I will have a booth at the NCFCA National Speech & Debate Tournament, sharing everything I know about speech and debate while judging speech and debate rounds when I can. Be sure to come by our booth and check out our Monument Publishing speech and debate supplies!

Date: June 9, 2014—June 13, 2014
Event: NCFCA Nationals
Topic: NCFCA Nationals
Sponsor: NCFCA
Venue: Patrick Henry College
Location: Purcellville, VA
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

I will have a booth at the NITOC tournament, sharing everything I know about speech and debate while judging speech and debate rounds when I can. I will also have 7 Jeub children with me. Be sure to come by our booth and check out our Monument Publishing speech and debate supplies!

Date: May 19, 2014—May 24, 2014
Event: National Invitational Tournament of Champions
Topic: NITOC
Sponsor: Monument Publishing
Venue: California State University at San Marcos
Location: San Marcos, CA
Public: Public

Great Homeschool Convention: Cincinnati

Wendy and I are super pumped to be a part of the Great Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati in a few weeks. Let me tell you of the four speeches we’re preparing because we believe they hit in key issues within the homeschool movement.

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First, let me make this observation: homeschooling is changing. Big time. You may be new to the idea of home education, but for those who have been around for the last couple of decades, the changes of late have been incredibly significant.

You Made It to Nationals, Now Let’s Talk NITC

There are two reactions to debaters who make it to Nationals: (1) Whew! I made it. Now I can relax. (2) Awesome! I made it. Now I need to take full advantage of the opportunity to compete at the most exciting tournament of the year. This post is about the latter, of which I hope you’re a part of.

Take your nationals opportunity seriously by joining the NITC Society of debaters.

Take your nationals opportunity seriously by joining the NITC Society of debaters.

Noah seems to be the perfect opportunity to show the Bible as much deeper than the childish Sunday-school interpretations that are thrown at us as “biblical.” I’m looking forward to this.

Three Thoughts About the Obamacare Penalty

Good news for you: The Obama Administration has been found to be extending the deadline for compliance to “mid-April” (see Washington Post article). Order your Samaritan Membership Kit today!

I get a lot of questions about Samaritan Ministries, the alternative to insurance that my family has been members since 2004. We are waived of the Obamacare penalty that many will be filing next year, though self-employed people are starting to pay the tax now.

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Here’s a question that came in today to my wife:

Hi Wendy! My husband and I are looking into Samaritan Ministries. I heard that everyone has to have insurance by March 31 with the new Obamacare laws. If Samaritan Ministries is not considered an insurance then how is it going to work under the law? We really like the idea of SM but are trying to get all of the details down. Hope you don’t mind my asking.

I have three points that I would like to make for this person’s questions, and I encourage you to listen into my advice.

But the Cold Does Bother Me

Christian friends are telling me Frozen is an evil movie. I saw it — I gave an honest effort to discover the devil in the details — but instead discovered a most profound truth embedded in Disney’s story, one that every Christian can (or should) identify with.

November 1st, 2013 @ 20:49:52

Wanted: Virtual Assistant

Last year was an awesome year for the work that I do. I streamlined a number of business processes and set up my professional platform to make things much more doable and profitable. There is one soft spot that I very much want to develop in 2014, and perhaps you can help me.

I've got a lot of great work going on, and you may be a great help to that.

I’ve got a lot of great work going on, and you may be a great help to that.

The soft spot is what is becoming a popular fad for platform builders like me: virtual assistants. My friend Michael Hyatt speaks to this quite a bit and I even bought and read his very helpful book, The Virtual Assistant Solution (available on Amazon for only $2.99). I get it: I need someone who will take care of my most remedial tasks. As the subtitle suggests, I need to come up for air, offload the work I hate, and do what I do best. 

Hyatt offers some great ideas, probably his best being contracting through a VA firm. That may be in my future, but I’m running into a few problems with this solution.