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Write the Vision, and Make It Plain

I made a new year’s resolution to start my book about our blended family. I did start it! However, I don’t think that a paragraph will exactly qualify as a best seller. One thing we like to do as a family is write our new year’s resolutions or goals, every January 1st. There are 4 categories: Spiritual, Financial, Mental and Physical. I teach the kids to write their vision and make it plain. One of my physical goals was to run a marathon in my father in law’s honor. I ran a marathon! Whoa!! With the family goals posted to the fridge, which the children frequent a lot, they can see their progress and something tangible to keep them focused. I love it! Most of all I love to see them cross something off the list.

The goal sheet is not only for goals and resolutions. What I love about the sheet is the amount of growth we can share together as a family. The initial meeting. The follow up. The accountability. The seeds planted. Our own Toastmasters.

“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:2 KJV