Here you have it: our family purpose statement. We'd been reflecting on such a statement for about a month now, with prompting from Organized Simplicity. We made lists, discussed dreams from the past and hopes for the future, reflecting on what we wanted to be like and how we felt God made us to be. We started with a super, simple statement:
Love a lot: Love God. Love people. Love eachother.
We liked this general purpose a lot, but wanted to have some concrete descriptors as to what that love would look like on a tangible level. In the end, we came up with this:
In our family, we want to honour God and protect the good gifts He's given us:
valuing people over things
living in community
practicing creation care
walking closely with Jesus Christ and inviting others to join us in knowing Him.
We want to display this somewhere in our apartment, small enough that we can take it with us anywhere and still know that we're home. Thoughts?