Day 20: Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing

For those of us who love the Jesus Storybook Bible, Sally Lloyd-Jones has just published another reason for our hearts to sing–it’s her new devotional book for children entitled, Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing.

And guess what arrived on my doorstep this week?

I can’t wait to read through it with my kiddos at breakfast before school. The kiddie devotional thoughts are short and sweet and just long enough to read over a quick morning bowl of cheerios or hearty oatmeal. I can’t think of a healthier way to start the day. Nourishment for the body and soul! And what’s healthier than singing?

Tim Keller writes in the foreword:

“Why has so little attention ever been given to the devotional lives of children? Of course we should be doing all the standard things: teaching them the catechism, including them in family devotions, helping them to participate in worship. But encouraging a child to develop his or her own devotional life has long been a missing piece that has direct effect on whether a child grows up with a balanced spiritual life or one that is dangerously one sided….Somehow, however, the experiential side of a relationship with God is often neglected so that by the time children are teens, they are woefully lopsided–long on information, but short on experience of God’s presence.”

Hmm…good food for thought.

I’m writing for 31 days of {Healthy} Living this month.
Join me and let’s LIVE! Check out the end of Day 1 for the link to all the posts.