Kris and I have been reading “Almost Amish” and are gaining much insight and wisdom that is helping us pull away from the pace that the world offers. No we are not relocating to an Amish community but maybe bringing in some of their Biblical principals into our home and daily life. Honestly it has been refreshing and hopeful to think through why we do what we do as a family, in our community, and what our motives are. One of the things we did is plant our first raised bed garden. Kris taught the boys how to use the saw, measure, till the earth, and prepare the bed for plant life. The process and hard work was so fulfilling. I loved watching my man teach my boys new skills. My heart was full to see plants that needed nurturing lined up by square feet. Even better was the ownership and dedication that it was going to take each day to see growth. I am hopeful for growth in the garden and in the lives of our children as we lead them to Christ and try and simplify in a world that is not interested in their growth, rather its own gain.
|“We can give our children a chance to drink deeply of life instead of always settling for shallow pleasures.”
|“Christ wears “two shoes” in the world: Scripture and nature. Both are necessary to understand the Lord, and at no stage can creation be seen as a separation of things from God.”
-John Scottus Eriugena
|“The initial step for a soul to come to knowledge of God is contemplation of nature.”