Week 22, 2022

June 4, 2022


Dry and warm during the day, mornings are comfortable. The porch in the morning with a cup of coffee is the place to be. The fireflies have been our evening delight lately, filling the fields and forests with their blinking green lights.

Acadian flycatcher nest and eggs

Down On The Farm

The garden is growing and growing. It’s all we can do to keep up with its needs, but we are hanging in there and finding the tending of the garden to be enjoyable work. I think Erica and I would agree it is our favorite part of our little farm.

Best Thing We Ate

The kids decided to make chocolate cupcakes with mint icing.

From Family Worship

This week we considered the important, but somewhat neglected topic of what the Bible has to say about oaths and vows: the difference between the two, when they are appropriate, and most of all, their significance. Fittingly, the next chapter in the Confession was on marriage. We discussed what the Scriptures say about the purpose and design of marriage, legitimate reasons for divorce, and how the institution of marriage has been undermined by various laws, including no-fault divorce.

Some may think these topics are boring or too obscure for children, but nothing could be further from the truth. Kids see and hear things about what’s going on in the adult world around them, and we’ve found that direct discussion of hard topics is like throwing a life raft for them to grab on to as they try to make sense of things.

Other Happenings

My parents are here for an extended visit, and we’ve all been enjoying the time together. This weekend, my grandma flew in to join in on the fun, and it means the world that she would make such an effort to come visit us. Pictures of Grandma’s visit next week, but here’s some photos from this week with my folks…