Category Archives: Family

News, updates, and fun stuff from the Forster family

We’re Members of His Family!

I thought of my granddaughters as we studied 1 John 3 last month. My daughter had posted this picture of her little one-and-a-half-year-old on Facebook early in the month. (I love the rainbow umbrella!) A walk to the park — … Continue reading

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Showing Our Children How to Love God’s Word, PLUS a New 30 Day Study!

How can we inspire our children to love God and His Word? What can we do to raise children who will love God and live their lives in joyful obedience to Him – even after they leave our homes? Of course, our … Continue reading

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In Awe of His Grace

I welcomed another new little grandbaby into the world last week. She was born in a rustic A-frame house that my daddy built many years ago, and I cried as her other grandma and I stood in awe at her … Continue reading

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Courtship in Our Real World, Part 2

Did you enjoy the first part of Susannah and Peter’s courtship story? I am so glad she’s taking the time to get it written down! It is such a testimony of God’s love and grace! One of the things I … Continue reading

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Courtship in Our Real World, Part 1

Courtship is an emotional topic. The very word — courtship – can stir up some pretty heated discussions. I think this is partly due to the fact that everyone seems to have a different definition for the word courtship. It’s probably also due to the fact … Continue reading

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Glorious Chaos

This was the year. It’s been coming. We’ve always been committed to savoring the present opening — one person at a time, one present at a time, while everyone else watches. But that takes a long time with 20 different people … Continue reading

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Dates with Daddy

It’s usually a spontaneous decision. When dinner is over, I’ll tell one of my girls (age 2 and 4) to hop in the car with me for a quick “daddy date.” This proposal is usually met with much excited bouncing, … Continue reading

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Because He Loves Us

“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called the children of God; and so we are” (1 John 3:1). Our “baby” is getting married in 4 more days! The young man she … Continue reading

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Gifts from My Father

Last night my husband and I made the trek once again to my daddy’s property to work, along with three strapping young men, on preparing it for Susannah’s way-too-fast-approaching wedding day. She and Peter want their reception there. So we’re … Continue reading

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Courtship, Part 4: Courtship Pitfalls

I had to laugh when someone shared this typically snarky quote from Doug Wilson with me. “Since I wrote ‘Her Hand in Marriage’, I have heard more than one courtship horror story. And more than once I have consequently said … Continue reading

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