Charlotte Mason had a motto for her students, "I am. I can. I ought. I will." This past spring and summer I had the opportunity to do the All Day Charlotte Mason Seminar put out by Sonya Shafer of Simply Charlotte Mason.com. She (Sonya Shafer) talks about how in her house they matched each of these phrases with a bible verse.
I really liked the idea and I added a little bit of a twist for our family. The short motto is the same, but we also have an expanded version.
I am a child of God. I am capable. (1 Timothy 4:12)
I can do many things with God's help. (Phillipians 4:13)
I ought to treat others and myself with love and respect. (Mark 12:30-31)
I will do my best in all things.
We have been learning about one line each week and each line also has a memory verse with it (not the exact same one's Ms. Shafer uses).
I could just tell you the verses, but really...what fun would that be?
Here is the deal. I want you to guess the passages. Some of them are obvious and others probably are not (I think I will is the hardest to figure out). For every 10 valid guesses (not just starting in Genesis and working your way forward) I will give you a clue. It is collaborative, so talk amongst yourself.
I will let you know as you are getting close and when you get one of them correct.
IF you can successfully figure out all 4 verses, I will give away a $25 Target gift card in a drawing of everyone who participated. Get your mothers, brothers, smart husbands, and friends and start talking. You may come up with better verses or verses you may want to use for yourself! Who knows, maybe next year we will learn the verse you found.
This contest is open until there have been no comments on this post for 1 week. International readers are welcome, although the prize may be awarded a little bit differently (Kylie email me if you have any ideas or know what will work).