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. 101
    BARBARA JEAN says:

    Barbara, Lewisburg,KY
    I Peter 2:9
    “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

  2. 102
    Suzy says:

    Suzy Myers
    Bay Springs, MS

    “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
    Galatians 6:9 (NIV)

  3. 103
    Sharon says:

    Sharon St. Louis
    Psalm 46:10 NIV
    He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

  4. 104
    Julie Stamey says:

    Psalm 73:25-26
    Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

  5. 105
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn;Amarillo, TX “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” Psalm 73: 26 ESV

  6. 106
    Joan says:

    Joan, Carter Lake IA
    And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19 ESV)

  7. 107
    Lori Anthony says:

    Lori in Pine Island, MN

    “For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 ESV

  8. 108
    Ro-Corpus Christi says:

    Hebrews 10:36
    New International Version (NIV)

    36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised

  9. 109
    Kathy McCoy says:

    Kathy from Chandler, OK
    “A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare” Proverbs 15:1 NLT

  10. 110
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, living in Cochem, Germany: I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well. Psalm 139:14 (NIV)

  11. 111
    Laura says:

    Laura, Houston:

    I Thessalonians 5:24(N.I.V.)

    “The one who called you is faithful, and He will do it.”

  12. 112
    Saundra-Katy says:

    Isaiah 64:8 TLB

    O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay and you are the Potter. We are all formed by your hand.

  13. 113
    Shelley says:

    Shelley from Shiloh, IL “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 NIV

  14. 114
    Susan Clodfelter says:

    Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.
    Ephesians 3:20. NKJV. Susan Winston-Salem, NC

  15. 115
    tina from Orlando Fl. says:

    And He Himself is the propitation for our sins,
    And not for ours only but also for the whole world.
    (1 John 2:2) NKJV

  16. 116
    Kay says:

    Kay, Deer Park
    Deuteronomy 10:21 HCSB
    “He is your praise and He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome works your eyes have seen. “

  17. 117
    Dana Banks says:

    Dana, San Angelo, Texas

    “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

  18. 118
    Elaine Brady says:

    Elaine, Jefferson, GA

    Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door-frames of your houses and and on your gates.

    Deut. 6:4-9 NIV

  19. 119
    Frances McCamey says:

    Frances, Orange, TX
    Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
    1 Chronicles 16:34 NIV

  20. 120
    Dora, TN says:

    For the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.
    Rom 11:29 NIV

  21. 121
    Amy Brown says:

    Amy Brown

    New Palestine, IN

    “I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me.”
    – Psalm 13:6 NIV

  22. 122
    Carole Thomas says:

    Carole, Imperial, CA: Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life. 1Timothy 1:15-16 NIV

  23. 123
    Nancy says:

    Nancy Lakewood, CO
    “He is your praise and He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome works your eyes have seen.” Deut 10:21 HCSB

  24. 124
    Joanne Hill says:

    Joanne, Orange TX,
    Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34 NIV

  25. 125
    Christy Jones says:

    Christy, Summit, MS; “Praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD who minister by night in the house of the LORD. Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the LORD.” Psalm 134:1-2 NIV

  26. 126
    Lauren Miller says:

    Lauren from Magee, MS –
    “I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances.” ~Phil. 4:11 (Msg)

  27. 127
    Schel says:

    Schel, Bayou Vista, TX “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” Philippians 3:14 ESV

  28. 128
    Tara in Springfield, MO says:

    Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.

    Matthew 5:5-6 (NIV)

  29. 129
    Terri Frasure says:

    “But from eternity to eternity the LORD’s faithful love is toward those who fear Him, and His righteousness toward the grandchildren of those who keep His covenant, who remember to keep His instructions.”
    Psalm 103:17-18

  30. 130
    Selena says:

    Selena – Cordele, GA

    The one who calls you is faithful, and He will do it.
    1 Thessalonians 5:24

  31. 131
    Kay says:

    Kay, Sheridan
    You have made known to me the paths of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence.
    Acts 2:28 NIV

  32. 132
    Dixie says:

    Dixie, Santa Monica Ca

    Jer 14:22 (NIV)

    Do any of the worthless idols idols of the nations bring rain?
    Do the skies themselves send down showers?
    No, it is you , O LORD our God.
    Therefore our hope is in you, for you are the one who does all this.

  33. 133
    Cindy says:

    Cindy – Fort Worth, TX
    My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. Proverbs 3:1-2

  34. 134
    Gretchen says:

    Gretchen, Thousand Oaks, CA Psalms 3:3 HCSB

    But You, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, and the One who lifts up my head.

  35. 135
    Shelly Wilson says:

    Shelly Wilson, Fort Worth, TX

    11/1/13 – 2 Timothy 2:23-24 (NIV)
    Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.

  36. 136
    Maureen Guilbault says:

    Maureen, Pascoag, RI

    You have seen, O Lord; do not be silent!
    O Lord, do not be far from me!

    Psalm 35:22 NRSV

  37. 137
    Lila says:

    Lila Salem, OR
    God is fair and just; He corrects the misdirected, Sends them in the right direction. Psalms 25:8 The Message

  38. 138
    Ashley says:

    Ashley from Durban, SA “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 ESV

  39. 139
    Colette says:

    Colette, Mesa, AZ.

    “Listen, my son, and be wise,
    and keep your heart on the right path.”

    Proverbs 23:19 NIV

  40. 140
    Maria Cristina Bruschi says:

    Maria Cristina Bruschi – Orlando, Florida

    For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, “You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.”

    Deuteronomy 15:11, ESV

  41. 141
    Sarah Sykes says:

    Sarah Sykes, Arkadelphia, AR

    Psalms 84:11 ESV

    For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.

  42. 142
    Laura says:

    Decatur IL

    So if you find life difficult because you’re doing what God said, take it in stride. Trust Him. He knows what He’s doing, and He’ll keep on doing it. 1 Peter 4:19 The Message

  43. 143
    Ellen Hollenshead says:

    Ellen, Albuquerque. Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 (HCSB)

  44. 144
    Tracey says:

    Tracey from Shawnee, Kansas

    Proverbs 16:7 (NET)
    When a person’s way are pleasing to the LORD, he even reconciles his enemies to himself.

  45. 145
    Jackie Pope says:

    Jackie Pope, Covington, IN, “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.” Matthew 24:42 NKJV

  46. 146
    mitzi cordle says:

    mitzi from Brandon, MS

    … Jesus stood and said in a loud voice. “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” John 7:37-38 NIV

  47. 147
    Alyse Tucker says:

    Alyse Woodstock, GA
    “You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” Matthew 12:34 NIV

  48. 148
    Sandra R. says:

    Sandra R., Swainsboro, 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 HCSB

  49. 149
    Barb Wilkerson says:

    Barb, Kentwood MI:
    As for God, his way is perfect, the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God? It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. 2 Sam 22:31-33 NIV84

  50. 150
    Debbie Jackson says:

    Debbie from Amarillo, Texas
    “The LORD is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in Him and I will be helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song.”
    Psalm 29:7

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