A Year in Review // 2015

So I'm a few days late here but I've been inspired to share a few highlights from our year, thanks to all of the other fabulous bloggers out there (plus JD always kindly encourages it - haha)! 

The year 2015 has been filled with growth. Growth in family, growth in creativity, growth in marriage, growth in experiences while traveling, growth in Christ. Between friends, new endeavors, babies and about six months of Aloha / Hawaii, how could we even ask for more? 

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Your Scripture Memory Photos from the Week

What a joy it has been focusing on Colossians 3:16 with y'all this week! Whether you've been learning it by yourself or joining together with your family to learn it, thank you for sharing your photos. It's been super encouraging reading about the ways you're hiding God's Word in your heart. Please check out the amazing different ways everyone has been memorizing the verse this week:

via  @katyjomcdaniel  //  @juliehardin  //  @artsyabel  // Caroline T. //  @amegivens  // Lindsey S. //  @jitneysjourneys

via @katyjomcdaniel // @juliehardin // @artsyabel // Caroline T. // @amegivens // Lindsey S. // @jitneysjourneys

Loving my new #dailyagenda from #jitneysjourneys and the supplemental guide to #scripturememory! It has rekindled my love for scripture journaling and has me filling up the pages this week. - Lyndsay A. {@artsyabel}

Didn't realize how much writing out a verse helped me to memorize it! I found myself quoting the one I memorized last week in a conversation without thinking about it. Is anyone else using the notes section as a journal? I'm writing a sweet memory down from each day in that spot. Will be fun to look through at the end of the year. - Caroline T.

In 2014, I wanted to see my faith grow exponentially. I prayed fearless prayers with the expectation of seeing God show up. I wasn't always great at it, and I'm definitely still growing. However, I can boldly say that I believe and trust him more than I did. In 2015, I want to KNOW His word. I want his word to have its home in my heart and mind! - Amy G. {@amegivens}

Our house is working on memorizing scripture! I used the translation that is found in our oldest son's bible so that it would be easier for our boys to remember. - Lindsey S.

We hope this is an encouragement to you and your family to memorize scripture together this year! If you haven't downloaded the free scripture memory printable, find it here. Have a fantastic weekend!

2015 Scripture Memory // Dwell Richly // Free Printable PDF

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"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16)" If you've been reading our blog throughout the past year or know me in real life, you know that I've been obsessed with this verse. Paul stresses the importance of scripture memory, to not only memorize God's Word, but to walk with Christ and encourage others with His Word.

The continuing of this verse encourages a deep level of intimacy within the believers' community... teach one another, admonish one another in all wisdom; sing together; be thankful together in your hearts to God. We need community. We need one another. It's the desire that God has created within us. When we first dwell in Christ, His love is an outpour - an overflow - into our communities. We are called to let the words of Christ dwell in us richly as a life-giving command for ourselves but also as a life-giving command for others. His words dwell in us and in return, pour out from our lips as truth to another as a form of accountability, love, wisdom and worship.

This is dwelling.

This is community.

This is worship.

an excerpt from Dwell (March 6, 2014)

So let's join in community together and memorize God's Word this year! We are so thrilled to release this free printable of 52 scripture memory verses for 2015. While this printable was created to supplement the Jitney's Journeys 2015 Daily Agenda, we encourage anyone and everyone to use this as a resource for scripture memory.

2015 Scripture Memory by Jitney's Journeys

While you are welcome to use this printable however you'd like, here's what we had in mind when designing it: Each weekly verse begins on a Monday; therefore, week 1 begins on January 5. The theme for each month has been built to interrupt you from typical monthly rhythms (i.e. "freedom" is in February instead of July and "gratitude" is in April instead of November).

This resource was designed to help you dive into scripture. Don't stop at memorizing the verses; meditate on them and ask God to speak to you through them. Seek opportunities to encourage other believers throughout the week by speaking the truths you're learning.

How do you memorize scripture? Index cards? Writing it in the Dwell Richly section of your 2015 Daily Agenda? Or maybe you write out the verse as you practice your new love of calligraphy? Share with others how you memorize scripture by posting photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using #dwellrichly and #scripturememory. We'd love to see what you're doing too so follow us and tag us @jitneysjourneys.

Here it is!! Download the 2015 Scripture Memory Printable PDF here. As much as I hate to make this disclaimer, past situations force me to request it: Please be considerate of our Terms of Use located on the second page. Thank you!

2015 Daily Agenda by Jitney's Journeys

2015 Daily Agenda
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Other Resources
4OnePurpose.com and SheReadsTruth.com are two of my favorite studies going on right now. If you're not currently involved in a study, check these out!