Thursday, October 4, 2012

Unity, and being a part of The Team

July 2012

Several months ago I wrote a post about "unity" and how our family was seeking unity in all things. It seemed at the time we had many things going on, and some new ventures coming our way. So, for the first time in several years it was as if we were being pulled in different directions. Our first thing was to pray about all the changes and how to remain unified...and work as a team. We changed around our home, store and school routine a bit, and added in working on the farm as well. We also felt that it might be good for our children to close down their blogs and start writing on this blog, our family blog.

Arthur and I are very pleased with the way our family handled the past several months having battled some highs and lows. We remained "truly unified" holding firm to our values, faith, and beliefs. We were strengthened as a family, seeing just who it is Christ created us to be, The Munck Family.

From as far back as I can remember in our marriage Arthur has always talked of our family being a team and doing team work. Being a team and doing team work has never been a problem for our family it has just come naturally. This was due to the fact that just like any team, each player has his own position. In a team there are the coaches, and then there are the players...and you need both to have a balance in the team.

The Munck Team Players
There are 11 Munck "children" Players, they make up a ~huge~ part of our team! Like in the game of football it takes 11 players pulling together to win the game, all the while listening to their coaches direction. Now some of this direction could have been given while on the field, or it could have been given over the course of years the player has been under the coach. The best part is while playing they "must" think for themselves. They are given situations that cause them to have to act and react, now what they do  is a reflection of the coach. And like any coach standing on the sidelines they are praying that all the hard work and investment they have put into the player will show on the field...much like the fruits that you hope your children show. These are The Munck Team Players, each one unique, each one created to fulfill his our her purpose in life. As the coaches their (parents) our goal is to diligently train them in the way of the Lord. We have seen fruit in our children oldest to the younger ones, and we have seen a unity that can only come from our Lord.

While seeing all of these things, we saw that our children have much to say, and not just on our family blog. They are so creative and have much to share and offer others. It seemed that having them write on the family blog kind of stifled their creativity, squelching it. To the children this blog is well, like a blog home, it's a cozy spot, Mom and Dad's place :) Well, that being said our girls have created a new blog, a home of their own so to speak :) The Munck Sisters 
Madison had his own blog, now he and his brothers are getting that blog up and going again too. A link coming soon to theirs.

We want our children to be who God created them to be, so that they may be a light for Christ. Our prayer is that they will do just that, follow His path, and listen to His direction.

You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
Deuteronomy 6:7

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:16


Deb said...

I love your newest family picture! Just beautiful! I've enjoyed your unity's wonderful to see a family working together and doing everything for the glory of the Lord.

Nicole said...

Amazingly written!!! Enough said. That's brilliant. I love it :)

Nicole said...

Oh yeah...and I LOVE the family photos!! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Good for you! You're absolutely right. Controlling and isolating children (especially adult children) will not only stifle creativity, but also prevent them from actively seeking who God intends each of them to be.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful family photos and the girls block is adorable.



Jody said...

I lift you in encouragement to our Lord for continually listening to His prodding and direction for your family. We pray all are well.
Always Experiencing Him,
Jody (The Dakes)

The Munck Family said...

I thought you used an interesting choice of words controlling and isolating. When seeking family unity, neither of those two things were ever done. I agree, both of those things would kill the spirit in which Christ gave them.


Cinnamon said...

How fun! I have popped over to the girls blog. I love reading each one's perspective on life. I feel like I know them a bit better now and I can place where you are due to your awesome tour guide. Tell him thank you for taking the time to show us around. We had such a fun time.

Can't wait to see Madison's blog too.

Loved all you had to say.


The Mayo Family said...

A beautifully written post!
Yes, how special that the "team" is giving all the Glory to GOD and the coaches only want to see God edified and the fruits are there to show!
We are blessed by this blog, the girls and Matthew is looking forward to the guy's blog! :)
The love & light of Christ shows through...
thanks for sharing:)

Anonymous said...

You have inspired us with your example of a Christian family. You teach your children how to live a godly life but without dominating them. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.