February is National Heart Association Month so it's a great time to teach around the dinner table about being heart healthy and loving others.
Here are some of the best scriptures you can discuss about the heart with your children:
Psalms 51:10; 37:4; 9:1; 73:26; 26:2; 34:18; 24:4; 19:14; 119:1
Proverbs 3:5; 4:23; 23:26;
Matthew 6:21; 5:8
Maybe pick one scripture a week to discuss and memorize during the month of February or discuss a different scripture each time you sit down together for dinner this month.
Here are the web addresses to a couple of great videos on the heart at Youtube education that can be fun to watch and discuss after dinner.
It's also a great opportunity to talk about giving to organizations that can help others. The best place to give is to a church who believes in helping around the world with missions. For example, the church we attend has a medical boat that it supports that sails up and down the Amazon River. We give to it because it is making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
We don't personally make it a habit to give to medical organizations for research on drug treatments or drug cures because much of the money doesn't necessarily go towards the main mission when you do the research. However, the American Heart Association can be a great organization to support because they provide training on being heart healthy including providing materials for local schools. They also post educational articles for support on their web site, and educate communities on CPR training that can save lives. Here's the address to their website to check out:
Make February a Heart Healthy Month with your family!