We made a goal at the beginning of the school year, to pray and read scriptures together as a family every morning. We've been doing pretty well and I'm happy with how well we've been sticking with it. One of the things I have liked about it is that Katrina has become more and more comfortable with reading from the scriptures.
I think it's great for children to have the opportunity to read from the scriptures even when they're young and don't understand all of the vocabulary. It's a great opportunity for us, as parents, to stop and explain what things mean (teaching them about words and about the contents of the scriptures). It also helps them to become familiar with the language used in the scriptures so that as they grow older, it will not feel foreign to them.
I had the opportunity recently to review Nicole Carpenter's new book, 52 Weeks to Fortify Your Family. This is a book full of weekly themes that includes an entire year of quick and powerful daily devotionals using scripture from the Bible and the Book of Mormon.
Each weekly theme includes scriptures, quotes, thoughtful questions, and references to conference talks that relate to it. If you want to study the scriptures by topic or to focus each week as a family on a particular area or goal, this is an awesome way to get started without having to put a ton of time and preparation in, just to get going!
The book is available on Amazon as an ebook or a paperback book as well as from the book's website. You can visit Nicole on her blog, MOMentity.com :)
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Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for review purposes. All opinions shared are my own.