Vision Week 4: There are multiple perspectives for every story

Throughout our lives, we can find simple and quick ways to connect our learning and growth at church to our lives at home.

At Church

This week we read Jon Sciezka’s The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. The children then took a closer look at familiar stories to tell them from another perspective.

Morning Time

Once there were 3 bricklayers.  Each one of them was asked what they were doing.  The first man answered gruffly, “I’m laying bricks.”  The second man replied, “I am putting up a wall.” But the third man said enthusiastically and with pride, “I am building a cathedral.”  -Author Unknown

Drive Time

Imagine by John Lennon

Meal Time

Plato said, “Be kind for everyone is fighting a hard battle.”  Have you ever been upset with how someone treated you only to find out later that that person was having a bad day or had gone through a tough time.  How does having compassion and sympathy for others change our perception?

Bed Time

Take any book that your child loves.  Play with the idea of telling the story from a different character’s perspective.

Family Time

As a family complete a MadLibs.  See how your story changes when you change a few words.

Bonus Parent Resource

Set a vision for your parenting! The Key to Raising a Happy Child article about the book The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives.

September Chalice Lighting

Come into this place of peace

And let its silence heal your spirit;

Come into this place of memory

And let its history warm your soul;

Come into this place of prophecy and power

And let it’s vision change your heart.