A blog dedicated to encouraging children to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, and mind by keeping them in the Word of God. (Deuteronomy 6 & Mark 12:30) The concept of whispering truths is important to impress them on our children without forcing it on them. God's Word is active, alive, and sharper than a two edge sword and can transform those who hear it all on its own! (Hebrews 4:12)
a picture is worth a 1,000 words..some artwork with lyrics to inspire you!
A little note- my boys listened to the CD at bedtime and my husband as well. My 11 year old son said- "Mom I liked the sound, the music, the words (that I paid attention to!), and it was so calming." My husband asked me- "what are you listening to? I really like it!" Simple statements but from men of few words, and those who often don't pay attention to the background music of my life!
If you still need more info after reading my posts... here are some reviews by other blogs!
This cd is amazing!! Each song I hear I think, this is my favorite! I am praying that my little girl will especially enjoy this as the songs are focused on God's character, His promises, and looking to Him for hope, joy, salvation, and Yancy balances it with what I need to do in response... knowing about God's plan for me... She refers to how I'm created and that it is God who knows who I'm going to be... she sings about trusting in the Lord with ALL your heart, and shares that I will make God home! She reminds us that God is our Healer. Oh, to integrate these principals into a young child's life rather than having to learn them as a grown up!
As a person who teaches a course in Children's Ministry, Yancy has reached my big benchmarks (teacher word for goals) for the concepts our children need to know and be encouraged to grow in!
She sings about who God is. Several songs refer to God's names and His character. She is singing theology/doctrine into the hearts of those who will hear this CD. As you listen, you sing along, and you begin to memorize these truths, and the scripture that they refer to!
Creator is a song that I pray that my daughter will grasp in an era where women often feel inadequate! I love the promises she sings- we are made by God, who He wants us to be, but also for His glory and His purpose, and we need to WAIT on Him to make us who He wants.
I could go on and on... Just go get the CD ...itunes... and the APP! iphoneipadandroid You will be glad you did! free shipping with: yancylovesme
I have the blessing of being able to give away a CD! So just follow my blog by following or by email and comment below and I'll pick a winner on June 28th!
I found another review that fits my mission for training our children up to love, serve, and know God!! It's a cd of scriptural lullabies and music for kids and their parents!! There are so few music offerings that fit BOTH kids and adults and this is definitely one of them! Every song is written with specific verses connected to it! (and the app explains it all!)
There is so much to it. I'm going to share a few posts! Today here's the app info...
1) The app is available for android and ipod and ipad devices and it's my favorite kind: FREE!!
2) you can watch two of the songs music videos.
3) there is family devotional for EVERY song! You can listen, read the lyrics, hear Yancy talk about the song, and then you have the scripture that this song is based on! It is all connected to an activity and discussion.
4) the activities/devotionals were written by some kidmin superstars! So they are very diverse and friendly, plus simple! (more about the devotions in the next post!)
Yancy recorded her newest album Roots for
the Journey she knew these songs were special. The music, organic,
unplugged and simple was something that adults of all ages would be eager to
listen to again and again. The message in the songs timeless because each song
is centered on scriptures from God’s Word. Yancy spends most of her time doing
family concerts and making music and worship resources that play in minivans
and churches worldwide. So, how could she mix her audience that ranges from
preteen all the way down to preschool (through
the Little Praise Party series) with this new music she created?
So the idea/dream got a little bigger.
What if she made an app to help parents teach their kids these Biblical truths?
What if we could give parents tools to make these scriptures come alive to
their children. Meet the Roots for the
Journey App available for iPhone, iPad and Android.
The app provides family devotions,
conversations, activities, prayers and more. Being an app, it isn’t just about
being at home, in the living room and having spiritual time for a hour. You
could do parts of the devotion on the go, in the car, during dinner or whenever
your family is gathered together. There are multiple ways you can talk about
and reinforce the truth of God’s Word. The song as you listen will help that
message be tied to a melody that kids can latch onto and sing. Music is an
amazing way to communicate. We remember songs from long ago. The same is true
for your kids. So, having the music is a tool that will reinforce the lessons,
conversations, activities and prayers. Most importantly we want to help
families hide God’s word in their hearts. Psalm 119:11I have hidden your word in my heart that I
might not sin against you. (NIV)
Yancy asked Children’s and Family
Ministry friends from around the world to help her make these Biblical truths
come alive. The app contributors are:
·Ryan and Beth Frank (K Magazine/Awana)
·Dave & Beci Wakerley (Hillsong)
·Johnny Rogers (KidMo)
·Brian Dollar (High Voltage)
Amanda White from www.ohamanda.com
did all the activities. You will love the way you can do simple activities to
illustrate the truth of God’s Word to your kids.
An added bonus for parents are articles
on parenting, from Yancy’s Dad and Children’s Ministry Pioneer, Jim Wideman
and the founder of the Orange Conference, 252 and First Look Curriculums Reggie Joiner.
Yancy started off making a lullaby
record based on scriptures that she wanted to pass on to her son. Through the
recording process she realized the Bible is true whether you’re an infant or a
grown up these songs have more potential then to just be lullabies. The musical
audience grew larger and broader. “When I meet people in my life that are
facing big mountains, fears or need answers I’ve been able to use these songs
as a way to help strengthen their faith and help them meditate on what God’s
Word says.” says Yancy. The story deepened with the resources provided in the
app. “I want to help communicate, underline and reinforce the hope these
scriptures provide us. I want to help a child deepen their faith and trust in
God while on their journey of life.” Will you be a part of the story? Will you
allow God’s Word to be the roots you need for your journey?
Blessed is the one…whose delightis in the
law of the Lord,and who meditateson his law day and
night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,which
yields its fruit in season and whose leafdoes not wither—whatever they
Since we are doing this as a Sunday School program. I created the following format for the hour plus, our kids have...this will help some of you envision how we discuss and read scripture together...
Format for Summer Sunday School(times will adjust but this is the idea)
SING: elementary (going into K-grade 6)
age kids sing upstairs with adults a few songs .Come down and form small groups of mixed age
for prayer and Bible study.Please
monitor them coming down, so we don’t lose any!!
PRAY: prayer time for our missionaries and for our own Christian growth (use
prayer visual cards in silver bucket)
REVIEW/STUDY the BIBLE…review, read scripture in small groups with a focus
share the answer, adult review/summarize/give 3 key points about topic, ask new
read more scripture in small groups with another focus question or
share the answer, teacher summarize and list the key points
HOW to do the key points asKID…. The
adult might give a strategy, the kids might brainstorm one, but they should
make or act out what it is they are to ‘take away’ this week as a Redeemed
person living for Christ.(act out, role
play, list ideas, make a poster, bookmark, or write a blurb for the bulletin? )
12:00-and filler—Memory VERSE work on as a whole
I'm writing the summer curriculum for our elementary age kids at the chapel.... I want them to do topical Bible studies in small groups and leave each Sunday with a new strategy for living the Christian Life. But the 9 lessons will be taught by 7 different people. So I decided I needed a good hook to tie all the themes together. I choose the concept of the: redeemed of the Lord (Psalm 107:2)
We are going to build off of the following statements...
Redeemed, spiritual disciplines
for a redeemed generation
a Summer Study for elementary age
As those redeemed of the Lord, we
have rights and privileges!