Category Archives: The Year 2013

Family as an Economic Unit – Post 7 of 10

What is a family? A family is an economic unit – willing to live in conditions “better and worse” in different times of life, expecting to have ideas and a pioneering spirit of approach at times, but also having a … Continue reading

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Family as a Perpetual Relay of Truth – Post 6 of 10

Truth is headline news these days, but I think it has always been and will always be a running current in and around our notion of reality. We all have a deep need to know the truth, to know that … Continue reading

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Family as a Shelter in the Time of Storm – Post 5 of 10

Comfort. Shelter. Refuge. I had the unmistakable privilege of seeing this first hand last weekend. Newborn babies and children only months old being cared for with such love and hope. The origins of the word “comfort” are found in roots … Continue reading

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Family as a Formation Center for Human Relationships – Post 4 of 10

Gracias Edith! It has been challenging to read through your thoughts on family and community and life. Human relationships are taking place whether or not anyone stops to label them. Good or bad human relationships and constructive or destructive human … Continue reading

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Be Creative – Post 3.5 of 10

This morning I came upon the chapter entitled Free to Create in Traveling Light by Eugene Peterson, and it was such a delightful reminder of our common call to be creative with our lives. I believe that we were not … Continue reading

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The Family as a Birthplace of Creativity – Post 3 of 10

We’re walking deep into “family theory”, are we not? Family as an ecosystem, family as a mobile, and now today, family as a creative space. This chapter jolted me into unearthing our art supplies and setting a blank canvas before … Continue reading

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Ecology and the Care of Children – Post 2.5 of 10

I want to write one more post on this because the idea of “fragile ecosystems” has been spinning in my head for a number of weeks. My youngest son and I are studying USA history this year, and more than … Continue reading

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The Family as a Fragile Ecosystem – Post 2 of 10

The study of ecosystems is fascinating. Interestingly enough, the dictionary has a variety of definitions for the word ecosystem – one can consider it from a medical, scientific or cultural viewpoint. We’re studying it in US history this year – … Continue reading

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The Family as a Changing Life Mobile – Gracias Edith! – The First of Ten Posts on Family

This is the first in a series of ten posts on family – the family, a family, my family, your family, family in the general sense, family in the particular. We’re returning to a book that has remained one of … Continue reading

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A Circle of Quiet

How blessed the man you train, God, the woman you instruct in your Word, Providing a circle of quiet within the clamor of evil, while a jail is being built for the wicked. God will never walk away from his … Continue reading

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