Faith and Family Life

The Story of Good Friday

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. We also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

To Those Who are Falling

Are you struggling today?  Are you grieved?  Is the burden too hard for you to bear? May this benediction work faith, hope, and love in your soul today by the grace of God the Father, through faith in Christ alone, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Bad Gardeners grow weeds, good gardeners grow plants, great gardeners grow soil

Grow Your Soil

“A bad gardener grows weeds.  A good gardener grows plants.  Great gardeners grow soil.” Although the source of this quote was speaking of a literal garden, thoughts began swirling as to the implications of this concept in all areas of my life. 

Morning Time Gathering Homeschool

Our Morning Gathering: Memory, Laughter, and Relationship      

Morningtime provides the framework for my ultimate goal in education: raising people who believe what is true, honor what is noble, stand uncompromisingly for what is just, keep their desires pure, love things that are lovely and relish those things that are praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8). Our morning gathering lends great joy to this crazy family life. It builds memory, laughter, and relationship into our days.

Humble family worship

Humble Family Devotions

Family devotions or family worship is something that many Christian families desire to incorporate in their daily life.  This desire can often be hindered by confusion over what family devotions are, fear or feelings of inadequacy in conducting them, and the difficulties of consistency.  Even consistent family devotions can be hindered by our own pride, as if somehow going through religious motions makes us more acceptable to God.