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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Playing together

The family that plays together,
Stays together.

Or something like that.

This is what I say over and over as we meet-and-greet with folks after a concert.  And I mean it.

There are 10 of us in one household. We come from many different backgrounds but even those who share similar genes are like night and day in their interests, passions, and gifts.  We find ourselves going in many different directions, exploring the talents we've been giving and finding the direction God has planned for each of us.  Playing concerts is what brings us together.

I believe this togetherness is essential for a family.  It certainly doesn't mean you all need to start learning to play an instrument but what is it that defines you as a family?  What is it that brings you all together to do something you enjoy on a regular basis?  How can you combine an interest or gift that you share?  Using it to bless others is a bonus.

-Maybe it's family game night?  Friday night pizza and games, anyone?

-Serving in a soup kitchen once a month?

-Yearly mission trips together?

-Serving your neighbors together by raking in the fall, shoveling in the winter, sprucing up the yard in spring, and mowing in the summer?

-Entertaining another family's children on a regular basis?  Providing a night out for a family with a special needs child, adopted children, or a single parent home?

-Making meals together?  Making extra to share with those who need a pick-me-up?

And the family that plays or cooks or serves or entertains together,
Stays together.

Or something like that.

1 Corinthians 10:31
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.


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