Tribute to Debbie Strayer

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Content by Tina Farewell

Our dear friend, Debbie Strayer, danced into the arms of Jesus last weekend! 

After speaking at a homeschool convention in Alabama, Debbie and her husband Greg enjoyed dinner, then took a carriage ride celebrating their anniversary love of 35 years. Late that night, Debbie suffered a heart attack with her dear Greg at her side.

We really miss her and want to carry on her vision of encouraging families to embrace truly biblical home education, enabling parents and children to become who God created them to be—learning naturally together—with the foundation that our value is because we are made in God’s image, not in our intellect or accomplishments. 

Debbie was a great encourager, equipping parents to mentor and tutor their children in a way that naturally leads them to follow the Lord Jesus Christ.

Debbie was mentored for nearly 20 years by Ruth Beechick, a mighty woman of God. Ruth, with her doctorate in education and teaching experience of a long lifetime, encouraged Debbie to carry the torch of encouragement and freedom for home educating families. Let’s pick up that torch too—to the Glory of God!

Debbie was the founder of Homeschooling Today magazine, co-author of the Trail Guide to Learning series, Learning Language Arts through Literature series, an encouraging and motivational speaker, a dear friend, mother, wife, and a faithful servant of the Lord.


Bob-tina-350x337Bob and Tina Farewell are respected speakers, mentors and homeschool pioneers. The Farewells traveled around the United States for at least six months each year speaking to thousands of families and hosting retreats, conferences, and workshops.





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