2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 21!

Girls, WE ARE ALMOST THERE!!! In fact, if you set your sights on our celebration in January and you’ve memorized all your verses so far, you have everything you need to qualify. HOWEVER, don’t quit now! If you can memorize 20 verses, you can memorize 24!

I think Lindsee told you in the previous post that I did a video blog for you guys on Tuesday as soon as I came into work after my LPL trip and that thing took until Wednesday night to download. I had missed y’all so much and was so in the mood to spend time with you in the Scriptures. At that point, however, we felt like it should wait until Monday since we had our SSMT post coming up right away. In between, we were ecstatic to extend to you a guest post from a dear sister in the faith, Crista Merrell, who leads women at Bayou City Fellowship where Lindsee and I serve. I hope it blessed you.

I will love Crista forever because she is one of the best friends my daughter Amanda has in the entire world. Pastors’ wives desperately need girlfriends that are trustworthy. And girlfriends that are fun. Crista is both. Crista is also a mighty woman of God. A warrior. She is a servant to the bone and has one of the neatest, most colorful families I’ve ever had the privilege to know. Jesus is gorgeous on them.

OK! On to our task! I’ve not memorized out of the HCSB before but it’s the version LifeWay (my Bible study publisher) asks its authors to use in our curriculum so I spend a great deal of time in it when I’m writing a study. I really love it. I just got in the habit of memorizing out of the ESV or NET. I came upon this verse today as I was cross referencing something for Children of the Day and I adored the translation. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.


You better believe He is. In case my scribbling is too hard to read, it’s Deuteronomy 10:21 HCSB.

Ok, Sisters, I’m ready to hear yours! I love you so much. If you can carve out about 23 minutes toward the first of next week, we’ll get into the Scriptures together in the Monday post.



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  1. 1
    Alyssa Mochen says:

    Alyssa Mochen
    Rio Rancho, MM

    So let’s stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall. Romans 14:13 NLT

  2. 2
    Suzan, Beckley WV says:

    Proverbs 18:15 Amplified

    The mind of the prudent is ever getting knowledge, and the ear of the wise is ever seeking (inquiring for and craving) knowledge.

  3. 3
    paula says:

    Paula, O’Fallon
    in order that now to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenlies the multifarious wisdom of God might be made known through the church,
    Ephesians 3:10 RcV

  4. 4
    Emily Nye says:

    Indianapolis, IN
    Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Proverbs 30:5 ESV

  5. 5
    Desiree says:

    Desiree, Calgary, Alberta,
    Every day I will bless You,
    And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
    Psalm 145:2 NASB

  6. 6
    Sarah Marion says:

    Sarah, Christina and Esther May: Wenatchee, WA

    “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”

    James 4:3 NIV

  7. 7
    Michelle O'Banion says:

    Michelle O’Banion from Grandview, TX

    Galatians 5:1 NIV

    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. <3

  8. 8
    Cindy Cannon says:

    Cindy Cannon, Otterville, IL

    We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God; those who are called according to His purpose.
    Romans 8:28 (HCSB)

  9. 9
    Kay says:

    in Muscle Shoals

    “since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” (Colossians 3:24 NIV)

  10. 10
    Cathy says:

    San Bernardino Ca.
    For the lord is good his loyal love endures and he is faithful through all generations .ps:100:5 Net.

  11. 11
    Mary, Nova Scotia says:

    “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” ~John 8:31-32 NIV

  12. 12
    Meredith B says:

    Collierville TN

    “Not to us LORD, not to us but to YOUR name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness .”
    Psalm 115:1 NIV

  13. 13
    Juliep says:

    Julie P Tierra Verde FL

    Psalms 123:1 NET

    I look up toward you,
    the one enthroned in heaven.

  14. 14
    Liz says:

    Liz, Bloomfield: “Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly” (Jesus in Matthew 11:29-30, MSG).

  15. 15
    Cheryl Vickers says:

    Cheryl in Fairhope, AL – “He is your praise and He is your God Who has done for you those great and awesome works your eyes have seen.” (Deuteronomy 10:21 HCSB)

  16. 16
    Kim DotJoy says:

    Kim; Poplar Bluff, MO; “LORD Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.” Psalm 84:12 (NIV)

  17. 17
    Margie by the Sea says:

    Margie by the Sea
    Hilton Head, SC

    Psalm 103:15-18
    15 The life of mortals is like grass,
    they flourish like a flower of the field;
    16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
    and its place remembers it no more.
    17 But from everlasting to everlasting
    the LORD’s love is with those who fear him,
    and his righteousness with their children’s children—
    18 with those who keep his covenant
    and remember to obey his precepts.

  18. 18
    Christina Juarez says:

    Christina Fort Worth

    You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me!
    I sing for joy because of what you have done.

    Psalms 92:4 HCSB

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    Traci says:

    Traci~ Vadnais Heights MN
    I Timothy 6:6~8 (NLT)
    “Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.”

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    Carol, Tallmadge says:

    But you, O Lord, are a shield around me;you are my glory, the glory who holds my head high.

    Ps. 3:3 NLT

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    Gay says:

    Round Rock, Tx.
    “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
    Isaiah 41:10 NIV

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    Erika Slaughter says:

    Erika from McKinney, TX, “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 NIV

  23. 23
    Sarah Miller says:

    Sarah Miller. New Palestine, IN
    For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. (Psalm 61:3 NIV)

  24. 24
    Tina says:

    Tina, Gahanna, Ohio

    Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me. Psalm 54:4 NIV

  25. 25
    Sarah miller says:

    Sarah Miller. New Palestine, IN
    For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. (Psalm 61:3 NIV)

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    Jeannine Hale says:

    Jeannine Hale
    Eagan, MN

    Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

    James 5:16(NLT)

  27. 27
    Laura Deibel says:

    Laura ~ Plainfield,IN

    Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

    Psalm 46:10 NIV

  28. 28
    Wendy Hood says:

    Wendy, Harrodsburg, Kentucky

    But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong.

    1 Cor 1:27 NASB

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    Sally says:

    Sally, Columbus, OH

    “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. ”

    Psalm 91:5-6 NIV

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    Linda Ryan says:

    Linda R. Springfield, MO

    For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor.

    Psalm 8:5 NKJV

  31. 31
    roxanne says:

    hummelstown, pa
    ESV Phil 3:12
    Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.

  32. 32
    Robbie says:


    And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4 NKJV)

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    Julie Speyer says:

    Julie, Madison, GA

    I have set The Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand! I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.
    Psalm 16:8-9 ESV

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    Jody Bowhay says:

    Jody in Huntsville, NIV
    1 Peter 4:9-10
    Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use what gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.

  35. 35
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Dedham, MA: “Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.” Psalm 25:20 (NIV)

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    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie Frakes, Abilene, TX

    Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

    Hebrews 4:16, ESV

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    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Houston, “The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.” Psalm 126:3, NIV

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    Kim Beechem says:

    Kim Beechem from Idabel, OK:

    Oh, Lord God! You Yourself made the heavens and earth by Your great power and with Your outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for You! Jeremiah 32:17 (HCSB)

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    Elizabeth Meagher says:

    Elizabeth Meagher Mechanicsville, VA
    “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.”
    Lamentations 3:25, NIV

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    Toni Sidler says:

    Toni, Argyle, TX
    He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of a His grace which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
    Ephesians 1:5-6, NASB

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    Janet says:

    Janet Jarmula Ronkonkoma, NY

    “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.” 1John 4:11-12 NIV

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    SandyT/kc says:

    “…This is what The Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” 2 Chronicles 20:15b

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    Amy says:

    Birmingham, AL

    “Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”

    Proverbs 27:17 (NAS)

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    Kathy Cupit says:

    Kathy: Hazlehurst, Ms.

    “My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly
    knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows
    the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son
    chooses to reveal him.” Luke 10:22 NLT

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    Kimmygirl says:

    Kim K. Columbus, OH area

    Galatians 2:20

    New King James Version (NKJV)

    20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

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    Vicki Osier says:

    Vicki, from Grapevine, TX

    But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. ~ Matthew 6:33 NASB

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    Jill says:

    Jill, Williamsburg
    Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.
    Psalm 32:9 NIV
    Looking forward to the celebration in January !

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    Vickie says:

    Vickie, Poplar Bluff, MO. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:5 NIV

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    Ashley roberts says:

    Ashley Roberts, Fort Worth, TX

    Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.

    Philippians 2:14-15 NIV

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    Leslie Tatum says:

    NIV “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love,” Ephesians 4:2.

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