Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sowing Seeds

I bet you thought this was a gardening post! Well, I suppose it is, in a not-so-roundabout-way...

My family has been enjoying a sampler cd of songs by Seeds Family Worship for the past couple of weeks, and let me tell you, they are catchy! In just a few moments, my children were singing the words at the top of their lungs- and it wasn't such a great time, either, because they were supposed to be doing math! (My advice? Probably don't play it during school time... it's such bouncy, fun music- we save it for toy cleaning, dinner cooking, weed pulling; basically, any other activity!)

I was so glad to have the sampler so that we could really listen and learn and have personal experience to share with you! The sampler contained five songs, one from each volume of the set. This has been so great for me, because I am remembering verses we've listened to and have been able to use them as lessons with my boys. Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks. Matthew 12:34. What a great tool for Mama's, too! Love it!

The scripture references are clear in each song, whether it is sung or said quietly at the beginning. And following is the word for word verse(s) from the New International Version of the Bible- my favorite is the song "New Creation"- If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation! The old has gone, the new has come... he is a new creation, he is a new creation!" (II Corinthians 5:17)

And I love that my children walk around (or run, bounce, dance like a ballerina...) singing scripture. It's a beautiful thing, and whether it's used as a supplement within a family that spends much time together reading scripture, praying, and worshiping, or as just a beginning introduction to scripture, the seeds are sown simply and powerfully.

And with that in mind, to me the most beautiful part of their ministry is the fact that each package contains two cd's- one to keep, and one to give away! You simply tear the cd cover in half and share... and now the seeds are intentionally scattered...

I'm about to do some intentional scattering of my own, because Seeds Family Worship has given me an entire set (five) of their cd's to give away! Isn't that wonderful? And I've decided to split them up and give you five chances to win! One to keep, one to give away... sowing seeds!

The titles in volume order are Seeds of Courage, Seeds of Faith, Seeds of Praise, Seeds of Purpose, and The Power of Encouragement; once the names are drawn I will match the number of each winner with the volume number of the cd.

The Seeds website also has sections for kids, families, worship leaders and children's pastors with helpful activities and encouragement for deeper conversation. The kids section even has downloadable memory cards for each cd, so they can keep track of what they've learned- or are learning!

Just leave a comment on this post by April 29th, and we will announce the winners on the 30th. Five chances to win a cd- five chances to give one away! Hooray!

55 fellow travelers shared:

Lorri said...

These sound like wonderful CDs! Thanks for the chance to win one. :)

wholesomewomanhood said...

This is the second blog I've seen recently recommend and giveaway these CDs. They sound great! I love to have music playing in our home for our boys to listen to. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

~ Carrie ~

Anna said...

Elise,

I have been eyeing these CDs for a long while now, not sure if they would be worth the money. As I read through your review, I became convinced that it was time to go ahead and buy some of them. So, I was very surprised and delighted to see that you are having a giveaway! :)

Thanks for the opportunity! :)

~Anna

Beth said...

I would love to win...Thanks for the chance!

Elizabeth said...

I've been looking for something like this for my girls...Thanks for the recommendation and chance to win!

Anna Fourie said...

what a great idea for sharing the cd!
i'm always on the look-out for more sing-along-able worship stuff - i might have to have a look out for these. my recent purchase was the organic family hymnal (by rend collective experiment) just because i liked the name. ;)

Sheila said...

I've downloaded a couple of their songs but I'd love to have an entire CD for my boys!

Melissa said...

Wonderful giveaway! My boys and I were talking recently about how long it's been since they've had a "new" worship CD. I just bought them one, and I know they would love to have another. :)

Kristin said...

What a lovely giveaway. I'm sure my children (and their mama) would love to listen to these songs. Thanks for another wonderful giveaway.

Erin said...

What a delightful giveaway! Thank you for introducing me to these CDs! We will definitely be adding them to our family collection :-)

Linda said...

They sound wonderful Elise. I have some very special grandchildren who love music and the word. I would love to be able to give them to them.
Thank you for the chance!!

Anonymous said...

I just heard about this. It sounds awesome! I think my boys would love it. Thanks for the chance!
Love you guys,
Amy K.

ren said...

Oh boy I hope we're chosen!

Kathi @ A Mother's Prayers said...

We'd love these at our house!

Jenny said...

Thank you Elise...there is nothing more precious than hearing the Word coming out of the mmouths of my children. We love the Word in song, with 4 year old lisps, in sign...this could almost lead into Green Eggs and Ham!

Katie Eagy said...

Ooh, Elise! I've heard of these through the Girl Talk blog. I'd love one...whether it's from your freebie or maybe I'll have to get the set! Thanks, sweet friend. AND...I'm guessing we will be seeing you around May 15th, right?!

Jaime said...

Sounds wonderful, Elise! My kids would love these :)

Stacey said...

We love our scripture cd's!! These would be a delightful addition to our collection. You are such a great saleswoman, I was already clicking over to buy before I read you are hosting a giveaway! Funny!

Courtney said...

I've heard of these CDs but have not heard them myself...I would love to:)

Sandi said...

They sound wonderful.

Chris said...

I've heard such good things about these CD's. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Chris

Abby, Nathan, Chandler, Mercedes, Cooper, and Hannah said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE Seeds Family Worship! I read about it a while ago on 'Bring The Rain' and was so encouraged by the message this company sends! I printed out the verses on their website, but I have yet to buy the CD's! Thank you for promoting this wonderful company! Good luck to everyone entered in the contest...I just know you will enjoy them!! May God Bless....thanks Elise!

A Contrarian's Way said...

Elise,
LOVE your blog! Been hooked on your Book Reviews for quite awhile...thanks for giving these away.

emily said...

elise,
exciting!! the cd's sound wonderful ...
i continue to be inspired, encouraged, and blessed by your blog. thank you!
emily

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea. I would love to have these for chore time.

Thank you!

auntpippy_at_hotmail.com

Nichole Gautreaux said...

Yay! I hope I win!!

Raya said...

We love music over here !
Especially childrens praise.

Rachel said...

These cds sound wonderful. What a great giveaway!

Susan said...

I have had my eye on these! Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy... said...

We'd love one of these....been trying to find Scripture to quality music for kids. Any other suggetions?

Sarah said...

Hi.

Stacy said...

Elise~
We've listened to these for years and LOVE.THEM! I like them just as much as the kids do! :)

(So don't enter me in the contest but I just wanted to comment about how wonderful they are and how WORTH it it is to invest in these. :))

Megan said...

I'm so in need of more Christian worship music for my music-lovin' girls! Thanks for the recommendation and the chance for the gift!

NICOLE said...

These sound wonderful - thanks for the chance!

Alissa said...

Always looking for good music for the kids!! Thanks for the giveaway.

Andrea said...

Sounds delightful. I too would love to have my kiddos whirling around me in worship. Thanks for spreading seeds---and in every post you do.

-J said...

Oh, these sound wonderful! Thanks for offering them!

coco-ono said...

What wonderful CD'S...I have long wanted to memorize more scripture myself not to mention my little ones. I hope I win but even if not, what a great birthday present for Zeke.

Amy said...

I stumbled upon your blog months ago through a friend and really enjoy reading your entries... so you dont know me :) I listened to this CD through the link you provided and loved that it was just scripture sung :) Great idea about the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Elise, These were just shared at my homeschool support group and loved by many. I would love some. I also want to review their website; there's some great stuff about families worship-ing and being together.
Mary Brooke mbaria@bellsouth.net

Tracey Monroe said...

I love the picture of the kids singing scripture. I went to the website to listen and what a great resource for teaching our kids! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win a CD.

Tiny Toes said...

I hope you'll let me listen to yours even if I don't win, it sounds great.
Jen

Deb said...

We're just now looking for new songs to add to our nighttime routine. Deb

Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups said...

We are a couple already but would love to add to our collection. :)

Blessings!

Stephanie said...

Love the music! I want to win! =)

Wheelchair Mama said...

We would love a chance at these CDs! We are parents and worship leaders. Thank you so much!

Jennifer said...

These sound wonderful! Thank you for the review and the give-away!

A Pilgrim said...

Please enter me in your drawing - they sound wonderful. Thanks for sharing your blessing!

Angie said...

How funny, I just found their music a week ago and was thinking how cool it is. Thanks for the contest! I know my 3 boys would love it...

Kim said...

Wow thanks for the chance at these! So much!

Kim

Krystal said...

Wow! Those sound great!! Thanks!

Anne said...

We just discovered these CD's our friends were playign them for us. I was just trying to figure out how to pull off buying a set! Would love to sow these seeds of scripture into my little ones!!

Karawil said...

I love the idea of the extra CD to give away! Thanks for sharing!

The Homemaker said...

How Fun! They sound so encouraging. Our family LOVES music as well. Thanks for the wonderful idea of one to keep, and one to give away!

Kimberly said...

these sound great! I'm always looking for good scripture music.

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