Sunday, February 12, 2012

A to Z Memory Verse Challenge - "D" Verse & Giveaway

Hey Friends!

Welcome back to the A to Z Memory Verse Challenge 2012! I'm so glad you are here!

If you are new to the A to Z Challenge, you can read all about it here ! You can join in at anytime! Today is the perfect day to memorize verses with us!

I'll be sharing a new verse every other week (A to Z style) through December 2012. I also have lots of fun prizes to share with Memory Verse Challenge participants!

Here are the verses we've learned so far....

A - As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15b

B - Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Acts 16:31

C - Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

and now "D" -

D - Devote yourself to prayer, being watchful and thankful Colossians 4:2

Memorizing Ideas ~

* Don't forget the dry erase marker idea (see pic below!) Write the verse on mirrors in your home.

* For families, you may want to print off a letter "D" here on colored cardstock. Write the verse on the "D", and hang it on your refrigerator.

* I've found the Kidz Memory Verse Book has been very helpful for us. I gave Darlene
all 26 verses we'll be memorizing this year. She put all the verses into this fun, colorful book.

After dinner we pass the Kidz book around the table, each saying the one word in the verse until it sticks in our memory. It's working. Woo Hoo! :)

* How about write them on a homemade chalkboard?! Thanks, Chellie for sharing! Love it!!

**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!

Years ago (back when I was Children's Director at Mars Hill) I came across Seeds Family Worship. Seeds does an excellent job of creating amazing songs to help scripture memory simple (as my kids would say "easey, peasy...") and very kid-friendly. Don't just take my word for it, take a listen....

Want to hear more?? Click here for more song samples! While you are on the Seeds website, be sure to check out the Family Worship Ideas, Memory Verse Cards, Parent Resources, and more!!

And guess what?? The amazing folks from Seeds Family Worship have given me a bundle of Seeds Worship CD's to give away to you!!! Let's start with giving away 3 Cd's!

3 Cd's = 3 blessed winners!! Woo Hoo!!

To Win my Seeds Family Worship Giveaway: Check in and let us know you are memorizing the verses with us. Please share your name, where you live, if anyone else is memorizing with you, and anything else you'd like to tell us.

I'll go first....

Cindy B., Grand Rapids, Michigan, our whole family is memorizing, I'm grateful to do this together with all of YOU!....

Extra Entries:

•Follow *She Sparkles*
•Subscribe to *She Sparkles*
•Add my *She Sparkles* button to your blog
•Tweet about this giveaway including a link to this post

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

RULES: Starts today, Monday, February 13th and ends Thursday, February 16th at 9 PM. Winners will be posted on my blog during the week of February 20th.

If your email address is not connected to your ID, please leave your email address with your comment or email it to me at with the subject "Giveaway".

If you are a blogger, link in! What fun to blog hop and see how you are implementing the verses. Friends, please stop by and say hello to these fun A to Z Participants too!!!!

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

P.S. Verseability has also made a custom A-Z Versepack that contains all 26 of the verses for the year. The Versepacks are business card sized and perfect for carrying in your purse or pocket 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.

One Women's Bible study ordered 50 versepacks so that the whole Bible study could memorize together. What fun!

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


Lacey said...

Lacey from Alto, MI. My whole family is memorizing together (6 of us). And Cindy - we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Seeds Family Worship! This is my favorite giveaway so far! Love it!

Lacey said...

I have your button on my blog! (And did I mention that I LOVE Seeds Family Worship! Tee-hee!) :-)

Lacey said...

I subscribe in Google Reader.

Kristi said...

Hi! I am Kristi, currently living in Iowa. I just found your blog tonight & am joining in. I am now following & put your button on my blog ( ) My husband & 4 year old daughter will be joining me as well! Thank you for this wonderful challenge!!!

Kim said...

Totally need this verse! Thank you!

IandSsmom said...

Hi I'm still here! Shannon from Wilmington, Il! I'm doing this alone but with all of you it sure doesn't feel like it at all!!! :)

Heather Fields said...

I subscribe to 'She Sparkles'.
I follow "She Sparkles'.
I would put your button on my blog, but I don't have a blog.
I would tweet about it, but last I knew...'tweet' was something a bird said.
My name is heather from Grand Rapids, and my son J.D. and I are memorizing verses with you.
We would LOVE to win!!!!


Carol Carpenter said...

Cindy, I am assuming this is how to sign up for the Seed Family CD give-away.
I am doing the A to Z Bible memory challenge and I have gotten three friends to do it with me ! I would love to win a CD to help my ministry to inner city children. Thank You for putting me in the running! Carol Carpenter - Comstock Park Mi

Lori Edwards said...

Lori Edwards, I am memorizing each of these verses with you, and share your link on my Facebook page!

Lori Edwards said...

I also forgot to say I am from Crawfordsville, Indiana!!

Anonymous said...

Jenny C. From Leesburg, VA. I'm LOVING these verses and encouraging my family to participate too! I am using the dry erase marker idea - it really helps! Would love Seeds Family Worship.

bp said...

Great new verse!
Bethany from Texas, memorizing with husband and son. We love Seeds Family Worship and have three of their CDs.

bp said...

I have your button in my sidebar. Thanks.

Denise said...

Bless you for doing this my friend, I am really loving this. My sister and I, are memorizing the scriptures together, praise God.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Cindy. Just wanted to let you know that I'm here and still following along with you. Please don't enter me in the giveaway. You might want to stop by my blog and see this post.

Hugs...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute ♥

Cindy said...

Cindy P Dearborn MI Memorizing with my Sisters and their kids. Thanks for the opportunity.

Sara B said...

Sara B, Grand Rapids MI, my whole family is doing the challenge and we are loving it!

Sara B said...

We also subscribe to She Sparkles!

Sara B said...

We also follow She Sparkles!!

Anonymous said...

Mary Sue from Texas. My daughter introduced me to She Sparkles and we are loving the verses. Thanks. I know that we will enjoy the CD's when we win. ;>) MS


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing with us through She Sparkles. :>) MS


the157vine said...

Hi. Great to see this A to Z challenge. We would love for you and your friends to join us at which offers tips, help, encouragement and inspiration in memorizing Scripture and is especially good for groups memorizing together. We would love to see "A to Z Challenge" listed as one of the groups (it takes 3).

SEEDS have great songs. Another good resource I love (esp. for younger ones) is the NIV Kids Club DVDs.

My favorite website for Scripture Memory games is the new

My favorite Scripture memory events are the National Bible Bee for 7-18 year olds and the family friendly Scriptorium which meets in Hannibal MO in July

May God bless all of you as you focus on Him through His Word.

In Christ, Phil Walker

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