What are your top 3 priorities for raising your children?
Now are your day to day actions working toward those top 3 priorities or are you getting distracted, side tracked with life? Our church is doing a series right now based on our pastors new book "Weird" challenging us as Christians how are you living your life? What choices are you making day by day? Craig Groeschel challenges us to be "Weird" because normal isn't working! I know that, and you know that just look around you, "normal people are stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted. Many of their relationships are, at best, strained and, in most cases, just surviving." (That was an excerpt from the jacket cover of Craig Groeschel's new book).
The parents even have these very young kids the news report said practicing up to 3 hours a day. Our actions tell our kids what we value! I have a good friend named Katie who posted the other day the most touching post about how her and her husband have decided to raise their 4 children, it stood out in my mind at what stark "opposite" approach her and her husband have chosen to parent in comparison to the news report this morning. Some might even dare to call them "weird" but I believe it is a good kind of "weird" one that would please God. Go check out Katie's Blog C'es La Belle 'Vie. Leave Katie a note of encouragement. (Trust me you won't want to miss this post!)