Home & Family

I have been meaning to share this audio clip. It's a presentation on the topic of parenting, and in particular how parents influence their children's attitudes and habits regarding church. 

The volume level is kind of low, so you might have to turn up your speakers. Even if you're not the parent of young children (or not yet), it's still pretty valuable.

The web site on which this audio was posted is called the Hausvater Project. It's a very interesting, and I think valuable, concept. As time goes by, I'm becoming more and more convinced that the Christian home and family is the most critical battleground for the church today. If we lose there, it is so hard to make up lost ground later in life. And these forces that would seek to destroy the family as God establish it and to prevent Christian families from functioning as God desires are so strong and so prevalent today. I'll be writing more about this in the near future.

New House


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Originally uploaded by revjwc

When we moved to El Paso, we purposefully looked for a house that we could rent for a little while (with a 6 month lease) until we found a home to purchase. Well, it looks like that time has come and that we’ve found our home. We weren’t expecting to purchase a brand new home, and we weren’t really expecting things to move this quickly, but we’re really happy we found this and the timing seems to be just about right.

The house is a year old, but has never been lived in. It is 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2266 square feet. The house seems to be just about the right size for us. It is located just about a mile from where we are now, so it is roughly a mile further from church.

We’re looking to close within the next three weeks. Moving during Lent sounds a little crazy to me, but I’m very excited to get into the new house.