What Feeds Your Faith, Pat?

During the season of Lent, various members of Trinity’s community will share what has nurtured their faith during their life’s journey. This week, we hear from Pat B.

In a time when people are insatiable in their drive for the newest technology, Pat reflects that what feeds her faith is the ancient practice of scripture memorization.

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Smartphones have given us quick access to the Bible and daily devotionals, so it can be easy to forget the importance of memorizing scripture. Each week during the school year our kids memorize a bible verse, and we, as a family, have two scriptures that we get to reflect on together throughout the week. In a decade where technology is disrupting every aspect of our lives, reflecting on scripture is a great way to feed our faith.  As a parent, we don’t have a full appreciation of struggles our kids will face each day, but what we do know is that having Scripture hidden in their hearts can help them face whatever life, and technology, throws at them. God is with them every step of the way. - Pat B.