Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Faithful Families Resources 26 Feb 2017

No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure."
~ Emma Goldman

Family Closeness
Five House
One family member makes a list of five things to be found in your house. For example: something fluffy, something you can balance on your head, something that makes a sound, something hard, something blue, something used for cleaning. The rest of the family must then go and find five things that match the list. The first person back whose collection matches the list according to the list maker wins.

Questions for stimulating discussion in your family.
  • If I could become a colour, I would be … because
  • Something I’d like to do in the future is . . .
  • Of my five senses, the one I would most hate to lose is . . . because  . . .

With your family read: Matthew 17.1-9
(for a way of explaining/talking about this reading with children look at

 Questions for Discussion:
  • Why do you think Jesus was changed on the mountain top?
  • What do you think of the disciples reaction?
  • What does this story tell us about Jesus?

 Prayer and Celebration
Praying in the car
Driving children to schools can be stressful but it could also be an opportunity to stop and pray and bring a moment of peace before a hectic day. Encourage your  children to name some of the things they will do or confront in the day and pray for them.

Family Time
Family Walk
Going for a walk with your family is not only a great way to get exercise but provides an ideal opportunity to talk and enjoy one another’s company. 

(This material is based on and draws from earlier Faithful Families emails by Stephen Harrison & Richard Browning: An Unless Ideas Production.) Unless otherwise noted all material on this blog is copyright Stephen Harrison and Richard Browning