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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Vlog: Children's Object Lesson - Watch What You Say

Deuteronomy 6:7 says to teach our children God's commands along the way of life.

It is important that we train our children to watch what they say. We can save them from a lot of heartache by simply teaching them to think before speaking.

(You'll notice in the video that we had done a "dry run through" so the kids are a bit more "dramatic"and taking the words out of my mouth - so funny! I wish it were a little less scripted but you get the point!)

James 3:5,6 says "The tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell."

The next time your kids are brushing their teeth or your cooking with Hot Sauce - add a little spiritual lesson in there just for fun! I think it's these little teaching moments along the way of life that really stick.

Walk with the King!
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Anonymous Amanda said...

Our words have such power don't they! I am hearing the message about our words alot these days. Such and important thing to pay attention to.


August 4, 2010 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Beth in NC said...

That was GREAT Courtney! What a great visual for everyone.

I've been posting about OUR WORDS and our tongue lately. God has really had this on my heart.

Happy WFW!

August 4, 2010 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger Beth in NC said...

Courtney, I hope you won't mind, but I shared your youtube on my post today and gave your name and blog link. Your object lesson was great and I have a lot of Mom's reading my blog.


August 4, 2010 at 8:06 AM  
Anonymous Jen at SoulFULL Cafe said...

I was delighted to see you and your children today! Good job everyone!! Thanks for the valuable lesson!

August 4, 2010 at 8:25 AM  
Anonymous Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What a great visual lesson for these inspiring Bible verses. Perfect for BIble activities for grandparents and their grandchildren. I'm going to share this with my grandkids when I see them on Friday. Thank you :)

August 4, 2010 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Alisa @ The Tidy Nest said...

Great object lesson, Courtney! I plan on using that in my Sunday School class! :)

August 4, 2010 at 9:24 AM  
Anonymous ozjane said...

Oh I love it. kids are so wonderful. Never work with children or animals or so they say.
I remember that toothpaste one from years ago. We could probably make that a good graphic one day.
Bless you.

August 4, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Alison said...

Great idea with the toothpaste... I think little kids & big "kids" alike could use that reminder from time to time! Also, I laughed when your daughter said, "Walk with the King!" Too cute, they were very excited!

August 4, 2010 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger SuperMom Blues said...

LOL! Your kids are too cute! I love the idea of the toothpaste - I think I will do that later on when my kiddos brush their teeth!

August 4, 2010 at 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness that was such a cute video. My kids loved it too! How do you determine what you will teach each day? Do you have a book that helps?

August 4, 2010 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Charissa Steyn said...

That is so cute!!! AND powerful!! Love how object lessons work for both kids and adults :) Thank you for the visual - I will never forget this one!

August 4, 2010 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Sunshine said...

I like how Lexi says at the end, "walk with the king." Your words and testimony, Mama. I think you are having an influence!
It honestly brought tears to my eyes. I'm a grandmama to three precious ones and plan to use your ideas with them too. Thanks.

August 4, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Amazing object lessons to go with the verses! Oh how much our tongues/mouths get us in trouble!!

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matt 6:33

Have a great day!

August 4, 2010 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger FunMom said...

What a great lesson! I think that we'll do the toothpaste demo later as well!

And I used Tabasco this morning too...but, strangely enough, for my dog. After I caught him in the act of eating the ONLY pretty thing that I have left on my once-charming and inviting back porch (he has eaten all of the other lovely accents), I doused my woven rug in the spicy stuff. He hasn't touched it since...we'll see. So, now it seems that my guests will be greeted by the smell of hot peppers, but at least they'll have a place to wipe their feet. :)

You can check out what else he has eaten here:

Thanks for the great tongue tips!

August 4, 2010 at 12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh great comparison with the toothpaste!!! :) thanks

August 4, 2010 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Our Lovely Life said...

What a great lesson to teach our children. I need to read that verse to my kids. Two of them have really been at it lately with unkind words. I know I need to remember that verse for myself too!

August 4, 2010 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Not only was it a wonderful lesson expressed in a memorable way, but as I listened and watched, I suddenly became aware that my four children were standing over my shoulder, listening and watching right along with me. Love your blog. Found you at FunMom.

August 4, 2010 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Self Sagacity said...

boy that is a great example of tongue on fire. bet the kids remember well.

August 4, 2010 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Beth - thanks for sharing it!!!

Tab - I'm not teaching these every day - they just sorta pop up along the way of life. I have a bunch of ideas from school and from leading VBS that I did with other kids - so now I'm finally getting to use them on my own kids. I don't have a book or anything - just memories and also some of my own creative thinking... Focus on the Family does have a neat book called "Heritage Builders" that has object lessons in it for kids. I think that's where the toothpaste analogy came from. But they are from all different resources that I've collected over time.

Much Love,

August 4, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

CUTE kiddos! I liked the toothpaste analogy!

August 4, 2010 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

Such a sweet post! I am going to use the toothpaste example when I talk to my students next about this kind of issue!


August 4, 2010 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Amazing vlog.

August 4, 2010 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Amydeanne said...

love the video! a great message for me to remember
happy WFW!

August 4, 2010 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Heather G. said...

The kids did such a great job and are so cute!! Great lesson Courtney!

August 5, 2010 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger Talitha said...

I don't think it seemed "scripted" at all, Courtney! It was adorable. I love the hot sauce and toothpaste ideas. Thanks. :-)

August 6, 2010 at 2:02 AM  
Anonymous Dandelions Cottage said...

That was awesome! Can't wait to do that with my kids! Thank you.

October 29, 2010 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Darlene Schacht said...

I love that she says, "Walk with the King." at the end. So cute!!!

November 16, 2010 at 1:04 PM  

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