Monday, May 2, 2011

“When You Rise Up”: Faith in the Mornings— Faith Listening—Part II of II

“You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up” Deuteronomy 6:7

Yesterday I mentioned the advantages of having the computer in the main areas of the home for general listening together of things (as well as for protecting kids from dangerous internet activity). I will spend much more time on protection later in our character training journey, but suffice it to say that having the computer in the main areas of the home, not allowing internet activity when a child is home alone, and not havng internet (or television) in kids’ rooms (ours do not use laptops in their bedrooms-they use those in main, high traffic areas as well) are all ways to start in the protection of our children from dangerous internet actiivity.

We have the i-tunes loaded on the main computer (our desktop) with uplifting music. Any one of us can click onto I-tunes and choose a song or series of songs to have playing aloud for all to enjoy. I especially like to do this first thing in the morning before or after the Bible has been played.

While we enjoy contemporary Christian music and choruses, we also have a large number of hymns on our i-tunes collection. We do not sing enough hymns nowadays! Sometimes we just listen to a hymn over and over (oftentimes with the words nearby) to help us memorize the words to one.

Music is an amazing vehicle that God uses to speak to His children--let's use it in our homes first thing in the mornings too!

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