Today we celebrate a time in American history when men of integrity risked their lives and fortunes to create a government unlike any other – a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. We have a responsibility to respect the sacrifices of those who have come before and paid a great price for the freedoms promised by our Constitution. I wish you a Happy and Blessed July 4th!
Do You Know What Your Priorities Are?
What is important to you? What comes before what or, more importantly, who comes before who?
I know some people may be tired of hearing the story I have told for years but here it is again:
Around 10 years ago I was having a conversation with my grandson—then about age 3. He asked me:
“Who do you love most, Grandma?”
I knew what he was expecting to hear me say, but before I knew it the words were out of my mouth, “I love God most, Brayden.”
“Why do you love God most, Grandma?”
“Because when I love God most, I can love you better.”
• Love God most and you will love everyone else better. Put your husband ahead of everyone else and work to work together as a team in loving and caring for your children. Truly be his best friend.
• You in partnership with your husband are responsible to bring your children up. You are responsible for communicating your faith in God. You are responsible for teaching godly values. You are responsible for what they are taught in whatever schoolroom they sit. You are responsible for teaching them the skills they need to live. These are awesome responsibilities.
• Figure out who and what matters most in your life and when you have to make decisions you will be able to refer back to this decision. If your decisions are always go against your priorities-then what you think are your priorities are not.
Write down your priorities and keep them in a special section for priorities and goals in your notebook.
This is a holiday:
Today is Floor Day—either take a few minutes to make sure your floors are clean or find another time for this task.
Your Area of Focus is your Living Room/Family Room. Again either give the area(s) 15 minutes as a team or add some time in the next couple of days to make sure your Living and Family Rooms are ready to be maintained for the next month.
Decide and act.
Work expands to fill the amount of time allowed for it.