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. 51
    Deana says:

    Hebrews 6:19 (HCSB)
    We have this hope — like a sure and firm anchor of the soul — that enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.
    Deana – Huntsville, AL

  2. 52
    Anonymous says:

    John 8: 31-32
    To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

    Carol- Ks

  3. 53
    Mima siesta says:

    John 1:1-2 NKJV

    "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God."

    Denise Wilkin
    Deming, New Mexico

  4. 54
    Marilyn F says:

    Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may [fn] serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. Heb 12:28 NKJV

  5. 55
    mama says:

    "The Lord is my light and my salvation– whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life– of whom shall I be afraid?"
    annie/ soldotna/ psalm 27:1 NIV

  6. 56
    S says:

    Life has been a little crazy…forgot to post this on Sept. 1!

    "Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other."
    Rom. 12:10 NLT

    Los Angeles, CA

  7. 57
    Paula says:

    Psalm 19:1-14 (This passage will be mine until the end of the year!)

    The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat.

    The law of the LORD is perfect,
    reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart.
    The commands of the LORD are radiant,
    giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever.
    The ordinances of the LORD are sure
    and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

    Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

    Paula K, Muskegon, Michigan

  8. 58
    Deanna says:

    Late posting!!!

    "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose".

    Romans 8:28 NKJV

  9. 59
    Heather says:

    Romans 12:11

    "Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically."

    Cypress, TX

  10. 60
    Worship Warrior says:

    "Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned in whatsoever state I am, to be content." Philippians 4.11 (KJV)

    Sarah in the Rogue Valley

  11. 61
    Anonymous says:

    Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your father in heaven.

    Matthew 5:16 NLT

    Loveland, CO

  12. 62
    Jennifer says:

    In my anguish I cried to the Lord and He answered me by setting me free.
    The Lord is with me;I will not be afraid.
    Psalm 118:5-6 NIV
    Jennifer Phoenix, AZ

  13. 63
    Jenn says:

    Matthew 6:34 (ESV)

    "Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

    Jenn, Manhattan KS

  14. 64
    Lea says:

    The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:11-12


  15. 65
    Big Mama says:

    I don't think I ever left my verse here last time. If I did then never mind. I can't even remember what I ate for breakfast this morning.

    Psalm 57:2 (NIV)

    I cry out to God most high who fulfills his purpose for me.

    Melanie (who is experiencing short term memory loss)
    San Antonio

  16. 66
    Sharon says:

    Philippians 4:4-5 (NIV)

    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
    Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

    LP, MI

  17. 67
    AKat says:

    "Put away preversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips." Proverbs 4:24

  18. 68
    Laura_Primus says:

    2 Cor 3:17 ESV
    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

    Laura P.
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    Inspired by my study time in Breaking Free (LOVING it!)

  19. 69
    Anonymous says:

    Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.

    Romans 4:20-21 (NIV)
    St. Peters, MO
    I'm working on these verses all month.

  20. 70
    Jamie says:

    Philippians 2:3-16a NKJV
    vs 3-4 this time
    Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own intersts, but also for the interests of others.

  21. 71
    Anonymous says:

    In humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
    Philippians 2: 3-4ESV

    Stacey McClary
    Portland, Tx

  22. 72
    lavonda says:

    I've gone through every post here trying to find mine and be sure I did it… can't find it. So I'm reposting my verse here I worked on these last two weeks:

    She is clothed with strength and dignity, She can laugh at the days to come.
    Proverbs 31: 25 NIV

    Marietta, Ga

  23. 73
    Bethany says:

    Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrong doers. For they will wither quickly like the grass, and fade like the green herb. Trust in the Lord and do good, Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. NASB
    Cartersville, GA
    Psalm 37:1

  24. 74
    Anonymous says:

    1 Peter 2:11(NIV)
    Dear Friends, I urge you as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.

    Julie Prior Lake, MN

  25. 75
    Kristi Stewart says:

    1 Peter 2:9 (New International Version)

    9But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

    Kristi Stewart
    Knoxville, TN

  26. 76
    Karen L. says:

    "And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right."
    2 Thessalonians 3:13 NIV

    Farmington, AR

  27. 77
    Leelee says:

    Proverbs 14:1 (NIV) – "The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down."

    Leelee in LA

  28. 78
    Meredith says:

    "Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."

    Hebrews 4:16 (NIV)

    Meredith Barr
    Foothill Ranch, CA

  29. 79
    Lisa and Erik says:

    Psalm 119:42 b I have trust in Your word.
    Psalm 119:74 b I have hoped in Your word

    Lisa Waikele HI

  30. 80
    Kathy says:

    You will keep in perfect peace (her) whose mind is steadfast, because (she) trusts in You..

    Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)

    Chattanooga, TN

  31. 81
    Cheri says:

    John 1:10 KJV

    He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

    Louisville, KY

  32. 82
    Anonymous says:

    1 Peter 1:13 NIV
    Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Christ is revealed.

  33. 83
    Anonymous says:

    You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
    Isaiah 26:30 (NIV)

    Alberta, Canada
    sorry it's SO late!

  34. 84
    Kari says:

    Psalm 37:1-7

    Do not fret because of evil men
    Or be envious of those who do wrong;
    For like the grass they will soon wither,
    Like green plants they will soon die away.
    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.
    Commit your way to the Lord;
    Trust in him and he will do this:
    He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
    The justice of your case like the noonday sun.
    Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.
    Do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
    When they carry out their wicked schemes.
    Gettysburg, SD

  35. 85
    Christian says:

    Part A-"The Spirit of the Soveriegn Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion-…"

    Is 61:1-3 / Whole month of Sep / NIV

  36. 86
    Julie says:

    And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    Romans 12:2 KJV

    Julie in Absarokee Montana

  37. 87
    Julie says:

    For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.

    Romans 16:19 NSAB

    Macy in Absarokee Montana

  38. 88
    Julie says:

    Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks judgment.

    Proverbs 10:3 NIV

    Lyndsy in Absarokee Montana

  39. 89
    pathfromtheheadtotheheart says:

    Running a little behind…Here is my verse 17. I love this one for too many reasons to explain here…

    "Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent." John 6:29 NIV

    Chrystie C
    Piedmont SC

  40. 90
    BelievingGod says:

    Christa W.
    Bryan, TX
    St. Joseph's

    His mother said to the servers, "Do whatever he tells you." John 2:5

  41. 91
    I'm a blessed girl... says:

    Romans 11:29 NIV

    For God's gift's and his call are irrevocable.

    Jan Floyd
    Paris, TX

  42. 92
    Kim says:

    I pray that out of his 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
    Eph 3: 16-17

    Weatherford TX

  43. 93
    Michelle, Stayton OR says:

    Psalm 71:23 NIV My lips shout for joy when I sing praise to you; I, whom You've redeemed.

  44. 94
    mypeaceandjoy says:

    Proverbs 31:28-29

    28 Her children arise and call her blessed;her husband also, and he praises her:
    29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."

    Albuquerque, NM

  45. 95
    Sarah =) says:

    Ah, Lord God! It is You who has made the heavens and the earth by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for You!

    Jeremiah 32:17 (ESV)

    Sarah =)
    Waxahachie, TX

  46. 96
    Libby says:

    I will go before you
    and will level the mountains.
    I will break down gates of bronze
    and cut through bars of iron.

    I will give you the treasure of darkness
    riches stored in secret places,
    so that you may know that I am the Lord,
    the God of Israel, who summons you by name.

    Is 45:2-3

    Dallas, TX

  47. 97
    jami says:

    Oops! Forgot to post mine.

    Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." This is the first and gratest commandment. And the second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
    Matt. 22:37-40

  48. 98
    Kate says:

    I gave up, but a siesta encouraged me to continue…so here I am…a bit behind, but continuing nonetheless.

    "We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves." Rom 15:1 ESV

    Kathryn Stoker
    Aurora, CO

  49. 99
    Katie says:

    Katie Taylor,
    Russellville, AL

    Isaiah 43:18,19 NIV

    Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.

  50. 100
    Groovewoman says:

    "Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs."
    ~Psalm 100:2 (NIV)

    Hollie (aka: Groovewoman)
    Granbury, TX

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