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Guestpost :: Miss Hannah

I was honored when Carissa asked me to do a guest post about the Bible Bee! I’m excited to share with you about this competition and how it has impacted my life. Thanks so much for the opportunity, Carissa! 
Well, first off, what is the Bible Bee? When people ask me this question, I find it hard to sum it up in a few sentences, but I will do my best for you :).  The Bible Bee is a National competition much like the National Spelling Bee but the topic of the Bee is the Bible!  Every year, contestants receive a set amount of verses to memorize (250, 500, or 800 verses depending on what age division he/she is in) and a book of the Bible to study.   At the end of the summer, there is the competition in which contestants are quizzed through a written and a oral test.  Contestants with the top 100 scores in their age category proceed to the National Competition.   
Okay, so why am I so pumped about this? Well, the Bible Bee is an amazing competition which can and has changed my life.  But, th…

A Giveaway!!

My First Ever Blog Giveaway!!
The winner will receive a Quilted Heart!

See that little heart hanging on the shelf?  That's the prize!
Here is a closeup of the heart
The giveaway will end December 30th, 2011 at 11:59 P.M I will draw the winner on December 31st, 2011, Lord willing

~How To Enter~ * For each entry leave a separate comment
*You must complete the mandatory entry to enter the giveaway
*If you have any questions feel free to ask

~Mandatory Entry ~ Memorize five verses and quote them perfectly to someone.  Then leave a comment on this post, letting me know what verses you memorized.

~Extra Entries ~
Comment and tell me what is your favorite Bible verse and why.Post on your blog about my giveaway and give me the link OR email five friends about my giveaway.Follow my blog (then leave me a commenting letting me know that you now follow).Memorize an additional 5 verses and quote them perfectly to someone (leave another comment and tell me what verses you memorized).Have Fun!!

Tips for Memorization

~Photo courtesy of Microsoft Office Clip art~
We are told to hide God's word in our heart. Kind David said, "Your word I have hidden in mine heart that I might not sin against you." Sometimes it is hard to know what is the best method of memorization. Below are some tips on memorization that I have found helpful -
*Before you start the actually memorizing the passage you have picked out I find it helpful to read the passage several times to understand what it is saying. 
*After reading it several times I like to write it out a couple times.
*Now I start memorizing the passage by working on it phrase by phrase.
*If you are planning to memorize a chapter or even book of the Bible and plan to do it over several months I have found it helpful just to read the chapter or book, out loud, three times a day.
*Reading the passage out loud right before you go to sleep really helps, and just listening to the passage read while you are laying in bed is also really helpful.
*After yo…

2011 National Bible Bee

November 16-19 was the National Bible Bee. I had an amazing time watching semi-finals and finals, meeting new friends, and just being with my family. I will be putting mainly pictures on this post but Bethany, over at Rejoice Evermore, posted about the details...be sure to check her post out.

The front of the Grand Ballroom where the semi-finals, finals, opening and closing ceremony took place.
David and one of his friends, Everett C. David came in fourth place in primaries and Everett came in third place.
David on one of the big slides in the family fun area
They had these posters all over the place. I really enjoyed reading the scripture and looking at them. The person who did them is really good at calligraphy.
David doing the rock climbing wall
Playing tic-tac-toe and chess with some friends
David quoting in the semi-finals
On Novmeber 30 we found out the scores from Nationals!! I was so excited!! I came in 19th place, and my end score was 757 out of 900 points. I was only five points …