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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Joy



I recently joined a new church actually it will be two years in April. But it still seems new. I don't know why. We are connected with our Sunday School class. And they are awesome I wrote a post a few days ago about them. We haven't really got involved in any other way because of the ministry. I don't know if that is why it seems like it is still new or because it is just a short time compared to the lengths of times we have been in other churches. I don't know. Anyway. They have this amazing class on memorizing scripture. I have always wanted to go but the timing isn't right. They not only memorize verses but they memorize chapters. There is this awesome young lady in our church and she quotes entire chapters. Her speech is just darn pretty. The scripture just flows from her. She is young and cute and pretty and it is just a beautiful package. She is almost angelic when she is reciting.
One of the things that I put on my list of things to do in '08 is to memorize scripture. So I have been working on it. I realized last week that taking a verse a week is a good way for me. Hopefully in a few months I'll be able to add more. Maybe a weekly verse and a weekend verse. But for now one a week works. And they are one verse maybe two at a time. Not a chapter. I am not there yet. And when I say the verses it doesn't sound pretty. But they are in my heart and I remember them so that is what counts.

I chose this verse because God has really been talking to me about Joy. And so I made the pretty little photo in Coral. I am sure it looks pretty elementary but to me it is amazing. (see my label at the bottom!) Here's my verse of the week.

Psalms 28:7
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts him and I am helped.
My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

Dear Lord. I am working on having joy. I know we talked about it yesterday and this morning. Thank you for giving me many things praise you for.
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