Saturday, March 3, 2012

Morning Devotions with the Children

In the morning after breakfast, the children and I stay at the table or sit on the couch for a short time of devotions together. It's a nice way to start the morning, by hiding God's Word in our hearts!  We're currently reading Big Thoughts for Little People by Kenneth Taylor.  This book has such sweet illustrations and with so many details to hold their attention. It is in "A, B, C" format, so for example, the first page has :

"A is for Asking.  We ask when we pray.  God's happy to answer and help us each day."

Then there is a paragraph to read that discusses what is happening in the picture, some questions to answer, and a Bible verse to learn.  We have the older edition, pictured below, and I think it is so much sweeter than the new edition!
After our little devotion, we sing a hymn from Hymns for a Kid's Heart, volume 1, by Bobbie Wolgemuth and Joni Eareckson Tada.  I just love this series!  Though Dori (age 3) and Quinn (almost 2) are not learning all the words, they still know the tune and a few words as we repeat them often enough.  There's nothing sweeter than hearing my little ones sing, "Holy, holy, holy!" Davin (age 7) loves to sing with me and we work together to memorize the hymns one verse per day and also reviewing what we've learned so far.  The included CD is very well done and we enjoy listening to it any time of the day!

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