10 Reasons Why Memorizers Keep Memorizing

Today is a twist on the recycled topic, Why Memorize Scripture. There are a million reasons why we should memorize Scripture. But that’s not our theme today.

Recently at my Scripture memory group, I asked the women (some who have been memorizing entire books of the Bible for over ten years), “Why do you keep memorizing? With the effort and time it takes to memorize consistently, there must be significant reasons why you …

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Following Rainbows

From the front seat of the minivan, I couldn’t see the video, but I heard clearly a familiar song from my childhood. My granddaughters in the backseat were watching The Sound of Music. Our voices escalated louder-and-louder till we reached the crescendo:

“Climb every mountain Ford every stream Follow every rainbow Till you find your dream.”

The movie ended with those words, and in the moments that followed I began to think about the …

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Wisdom: Elusive and Exclusive

I’ve been meditating on wisdom over the last few weeks—seeking, searching, and waiting in stillness before the Lord. Choices, decisions, and multiple paths—I ne-e-e-e-d wisdom. I don’t trust my own instincts. I’ve made too many mistakes relying on my own intuition.

Wisdom calls out to me in Proverbs 8: “Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with …

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Enduring Love

Happy Valentines Day! May you be smothered in hearts, flowers and chocolate! Love songs streaming on Pandora take me back to yesteryear. Lionel Richie and Diana Ross sing their duet “Endless Love.” It sounds so dreamy.

But can we admit a little bit of skepticism on this day, when hype exceeds reality, and for many, loneliness replaces romance?

Broken relationships are not the exception—they’re the norm. Love is fragile and fleeting. Life’s most …

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Resolutions, or Not?

Have you noticed in the last few days, posts in the blogosphere warnings against making New Year’s Resolutions? “They are a guilt-inducing manipulation of over-achievers that end up leaving you discouraged and unmotivated.” OK, I get what they’re saying. But, in the spirit of balance, may I offer you my take on resolutions?

I support New Year’s resolutions for these 5 reasons:

• Resolutions identify what we are striving for in the Christian life. …

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