Thursday, June 28, 2007

And now, a plug for some other sites...

I posted a week ago that I'm trying an on-line Bible Memory Program. It's great! Me, with the memory of a sieve, has learned two verses...though I plead guilty to not being good about the citations...I wish that was included in the quizzing part! The way it works is that each week you're given a verse. The first day, you re-type it while reading it above. In subsequent days, one word is missing, and you fill it in. On day 6, all the words are blanked out, and day seven is one word missing.

The verses have really met me where I am, too--the first week was "I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth" (Job 19:35), and the second was "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:18). This week (which started today) is "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall" (Psalm 55:22).

The other thing I stumbled across is the Forty Day Fast. Read the post below the picture entitled "Please Don't Look Away" and pray about being involved in the Forty Day Fast. Basically a different blogger is fasting each day during a forty day period and blogging about why they're fasting on that day. I know we're supposed to fast in secret, so if you prefer to do that, do it. It just really struck me. We sponsor a Compassion Child that shares a birthday with Henry...I think I'm going to go and look for one for Harmony. And find something bigger to do... and stop complaining about needing a haircut.

Lord, thank you for writing your word upon my heart. My heart breaks for your children. Show us how to really make an impact in the world for You.

2 comments:

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing the great sites. Memorization is always a hard one for me...so maybe this will help!

Kat said...

Ann,
Thanks so much for getting the word out about The 40 Day Fast.

I do wonder if I should have called it The 40 Day Famine as there have been a few people who had questions about "Fast." My intent was really not so much a true spiritual fast, but an opportunity to experience hunger, identify with those in need, to raise awareness about various causes and to take action through prayer and action.

I hope that clarifies it a bit for you. I like to think that my heart was right, though my terminology may have been a bit off. :-)

Thanks again for getting the word out!