Friday, December 4, 2009

A Nice Reminder

I was looking for some recipes in my files and came across this letter I wrote for my children. It mainly has to do with work, and the complaining thereof. Thought I would share it.

We are so busy over here that I'm afraid this might be one of just a few posts coming before the new year. The Lord is good.

To Live I Must...

If I want to be wise I must seek the Lord. Therefore I need to spend time in God’s Word, no one will do it for me.

If I want clean clothes they have to be washed, therefore when laundry is piling up I must wash it and put it away.

If I want to eat I must be able to prepare food, therefore when needed, I will prepare it.

If I don’t want to be sick from not cleaning, I must clean. Let’s face it, things become unsanitary and dirty with my help.

If I want to further my head knowledge I must study and do my school; if I decide not to study, no one will do it for me and my head will stay empty.

If I want to live in harmony with my family I must be part of their team, I must like it because that is where I was put. Complaining about the size of the family is really a terrible waste of time, and no one wants to hear about how I have rights to anything. I will not let my circumstances rule my joy.

If I want to be heard, I must listen.

As for all other work…there are 394 verses in the bible about work. Most of them are about working the ground. I think that covers anything required of you outside when needed.

We all know what is required of us. We may need to occasionally remind you, but you are expected to already know all of the above.

If you have any questions about your appointed place feel free to contact us. We are always happy to listen, however, your schedule for living will always stay the same.

Love, Dad and Mom

Ephesians 6:1


Emily said...

That's wonderful! What a sweet reminder! I may share this with my children too! :) Hope all is going well with you all!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful letter! Speaks to me too.
Have a wonderful, blessed Christmas!

Valerie said...

You will never ever know what this post did for me. I have grown children but this confirms that I did everything I knew to do. Thank you. I have 3 that chose right and one that needs lots of prayer.

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