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!
MUSIC BY JUDY ROGERS
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.