2020 has been a rough year for all of us for a whole variety of reasons. There are global reasons why this year might have been tough, and I know so many of us are also struggling with personal things in this last year (or decade)!
But enough is enough! God promises us peace & joy, even if the world seems to be falling apart. So that's why I'm declaring 2021 to be our best year yet!
It's not because everything will go perfectly to my plan. It's not because life will suddenly become easy. It's not because my trust is in politics or anything else in this world.
I think 2021 can be our best year yet because we can place our hope, trust, joy, and peace in the Lord.
But that can be tough. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or even fearful... just know that you are NOT alone. Even when we KNOW our joy should be in the Lord, it's another thing entirely to actually put that into practice in daily life.
Whether 2020 pushed you over the edge into total overwhelm, or you were ALREADY feeling it, I've got good news and HOPE!
We can recapture true joy and peace in our home and family.
That's why I want to invite you to join us for for the 2021 Homemaking Ministries Online Conference. Our theme this year is Finding Joy in Your Home.
My name is Jami Balmet, and I'm the host of our 7th annual online Homemaking Conference for Christian women.
I know what it's like to be BURIED, overwhelmed, and even feeling defeated in your home.
But I also know what it's like to discover purpose, joy, and peace again in my life, and that's what we encourage you with in this incredible online event.
This is our 7th annual Homemaking Ministries Online Conference! We've had 6 incredible years of this conference, and this year we are back with our best theme yet: Finding Joy in Your Home!
Get immediate access to this printable PDF. It's designed to work through as we go through the conference to help you make real and lasting change in your home.
When I got married - I had ZERO idea how to run and manage a home. No cooking skills, zero household management abilities...but I was excited to learn.
God had a wonderful (But hard) plan for our family and we started off with our first two pregnancies two years apart....TWO SETS OF TWINS! 😂
Our baby girl entered our family 18 months later. And 5 months ago we just had baby #6. (We currently have 6 kids, 7 and under.)
I'll tell you what, after having 5 kids in 4 years...I was utterly exhausted. Overwhelmed. Defeated. And I was struggling.
It took a lot that year to remember to look to the Lord for my joy and peace. And it took a lot of management skills to survive life with twin 4 year old boys, twin 18 month old boys, and a newborn baby girl.
And it still takes a lot. A lot of faith. A lot of trust. A lot of discipline and self-control. And a lot of prayer!
No matter if your life resembles mine or is completely different...we all deal with different struggles and overwhelm.
It's easy to get discouraged and overwhelmed with the kids fighting AGAIN...
Impatience from ALL family members and so much more...
If you want practical wisdom and encouragement in any of these areas (or maybe in all of these areas), then I'm so excited to introduce you to the tool you need this year.
The theme of the conference this year is Finding Joy in Your Home, and all 40+ conference sessions will revolve around this theme. (scroll down to see all the sessions & speakers)!
The conference was live for 4 days in January. Over those 4 days, we covered 40 INCREDIBLE conference sessions. Now when you purchase your ticket, you will get immediate access to all of the goodies. The sessions this year are broken up into 4 powerful categories: Finding Joy in the Lord, Finding Joy in Your Family, Finding Joy in Homemaking, and Finding Joy in Your Day!
As Christians, we know that God is the ultimate source of all joy. And yet, how often do we let His Word go unread on the shelf when life gets crazy? Brittany Ann will not only inspire you to dive into God's Word with fresh eyes, but she'll teach you several practical ways you can use God's Word to experience true peace and joy in your life, no matter how busy you are! After all, the Bible isn't a dusty, outdated book on a shelf. It's the life-changing Word of God Himself!
Come learn how to make the most of your Bible reading time as a busy homemaker. In this session packed with practical tips and study strategies, we'll explore ways to go deep into Scripture, understand difficult verses, and take joy in its life-giving truth.
Understanding the True Impact of Your Work in the Home. For many of us, "mundane" is a word we regularly use to describe our work in the home, with "finding the meaning in the mundane" as our mission. Rebekah has a different mission in mind, though, and that is to help you understand that nothing you do in your home and for your family can ever truly be deemed mundane when viewed in light of the impact that work has on eternity. Rebekah will walk you through Scripture and everyday real life examples to show you the joy that is to be found when we grasp just how meaningful the work we do in the home really is - because it is, after all, kingdom-building work!
God’s Word informs everything the believer does- including our work in the home. Learn how to cultivate greater hope, fuller joy, and a deeper sense of purpose by fixing your eyes on Jesus through His Word. You’ll walk away with a list of scriptures you can begin meditating on today to encourage and equip you as you serve the Lord in your home.
In today's culture it can seem like escaping being busy isn't possible, but we were created to experience peace and rest. Steph has experienced the very real physical, mental, emotional and spiritual effects too much stress and busyness can have on a person, and how cultivating a spirit of restfulness throughout your week - starting with a weekly Sabbath - can turn it all around.
I will be utilizing Habakkuk to show how God ministered to not only Habakkuk but us about how to overcome tumultuous time of uncertainty. I'd also like to share a brief testimony of how God has seen me through times of uncertainty. As well as, how we can equip ourselves to fight the temptation to worry.
Every single person will go through heartache and trauma at some point. But how do you heal from your own heartache while simultaneously loving your family and making sure your foundations in Christ are steadfast? Tiffany will share her own story of the loss of her marriage and everything she knew, and what God has taught her during the process.
We all walk through seasons where it’s difficult to find joy. It’s easy to feel hopeless, depressed, and overwhelmed as we journey through difficult days. In this session Trenda will offer encouragement as she shares her personal struggles and offers practical ways to find joy even in the hardest of seasons
Experiencing true joy and peace can be elusive, yet it’s what every one of us longs for. In this session, Hope Ink artist Emily and her husband Mark, a biblical counselor for over two decades, will explore what Scripture has to say about these vital topics, as well as practical ways we can all grow in them even more - no matter where we’re starting from.
This world strategically operates in a way for us to compare constantly. To compare our looks, kids, home decor, parenting styles, what we choose to feed our families, how we choose to educate our children, etc. In this session, I will share signs of being a discontent homemaker, and how to find contentment through Christ in your homemaking.
Are you in the midst of trials that seem overwhelming? Have you experienced betrayal by a loved one or rejection by a fellow believer? Join Kerry as she shares God’s work in brokenness and rejection from her family, her church, her job … turning each one into joy, peace and victory. You’ll discover specific tools God gives all of us to be healed and walk in joy.
In this session, we'll explore how you can create a prayerful atmosphere in your home and family. We'll talk about how to make your personal prayer time joyful and productive and how to find time to pray when you're busy. We'll also cover creative ways to pray with your kids (by age), how prayer can transform chaos to calm and what to do when prayer is a struggle.
In this session you'll learn 4 practical tips to keep your marriage full of joy, even in the not-so-joyful seasons. Carlie gives candid insight into how these 5 secrets have kept her 20+ years of marriage thriving when circumstances would say otherwise. If you could use more joy in your marriage, this session is a must watch!
Most parents equate discipline with “punishment” or “spanking.” But there are many tools you can use to round out your discipline. This training will help you develop a practical Biblical discipline plan in your mission to raise healthy, responsible kids. You’ll not only understand why—you’ll have practical tools to make it work.
Two quotes frame the pull on me as a mother. They are "If you want to change the world, go home and love your family" and "Grow where you are planted." So how do we go home and love our families, and grow in the gifts God has given us? And does that really change the world? We'll talk about family mission statements and how they help us grow right where we are planted to change the world.
Infertility can be one of the most emotionally painful things a couple goes through. Women can tend to take a lot of the responsibility of it onto themselves. For many, it is not something that is easy to talk about. So, is it actually possible to find joy while struggling through Infertility? Let’s look at what God has to say about it.
In a world where bigger means better, Pinterest makes us want to be perfect and comparison is the thief of joy in our motherhood, Jesus gives us clear directions on our main focus. Our family. But with all these things pressing in, it can be hard to remember the small things add up to big moments for God’s Glory in our homes! Join me as we learn to focus on the small that produces big kingdom rewards for our Tabernacle Tikes.
We're going to define legacy through the lens of lifestyle habits, and why we believe it is invaluable for your children and the next generation. Can you imagine what kind of positive impact a generation could have on the world, if we strived to raise our children with positive lifestyle habits with a selfless legacy mindset?
As moms, it's so easy to stress about ALL the things when it comes to our kids. It's easy to feel like we are failing and it's easy to get the wrong focus. In this session, Crystal is going to share her journey to love-centered parenting. How can we focus on our hearts within parenting and what practical steps can we take? Crystal dives into all of that and more.
Author of 'Loving the Little Years', 'Fit To Burst', and 'You Who', Rachel encourages mom that you CAN love the little years and where our true hope and joy lies!
What we worship is the foundation of our lives and it is shown in how we spend our time. We should be purposeful in teaching our children that there is only one sure thing in this life deserving of our time and worship and that is the one true God. Worshipping God is central to our lives and should be to our children also. In this session I am excited to share the basics of true family worship. I will make clear the joy that comes from obeying God’s word in leading your family in worship.
Discovering the Deeper Meaning Behind the Way Jesus Taught Us to Pray
The words of Matthew 6:9-13 are familiar to most Christians as the The Lord's Prayer. In fact, many of us have these rich words memorized, and recite them in church or as a family without really understanding what we're praying or what they have to do with the messiness of motherhood. In this session, Brooke and Erin make it their goal to help deepen your understanding of this prayer so you can understand the powerful way it applies to the everyday life of moms.
It’s usually not easy to minister together as a family. But the joy that comes from seeing the Holy Spirit work in and through you *and* your children is well worth it! This session will give you practical tips, motivation and some of the benefits of living out The Great Commission alongside your children and co-laborers in the Gospel.
Learn how to find space in your day to refresh and refuel in your own home with your own people so you don't get caught in the trap of needing to escape your burned out life. Full of practical ideas and tough love, this session will challenge you to rethink how you manage your home and family life every single day.
As our families grow, more children bring more messes into our environment, and at some point it can feel out of hand! But it doesn’t have to be that way. You will learn how to establish routines and chores with your children to keep the chaos at bay. Each child brought into the family is also one more pair of helping hands! Be inspired to create and implement your own routines and chores systems with your kids.
God's Word says the joy of the Lord is my strength, but how do we find joy when we feel like we're being pulled in a hundred different directions? God's Word encourages us to seek Him while He can be found so that no matter what comes in life, joy is attainable through the power of the Holy Spirit living in us. Join me as we learn about finding the joy of the LORD in the chaos of large family living!
Anxiety is a very real problem that almost all of us struggle with. Phylicia is no stranger to the anxiety struggle and in her powerful session, she will dive into how we can turn to God to heal from anxiety. Get ready to get Biblical AND practical in this session!
Being a work at home mom is not for the faint of heart. Add in homeschooling to the mix and the fact that Tricia is the mom of 10 and grandma of 2 (so far!), she knows what it means to be busy. But God has also called her to an incredible ministry. During this session, she will share some awesome tips for being a working mom.
In the midst of trying and chaotic times, it can feel difficult—impossible even—to experience joy. We will discuss this from a biblical standpoint as well as tackle practical and actionable things we can do to go about pursuing joy in various areas of our lives.
How do you keep going day after day without looking for an escape? This session will teach you how to avoid being pulled in by the world's distractions, and how to stop avoiding the hard work of homemaking and motherhood. You'll come away with renewed vision on how to remain faithful and consistent to the Lord's calling through all of life's struggles and responsibilities.
Have you ever had so much on your plate that you KNEW you needed to do...and instead chose to just start scrolling with no end in mind? Or maybe you turned on the TV to escape the to-do list you didn't really want to deal with? WHY do we do this? And WHY do we do this and then claim that we can't get anything done?! Let's talk about it all - and how to overcome it - in this session with Kayse!
Grab your ticket to get full access to the conference recordings including LIFETIME access to 40 sessions, a digital conference notebook, and the joyful life conference toolkit!
Erin has been through a lot in the past 10 years that left her feeling like she was just surviving through the days (and sometimes in extreme crises mode)! In this session, she shares a bit about her journey and what God has taught her over the years about developing healthy habits to cope with a crazy world. She reminds us of some good things to keep in perspective when facing a hard season.
Healthy baking doesn’t have to be time consuming, exhausting, or require a lot of dishes! And no, you don’t need 1 million expensive healthy ingredients either. The Busy Lady’s Guide To Easy Healthy Baking is your one stop spot for how to make secretly healthy recipes the whole family will love!
Many of us grow up reading the classics, but as adults, reading nonfiction or new releases becomes our usual fare...if we keep up the reading habit at all! In this session we're going to rekindle a love for classic lit, and discuss how vintage stories can inspire and encourage us for today's world. I'll also share some classic book recommendations with you as well as a few very effective tips for jumpstarting your reading habit.
We all love taking pictures of our kids (other family, pets, etc). This session will give you the tips you need to turn snapshots into keepsakes. Invest in your family by capturing memories and sweet events by taking better pictures! Becky will give you all the tips & tricks in her session.
As busy we women, we all need to remember to slow down and give ourselves a chance to recharge, even if it is just for a few minutes. One way to do that is to curl up with a book, a cup of something yummy, and set the mood by defusing a blend of essential oils. Join me to learn recipes for five cozy drinks and five essential blends that pair with books that will leave you refreshed.
Start the year off on the right foot by reflecting on the previous holiday season as you begin to make a plan for the celebrating well in the new year. In this session, Victoria will guide you through a time of reflection and personal assessment and then help you outline an entire year of seasonal, holiday, and faith-filled family traditions.
Life is never constant, it is always changing. Let's be honest, joy isn't always our first response. Join Chelsea as she walks us through personal testimony and encouragement on having a Posture of Joy, When Life Throws You Curveballs.
A one of a kind community
There is no other resource out there like this for Christian women. It's a fully online conference where Gospel Centered theology meets everyday practical living.
And the best part? You don't have to hire a babysitter, pay for a plane ticket, arrange a hotel, etc. It's all online so you can participate and watch from the comfort of your living room - in your pajamas!
Everything is recorded
One really fun aspect of this conference is getting to participate live with all the other speakers and attendees!
But as a busy mom with six young kids, I know that it's not always realistic or doable to watch along live. So whether you miss one session - or all of them - you can watch along at another time!
We record all the sessions (at NO extra charge) and you get to watch them anytime you want...with lifetime access!
We will open the conference each morning with a time of worship
I've been wanting to introduce this for years. And this year it's here! Each morning we will all gather for a short time of worship before diving into all the amazing sessions.
The conference sessions this year are obviously amazing, but the really FUN part of the conference is the private Facebook group community!
You'll get the chance to interact with all the other attendees, chat directly with each speaker after their session, and participate in some fun parties and GIVEAWAYS all week long! The private Facebook group community might just be my favorite part of the conference!
Our annual homemaking conference is usually in the Fall. But this year we are going to instead kick off our new year with the conference which I think will be amazing!
But I didn't want to wait until then to really kick things off. So join me between now and the conference for some live discussions inside the community.
Our FIRST one is Thursday November 5th and we are going to be chatting about finishing this year WELL. How do we refocus on the Kingdom work that God has given us right now. You won't want to miss this discussion!
(You will get access to all of these recordings as well!)
Are you curious what an online conference is? Or how to fit listening along into a busy schedule? Watch the video below where I share what this conference is AND some tips for when to listen in (hint hint: While making dinner)!