"Train up [your children] according to
the way for [them]."
Life, often, is just too busy. Is your family suffering while you try to keep up? Are you emotionally dislocated due to personal or financial issues? At times, demands take such a hold that we forget who mean the most to us. Sadly, the realization comes at times too late. Don't let this damage mount until it is difficult to patch. How much family time is built into your own schedule? Are you trying to "pencil in" your loved ones
lately? It's time to get life back on track, and reap the rewards as your own
emotional well-being soars!
Many take Proverbs 22:6 as a verse that speaks of the importance of discipline. Yes, discipline is an act of parental love. But, does God speak only of discipline concerning his own children? Of course not, he offers us comfort and love by guiding us especially when we need him most. Let us not forget this insight as we raise our own children. Be
1. Just because we are in the midst of a recession, doesn't mean you can't find
inexpensive local events to attend with family members. Just Google local events in
__________(your city), like Miami , and hook up
with your local official website. You can sign up for emails or personalize it
so you'll be aware in advance what is happening in your area.
2. Commune with nature again. Find your state park list on the internet. If you are a
Florida resident, Florida State Parks ,
has a user friendly site that you can peruse for your next adventure. Check out
the camping section and see if your family members may be interested in getting
back to nature without the bells and whistles of technology.
3. If you have the camping bug, log onto KOA Camping. This site
hosts an enormous list of nation wide camping, along with things to do, that are
localized to the area you are visiting. Be sure to sign up for the KOA Value
Card. You can save 10% on night stays, and earn points towards monetary amounts
that enables savings on future camping adventures.
4. If you want something close to home, search your local county parks, such as Orange County Parks . You'll be amazed at what your local county parks offer. Pack a lunch or dinner and just get out with those you love. Don't look at what needs to be done around
the house, it will be there waiting for you when you get back.