Monday, May 7, 2012

{Hope for the Home}: ABC Scripture Cards **giveaway** CLOSED!!


Happy Monday everyone!

I am so delighted to join you this week. I LOVE a chance to connect with moms who have a heart for Christ and bringing his love into your home.

Scripture Memory is a standard part of our week in our home. Our girls are 3 and 5 and we’ve been doing this since last year regularly. They sort of HAVE to do it because I launched Lil Light O’ Mine and the ABC Scripture Cards last October. However, I believe it’s critical to their walk with Christ and mine too.



I believe in the Word of God in the hearts of our children. I believe God’s promises are true, that this practice will not return void (Isaiah 55:11).

Chuck Swindoll wrote this about scripture memorization, “I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture. . . . No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends! Your prayer life will be strengthened. Your witnessing will be sharper and much more effective. Your attitudes and outlook will begin to change. Your mind will become alert and observant. Your confidence and assurance will be enhanced. Your faith will be solidified” (Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994], p. 61)
One thing I have seen in the Christian culture is FORCING it on kids and making it a negative thing. I want them to love their Bibles and love what God promises. As parents, we know it’s a great tool for discipline and many verses help us parent and back up what we want to teach. Just as important, they need to know the truth of God’s love. How much He loves them. How he created them in his image. They can be ENCOURAGED when scared and EXCITED of his promises and COMFORTED when confused.

Let me share how we are incorporating our scripture memory into real life situations. It makes my heart SING when we are able to connect his Word with what is happening in their lives.

When my 5-year-old came home and said “X said she didn’t like me at school” – I immediately could think of a response (I’m learning these too!).
Me: Ella what did you say back?
Ella: Nothing.
Me: That’s right – what’s the K verse?
Ella: K! Keep you tongue from evil!
Me: Yes! Ella. I’m so sorry she hurt you. But I am SO proud of you for holding your tongue. That pleases me and God so much.


 I have one that struggles with fear at night. I ask her to tell me the H verse. And we discuss that He cares for her every worry. He protects her. He is with her in the night. Etc.


 I also want them to know that scripture is for ME! This was a light bulb moment for my oldest. Does mommy complain sometimes when I clean the house? She giggled and nodded. Yep, Jesus wants me to have a happy heart and do my chores without complaining too! These verses are for me too!


 So, however you choose to memorize scripture with your kiddos. I just pray you’ll make that first step. You will be AMAZED how quickly they soak it up and how quickly it will become a part of your parenting. We have a common language now. My answer isn’t “because mom said so” anymore.

I pray that when you sense they are doing it because they have to and they are resistant, that you wait. I have some fun ways on my blog (even a video with bad singing) to spice it up and make it fun. God’s word should delight their hearts and not be a burden.

 Lastly, I just want to make sure you know that your job is incredibly worthy. You matter deeply to your heavenly Father and to so many. It is tough stuff day in and day out, but I know I’ll never regret the rewards of pouring truth into my kiddos. Happy Mother’s Day!

Before I go, I would like to giveaway one set of ABC Scripture Cards to one lucky winner!


To enter,  leave a comment on this post letting me know what scripture verse you love to hide in your little ones hearts! Or simply say hello!

For extra entries {leave extra comments for each one that you do}:

1. Like Lil Light O' Mine on Facebook {1 extra comment}
2. Tweet this giveaway {2 extra comments each time you do it, unlimited}
3. Post this giveaway on your Facebook wall {3 extra comments each time you do it, unlimited}
4. Pin this giveaway onto Pinterest {4 extra comments}
5. Blog about this giveaway {5 extra comments}

Don't forget, you MUST be a blog follower to be eligible to win! If you are not already one, simply click "Join this site" on the top left sidebar. Also, make sure to leave your email address in your comments, so that I can contact you if you win!

Winner will be announced Monday, May 14th.


Giveaway is CLOSED!!!

Go here to enter the other Blog Celebration Giveaways! Goodluck! :)

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95 comments:

iamthehmic said...

I like the facebook page.
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Allyson said...

So thankful to have just found your blog! Would love to win the scripture cards!

Allyson said...

So thankful to have just found your blog! Would love to win the scripture cards!

Ally said...

So thankful to have found your blog! Would love to win the scripture cards!

Ally said...

So thankful to have found your blog! Would love to win the scripture cards!

Stacy F said...

LOVE these!

Stacy F said...

Liked the Lil light O' mine facebook page.

Julie S. said...

Those cards are awesome! What a neat way to remember to hide God's word in out hearts. And the stand to display them is very cool! :-)

Rita O'Dwyer said...

I liked your blog on Facebook.
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Regina Kepley said...

These cards are neat! what a great way to memorize scripture!

Regina Kepley said...

I liked the facebook page

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Pinned it too!!

Fontaine said...

What beautiful cards! My little guy is 4 1/2 and I know he's old enough to memorize Scripture, I just haven't started our family on it yet, for no good reason :(

Thanks for the giveaway, and good luck to everyone!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Hello! :) My children and I often sing the verse: The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. ~Psalm 34:10


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Randi said...

What an awesome giveaway! These look great. I don't really know what verse in particular I would want want to hide in his heart. Perhaps, as he is older, Jeremiah 29:11. My son was diagnosed with Autism at age 2 and this is a verse I personally refer to often during those rough days!!

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Melissa said...

I admit that I haven't been great about talking about Scripture with my 3 yr old. These cards would be a great help!

Melissa said...

I liked Lil Light O' Mine on FB :)

MJ @ 517 Creations said...

I liked their FB page! :)

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I liked their FB page! :)

Lynnette said...

These are gorgeous cards!

Sunnie said...

Thanks for the giveaway, these are pretty cards
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LISA said...

Love the cards.

LISA said...

Liked I'll light o'mine on FB :)

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Pinned it!

LISA said...

Posted giveaway on FB.

LISA said...

I did A with my 5 y/o and my 3y/o came running over and said, "my turn, my turn". I think God gives them a natural interest in His ways and it is up to us to give them an opportunity to use it. My 5y/o immediately said, "B! Let's do the B one."

Heather said...

I just found these ABC Scripture cards earlier tonight in my wanderings on the web! They are amazing and I'd love to win them! Thank you for this opportunity to bless my family!

Heather said...

Just pinned this!

Heather said...

posted this to facebook

Heather said...

liked the facebook page! Really hoping that I'll be the lucky one!!! Thanks!

Bennett Family said...

I liked the face book page!

Emerson Lane Originals said...

I absolutely love these...and I am SO excited to have found your blog!! Thanks so much for the chance to win such a fun prize!! I love "I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me"...Philippians 4:13 :)

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Jos @ Organized Chaos said...

What a neat idea! I would LOVE to see this and use it with my 6 year old!

Grammy Goodwill said...

These are fantastic. I like how you have each verse associated with a letter of the alphabet. I would love to win these for my daughter to use with my granddaughter. Thank you for the chance.

Grammy Goodwill said...

I liked you on Facebook. Thanks for another chance to win.
Patricia L.

Jessie said...

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I love these! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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Kelly said...

Probably something out of James...thanks for the great giveaway!

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JK&J said...

Oh my! The scripture card give-a-way is precious! I so want those for my kiddos. We've done flashcards with my 2 year old for letters since he was 18 months old and by 20 months he new the whole alphabet. These would be so great!

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JK&J said...

I liked Lil Light O' Mine on Facebook

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Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

I like "Lil" on Facebook.

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

I just pray that my son, no longer little, finds his way to Christ.

No verse in paticular, just His word.

Gina said...

I love this idea! Both of my kids also work on scripture memorization. We love Seeds Family Worship to learn verses set to music. John 3:16 is a favorite over here.

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Steph Gentry said...

Actually, 1 Peter 5:7 is ours...our daughter struggles with anxiety and it helps to calm her down. :)

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Pinned it!

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The Lewis Family said...

This is such a cute idea!

The Lewis Family said...

I liked them on fb...

Courtney DeFeo said...

Hey everyone. Thank you so much for your sweet comments and interest. I pray your Mother's Day has been such a blessing today. Honored to be on this journey with all of you. Take care, Courtney DeFeo

e-Kate said...

I love these cards! How cute!

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like on facebook:)
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Amber said...

This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24. Especially when my kids are being ungrateful or whining about their day. :)

Amber said...

I liked lil light o' mine on fb.

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sharing on facebook. tee.time4me@yahoo.com

Steph Gentry said...

Posted to Facebook again!!

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