Pit Stop or Rest Area?

Wendy Douglas —  September 21, 2010

Would you consider your home a pit stop or a rest area for your family? What I mean is – are you only coming home long enough to change clothes, eat, and sleep between activities or are you living life with your family in your home? If you answered yes to the first part of either question, then it is time to take a look at how busy your family’s life has become and make some changes.

Consider the following verse:

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

Here are a few simple changes you can make to free up more time with your family:

  • Limit extracurricular activities for both you and your kids.
  • Unplug from the computer, phone, and the television.
  • Add family time to your calendar and work everything else around it.

Be selfish your family time and don’t apologize for it. Turn your pit stop into a rest area today.

What are you doing to guard time with your family?

Wendy Douglas

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Wendy is married to a warrior for the last 18 years and Mom to three boys. She volunteers in KidzPlace at The Gathering Church in Sevierville, TN. She reads almost anything she can get her hands on. In addition to contributing to Kidmin1124, she maintains her own blog called Saved Sister at http://savedsister7.blogspot.com/.