May 31

Seeds of Character Blog Tour (and Giveaway!)

2011 at 1:30 pm   |   by Kristin Chesemore Filed under Motherhood

So I’m starting to make summer plans for my boys—at least, as much as I can with six month old baby Claire—and one of my goals is to help my kids make progress in Scripture memory. That’s why I’m such a big fan of Seeds Family Worship. They take key verses for kids, and set them to music that is easy on this mom’s ears and gets my boys singing Scripture at the top of their lungs. What could be better?

seedsAs a matter a fact, it does get better, because Seeds Family Worship has just released a new cd, Seeds of Character, and they have begun using the English Standard Version of the Bible. Now my boys can memorize the songs using the same version they read each day and hear each Sunday. Yeah!

We here at girltalk are excited to be the last stop on a blog tour to introduce the new Seeds of Character album. This means we get to premier one of the songs from the new album in a special video, recorded just for us. Our song is “Children and Fathers” and it is from some oft-repeated verses in the Chesemore house, Ephesians 6:1-4 (you know what it says!).

Here’s the lineup for the new cd:

1. More Than Conquerors (Romans 8:37)
2. The Wages and The Gift (Romans 3:23 & 6:23)
3. The Life (John 14:6, 1 John 5:11-12)
4. The Fruit (Galatians 5:16 & 22)
5. Delight (Psalm 1)
6. Teach Them (Deuteronomy 6:4-7)
7. The Perfect Example (John 13:12-17)
8. Children and Fathers (Ephesians 6:1-4)
9. Put On Love (Colossians 3:12 & 14a)
10. The Character Song (Romans 5:1-5)
11. Give Thanks (Psalm 105:1-5)
12. The Only Way (The New Testament Song) [all the books of the NT]

We have TEN copies of the new Seeds of Character cd to give away. So contact us and tell us one way that you help your kids to memorize Scripture. The contest will end by 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning (June 1) and we’ll pick the winners and post their ideas on the blog later in the day.

To purchase Seeds of Character or any of the Seeds albums, please visit their website.

Because seriously, how can you improve on Scripture for your kid’s summer soundtrack?

May 27

Please Pray for Matt Hill

2011 at 3:34 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre

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UPDATE from findmatthill: Matt has been found alive and unharmed. Thank you for your prayers!

Matt Hill is a young man who works for Campus Outreach out of Capital Hill Baptist Church here in Washington, DC, and he has been missing since Tuesday morning. Please join us in praying for Matt, his family, and our dear friends at CHBC. If you live in the DC Metro area, consider visiting the Find Matt Hill facebook page to learn how you can help.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

May 26

“Drive By Theology”

2011 at 3:37 pm   |   by Janelle Bradshaw Filed under Biblical Womanhood | Devotional Life

I want to be a serious, life-long, student of God’s Word, I really do. But these days it’s all I can do to have my daily quiet time and make it through the day before crashing into bed at night. If you are a mom at home with little kids, a student with exams looming, or a woman with a demanding job, you know what it means to be busy.

But recently, I found a great theological study aid. And you know what I love about it? I can do it in 16 minutes, and I can do it while I’m doing something else—like running errands or folding laundry. That works, huh?

It’s called Drive By Theology:

“48 sixteen minute lectures by Todd Friel and Pastor R.W. Glenn (a.k.a. Pastor Smarty Pants) that will redeem your time and:

• Provide a rock solid theological foundation.
• Give you a greater appreciation for the soundness of Scripture.
• Give you 48 reasons to praise God (even if you are carpooling).

You will learn: Bibliology, Theology Proper, Anthropology, Soteriology and ten other cool words that will impress people at a potluck.”

I have been working through these lessons and this morning I have officially finished lesson 46! When I am done, I’m gonna start right back over again. I need these truths pounded into my brain until they stick.

When my kids are older, I anticipate devoting hours each week to deeper study of God’s Word. But for now, Drive By Theology is a blessing to this busy mom.

May 25

Equality in Marriage?

2011 at 4:30 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Marriage

“I once had lively discussion with a brother who insisted that in his relationship everything was equal, and that this was the hallmark of their marriage. To him equal meant same and therefore interchangeable. He proudly rejected the idea of male initiation and female response. And what is more, he thought he was serving the cause of women in this.

I responded by saying that in my marriage, my wife and I never think about equality, though if forced to think about it we would affirm our mutual worth before God. Instead, I see my wife as better and more precious than I—of greater worth. And I told him my wife took no offense in this matter. Indeed she gets upset with me precisely at the point when I start treating her as my equal. To her it feels like a step down.”

~John Ensor, Doing Things Right In Matters of the Heart, p. 95