Helping Your Family Memorize God’s Word



This summer may  be a bit different over here.
I’m trying to spend as much time as I can…


Not online.

I’ve been reading in three places the last week or so…

Psalm 103–just because I need it. I really think it is my favorite Psalm.  I have it memorized.  But only if I can sing it to you.

John 8:31-37–our pastor spoke on this passage a few weeks ago and I love this section, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
The simplicity, but all the promise in it, really encourages me. Makes me want to spend more and more time in His Word.

Also in the beginning of Ephesians.
Just rereading and focusing on what Wendy Alsup describes as “The Great Exchange”.
I feel like God is pounding this into my head and heart right now.

I’m reading her book, The Gospel Centered Woman.
And in Chapters 2 & 3 she discusses why there is often such a HUGE gap between who we know we are in Christ and the way we live on a daily basis.

I needed to hear her words about how not only are we forgiven through Jesus’ death & resurrection at the Cross…but…His righteousness is also given to us, which means, “you and I have adequate, sufficient supplies for this season…we have a bridge between our godly longing and our fallen reality that sufficiently equips us to deal with each struggle” (37).
So good that I gave away her book today to a friend, even though I’m only through Chapter 4.
And ordered another one for myself.

Then yesterday I saw this by Elyse Fitzpatrick...
“Let’s give our kids the whole gospel. He died for our sins AND was raised for our justification…forgiven AND righteous before God.”

And finally…Paul Tripp’s post yesterday… anyway…just feeling greatly encouraged–
Understanding the Gap.

And meanwhile, I’m sharing over at The Better Mom today about 5 ways to help your family memorize God’s Word.  Please stop by.  Would love to see you over there!



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  1. LeAnn Williams says:

    I always love your thoughts and scriptures. I am always thinking about and reading thoughts about being a more Christ like woman. I have a long ways to go but I do want to have a true Christ centered home.
    Blessings I enjoyed this one!

    • Oh LeAnn…believe it or not…I had to sign in 3 times just to reply to you :) And that is the reality about trying to have a presence in this online-strange-world now days…. BUT.
      But–here is what truly matters…as you wrote…trying to live as
      “a more Christ like woman”. I too… have a LONG ways to go (I’m still a mess). But to be on this path, with you (and others)…that is the joy and the hope…In Him.
      I can’t even believe these friendships He’s granted in the midst of all my stumbling about…these women…pursuing Him…who draw me to Him closer. And you are truly one of those. Thank you.

  2. craftjunkie85 says:

    I have found two great little books from Amazon that help wonderfully! ABC’s, Hiding God’s word in little hearts. There is one for the Pslams too. I LOVE these little books and they are wonderful for teaching ABC’s and scripture memorization.
    My son is doing well but isn’t really able to repeat very well yet, but at least the seeds are being planted! Scripture memorization is something that I think is very important and something that I am really excited about as he grows!

  3. says:

    I love how slowly down opens the door for God to speak to the open places in our heart. Thanks for this encouragement to feast on the truth of the Word. I think I need to get Wendy’s book for myself:)

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