I actually woke up feeling much better today. I know that it was partly because my wonderful husband gave me a much needed neck rub and mostly because it was the Lord's day and I was going to be in church with some of my favorite people in the world.
This morning my pastor (my hubby) talked about our theme for the year. Flourishing In God. While he talked about the many ways that we could personally flourish this year, I realized that I had not chosen a Scripture verse to start memorizing yet. Part of my FOCUS for the year 2009 is going to be on memorizing more Scripture. So, my first verse is going to be
Psalm 92:12~"The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon."
I know it's not long, but it doesn't have to be. I want to commit these verses to memory so that I can have them locked away in my heart. I know that when they are needed, they will be brought back to mind.
Then I was over at my friend Lea's blog and she had also written about a Scripture memorization challenge. I don't take that as a coincedence...I take that as a nudge to write this!
I love being able to go to the Scriptures for guidance. Yes, I love a good "self-help" book as much as the next guy, and I don't mind listening to the opinions, once in a while, of well-known t.v. personalities, but when I want an honest, straight forward, never mistaken opinion - I know where to go. =]
My picture showing beauty for the day (Traci's challenge) is of some things that sit on my piano. These things are really special to me. The giant tile with Scripture on it was made and given to me by my friend Desiree and the cross with Scripture on it about being a servant is from my friends Robert and Lorany (who just found out that their precious baby is a BOY!!!), and the metal pumpkin is well...that's just something I found on clearance for next to nothing at Target. Did I ever tell you that I have a serious love for all things FALL? =]
Anyway, these things make me smile and I love that there is Scripture on it. I want to always surround myself with things that are good, honest, lovely... =]