Scripture Memory for Kids: Who Is God?

One of the easiest things we can do as parents to instill faith in our kids is to help them memorize Scripture

Romans 10:17 tells us that hearing the Word of God is a way that the Holy Spirit can work in our children and grow their faith!

The Psalmist wrote that hiding God’s Word in his heart helped him not to sin against God (Psalm 119:111).

God tells us in Isaiah that His Word will not return empty or void but it will accomplish what God has purposed for it to do (Isaiah 55:11)!

As a mom, I want to do all I can to help my kids hide God’s Word in their hearts, to know Him and love Him and follow Him with their whole hearts.

We have incorporated Scripture memory during our bedtime routine and in our family devotional time, but most verses, my kids have learned through music or through the Awana program at our church, where they memorize a new verse each week.

Even if we weren’t a part of an Awana Club, though, we’d still be memorizing verses. In fact, with our Awana season over until fall, this is the perfect time to memorize Scripture together as a family.

In the past, we’ve memorized the Romans Road, ABC verses, character-based verses, and longer passages like a whole Psalm. This summer, though, we’ve decided to focus on the character of God and how He works. 

Find out which verses we’re memorizing this summer and why over at For the Family:

Scripture Memory for Kids: 10 Verses on the Character and Activity of God

Scripture Memory - 10 verses to teach our kids about WHO God is!

 Resources for You

Scripture Music for Kids: Learning God’s Word through Song

When You Don’t Love the Bible: Developing a Desire for the Word of God

Praying for our Kids: 5 Verses to Pray

When You’re Just Too Busy

When You Need to Slow Down: The First Step in Conquering an Over-Busy Schedule
The best ideas are always thought up in the shower.

I’ve heard that old adage numerous times, and I agree with it, but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago, that I was finally struck with why it’s so true. It’s the quiet!!

If like me, you were slow to catch on to the reasoning behind that sage advice, think about it. The shower might be one of the only times you don’t have the world shouting at you — no TV, no music, no people, no social media, no books.

No. other. input.

It’s just you, the hot water, and the quiet.


And suddenly, you can think again.

Life becomes crowded quickly – our minds cluttered, our hearts overwhelmed. Schedules, responsibilities, obligations — and we keep adding to the list!

The more we add, the less rest we find — true in our individual lives, and true within our families. Sporting events, church commitments, work obligations. Extended family, friends, social media. School, work, clubs, and ministry. Our family schedules are bursting at the seams, and we can barely catch our breaths.

I’m writing over at For The Family today — “When You Need to Slow Down: The First Step in Conquering an Over-busy Schedule.”

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Happy New Year

From our family to yours, we wish each one of you a {belated} Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

With much love,

the Dawsons

Oh dear, OOPS!!!!

And that’s what happens when you use dictation and the WordPress app on your phone while carrying a crying baby, parenting two preschoolers, and trying to get your (very scattered) thoughts down for a future blog post!

Oops! Ignore that last post. It was NOT meant to be published, and I’m so sorry to clutter your inbox! I feel terrible!

Eeek!! *hiding behind my hands all red faced and embarrassed!*