I would like to share my personal story with you …
Last fall, I had registered my son to play fall lacrosse. When I received the game schedule, I was crushed. Almost all the game times fell right during Sunday morning worship times. At that moment, I had to step back and think….priorities. What really matters to my family, my child? He loves playing lacrosse. How could I tell him he couldn’t play on the team because I was going to prioritize church first? Values, morals, values, morals…kept running through my mind and heart. So, I had a talk with my husband and son. We were all in agreement…God comes first!
I emailed the coach and the lacrosse organization and told them I needed to pull my son from the team. I gave the simple reason that church is still #1 in our home and game times on Sunday mornings were not going to work for us. Guess what….I wasn’t the only parent out there with the concern that sports are creeping into our Sunday mornings way too often! Not long after my email was sent…there was a change. A lot of the game times had been changed to Sunday afternoons. Wow…I thought!! What a great organization! They listened and cared!!!
All we have to do is kindly speak up and sometimes that will help.
I challenge you and your family this year to think about priorities and what really matters in your home. Our children are watching and learning from what we do.