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FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS... WE CHOOSE HOPE, HEALING, CONNECTION, & FAITH

Updated: Sep 28, 2021

When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High. He’s the hope that holds me and the Stronghold to shelter me, the only God for me, and my great confidence. He will rescue you from every hidden trap of the enemy, and he will protect you from false accusation and any deadly curse.

Psalm 91:1-5


We are living in the midst of a time that very few have seen in a lifetime. The enemy has set out to divide and bring to ruin families, cities, nations, and the world. But God has a different plan and it is our job to decide which voice we are going to listen to. In the midst of simply trying to survive, we can determine that our own families will come out stronger, more united, more connected, and faith filled on the other side. This will take intentionality. First and foremost as parents we must be taking care of ourselves and our own fears and concerns as best as possible. This is a time to immerse ourselves in worship, prayer, and scripture. Each week, I will post a short note that will hopefully inspire you. Today I want to pass along some fun ideas for families who have tweens and teens on how to connect as a family. Just pick 1 or 2 to do each week. Have fun and pass it on to anyone who might need encouragement. This too shall pass and when it does, let us be more connected and stronger in our faith than ever before.


CREATE

I am POTUS. Create a podcast/story/video telling what you would do if you were the President during this crisis:

  • Make it funny and creative

  • Make a serious one with real ideas

  • Make one where the sky is the limit. There are no limits on funds or even real life.

Change the World. Create something that will change the world and/or help the world in anyway. Plan a day when the family will get together and present their project.

  • Young Children: Create a craft using pop cycle sticks, boxes, paper, paint, sticks, rocks, etc.

  • Middle school/High School: Final product can be a video, written project, a song, or a drawing/painting

What do you See? Go outside and take a picture of something that inspires you. Add a song, poem, rap, dance, art, written word, etc. to go with it. Share if with your family or a friend.

I have a dream? Have a dream contest. Give everyone 15 minutes to write down their dreams – the sky’s the limit and there are no constraints or boundaries. For young children, have them draw pictures. Then share with each other.


LIFE SKILLS

  • Each child does his/her own laundry. Young children can help sort of color.

  • Assign one day a week for each person to create a meal for the family. It has to be something new from a recipe that they found. Young children can help decide the menu and help prepare.

  • Assign a chore chart for cleaning and rotate the chores. Vacuum, bathroom cleaning, dusting, mopping, yard work, feeding the animals, etc.

Obstacle Course. Create an obstacle course in the back yard. You can also create one inside using blue painters tape. Have them follow the tape around the house. Time everyone to go through it.

TIK TOK. Create Tik Tok videos and show them together to bring laughter in your home.


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