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Simply Living for Him

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On this podcast, I talk about all things simple-life on our hobby farm, homeschooling, and always about Jesus! I believe the remedy for clutter and chaos in our world, is Jesus. The more we desire Him, the less we desire the things of this world, and the easier it is to live more simply.

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On this podcast, I talk about all things simple-life on our hobby farm, homeschooling, and always about Jesus! I believe the remedy for clutter and chaos in our world, is Jesus. The more we desire Him, the less we desire the things of this world, and the easier it is to live more simply.

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My Favorite Podcast!

By RKirk7575 - Feb 10 2019
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Always timely, always accurate and very biblical!!

This podcast has so much of what we as women need to hear!

By KA0604 - Jan 28 2019
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I found this podcast per the recommendation of a friend and I’m so glad I did. Karen’s words of wisdom and encouragement are so needed and relevant to my daily walk as a Christian woman. Her thoughts are inspiring and Biblically based. Thank you, Karen, for being bold enough to start the podcast and speak to the hearts of women out there!

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83 Ratings
Average Ratings
75
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My Favorite Podcast!

By RKirk7575 - Feb 10 2019
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Always timely, always accurate and very biblical!!

This podcast has so much of what we as women need to hear!

By KA0604 - Jan 28 2019
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I found this podcast per the recommendation of a friend and I’m so glad I did. Karen’s words of wisdom and encouragement are so needed and relevant to my daily walk as a Christian woman. Her thoughts are inspiring and Biblically based. Thank you, Karen, for being bold enough to start the podcast and speak to the hearts of women out there!
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Simply Living for Him

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On this podcast, I talk about all things simple-life on our hobby farm, homeschooling, and always about Jesus! I believe the remedy for clutter and chaos in our world, is Jesus. The more we desire Him, the less we desire the things of this world, and the easier it is to live more simply.

Rank #1: Super Simple Meals Without a Fancy Plan, Freezer Meals, or Pinterest Recipes •Podcast Ep 51

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I'm going a bit against the grain today (no pun intended!) today as I talk about why we don't get too wrapped up in meal planning around here, and how I feed my family simply. I choose to focus time and energy on who is around the table rather than what is on the table. Our culture has made food a bit of an obsession these days, but really, do we live to eat or eat to live? Believe me, I love food as much as the next person, but sometimes I think we can place a bit too much emphasis on the next best recipe or meal plan.
I am also talking about why I have been eating gluten-free for almost three years even though I am the least likely person to ever make that change! And I am not encouraging you to do it!
Listen in as we talk about simple meal planning!
Jun 09 2017
25 mins
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Rank #2: Our Favorite Homeschool Curriculum and Helps • Ep 81

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Today I am talking about our favorite curriculum over the 12 years we have homeschooled, plus my favorite helps! I'm talking about preschool, elementary, middle, and high school- right now I have one in every group (but preschool!) And I am talking about all subjects! So listen in and then tell me...what are your favorites?
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Feb 09 2018
43 mins
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Rank #3: Time Management Through the Lens of God: What Does God Say About How We Spend Our Time? Ep 80

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All of human history has always had 24 hours in each day, and for many of those centuries most time was spent merely surviving. Yet, our culture is constantly saying we don't have enough time! God knew what He was doing when He created 24 hours in each day, so how can we use the time He created for us well?

Today I am encouraging you to manage your time well by looking at time through the lens of God. I'm sharing some Bible verses about time and hoping that if you view time through the lens of God, it may help how you to use it more wisely.

Before you can manage your time well, you need to understand it and the One who created it.
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Feb 02 2018
33 mins
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Rank #4: My Real Life Methods: Planners, Meals, Kids and Chores, and More • Ep 109

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I have been asked many times what my favorite methods are for planning, cleaning, meals, kids and chores, and more! Today I am tackling those questions and you may be surprised at some of my answers! Listen in as we talk about how I tackle these areas and keep it simple. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1eM
Sep 29 2018
41 mins
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Rank #5: Finding Freedom From Clutter! Episode10

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I recently wrote about living a clutter-free life and that post really hit home with so many people. Tonight, I sat down to discuss this issue, and really get to the heart.

For years now I have been simplifying and living a more clutter-free life, and last year it all really came to a head when we moved to a new home. We took only what was necessary, and I have found so much freedom in having less stuff. It was a fresh start.

The irony of our society is that we have so much stuff, and continue to seek more, yet we are finding people more and more stressed, busy, and dissatisfied. Why is that?

Our joy comes from so much more than stuff and externals do not define us. Jesus does. Even if you aren’t moving to a new home, you can still choose to start fresh and lessen the amount of clutter in your life.

Face it, more stuff means more stuff to manage and it often brings more stress.

Do you want more peace? More joy? Freedom to live life without being weighed down by stuff?

Join me as we discuss finding freedom from clutter!
Oct 02 2015
34 mins
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Rank #6: Don't Escape Motherhood: Embrace It

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When my children were very young I bought into the lie that I needed to escape the difficulties of motherhood, rather than embrace them. Perhaps I didn't recognize those little people were my mission at the time. Instead of focusing on just surviving the day, I could have focused on how God would bring me through each moment. My children were watching– did I really want them to remember me just making it, or embracing the life God had given me?

Let's not just survive our days, but thrive because we know that God has given us an amazing blessing to raise future adults. He gives us an opportunity to grow closer to Him each moment of motherhood, by recognizing we can only get by in His strength. Yes, it is hard, but any mission is hard. We should expect it to be grueling at times, but rest assured that God uses our hardships for His good.

We are serving Him through each moment of difficulty, so rather than focusing inward, if we focus on the task at hand and on others, we are sure to find so much more joy.

Motherhood is not something to escape, but to embrace. Too often though our society focuses on motherhood as if it costs us so much when in reality the rewards will be great long after we are gone. We are raising future Christ followers and our attitude should reflect Him.

Join me today as I reflect on my life in my early mothering years. I am opening up what I could have done better, and how I am moving forward embracing motherhood today and striving to do all things with excellence, instead of just enough to get by.
Feb 19 2016
22 mins
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Rank #7: Why On Earth Are You Homeschooling?• ep 122

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Today we are asking why on earth are you homeschooling?  If you are a homeschooler, I bet you have been asked that before...and I bet you ask that of yourself many times too!

But really, the answer is so simple. And I want to encourage you to focus on keeping the main thing the main thing...it's not always easy or even comfortable, but I don't think anything we do of worth is.

If we keep in my mind why we are doing this, everything else falls into place.

Join me and then let me know your thoughts in the comments below! https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1lr
Jan 17 2019
37 mins
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Rank #8: Keeping it Real. My Journey to the Present. What You See Now is Not Who I Used to Be •Podcast 55

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Today I am doing something a little different on the podcast. I sat down with no notes or agenda, but asked the Holy Spirit to lead me in what to say. And today is the day He wanted me to share the truth.

I often say that if you know me now, but didn't know me 20 years ago, it is like walking in half way through a movie, and you're at the part in the movie where the story has turned around, and you're heading toward the happy ending. But I wrestle. I have struggled with God because I want to to be 100% real and authentic with people in my life (especially folks who only see a "snippet" of me in Internet-land) but I also don't want to relive the past or share some of the awful nitty-gritty details.

 So today, I am keeping it real and letting you know that there is a huge redemption story behind what you see. When you see pretty pictures on Instagram or hear a touching story about what my hubby did for me that day, it's because I can't help but see God's power in every moment. Because my life is a living testimony of redemption. If He can redeem me, then there is hope for anyone.

And when you think I have it all together, know that I was broken into a million pieces, and HE holds me together now.

Listen in as I share how God shined a light in the dark places in my life and I will only give Him the glory in every breath I take for the rest of my life, and into eternity.
Jul 08 2017
27 mins
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Rank #9: Stop Rushing. Slow Down and Hear His Voice.

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Anyone who knows me knows that I do not like to be too busy. I enjoy the simple and slow living, but even for me, it is easy to get caught up in rushing through each day and before we know it a day leads to a year and a year leads to years.

And we ask, "Where did the time go?"

Our life purpose is to glorify God and that means doing so in each moment. Satan wants nothing more than for us to be distracted by the busy so we can't hear Jesus's voice. In a world that is obsessed with hustle, I am encouraging you to listen to His voice and do not conform to the world (Romans 12:2). Live in His timing, not the world's.
Dec 08 2017
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Rank #10: Living Like It's Christmas All Year Long• Ep 75

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Christmas may be over according to the calendar, but is it really? Let's talk about how we can live like it's Christmas all year long, and not just for a few weeks of the year. We are continually anticipating our Savior's return! Let's live like it.

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Dec 29 2017
20 mins
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Rank #11: Choose Grace Over Gossip: Getting to the Heart of Negative Words, Thoughts, and Feelings

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Today I want to tackle a subject that many of us may respond with, "OUCH!" Right?

I am also sharing a very personal and life-changing (yet shameful) story of how I became more aware of my words and thoughts toward others.

We will be talking about gossip. But not just the fact that we shouldn't gossip or why it is bad. But WHY do we do it? Are we truly honoring others above ourselves when we choose to speak (or even think!) negatively about them? And what are we teaching our children when we ourselves are not modeling the humble attitude that Christ taught us? Not only are gossip, complaining, and negative words detrimental to our relationships, they reveal a deeper more ugly side of our flesh. But there is hope...The Spirit transforms us!

Join me today as I tackle this difficult, but necessary topic so that we can live in relationships as God truly intended for us.
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Apr 27 2018
37 mins
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Rank #12: Steps You Can Take To Simplify Right Now Ep 127

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Today we are going to talk about things you can do to simplify right this moment. No more excuses! You can start immediately...in your home, in relationships, in your mind, and more!

Many of the things on this list will help you to practically simplify and many of them will also help you get to the heart of the issue. Enjoy! And may you simply live…for Him…And please note, I ended up sharing 19 and not 20 because I combined two together! But... who's counting!;)https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1pL
Feb 23 2019
47 mins
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Rank #13: Homeschooling Through the Holidays• Ep 71

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It's the most wonderful time of year! Or is it? Are you starting to feel overwhelmed at the thought of homeschooling and trying to finish your Christmas to-do list? Well, today I am talking about eliminating the stress of the season by incorporating Christmas into your homeschool. This is the time of year we should be anticipating our Savior, not swamped in stuff.

Some ideas talked about in this episode:

Unit studies- Special studies for Christmas ( Colonial Christmas unit study, studying Jesus' birth, etc.)
Letting kids address Christmas card envelopes or write notes
Practicing random acts of kindness
Delegating by incorporating your children into all the "to-do's:- baking, wrapping, etc.
Dec 01 2017
39 mins
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Rank #14: The One Thing You Must Do Before You Plan Your Homeschool Year• Podcast Ep 102

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It's that time of year. Time to break out the fresh pencils, the fresh notebook paper, and the planner. But, do you do this before you plan your homeschool? Listen in today as I talk about gearing up for the new year and the one thing you MUST do!
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Aug 09 2018
36 mins
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Rank #15: Clear the Clutter in Your Homeschool•Podcast Ep 42

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It's that time of year. We are spring cleaning our homes and definitely our homeschools. How many of us vow every spring, while looking back at a no-so-stellar year, that next year will be different? Next year will be the year where you get it right and have the best curriculum and the best schedule?

We all do.

Truth is, right now is all we have. So, let's talk about how we can clear the clutter in our homeschools (physical and mental) and make the most of every moment. From books to supplies, to endless piles of stuff, let's get in there and clear the clutter. I am sharing all about how we keep homeschool clutter to a minimum, how to know what "stuff" to keep and what to purge, and most importantly, how to focus on what matters most. The more we seek Jesus, the less stuff we find we need cluttering up our homeschool and our life.
Mar 18 2017
32 mins
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Rank #16: Tackling Kids & Clutter! Episode 45

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I love simple. I love having less clutter. But how does that all work when life can be anything but simple and clutter-free with a house full of kids? Join me today as I talk about practical tips to minimize clutter with kids and how to instill an early foundation in our kids to appreciate the things they have, not to focus always accumulating more, and to rely less on stuff and more on the Lord.
Apr 21 2017
36 mins
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Rank #17: Making Do With What We Have: in a world that strives for more

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Nowadays we forget how to make do with what we have. Generations ago this was commonplace and necessary, yet in our culture that always tells us we need more, are we forgetting how to make do with what we have? And with the ability to replace things easily, have we forgotten to take care of what we have?
Join me today and even take a challenge to make do with what you have and know that we have the MOST important thing- Jesus. All else is just icing on the cake. ;) https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1z3
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Jul 26 2019
33 mins
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Rank #18: The Benefits of Living Simply

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Today I am talking about the benefits of living a more simple life. This is not about minimalism and there are no "rules" to living simply. But at the core, we are going to discuss the freedom found in living for God and not for the things of this world.

I am also sharing some things about me that may surprise you!
May 26 2017
31 mins
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Rank #19: New Homeschooler's Guide to Simple Homeschool •Podcast Ep 39

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Today I am talking about two of my favorite things- homeschooling and keeping it simple! Even though I am addressing new homeschoolers, these are things ALL homeschoolers need to be reminded of and can benefit from!

In a world that is constantly trying to distract us, it so important, especially as new homeschoolers, to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus so we know when to weed out the things that aren't truly important.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, as a new homeschooler or seasoned homeschooler, join me as I address curriculum, schedules, real life learning, and avoiding the comparison trap. I am discussing how to set a solid foundation from the beginning to make teaching easier down the road. Mostly, I hope to remind all homeschoolers to seek God first in all they do!
Feb 18 2017
41 mins
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Rank #20: The Slow Life: Quitting the Rat Race and Finding Joy in the Simple • ep 111

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Today I am chatting about how I have found more joy in the slow life, living intentionally, and not always just taking the "quick" and easy way to do things. We have no desire to live a rat race, but to live a life where we run the race that matters..the one for Him. https://wp.me/p7OB5f-1g2
Oct 12 2018
35 mins
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