Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer Word 2013

Every summer our family picks a word and a verse to focus on for the summer.

In years past we've picked: Blessing, kindness, respect.

So, for the past couple of months we've been tossing around suggestions about what our word should be, when it hit us . . .

I wish I could remember our conversation, but I can't.  Our oldest was riding up front with me and we
were talking about something going on in the world and some things in our church, when our word seemed to fall from heaven right into our laps.

I know you're on the edge of your seat wondering what it could possible be, so without further ado,



Our verse is Ephesians 6:7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people,

What does that look like in family with kids an age span of not quite 8 years?

Different. Yep, it'll look different for each one of us.

Cam has some projects lined up.
Jude has come up with some great ideas about serving in some local ways and Belle will serve by helping make cookies for us to pass out to the neighbors.

As a family though we'll be helping out a local mission and we've already began gathering things for Oklahoma, and looking for ways to help our elderly neighbor and here is the BIG ONE. . .

Look for ways we can serve EACH OTHER.

Yes, brother serving brother and sister, sister serving brothers, mom and dad serving kids, kids serving parents.

If we can't do it in our home, does it matter how much we do it outside where others can see?

So, that's our summer in one big giant nutshell.

What about you? Do you pick a summer word for you and your kiddos?
If you do, I'd love to hear what it is!



Natalie Curp said...

What a great idea!!! I think this would be great for our family to do too! We have a week and a half until our summer break begins...that will give us some time to think about and pray about our summer word! Thanks for the great idea!

Angie said...

Natalie, I can't wait to hear what your family comes up with for your word!

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