Be Present Where You Are – part 3
When you’re at home, how many times have you been in the middle of a conversation with your spouse or child and you see a text pop up on your phone…or you get a call from a Board member or member of your congregation? Do you stop your conversation to answer the phone or text? Why? The text will still be there later – voice mail was invented for a person to leave a message. Unless ‘911’ is in the text or phone message, it can wait. When you’re at home…be there – physically, emotionally and mentally. Your family will notice!
– A family commitment.
Have each member of the family write down that they will be committed to the family, and how they will live this out. Encourage each other every day.
– Plan family activities as a whole, but also with individual family members.
Whether it’s taking a walk, breakfast at McDonald’s, or coffee with your spouse where you pray together for your day. Just remember that teachable moments are almost like intentional accidents - they just happen, but not always because you planned them.
1 Thessalonians 5:11(NIV)
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
To The Point: One word of encouragement can make a big difference.