Monday, February 22, 2010

A joyful heart is GOOD…

  Remember this little activity that we did over a year ago?! Well, we pulled it out again to really review Quinn’s favorite verse…20 weeks and verses 025
A joyful heart is good medicine. But a

broken spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 17:22
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I’d say that this was Quinn’s first Bible verse and the one that we reference the most often.  If he’s grumpy or acting “like a 2 year old,” we’ll tell him to find his joyful heart, and he seems to soon straighten up. Oh how I love the power of God’s word! 20 weeks and verses 027 20 weeks and verses 023 This is also his VERY favorite song on his Steve Green CD. He wants to sing it OVER and OVER. And, he has lately been doing the most precious thing. … He wants me to turn on the music in his room, and then he quickly runs to find the monitor so that he can lay on the floor in the living room or our bedroom and listen to his music through the speaker.

20 weeks and verses 014 20 weeks and verses 01720 weeks and verses 01520 weeks and verses 018 Also, this morning (ignore the jammies, bed head and dirty breakfast face!), I pulled out my “diaper bag camera” and recorded Quinn reviewing all of his verses. I’m sure this is one that only the grandparents will love…because it’s a little bit long…but, his sweet words and heart are priceless. I’m amazed at how he retains and is able to apply their meaning throughout our days!

And, when I see THIS face, how could I not have a JOYFUL HEART! He melts me! …20 weeks and verses 02120 weeks and verses 020


The Rowe Crew said...

Ooh, I love it!! We do the same thing and Em LOVES to watch herself on the video ;). So sweet to hear the truth out of such little mouths!!

Jaime said...

thanks for sharing this...I'm going to do that with Reid. Love that idea and verse!

Jill said...

Oh, I just love seeing the love of Jesus through your little boy! How old was Quinn when you started teaching him Bible verses?

The Wier Family said...

Hey! I'm so inspired by the fun things that you do with Quinn! Ella just turned 2, and I'd like to start working on memory verses with her, but I haven't searched for a good "starting list" yet. Would you happen to have a list that you're working on with Quinn? Thanks so much!