• In The Waiting Scripture Memory Challenge Verse 5 May 2019

    I’ve sat in waiting rooms   … busied my hands with needlework   … filled my mind with worry   … walked hallways   … startled at a phone ring    … cried, journaled, prayed  I’ve waited. But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.   1. Uncertainty We’ve all been there. In the waiting. Most of us do not enjoy it, viewing it negatively, involving difficulties and even sorrow. We also value busyness, while waiting often implies inactivity. Even by definition to wait is “to allow time to go by, especially while staying in one place without…

  • Scripture Memory Challenge Verse 4 - April 2019

    First, let me get this out of the way. This should have been posted on the 15th. Yes, I know, I’m a few days late – but better late than never, right? So, have you ever heard Priscilla Shirer speak? That girl can bring it! And since I’ve spent the past week or so mulling over her teaching from the 2019 Going Beyond Simulcast we had the opportunity to host at our church, I thought I’d pick a verse from her focus passage, John 15, for my memory verse this month. Abide in Me, and I in you. John 15 As I looked at , and thought about Priscilla’s teaching,…

  • Scripture Memory Challenge 2019 Verse 3

    It’s March 15th and time for the 3rd verse of our Scripture Memory Challenge! For March I’ve chosen: Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable–if there is any moral excellence and if there is anything praiseworthy–dwell on these things. JOY My women’s group recently finished a Bible study on joy, from the Biblical book of Job. Yes, Job and Joy. I knew Job’s story, and joy was not what I associated with it. But Job: A Story of Unlikely Joy (by Lisa Harper) changed those ideas of what Job has to offer. It IS about…

  • Scripture Memory Challenge 2019 Verse 2

    It’s the middle of February already, which means it’s time for our second Scripture Memory Challenge verse for 2019! In case you are new here, we are reNEWing our minds throughout 2019 by memorizing 12 Bible verses – you can find the original post  here – it’s never too late to join in! The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and write words of truth accurately. Delightful Sayings My verse for February is . As a writer, I just love this verse! It sums up a huge part of why I write. The original word translated here as teacher (or preacher) also means collector of sentences. How cool is that! In context, it…

  • Scripture Memory Challenge 2019 Verse 1

    At the beginning of 2019, I issued a challenge for you to join me in reNEWing our minds throughout 2019 by memorizing 12 Bible verses. So it’s time to get started! If you want to read the original post you can find it here. My verse for January is  On the day I called to You, You answered me. You made me strong and brave.   I Call – He Answers I love the idea of my strength and bravery coming from God, don’t you? It really takes the pressure off, whew! I mean, it is not my responsibility then, right? Well, maybe a little. God does require my cooperation. He answers…

  • Scripture Memory 2015 Living Proof Ministries SSMT 2015

    Get ready for SSMT 2015! SSMT is only hosted every other year, that’s why I am so excited this is one of those other years! I have participated in SSMT twice (over the last 4 years). I can speak from experience that intentionally memorizing scripture over the course of an entire year has had a HUGE impact on my spiritual life. God’s Word is truly alive and active!  It will never return void. You will not regret one second you spend in scripture memorization – I promise! I want to encourage you to join me in participating in SSMT 2015 –  memorizing 24 verses of you choice over the course…