WHY We Limit Eating Out?

A lot of people will say it’s expensive and unhealthy to eat out a lot, but not everyone would agree.  Plus, there are other consequences that we sometimes do not think of.  Here are our family reasons for limiting the number of times we eat outside of the home. 1) Health reasons Restaurants, from fast…

Baptism

I had the wonderful pleasure of watching 2 of my children become baptized this Sunday.  For the past year they have asked questions about baptism after reading stories in the Bible together such as when Jesus got baptized, or when the Ethiopian man wanted to stop and be baptized immediately, or the story of John the Baptist.…

Creating Men and Women, Part 3

Ceremonies We can tell our son that he becomes a young man at the age of 13, but how much more memorable and meaningful would it be if we did something specifically geared toward initiating him and welcoming him into young adulthood.  The culmination of creating men and women is definitely this: ceremonies.  We believe…

Creating Men and Women, Part 2

Raising A Modern Day Knight (and Warrior Maiden) A great Book I read on raising boys into Men (and girls into Women) is: Raising a Modern Day Knight by Robert Lewis.  This a book for Fathers about raising their sons, but my husband and I both read it and have applied a lot of the…

Creating Men and Women, Part 1

One particular principle of parenting keeps coming back to me over and over again – Be Purposeful!  Children are not going to learn about and become more like Christ by accident. So, we have to ask those important questions. One significant question is this: How does our culture today see children and when do they…

Surviving With Family

I am part of a wonderful house church.  I haven’t always been able to say that.  Over the years things have been easy, fun, and also tremendously difficult and horrible.  We have laughed, cried, wanted to walk out on each other….It’s like a real family! I was with my family all Thanksgiving week.  There were…