Wednesday, July 22, 2009

God Bless Quiverfulls!

This evening as I unwind from a very busy week at VBS I found T-H-I-S article in my inbox. I receive the Jeub's blog updates and often look forward to reading what Chris Jeub has to say. He and his wife Wendy have 15 children. A quiverful. Something that is not understood and even frowned upon by most Americans. Christian or not. I admire them and envy them. I know from just having five that my family teeters on the line of being "Large." I can see the dynamics of their family also becoming evident in mine. I know the chaos that others see is just the functioning's of everyday happenings... don't get me wrong, Chaos does ensue... even in families of 1 child... but order is quickly restored and parents would not have it any other way.
As I skim thru the thoughts of Chris Jeub, I can relate to many of his convictions and I agree with most of his points. I enjoy advice from large families, after all, large families understand each other as no other family does.
Family is the driving force of our existence in this world. We belong to a family. Our family, The family of God, a heavenly family, A church family. Life is about family. There is power in a family. I believe the downfalls of the world began with the downfall of family. Perhaps if we listened to God very closely, He will tell us what we need to know about family. He will guide us to scripture which talks about family and He will restore family.
I admire people like the Jeubs who go against the stream and followed Gods call on their life. They are seen as unconventional and strange. But really.... are they?
I pray I can extend my family, perhaps I will never have 15 but even if I did....


  1. Love the post ... family is everything. TTFN ~ Marydon

  2. Truly, as a wise woman once said...If only everyone thought this way! Of course, chaos comes, so then we put on our rubber boats and dodge the shoes and legos and gooey cheerios and slide thru the waterfall cascading from the tub to re-roll the salvagable toilet tissue. And then there are days, when we need W-A-D-E-R-S!

    But everyday is a gift. And the family is more important than the stuff. And when everyone is properly trained, peace will soon reign again - until the next meal anyway! :)



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