According to Sanders, the busyness of day-to-day life in our modern digital world can pull families apart and become an obstacle to relationship-building and spiritual growth. With that in mind, Sanders offers activities, crafts, recipes and everyday traditions based on the Bible and designed for adjustment according to the age of your children and your family situation. From dessert recipes and games to special blessings and prayers, the book combines faith and fun in ways that help families create treasured traditions that will last for generations.
“Making memories can be easy; it only takes a little creativity and a sense of humor,” says Sanders. “The main thing is to make time to be together and focus on God and what He wants to teach you through your time together.”
Inspired by the author’s experiences as a mother, grandmother and longtime children’s ministry leader, the book offers numerous examples of small, inexpensive ideas that any family could undertake. From offering a special plate that a child can use as a reward for good grades to surprise ice cream runs after children are ready for bed, the book emphasizes positive avenues for family fun and enjoyment.
Our family could use a little inspiration like this. We love to bake together and sometimes make dinner together. We always pray together before meals and we don't have problems sharing our feelings. However, during our free time, we usually hang out together but we really don't do a lot of other projects together. I think, because I homeschool and I'm with the kids all day, I've forgotten about all the little things I could be doing after school to help them grow spiritually and develop stronger relationships, and we all know it's the little things that count! This was a real eye-opener for me. I hope you will take the time to visit her site and learn more about this book! Make every moment with your family count!
“Memory Makers For the Family: Creating Unforgettable Moments” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.
About the Author: Cindy Sanders is a writer, educator and children’s ministry consultant for Life Catalyst Consulting, a business dedicated to helping churches accelerate ministry and deliver results. A graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, she served as children’s minister for First Baptist Church West Monroe for 20 years. Sanders has been married to her husband and Life Catalyst founder Scotty Sanders for more than 30 years and is a proud grandmother of four.
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post, however all opinions are mine.