Saturday, January 1, 2011


I am so excited that it is January 1, 2011, and Beth Moore is back to hosting the 1st & 15th Scripture Memory Team! I memorized scripture in 2009 with this "team" and went to the celebration in Houston last January. I continued to memorize/meditate on scripture in 2010 and post on this blog.

Beth Moore had said that since we each choose our own scripture to memorize each time, if you were to look at our spirals where we write down our verses, it would tell a lot about our life during the past year. That is so true. I always choose a scripture that is very personal to me, but I almost always have a difficult time choosing just 1 verse. Although, I probably should try to, so that I could actually memorize the verses!

This year, I have heard God giving the word "PEACE" for my theme for 2011, with a "sub theme" of "Kindness". I am going to strive to be kind to everyone and to help promote peace in relationships.
There are many scripture verses about the peace that God gives us. For my theme scripture for the year, I have chosen:

James 3:17-18NIV
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all
Pure, then
Peace loving
Full of Mercy and Good Fruit,
Impartial and Sincere;
Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.

For my scripture for January 1, I have chosen 2 short verses. I chose the first one as an overall prayer for the year, and I chose the second one, because it is one that I am to memorize in the next couple weeks for the Bible Study I am doing.

Proverbs 16:3NIV

Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.

Colossians 4:2NIV

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

I would really love to hear if the Lord has given you a focus theme for the year, and if you are working on memorizing scripture, and just whatever you are working on as we begin this new year!

Happy 2011 to you!

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Thank you so much Charlotte and Ginger!


  1. being kind is the best..Happy New year.

  2. Hi! Sandy I love these scriptures, and oh! yes~ I already have one, and it just came out of no where~one day when I was doing a post and focusing on other scripture, but this one jumped off the page and spoke to me in a profound way, I even wrote it on my chalk~board! But before I share it, I just want to Thank You for your sweet friendship, Via "Blogging", you have been an Inspiration to me, looking forward to 2011,sharing our thoughts and love to each other! Here goes.... *Your Life is a Journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. 1st Peter 1:18.(The Message). {Love and Blessings for a Happy:) New Year}!

  3. My theme for 2011 is Peace and I feel like a sub-theme is to abide.

    My 1st scripture is:

    For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 NIV

    Hugs and hope to see you once again, in Houston! :-)

  4. I love the memory verse at lpm too! i NEED to have the living word in my heart and mind CONSTANTLY! how fun that you went last year to the celebration...I'm too far in NC to make it, but I am sure everyone had a great time!

  5. Kindness & Peace expands the light of God within us and reaches out to touch the light in others as well.Great themes for 2011.
    May your New Year bring you blessings, wonder and peace!

  6. I pray that I can be kinder in my thoughts in 2011. Happy New Year.

  7. Sandy,
    Your verses are such good ones.
    Mine first one is from I Cor. 2:9 KJV "But it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."
    I think it's wonderful that over 7,000 people are memorizing Scripture together. You have to go to Houston in 2012!

  8. Peace is a wonderful thing to pursue in this new year. Blessings to you for sharing this with us on Spiritual Sundays.