Giving Up Something for Lent (2/23/2012)

A popular tradition during the season of Lent is to give something up in order to free oneself for more time for prayer and worship. This can be an excellent opportunity for families. Try giving something up as a family in order to concentrate on extra family time, extra prayer time, and extra time growing in your faith.

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The Skit Guys – “The Skinny on Fasting”

The “Skinny on Fasting” video  – with thoughts and questions to make it a devotion for your family.

Web Sites for further training

What is Lent?

25 ideas from teenagers on what they gave up for Lent

Mom challenges family to give up technology for 6 months

Link to Skit Guys page (more videos)

and the “Skinny on Fasting” video shown below – with thoughts and questions to make it a devotion for your family

Book from Amazon – “365 Unplugged Family Fun Activities”

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How Do You Rely on God? (12-1-2011)

How you ever thought about the ways in which you rely on God? Sometimes it is easier to rely on God when life is difficult or full of challenges. When life is good and we are comfortable and satisfied it is easy to forget all that God does for us. It is at this time when Moses warns us to be careful not to forget God.

Spend some time this week thinking about how your family relies on God.

Things to check out –

Video Intro to Anna Voskamp’s book “One Thousand Gifts”
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Anna Voskamp author and blogger who created a book and concept called “One Thousand Gifts“; teaching and encouragement for families to discover something new each day that they are thankful to God for.
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Get the “One Thousand Gifts” iPhone app
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Families in Faith can come to your inbox as a Free email resource. We will send an email every week offering tips, suggestions, training, and encouragement to parents as they work to pass the faith on to their children.
Please share this email with others. You can also encourage others to sign up for Families in Faith online by having them text the word “families” to 22828 or go to www.poplc.org/familiesinfaith

Created by Dr. Joel Dietrich

Minister to Families and Children
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
8304 Old Keene Mill Rd – Springfield, VA 22152
©2011. all rights reserved