Sunday, October 30, 2016

Faithful Families Resources October 30 2016

The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.
~ M. Grundler

Family Closeness
Tickle Tag
Sit comfortably with your feet outstretched. One foot is "home base" and may not be moved. The other foot is the "attacker" which may move in attempting to tickle the home base of the other person, before they tickle you.

Questions for stimulating discussion in your family.
  • If you had to give up all your toys but one which one would you keep and why?
  • What is your favourite breakfast?
  • What is one thing that could be invented to make your life easier?

With your family read:  Luke 20.27-38
(for a way of explaining/talking about this reading with children look at

Questions for Discussion:
  • What do you think of the Sadducees story?
  • How did Jesus answer their question?
  • What do you think Jesus is saying about heaven and marriage?

Prayer and Celebration
Hand Prayer

There are many different ways that a hand can be used as a guide to prayer. Some methods have appeared on this blog at other times. Here is another way to use your hand to pray for specific things.

Thumb - those closest to you (family and friends)
Pointer - those who lead and guide you (teachers, pastors, police, coaches)
Middle - those in authority (city, nation and world leaders)
Ring - this weakest finger reminds us of those who are sick, lonely or sad
Pinky - this smallest finger reminds us to pray for ourselves last

Family Activity
Create Self-Portraits
You may have hundreds of photos of your family but drawing a self portrait adds a dimension that a photo doesn’t have. Sit down as a family to create your self portraits. Take your time and use nice paper the same size for everyone. You might like to put your pictures of the wall gallery style and you could even frame them using coloured card. 

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

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