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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, ...
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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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Why Homeschool Moms Should Care About Scripture Memorization

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 children and ask if they can quote any Bible verses. Of course, John 3:16 or “Jesus wept” is ...
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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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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 Nobody likes driving through school zones. Well, at least I don’t. Watching my speedometer fall from 40 to 20 MPH each morning during my commute is a painful experience — especially when ...
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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) When God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses, He began with a reminder of Israel’s deliverance from Egypt. The Lord’s promise to “deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians” ...
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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) As election season ends, our country’s need for healing and unity is ...
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The Man Who Took a Bullet for Reagan, And the One Who Took the Cross for Me

"For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus." (1 Timothy 2:5) Everywhere the President goes, he is surrounded by members of the Secret Service. These highly-trained guards protect current and former presidents, vice presidents, nominees of major political ...
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Swordless

"And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." (Ephesians 6:17) The morning dawned early with a deafening roar as massing enemy troops shouted across the ravine. Smoke from a thousand torches boiled up into the sky. “Look lively!” cried the sergeant ...
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