You know that moment when you know you SHOULD do something to teach your kids but you don’t really want to? Maybe for a number of reasons…

1) it’s work.

2) it will probably end up in a battle of some sort over some obscure $2 toy (that shouldn’t be played with at the moment anyway)

3) you feel like a task-master rather than a parent


Here is what we did yesterday – I called a family worship night together. I borrowed some random percussion instruments from Church, and the moment I walked in the door I started passing out the instruments.


We worshiped.


You may not have the ‘gift of music’ …


Now, before you create a picture in your mind of something elaborate. Let me tell you three things family worship night wasn’t:

1) a Jesus Culture-type worship experience.

2) focused time of “deep intimate” soaking prayer and worship

3) very long.


BUT here are three things that I realized family worship night was:

1) worth it.

2) teachable moment – kids singing the word of God.

3) change of atmosphere where God can work in our lives.


This winter has been long. In fact, even as I write this one of my kids has another doctor appointment because he has had a fever for 4 days now.


Why not worship. You may not have the ‘gift of music’ but sing and dance.. your kids will love it and I guarantee it will change your attitude as a parent.

How have you worshipped with or with out music as a family?


Written by Jason

lover of: Jesus, @legangw1, 5 sons, lyrics, family humor, and epic blanket forts. Worship Pastor: www.praisecc.org Blogger: www.atthespeedoffamily.com Songwriter: www.soundcloud.com/jgangwish