Tuesday, July 7, 2009

LIFE TOGETHER AS FAMILY- PART 2


Wow, it has been almost a week since my last post........crazy how time flies and how busy one can be at times. I'm going to continue with a second part to Family Life.

Again this is a series from a booklet I read from church, about strong families with healthy habits.

This one might sound like a no brainer, but I wonder how many families EAT TOGETHER.

Does your family table have a few kids with electronic wires connected to their ears, or are some people tuned in to the t.v.? It seems obvious that after preparing a meal for ones family, the next thing to do would be to enjoy it together without distractions. I know this cannot happen every night in every family, but hopefully it is the norm for most of us.

No need for fancy tableware or expensive meals, when Jesus gathered his disciples for the Last Supper they came together in a borrowed room to observe the Passover.
Many people from all times say they never knew they were poor because they had so much to share over a simple bowl of soup made from meager ingredients.

Here are a few tips on really coming together as a family for mealtime.

1.NO TELEVISION ON IN THE BACKGROUND- TURN IT OFF!

2.NO I-PODS, MP3 PLAYERS, GAMEBOYS, ETC...TURN OFF ALL POWERED ITEMS.

3.ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO SHARE ABOUT THEIR DAY.

4. ALWAYS START WITH PRAYER, SOMETHING SIMPLE LIKE
COME LORD JESUS, BE OUR GUEST, AND LET THIS FOOD TO US BE BLESSED.

5. LET THE KIDS HELP PREPARE THE MEAL, WATCH THE EXCITEMENT ON THEIR FACE WHEN THEY TELL THE OTHERS.

6. WHILE YOUR AT IT TURN THE RINGER TO THE PHONE OFF, OR DO NOT ANSWER IT. THIS PORTRAYS TO THE CHILDREN HOW IMPORTANT MEAL TIME IS.

7. HAVE FUN, ENJOY EACH OTHERS COMPANY.

1 comment:

  1. Great ideas. Thanks for the reminder that the choices we make have a lasting importance. Healthy meals shared are a vital part of a great family life.

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