This post has been a few months in the making, and it has become near and dear to my heart as I have thought so much about scripture study and talked with many of you about how and why you make it happen. I have learned and been so uplifted by hearing the ups and downs of family study. I am such a believer in gaining strength and power from sharing ideas, and this has been so helpful for me to get insights from so many faithful families. I hope you enjoy what these families have shared, and take some of these examples to help reinvent or strengthen your family’s gospel study. I have been tweaking things around my own home because of so much that has been shared–but not only that, I also have a renewed determination to keep going! So without further ado, here are a few ideas from people who are really making it happen:
Laura Cope, mother of four (ages 1-8) @marathon.momma
I am happy to say that in the eight years of having kids, we have kept scripture reading a priority, but what that looks like is wildly different any given day. Some days I can almost see that “perfect scene” my husband and I dreamed of before becoming parents… but MOST often– 95% of the time, we have four wild little people! I have to keep the scripture Hebrews 11:1 in my heart: “Faith is the substance of things HOPED for, the evidence of things NOT SEEN.” As parents, we are “hoping” that our kids are getting some golden nuggets from our scripture reading every day. Most days, the evidence of our scripture reading can seem “unseen”. In those sweet moments that I DO see it– oh what JOY!