Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Miracles: A Multigenerational Program on Living in Awe and Wonder

Taking It Home: Naming Miracles

Part of Miracles

To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle. — Walt Whitman

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted. — Albert Einstein

IN TODAY’S SESSION… we talked about miracles: what we consider miraculous and what we think is a definition of a miracle. We also talked about stories as a way to explain miracles, focusing on the miracle of creation. We discussed the god Maui fishing for the Hawaiian Islands, Grandmother Spider securing the “light” for all of the creatures to share and enjoy, and the Big Bang theory.


  • What does each family member consider miraculous?
  • Why is it important to have explanations for miracles?
  • What do you believe is the story of creation?

A Family Ritual. Counting your blessings can be a very powerful family ritual. Each day, as a family, take some time to be thankful for the miracles that surround you. Have each member finish the sentence “I am thankful for the miracle of________.”

A Family Game. Have everyone in the family participate in a creation story. You can create a miraculous world, or a plant, or a new animal. Play it as a round, or in popcorn style, letting everyone in the family contribute to the story. See where it takes you. You can start a new story every time you play, or continue to build on your story with every gathering.