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. 1501
    Julie Hodges says:

    1 Peter 5:6-7
    New Living Translation (NLT)

    6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. 7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

  2. 1502
    Laura says:

    laura -burbank
    Phil 4:4 (kjv)

    Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice

  3. 1503
    Barb says:

    You will be firmly founded in righteousness. You will stay far from oppression because you won’t fear, far from terror because it won’t come near you. Isa 54:14 CEB

  4. 1504
    Beth and Tori Brabham says:

    Beth and Tori, Waco, TX

    “He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.”
    Job 9:10 NIV

  5. 1505
    Maria says:

    Maria – New York, NY

    Jeremiah 33: ESV

    Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

  6. 1506
    Deborah Harbin says:

    Deborah, Katy, TX
    You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me. (Psalm 139:5 NIV)

  7. 1507
    Amanda Walter says:

    Amanda, Katy, TX
    You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me. (Psalm 139:5 NIV)

  8. 1508
    Kara Walter says:

    Kara, Houston, TX
    You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me. (Psalm 139:5 NIV)

  9. 1509
    Sarah W. says:

    Sarah, Blairsville, GA. “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Eph 4:32 NIV

  10. 1510
    Becky Snapp says:

    Becky – Cynthiana
    2 Timothy 1:7 NIV – For God did not give us a spirit of timidity but of power and of love and self discipline.

  11. 1511
    bubba says:

    “Psalm 52:8 NIV
    “But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever”

    Rochester, MI

  12. 1512
    Cristy, Prattville, AL says:

    Psalm 40:1 (NIV) Do not withhold your mercy from me, O Lord; may your love and your truth always protect me.

  13. 1513
    Mary says:

    Mary, Pierre, SD

    3:20 Now to him who by the power that is working within us 45 is able to do far beyond 46 all that we ask or think, 3:21 to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

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      Mary says:

      Mary, Pierre, SD

      3:20 Now to him who by the power that is working within us 45 is able to do far beyond 46 all that we ask or think, 3:21 to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. The Net Bible

  14. 1514
    Ann says:

    Ann – Sardis, AL
    Rom 5:2 ESV Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

  15. 1515
    Helen, Ohio says:

    “Keep my Decrees and follow them. I am the Lord, who makes you Holy.” Leviticus 20:8 NIV

  16. 1516
    Chrystie says:

    ‎Chrystie C.
    Piedmont, SC

    “As for me, may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world has been crucified, and the world’s interest in me has also died.” Galatians 6:14 NLT

  17. 1517
    Sue says:

    Psalm 119: 114

    You are my shelter and my shield;

    I put my hope in Your word.

  18. 1518
    Poorna Diaz says:

    Poorna, Indianapolis: “Yet he [Abraham] 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)

  19. 1519
    Katie says:

    Katie, Houston. “Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.” James 4:17 NLT

  20. 1520
    Jessie says:

    Jessie, Meriden, CT

    “Because of Christ and our faith in Him, we can now come fearlessly into God’s presence, assured of His glad welcome.”
    Ephesians 3:12, NLT

  21. 1521
    Helen Mercer says:

    Helen from Broxton, GA.
    The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). (John 10:10 AMP)

  22. 1522
    Tangila says:

    Tangila, Pearland TX

    “Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” (James 5:16 NASB)

  23. 1523
    Cathy, Mason, OH says:

    Psalm 59:16
    But I will sing of your strength in the morning I will sing of your love;
    for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.

  24. 1524
    VSliker says:

    Valerie, SC
    I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
    Psalm 91:2, NIV

  25. 1525
    Lanita says:

    Lanita from Lake Jackson, TX
    Psalm 119:10
    I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.

  26. 1526
    Emily says:

    May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. Ps. 20:4 NIV

  27. 1527
    Linda says:

    Linda, Delray Beach, FL
    “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
    and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.”
    John 1:1-2 NIV

  28. 1528
    Cheryl says:

    Leesburg, IN

    Look to the Lord and his strength, seek His face always.
    II Chronicles 16:11 NIV

  29. 1529
    Denise Ressel says:

    Denise, Hernando Beach

    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.

    Ephesians 3:16-17 NIV

  30. 1530
    Susan, Austin says:

    Your word is a lamp to my feet
    and a light to my path.
    (Psalm 119:105 NIV)

  31. 1531
    Emily Moore says:

    Fuquay-Varina, NC
    “When there are many words, transgressions are unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise.”
    Proverbs 10:19 NAS

  32. 1532
    Janet Norwood says:

    Janet, Lenoir, NC. “He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.” Psalm 23:2 NLT

  33. 1533
    Dawn Deare says:

    Dawn Lafayette, LA
    Galatians 3:3 NIV

    Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?

  34. 1534
    Tracey Knight says:

    Tracey Knight ~ Arkadelphia AR

    Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. James 3:10 NIV

  35. 1535
    Sharon Meekins says:

    Sharon Meekins
    Richmond, VA
    “God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.”
    Hebrews 6:10 NIV

  36. 1536
    Judy Woodward says:

    Judy from Lake Charles, LA

    “At daybreak, Lord, You hear my
    voice: at daybreak, I plead my case to you
    and watch expectantly.”
    Psalm 5:3 (HSC)

  37. 1537
    Mary says:

    Mary, NH

    Hebrews 12:1-2
    Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…

  38. 1538
    Stacey Wells says:

    But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 1 Peter 4:13

  39. 1539
    Brenda says:

    Brenda, Denton,TX: “Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.” Psalm 118:7 NIV

  40. 1540
    JanefromSC says:

    Jane, Greenwood, SC
    The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust Him. Nahum 1:7 (NLT)

  41. 1541
    Diane says:

    Diane, Lumpkin
    The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”
    Jeremiah 17:9-10

  42. 1542
    Megan says:

    Megan–Kansas City, KS
    Romans 5:8 NIV
    But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

  43. 1543
    Stacy says:

    Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered:
    Blessed is the man to whom the LORD shall not impute sin. Rom 4: 7 – 8 NKJV

  44. 1544
    April says:

    April, Hume

    So we have come to know and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 1 John 4:16 ESV

  45. 1545
    Emily says:

    Emily from Birmingham, AL (formerly Washington, DC) … “But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.” Psalms 3:3 NIV

  46. 1546
    Denise says:

    Fresno, CA

    “And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.”

    Colossians 1:10 NIV

  47. 1547
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Orange City
    It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

  48. 1548
    Patti Broer Summerset, SD says:

    Psalm 37:4-5 NAS Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him and He will do it.

  49. 1549
    Karyn says:

    Karyn, Elberfeld IN: (8)For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; (9)not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NASB)

  50. 1550
    Mary Beth says:

    Mary Beth, St. Louis

    “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.”

    Romans 15:13 NIV

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