Verse of the Week 1 : Psalm 119:1

“Give me your Words” I have my Grandmother’s Bible. The kind that is tattered, written throughout and falling apart. The very tangible sign of the inheritance of faith she left all her grandchildren. The wonderful surprise is getting to read her notes. Her jots and scribbles next to the verses, in-between lines. So when I went to Psalm 119:1, the very first verse of the 48 I am trying to memorize weekly, I loved finding this: “Give me your words” that is the very goal for the Year! To learn, to meditate, to memorize, to give and to receive His Words. Won’t you join with me on a journey that has been traveled over the past few years and still has far to go? Pledge to memorize the first 48 verses of Psalm 119, one a week, for the year of 2015. This longest chapter in the Scriptures deals with memorizing God’s Word, the how and why of this exercise. SO we are going to try, to try to take a little bite of yum and commit this to heart. Go ahead 2015, go ahead hard world and hard times in front of us, go ahead on this path: “Lord, give me your Words.”   ” Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD”  Psalm...

Make a V.O.W.

On 12/28/14 we are launching an exciting movement called “Make a V.O.W.” — a call across social media for scripture memory to go on throughout 2015. Scripture spoken aloud makes such an impact on those who hear. Just imagine pulling up Facebook, Instagram, emails, and hearing the voices of children reciting scripture. The soft tone of a mother speaking the gospel to her child. The booming voice of a grandfather sharing a long-time favorite from the Psalms. then challenging another to do the same. Why 12/28/14? We’re moved by Deuteronomy 12:28. “Be careful to obey all these things I command you, so that you and your children after you may prosper forever, because you will be doing what is good and right in the sight of the Lord your God.” HCSB So, how can you join the movement? Select a verse that moves you where you are in your life that day and make a pledge to memorize. Do so with your family, children, friends.  Record a video and challenge a friend(s) to do the same. Post the video and then commit to continuing to memorize scripture throughout 2015.  We can’t wait to see all the videos – to help see the movement in action, use the hashtag #makeavow and then follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more. Let’s flood social media with scripture.  Be a part of the V.O.W.   For inspiration head to...

Make a V.O.W.

  Today is an exciting day for me, one that I have prayed for for a while  Today I debut the new ministry packet for the Verse of the Week: Make a V.O.W. It is a make one, give one ministry that leads you through the how, what, where & why of beginning scripture memory It helps you to create not just a verse board for yourself, but also one to give to encourage others on this wonderful journey. Easy steps walk you through creating a verse board using your own surfaces: A homemade chalkboard, an existing chalk or dry-erase board, a chalk-painted wall, let your imagination go wild with how you can put scripture front and center in your own home! To show one easy and creative way to use the packet, I pulled an old frame from the studio, pulled out the picture and inserted some simple butcher paper. Then following the instructions, applied the vinyl to the glass One, two three, a verse board now sits where an odd sailing ship with dog sailers once roamed  (garage sale find I must confess, bon voyage dog sailers, hello Word of God!) Just one way to use the new make one, give one packet! Comes with instructions, short Biblestudy introduction, verses to learn, 2 vinyls & a gift card for your ‘give one board’. For more information, see the Verse of the week section on my...