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.



1,739 Responses to “2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 21!”

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  1. 1651
    Danielle S. says:

    Danielle S.
    Garden City, KS

    Phil. 4:5 (NIV)
    Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

  2. 1652
    Lindy I. White says:

    Lindy I. White of OK City
    And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
    Hebrews 11:6, NIV

  3. 1653
    Fontaine Tabor says:

    James 4:10 (NIV)
    Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

  4. 1654
    Fontaine Tabor says:

    James 5:8 (NIV)
    You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.

  5. 1655
    Ange Keskey says:

    Ange & Bitsy Girl, Idaho: 2 peter 3:18 (Kid adapted) Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of God.

  6. 1656
    Ruth HKency says:

    Ruth Hency from Oran, Mo. “In my father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:2-3 KJV

  7. 1657
    Rita says:

    Rita Brown
    Midland, TX

    And God is able to bless you abundantly,
    so that in all things at all times,
    having all that you need,
    you will abound in every good work.
    2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

  8. 1658
    Kirby Ray says:

    Kirby from Parsons, KS

    “I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who do not need to repent.” Luke 15:7 NIV

  9. 1659
    Natalie Robertson says:

    Natalie from Frisco, TX

    “No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on a stand, so that those who come in may see the light.” Luke 11:33 NIV

  10. 1660
    Karen Wood says:

    Karen, Nampa, Id “Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.” Romans 12:17 NIV

  11. 1661
    Concetta Drake says:

    Concetta, White Oak, Isaiah 33:2 (CEV)
    “Please, Lord, be kind to us! We depend on you. Make us strong each morning, and come to save us when we are in trouble.”

  12. 1662
    Skylar Artigue says:

    Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full. (John 16:24 NASB)

  13. 1663
    Shelly Wilson says:

    Shelly Wilson, Fort Worth, TX

    Galatians 5:17 (HCSB) – For the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you don’t do what you want.

  14. 1664
    Sherry Pearcy says:


    Psalms 91:11 NLT

    “For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.”

  15. 1665
    Jenna Berthoud says:

    Riverton UT
    Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.
    2 Corinthians 10:17

  16. 1666
    Laura Jungeblut says:

    Laura , Katy! TX. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our troubles, so we can comfort those in trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV

  17. 1667
    Stephanie Arnett says:

    stephanie, houston
    Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord, and abhor those who rise up against you?
    Psalm 139:21 NIV

  18. 1668
    Sharon j. says:

    Modesto, CA.
    Ps. 119:73 YOUR hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.

  19. 1669
    Sharron says:

    Spring, TX
    Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.
    Phil 4:8 NIV

  20. 1670
    Carol Wilson says:

    Carol Wilson
    Choctaw, OK

    Ps. 42:1. – As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, God. Holman

  21. 1671
    Rena says:

    Rena, Tulsa. “…God chooses people according to his own purposes; he calls people, but not according to their good or bad works.” -Romans 9:11b-12a NLT

  22. 1672
    Peggy says:

    Peggy from Homer, IL
    Psalm 63:2-3
    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.

  23. 1673
    Inez Barnes says:

    Inez Barnes
    Hamburg, AR

    James 4:8 NIV
    Come near to God and He will come near to you.
    Wash your hands you sinners and purify your hearts you double minded

  24. 1674
    Sue Laemmrich says:

    For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
    Psalm 103:11-12 NIV

  25. 1675
    Cheryl Primeaux says:

    Cheryl Primeaux, Pensacola, FL

    Matthew 6:21 NIV

    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

  26. 1676
    Marcia Jordon says:

    Marcia Jordon, Fulton, MO

    2 Corinthians 4:13
    It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore we speak.

  27. 1677
    Tammy Grant says:

    Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
    Phil. 4:5 (NIV)

  28. 1678
    theresa bradford says:

    Matt 5:14
    You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.

  29. 1679
    Angela says:

    Psalm 37:4 NIV
    “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

  30. 1680
    Bethany says:

    Bethany, Frisco, TX

    Exodus 14:14 (NIV)

    The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.

  31. 1681
    Alicia Wilcox says:

    Alicia, Riverton, Utah
    Ezekiel 36:26, ESV
    And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

  32. 1682
    Billie Galyen says:

    Billie, Greenville, KY “If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know.” 1 Corinthians 8:2 ESV

  33. 1683
    Amy B, Wichita says:

    This God – His way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him. Ps. 18:30, ESV

  34. 1684
    Gina tompkins says:

    Gina, Tulsa
    ..love one another deeply, from the heart. 1 peter 1:22 NIV

  35. 1685
    Cherilyn M. says:

    Cherilyn M., Colfax NC
    For it was I, the Lord your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt. Open wide your mouth, and I will fill it with good things.
    Psalm 81:10 NLT

  36. 1686
    Paula says:

    Paula, Maine
    You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance. Psalm 65:11 NLT

  37. 1687
    Nancy Redkey says:

    Humble yourselves before the Lord,
    and he will lift you up.

    James 4:10 NIV

  38. 1688
    Alicia Lowery says:

    Alicia, Gulfport, MS

    Do I not hate those who hate you O Lord, and abhor those who rise against you? Psalm 139:21NIV

  39. 1689
    Shellye Sparks of Queen City, TX says:

    Acts 16:31 NKJV
    So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

  40. 1690
    Matia Messemer says:

    Matia, Fort Worth, TX
    “My dearly loved brothers, understand this: everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger,” James 1:19 HCSB

  41. 1691
    Angela says:

    Angela, Greenville OH
    No may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situations. The Lord be with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

  42. 1692
    Georgine East says:

    Isaiah 40:28-29

    Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God; the creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

    Austin, Texas

  43. 1693
    Angie Miller says:

    Angie M – Macon, MS
    In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10, NKJV

  44. 1694
    Kathy French says:

    Kathy French,Austin,

    “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. I say to myself, “the Lord is my portion, therefore will I wait for Him. The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him. It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:22-25 NIV

  45. 1695
    Natalie says:

    Austin, Tx
    In his heart a man plans his course, but The Lord determines his steps.
    Prov. 16:9 NIV

  46. 1696
    Emily Byrd says:

    Emily Byrd; Baton Rouge, LA
    He is your praise and He is your God, who has done these great and awesome things for you which your eyes have seen.
    Deuteronomy 10:21

  47. 1697
    Emily Byrd says:

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

  48. 1698
    Lise Ode says:

    Lise Ode, Cumming, GA
    And as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.
    Job 19:25 NAS

  49. 1699
    Jennine says:

    Ephesians 1:23
    …which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills everything in every way.

  50. 1700
    Mary says:

    Woodway, Texas
    “There is a time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.”
    Ecclesiastes 3:4 NLT

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