Family News/Homeschool Conferences

Indianapolis Home School Conference

The past three days have been jammed packed with action as our family has been at the IAHE (Indiana) home school conference!

We are very excited about the new wooden shelves some friends helped us build for our booth. (Quite an improvement to what we had before.)

My dad presented his session, “Learning from Dad”. We noticed how many more dads were at this conference in comparison to most home school conferences. It was neat to see so many couples shopping together–not just moms by themselves. My dad’s session accents on the point of how important it is that fathers play a role in teahing their children– not necessarily “academics” but more importantly the standards and convictions each family needs to have.

Sarah speaking on “Raising Pure Daughters in a Generation of Darkness”.

Things always get pretty busy, messy and crazy inside our booth at the end of the conference…!

Friday night we got together with some of my parents’ friends from college.

Stephen, Sarah and I came along for the entertainment. (And the food 🙂 .) No, actually, it was a very nice evening and it’s always fun hearing new stories about mom and dad. 🙂

Note the above picture was taken inside not outside. Our friends live in an old school they bought downtown Indianapolis and they use it for ministry, a home church, etc. Pretty creative!


  1. Wow, the new shelves are beautiful! Yay, no more duck tape! 🙂

    So strange to think that last year at this time I was with you guys! Can you believe it’s been a year? Boy, I can’t.

    Love ya all,


  2. I agree 100%! The wooden shelves are a big improvement! 🙂

    These pictures bring back memories for me too… [happy sigh]

    Love, Mary

  3. Ha! I love it. All of us who have helped with HS conferences agree -the new shelves are awesome! Your booth looked so….professional. 🙂

    Looks like it was a great weekend. But come home now, okay? lol

  4. I was wondering if you all are coming to Fla. You said something about the Spring, but there is not anything said is about it in website. Could you let me know? Thanks!

  5. Hi Grace,
    It looks like you had a very nice turnout at this homeschool conference! Your booth looks very nice with the new shelves.
    By the way, we will miss you at NICHE this year!
    In Christ’s love,
    P.S. How is the Bright Lights “Let My Life be a Light” songbook coming? I am so excited for it, especially the piano music!! 🙂

  6. Desiree: Yes, we do want to come to FL again for Bright Lights Conferences. The main delay has been finding a church / host. And since there are so many other locations also wanting conferences, FL seems to have been put on the back burner for the time being. But we would like to come back and we pray that when God wants us to go, He will open the doors.

    Annie: Yes, we will miss being at NICHE too! The songbook is coming well–thanks to some extra help God has provided…:) hopefully it will be published and available sometime in May.

  7. Thank you so much for your family’s ministries to other families and their young people. My Dad used your book Making Bothers and Sisters Best Friends in family devotions last year, and it was very helpful. I am the oldest of nine children, so there are certainly plenty of opportunities to put what we learned into action!

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