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. 51
    Sheree D. says:

    Psalm 119:57-58 NIV

    You are my portion, O Lord; I have promised to obey your words. I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.

  2. 52
    Lori says:

    Lori, Friendswood, TX

    Psalm 116: 2 (NIV) Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.

  3. 53
    Liz says:

    Liz Nashua, NH

    1 Timothy 1:7 NASB

    “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. “

  4. 54
    Kim says:

    Kim, Warrensburg MO

    James 4:4-6 (NLT)

    4 You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. 5 What do you think the Scriptures mean when they say that the spirit God has placed within us is filled with envy? 6 But he gives us even more grace to stand against such evil desires. As the Scriptures say,

    “God opposes the proud
    but favors the humble.”[c]

  5. 55
    Judy says:

    Panama City, Fl
    John 14:21 (NET)

    The person who has My commandments and obeys them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will reveal Myself to him.

  6. 56
    Brenda J says:

    Brenda – Hendersonville TN
    You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psa 16:11 NIV

  7. 57
    shiffra says:

    Shiffra, Vicksburg, MI

    “Arise, shine;For your light has come!And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.” Isaiah 60:1 (NKJV)

  8. 58
    Julie says:

    Julie from Bristol, Tennessee
    Proverbs 3:31-32 NIV
    Do not envy the violent or choose any of their ways. For God detests them but takes the upright into His confidence.

  9. 59
    Sue says:

    Sue Big Rapids, MI
    Ps. 91:13 NASB
    You will tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent you will trample down.

  10. 60
    Barbara Fenn says:

    Barbara, Medina,Oh
    Ps 139:7-10
    “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your Presence? If I go up to the heavens You are there; if I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of dawn You are there, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast”

    • 60.1
      Mema Jeanne says:

      Have you ever heard the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir’s song: “Where Can I Go from You, Oh, LORD?” I believe that song is based on that scripture.
      Jeanne Rumbley, NC

  11. 61
    Cassia Glass says:

    Cassia from Spring, TX
    But God demonstrates His own love toward us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Rom 5:8 NKJV

  12. 62
    Katie Brown says:

    Katie Brown

    Greenfield, IN

    Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.

    John 17:17 NIV

  13. 63
    Jennifer says:

    Lexington, KY
    Proverbs 31:30 CEV
    “Charm can be deceiving and beauty fades away, but a woman who honors the Lord deserves to be praised.”

  14. 64
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Katie g; Knoxville, TN

    “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.”
    I John 4:18 ESV

  15. 65
    Roseanne B says:

    Rosie, Tacoma WA
    Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,
    a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling
    the word of truth.
    2Timothy 2:15 ESV

  16. 66
    Carmela Dominguez says:

    Carmela, Forney TX :When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, Lord God Almighty. (Jeremiah 15:16 NIV)

  17. 67
    Janet S. says:

    Bemus Point, NY

    Nehemiah 4:14 (NIV)

    After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people:
    “Don’t be afraid of them [your enemies]. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”

    And in French:
    Nehemie 4:8 (Segond 21)

    Apres avoir tout inspecte, je me suis leve pour dire aux nobles, aux magistrats et aux reste du people:

  18. 68
    Bonnie Sandoval says:

    Bonnie B, Florence, CO.

    “See how my enemies have increased and how fiercely they hate me.”
    Psalm 25:19

  19. 69
    Laura says:

    Laura, Englewood. They speak of you with evil intent: your adversaries misuse your name. Psalm 139:20 (NIV)

  20. 70
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Broomfield, CO
    But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you.
    O Israel, the one who formed you says,
    “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
    I have called you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1

  21. 71
    Michelle Baylerian says:

    Michelle Baylerian, Waukesha, WI

    Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other, just as The Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Col 3:13 NRSV

  22. 72
    Hannah says:

    Hannah, Perry, MI

    “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

    Ephesians 2:10, NIV

  23. 73
    Patrice, Midland, TX says:

    Hebrews 2:1 (NIV)

    “We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.”

  24. 74
    Kerry says:

    Kerry, Nederland, Texas
    Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.
    1 John 2:6, NLT

  25. 75
    Melissa Davis says:

    Melissa Davis. Delta, CO
    “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.” Ecclesiastes 9:10a NIV

  26. 76
    Denise says:

    Denise from Lenexa, KS

    God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
    Therefore we will not fear,
    though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.

    Psalm 46:1-2 NIV

  27. 77
    Olga says:

    Lilburn, GA
    And fixing their gaze on him, all who were sitting in the Council saw his face like the face of an angel. (Acts 6:15 NASB)

  28. 78
    Chelsea, San Angelo, TX says:

    “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” -Psalm 56:3 NIV

  29. 79
    Betsy Roberts says:

    Betsy Roberts – Antwerp, Ohio

    Isaiah 6:8 ESV

    And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

  30. 80
    Laura says:

    Laura, Minneapolis, MN.
    “Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!”
    Psalm 115:1, ESV

  31. 81
    Karen Cunningham says:

    Karen C., Carmel, IN: Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace. But all sinners will be destroyed; the future of the wicked will be cut off. Psalm 37:37-38 NIV

  32. 82
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Raleigh, NC, 1 John 4:16 NLT, “We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love.
    God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. “

  33. 83
    Cindy Amelung says:

    Cindy, St. Louis, MO – “From the ends of the earth I cry to You for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety for You are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.”
    Psalm 61:2-3 NLT

  34. 84
    Nona says:

    Nona, Poplar Bluff, MO. “Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.” Romans 10:1 (NIV)

  35. 85
    Denise, Lancaster PA says:

    “From Him and through Him and to Him are. all. things.”
    Romans 11:36 (HCSB)

  36. 86
    Elaine says:

    Elaine ~ Powder Springs ~ Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
    Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV

  37. 87
    Anne Watson says:

    I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me in to service. 1 Tim 1:12 NIV

  38. 88
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Deut. 10:16 ESV
    Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stubborn.

  39. 89
    Anita says:

    Anita, Lawrenceville.
    The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.
    Psalms 119:130 ESV

  40. 90
    Roxie Gresham says:

    Roxie, Jerseyville, IL Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 NLT
    “Here is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey His commands,for this is the duty of every person. God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad.”

  41. 91
    Rosalye says:

    Vicksburg, MS

    As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness;
    when I awake I shall be satisfied with Your likeness.
    Psalm 17:15

  42. 92
    Mickey says:

    Mickey, Blue Springs, Missouri

    “Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!”

    2 Kings 6:16

  43. 93
    Vicki says:

    Vicki, Wilmington, NC
    I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers; You have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked of You, for You have made known to us the king’s demand.
    Daniel 2:23 NKJV

  44. 94
    GJ says:

    Hawkinsville, GA

    Psalm 103:21 (NKJV)

    Bless the Lord, all you His hosts,
    You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.

    Contuining with Psalm 103 🙂
    Almost there!!!

  45. 95
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Charlotte, NC

    to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

    Titus 3:2 ESV

  46. 96
    Stacey Gaines says:

    Stacey Gaines
    Corpus Christi, TX
    I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
    (Psalm 27:13-14, NIV)

  47. 97
    Marsha Middleton says:

    Marsha – Lee’s Summit, MO

    One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek; That I may dwell in the house of the Lord, all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple. Psalm 27:4 NKJ

  48. 98
    1gleaner says:

    Judy, Littleton, NC

    Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
    Isaiah 26:3 (KJV)

  49. 99
    Tina Huffman says:

    Tina, Zalma, but in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15. (NIV)

  50. 100
    Volleyball Ginger says:

    But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. Matt. 6:20 NIV

    Wetumpka, AL

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