Thursday, January 10, 2013

How We Do Bible in Our Home School

First of all, Happy New Year to all. We have enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and New Year's and now we are getting back into the flow of our routine.
So for lack of nothing else to post about, I thought I would share our Bible program with you.

We have been working through the 49 Bible Character Qualities, which I got from the Duggars and we also have been going through Balancing the Sword.  I bought Balancing the Sword from Vision Forum.

So, we learn a new character quality every 3 weeks or so.  We learn 2 memory verses to support that particular quality and read bible stories that help illustrate it.  I give Rebekah vocabulary words from the memory verses, that she writes the definitions for as well.  So far we have learned about;  Truthfulness, Self-control, Wisdom, Orderliness, Alertness, Obedience and Resourcefulness.

Right now, we are learning about Hospitality.  Our 2 memory verses are;

"Do not forget to entertain strangers. For by doing so, some have unknowingly entertained angels." Hebrew 13:2

"Be hospitable to one another without grumbling."  1 Peter 4:9

They write each memory verse in a notebook. Which is great copy work.

We have the half lined/half blank notebooks, so they colour a picture on the top part and write the character quality.  Which is great for art.

To start bible time each morning, we recite the current memory verse and sometimes have review. Then we open in prayer before reading the chapter of the bible we are on.  Balancing the Sword is a bible study book, that asks questions for each book of the bible. Right now we are reading 2 Samuel. 

After we answer the questions, we all say one thing we are thankful to God for and say our prayer requests. We then pray for these things.  Lately, I have been trying to remember to sing a hymn to close our bible time.


  1. I like how structured your Bible time is. I usually let the girls pick out a story from their Bibles to read and discuss, we say a prayer, sing a few songs, and learn a new hymn. We also work on memory work sporadically: I need to find a better system for doing this. I like how the character qualities work with scripture memorization. That is something I may look into more of.

    Thanks for sharing. Your post has given me some great ideas!


  2. I love this idea and really want to try this in our day! I have been wanting to do this character study for a long time now. This is the encouragement I needed to see, to get me started. I also wanted to tell you thank you for your kind words on my blog. I can't tell you how many people, even friends say things like, "it must be really hard going back and forth" and "I'm glad its you and not me"... but your words are exactly what I'm trying to live and the example I want to be. That my job is to support and follow my husband. Thank you so much for the encouragement and prayer it really meant a lot to me!

    1. Hi Shannon
      You would really enjoy doing this bible time with your kids.
      And I just want you to know that I think you are doing a wonderful job! God is so good!

  3. Thank you for sharing - you have given me some good ideas for Bible time with my grandsons! Good for "grandma", too ;)