Mar
21
2011

Blog or Debate?


I just returned from Keller, TX, where some of our kids competed in speech and debate. We faired quite well and brought home a handful of awards plus (more importantly) a heart full of memories.

But our New Year’s Resolution to blog every day has been compromised greatly! We apologize. We’ll be back at it very soon, and with gusto. I can’t tell you how many good families we run into who pour their hearts out about their desire to Love Another Child. If anything, we gain material when we listen to testimonies — real, genuine stories — on the road.

One of our to-do items for tournaments is to recruit community judges. There is a tournament this weekend in Denver, Colorado! The Rocky Mountain Classic will put on a tremendous speech and debate tournament, and we need community judges to help keep the rounds rolling. No experience is needed, and if you are a homeschool parent, bring your kids along. They’ll see their peers in action and will likely go home a believer in getting involved.

Click through this website: https://rmc2011.homeschooldebate.net/judges. The registration process and tournament information is pretty self-explanatory.

Really, I believe every homeschooler in the country should be doing speech and debate. If you can make it, flag me down. You’ll most likely see a Jeub kid — suited up and ready to compete — in the crowd!

Pictured: The Amphitheater at Point Loma Nazarene University where Nationals will take place in June. For more information on the league we participate as a family, see www.StoaUSA.org.

About Chris Jeub

Chris is the father of 16 children, busily running the family businesses and learning the depths of love along the way.

  • Non-Mommy

    OK, even if people aren’t into debate, Point Loma is so gorgeous that it’s well worth the trip! (I was confused when I read this post, as I’m a former San Diegan, and I thought you were saying the picture was in Texas). Enjoy the tournament!

  • Lori B

    how would you suggest going about finding a debate group for our children. We joined a local group last school year, but there wasn’t enough interest this year and they disbanned the group. Any websites to help locate one?

    • Anonymous

      Great question, Lori. This largely depends on where you live. You can look at http://www.stoausa.org (the organization I am a board member of) for a start. Contact me through chris-AT-trainingminds-DOT-org and I’ll try to get you connected with someone in your area.

  • Cinnamom

    Hi Chris, I’m sorry to contact you here, but I have been trying for 2 days to reach Monument Publishing to make changes to an order I made on Monday before it ships, but no one answers the phone or responds to my e-mails. Please help!