Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 17!

Good morning, fellow Scripture-memory nerds! It’s the first day of September and we in the great Gulf Coast have survived yet ANOTHER scorcher! Hottest summer on record in Houston. I LOVE SEPTEMBER. Come, Fall! Please come quickly!

I am deeply grateful for the many invitations you’ve given us for praise over what God has been accomplishing in your lives. In particular, we were tremendously encouraged that the Holy Spirit overtook cold and awkward technology and met with many of you at the simulcast. We took much time in Monday staff prayer to boast in our God. We always rest assured any time something that complicated gets accomplished that God alone could have done it. He gets every ounce of praise. He could not have given us a better on-site host group than the one we had in Green Bay. I knew they would be warm and engaged but I didn’t know if they would be loud enough to lead the rest of the groups effectively in participation. That on-site group is absolutely critical to the experience. They exceeded every expectation I had. We went crazy over them.

You know, I have no memory of actually living there. We were transferred with the Army back to Arkansas when I was only two and that’s where I grew up so I understandably associate the piney woods with my upbringing more than any other place. My older brothers and sisters remember Green Bay very well and have told me many things about our family’s time there in the last several days. I came away from Wisconsin so incredibly honored to call it my birth state. I also came away from Wisconsin with a lot of cheese. You should see my refrigerator. By the way, I was crowned with cheese (you might have seen my crown at the end), which even I thought was probably appropriate. Queen of Cheese indeed. In my personality. In my enchilada. I love y’all so much. Smiling so hard that my morning face is getting a good stretch.

OK, now for our verses! I am continuing on with my portion from last time in Psalm 145:8-12. It is a very wordy five-verse segment and I just don’t have the memory work mastered yet. Too busy these last few weeks. So, I am going to do what I recommend you do. I’m going to hold up and get my last verses down before I add another set to them. If I don’t, I’ll get discouraged and overwhelmed and that’s the graveyard of all Scripture memory work. We want each verse to make it all the way to the marrow, not just sit on top of our skulls.

Now, how about yours? Name, city, and verse! We’re getting closer and closer to our celebration! Hang in there and keep sharpening that Sword!

I am so honored to be among those who journey with you as we “go from strength to strength till each appears before God in Zion.” (Ps. 84:7) You are a dearly loved part of ministry at Living Proof. I send you tons of affection from all who grace these doors. Every person who labors here knows to say the word “Siesta” with joy and esteem.


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  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips.

    Psalm 141:3 (NIV)

    Cambridge, MA

  2. 2
    soinluvwHim says:

    "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."

    Matthew 6:33
    Los Angeles Area

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    "The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."
    Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)

    Sugar Land, TX

  4. 4
    Ramona says:

    Ephesians 3:20 The Message

    God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.

    Medina, Ohio

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Casting all your care upon Him, because He cares for you.
    1Peter 5:7

    Halifax, N.S.

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    I Chronicles 29:10-11 (NIV)
    Praise be to you, O LORD, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is Yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Cheryl G Houston, Tx

  7. 7
    Pam Carrigan says:

    "My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."

    Psalm 139:15-16 (NIV)

    Greensboro, NC

  8. 8
    Marilyn in Mississippi says:

    Psalm 16: 5 KJV

    "The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot."

    Marilyn…in Mississippi

  9. 9
    Kristy says:

    Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
    John 9:31 KJV

    San Antonio

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Colossians 2:6-10 NIV

    So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
    See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.

    Prior Lake, MN

  11. 11
    Nancy says:

    Sorry this is so late-it's not as if I didn't have it picked out in time 🙂

    Trust in the LORD and do good;
    dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
    Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.

    PS 37:3-4 NIV

    Columbus IN

  12. 12
    Heidi @ Livin' and Lovin' says:

    Sorry this is sooo late!

    My salvation and my honor depend on God.
    {Psalm 62:7}

    Sebring, Florida

  13. 13
    Lori says:

    1John 3:18 (NIV)

    Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

    Flint, TX

  14. 14
    Jamie says:

    Psalm 103:3-4 NIV

    "who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion"

    I began working on Ps 103:2 last time…


    corbin, ky

  15. 15
    anna says:

    (sorry this is so late!)
    kearney, ne
    psalm 145:10 niv
    all you have made will praise you, O LORD; your saints will extol you.

  16. 16
    absmith74 says:

    I am so late and so sorry! Family illness led to major distractions, but I am back on track now and promise to have this one done by the 15th! Searing these verses in my brain and on my heart has been such a HUGE blessing this year. I think this is going to be something I continue to do for the rest of my life. Huge! Just HUGE!

    I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my supplications.
    Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.
    Psalm 116:1,2 NKJV

    Amy S
    Osceola, AR
    Beth, I'll see ya in Memphis! 🙂

  17. 17
    Armstrongs says:

    2 Timothy 2:23-24 NIV

    Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.

    Sheila Armstrong
    Union City, IN

  18. 18
    Erin says:

    When I called , You answered me;
    You made me bold and stouthearted.

    Psalm 138:3

    Austin, TX

  19. 19
    Donna Sava says:

    I'm still doing this one too…

    Psalm 145:8-12

    Donna (the mom of twin boys)

    Franklin, TN

  20. 20
    bd says:

    I Corinthians 13:4-8a (NIV)

    4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

    5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

    6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

    7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    8 Love never fails.

    LT in Apple Valley MN

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    "But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy." Titus3:4-5

    Genie C from OKC

  22. 22
    bigdogmom says:

    Colossians 3:23 NKJV
    "And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.
    Redding, CA

  23. 23
    Kaci says:

    The Lord is with you, Mighty Warrior.

    Judges 6:12 (NIV)

    Dumas, TX

  24. 24
    Praying Grandmother says:

    Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keeps His commands.
    Deut. 7:9 (NIV)

    League City, TX

  25. 25
    Beverly says:

    Ephes 3:16-19

    I pray that out of your glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love may have power together with all the saints to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to all the measure of the fullness of God.

    Palm Harbor, Fl

  26. 26
    Laurie T. says:

    Also, I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send? And who will go for Us? Then said I, here am I, Lord, send me!
    Is. 6:8 King James
    Laurie Tomascik
    Richmond, ME

  27. 27
    tanee142 says:

    Psalm 118:24

    "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."

    Sharpsville, IN

  28. 28
    Womack says:

    John 15:5 NIV

    "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."


    Fort Smith,AR

  29. 29
    Peggy says:

    Peggy Noe
    San Diego, California
    Psalm 16:6 NET

    the lines have fallen for me in pleasant places,
    indeed I have a beautiful inheritance!!!

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction."

    Proverbs 1:7
    Magnolia, AR

  31. 31
    The LionHeart says:

    " Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart, and so find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man." – Proverbs 3:3-4 NKJ

    Rogue Valley OR

  32. 32
    Tracey says:

    You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

    Romans 6:18
    Tracey H
    DeKalb, TX

  33. 33
    Lopsided Halo says:


    Hebrews 10:39 (niv)

    "But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved."

  34. 34
    Diane says:

    Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is One.

    Mark 12:29 – NIV
    Diane – Dallas

  35. 35
    Judy Peterson says:

    Judy Peteson from East Chain, Mn
    Psalm 145:8-12 (NIV)
    "The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made. All You have made will praise You, O Lord; Your saints will extol You. They will tell of the glory of Your Kingdom and speak of Your might, so that all men may know of Your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of Your kingdom."

  36. 36
    Barefoot Mom says:

    Romans 15:4 NIV

    For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragment of the scriptures we might have hope.

    Michelle R
    King George, Va
    (just started Esther!)

  37. 37
    Brooke says:

    Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
    Colossians 3:2

    Brooke Forsyth
    Atlanta, GA

  38. 38
    ashley says:

    "But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. I will sing the the Lord because he is so good to me."
    Psalm 13:5-6

    Ashley Hale
    Uvalde, Texas

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    Paige – Georgetown, KY

    Proverbs 3:7, NIV
    Do not be wise in your own eyes;
    fear the Lord and shun evil.
    This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    Psalm 19:14 (NIV)

    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

    Austin, TX

  41. 41
    teasinglydiverse says:

    Chère, California
    John 16:7-8 (NIV)
    "But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment…"

  42. 42
    Snowgirl says:

    For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double- edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

    Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)
    Austin, TX

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray.

    ~ Psalm 17:6, NLT

    Ceffie in WV

  44. 44
    Teresa says:

    Psalm 119:171-172
    Let my lips burst forth with praise for you have taught me your principles. Let my tongue sing about your word, for all your commands are right.

  45. 45
    Teresa says:

    Psalm 119:171-172 NLT
    Let my lips burst forth with praise for you have taught me your principles. Let my tongue sing about your word, for all your commands are right.
    Amarillo, TX

  46. 46
    Lois Lanham says:

    Psalm 3:5 NIV

    "I lie down and sleep. I wake again, because the LORD sustains me."

    Lois Lanham
    Manchester, MO

  47. 47
    Kristi says:

    Lamentations 3:25

    "The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him."

    Charlotte, NC

  48. 48
    Anonymous says:

    Keep forgetting to get this posted!

    Jeremiah 32:27 NIV

    I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

    Shelley Crouch
    Casey, IL

  49. 49
    Misti says:

    Psalm 143:10 ESV

    "Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!"

    Misti Moffat
    Belleville, MI

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    sorry i am late
    Ploverbs 16:24 NIV

    Pleasant words are as a honeycomb sweet to the soul & healing to the bones.

    Because of words that had been said to me this came to me,

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