Spring is almost here, (only two days away) are you beginning to think about planting seeds? I have a black thumb when it comes to planting traditional seeds, you know the little kind that come in adorable, innocuous packets that are supposed to grow actual plants, I’m not so good at those.
—That picture is from a plant I bought Saturday for St. Patrick’s Day, poor thing it didn’t know how short its little life was doomed to be.—
But, I have been slightly more successful in planting the kind of seeds that I’m talking about today. Planting the seeds of God’s word into the hearts and minds of my children. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not claiming any kind of perfection in this area of our lives, read on to learn more about our story.
Because of my journey to find quality kids’ music for our family, I stumbled upon the concept of scripture put to song. I was looking for something that would be quiet and soothing for my boys to listen to at afternoon quiet time and bed time, and although we’re not traditionally a contemporary worship music kind of family; I thought why not give it a try. If nothing else the message might be beneficial to help soothe and comfort the stresses of the day. But here’s what happened.
My oldest, who loves to listen to music and stories and really take them in began to learn verses of scripture and become confident in their messages. My six-year-old actually knows more verses of scripture than my husband or I do. He answers most all of the questions during the children’s sermon on Sundays, in front of the entire congregation, with detailed accuracy (it can be a little bit embarrassing sometimes). He knows this from listening to music (and audio Bible stories). It’s amazing how much children can learn through listening.
Seeds For Your Family
There’s certainly not a shortage of contemporary worship music, especially music performed with families in mind, but the Seeds Family Worship Music company really puts the emphasis on families. We were sent a copy of the Seeds Sampler to try out a collection of songs from each of their six albums and I found that we enjoyed the music as a whole family—three generations of us: kids, parents and grandparents.
The style is contemporary worship music, but it’s good in a catchy, non-repetitive kind of way. This music is just right for turning on when you need a little background music that’s safe for everyone’s ears—we most recently had it on while making breakfast on a Sunday morning. We found it great for the car too, you know on those rides when you need just a little peace? I really value finding music that is approachable for lots of different people, and I think this collection fits that description.
I’m an advocate for using different types of music to change the mood or energy of your house for all kinds of situations and reasons, but occasionally I’m called to pull out the Seeds and see the immediate impact of sacred words put to music and how they can take root.
I hope those roots are lasting ones.
Recommended for: Weekend Family Mornings, Car Tunes, Singing Out Loud, Learning Lyrics, Background Noise
The sampler CD or any of the 6 in the Seeds Family Worship collection makes a great Easter gift, and you still have time to order!
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When it comes to growing plants, do you have a green thumb or a black thumb?
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Bonus Giveaway Opportunity: I saw that Scripture Lullabies, another scripture to music company, that produces lullabies is doing a giveaway this week that includes Vol. 1 & 2 of their Hidden in My Heart CD (recommended as one of my picks for babies and new parents) and a Bag from Better Life Bags—this company has an awesome mission and beautiful bags, check it out! It looks like the giveaway ends 3/20.
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