"I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands." - Psalm 143:5

Friday, April 16, 2010

Making a Statement

mision On the heels of yesterday’s post (do post have heels?) about a personal creed , I decided to post the Cookingham Mission Statement. I wrote this in 2001 and have tried my best to flesh this out everyday since. What do you think? Is it a good exercise to write a mission statement for your family or is it over thinking  the process? Love to hear your thoughts!'


Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Deuteronomy 6:7

Cookingham Mission Statement

As your parents we will strive to always:

• Love you as individuals created by God, unique, special and equipped by Him.

• Know you, your unique personality, gifts, strengths, weaknesses, desires and goals.

• Train you in the love of God and service to Him.

• Teach you the skills for life, academically, financially, relationally and spiritually.

• Pray for you faithfully, listen to you carefully, teach you diligently, and enjoy you fully.

• Have Jesus as Lord of our home, the Bible as our foundation and love our ultimate goal.

Our Goals

• Know that you are created and loved by God, know Jesus as Lord and the importance of following after Him.

• Know that the Bible is the Word of God and cultivate a love for the scriptures.

• Know that Mommy and Daddy love each other and love you.

• Know that it is important to be a person of character, hope, faith and love.

• Know that it is important to be a person who respects the gift of life in yourself and others.

• Know that it is important to be a person of purity, in heart, body and deed.

• Know that it is important to be a person of action, willing to serve, enjoying the process.

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