Monday, January 23, 2012

Walking in Love

Well, Rebecca and I are home from Houston where we went to celebrate a year of memorizing scripture.  We joined Beth Moore and about 1,200 other women who memorized 24 verses during 2011.  We met at the First Baptist Church in Houston for two days of worship, music with Travis Cotrell, a fantastic message from Beth Moore and - we also recited all 24 of our memory verses to a partner!  We made new friends, managed to stay alive on the Houston freeways, ate the best Mexican food I've experienced, and came home ready to keep digging into the Word!  I cannot even begin to express how blessed I feel to have experienced this with my sweet daughter.

The following is just a bit of Beth's message from the weekend.  The message was taken from the book of  2nd John, and Beth began Friday evening by reciting the entire of book!  I nearly cried it was so moving (but then I am a crier!).  Beth used the word WALKING as the outline for the message.

We're all starved for some face to face.
All we've worked for can be lost.
Listen with the ears of a chosen lady.
Keep the pace of true abiding.
Invest your whole life into love.
Never forget the ploy to infiltrate.
Go out into the world walking in what you know.

I must invest my whole life into love. Never be unaware that God loves me! How aware am I that God loves me? Am I dwelling in that knowledge? In that awareness?  Truth without love is just a fact. Insist on keeping my feeling in my faith.

"Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love. Ephesians 5:1. Let's get out there and walk like people who know they are loved!

I revel in the forced quiet time a plane ride provides!

Here we are writing our favorite verses on the Wall of Verses.
Did I say how great it was to experience this with Rebecca!

A bit of sustenance to keep us going!

Rebecca and I are continuing to memorize Bible verses in 2012.  Please join us.  We would love to share this experience with you.


  1. I am so glad that I got to meet you and Rebecca. Loved the recap on your blog.
    Linda Peel
    Lexington, KY

    1. Linda, Thank you so much. So glad to make new friends!!

  2. Hi Shawna ~ so glad to "meet" you via blog-o-sphere. Too bad it couldn't be in person last weekend! Wonder if they had gluten free cupcakes at Crave!?!? :)

    1. Hi Melanie ~ I did wonder about that but since my GF sweetheart wasn't with me, I didn't ask. If they don't yet, I bet they will soon. So many people are GF now. The cupcake bakery in our city will make GF if you ask ahead of time. Have a great day!

  3. Thank you for this summary! I couldn't go, and you included some different details from the Living Proof post. (Thanks especially for the WALKING points.) How wonderful to share this weekend with your daughter! Thanks be to God for that.

    Perhaps we will meet in 2014.

    Grace to you in Jesus.

    1. Oh you are so welcome. Would love to meet in 2014! Blessings to you ~ Shawna