Saturday, April 30, 2011


I make pretty good enchiladas. (I'm just sayin'.) My momma taught me. She makes better beans than me, though. Which is ok, because Mike really just likes refried beans out of the can, so it's only me who misses out.

But enchiladas are a lot of work. It takes time and lots of pots and pans with grease flying all over. Enchilada sauce stains pretty bad, too. And they're one of the cheapest things on the menu at most Mexican restaurants.

But sometimes...sometimes it's worth it. They're really good. And there's a definite sense of accomplishment when it's done. And Mike is always appropriately gleeful when I make them.

So, I guess I'll go clean up the kitchen now...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Memory Update

So today I start on my 8th verse. I'm doing pretty well with the first 7 - really good at #1 from James! Still need 'hints' on some to get me started.

Mom asked how I decide which verses to memorize. I don't really have a method. Some of these come straight out of something I've been reading/studying already. It will just connect with me, so I do that one (like the verse from 1 Peter). Other times I do a search on a theme for something I need help with (like "peace" or "waiting"). Beth Moore always posts her verse, and sometimes I just say - yeah, that's a good one, and do that one, too. (Which is the case with today's verse.)

Speaking of today's verse: Isaiah 30:18 (NLT) - "So the Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help."

It's pretty cool how these do pop into my head during the week. Even though I may not have it totally memorized, I'll think, "Hey, that reminds me of one of my verses - from James, maybe?" So I grab my little notebook and find it. And run through it again, trying to "transform my mind" and keep my focus on God and off me. (Not easy, I think about me a lot.)