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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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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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The Unopened Toolbox

In nearly every area of life, doing something well requires a certain amount of homework. Successfully installing a new light fixture, assembling a bookshelf, or changing the oil in your car is unlikely to go smoothly if you don’t at least read the instructions. Depending on the size and ...
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When Memorizing Isn't Fun Anymore

Memorizing Scripture is one of the most worthwhile ways to spend time. By hiding God’s Word in your heart, you will be well-prepared for the day of adversity (Psa. 119:92), well-equipped to share the Gospel (Rom. 10:17), and well-guarded against sin (Psa. 119:11). But what do you do when ...
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When Life Doesn't Seem Wonderful

In the classic Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey gives up his dream of traveling the world. He instead stays in the small town of Bedford Falls where he manages a small building and loan company. After years of selfless service to his friends and neighbors, George finds ...
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Having Heart Trouble?

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.” (John 14:1) John Bunyan’s little book, Heart’s Ease for Heart Trouble, begins with a chapter entitled “The Sovereign Cure for Heart Trouble.” There, Bunyan leads the reader to think deeply about Jesus’ words ...
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Got Peace?

Life can be stressful. As the alarm sounds each morning, you wake up to find work, school, meal prep, and soccer practice all headed your way at top speed. Another day, another 16 hours of chaos. In the midst of this daily struggle, peace often feels like an idealistic fantasy. That's why the word " ...
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