A whole lot of of living goes on here in our house every day. With five children at home between the ages of 7 and 17 there is always something going on. We took a big risk and never sent the children off to school. They are right here with us day after day and night after night. We are trusting the children to find what interests them rather then lead them through the typical school achievements. They play a lot of computer games throughout the day. They all draw pictures, make up crazy games, cook and run around out side. About the only thing we make them do besides apologize when they have mistreated another member of the family is clean up after themselves when they make their messes.
The Wright brothers took a big risk when they shuttered the successful bike shop they had been running and packed up for Kitty Hawk North Carolina to test their gliders. When they were finally ready to put a motor in one they couldn't find an engine maker anywhere in the US that would build them a motor for something as crazy as a contraption for manned flight. They had to make their own.
We have been making our own culture in our home these last twenty years. We left the dominant culture because it didn't work for us. God has been calling his people out for thousands of years. Abraham, St Francis, Joan of Arc, St Jerome, Thomas Edison, Howard Finster, Patty Smith and Robert Wilson, these people all left the well trodden path. They all "left home" to chart a new course that seemed crazy at the time but now makes all the sense in the world looking back through the lens of time.
What is the crazy idea that is calling your name?