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!

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 https://www.amazon.com/Legacy-Reflections-Homeschooled-Homeschooling-Mama/dp/1973737825  

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!

Talking About Our Big Move



It has been a good while since I have posted anything on this website or published a new podcast. As many of you know our family has been undergoing a huge transition from our farm to a smaller farm across town. I will be honest with you…..this has been really hard. It has been hard physically and emotionally leaving the farm we loved so much and adapting to change, but God has been faithful.

“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” – I Corinthians 1:9

We are now fully moved into our new home, and while we still have a lot of unpacking to do, we are happy to finally be settling into our new place. On this episode of the podcast https://legacyhomeschoolreflections.blogspot.com/2019/07/legacy-homeschool-reflections-podcast.htmlmy husband Matt joins me again to talk about some of our experiences through this move, why we moved, and what the Lord has been teaching us through the move.

Thank you for stopping by and tuning into the podcast, and I would love to hear from you. You can find me on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/legacyhomeschoolreflections/?eid=ARCK8ZS3ytq1cXIZwwYybHFWA7vrJ9meAB60_HSgULhUJVteiO0C5pO5DuZjVODIhf24keUxJdKB_SDR

Also, I am so grateful for each and every review listeners leave on iTunes. I read each one, and the reviews help the podcast to become more visible for other Mamas to find and be encouraged.

Have you recently moved? Are you thinking about moving? Do you live in the country or the city? I would love to hear your experiences and where the Lord currently has you. Wherever we are may we live fully for His kingdom purposes. Have a blessed week!

Consecrated Families

Welcome to this episode of the Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast where our topic is consecrating our families to the Lord and His service.

There are many areas that we can set apart or consecrate to our Lord, but in this podcast I touched on three of those areas. I discuss ideas for consecrating the areas of time, academics/learning and our affections especially in the area of entertainment. I pray that it will be an encouragement to you!
https://legacyhomeschoolreflections.blogspot.com/2019/04/legacy-homeschool-reflections-podcast_15.html

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Also, I am so grateful for every star rating and review left on iTunes. It helps other Mamas to be able to find the podcast. Thank you for tuning in and have a blessed week!

When You Feel Like Quitting Homeschooling

Welcome back to the Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast. In today’s episode I’m talking about what to do when you feel like throwing in the towel on homeschooling. I hope you will find fresh vision and encouragement to press on, to not grow weary, and to keep the long term perspective that will help you to persevere.

I know what it is to feel tired, weary, and discouraged. It is when we anchor our hearts in the eternal truths of God’s Word that we can have the strength we need to persevere I hope this episode encourages your heart.

For more homeschool encouragement please check out my book “Legacy Reflections of a Homeschooled Homeschooling Mama.” https://www.amazon.com/Legacy-Reflections-Homeschooled-Homeschooling-Mama/dp/1973737825

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Remembering God’s Amazing Love

In today’s episode of the podcast we discuss the great love of God for us. His love calls, redeems, justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies us. As the old Wesley hymn says, “Amazing love, how can it be, that thou my God would die for me?” https://legacyhomeschoolreflections.blogspot.com/2019/03/legacy-homeschool-reflections-podcast_25.html  


Then we go on to discuss how we can extend the love we have been given to our families, giving them a beautiful picture of Christ’s love for them too. I hope you will be blessed!

As always, please keep in touch. I love to hear from listeners. You can follow me on facebook @legacyhomeschoolreflections or just look up Ruth L Adams. Have a blessed week!

A Teacup Story

Recently my oldest child turned eighteen! I really wanted to make her celebration extra special, so she and I planned an elegant tea party for her special day.

In today’s podcast I talk about some of the things that were shared at the tea party, and I hope you enjoy the story of the teacup! Have a blessed week, friends! https://legacyhomeschoolreflections.blogspot.com/2019/03/legacy-homeschool-reflections-podcast_18.html

Homeschool Burnout

Good morning, Friends! It’s a new week to glorify God in our hearts and homes. I hope this episode of the podcast will be an encouragement to your hearts. It is my reflection back on how I believe being homeschooled was a blessing in my life. If you are struggling to get through this winter season, I hope this encourages you to press on looking forward with a long term vision. Have a wonderful week! https://legacyhomeschoolreflections.blogspot.com/2019/03/legacy-homeschool-reflections-podcast.html

You can find more homeschool encouragement in my book “Legacy Reflections of a Homeschooled Homeschooling Mama” available on Amazon, and please take a moment to leave a review and star rating on iTunes. My heart is encouraged by your reviews, and each review helps more mamas to be able to find this podcast. Have a wonderful week and thanks for listening!

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