Thursday, February 13, 2014

Verses for a Snowy Day

It's a beautifully frosted snow day today, which means that all four of us are at home!  Abby and I admired the snow from the cozy indoors, but someone else couldn't wait to jump in and help shovel.

just call me the michelin man...
I savor these moments :)

He helped out by eating the snow and making sure there was a fresh pile atop the tires :)

The two squirts are currently tucked away for nap time, so it's the perfect time to continue posting some memory verse cards.  (See here for the first installment)

Such challenging verses!  Praying they encourage you today :)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Mother Hens

My babies are extremely blessed to grow up with not just two sets of grandparents, but four!

In Korean culture, family terms are flexible - close family friends are referred to as aunts/uncles and anyone older is called "older brother/older sister." 

These four ladies - or mother hens, as I affectionately call them - are such an inspiration to me.  They have been close friends for about 40 years...loving, supporting, and praying for one another as they each chose a life of mission, got married, became a mom, and now a grandma :)

Life hasn't always been easy for them, but they have been faithful in all things..and have been there for one another through thick and thin.

I am so grateful to have grown up under their love and care...and my heart is happy when I see my children being showered with their love as well.

I want to be this beautiful in thirty years!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Words to Live By

A couple days ago, I read a beautiful blog post about one mom/missionary/cancer patient's sincere and honest struggle with God's Word.   Her story and life always amazes me...and this post in particular really encouraged and challenged me in the way I view Scripture memorization.

When I was growing up, it was all about memorizing the verses to rack up stickers on a memorization chart.  It was always about memorizing - trying to get the exact wording right and feeling successful when I did it.  I saw the benefit of it - being able to recall applicable verses when situations arose...but at the heart of my motivation was the pride in my accomplishments and my memorizing ability.

I feel challenged to dwell on the Word of God - not just be able to recite it from rote learning.  I truly believe that God's Word is living and active...and I want to spend time mulling over Bible verses, turning over the words in my heart, and giving time and space for God to speak through them.

I figured a good place to start is with our youth group's weekly memory verses.  I will be making printable memory cards for the verses and posting them here for anyone to use. :)

The dimensions are perfect for printing out as 4x6 photos, if you choose!

These verses are from the 2011 edition of the New International Version (NIV).  (Since I grew up reading the 1984 edition, some of the slight changes throw me for a surprise)

We began memorizing back in September, so I will be posting verses we've previously memorized, as well as adding to the list as time goes on!

Hope this helps anyone else who is looking to spend time meditating on Scripture!