The Houston family was established July 2, 1994, when we (Craig and Emily) said our vows before God and man. Soon, our family would increase as our firstborn, Naomi, was born and every other year thereafter another Houston has been added, by the grace of God! So, in 24 years of wedded bliss, we have 14 amazing children!!! Naomi & Lucas Champ, Anna-Renee & Derek Hase, Samuel, Daniel, Nathanael, Michael, Julia, Lydia, Abigail, Ezekiel, Selah, Tirzah, Lemuel, and Gabriel and one precious granddaughter, Edith Champ. While living in the Houston home can be crazy busy, we love life and spending as much time together as possible! Some of our favorite times have been spent around our table worshipping the Lord through the reading of His Word, enjoying the ever-growing discussions that come from it, and then listening as Daddy reads exciting, adventurous books to us, encouraging the use of our imaginations. Another Houston love is hospitality, also spent around the table, enjoying rich fellowship and delicious food!
While our goal is singular in the raising of our children, (to have them all love the Lord our God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength), we also realize that they each have their own, God-given personality! With this in mind, we strive to encourage each individual to be who they are, molding their character to be like Christ, but not to be robots.
We hope and pray that Christ’s love, the lessons we’ve learned, and our own personalities will be poured into each post! So sit back with a cup of coffee (or tea) and enjoy a glimpse from around the Houston table!