Why Does Memorizing Scripture Matter?

When we lived in Georgia, I was honored to be a mentor to high school and college girls as well as several women. While the topics we discussed and Scriptures we studied were varied, there were always two disciplines I focused on with each person: Daily Bible study and Scripture memorization. I've written a lot about the value of a good quiet time but I haven't written so much about memorizing the Word of God.  I'm not sure why, except that it is hard for me. I can read and study all day ... [Read More]

10 Verses to Guide Your Words

Time and again I find myself reminding my daughter — and myself! — what we say matters. {And how we say it can sometimes matter even more.} Our words are powerful. Once spoken, they can never be erased. Scripture says our words carry the power of life and death. James tells us how we control our tongues is a measure of the depth of our religion, our intimacy with Christ. If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless. ... [Read More]