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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Goals for our Children

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I have listened to experts, read research, and talked with all sorts of parents. As we try to raise our kids, I see a few things that stays the same in advice. Be specific, be intentional, and be proactive. Don't go into parenting just flying by the seat of your pants. (Although many days will be). My kids are my chance to change the world. Here are a few things we will live by.

Goals for our Children:

1. We will have no other gods, just God.
* No one will get our loyalties and thoughts like God.

2. We will have no idols.
*Nothing will be more important than God.

3. We will only use God’s name when talking about or to Him.
*Swearing of any kind is not allowed.

4. We will keep our Sabbath day.
*attend church every week, and enjoy specific family time together.

5. We will honor our Father and Mother
* no backtalk, sass, or disrespect in words or silent disobedience; whether they are around or not.

6. We will not murder.
* In words or action. No talk of hateful things happening to others or secretly being happy when bad things happen to anyone.

7. We will hold our family together.
* we will be there for each other no matter what, and will be there for others who don’t have family to help.

8. We will not steal.
* or borrow without asking. We will share our things with others.

9. We will not lie.
* or keep secrets we know we should tell.

10. We will be grateful for what we have.
* be happy for others, not sad/complain when someone else gets something we wanted.

What happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much like the fruit on an orchard- things like,
Affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.
But the Thoughts in our Hearts should be,
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. – Galations 5:22-23.

Yep, all 8

1 comment:

  1. Loads of wisdom here, sister...printing and taking home for dinner-table conversation tonight! Thanks for sharing.