Happy Almost Holidays, Everyone!
Where did the fall go!? Thanksgiving and Christmas are almost here already! Well, at least the fall sports season is finally coming to a close, for hopefully most of you. I know talking to many of you it has been a challenge to balance your schedules as a family these last few months.
This is why I am so excited to send you this month’s Online Parenting Class! It is all about the pressures of schedules and making a choice to get a grip on that crazy pace of the modern family life.
I hope this video inspires and encourages you. I know it did me. Especially in the shifting seasons of life and activities, it is great to get that list of helpful tips.
I would love to hear your additional ideas and tips to add on to the list in the video. I would love to provide some additional tips that are working for you to other families in our ministry. Email me and let me know what is working for you!
Ephesians 5:15-16, “See then that you walk wisely, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
How is the pace of your family life? Do you feel overwhelmed by the constant push to do more and be more places? It might be time to sit down and decide on what this month’s Online Parenting Class calls “Family Goals.”
You have goals at work for the things your boss needs you to do, and your kids have goals that they must accomplish to get their grades. Why not have some goals for your family, not to put more pressure on everyone, but to balance everything better? It might even mean getting rid of a few things that just don’t fit your new goals!
Give this month’s Online Parenting Class a watch and then sit down as a family and ask yourselves some questions!
1. What are the goals we need to have as a family?
a. Schedule Wise?
2. How long should each of the above goals take? Set a goal and a time for each.
3. What is a celebration or “reward” we could attach to each of our goals?
4. What is it that we would really be missing out on, if we accomplish each of these goals?
If you need a hand with setting your family goals, let me know. I would love to help, pray, and plan with you! My office door, phone, and email are always open to you and your family!
Katie Jones (Children’s Minister)