Sunday, November 19, 2006

The Schoenleber Family Slogans

The Slogans We Live By is a collection of sayings and proverbs that the Schoenleber family tries to pattern their lives after. The collection is culled from a perspective informed by the Bible and the heritage of our family. It was begun on March 3, 1996, inspired by a radio broadcast of Focus on the Family the day before. I used one in Sunday's message to illustrate a point and a number of people requested the whole list. So, here it is.
May your own adventures in parenting be fruitful and blessed.
The Slogans We Live By
(The Schoenleber Family Slogans)
  1. Live for an audience of ONE.
  2. The WORD works
  3. Prayer empowers.
  4. It is always right to do the right thing.
  5. You will never regret time spent on your knees. ------------------------
  6. God is not in a hurry.
  7. Give your word rarely. Keep your word always.
  8. The best thing your Father will ever do for you is love your mother.
  9. Be filled with the Spirit and have fun.
  10. Hate sin. Love people. ------------------------------------------------------
  11. Your Father and Mother think you are wonderful gift from God.
  12. There is never enough time to do something right but there is always enough time to do it over.
  13. Find out what God wants you to do and do it with all your might.
  14. You never had a better idea than God. And you never will.
  15. Success in anything is doing it in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God. -------------------------------------------
  16. God will never leave you nor forsake you. (cf. Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 13:5)
  17. Be strong and courageous for the Lord your God is with you. (Joshua 1:9)
  18. A soft answer turns away wrath; but a harsh word stirs up strife . . . and a man of wisdom makes knowledge acceptable. (Proverbs 15:1-2)
  19. Listen to your father’s instruction and don’t forget your mother’s teaching. (Proverbs 1:8)
  20. Your Bible will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from your Bible. -------------------------------------------------------
  21. Always give your best, even when your best isn’t enough. (cf. Colossians 3:17)
  22. Remember to remember the greatness of God.
  23. It always too soon to give up on God.
  24. Only date someone God says you can mate.
  25. To obey is better than sacrifice. (1 Samuel 15:22) ------------------------------
  26. The day will never come when you have more experience in life than your Father and Mother.
  27. Never do anything you would be ashamed to have your mother or father know about.
  28. When swimming with sharks, don’t look like bait.
  29. Some days you eat the bear, some days the bear eats you, and some days the bear just swallows you whole!
    But that’s OK. God is still God and you are still His.
  30. Never go to bed without your father’s blessing.

4 comments:

Jonathan said...

Thank you for linking my blog....I have had a visitor from illinois on my blog the last few days. Was that you or perhaps someone just following the link from your blog. :-)
God bless!

clc said...

thanks for the slogans! great idea. can't wait to put together a cain version.

ChosenRebel said...

No problem. Loved your Rabbit and Bat story.

Craver VII said...

Rabbit and Bat story??? Hey clc, I didn't see that one in your blog... (ahem) Please and thank-you.

chosenrebel, this list will make for a few good discussions at the Craver household. Thanks!