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. 1301
    Carol Crabtree says:

    Proverbs 12:14, NIV

    From the fruit of his lips a man is filled
    with good things
    as surely as the works of his hands
    rewards him.

  2. 1302
    Kay Greivenkamp says:

    Kay, Tucson, AZ Jeremiah 16:19 NIV
    “Lord, you are my strength and my protection, my safe place in times of trouble.”

  3. 1303
    Kristi Ensminger says:

    Kristi, from Rowlett, TX

    Isaiah 61:10-11 (ESV)

    I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress,and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the earth brings forth its sprouts,and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to sprout up before all the nations.

  4. 1304
    Carolyn Tragesser says:

    Carolyn, Orofino, ID
    He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
    Micah 6:8 NIV
    A quick note of a “double dose”: I saw this a few days ago in a “verse of the day” on one of the sites I visit daily and added it to my list of possible one to memorize, and yesterday on Good Morning America, an engaged couple who met via Instagram mentioned the same verse.

  5. 1305
    elaine says:

    Elaine, New Orleans, Louisiana
    The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

    Psalm 126:3 NIV

  6. 1306
    Glennell Strawn says:

    Glennell Buda, Tx.
    Micah 7:8 NIV)

    Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.

  7. 1307
    Kristy, Parker says:

    And to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you maybe filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Eph 3:19 NIV

  8. 1308
    Misti says:

    Misti, from Kingwood, TX:

    “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for The Lord.”

    Psalm 27:14 NIV

  9. 1309
    Rachel D. says:

    Rachel D., Meridian, “For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.” (Psalm 116:8-9, NIV)

  10. 1310
    Tina Harrell says:

    Tina from Chesapeake, VA – “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:10(NIV84)

  11. 1311
    Shaci says:

    Shaci- Aztec, New Mexico

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (Colossians 3:12 NIV)

  12. 1312
    Vickie C says:

    Vickie C, Baytown, Texas
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 ESV

  13. 1313
    Jacque says:

    NIV Galations 5:25 “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”

  14. 1314
    Janice from Houston says:

    And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
    — Acts 2:42 [ESV]

  15. 1315
    Melanie Dorsett Fort Worth says:

    “And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, ‘The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.'”

  16. 1316
    Jennifer Hart says:

    Jenny, Tyler

    Proverbs 27:1
    New Life Version (NLV)

    Do not talk much about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day will bring.

  17. 1317
    Sherry/Thomasville says:

    We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 NIV

  18. 1318
    Amanda (Olive Branch, MS) says:

    “Don’t you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body.”

    I Cor. 16:19-20 (HCSB)

  19. 1319
    Tracy says:

    Tracy from Aurora, CO
    Philippians 4:19=And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. (NIV)

  20. 1320

    CHRISTIE – Graham WA

    “And He was saying to them all,’If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.”

    Luke 9:23

  21. 1321
    jacqui jamison says:

    Jacqui Lemoore ca make thankfulness your sacrifice to GOD AND KEEP THE VOWS YOU MADE TO THE MOST HIGH PSALMS 50:14

  22. 1322
    Barb says:

    Barb Wisconsin
    Ps 34:21 Affliction will slay the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be condemned. ESV

  23. 1323
    Connie says:

    Connie from Carterville, IL

    Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.

    Psalm 32:10 ESV

  24. 1324
    Sara Poole says:

    Sara: Middleburg, Fl.

    Romans 12:2 KJV

    And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect, will of God.

  25. 1325
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, Austin, TX

    The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs.

    Proverbs 14:14 NIV

  26. 1326
    Adriana, Austin says:

    SSMT 21: O Lord, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you? Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you? Psalm 139:21 of 24 NIV

  27. 1327
    Lea Carter says:

    Lea from Granger, IN: “From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of The Lord is to be praised!” Psalm 113:3 (ESV)

  28. 1328
    Robin says:

    Robin; Orange City, Iowa……Psalm 42:1 NIV “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for YOU, O God”

  29. 1329
    Jennifer T says:

    Jennifer, Fairfax VA

    James 4:6 (NIV)
    But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
    “God opposes the proud
    but shows favor to the humble.”

  30. 1330
    Linda says:

    Ps. 119:133
    Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.

  31. 1331
    Karie Cowden says:


    Charm is deceptive and beauty does not last, but a women who fears the LORD will be greatly praised. Proverbs 31:30 NLT

  32. 1332
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer from Wilmington, DE

    The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position. But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wildflower. For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich man will fade away even while he goes about his business.
    – James 1:9-11 (NIV/84)

  33. 1333
    Kathy says:

    Kathy Leamington Ontario Canada

    “My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.”

    Psalm 63:8

  34. 1334
    Beth says:

    Beth R Liberty Lake, WA
    James 1:21 NIV

    Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

  35. 1335
    Rozanne Gaston, Leawood, Ks says:

    Galatians 5:25 The Message
    Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or as a sentiment in our hearts but work out its implications in every detail of our lives.

  36. 1336
    Suzie DeVaughn says:

    But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you,with gentleness and reverence. I Peter 3:15 NASB

  37. 1337
    Susan (from Canada) says:

    For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment.
    And ye have respect to him that wears the gay clothing and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
    Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
    James 2:2-4 KJV

  38. 1338
    Syneva says:

    Syneva from Topeka, KS

    Colossians 3:1
    Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. NASB

  39. 1339
    Janice Pitchford says:

    Janice from Abbeville

    “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
    Romans 12:21 NKJV

  40. 1340
    Mary Jane Schwab says:

    Mary Jane, Wilmington, DE

    “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 NIV

  41. 1341
    Janell Taylor says:

    Janell ~ Frisco, TX Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. 8 You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. James 5:7-8 ESV

  42. 1342
    sharron says:

    Sharron, Spring, TX
    For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not Fear, I will help you.
    Isaiah 41:13

  43. 1343
    Sam says:

    Sam Rowley, IA
    Luke 6:45 NKJV
    A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

  44. 1344
    Kristy says:

    Kristy from Cedar Park, Texas: Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. Ps. 119:133 NIV

  45. 1345
    Carrie Johnson says:

    Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us with our time of need. Hebrews 4:16 NIV

  46. 1346
    Sherree says:

    Sherree from Mansfield, TX

    John 6:37 NCV
    The Father gives me the people that are mine. Every one of them will come to me, and I will always accept them.

  47. 1347
    Jenna says:

    Riverton, UT
    But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God. (Acts 20:24 NLT)

  48. 1348
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Austin, TX
    Romans 6:8 NLT

    And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him.

  49. 1349
    April says:

    April, Lake Charles, LA

    “He gives strength to those who are tired; to the ones who lack power, He gives renewed energy.” Isaiah 40:29 (NET)

  50. 1350
    Diera Smith says:

    Diera – Austin, TX
    “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
    James 4:10 NIV

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