Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sweet Singing Moments

When my mom was growing up, she and my grandma used to sing hymns while washing and drying the dishes.  These days my grandma (we now call her GG for Great Grandma) lives with my parents because she can’t see that well anymore and she needs 24 hour supervision.  Every now and then when I visit or call them, mom and GG still enjoy harmonizing together.  How beautiful.  I want that with my kids!
“Praise the LORD!  For it is good to sing praises to our God;  For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.”  Psalm 147:1
Matthew and I used to sing together before he went to bed but for some reason we stopped.  In the car we have Veggie Tales and Cedermont Kids Worship CDs that we hear OVER & OVER & OVER &…. So our kids know the songs real well. 
“Praise the LORD!  Sing to the LORD a new song, and His praise in the assembly of saints.” Psalm 149:1
One day I heard the most SWEETEST little girl singing voice coming out of our daughter singing “El Shaddai.”  She loves singing that song and “Jesus Loves Me.”  There’s one they sing at church, “You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out… and you shake it all about, You give your heart to Jesus and you turn yourself around, that’s what it’s all about.”  Whatever it is, let’s sing with our kids.  GG doesn’t have her eyesight anymore, but she has a daughter that will sing a hymn with her at a moment’s notice.
“Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.  Praise the LORD!” Psalm 150:6


  1. I just loved reading this Laura! Thanks for sharing and reminding us to do more singing and worshiping with our kiddos, what a lasting effect! I am especially partial to El Shaddai because it was sung at our wedding!:) xo

  2. I'm still singing those Steve Green "Hide Them in your Heart" songs from days of old with our kids! Sing it and Dance it out with your babes! GG will be so proud of her legacy.