Engaging the Family is by embracing the home.
Family. A word that God created to be beautiful and full of life and purpose. As soon as you say it, you feel something. It’s inevitable. It’s a feely word.
As young parents, we pick up toys, wipe away tears, read bedtime books and bandage up boo-boos with an overwhelming feeling and awareness of investing – investing our time, attention, and love into every single one of those moments. Investing in family isn’t always easy, but it’s an honor none the less. Then as the children grow, showing their unique bents and personalities and starting to make their own life decisions, we realize the importance of family even more. As with children or adults, we all need to engage family.
The Rippy household is a blended family and it’s one that is much like yours. We all have been created by God to be interlocked with people who know us best and love us most. We need those sacred faces that say, “I accept you, love you and want you 100%.” We crave understanding and unconditional love with hands that hold and eyes that sparkle with grace. And those are the same faces that we need to also experience plenty of fun, silly and a whole lotta’ crazy!
Engaging Family provides some exciting encouragement, ideas, motivation and plenty of shoulders to lean on through other contributing bloggers, posts, and videos. Most importantly, it will be the living streams of God’s Word that will nourish and refresh our lives as we daily embrace home and express welcome. Because as well all know …Welcome Home are two words that express the embrace of two arms. So, engaging the family is by embracing the home.