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It’s been just over a week since Teach Them Diligently wrapped up their 2014 Nashville convention. In just a few days our family will be packing up and heading to the Spartanburg, SC location. I wanted to give you a recap of what it was like in Nashville and persuade you, if you’ve been on the fence, to join us in Spartanburg this week {and get a $10 off discount}!

 

Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention 2014 Spartanburg

It’s so hard to put into words what exactly Teach Them Diligently means to our family.

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This has been our third year attending and it keeps getting better each year.

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This year we ran a booth for the first time for Cities 4 Life. The interactions with people were downright amazing! Moments where we’re like, really God? I mean really?? For example, one woman comes up to our booth and says she’s looking for so-and-so’s brother. We kinda shrugged our shoulders not knowing what she was talking about until we realized she was looking for my husband. She had come all the way up from Tampa and goes to the same church my sister in laws go to. Crazy!

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UPDATE: Exciting news! Teach Them Diligently has extended the deadline for early bird discount registration to February 13th! This is a great Valentine’s gift for your loved one – you can’t give a more meaningful gift than a better future for your kids. Register now »

We’ve bought our tickets and booked our hotel and we are SO READY for Teach Them Diligently 2014!!!!

Seriously you guys, this is our family’s most favorite time of year. Beats out Disney.

What is Teach Them Diligently? In a nut shell it’s a homeschool convention. Dig deeper and it’s an inspirational living life convention. Dig even deeper and it’s a life changing, Spirit filled, family centered, friend making, feet moving powerhouse! We’ve gone twice and each time we’ve been so sad that the 2 1/2 days went by far too quickly. We’ve met new friends and discovered new ways to educate our family through scriptures.

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If you don’t homeschool, you still should go!

As much as it is about homeschooling it’s core focus is to encourage and teach us how to disciple our children to glorify God. I have learned so much from great leaders such as Ken HamVoddie Baucham and Mark Hamby {to name a few}. The wisdom God has imparted to these leaders had not only changed mine and my husbands lives but our children’s as well. I will never forget listening to Mark Hamby talk. I had a friend, from states away, texted me and told me “you have to go listen to Mark Hamby!” Ok, sure. I didn’t have any particular speaker to listen to at that hour so we went and parked our seats. We were some of the first people to enter the room. We waited and as the minutes ticked by the room FILLED! Like, beyond filled. To the point where Mark was hoping the fire warden wouldn’t come by.

How odd. I had never heard of this man before.

 

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He began talking. I wasn’t sure if he was beginning his conference speech or if he was just making small talk with the packed room.

But before we knew it we were all deep in his story. The passion he spoke with drew us all in. The hour passed and my two year old son was pointing to my face wondering why I was crying. This one simple story, a story about a boy and his sister and a hedge of thorns, wrecked my life. Here I thought I was just passing time and gaining some homeschooling advice. No, my friends, it was far more than that.

 

hsttd2{My second daughter getting a major head start on her reading for the new year. In the hotel room. The conference had just begun.}

Won’t you join me? We’re only a couple short months away from future memories!

The atmosphere is beautiful. It’s a little oasis in the middle of a chaotic and fallen world.

There are four wonderful locations to choose from throughout the country. We’ll be going to the Spartanburg location. My personal favorite. Tried and true. And we’ll also be going to the Nashville location for the first time. Come see us as we represent Cities 4 Life.

Some people come alone while grandparents watch the kids. Some have trains of ten kids following behind them. And speaking of kids, please, please, please take advantage of the kids program!

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I was hesitant but finally decided last year to put them in. It was beyond worth the $35 per child! My oldest now has a core group of girls that she met and the four of them have become pen pals. To see the excitement on her face when she gets a letter in the mail from a dear friend that she’ll be meeting up with again this next spring…I can’t even begin to tell you the joy that brings me, let alone her! $35 for a weekend of fun with new friends and a lifetime of being pen pal sisters? Yeah. Priceless.

 

hsttd4{her first letter from a Teach Them Diligently pen pal}

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hsttd3{Hey, we get to meet new friends, too! Like the beautiful Leslie Nunnery, head honcho of Teach Them Diligently}

Are you pumped yet?? Won’t you please join us?? It’s like a giant family reunion {only there’s no weird Uncle Fred or Aunt Sally}. For such a small price you’ll be making memories and changing your family’s life. And you know what?

Click on this link to register at the early bird discounted rate of $55 per family. You’re saving $10 by making a decision today.

Making your total for a three day conference a mere $55 for your whole family! This discount is only good through the end of THURSDAY! What are you waiting for? Makes it a little easier to sign your kids up for the amazing kids program, huh? Did I mention that signing your kids up gives you the freedom to peruse the large vendor room. Last year I eagerly bought up our homeschool books. My husband? He bought a Nutrimill. See. I told you it’s not just for homeschoolers.

Comments are open for this post. Please let me know if I can look forward to seeing your beautiful face! I’d love to meet you!

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Blessings!

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After moving to Tennessee I can’t tell you how excited I am to see all my homeschool friends again from Charlotte at the Teach Them Diligently Convention in Spartanburg, SC. As I’ve said many times before this is the highlight of our year. We get encouraged in parenting, in our marriage, in homeschooling and it’s a great time to just fellowship with our sweet friends, old and new.

Can I encourage you, if you’ve been on the fence, to go ahead and get your family tickets this year? There are four locations to choose from.

Nashville, TN
Spartanburg, SC
Washington, D.C.
Dallas, TX

And you only have a couple more days to get the early bird price of only $45 for the entire family! For that cost you’ll get 2 1/2 days at the best homeschool convention around, inspiring speakers to listen to, a large vendor hall to shop in and many new friends to make!

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The children’s program is stellar. My kids absolutely love it and meet so many like minded friends. They are so excited to see their friends they made last year that they’ve become pen pals with.

My family will be at the Nashville and Spartanburg locations and we really hope we get a chance to meet you! In Nashville my husband and I will be there helping to represent Cities 4 Life. Come by and say hi!

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Did you know that when you register you will receive 3 months free of the Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Planner? Definitely something you need to check out.

Or how about, if you sign up a group of ten or more your cost is only $35/family instead of $45.

Well hurry up! You have til the end of the day December 31st!

See you there!

Blessings!

Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention 2014

We’ve bought our tickets and booked our hotel and we are SO READY for Teach Them Diligently 2014!!!!

Seriously you guys, this is our family’s most favorite time of year. Beats out Disney.

What is Teach Them Diligently? In a nut shell it’s a homeschool convention. Dig deeper and it’s an inspirational living life convention. Dig even deeper and it’s a life changing, Spirit filled, family centered, friend making, feet moving powerhouse! We’ve gone twice and each time we’ve been so sad that the 2 1/2 days went by far too quickly. We’ve met new friends and discovered new ways to educate our family through scriptures.

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The Creation Museum

August 19, 2013

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Last week we decided, kind of on a whim, to make the long drive to the Creation Museum in northern Kentucky {right near Cincinnati}. We’ve wanted to visit ever since it was built but we kept having babies! Well, this past May we were blessed to be able to listen to Ken Ham at Teach Them Diligently. I had heard of many people who loved his teachings and I had visited the Answers in Genesis website many times over the years but had never heard him speak. So first, totally shocked that he’s Australian. Didn’t see that coming. Second, I was shocked to hear that there are “christians” who don’t believe the Bible. Ken Ham teaches, or rather reiterates, what the Bible says about the earth and all that is in it being created within six literal days. Even when I wasn’t a true convert I still believed that. So when he started playing clip after clip of some of the most influential pastors that I follow saying that they believed in millions of years, well, shocked doesn’t quite capture my feelings at that moment. So now we were even more determined to go to the Creation Museum to see what all it was about.

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