Friday, February 1, 2019

February Memory Verse 2018

February's Memory Verse.....I wanted reminders that to praise God.  Also because this month is the anniversary of our moving and starting our ministry over in Taiwan.   We have now lived in Taiwan for 8 years.  Like the verse says....I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  I am so thankful and grateful for the power and the grace that God has given to our family to live overseas in a country that doesn't speak English and I have not learned the language.  I am thankful to the many wonderful and amazing people who have taken the time to love my family and have helped us along the way as we have lived in Taiwan.  I am also thankful that God has blessed our family is so many wonderful ways.  

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

January Memory Verse 2019

This past year was a hard year but a good year.  At the beginning of the year, we were privileged to be able to go back to the US.  So we were able to spend two months with John's family and two months with my family.  We got to build snow forts, go sledding, go skating, skiing, doing lots of traveling and also the kids to experience the holidays with family.  It was a busy time but a joy-filled time.   Once we came back to Taiwan we were busy but we were enjoying our time in Taiwan.  Towards the end of the year, we found out that my best friend and someone that I felt that God brought into my life as a steady influence and a wonderful friend was moving back to her home country.    It made it a very busy time for making sure to spend lots of time together with my best friend and preparing for the heartbreak of leaving and saying goodbye.  

I have never done a word for a year.  But as I was trying to decide on scripture verses for our 2019 a common theme seemed to occur.   The word Faith or Faithful came up more often than not.  So this year my word is Faithful.  I pray to God that he would use my life and enter my life to cause me to remain faithful. 

I have had a couple of friends who have approached me to remind me that I needed to keep my heart tender and open to new friendships and relationships.   One of the hardest things about living overseas and working at Victory English Fellowship is that we have a lot of people who are very transitional in nature.  So I am saying goodbyes to sweet people all the time who are moving back to their home countries or are traveling around the world.   Which means that I am constantly saying goodbyes and giving a little piece of my heart all the time.  So it would be very easy and I have at times said in my heart that I am not willing to be friends unless I have long term friends.  Living here in Taiwan for 8 years has been a long time and so I have said goodbyes to at least 100's of people.  It's a blessing because God has introduced me to so many different people and cultures.    So my prayer is that I still remain moldable and tender so that I can still meet people even knowing that my heart will most likely get broken time and time again.  So because of this I pray that I would remain faithful to the call that God has given to me.

This month of January is my sweet Little H's birthday.  She is going to be 7 years old and I can't believe that she will be 7.  It seems like just yesterday that she was born and I had a little buddy whom I did everything with.  Now she is in first grade and trying her best to navigate Chinese school and me homeschooling her.  She is great at playing together and making friends.  She loves to color and draw.  She also loves imaginative play. My prayer is that her faith would continue to grow and blossom.   

Monday, October 1, 2018

October Memory Verse 2018

I think this scripture verse is one of the hardest verses to follow through with because my words and thoughts are one of the hardest things to control.  So this verse is constantly on my heart so that way my words and actions and what is in my heart would be pleasing to the Lord.   Also that my words, actions would demonstrate Christ love to everyone that I encounter.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

September Memory Verse 2018

My sweet Little M's birthday is this month and this is his bible verse.  He decided on the wonderful scenery that you see in this scripture verse.  I am super excited for his scripture verse. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August Memory Verse 2018

This is Little N's scripture verse for 2018.   I want Little N to remember to focus on the positive and beautiful things in life.  I think that can be an ongoing struggle and so I gave both Little N and myself this scripture verse to help us to remember to focus on the positive and lovely things. 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

July Memory Verse 2018

Happy Birthday Month to my darling John!  This is my daily scripture verse for John in 2018.  I pray that he would daily remember to follow this scripture verse while he is raising our kids.  This is a never-ending process of refining for both parents and children.  It's very humbling to realize how much scripture talks about raising children.  It's also very humbling to realize that the people in scripture that people elevate and are excited about are flawed and weren't perfect in their parenting.  Which is such a comfort because you realize that you can mess up and ask for forgiveness and daily work to be the best parent and child you can be.  I also realized that I wish I had understood what these verses meant growing up and that I had obeyed my parents more often than I did.  I am SO thankful for GRACE that God gives us. 

Happy Birthday John!  I love you! 

Friday, June 1, 2018

June Memory Verse 2018

I think this verse completely humbles me.  It's completely opposite of my thinking and causes me to pause and realize that I daily need to be a servant.  I keep wanting to elevate myself to be the princess or queen of the family but I daily need to stop what I'm doing and remind myself that I bring honor by being a servant and serving my family and friends. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Memory Verse 2018

This scripture verse is my bible verse.  I need the daily reminder that I need to show Love to my kids! and my husband daily.  I also need to just work daily to be this verse and live out this verse. 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

April Memory Verse 2018

This year our baby S turns one year old.  The previous year has been such a stressful year with a lot of things going on with Baby S.  Worrying about growing and making sure that he has enough food and is growing and not struggling.  So because of the struggles and stress that we experienced the previous year I gave both Baby S and I this scripture verse because I needed this reminder every single day because I still have residual anxiety about his growth.  I guess I have to write more about this. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

February 2018 - Memory Verse

February Memory verse is about knowing that God is God!  Which is such a comfort. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January 2018 Memory Verse

This scripture verse is darling Little H's memory verse for 2018.  I can't believe my darling little girl is going to be 6 years old this year.  It seems like just yesterday that she was born.  So thankful that she has a chance to celebrate a birthday with her family as we are on sabbatical! 

Friday, December 1, 2017

December 2017 Memory Verse - Isaiah 7:14

This is the first year that we have been in the US for the winter time in over 6 years.  I'm sure that we will be very busy during this time but this is our bible verse for December 2017.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Memory Verse 2017

Little N's bible verse this year is I Corinthians 16:13-14.  This year Little N is turn 10 years old and so this bible verse is something that I am praying for Little N for the rest of his life.  

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