On Memorizing Scripture: An Interview with @lillightomine

Margaret —  June 1, 2013 — 137 Comments

Giveaway: ABC Scripture Cards by @lillightomine

This week, we’re giving away THREE copies of my sweet friend, Courtney DeFeo's ABC Scripture Cards. These beautifully designed cards are meant to be hung around your house as a reminder to memorize and teach Scripture to your families. The product is designed for the mom's style and the child's heart. I just adore these Scripture memory cards and want to share them with you this week. I even got a chance to ask Courtney some questions about her ministry:

Margaret: For readers who aren’t familiar with the you or your work, what is Lil Light of Mine?

Courtney: Lil Light O' Mine was created to empower moms and change little lives through innovation in the home. It's a website that provides relevant products to moms and a blog where real moms share practical advice about faith in the home. ABC Scripture Cards released as the first product and have been widely popular among moms all over the country.

Who, specifically, would benefit from the ABC Scripture cards?

ABC Scripture Cards are essentially scripture memory cards with a style that moms will love. They are perfect for the desk area or kitchen - or any place in the home that moms will pass and remember to teach. Moms of two-year-olds to teens have benefited from the cards getting creative with how they incorporate them into their family. The product comes with an easel for displaying all 26, a magnet to display just one on the fridge or others have framed them at home (size is 5x7) in nurseries and playrooms. They are meaningful birthday and baptism gifts for any intentional parent.

Psalm 91:4

What’s the greatest compliment you’ve received on the ABC Scripture Cards?

The biggest compliment I can receive is when customers return. So many of the moms that purchase my cards come back for 3-4 more for their friends. They often remark what a difference they are making in their homes - how scripture memory has become fun and easy - how the conversations have changed and how they are learning new truths with their kids. That was the goal!

What do you hope will happen in the reader’s heart and mind after they place the cards around their home and memorize the verses?

My heart has always been to empower moms that they can share God's word with their family in a fun way. I pray it's a tool that turns "daunting" to "doable." My heart is also for kids and their perception of Jesus. From an early age, I want them to know He loves them, He cares for them and the Bible isn't just filled with rules and fear. There are some precious, loving and wonderful things to learn about the God that made them.

To win one of three copies of the ABC Scripture Cards, leave a comment below. Winners will be selected and announced on Friday.

Congratulations to the winners: Laurie, Kim, and Bethany Kush

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137 responses to On Memorizing Scripture: An Interview with @lillightomine

  1. These scripture cards are just beautiful! Not just for families with young children! Will definitely be ordering some, however, for a friend who’s about to have her second child:)

  2. Margaret Polino Nicholas June 1, 2013 at 4:31 am

    The cards would encourage anyone in the house, especially myself. I definitely would love the cards. Favorite passage: ” Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you. Jeremiah 1:5

  3. Christina Law June 1, 2013 at 5:02 am

    These are so beautiful.

  4. Lori Crickenberger June 1, 2013 at 5:19 am

    What a wonderful way to display scripture around the home. What a beautiful concept!! I would love to have them displayed in my home for my family to see. 🙂

  5. Michele Morin June 1, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Beautiful! What a great resource!

  6. Laura Hufford June 1, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Love these cards! God’s promise that NOTHING can separate us from His love. Romans 8:38-39.

  7. These sound really sound like a really excellent way to display Scripture for inspiration and also for help in memoratizion, which would be a much needed plus!

  8. These Scripture cards are wonderful and I can see just where to place them as reminders each day.

  9. Would love to use these in a mom’s program I teach. Beautiful…and powerful!

  10. Would love to use these!

  11. Love the cards…and Deut 31:8 that reminds me that The Lord will never leave me or forsake me, He is always with me!

  12. Beautiful Cards! I like Phillipians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

  13. A great resource for families. Love it.

  14. Ashley Čačs June 1, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Beautiful cards, would love to see these put up all around my house!

  15. Janie Hartman June 1, 2013 at 7:04 am

    My six year old granddaughter is coming to visit for 6 weeks and these would be wonderful to teach her about God’s love. Her parents are divorced and although she lives in a loving home, she does live in a home that actively practices Christianity.

  16. Debby Pierpoint June 1, 2013 at 7:08 am

    I am a Preschool teacher and these would be a great way to learn scripture with the kids.

  17. How do you register for the giveaway. I am always using index cards to create my own scripture cards. These look great!

  18. Include me in the giveaway. The cards look great. Is there a list of the verses included as well? Perhaps add some illustrated cards with room to add your own verses, too.

  19. I recently heard about these Scripture cards and would love to win a set. They were one of Elisabeth’s favorite things on The View.

    I love the verse in Luke 10:27 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.”

  20. I was so excited to see Courtney’s cards featured as Elisabeth’s favorite things on The View!! I am equally excited for the chance to win a set!!!

  21. They are beautiful!!!! I would love a set!!

  22. Sherilyn Leath June 1, 2013 at 8:32 am

    These will be such a blessing for today’s busy, overcommitted parents! And will make great gifts!!! Plus I just can’t wait to see what the verses are!!!

  23. I love the way that some mention God’s attributes. I’ve always found these to be helpful to recall in times of distress but just as encouraging in everyday times.

  24. Melody Talley June 1, 2013 at 9:41 am

    As a ministry wife of 30 years I have been looking for an affordable and meaningful gift that I can give each new mom at their shower. I believe this is it! Right now we have a dozen expectant Moms (one with twins) in our community of believers and this would be such a blessing. Thank you!

  25. Linda Valenzuela June 1, 2013 at 10:09 am

    These are great little tools to have around my room! I love house stylish they are and so convenient!! Great product!!

  26. Oyedeji Johnson June 1, 2013 at 10:17 am

    The ABC Scripture cards will really help out in Nigeria where bible reading habit is on a high decline.
    My favourite bible verse is Isaiah 26:3-4

  27. My three year old and I are memorizing the “E” verse this week. “Encourage one another daily as long as it is called today.” These cards have been a great conversation starter about topics like encouragement, compassion, etc!

  28. Donna McCormack June 1, 2013 at 10:37 am

    These look so wonderful. Thanks for sharing the info with me.

  29. Wow! Lovely! Living with memory problems makes memorising Scripture difficult. These will really help.

  30. What a wonderfully crafted, inspirational tool for teaching & memorizing God’s Holy Word!!
    These would be so nice for Sunday School and for Our Ladies’ Bible study!!

  31. These cards look very useful and beautiful! Matt 5:16

  32. I love them. They are totally beautiful.

  33. I’d be thrilled to have these in my home! I have a geown daughter and grandaughter living back at home and I’d love to have these all over for encouragement and inspiration! I hope I win!!

  34. What a lovely way to keep the scripture before our eyes…daily! One of my favorite verses is “We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the Gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.” (1 Thes 2:8) This passage reminds me of all who have reached out to my family as well as gives a picture for our ministry with others.

  35. I absolutely love these. I can’t wait to get mine.

  36. Oh my goodness, I love those!! What a terrific idea, and they’re just too cute. Thanks for the opportunity to win a set 🙂

  37. I’m so glad to find out about these beautiful and purposeful cards. I’ll look into possibly carrying them on our website and my sales tables at events. Knowing and memorizing God’s Word is healing and helping. I’m sure these cards will help.

  38. mongupp (@mongupp) June 1, 2013 at 11:29 am

    “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

    I often quote this when the kids are being mean to each other! Also quote it to myself!

  39. What a wonderful idea…and an authentic way to help nurture and develop a mature faith in our children at home or at school. I teach Kindergarten – 3rd grade inner city children at a private school in the San Francisco Bay Area. I can imagine numerous ways to use these in a classroom! You asked about a favorite verse…so many to choose from, but one that gets repeated quite frequentlly at home and at school is, “Forget yourself long enough to lend a helping hand.” Phil. 2:4 (Mes). As a family–whether at home or at school–we show our love for God by loving and serving others in many different ways.

  40. Honey Cunningham June 1, 2013 at 11:50 am

    These are beautiful cards! I will remember these for future baby gifts. Favorite verse: Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

  41. These scripture memory cards are beautifully done! I’d love to win a set to display at my office, as I work with a group of great people, who while they are unsaved are “intrigued” that I am and are always asking questions about the things in my office…these would be a great addition. Their beauty are sure to capture the eye of these young artists.

  42. Carol McCracken June 1, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    I would love to have these in my home…great way to do some memory work and they are so pretty. I think I would split them up and take some to work as I am in front of people all day in the Insurance agency…..

  43. I would like to win these scripture cards for my husband so he could put it on his desk at work and so he could walk daily with The Lord. I pray to God to touch my husband’s heart with one of these verses. Hopefully someday we could go to church together as a family.

    • But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. (2 Peter 3:18 NIV)

  44. I love so many of them–it’s hard to choose just one! But one of our faves comes from Ephesians 4:2, “Be completely humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Thank you for the generous giveaway!

  45. The cards are so lovely! And I’ve been wanting to get back into Scripture memory. I’d love to win a set of these!

  46. Lourdes P. Agosto June 1, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Oh! I absolutely love this Scripture cards! I would love to have this cards in my home!
    There are so many powerful verses. I love so many! But I like to remind my kids that God is always for them. I want them to have no doubt that when they call Him, He will answer and He will show them the way. It says, “Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and incomprehensible things you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3)
    Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

  47. Tossing my name in for a chance to win the ABC Scripture Cards for my precious
    niece Nevaeh! (Heaven spelled backwards) Thanks for the opportunity to bless.

  48. Absolutely perfect! Thanks for creating these!

  49. This is such a blessing. My scripture would be Jeremiah 29:11. As a family, it is important that God will lead us and guide us to follow the lifetime plans he has for us.

  50. Karen Atchley June 1, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Love these cards! Would be great for my home or classroom or as a baby shower gift! Thanks for showcasing them.

  51. Awesome gift idea! Blessings everyone!

  52. What a great way to provide scripture to all who enter your home. Thank you for the opportunity to win a set of them. Blessings!

  53. What a great idea – and beautiful resource to display. Would be great for adults and children alike.

  54. Lovely resource! Would love to win 🙂

  55. Danielle Neal June 1, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    These are a beautiful way to exercise “Scripture saturation”. I would love to win a set to have around to influence my family, especially me. 🙂

  56. Love these!! Would love to add as decoration for a daily reminder : )

  57. I made it a habit to have lots of scripture visible around my house so that it would always be before my children’s eyes and in their minds every day! I love these cards as they will help us to continue to put the Word of God right in front of us! One verse that is on a plaque in our den is Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” That verse from their childhood has brought them much comfort in the present as they seek God’s plans for their future.

  58. Beautiful!

  59. These cards are beautiful! Last week I was thinking of printing off verses to put around my house, but these are so much more beautiful than anything I could create. I would love to win a set of these!! 🙂

  60. What an ingenious idea! Beautiful cards – I’d like to frame them to use. Thanks for sharing this!

  61. These are beautiful! Fav verse is Zephaniah 3:17…would be really curious if that scripture is in these cards. Would look so beautiful around my home for my daughter and I, to encourage each day with scripture.

  62. Kelly Goodman June 1, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I’ve never seen ABC Scripture Cards and am thrilled! What a unique way to learn scripture. Love them! I have a picture from years past that have ABCs with a short verse, but it doesn’t compare to these. Thank you for the opportunity to win a set. God bless you!

  63. Love these and what a great gift idea!

  64. I am imagining these memory cards in my house as I teach my four year old about Jesus and God and how to have a relationship with Him. God is good. Have a blessed day.

  65. Gretchen Miller June 1, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Isaiah 26:3 is my favorite verse to share with my family. “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in You.”

  66. These cards are beautiful! I have to say, that while we read Children’s Bibles and talk about God, I don’t really share passages with my kids (3 and 1) . this would be a great way to start

  67. I would LOVE these!!

  68. These are beautiful and such a great helper for kids and reminder for parents.

  69. Love the cards! Current favorite passage is: “your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”.

  70. These are adorable! I have never seen anything like these before.

  71. Amazing resource for our family! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  72. Amy Faith Martin June 1, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    The LORD has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad. Psalm 118:24 is the best way to start any day 🙂

  73. I’ve been wanting to put Scriptures throughout our home and these Scripture cards would be a great way to do that! Thank you for the giveaway!

  74. EEP, LOVE these. We talk about the Shema quite a bit around here in light of Scripture memory – Duet. 6:4-9

  75. What a great way to see scripture throughout your day,especially being a stay at home mom. Favorite scripture: Love The Lord your God with all of your heart, strength and soul. And love your neighbor as yourself.

  76. I love this idea and will definitely be ordering some as baby gifts but I am going to order a set for my mom who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. What a beautiful daily way to be remind her of God’s amazing love and provision.

  77. Would love these cards!
    Ephesians 4:29

  78. I homeschool my son who has special needs and these cards would be a great way to help teach him to recognize the letters while including God’s word. Jer. 29:11 “For I know the plan I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

  79. Hi! I would love to win these beautiful cards! Thank you for the opportunity! 🙂 My favorite verse is Hebrews 11:1 Now Faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see. 🙂

  80. I just ordered a set for a special friend and her children. Would love to have a set of my own. Isn’t that the way it always is-we give to others before ourselves.

  81. I LOVE these! I teach third grade and am going to use these in my classroom! Can’t wait for my kiddos to leAve 3rd grade with these 26 amazing, applicable verses written on their precious hearts!!!

  82. Oops! My fav verse: Colossians 3:23!

  83. Kristy Ufheil June 2, 2013 at 8:29 am

    “Enter His gates with THANKSGIVING and His courts with PRAISE!” –Psalm 100:4

  84. What a wonderfully clever idea! I would love to have a set of these in my home. Thanks for the opportunity.

  85. Would love to use these with my little ones.

  86. Jennifer Cabbage June 2, 2013 at 10:05 am

    LOVE the idea of the ABC Scripture Cards!! Would love to pass them along to my brother and sister-in-law as they are expecting their first child! Love John 1:16-“From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another”.

  87. Kelly Espinoza June 2, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I would love these Scripture Cards. They are so pretty and look so nice framed or on display!!!!!

  88. I LOVE these cards! I purchased a set for myself to use over the summer with my children, and I purchased a set to give to my daughter’s preschool teacher who also has young children, so I hope they will be a blessing to her as well! I plan to purchase more for gifts!

  89. Heather Snider June 2, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Wow! What a great concept! The two verses I pray over my boys each night are you are fearfully and wonderfully made from Psalm 139 and I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans for hope and a future from Jeremiah 29:11. Thanks for sharing this innovative product with us!


  90. I would love to win a set of these scripture cards for my home! I just ordered a set for my grandchildren, but would like some myself.

  91. I love these scripture cards. They are so pretty and i love the very applicable verses. I would love to have a set displayed in my home to use in memorizing with my six children.

  92. I don’t have one particular scripture, but for awhile we would choose a verse each week and work on memorizing it together during dinner. We would also discuss how the kids were living out that scripture at school. These would be useful to integrate that once again.

  93. Fav verse is John 8:12 🙂

  94. I would love to win these for my grandboys!!!,

  95. Excited to win!!! Hmmmm I think I just found an idea for a baby gift!!!

  96. Excited!! Now I have a a baby gift idea. So many great verses

  97. what a wonderful tool to keep the Word at hand and in the faces of ourselves and our loved ones! Looking forward to having a set and buying more for gifts!

  98. My favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares The Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” I would appreciate the ABC scripture cards! Thank you!

  99. These cards are an adorable way to display and see daily God’s words.

    I Can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! Phillippians 4:13

  100. These are beautiful. Ordering a set for myself and a friend that just had her 2nd last week:) Thanks for sharing!

  101. I would love to win a set! They are so beautiful; a great reminder throughout the day.
    Hard to pick one favorite verse. I have clung to this one often: Isaiah 41:10 – “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

  102. They are beautiful cards and as a newly Baptized Christian, along with my daughter & grand daughter, these would be an awesome daily reminder to give everything to our Heavenly Father

  103. These cards are exquisite. I love Isaiah 43-such a powerful reminder that God is always with me.

  104. My family and I would love these….my favorite is Phil. 4:13 “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
    But a close second is Ecc. 3:1-8 – showing there is a reason for everything even if we don’t know what it is.

  105. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but
    after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not
    writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say great blog!

  106. Heidi McDowell June 3, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I have four kids at home that could use them along with the other children at my church . We love Phillippians 4: 13 not only do i have it on the Wall at home in their bedroom we also say it alot to keep strong. God bless!

  107. Pick me! Pick me! 🙂 I LOVE this idea! Incredible! God inspired for sure! My favorite verse to remind me kids of and pray over them is Jeremiah 29:11 – probably b/c it has most impacted my own life! “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

  108. Darcie Petersen June 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    These are so lovely!

  109. These are precious and would fit quite nicely on the corner of my desk at work. 🙂

  110. Abbi Paulseth June 4, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    How beautiful. I have been looking for decorations that would not only impact my students, but also look great in my classroom! This would be a great resource for memorizing scripture. Thank you for sharing this fabulous creation.

  111. These are absolutely GORGEOUS and I definitely think they would be great! I have a 2.5 year old and another baby on the way in a few weeks, what a way to help my kiddos learn Scripture!

  112. These are beautiful. Would love a set to use with my preteen. 🙂

  113. Colossians 3:23. Such beautiful cards that would be a great encouragement in my new home!

  114. Kathy Van Cott June 4, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I love the verses in Deuteronomy 6:5-9 and love being surrounded by Scripture in my house. My children also greatly benefit from the God-atmosphere. The past few years I have had chronic health problems and sometimes struggle “keeping my head above the water”. These cards are beautiful and uplifting! I will be looking into ordering several for friends and family.

  115. I think these cards are a beautiful way to display scripture in the home. I would love to own them. 🙂

  116. I don’t have one verse, but an entire book! I would want my family to find the same comfort and joy that I find in the book of Philippians. As long as my children as with me, I want them to experience God joyfully and gleefully.

  117. The Lord has impressed on my heart that I need to hide more of His Word in my heart. I am working on some scriptures now, but would love to add these as well. Plus, scripture on display in the home always seems to be a conversation starter 🙂

  118. I love sharing the fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5:22-23.

  119. I LOVE these Scripture Cards, because they are a great tangible visual aid that would be a great addition to every home.

  120. Blessings!

  121. Beautiful! What a lovely way to share God’s Word and make it more memorable. Would LOVE to have them!

  122. I love them already just seeing this one card. This morning I was overwhelmed by His goodness. I shared verses on FB referencing His goodness.

  123. I would love this! My favorite Scripture is Psalm 139

  124. Sylvia Alonzo June 4, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    What a beautiful way to memorize Gods word.

  125. These cards are beautiful! Would make a great gift. Fave verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart…”

  126. Christe Dodds June 4, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Lovely. What a beautiful way to memorize Scripture!

  127. These are beautiful and would look fabulous on my desk.

  128. What a beautiful gift these would make to a dear friend I’ve been praying for. Thanks for a chance to win.

  129. Ooooo! Love, love these, pretty for the heart, pretty for the house.

  130. Thanks for this giveaway! These are beautiful!

  131. Beautiful cards to display in your home!

  132. I would absolutely love to have these cards in my home, not only as a great way to teach my kids to memorize scripture but to keep God’s Word right in front of me, too!!

  133. These are beautiful scripture cards

  134. lisa grainger June 5, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    LOVE! My grand daughter Cobi would love them too!!

  135. We are always quoting Matthew 7: regarding judging….we try to live in a judge free zone so that we keep the lines of communication open.

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