WHEW! Well, I did not get this Day 5 post prepared ahead of time. It was a crazy week with other commitments and I had no time to finish. So here is Day 5, one day late. Thanks for being patient!
I've posted about this before in one of my wrap up posts a couple of years ago. I'm updating our scripture box and decided to share it. We haven't actually used it in a while, so we're starting from scratch with daily verses. I suspect we'll move through it much more quickly since all those verses are already rattling around in our heads. This is also a great time to start Merrick on the scripture box.
If you google it, I'm sure you'll find lots of similar boxes. We had ours in a plastic container which was fine when we only had a few cards. As our card collection grew, I realized they were too big when they had to stand upright. So, I picked up this new box at Dollar General. It's tall enough to close even when all the cards are standing up.
I keep several sharpies of different colors in the box. When I write a new card, I choose the color based on where/why we are memorizing it. Co-op is orange, Rangers (which we no longer attend) is blue, and AWANA is green, etc.
The first verses you want to learn go under the "daily" tab. You'll practice them, well, daily. Once you've learned it/them, you move that card to the "odd" or "even" tab to practice on odd or even numbered days. As you learn more scripture and shift the cards back, they will go under a day of the week, and eventually under a number card to be recited on day each month. In this way, even verses you've memorized will be practiced at least one day each month.
Besides the cards I've written, we've collected random cards from VBS, magazines, favorite websites... all over the place. These are currently tucked in the back.
We used these cards often for a few years and then got out of the habit. It's definitely a simple way to keep practicing verses and Hiding the Word in Their Hearts.
Thanks again for joining me (and the rest of my Crew mates. We've enjoyed sharing our thoughts with you and I sincerely hope you are feeling inspired.