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. 1451
    Tami Spence says:

    Tami, Decatur Tx.

    “You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north.”
    Deuteronomy 2:3 (NASB)

  2. 1452
    nancy rose says:

    NLT- James 1:1 this letter is from James a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am writing to the “twelve tribes” Jewish believers scattered abroad, Greetings!

  3. 1453
    TCobb says:

    catching up on posting my verses…

    October 15-31, 2013
    Romans 8:26-27, NLT
    And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.

    November 1-15, 2013
    Romans 8:28-30, NLT
    And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.

  4. 1454
    Dina Garcia says:

    Dina Garcia, Anaheim, CA
    1 Samuel 16:7 NIV “Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

  5. 1455
    Karen says:

    Karen, from Dallas, TX: (for all of November)

    So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord,
    or ashamed of me, his prisoner.
    But join with me in suffering for the gospel,
    by the power of God,
    who has saved us and called us to a holy life, not because of anything we have done,
    but because of his own purpose and grace.
    This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,
    but has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus,
    who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

    2 Timothy 1:8-10 (NIV 1984)

  6. 1456
    Gwen Eungard says:

    Romans 8:1 (NIV)

    Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

    The Eungard family
    Brad and Gwen, Adam, Eleanor, Amelia, and Owen
    Stuttgart, Germany

  7. 1457
    letsroll says:

    Janice, Tulsa.
    For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. Ephesians 6:20 KJV

  8. 1458
    Charlene Neuman says:

    Charlene, Waterloo, ON

    But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”
    2 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV)

  9. 1459
    Mary Ellen, Barboursville, WV says:

    Ps 141:3 (NLT)
    Take control of what I say, oh LORD, and guard my lips

  10. 1460
    Allie says:

    Allie, South Pasadena CA

    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

  11. 1461
    Dena Komula says:

    Dena from Columbus, OH:
    I have not departed from his commands, but have treasured his words more than daily food. (Job 23:12 NLT)

  12. 1462
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Syracuse, NY

    Ephesians 1:17 (NIV)

    “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you a Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.”

  13. 1463
    Cathy Morris says:

    Cathy Morris Sedona, AZ Matt 28:18-19 NIV
    Then Jesus came to them and said,”All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”

  14. 1464
    Xan Moody says:

    Cullman, AL:

    For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand,
    Saying to you, “Fear not, I will help you.”

  15. 1465
    Rachelle Honohan says:

    Rachelle H. Cedar Park, TX: For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has prepared in advance for us to do. Eph. 2:10

  16. 1466
    Ashley Kurtz says:

    Ashley, Kingwood, “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 40:31 NIV

  17. 1467
    Marcia Bouchie says:

    Marcia from Windermere, FL
    “It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to the Most High.” Psalm 92:1 (NLT)

  18. 1468
    Natalie Johnson says:

    Natalie; Richmond Hill, GA, Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6 NIV)

  19. 1469
    Carla Harrod Hampton says:

    So sorry this is late. I almost gave up but to quote you Beth, I will not be a “Quitter boy” ( or girl, in this case). Here is Oct 1st, Oct 15th, Nov. 1st, Nov 15th and Dec 1st and Dec 15th. If I can get this I will have made it.
    KJV – Luke 2: 9-14 “And lo, an angel of The Lord came upon them and the glory of The Lord shone around them and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not, for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy,which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day,in the city of David, a savior which is Christ The Lord. And this shall be a sign to you, ye shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of heavenly hosts praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

  20. 1470
    LisaS. says:

    Lisa S.
    Galations5:1 NASB
    It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.

  21. 1471
    Christene says:

    Christene from London, Canada

    1 Chronicles 16:11 NIV
    Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.

  22. 1472
    Sandy says:

    Sandy – Dodge City, KS

    Blessed are the pure of heart, for they will see God.

    Matthew 5:8 NIV

  23. 1473
    Jackie UK says:

    Psalm 68 9-1.0

    O God,
    You cause abundant showers to fall on Your chosen people.
    When they are tired,
    You sustain them,
    For You are living among them.

  24. 1474
    Carol says:

    Carthage, NY

    Whatever you have learned or received
    or heard from me
    or seen in me –
    put it into practice and
    and the God of peace will be with you.

    Philippians 4:9 NIV

  25. 1475
    Sue Nutter says:

    Sue, Standish, ME

    He who conceals his sin doesn’t prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

    Prov 28:13 (World English Bible)

  26. 1476
    Sandy says:

    Sandy, Ft. Gibson, OK
    But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may procaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
    I Peter 2:9 NKJV

  27. 1477
    Carolyn R. says:

    Carolyn R.
    Houston, Tx

    Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears The Lord is to be praised.
    Proverbs 31:30 NIV

  28. 1478
    Valerie Chamberlain says:

    Valerie Chamberlain, Little Elm

    “Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow f shame will darken their faces.” Psalm 34:5 NLT

  29. 1479
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, Terrace BC Canada
    Psalm 40:8 NIV
    I desire to do your will, O my God;
    your law is within my heart.

  30. 1480
    Kaitlyn says:

    Forgot to post my Nov 1st verse!

    Kaitlyn from Tampa

    Micah 6:8, NIV

    He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the LORD require of you?
    To act justly
    to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.

  31. 1481
    Coral Noble says:

    Coral, Jacksonville, Florida

    Mark 10:16
    English Standard Version
    And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

  32. 1482
    Donna says:

    Donna, Deer Park.
    But in your hearts set apart 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

  33. 1483
    Pam Stewart says:

    Pam Olathe, KS “You have loved righteousness & hated wickedness therefore God, your God has
    set you above your companions by ointing you w/the oil of joy.”
    Hebrews 1:9. NIV

  34. 1484
    Mimi says:

    Mimi, Alpharetta, GA

    The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. Proverbs 15:2 NIV

  35. 1485
    Kristine says:

    Kristine, Welland ON
    Hebrews 12:15 (ESV)
    See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled.

  36. 1486
    Karen Gentry says:

    Karen, Hewitt
    Zechariah 7:9, “This is what the Lord Almighty says: administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another”.

  37. 1487
    Lori Johnston says:

    Lori from Athens, Ga.:
    Philippians 3:20 (NIV): “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

  38. 1488
    Kathleen says:

    Chester, VA: “Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” Psalm 34:5 NIV

  39. 1489
    Cindy Wilburn, LC , OR says:

    Ps. 103: 10-14 NAS
    He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Just as a Father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.

  40. 1490
    Caroline says:

    Caroline, Aiea
    Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV

  41. 1491
    Deborah (Debbie) says:

    Debbie, Calgary. AB.

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

  42. 1492
    TiffanyTennant says:

    A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12 NLT)

  43. 1493

    Lyli, Fort Lauderdale: (late again!)

    “But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness” (II Timothy 2:16, NASB).

  44. 1494
    Molly says:

    Molly from Pierce NE

    “But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6 ESV)

  45. 1495
    Denise(Arkansas) says:

    “We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us new in Christ Jesus so that we can do the good things He has planned for us long agao,” Ephesians 2:10

  46. 1496
    Stormy Wooldridge says:

    Lynchburg, VA
    Verse for 10/15
    Wives submit to your husbands as to the Lord.
    Ephesians 5:22 NIV
    Verse for 11/1
    The weapons we fight with are not weapons of this world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:4 NIV

  47. 1497
    Wanda Young says:

    Osborn, Missouri

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

  48. 1498
    Cheryl Clevenger says:

    There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
    John 15:13 NLT

  49. 1499
    Debra Funderburk says:

    Debra, Many, La.

    “Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13: 6-7

  50. 1500
    Jennifer robinson says:

    And do not be conformed to this world,but be transformed but the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:3 nasb

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