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November 24, 2007

ThatMom Podcasts

For several months I've been listening to the weekly podcasts of ThatMom - homeschool mother and grandmother Karen Campbell. I've known Karen via her daughter for several years now. The podcasts are definitely included in my Mommy-Inspiration Files.

What I've really appreciated is how Karen keeps returning to the Gospel, and how the Lord is leading each of us in our respective families. Too often in homeschooling (and Christian parenting) there is the tendency to become ideological or strive to do everything "just right." In doing that, it is easy to adopt manmade standards and lose sight of our focus on Christ alone.

Karen and her guests come across as just another homeschool mom. Loving, imperfect, wanting the best for their children, seeking the Lord. In her tone, I hear the experience of a mother who has made it to grandmotherhood and the experience of a Christian who has made mistakes along the way and learned to lean into the Lord.

And for me, that is the encouragement I need.


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I'll have to check that out, I'm always looking for podcasts to download onto the ipod for my walks.

Posted by: Amie at November 26, 2007 10:36 AM

TG, on this same topic, just to share, the other day I heard a Christian clinical psychologist say that when we say we walk our talk, it's not about us trying to be perfect. But being ourselves, our imperfections and all, and admitting to our kids and letting them see that we have God and His grace to rely on. That was like a reminder to me, too, about grace-based parenting.

Posted by: bp at November 27, 2007 09:23 PM

This sounds great! I will have to give her a listen.

Posted by: Science Projects for Kids at December 5, 2007 12:41 PM

Thanks for sharing that, bp. Do you remember which psych said that? I'd be interested to know. . .

SPforK. . . were you able to listen? I really like podcasts for listening while cleaning.

Amie, can I tell you how extremely impressed I am that you find make time to walk!?

Posted by: TulipGirl at December 21, 2007 08:40 PM


 
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