ENCOURAGEMENT

for you and your family!

 

We’ve put together a list of resources to keep your family encouraged! Check ’em out below!

FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES

1. Playing Together

It really doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you are playing with your kids. Have a game night or a video game tournament. Get in sleeping bags and slide down the stairs (carefully). Play laser tag in the dark. If you don’t have laser tag sets, they are reasonably priced at several different places. You can get them while picking up toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Can you get some for me while you’re there?

2. Creating Together

LEGO Masters is a great show my family watches. It inspired my kids to create a LEGO masterpiece together. Be creative as a family. Build something with LEGOs (if you need ideas, watch the show). Get a large roll of paper or tape a bunch of sheets of paper together and draw a huge picture. Look up new recipes and make them as a family. Maybe even have each person choose a different dish to make and have everyone vote on a favorite.

3. Learning Together

Just because the kids are out of school doesn’t mean learning should stop. Read to them. Teach them how to fix items around the house or the car. Look up videos on how to play an instrument like the guitar or piano. You also can do some homeschooling. Check out Classroom Magazines.

4. Exercising Together

Since you can’t get to the gym, exercise as a family. Take a bike ride. Go for a walk, hike, or run. If you have a basketball hoop, play knockout. Depending on your health, try a challenging workout video and see how well you do as a family. Before you start, be sure to stretch. Remember, you’re older than you look.

5. Discussing Together

Finally, there is a lot going on that our kids don’t understand. This is an opportunity to give some perspective about what is happening. When discussing this with my kids they shared how worried they were about their grandparents, many of whom are at risk and lonely at home. Take the opportunity to have your kids facetime call their grandparents to connect and discuss it. If you have elementary and middle school-age kids, explain everything in concrete terms. Give them some simple facts and reassurance. Spend time praying together. If you have teenagers, ask them questions about how they feel and what their concerns are. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect.

Original Source: All-Pro Dad

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    IN-HOME DATE NIGHT

    Welcome to your virtual in-home date night kit.

    BIBLE VERSES to read together

    Psalm 146:3-5

    Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in the Lord their God.

     

    Proverbs 3:5-6

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

     

    Isaiah 12:2

    Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.

     

    Isaiah 26:13

    Lord our God, other lords besides you have ruled over us, but your name alone do we honor.

     

    Isaiah 26:4

    Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.

     

    Psalm 91:2-4

    I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare
    and from the deadly pestilence.He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

     

    Psalm 125:1

    Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.

     

    Isaiah 57:13

    When you cry out for help, let your collection of idols save you! The wind will carry all of them off, a mere breath will blow them away. But whoever takes refuge in me will inherit the land and possess my holy mountain.”

     

    Jeremiah 17:7

    But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.

     

    Nahum 1:7

    The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him…

     

    Proverbs 14:26

    Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.

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