Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Summer plans

I've been thinking about a family mission statement lately. Where is our family going? What are we trying to teach our children and why are we making the decisions we make?

I found some ideas to guide what we should be learning as a family - and as individuals. See what you think of my list:

  • Learn wisdom
  • Accept instruction
  • Understand words of insight
  • Learn to deal wisely, justly, and righteously with equity
  • Teach knowledge and prudence
  • Acquire skills

But the one I consider most important is this overarching idea: the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.

How do we as a family grow in our fear/respect of God? As we do that, it appears that we are at the trail head of knowledge.

These ideas come from Proverbs 1.

Our family's summer plans include the start of a moviemaking company as we learn more video and screenwriting skills. The goal is to make movie shorts (and maybe full-length someday) that will honor God.

Keep your eyes open for samples here. And hold us accountable for God's mission statement as laid out in Proverbs

1 comment:

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Nice!! I was just reading that today in Proverbs. Fear of the Lord is an interesting phrase weaved throughout the Proverbs especially the first nine chapters.

What a neat goal!! Cannot wait to see where God leads.
Much love,
Angela