Monday, October 31, 2011

13 Cards for 31 Days (and an announcement!).

I have a bad mom confession to make.

Two, almost three, years ago my husband and I worked diligently with our daughter to make sure she was learning Scripture at an early age (she was 3 at the time). We were astounded at how quickly she memorized verses, even long passages. By the time SC turned 4, she had memorized over 40 verses. Our nighttime routine of quoting all the verses we had learned together had grown from a few minutes to over half an hour.

Then we let some changes creep in. The school tightened the requirements for how many classes my hubby had to take, so we saw him less, and when he was finally home late at night I was too exhausted to sit in the room with them. Then I started having health problems. Then I wound up in the hospital and flat on my back for almost three full months. Then I began my rehabilitation period, learning to walk and function pretty much all over again.

Needless to say, our nighttime routine kinda fell to the wayside and eventually disappeared altogether.

I'm not pushing off blame on our circumstances.
I could have made extra effort to make sure that was a priority point in our day. I didn't. I took for granted that because she was just so smart, she would know them forever.

Yeah, big mistake.

I've been feeling pretty convicted lately over how we've left Scripture memorization for SC in the dust, especially when I see how much she is learning and retaining with her school work. So in order to reinstate this into our day, as a part of our school work, we're getting back on track. We're going to start re-memorizing the long-forgotten verses. Each day, and a new verse each week.

So this download is what I'd like to call the SC Collection. It's a portion of the 40 some-odd verses she knew as a three year old, and will know again as she crosses over from five to six.

Included in this download: John 3:16, Romans 8:28, Psalm 40:1-3, Galatians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, John 14:6, Psalm 119:11, Philippians 2:9-11, Hosea 6:1-3, Jeremiah 29:11, Ephesians 4:29, Colossians 3:17, and Hebrews 11:6.

Some of these probably fall into the "already memorized" category for adults. But remember, this was designed for my daughter. And if you have children in your life, it might be beneficial for you too.

Wow, I finished this with 8 minutes to spare before October rolls out of here. :) So I guess technically I fulfilled my 31 Days challenge. ;)

And now, the announcement. Would you like to win 50 Christmas cards + envelopes? (Yes, Halloween isn't even over yet and I'm thinking about Christmas cards; don't judge me - Hobby Lobby has had Christmas stuff out since August!) Here's how you can win them...

Come back tomorrow in order to find out the giveaway details! :)

(Yes, I'm mean. You may commence throwing rotten tomatoes at my blog.)

I hope everyone has had a wonderful October, a wonderful Halloween/Reformation Day (if that's what you choose to call it), and I thank you all for sticking out the 31 Days with me. Here's to a holly jolly Christmas season!

1 comment:

Patrick Bezanson said...

Thanks - these are really great! And I enjoyed your confession regarding scripture verses, as I need to get motivated to continue the same. God Bless!