Sunday, January 03, 2010

Happy 2010!!!

Happy New Year everyone! I'm just hopping on here quickly to share with you my first memory verse for 2010! It doesn't look like Beth Moore is doing the Scripture Memory challenge again this year, but I wanted to do it again and found someone else online who is inviting others to join her (on her blog) as well. Same format as last year... you log in on the 1st and 15th of every month with what verse(s) your memorizing. Just like I exercise more consistently with someone to do it with, I memorized more scripture last year than ever before because I had others to do it with! I looked forward every 1st and 15th to picking my next verses and was really feeling the need to find some others to do it with again! So glad I found eLisa at : ) Yay! IF YOU AREN'T MEMORIZING SCRIPTURE consistently, can I encourage you to join me??? Get yourself a spiral bound set of index cards (or just a post-it note!) and just get started! You surely won't regret it!!! You can share with me what you're memorizing or log in over at eLisa's blog. Just don't procrastinate and do it! : ) After a busy, fun, filled Christmas vacation (the kids still have one more week off, but it should be more "normal") I'm really needing to get back to going to bed earlier so I can wake up earlier! I've been sleeping in a lot and am really missing my Bible study time in the mornings. So here are my first verses for 2010:
Psalm 119:135 & 147
"Make your face shine upon your servant and teach me your decrees." "I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your Word."
I LOVE picturing God's face shining on me as I seek Him in His Word. And I'm determining to get up early... starting tomorrow! To cry for help and find my hope in His Word. It is life to me! I can't afford to sleep through any more times I could be having with Him... : ) Pray for me that I will be wise and get to bed on time so I can get up! What do you need me to pray for you about? Let me know! : )
Grace & Peace,


  1. I do think a big part of it is procrastination, and people thinking to themselves that they are not able or they do not know where to start. All of these are excuses that we give ourselves. Happy memorizing and meditation for the New Year!

  2. So glad you are doing this. I went over to Beth Moore's website after we talked the other day to see if it was happening this year or not and couldn't find anything. I would love to do it with you! I already have a pretty little notebook I was planning to use for scriptures and special prayers, too. Maybe we can even check in face to face sometimes!

  3. Melissa,
    I just found eLisa's blog tonight, and found yours through hers.
    I am also continuing the scripture memory, and also am going to the celebration. I saw that you are, too!
    I hope to meet you!


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