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Mrs. Betsy Ray:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



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Ray, Betsy

National Home Education Research Institute
PO Box 13939
Salem, Oregon (OR)  97309
United States of America (US)

Fax: 503-364-2827
Keynote PresentationsNCHEA's 22st Annual Conference and Curriculum Fair (2009, NE)
18th Annual SHBE Home Based Educators Convention (2009, SK)
Featured Presentations2013 MPE Conference & Curriculum Fair (2013, MO)
2011 Eastern Oklahoma (Tulsa) Homeschool Convention (2011, OK)
2011 Central Oklahoma Homeschool Convention (2011, OK)
2008 Arizona State Home Educator's Convention (AFHE) (2008, AZ)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

What Do You Do All Day, Dear?
This is for all the other moms who have been futilely asking for a maid every year for Christmas. How do you do more than is humanly possible (which most of us are trying to do) or justify not doing it (which is an easily-acquired skill!)? You will be challenged to determine priorities as you seek to organize your time.

On Your Toes: Homeschooling With Toddlers Under Foot
Watch your step! Those wee ones are learning from everything you do. Betsy will offer encouragement and ideas for mothers of toddlers, especially those balancing their older and younger childrens education.

Loving and Leading (with Dr. Brian Ray)
Husbands and fathers, it is time to love and lead now. Like Christ loves the church. Wives and mothers, it is time to love your husband as God has declared. Nurture and admonish your children but do not provoke them. Is all of this possible? Yes. But what can you do? Brian and Betsy will give you pointed challenges, down-to-earth examples, laughter, and practical ideas to see your marriage grow from glory to glory in God’s good and exciting will. They will help and encourage you with scripture, their experiences, and what they have learned during 30 years of marriage and the upbringing of eight children.

Life IS a Bowl of Cherries
Life can be sweet, refreshing, and joyful. Do people see God’s joy in you? We are not talking about strangers in the checkout line or even friends. Do your children see God’s joy in you? Better yet, does your husband get refreshed by your joyful spirit? God gives us joy (Ecc. 2:26), He is our joy (Ps. 43:4), and He commands us to be joyful (Phil. 4:4) and full of it (Jn. 15:11) regardless of our circumstances (Heb. 10:34). No matter your personality type, God wants you to bear His Spirit to your family. Come ready to be rejuvenated and encouraged to rejoice.

Christ-Centered Family Discipleship
From “Amazing Grace:” William Pitt, “Do you want to change the world?” William Wilberforce, “I would sooner change myself.” They go together and in no better way than within the family. Is your family set on advancing the Kingdom of God now? Betsy offers principles and ideas on hospitality, discipleship, evangelism, and joy.

Homeschooling with Toddlers Underfoot
Watch your step! Those wee ones are learning from everything you do. Betsy will offer encouragement and ideas for mothers of toddlers, especially those balancing their older and younger children’s education.

Igniting the Fires of your Mind
We all want our children to be excited about learning. That excitement can be caught from parents who are challenging themselves in new areas. Betsy will give ideas and relate her experiences that could make teaching more than just getting through the textbooks. She will encourage you to stimulate your thinking and give practical tips on how to relate topics in which you never thought you would be interested (e.g. economics) to ones that you have always loved (e.g. history) and to the light of God’s truth. You can lead your young people in making these relationships, forming a biblical worldview, and renewing their minds to impact their world.

Betsy's Achievements

Has home-educated all of her eight children since birth.

Ray's Bio
NotesMarried to Dr. Brian Ray. They often speak together.
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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Betsy Ray and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

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