Family Favorites {Seeds Family Worship}

Seeds“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.” Deuteronomy 11:18

God has given me the desire to know his true word, keep it in my heart, and use it to inform my life.  But memorizing scripture is so difficult for me.  Remembering my childhood experience with G.T. and the Halo Express led me to seek out other scripture put to song.  

 

Seeds Family Worship music has been an enormous blessing to our family.  The music is scripture put to song, which I have found to be on of the most influential ways that God has used to plant his word in my heart.  

God has used Seeds to have an incredible impact on our family, aiding us often as we instruct our children, encourage one another, worship God, and seek to love and serve others with God’s truth.  So grateful for this wonderful ministry!

 

 

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Family Favorites {G.T. and the Halo Express}

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G.T. and the Halo Express had a memorable influence on me as a kid.  Bible scripture is put to song and weaved into stories about topics foundational to the Christian faith, like love, faith, and salvation.  It was so fun to start listening to the audio episodes with our kids.  Since “all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,” (2 Timothy 3:16), we’re regularly referencing the Biblical truths we’ve memorized from G.T. and the Halo Express.  

We’re singing scripture all the time, and Shae recognizes passages when we read them from the Bible.  (But it is REALLY hard not to sing them, at times when I’m trying to read…like around other adults!)  Having the scripture to music is such a wonderful and helpful tool for our family to keep God’s word in our hearts and minds.

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Family Favorites {Life at the Pond}

Life at the Pond

We LOVE Life at the Pond radio shows – they entertain us with wholesome humor and promote biblical wisdom during our day.  

They are super entertaining for all of us, holding to the belief that the entire Bible is God’s word.  The humor is clever, and the lessons are built around character, wisdom and godliness.  We crack up when Shae uses remarks from the Pond in our everyday life.  (Oh yes, and he has developed an occasional lisp from listening to Bill the Duck…)

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You can download audio episodes, or listen to two episodes for free each week on Life at the Pond’s website.

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Family Favorites {The Jesus Storybook Bible}

The Jesus Storybook Bible

“For from him and through him and to him are all things.”  Romans 11:36

 

Our family just loves the Jesus Storybook Bible.  Every story points back to Jesus.  It not only teaches and reminds our kids about God’s plan of redemption, but reminds us as well.  It is so helpful and gospel centered.  

 

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Family Favorites Jesus Storybook Bible

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“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”  {Ephesians 5:15-17}

Early morning coffee with my friends recently led into a thoughtful discussion about whether there are favorite things we do in our homes, to purposefully promote scripture, wisdom, and the gospel of Jesus with our children.  Here is a collection of some my family’s favorite biblical resources, that God has been using to bless us.  

 

Loving the Little Years

Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches {Part One} {Part Two} {Part Three}

The Jesus Storybook Bible

The Jesus Storybook Bible

Life at the Pond

Life at the Pond

gt and the halo express

G.T. and the Halo Express

Seeds

Seeds Family Worship

a brand new four year old

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Tonight ended with a brand new four-year-old covered in green and purple frosting and toothpaste bouncing around the house and finally fast asleep under his hippo covers.  (And me sobbing).

Shae’s very special day was filled with things we love best, Curious George, stories, building tall towers, talking, praying, reading our bibles, tickles, giggles, eating and lots of love.

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The boys fell asleep in an instant, still caked in frosting, and I watched Father of the Bride.  I cried and cried, thinking constantly of the big green eyes that have my attention all day long.  

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I am completely caught up in the blessings of my little boys, yet I also know how fleeting our days are.  Tonight, I am enjoying the frosting.

{Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow. -Psalm 144:4}