It is Butter!

In 1995 we began a scripture memory program with our young children. We had small note cards with a picture of a clue word on one side and a corresponding scripture on the back. It was a wonderful tool for memorizing favorite Bible verses.

This was our second memory card:


With much enthusiasm, my young children  repeated, “It is butter!   …. to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.” Psalm 118:8

On the back of the card was the scripture.

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Daily we were quoting it as we added more memory cards. Daily we were saying, “It is BETTER to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.”

I was hungry for God. This scripture fed my spirit and helped my faith to grow.

This scripture, the very center verse in the Bible, became my cornerstone scripture for our walk in trusting the LORD as Healer.

My husband and I had taken a leap. We were on a  journey with the LORD. A journey of walking with Him as our Healer. He had been leading us — step by step —

That journey began in March of 1991 when we chose scripture instead of drugs.

Scriptures like….

Psalm 103:2,3  “Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits; Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.”

Proverbs 4:20-23 “My son, give attention to my words, Incline your ear to my sayings, Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh, Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”

As a family of 10, we have had many trials in the past 24 years.  But through them all, the LORD has been faithful.  And we can gladly say with our trust in Him that it is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man!