The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast with Yvette Hampton & Aby Rinella

Hosted ByYvette Hampton & Aby Rinella

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Lesson from a Bad Shepherd – Dr. Mark Hamby, Part 1 (Family Series)

Dr. Mark Hamby, founder of Lamplighter Publishing, joins Yvette Hampton to kick off our family series with a lesson on parenting like a shepherd.

 “The very first thing you learn as a Christian is you learn how to fear God. You learn to hate what God hates and love what God loves, and your character starts to align with that.” – Dr. Mark Hamby


Join us Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of this conversation.


A Bad Shepherd - Dr. Mark Hamby on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast

Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.

Here’s what we cover with Dr. Hamby in this interview:

  1. Dr. Hamby shares about his experience as a shepherd and the lessons he learned about parenting from that time.
  2. How tragic death and miraculous births in his flock taught him to parent like a shepherd.
  3. How can we restore our relationship with our kids even when they hate us and it seems like all hope is lost.
  4. How applying lessons on humility and grace ended up saving his family, his sheep, and his health.

 “If you prepare your children to search for wisdom more than hidden treasure and more than silver and gold, you will understand the fear of the Lord, find the knowledge of God, and knowledge will become pleasant to your soul.” – Dr. Mark Hamby

For over 30 years, Dr. Mark Hamby has been using stories of Christ-like character to offer Christ-centered hope around the world. Dr. Hamby is the founder and president of Lamplighter Ministries which has published over 235 books from 17th to 19th-century literature plus 28 audio dramas heard by millions across 30 countries. Dr. Hamby holds several masters degrees and a doctorate in ministry. He speaks and writes about how to find hope and healing for the problems in our families, media, culture, and literature.

Connect with Dr. Hamby:

Lamplighter Publishing

Lamplighter Theater Audio Dramas

The Masters Guild

Fastened Like Nails Podcast


Raise Them Up, Don’t Crush Them Down, seminar by Dr. Mark Hamby

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23, by W. Phillip Keller

Shepherding a Child’s Heart, by Tedd Tripp

Don’t Make Me Count to Three, by Ginger Hubbard


Recommended Podcasts:

The Word and the Power of Words, with Dr. Mark Hamby, part 1

– Watch on YouTube

The Word and the Power of Words, with Dr. Mark Hamby, part 2

– Watch on YouTube

The Word and the Power of Words, with Dr. Mark Hamby, part 3

– Watch on YouTube


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About the Author
Yvette Hampton - Host Yvette is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. Yvette is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. As a mom who is concerned for the future of this generation and the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! - - - - - - - - - - - - In the fall of 2016, she and her family sold their home and almost all of their possessions, loaded up in an RV, and began traveling the country to film Schoolhouse Rocked. They have a passion for the homeschool community and are humbled and honored that the Lord has called them to tell the stories of the millions of families who have been impacted by the homeschool revolution. - - - - - - - - - - - - Yvette and Garritt have been married since 1995. They have two daughters, Brooklyn and Lacey, who they have homeschooled since the very beginning. - - - - - - - - - - - - To see the Schoolhouse Rocked movie trailer and find out more visit - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Aby Rinella - Cohost Aby Rinella is homeschool mom to 3, writer, speaker and director of her local homeschool support group. She writes and speaks to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God’s Word and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation. Aby and her husband, Jesse, love the outdoors and speak and write on the benefits of pointing children to their Creator by spending time in His creation. Aby is a featured speaker for the 2020 Homegrown Generation Family Expo. - - - - - - - - - - - - Read more from Aby at - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Garritt Hampton - Producer Garritt is a entertainment industry veteran who got his start in the record industry before moving into film. His credits include some of the biggest movies of the last decade, including Interstellar, Furious 7, TRON: Legacy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and many more. He is passionate about using his talents to build up the family and glorify God.