Monday, February 10, 2014

Faith Family Rolodex

About eight years ago, an interchange in a Bible class led me to create a tool for helping with the faith vocabulary teaching in family settings. I found that that there was a lot of "church speak" that we expected families to teach at home without much useable and organic materials to do just that job.

So I started an online file of words and definitions.
Each week I simply added words to the "dictionary" both as refresher for me and to give the vocabluary that might help parents be the faith educators in the home.
 Somewhere along the line- the "Design Team" that I worked with and I came up with a portable, doable, add to it as you along tool with a regular Rolodex.
 It was a part of the turn around energy that we were working to accomplish in the church setting.
Faith Life Happens in the HOME.

We began to recycle  greeting cards and cut the heavy card stock to make Rolodex cards.

Staples use to sell this gadget that made anything into a Rolodex card.
Then they didn't. 
 So now we order them on Amazon. Rolodex Punch

The Turn style rolodex is not inexpensive but when I work with families,
 I explain that they are really working with this as a fifteen year investment.
And in our family - it is a gift to the next generation.
It is the gift I gave to all three daughters at wedding showers.
 The faith family gift for their own families.
Rolodex File
Actually, right now it is a GREAT price on Amazon at $11.00 each-
a much better price that the normal $34.
The 2 5/8 and 4 inch size seems to work the best for this project.

The Faith File is where we added Birth and Baptism dates.

First Communion Dates

Confirmation dates and Verses

Photos can be added right in and small embellishments add interest and texture.
 I use double sided tape to add them to the card.

I have these as a pdf file if you would want to make one for your family.
Just email me and I will send it to you.
A Gift for the newly married.
A Gift to give at the Baptism of a Grandchild.
 A Project to work on together with a grandchild.
A Legacy to create in your family.

It is never too late.
It is always important to affirm Faith language in the family.
It may be the gift that allows the Holy Spirit 
a great place to nurture and encourage a family-
perhaps looking and searching
 for what it means to be His people here on earth.

A Faith Tool Box
Faith Filled Family Life Living.


  1. What a great idea! I found you through Pinterest!

  2. Replies
    1. thanks Melissa-- please share if you do this project!

  3. I just found this... Love the idea of using words and events to document and affirm our faith! I would love to get more information on where to begin! Thanks, Carole

    1. let's connect and see how I can be helpful

    2. I am easy to find on FB - then you can give me your email - PM and I can send you this file and get connected


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