If you answered yes to the question posted in the title of my blog post today, I cannot wait to introduce you to Courtney DeFeo. My dear friend, Bobbie Wolgemuth, encouraged me to visit Courtney’s website a few months ago. And when I did, it brought tears to my eyes to meet a mom filled with so much passion for not only her children but also all children, to know and love the Word of God. How I wish my Lauren and Bo were young again so that I could engage in the amazing amount of wisdom and fun she shares on her blog every week.
I couldn’t wait to meet Courtney and invite her to share with us her GREAT BIG HEART for kids and for God’s Word. I pray you will be blessed by the time you spend with her here today.
Her ABC Scripture cards are a wonderful Christmas gift idea for your kids, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, friends, neighbors, and the list goes on!! Please hop over to her website and check it out. You can find all the information you need in her guest post below. And if you leave a comment today, you will be eligible for the drawing to win a set of her Scripture cards.
Meet Courney DeFeo…
I remember the moment. Ella was 4 ½ and Larson two years old. I was having an out of body moment or as we say now … I was coming “unglued.”
Both girls were not obeying. They would not do one thing I asked them to do. Can you even imagine? A two-year-old and a four-year-old being defiant? And, I think Ella smacked Larson or something absurd and I started to explain WHY we don’t do such things.
I was exhausted and I was speechless. I was so OVER the “because I told you so”… and I knew I needed some key scriptures in my heart and their hearts.
At the same time, God was doing a work in me. I was sorting through prayers and nudges about my career that I left behind, my identity and how He might use all of my past experience, gifts and talents to serve Him. Full story here.
I had heard of folks putting scripture to the alphabet – that would help them memorize it! This would help me have a common language with the girls.
I looked some up online that were printouts, and I didn’t really love the verses chosen or the format. I just had a selfish desire. I wanted them to be really relevant in my home (nice way to say “stylish please.”) I wanted them out on display like décor, but useful enough that we could “teach” and “train” as we went about the day. Moms are amazing multi-taskers.
So, combine the transplant God was doing on my heart and my desire to make some changes in my home and you get the first product that was launched on LilLightOMine
ABC Scripture Cards were designed for mom’s style and the child’s heart. I thought my friends and their friends might buy them, but I had no idea that thousands would buy them in the first year. And I definitely had no idea they would end up on The View. The thought of God’s work coming alive in homes all over is so thrilling.
Ella is now six and knows all 26 by heart. And so do I! Larson knows half (4 years old). We have a common language that has helped me tremendously in parenting. They are still children and still defiant – but I believe God’s word never returns void. I am praying and trusting these will stay with her for life and surface in her heart and thoughts when she needs them most.
For instance, when someone was mean to her at school, we could easily talk about the appropriate response.
When they are worried ALREADY about their looks – or when they make a great choice, I remind them what God is focused on.
I am beyond passionate about empowering moms and changing little lives. We are all in this together. There are so many ways to bring faith to life in your home – as you know from the beautiful Wendy Blight. This product is just one way,
Thank you, Wendy. for giving me this space to speak about the God I adore and the little lights in our homes – our kids that can shine so bright for His glory.
Would you like to win a set?
ENTER TO WIN by leaving a comment sharing a time when you helped your child hide God’s Word in his or her heart. What great encouragement we will have this week as we read each other’s stories!!! I will announce the winner on my birthday, October 15th! I will also be announcing my new on-line study that day!