2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 3!

HOUSTON AREA TUESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY GIRLS: If by chance we end up needing to cancel tonight over the storms, I will put a cancellation notice right here on the blog so keep an eye on this spot off and on all day. Certainly check it before you set out for HFBC tonight. We love you and want to be wise!

NOON UPDATE FOR TUESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: As of right now, Bible study is ON for tonight. It will really be cold for us south Texans but it’s supposed to be dry. We are planning on starting the lesson a little earlier and ending it at 8:15. See you there with our coats on!

Now, for SSMT:

Hey, Siestas!

Happy February 1st! Did January fly past us or what?? We’re at least two Scriptures the richer for it, though. I’ve been using my time on my exercise bike in the mornings to practice my memory verses so I’ve mostly only heard myself repeat them gasping for breath. (If you like picturing things, it’s in my garage sandwiched between boxes and stacks of 26 years of Moore paraphernalia and everything else besides an actual car…which is in my driveway. You also might enjoy picturing my Border Collie Star sitting right beside me, fixating on the bicycle pedal as it goes round and round. Bless her poor sweet obsessive-compulsive self.) I might have to haul the bike up there with me to the Siesta celebration next January so I can say them to my partner the same way I’ve practiced them. Or I guess I can just sit on the floor and pump my feet in the air and play like. My partner might have to sit back from me just a tad. And if none of that works, I’ll get my man to haul Star up there to watch me and see if the right conditions are responsible for the recollections. And, of course, they’re not. In John 14:26, Christ says it is the Holy Spirit who reminds us of everything He has taught us so press on! With Him, we can do all things.

Tuesday is Bible study day for us at LPM this time of year so I don’t get to talk long on here today. So, let’s get to it! It’s already time for Verse 3!

As I told you two weeks ago, I’ll primarily be working through verses out of the Book of James for much of this year. I’ll give you mine each time but I’ll also give you an alternative that I really love outside of James in case you need some ideas. Here’s the portion I’m memorizing this time around with my information:

Beth, Houston. “Speak and act as those who will be judged by a law that gives freedom. For judgment is merciless for the one who has shown no mercy. But mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2:12-13 The NET Bible

I love that last statement. Mercy triumphs over judgment. Aren’t you thankful we have a Savior that feels that way?

The alternative I’ll suggest to you today is on my mind because someone I care deeply about struggles terribly with fear of death. This person isn’t chronically ill. Just oppressed and tormented by possibilities. Maybe some part of this segment might minister to you today.

Since the children are made of flesh and blood, it’s logical that the Savior took on flesh and blood in order to rescue them by his death. By embracing death, taking it into himself, he destroyed the Devil’s hold on death and freed all who cower through life, scared to death of death. (Hebrews 2:14-15 The Message)

Anybody “scared to death of death”? These passages are also really rich out of the NIV if you prefer it:

Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. (Hebrews 2:14-15 NIV)

Oh, there’s nothing like the power of God’s Word. And that’s because there’s nothing like the power of God.

You sure are loved around here. OK, let’s have it, 2011 SSMT! Verse 3! (Your first name, city, reference and translation please.)

I’ll talk to you soon!


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  1. 500
    Kristin says:

    Kristin, Jacksonville. “Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” Jeremiah 17:14 (NIV)

  2. 501
    Caitlin says:

    Cait from Dayton, “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” 1 John 3:1 (ESV)

  3. 502
    Dee, Texas says:

    “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Ps. 51:10 NIV

  4. 503
    Deb, Fargo, ND says:

    So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.
    1 Cor. 3:7 (NIV)

  5. 504
    Jennifer, Grovetown says:

    “Her children rise up, and call her blessed.” Proverbs 31:28 (ASV)

  6. 505
    Laura H says:

    Laura, Waynesboro, VA

    Praise the Lord.
    How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
    Psalm 147:1 NIV

  7. 506
    Susie says:

    Susie, North Carolina
    Isaish 41:13 NIV
    For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of yor right hand and says to you ,Do not fear; I will help you.

  8. 507
    Andrea, Post Falls, ID. says:

    The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace. ~Ps. 29:11 A scripture reference gleaned from Beth’s book, “So Long Insecurity” that has incredibly changed my life as a Daughter of the King!

  9. 508
    Anonymous says:

    Christie, Westport.
    “Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.”
    New American Standard Bible

  10. 509
    Anne says:

    Anne, Minneapolis, “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.” Proverbs 31:25-28 NIV

  11. 510
    Jessica says:


    Sulphur, La

    who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:4

    (second part of my favorite verse)

  12. 511
    Danielle says:

    Danielle – Simpsonville, SC – “Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 NASB

  13. 512
    Lynne says:

    Lynne, New Mexico

    Psalm 19:14, King James

    Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

  14. 513
    Stacyjo says:

    Stacyjo, Spokane WA

    And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.

    Hebrews 11:6 NIV

  15. 514
    Eileen Ribortone says:

    Proverbs 16:3 NIV

    Commit to the Lord whatever you do,and your plans will succeed.

  16. 515
    Connie says:

    Connie, Chariton,1 John 3:16 By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. esv I John 3:16

  17. 516
    Allison says:

    Allison, Burgaw, NC “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.” I Cor. 16:13-14 NIV

  18. 517
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Rochester, NY: 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 keep his commands. — Deuteronomy 7:9 (NIV)

  19. 518
    Tami says:

    Tami, Palm Coast, FL. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

  20. 519
    Susan says:

    Susan (Nokomis IL) – Do not be shaped by this world; instead be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect. Romans 12:2 (NCV)

  21. 520
    Michelle Averitt says:

    Michelle from New Roads, Louisiana: “I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.” 2 Timothy 1:12 NIV

  22. 521
    Alicia :) says:

    Alicia, Gulfport
    “Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths.” Psalm 25:4 NIV

  23. 522
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn, Hazel Green, AL
    I Samuel 16:7 NIV
    “The Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

  24. 523
    Lacey says:


    “Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, Be couragous, Be strong. Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

  25. 524
    Carrie says:

    Carrie, Boston MA

    “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive if you have faith.” Matthew 21:22 ESV

  26. 525
    Karen Novinger says:

    Karen, Deer Trail, CO
    “I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said “You are my servant”, I have chosen you and not rejected you.” Isaiah 41:9, NIV

  27. 526
    Susan P. says:

    Susan, Callaway: Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of Truth.
    II Timothy 2:15 (NIV)

  28. 527
    Jessica says:

    Jessica from Rockvale Philippians 4:7 (NIV) “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

  29. 528
    Lori says:

    Waxhaw, NC “The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk (not to stand still in terror, but to walk) and make (spiritual) progress upon my high places of [trouble, suffering, or responsibility]!” Habakkuk 3:19 AMP

  30. 529
    Ann says:

    Ann from Abilene
    “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work. Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.”
    John 4:34 & 35 (NAS)

  31. 530
    Amber Shockley says:

    Shrewsbury, Uk

    “A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.” Proverbs 19:11 NIV

  32. 531
    Kim, Stone Ridge, VA says:

    “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-disipline.”
    2 Timothy 1:7

  33. 532
    Erin - Modesto CA says:

    Erin, Modesto
    Phil 4:6-7 (NLT)
    “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”

  34. 533
    Heather says:

    Liberty, TX

    John 8:12 (HCSB) Then Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”

  35. 534
    Emily Gunn says:

    Emily, Washington, DC: “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 (NIV)

  36. 535
    Christy says:

    Christy, Manitoba, Canada

    If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding. Proverbs 15:32 NLT

  37. 536
    Kristen says:

    They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in His paths. Psalm 119:3

  38. 537
    Mary Kay says:

    Mary Kay
    “”For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.” Romans 12:3 NASB

  39. 538
    Delores Orcutt says:

    Delores, Shoreline WA
    Blessed are those whose strength is in You, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
    Ps. 84:5-6 NIV

  40. 539
    Angel Faulk says:

    Angel- Franklin, TN- Psalm 56:8-11 NLT
    You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. My enemies will retreat when I call to you for help. This I know. God is on my side! I praise God for what He has promised; yes I praise the Lord for what He has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?

  41. 540
    Sandi says:

    Sandi T., Wichita Falls, TX “Find rest, o my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.”
    Ps 62:5 (NIV)

  42. 541
    Pam says:

    Pam ~ Holt, Michigan
    “Instead of trusting in our own strength or wits to get out of it, we were forced to trust God totally—not a bad idea since He’s the God Who raises the dead! And He did it, rescued us from certain doom. And He’ll do it again, rescuing us as many times as we need rescuing.”
    2 Corinthians 1:9b & 10 The Message

  43. 542
    Chris says:

    Chris, Helena,Al
    1 Thess 4:7 (NIV)
    For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.

  44. 543
    Sister Lynn says:

    Sister Lynn Tucson, AZ

    So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
    Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV)

  45. 544
    Marsha says:

    Marsha Tucson, AZ

    “O God, you are my God,
    earnestly I seek You;
    My soul thirsts for You,
    My body longs for You,
    in a dry and weary land
    where there is no water.”
    Psalms 63:1 NIV

  46. 545
    Carla says:

    Carla, LaFayette, Al. “What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith, but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?” James 2:14 NIV

  47. 546
    Jaimie says:

    West Bend, WI

    Romans 15:4 NIV
    For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

  48. 547
    Roberta says:

    Roberta, Fanshawe,OK “I seek you with all my heart, do not let me stray from your commands.” Psalm 119:10 (NIV)

  49. 548
    Tricia says:

    Tricia Union, KY

    Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be renewed by the transforming of your mind. Than you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

  50. 549
    Laura Vick says:

    Laura ~ Strawberry Plains, Tennessee

    So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. James 1:21

    New Living Translation

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