Friday, April 10, 2015

Hiding Scripture

We've been working with the kids on memorizing more Scripture as a family.
Favorite memory would be Caleb saying, "Keep thy tongue in thy mouth", instead of "Keep thy tongue from evil." I would say that his version is a good way to avoid evil too:).

This last challenge was 26 verses and the prize was the game Ticket To Ride. It took a little over a month, but the kids were pleasantly surprised when I brought out the reward the other night. We've played it 3 nights in a row, with a different person winning each night. The first night it was Scott and Caleb. The second night was my turn and last night was Elyssia. It was a close one last night and Garrison's first time playing on his own. He did awesome and came really close to winning. It neat to see all the different strategies and it's amazing to see how many destination cards the younger two pick up and accomplish. I'm not usually up to taking the risk and Scott usually takes a lot more risk, sometimes resulting in the win or loss. I think it probably says a lot about our personalities, but overall it's a great family game. It's also a great way for the kids to be learning where all the cities are in Canada and the U.S. We played the Europe version in March and it's more challenging because a lot of the countries are different than we're used to. Another good challenge though.

So, our next challenge, along with Scripture verses, will be having all the kids memorize the books of the Bible in order. Then we can have sword drills during family devotions:). The oldest two pretty much know all the Old Testament, but need some work on the New Testament order. It'll be more of a challenge with the younger ones, but well worth it. We'll take everyone for a Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cone when it's completed. A good SUMMER treat:).

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