Welcome to the very first installment of Friday Freebies. Check back here every Friday for downloads I've created just for you - completely for free! I cannot tell you how much I have been blessed by other sites uploading and offering things for free, and I want to pass that on to anyone who lands here. (That's also a good reason to subscribe and follow on Facebook, right?) :)
One of the freebies I will offer every week is a different Scripture Memory Card. It's kind of a neat story on how this particular freebie came about. Way back in college between my junior and senior year, I sublet my friend's room in her apartment while she was gone for the summer (shout out: she has a blog too - You Frill Me - which is a oh-so-fun resource on fashion, trends, delicious recipes, and anything else that's frilling!).
Every day when my roommate and I left for the day, we'd close our bedroom doors. So when I'd come home in the afternoon or at night, I'd always have to open the door to walk into my bedroom. Well, Fran had taped an index card to the outside of the bedroom door. Scrawled in pencil on the front of the card was one simple verse: Hebrews 2:3, which states, "How shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?" I can still to this day see the words in her handwriting. After passing that card upwards of 90 times over the course of the summer, the verse was etched into my brain. And 10 years, a mama brain, and a memory-destroying dosage of coumadin later, I can still recite it without hesitation.
The summer I spent subletting from Fran taught me one thing: if I'm going to memorize Scripture, it needs to be where I can see it. Daily. Hourly. It has to be something I come face-to-face with each day so it imprints into my subconscious. I've known for years that trying to memorize while doing my Bible reading just doesn't cut it. If my brain is going to memorize Scripture, then Scripture has to do life with me.
Which brings us to today's (and each subsequent week's) download. I created some cards to tack up around my house (the majority of them being in the kitchen, since that's where I spend about 87% of my time, it seems). And I want to share those cards with you. So you can print them and put them on your wall, your bathroom mirror, your car dash - wherever you find yourself spending lots of time and could benefit from having Scripture present.
Today's card is Psalm 73:26. This is a special verse to me, kind of my verse-of-the-year for my 29th year.
Do you have any tips for Scripture memorization? Any particular verses you'd like to see made into cards? Let me know in the comments!
The fine print: I would be honored if you wanted to share my free files with others. If you choose to share, please always link back to my blog to share. Please do not download my files and then upload them to your site for download as your own creation(s). One of the reasons there's so many great free things to download in the blogosphere is because most bloggers are respectful of other blogger's creations, be it words, images, ideas, or photos. Let's all do our part to keep it that way.