Trying on community for size

I can hear the fridge humming now, and my 6-year-old sniffling while she turns the pages of a library book. I hear these things anew, and cardinal outside, because for the last two weeks, the house has been alive with the noises made by one extra adult and two energetic boys under 5. And it’s quiet this Read more about Trying on community for size[…]

A simple, gentle start to education

On August 18, we’ll move from theory to application in this home education experiment. Experiment, because though I love being home with my girls and reading, painting and exploring the woods, we plan to take this one year at a time. We’re homeschooling not because we’re avoiding anything, or because we want a “biblical” worldview Read more about A simple, gentle start to education[…]

I also hid under a bed from Santa once; God’s certainly kept that in mind

“I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. In other words, if our expenditure on comforts, luxuries, amusements, etc., is up to the standard common among those with the same income as our own, we Read more about I also hid under a bed from Santa once; God’s certainly kept that in mind[…]

When God shows up with a van

“Sometimes people find the joyous sharing of the Jerusalem Church hard to believe. The reason is understandable: they have never seen anything like it in their own experience. But in my small way, and through my limited experience, I want to testify to this reality. When the dynamic presence of God breaks in upon a sufficiently Read more about When God shows up with a van[…]