Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Consider Your Ways: Question 3
What's the single most important thing you could do to improve the quality of your family life this year?
This is another difficult one. I live alone so I don't really have a 'family' life. Therefore, I have been thinking about this in two ways.
How can I improve the relationships with my family? We live in different cities and talk on the phone quite a lot, but don't visit each other often. I think I will try to make more of an effort in meeting up with and writing to my parents and siblings so we can build stronger relationships. This is particularly important to me for my sisters who don't know Christ, so I can use this time to be a witness to him.
How can I improve my home life? Balance is the key here, I think. I work a lot and have a long commute, so making a home a restful place and a refuge is important. I want it to be somewhere I come home to be refreshed in and for it to be an open place for friends and colleagues. I've extolled Flylady's virtues elsewhere and have loved her system of keeping house, but I need to remember that friends really don't mind if the place is a little untidy. It is more important to see them and to spend time with them than to closet myself away because the kitchen's messy.
I'm enjoying reading other people's answers to these questions. Please keep your thoughts coming!
But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.