2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 10!

Hey Siestas!

Can you fathom that we are on our 10th memory verse??? Good grief! 2011 is almost halfway over! Amanda and Curtis just got Jackson’s preschool graduation pictures and we all nearly flipped. It is the cutest thing ever, especially with that missing front tooth. His ceremony is in a few days but the little blue cap and gown just about put all of us over the edge. We will have a kindergartener next year and a mighty fine one at that. It just sails by. And how well many of you know.

I am getting lots of questions about whether or not we’re having Siesta Summer Bible Study. I want to say yes so badly. I have tried to turn this puzzle piece every conceivable direction to see how it would fit on the table. Between SSMT every 1st and 15th, the summer Living Proof Lives, the final Deeper Still, and, probably the biggest factor of all, the complete James manuscript due date at the end of summer, I just can’t make it work and still be a wife, mom, and active Bibby. I also don’t have my faithful blog master, Amanda, here to assist me with all that summer Bible study entails right now. I am, however, presently thinking of some ways that we can hold one another accountable to stay in the Scriptures this summer and also give you the opportunity to connect with other Siestas who want to do some of the same studies. Stay tuned for that. For now, I’ll joyfully recommend to you two that I’ve done this Spring:

Duty or Delight by Tammie Head (Many of you will remember getting to know this brand new author in April through our blog video. She is dear to me and will no doubt become dear to many of you.)

Brave by Angela Thomas (Angela is a gifted teacher and writer and I try not to let anything she offers sit on the bookstore shelf for long before I bag it and read it. I’m almost finished with this study and have been tremendously blessed by it.)

Both of those women love Jesus and communicate His Word beautifully. And you know how I feel about Priscilla Shirer and everything God uses her to bring to the table. You’ll never miss on her. Man, I wish we could do one of their studies the traditional way in Siestaville this summer but sometimes we realize that even another good thing is perhaps the wrong thing for now. If the Lord is willing, we’ll definitely do a study our usual way next summer on the off year from SSMT.

OK, young ladies, how about that 10th verse?? NO DROP OUTS!!! This verse is trying to leap off the page at me this time around and not so much for my own plight right now but for some people I really love:

Beth, Houston, Texas. “The Lord is near the brokenhearted; He delivers those who are discouraged.” Psalm 34:18 The NET Bible

Praise You, Lord. You are so faithful. Close in on those who are brokenhearted and hold them in Your healing grasp. Deliver the discouraged in such dramatic ways that You alone get the credit. We exist here in this blog community to give You glory, Lord. Come and get it. Our eyes are to the skies.


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  1. 3801
    Jen Sprayberry says:

    For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave to fear again, but you received the spirit of sonship. Rom. 7:13

  2. 3802
    Jen Sprayberry says:

    For God did not give you a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, love and self-discipline. 2 Tim. 1:7

  3. 3803
    Tina says:

    “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you.

    Eph. 4:32 NIV

    Tina, Cynthiana, KY

  4. 3804
    Barrett says:

    The Lord said to him:

    “I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me;
    I have consecrated this temple, which you have built,
    by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.”
    1 Kings 9:3

  5. 3805
    Kristy says:

    Kristy, Houston

    Psalm 103:2 ESV

    Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits,

  6. 3806
    Brandy Sermons says:

    Lynchburg, VA

    Malachi 3:10 (English Standard Version)

    Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

  7. 3807
    Janice from Houston says:

    “Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.”
    -Psalm 37:7 [NAS]

  8. 3808
    Tammy Elrod says:

    Tammy Elrod, Mechanicsville, VA

    He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

    Rev 21:4 NIV

  9. 3809
    Diane, Houston, TX says:

    John 1:3-4
    “All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.”

  10. 3810
    Groovewoman says:

    “I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.”
    ~ Isaiah 44:22 (NIV)

    His Love for us blows me away… I so don’t deserve it, but I Praise the Lord that He freely gives it!
    Hollie R. – Granbury, TX

  11. 3811
    Leslie Henderson says:

    Atlanta, GA

    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV, 1984)

  12. 3812
    Kathy Rupp says:

    Hebrews 11:14 (NIV)

    People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own.

    (have gotten way behind on posting…catching up because it’s been a summer of faith..memorizing Hebrews 11)

    Chattanooga TN

  13. 3813
    Katie says:

    Katie, Lincoln NE, Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! Psalm 63:3 (NLT)

  14. 3814
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, from Greenville, SC

    “But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.” Jeremiah 17:13 NIV

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    sarah says:

    ” The Lord is near the brokenhearted. He delivers those who are discouraged.”
    Psalm 34:8 NET

    Newburgh, IN

  16. 3816
    Leigh, Houston, TX says:

    “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
    Colossians 3:23-24 NIV

  17. 3817

    wildlyblessed, Crawford, TX: “If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you.” John 14:15 MSG

  18. 3818
    karensk says:

    Karen K. in Houston, TX — In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me? Ps 56:4 NASB

  19. 3819
    Rhonda Green says:

    Rhonda, Anderson, Indiana

    For Christ’s love compels us because we are convinced that one died for all and therefore all died. And He died for all that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again.
    2 Corinthians 5:14-15 NIV

  20. 3820
    Shelley says:

    Shelley, Dallas
    2 Corinthians 4:17-18 NIV
    “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

  21. 3821
    Anita Brunson says:

    Austin, TX
    Prov 14:9 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. (NIV)

  22. 3822
    Teri says:

    Romans 15:13

    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  23. 3823
    Holly Moore says:

    Holly from Alpharetta

    “The Lord is near the brokenhearted; He delivers those who are discouraged.”

    Psalm 35:18 NET

  24. 3824
    Mandy says:

    I am so sorry if I have doubled up on posting! I just wanted to make sure I did, so I’m going back to do it just in case I forgot. 🙂

    China Spring, TX

    Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.
    Isaiah 64:4 NIV

  25. 3825
    Kristin - Springfield, MO says:

    For He loves us with unfailing love; the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever. Praise the Lord!

    Psalm 117:2 (NLT)

  26. 3826
    Betth says:

    Betty, Houston:
    “The Lord is near the brokenhearted.
    He delivers those who are discouraged.”
    Ps. 34:8 NET

  27. 3827
    Susan says:

    In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith – of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire- may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
    I Peter 1:6-7

  28. 3828
    Robin says:

    Robin from Morehead, Ky says: continuing from the last verse….

    “…Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God.”

    Proverbs 2:5

  29. 3829
    Karen, Lincoln, NE says:

    Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception.

    Eph. 4:22 NLT

  30. 3830
    Regan says:

    Regan, Conroe. “I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8 ESV

  31. 3831
    Leslie Farthing says:

    Leslie from Maui
    “They traded the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the things God created instead of the creator Himself, who is to be praised!” Rom 1:25

  32. 3832
    Heidi says:

    Heidi, Round Rock, TX

    A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

    Proverbs 15:1 NIV

  33. 3833
    Carol, Austin, Gal.6:7,8, ESV says:

    “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows that he will also reap. If he sows to the flesh from the flesh he will reap destruction. If he sows to the spirit from the spirit he will reap eternal life”.

  34. 3834
    Carol,Austin, Ps.19:13, ESV says:

    ” Keep back your servant from presumptous sins, that they may not have dominion over me” (Ps.19:13)

  35. 3835

    Courtney, LaPlata, MD

    Colossians 2:1-7 (ESV)

    1 For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face,
    2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ,
    3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
    4 I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments.
    5 For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.
    6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him,
    7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

  36. 3836
    Shawna says:

    Shawna – Boise, Idaho
    Pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances.
    1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 TNIV

  37. 3837
    Shawna says:

    Shawna – Boise, Idaho
    Come near to God and He will come near to you. James 4:8 NIV

  38. 3838
    Jennifer says:

    Wylie, Texas
    James 4:7 (NET)
    So submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

  39. 3839
    Linda Scheffert says:

    Linda Lincoln NE: “For from him and through him and to him are all things, to him be the glory! Amen.” Romans 11:36 NIV

  40. 3840

    Christine from Raleigh, NC
    Let us come near to God with a sincere heart and a sure faith,
    because we have been made free from a guilty conscience and our bodies have been washed pure with water.

    ~ Hebrews 10:22 [NCV]

  41. 3841
    Stacey says:

    Stacey, Houston, TX: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

  42. 3842
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, The Hills, Texas
    He who walks with the wise, grows wise. Proverbs 13:20a

  43. 3843
    Brook says:

    Brook, Santa Monica

    Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
    1 Corinthians 13.12

  44. 3844
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Clinton, TN
    …for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.
    Psalm 9:10b (NIV)

  45. 3845
    Rosa Balay says:

    my verse is Psalm 100:3

  46. 3846
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth Gainesville, GA
    “Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.”
    Ephesians 5:4 NIV

  47. 3847
    Caroline says:

    Caroline Auburn, AL
    “The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the simple hearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. Be at rest once more O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.Psalm 116:4-7

  48. 3848
    Dorla Lincoln,Ne says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.


  49. 3849
    Heather says:

    Heather – Richland, WA
    1 John 4:12
    No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us. (NLT)

  50. 3850
    Marissa Rice says:

    Marissa, Oklahoma

    Song of Songs 4:7 NIV

    All beautiful you are, my darling; there is no flaw in you.

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