Or do you just randomly live your life?
As many of you know we have had an annual planning time since 1996 – that’s 19 years of setting time aside near the beginning of the new year to pray, seek the Lord, and talk about what we’ve accomplished and to adjust our course for the new year so that we can continue to work toward the things the Lord has put in our hearts.
This year we started on Valentine’s Day, so today we are on our fifth day of nine that we’ve set aside this year. It’s a longer time than usual because we couldn’t find a time that didn’t have several interruptions so we’re working around them as best as possible.
As I say in our book, Purposeful Planning,
Does having your spouse’s undivided attention appeal to you? Planning weekends give you time to dream, to talk together about what you wish, or want, at a time when the other person is really listening.
Do you need a plan to keep your family moving in the direction the Lord is leading you? Perhaps you don’t know where the Lord is leading you. Phyllis takes you step-by-step through the process of planning a time together for your family to help determine the path the Lord is choosing for each area of your life. Her family has followed this format for over 19 years and has found that it provides the compass they’ve needed to plan and stay on course.
This time-tested method of planning will give your family new direction for the future. Start today! Choose the dates for your planning weekend, read her book which has the entire “how to” included, and go for it!
If that sounds like a sales pitch, it is. This planning has revolutionized our lives in many ways
It keeps us on track. Meeting yearly helps us to refocus if we got headed in a wrong direction in some area.
It helps us to see what we have accomplished in the previous year. It helps us to gain perspective about all that we have accomplished and that helps us to forge ahead.
It gives all of us ample time to discuss anything that is on our heart. This has been especially helpful as our children have grown up. They confide in us a lot, but during the planning time they know they can have our undivided attention for as long as they need it. We’ve discussed a lot of difficult topics during this time.
For more information on our Purposeful Planning materials click here.
Remember – Purposeful Planning is always free to military families – just contact me for your copy.
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