She Sparkles Scripture Memory Challenge 2012
Hey Friends!

Welcome to the A to Z Memory Verse Challenge 2012! Can you believe we are almost 1/2  way there?! Woo Hoo!

Now please know – not all of my family members are up to date. Trust me. If you are still back on “D’ or are joining us for the first time – it’s ok – you are not alone!

If you are new to the A to Z Challenge, you can read all about it here ! Join in at anytime! If you’re wondering why I’m so passionate about Scripture Memory, it’s because…

My life has been transformed, because my mind has been transformed – and that’s come by memorizing God’s Word – one verse at a time.  

Today is the perfect day to memorize a new verse! Woo Hoo!

You can check out the verses we’ve learned so far in 2012 here.

And now for our newest verse, the “K” verse….drum roll please….

K – Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.  Psalm 34:13

Is that not a good verse to memorize, or what? 🙂

You may recall when we were on Spring Break, my friend JJ’s whole family was current with their A to Z verses (way to go, JJ!). Here are some things I noticed that were working for her family….

Memorizing Ideas observed at the Landis Home (shared with permission)~

* The verse was written in its entirity on a chalkboard in their dining room. As I sat at her table, I was always reminded of the verse.

(It reminded me of my friend Chellie’s homemade chalkboard hanging in her kitchen. See pic to right)

* JJ had one of Darlene’s A to Z Versepacks hanging on a ring in their downstairs bathroom.

* JJ had a set of A to Z Memory verses hanging by their backdoor where they put their shoes on.

* JJ gives her kids a sticker every time they say their verses all the way through (one sticker per day). She doesn’t insist they say the verses for a sticker, only if they choose to. Stickers added up equal fun prizes.

* Mostly I just noticed how JJ and her husband Lee are making memorizing scripture a priority and are being intentional about doing it together. 🙂

Now if JJ’s precious Emma (in Kindergarten!) can tell me all of her verses – we can do it too!!!

**Feel free to share your favorite tips, ideas, even pictures. I’d love to share your suggestions and/or link to you in the weeks to come!

Giveaways ~

I am thrilled to share another GREAT GIVEAWAY with you! One of my favorite locally owned bookstores is Parable Christian Bookstore.

Parable has a great selection of Christian books, cards, gifts and music.  I can always find what I’m looking for at Parable – either in one of their three Grand Rapids stores, or through their online catalog.

To encourage us on our Memory Verse Challenge, Parable has graciously donated a “fun pack” of books especially designed for a Mom of preschoolers/young kids.

Here’s what you’ll find in the Parable Christian Bookstore A to Z “fun pack”…

* Candle Prayers for Toddlers and Candle Bible for Toddlers
* Jigsaw Fun (6 Great  Puzzles to Make)
* God is Great by Carolyn Larsen
* Jumbo Bible Activity Book
* Jumbo Bible Activity Book 2

All together this Parable Book House “Fun Pack” of books is worth more than $75.00! This would be a GREAT resource gift for a mom/teacher/grandma or Sunday School teacher!

To Win this week’s Parable “Fun Pack” Giveaway: Share with us who you are, where you are from, and what verse you will memorize this week (whether it’s from the A to Z or not doesn’t matter, just pick one verse to memorize!).

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Please be sure to leave me a comment to let me know your extra entries.

RULES: Starts today, Monday, May 21st and ends Thursday, May 24th at 9 PM. Winners will be posted on my blog during the week of May 28th.

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Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*. Happy Memorizing!

P.S. A huge note of thanks to the Parable gang for their willingness to share this great resource with a *She Sparkles* friend! 🙂

P.P.S. Verseability has also made a custom A-Z Versepack that contains all 26 of the verses for the year (this is what my friend JJ put on a key ring). The Versepacks are business card sized and are available for a special price of $ 5.00, plus shipping. You can order them by e-mailing: Be sure to mention *She Sparkles* to get the special rate.

Disclosure: I was not provided with any financial compensation for this giveaway, and as always, all opinions are mine.

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