One of my favorite memories is of a family road trip we took years ago when my sisters and I were younger. We made our way out to a Christian family camp in Massachusetts and took a detour through New York City.
For many, this is a time of inspiration and wonder as small-town kids look at the masses of people and the enormity of the buildings around them.
But for my mom, it was not enjoyable at all. She was freaked out.
I think she was convinced that every car we passed was full of gangsters and she rode through the city looking straight ahead and with her finger on the locks.
It wasn't so funny then, but today I look back at it and find it hilarious!
Regardless of your road trip history, there is one that you need to take. It's a Financial Roadtrip and it's vitally important for you and your family.
The truth of the matter is that you are going somewhere and, most likely, you are taking people that you care about with you.
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There is an old parenting adage that says that when it comes to raising children, "more is caught than taught". If this is true, then maybe we should make sure that they catch us doing more of the right things.
Which makes me think:
What do I want my kids to catch me doing?
Here are a few ideas.
Have you ever noticed that many of the things that you didn't like about your parents growing up - and the things that you swore you'd never do - are the very things that you do today?
Maybe its the way you talk or respond or behave that is just like what you caught your parents doing years before.
It is one of the most frustrating things in the world when you find yourself doing what you swore you never would.
Thinking of this always reminds me of when the Apostle Paul said, " I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate - I do."
I hear ya, Paul. I hear ya.
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