Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Family Home Evening






Once a week on Monday evenings families throughout our Church gather together for FAMILY HOME EVENINGS with a short lesson or activity, game and refreshments. It's an opportunity to build communication, bond as a family and learn helpful lessons. Assignments are rotated with each member of the family helping with the lesson, singing, an activity or game, and the most important part-refreshments.

My son Daniel will be meeting with his family and giving a father's priesthood blessing to each of their children this week as they prepare to start the new school year. Without any children at home, we have joined an empty nest (retiree's) group to have family home evenings. The U.S. CONSTITUTION and AMERICAN HISTORY is our theme. We take turns hosting and teaching.

Last night we learned about the background of the Declaration of Independence which led to the Revolutionary War that many of my ancestors were involved in. It's funny how much more interesting history becomes as an adult. While in school even college it was not my favorite subject. Now I can look back and understand the events that really happened with new understanding.

8 comments:

kavita said...

I like the idea of Father's priesthood blessings...what a good way to start a new school year.

With all those dates to remember history is never liked by kids.You are right about understanding it with a new understanding as an adult.

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh dear-I still don't like history at all! Guess I am so worried about what I'm doing now. Shouldn' be I know.

Kay said...

I guess I've always found history interesting. I just didn't like remembering the dates.

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

love history. love the father's blessings before school resumes. i truly miss those moments now that all have flown the coup

sm said...

very interesting

Linda Reeder said...

Jistory is more interesting as an adult, because we can see how event fit into the big picture. to a kids they usually just seem like isolated stories.

SandyCarlson said...

Very awesome. Thanks for this insight into your tradition, Lin.

Rambling Woods said...

The blessing sounds like a good way to start a school year. I think I like the sense of community that you have in your faith...and others have in their own faiths....