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Week #3: Over Half Way!

I praise the Lord for such an incredible group who has joined together to memorize God’s Word during these four weeks. We’re now over half way, and the finish line is in sight!

The Christmas Comes to Sunflower story is in the final editing stage before it goes to our copyeditor tomorrow. The Lord has helped every detail come together, and I’m very excited.

I pray the Lord uses His Word in your lives richly as you memorize and meditate on it. Keep that memorization work up!

Here’s a suggestion from one of our Scripture project families:

We use a white board. Each morning I erase an additional word or two from each verse (and Scripture reference), and each person has to read it, filling in the blanks. Then, each person tries to say it from memory. We’ve also written individual words or phrases out on index cards, mixed them up, then had the children put them in order and read them.  Then we remove several words, and they have to try to say the verse, filling in the missing words. Finally, they try to say it from memory.

May your thanksgiving be a special reflection of God’s goodness this week.

Serving Jesus,


“Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever:
for they are the rejoicing of my heart.”
Psalms 119:111

Sparkle of Joy

Yesterday afternoon we enjoyed a wonderful outside Aunties’ playtime that included much laughter, joy, running, and games. We were giving “airplane rides” on the swings and talking when we asked Abby and Bethany, “What are you looking forward to most about Christmas?”

Bethany immediately replied with a twinkle in her eye, “The Moodys!” She followed that by quickly saying that she had already done her memory verse! {{Sarah’s note: She and Abby each told me their verse–talk about melting my heart. Beautiful!}}

Serving Jesus,



Thou art my portion, O LORD:
I have said that I would keep thy words.”
Psalms 119:57

Week #2: Exciting Progress!

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this project. Families continue to join, and that’s awesome. If you’ve been thinking about it, you still can. 🙂

Christmas Comes to Sunflower is currently in the editing stage, and I’m loving it. It’s due to go to our copyeditor the day before Thanksgiving. I positively can’t wait to share it with all who complete the project!

One family had to make two entries to sign up because there were so many of them: fifteen in fact, all but the youngest (even the dad and mom are in on it)! They were very kind to give me permission to share their picture with you all.


Here are some memorizing hints from one of our readers:

  • Write on small cards-3×5 index cut in half or blank business cards are good.
  • Place in prominent place in house, i.e. over kitchen sink or in bathroom.
  • Write out entire verse each morning until learned.
  • Look at just the reference and say the verse out loud.
  • Cover card with another card and uncover only the portion you have said to be sure it is done from memory.


So, y’all! Stay on board! Keep memorizing to God’s glory!

Joyfully Serving Jesus,

“I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.” 
Psalms 119:113

December 9th or 16th?

Yesterday afternoon I was writing Christmas Comes to Sunflower. As I consulted my calendar and thought about my writing deadlines, I realized I had made a mistake. I can’t tell you why or how or where my mind was. The project is supposed to be four-weeks long, but when I counted up from November 11th to December 16th, it is five weeks. Hmmm. So, I’ve changed the end date to December 9th to match our four-week project.

With that said, if you’d like an extra “grace” week to polish verses or finish them up, you’re welcome to it. The eBook will be ready December 9th, so the sooner those verses are done, the sooner you get to read the special story.

I’m very excited about the storyline the Lord has given. Anytime between December 9-16th, please remember to go back to this link and fill out a few details to share that you’ve completed the verses.

You all have blessed me because this project has gone above and beyond what I imagined it to be. Families continue to sign up, and I’m in awe of the Lord’s working!

Back to writing! 🙂

Joyfully His,


Thou art my portion, O LORD:
I have said that I would keep thy words.”
Psalms 119:57

Week 1: Christmas Comes to Sunflower Scripture Project

Hooray! It’s Week 1, and today is our official start day. I’m praising the Lord for this special opportunity to hide more of His Word in our hearts. Thank you for your enthusiasm! I’m praying for you all.

This week’s Scripture memory hints. Don’t procrastinate and leave your verse (s) until next Monday. Start today, and schedule time in each day to work on your verses. I’ve found it important to find a quiet place to memorize. If I don’t, I can spend much time reading and re-reading the verses, only to find I’m not retaining it. For me, the key is a quiet place.

I’m memorizing 1 Timothy 6 and Psalms 34:1-13.

So, time to jump in! For those who haven’t signed up and wish to, you may still do so.

Joyfully His,


“Make me to understand the way of thy precepts:
so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.”
Psalms 119:27