I was sitting in church this morning and we were asked to turn to Malachi. My 13 year old son was beside me and I asked him if he knew where it was--yes, I knew, but I wanted to see if he knew.
Now. We homeschool. And I've taught him a lot of things. But I'm sorely missing out on some important stuff if the boy doesn't know where the books of the Bible are. I thought we'd had this one down, apparently not. Problem is, he has an iTouch with an electronic Bible in it. All good. I like a hard copy myself, but I'm not opposed to electronic. I am, however, opposed to the fact that it keeps him from flipping through the pages to find what he's looking for. And yes, I know there's a table of contents, but there's just something different about having to run through the pages of other books to get there. Call me old-fashioned. It's okay. I can handle it:)
So. I decided I'm starting something new to hopefully help my kids learn the books and learn a verse or two--or 66--along the way. Starting today, I'm going to have a weekly memory verse around my house. (Hello to my kiddos who read this...yes, we are) for them to learn. We start with a verse from Genesis, next week it's from Exodus, the next is Leviticus...and so on. I'll work up some reward if they learn it. Maybe a month end bigger one if they can recite all the verses from that month. I don't know, it's a work in progress and I'm open to suggestions. But we're doing this and if you'd like to join, come on:)
This week's verse is:
"What you intended for evil, God intended for good to accomplish what is now being done." Genesis 50:20
Love that verse, and I want it in my kids' bones. In my bones! Sometimes our circumstances look not to hot, but that doesn't mean God isn't working something good, something beautiful, out of them.
Well, there you have it. My plan for the Tuttle household for the next 66 weeks. Praying it takes root. Not sure if it'll work, but even if it's an epic flop, they'll still have spent time in the Word so bottom line, it's a win-win no matter what!
Have a blessed Monday, friends!