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…

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…

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 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…

Our Time is Limited

As today’s events in Connecticut has told everyone, our time with our children is so incredibly limited. No one would have imagined this morning that this would have happened. It drives home the fact that nothing else matters beside our children’s salvation; not their grades, not their messy rooms, not their eating habits, not their…

Everyone With a Gift

One of the beautiful things of meeting in a simple church setting is that everyone is necessary.  God brings the body together knowing the needs of the church.  I Corinthians 12:7-11 says, “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good…All these are the work of one and the…