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Monday, May 22, 2006

My Sincerest Apologies

Grace and peace be to the readers of Godly Ladies-In-Training. I am apologizing for being absent for many weeks but am very thankful that my partner here, Alyssa C. has been updating the blog once in a while. Ladies and gentlemen, I shall be getting back soon with my posts. I am still adjusting because I have been away from the Internet for quite some time. Thank you for reading our blog. It is a great blessing to know that many are still standing firm in this world though we are overran by the pop culture the world is offering us.

I am very thankful for all your prayers. God heard all of it. I thank you from the deep wells of m'heart. ^_^ I shall soon post about my mission trip after I have the pictures and other posts first... but it shall not be a long wait.

Let us continue to press on for what we have begun. Let us continue side by side towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called us heavenward in the Lord Jesus Christ. Life of heaven must be begun here on earth.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Update on Christin A.

On behalf of Christin, thank you very much for your prayers.

Christin arrived from Calayan last Sunday, and she will be telling you of her mission trip there as soon as she can. I am sure most of you are wondering how everything went and what happened. I didn't get to hear her full story myself. We had no time to sit down and talk about everything when we met. I did see some pictures, and I'm pretty sure she'll post them along with her story.

God bless you all!

In Christ,
Alyssa C.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Memorize God's Word

HOW TO MEMORIZE GOD'S WORD
"Guard my words as your most precious possession. Write them down, and also keep them deep within your heart." Pr. 7:2-3

BENEFITS OF MEMORIZING SCRIPTURE
1. It helps me resist temptation.
"I have hidden your Word in my heart that I might not sin against you." Ps. 119:11
2. It helps me make wise decisions.
"Your Word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path." Ps. 119:105
3. It strengthens me when I'm under stress.
"...Your promises to me are my hope. They give me strength in all my troubles; how they refresh and revive me!" Ps. 119:49
4. It comforts me when I'm sad.
"Your words are what sustain me...They bring joy to my sorrowing heart and delight me." Jer. 15:16
5. It helps me witness to unbelievers.
"Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." 1 Peter 3:15

WHEN TO MEMORIZE A VERSE
· During your Quiet Time
· While Exercising
· While waiting (spare moments)
· At bedtime (Ps 63:6)

HOW TO MEMORIZE A VERSE
1. Pick a verse that speaks to you.
2. Say the reference before and after the verse.
3. Read the verse aloud many times. Record it!
4. Break the verse into natural phrases.
5. Emphasize key words when quoting the verse.
6. Write down the verse and erase a word one at a time.
7. Write out the verse on a flash card.
8. Carry some cards with you at all times for review.
9. Display your verses in prominent places.
10. Always memorize the verse word perfect.
11. Put the verse to music. Write a song!
12. Get a partner so you can check each other.

Suggested beginning rate: 2 new verses a week.


THREE KEYS TO MEMORIZING:

REVIEW, REVIEW, & REVIEW.



We remember what is IMPORTANT TO US.

"Your teachings are worth more to me than thousands of pieces of gold and silver." Psa 119:72

(Note: Taken from the Discipleship notes of Pastor Dean Leones from Camp Calaca 2005)

Prayer Request - Christin A.

My co-author, Christin, has embarked on a mission trip to the province of Calayan, a remote island located at the northern part of the Philippines. It is a place where people live very simply, and cellphones and TV don't exist.

In order to get there (from Manila), you have to ride a bus for 13 hours to Claveria, and from there, you have to ride a small fishing boat for 6-7 hours to cross the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea, where you will see nothing but water until you reach Calayan.

Please pray for Christin and her companions. They left last Sunday afternoon and will be there for one week. Please pray for their strength and their health, and their safe trip back home.

Thank you so much. May the Lord bless you richly.

In Christ,
Alyssa