I hope you're having a Happy Thanksgiving!! I thought I'd honor the holiday by sharing something for which I'm thankful.
Wait for it.... I'm thankful for...… PODCASTS!! Aren't they awesome!
In all honesty, I'm serious. I am thankful for a couple of specific podcasts. My kids and I spend a bunch of time in the car. Earlier this year, I came across these podcasts. There are three that I will be sharing with you today.
First I want to encourage you to think about using podcasts as an effective way to share Biblical truths with your children. I have a friend who calls kids a captive audience in the car. They can really only listen (or watch) what you make them while in the car. It's not like they can walk away. However, the fun part is that these are podcasts my children ask for by name. Let's take a look!
The first one is "Kids Bible Stories" by Jessica White.
Jessica does a great job of retelling stories in scripture. Each podcast is about 8-12 minutes long, which is a perfect length for younger listeners. She jumps around throughout the Bible and even attaches an application with each story.
The second one is "By Kids, For Kids Bible Stories" by Audiovisual Education.
This one will warm your heart!! It is hosted by two Australian boys. They dramatize each story complete with voice changes and dramatic music for effect! They stepped through major stories from Creation to the time of Joshua. I'm not quite sure why they stopped making new episodes, but hopefully they will start up again in January. Each episode is about 5-9 minutes long. This is my three year old's favorite. She asks to listen to it, daily even though we've listened to each episode at least three times each.
The final one is my favorite and thankfully my kids thoroughly enjoy listening to it. "Truth Seekers: Bible stories for Kids" by Sherilyn Grant is the best!!
Sherilyn started at creation and began walking through the story of Truth. Each episode is about 10-15 minutes long and covers one specific piece of the story of the Children of Israel. At the end of each episode she asks the question, "What truth do we see in this story?" and invites the listener to discuss a truth about God that we can learn from this story. She also never leaves an episode without telling you exactly where in scripture you can read the story discussed.
All three of these podcasts have been a blessing! This is a fun way to fill my kids with scripture daily!! I love how these shows start conversations about God's Word and pricks their hearts with questions.
Another suggestion is the Bible app that allows you to listen to scripture with no frills. We used this feature while studying for the Bible Bowl earlier this year. This feature is available in multiple versions so that you can choose one that will be understood by younger listeners.
I certainly hope you're able to take time to share your faith with family and friends this week (including your children)!! I hope that you're able to show your family and friends just how thankful you are for them being the blessings that God meant for them to be in your life!!