Sunday, October 19, 2008


When I first believed as an adult. They had what was called
OIKOS- it was your list. Who God called you to be family with
-but more in the sense that they did not know it. You knew you were called
to invite them into the "home" to do life with them. I
could not figure out what God was trying to say until now.

I have been hearing the movement and action theme for quite
some time. Some through my husband, my gift from God. And the
rest through His heartbeat in me.

You were created to ride His highway at His speed
with His Sounds.
Part of that includes what you are doing now. You are
serving the generations behind you until he releases you into the next
wave of what He has for you.
You are to give of yourself to
demonstrate to the children how to give of their own talents to perpetuate
the ways of God. It is the spiritual circle of life.

History Makers are Obedient and Intimate. Through their
intimacy in relationship with the Father they are urged into obedience.

Here is where OIKOS comes in......

Oikos means family, house, home, household- in modern
greek, the people you spend the most time with. These kids need all of
us to continually point them to the cross, they need the security
of that, like a night light as they fall asleep in darkness. As they
mature and grow they find comfort in the truth- the word.

No road is long with good company. Turkish Proverb

The Obedience part also comes into play as a challenge to
them to move as history makers. Not just in group, but in life.
Connect is putting shoes on kids feet. Infuse can take that and
multiply in times a hundred or a thousand for other service acts.

A man felt like God told him to plow a field, so he prayed
for a tiller. The spirit of God needed the faithful to plow the

Someone came behind the man and took a hoe and broke the
ground, the first man continued to try to figure out how to get a

The man with a hoe found himself with neighbors helping him. The
first man began to form a plan to do a fundraiser to purchase a
tiller. The neighbors came together for the man with a hoe and blessed
him with a tractor. The ground was prepared because the spirit of God
is relentless. It will not rest or put its eggs all in one
basket. We must work with what we have until we have more and keep
moving forward to the call of God.

What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing. Aristotle

Serving others is the heart of God. Feeding the hungry,
taking care
of orphans, widows, motherless, fatherless, poverty
stricken, broken
hearted etc etc.

Only a life lived for others is a life worth while. Albert

What is Oikos?


The following verses contain the Greek work oikos.

Matt 9:7 And he rose and went home.

Luke 10:5 And whatever house you enter first say,
'Peace be unto this

Acts 16:15 KJV ~ And when she was baptized, and her
household, she
besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to
the Lord,
come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained

Luke 1:27 NASB ~ to a virgin engaged to a man whose name
was Joseph,
of the descendants of David; and the virgin's name was

Luke 9:61 NIV ~ Still another said, "I will follow
you, Lord; but
first let me go back and say good-by to my family.

O Obedience
I Intimacy
K Kingdom
o OF
S Service

Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that
build it.
PSALM 127:1

Through Oikos we advance the Kingdom, isn't that our
If you
miss it, God will get it done, He still loves you, but He
is driving
in the fast lane.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Don Williams - Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good (1981)

Today, I had a blast driving the kids to school- that would be Payton and Nash. Payton probably thinks I am CRAZY. I was having my own sort of School of Rock and other music. It just so happened that multiple good songs of different genre provided optimal
teaching materials. Heart- girl rock. Van Halen, Doors, Motown, WIllie Nelson- "Mama's don't let your babies grow up to be Cowboys!" Of course Payton was wearing a Cowboy shirt, so it was funny. Then we had a little hispanic music, with a Tejano distinction. Don Williams classic- God I forgot how much I loved Don WIlliams. Trip huh?
Anyway, just wanted to drop a note to say I am alive. Hi.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Chicken Fish Sheep

She gathers them unto herself
She scratches the earth to find the meat buried within
something is uncovered to reveal what is to be given
as nourishment to the need of those unable to scratch
at least not in the right places

He told them where to cast their nets
They could not see where the meat beneath the water was for them
He delivered them from the void into abundance
so that they might lead others

He said to feed his sheep

ears to hear
eyes to see
wide open
not stuff
but children
all ages
all sizes
need to be gathered and fed

where will you scratch
where will you fish
where do you feed the hungry


Patrick Latimer