1. I am participating in the Siesta Scripture Memory Team and it is time for my second verse. I LOVED my first verse and actually feel a little sad that it is time to move on...however, what a blessing to know that those beautiful words are forever a part of my heart! This time, I chose to memorize some verses on the recommendation of my Bible Study facilitator. They are verses I have always been familiar with but never memorized and put into my heart. She talked about the importance of KNOWING these verses for the purpose of evangelism and so, my new verses for the second half of January are:
Ephesians 2:8-10 "For it is by grace you have been saved through faith--and this not of yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
2. The second reason for this post is to tell you about an AWESOME giveaway. Now, I really hope that, if you are a homeschooler, you totally choose to ignore this entirely...however, if you know me well, you will pay close attention because the fact that I am entering this contest boosts your chances tremendously because I DO NOT WIN. I just keep entering hoping that at some point, I can become lucky enough to win something I actually want rather than, oh, I don't know...a dog I did not sign up for nor did I want that I later have to go out and hunt down a home for because no one else will take care of it...but I digress. So, here it is...if you click here, it will take you to a blog where you can win a family pass to one of four homeschool conventions that are coming to an area near you. I don't know about yours, but I know the one close to us, in Memphis is going to be amazing...even with Tim Hawkins as the entertainment. I SO would like to go...so, hop over there and read all about it...and then choose to sign up and if you win...you can donate the tickets to me! :) Great idea, right! Hurry, the contest ends on the 23rd!