Why we should memorize scriptures
In October 2011, I was struck when I heard Elder Richard G. Scott, an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, preach about memorizing scriptures in the faith's semiannual worldwide conference. This is what he said:
Great power can come from memorizing scriptures. To memorize a scripture is to forge a new friendship. It is like discovering a new individual who can help in time of need, give inspiration and comfort, and be a source of motivation for needed change.
As I studied his words, I learned that he had made similar comments in the faith's worldwide conference twelve years earlier, in October 1999:
I suggest that you memorize scriptures that touch your heart and fill your soul with understanding. When scriptures are used as the Lord has caused them to be recorded, they have intrinsic power that is not communicated when paraphrased.
Why I created this site
I wanted to accept Elder Scott's challenge. I thought flashcards would help. I poked around and found a few flashcard sites online, but none of them did quite what I wanted.
First, I wanted a site that would allow me to choose which scriptures would be on my flashcards. Existing sites mostly had pre-existing flashcard decks that I could not customize.
Second, I also wanted my flashcards to track my performance, so that I could focus my study on scriptures I had the most difficulty remembering.
I made this site mainly for my own use. If it's helpful to others, so much the better.