By Pastor Lisa Holliday
If your family has Christian faith in its background, the seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas might be wonderful opportunities to share stories of faith from past generations with your children. Some of these ideas can be used even if you are the first generation of Christians in your family! Consider one or more of the following options:
*Encourage each family member to share why he/she loves God. Ask each person to share his/her own story of growing in God’s love.
*Create a family tree together. Include names and dates as well as a word or two describing the faith of each person.
*Ask each person his/her favorite Bible verse. Using a family Bible or a new one purchased for this purpose, invite each family member to highlight their special verse and write their name beside it.
*Purchase a new light colored tablecloth, some paint and some permanent markers. Encourage each person to paint their hand, place it on the tablecloth, then write their name beside it and something they want to praise God for. Bring out the cloth each year and add to the list of people and praise God!
Blessings to you and yours as you pass on your faith!