How do Children Hear an Invisible God

I did not realize that adult Christians in general might find it odd that you hear the voice of God.  In fact, I’ve only met a few who have said that they hear from Yahweh regularly.  The truth is, the Holy Spirit wishes to speak to all of us who are His.  Just looking at…

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…

But I Want to Be Fed!

When you go to most institutional churches, it is obvious that the sermon is the main gig.  People can be late and miss the time of singing, but still give a sigh of relief because they didn’t miss the sermon.  In the place where we attended for a time, no one was allowed in or…

Who is Teaching the Children?

A big question for those in house churches is, “Who will teach the children?”  They need a weekly lesson, right?  The problem with this mindset is that it still views Sunday as “church day”.  It’s the day the kids should have Sunday school (though Sunday school is just over 100 years old). It’s the day…

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…