A book that sounds like a great way to connect with your family, in bite sized pieces. (Sorry I just couldn’t resist the pun.) A special grace/blessing/prayer for each meal sounds like a great idea, and I’m glad that they are kept intentionally short enough for a kids attention span.
Just 2 minutes each day can change your family meal time for a lifetime.
A Spoonful of Grace is a collection of 366 evening meal graces taken from all 66 books of the Bible and designed to provide meaningful exposure to prayer and the Bible at a most opportune time: the family evening meal.
The Scripture/grace devotions are inviting, can be grasped at several levels, and are brief enough (about two minutes) to hold the attention of hungry kids.
- Each day has an application section called Grace Notes: ideas and quotes to further illustrate the message and stimulate conversation.
- Sundays are for Story Graces. These 52 devotions are a bit longer to afford the suspenseful, engrossing reading of stories such as David and Goliath, Daniel in the lions’ den, and Jonah and the big fish.
- Special Graces are celebrations such as Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays.
- Each grace:
- Supports discussions of God’s attributes and of faith-based values, offering moral examples like forgiveness, friendship, honesty, trust, even table manners.
- Creates curiosity about the Bible and ways in which Scripture can be applied to today’s issues.
- Demonstrates how the act of praying together lifts one’s own spirit; fosters praise; and increases mutual feelings of appreciation, gratefulness, and accountability.
- Teaches without overt instruction, similar to hiding extra veggies in the spaghetti sauce.
- Remind us that our food, as well as God’s countless other daily blessings, is a gift.
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