December Family Challenge: Reading the Bible Together

“Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?” This plea Charlie Brown made over forty-five years ago may still resonate with some of you today. Advent can often be a very busy time for all of us with Christmas parties, holiday recitals, trips to relative’s houses and sporting events.  No wonder it is easy to lose sight of the meaning and joy of Christmas amidst the hustle and bustle, glitz and glamour, and tinsel and mistletoe. That’s precisely why this months family challenge may well be, well, a challenge for some families. It could also be exactly what your family needs to slow down and remember, “what Christmas is all about.”

If you missed this month’s Family Challenge, follow this link to watch the video: http://vimeo.com/32871028

For those of you who have completed this month’s Family Challenge, we’d love to hear how it went! Leave a post on this blog by December 31st and you will be entered to win a night out for your family. The winner will be drawn and announced in the January Parent Connect email and on the Parent Talk blog.

So what are you waiting for? Start typing!

Helping you help your kids to live the way of Jesus,
The MHK Staff


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    Beth says

    One thing I have liked most about reading the advent booklet is hearing my kids talk about all the great things Jesus is going to do. Even though he ” isn’t born yet” my kids are telling me about other stories in the bible. They keep asking when we will get to his birth and the donkey Mary rides. My son likes to pretend to sleep on the bed of hay and my daughter will be a wise man and bring him gifts. It’s really cute to see my kids get into the story so much! I find myself reading other stories from the bible during the day more and more; not just at dinner time! The hands on bible for preschoolers is absolutely amazing; if you don’t have it, I highly recommend it!

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    Jessica Holtrop says

    We loved reading the Christmas story over and over this month with our children. On Christmas Eve, my husband and daughter (3.5 yrs) went to Fairhaven’s live Nativity and service. She loved it. When they returned home she shared with me what she saw. She told me, very seriously, that the baby Jesus at the church was not the real baby Jesus because the real baby Jesus is in our hearts. It is so amazing to hear that from her at such a young age.

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