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Monday, June 28, 2010

A Student Again...

Last week I attended a Speak Up With Confidence Seminar in G.R.  This is my second year of attending and I am amazed at how much more I learned this year.  It was gratifying to hear many of the leaders tell me how much improved I am over the course of the year.  Learning things like outlining, the aim of a message, how to build a talk or Bible study, were all helpful learning tools.
But what I took away more than anything is the need to be in the Scriptures, studying on a daily basis.
Oh, I read the Word, but honestly, not much more than that.  My goal for this next 12 months is to be a student of the Bible.  I am going to read it in chronological order, not necessarily in the order it is in the Bible.  This should prove interesting. I must confess one of my daughter's actually planted the idea in my head.
As I read, I'll be sharing my thoughts on some of the stories and lessons.  It is so helpful to write or journal our thoughts, so blogging is the perfect answer.  Whether anyone else reads this or not, I will have what I read more deeply thought out and ingrained in my spirit for having done the journaling.  I hope you'll join me and also keep me accountable.
Queen Dee

Do Overs & Start Overs

God, Can I get a do over on this life?  I've made so many stupid mistakes, made so many hurtful comments, didn't do things I should have done and did other things I shouldn't have.  Unfortunately, life isn't a dress rehearsal, or is it?  The next life will be one of joy unspeakable, praise, perfect fellowship, no tears, and Sonshine all the time!!  Today, instead of a Do-over, I'll accept a Start over...choosing to live in fellowship, joy, praise and thanksgiving for all of the blessings You have given. Sort of a practice session for the life to come...

Psalm 73:25,26 "Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none on earth I desire besides You.  My flesh and my heart fail: But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."

Queen Dee