Scripture Recitation by Rachel and Joshua

Recently some dear friends, Rachel and Joshua did Scripture Recitation during Sunday morning’s service. Their example and commitment to memorize Scripture is both inspiring and challenging.  
God has impressed upon me the importance of memorizing Scripture.  He is so faithful and shortly after I had memorized several verses God enabled me to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ by focusing my thoughts on His Word.  
I pray that you will be encouraged by Rachel and Joshua’s video.  Please also take some time to read their blogs:

San Juan Memories

I nearly choke back tears at the thought
Your feet may have strode upon the blue cobblestone bricks
That my feet tread upon today
Did you sit under a starry midnight sky
With a warm gentle breeze blowing
The sound of waves breaking on a nearby beach
Did you enjoy Sunday afternoon in the park
Teaching your two little brown eyed boys
To fly a kite high in the sunlit sky
Did your eyes gaze upon the azure blue sea
Watch the waves break
Taste the salty spray in the air
Can it really be nearly 50 years ago
A young wife became a mother
Made San Juan, Puerto Rico her home
by Susan Bunts Wachtel
February 16, 2010
Dedicated to my mother Gayle Merriam Johnson Bunts Lorenat

Hair Dryer Revelations

 

As I started my day I was overwhelmed
Feeling defeated by the mountain of responsibility that stood before me
Downcast at the prospect of walking through a dark valley
While drying my hair…God met me in my weakness
 
God assured me that He did not bring me to this mountain
So that I would be overwhelmed by my inability
But so He might come alongside me
Walk with me and strengthen me so that I can overcome by His power
 
God did not bring me to the valley
That I might be overwhelmed with despair
But that He would meet me there
Walk with me and bring me through the valley in His presence
 
Oh Lord, may I hold fast to You and remember
You are well able to handle all that concerns me today
May I find encouragement when facing a mountain or valley
Know with certainty that You are with me and will bring me through
 

Susan Bunts Wachtel
February 3, 2010