I wrote up a whole slew of ideas and found that the ones I gravitated to were from the scriptures. Man, there's good stuff in there!;)
I never set aside time to talk with Bret about it and for months my notebook of ideas was forgotten.
And then I saw that part of the Family Celebration this year would be about family mission statements.
Oh, snap! Where did I put that notebook???
When I finally found it I got lost in it for a while. (Wow! What good ideas I had. Why'd I forget this?)
We still haven't set things in stone (or even paper), but here's the general idea for our work in progress:
A short, quickly to the point, easy to memorize, inspiring scripture to start us off. Here's a list of those currently at the top of the list-
- 1 Corinthians 14:26 Let all things be done unto edifying.
- 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold of eternal life.
- James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only.
- Romans 2:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God.
Then (with the great hopes that I can create on paper the eye catching design in my brain...) using the letters in our family name we will list attributes we want to cultivate, one attribute per letter. I went through the Topical Guide and wrote down words that can be defined as family attributes. For example, with the letter "e" I wrote down- earnest, edify, educate, embrace, endure, engage, enjoy, enlighten, enthusiasm, equal, eternal, excel/excellence. It's going to be hard to choose which one to settle on!
When all is said and done we will have an inspiring family mission statement to motivate us and refer back to when life gets thrown in our faces.
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Update: "We got one!"