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  • What Do I really Want….

    On Friday, February 22 nd, 2008

    The moon floods her walls, quilts and face with light, reflected and brilliant. And she, with that two-year-old voice that warms me, lights me, whispers before prayers, “I say it again for you, okay Mama?” I nod, and squeeze her little hand, and she takes a deep breath, her eyes rolling high, looking for words, and plucks petals from her memory.“The Lord is my Sheph...

  • Memorize

    On Friday, January 04 th, 2008

    “That which is known by heart is what the heart knows.” ~Dennis Lennon Lord, what does my heart know? What do I want it to know? Let me know You, Your Word, by heart…More memorization encouragement….

  • The Lovers’ Text

    On Saturday, October 27 th, 2007

    “Exegisis is loving God enough to stop and listen carefully to what He says. It follows that we bring the leisure and attentiveness of lovers to this text, cherishing every comma and semicolon, relishing the oddness of this preposition, delighting in the surprising placement of this noun. Lovers do not take a quick look, get a “message” or a &...

  • Children Desiring God

    On Saturday, October 13 th, 2007

    Two resources that may whet your children’s appetite for more of God…~A note in the inbox from Jerusha: “I’m writing is to tell you about Seeds Family Worship… They have four cds of Scripture songs that are broken down into topics (verses of faith, purpose, praise, courage). They’re really great!”The children and I listened to some of the s...

  • This Week’s Memorization…

    On Tuesday, September 25 th, 2007

    This week we are putting 1 Jn 3: 9-13 into our hearts, as we cumulatively work our way as a family through the book of 1 John, four verses a week, reviewing also all previously learned chapters and verses… This little girl made us all smile, laugh, rejoice … and spurred us all on. Come smile with us! Motivated?Further encouragement:How to Live on BreadThe A.R.T. of...

  • Salvage

    On Friday, July 27 th, 2007

    The poem we are memorizing in our Morning Gathering Time… This is the Day ~Annie Flint Sigh of the breezes or sob of the tempest, Skies of pure azure or clouds hanging low, Sunshine or frost or the last of the storm wind, Veiling of mist or the white whirl of snow; Welcome the day! for the Lord, He hath made it, Cometh it golden or cometh it gray. Bringeth it burde...

  • What Are you Memorizing?

    On Thursday, April 19 th, 2007

    It was a year ago that our 5-year-old Levi worked on Words of Life. Tonight I sit here with Shalom watching the last of the rose sun disappear in the west, waiting for the van to come home full of children and news: Did Hope and Levi recite this year’s Words of Life, 22 verses word-perfect, including each reference??!! (Will Hope remember which one is Isaiah 45:2 and whi...

  • This Week’s Memory Work

    On Saturday, March 10 th, 2007

    Reviewing past memory work this week, 1 John 1: 1-10, and 1 John 2:1-29 while tending to my vineyard …and working to recite this week to our partner Memorization Family: 1 John 3:4-6Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.Whoever abides in Him does not sin. ...

  • Memorizing the Word

    On Saturday, November 11 th, 2006

    “If I had to find one word to describe how belief came to take hold in me,it would be ‘repetition.’ “~Kathleen Norris “I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding…than memorizing Scripture…No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends…”~Charles Swindoll“Then they remembered His ...

  • Living on the Bread of Life

    On Saturday, November 11 th, 2006

    From the inbox: “My ds (7) and dd (4) have been enjoying poetry memorization but not scripture memorization…. I’m feeling convicted to teach my children God’s word and I like to learn larger sections. I’m just not sure how to go about it. Do you have any suggestions or resources you would recommend? I’d love to hear your opinion too, if you ...

  • This Week’s Memorization: 1 Jn 1

    On Saturday, November 11 th, 2006

    We have worked our way, 3-4 verses/week, up to reciting 1 John 1, had a week to review the chapter as a whole, and will be reciting it to our memorization partners tomorrow. I am struggling with confusing two similar verses, so will keep reviewing today. We have been reciting as a family the chapter as a whole 2-3 times at the close of every meal throughout the week….1 ...

  • Ten Commandments in Verse

    On Wednesday, November 01 st, 2006

    From our Morning Gathering for this week: The Ten Commandments in Verse You shall have no gods but Me;Before no idol bend your knee.Take not the name of God in vain;Dare not the Sabbath Day profane.Give both your parents honor due.Take heed that you no murder do.Abstain from words and deeds unclean;Steal not, though you be poor and mean.Tell not a willful lie, nor love it.What ...

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