Celebrating Special Times with Special People

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Make a Memory...And Make Your Family Strong

Modern families face increasing demands—from seemingly endless activities for kids to heavy requirements for working parents. More than ever, families need resources to strengthen their bonds with each other by creating and celebrating special memories. This book will draw families together while encouraging creativity, tradition, and appreciation of each other and God. Complete with heartwarming vignettes from well-known Christian ...

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Make a Memory...And Make Your Family Strong

Modern families face increasing demands—from seemingly endless activities for kids to heavy requirements for working parents. More than ever, families need resources to strengthen their bonds with each other by creating and celebrating special memories. This book will draw families together while encouraging creativity, tradition, and appreciation of each other and God. Complete with heartwarming vignettes from well-known Christian personalities, this charming book includes a wealth of creative memorybuilding activities to share with the special people in your life, each matched with relevant Scripture. It’s packed with potential for year-round fun!

Treasure the Ones You Love

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Cherish the Memories You Make

People are the spice of life! From kids to grandparents, friends to neighbors—they all make life more fun and meaningful. Celebrating Special Times with Special People will help you bring your loved ones together in creative new ways throughout the year.

You’ll find a host of delightful ideas to honor the graduate, spoil grandma and grandpa, welcome a new child, and bless the sick. Excuses for lavishing a little love on one another abound, and it’s easy with a little help from the pros! Gloria Gaither and Shirley Dobson supply brilliant ideas; you transform them into memories you’ll cherish for all time.

Story Behind the Book

“Through this book we hope to revitalize activities that give meaning to loving relationships. This book is designed to provide encouragement and resources to strengthen the bonds within families and special friends and give inspiration to make lasting memories a top priority. Families and friends today need resources to strengthen their relationships with each other by creating and celebrating special memories.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590523971
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/15/2005
  • Series: Let's Make a Memory Series , #3
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Gloria Gaither

Gloria Gaither is a many-faceted communicator—speaker, teacher, awardwinning lyricist, recording artist, and performer. She is also the author of numerous books and magazine articles. She and her husband, Bill, also have their own magazine, Homecoming . Gloria and Bill are the parents of three grown children and the grandparents of five.

Shirley Dobson

Shirley Dobson is chairwoman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force and a member of the Focus on the Family board of directors. An award-winning author of several books, Mrs. Dobson is recognized for her contributions to women’s concerns, Christian organizations, and the institution of the family. Shirley and James Dobson have two grown children.

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Table of Contents

A Word from Gloria Gaither 8
A Word from Shirley Dobson 10
Mom and Dad, You're the Greatest
Remembering Mom on Your Birthday 12
Honeymoon Homage 14
Keeping Love Alive 16
Dad, You're Up! 18
Welcome to the World
Love Letters to a Little One 20
A Living Mirror of Growth 22
A Baby Banner Blessing 24
From the Heart of God's Word 26
It's a Baby Doll Shower 27
Adopting a Child
It's Shower Time! 28
New Friends for an Older Adopted Child 30
An Annual Celebration 32
There's Nobody Like Grandma and Grandpa
Grandparents' Day 34
Journal Entry 36
Deepening Your Roots 38
Grand Times with Grandkids 40
The "Love Tree" 42
What's in a Name? 44
A Family Affair 46
To Be a Man 47
Making This World A Better Place
Sharing the Colors of Spring 48
How to Be a "Block Head"! 50
"Getting to Know You" Icebreakers 52
Passing Friendship from Door to Door 54
Love One Another 56
Do Unto Others 58
When Love Over Flowing is all that is Showing
Saying "Get Well" 60
Blessed Are Those Who Comfort 62
Special Delivery for the Special Patient 64
For Those with "Drawn Out" Recoveries 66
Homemade Medicine for the Spirit 68
Saying "I'm Glad you're in my Life"
Box Party 70
A Five-Course Birthday Party 72
Honorary Weekend for the "Distinguished" 74
Special from Sunrise to Sunset 76
There's Something "Half-Way" Going On Here! 78
Girl Time 80
A Thirteenth Birthday Befitting Her 82
Guy Time 84
For Guys Only 86
Welcome to the Family 88
How bout a Happy Holy Birthday! 90
The Gift of A Parent's Blessing 91
Picnic, Anyone? 92
Thanks, Coach! 94
Congratulations, Graduate
Kindergarten Conquered 97
Taking Wing 98
Another School Year Under the Belt 100
Elementary School: Mission Accomplished 102
Middle School Mastered 104
High School Is Now History 106
College Completed 108
Reasons to Celebrate the Seasons
The Songs of Spring: Easter Sunrise Service 110
Fairy Tale 112
Summertime Is Family Reunion Time 114
Fall Moonlight Magic 116
Winter Wonderland 118
Making Moving Memories
House-Blessing Celebration 120
Farewell Memories for Moving Day 122
New Home Prayer Walk 124
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