Category Archives: Memory Monday
Recently, I’ve been thinking about all the things I want to accomplish. The list really isn’t that big, but there are big things on the list.
Some things have been on the list for weeks. Some things have been on the list for years. I seem to be making no headway at all.
I think I know why.
I’m trying to do everything on my own.
MY plans. MY way. MY path.
Lately, I’ve gotten everything backwards. Which leads me to this week’s memory verse.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 NIV
Why do I so often forget this? I’m going to work on it!
Hi Doctor Moms! I hope you’re having a great start to the school year.
I’ve got a great verse for you today.
This is what I kept reciting over and over the night Matthew was diagnosed with diabetes. God really used it to strengthen me that night.
I hope it helps you as well.
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Ephesians 6:10 NIV
This week’s memory verse is about love.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34 NIV
Let’s be honest: memorizing that verse is pretty easy. Living it out is a lot harder. But that’s the challenge.
Right now, think of that “unlovable” person in your life. I know you have one–we all do!
Maybe your husband…doesn’t help enough with your child’s medical needs.
It could be that your child’s teacher doesn’t “get it.”
Or your friend thinks your child’s illness…isn’t a big deal.
Do you have a close family member who thinks you’re blowing things way out of portion?
Today, choose to love that person. Pray for that person. Determine that you’re going to obey God’s command, even if you think that person doesn’t deserve it.
Because at the end of the day, whether we like it or not, Jesus has commanded us to love.
Today’s memory verse is another one that every Doctor Mom should have on the tip of her tongue.
For those days when worry invades your heart…
For those nights when fear creeps in…
Any time you start to doubt God promises, this is the perfect word to whip your mind back in gear!
“He will have no fear of bad new; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” Psalm 112:7 NIV
Here in Texas, the thermometer says it’s still summer, but the truth is that a new school year is starting–good news for many parents.
But when your child has medical issues, we know it’s a completely different story. Excitement is often replaced with worry.
With that in mind, here is this week’s memory verse:
All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 MSG
Write this verse down and keep it in a spot where you’ll see it. Let God’s word encourage and strenghen you!
Is it really Monday already? Wow! I hope you had a fantastic weekend!
Here’s the memory verse for this week. I’ve chosen the NIV version of Isaiah 41:13. I was recently reminded of this verse by a long-lost friend of mine. Thank you, Kerri!
Every Doctor Mom should hide this verse in their heart!
“For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear, I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13 NIV
This week we’re going to memorize my very favorite Bible verse.
I remember reciting it over and over again when I was hoping to get pregnant with Matthew.
Even today, it’s my “go-to” verse when I’m having a rough day.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NIV
What is your “go-to” verse? Maybe we can all memorize it together!
Secret #5: Remember your spouse.
I don’t know what state your marriage is in, but I do know that it probably needs improvement. When your child has a medical need, the stress on your marriage can be overwhelming.
The divorce rate for parents of children with diseases is through the roof. I saw one estimate that it is over 80%!
Unbelievable! And yet, believable, right?
Guess what? You’re in this together. In God’s eyes you are a team and you need to act like one.
Warning: It won’t always be easy.
Warning: It may never be easy.
But you need to figure this out and make sure your marriage is working. Your child has enough challenges without adding divorce to the list. Plus, your kids will be grown in no time. You don’t want to turn around one day and realize your husband is a stranger. I love my husband too much to let that happen. You can’t let it happen either.
If your marriage is suffering, get help. Read a book on marriage, talk to a pastor, or have your doctor recommend someone.
Make time with your husband a priority. Even if you don’t feel like it. Childcare may be an issue, but you can figure out something. I know one Doctor Mom who hires a nurse to babysit!
If money is tight (and it probably is!) simply pop in a movie for your kids, while you and your husband enjoy a quiet dinner together.
Just do something. Anything! Your marriage is worth it!
And never forget to make prayer a priority. God can change things in the blink of an eye. If your situation seems unbearable–that’s when He works best!
A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands. Proverbs 14:1
If you didn’t memorize Jerimiah 29:11 last week, this is your chance for a fresh start!
And here’s more good news. This week the verse is short and sweet.
Be strong and do the work. (1 Chronicles 28:10)
How easy is that? Easy…but powerful.
This was David’s charge to Soloman before he began the challenging task of building the temple.
He would say the very same thing to us as we launch into our role of Doctor Mom.
Yes, we have a lot on our plate and it is a huge challenge, but God trusts us with this job!
He knows we can do it! Let’s determine to “be strong and do the work!”
Welcome to our first Memory Monday!
I hope you’ll join me in memorizing Jeremiah 29:11 this week. You might know it already, but I think it sets a good foundation for us as Doctor Moms.
Perhaps you can write your verses in a pretty little notebook. Each week, review past verses you’ve learned and add new ones!
Below, you’ll see several versions of this verse. Find the one that speaks to your heart and start memorizing! (Personally, I LOVE the Message version of this passage!)
I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out – plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. (Jeremiah 29:11 MSG)
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT)
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11 KJV)
Which version are you going to memorize?