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A Faith-Filled DIY Project for the Whole Family

Building something with your own hands can be a transformative experience, especially when infused with faith and carries deep symbolic meaning. This Faith-Filled do it yourself project will help your creative side. Try a new memory maker for the whole family! Let us guide you through building a wooden cross. A project that nurtures your DIY skills and fosters a closer connection to your faith in God. As you embark on this journey with your family, each step will provide insights into how it relates to the Bible and biblical character traits, creating a meaningful and reflective experience.

Gathering Materials

Before diving into the construction process, gather the necessary materials. You will need a wooden board, a saw, sandpaper, wood glue, and nails. As you gather these materials, reflect on the importance of being prepared. Just as Noah faithfully followed God’s instructions to build the ark in anticipation of the flood (Genesis 6:14-22). This step reminds us of the value of obedience and readiness in our walk with God.

Shaping the Wood

Using a saw, carefully shape the wooden board into the desired size and proportions of the cross. As you shape the wood, consider how God shapes and molds us, transforming our lives to reflect His image. This step symbolizes the process of surrendering to God’s transformative work and allowing Him to shape us into vessels of His love and grace (Romans 12:2).

Sanding and Smoothing

Smooth out the rough edges of the wooden cross using sandpaper, making it safe to touch and hold. This act of refinement represents the journey of sanctification, where God works in our lives to remove the roughness and imperfections, molding us into vessels of His glory (Philippians 1:6). Reflect on the importance of allowing God to refine and purify us, preparing us for His divine purposes.


Assembling the Cross

Apply wood glue to the joints of the cross and secure them together using nails. As you assemble the pieces, consider the unity and interconnectedness we have in Christ as members of His body (1 Corinthians 12:12-13). Just as the different parts of the cross come together to form a cohesive whole, we are called to be united with fellow believers, demonstrating love, support, and unity in our journey of faith.

Finishing Touches

Once the wooden cross is assembled, add any finishing touches you desire, such as staining or painting. This final step represents the act of embracing our unique identities and gifts while also reflecting God’s glory through our lives. Just as the cross stands as a powerful symbol of God’s love and sacrifice, we are called to be living testimonies of His grace, reflecting His light in the world (Matthew 5:14-16).

Let it serve as a reminder

Building a wooden cross with your family is more than just a DIY project—it is a spiritual journey that deepens your faith in God and reinforces important biblical truths. Through each step, from gathering materials to adding finishing touches, you have the opportunity to reflect on themes such as obedience, surrender, refinement, unity, and embracing your identity in Christ. As you build the wooden cross together, let it serve as a reminder of God’s love, sacrifice, and the transformative power of His grace in your lives.

May this DIY project be a source of inspiration, reflection, and growth for your family as you journey together in faith.

An Invitation To Make Memories

We invite you to join in on a 31-day journey of faith-building, memory-making, and cherished moments with God and each other. This unique journey is designed to deepen your family’s bond, strengthen your faith, and create lasting memories that will be treasured for a lifetime.

Each day, your family will embark on a new family activity that connects you with God, draws you closer as a family, and allows you to explore the beauty of the world around you. From casting lines, while fishing to discovering the history of our community, from delightful tea parties to camping under the stars in your own backyard, each activity is carefully selected to be enjoyed in mild to warm weather, indoors and outdoors.


As your family engages in these activities, you will explore the biblical foundations that underpin each experience. You will reflect on the teachings of Scripture, draw inspiration from biblical characters, and discover the ways in which your faith intersects with the activities you undertake. Through this journey, you will grow spiritually as individuals and as a family, fostering a deeper understanding of God’s love, grace, and guidance.

As a family, you will create memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. You will laugh, learn, and experience the joy of building a strong family bond. By intentionally dedicating this time to connect with God and each other, you will nurture a sense of belonging and unity within your family. These shared experiences will become treasured chapters in your family story, reminding you of God’s faithfulness and the blessings He has bestowed upon you.

Are you ready to embark on this incredible journey of faith and family? Click over to join in and get ready for an unforgettable adventure of love, laughter, and growth.

May God’s grace guide you and His presence be felt throughout this journey!

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