Knittin’ Nate

Knittin’ Nate

Dad, a Visionary who thinks he is a Command Man, came in from work and passed his son without speaking. He is known for his remarkable self-control—sometimes resembling an explosion that happens inside an unexpandable enclosure. Passing into another room, he stiffly leaned over and whispered into his wife’s ear, every word stiltedly punctuated in a monotone voice that had been carefully stripped of any emotion, “Do you know what my son is doing?” Mom answered without bothering to look up, “Sure. He is knitting himself a neck scarf.” “My son? Knitting?” he uttered, still only inches from her ear.… Read More
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TJ & Family

God’s Amazing Grace


“I am TJ S******…and for the last 10 years have been working toward translating the Scripture into the ******* language of Southeast Asia.”

August 2005
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Nathan Pearl

The responsibility on me as a father is enormous; I am the first, last, and only mediator of truth and balance to my child.

June 2005
Calendula blossom

Blooming Where We’re Planted

Rebekah Rising

If a soulless flower can give God glory by blooming regardless of circumstance, what might I do—what must I do—as a child of God?

December 2004

A Timeless Lesson

Michael Pearl

From time to time, I like to provide you with examples on how to teach boys.

August 2004

“The” Wedding

Michael Pearl

Our last daughter, Shoshanna, 20 years old, has joined the ranks of her married sisters. She is now Shoshanna Easling (husband James). There are weddings, and then there was Shanna’s wedding.

June 2004

James and Shoshanna

Shoshanna (Pearl) Easling

This is a notice: If my daddy has spoken to you about me, you can forget it. Mike Pearl’s last daughter is now taken.

April 2004
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Men Will Be Boys

Debi Pearl

What do Michael and Debi do all day?

February 2004

Eating Ants

Debi Pearl

Most parents are too uptight. At least half the joy of life is raising kids. So when Big Papa found that one of our Russian boys had returned the jar of honey to the cabinet without replacing the lid, and 4000 ants were floating in it face down…

June 2002
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Summertime at the Pearls’ (Once More)

Michael Pearl

Well, it’s summertime again at Cane Creek. Shalom and Shoshanna each have their outside work to do and plenty of chores at home. But there is always time for fun, especially now that we have the Russian orphans back with us for the summer.

April 2002

…And Raymond begat Jubal, and Jubal was a mighty trapper in his day.

Debi Pearl

About one year ago I stopped over at Jubal’s house to pick up something.

December 1997