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. 1601
    Gwen says:

    Gwen, Kennesaw, GA: Praise God, everybody! Applaud God, all people! His love has taken over our lives; God’s faithful ways are eternal. Hallelujah! Psalm 117 The Message

  2. 1602
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Sulphur, LA

    “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” Ephesians 4:30 (NIV)

  3. 1603
    Jennifer Olmstead says:

    Psalm 56:10-11 [NIV]

    In God, whose Word I praise, in the LORD —
    in God I trust; I shall not be afraid . . .

    In Christ’s Love,

    Jennifer Olmstead
    Janesville, WI

  4. 1604
    Charlotte says:

    Charlotte from Memphis
    But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.
    John 1:12

  5. 1605
    Donna says:

    Donna, Albuquerque: 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

    “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

  6. 1606
    Tammy Carr says:

    Tammy, Paducah, The righteous cry out and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles. Psalm 34:17

  7. 1607
    Kim says:

    Kim, Huntsville, AL
    Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared. Proverbs 3:25 & 26 (NIV)

  8. 1608
    Dana says:

    Dana from Lexington

    “Live carefree before God; He is most careful with you.” 1 Peter 5:7 Msg

  9. 1609
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Fort Worth, TX
    “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”
    Philippians 4:13 – NIV

  10. 1610
    Marcy says:

    Marcy Amarillo Tx
    The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.
    He cares for those who trust in him.
    Nahum 1:7

  11. 1611
    sheryl says:

    Sheryl, Rocky Mount, NC, I Peter 5:10 (NIV) And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

  12. 1612
    Gail says:

    Gail, McDonough, Ga

    2Corinthians12:9 (NIV)

    But he said to me, “My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in

    weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that

    Christ’s power may rest on me.

  13. 1613
    Kate, Warsaw, IN says:

    “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James 1:22 NIV

  14. 1614
    sarah says:

    Sarah Birmingham, Lambertville, MI

    Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)

    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.

  15. 1615
    Tanya says:

    Tanya, Sheffield, Alabama:
    “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

  16. 1616
    Mindy says:

    Mindy – McDonough, GA
    Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.
    James 4:17 NLT

  17. 1617
    Tammy says:

    2 verses this time – I missed last time!

    Psalm 34:4 (NIV)
    “I sought the LORD, and he answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.”

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

  18. 1618
    Becky says:

    “For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.” 2 Corinthians 4:5 ESV

    Murfreesboro, TN

  19. 1619
    Phyllis Street says:

    Irving, TX
    NIV Proverbs 11:24 One man gives freely, yet gains even more: another witholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

  20. 1620
    Susan says:

    Susan, Platte City, MO

    “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NKJV

    Just found the Siesta Scripture Memory Team! May I jump in and join for the remainder of this year?

  21. 1621
    Peggy says:

    Peggy, Yorktown, VA

    Ps 53:8 — But I am like an olive tree flourshing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever.

  22. 1622
    Heather Guilbert says:

    Heather, Shiloh, NC
    “If you love me, obey my commandments.” John 14:15 (NLT)

  23. 1623
    Sharon Telfer, Ontario Canada says:

    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 NIV

  24. 1624
    Heather Battle says:

    Heather, Dadeville “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

  25. 1625
    Becky says:

    Becky, Jacksonville, FL

    Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

  26. 1626
    Lyn says:

    Lyn Steriti
    Littleton NH

    Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.
    Before the mountains were brought forth, or You gave
    birth to the earth and the world, even from
    everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
    Psalm 90:1-2. NASB

  27. 1627
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Granville, Ohio (3 verses! Sorry– I couldn’t split them up) Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:12-14 NIV

  28. 1628
    Darcy says:

    Darcy, Houston “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 NIV

  29. 1629
    Pam says:

    Pam, Austin, Romans 4:20 NIV “Yet he did not waver through unbelief reagarding the promise of God but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God.”

  30. 1630
    Karin says:

    Karin, Kingsburg, CA
    2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NIV
    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

  31. 1631
    Patty M says:

    Patty M. – Glendora, CA

    “Think about the things of heaven not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:2-3 NLT

  32. 1632
    melody link says:

    James 1:12 NIV
    Blessed is the man who perseveres because when he is finished he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him.

  33. 1633
    Ruth Sorrell says:

    Ruth, Fuquay-Varina, NC “Where there are many words, transgression is unavoidable. But he who restrains his lips is wise.” Proverbs 10:19″ NAS

  34. 1634
    CoveredByHim says:

    Paula, Russell, KY
    “…and find out what pleases the Lord.” Eph 5:10, NIV

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    Alta Blake says:

    Sharpsville, IN

    “You, however must continue in the things you have learned and are confident about. You know who taught you and how from infancy you have know the holy writings, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation though faith in Christ Jesus.”

    2 Timothy 3:14-15 The NET Bible

  36. 1636
    Billsgirl says:

    Mary Ann, Woodbury, MN

    He will not allow your foot to slip;
    your Protector will not slumber.

    Indeed, the Protector of Israel
    does not slumber or sleep

    Psalm 121:3-4 (HCSB)

  37. 1637
    Shelly Wilson says:

    Shelly Wilson, Fort Worth, TX

    Proverbs 25:28 (NLT) –  A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.

  38. 1638
    Laura says:

    Proverbs 16:5
    Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. NIV

  39. 1639
    Patricia Garren says:

    Pat, Woodstock, AL
    The Message Proverbs 21:31

    Do your Best, Prepare for the worst, then trust God to bring Victory.

  40. 1640
    Kristi in Paducah, KY says:

    Col. 3:15 ESV
    Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

  41. 1641
    Jamie, Windsor, CA says:

    Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3:12 (NLT)

  42. 1642
    Kay says:

    2 Corinthians 1:20 NIV1984

    20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.

    Kay – Deer Park

  43. 1643
    Cheryl says:

    Psalm 16:8 NIV
    Cheryl/Kemah, Tx

    8 I have set the LORD always before me.
    Because he is at my right hand,
    I will not be shaken.

  44. 1644
    Shelli Santin says:

    Shelli, Houston: “Sin came into the world because of what one man did, and with sin came death.” ~ Romans 5:12 (NCV)

  45. 1645
    Sallie Howell says:

    Sallie Howell, Tupelo, MS NIV

    “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see you good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 NIV

  46. 1646

    Marilyn Horton
    Fort Smith, AR

    “At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
    (Philippians 2:10-11, NIV)

  47. 1647
    Michele says:

    …for You, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek You.

    Psalm 9:10b NIV

    Michele ~ Kenosha, WI

  48. 1648
    Lynette says:

    Lynette, Nashville, TN

    But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6 NIV

  49. 1649
    Christy says:

    Christy, Summit, MS; “All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.” Isaiah 54:13 NIV

  50. 1650
    Bonnie Thomson says:

    Bonnie Thomson, Rowlett, TX

    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.

    Psalns 119:10–11 NIV

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