A thought on redeeming the time:
Fun Times June 18th
Does it seem all you do is correct your children? When you look
back on the day, is your heart filled with regrets? Where is the
Family fun is an important factor in turning a house into a home.
Play can help children develop values, boost confidence, build character
and be more loving and empathetic. A family playing together can
actually be the twine that binds the family together even through tough
experiences. Sadly, fun is often the first activity that disappears
in a family because of our hectic schedules.
Good times at home are possible only if the atmosphere is suitable.
Children know if you are sincere. They can tell if you really want
to spend time with them or if you would rather be watching television or
reading a book. If you’ve spent most of the day yelling in anger
at your children and if your husband is tired and grouchy, the atmosphere
in your home will not be conducive to family bonding. While happiness
cannot thrive in a home filled with disrespect, anger, and pouting, it
does grow in an atmosphere of love, understanding, appreciation, respect,
patience, and kindness.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith” (Galatians 5:22).
O Lord, may I stay so focused on You that my life will be filled
with joy. May it be contagious to all those around me, and may they
desire to have a deeper relationship with You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.