We are seeking beautiful balance which brings honor and glory to God. With that in mind the first keynote area is Spiritual life (see part 3.) Moving to the second category of the 8 keynote areas of our lives is: Family life.

Family Life: Loving and serving those at home first. Nurturing family ties. Webster’s dictionary defines first: before any others, happening or acting before all others, foremost in rank, quality, importance.  It is so easy to compromise on that word — I tend to skip right over it and settle for

almost first,

close to first,

soon to be first,

perhaps tomorrow first.

This means

before the meetings

before watching my’s friend’s children so she can go to her doctor appointment

 before working in my home office

before anything I might do for myself

 Reference: Titus 2:4-5  “so they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husband so the word of God will not be dishonored.”

A Sampling: send a funny card to both daughters who live away from home, call my mom or rearrange our son’s bedroom furniture (he has been begging for this!) Remember choose only 1 goal to accomplish this week. This discipline is to leave you feeling balanced. It is not another “to do list” that leaves glaring items not accomplished.

What would you select as your goal for family life that nurtures your family?  Leave me your ideas!

 This is a 10 part series.
Please enjoy the other posts under the category: simple weekly calendar.