Thursday, June 21, 2012

Conference of Encouragement

I am looking so forward to the 2012 CHEK Family and Homeschool Conference this weekend! This will be my third year attending and each year just seems to get better. I love seeing friends that I don't see very often and meeting new people. I love being there to encourage others and to be encouraged myself. I love going to the workshops and visiting all the vendors as it encourages me and helps brings excitement back into my planning. Another thing that I really enjoy about the CHEK conference is it's smaller than other conferences I hear about and not too overwhelming. It just feels like home when I'm there!

The conference is broken up into six different tracks so that you can easily peruse what is available that pertains to your family and interests. CHEK is committed to families and desires to have something for everyone...even Grandparents! Please visit each track below to read about the speakers and what they will be discussing this weekend. Great videos are available to watch too!

Children's Track
Teen Track
America's Christian History Track
Heart for Missions Track
Biblical Parenting Track
Practical Homeschooling Track

Consider coming to support everyone here that desires to bring our children up in the Lord. I am sure that you will be so blessed and encouraged too! But, don't forget to register for the conference as you will also be entered to win an iPad! Take a look at the schedule and plan out your weekend. I don't want you to miss out on anything that would be a blessing to you!

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching."  ~Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Giveaways Galore!

Today is the last day for giveaways on the CHEK Family & Homeschool Conference Blog! Don't miss out on these and enter to win by the end of tonight. These giveaways are an exciting preparation for what is to come at the 2012 Conference on June 22nd & 23rd. Striving to make this year the best one yet!

Please help us get the word out about CHEK and this Conference with your friends and on your loops. Someone on your list may be considering homeschooling that you're not aware of or a family may be struggling on their journey but aren't aware of this Conference, so please don't let anyone miss this opportunity. Also know that even if you can't attend, you are still eligible to win these giveaways as well! But, I really do hope to see you there!

Thank you so much for helping us get this information out! Below are the list of the last giveaways...don't miss out!

Beethoven Who? Music Appreciation Course:

Total Transcript Solution from The Home Scholar, Lee Binz:

Young Adult Literature Bundle:

Free CHEK Membership & Conference Attendance:

Vintage Remedies for Kids:

Gift Bag from Homemaking 911:

TRISMS Reading Through the Ages:

Parenting from the Heart by Marilyn Boyer:

Upgrade by Kevin Swanson:

Restoring America's Biblical Foundations DVD Curriculum:

IEW Linguistic Development in Poetry:

Full-Time Parenting by Israel Wayne:

"For Such A Time As This" Conference

Summer is an exciting time of year as it is a time to prepare and plan for next year. It is such a blessing to have the freedom of being able to homeschool our children. What a priviledge it is to have a strong community of people with the same passion to all come together annually for support, encouragement and to provide the necessary tools and information homeschoolers need on this journey. This is why I always look forward to attend our local homeschool conference given by CHEK. I love this year's theme for it too: For Such A Time As This.

I love the first statement that CHEK states about themselves that they are "dedicated to promoting the Christian worldview in child training and education". The speakers involved clearly portray that desire and I am having a difficult time deciding whose speaking engagement to attend as I want to listen to all of them! But, I am going to be sure to listen to a workshop from Mrs. Ruth Smith, co-founder and President of the Pilgrim Institute, as she is near and dear to my heart! I have learned so much from her and she has been such an inspiration to me. I highly encourage you to put her on your schedule because you will be blessed!

Please visit the CHEK Family & Homeschool Conference Blog and consider registering to attend on June 22nd & 23rd. Lots of giveaways being promoted and best of all the support is incredible. This event is for everyone and I pray that I see you there!

"For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14