So my wife has come up with a great idea to start teaching the kids some Bible verses and has made up the creative fun cards that we leave on the dining table and discuss during meals. For me I'm hoping not only will the kids start to remember them but to also match the words visually to what they're saying and will help them learn to read. (I've been trying to teach Noah how to sound out words so he can start to read the....it's not been as productive as I like but I keep at it hoping the light will come on; he is only 3 right now.) We also work with Noah on some sight words too.
So back to dinner tonight and Noah is repeating the first first that he's memorized:
"As for me and my house, we will server the Lord." - Joshua 24:15
He knows it and can recite word for word. Not bad, he makes his Daddy proud. Next up is the second verse he's working on and he proudly recites it:
"Be kind to one another and chop each other up."
I almost spit my spoonful of spaghetti all over the table. Melissa and I were laughing too hard to correct him. Yes you read that right he said CHOP each other up. LOL.The verse should say:
"Be kind to one another and build each other up." - 1 Thessalonians 5:11
If you don't think God has a sense of humor, hang around a kid. :)
And yes we did correct him. Hey, at least he got the be kind part right.