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. Move ...
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Dodging Landmines

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 somehow...and I will…sometime somehow….” Combat: Make a specific review plan, and ...
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The Need for Accountability

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 whispering to ourselves will not disturb like errors made in front of a friend. Take up ...
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It's Time to Make Time

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, won’t we care to know it deeply and exactly? The keys to accuracy are thorough ...
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Gems in the Trenches

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 our minds as we conversed with family, friends, coworkers, in our hearts as we ...
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Jonah and the Big Memory Test

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 nothing wrong with tools. They can be a great help. But no device or card in your ...
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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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