves discouraged when those they serve neither share their vision nor participate with their plans. In this session, Bev examines the lives of 6 biblical women, to expose the difference between serving others and exhausting oneself controlling them.
Title: Cultivating Tender Love for Your Children -- 1hr
As mothers we can be devoted to the care of our children's physical needs, and yet, neglect that which is most important to the heart of God -- loving them with tender compassion. Scripture makes clear that this aspect of mothering does not come naturally -- we need to be taught how to love our children (Titus 2:4). This session offers practical biblical help to the mother who wants to learn to tenderly love her children.
Title: Finding Quiet in Your Busy Day -- 1hr
We live in an age which is fast-paced and full of constant demands. With so many needs surrounding us, all of which seem essential, we need to look to the life of our Lord to discover how he found quiet in his day even though surrounded by demanding multitudes. This session will teach how "to live a quiet life" (1 Thes 4:11), so that we can say with the peaceful confidence our Lord, "… I do only what my Father commands me" (John 14:31).
Title: God's Remedy for Weariness -- 1hr
Many women who love their husbands and children, feel like they are too emotionally weary to properly fulfill their duties to their families. In this session Beverly points them to Jesus as their source of strength. Those who are weary and burdened should come to this session for a refreshing drink from God's well.