Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Matt is the director of teaching for our church's Awana program. This means that he is responsible for the 25-minute teaching times for K-2nd, and 3rd-4th grades during Awana each week. Each month he is focusing on the fruit of the Spirit. October's study is on self-control. In planning for tonight's teaching time, he remembered a song from our childhood and sent me to the store to see if I could find it. To my surprise, our local Christian books store carried it.

With great delight I purchased and brought home "Bullfrogs and Butterflies" and "The Music Machine." For those of you who grew up in Christian homes in the late 70's and early 80's, these names should ring a bell for you! On the way home from the store I rocked out to some favorite old songs like, Have Patience, The String Song, This Is The Day, Practice Makes Perfect, and I Like Knowing God the Best.

The self-control song is going to be a great puppet show tonight! And then I can't wait to introduce Snapper and Pepper to these classics!!!


Jenn said...

I still have the record to these! I love singing them to my kids.

Emily Bertholic said...

I have the records, too, but the quality of the cd's is SO much better. They are only $7.98 at Mardel!

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH! I loved these as a kid! I bet my parents still have the records somewhere, but then, you never know. I MUST HAVE THEM!

I was just thinking about these the other day, as well as all the Psalty Songbook records. Ah, those were the days.

Emily Bertholic said...

You can get the Psalty cd's at! We have most of them and my kids love them!

Smarshie said...

Oh mt goodness! I am swimming in a sea of nostalgia. I LOVED Bullfrogs and Butterflies.

"Bullfrogs and butterflies...they've both been born again."

We also grew up with Psalty the Singing Songbook and Colby the Computer. Good times!

Stef said...

Gah! I totally remember those songs!! I can't believe they still sell them. I like the Steve Green ones too... can't remember right now what they're called. Hide Em' in Your heart" ??