Happy December! Its been quite awhile since I have blogged and to be honest I have been praying about the direction all this should go. With welcoming baby #4 just a handful of months ago my priority has been on my family and my health and has left little time for Blogging, Insta and this creative outlet in general. But I sure have missed connecting with each of you and I’m excited to begin blogging and sharing more frequently again.
I’m pretty excited to launch something new here on the blog and I hope it is something that you love and find to be helpful in your daily lives. On the first of each month I will be offering you a free 8×10 printable memory verse. I have had so much fun creating these and I hope you enjoy them and find them as useful as my family has.
We have been working on memory verses with our kiddos for awhile now and I have been writing them down and trying to make them pretty on construction paper. It worked but I really wanted something pretty I could frame and put in the kitchen where we frequently seem to gather; The kids could grab it and hold it and I wouldn’t have to worry about it getting crinkled or ripped as they practice.
Doing memory verses with the kids has helped me as much as its helped them. I am good at remembering verses but not always where they come. Doing this as a family has not only helped my kids remember their verses but also has taught them the daily discipline of getting into Gods word, even if right now its only a verse they are practicing frequently everyday. It has helped us as parents talk about the scripture and how it relates to our lives daily. Its a pretty fun thing to see your kids be intrigued and interested in Gods word and asking questions wanting to know more – I just love it.
Every family is different but we have found it helpful to have the kids recite/read the verse multiple times a day so we have found it helpful to keep the verse framed in a place where we frequent which for us is the Kitchen. I have a frame on our counter and the kids read it during breakfast, during lunch for my preschooler and after dinner and before bedtime for the others. After about a week or so of this they pretty much have it down. I usually start to try and incorporate how the verse relates to our daily lives and start to dig a little deeper into the story around the verse we are memorizing. For our kids our verses are usually pretty short and sweet, a starting point which is what I’m sharing here on the blog. Just a quick sentence or two – nothing too hard or long.
I am not perfect at this by any means. There are days life is hectic and we don’t recite or days that I wonder if they are really even absorbing what I’m trying to teach them. I strongly believe that God fills in the gaps when we fall short and he blesses our efforts nonetheless.
This month its Christmas so Luke 2:11 is perfect! “Today in the town of David a savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah the Lord.” What a beautiful gift God blessed the world with. The birth of Jesus Christ our Savior changed everything.
Thank you so much for visiting the blog today.