17 Iron sharpens iron,
So one man sharpens another.
18 He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit,
And he who cares for his master will be honored.
This page and blog are for the guys. In the world we live in, the challenges we face and the failures we endure – we all need a way to come alongside and both celebrate and encourage each other. It has long been on my heart to build out a community of the Raisch men (and us “grafted” into the family) so that we can build a community.
When aunt Ruth got the family together a few years ago and wanted to remind us of the family history, I decided to do some digging. I traced back John Raisch and Nancy Moon’s history and found that part of those lines went back before the revolutionary war. It was fascinating. Then I went back to my side of the family…and it was humbling. Perhaps a future blog will feature some of the Streitmater/Costello indiscretions, but it is fair to say that dysfunction was a pretty standard term.
I was very independent growing up—and that still folds into the way I look at life today. Independence is not a healthy thing unless it is coupled with interdependence. Sanctification is a team sport including God’s word, God’s Spirit and God’s people. My prayer is that we plug in together, build an encouraging and growing community and do life as a group. Please consider praying for the same.