by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – Foster Relationships
All of Nancy’s talking about family, forging relationships, looking each other in the eyes and no texting at the dinner tables reminds me of the silly Sprint ‘Framily’ commercials. Likely Nancy would have a fit over this family. But sometimes families are as individual and weird as the Sprint one. Miss seeing these commercials.
Family life is togetherness. It is relationships. They take time to build. If we don’t make an effort to keep the family relating together, it is easy for everyone to start going their own ways. The family becomes fragmented instead of being built together.
Of all the animals God created, He chose to call us His sheep. Sheep have a flock mentality. They cannot survive on their own. They are only content when in the flock. Psalm 107:41 tells us that God also makes “families like a flock.” He wants us to be together.
A wonderful way to fellowship together is at the family meal table where we encourage discussion and heart and soul dialogue together. I hope you have the same rule that we do at our family table that no one is allowed to bring IPhones or IPads to the table. I cannot think of anything more rude than people texting or checking their messages while sitting with the family. It’s bad enough seeing families do this at a restaurant, let alone in the family home. We sit around a table for the purpose of being able to look at one another in the eye as we share together.
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