Wednesday, January 16, 2008

back to life...

back to reality. I hear a song in everything. (this one is courtesy of soul II soul.)

Enough allegorical posts. It's back to blogging in the real language of everyday factory life. The topic on my mind today has been memorizing scripture. I would like to make a bigger effort to incorporate this into daily life. One of the ways that has worked best for me in the past is through song. Whatever the information is, put it in a song, and it's locked in my memory. When I was a child living at home, my parents were singers, evangelists and pastors. Many of the songs we sang in church were scripture songs. Those very songs that I learned so very long ago are often a way the Lord speaks to me today. I'll be going about my daily business and I'll remember one of those songs. Often they speak to the situation I am in at the time. I'm so thankful that I know so many.

Today I have made the conscious decision to give my children this same gift. We already sing many of the songs I know, but i'd like to add to our repertoire. I did a quick search for bible memorization and came up with a cd set available through cbd called "Seeds." They are scriptures put to music and aimed at kids, so I was a little sceptical at the quality. Unfortunately people think children's music should be lame twaddle(click here for a sample if you can stomach it. scroll down and click play). To my great surprise and enjoyment, these cd's have been very well done. They are adult led by people with good voices. Children sing along, but in real voices, not that happy christian white bread sound that I DESPISE. I've ordered all 4, with only a twinge of guilt about the purchase. I'll let you know how it goes.