Armed With Truth: Wearing the Word!

I am very passionate about the Word of God. I think more so right now than at any other point in my life. It is Truth. It is my lifeline. It is my hope and sword and shield.

I am equally passionate about my boys knowing the Word of God for themselves. The older boys each have their own Bible and when they have a question about a verse, we get the Bible out and look it up. And we’ve made memorizing key verses a priority – hiding the Word in our hearts, if you will.

Scripture music has been a favorite way to memorize Bible verses, and now we’ve added a new favorite way to keep important verses close by…

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Armed with Truth is an awesome new company designing temporary tattoos with Scripture as their focus! And they weren’t just created with kids in mind – Armed with Truth tattoos can be worn by anyone!

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The basic Scripture tattoos come in packs of 10 based on themes such as fearless, identity, and missions for just $9.95. The ones we’re sporting here are from the kids pack!

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The awesome graphic tattoos, seen above on my foot and below on Little J’s arm, are part of the designer series which come with two of the same tattoo for $4.95-$5.95.

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We have received so many fun comments from people since we started wearing them! And for me, it has been a great way to keep the Truth I need to remember right in view at all times. I really needed that Philippians 2:3-4 reminder often during the days I was wearing it! I also wore one during my half marathon this weekend to remember all good gifts – health, strength, joy – come from Him!

I know you want to get your hands on your own tattoos for your family, so hop on over to Armed with Truth to pick out your favorites! And then enter our fun giveaway for $15 to spend in the Armed with Truth store!

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AWT blogger*I received these tattoos as part of the Armed with Truth blogger program. I was not compensated in any way for this post, and all opinions are 100% my own!

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Saturday Seeds: Ephesians 2:8

Resources mentioned:

Seeds of Faith from Seeds Family Worship

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And if you haven’t ordered your CDs yet, you can use the code HWTB to get 20% off your order at the Seeds store!

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Disclosure: I am honored to be the Seeds Family Worship representative at The Relevant Conference this coming fall! This post is part of a series sponsored by Seeds, but all ideas and opinions are 100% my own!

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Saturday Seeds: 1 Peter 1:24-25

*Due to the blog fiasco last weekend, this Saturday Seeds never made it up so I’m sharing it now! I’m also posting this week’s vlog in a separate post – double whammy!

Resources mentioned:

Seeds of Faith from Seeds Family Worship

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And if you haven’t ordered your CDs yet, you can use the code HWTB to get 20% off your order at the Seeds store!

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Disclosure: I am honored to be the Seeds Family Worship representative at The Relevant Conference this coming fall! This post is part of a series sponsored by Seeds, but all ideas and opinions are 100% my own!

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A Glimpse at Saturday Seeds: Isaiah 41:10 and Homeschool

I know it’s not Saturday, but I wanted to give you “weekday readers” a little peek at what we post here on the weekends at Home with the Boys!

We call it Saturday Seeds and it’s all about planting the Word of God in our kiddos hearts with Seeds Family Worship!

I hope you enjoy the vlog today and join us every Saturday for another verse!

{If you’re reading this in your email and can’t see the video, click here!}

Pictures from our hands-on activity this week…

And here is our Scripture memory checklist {you can download your own from the Seeds Family Worship site}!

You can also find the Scripture memory cards I mentioned in the video to download here!

Resources mentioned:

Seeds of Courage from Seeds Family Worship

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And if you haven’t ordered your CDs yet, you can use the code HWTB to get 20% off your order at the Seeds store!

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Disclosure: I am honored to be the Seeds Family Worship representative at The Relevant Conference this coming fall! This post is part of a series sponsored by Seeds, but all ideas and opinions are 100% my own!

 

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Saturday Seeds: Colossians 3:12-14 {Week 2}

Resources mentioned:

Seeds of Character from Seeds Family Worship

Put On Chart from Doorposts

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And if you haven’t ordered your CDs yet, you can use the code HWTB to get 20% off your order at the Seeds store!

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Disclosure: I am honored to be the Seeds Family Worship representative at The Relevant Conference this coming fall! This post is part of a series sponsored by Seeds, but all ideas and opinions are 100% my own!

 

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Saturday Seeds: Colossians 3:12-14

Resources mentioned:

Seeds of Character from Seeds Family Worship

Put On Chart from Doorposts

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And if you haven’t ordered your CDs yet, you can use the code HWTB to get 20% off your order at the Seeds store!

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Disclosure: I am honored to be the Seeds Family Worship representative at The Relevant Conference this coming fall! This post is part of a series sponsored by Seeds, but all ideas and opinions are 100% my own!

 

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Saturday Seeds: Psalm 46:1-2

Welcome to Saturday Seeds ~ memorizing one Bible verse a week in 2011 with Seeds Family Worship!

Well, this post has been late for several weeks and then I finally got the time to put the video together and my iMovie kept freezing up!

{waves the white flag}

So, instead of a vlog, you will get a blog post this week! Hopefully we’ll be on track next week!

And I’ll start this post with announcing the winners of the Seeds of Character giveaway! They are Leigh, Shonda, Jamie, MaryK, Vanessa and Jenae! Congrats friends! You should each have an email waiting for you telling you what to do next! You will LOVE the new CD!

Now on to our verses…

Psalm 46:1-2 is not a short set of verses to memorize, especially for a 5yo, but Seeds ALWAYS helps that!

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way, and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.

We’ve done lots of fun things to memorize verses along with the music, but you’ll never guess what Big J enjoyed most this time around…

Doing the verses as morning copywork!

We haven’t officially started homeschool yet, but we’re incorporating a few activities here and there, and handwriting practice is one of them.

I love the concept of using our memory verse of the week as handwriting practice – writing things down helps me remember them better and it can’t hurt for him either! We used this website to make the sheets for free and will be using it lots more throughout our homeschool journey!

Even if you’re not a homeschool family, your child could do this copywork before or after breakfast in the morning before they leave for school – great way to start the day!

If your child is not writing yet, they could watch you write it on the top of a blank piece of paper. Then he or she could add their own drawing to go with it!

Seeing and hearing the words to memory verses is just another way to hide the Word in their little hearts – and don’t forget to play some Seeds while you’re going about your day!

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We’ve been working our way through the Seeds of Courage CD for Saturday Seeds, but Seeds of Character, the sixth album, was just released! We’re moving on over to that for a while, starting with Colossians 3:12 next week!

And if you haven’t ordered your CDs yet, you can use the code HWTB to get 20% off your order at the Seeds store!

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Disclosure: I am honored to be the Seeds Family Worship representative at The Relevant Conference this coming fall! This post is part of a series sponsored by Seeds, but all ideas and opinions are 100% my own!

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Seeds of Character! {Blog Tour and Giveaway}

Oh my friends, today is an exciting day!

Today, the blog tour to celebrate the brand new Seeds Family Worship album, Seeds of Character, stops here at Home with the Boys!

Seeds is my FAVORITE way to get the Word of God into the hearts of our family – not just the kids, but the adults too! I have memorized more Scripture through Seeds than any other way!

Seeds of Character is exciting because it sets out to counteract what culture calls “character” and put it in a Biblical perspective – the process of God growing character in us, not us relying on ourselves to get it right. Amen! All of the songs fit into one of these parts of that process:

Part 1: THE FOUNDATION

Jesus is the foundation of character–He is the “Good News.” Our sin is the “Bad News” and makes us dependent upon Christ if we are to develop His character.

Part 2: THE BRIDGE TO CHARACTER

Parents provide the bridge–teaching their children the foundations of character and modeling the character of Christ.

Part 3: THE PICTURE OF GODLY CHARACTER

The last portion of the album focuses on several key indicators of godly character – love, humility, obedience, honor, and thankfulness.

Check out the verses featured on volume 6:

  1. More Than Conquerors (Romans 8:37)
  2. The Wages and The Gift (Romans 3:23 & 6:23)
  3. The Life (John 14:6, I John 5:11-12)
  4. The Fruit (Galatians 5:16 & 22)
  5. Delight (Psalm 1)
  6. Teach Them (Deuteronomy 6:4-7)
  7. The Perfect Example (John 13:12-17)
  8. Children and Fathers (Ephesians 6:1-4)
  9. Put On Love (Colossians 3:12 & 14a)
  10. The Character Song (Romans 5:1-5)
  11. Give Thanks (Psalm 105:1-5)
  12. The Only Way (The New Testament Song)

Godly character – there is not much more important than that to teach our children.

And speaking of teaching, I am so pleased to share this exclusive video from Seeds founder, Jason Houser, debuting “Teach Them,” the song from Volume 6 based on Deuteronomy 6:4-7. These verses are my life blood as a parent right now…

 

Did you enjoy the little personal shout-out to Home with the Boys? If you’re new, you can check out Saturday Seeds here and watch for a new one this weekend!

You can check out even more video debuts {with a few still coming up!} on the blog tour…

Justin Taylor hosts “The Life” video on 5/17
Impress Your Kids hosts “The Character Song” on 5/18
Sami Cone hosts The Wages & The Gift on 5/19
Dad in the Middle hosts “Put on Love” on 5/20
Homeschool Creations hosts “Delight” on 5/23
Tim Challies hosts “More Than Conquerors” 5/24
Home With The Boys {right here!} hosts “Teach Them” on 5/25
Angie Smith hosts “The Perfect Example” on 5/26
Faithful Provisions hosts “Give Thanks” on 5/30
Girl Talk Home hosts “Children & Fathers” on 5/30

To make this day even better, we’re giving away SIX copies of Volume 6 {aka Seeds of Character} right here today!

Just leave a comment telling which verse from this album you can’t wait to memorize with your kids!

{Contest ends Tuesday, May 31st at 9 p.m. CST. Winner will be chosen at random and announced later that week!}

And if you NEED the CDs now {and I wouldn’t blame you if you did!}, you can use the code HWTB to get 20% off your order at the Seeds store!

Thanks for coming by this stop on the Seeds of Character blog tour!

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Disclosure: I am honored to be the Seeds Family Worship representative at The Relevant Conference this coming fall! All opinions in this post are 100% my own and were not influenced by this partnership in anyway.

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Saturday Seeds: John 3:16 {Happy Easter!}

Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter weekend!

Resources mentioned:

Music from Seeds Family Worship, Vol. 2 – Seeds of Faith. Listen online for free here!

Resurrection Rolls recipe: here or here

Ideas on using Resurrection Eggs here and making your own here

Jesus Storybook Bible available here

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Saturday Seeds: 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Resources mentioned:

Music from Seeds Family Worship, Vol. 1 – Seeds of Courage. Listen online for free here!

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