I had a really nifty post all written. It was about how to set goals with our children. It was 600 words long.
Then Valerie left this comment on our Facebook page:
There was a verse we used to evaluate the balance in our summers. (my 5 boys are now grown men). Luke 2:52 says “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”
We tried to look at the things we were doing from these four categories.
- One activity to enrich our knowledge, like summer reading programs at the library or an art class.
- One physical, such as swimming or baseball. Some were purposefully team building and others to develop singular activity.
- To grow in favor with God, we picked verses to memorize or Bible school in addition to church.
- To grow in favor with men, we tried service projects, mowing the neighbor’s yard, baking cookies, or visiting the nursing home
When they were young I planned with this in mind. As they grew, I let them choose with these four categories in mind, showing the example of Jesus to follow.
Well, after I read that, my post seemed so complicated and convoluted. I love how wisdom and experience simplify everything.
I’ll post a few of my ideas next week, but I just had to share this perfectly simple and thorough method.
(Makes me want to start a series featuring the wisdom of “experienced” moms. Hmm…)
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