January 2016

Priorities

This issue might touch on include use of time, care of our bodies, attention to important relationships, and, of course, nurturing our spiritual lives.

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February 1-6

For your community

* Ask a parent to help you learn about an issue facing your community and talk about ways your family could help.

* Write thank-you notes to some of the people who keep your community safe (police officers, firefighters, EMTs).

* Volunteer with your family to sort donations or serve food at a local shelter.

* Pray for the leaders of your community.

02/01/2016 at 09:10 am

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January

Conversation Starters

 

* What would you say are the most important things to our family? How do you know those are most important?

* If something is important to us, how do we show that?

* What’s one thing you hope to accomplish or learn this year? How are you going to do it?

* What’s one thing you’d like for us to do as a family this year? What would we need to do to make it possible?

01/25/2016 at 02:35 pm

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About the January/February 2016 issue

The new year offers a good opportunity to evaluate what is really important. What does the way we live say about what we truly value? What may be getting crowded out? How does what we see and hear in the world around us confuse our priorities? These may seem like adult questions, but advertising has invaded practically every area of our lives and continually tells us what is important. Popular culture inundates us with images that we’re told we should aspire to. Children are at least as susceptible to these influences as we are! How can we help children understand that God’s priorities are different than the world’s priorities? more

01/25/2016 at 02:37 pm

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