Browsing category: 66 Verses

#28 – Hosea Makes the Headlines

Note: This post provides the backdrop for #28  in the list of 66 faith-filled Bible verses my granddaughter and I are memorizing together. We started at Genesis 1:1, and we're working our way through the whole Bible, one verse from each book.

And he did. Hosea married a cheater. Not the kind who didn't keep her eyes on her own paper, either. At the beginning of Hosea's career as a prophet, he married a woman who had an unappealing name and a reputation that was even worse. Described as adulterous,

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#25 We’ve Reached a Milestone!

Kynzie and I have made it to our first big milestone on our scripture memory journey! We’ve now memorized 25 verses together!!! Woo-hoo!!! It has taken time, but not that much. It's taken effort, but it's surprisingly not that overwhelming. It's been hard, but not impossible. We may not make our goal of 66 by the end of the year, but, hey, we've already gotten to #25! Do you know what’s been the hardest part? It’s not remembering the book of the Bible where the verse is found. It’s not the succession of the words in the

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#17 – Esther 4:14 – For If You Remain Silent at This Time

My granddaughter and I are memorizing 66 verses together, one from each book of the Bible. It started out as a lofty goal on my part, as I over-enthusiastically planned for us to be finished in one year's time. Well, it's going to take us longer than I thought, but it's proving to be time well spent.  Verse #17 is one of our favorites so far. It's about a brave young Jewish woman named Esther who was exiled with her people in the Persian empire under the rule of King Xerxes. One day, Esther's life takes a very unexpected

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#3 and #4 – Leviticus 20:7 and Numbers 14:18 – The Rules and the Redemption of God

(Note: In order to share all 66 verses I'm memorizing with my granddaughter this year, I'll have to double up a time or two.  This is a good time to combine two verses into one week, because these two principles go together like a hand in a spiritual glove. God's requirements for man - and God's provision when man just doesn't measure up.) Verse #3 Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the LORD your God.   Leviticus 20:7 I have loved being a parent, but I haven't done everything right - or at times even well! While

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#2. Exodus 34:14 – The Jealousy of God

My idea of memorizing a verse from each book of the Bible with my granddaughter required some research on my part. In my mind, there was no way to overstate the importance of the scripture selection or understate the impact those scriptures would have over the course of her lifetime. But...how was I supposed to narrow down, from every rich page of God's holy word, just 66 verses for us to memorize?  Taking this job anything but lightly, I took my time and asked God for his direction. Here are the four criteria I used in

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#1. Genesis 1:1 – In the Beginning

In the beginning. Three very powerful words. Pregnant with possibility, those words. In the beginning, I had no idea how we had gotten there.  After a long, hard haul... After a season of much despair... After dinners with consoling friends... After long bubble baths in a tub full of tears... And after counseling with our pastor... She was born.  Three very powerful words. Packed with possibility, those words. Together, we started afresh. Together, we napped while her Mama was at work. Together we danced

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