Friday, April 29, 2011

small-scale Christian community - Moving in

About six to eight weeks ago, Silver and I did something that would appear crazy -- or at least desperate -- to most people. We moved into a house with another family. By choice. We weren't forced to by lack of funds or some minor disaster -- we all just started talking about it more and more seriously and more and more prayerfully, and realized it was the right thing to do in almost every way.

I don't think every Christian has to live in community, but we were all excited by the potential for growth -- culinarily, parentally and spiritually -- in living together.

We're nine altogether -- the four adults: Joshua and Rebekah, and Silver and I (Heather), and then the five kids: Lemuel (almost 4), Cedar (2), Ezra Grace (almost 2), Soren (4 1/2 months), and Elspeth (4 months). It's a lot of people, but it's a big, comfortable old house, and so far it's been a huge blessing.

We've all started up this blog together to write about our experience with small-scale Christian community, and to share some of the projects -- cooking, gardening, and general all-around homemade handmade goodness -- that we're doing together.

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