not giving up on eating

I’ve never been very good at following through with things I commit to do regularly. Whether it’s working out, preparing lesson plans prior to the night before, going to bed at a decent hour, or prayer and spending time in the Word, the pattern is the same. I start out excited and committed, yet within a week, two weeks, or even a month or more, the commitment wanes until I look back and realize it has been weeks since I’ve (insert commitment here). It’s a pattern I’m determined to break.

Implementing new habits is difficult. Doing so requires time, energy and motivation, which make keeping them up very difficult when something comes up and we no longer have the time, or we have a bad week and lack motivation to do anything, or we’re tired and can’t possibly imagine doing something extra. Unfortunately, this is what I see happening with my attempts to build new habits. continue reading…

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Hide-Em In Your Heart

Scripture memorization.  Maybe it’s just me, but this is a part of the Christian journey that we often do not want to take part in.  Not that we’d ever admit it, of course.

For so long, scripture memorization has seemed to me like one of those unpleasant necessities, a chore for Christians.  We know we should do it, but it’s just so hard and takes so much time and dedication.  So, I never did much of it.  Sure, I served my time in Awana growing up, and definitely memorized some scripture there, but it didn’t really stick.  Nor do I think the importance of memorizing Scripture was really addressed.  Or maybe I just didn’t get it then.
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