Here's a third Easter Challenge story:
In past years I have given up chocolate for lent, which is a good challenge for my sweet tooth. This year I thought it would be good to take on a goal that would strengthen and encourage me spiritually. I like to think that I have a pretty good foundation of biblical knowledge, and thus it has been difficult to regularly reread the Bible for devotions. Memorizing Scripture was a great way to make Bible study more challenging and interesting again. I found it was more difficult than I predicted it would be. (I actually don’t know everything about God’s Word!) My husband and I practiced the verses before our bedtime prayers. We memorized “The Purpose Driven Life” verses in the NIV translation, and they provided a great basis for making my walk with God a larger part of my everyday life.