Monday, July 2, 2007

Learning Songs in Devotions





I'm going to let you take a peek at our family devotions. I think it is a constant struggle to get together consistently and make these times profitable. At the end of some of these times together, Doyle and I wonder if we have done any good. Recently we tried a couple of different ideas. We both realize the importance of music and wanted the children to memorize the songs that would stay with them through life. We concentrate on the same song until we feel like it is memorized and then move on to another one. We go back and review the past one so it is not forgotten. We have been pleasantly surprised. It is so exciting to hear them sing these songs. Joseph is 3 and can sing "Trust and Obey." I know he doesn't understand it all yet, but I don't know when he will. As parents, we will keep singing songs, memorizing Scripture as a family, and praying to God that it sticks in those little minds. We have also used a prayer chain to keep prayer request visual. When we have a request, we write it on a colorful piece of paper. We give the paper to different family members on different days. When God answers that prayer, we staple it together on our chain. This allows our kids to pray for different needs and to see just some of the many prayers God answers.

8 comments:

Patty said...

I love the idea of the prayer chain, adding the answered prayers and watching your chain grow is such a great visual for kids.
See ya soon

Truckin Teeds said...

The prayer chain is a really neat idea. I'll have to file that one away for future references. :o)

Kelly S said...

What a great idea! I'm always trying to think of new ways to make prayer fun for our children. I want it to be as normal in their lives as eating is. Thanks for the idea. I may use it soon. We're very excited about seeing y'all real soon!

~Heather~ said...

Enjoyed peeking into y'all's family devotions! Glad that y'all have them! There are a lot of families that don't make the time for that! I know the devil makes it hard for we families to meet together and pray, read God's Word, sing, share and learn, but it's one of the most important times with our kids that we have! I liked the prayer chain idea! =)

Thanks for your nice comment. Yes, I want to pass on a Godly heritage to my children too!!=)

Have a great day in Jesus,
Love, Heather =)

Making Memories 1999 said...

What good ideas!! These will be precious times and memories for your children as well as you. You all are such a special family!!! God bless ya!!

kayla said...

Thanks for sharing.
Hope you're having fun. We'll have to get together and share stories when I get back.

Nancy said...

Hi. I'm not sure if you know who I am, but, I'm Nancy and we attend the Burlington church. We always enjoy seeing your lovely family. i enjoy reading your blog from time to time. I just wanted to say the prayer chain is such an awesome idea....I might steal the idea for our household! I also love seeing what I can see of your house. You
need to post pictures of it sometime...or have you on an earlier posting? It looks very pretty, from what I can see of it. You must have a knack for decorating. I really like the white piano...where on earth did you find that???That looks so neat. If you don't want to post the whole house, please just post the piano....it looks so pretty :)

Dori said...

Hi! It' fun to find your blog. I was at HSBC with Doyle and I think you my know my sisters. My name is Dori (Ezell) Overman...tell Doyle "hi" and feel free to come visit my blog!

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