Getting back to my Spanish roots...

Last year, provoked in part by my Pastor John Drage and another part by my friend Michelle, I began memorizing verses. It started with a few verses here and there that had captivated me when reading them- these were the ones you would find highlighted in colors of pink, orange, and blue when you flipped through my worn Bible.

Later, infused by my passion for the Spanish language, my friend Breezy and I began learning some of our favorite verses in Spanish and in English.

The first verse I memorized in Spanish was one of my favorite verses in English.

Philippians 4:6-7. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."

Which also sounds really cool in Spanish,

Filipenses 4:6-7
"No se inquieten por nada; mas bien, en todo ocasión, con oración y ruego, presenten sus peticiones a Dios y denle gracias. Y la paz de Dios, que sobrepasa todo entendimiento, cuidará sus corazones y sus pensamientos en Cristo Jesús."

So now with Honduras on my doorstep (as Chris put it last night) I have been dreaming of ways to get into the language before I am actually there- to begin to prepare myself in all different ways. This morning when I was reading through Philippians, I was reminded of how much I love this book. It is short, yet so complex.

So, I made the decision to start memorizing the book of Philippians in English and Spanish. I know that God will use this opportunity to teach me so much more than just the words or the language. I am also looking forward to learning more about his words and teachings in Spanish, rather than in my native tongue.

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