A Seasonal Verse

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

For the last year or so, we've had a family tradition of a seasonal verse. It starts with our Back to School Feast and theme in September. We write the Bible verse on the kitchen chalkboard and practice saying it at breakfast. There is nothing militant about this practice; sometimes we go over it, sometimes we don't. We write a new verse on the chalkboard in January, and then I come up with another one for the summer. So, three verses a year. That is a slow and easy pace, but one which ensures that these verses sink deep into our memory banks. 

On Tuesday, I showed the boys our summer verse:
We talked about how we can come near to God through prayer, Bible study, or just thinking about him. We talked about how he promises to be near us. We read the verse a few times, and then someone burped. You know, the usual. 

A family seasonal verse is just one way that we try to teach our children about God.

Have you ever picked a verse to concentrate on for a season? How does your family incorporate scripture into your daily life?

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3 Responses to “A Seasonal Verse”

  1. What an awesome idea -- a seasonal verse. I just love it. Mind if I mention you and your idea on my weekly Family Summer Fun post? (the burping part makes it fun...) HA.

  2. Sure! I'd be honored - thanks, Laura. (There isn't much my boys do without burping - boys!!)

  3. What a wonderful tradition! I especially love that you live with the verse for a good while--not just memorizing. How important that is to get it into the heart. I might have to borrow this idea!