Sunday, April 21, 2013

Faithful Families Resources April 21 2013

Weekly Inspiration
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
~Chuck Swindoll

Family Closeness
Coin Game
Find a small container such as a cup or bowl and fill it almost to the top with water. Place it on a tray with sides (because it is going to overflow)  on your table. Give everyone around the table a supply of coins. Take turns dropping the coins into the container. The games is over when someones coin makes the water overflow.

Questions for stimulating discussion in your family.
  • If you knew a friend of yours had stolen something, what would you do about it?
  • What is your very earliest memory as a very little kid?
  • Why do you think some people don't like animals? 

With your family read:  John 13.31-35
(for a way of explaining/talking about this reading with children look at

 Questions for Discussion:
  • What do you think glory is?
  • What is God’s glory?
  • How can we love one another as Jesus loved us?
  • How did Jesus says people would know his disciples? 

Prayer and Celebration
Prayer Weaving
I love this creative idea I found on another blog which put something in children’s hands while they pray and produces something that can be used later on for further prayer adventures.

Check out some of the other great ideas at
Family Activity
Celebrate Someone Special
Get your family to pick someone they want to celebrate. This could be someone you know who does special things for your family, church or community or it could be someone who left a legacy in the worldIf it is someone who is alive throw a small party for them or invite them over for afternoon tea. Thank them for all they are doing. If it is someone who is no longer alive find out all you can about them. Tell their story and enjoy some food together as you think about how they change the world or your community. 

(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

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