The Gift of Family


I look around and take in the beautiful view. The waves crashing on the shore, sparkling in the last rays of sun. My family around the table, playing Scrabble with smiles all around. I love vacations. After being online all day, I love having family time without the constant reminder of all the things I have to do.

We all need to just take a break from life and spend time with the ones we love. For example, my grandparents came to town last week. They would much rather have me spend time with them than me spending time with my iPad which I could do any other day.

So here’s my challenge for today: Put down your phone, iPad tablet, computer, whatever and spend time with the people you love. We never know how long we have on this earth and we don’t want to regret all the opportunities we had but didn’t take.

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is our faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV)


7 thoughts

  1. What truth! What a challenge. We all need to savor each moment that our gracious Father gifts us with people we love. We really should reflect on His mercies that are constantly available to us and new every morning! Thank you for a great reminder.


  2. *put’s down phone but keeps on typing to leave a comment* I love it! That’s such a good challenge… *hugs my niece* My brother and his famaily are moving this weekend, but are staying with us for about a week :( It’s really sad and I just keep on hugging my nephew (Of course he is like “No Kat! Down!” :)


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  4. Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!


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