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. 1551
    Libby says:

    Dallas, TX

    God, who called you to become His child, will do all this for you, just as He has promised.

    1 Thessalonians 5:24

  2. 1552
    Dana says:

    Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

    Proverbs 22:6 NIV

    Boerne, TX

  3. 1553
    Joni says:

    Joni, Port Neches. 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. Zephaniah 3:17 NIV84

  4. 1554
    Cory Anna Jones says:

    Cory Anna, Atlanta
    “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)

  5. 1555
    Ruth Mott says:

    Ruth – Goose Creek, SC
    And God will exalt you in due time, if you humble yourselves under his mighty hand by casting all your cares on him because he cares for you.

  6. 1556
    Ruth Mott says:

    Ruth – Goose Creek, SC
    And God will exalt you in due time, if you humble yourselves under his mighty hand by casting all your cares on him because he cares for you.
    1 Peter 5:6-7 (NET)

  7. 1557
    Misti Gil says:

    Misti, Brookshire, tx

    It is for freedom that Christ set you free. Stand firm then and do not be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Gal. 5:1 NIV

  8. 1558
    Lisa Sams says:

    Lisa S, Plano TX

    James 1:19-20 NKJV

    So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.isa S, Plano TX

  9. 1559
    Kami says:

    Kami, Dallas,Tx: “Our great desire is that you keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true.” Heb. 6:11, NLT

  10. 1560
    Melanie Miller says:

    Melanie Miller, Nampa, ID
    Psalm 25:21 NLT

    May integrity and honest protect me, for I put my hope in you.

  11. 1561
    Lisa Rose says:

    And this is love, that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that we walk in love.
    2 John 1:6
    Lisa in Moyock, NC

  12. 1562
    Mary Jane says:

    Mary Jane, Troy KS

    “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”

    1 Cor 10:13

  13. 1563
    Kerre Bogard says:

    Kerre, Chattanooga, TN. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 NIV

  14. 1564
    Deb Weaver says:

    Deb, Pelzer, SC

    1 Peter 5: 6 (NIV) “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand that He may lift you up in due time.”

  15. 1565
    Jenny Spires says:

    Jenny S, Fishers, IN

    Oh, Give thanks to the Lord for he is good. Psalm 118:1 (NIV)

  16. 1566
    Lynette says:

    Lynette, Nashville, TN
    “Behold, God is my salvation;
    I will trust, and will not be afraid;
    for the Lord God is my strength and my song,
    and he has become my salvation.”
    Isaiah 12:2

  17. 1567
    Jennie Freeman says:

    Jennie F. from Long Creek, Oregon. “That power is like the working of His mighty strength which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age, but also in the one to come.” Ephesians 1:19b-21 NIV

  18. 1568
    Lisa Kreutzer says:

    Lisa, Wichita, KS
    “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)

  19. 1569
    Jen Evans says:

    Jen Evans Seville Ohio Phillippians 4:19 NIV 19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

  20. 1570
    Barb says:

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

  21. 1571
    Sara says:

    Sara, Garden City KS

    Praise the Lord and pray in his name! Tell everyone what he has done. (1 Chronicles 16:8 CEVUS06)

  22. 1572
    Melissa Stewart says:

    Melissa, Nicholasville, KY

    “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the Heavenly Lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 (NIV).

  23. 1573
    Pattie Self says:

    Pattie Self, San Angelo, TX
    Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from
    God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
    1 John 4:7 NIV

  24. 1574
    Lynn, Raleigh says:

    Psalm 94:19 ESV “When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.”

  25. 1575
    Beth C says:

    Beth C, Huntsville, AL

    Colossians 3:15(NIV)

    Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

  26. 1576
    Esther says:

    Esther, Jonesborough, TN.
    Colossians 3:20-21 (ESV). Children obey your parents in all things for this pleases the Lord. Fathers do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

  27. 1577
    Sara G. says:

    Sara, Plymouth, IN

    He has shown you, O man, what is good;and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

    Micah 6:8 (NKJV)

  28. 1578
    Rhonda says:

    The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, and He saves those whose spirits have been crushed. Psalm 34:18 NCV

  29. 1579
    Jane-Carrollton KY says:

    Isaiah 30:21 ESV
    “And your ears shall hear a word behind you saying,
    “This is the way, walk in it.” when you turn to the left
    or when you turn to the right.”

  30. 1580
    Melissa Sosebee says:

    Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.

    1 John 3:18 (NLT)

    Waco, TX

  31. 1581
    Caroline Sosebee says:

    “So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.”

    James 2:17 (NLT)

    Waco, TX

  32. 1582
    Darla says:

    I’m sooo late—-terribly sorry—-!!

    Darla, Pittsburgh

    “You know with all your heart and soul that not one of the all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.”
    Joshua 23:14

  33. 1583
    Darla says:

    Darla, Pittsburgh
    “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

  34. 1584
    Kathryn Carpenter says:

    Kathryn, Oceanside, “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

  35. 1585
    Stephanie Knight says:

    Waynesboro, MS
    “and whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” col 3:17 HCSB

  36. 1586
    Poorna Diaz says:

    “For The LORD God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” Psalm 84:11 (NIV)

    Poorna Diaz
    Reston, Va.

  37. 1587
    Penny Burke says:

    Penny, Cincinnati. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Cor. 10:5 NIV

  38. 1588
    Amy Seiford says:

    Amy, Buda, TX
    “Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”
    1 Chronicles 16:11

  39. 1589
    Becky Peurifoy says:


  40. 1590
    AnnaRuth says:

    Anna, Little Elm, TX

    When I said, “My foot is slipping,” Your love, O Lord, supported me.

    Psalm 94:18 (NIV84)

  41. 1591
    Kelei Liggett says:

    Kelei Liggett. Iowa Park, Tx. Hebrews 13:5 “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be contempt with what you have, because God said,”Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you.”

  42. 1592
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Mauldin, SC
    As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. Psalm 42:1 (NIV)

  43. 1593
    Nancy Lyons says:

    Nancy, Grand Haven, MI
    And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
    Romans 8:28 (KJV)

  44. 1594
    Mary from Livonia, Mi. says:

    Psalm 103:8 (NIV) (sorry this is so late)

    The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
    slow to anger, abounding in love.

  45. 1595
    Cheri says:

    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
    Colossians 3:16
    Louisville, KY

  46. 1596
    Adriana, Austin, TX says:

    Yes, I hate them with total hatred, for your enemies are my enemies. Psalm 139:22 or 24 NIV

  47. 1597
    Esther, Valencia, CA says:

    Be still and know that I am with you
    Psalm 46:10

  48. 1598
    Diane Wadsworth says:

    Diane Wadsworth, Pleasant Grove, Alabama

    Isaiah 61:10, NLT – “I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God!
    For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation
    and draped me in a robe of righteousness.
    I am like a bridegroom in his wedding suit
    or a bride with her jewels.”

  49. 1599
    Megan, Columbia says:

    If you really keep the royal law found in scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.

    James 2:8

  50. 1600
    Terri Carey says:

    Terri from Plano
    “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good”
    Psalm 118:1 NIV

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