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Here I sit on a Lord’s Day afternoon… iced coffee at hand and my accordion file full of papers & ideas… ready to finalize website details and make sure all the pieces fit together.

Thank you for the excitement you’ve shared with us as we anticipate Paideia Northwest’s debut conference, Courage for the Daily! Registration is about to open. Drumroll, please.

🎉🎉Big News!!🎉🎉
Paideia Northwest is opening registration for our upcoming conference in November, Courage for the Daily… this Sunday afternoon, August 19th!!
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Early Bird registration is $30 for the whole day of encouraging sessions by Mystie Winckler, Adam Andrews, & Rachel Jankovic ~ and it also includes a luncheon. The day will feel like a retreat, a time to fill your vessels for the constant pouring out you do, mamas, in raising & educating your kids for Christ Jesus.
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Early Bird Bonus: the first 100 registrants will also have the option of attending the Dessert Social sponsored by Schole Sisters on Friday evening, Nov 9th. Register early to get in on that special, sweet treat!
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When registration opens on Sunday, the link to the registration page will go live here at paideianorthwest.com
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Remember, that while our largest audience will probably be the Christian homeschooling mom contingent, we are building bridges, creating camaraderie, encouraging community, and facilitating fellowship across methods.

So, if you wonder if this conference is for you – Mama, are you raising your children for the Lord Jesus Christ? Then yes, this day is a day to fill your vessel and challenge you to take courage as you pour yourself out for the educating, nurturing, &  loving of the children God has entrusted to you.

We cannot wait to see you on November 10! Be ready – registration opens soon, and seating will be limited.

We have a big announcement regarding registration for Courage for the Daily coming soon!! Before we get to that, however, we would love to share our final conference speaker with you.

Please allow me to introduce Rachel Jankovic @lizziejank

Rachel Jankovic is a wife, homemaker, and mother. She received her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts & Culture from New Saint Andrews College, but mostly reads cookbooks now to avoid story grip (being highly susceptible).
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Rachel is wife of Luke and mother of seven children. She is author of Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches, Fit to Burst, and a soon to be released book on Christian Identity. She is heavily involved with the Christ Church Ladies Bible Reading Challenge and invites you all to join in that great movement of Christian women becoming women of the word.

📕Reading: my to-do lists!
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📗Enjoying: building a house
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📘Drinking: black coffee or La Croix
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📙Looking forward to: getting my loom warped
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📓 Challenged by: Life!

You can find Rachel’s work at Canon Press, Desiring God, Femina Girls, & elsewhere ~ we know you’ll love getting to know her through her work! And we look forward to sharing her with you on November 10th!

As we countdown the last few days before Paideia Northwest opens conference registration for Courage for the Daily (BIG announcement coming on that shortly!!), please join us in welcoming our wonderful lineup of speakers!!
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Today, I would like to present to you, Adam Andrews.

Adam Andrews is the director of the Center for Literary Education and a home schooling father of six. Since 2003, he has traveled throughout the United States and Canada presenting an innovative method for teaching the crucial skills of literary analysis. Adam’s dynamic presentations enable students to enjoy great literature as never before, while his fresh insights inspire parents and teachers with new vision for their task as educators.

Adam earned his B.A. from Hillsdale College in southern Michigan and his M.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he is currently a candidate for the Ph.D. He is a Henry Salvatori Fellow of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and a founding board member of Westover Academy in Colville Washington. He and his wife Missy, a Hillsdale graduate and accomplished educator in her own right, teach their children at home in Rice, Washington.

📕 Currently reading — Rabbit, Run by John Updike
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📗 Currently enjoying — J.S.Bach’s Orchestral Suites
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📘Currently drinking — Grande dark drip with cream and two Splendas
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📙Currently looking forward to — Seahawks vs. Broncos in Week One of the NFL season
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📓Currently challenged by — the idea that my weakness, insufficiency, and sin are necessary conditions of my salvation
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You can find Adam’s work at centerforlit.com and both meet him in person & sit under his teaching at Courage for the Daily on November 10th!!

As we countdown the last few days before Paideia Northwest opens conference registration for Courage for the Daily, please join us in welcoming our wonderful lineup of speakers!!
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Today, I would like to present to you, Mystie Winckler @mystiewinckler ……
💜Mystie and her husband, Matt, have five children whom they educate classically, seeking to cultivate wisdom and virtue in themselves as well as their children, through discipleship in a simple life full of Truth, Goodness, Beauty – and a lot of books. 📚
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📕Currently reading: True Spirituality by Francis Schaeffer, Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana White, Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture by Werner Jaeger, The Intellectual Life by A.G. Sertillanges, and more – all slowly!
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📗Currently enjoying: Having teen sons who are taller than me
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📘Currently drinking: Coffee, black, home roasted by my husband
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📙Currently looking forward to: My first time in the South and meeting Cindy Rollins
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📓Currently challenged by: The summer sermon series through the Sermon on the Mount by our church’s summer seminary-student intern
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You can find Mystie at SimplyConvivial.com and ScholeSisters.com, to begin getting to know her! And we look forward to sharing her with you on November 10th! (And 9th if you want to fellowship with her over dessert! 🍰)

Lots of people are getting excited about our debut conference, Courage for the Daily, coming up on November 10th! We are, too!
And here’s one more reason to get excited for registration to open soon: our friends The Schole Sisters are offering you a delightful early bird perk!

The first 100 registrations will receive a special invitation to a dessert social sponsored by @scholesisters on Friday evening, November 9th at a super sweet surprise location (in the Spokane, WA area).

If you want in on this special treat, keep your eyes peeled for Paideia Northwest to open registration… register early to be among the special few who will receive a personal invitation to this fellowship event!

After much dizzying excitement and planning, it was really thrilling to reveal the announcement yesterday for our upcoming conference for moms, Courage for the Daily, which will feature Mystie Winckler, Adam Andrews, and Rachel Jankovic as keynote speakers. It will be an entire Saturday of filling up your vessel, focused on how we as moms need to embrace our callings with courage – educating, training, filling, loving the people God has put in our care.

If you don’t know Mystie Winckler, check out Schole Sisters and Simply Convivial to get a taste for her amazing intellect and knack for the orderly.
If you don’t know Adam Andrews, check out Center For Lit to glean from his score of helpful educational resources and godly insights.
If you don’t know Rachel Jankovic, check out Canon Press and their resources from Rachel through books and webinars.

The event will wrap up with a roundtable Q&A session, so all attendees will have the opportunity to have their own questions answered.
The event will also include a catered lunch, and I promise to have drinks & snacks for everyone as well.

The vision is not for moms to show up for a day of schoolwork, lectures, and taking chaotic notes. The vision is for moms to show up with friends & sisters (and to come prepared to meet new friends & add to your local tribe!) for a day that feels like a retreat as your vessel is filled up with joy, grace, and fellowship. The vision is for you to leave feeling confident and courageous for the work set before you, not because of what you learned at the conference but because of who you are in Christ.

Check it out, let us know you’re interested:
https://www.facebook.com/events/285199685366974/

And stay tuned for registration to open soon.
You’ll want to get in on the Early Bird tickets for this priceless event.

Paideia Northwest presents a one day conference event to encourage Christian (home) educating moms right here in the Pacific Northwest.

Let’s pursue community, create camaraderie, and seek to encourage one another in the journey of educating our kids for Christ, through shaping their intellect, sharpening their skills, covering them with grace, and pouring wisdom over & into them.

This is big work, mamas!
You needn’t do it alone.
This is your opportunity to connect with other likeminded mamas in the Pacific Northwest walking similar paths, longing for bridges and companionship along the way.

Stay tuned for the real details!
You don’t want to miss this.

Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.

Proverbs 23:12

“The most important Christian Education institution is not the pulpit or the school, important as those institutions are; but it is the Christian family. And that institution has to a very large extent ceased to do its work.”
— John Gresham Machen

More details coming out piece by piece in the coming days, but the first tidbit to whet your appetite is: SAVE NOVEMBER TENTH!!

Moms who are educating your kids for Christ in the Pacific Northwest, you do not want to miss out on this opportunity.

God is paving the way, and great things are in the works.