Slightly South of Simple Hits the Stands
7 hours ago
It's wondrous what a hug can do--a hug can cheer you when you're blue.A hug can say, "I love you so," OR "I sure hate to see you go."A hug is, "Welcome back again,"and "Great to see you! Where've you been?"A hug can soothe a small child's pain and bring a rainbow after rain.The hug--there's no doubt about it--We scarcely could survive without it!A hug delights and warms and charms. It must be why God gave us arms.Hugs are great for fathers and mothers, sweet for sisters, swell for brothers.And chances are your favorite aunts love them more than potted plants.Kittens crave them. Puppies love them.A hug can break a language barrier, and make your travel so much merrier.No need to fret about your store of 'em.The more you give, the more there's more of 'em.So stretch those arms without delay and give someone a hug today!!!
|The Five Chapters I Typed From Memory|
First of all, I prayed asking the Lord to help me do this and believed that he would since memorizing scripture is within his will.
I wrote the verse of the day on a small paper and analyzed it, marking the prepositional phrases, noting the verbs, looking for word patterns and just anything that would help me remember the word order.
If it was a long verse, I wrote it again using just the first letter of each word and kept it at my desk where I would see it and could practice the verse using the clues.
When I thought I had it memorized, I would try typing it without looking at it and then checking it against the Bible to see if I had it right. If not, I'd practice some more and try again until I could get it perfect.
I also reviewed the verses I memorized in my head before on my way to the bus stop, on the bus, before I went to bed at night or on my breaks or lunch at work. Reviewing is very important if you want to remember it long-term.
As I finished a chapter, I tried typing the whole chapter without looking and then checked it, marking the words I missed and making the correction, then printed it out and highlighted my errors. As I would read it over from that copy, I would focus on making the correction and try it again. On my next attempt, sometimes I would miss different words or leave something out and would mark those errors with a different color as well as the errors I made on the first attempt. I did this with each chapter as I finished them and kept on trying until I got it right (I still have to try chapter 5 again). I think using this to review with was most helpful.
As I went along, I set short-term goals as well. After I got Chapter 1 done, I knew I could do it because Chapter 1 was the longest of the five and very hard!
|Spunky Doodle crawling into mommy's work bag.|
|I haven't been in here for awhile.|
|Here comes trouble!|
|Go away, Manny, I was here first!|
|You have to hold your ground and let them know who's the boss.|
|Image source: Amazon|
|Ah, that tastes good!|
|Aye-Aye (image source: Zoo magazine)|
as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.I am so excited to be a part of this puppet ministry to share the gospel in this special way with the children. It was on an Easter Sunday (I think 51 years ago) that I was born again into God's family by trusting Jesus as my savior. I know at least some of the readers of this blog are my brothers and sisters in Christ because they too have put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, repented of their sin and asked Jesus to forgive them and save them as well. I look forward to meeting you in heaven some day if not on this earth.
But as many as received him [Jesus], to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.--John 1:12(50 cents per legitimate comment during April goes to Paralyzed Veterans of America.)
|Inch diameter hole January 2012 after attack|
|3-24-12 only a small slit|
|3-31 12 all closed up--no more hole!|