They liked repetition, they liked flannel, they liked their Bible stories with little flair for the dramatic. There was no flash bang. No grab-bag reward. Only black and red letter words winding their way into every corner of me.
Scripture surrounded me at school, at church, and at home on a regular basis. Even now when I read scripture, I find myself digging the words out from a deeper place, where over time they buried themselves like hidden treasure along the outline of my childhood memories.
I regret not memorizing more when I was younger, before time and information overload took over the little space left in my memory bank.
By contrast, my kids are saturated with media, with a constant bombardment of words and images and sounds that fill every corner and crevice. Sure, we read our Bible, and my husband bribes the kids with rides to school in which they must memorize scripture to hop in. But it never feels like enough. I want them to bind scripture to their hearts, and allow the Book of Life to transform them from the inside out. Apparently, they thought he was a fictional character.
I find myself wanting to help them memorize and pray through scripture, but not really knowing where to begin. My friend Kimberly and I talk about this often, and while I like to complain rather than come up with solutions, Kimberly likes to take action. As someone who is easily overwhelmed by the constant onslaught of media, I appreciate her commitment to simple over flashy. I plan to have a set of these cards in my hands by Friday. She will ship you professionally printed cards—you can choose your set—or sign up for a monthly subscription plan for a new set delivered to either your inbox or your door every 30 days.
You can find them here or here. Download or order yourself a set today. Kimberly, this resonance with me. I think we have much in common, although we are probably separated by years in age, I think our upbringings were very similar.
I, too, regret that I did not learn more scripture and that I did not instill that in my son when he was younger. I love this post. Thank you. Kimberly, We are the same age and so I know exactly where you are coming from. However my childhood was a little unique in that I did not attend church until I started to attend Christian school in the 7th grade; so I missed the whole Sunday School thing.
And I never attended youth group. But I see now how much I was blessed by having the Word of God powerfully preached to me 6 days a week from the age 13 to 18! It made me hungry for the Word. Just this week I have been thinking of how I need to be more deliberate in having the Word of God soaked into my children. Especially my 13 and 11 year old. And was trying to come up with a Summer Scripture Plan.
If I'd seen it, I would have steered clear. Not my thing. Luckily, it only took me 3 pages to realize I was in a cheese fest thanks to this line: "Her light scent filled his lungs, making him hunger for something, only for what, he didn't know. There were There lots of typing error in the book. The story is nice but the errors were not a set back.
Jul 03, Barbara rated it really liked it Shelves: , christian-fiction , historical-fiction , wwii-holocaust. I always enjoy stories set during WWII, and this one is no exception. It really helps the reader understand the feelings that people had during the war, the prejudices they often held toward anyone who was German or Japanese, and the difficulty of living with ration cards, dealing with family members serving overseas, etc.
The sweet, historical romance Patty Hall has written is worth reading. Aug 27, Janis Kay rated it really liked it Shelves: christian-fic.
Not your run-of-the-mill "love at first sight" harlequin The characters are involved in a lot and decide to deny themselves because of trust issues It was probably the fact that there was a subplot involved good one too. Definitely recommend. Jun 06, Rachel A rated it really liked it. I enjoyed the book despite some small inconsistencies.
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