I know I have been introducing some new series lately here on the blog, but these are all things that I am so passionate about and want to share with you.
As a parent, I want nothing more than my kids to be happy and successful. I want them to come home each day from school feeling confident and strong. It just doesn’t always work that easy though. They are bombarded (and no, I am not being overdramatic) with things that bring them down each day. They hear and see things that I don’t want them to. They encounter situations that are hard and struggle to do the right thing because the right thing is often hard to do. Each week in our home we have a family night where we have a quick lesson, play games, sing and enjoy each other’s company. I think building our family relationships by playing and learning together is key to helping them feel confident outside of our home. This year for our family night, my husband and I came up with a plan to memorize one scripture every month. (Last year, we started this in July and got 8 done by the end of the year.) We are making a scripture wall in our home where each monthly scripture will hang which will make it 1-easier to remember and 2-easier to keep at the forefront of our minds. I am busy catching up on last years scriptures (and can’t wait to show you our wall as it grows), but each month, I will be making a printable and thought I’d share it with you.
Can you imagine if we (and our kids) memorize 12 scriptures a year? When we talked this week about putting on the “armour of God”, I can thing of no greater tool than to have the word of God to bring to mind when we are down and struggling, but also to help to uplift those around us. We have been working on this scripture for 2 weeks now (we review it at breakfast each morning together) and we have this one now. (Even my newly turned 5 year old has this in her mind!) I’m excited to share this journey with you this year and hope you’ll take me up on this challenge.
The January scripture is Ephesians 6:11-13.
I’m working on “standing” this year. I want my kids to “stand” and hope you will join us too!