Monday, June 9, 2008

Great Gifts for Children- Music by Judy Rogers

It never fails. Just before a birthday or Christmas I begin racking my brain trying to think of appropriate gifts for my little ones. I'll look in stores and on-line for resources that build into our family, mirror our values, encourage hearts and/or exercise the brain. What a task!

Because gift buying can be so difficult, I thought it might be helpful to add a new category entitled "great gifts for children" as a place to share some resources that have been a real blessing to our family. Please feel free to pipe up and add your 2 cents as well.

Hoping this category will be a helpful place for you as you lead little hearts home.

Blessings to you!


This previous Christmas we purchased this Judy Rogers CD, along with the Go To The Ant coloring book* for our 6 year old daughter. We have all loved it.

Judy's song, Seven Awful Things, discusses things God hates in a catchy way, while being respectful to God's Word. Not only do I find myself singing this song around the house, just nonchalantly turning Mrs. Roger's CD on after hearing a little one "causing trouble with his brothers" has literally brought tears of repentance in a way that a talking to would not have. There is just something powerful about music- especially when used for God's glory.

Seven Awful Things
"There are six things - even seven, that the Lord hates - things He cannot stand!
Proud looking eyes
A lying tongue
Hands that shed innocent blood
A heart that thinks of wicked things to do
And feet that run to evil, too
Anyone who loves to lie about others
And the one who causes trouble with his brothers"

Judy Rogers is a pastors wife, mom of three and an amazing talent. She knows how to put Scripture to music in a way that makes it enjoyable for the entire family, while not using the "rock" or "pop" sounds that you may be seeking to avoid.

To read more about her, visit her online here AND you can listen to her music here.

Some incredible testimonials you'll want to consider:

"Judy Rogers' music is one of a kind. Biblically concerned parents should obtain her music at all cost."

~Jay Adams, Author of Competent to Counsel

"Judy Rogers has done the impossible... 20 songs that cover the great themes of Scripture: Creation, the nature of God, the fall, sin, salvation, and the Christian life. Quality Music that is respectful of children, professionally performed, and not the least cutesy."

~Mary Pride on "Why Can't I See God" The Next Big Book Of Home Learning


*It may be difficult to tell from the website, but the Isabelle is a Pig coloring book also goes along with the Go To The Ant CD.


  1. This sounds wonderful! Thanks for the heads-up!

  2. Isabelle is a pig with a ring in her snout, you can dress Izzy up but you can't take her out...........

    We've had that Judy Rogers CD for a really, long time. I was still homeschooling my girls back then. Atually, I just lied....ours was a cassette! I need to purchase this in CD form so we can enjoy these all over again. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. I like this new category. Good recommendation. I'll look into it.

  4. We listened to these growing up! My sisters and I can remember almost every song... and we had so much fun with them! Thanks for linking to them... I was wanting to order some for my littles to listen to, but I couldn't remember who sang them.

  5. I'm sorry that I never thought to recommend these to you years ago, Rebecca. We love them too. The last one we received was the "If You Love Me..." CD. My favorite song is the intro: "Coram Deo" which I tried to find sheet music for. It would be a great solo/duet song in church!

    Another fun CD recommendation I'll make is "Creation Gospel" with Buddy Davis from Answers in Genesis. My sister gave this to me 6 years ago and it was beneficial to young ones even though they don't understand all that evolution is. - Doreen

  6. I am loving everyones comments! : ) Blessings to you! ~Rebecca

  7. Thanks for the recommendation. I think my kids would really enjoy these. It's hard to know what will actually be a good resource until you buy it, which unfortunately means a lot of duds. Thank you :)

  8. I love this idea! I try to put as much thought into gift buying as you mentioned; and I love to have suggestions from other moms! Thank you! I so enjoy your blog.

  9. Hi Erin! I think they would. And then you could take a Donut Man break- if you want. : )

    Hi Kris! Thanks so much. I am so glad you are enjoying time here.

    Doesn't it seem like we can find less and less at the store? I find myself shopping online so much more now. I will try to get more resources posted in the next few months. Hope they will be a help around Christmas time.

    Blessings to you!

  10. We love these too! We also love Jamie Soles ( Everytime I play a new CD the kids just love it right away! I find Judy Rogers is great for catechism things and Jamie Soles is great for Bible stories and such.

  11. I, too, used these with my older ones. The boys knew all the words. I got out the cassettes for the adopteds, but stopped using them when the cassette player in the car broke. Guess I also need to buy the modern CDs!!

    The songs are so uplifting.

    Blessings, Jean

  12. Hi, Rebecca J.!

    Jamie Soles here. I just happened across your blog today...

    Judy Rogers played in my house a LOT when my oldest ones were little. She was a model to me of how to do kids songs that were not fluffy.

  13. Hi Jacklyn- Thanks! Sounds like a good recommendation.

    Hi Jean! Aren't these fun? So great to hear they've already touched so many sweet families. Hoping younger moms get the benefit. : )

    Hi Jamie! Great to have you here. I would love to hear your music. How do we do that?