2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 15!

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**Siesta Celebration is January 20-21, 2012**

Hey, Sweet Things!

Finally, August 1st! I’m always so glad to see it come so that it can GO. But it’s not just the end of a long, hot summer for everybody. It’s also the last couple of weeks of summer vacation. Those of you with school-age children will soon find yourself back in carpool lines and going over spelling words. In just a couple of weeks, Jackson will start kindergarten and will catch our whole family by surprise even though we’ve known it was coming for five and a half years. We just cannot fathom it. We have a picture framed in our bedroom that I see everyday with Keith and I cuddling him between us when he was just a few hours old, and we brand-spanking-new grandparents are kissing over his head. Something was reborn in that couple of 25+ years that day. Our interests have always tended to be different and were getting increasingly so, but, that cold February afternoon in Dallas, Texas, we somersaulted right back into one another and tumbled into a well of love with a seven pound man-child.

Keith and I got to have Jackson and Annabeth Friday night while Curtis and Amanda went to dinner and a movie. They’d been gone for 10 days to Wyoming and, even though we’d seen them at a Mexican food restaurant the day they got home, we’d not had them to ourselves yet. We made a date right away. They delight us to no end and cause us to laugh until our sides split. Don’t get the idea there’s no work involved but investments don’t get better than this one. We have real, live conversation over dinner these days and, when you’re grandparents, not a single word gets wasted on you. All of it’s solid gold. Jackson told us at the dinner table Friday night while stuffing a piece of warm French bread into his mouth that butter is his “temptutation.” And, sure enough, it was dripping off of his chin and looked so good that we all shared that same temptutation and gave right on in to it.

We have an empty room in our house right now because we wanted Melissa and Colin to have her bedroom furniture and it’s turned into the perfect playroom. Nothing like an empty room to fire up the imagination. Jackson and I built an obstacle course Friday night that ended with a dizzying spin in my swiveling desk chair. It was so much fun. Amanda and Curtis walked through the door at 10:15 and we were all four still up in the kitchen, Paw Paw popping popcorn on the stove. It’s so good to have the Jones’s home. Melissa and Colin have been out of town for a week, too, and I can hardly wait to get my hands on them. They’re flying home from California this very moment. Most of the time they were out of cell phone range so we’ll have plenty to catch up on.

On to the business at hand! Our year is flying by! It’s time to check in with our fifteenth verses for our Siesta Scripture Memory Team. For some reason I’ve seen the word “gentleness” turn up a number of times in my Scripture reading lately so I’ve decided to choose a memory verse that makes especially important use of it. Here goes:

Beth, Houston. “Brothers and sisters, if a person is discovered in some sin, you who are spiritual restore such a person in a spirit of gentleness. Pay close attention to yourselves, so that you are not tempted too.” Galatians 6:1 The NET Bible

Restoration is one of the most powerful, intentional works of the Cross of Christ. Let’s never refuse anyone his or her right to be restored. Here’s to a little gentleness in a harsh world. Everyone could use some.

Stay in the Word, Siestas! You are so loved here!


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  1. 1101
    Linda says:

    Linda, Sonora, KY
    “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” ~Matthew 5:14,16 (NIV)

  2. 1102
    Carol says:

    Carol, Cashion “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” I Peter 5:6-7 NASB

  3. 1103
    Samantha Amdall says:

    Samantha — Menomonie, WI.
    James 5:16 (NAS)
    …confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous (wo)man can accomplish much.

  4. 1104
    Keri says:

    Washington, GA

    ” Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”
    Isaiah 12:2 ESV

  5. 1105
    Kate says:

    Kate, Ottawa area, Ontario, Canada

    So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard or we may drift away from it. Heb. 2:1 NLT

  6. 1106
    Traci says:

    Traci – Corona, California

    Psalm 18:28,29 – For You will light my lamp; The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.

  7. 1107
    Amy says:

    Amy, Cleveland, OH
    John 10:10, NIV – The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

  8. 1108

     One generation shall praise Your works to another,
             And shall declare Your mighty acts.
     I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty,
             And on Your wondrous works.

    Psalm 145:4-5 (NKJV)

    Kelli in Ohio

  9. 1109
    Julie says:

    Julie~~Waco, TX
    “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
    Proverbs 22:6

  10. 1110
    KarriedbyHislove says:

    Kari, Grand Rapids, MI

    See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands.
    (Isaiah 49:16 NLT)

  11. 1111
    Mikelan says:

    James 1:2,3 NIV
    Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance
    Mikelan Overland Park, KS

  12. 1112
    Lisa says:

    Philippians 3:20
    But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ

  13. 1113
    Susan says:

    Susan, Dalton, GA
    “I seek you with all my heart;
    do not let me stray from your commands.
    I have hidden your word in my heart
    that I might not sin against you.”
    Psalm 119:10-11

  14. 1114
    Lynn Miller says:

    Lynn, Louisville,

    then Sanballat and Geshem sent a message to me, saying, “Come, let us meet together at Chephirim in the plain of Ono.” But they were planning to harm me. 3 So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?” 4 They sent messages to me four times in this manner, and I answered them in the same way.

    Nehemiah 6:2-4 (NASB)

  15. 1115
    Shannon- Seneca, South Carolina says:

    Brothers and sisters, if a person is discovered in some sin, you who are spritual restore such a person in a spirit of gentleness. Pay close attenion to yourselves, so that you are not tempted too. Galations 6:1 (NET)

  16. 1116
    Joanne says:

    Auburn, AL

    The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

    Psalm 28:7 NIV

  17. 1117
    Angie Pairan says:

    Angie P. Loveland, Ohio
    NIV Proverbs 3:5-6
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

  18. 1118
    Kristi says:

    Kristi Rogersville, TN

    Romans 8:18 NIV
    I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

  19. 1119
    Karen Bailey says:

    Karen, Lexington, KY
    Do everything without grumbling or arguing.
    ~ Philippians 2:14 NIV

  20. 1120
    Julie says:

    Julie, Broken Arrow, OK
    PS. 63:8 (NIV)
    My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.

  21. 1121

    Zephaniah 3:17
    “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.”

    Shellie P.
    Moscow, Idaho

    P.S. Got sent this verse twice by a siesta while I was under intense spiritual attack, so I’ve decided to take it as a personal invitation from God Himself to memorize it 🙂

  22. 1122
    Sheila says:

    Sheila, Beckley, WV For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

  23. 1123
    Carla Bachand says:

    Carla, Pierre, SD

    “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I an he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.”
    Isaiah 43:10 NIV

  24. 1124
    Jennifer Quinton says:

    Jennifer Quinton – Prairie Grove, AR
    I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.” – John 14:6 NIV

  25. 1125
    Christina says:

    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
    Romans 12:2 NIV

    Christina, Longmont CO

  26. 1126
    Adriana, Austin, TX says:

    #15 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow wil worry itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own.” Matthew 6:34 NIV

  27. 1127

    Sorry, NIV. Knew I forgot something.

  28. 1128
    Siesta Sue says:

    Sue – Troy, MI
    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
    Romans 12:12 (NIV)

  29. 1129
    Christa says:

    “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” (Proverbs 19:21 NIV)

  30. 1130
    Teena says:

    And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work.
    2 Corinthians 9:8 HCSB

    Cypress, Texas

  31. 1131
    ginger says:

    ginger, Trussville: “For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:20 (NASB)

  32. 1132
    Shauna says:

    Shauna, Horn Lake
    Jeremiah 31:33 (ESV)
    But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

  33. 1133
    AvA says:

    try ‘nude attitude’ by revlon, ‘natural’ lip liner by rimmel and a little pink color lip gloss over it for a pale lip look. you’ll need to make sure you lips are nice and moisturized or the revlon lipstick will look cracked which is not a nice look…. :0

    • 1133.1
      AvA says:

      sorry, i meant to post this comment to the other video beth left and commented on ‘pale lips’. this comment i left sure doesn’t apply. so sorry. ditzy….

  34. 1134

    Brittney Lexington, KY

    “My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.”
    Psalm 62:7

  35. 1135
    simplebeliever says:

    Beth: So timely. You have no idea how comforting Our God’s words are to me right now…..He continues to use you in a mighty way…..always with a word! Thank You Jesus—I love you, too, Jesus!! You’re always right there loving me…..and I pray that I never forget it!!

  36. 1136
    Edie says:

    Mobile, AL

    Psm. 37:5 Commit everything you do to the Lord.
    Trust him, and he will help you. NLT

  37. 1137
    Nicole Roman says:

    Nicole/Dallas/Matthew 5:9 (the message) “9You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.”

  38. 1138
    Donna Benjamin says:

    Donna Benjamin, Tuscaloosa, AL

    “Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen to me, and you will eat what is good. You will enjoy the finest food.” Isaiah 55:2 NLT

  39. 1139
    Jennie says:

    Glendale, CA

    “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

    Philippians 2:4

  40. 1140
    Helen says:

    Helen Wall
    Crystal City, Manitoba, Canada

    Colossians 1:14 (ESV)
    . . . in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

  41. 1141
    Molly says:

    Molly, Gainesville, GA
    “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” Proverbs 24:3-4

  42. 1142
    Rachel says:

    Isaiah 30:21
    Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, “This is the way;walk in it.”

  43. 1143
    Judy from Clarks Hill says:

    Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

  44. 1144
    Betsy says:

    Betsy in Birmingham, AL

    I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.
    1 Samuel 1:27 (NIV)

  45. 1145
    Laura says:

    Laura, Englewood. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. John 1:1-5

  46. 1146
    Beth says:

    Beth, London, Ontario.

    Honour God with everything you own;
    give him the first and the best.
    Your barns will burst,
    your wine vats will brim over.
    Proverbs 3:9-10

  47. 1147
    Toni says:

    I’ve lost my spiral during my travels this summer. Remind everyone to put their name, address and phone # in theirs in case someone finds it! I wish I had thought to do that.

  48. 1148
    Kristy says:

    Kristy, MB Canada

    “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
    Colossians 3:12,14 NIV

  49. 1149
    Debbie from Mississippi says:

    Debbie, Hattiesburg, MS

    “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

    Romans 6;23 (NKJV)

  50. 1150

    Hebrews 10:38&39 (NIV)
    And “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in one who shrinks back.”
    But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.

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