2016 Heart Hiding {overview}

This is a repost from 2015 explaining how Heart Hiding works.  

For updates specific to the current year, please see the 12.20.2015 and 12.27.2015 heart hiding {Scripture Memorization} posts.  The first post of 2016 is two weeks from today,  01.24.2016.

In case you are new here, or you just don’t know what the Heart Hiding series is, here is a brief overview.  You can read more about Heart Hiding here.

Heart Hiding {Scripture Memorization} is a year long series posted weekly on Sunday.  The idea of memorizing whole books of the Bible by learning two verses per week is not original with me. It is a brilliant plan, which works.

I recommend using Scripture Typer to memorize.  I use it on my laptop for free.  There is also a phone app available.  If you are new to Scripture Typer I suggest you practice using it with verses you already know, before starting to memorize.

print out the verses which are put in a pocket calendar (or moleskin, as Ann Voskamp uses).  That is my backup plan, in case of loss of internet or laptop use.  It is what I used before finding Scripture Typer.  Note:  it can be an old calendar from a previous year.

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This is my fifth year memorizing two verses per week to complete whole books.  I started with Colossians the first year.  Year two was 1 John, Year three was Philippians, and last year was 2 Corinthians 1-5.

This year continues where last year left off, 2 Corinthians 6-10.  It runs for 47 weeks, ending on Dec. 19th, with two weeks of review to follow.

Here is the pdf for printing the verses for 2015.  If you prefer a different version of the Bible you can prepare them yourself using an online Bible.


The purpose for posting the verses each week is to encourage myself and others to  memorize God’s Word on a consistent basis.  You don’t have to be memorizing a book, or the same book, to contribute by giving encouragement in the form of suggestions or questions.

Memorizing Scripture can be a lonely venture, and discouraging.  The more sense of accountability and community one has, the more encouragement he receives.  I do get behind the schedule, but I catch up and finish before the next year.

This year I am beginning the week of January 25-31.  I generally start the new verses on Monday, as the weekend is a good time to catch up if needed.

Review is key to memorizing.  In 2014 I was able to put 1 John into Scripture Typer, and work on it along with 2 Corinthians 1-5.  I had difficulty recalling 1 John 4, so worked on it two – three verses at a time until I relearned it.

Currently I am reviewing Philippians, 1 John, 2 Cor.1-5, and a few odd chapters in Scripture Typer.  Some day I hope to put Colossians in there as well and review it.

I hope this encourages you to hide God’s Word in your heart.

2015 Heart Hiding {Scripture Memorization}

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