Wednesday, February 6, 2013

19 Years Ago & Free Offer From Gregg Harris to Hear Basic Home Schooling Workshop

How well I remember that Friday night! Could it really be 19 years ago this month? My husband and I left town with our little three-month-old baby, Alex, in tow—leaving our toddler, John, and preschooler, Blair, with a trusted babysitter—to drive about an hour away to a nearby town to meet and hear pastor, teacher, author Gregg Harris. Gregg is the bestselling author of The Christian Home School.

One of the desires of my heart at that time was to teach our children at home, but as we drove out of town that night, God had not put that desire on Terry's heart, yet.

Ever notice in the Bible how God often speaks to the woman first?

That's how it was for me with the God-given vision I had treasured in my heart for months—that my husband did not initially share with me— as we left home for the first session of "The Basic Home Schooling Workshop." It's almost like God was whispering in my heart, "Step aside, Juana, I want to speak to your husband."

That first Friday night session was was like a heart-to-heart talk to the fathers in the room, and it was called, "Why Home School?" I remember Terry said on the way home that night to me, "Why wouldn't everyone in America want to home school their children?"

It is not too strong a statement to say that that night was one of the watershed moments in our parenting life. We went on to home school our children for thirteen years. I'm very excited to tell you that we may be home schooling our daughter, Mary, in part for high school next year. I'll fill you in with our plans for next year as they unfold.

This month Gregg Harris is offering the entire live recording of the weekend workshop (eight sessions) available for you to hear at no charge online! You can listen in the privacy of your home without ever having to travel to a distant town to get the same quality information, or even purchase the set! Pictured above is my taped set that still has the $40 price tag I paid for it—okay it was totally faded, but it was still there! (remember those things called cassettes?). Best $40 I ever spent.

You will be inspired to establish a clear sense of direction in your home schooling. Listening will help keep you excited about teaching your children at home, and will encourage you as you parent your children.  My favorite session was "Training Your Children to be Faithful."

This is the best Biblical parent-teaching I have ever ever received in one place. It changed our life. Gregg's voice is easy to listen to. You will appreciate his Biblical counsel and his years of wisdom. (He is the father of seven children!)

My only regret is that I didn't go down front to meet Gregg Harris when I had the chance. I was preoccupied with picking up my baby from the nursery, and I was so curious to know what Terry was thinking. I might have missed meeting Gregg, but it was so worth it to go hear what God had to say to my husband and me through him.

God did a mighty thing in our family when he gave Terry an open mind to attend. What God did in our hearts that night and in the days—and yes, months and years that followed—is something I will forever be thankful for. It's all His grace. I wouldn't trade that for anything.

Gregg—if you're reading—all I can say is the biggest thank you eight characters can type. May God bless you richly, Brother!

To listen to "The Basic Home Schooling Workshop" by Gregg Harris, click here.

"These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, 
when you lie down and when you get up."
~Deuteronomy 6:6-7

 Walk by Faith,

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