Friday, May 24, 2013


Welcome to "Fan the Flame" Friday.

This is a weekly post that will be "short and sweet" (kinda like me...)

Just a word and a phrase, a sentence or a question...just a little something to "fan the flame" of your creativity!

Today's word: remember

A trip down Memory Lane today:

What is the best thing you remember from your childhood?

Is there anyone special you remember on Memorial Day?

Why is it so important to remember what God has done for us in the past?

Let me know what you think!!

"I will remember my song in the night;
I will meditate with my heart,
And my spirit ponders...

I shall remember the deeds of the LORD;
Surely I will remember Your wonders of old.

I will meditate on all Your work
And muse on Your deeds.

Your way, O God, is holy;
What god is great like our God?

You are the God who works wonders..."

(Psalm 77:6, 11-14, NASB)

"This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:6-7)

BLOG = "Blessedly Leaning On God!"


  1. Best thing I remember from my childhood is times with my precious momma. On Memorial Day, I remember my grandfather, and uncles, and cousins that served our country with pride. Remembering what God did for us in our past, makes us forever thankful.

  2. If you ever sat in my SS class, you would know that the biblical concept of remembrance is my most oft quoted directive. (Goodness, that sounded poetic, didn't it?) I love that God calls us to remembrance, and in so doing always calls us to act upon the remembrance. I love even more how every time HE remembers, it's followed by an action.

    Getting off topic here, sorry.

    The BEST thing I remember? I guess it would be the a toss up between the dinners around our kitchen table and the summer days meandering about the neighborhood with my siblings and the rest of the street kids. We came up with the craziest things. Long bike rides... picnics...forts, etc. I miss it. I was a dreamer back then and really believed that dreams came true.

  3. The best thing that I remember from my childhood are moments when we say our bedtime prayers out loud together. Those prayers gave me comfort and security when I was a kid. On memorial day, I remember my grandmother who was always there for me and gave me me all the things that I needed and more. She was a very loving and very jolly person. I will never forget the lessons that she taught me. God blessed me with all of them and that I will never forget. I will always remember how good He is to me and that He blessed with me more than I could ever ask for.

  4. I remember warm summer nights where we took a family trip to the A and W root beer stand for a special treat.....Saturday night baths were over, pjs were on, and a car full of kids sipping root beer -makes me smile!

    Remembering Gods faithfulness gives me hope and assurance that He is with me during the tough times.

  5. I do thank all the military for serving their country - we have been a blessed nation. sandie

  6. Remember what God has now in the past helps build our confidence in what is able to in our present and future situations.

  7. This weekend I remember our fallen heroes. And I pray God continues to watch over those still serving our great country.
    Blessings to you. Beth

  8. What is the best thing you remember from your childhood?

    This is a tough one - because I have many happy memories. I suppose one of the best is when I got baptized at age 14. I still remember how I felt - like a soldier enlisting in God's army. All fired up and ready to do battle. All these years later (stop counting...), I still feel like a soldier. A bit more battle-worn and weary, a bit more bloody and scarred - but still fighting!

    Is there anyone special you remember on Memorial Day?

    No one in my family fought in any of the wars. But, we have two dear friends who are Vietnam vets. One was awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded in the line of duty. His story is so touching, and I am grateful that some of his wounds - both inside and out - are healing.

    Why is it so important to remember what God has done for us in the past?

    Because the enemy would always want to steer us away from God with doubts about His love and goodness. In the midst of trials, it's easy to think we've been forgotten or abandoned. It is when we look toward the past, and see God's unchanging faithfulness to us, that is when we can *talk back* to the father of lies.


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"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

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