Month: February 2015

Blank Lenten Calendar

Everyone is loving the Family Practices Calendar for Lent, but many people want to track their own Lenten goals — yoga every day, or a certain study. Pastors need them to record all of the many activities going on during lent. Feel free to download and distribute.

PDF HERE

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50 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Family

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Valentine’s Day… sometimes I feel like it’s a commercial creation designed to sucker boyfriends and girlfriends and husbands and wives into buying a box of chocolates or roses or some other trinket so as not to be guilty of the unforgettable sin of forgetting Valentine’s Day. Truth be told, my husband and I pretty much ignore it as a holiday between the two of us. We much prefer to make up our own moments to celebrate our marriage when the mood strikes (we also have a weekly tradition I should tell you about sometime!). But when it comes to family celebrations, I think Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show kids what it means to celebrate love as a family in a way that doesn’t revolve around something you can buy. I also believe strongly in simple, nearly free, gestures that can make memories for kids (dying the milk pink, for example).

I don’t see any need to spend hours crafting the perfect decoration or clever Valentine, but why not do one of these very simple ideas?

Pastors, CE directors, etc., feel free to post the image on your social media to give some ideas to your parents. There is also a download of it in PDF form HERE.

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