Are You Tending the Field?

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Are you tending the field


I’m a homebody. I love the comfort and security of being at home. Most evenings you can find me curled up on the couch reading a book or on my laptop writing—two of my favorite things to do.


I’m also a mom to four kids, and because I homeschool them, we spend many hours at home. When we’re not at home, we’re usually hanging out with other Christian friends. As a result, our exposure to the secular world is limited. We attend a non-denominational church, belong to a homeschool co-op held at a Catholic church, my girls participate in American Heritage Girls at a Church of Christ, my boys play soccer at a Nazarene church, I go to a Bible study that meets at a Presbyterian church, and most weeks we visit the play structure at another local church. Six different churches during the course of an average week. It’s not that I’m trying to shield my kids from the world; it’s just the nature of our lifestyle.


One thing I enjoy doing more than sitting on the couch with a good book or writing is sitting outside, basking in the sun. Last summer my family and I embarked on a new adventure—we joined a pool club. It didn’t take long, as I was sitting on the lounge chair watching my kids play in the pool, for me to realize it was going to be a different experience for us. We knew only a few families who attended this pool club, and they were hardly ever there when we were. We were around people we didn’t know well for a change, and we didn’t know if they loved Jesus.


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