When I was a much younger mom, about to begin my second year homeschooling, I stumbled upon a history curriculum that blew me away. It was exactly what I was looking for – Biblical, mom-friendly, and kid-friendly. It included extra ideas for crafts and read-aloud books. Through this history book, I finally became aware of how interesting it can be to learn about history! It was the first homeschool textbook that I became an outspoken advocate for.
In the twenty years since Linda Hobar published that first history textbook, The Mystery of History, God has grown Linda’s ministry, adding three more history volumes spanning from ancient history to modern history – and I’ve loved them all. God has helped Linda to become an incredible spokesperson for homeschooling from a persuasive, winsome, intelligent Biblical worldview.
About ten years ago, I had a crazy “fan girl” experience when I ran into Linda in the bathroom of my church during an exercise class that she and I were both participating in! How does this happen? I’d heard that she had moved to Memphis — keep in mind I originally found her book while we were living in St Louis and she was living in Texas, I think … and here she was in MY CHURCH BATHROOM! What is going on?
In the years since then, her husband became my older son’s baseball coach, and I had the blessing of chatting with Linda at several homeschooling events, but we’d lost touch in the last few years.
So, I was super excited to run into her again at my church women’s retreat a few months ago. We had some time to catch up and she invited me to join her in her latest venture — hosting a podcast, The Mystery of Home Education. (I’ve listened to every episode and loved them all. I know you will, too!)
But I hope you’ll especially take 23 minutes to check out today’s episode, January 20, 2022, where Linda interviewed … *me.*
What??? Me??? Kim Endraske???
Former Evangelical Atheist turned Evangelical Christian… Homeschooling mom and Wanna-be author and speaker. Me?
Isn’t God so good to work all things together in His perfect time and place??? I hope you will be encouraged to hear more about my journey of coming to faith and walking out my faith.
Thank you, Mrs. Linda Hobar. You have greatly impacted me and my children. You have mentored me and my family through the books you have written and the talks you have shared. May the Lord bless and grow your ministry and in turn bless and grow His kingdom!
Lord, let me not despise small beginnings. You are my Creator. You have purpose for my life, and for Linda’s, and for every person reading this little blog or listening to Linda’s podcast. History is indeed YOUR story. History is His Story. To the glory and fame of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen