Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival

Well, here it is time once more for Sunday Snippets ! Thanks to RAnn for hosting!  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.  How about sharing yours? 

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Marion Howard" #
by May Ramsay
(free Google book)
{Sunday Book}

"Dear Pen Pal" #
by Heather Vogel Frederick


(Kindle book]

{carried over from last week} 

"Richie Rich Digest Winners"

[comic digest]

( loan)

"The Secret Language"

by Ursula Nordstrom
[children's fiction]
( loan)

"N 2 Deep" 

by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
"Please Reply!"
by Dandi Daley Mackall
"4Give  & 4Get"
by Kristi Holl
( series, created by Terry K. Brown;
children's fiction, Christian, [Protestant, denomination
not specified] )

"Just Patty" #

by Jean Webster
(read online, free)

"Truly Elizabeth"

by Edna Weiss
[children's fiction]

"Henry Huggins"

by Beverly Cleary
[children's fiction]
( loan)

"A New and Different Summer"
"I Met a Boy I Used to Know"
{carrying over into next week}
by Lenora Mattingly Weber

[YA fiction]

I know this looks like a long list, but many of the books on it are children's books, and quick reads.

Memorizing Bible Verses

This is adapted, and very much expanded, from a post in one of my old blogs.

I loved the tv show "The Waltons", but I didn't agree, and still don't agree, with the way Olivia sometimes punished her children by making them memorize Bible verses. IMO, the Bible should NOT be used for punishment.

As for having children memorize Bible verses, that, in itself, is a good practice, especially if the parents also learn new verses.  For example,there is the following sentence in "The Long Winter," by Laura Ingalls Wilder:
First Grace, then Carrie, then Laura and Mary, and Ma repeated their verses.

When should children begin memorizing Bible verses?  Please keep in mind that I'm no expert, but I believe that they can start learning them at a very early age, before they are aware that they are learning Bible verses.
Simply repeat several "child friendly" verses as a matter of course, just as you would repeat, let us say, "Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been?"
By the time the child is old enough to understand the words, those Bible verses will have become loved and familiar, in good part because your child will associate them with a voice that is loved and familiar... your voice.