When I come to this part of the year and have day after day with blocks of free time, I simply run out of interesting things to do. So I thought I would make some suggestions for all of us, to help with our boredom. Here are ten suggestions to break the boredom on a day like this:
10) Board games- get out the old monopoly, parcheesi, et.al. and watch the family enjoy these classics. I forget, sometimes, how much fun it is to play them.
9) Set up a Bible drill. See who can find and doccument the names of God, fruits and vegetables mentioned in the old testament, Make up other interesting things to research. Have a prize for the winners.
8) Go for a walk around the neighborhood, say hello to everyone you see and show an interest in their property, i.e., recent landscaping, how well their tree is doing, catch up on their family events, etc.
7) Call people of the church to come over for coffee and “prayer & share.” This modern version of the prayer meeting/testimony recital can be very helpful for those who have never regularly participated in anything like this.
6) Have a read fest. Let everyone in the house pick a book to read that day and have everyone share the mains points of their book this evening at dinner or just after dinner. Winner escapes dish duty.
5) Take the day to visit shut-ins. Sing with them. Brighten their day by taking them a home-baked treat.
4) Take some time to call all your long-distance friends and relatives. Put each family member on the line to share in their own way.
3) Give of yourself: Take time to do tasks at church that would otherwise go undone, i.e. gardening, dusting, cleaning, organizing, etc.
2) Take the whole family on an extended picnic. Take all day, with games, contests, etc. Better yet, ask another family to join. Think of ways to enhance this fellowship.
1) Set yourself aside, go to the prayer closet and fellowship with God, in Word and prayer. Take your prayer list with you. Put “do not disturb” on the door. Spend the day in fellowship with God.
I think that this type of commitment will reap benefits for you and your family. Peace be unto all of you!