Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Book Review: Welcome Home, Daddy by Lorrie Flem

In the past few months, I have really felt impressed upon to form a life mission statement for myself.   I have read several books (Crazy Love by Francis Chan, Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper, and Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson) that have pounded this thought into my head.

A few weeks ago, I received a book called Welcome Home, Daddy" by Mrs. Lorrie Flem of EternalEncouragement.com that once again reiterated this point to me...and made me see how I need to be much more intentional with my little ones.

A few jewels from the book:
  • Watch that your heart doesn't become separated from home.  I didn't really think this chapter would apply to me, but I did find I had a "symptom" or two of this malady.
  • “Time is more valuable than money could ever be.  We can always acquire more money, but we can never obtain more time.”
  • The idea of preparing our hearts and homes for a homecoming (when our husbands or children come home during the dinner hour).  Instead of rushing around, take time to prepare and make the arrival a special time.  
  • Include spiritual nourishment as well as physical nourishment at your meals and evening time.  Do this by asking questions (What do you think heaven is like?  What’s your favorite memory?), singing together, reading the Bible, and praying together.
  • Make dinner time a celebration!
How do you make dinner time and the evening hours special for your family?

Disclosure:  I was given this book by The Gabby Moms program.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Anonymous Cindy said...

Jewels from this book for sure! I hope you share your life mission statement when you have it. What a great idea :)

October 27, 2011 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Carie said...

I think that a personal mission statement is a wonderful idea. Thanks! And great review :)

October 30, 2011 at 4:53 AM  
Anonymous Betsy Price said...

I like your idea about a life mission statement and your choices of books!
Thanks for sharing!

October 30, 2011 at 3:55 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

So many great ideas in this book! I try to get my boys talking to their dad after his work day. ;) Since I'm the only female in the house, it can be pretty quiet at meal times!

October 31, 2011 at 5:52 PM  

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