Laura Lynch

Laura Lynch

The Bible is on My Phone, So Why Memorize?

  “When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the LORD...." (Jonah 2:7)   God's Word in your pocket is no substitute for God's Word in your heart! While smartphones allow us to have Scripture at our fingertips, the greatest joy belongs to those who ...
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Seasons of Scripture Memory

Spring: Fresh zeal and much planting mark springtime. For the memorizing Christian, this may be a renewed conviction that you need Scripture in your heart. Perhaps you have a new set of verses, a new goal, or a new friend to recite with. Energy is high and you plant verse seeds regularly and ...
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"I'm Stuck. Now What?"

If you memorize Scripture, then you've probably experienced getting stuck. It's that cycle where you practice a verse, can't recite it correctly, practice more, and still can’t get it right. The discouragement may freeze your overall progress for weeks or forever. So, take a word of advice ...
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Dodging Landmines

[caption id="attachment_14" align="alignright" width="209"] Laura Lynch[/caption] If you’re like me, landmines dot the field of memory verse review. Here are a few of the struggles I encounter as a memorizer--with suggestions for combat! The Aimless Must-Do “I need to review sometime ...
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The Need for Accountability

[caption id="attachment_14" align="alignright" width="209"] Laura Lynch[/caption] Why do we shrink from accountability? Reciting to a specific person at a set time each week will help us stay on track and press forward. It will also help us recite accurately. After all, errors made while ...
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It's Time to Make Time

[caption id="attachment_14" align="alignright" width="209"] Laura Lynch[/caption] Is accurate word-for-word memorization worth the time? We can semi-learn, recite-and-run, and skip review altogether. But, "every word of God is pure…" (Prov. 30:5). Since God has preserved His Word without error, ...
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Gems in the Trenches

[caption id="attachment_14" align="alignright" width="209"] Laura Raborn[/caption] What if we had been born with a pre-installed verbatim copy of all 1,189 chapters of the Bible? No forgetfulness, no need for memory books, flashcards, or systematic review. Just instant access to His Word: in ...
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Jonah and the Big Memory Test

[caption id="attachment_14" align="alignright" width="209"] Laura Raborn[/caption] So there was Jonah, stuck inside a great fish contemplating his life choices. He pulls out his smartphone, dries it off, opens his Bible app, and searches for verses to match his need – absolutely not! There is ...
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When Lackluster Looms

[caption id="attachment_14" align="alignright" width="209"] Laura Raborn[/caption] “A thing worth doing is worth doing well.” Since you read this blog, I have a hunch you agree Scripture memorization is “worth doing.” But the part about doing it “well” – now that stings a little. ...
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Kansas City Scriptorium

"...I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” (Romans 11:4) [caption id="attachment_14" align="alignright" width="209"] Laura Raborn[/caption] Let’s face it, memorizing Scripture – especially in large quantity – is not in vogue. Some people ...
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