Monday, July 26, 2010

Putting scripture in her heart....

We started three weeks ago teaching Quinn to memorize scripture. We've done a verse a week and it's been going great! Even better, Momma and Daddy are learning them right along with her.

We started out with Genesis 1:1: In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth.
I taught her this verse by repeating it to her over and over throughout our days--especially in the car and in the bath and other times she needed some entertainment! I said it with lots of enthusiasm and we even added some movements. I would lay on my back with her held over my stomach. When I said beginning I would lower her so our noses touched. When I said Heaven I would lift her up as high as I could, and for earth I would lower her down to my stomach. She loved it. Eventually I began pausing for her to fill in the bolded words. So I say part of the verse and she says the key words. I also have her repeat the location of the verse--Genesis. She loves saying that word!

Next we moved on to Ps. 95: Come let us sing with joy to the Lord! Let us shout aloud to the rock of our salvation. She loves for me to go "ahhhhh" after we say "shout aloud."

Last week's verse was John 14:6: I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. A friend gave me the link to this Youtube video that shows the signs for this verse! We use the signs for way, truth and life and father when we say the verse together.

I have been amazed how quickly Quinn picks up these verses! So much fun to hear her saying them, and even greater when she asks me to start them for her by saying, "Momma, beginning!" We try to keep practicing all the previous verses to keep them in her memory through the weeks!
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