Did you wonder if I’d ever get around to recording another podcast? I have lots of excuses as for why it’s been weeks and weeks since recording. Maybe I’ll write those down for you in my spare time. ;) But lookie what I got in the meantime! Char, my wonderful friend and talented designer, made me a pretty podcast graphic. I LOVE it!
If you’re new to the Heavenly Homemakers site and would like to check out my previous podcasts, you can find them all here. As always, I encourage you to grab some laundry to fold while you’re listening, hop on the treadmill, or do something else equally productive so that you can multi-task. For the record, I believe that sitting down and putting your feet up to rest and listen is very productive as well. Rest is a good thing.
The purpose of our podcasts is to encourage us all on our journey as Heavenly Homemakers while I answer some of the questions I receive from readers. Today’s question is regarding how to teach our teeny-tiny kids about God. I don’t have any teeny-tinies anymore (says the lady whose oldest son can almost look her directly in the eyes)…but I think it was just yesterday that I did. I share in the podcast some of the ways we talked to our kids about God from the time they were newborns.
I’ve gotta throw out a huge thank you to my husband Matt who does the majority of the work to make these podcasts happen. I record myself…then he spends the time to splice in the music and make everything time out just right…and he is kind enough to edit out a ridiculous number of “ums” and “you knows” that I you know, don’t mean to um…say. You know?
Simply click on the link below to listen. This particular podcast lasts a little over seven minutes.
Heavenly Homemakers Podcast #7
I mentioned Songs for Saplings in the podcast so I thought I’d post the link here to make it easy for you to find if you’re interested! Also, I mentioned reading Bible books to your little ones. I love all of the Little Golden Books that are Bible related, so I’ve added that link too: Children’s Little Golden Bible Books
I love the “God Gave Us…” series of books. I got them all! There’s God Gave Us: Heaven, Christmas, You, Two, The World, Love, and So Much.
I even wrote 2 children’s books for my own children. I did the artwork and published them, too. One is the story of Creation. The other is about a little child going for a walk and closely looking at God’s creations. My kids love them and call them their “special family books”.
Anyway, I love how children so willingly accept the Truth. My kids are 1, 2, and 3. Sometimes the 3 year old has questions, so I went to my local dollar store and bought a “where to find it in the Bible”-type book so I can back up my answers with scripture and look up things that I don’t have the answers for.
Very excited to hear this! My computer is super slow so later today I will get to hear it!!
Thanks for being such an inspiration to my friends, family, and myself!
I have a 2.5 year old and a 1 year old. I have to say that we haven’t really gotten into the serious training until recently, but our 2.5 year old is really getting it now. We totally do the prayers throughout the day, and I’m totally down with my toddler shouting a prayer of thanks!!:)For her too, we do something called the children’s catechism that will go through many basic truths (who made you? why? etc…). She doesn’t really understand them all but when the questions actually come up in her mind she’ll already have the answer!!! I have started reading the Bible with them at every meal (my husband does the dinner reading), which is something that would be edifying for you regardless of how young your baby is!! Did Laura say that? They LOVE me sitting down and chatting with them at meals anyway. It helps me keep rooted in God all day long.
I love the “Seeds” worship music. It’s for kids but not annoying, and it’s straight verses from the NIV. Nothing sweeter than hearing those words from my daughter’s lips!!!
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This is great stuff, especially about the childrens’ music. I need to get some for my little guy. He’s almost two and we’ve been doing the prayers at mealtimes and before bed since he was tiny. Now after I sing him a song before sleep (usually a hymn which is a good way to get them familiar with the songs you sing in church I think) he folds his hands and says “pay?” so we pray, give kisses and then he goes to bed. Sometimes I’ve wondered if I’m concentrating enough in this area. It’s hard because he’s so young that I’m not always sure what he will and won’t umderstand. Thanks for the suggestions Laura!
I loved this! Our daughter is 10 months old and I have been thinking lately how badly I need to incorporate better Bible-based books into her life. She LOVES it when I read storybooks to her so I KNOW she soaking it up. She has also started really studying pictures sometimes, which makes me all the more aware of what’s around for her eyes to see. Thank you so much for the podcast, it was the first one of yours I’ve listened to. Now I want to go check out the others while I sit here doing bookwork :)
Thanks for the chance to win some freebies! ;o)
Wer also pray before every meal, before bed, and sometimes before outings as well, safety, productiveness, and good attitudes that bless others. Sometimes the kids pray and sometimes we pray so they can learn how to pray. We also love the Seeds Family Worship music!! And just this morning, we picked up 3 vintage Golden Books at an antique mall… Prayers for Children, Little Golden Book About God, and The Lord Is My Shepherd. We love reading, and so I’ll have to check out the “God Gave Us” series!! Thanks everyone.
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Thank you so much for answering my questions and for all the helpful ideas!! It really touched me that you took the time to help me! I talk to him all day long but never thought to talk to him about God as well! What a GREAT idea!! God continues to bring people into my life that have helped me on this new and wonderful journey and I am so thankful for that. Your advice, help, recipes and humor have all been such a blessing to me. Its like a whole new world has opened up and I see everything differently even though I’m looking at the same things I’ve always seen.
Thank you and God Bless you!
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In addition to our Sunday church meetings being a very important part of our week, we sing a lot of church music with our children (we have 3 kids 5 years old and younger) and they love it. The two older ones take turns praying on meals and for our family morning and evening prayers. We read scriptures together, even if it is only a few verses (sometimes they repeat them after us). One thing that we have done over the last year that I just love, is to pick a scripture to memorize as a family every month or two. I am amazed at how quickly the two older ones pick this up. We hang it on the fridge and I just read it to them whenever I remember to. We have about 6 or 7 verses that we have memorized (at least mostly memorized) that we love to recite together as a family!
Something we do in our home is hang pictures of Christ with the little children or with the lost sheep so that our children will become familiar with Him, with the bible stories they represent and have a daily reminder of what and WHO we believe in.
Thank you for such a good podcast and the reminder of how important it is to teach our children in the home early on!