Sunday, May 15, 2016

Faithful Families Resources May 15 2015

Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.
~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Family Closeness
Great Minds Think Alike

Create ten categories, for instance: famous actor, something you find in a park, awesome inventions – they could be anything. As you call out the categories each of your family members secretly and silently write down 3 things that come to their mind. When you have finished calling out the categories share what you wrote. Award your family a point for every thing they had in common. See if you can beat your family’s highest score.

Questions for stimulating discussion in your family.
  • If your great great grandchildren could listen to this years from now: is there any wisdom you’d want to pass on to them? What would you want them to know?

With your family read:  John 16.12-15
(for a way of explaining/talking about this reading with children look at 

Questions for Discussion:

  • What surprises you about this reading?
  • Who do you think the Spirit of truth is?
  • Why do you think Jesus sent the Holy Spirit?

Prayer and Celebration
Trinity Prayer
Learn this simple prayer with your family:

Love of Jesus, Fill us.
Holy Spirit, Guide us.
Will of the Father be done.

Family Activity
Three-in-one clothes
Find three items of clothes  – soft hat, a jacket and a wrap. At a given signal a family member must put on these three items of clothing as quickly as possible. As each family member takes a turn they must wear the items in a different way. How many ways can your family think up of wearing the three items as one set of clothes?

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

Photo by Laurom - Photo reproduction of art., Public Domain,

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