Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cleaning out the bookshelf...

I have a million things going on right now. Not to mention a billion projects.

I've been really trying to do better about scripture study. I teach Sunday school, So obviously I prayerfully search the scriptures to prepare for that each week. But I have never been good about knowing references. I have always admired Mike's knowledge of the scriptures. I used to think that he would always know the scriptures better than me because he had the opportunity to serve a mission. Well, Over the 6 years that we have been married, I've learned that just because someone serves a mission doesn't mean that they have an exceptional knowledge of the scriptures, The thing that makes Mike different is that he puts forth a generous effort to study his scriptures everyday. I have asked him on occasion how he has memorized so many. Obviously its one of his gifts to be able to remember them so well.
Every time I clean out the bookshelf, {As I did on Friday} I see his copy of Vaughn J. Featherstone's scripture memorization program. I've never thought anything of it, And certainly didn't think that I could do it. Nor have I ever really had a desire to do it. I have always wanted a knowledge of the scriptures like he has, but have never had the desire to do the work. I think this time, I'm ready to give it a whirl.
It's an entire year long. I'm not saying that I won't miss a day, or that I can even memorize a scripture in a day, But I'm going to try and I'm going to do my best. Mike is going to do it with me too, So that will help me to be accountable. I have the time, Well, No not really, I don't. But I am going to make it a priority and instead of listening to music when I run, You'll probably see me on the treadmill talking to myself. Don't make fun of me.
I also have a new set of scriptures that I really need to use. {My set is the set that I've had since I was 12, And I think like 10 pages are missing and they are falling apart} But I'm really not looking forward to having to break in the new set. It's going to take me forever to transfer everything all the notes and quotes and marks, We're talking months... So, I'm hoping to make a cute scripture cover for them and perhaps that will be incentive for me to use them more. More on that later. Anywho, If you'd like a copy of it, You can let me know and I will get you a copy. I haven't been able to find it online anywhere or I'd link it up, So we're going to have to go old school and I will get you a paper copy.

1 comment:

  1. could you email me a copy of that program? I've been looking for it for a while now. I used it on my mission and it really helped! My email address is Thanks in advance!