I hope you were able to sit down at some point during the past week with your spouse to develop a purpose statement for your family. With a purpose statement in hand or posted where we can see it regularly, we can better decide what is truly important for our families and get rid of those urgent things that just like to shove their way into our daily schedules and to-do lists.
I'll share with you our family's purpose statement (feel free to share yours, too--I'd love to hear it!!):
The purpose of our family is focused upon honoring God as we care for one another. We strive to accomplish this by:· Valuing love and service as our main guiding principles· Making our home a welcoming place of peace and joy· Maintaining an atmosphere of continual learning· Prioritizing a simple, healthy lifestyle above lesser values
A few questions for you to respond to in the comments section:
Where do you find yourself battling between urgent and important?
What was the hardest part about developing your family's purpose statement?
What is one area of time management that needs the most help at your house?
I hope things are going well for you with this study so far. Are you having issues with anything? Questions about anything? Feel free to ask them in the comments section or email me, whichever works best for you!
(I'm surviving VBS, but just barely...maybe next week I'll be a little more inspiring!! :) )