Friday, March 4, 2011

What's your family's purpose?

Sorry I have been M.I.A. lately!  Last week was super busy!

Lately I have been focusing on getting our home organizing and maintaining a cleaner environment for my family. I am just in the baby steps but so far it is going well. Yesterday, I received Tsh Oxenreider's Organized Simplicity in the mail, what I have read of it has been awesome! If you don't know who Tsh is, check out her site here: She is starting Project Simplify on Monday, so head over there and see what it is all about! Anyway, in her book she suggest created a "family purpose statement" and that is what we were working on as a family tonight. It was so much fun to hear each others answers and coming together to set a purpose for our family. Here is a very rough draft based on Tsh's suggestions:

We believe our purpose as a family is to serve God. We will accomplish this by:
  • valuing integrity and love
  • making our home welcoming and comfortable, filled with love
  • prioritizing growth in God above lesser values
  • exemplifying a servant's heart
Tsh posted a fun graphic for her family purpose statement and I think that would be something really neat, so I will probably work on it later tonight. I will post when I am finished!

I think I was really attracted to this idea because it gave us time as a family to sit down and hash over our family's values and our ideas for the future. It was a great discussion and I think it will help keep us focused on what we are truly called by God to accomplish!

Until next time, may Christ's love and blessings be upon you and yours.


  1. Very Nice!!! I am working on a rough draft as well!

  2. Thank you! It was a lot of fun for my family and me!