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Matthew Isn’t Just the Name of the First Gospel

Lois has been working on Scripture memorization with the kids lately, using Susan Hunt’s excellent book, My ABC Bible Verses, which teaches a new verse each chapter that starts with a subsequent letter of the alphabet.

The most recent verse starts with the letter ‘B,’ from Matthew 5:9:

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called sons of God.

By way of background, our 3-year-old daughter Calissa tends to be last in line during memorization time, so by the time it gets to her, she sorta has already picked up on the verse because her 3 older siblings have had to recite it clearly.

This evening, over the dinner table, Lois decided to quiz just Calissa on “Matthew 5:9.”    Calissa said in response, “Blessed are the cheesemakers for they will be called sons of God!”

“Cheesemakers?!” we said.

At which she giggled knowingly and added, “Matthew 5:9!”

But she didn’t stop there.

She pointed at her oldest brother Matthew… then pointed at each of her other siblings, and then said,

Andrew 5:9!”

Emmie 5:9!

Bethany 5:9!”

Finally she finished triumphantly, “Calissa 5:9!”

Silly girl.  What a rascal!

Posted in Humor, Our Family.

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  1. Andrea says

    Have you been showing her The Life of Brian again? 😉 It’s sad that I know so many Monty Python quotes.

  2. Evers says

    Andrea, that is scary. I had no idea that Python had that. I’m sure he got it from a cute child.

  3. Rebecca says

    tee hee, too cute 🙂

  4. Violin Mom says

    That is such a cute story. It is funny how childrens’ minds work!

  5. Mary Beth says


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