About a year ago I was sitting in a conference, and heard the speaker say that every family should have a vision or mission statement that is unique to them.
At first it seemed like a busy work exercise, but as I have thought more and more about it I realized that knowing this is huge.
Let me explain:
First, a family vision/mission statement helps you determine what your family is about, why you exist, and what your purpose is.
Second, it helps with prioritizing the many activities and opportunities, so you can know what is truly important for you.
Third, it helps to keep everyone in your family on the same page when making decisions.
Our family vision/mission statement is:
We exist to develop meaningful relationships with those around us and to honor God in what we say and do.
This picture by VickieWadeFineArt reminds me of our mission statement and how we're called to walk through life with other people by our side.
What is your vision/mission statement? Please post your thoughts in the comments.