Saturday, February 23, 2013


We homeschoolers joke about socialization but honestly I am not opposed to socialization...the Bible calls it fellowship and I see Biblically that it is very very important, in fact I think God created us for relationship. He, Himself wanted walk with Adam in the cool of the day. We are made in His image and likeness, we too are designed to fellowship. God intends for us to have relationships, even messy relationships. I WANT my kids to interact with others. I, myself want to have friends. The issue isnt to shelter or not to shelter. The issue is always the KIND of influences my children are subjected to. It is very hard to find good Godly peers, especially for my kids. Im surprised that people think relationships are a valid reason to immerse ones children in a satanic culture. Fellowship is indeed important but not as important as my childs heart. So if the choice is ungodly friends or no friends at all then the choice is no peer friends at all. Easy. My husband and I have found alternatives to typical peer friendships for our kids.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Luke 5:34-35

Scripture: KJV LUKE 5:34 And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? 35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.

 Children of the Bridegroom? His children? Jesus' kids? Remember who He is feasting  with here? Tax collectors and sinners. Look here you religious rule keepers,  Im here and when I am here it is cause for celebration!  No doubt there will be seasons to fast and abstain from partying but when Jesus is in the house its time to rejoice! This makes me think about all the dead dry somber hymn singing churches out there who think their boringness equates holiness.  Jesus is alive and worthy of celebration.

Application: Gods children are not always in the church or seemingly super spiritual sometimes God is in the midst of sinners, loving and accepting them, even celebrating and feasting with them. 

Here He calls sinners and tax collectors His children and Hes feasting with them. Jesus isnt always somber and serious, sometimes He smiles and gives us gifts that make us happy.
God help me to celebrate when You come near. Give me a heart to know when you are here.