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United families – needs to come first
More than anything – more than success in life or on this blog – I want to be united with God and my family. My family is the most precious gift that God has given to me, and I need to handle it with care. Nurture and Love!
Even if you say you know a perfect family – well guess what? You probably don’t know them very well.Our family is not always in unity, but when it is -- when my marriage is going great, I am meeting my children’s needs, we are spending time together, our family time around the dinner table is rich, our kids are on track and content, we are growing and living for God -- then I am using my gifts wisely. It’s then that I can pursue my goals.
One way of defining success is to start off with a goal and work hard to accomplish it. You keep plugging away until it finally works for you. Reluctant Entertainer has achieved that for me. I love sharing my thoughts and ideas on entertaining and to encourage hospitality in others.
It’s become a passion - but only when my family comes first!
United marriages – what’s your barometer
God has blessed me with a wonderful man. And the “center” of our growth as a couple comes from Him. But I recently told a friend that I gage where I am with my blog and priorities as a wife and a mother by using a barometer.
My barometer is this: How is this working within my marriage?If my marriage isn’t strong, then everything else seems to fall out of line.
• Is my husband in my corner? Is he in support of my passions?
• Am I making creative time for my marriage?
• Am I wowing! my husband and planning date nights?
• Does he know he’s the most important person to me (and my kids)?
• Is there tension or resentment between us?
• What is the tone when we are talking to each other?
• Am I always running off for girlfriend time? (or, to the computer?)
• Am I listening to him?
If things are not good between us, these questions challenge me to get back on track. That is why I’ll sometimes say to a friend, how is this working for you and ? (hubs name here).
United family - when entertaining
I’m tying this post to Reluctant Entertainer because I’ve learned that with entertaining, it can be a miserable event if I don’t have peace within my marriage and my family before it all begins.
It seems so empty if I barge ahead with plans if there is stress and strain in the home. It’s like walking into church and putting your “happy face on” when you just had a fight in the car with your husband!
Unity is important to me, as the hostess, to be real and open with my guests when they walk through the front doors. Real entertaining for real people.
Do you struggle with unity within your home?
With your spouse, and even (ouch! this could be a tough one) conflict because of blogging?
I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Back to Moms Unite!
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(YES! The bulbs are coming up in my front yard! Shadow pictures of our family were taken on a family hike this last year, the night before shool started for the kids.)