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Should I memorize individual verses or whole chapters?

“Should I memorize individual verses or whole chapters?” This is a question we frequently encounter at SMF, and our short answer is simply “yes.” Whether you’re memorizing a collection of verses on the topic of prayer or all 111 verses of the Sermon on the Mount, you’ll reap the vast ...
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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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A Charlie Brown Memory Lesson

In the classic Christmas movie, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Linus is assigned a prominent role in the group's upcoming drama production. Charlie Brown contributes much-needed leadership to their efforts, but Linus is daunted by the thought of memorizing his lines. After reviewing his part, Linus ...
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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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Why Homeschool Moms Should Care About Scripture Memorization

[caption id="attachment_14" align="alignright" width="209"] Dakota Lynch[/caption] Over the last two years, I’ve traveled to homeschool conventions and book fairs across the country. As I chat with dozens of homeschool moms at each of these events, I frequently turn to their young ...
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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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Sundays & School Zones

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work." -Exodus 20:8-9 [caption id="attachment_14" align="alignright" width="209"] Dakota Lynch[/caption] Nobody likes driving through school zones. Well, at least I don’t. Watching my speedometer fall ...
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The Failure of Forgetting

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” (Exodus 20:2) [caption id="attachment_14" align="alignright" width="209"] Dakota Lynch[/caption] When God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses, He began with a reminder of Israel’s ...
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After the Ballot Box

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14) [caption id="attachment_14" align="alignright" width="209 ...
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