Dark Glass Ponderings

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. -1 Corinthians 13:12

There is one thing I really want for my children above everything else.  I desire for them to have a living, breathing relationship with the Christ and to live surrendered lives to Him.

I am so blessed to have a wonderful mother-in-law who loves the Lord.  Its such a blessing to have family members with whom we can have edifying discussions about spiritual things.  Further, I have so much respect for the parents that have raised my husband, who is a man who fears and loves God greatly...and lives with integrity. 

Recently we were talking about children leaving the church and moving away from the Lord. Ken Ham has written a recent book on the topic that I am interested in reading.  We have seen godly parents in our church who have struggled with children walking away from their faith and leaving the straight path.  I know its happening everywhere.  It breaks my heart.

I am currently reading a fantastic book by Voddie Baucham entitled Family Driven FaithReview will be forthcoming. Baucham reiterates what I already believe...it all comes down to family.  

The Lord keeps showing me again and again, this is why I am called to homeschool.  This "one thing" of my children's walk with Christ is too important to not pursue as a full-time calling.  Even if you are not called to homeschool, if you walk with the Lord and have children...this is your full-time calling.

I know I don't have it all together.  Not even close.  Even my two-year-old has figured out that truth.  I hope even through my imperfections I can teach my children wholehearted surrender to Christ. 

It all comes down to coming down on my knees again and again.  Sorry can be beautiful.   Children's face down, oices loud, hearts surrendered...one heart can change the world. 


Julia M. Reffner

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Christ-loving bookworm & homeschool mom of 2 stealing the rare quiet moments to pursue that all elusive writing dream. I also write book reviews for Title Trakk and The Historical Novel Society.


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