Phone Diaries

It's not always practical to lug around a camera case that's about half as big as me all the time, so I'm trying to make better use of my phone's abilities and capture some of the in-between moments of life. :)

Please be praying for all the young ladies who have begun diligently practicing passages of Scripture in preparation for Scripture Memory Challenges IX and X. It's amazing to me how when I determine to memorize a certain portion of Scripture, a plethora of distractions seem to divide every waking thought! Pray that all of us would be able to set aside time specifically for this purpose of laying up God's Word in our hearts, that we would reach a deeper understanding of these verses and that we would be blessed with enthusiasm and endurance as we reach the goal set before us.

This time around, some of us are employing the use of flash cards to aid us in memorizing! They're pretty handy to slip into your purse or pocket wherever you go, and they help emphasize the connecting of each reference with its coordinating verse.

Last night, we were at the Union Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls, and what a privilege it was!

Sorry for the blurry images ... apparently I'm not so good at inconspicuously taking outstanding images with my phone. :)

For weeks, as I've been thinking about and praying for these homeless men and women, I've been meditating on Matthew 11:28, where Jesus said, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (One of the verses for our upcoming challenge!) Another verse I thought of yesterday was Luke 9:58:

And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests;
 but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

We as Christians are much like the homeless who gather at missions such as these. This world is not our home. We are strangers, pilgrims. Not supposed to be popular, not supposed to fit in, not supposed to do the things everyone else does or be entertained with the same things everyone else is. 

Rise up, O men of God!
Have done with lesser things.
Give heart and mind and soul and strength
To serve the King of kings.
William P. Merrill

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