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. 151
    Anonymous says:

    Isaiah 30:18 (NIV)

    Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!

    Austin, TX

  2. 152
    Robin says:

    "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed but not in despair; persecuted but not abandoned; struck down but now destroyed."

    2 Corinthians 4:8 NIV

    Robin M.
    Aberdeen, SD

  3. 153
    Monica says:

    Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.

    Matthew 12:34

    Fort Worth, TX

  4. 154
    Ninette says:

    Ephesians 4:25 (KJV)

    25) Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

    Ninette G
    Seagoville, TX

  5. 155
    The King's Little Girl says:

    In the same way, you wives should yield to your husbands. Then, if some husbands do not obey God's teaching, they will be persuaded to believe without anyone's saying a word to them. They will be persuaded by the way their wives live.

    I Peter 3:1 NCV

    Tonya, Searcy, AR

  6. 156
    Beth.. One Blessed Nana says:

    Psalm 119:50

    "For Your word has given me life"

    Beth Herring
    Oak Grove, La

  7. 157
    Donna K says:

    For God did not give us a spirit of fear and timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self discipline.
    2 Timothy 1:7
    Donna K

  8. 158
    Kristi Parks says:

    Kristi Parks
    Eugene OR

    17 For the Kingdom of God is not just fancy talk, it is living by God’s power.” 1 Cor 4:20 NLT

  9. 159
    Sara says:

    Turn my eyes away from worthless things; Preserve my life according to your word. Psalm 119:37 NIV
    Sara Pipkin

  10. 160
    Casey says:

    Since we live by the spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25

    Bumpass, VA

  11. 161
    Anonymous says:

    "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart." Psalms 37:4 NIV

    Sandy P
    Eugene, OR

  12. 162
    Michelle says:

    "a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
    Proverbs 6:18

    Richmond VA

  13. 163
    Anonymous says:

    "[I]f Christ is in you,
    your body is dead because of sin,
    yet your spirit is alive
    because of righteousness.
    And if the Spirit of Him who
    raised Christ from the dead
    is living in you,
    He who raised Christ from the dead
    will also give life
    to your mortal bodies
    through His Spirit
    who lives in you."

    Rom 8:10-11

    Christine K
    Eugene, OR

  14. 164
    Aimie says:

    Be strong and of good courage.
    Joshua 1:7

  15. 165
    michelle says:

    Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid I will trust in you.

    Mcallen TX

  16. 166
    Dee Nurse in Christ says:

    "Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!"
    NLT Psalm 116:2

    Deena Jefferson
    Springboro, Oh

  17. 167
    Anonymous says:

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

    Psalm 141:3 (NIV)

    Cambridge, MA

  18. 168
    Cortni says:

    Cortni B.
    Watauga, TX

    John 3:30 NIV

    He must become greater; I must become less.

  19. 169
    rsgreen83 says:

    Okay I must give up my goal of memorizing all of the book of James. I have posted and worked on the first 2 chapters and now I am going to go to just a verse out of the chapters. It has been a great experience but I simply will not get it all done. So…..
    James 3:17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.(NIV)
    Andersson, IN

  20. 170
    C Chamblee says:

    Psalms 55:22 NIV

    Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you. He will never let the righteous fall.

    C Chamblee
    Philadelphia, MS

  21. 171
    Anonymous says:

    "The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul that seeks Him."Lam. 3:25 NKJV

  22. 172
    Kristie says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
    Proverbs 3:5-6

    Queen City, TX

  23. 173
    Beth says:

    Psalms 4:8
    I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone o lord make me dwell in safety.

    Beth R
    Liberty Lake wa

  24. 174
    RaeLeen says:

    A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.

    Proverbs 17:27


  25. 175
    Heather F says:

    Heather F
    Beaumont, TX

    Jesus replied "You must love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment." Matt 22:37-38 NLT

  26. 176
    Anonymous says:

    Amanda in Katy

    John17:17 NIV

    Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.

  27. 177
    Anonymous says:

    Psalm 126:5 (New Living Translation)

    5 Those who plant in tears
    will harvest with shouts of joy.

  28. 178
    DLynn says:

    Proverbs 19:11
    "smart people are patient;they will be honored if they ignore insults."

  29. 179
    Mary Vigil says:

    The Lord you 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

    Mary V
    Brighton CO

  30. 180
    Angie Werley says:

    Psalms 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.

    Angie W.
    Anna, TX

  31. 181
    Paula says:

    Entreat me not to leave you or to turn back from following after you. For wherever you go, I will go. And Wherever you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people and your God, my God. Where you die, I will die. and there I will be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, If anything but death parts you and me.

    Ruth 1: 16-17

    Atlanta, Tx

  32. 182
    Anonymous says:

    For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death. Rom. 8:1
    Rom. 8:2
    Rebecca H.
    Malvern, PA

  33. 183
    thehobbyholic says:

    John 3:30 (NIV)

    He must become greater; I must become less.

    Katy, TX

  34. 184
    Anonymous says:

    Hebrews 10:22

    Let us dray near with a true heart in full assurance of faith.

    Kara- Marietta, PA

  35. 185
    Christian-San Clemente, CA says:

    "As the rain and the snow come down from Heaven and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish…so is my Word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."

    Isaiah 55:10-11

  36. 186
    Anonymous says:

    For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.

    Phillipians 2:13 (NIV)

    Amherst, NE

  37. 187
    Erika Chapman says:

    "God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to His eyes."
    Psalm 18:24
    The Message
    Erika Chapman
    Florence, SC

  38. 188
    owner of a general store says:

    Central Asia

    Posting a few verses I memorized earlier in the year in case I got behind at the end.

    Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!

    Isaiah 43:1b (NAS)

  39. 189
    Anonymous says:

    Belinda Kendall
    Olathe KS

    I accidentally posted this anonymously on December 15, 2009

    Anonymous said…
    Psalm 126:5 (New Living Translation)

    5 Those who plant in tears
    will harvest with shouts of joy.

  40. 190
    Anonymous says:

    Ephesians 1:18
    I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints.


  41. 191
    Anonymous says:

    "For the word of the LORD is right, and all His work is trustworthy." Psalm 33:4 (HCSB)

    Columbia, SC
    (I've fallen miserably behind in my memory work in these last few months, but I'm determined to complete this challenge, even if it takes me a while into the new year.)

  42. 192
    Anonymous says:

    Psalm 13: 5
    But I trust in your unfailing love, my heart rejoices in your salvation.

    Houston, TX

  43. 193
    The Bains says:

    "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; when you walk through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." Isaiah 43:2-3 NIV

    Lauren, New Braunfels, TX

  44. 194
    Tammi G says:

    If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
    James 1:5 NIV
    Tammi G

  45. 195
    Scrapinfriend says:

    Q – do you know how hard it is to find some letters – lol –
    Q – The quiet works of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools. Ecc 9:17

    Dynae Pofahl
    Kearney, Ne

  46. 196
    Lisa says:

    Psalm 119:175
    Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.

    Edinburg, TX

  47. 197
    Evie 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.

    Cedar Creek, TX

  48. 198
    Evie says:

    Mat. 6:33 NIV

    But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all of these things will be added onto you.

    Cedar Creek, TX

  49. 199
    Michelle says:

    Psalm 34:18

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

    OKC, OK

  50. 200
    AKat says:

    "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sins and will heal their land." II Chron 7:14

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