I am a daughter, wife, and mother! I CRAVE to know God's love more and to love HIM more. He is my ROCK on which I lean and my GUIDE on which I depend. I am worthless and lost without HIM! On any given day, you used to find me organizing something, sewing something, creating something (usually for organization purposes), or dreaming about making stuff that I pin;) Now, you'll find me trying to fold the same load of towels 3 days in a row, giving up on keeping my floors clean, getting a workout from going up and down the stairs 50 times a day, or enjoying the chaos of entertaining and playing with my kiddos (I try to do this last one more than the others). I adore my husband, love my kids, and wouldn't want do life without my friends!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Scripture Memory Box

Most know that on January 9 the Lord brought our 2nd daughter into the world...while that was and has been absolutely AMAZING the reality of spending 30-45 minutes every 3 or so hours throughout the night nursing was not something I was looking forward to. After a few nights of looking at facebook on my phone, the Lord convicted me of how wasteful I was being with HIS time. So I grabbed my scripture memory box and started memorizing. WOW, the Lord has blessed that time and me during the day when He brings those verses to my mind and mouth. I realized in college how important knowing God's word was and having a Type A personality knew I needed a system to accomplish this (I should post ALL of the organizational systems, used or not used, I have in my house...it might scare you!). Little did I know that the person who proposed a scripture memory method would propose marriage to me 2 and a half years later. My husband, Adam, who was a friend at the time suggested using a scripture memory box, a system he had been using for several years. He even got the materials and made it for me...awww, I know! That's just a glimpse of the amazing, mighty significant man I was blessed to marry! Anyway...back on track...I figured it would be a great idea to share with you! We all need God's word written on our hearts, right?!

So here you go...

4x6 plastic index card box
4x6 dividers (8)
4x6 index cards

On the each of the dividers write a day of the week and on the 8th divider write "EVERYDAY". Put all dividers in the box and blank index cards in the front.

How to use:

Anytime you come across a verse that you would like to memorize write the verse on one side and the reference on the other side of the index card and place it front of the dividers. When you are ready to memorize a new verse put one behind the EVERYDAY divider. It stays there and you work on memorizing it everyday until it is learned, then you file it behind one of the days of the week.

So, on Monday you will work on learning the scripture in your EVERYDAY section then review the verse that is already memorized in your MONDAY section. This way you never forget what you have already learned.
After college and my first few years of marriage, I went about a year without using my box and have a STACK of verses that are no longer memorized...ugh...frustrating! It is imperative that I know the Word; now more than ever, with raising 2 precious girls, these lips need to pour TRUTH into their sensitive ears! Keep me accountable, friends!

Hopefully this is useful to you! Several friends of mine like to keep all there verses in an index card spiral. I have done this so that I can keep them with me in my purse, now diaper bag, and look at in spare time (which seems to be dwindling!).

Happy learning! (If you have another system or idea, I would love to hear it.)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Been a long time coming...

TADDA, I am finally creating my own blog that I will actually use. Technically my shutterfly website (www.ourbakerjourney.shutterfly.com) has a blog feature, but I don't like the format and apparently it can be difficult for visitors to access, so I will leave it just for pictures and videos.

What to expect from my blog - biblical truths the Lord is teaching me; any craft or home design/organization ideas that I happen to be pursuing; random humorous events that happen within our home (when you are married to a nut, are a kind of a nut yourself, and birthed nutty kids the stories can be too numerous to tell).

If anything else, I enjoy writing; therefore, you may benefit or not from what I have to say, but at least I benefited from writing it!