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. 1501
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Hallsville, TX

    “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”

    John 1: 10-12, KJV

  2. 1502
    Anna Yoder says:

    John 15:8. (NKJ)
    By this my Father is glorified that you bear much fruit
    So you will be my disciples.

  3. 1503
    Rene' says:

    Rene’, Edmond, OK

    The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
    I will advise you and watch over you.”

    Ps. 32:8 NLT

  4. 1504
    Stephanie Reynolds says:

    Stephanie, Austin, TX, “Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.” Psalm 4:1, NIV

  5. 1505
    Debbie says:

    Debbie Spartanburg SC
    Psalm 116:1-2 NLT
    I love the Lord because He hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath. 🙂

  6. 1506
    Angela from Pflugerville says:

    Galatians 6:2

    New International Version (NIV)

    2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

  7. 1507
    Karon says:

    Karon from Canton, NC

    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
    Philippians 4:6 NASB

  8. 1508
    Denise Wilkin says:

    The Woodlands, Texas
    2 Corinthians 9:11 (NIV) 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

  9. 1509
    Carrie Aaron says:

    Carrie, Cary NC:

    Philippians 4:8

    Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things.

  10. 1510
    Debi says:

    Debi, Alva,FL Isaiah 43:2-3 (NKJV)
    2When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
    And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
    When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
    Nor shall the flame scorch you.
    3 For I am the Lord your God,
    The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
    I gave Egypt for your ransom,
    Ethiopia and Seba in your place.

  11. 1511
    Patti Walker says:

    Patti, Shalimar, FL, “Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.” Psalms 63:3-4 (NIV)

  12. 1512
    Gwen Waxhaw NC says:

    After these events, the word of The Lord came to Abram in a vision:
    Do not be afraid, Abram.
    I am your shield;
    Your very great reward. NASB Gen 15:1

  13. 1513
    Patty Pierce says:

    Patty Pierce
    Searcy AR
    Psalm 141:3

    Set a guard over my mouth Lord, keep watch over the door of my lips

  14. 1514
    Tillie says:

    Tillie, Spring Branch, TX

    “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

    Jonh 14:27 (NIV)

  15. 1515
    Kate Posthuma says:

    If anyone serves Me, he must continue to follow Me [to cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying] and wherever I am, there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him. John 12:26, Amplified

  16. 1516

    Mooresburg, TN

    Matthew 14:18 AMP
    He said, Bring them here to Me.

  17. 1517
    Ronnie says:

    Ronnie, Ostrander, Ohio
    He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber. Indeed, the Protector of Israel does not slumber or sleep. Psalm 121:3-4 (HCSB)

  18. 1518
    Kylie says:

    Kylie, Wichita, KS

    Psalm 63:2-3 (NIV)
    I have seen you in the sanctuary
    and beheld your power and your glory.
    Because your love is better than life,
    my lips will glorify you.

  19. 1519
    cindy b says:

    Cindy Alton NH, Isaiah 49:15&16 Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the child of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold I have engraved you on the psalms of my hands. ESV

  20. 1520
    MelanieCooke says:

    Central LA
    But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.
    Luke 2:19

  21. 1521
    Melisa Benham says:

    Waco, Texas

    “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”
    Ephesians 6:13 (NIV)

  22. 1522
    Jan, Olney, Texas says:

    “Therefore, through Him, let us continually offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of our lips that confessd His name.”

    Heb. 13:15 HCSB

  23. 1523
    Kathy says:

    Kathleen, Tallahassee, FL:

    “Listen and give heed,
    do not be haughty,
    for the LORD has spoken.”

    Jeremiah 13:15 (NASB)

  24. 1524
    Kaiva Lacis-Huff says:

    Kaiva from Chicago,

    Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.

    Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

    Philippians 2:34 NLT

  25. 1525
    Sandy Corish says:

    Sandy, from Vienna, Va
    Indeed in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.
    2 Corinthians 1:9 (NIV)

  26. 1526
    Dawn says:

    Dawn – Pampa, TX

    Proverbs 22:24 NKJV

    Make no friendships with an angry man, and with a furious man do not go…

  27. 1527
    jackie says:

    Jackie, Mobile, Al.

    “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
    -1 Corinthians 13:6-7 NIV

  28. 1528
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, Rocksprings, TX
    “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:17 (NIV)

  29. 1529
    Suzy E. says:

    (I know I’m so late!)

    Suzy – Atlanta

    Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation or distress, or persecution or famine or nakedness, or danger or sword?

    Romans 8:35 – ESV

  30. 1530

    Janet from Port Orange
    (1 Corinthians 13:7-8a)Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

  31. 1531

    Janet from Port Orange, FL
    (1 Corinthians 13:7-8a)Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

    The 1st time I submitted this I got an error, and does not seem to have gone through, so here is my 2nd attempt.

  32. 1532
    Mildred says:

    Mildred from Montserrat

    May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, “The Lord be exalted, who delights in the well-being of His servant.” Psalms 35:26 (NIV)

  33. 1533
    Laurel Clark says:

    Psalm 86:7 NKJV

    In the day of my trouble I will call upon You, For You will answer me.

  34. 1534
    Ann Thrash-Trumbo says:

    Ann, Cataula, GA

    John 17:4 (NIV)

    I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.

  35. 1535
    Lori says:

    Lori from St. Catharines, ON

    For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. Romans 1:16 NIV

  36. 1536
    Bambi Lewis says:

    It’s in Christ that you, once you heard the truth and believed it (this Message of your salvation), found yourselves home free—signed, sealed, and delivered by the Holy Spirit. This signet from God is the first installment on what’s coming, a reminder that we’ll get everything God has planned for us, a praising and glorious life. Ephesians 1:13 The Message

  37. 1537
    Dana O'Keefe says:

    Dana Pace, FL
    Religion that God the Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their time of distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27 NIV

  38. 1538
    Candy seale says:

    Candy Seale La Grange, Texas
    And he said unto me,
    My grace is sufficient for thee:
    for my strength is made perfect in weakness
    Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities
    that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
    2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV

  39. 1539
    Candy seale says:

    Candy Seale, La Grange, Texas
    Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses,
    for Christ’s sake:
    for when I am weak, then I am strong
    2 Corinthians 12:10

  40. 1540
    Rose says:

    Rose in Dallas
    Psalm 105:4 ESV
    Seek the LORD and his strength;
    seek his presence continually!

  41. 1541

    Shellie P.
    Spokane, WA

    Be gentle and ready to forgive; never hold grudges. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

    Colossians 3:13 TLB

    P.S. Again, I’ve been working on the verse for a while, but it just took this long to get on the computer and had to defend my right to be on here! Again!

  42. 1542
    Amy Woodruff says:

    Amy from Noble, OK

    Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
    And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

  43. 1543
    Diana Mielecki says:

    James 5:13,14 “is anyone among you suffering. Let him pray, is anyone cheerful. Let him sing psalms. 14 Is anyone among you sick. Let him call for the elders of the church and let them pray over him anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”

  44. 1544
    Cindy says:

    Port Neches, TX
    “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.” (Psalm 116:15 NIV)

  45. 1545
    Laurell says:

    “Be completely humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one another in love. Eph. 4:2 NIV

  46. 1546
    Tara G. says:

    Tara G.
    Sherwood, AR

    Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

    Matthew 7:21-23 (ESV)

  47. 1547
    Debbie says:

    Debbie from Universal City, Texas.
    “For The Lord God is our sovereign protector. The Lord bestows favor and honor; he withholds no good things from those who have integrity.” Psalm 84:11 (NET)

  48. 1548
    Anita says:

    Anita, Big River, Saskatchewan, Canada

    “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

    Romans 5:1 ESV

  49. 1549
    Julie Grissett says:

    Julie, Sugar Land, TX
    Matthew 5:16, NIV
    “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

  50. 1550
    Brandy Sermons says:

    Lynchburg, VA

    James 1:2 (ESV) Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds

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