iChoose2 Connect

Welcome to Week #24 of our iChoose2 Love My Life: one-year journey toward living a life you love!

This week we’re choosing to connect! Your Week #24 Video is below. After you watch the video, please leave a comment below sharing how you like to connect with your family.

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Lori Burrell

Lori loves encouraging and talking to women of all ages! Her favorite word is “joy” and she loves to help others seek and find it in their own lives. After going through a difficult season, Lori desires that others find hope and peace in trials and hardships. She is grateful that God is allowing her to pursue her passion of coaching women to live a life of no regret!
About Lori Burrell

Lori loves encouraging and talking to women of all ages! Her favorite word is “joy” and she loves to help others seek and find it in their own lives. After going through a difficult season, Lori desires that others find hope and peace in trials and hardships. She is grateful that God is allowing her to pursue her passion of coaching women to live a life of no regret!

Comments

  1. Lori, thank you SO much for sharing all of these great tips for intentionally connecting with our family. One of my favorite things is our family day. We gather after church at my Mom’s house for a meal and just time together. Sometimes we play games, other times we sit out on the patio enjoying the weather. It doesn’t really matter what we do, it’s just intentional time to be together and enjoy being with one another.

    As I shared in our Ezine this week, I have a list of the relationships that are most important to me and then I’ve identified how I want to intentionally connect with each person. This may sound rigid, but I’ve found that it’s the only way that I can avoid having days, weeks, and even months pass without making time for the people who are most important to me.

    So, here’s an example of my list.

    Jon (my hubby) – dinner together nightly; no technology after 8pm nightly; Wednesday night- at home date; weekly date night

    my family (hubby, mom, brother, aunt, cousin) – family day on Sunday afternoon; monthly lunch date with my brother;

    my hubby’s parents – Skype date weekly, quarterly visits

    And, my list continues with each person. I’ve found that this is the only way I can be intentionally about investing deeply into the people who mean the most to me.

  2. Lori…I loved this video! You have done a great job of being intentional with your family to REALLY connect. Wonderful suggestions!

    I agree with Kelly that if you aren’t intentional, life just flies by you. I love our Family Day each week! It is a time that helps us to stay in touch with each other. Those times have made us many precious memories that I cherish. They bring a smile to my face just thinking about some of them.

    I hope each of you will take the time to connect with those that you love. Time is our most precious gift.

  3. Love this Lori! Dinner together is a biggie at our house too but I struggle with the bedtime routine. As a Work at Home Mama, my energy is spent when bedtime gets here but you’ve reminded me how quickly they grow up so I’m going to do better on that one! Thanks for the suggestions and sharing what your sweet family does to connect!

  4. Michele says:

    Lori, thank you SO much for this wonderful video. It really is a great reminder to us all that life flies by and we need to cherish every moment and every person we encounter during our time on Earth. As the school year comes to a close, my daughters and I have been busy planning fun things to do over their Summer break. I saw somewhere that it should be called a “Sand Pail List” instead of a bucket list and that’s exactly what we have done. We’ve even given each day of the week a theme (ex: Movie Monday, Tea Party Tuesday etc) and planned an event around that theme. Looking forward to seeing how it all works out! Have a great day!! HUGS

  5. Michelle says:

    Loved this week, because, even through the difficulties I am facing marriage wise, I have felt that God has put some people and a special pet in our lives that has allowed new avenues to make a walk or baseball game something my husband, son and i have just done without whining or finding excuses not to go. While we do a lot of vacations together, our time at home has been just ss much fun thanks to God giving us our new dog Nick and the opportunity to share our home with a college student for the summer playing baseball here in Lexington.

  6. Love this Lori! My family is on opposite sides of the Atlantic, or “across the pond” as the expression goes; but family connecting is so important to us. In the previous generation we had family reunions, but with mom and dad being missionaries in South Korea, Aunt and Uncle as missionaries in Chile and then El Paso I think my grandparents just gave up eventually! So, I agree with you that technology is a blessing. My sister and I started praying that she and I would be able to see each other once a year. We had no idea how God was going to do it but He has done this for us (She lives in Atlanta, and I am outside of London) every year for six years now. And we’ve used that time (and weekly phone calls that are now free due to technology) to plan the restart of the family reunions. We had our first one! The reason I am working with iBloom, ie my financial goal….is to sell my books so that we can have the next family reunion, and the next. I wrote “Parents on the Move!” and talk about the role of modern day grandmothers in making the connection happen! (sorry for the plug) Thank you for this important teaching.

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