I've started doing this each day with the kids and am really excited about it. We all sit down on the floor and read a Bible story out of a children's Bible, sing a couple of Sunday School songs, and pray. Today we read about Jesus healing Bartamaeus, sang "Jesus Loves Me" and "Deep and Wide", and prayed about different things (the kids we sponsor, Yosef and Biniam's first mommy, Kaitlyn's foot, Daddy at work). I asked Anna if there was anything else she wanted to pray about (she'd initiated praying for the foot) and she said, "Andy!" So Mr. Gibson, you were prayed for today.
Then later the kids helped me make chocolate chip cookies for Growth Group tonight (sorry, I know we had cookies last week! Oh and don't worry, the kids didn't directly touch any of it. :) ) They really enjoyed getting to dump the ingredients into the mixing bowl, and of course got to have a little dough as well. (Saving the mixing bowl and beater for Daddy of course!)
It can be really hard being a "purposeful" parent sometimes--I find myself so drained of energy that I don't always make time to do purposeful, structured stuff with my kids. Which stinks because when I do, I so enjoy it!
Looking forward to seeing the Gibsons and Hawkins' tonight. (What are some fun purposeful things you do with your kids????)