Rediscovering ancient paths by bringing families back together through shared family economies.
- When you start relying on the government, they will start requiring things of you.
- Discipline must be in place to create a healthy community.
- Time = Relationships = Harmony. (When English people don’t have time for their neighbors, they are too busy.)
- Many times small adjustments in life make a big difference
- We see wealth as a major threat to our Christian life.
Time = Relationships = Harmony
When the English people don’t have time for their neighbors, they are too busy.
The goal of any marriage is for the husband and future father to spend as much time with his family has possible. This is why they focus so much on home economies.
Death bed wishes are never stuff, money, worldliness or accomplishments. It’s always “I wish I would have invested more time with my family, been more loving to others.” Many Americans have bought into the lie that bigger is better. That working more to get more tricks us into wasting our most precious resource…time.
Wealth as a major threat to the Christian life
Americans often think of wealth as only positive. More money = more happiness.
8 Remove far from me falsehood and lying;Proverbs 30:8-9
give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with the food that is needful for me,
9 lest I be full and deny you
and say, “Who is the Lord?”
or lest I be poor and steal
and profane the name of my God.
Proverbs 30:8-9 reminds us to pray to live above poverty (or we may be tempted to steal) yet below to many riches (or we may be tempted to believe we don’t need God, have everything I need myself, and in total control).
Amish see work as a blessing not something to avoid or escape. In the Amish community, it is a sad day when they are no longer able to physically work.
Curtis Bowers interviews Rory Groves
Building generational family economies. At 1:15 left Curtis shares another insight from the Amish. That the modern conveniences that are suppose to save us time continue to get more and more expensive and demand more and more of our time to work to pay for them.