Posts in the ‘Conferences’ Category

26 March 2013


Great joy comes with working together as a family. With businesses born and run in our home, we’ve learned what a blessing it can be to manage cottage industries.

Each part of the family contributes a different skill, giving the rest of us even more appreciation for the various talents God gives people. We’re all working alongside each other towards the same goal, growing in our relationships with one another and in our walks with the Lord. We love it! Whether it’s illustrating a new art print, or writing a note to be shipped off with an embroidery kit, we take pleasure in the work God has given us.

Although it wasn’t necessarily a dream of ours to own businesses, we are thankful that the Lord has directed our steps and laid in our laps many projects and opportunities over the past few years.

We’re certainly not business experts, but a lot has been learned along the way (more than we ever imagined!). There is much, much more to learn and we always find it a great opportunity when we can gain wisdom from wise and experienced entrepreneurs.


We’ve listened to the audio from a couple previous Family Economics Conferences, which has been a source of encouragement as we work together as a family and, Lord willing, grow our businesses.

The great news is that Generations with Vision is hosting yet another conference this year! The 2013 Family Economics and Discipleship Mega-Conference has a full panel of wonderful speakers including Joel Salatin, The Botkin Family, R.C. Sproul Jr., Scott Brown, and more!

This May, in St. Louis, Missouri, you can spend four days learning about economics, meeting and enjoying fellowship with other families, soaking up sound biblical wisdom, being encouraged in family discipleship – the list could go on and on!

You can find out more about this great opportunity here:

Family Economics Conference

The early bird discount ends March 31st, so if you plan to register,
make sure to do so by the end of the month!

P.S. Our businesses will be represented at a booth in the vendor hall – whoever is there would be glad to have you drop by and say hello!

31 October 2011

Morning in the Mountains

We rose last Thursday morning to find this beautiful landscape in the mountains of North Carolina. A chilly morning, a foggy haze, and a warm cup of coffee made for a peaceful beginning to a weekend filled with delightful fellowship, encouraging and challenging messages, and rejoicing with many about the great work of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Foggy Morning Landscape

The Gospel-Centered Marriages for a Glorious Church conference was a grand adventure! Photos and notes from the conference are coming soon… stay updated here.

“Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her, that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word, so that He might present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.”
—Ephesians 5:24-27

1 July 2011

Independence Day Sale!

In honor of Independence Day as well as wanting to offer our homeschool conference sale prices to everyone, we are having a major sale on our products at Noble Rose Press!

Our paper dolls series features godly women from history that inspire girls in biblical womanhood, modesty, and femininity. Collections Two and Four are especially timely for this holiday as they feature Martha Washington, Eliza Lucas Pinckney, Abigail Adams, and Sarah Edwards.

Something else we offer that you may not know about…

The Family Treasure Coloring Book

The Family Treasure Coloring Book is full of beautiful illustrations of family life. From a family picking apples in the orchard, to a mother reading aloud to her children, to the celebration of a wedding, to building a fort in the woods, this coloring book will inspire children and their families in the lost arts of play, dominion work, and family discipleship.

Now through Monday at Midnight EDT save 28% – 48%
on the Daughters of His Story Paper Dolls and
The Family Treasure Coloring Book at Noble Rose Press!

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4 January 2011

The NCFIC Love the Church Conference was held in Asheville, NC December 9th-11th. It was a time of rich teaching, precious fellowship, wonderful memories, much singing, and priceless workings of the Lord for which we are forever thankful.

Below are just a few of the photographs from the conference:

Morning landscape in Indiana while traveling.

Myself, Emily, Lauren, & Breezy. (Photo by Mum)

Taking notes during the Men’s Leadership Luncheon.

A priceless moment.

Two of the dear Kendall ladies.

The Kendall family sang from their hearts. God has blessed them with beautiful, harmonizing voices.

To see the rest of the post with more pictures, click here!

12 April 2010


My dear sister, Breezy.


Our sweet friend, Rebekah.

On Saturday during the Father and Daughter Retreat, our family went on a walk with Rebekah and her father. The scenery was beautiful, with flowers blooming along the path and greenery covering the ground and trees (something that we had yet to see in Indiana this year). We stopped to take a few portraits, and above are a couple of them.

P.S. Breezy is wearing a dress that she made specially to wear at High Tea. You can see more pictures and read about her dress here!

9 April 2010

On Friday evening during the Father & Daughter Retreat the warm sun was shining while fathers and daughters ate a picnic dinner (of hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, etc.) atop blankets spread out on the grand lawn.

9 April 2010

6 April 2010

23 July 2009

Aside from being encouraged by the sessions, the wonderful part about conferences is getting to visit with other like-minded families!

Emily and I. We were able to have Emily and her mother over for lunch the first day of the conference, and found out that we live not too far from one another.

Katherine, Breezy, Laura, Madeline, Me, and Caroline. We met two of these sisters at the Father & Daughter Retreat in March, and this time we got to meet the whole family.

Me, Nawelle, Kate, and Breezy. We were able to get to know Nawelle and her family better (we met her at the first Crossroads), and Kate is a close friend (who happens to be very much like my sister).

Oh, the joys of Christian fellowship! (There were other dear ones we enjoyed visiting with during the conference, but we didn’t get a picture of them all.)