Ep.006 Taking Time For Reflection

   This week, we take a moment to reflect on the past few weeks of homeschooling, on lessons learned, and on the value of considering what we can put down. As we move “further up and further in” to the academic year, we encourage homeschooling parents to take time to sit with some reflective questions, alongside their children, and in the presence of the Lord–putting down shame and guilt, filling the bucket one drop at a time, and numbering our days so that the Lord will establish the work of our hands. 

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Topics discussed during this Episode:

  • Introducing podcast topic: Reflecting [01:30] 
  • Sneak Peak into our home school life [01:57]
  • Rachel’s Reflection [02:14] 
  • Putting things down and getting out [08:14] 
  • Daisy’s Reflection [09:04] 
  • Rachel’s update on morning time [14:40]
  • Daisy’s update on morning time [16:12]
  • Reflecting alongside your children [18:40] 
  • Shared journal recomendation [20:39]
  • Reflect with the Lord [22:43]
  • Psalm 90 [24:00]
  • Breath Prayer [25:21],[28:20]

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Jesus, in your favor,

establish the work of our hands.

breath prayer

Your Mercies are new every morning, great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:23

Ep.005 Homeschooling Is a Battlefield: Spiritual Warfare

   Some days, homeschooling feels just too hard: tempers flare, children fuss, teaching a 7 year old to read is more difficult than you ever expected–and let’s not even mention algebra and your freshman. It feels as if you never get a moment to yourself. And you haven’t even touched the grading yet. Maybe financial burdens, illness, or marital strife are thwarting your attempts at even getting to the school books, and it’s all you can do to keep kids focused on homework let alone make it feel like an idyllic and cozy family scene. What is going on? And, more importantly, how can you fix it before you throw in the towel altogether? 

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Topics discussed during this Episode:

  • Introducing podcast topic: Spiritual Warfare [01:50] 
  • Rachel’s first introduction to Spiritual Warfare [03:51]
  • Daisy’s background with Spiritual Warfare [04:16] 
  • How does this apply to Homeschooling [08:39] 
  • The battle [09:48] 
  • Homeschooling: more than teaching reading and math [10:32]
  • You are not battling your child [11:12] 
  • Recognizing it is important [13:11]
  • How to prepare [14:22]
  • Quiet Time [14:27]
  • The Dwell App [17:02]
  • Pray for the desire to be in the word [25:07]
  • Breath Prayer[22:18]
  • Be still before the Lord [25:08]
  • He saves our tears in a bottle [24:50]

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Jesus, my Shield, in you I am secure.

breath prayer

Your Mercies are new every morning, great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:23

Ep.004 Hope for the Hard Days

   Some homeschooling days are harder than others. Tempers flare, people are hangry, homework is overwhelming.  How do we walk these rocky days with hope, resilience, and grace? Daisy and Rachel discuss the opportunities hiding in the midst of the struggle and practical tips for a hard reset when the Lord’s lesson plan for your day is not what you had on the syllabus. 

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Topics discussed during this Episode:

  • Thank you [01:25] 
  • Keep your eyes pealed for the next giveaway! [01:35]
  • Rachel’s Update [02:12]
  • Daisy’s update [02:50] 
  • good hard [04:52] 
  • send tracing paper [06:55] 
  • Definition of Biblical hope [08:03]
  • Why HopeFull Home School [08:22] 
  • He is our Hope [11:38]
  • Practical Tips for a reset on hard days [11:54]
  • Be a noticer (maybe with photos) be an encourager [14:09]
  • lets do a reset [15:07]
  • Just add water [15:36]
  • List of strategies to help you reset [16:05]
  • Number 1 piece of advice [17:24]
  • Breath Prayer [19:00]

Resources Mentioned:

Now back to you:

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Jesus, my Hope, I trust in you.

breath prayer

Your Mercies are new every morning, great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:23

Ep.003 My Homeschool Life With Johanna Henderson

Daisy and Rachel are so excited to speak to Johanna a local homeschooling mom. Whether you’ve planned this homeschooling experience for your family since the beginning of forever, or you are being unexpectedly called to do so for the first time this year, Johanna’s account of her homeschooling journey will delight, inspire, and encourage you. Join us as we speak with veteran homeschooler and our dear friend, Johanna Henderson, and learn what subject is the “foundation of everything” and where Johanna gets her joy, strength, and hope! 

Meet Johanna

Photography by Echo by Design

Johanna Henderson is a wife to her college love for 21 years. Mom to three amazing boys.  She is a believer in Jesus Christ and loves to follow Him wherever He leads.  She is a newly released author. When she’s not hanging out with her crew homeschooling, she is helping others find their passion in life through writing. Her favorite Hope-Filled scripture currently is Psalm 1:2-3, “But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do” (NLT).To find out more about Johanna visit her website at www.DevotedToMaker.com


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Topics discussed during this Episode:

  • Introductions [01:14] 
  • How Daisy and Johanna Met [08:58]
  • How Rachel and Johanna Met [01:44]
  • Johanna Introduces Herself [05:00] 
  • Interview Podcast Reminder [06:02] 
  • Johanna wrestled with the Lord about Homeschooling [06:38] 
  • Challenges and difficulties that Johanna has encountered[10:08] 
  • What is a triumph in Johanna’s home from Homeschooling [12:24]
  • Johanna’s practical piece of advice [13:47] 
  • What is Johanna reading [15:58] 
  • Rachel asks, “How long have you been reading this book?” [17:20]
  • A realistic look into how Johanna reads [17:59]
  • What do you do for fun? “Walk and Talks” [19:12]
  • Johanna’s working on an Allegory “Journey of a New Name” [20:20]
  • What’s renewing Johanna right now? [20:40]
  • Johanna’s guilty pleasure [22:46]
  • Faith Builders: Building Faith Brick by Brick [26:25]
  • Hedge of Protection: A Counterfeit Covering [26:50]
  • Johanna’s encouraging words for us [27:28]
  • Breath Prayer [29:31] Find screensaver Here

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Your Mercies are new every morning, great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:23

Ep.002 Mornings,Mercies, and Morning Baskets

Mornings can be a source of tension and stress as a mom period, but throw in homeschooling and it can be a perfect storm. In this episode Rachel and Daisy discuss mornings and how to start the HomeSchool day off on the right foot.

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Topics discussed during this Episode:

  • Daisy’s Confession of Morning Fear [01:33] 
  • Rachel encourages listeners that they hold their family’s rhythm. [08:58]
  • Rachel vulnerably opens up  about a mistake that she would like listeners to avoid. [10:21]
  • Welcome to home school where we eat like hobbits [12:02] 
  • Bonus Tip: Close your kitchen [12:08] 
  • Rachel’s life changing tip for food with kiddos at home  [12:23] 
  • Children can understand the rhythms of their home by getting involved and helping with food preparation [14:16] 
  • Things that helped Rachel’s Mornings [16:33] 
  • 1.Mornings actually need to start the night before [16:55] 
  • 2.Spending time with the Lord [17:54] 
  • Daisy introduces breath prayer [20:28] 
  • The oldest and most well known breath prayer [21:23]
  • Daisy’s morning practice [23:12]
  • Home school rhythm vs. school [22:20]
  • Morning Basket at Rachel’s home [26:04]
  • Morning Baskets is all about being prepared with a little bit of magic  [29:42]
  • Invitation to enter the conversation of vision statements [28:14]

Resources Mentioned:

Now back to you:

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Don’t forget to enter the give away by subscribing to the podcast and joining us at the HopeFull Homeschool Facebook Group.


Your Mercies are new every morning, great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:23

Ep.001 What’s your Homeschool Mission?

Welcome to our first full podcast episode! Daisy and I will introduce ourselves, our dreams, and our vision for this year’s journey together. Whether you are a veteran homeschooler or just dipping your toes in the water for the first time, you are invited to join us in this discipleship journey together beside Still Waters. We’ll end with a mission–should you choose to accept it–for this first week, as well as a giveaway! 

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Topics discussed during this Episode:

  • Welcome [01:09] 
  • Introductions [01:19]
  • How Daisy and Rachel came to be friends [03:48]
  • Why does Daisy Homeschool[04:46] 
  • Why does Rachel Homeschool [07:30] 
  • Daisy’s search for community in this new endeavour  [11:04] 
  • Encouragement for Schooling at home parents, to join in this Hopefull Journey[12:43] 
  •  Rachel’s encouragement to the parents schooling at home and all they have to offer [14:33] 
  • How will this vision come to life? [17:18] 
  • The one True Hope [17:54] 
  • Introduction to the podcast schedule [19:39] 
  • Where to find us? [20:47]
  • New Morning Mercies [21:38]
  • Giveaway announcement [22:20]
  • Practical Tip  [23:08]
  • Invitation to enter the conversation of vision statements [28:14]

Resources Mentioned:

Now back to you:

Join us on the Facebook Group and meet other parents who are on this journey with you.

We also have an Instagram account for more encouragement and connection.

Don’t forget to enter the give away by subscribing to the podcast and joining us at the HopeFull Homeschool Facebook Group.


Your Mercies are new every morning, great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:23