#11 – Wisdom as Measureless as the Sand on the Seashore

(Note: This is #11 in a series of 66 Bible verses my granddaughter and I are memorizing. To read the others, just search by the number. You can start here. It's my hope and prayer that we as grandparents will memorize scripture with our grandchildren as part of the great legacy we leave them!) When I was in high school, our church was BIG on youth choir. Big as in everyone wanted to be a part of it. Big as in even all the cutest guys wanted to be in our youth choir. It was GREAT FUN. We had a lot of talented voices, amazing

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Decisive Under Thirty and Decluttered Over Fifty – Two Guys Who Have it Down

Y'all know I love millennials. This whole group is very interesting, highly educated, and they're quite decisive. In all this obervation of millennials while enjoying their company, I've noticed a couple of things that they just don't get about their parents' generation.   One:  Why is it so hard for us to fall in love with sushi? Two:  Why do we keep so much stuff?  Millennials are decisive about sushi, and they're decisive about their stuff.  In other words, neither stays around for very long. It's not that they don't

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#9 and #10 – Two Things that Really Matter to God

If you have been following along with me and my granddaughter on our quest to memorize 66 Bible verses together, you may either be glad that you're doing it with us - or, whew, really thankful you didn't try to take this one on for yourself! It's definitely a big and lofty goal. Kynzie and I are coming right along, and we've already memorized a verse from one-third of the Old Testament books! Yet, the value of this commitment isn't in how we've started, or even how far we've already come. The real reward will come when we

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How We Threw a Fabulous Austin Wedding on a Three Month Timeline and The Love Story Behind it All

As I write this post, it's been exactly one year to the day since our middle child married the man of her dreams ... and list. No longer in the technically newlywed category, they've made it through their first year! As our daughter and her husband (that still sounds crazy when I hear myself say it!) came to Austin this weekend to celebrate, the four of us reminisced about the fabulous wedding we all enjoyed just 365 days ago. We only had three months to plan it - but we pulled it off without a single hitch. Here's what

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Verse #8 – Where You Go, I Will Go – Ruth 1:16

Where you go, I will go. Where you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people, and your God, my God. - Ruth 1:16

For some reason, Kynzie and I have an easier time memorizing some of the verses from the 66 we're memorizing this year more than others. This is one of those that's been easier to memorize. Maybe that's because the words flow together in a more familiar way? Perhaps it's as simple as the "you" and "I" concept? Either way, we haven't needed any prompts or hand motions or musicality to memorize

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