Homeschool Bravely, An Interview with Jamie Erickson

Fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10

Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 74: Homeschooling with Courage; An Interview With Jamie Erickson

Hello Friends! Have you ever been plagued with fears in your homeschool journey? I know so many homeschooling mamas enter the world of homeschooling with the fear that somehow they are going to mess their children up, not be enough for their children, or a host of other concerns.

My guest for this episode of the podcast is Jamie Erickson author of the book Homeschool Bravely.

I really enjoyed talking to Jamie, and I think you are going to be encouraged by hearing the wisdom she shared! I hope you will take time to listen, share with friends, and leave a review on iTunes.

You can connect with Jamie in these ways:

Jamie is also the co-host on the Mom 2 Mom Podcast. You can listen to that podcast here:

I encourage you to check out Jamie’s book and podcast and to connect with her on social media. I know you will be encouraged!

For more encouragement please check out my book Legacy Reflections of a Homeschooled Homeschooling Mama

Also, here is the link to my husband’s book Ordinary Homeschool Dad 

Ladies, I hope you have a great week! Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast with your friends. May the Lord bless each of you as you serve Him this week!

Standing Strong in the Midst of Struggles

Hello Friends! Sometimes life is just plain hard, and sometimes our hearts can feel faint from the things we see happening around us. So often when I go online I see one disturbing news story after another. Social media has put so much more before our eyes, and day after day we see stories of people who are sick, straying from the faith, dying, and experiencing much pain. Jesus told us that we would face trouble in this world, but He also told us to be of good cheer because He has overcome the world.

Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 73: Standing Strong In The Midst of Struggle

On today’s episode of the Legacy Homeschool Refections Podcast I discuss standing strong when struggles surround us. We can be encouraged that even though we will face sadness, defeat, suffering and death in this life we know that we can be more than conquerors through Him Who loved us. I want to encourage you today that:

He Who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it. I Thessalonians 5:24

For more encouragement please check out my book

Click here to find my husband’s book to encourage homeschool dads:

It is always a joy to have you listen; if you have a moment to leave a review or star rating on iTunes that would be a great encouragement to me. May the Lord bless you and strengthen your hearts for every good work!

The Power of the Word of God in Parenting

Hello Friends! This week I have been thinking about the precious gift the Word of God is to us as ladies, mothers, and homeschool moms. God’s Word is living, powerful, able to penetrate hard hearts, able to extend hope, and able to give us direction when we are at a loss for what to do.

On today’s episode of the Legacy Homeschool Reflections podcast I am talking about the power of the Word of God. You can listen to it here

Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 72:
The Power of the Word of God in Parenting

One way that I am spending time in the Word with my children is through our morning circle time. Beyond that I am trying to have intentional conversations with them throughout the day where we discuss verses that apply to life situations. My husband also reads the Word to the family when he gets home at night. These are ways we are endeavoring to have a culture of constantly bringing our children back to the Scriptures. I would love to hear your ideas for how you are letting the Word dwell richly in your family.

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Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Families Serving the Lord Together

Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 71: Families Serving The Lord Together

On today’s episode of the Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast we discuss the importance of family ministry. I believe that homeschooling opens up beautiful opportunities for our families to engage in various ministries together.

We homeschoolers have more flexibility in our schedules and thus can travel more freely as well as fit in other opportunities to be about ministry together. Whether offering hospitality in our homes, working in our local churches, playing instruments at a rest home, or a host of other areas of service our families can join hands and be busy doing kingdom work.

There are many important things we will want to teach our children in our homeschools, and I think the joy of serving the Lord is one of those important things we should be teaching our children. When they are busy serving God and serving others they will have joy, fulfillment and less time for self-centeredness. May the Lord help us all to lead our families to serve His kingdom purposes with eternity in our hearts.

Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing.

Psalm 100:2

I would love to hear how you prioritize ministry in you family. God gives our families unique callings and giftings, and it is encouraging to hear how others are engaging in kingdom work. You can connect with me on facebook at:

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Keeping Focused on Christ

On this episode of the podcast

Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 70: Keep Christ Front & Center In Your Homeschool

I am sharing about the importance of keeping Christ at the very center of all of our living and learning. Matthew 6:33 is one of my favorite verses, because it encourages me to keep Jesus as the central focus in our homeschool days.

I would love to hear how you are seeking the Lord first in you family, in your homeschool, and in your personal life. You can connect with me on facebook at:

Click here to find my book:

Click here to find my husband’s book to encourage homeschool dads:

Helpful Tips, Ordering Your Homeschool Day

On last week’s podcast we discussed having our homeschools rooted in Christ and in loving family relationships. Today we are going to turn to the practical nuts and bolts of structuring our homeschool days in an efficient way that brings cohesiveness to the family.

So teach us to number our days
    that we may get a heart of wisdom. – Psalm 90:12

Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 69: More Helpful Tips For The New School Year

Every family is unique, and what works in my homeschool may not be the right fit for your family, but I do think having some kind of plan in place will serve our families well. I have found that at least having a loose flow of events in place helps create smoother flowing days.

For more homeschool and family discipleship encouragement I encourage you to check out these resources:

Click here to find my book:

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Helpful Tips for a New Homeschool Year

Hi Friends! Have you started back to homeschool yet? I have been purchasing school supplies and thinking about the year ahead. This episode of the podcast is about preparing for a new year of home education.

Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 68: Helpful Tips For a New Homeschool Year

Oftentimes it is easy to get hyper focused on curriculum choices, schedules, and activities, but on today’s podcast I’m going to be trying to focus our thoughts on more important preparations. These priorities have to do with our relationships with the Lord and our families.

Next week I plan to follow up with some practical how-to tips, but for this week let’s focus on the foundational elements of a healthy family and homeschool environment. Thanks for listening!

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Courtship, Dating, and Falling Away

How should Christians pursue finding godly spouses? Is there a one size fits all formula for everyone? I don’t think so, but I do believe that there are Biblical principles that do work for all. I pray that this episode of the podcast offers encouragement for those who have been shaken by the Josh Harris news headlines the past couple of weeks.

Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 67: Courtship, Dating, & Falling Away

Sadly, many today are wanting to throw out Biblical principles, and many are also diving into the deep pool of apostasy. Joshua Harris, author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye” has come out with some disturbing statements lately. Of all the alarming things he said, this one really pierces my heart. Josh said on Instagram that:

“The information that was left out of our announcement is that I have undergone a massive shift in regard to my faith in Jesus, “The popular phrase for this is ‘deconstruction,’ the biblical phrase is ‘falling away.’ By all the measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christian. Many people tell me that there is a different way to practice faith and I want to remain open to this, but I’m not there now.”

Josh has recanted his book and has separated from his wife. He has furthermore come out in support of the LGBTQ+ community. He has denied the authority of the Word of God and said that his views about Jesus have undergone a massive shift.

In light of this heartbreaking news I asked my husband Matt to come on the podcast for a discussion on the topics of courtship, dating, and the widespread apostasy we are witnessing in the church today.

Our hearts are heavy for Josh and his wife Shannon and for all who are falling away from believing in the truth of God’s Word. I have been praying for them, and I hope that you will too.

Our intent in recording this episode was to bring hope to those of you who may be feeling shaken by this news and to seek to point us all back to Jesus, the gospel, and the unshakable authority of the Word of God.

Our desire is for us all to think Biblically and to use Biblical principles regardless of whether we use the term courtship or dating. Thank you for listening, and I would love to hear from you!

Less Pride, More Humility

Hello Friends, this week’s episode of the podcast is about pride versus humility. Our culture so values pride that we often forget that this is not a characteristic that pleases the Lord.

When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with the humble is wisdom. – Proverbs 11:2

Instead of pride the Bible teaches us that we should be humble before our God. Pride seems to be one of those deadly sins that often brings down people in devastating ways, and it is definitely something for us to guard against. May the Lord grant us grace to walk humbly with our God.

Click here to register for the Back 2 Homeschool Online Conference happening this week:

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Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 66: Less Pride, More Humility

Two Generations of Homeschool Graduates Behind the Microphone!

The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad. – Psalm 126:3

Friends, time is marching on so quickly, I cannot believe that we have already graduated our oldest from our homeschool! I also cannot believe that four decades have passed since my own parents began homeschooling me back in those pre-historic days of the homeschooling movement.

On this episode of the Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast I sit down at the microphone and chat with my daughter about her experiences being homeschooled and also share from my own experiences so long ago.

h In talking to Lauren it is interesting that we both appreciate some of the same things about being homeschooled even though we were home educated in two very different eras.

It is our hope that by listening you will be encouraged for a new homeschool year. Sometimes it is very helpful just to remember what our end goals are and why we have chosen home education in the first place.

To me home education is about so much more than academics; it is a beautiful opportunity to build relationships with our children and to disciple their hearts for Christ.

As you approach a new homeschool year I encourage you to remember to seek first kingdom priorities. We can trust that everything else (including acadmemics) will be added when we seek the Lord first.

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you. – Matthew 6:33

For more homeschool encouragement I encourage you to check out my book Legacy Reflections of a Homeschooled Homeschooling Mama  

If this podcast has been an encouragement to you, would you consider leaving a star rating and review on iTunes? Each review makes the podcast more visible to other mamas, and it is my desire to spread the word so more moms will be encouraged. We really appreciate your help in this; thank you so much! Have a blessed week!