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Simple Family Planning

This post is for all our FPU families!  Here are some pics of our family chore charts and family calendar I spoke about this week!

I think we found all of these at Target over the past couple of years.  The are perfect for keeping it simple!  We plan our month of activities this way we know what we need to budget for.  And the kids have their commission charts for chores they get paid for and their family chores.

Leslie ran across some chore chart ideas tonight:




Quit Giving Excuses… FPU a race worth running!

Excuse Eliminator – Excuse #2

FPU is coming to The Grove in Cookeville TN!

1st Class is FREE!! Yes FREE! These classes are open to anyone! Classes start Jan 16th at 4:45pm in the old fellowship hall!

For more information:
Class Registration: http://ow.ly/3jnOm
Call Terry Mullican @ 931-261-5494 or
Call Church Office @ 931-526-9355
Email: fpu@thegrovelife.org

What did the Tortoise give up to win?

“Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”  -Anonymous

Why is the story of the Tortoise and the Hare so hard for us to understand apply to our lives?  What do you think the tortoise really gave up to win the race?

The more I think about this story the more I learn from it.  We know the tortoise never gave up, we all understand this part.  What about the journey of the tortoise?  I am guessing he saw things the hare completely missed.  Many of us are moving slow because of situations we have put ourselves in.  We think is stinks, but reality is, it might be where we need to be for God to teach us right now.

Also, if you think about the difference in effort the tortoise had to give and the speed at which he gave it, you could say the tortoise at least got to smell the roses along the way!  The hare ran past all of the good stuff only to collapse and snooze.  Do you ever feel like this is you?  Running too fast and missing everything you really want to see and experience?  The hare never thought about the “opportunity cost” of running so fast and sometimes neither do we!

patienceThis simple lesson can teach us about life, kids, our faith, our talents, our finances and so many more areas of our life.

The tortoise DID NOT give up anything except the effort to complete the task!

Proverbs 14:29 (NIV) says,”A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.”  Folly, there is a kind description of us paying stupid-tax!  And yes there is the P word…Patient!  Lord, give us the patience we need to experience where we are right now.

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