Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Rules to live by

I read about these rules recently in a homeschool book I am reading. Mr. Gregg Harris' chapters in the book were some of my favorite, he is a man I admire as his kids have turned out to be godly men and Christian leaders. I was glad to find he posted these on a blog.

These rules will soon be implemented in our little household. If grandma & granddad, and of course Cathy (or anyone who is ever around my cute little sinners/children) is reading these we hope you will remind our kids of our rules if you ever see them breaking them :). Thank you.

The 21 Rules Of This House
by Gregg Harris

1. We obey God.
2. We love, honor and pray for one another.
3. We tell the truth.
4. We consider one another's interests ahead of our own.
5. We speak quietly and respectfully with one another.
6. We do not hurt one another with unkind words or deeds.
7. When someone needs correction, we correct him in love.
8. When someone is sorry, we forgive him.
9. When someone is sad, we comfort him.
10. When someone is happy, we rejoice with him.
11. When we have something nice to share, we share it.
12. When we have work to do, we do it without complaining.
13. We take good care of everything that God has given us.
14. We do not create unnecessary work for others.
15. When we open something, we close it.
16. When we take something out, we put it away.
17. When we turn something on, we turn it off.
18. When we make a mess, we clean it up.
19. When we do not know what to do, we ask.
20. When we go out, we act just as if we were in this house.
21. When we disobey or forget any of the 21 Rules of This House, we accept the discipline and instruction of the Lord.