The Word of God, a new album from Seeds Family Worship

A New Album from Seeds Family Worship!

Three years ago, I learned about Seeds Family Worship and reviewed them on this blog (on my own accord). We haven’t stopped listening to them!

The Word of God, a new album from Seeds Family WorshipWe still love how each song has a slightly different sound to it. All of the lyrics are Scripture and only Scripture, yet incredibly interesting and fun to listen to. There are songs I listened to years ago (like “More Than Conquerors” on the Seeds of Character album) that still come into my head as soon as I read that verse (Romans 8:37).

Last week, Seeds Family came out with a new album! This new The Word of God album includes 12 songs. All of these songs talk about what the Word of God is itself (like “The Word of God (Hebrews 4:12)”) or about how to act on God’s Word (like “Do What It Says {James 1:22)”). These songs remind us that God’s Word is breathed out, genuine, and made to be firmly rooted in our hearts. 

See the full track listing on the Seeds Family Worship site.

A couple of the songs have a bit more a “pop”-ish feel to them than on previous albums, if you enjoy that style. The album also includes many songs with that familiar Seeds sound, and I believe a song or two even uses some banjo (love!). Our favorite songs so far include: “The Word of God (Hebrews 4:12),” “Impress Them (Deuteronomy 6:4-7)”, and “Your Word in My Heart (Psalm 119:9-11)”. (My son is sitting beside me bouncing to the songs as I write this review!) And the acoustic version of “Your Life is Hidden” is lovely.

Seeds Family music is so well done that it becomes almost easy to memorize Scripture through their songs. It goes beyond the average “worship music” to utilize different styles of music and great, emotional, fun-to-sing-with vocals.

We listen to Seeds often in the car and in the house when we’re cleaning or just playing. The more we listen, the more planted those words come, easier to rise from our hearts to our minds when we need to recall that wisdom for situations in our daily lives.

If you haven’t yet, check out Seeds Family Worship and this new The Word of God album, as well as their other albums!

Check this recent post on the Seeds Instagram account for a code for free shipping through their website this week only!

Seeds offers printable memory cards for their other albums, and I imagine they’ll put some up for this new album at some point, too.

How does your family memorize Scripture together? What do you look for in good worship music?

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this album from Seeds Family Worship in exchange for my review. All opinions expressed are my own. We genuinely love these albums!

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Books to help with one-to-one correspondence

Books for One-to-One Correspondence Counting

One-to-one correspondence counting is an important skill in the early learning years for a few reasons. Books to help with one-to-one correspondence

Read my post at The Library Adventure to find out why and read about five books that can motivate kids to practice this skill! While you’re there, share your favorite counting books and tips for one-to-one correspondence counting.

1 to 20, Animals Aplenty by Katie Viggers

Picture Book and KidLit Fun

Two fun announcements today:1 to 20, Animals Aplenty by Katie Viggers

I have my second guest post up at Nerdy Book Club today with a review of 1 to 20, Animals Aplenty by Katie Viggers (POW!, 2014). This nonfiction picture book is a counting book with a unique twist! One thing I love about this book: it surprises you. :-) Join me at Nerdy Book Club to read about this fun picture book.

Also, I’m very pleased and honored to announce that I’ve been selected as a Cybils judge this year! The Cybils awards are the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literacy Awards. I’ve been selected as a Round 1 judge for the the Easy Reader/Early Chapter Book category. What I’m excited about: I get to read. A lot. And I can read all these books with my kids. And then share more love of kidlit. What this means for you: I’ll get to share some great kidlit titles with you at some point! I’ll share a few booklists here, but also share about some books on my Instagram account where I share a lot of kidlit love.

Round 1 Judge of CYBILS awards

Follow the Cybils blog and on Twitter for more updates about all the categories, too.

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A review of Let's All Be Brave by Annie Downs (Zondervan, 2014)

What Bravery Can Mean {Book Review – Let’s All Be Brave by Annie Downs}

“If we are each as unique as the Bible says we are, then our calls to courage are equally unique…If I can embrace them and step into them as they come, I can change the world. So can you. We each just have to be brave in our own ways.” – p. 41, Let’s All Be Brave

And with that quote from Annie Downs in her newest book, Let’s All Be Brave: Living Life with Everything You Have (Zondervan, 2014), I can’t tell you exactly what bravery means for you. Because bravery might mean something different for you than it does her or him or me. That’s part of what’s awesome about our lives. A review of Let's All Be Brave by Annie Downs (Zondervan, 2014)

In this book, Annie uses personal experiences and biblical stories to offer this memoir-style encouragement on being brave in this life God gifted to you. She also utilizes repetition of truths in an encouraging and conversational tone. Just like we need to brush our teeth everyday, sometimes we need to hear about bravery and being loved and loving others every day.

Throughout this book, Annie speaks on what bravery is, why bravery needs community, why we (as God’s children) should be brave, and what bravery can do.

With chapters with such oppositional titles like “Say Yes” and “Say No” or “Hold On” and “Let Go,” you might think the author aims to confuse. But Annie is able to explain how bravery is both. Sometimes we need to hold on; sometimes we need to let go. If your brave looks like staying home and serving, that’s still brave. If your brave looks like traveling overseas, that’s still brave.

Annie writes with obvious passion and is “all in” to whatever she’s writes a book on. Her conversational tone and utter honesty proves that investment in sensory-filled sentences like this one on dreams on page 88: “It sounds like work and it feels like vulnerability and it smells of getting in over my head.”

What I love about how Annie writes is how she explains that she is not a perfect example, and that’s even more encouraging. She doesn’t know it all, she hasn’t always made perfect choices, and she’s still trying to figure some things out – and that’s perfect to read about. And inspiring.

I enjoyed the whole book, but the last four chapters really bumped up the awesomeness of this book. And, just like your own journey of mistakes and growth, we needed to read all the stories and thoughts she shares in the first chapters to have those last four chapters be even more beautiful.

Annie’s other books were written primarily for teens, but Let’s All Be Brave is inspiring for any age and worth your reading time.

“The truth is that courage doesn’t have an expiration date.” – p. 155, Let’s All Be Brave

What’s brave to you? How has God led you to be brave on your journey?

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. I was not compensated in any other way.

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Psalm 5:11 NIrV verse 5x7 printable {undergodsmightyhand.com}

Joy {Free Printable Verse for Your Family}

Joy is one of those amazing gifts that is available all the time, in any circumstance.

It can be tough to remember that when you’re drowning in to-do lists, mourning a loss, struggling with change, or more.

But joy is available through God and because of His love and because we turn to Him.

As with most truths, memorizing helps store it in my heart to pull up at the time I might need it most.

I created a simple printable (or desktop image) of the one of joy verses we’ve studied in our fellowship. This printable is in the NIrV translation so your kids can memorize with you.

Psalm 5:11 NIrV verse 5x7 printable {undergodsmightyhand.com}

Click here to download this image for free. (If you need a smaller size, you can adjust the printing settings before you print.)

This image file is not to be hosted or sold elsewhere. Please share a link to this blog post rather than the PDF file itself. Thank you.

How does your family help each other remember joy?

*For more resources and inspiration for teaching your family about faith, check out the monthly Let The Children Come feature on Do Not Depart.