Growing Together

In these times, we’re doing faith formation differently to keep us safe and healthy. Here, on this new blog, every day you’ll find a video of Eli’jah reading from Desmond Tutu’s Children of God Storybook Bible, plus a child-friendly reflection and three prayers for your day.

April 15: Ten Commandments

Today’s story is about the ten commandments.  And, God gives us a bunch of rules to follow, well 10.  I wanted to tell you a little about these rules, overall.  And, the most important thing to say about them is that we are not perfect!  It’s ok to make mistakes.  And, we all might understand these rules a little differently.  For instance, in the video, I talked about how not worshipping other God’s might mean not worshipping money or politics (humans in power).  Sometimes, we can make things really important in our lives and that can be really hard when those things let us down.  I hope you think about these commandments with your family and talk about them.  I would love to hear your thoughts about it.

Daily Prayers

  • In the morning when we wake up: May today bring joy in new ways. Amen.
  • At mealtimes: Dear God, thank you for health. Thank you for the earth. Thank you for the hands and hearts that made this food. May the earth and your people be healthy. Amen.
  • Bedtime: Dear God, thank you for resting from the top of my head down to my toes. Your love will be with me even in my sleep. Amen.