Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Family Scriptures...with little ones?

So I will admit that family scriptures study/prayer is not the easiest thing to gather for when you have soccer/piano/yoga/work/homework/housework/bathtime/etc.... to contend with. And add to that the fact that with young kids getting them to sit still for a long enough time to learn something is insane! But I think we have found the key. This little book has been our lifesaver. Each day is filled with a scripture and a small piece of advice from President Gordon B Hinkley. And now that M and C are jut a little older we can actually have them read it, and tell us what it means.
Okay sure, we are not reading the entire Book of Mormon in a month, or spending hours trying to dig through Isaiah, but in the ten minutes we can get the kids to sit and listen, they are getting it. C even makes sure that when I yell for Family Prayer, she comes with the book in hand to do our nightly scripture.
Maybe as the kids get older we can increase our study time, but then again life is even busier for older kids. So I am just glad that we found something we can all agree on, and hopefully remember to let the Savior into each day of the week and not just Sunday.

6 comments:

Tristi Pinkston said...

You just do the best you can, that's what I say. I'm clinging to that right now. :)

Lenice said...

Thanks for the heads-up. Like your first comment says, you do the best you can.

The Christensen's said...

Thats awesome sabine...I will have to pick that book up! You are a great mom!!!

kingwritergirl said...

very cool!

stacia said...

i think you just gave me an answer to a pressing issue in this house... THANKS!! xoxo

Pink Ink said...

It's so worth it to keep doing this, and soon it'll be a habit you can't do without.