Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Advice to my 23 year old self: memorize, memorize, and memorize some more

Can I even remember what it was like to feel 23 years old? One thing is for sure; I didn't have the aches and pains that I have now... must have something to do with being a grandma LOL...

At age 23, I was married and the mother of a one year old, living in a tiny house on Elm St. This was a time of maturing as a young mom, wife and Christian. Much of what I had learned as a young adult was being solidified in my mind and heart as I began to mesh the exuberance of youth with the responsibilities of daily life.

29 years later, after many ups and downs, I look back and see the goodness and faithfulness of God toward me, one of his children.

Sarah, if there is one piece of advice I can give you it is this: take time to memorize, memorize and memorize God's Word some more. The older you get, the harder it is to memorize, so do it now while you are young. Memorize key verses, and if you can, memorize also the Westminster Shorter Catechism (which contains clearly and simply laid out doctrines... which I am trying to memorize now). It will stand you in good stead now, as well as later on in life. So keep in God's Word. Read it, study it and memorize it.

I wish you a very happy birthday and may God bless you in the years ahead.


"Aunt" Sandra is another of my adopted Aunts and Uncles from my home church. Many childhood memories include playing alongside her kids. In particular I remember getting sent over to purposely contract chicken pox. Thanks for that, Mom.

Recently, she and "Uncle" Tom moved down to South Carolina for schooling at Greenville Theological Seminary, where I'm sure there is plenty of memorization happening.

Thanks, Aunt Sandra, for your advice!

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