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Encouragement Day Highlights: ‘The Days to Come’

By February 6, 20236 Comments

We’re so thankful for every person who attended our 2023 Women’s Encouragement Day! What a beautiful privilege to serve all you spectacular homeschool moms.

We also appreciate those who filled out evaluation forms to let us know how we’re doing. These always come in handy when we’re planning for next year’s event and considering ways to improve.

Theme of the day: ‘The Days to Come’

  • Proverbs 31:25-26 – “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”
  • From the Women’s Encouragement Team: “We may look at the world outside our windows and our hearts grow heavy. We feel saddened by what we see happening in our society and worried for our children’s future. A spiritual battle is happening. However, inside our homes while we teach, guide and love our children, we are winning the small battles that lead to great victories for God’s Kingdom. God gives us strength and grace to raise up this next generation to be strong and victorious over the evils of the world.”


  • Led by Sarah Edwards, worship leader and homeschool mom

Featured Speaker: Abbie Halberstadt of ‘M is for Mama’

Abbie Halberstadt is a writer (check out her “M is for Mama” book if you haven’t already!), fitness instructor, homeschool teacher, and mama of ten children, including two sets of identical twins. Abbie lives by the motto that “hard is not the same thing as bad” and encourages woman to dig deep to meet the challenges of everyday life through her blog and Instagram posts. She, her husband, Shaun, and their children live in the Piney Woods of East Texas.


  • Lunch was catered from a local business with gluten-free options, including pan-seared chicken, brown rice pilaf and a roasted vegetable medley.

As always, we’re so grateful for your commitment to your family. As you go forward in this great task, may you feel the smile of the Father in every day. We’ve prayed for each one of you who attended.

Hope to see you at our March 31-April 1 conference and curriculum fair!

We have updated this blog post, originally published in February 2016, to reflect the 2023 Encouragement Day.

MPE subsidizes the cost of this event because we want as many people as possible to attend. Please consider donating if you haven’t already … it’s always much appreciated!

Shanxi Omoniyi

Shanxi Omoniyi (@ShanxiO on Twitter) is MPE's online content director. A homeschool alumna, Shanxi graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in journalism and English. Her company, Wordspire Media, helps businesses and nonprofits share their stories through content marketing, social media management, and email marketing.


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