Currently we are memorizing psalm 19 together as a family.
Psalm 19:5 goes like this..
"It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course..."
"It is like a bridegroom coming out of his cham-burger!" And the crowd roars with laughter.
Then Hal, leads us on,
"Like a champion rejoicing to run his horse."
The funny part to me is that they are just doing their best to talk and they have no idea why it's all so funny, but they laugh when I laugh.
Sometimes there are words that just sound funny to the kids and so they find themselves laughing through the words. And I love their joy so I just jump right into the laughter.
God's Word can sometimes have a reputation of being boring, but once you get into it, you'll find that it's impossible to ever again deem The Word Of God Boring. This past week alone we have read of a man who had a stake driven through his head, armies of 300 hundred defeating an army of tens of thousands, and a man who with his bare hands pulling together two giant pillars and knocking over a building that killed thousands of God's enemies all at once.
It's adventure to my boy, and kinda gross to the girls, but far from dull reading for everyone at the table.
I also wanted to share a resource that has been helping me tremendously as I fumble my way through memorizing...
On this sight you can pick any verse you'd like memorize and then takes you through three steps to help you remember and retain. I've been going using this little site each morning after I read the Word alone in my bedroom before the treasures wake up and I have been able to put to memory the first twelve verses of psalm 19 and three other random verses that I have been wanting to put to memory all in a month's time. This same site will also print out business size cards with each scripture and it's reference so that when you are not close to a computer you can have the Word with you. I have a little pocket size mead notebook that I glued the verses in and I take the little book with me when I water the plants or wash the dishes.
I've spent years convinced that memorizing God's Word was simply impossible for me. Recently I read this quote by Billy Graham, a man who most might describe as a saint.