Between soccer practice, fixing/eating/cleaning up dinner, late night class projects, baking cupcakes for a school party, running to the grocery store for the third time this week, trying to stay in touch with girlfriends, having more than a ten minute conversation with your husband and now piling on Christmas parties, writing your holiday letter, and shopping for your big family, when is there time for the important things?
I’m sure when someone mentions family worship, you probably think to yourself, “And how do expect me to fit that in?! I would love to do that with my kids, but how?”
That’s where some new friends of mine come in. I met Heather at the MOPS National Convention in Nashville, TN this past fall. She works for Seeds Family Worship. If you’re not familiar, you’re going to thank me later.
She sent me home with some of their CDs. I loved what I heard. All the songs are well-created, catchy, and taken straight from scripture. (And I must say, not annoying!) Thanks to Jason Houser, the founder and writer of these amazing songs, you can make worship and spiritual discipleship a part of your home. Best of all your family will be planting God’s word in their hearts and memorizing over 60 portions of scripture.
To help you grow your ‘family garden,’ Seeds Family Worship has given (in)courage readers a gift – a free download of Joy from The Seeds Worship CD collection for all of our readers. Remember, God is the Grower, but you can plant and water them in the hearts of your kids.
To win a complete Seeds Family Worship CD collection, leave a comment sharing what brings joy to your kids/family. The giveaway ends midnight Monday, Dec 14th. We’ll randomly select three winners and announce them on Tuesday.Leave a Comment
Kristen - Moms Sharpening Moms says
This sounds right up our alley. Honestly, music is one of the things that brings our family joy,joy, joy! I majored in music in college, and my husband is a musician as well. So, it’s in our blood!
What a great idea! We love worship CDs at our house, but I would love something that’s “not annoying”.
Right now…the 14 inches of snow is bringing my boys bucket loads of joy!
Our kids love when we have a family night – everyone is home, we eat dinner together, play a game and/or watch a movie! These CDs look great!
Missy K says
This is super– my boys love music!
What brings me joy is hearing my children singing praise and worship songs… and they enjoy it too! At 3 & 4 they name praise songs when asked their favorites. I’d love to add to our repertoire! Can’t wait to check it out. Thank you…
Joy to us is chocolate chip cookies and a good movie on saturday night.
It brings me joy to hear the questions and comments from our three year old little girl- tell me about Jesus and the disciples mommy… “you never run from God, you always run to Him” 🙂 and recently at “random” times this advent season, hearing her by herself playing and speaking words of life, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End”. This makes me heart so happy!
We love to enjoy nature together – the silence, the different climates all year round (we all love rain ! :o),… and coming home after a long day outside in the cold to read some books and enjoy some hot chocolate.
Right now what brings me joy is that I purposely said NO to many things this December in order to say YES to my God and my family. I have completely loved every minute of our advent devotions each night with candlelight and christmas carols. This Advent has been very special for me, even though we haven’t done all the million activities that we usually do. 🙂 I have heard about these CD’s before and would LOVE to win a copy!!
We always eat meals together at the table- no matter if it’s early before a sports practice or late after bible study. Each night we play a game called “High and Low”. Every person goes around the table and tells one “high” that happened as well as a low. This really opens up conversation and with 3 boys sometimes that is hard. Even our youngest (3) loves this tradition and it really does bring us so much JOY!
Just spending time together being silly brings us joy.
We were just saying how much we enjoy this time of year, when the house is decorated, and we eat by the light of the Advent wreath candles. Fires in the fireplace, and Christmas books to curl up with and read.
Faran Hearyman says
My girls get a lot of joy from playing with animals, especially dogs. Our dog died this fall and so we are borrowing joy from our neighbor’s dog. There is nothing like an enthusiastic puppy and giggling girls!
I’m finding joy in organizing our adopt a family for Christmas program. It’s a gift to be in charge knowing that we’re giving these families gifts they wouldn’t have without us.
Fun! We LOVE these Cd’s. Right now playing in the snow is bringing my family a lot of joy. Thanks for a chance to win!
Lisa @ Simplified Saving says
Our family finds great joy in having a night at home together. With a teen and a tween, getting our schedules in sync to spend a whole night together is wonderful!
Piling all our grandkids in the van and taking them to look at all the Christmas lights, while cranking up Christmas music to sing along with,,,,especially fun in CA as we can leave the car windows down and spread the joy.
allison stockton says
Our family finds joy in tickle fights, long dog walks, living room dance-offs and big bowls of ice cream. 🙂
What brings us joy? …just being together! 🙂
Lots of things bring joy to our family, but the best moment of the day is probably when Daddy walks in the door! We also find pure joy in music and laughing together.
I would have to say the youth group brings me great joy. I feel like I have about 30 kids on Wednesday nights and it’s just wonderful. I love it when I just walk in the door and I hear I need to talk to you. They are my Joy I love them all. I thank God for them always.
For us joy comes in being together – even if it is just watching a movie in our jammies! And you should see the boys when daddy gets home – chasing, tackling, laughing! So much joy in being a family!
Sarah E. says
Joy is hearing my children play…peacefully. We LOVE Seeds and would love to get the whole set!
Our girls are grown, the oldest married just over a year and living in London. They and we enjoy every opportunity to get together. Special times often center around our shared memories of evenings playing games, watching favorite videos and reciting the lines with the actors, bell choir trips, and favorite CDs. I would love to be able to share these CDs with my grandchildren and watch their new family make loving, joyful memories, too.
Being hospitable brings much joy to our family.
Joy is watching my nephews grow in men after God’s heart. It’s such a blessing to watch them and I would love to bless them with these cd’s!
Love, Love Love it! Music is a huge part of our lives I have 4 kids under 6 and are just starring the adoption process and we live our lifes through music. It ‘s healing and it makes you feel so good. We dance dailyto Christian rock for at least 1-2 hours. Great exercise too. It’s so delightful when your in church and your kids are bowing their heads and praying with the pastor when they are this little. God is so good! thanks for sharing this!
Having a fire in the fireplace and roasting hotdogs and marshmallows always brings excitement and joy to my kidlets!
Family Friday brings much joy to our family. We spend the day as a family working & playing together.
Joy comes from being together. Laying on the bed and playing silly words, making up songs, singing worship songs together.
Having our home be a place Jr Hi boys want to come into. What joy!
eating family meals and having family movie night together brings this family of 5 great joy! we also indulge in a little popcorn with m&ms mixed in for a special treat! yum!
Joy to our family is being silly together, chasing each other around the house.
Just a few moments one on one with mom or dad brings my kids great joy! It’s fun to know that a smile is never far away!
I would love these Cds! They sound great.
we find joy in time together… reading… walks… baking cookies.. teaching our kids what the bible says and watching them figure it out.
We have one of the Seeds CD’s and really love it! Joy for us is found in contentment… whether with the jobs God has given us at church or in time together as a family watching Christmas movies and eating popcorn with hot chocolate!
Being together brings us joy! In the midst of our crazy schedule, being silly together in the evenings is a delight for us. And we love to sing! Those cd’s sound great!!
We love seeds family worship in my family. They rock!
What brings my little one joy is listening to music and just hanging out with mom and dad. She gets really bored with her toys but could listen to music for hours.
We do have Seeds CD and love it – it’s truly not annoying like so many other little kid CDs.
love music that sings praises to God and really teaches kids God’s word as well! would love to have the seeds worship set! 😀
I don’t have my own family yet, but one thing that brought joy to my family when I was young during this time of year was visiting a refugee family in need in a community about 30 minutes from ours. We brought them gifts and celebrated with them. I’ll never forget that very special moment!
Being together as a family, going to church together, singing in the car (we have the Seeds sample CD and LOVE it!), reading books together, and having family movie night all bring happiness to our family. To quote my husband in a recent sermon, though, “Happiness comes from happenings. Joy comes from the Only One who can give it.” So, our favorite family activities bring us happiness, but the fact that we are a Christian family, serving our wonderful Savior brings us true Joy!
Sharyl Riley says
Our Joy comes from our Savior, Jesus Christ. We share our joy with our friends, neighbors and family by sharing the story of Jesus’ birth. We celebrate the love that God has for us through Christmas gatherings and gift giving. Our gratitude overflows knowing that God sent His Son to be among us and ultimately giving His life for our sins.
I would love to win! I haven’t ever heard of them, but we listen to music all the time, and I’m ready for something new!
What brings me joy is hearing the laughter of my children, or the sound of them singing praises!
Traci Altman says
Marriage is bringing my husband and I joy these days…we celebrate our 5 month anniversary on December 18th! 🙂 We have 2 of the Seeds cds and LOVE them. We play them while cooking, cleaning, just hanging out, and in the car…then we find ourselves singing them even when they’re not playing! It’s an awesome way to memorize Scripture.
Our family loves singing and playing together. Family game night can’t be beat!;)
When I see our oldest lift her hands to Jesus and the youngest noticing to do the same…
I love Seeds music… it is inspired from the Lord! Thanks for this chance!
Playing with my girls, reading them a book, or telling them a story brings them a lot of joy… Joy is contagious… Lets all be joyful. Joyful in the Lord.
After a move, our family has finally settled into a church that we’re not only excited about but that honestly brings us JOY!
Janet Thornsberry says
Since a friend introduced me to SEEDS earlier this year, my 10 yr. old and I have joyfully devoured the Seeds of Faith! When I’m listening often, I’ve woken up in the middle of the night with these “living & active” songs fresh in my dreams…these are not just great songs about God, but God’s very word…POWERFUL! I would love the whole series…but if we don’t get chosen, we’ll add them to our music library soon!
What brings joy to our kids is the simple things of life and of the season. Baking cookies together, playing together on the floor, driving around looking at Christmas lights…. Just togetherness!
Laura Wainscott says
Thank you for sharing this wonderful resource! Music is an integral part of our family, and is definitely something that brings us joy. We are all currently prepping for various roles in our Christmas performances this weekend, and though exhausting it’s so special that we’re all involved in it together. I would love to begin using this type of material for our family to use at home, too.
What brings joy to our kids and our family? Lots of things! Snow, a special trip, reading a good book aloud together, time with friends, baptism of a new believer in Christ, a homemade snack, sharing happy memories, love words written or spoken, … the list goes on. Most of all, we have joy in experiencing God’s unconditional love new each day.
My kids and my husband and I get great joy out of nearly any adventure we do as a family. Whether hiking or simply driving around looking at Christmas lights, I’m so glad to say we enjoy being together!
Our boys are preschoolers, so just spending with mommy and daddy brings them joy. That and Christmas lights! 🙂
We find joy in spending time together, telling silly stories, and playing pretend. Each day is a gift from God!
What brings us joy – reading together at night!
Meredith Barr says
Celebrating Advent as a family is so much fun!
Ahhhh, we find joy in simple things, piling on daddy, silly supper discussions, and music. We enjoy everything from classical, silly, to worshipful. We love Seeds and just yesterday, after a tough day on Wednesday, I popped a cd on and we worshipped going to yet another event.
any time we do something together as a WHOLE family – whether it’s wrestling in the den floor or Christmas Caroling or having family movie night – they LOVE it and it brings me such joy!!
Betsy H. says
Reading books together before bedtime brings us joy (most nights)!
When dad comes home from work!
My children are small, and what brings them joy right now are the candles we light with dinner. We started last year with an Advent wreath, and the kids enjoyed it so much that we continued lighting a single candle with our evening meals (“Because Jesus is the light of the world!”). We have come full circle this year with our Advent wreath once more, and the kids really connect with lighting our special candles.
Snuggling up with me and reading Bible stories brings my kids joy.
Haynes Home says
Joy to us is opening the numbered boxes daily with our two boys, (3.5 & 21 mths) on our nativity advent calendar as we eagerly await Jesus’ birth.
We also have the wise men traveling from the East, (upstairs part of our house) to bring gifts to Jesus.
It’s true joy to see and experience the excitement the boys have and talk through the account in Luke 2 with them as we teach them about celebrating the birth of Christ.
Music! Music brings my kids joy – whether they are making it, singing along with it, or listening. Thanks for the giveaway!
Worship truly brings joy into our home. Our 5 year old and 3 year old love to listen to music as they play. A Seeds set would be awesome to include and they would be hiding God’s Word in their heart.
Rebecca Dykhuis says
My children adore their Grandma and love spending time with her. When they see her car pull up, their faces are just filled with joy. The best part is, mine is too
What brings our family joy is opening our home to others. We love having guests and friends in our for casual get togethers.
Southern Gal says
Being together as a family and enjoying each other’s distinct personalities.
Listening to music blaring from the iTunes collection on our computer as we clean the house.
Anticipating the arrival of a new little grandbaby in June.
All this and more brings my family joy!
We find joy in giving to others. Whether it be offering Christmas cookies to neighbors, making gifts for family members, or secretly adopting a needy family for Christmas, we are blessed by giving.
Blessed Mom says
Joy is playing in the floor, tickling and giggling with my two children.
This is kind of silly but we live in Oregon where it rains and rains and rains and the other morning it was one of those beautiful blue skies, sun shining (cold) but gorgeous days and my 3 year old came out into the toy room where we have these huge windows looking out into this field of tall pine trees and he just stopped and his face lit up and he said Mom the sun is shining and it is a beautiful day! His whole face was in awe of the beauty out of our window and I just had to laugh and I told him yes it was a beautiful day and I thanked the Lord for that day, that morning, that moment, amd my son. That was joy for me that I stored in my heart to remember on these long rainy dreary dark days.
oops it’s 11:53 here, oh well! It was a wonderful reminder of that day, thanks!
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