Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Christensen Creed


During our family mission statement link-up for Celebrate Family I mentioned to a few of you that we didn't yet have a family mission statement.

But as I cleaned/de-cluttered my house today, I discovered these notes that I had written in 2005.  I was fairly newly married and living in DC at the time.  I was also freshly pregnant with my first child and visions of what shape my future family might take fueled my imagination whenever I wasn't working. 

To help my thoughts take form, I wrote down this family creed.  The paper behind it has an addendum that I apparently added this past January.  And the paper next to it contains a list of family traditions that I wanted to include in our life together.

I can see that at the time I valued the following principles:

*Reverence
*Cleanliness
*Education
*Service
*Marriage & family
*Jesus Christ

And I am happy to look at our lives now and realize that we do indeed still value these things, even though the existence of these documents slipped my mind over time!


PS - Enjoy the Relief Society Broadcast tonight at 8pm Eastern!
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5 comments:

  1. Mission statement, manifesto, motto, declaration, creed - I guess it really doesn't matter what you call it, it's still a very valuable tool!

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  2. That's what I call FOCUSED...go for it!

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  3. I really appreciate you reading my post regarding the Proclamation! Organizing and de-cluttering was truly rewarded for you today with this CREED FIND! Blessings abound in obedience

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  4. See? You were ahead of your time!

    ;)

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