For the word of God is alive and powerful.
It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword,
cutting between soul and spirit,
between joint and marrow.
It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
Welcome to Family Faith and Fun Fridays. As the week winds down and I anticipate more family time over the weekend, I often ask God for one good idea that will enable me to bring the Word to life and bring our family together. Usually, the activity overflows out of something the Lord has been teaching me through His Word during the week. I’d like to invite you to join me and my family in the adventure. Sometimes I’ll post things we’ve tried; other times I’ll post an idea in the works. If you’ve got thoughts to add or suggestions on how to adapt or improve the suggested activity, please don’t hesitate to post a comment. Enjoy!
*Put each family member's name in a bucket and draw names. Commit to being a "secret encourager" for one week to the one whose name you've drawn. Leave notes on pillows, candy in backpacks, do a chore for them unseen. The possibilities are endless! At the end of the week reveal the "secret encouragers" at a family dinner. What fun!
*Play this simple mealtime game: Give each person a notecard with these six sentence starters.
4. One thing that makes you special is...
5. I am proud of you/ I admire you when...
6. One way I think you made God smile this week is...
(Pop Quiz: Can you tell who needs encouragment in this picture? Answer: the MOMMY behind the camera! )