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. 1351
    Susan says:

    Susan- Berryville, VA-
    There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. Proverbs 21:30 NIV

  2. 1352
    Andrea Boldt says:

    Andrea, from Spring Branch, Texas

    1 John 2:28 ESV
    And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.

  3. 1353
    Debbie Gardner says:

    Debbie, Georgetown Tx

    Make my steps steady through Your promise; don’t let any sin dominate me. (Psalms 119:133 HCSB)

  4. 1354
    Dawn Edgell says:

    And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. Luke 2:52. NIV

  5. 1355
    Christine says:

    Christine Port Saint Lucie, Fl
    Psalm 126:3 (NIV)
    The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

  6. 1356
    Christy L. says:

    Christy L., Royal Palm Beach, FL,

    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalms 19:14 NLT)

  7. 1357
    Donna says:

    Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)
    The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

    Ponder, TX

  8. 1358
    Anita says:

    1Peter 5:6 NLT
    So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.

    Justin, TX

  9. 1359
    Amy S. says:

    Amy S. from Saint Cloud, FL

    “Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.”

    Psalm 86:11

  10. 1360
    Pam Dow says:

    Pam D., Hendersonville, TN “He is the one you should praise; He is your God, who has done great and wonderful things for you, which you have seen with your own eyes.” Deuteronomy 10:21 (NCV)

  11. 1361
    Denise says:

    He is your praise, and He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things which your eyes have seen. Deuteronomy 10:21 NKJV

  12. 1362
    Sue says:

    Romans 8:28
    And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

  13. 1363
    Jean Everett says:

    Jean ~ Lebanon, Tennessee

    “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
    Philippians 4:19 HCSB

  14. 1364
    Traci says:

    Galations 5:16 (NIV)

    So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

    Knoxville, TN

  15. 1365
    Laura says:

    Decatur IL

    1 Peter 4:19

    So if you find life difficult because you’re doing what God said, take it in stride. Trust Him. He know’s what He’s doing, and He’ll keep on doing it.
    The Message

  16. 1366
    Connielynn says:

    Connie Windham
    Trout, LA
    Deuteronomy 10:21 NASB
    He is your praise and He is your God, who has done these awesome things for you which your eyes have seen.

  17. 1367
    Vicki Knott says:

    Vicki Knott, Greenwood, SC
    In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

  18. 1368
    Pam says:

    Pam,Campbellsburg,In Psalm 148;1
    Praise the Lord from the heavens Praise Him in the heights. NSFL NKJV

  19. 1369
    Terri Henson says:

    Terri, Pleasant Hope, MO
    For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves Colossians 1:13 (NIV84)

  20. 1370
    Rita says:

    Rita Cottonwood, AZ

    Psalm 28:7

    7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
    My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

  21. 1371
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Mt.Olive, NC
    Ephesians 5:8 NIV
    “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.”
    A little late sorry:/

  22. 1372
    Donna Damgaard says:

    Psalms 121 1, 2 NIV

    I lift my eyes to the hills–where does my help come from?
    My help comes from the Lord, the maker of Heaven and Earth.

  23. 1373
    Vickie Heerema says:

    Vickie, Pella, Iowa
    As I looked, “thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze. Daniel 7:9 (NIV)

  24. 1374
    Linda Green says:

    Linda from Birmingham, Alabama
    “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humble with your God.”
    ~~ Micah 6:8 (NIV)

  25. 1375
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, from North Plainfield, NJ

    So trust in the Eternal One forever, for He is like a great Rock—strong, stable, trustworthy, and lasting. ~ Isaiah 26:4 (The Voice)

  26. 1376
    AymieJoi says:

    Amy, from North Plainfield, NJ

    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)

  27. 1377
    Hannah says:

    Hannah from Bolingbrook,IL

    My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word! ~ Psalm 119:25, ESV

  28. 1378
    Tara says:

    Tara from Bolingbrook,IL

    I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my eye upon you. ~ Psalm 32:8, ESV

  29. 1379
    Denise Untersee says:

    Denise,Davis,IL.,”Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit.”-Luke 12:35-NIV

  30. 1380
    Christine Arnold says:

    Christine, Atlanta, GA – Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 NIV

  31. 1381
    Victoria says:

    Salt Lake City, UT – Ephesians 6:18 (ESV)

    “Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.”

  32. 1382
    Julie in Rancho Cucamonga, CA says:

    For he satisfies the longing soul,
    and the hungry soul he fills with good things.
    (Psalm 107:9 ESV)

  33. 1383
    Cindy says:

    Flemingsburg, KY
    He is your praise and He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome works your eyes have seen.
    Deuteronomy 10:21

  34. 1384
    Starr says:

    Starr, Panama City, FL
    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34 NIV)

  35. 1385
    Avis Buford says:

    “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 NASB

  36. 1386
    Kimberly Ann Caddo Mills TX says:

    Instead, there must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitude.

    Ephesians 4:23 NLT

  37. 1387
    adara says:

    His love endures forever
    2 Chronicles 7:6

  38. 1388
    Lichelle says:

    Lichelle Austin John 15:8 NIV
    This is to my Fathers glory, htat you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciple.

  39. 1389
    Heather says:

    Memphis, TN

    “Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? He retaineth not His anger forever, because He delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, He will have compassion upon us; He will subdue our iniquites; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”

    Micah 7:18 & 19 KJV

  40. 1390
    Kara Doerksen says:

    Romas 12:2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect

  41. 1391
    Melody Smith says:

    Melody, Jefferson Ga.

    He is your praise and He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome works your eyes have seen.

    Deuteronomy 10:21 HSBC

    Look to the Lord and His Strength, Seek His face always. 1 Chronicles 16:11 NIV

  42. 1392
    Christina says:

    Louisville, KY

    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

    Psalm 19:14 NLT

  43. 1393
    Shannon says:

    Shannon, Buda, TX
    The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.
    Psalm 103:19 NIV

  44. 1394
    Cynthia says:

    Cynthia, Missouri

    As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.

    Phillipians !:20 ESV

  45. 1395
    Ruth says:

    From Hamilton, Ohio

    “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
    He will not grow tired or weary and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
    Isaiah 40:28-31 (NIV)

  46. 1396
    Elizabeth Pack says:

    Elizabeth Pack Charleston, WV

    “Know this, my brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteous of God.

    James 1:19-20 (ESV)

  47. 1397
    Kristie Lovely says:

    Kristie Lovely
    Queen City, TX
    “Do I not hate them, O, Lord, who hate You? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?” Psalm 139:21 NKJV

  48. 1398
    Michele Albert says:

    Michele, Naperville, IL
    Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for his is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV)

  49. 1399
    Peggy Hale says:

    Mauriceville, Texas

    Proverbs 9:10 (NIV-LASB)
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

  50. 1400
    Cara Dorn says:

    Cara, Oswego. The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
    Isaiah 58:11 NIV

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