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It's Harvest Time!

By every standard, 2020 has been an unusual year. When nearly all of our spring and summer events were cancelled, it seemed difficult to find a silver lining to the dark cloud of COVID-19. But it soon became clear: God was at work, and the end result was a tremendous year filled with progress and opportunities. In the words of Joseph, “God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day” (Gen. 50:20). Here are just a few examples of how God has been at work this year: ...
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Swordsmanship Takes Practice

We learn God’s Word by heart, but why? Treasuring God-breathed words (2 Tim. 3:16) brings joy, but that’s not the end of the journey. Blankets are great on a cold winter’s night, but they do no good folded up in the closet. Owning a nice mountain bike is a great thing, but you won’t enjoy the benefits if the bike hangs upside down in your garage. It’s great having tasty ribeye steaks in your freezer, but the real enjoyment of a steak comes in the eating of it. ...
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Mountains & Sandcastles

"Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.” (Psalm 90:2) If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that life as we know it can change. Our careers, plans, and hobbies can quickly vanish and give way ...
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Rewiring Our Hearts

“The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” (Psa. 119:130) In a time when darkness and confusion prevail, God’s Word is the ultimate source of light and understanding. I was recently reminded of this truth after completing a small home improvement ...
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Debunking 3 Myths About Memorizing Scripture

Perhaps the most common Scripture memory myth is the idea that hiding God's Word in your heart requires a prodigious memory. The truth is, yes, you do have a bad memory — and that's exactly why you ought to be memorizing Scripture! If that seems counter-intuitive, think of it this way: athletes may be in excellent shape physically, but they don't benefit from exercise as much as those who are out of shape ...
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Now Available: Scripture Songs from Genesis to Psalms

Songs stick! If you want Bible verses to stay in your head, matching the words to music is a tried-and-true technique. That's why Scripture Memory Fellowship is excited to release a brand-new collection of Scripture songs for SwordGrip Old Testament: Genesis to Psalms. These 28 catchy tunes will ...
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Why Joy is Better than Happiness

One of the most common phrases that you will hear people say is, “I just want to be happy.” In many minds, happiness is the highest level of satisfaction where everything is going according to plan and life is good. But what happens when plans go awry and life takes a turn for the worse? In this ...
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Why Rewards?

At SMF, we believe the treasure of God's Word hidden in your heart is the best reward for memorizing it. But sometimes tangible rewards are a helpful way of staying motivated. They can also be a powerful motivator for memorizing Scripture—especially for children. From time to time people ask us ...
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3 Obstacles to Memorizing Scripture

Memorizing Scripture can seem like a daunting task. Many people feel like they are just too busy to memorize. Others don’t understand its importance, or they simply don't know how to get started. The good news is that these obstacles can be overcome! Here are three common obstacles to ...
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3 Tips for Memorizing Scripture

If you’re anything like me, memorizing can be hard and sometimes frustrating. Sometimes it seems as if I almost have a verse memorized, and then the next day I feel like I’ve forgotten it and am right back where I started! Over the years, however, I have discovered several tips and tricks that ...
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