March 31, 2014

When Your Day Job Eclipses Your Dream Job

They say that "absence makes the heart grow fonder." Maybe this will apply to my blog, as I have been quite absent as of late. 

PFFFTT!

I'm obviously more of a realist than that...so I know the reality is that you've probably not even noticed that I've been on a posting hiatus. However, I'd like to address why I haven't been writing lately.

March 4, 2014

Memorizing Scripture, Part 2: The "How"

Yesterday, I wrote about the "why" of memorizing Scripture. Today is the "how."

So, what is the best method for memorizing God's Word, anyway? While there is no one way to go about this task that will work best for every person, there are a few methods that seem to be more user-friendly than others. I have listed seven of these below. "Why seven?" you may ask. If I were playing super-spiritual girl here, I'd say it's because seven is the biblical number of completion. [Snort.] While that may be the case, I can assure you that I am not playing super-spiritual girl today. I can also assure you that there are far more ways to memorize Scripture than seven...so my list is in no way "complete." Yesterday, I gave seven reasons as to the "why," so today mirrors that in the "how." My list below is but a meager attempt to share the methods I have found most useful for me over the years.

March 3, 2014

Memorizing Scripture, Part 1: The "Why"

A few days ago, I mentioned my challenge to memorize the book of James. This is an ongoing journey that I first began in the summer of 2005. Shortly after making it through the 27 beautiful verses of chapter one, though, I moved off to seminary. The busyness of juggling full-time school and full-time work, followed closely by the immediate need to memorize other things (like church history and theology-related facts for grades) quickly took over. Soon after, I met, courted, and married my husband and then moved out of state. Whew! No wonder I never got any further than chapter one!