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. 2401
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Austin, “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” James 1:19 NIV

  2. 2402
    Erin Mauney says:

    Erin Mauney, Evant, TX

    (She) will have no fear of bad news; (her) heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. (Her) heart is secure. Psalm 112:7-8 (NIV)

  3. 2403
    Kate DeWys says:

    “Timothy, my dear son, be strong through the grace that God gives you in Christ Jesus. You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.”

    II Timothy 2:1-2 NLT

  4. 2404
    Pearl Price says:

    “For we know in part, and we prophecy in part . . .” (1 Corinthians 13: 9, NASB).

  5. 2405
    Susan in Mountain City says:

    Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord. Proverbs 16:20

  6. 2406
    Darcy says:

    Darcy, Northern VA.

    My child, do not lose sight of good planning and insight. Hang on to them for they will fill you with life and bring you honor and respect. Provers 3:21-22 NLT

  7. 2407
    Courtney says:

    “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present, nor the future, nor any powers, neither height or depth or anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” -Romans 8:38-39

  8. 2408
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Elkins: I trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me. Psalms 13:5-6 NIV

  9. 2409
    Deb Weaver says:

    Deb Weaver, Pelzer, SC

    Psalm 119:108 (NIV)

    “Accept, O LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me Your laws.”

    Sorry this is late. My precious Mom passed away a week ago Thursday, and I’ve not had access to internet while with my Dad.

  10. 2410
    Susan Griffith says:

    Susan, Holland, MI: “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground” Psalm 143:10 NIV

  11. 2411
    Rena says:

    Rena, Tulsa. “When you pass through the waters, I am with you; when you pass through the streams, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not harm you.” Isaiah 43:2 NET

  12. 2412
    Mary Watkins says:

    “The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”

    Psalm 119:130

    West Memhis, AR

    I hope I am not too late. Have been away on vacation.

  13. 2413
    Peggy Flecker says:

    Psalm 115:1
    Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.

  14. 2414
    Jane says:

    Ps. 66:19-20 NIV

    God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer.
    Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!

    Cuba, MO

  15. 2415

    Wendy-Rome, GA
    Psalm 91:1-2
    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

  16. 2416
    Autumn says:

    Autumn – Foster, KY
    Psalm 119:89 (NIV)
    Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.

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    Julie says:

    Julie, Lexington,KY
    Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen; to loosen the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Isaiah 58:6 NIV

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    Karen, Fruit Heights, Utah says:

    Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts. Psalm 119:2 NLT

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    Denise, Lancaster PA says:

    “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Prov 12:18 (NIV)

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    Laura says:

    Clay Center, KS

    Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)

    Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

    “Never will I leave you;
    never will I forsake you.”

  21. 2421
    Melanie Cooke says:

    Central, LA.
    Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.
    Psalms 63:3.

  22. 2422
    Tiffany says:

    Tiffany, Houston – Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. Romans 15:2 NIV

  23. 2423
    Lori Safford says:

    Lori, Pelham, NH “My substance was not hidden from Thee, when I was made in secret, and intricately wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.” Psalm 139:15 KJV

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    Mandy Sposato says:

    Mandy, Grove City, PA

    “When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’
    your unfailing love, LORD, supported me.
    When anxiety was great within me,
    your consolation brought me joy.”

    Psalm 94.18-19

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    Carol Allison says:

    Carol, Grove City, PA

    “When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’
    your unfailing love, LORD, supported me.
    When anxiety was great within me,
    your consolation brought me joy.”

    Psalm 94.18-19

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    Beth says:

    Beth,Toronto: “Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him.”
    Isaiah 30:18(NKJV)

    Thanks for waiting for this late entry. We were on vacation at Darien Lake for Kingdom Bound, where the Lord graciously let us “run into” your own Kari Jobe! – A true Spirit-filled Power-house and Blessing. Kari, in true humilty was waiting at our restaurant for a plastic bag to wear during a raging rain storm… yep, she was a plastic bag princess – shining with grace and humility.

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    robin says:

    Robin, Scottsdale, AZ
    Galatians 5:14 NLT- For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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    Jane Munoz says:

    Jane, Houston, TX

    Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress;
    my eyes grow weak with sorrow,
    my soul and my body with grief.

    Psalm 31:9 (NIV)

  29. 2429
    Karene says:

    Karene, Yorba Linda, CA

    “Direct my footsteps according to Your word;
    let no sin rule over me.”

    Psalm 119:133 (NIV)

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    Melissa says:

    Melissa, California
    “We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” Hebrews 6:12 NIV

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    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Houston-
    You will not fear the terror of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day.
    Ps. 91:5 NIV

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    Wendy Garner says:

    Wendy, Rock Island
    “So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7 The Message (MSG)

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    Marty says:

    Marty – Mobile, AL
    “I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.”

    Mark 11:24

  34. 2434
    Nancy says:

    Psalms 119: 9 NIV
    How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
    By living according to your word.

    Claiming this verse for my grandson.

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    Jen Griffin says:

    Jacksonville, Fl

    … The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

    ~Galatians 5:6

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    Stacey says:

    Stacey, Shreveport “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer” Psalm 19:14/NIV

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    Shellye - Queen City, TX says:

    “But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!” Habakkuk 2:3 (The Living Bible)

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    Chesney says:

    Chesney, Knoxville. “Now I, Nebuchadnezzar [Chesney], praise, exalt, and glorify the King of heaven, because all His works are true and His ways are just. And He is able to humble those who walk in pride.” Daniel 4:37 (HCSB)

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    Cindy Ferndale
    Psalms 10:22
    The Blessing of the Lord makes on rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.
    missed lots of weeks, but back at it now!

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    Karen Mceathron says:

    Colossians 4:2..Devote yourself to prayer,being watchful and thankful.

  41. 2441
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie – Tampa, FL

    When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.
    Proverbs 10:19 NIV

  42. 2442
    Rachael says:

    South Riding

    “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
    2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV

  43. 2443
    Shelley says:

    Shelley, Dallas
    Colossians 4:2 ESV
    Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

  44. 2444
    Sharon Jenkins says:

    Sharon Modesto, CA
    I’m Late!!!!

    Ps 18:1 NIV
    I love you, O LORD my strength!

    need your strength today LORD!

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    Denise says:

    Stillwater, Ok. NIV Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another,forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

  46. 2446
    Jennifer B says:

    Psalm 112:7 (NIV)
    7 They will have no fear of bad news;
    their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.

  47. 2447
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie Parker, Colo
    Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

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    Rene'e says:

    Psalm 86:12-13NASB “I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever. For your lovingkiness toward me is great, And you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.”

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    Cody * Houston says:

    Therefore, let us fear if while the promise remains of entering his rest, any one of you may seem to have fallen short of it.

    Hebrews 4:1, NASB

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    Kathy Cupit says:

    Kathy Cupit
    Hazlehurst, MS

    Psalm 127:1

    Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it

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