#FamilyFavoriteFriday: Conversations, Experiments, and Christmas Lights

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Welcome back to LECFamily's #FamilyFavoriteFriday! Here's what we found to share with you around the web this week ...

For Parents ...

What is your go-to question for your kids at Christmas? "What do you want for Christmas?" It's what even parents of adult children ask! But this writer proposes that we change that question so we can help our kids become more like Jesus during this Advent and Christmas season. 

With all the family time coming up, this is a great resource for all family members to have more significant and meaningful conversations during the holiday season. Moving Beyond the Monosyllabic is something we can all learn from!

For Ministry Leaders ...

Do you have a hard time thinking outside the box? Have you tried things but given up after just once or twice? Here's a story from a church where an outside-the-box idea turned into a majorly impactful church program! 

A lot of churches have moved away from utilizing traditional liturgical elements, especially with kids and families. Why?  Those are the most meaning-filled and impactful parts of what it means to worship in a community! Most often, the challenge is that we don't teach them ... so why not try teaching the "why" behind each of our traditions? This church did, and the response was huge!

For Fun ...

Is one of your family traditions to drive around and look at Christmas lights? Want it to be? The Christmas Light Finder helps you find light displays in your area! Check it out!

For thought ...

  • What holiday traditions are most meaningful for your family? Why?

  • What "experiments" have you tried in your home or church that have worked? That haven't?

  • What do Christmas lights represent for your home and family? Are they a part of your tradition?