The Family Notebook
In spite of the spiritual distance that exists between heaven and earth, Jesus promised to remain close to his followers. He and the Father would make a home with the faithful ones. God's very Spirit would constantly remind his disciples who Jesus was and what he truly meant. And Jesus would return soon.
Sometimes the years that separate parent and child create personal distance. How can a family overcome this gap? Try a Family Notebook. Leave a notebook with a pen attached in a prominent place. Encourage family members to write to each other in the notebook. Once a week, share the notes as a family. Pray over and discuss what you read or hear. The mere fact your family has written and discussed will help bridge gaps between members.
Extend the notebook to talk to God. Have family members write prayers in the notebook. Use these prayers for a family spiritual time. Don't worry. The Spirit will be with your loved ones.