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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Seeds Video Premieres! {Top Ten Tuesday}

Top Ten {Tuesday} I am super excited about the latest album to come from Seeds Family Worship, Seeds of Character! We have LOVED the first five albums, and volume 6 is definitely not disappointing!

To celebrate, the Seeds band is touring various blogs over the next few weeks doing video premieres of each song! Such a fun way to spread the Word!

So today, I’m filling you in on the…

Top Ten Places to Watch Seeds of Character Video Premieres!

{top ten because one already happened yesterday – but you can still watch it!}

 

Did you notice where they’ll be May 25th?! That’s right – here! I can’t wait to share with you!

Get your kiddos huddled around the computer and don’t miss a video!

Looking for a Seeds Family Worship discount code? Get 20% off your purchase with the code HWTB! You can purchase any of the albums right here!

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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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Saturday Seeds: Psalm 34:18

Resources mentioned:

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

Get 20% off your Seeds order or pre-order their sixth album, Seeds of Character, now!

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Saturday Seeds on a Multitude Monday?!

I know this isn’t the norm…

I mean, the feature is called SATURDAY Seeds – our weekly vlog chronicling our goal to learn and memorize one Bible verse a week in 2011 with Seeds Family Worship, my sponsor for the Relevant Conference again this year!

But, this feature has been such blessing to me, I felt I needed to share it at least once on a Multitude Monday!

So what do we do?

We take one song from a Seeds Family Worship CD – right now we’re working through Seeds of Courage – post the verse on our fridge with these lovely printables, and then do activities throughout the week to understand the verse better!

And after singing, reading and discussing the verse all week, it’s not too hard to have it memorized as well!

This week we worked on Psalm 62:1-2 and here’s what we came up with…

I loved researching more verses about God as our fortress and sharing them with the boys – boys and forts go hand in hand!

Here are a few of the additional fortress verses we studied…

“The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer.” -2 Samuel 22:2

“The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge…” -Psalm 18:2

“The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.” -Psalm 28:8

“But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.” -Psalm 59:16

“Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” -Psalm 62:2

And my favorite find for MYSELF…

“Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.” -Proverbs 14:26

I can’t think of many blessings bigger than discovering and learning the Word of God with my children!

My life is FULL of blessings if I only look around…

281. Sleeping in.

282. A successful MOPS fundraiser!

283. LAZY Saturday afternoon.

284. Half-price appetizers for moms’ night out!

285. Dessert pizza.

286. New motivation for physical fitness!

287. Another Goodwill sale!

288. The hubby driving five hours round trip to pick up the kiddos – THANK YOU HONEY!

289. NOT oversleeping on Sunday – yeah!

290. Sunday School lessons retold by a four-year-old. Love.

291. Shopping trip with my fab friend!

292. And Chick-Fil-A nuggets. Enough said.

293. “You are faithful God forever.”

294. This post about renewing your goals daily. I needed this!

295. St. Patrick’s Day week!!!

296. Listening to Christa Wells on a Sunday morning while getting ready.

297. The color green.

298. Simplifying.

299. Great big hugs from boys returning from a weekend away.

300. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” -Psalm 34:18 (Our Seeds Family Worship Verse of the Week!)

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Resources mentioned in the vlog:

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

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Saturday Seeds: Psalm 34:10

Resources mentioned:

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

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Saturday Seeds: Romans 8:38-39

**My apologies for the video skips – must have been an error in the original video which was deleted off of my camera!

Resources mentioned:

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

Get 20% off your Seeds order or pre-order their sixth album, Seeds of Character, now!

The Ultimate Guide to Brain Breaks eBook

Saturday Seeds: 1 Timothy 4:12

Resources mentioned:

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

Get 20% off your Seeds order or pre-order their sixth album, Seeds of Character, now!

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Saturday Seeds: Psalm 40:1-2

Resources mentioned:

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

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