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. 1601
    Jamie in Mason, OH says:

    Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you. I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

    Isaiah 46:4 (NIV)

  2. 1602
    Tina says:

    Waxahachie, Texas

    Psalms 116:2 – NIV

    “Because He turned his ear to me, I will call on Him as long as I live.”

  3. 1603
    Julene Notman says:

    Julene from Cowiche, WA
    He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 NIV

  4. 1604
    Leah says:

    Leah, Houston

    Romans 12:3

    For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.


  5. 1605
    Mandy says:

    Psalm 91:10
    Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

  6. 1606
    Laura Beth says:

    Laura Beth, Jackson

    John 1:16, NLT
    From His abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.

  7. 1607

    Rachel, Jackson, TN

    “But Peter and John replied, ‘Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight to obey you rather than God.”

    Acts 4:19 NIV

  8. 1608
    Lea R says:

    Olathe, KS

    We live by faith, not by sight
    2 Corinthians 5:7

  9. 1609

    for November 15…
    “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners,” Isaiah 62:1 NIV84

  10. 1610
    Janet says:

    LORD, I have heard of your fame,
    I stand in awe of your deeds, O LORD.
    Renew them in our day,
    in our time make them known;
    in wrath remember mercy.
    Habakkuk 3:2 NIV

  11. 1611
    krystal ward says:

    krystal ward
    teague, tx

    you came near when i called you,
    and said, “do not fear.”
    O Lord, you took up my case;
    you redeemed my life.
    lamentations 3:57-58 NIV

  12. 1612
    Nesha says:

    Nesha, Mechanicsville VA

    ‘ For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law but under grace.’
    Romans 6:14 NIV

  13. 1613
    Michelle Bentham says:

    Michelle Bentham, Granbury, TX

    Isaiah 60:17-18 (The VOICE)
    17 I will bring you gold instead of bronze, silver instead of iron,
    bronze instead of wood, iron instead of stone.
    Your government will be founded and grounded;
    I will make peace your governor, and righteousness your ruler.
    18 You’ll never hear again, “Help! Call the guards!”
    Violence, destruction, and ruin will be things of the past in Jerusalem.
    You will name the city walls Salvation, and the city gates Praise.

  14. 1614

    #21) 11/1/2013 Isaiah 60:15-16 (The VOICE)
    15 Eternal One: Although you have suffered abandonment, hatred, and hopeless despair,
    and no one dared to pass through,
    I will make you a place of lofty beauty for all time,
    filled and overflowing with joy from generation to generation.
    16 You will be enriched by the world and its kings,
    and you will know for certain that I am the Eternal,
    Your Liberator, your Redeemer, the Strong One of Jacob.

  15. 1615
    Brittni says:

    Nashville, TN

    Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

    Psalm 107:1 NIV

  16. 1616
    Heidi says:

    Proverbs 16:9 NIV
    In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.

  17. 1617
    Mimi from Alpharetta, GA says:

    Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
    Philippians 2:3 ESV

  18. 1618
    Stephanie Moffatt says:

    Stephanie hamburg Ar. Hebrew 13:20-21. Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the element covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for going his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever Amen.

  19. 1619
    Shelly Shelnutt, Ooltewah, TN says:

    17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
    Romans 8:17 NIV

  20. 1620
    Whitney says:

    Whitney from Russellville, TN
    Those who doubt should not think they will receive anything from The Lord; they are double-minded and unstable in all they do. James 1:6-7. TNIV

  21. 1621
    Ruth says:

    From Hamilton, Ohio

    “Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truths; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.”

    Psalm 86:11 (NIV)

  22. 1622
    waylene says:

    The thief cometh not but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10 KJV

  23. 1623
    Gail Jones says:

    Psalm 126:3 KJV

    The LORD has done great things for us, and we are glad.


    Decatur TX

  24. 1624
    Gloria Johnson says:

    Gloria Johnson. Chisholm MN
    Hebrews 12:28. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken , let us be thankful and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe. NIV

  25. 1625
    Xan Moody says:

    Cullman, AL

    And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day Christ Jesus returns.


  26. 1626
    Elvira says:

    Elvira, GP, Alberta

    Psalm 3:3 NIV
    “But You, Lord, are a shield around me,
    my Glory, the one who lifts my head high!”

  27. 1627
    Allison Ashton says:

    Allison Ashton
    KJV – Houston, Texas

    Psalm 139:21
    “Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

  28. 1628
    Stephanie McKenzie says:

    Stephanie McKenzie
    Red Deer, Alberta
    The Lord gives his people strength; the Lord grants his people security. (Psalms 29:11 NET)

  29. 1629
    Nancy says:

    James 3:15 NIV
    Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil.

  30. 1630
    Denise says:

    Denise, San Antonio TX

    I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;

    Psalm 130:5 ESV

  31. 1631
    Tara says:

    Tara, Eustis
    Hebrews 6:18-20
    We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God where Jesus, running on ahead of us, has taken up his permanent post as high orients for us.
    The Message

  32. 1632
    Patti says:

    Patti — Fort Worth, TX

    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

    John 16:33 (NIV)

  33. 1633
    Becky says:

    Becky, Chattanooga, TN
    For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
    2 Timothy 1:7 NLT

  34. 1634
    Sarah Whitt says:

    Sarah Whitt, Fort Worth, TX
    “My hand made all these things, and so they all came into being. This is the Lord ’s declaration. I will look favorably on this kind of person: one who is humble, submissive in spirit, and trembles at My word.”
    Isaiah 66:2 HCSB

  35. 1635
    Sherry says:

    Sherry Youngblood Jay, OK
    But thanks be to God who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and who makes known through us the fragrance that consists of the knowledge of him in every place.
    2 Corinthians 2:14 (NET)

  36. 1636
    Kristen Jeuick says:

    KRisten from Rockville, VA: Even though the fig trees have no blossoms and there are no grapes on the vine; even though the olive crop fails and the fields lie barren; even though flocks die in the field and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord. I will be joyful in the God of my salvation. Hab. 3:17 – 18 NLT

  37. 1637
    Diane Seltzer says:

    Diane from Chesapeake, VA.

    “The Word gave life to everything that was created,
    and his life brought light to everyone.
    The light shines in the darkness,
    and the darkness can never extinguish it.”

    John 1:4-5 NLT

  38. 1638
    Dutchess says:

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

  39. 1639
    Kim Morris says:

    Kim, Richmond, Tx, “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.'” Is 30:21 (NIV)

  40. 1640
    Tricia Neumann says:

    Conroe, TX

    “As soon as he arrived, he saw that God was behind and in it all.”

    Acts 11:23
    The Message

  41. 1641
    Scarlett Flynn says:

    Round Rock, TX

    “Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them.” (Psalm 111:2, NRSV)

  42. 1642
    Sandy Maeda says:

    Sandy from Hygiene Colorado. Isaiah 26:3 “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You. Because he trusts You.” (ESV)

  43. 1643

    Bev, Austin

    “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” 2 Timothy 1:6 ESV

  44. 1644
    Beth says:

    Beth, London ON

    Don’t copy the behaviour 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.

    Romans 12:2 NLT

  45. 1645
    Ann Gilliam says:

    Ann Gilliam, Lexington, TN
    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 NIV

  46. 1646
    Kaylin says:

    Kaylin, Searcy, AR
    “May The Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by The Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.” Ruth 2:12 NIV

  47. 1647
    Kelsie says:

    Kelsie, Searcy, AR
    “May The Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by The Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.” Ruth 2:12 NIV

  48. 1648
    Alexia Gossett says:

    Alexia- Champaign , IL
    My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
    Psalm 119:28- NIV

  49. 1649
    Pattie Self says:

    Pattie Self, San Angelo, TX
    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NIV

  50. 1650
    Janet Wallace, Kingwood, TX says:

    Psalm 119:116

    Lord, sustain me as you promised, that I might live.
    Donot let my hope be crushed!

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