On Friendship, Bible Journaling, and Craving Connection

Can we talk friendship for a little bit today? This morning, I was thinking about my friendships and identifying those friendships that have stood the test of time and the newer friends who I can't imagine now my life without them.  My BFFs from high school are still important to me. There are about six of us who stay in touch and, gosh, we're all so very different in every possible way. But these women have known me from my 1980s hair and buck teeth until now. And seriously, the people who ... [Read More]

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]