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Memory Verse Monday

Of all the invitations I’ve received to sing at a funeral, only one was extended with an embarrassed apology. The grieving son had promised his mother he would execute the ceremony according to her wishes. A man of his word, he felt more than a little awkward after she gave him the song list. The…

Memory Verse Monday

Last week as my sister and I were walking side by side, she told me her favorite Bible verse. I came to a dead stop and stared at her gaping. All the deep discussions we’ve had. All the intimate secrets we’ve shared. All the highs and lows we’ve laughed and cried over together. And I…

Memory Verse Monday

I don’t always tuck a verse into my memory because it holds precious promises or inspires greater faith or challenges me to live up to my calling as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Sometimes I hide it away for one simple reason. I need to know it. I need to know that fiery ordeals are…

Memory Verse Monday

With the creative and technical support of my husband, Steve, I launched my new website yesterday. I’m sure that’s why I thought of assigning 2 Timothy 2:15 as today’s memory verse. I approach the whole idea of putting myself out there as a Bible teacher with fear and trembling. And that’s a good thing! Even…

Memory Verse Monday

What really matters to God? Living right or loving well? Mark 12:30 makes God’s priorities clear: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Love your neighbor as yourself. If everything we do is motivated by a decision to…

Memory Verse Monday

I believe with all my heart that God speaks in a variety of ways. He often communicates to me through my circumstances. I might hear a perfectly timed song on the radio that comforts or convicts me. Sometimes God will speak to me through my husband or a friend or even a stranger. He also…

Memory Verse Monday

I bought Chuck Colson’s book Loving God because I wanted to sit down and read about how much God loves me. Instead the book challenged me to stand up and love God. Colson wrote of his goal for the book in the introduction: The greatest commandment of all, Jesus said, is “Love the Lord your…

Memory Verse Monday

God wants our faith to be genuine. That’s why He constantly calls us to a deeper level of trust. I’ve heard Him say, “Okay, Shawna, you trust me for this much. Now will you trust me for this much?” He repeats the question as He moves the bar higher and higher. When your faith is…

Memory Verse Monday

“Experiencing” takes “believing” to a deeper level. I may claim to believe that God will meet all my needs. After all, the Bible tells me so in today’s memory verse. When I believe at this level, I intellectually trust that God will provide for me. But when business slows to a dribble and my income…