As we celebrate fathers across our nation, take time to evaluate yourself. If you have children, what areas do you need to work on? Are you giving your children your most valuable asset, T-I-M-E? Are you leading them to the heavenly Father? What type of example are you setting? Encourage yourself with a couple of things you are doing well, then find 2-3 things you need to improve on as a father, and focus on them for the next 21 days. Happy Father's Day!!
Stop by one of your favorite eating establishments and bring home dinner for the whole family. Get the children fed and occupied. Find the perfect spot to set up a romantic candlelight dinner for you and your bride. Play some mood music, set aside all the electronics, and forget about the rest of the world to focus on each other.
The kids are out of school and summer is in full swing. Take time this week to review all your plans. Vacation, summer camps, Vacation Bible School, adventures.... discuss what you want to do and make any final decisions for this to be a summer to remember. Memories are the one thing that will last a lifetime, don't miss the opportunity to make the most of this summer.
Help out with the laundry this week or just take over and do it all. If you don't have much experience, you may want some assistance in sorting, what cycle to wash on, and what items need to be air dried. Don't forget to fold and put it all away after you are done.
Spring is in full swing and it is a great time to do a bit of spring cleaning. Organize the entire family to go through closets, storage areas, bedrooms, and living areas. Pile up all the things you don't need any longer and organize what is left. Get everyone involved in cleaning the house top to bottom. Have contests to see who can clean the fastest. When done find a family in need, have a garage sale, or haul everything to a local charity.
One way to keep the right career perspective is to intentionally include your wife in your day. Meeting your wife for lunch, FaceTiming during the day, and keeping your wife informed about what is going on at work are ways to help you stay grounded in your marriage. This week be intentional to include your wife in your work day.