Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Memorizing Scripture

      I wish I could say that I've been really on top of memorizing Scriptures that are particularly meaningful to me this week, but I've been mostly relying on what my children are memorizing.  Ironically, their verse is instructive to me in this area:  "But these words are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in Him."  I do want that "life in Him."  Guess I should work on knowing and believing the words.

      I also wanted to write this week about our particular Wednesday discipline.  I've mentioned before that Wednesday is Baking Day here.  We've been talking to the girls about the concept of giving our first fruits to God and in that spirit we've been "tithing" on what we bake.  The girls figure out what a tenth (or so) of our batch of cookies or bread is and then they choose the best (hard to do when you know you're giving it away) and decide who needs some extra love this week.  So far they've chosen people from church and neighbours to share with.  It's teaching all of us to hold loosely what we have, to be grateful for what we keep, and to think of others.  It's an excellent practice, one I hope to continue into our summer garden. 
    
     Thank you, Lord, for your great bounty!

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4 comments:

  1. Thank you for opening up and sharing!! I love the idea of tithing what you bake and sharing it!!

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  2. Jesus was all about the "doing" for others and taking care of their physical needs.

    You are teaching your children some valuable lessons. Your labor is not in vain. Blessings to you, Dianne

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  3. What a marvelous idea - and way to carry it out! I've been lurking here for a bit and love your blog :))

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  4. This is a great idea -- to tithe your baking!

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