I figure since the Book of Life is gonna be opened on Judgment Day anyways, and all the deeds of my life written & told whether good or bad- I might as well get a head start & tell it now…this way, no one will be surprised. Yes, I am a Christian. Saved. Sanctified & Love the Lord. I am successful, married & have two sons. I am Blessed. I pray, read my devotions & go to church on Sunday. I am also a human being with human emotions & human issues. One of them being motherhood…

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Quality Time

You should be nice to everyone, you never know who someone might turn out to be later in life. The janitor that you were mean to might hit the Mega Lotto, and buy out the company you now work for.

This is the type of philosophy I grew up with: don’t show off, don’t be a loud mouth, respect your elders (if you live long you’ll be old one day.) Think about others & don’t be selfish.
In hindsight, these were just Biblical principles in simple terms taught to Baby Boomers in our day;
the days when most mothers stayed home while fathers went to work.

Since we are in a post-Christian era, those teachings seem to have disappeared.
We are all just too busy to teach these lessons to our family.
In our fast paced lives we barely have time to brush past our children on our way out the door to work.

I was listening to Focus on the Family this past week & Dr. Dobson said that just five meals a week together with your family would make a difference in a male child’s emotional stability. I counted two meals with my family this week. The one where I took my plate and ran to check my e-mails doesn’t count. Perhaps the ones where we eat and watch American Idol at the same time don’t count either, or do they?
Either way, I am guilty of not spending quality time.

Lord, help us to slow down and recognize the things that are of eternal value in our lives and in our childrens’ lives.

Verse:
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
Galatians 6:9

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