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The Durenda Wilson Podcast

Summary: Durenda Wilson is the owner/host of her podcast and is a wife to one for 32 years, mom to eight, nana to 9. She has homeschooled all of her kids from the beginning. She loves to share simple, effective approaches to motherhood, homeschooling, and life in general. These tools are a result of many years walking with the Lord and finding freedom in letting His voice quiet all the others. (Durenda Wilson is a free podcast but donations are available at https://www.patreon.com/durendawilson)

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 Tips for Life with Littles (Podcast 328) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:37

Life with little ones is busy. Much of what we do can feel repetitive and mundane but make no mistake, there is purpose in this season! Today my oldest daughter joins me to talk about the importance of prioritizing during these years with our little ones. She currently has 4 kids 7 and under and at one point I had 6 kids 9 and under so we get it!  The purpose of this episode is to encourage you and help you keep your eyes on what is important during these very special years with your kids! A great resource to understand your child's developmental stages (Use biblical discretion as these are not a Christian resource, but still very helpful!)  Your 1-Year-Old Your 2-Year-Old Your 3-Year-Old ETC. Other resources mentioned: The Unhurried Homeschooler Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart The Four-Hour School Day   (P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)  

 Right Brain Teaching Strategies That Help Our Kids Feel Smart (Podcast 327) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:36

If you've homeschooled for more than 5 seconds you know that every kid has their own learning style! It's what makes them unique! However, it can also become problematic if we are trying to teach them in a more conventional way.  Dianne Craft is back today to share about right-brain teaching strategies that go around the disconnection to help give immediate success and show our kids that they really are smart! (But we already knew that, right?) Resources mentioned: The Unhurried Homeschooler Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart The Four-Hour School Day diannecraft.org The Brain Integration Therapy Manual Right Brain Spelling  Right Brain Math Strategies Right Brain Phonics  Right Brain Sight Words Right Brain Writing (P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)         

 Identifying and Correcting Blocked Learning Gates in Your Child (Podcast 326) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:17

Many of us are homeschooling struggling learners. It can be easy to feel like we are not qualified, but I firmly believe that we are in fact the best facilitators of our kids' education.  No one loves and cares for our kids like we do and no one is more invested in their future.  I also think that we can often make things more difficult than we need to. I believe that God can give us simple, effective strategies and resources that allow us to relax and enjoy our kids as we home educate them, whether they are struggling learners or not. One of the things I love to do on the podcast is to connect moms with great resources, so I am excited about our guest today. (Resources below) The Unhurried Homeschooler Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart The Four-Hour School Day Homeschooling Today Magazine Dianne Craft Resources: diannecraft.org Brain Integration Therapy Manual Dyslexia Identifying and Correcting Blocked Learning Gates Assessment Identifying and Correcting Blocked Learning Gates Checklist (P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)    

 Ways to Engage Our Kids in the Word (Podcast 325) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:37

Dr. Kathy and I talked about the importance of being in the word with our kids in the last episode and today we want to talk about a fun way that you can engage your kids in the word and help them learn to love it! The Unhurried Homeschooler Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart The Four Hour School Day The Importance of Being in the Word with Your Kids www.PictureSmartBible.com Code is “Durenda” (Price will then be $99 for the Bible which includes one set of participant sheets. The normal price is $149.) Ways to connect with Dr. Kathy: CelebrateKids.com Celebrate Kids Podcast with Dr. Kathy (P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)  

 Drive-Thru Talking - An Effective Communication Tool (Podcast 324) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:08

I've shared a communication tool called Drive Thru Talking in passing during several podcast episodes, but I thought I'd make it the main topic of today's episode!  Listen in for a short, practical episode! The Unhurried Homeschooler Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart The Four Hour School Day Homeschooling Today (P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

 Recognizing False Teachers (Podcast 323) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:16

Hold onto your hats! This is a good one! It’s no secret that there are many false teachers out there and the fallout from following them can be devastating to our families. Paul warns the Church repeatedly in the New Testament to stay away from false teachers.  One good thing that Covid revealed was the number of teachers who are simply not adhering to biblical truths. Now that we are wiser about that, how do we avoid following false teachers? What are the types of false teachers and how can you recognize them? I invited one of the elders of our church to speak on this topic because I knew he would do this effectively and I was not disappointed! Wes has joined me for several other podcasts and it’s been a huge blessing to all of us! (These previous podcasts are listed below) If you can, please listen in with your husband and as many of your children as you can. This is a very timely and crucial message. Wes did forget to cover the last thing he said he would cover and that was a list of warning signs that could be present in your own church:  Warning signs that could be present within your own church: -False teachers are often surrounded by young and or spiritually immature leaders because they’re less inclined to challenge a given decision, doctrinal position, or direction proposed by the pastor.  -False teachers are themselves often young and spiritually immature leaders. -False teachers generally have a loose relationship with biblical exposition (The biblical text isn’t the star of the sermon, the pastor’s anecdotes, illustrations, and jokes are). -False teachers are reluctant to practice church discipline because they’re far less concerned with the holiness of God’s people than they are with amassing a sizable crowd. -False teachers often place a high emphasis on aesthetics, marketing, appearances, and production value because people having a positive experience at their church is more important to them than biblical faithfulness.  The Unhurried Homeschooler Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart The Four Hour School Day Homeschooling Today Previous podcasts with Wes: Applying Romans 13 to the Here and Now (A biblical response to churches shutting down during Covid) Homeschooling: The Importance of a Biblical Education A Call Home: The Biblical Importance of Family The Sovereignty of God and the Problem of Sin in Our World     

 When Your Homeschooled Teen Won’t Get Ready on Time in the Mornings (Podcast 322) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:01

What do we do when our homeschooled teens are ignoring our requests for timeliness?  What is actually best for them and what does that look like? I've invited our 19 yr old daughter to tackle this topic! The Unhurried Homeschooler Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart The Four Hour School Day Homeschooling Today (P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

 The Sovereignty of God and the Problem of Sin in Our World (Podcast 321) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:32

Today I want to talk about something that I refer to a lot in my podcasts: the sovereignty of God. This particular doctrine has been absolutely pivotal in helping me trust God both in the everyday and in times of crisis. It’s one that has been a safety net and indescribable comfort when nothing else could comfort me. Many Christians say that they believe in the sovereignty of God, but there are varying perspectives on what that actually means. A few questions that come to mind and will be answered in this podcast:  Is God active or passive with regard to the world that He made? Is there any sense in which God wound up the world, set certain parameters, and then let it go? Or is He actively governing His creation and making determinations about what will and what will not happen? Click this link after listening to the intro THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD AND THE PROBLEM OF SIN IN THE WORLD The Unhurried Homeschooler Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart The Four Hour School Day Simply Unhurried Community (P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

 What Does it Mean to Be ’Unhurried’ (Podcast 320) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:13

I talk about simplifying and slowing down a lot, but I’ve realized that some might envision something different than what I mean when I talk about being unhurried. The unhurried approach started with our kids’ education but morphed into being a default that we fell back on frequently to help us stay intentional. It hasn’t been a goal as much as it has been a helpful tool. Listen in for some clarification on what I really mean when I encourage moms to be unhurried. The Unhurried Homeschooler Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart The Four Hour School Day Homeschooling Today (P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

 Who Is Informing Our View of Family? (Podcast 319) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:22

We all have ideas about family: its importance, its place in this world, what it should look like, etc. But upon further examination, we may come to realize that our perspective isn’t actually biblical.  Why do we have children? Why did God create families? What effect are families intended to have on the world and how do they advance the kingdom of God? Resources mentioned: The Simply Unhurried Community Related Podcasts: The Biblical Importance of Family The Importance of a Biblical Education Children a Blessing, Not a Burden Books: The Unhurried Homeschooler Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart The Four Hour School Day You Who? by Rachel Janchovic  Messages on how the family is to function, biblically: https://christchurchnc.org/sermons (May 30-July 11, all of these sermons are family-related) (P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

 The Importance of Being in the Word with Your Family (Podcast 318) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:04

We all know it's important to be in the word with our kids, but sometimes things get in the way, and/or we get distracted.  Today my sweet friend, speaker, and author Dr. Kathy Koch is joining us today to talk about the importance of being in the word with our kids. You’ll love the simple encouragement and you’ll find inspiration to not give up!!! The Unhurried Homeschooler Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart The Four Hour School Day The Simply Unhurried Community Ways to connect with Dr. Kathy: CelebrateKids.com Celebrate Kids Podcast with Dr. Kathy 8 Great Smarts: Discover and Nurture Your Child’s Intelligences by Kathy Koch 8 Great Smarts for Homeschoolers by Tina Hollenbeck www.PictureSmartBible.com Code is “Durenda” The price will then be $99 for the Bible which includes one set of participant sheets. (Normal price is $149.) (P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)    

 We Can’t Serve Two Masters (Podcast 317) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:00

With so many distractions we can easily find ourselves oriented away from God and toward things that cannot satisfy. Jesus didn't mince words when He said that we cannot serve two masters because we will always eventually love the one and hate the other. Listen in today for some clear, concise encouragement toward remaining faithful to keep God ever before us, serving Him only. This is the only place we will find true peace and satisfaction. Matthew 6:24 Romans 6:16-18 James 4:4 James 1:5-8 Proverbs 3:5-8 Romans 12:1-2 (P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

 Planning Your Homeschool with the End in Mind (Podcast 316) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:17

Many of us are thinking about the next school year and trying to get a jump on planning (unless you’re like me and wait until the last minute)! Today my friend Sara (a veteran homeschooling mom) and I are talking about “reverse planning” or “planning your homeschool with the end in mind” remember to be stubborn about our goals, but flexible about our methods! The Unhurried Homeschooler The Four Hour School Day Homeschooling Today (P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

 Considering Your Kids’ Personalities in Your Approach (Podcast 315) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:42

One of the most helpful things we did along the way was to increase our knowledge and awareness of our kids’ personalities so we could better approach both parenting and homeschooling. Simply having a bit of a picture of how our kids are wired by God and taking the time to make some tweaks in how we communicate with them can help us avoid a host of unnecessary power struggles. Today my friend Sara(another veteran homeschool mom) and I discuss this topic and provide simple resources. The Unhurried Homeschooler Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart The Four Hour School Day The Simply Unhurried Community Hidden Keys To Loving Relationships(old, but free on YouTube) Relational Parenting Personality Plus for Families Love Languages for Kids Gary Smalley Online Personality Test Sara’s Summarized Word Doc Drive-Through Talking (P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

 Finishing the School Year Well (Podcast 314) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:24

It’s that time of year when the homeschool finish line is in sight! This can bring a multitude of emotions including panic because it may look as though we can’t finish all we set out to do. Today my friend Sara (a veteran homeschooling mom) and I are going to talk about simple ways to finish the school year well! The Unhurried Homeschooler Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart The Four Hour School Day Homeschooling Today (P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)    

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