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Thursday, May 24, 2012

playing catch-up

What does one do when the absence from her blog—with the exception of Bible memory verses—is greater than that of 2 months?!  Many things, I suppose: gather all scribbles & journal blurbs found in, around, and under any and all purses, beds, boxes, car seats, and magazines, organize them in some type of logical manner, and start writing from the beginning.  While this is the most comprehensive and informative method it also yields the greatest frustration and inevitably the most inaccurate.  Just think if the scribbled notes got out of order?!

An overall summary of the past 10 weeks could potentially suffice but I'm not sure if blog posts can be that long.  Plus, I run the risk of losing both your interests and mine.

A well thought out and visual timeline could also be nice.  But this leaves me to determine what events are significant and interesting to you as I'm pretty certain you don't care one bit when & for how long I studied every day of my absence.  And yes, I did keep track of that.

I could just go ahead and omit the past 10 weeks of my life, start with today and move on with life as a blogger.  This could cause some confusion; I can only imagine the number of emails I would receive when I start talking about studying for Test #2: What happened to Test #1?  Did you pass?  What was the test even for?!  Do you know that studying and taking tests takes years off your life?!  So you see, this route will simply not work.

There are several other ways I could tackle this task but I think for me personally, my best bet is to do a little mash-up, if you will.  Collect my calendar, iPhone pictures, emails, thoughts, washclothes (oops, that's the laundry list), and the many pink sticky notes that cover most of my surrounding surfaces and do what I can to organize it all.  A whole lot has happened since my last entry; we have lots to talk about.  So, if squirrels start studying for the A.R.E., Zac Brown's Band is uncovered in the depths of my storage unit, or I lasso an apartment, please understand and hold your comments until the end.

And with that, I will leave you until tomorrow...think of this as the Prologue to a really good novel or at least a mediocre one :)


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

memory verse 7: Romans 1:18-20

Time is flying by!  Can you believe that it's already time for the seventh verse of the year?!

Romans 1:18-20

New International Version (NIV)
God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

memory verse 6: Matthew 6:25-34

I was either feeling a little ambitious or needed the reminder when I chose this weeks' memory verse!  Verse 26 is one of my favorite verses and wanted to learn those around it...and then had trouble picking a stopping place.  Why not the end of the chapter?!  It's a big challenge but I'm up for it!

Matthew 6:25-34

New International Version (NIV) 

Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.