Well, in spite of everything, I did it! I memorized my first two scripture choices for Beth Moore’s Siesta Scripture Memory Team.
Verse One - “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 N.L.T.
Verse Two - May the God of your hope so fill you will all joy and peace in believing, (through the experience of your faith), that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing, (bubbling over), with hope. Romans 15:13 Amplified Bible
So for my third scripture choice I am working on another passage with the theme of hope, my theme word for 2011.
Psalm 27:13-14 Amplified Bible
[What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord's goodness in the land of the living!
Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.
It has been a blessing to meditate on these verses and let the truth become a part of me. The chalkboard in my dining room with the verse printed out on it has been the biggest help. I can look at it throughout the day as I am tidying up or cooking. You can see the chalkboard in the background of this photo.
Speaking of this photo…I’ve loved the header photo on the blog Canadian Cottage for so long. My South Carolina handyman son-in-law is here, so I sweetly asked him if he would be so kind as to make me “a wooden box” like the one in the photo. I’m a blessed mom-in-law!
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!
P.S.- For all of you who have expressed your sympathies and prayer for me following my Mama’s death, I am so grateful.