What is our purpose?

This substack is a junk drawer for the various things Emily and I work on. We primarily produce content with first-generation Christians in mind. It’s hard to live a productive life that glorifies God. This difficulty is only compounded when you are starting from scratch but… it can be done by the grace of God.

Who are we?

We met at a bible study while in high school in 1998. We married in 2003. God blessed us with four boys and four girls. One of those girls, Nicaea, went ahead of us to be with the Lord. Michael studied literature, history, and theology. Emily studied nursing and worked as a registered nurse in telemetry.  Michael is a business leader and pastor at East River Church. Emily is the household executive at Casa De Foster. We live on a small farm in Batavia, OH.

If you’d like to support us…

All of this is on the house. Freely we have received, freely we give. However, if you insist, you can pray for us or give to our church. God bless!

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Michael is a pastor, author, and businessman. Emily is a retired RN and "household executive" (aka housewife). They live with their seven children on a small farm in Batavia, OH.