New Year, New Challenge

The new year snuck up on me and January is half over. I wrote some goals but I’m a little slow on implementing them. How about you? If you want to memorize something this year, and I hope you do, let me offer some suggestions for Scripture memory goals depending on your desire and experience. Choose as many as are helpful to you.

JUMP IN AND GET WET. If you’ve been inspired …

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The Hope of Christmas

Are you struggling, like I am, to be merry this Christmas?

The genocide taking place in Aleppo weighs too much to pretend all is well. The visuals on our screens assault our sense of civility in the world: desperate families trying to escape, a staggering number of dead, blood-covered children looking for their parents, hospitals overwhelmed, doctors leaving, fear that never lets up. We’re witnessing evil incarnate: pride, hatred, murder, greed, indifference—more suffering …

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The Election & Scripture

Do you feel hopeless about the upcoming election? I share those feelings. We have no good options and feel locked into an outcome we have no control over. Chaos seems to be closing in on us. We’ve lost a sense of well-being in the world.

If ever there was a time to run to Scripture, it is now. Our minds and hearts need the renewal that comes only from God’s Word. These are …

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One verse per week

I will do anything for my sweet granddaughters. My oldest, Carrington, just started the first grade. She called to tell me that her class is memorizing a Bible passage for the entire year, at one verse a week. Wanting to be her biggest encourager, I told her I would memorize it with her (even though its in ESV, which is not my favorite for memorizing). We’re now on week five, and it has been …

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God of the Needy

Jesus came to serve the needy and give his life for them. He reached out to the poor, the sick, the grieving, social outcasts, irrelevant children, destitute widows, flagrant law-breakers, and shamed prostitutes. He extended invitations to the thirsty, the weary, the burdened, the hungry, the lost, the hurting.

Are needy people more loved by God? No, but they’re more receptive—they’re ripe and ready. The truth is all people are needy. All people …

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