I'm sure it's quite small of me to combine a few rambly things of a spiritual nature into a list of snippets instead of fleshing my thoughts out into a proper blog post.
To that I say: snippets are better than nothing.
01.) Our preacher is starting a lesson series on Moses which I am looking forward to, today was a bit of a sneaky peaky introduction. I like Moses and all of his excuses and his enormous faith and his courage to let God use him for something (several somethings) extraordinary, plus I get a kick of saying, "Moses, Moses, Moses! Who is this Moses?" in my best Yul Brynner voice a la The Ten Commandments.
02.) Plus thinking of Moses makes me think of Beth Moore's first bible study, A Woman's Heart, which was the very first study The Girls and I ever did together (way back when in 2002-2003) (well, actually we did a little warm-up study first by Vicki Courtney called The Virtuous Woman, based on the Proverbs 31 woman before jumping into a more involved Beth Moore study, and by involved I mean more homework and videos). It's all about Moses and the Exodus and the Tabernacle. Anyway, I'd like to do that first study again someday because it's so, so good and it's been 10 years and I'm sure I could still learn something new from those lessons.
03.) Speaking of Beth Moore, we (The Girls) decided to drop the study book we started but could never quite get going with it and start James: Mercy Triumphs instead. I am thrilled to dig in!!
04.) And still speaking of Beth Moore, take a moment and read her wise words.
05.) We still need to finish watching The Bible (the History channel series). We had to take a break as Jesus carried struggled to carry his cross because it was, well, too much to take in all at once, but we will soon gather our courage and continue. The whole series has been excellent and has sparked some interesting conversation along the way among my people. What do y'all think?
06.) I have hit a speed bump (or possibly a wall) with my Roman's Project (memorizing chapters 1, 8 and 12 throughout 2013). In fact I hit this wall a few weeks ago and just stayed in a heap at the base of it instead of trying to climb over. See, I got off track with my memorization and instead of picking up the slack and persevering I pretty much threw in the towel. I'm so all or nothing. I hate that. But now I feel guilty.
07.) So now I need to decide to blow the dust off my Roman's index cards (I was almost done with Chapter 1) and continue or go back to choosing one or two different bible verses a month to memorize. I don't know, I'm so wishy washy 9 times out of 10 nothing gets done.
08.) Y'all know I'm rather infatuated with Jen Hatmaker, right? It's true. I read her doldrum post and nodded my head almost clean off through the whole thing and then her post about more grace and I think I came close to getting whiplash. It's like she's talking to me about me right in my living room over coffee.
*****Edited to Add***** Okay, I decided NOT to quit the Roman's Project. I just read Ann Voskamp's post about her progress and watched the short video she and Liz Curtis Higgs made together to document their progress--stumbles and all--which was refreshing to say the least. Progress, is still progress even if it's imperfect or flawed, so I shall continue to work on my memorization.
Okay, that's more than enough snippets. I'm scooting off to do my first James homework.
Happy Sunday, y'all!