The Westminster bookstore has made Our Home is like a Little Church one of its staff favorites. So, they are offering a 45% discount on the book until July 14th. Check it out!
Get out your old family photos and go through them together. You may want to sort and organize them as you go, but the main point is simply to enjoy them together. Take plenty of time to reminisce.
Together choose your top three, five, or ten photos in several categories; for example–funniest, weirdest, most embarrassing, happiest occasion, most serious occasion, most tired occasion, most energetic occasion, most awkward occasion, most formal occasion, most relaxed occasion, best shot for a Christmas card, best shot for a family scrapbook cover, best shot for a “wanted” poster, and best shot for a national magazine cover (just in case you get asked!)
Also, identify your oldest family photo, or make a visual family tree with a favorite photo of each person.
From Mack Thomas, 99 Ways to Entertain Your Family for Free, (Waterbrook Press, 2009). To submit a Family Friday idea, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ask your children to tell the story of their day. Our family does this nightly at the dinner table. Also, we like to tell stories to our girls about when we were kids or when we were dating. Remember to include God’s presence in the story. Psalm 139:7-10
Adapted from John Bennett, Preschool and Children’s Ministries Director for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, “Some Fun Family Devotional Ideas,” KBC Growing Ministries Tour. To submit a Family Friday idea, write to email@example.com
“We fell into sin as a race because we were beguiled by a dragon (Gen. 3:1). God promised to send a warrior who would crush the seed of that serpent (Gen. 3:15), and He has done this in Jesus Christ. In sum, the gospel is the story of a dragon-fight. The serpent of Genesis is the dragon of Revelation (Rev. 20:2), and we are called to rejoice that the dragon has been slain. In contrast, we have reduced the gospel to four basic steps toward personal happiness, and we are much farther from the truth than our fathers were when they told their glorious stories. This is another way of saying that dragon-lore is truer than therapy-speak.”
— Doug Wilson, Future Men
HT: Mike Crowe