Monday Music Review: Seeds Family Worship & A Giveaway

Seeds Family Music Review & Giveaway via Swing Whistle Zing

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.

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

Seeds Family Worship Music is available on Amazon and through the Seeds Music Store

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!

A Giveaway

Seeds Family Worship Music Sampler - Giveaway on Swing Whistle ZingYour family has a chance to win one of the Seeds sampler CDs!  

To enter the giveaway, scroll down to leave a comment here answering the following question:

When it comes to growing plants, do you have a green thumb or a black thumb?

The giveaway will be open through midnight Friday March 29.

 

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.

If you’re reading this via email, you will need to click over to the blog to leave a comment and enter the giveaway.

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18 Responses to Monday Music Review: Seeds Family Worship & A Giveaway

  1. Debbie R March 19, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    I wouldn’t say green but I also wouldn’t say black – somewhere in between. If I didn’t have to garden with those nasty fire ants, I would do it more!

  2. Carrie B March 20, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    Mine’s not entirely green or black. I do well with plants that don’t require lots of attention :) I’d love to win the CD. A friend introduced me to Seeds not long ago and I love their music!

  3. Lisa S March 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    With prayer, I have a green thumb:)

  4. Christine March 20, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    I’m afraid my thumb is quite black. My only houseplant is a cactus–and even it struggles to survive!

  5. lindsey March 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    My thumb is a black thumb…I feel for you! Hence the sad looking stick in my room that USED to be a promising-looking plant.

  6. Autumn March 20, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    Green thumb! Until I forget about watering them for a week or more :-( Our family would love a Seeds album, I just learned about them and would love to hear more!

  7. Tammi March 20, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    I have a green thumb, thankfully. I am thankful for the experience of others that has helped me.

  8. Nicole M. March 20, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    I would say I have a black thumb as I have not had much luck with growing things, but I am trying every summer to “green” my thumb!

  9. Sherry Schulz March 20, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    Uhmmmm…I don’t have any plants in the house. Does that tell you anything ;)

  10. Cara March 20, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    Green! Scripture set to song is a fun and joyful way to memorize God’s word!

  11. Laura @ Pruning Princesses March 20, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    I love growing all things, kids and plants. I’ve gotten quite good with plants. I pray that someday I will say the same about kids. Today I think I watered and fed them well.

  12. Virginia March 21, 2013 at 12:37 am #

    Usually black thumb…hearty plants survive with me…others, not too well

  13. Miriam March 21, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    Black thumb… hopefully my husband has a green thumb so we can have some vegetables growing up this spring in our new garden!

  14. Sharon March 21, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    In my heart I’d love to have a green thumb, but in reality, it is all black.

  15. Renee March 24, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

    Thank you Lord, for blessing me with a green thumb!!

  16. Gail Gregory March 26, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    Definitely a black thumb (so my family says, I can kill a silk plant). I am getting better in the last few years. Older must be better.

  17. Erica March 28, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    totally a black thumb! I would love to win this CD as we will be adopting little ones soon. :)

  18. Sarah March 29, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    I have such a black thumb that I kill cacti b/c I don’t water them enough! haha!

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