Happy New Year Parents!
It is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. Every year around this time we make some promises and resolutions for ourselves personally. Why not make a resolution as a family? The challenge for this new year is to have dinner together as a family on a regular basis every single week!
Family dinners can be a powerful time for your family to connect and discuss, if you are willing to leverage those moments. Check out this month’s Online Parenting Class for some helpful ideas.
The Bible speaks often about food and meals. There is something that is spiritually significant about meals. Think about it for a moment. Christ referred to Himself as the “Bread of Life” (John 6). The way He asked His disciples and us to remember Him was around a meal (Matt. 2). Even when we look to the future and eternity, we will be celebrating at a meal, the “Wedding Supper of the Lamb” (Rev. 19).
Meals are powerful moments for your family. Do not miss out on those moments and the power they can provide this new year.
I am excited to share with you another great Online Parenting Class for our month! This month’s OPC is all about the power of meals together as a family. It explains how to make the most of those times when you are together around a table talking face to face.
Your family routine and schedule may not allow this to be a nightly occurrence, but it is important to plan to gather everyone at home around a table to have a meal together.
Hope you enjoy a meal together this week!
Katie Jones (Children’s Minister)