Tonight, I’m beginning a series on Home Improvement at the Smoky Hill Church in Aurora, CO.
As I was preparing for this series I came across “Rules of Our Home.” Modified and adapted, here they are for your thoughtful consideration.
20 RULES OF OUR HOME
#1 We love God, obey Jesus, and follow His Word.
#2 We love, honor, and pray for one another.
#3 Mom and Dad are in charge. Period.
#4 We speak respectfully with one another, even when we disagree.
#5 Rules are rules – they are not general guidelines
#6 Life is not always about you, sometimes it is about others.
#7 You are not expected to be perfect, therefore, you may not expect perfection from others.
#8 If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything.
#9 When someone is sorry, we forgive them.
#10 When someone is sad, we comfort them.
#11 We someone is happy we rejoice with them.
#12 We tell the truth.
#13 We keep our word.
#14 If we make a mess, we clean it up.
#15 If we turn something on, we turn if off.
#16 If we take something out, we put it away.
#17 If we don’t know what to do, we ask.
#18 We do not hurt one another with unkind words of deeds.
#19 We take care of everything God has given us.
#20 When we disobey “The Rules of our Home,” we accept discipline.
How would you adapt these for your home?
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman