Introduction




Hi, Everyone! ⁣

I’m Crystin, and Delightfully Feasting is the outpouring of my desire to use my gifts and passions to equip and encourage women to live fully, faithfully, and intentionally. ⁣

There are always new faces around here, so I like to periodically introduce myself and welcome you to the best community on the internet (I’m biased 😘). ⁣

I started DF with young children, carving what you see here out slowly but surely with full hands and slim margins but a resilient love for the work I do here. ⁣

It has become so much more than I ever imagined, and I’m continually undone by all of the ways in which God works here. ⁣

I love this work and I cherish all of the people that it brings me into both contact and relationship with. ⁣

In this community, you’ll find me writing and facilitating conversations about homeschooling, motherhood, philosophy, and faith with a commitment to thinking critically, communicating compassionately, and courageously bridging gaps in culture and the Church. ⁣

πŸ’‘❓What Do I Have to Help You: ⁣

πŸ’» 75 Workshops & Courses⁣

On every topic you can think of relating to Homeschooling, Living Education, Charlotte Mason, Reading, Motherhood, Homemaking, Educational Philosophy, Planning, Intentional Living, and so.much.more. ⁣

πŸ“’ 54 Separate Curriculum Units ⁣

In the following subjects: ⁣
Composer Study⁣
Ballet⁣
Folk Songs ⁣
Hymn Study⁣
Tales ⁣
Psychology⁣
Spycraft ⁣
US Presidents⁣
US Elections ⁣
Communal Math ⁣
Scouting⁣
Shakespeare ⁣
Geography⁣
World Religions ⁣
French ⁣
Spanish⁣
Yuleschool ⁣
Thanksgiving ⁣
Summer Mini Unit⁣
Autumn Mini Unit ⁣
Zoology⁣
Botany⁣
Anatomy⁣
Outer Space⁣
Ocean Life ⁣
Habitats⁣

πŸ“„ Over 25 Free Printables ⁣

A variety of free tools and references. ⁣

πŸ“ Over 30 Separate Products for Mom ⁣

A Collection of products for your own continued education and development, including: ⁣
13 Bible Studies⁣
4 Challenges ⁣
8 Book Club Guides ⁣
Book Club Printables⁣
Schole Printables⁣
Schole Guide⁣
Schole Journal⁣

♥️ Memberships ⁣

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Thank you for being here. ⁣
You (truly) mean the world to me. ♥️
 

Annual Spring Sale

 




It’s that time again! πŸ₯³⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Today I’m kicking off my annual Spring Sale! πŸŽ‰ ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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My Seasonal Sales provide the biggest discount on the most products…. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Everything! ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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All curriculum in the shop is Buy One, Get One Free! ⁣⁣
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Use this as a chance to stock up, or grab the curriculum units you have your eye on and get the corresponding Student Journals for free! ⁣⁣
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All Workshops, Courses, and Other Products are 40%! ⁣⁣
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From now through April 15th grab any Delightfully Feasting products on sale, including: ⁣⁣
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πŸ’» Courses⁣⁣⁣
πŸ“ Bible Studies ⁣⁣⁣⁣
πŸ“™ Curriculum⁣⁣⁣⁣
πŸ“š Book Club Guides ⁣⁣⁣⁣
πŸ–‹️ Schole Tools ⁣⁣⁣⁣
πŸ“† Challenges ⁣⁣⁣⁣
πŸ“„ Guides⁣⁣⁣⁣
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No limits, no exclusions. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Use code: SPRINGBOGO⁣
for Curriculum Sale ⁣

Use code: SPRING40 ⁣
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The Remedy is in Settledness

 




Growing up Fundamentalist, I’ve witnessed dozens of “perfectly put together prophecies” about Christ’s return and the end of days. (And, quite honestly, the attempts made with this eclipse don’t rank very highly on the list- I’ve seen much better.) ⁣

But with this occurrence of taking a celestial event and jumping through scientific, linguistic, hermeneutical, and geographical hoops to make it say something about a day that we’re not intended to predict, I’ve been more able to clearly trace a line of thinking (a path of totality, if you will πŸ€ͺ).⁣

Legalism is spiritual avoidance. It is an (usually subconscious) attempt to short circuit the work of growing in discernment and wisdom and exercising freedom in Christ joyfully.⁣

Having a clearly defined set of visible and tangible actions to take gives one the illusion of being “spiritual” and obedient. ⁣

Whether or not you grew up in a fundamentalist cult (πŸ™‹πŸΌ‍♀️), you can be prone to legalism if you are spiritually, emotionally, and mentally unsettled. ⁣

If you find it impossible to “sink into” and fully exist in the mundanity of your life, experiencing it instead as if you’re an outsider looking in, then you’re prone to a relentless search for ways to anchor yourself within it. ⁣

Legalism makes one bent toward extremism. It is often the unsettled legalistic that turns to extremely restrictive diets and that latches on to conspiracies that give them something to hyper-focus on, and that can religiously keep to certain habits and plans but struggles to actually be faithful in all of life. ⁣

These are habits that flow from a heart that is unsettled and that isn’t anchored in freedom. ⁣

These attempts at grasping for something tangible and measurable always fall short and the entire thing becomes cyclical. ⁣

Ask me how I know. ⁣

The remedy is in freedom. ⁣

The remedy is in settledness. ⁣

A settled heart isn’t reactive, impressionable, or blown about by every wind of internet “prophecy” because it isn’t reaching for a way to short circuit the work of faith by constructing arbitrary steps of “obedience” and “belief”. ⁣

A settled heart is measured, calm, confident, rational, and truly anchored.

Term 1 Favorites

 



🌟Term 1 Favorites🌟 ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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We are at the end of Term 1, and it has been a great start to 9th and 5th grades!
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⁣Here are *some* things we loved in Term 1. ⁣⁣⁣
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🏜️ Ecology⁣⁣⁣
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Both the Ecology Bundle from @learningwfriends and the Ecology: A Study of Biomes unit by Jaime Gravitt (Etsy) have been additions to this science stream that have accomplished two things: ⁣⁣⁣
1) Made This Subject Accessible for My Youngest⁣⁣⁣
2) Provided a Contextual Reprieve From Textbook Reading for My Oldest ⁣⁣⁣



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🌎 Climatology ⁣⁣⁣
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The Renewable Energy Unit Study from Books and Willows has been fun and provided many ideas for further exploration. ⁣⁣⁣
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We also enjoy “Understanding the Climate Crisis” from Paper Pie (love this series), and “What a Waste” from DK. ⁣⁣⁣

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πŸ“ “Martin Rising” by Andrea and Brian Pinkney. ⁣⁣
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This is a poetic biographical account of the last year of MLK’s life, and it brought us each to tears more than once. ⁣⁣⁣
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I finished the term going back in time a few years in MLK’s life by reading “Let the Children March” by Monica Clark-Robinson and it prompted great discussion. ⁣⁣⁣



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🦌 Delighting in Animals: Senses, Defenses, and Killer Instincts ⁣⁣⁣
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Special Studies nearly always makes this list, and these units are always (truly) a delight. This animal focused unit was a HIT. ⁣⁣⁣



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🐴 Career Studies ⁣⁣⁣
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Sheldon LOVES the “That’s a Job” series, and this year’s “I Like Animals” edition is a highlight of his week. ⁣⁣⁣



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🌍 Africa is Not a Country by Dipo Faloyin ⁣⁣⁣
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We’re using many resources for our study of Africa this year, but this is a book EVERYONE should read. ⁣⁣



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πŸ’₯ Cartooning⁣⁣
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Teddy is loving the biographical interviews in “Comics Confidential” by Leonard Marcus, Sheldon is enjoying “The Essential Calvin and Hobbes”, and we’re all enjoying our lessons from “Art for Kids: Cartooning”. ⁣




πŸ• Delighting in the World: World Religions ⁣

Utilizing my curriculum this term for our study of world religions was particularly special (and emotional) for me. ⁣
This unit was a challenge to write, is something I’m proud of, and illuminated a subject that isn’t new to us in a new way for my kids.⁣




Living Education Through the Years: A Delightfully Feasting Virtual Retreat

 



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Retreat Registration⁣⁣⁣
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Registration for the Living Education Through the Years Virtual Retreat is officially open!!! ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Join us for a week of Equipping, Encouraging, and Edifying you for homeschooling joyfully and intentionally at every age and in every stage. ⁣
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From the comfort and convenience of your own home! ⁣⁣⁣
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With one session each day that you can attend live but also have permanent recording access to, you’re sure to have a rich and rewarding week! ⁣⁣⁣
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Your ticket also includes a Meet & Greet and a ⁣⁣Bonus Round Table Discussion, where we will present an overview of Every Age and Stage of Homeschooling. ⁣
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The Through the Years retreat will focus on the joys and challenges of each stage of homeschooling, equipping you for the work that you’re doing with tools and strategies along with encouragement to enjoy the journey. ⁣

Every session is labored over lovingly and crafted thoughtfully to provide you a week that is certain to enrich and nourish you. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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⁣⁣I’m BEYOND excited to be joined again by a group of speakers that I love, respect, admire, and continually learn from… And I know that you will too! ⁣⁣⁣
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These women are some of the wisest and most edifying women in my life and in the homeschooling world, and I can’t wait to spend the week pouring into you with them all. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Joining me: ⁣⁣⁣
@rootedinrest @redefiningschool @lovingleadinglittles
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πŸ“·➡️ Swipe to see each of the sessions that we will be presenting. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Tickets can be purchased at the link in my bio to the shop’s “Ticketing” section. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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As always, there are optional Raffle Tickets available, and we will announcing the Raffle Package soon! ⁣⁣⁣