I have been so excited about writing this post!
Yancy has a heart for teaching big truths to small children. She had the idea to write some lullabies for her son that taught truths straight from scripture. The songs touch on themes like God as creator, God as Ruler, God as our Refuge, Jesus as Saviour, joy, sin and our need for mercy and much more...
The songs are all chilled and quite acoustic in style, "stripped back" and unplugged. Ava sat and listened mesmerised to them while she ate her lunch and danced along with some of them too. Many of the lyrics are straight from the Bible, so they're good for Scripture memorization (something I am terrible at!)
One of THE most exciting things about Yancy's album though, is the app she has produced alongside it. With some experienced children's workers to help her, the app takes each song and provides a bible reading, short and child friendly devotional with questions to discuss, an activity to do and a prayer. While my girls are still a little too young to appreciate this, it is definitely something we will try probably when Ava turns 2. Alongside the devotionals, are some really helpful, and practical, articles on christian parenting (very timely in the light of last Sunday!)
What is great, is that this is an album and an app for the whole family. Heidi is already listening to the music... never too young to soak in Gospel truth!!! And I too have found real value in letting the words soak in as I go about my day at home. The CD can be bought through Yancy's website here and the app is free to download (and also has all the music on it) if you search it on any tablet or phone.
Now for the exciting bit for you guys, Yancy has kindly offered one free copy of her CD to give away to one of you, my lovely readers! How exciting! Perhaps you are a family who would really benefit from some great Gospel-centred devotional material, perhaps you have a grandchild, nephew, niece, godchild or family friend who you could give it to... all you need to do is comment in the comments section below and I will randomly pick one lucky winner next Friday! The giveaway closes next Thursday at midnight!
So why not check out Yancy's website and, in the meantime, don't forget to download the free app "Roots for the Journey"... why not go have a look-see?!