Anecdote (13) book reviews (7) chris (1) glimpses (77) marriage (9) mommaville (37) projects (24) recipes (7) scenes (61)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Got to start somewhere...

We went to the Faithwalkers Conference this year- like we do every year.  I guess you can say it is as close to a tradition as anything.  Only this year was different. So many dear friends from Colorado and El Paso and Phoenix and now SLC. But even more than that, both Chris and I left knowing God had stirred and changed something deep in our hearts.

I spent the last couple days trying to figure out where to start. In terms of blogging about them.  But I am coming up short and having a hard time putting it into words.  So I am going to start easy and warm up to it.

So here is one thing I felt led to do at Faithwalkers: Come up with one verse for each letter of the alphabet and have  the kids [and subsequently me] memorize them. Now they aren't perfect.  I never did find a verse that starts with the letter 'x'.  And for many of the verses it is the second word that matches its letter.  But we all get the point.

The verses are a mix of ones they already know, I want them to know, or addressing some sort of sin habit in their lives.  So you might learn alot about our weaknesses over here by reading them!  But here they are:

A Apply your heart of knowledge and your ears to words of wisdom. Proverbs 23:12
B But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
C A cheerful look brings joy to the heart. Prov. 15:30
D Do not add to his words. Prov. 30:6a
E Every word of God is flawless; Prov. 30:5
F For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whomever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John3:16
G A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Prov 15:1
H Honor your mother and father. Deut. 5:16
I I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands. Ps. 119:60
J Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. Luke 3:52
K Know that the Lord is God.  It is he who made us, and we are his. Ps. 100:3
L Listen when your Father corrects you.  Don't neglect your mother's instruction. Prov. 1:8
M For Man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. James 1:20
N The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Prov. 18:10
O Obey your parents in everything for this pleases the Lord. Col. 3:20
P Pray for those who hurt you. Luke 6:28
Q Be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19
R Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Prov. 12:18
S My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them. Prov. 1:10
T Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Prov. 3:5
U Unfriendly people care only about themselves. Prov. 18:1
V He holds victory in store for the upright. Prov. 2:7
W The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin. Prov. 10:8
X May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Gal. 6:14
Y Your hands made me and formed me; Ps 119: 73a
Z Zeal for your house will consume me. John 2:17b


  1. That darn X is always messing up lists like this. Tessa's animal game has a picture of an x-ray fish. Who has ever heard of an x-ray fish?!? X should be eliminated from the alphabet. I will vote for whichever candidate makes X-abolition part of their policy platform.

    (Seriously, good list. Thanks for sharing.)

  2. What a great idea, Alyssa! Thanks for sharing your list!...may have to do this too:)