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. 2451
    Christy Phi Lamb SSMT says:

    When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.  In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.  What can flesh do to me? (Psalm 56:3-4 ESV)

  2. 2452
    Shannon Hicks says:

    Shannon, Birmingham, AL
    Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT
    My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts, says the Lord. And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.

  3. 2453
    Kim says:

    Kim Virginia
    “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

  4. 2454
    kimberly says:

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

  5. 2455
    Romona Smith says:

    Romona, East Alton
    So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea’, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says”.
    Mark 11:22-23 NKJV

  6. 2456
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Lynden, Wa

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
    gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
    Galatians 5:22-23 NIV

  7. 2457
    Mary Ann says:

    Mary Ann Ringgold

    Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord, your God is with you wherever you go.

    oshua 1:9 HCSB

  8. 2458
    Christy, Conifer, Colorado 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 nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Jesus Christy our Lord.

    Romans 8:38-39 NIV 1984

  9. 2459
    Donna says:

    Donna, Kirkland, Wa
    Psalm 143:8 NIV
    “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”

  10. 2460
    Mandy Parker says:

    Mandy – Powder Springs, GA

    IS. 50:4-5 (NLT)

    4 The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom,
    so that I know how to comfort the weary.
    Morning by morning he wakens me
    and opens my understanding to his will.
    5 The Sovereign Lord has spoken to me,
    and I have listened.
    I have not rebelled or turned away.

  11. 2461
    Mindy says:

    Mindy, Rowley, IA
    Isaiah 64:8 NIV

    Yet you, Lord, are our Father.
    We are the clay, you are the potter;
    we are all the work of your hand.

  12. 2462
    Pat says:

    Pat-Las Cruces,NM
    Hey! Wait for me! I’m still in!

    So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. I Cor. 10:31 (NIV)

  13. 2463
    Emma J says:

    Olathe, KS

    Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2 NIVUK)

  14. 2464
    Shatcher says:

    Sheila
    Sevierville, TN
    We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8 NIV

  15. 2465
    Joy says:

    Joy, Tri-Cities: “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:16-17, NIV

  16. 2466
    Lynda Villastrigo says:

    Lynda in San Antonio, Texas

    For You are my lamp, O Lord;
    And the Lord illumines my darkness.

  17. 2467
    Lynda Villastrigo says:

    Lynda in San Antonio, Texas

    For You are my lamp, O Lord;
    And the Lord illumines my darkness. 2Sam 22:29

  18. 2468
    marieda@insightbb.com says:

    My dear brothers, take note of this: Eveyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19 (NIV)

  19. 2469
    Erin says:

    Erin, Phoenix. “For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” Galatians 5:14 (NIV)

  20. 2470
    Shannon from Murfreesboro, AR says:

    Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32 NKJV

  21. 2471
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer Frederick, CO
    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
    Romans 12:12 NIV

  22. 2472
    Julie Tuttle says:

    Julie: Chico, CA : Proverbs 18:13 “To answer before listening—that is folly and shame.” NIV

  23. 2473
    mitzi cordle says:

    mitzi, Brandon, MS
    You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Psalm 32:7-8 NIV

  24. 2474
    Cindi Picou says:

    Cindi, Orange, TX

    Lord, you have brought light to my life, my God, you light up my darkness.

    Psalm 118:28

    • 2474.1
      Anna & Janie says:

      Bartlesville, OK
      Hebrews 7:25-27
      Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Such a high priest meets our need–
      one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrifices for their sins once for all when he offered himself.

  25. 2475
    Cindy says:

    Cindy- Sheridan, WY

    Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2 NIV

  26. 2476
    Maureen Kelly says:

    Beth,
    Thank you so much for writing So Long Insecurity! I listened to the cd of the book, and I learned so many great lessons! I also enjoyed how you make your readers laugh with funny comments and stories.
    Have a great week!
    Maureen

  27. 2477
    jami says:

    Jami
    Shelby, NC

    Isaiah 64:8 NIV

    Yet you, Lord, are our Father.
    We are the clay, you are the potter;
    we are all the work of your hand.

  28. 2478
    Beth Rottrup says:

    Psalms 141:8
    NIV
    Beth R
    Liberty Lake, WA
    But my eyes are fixed on you, O soveriegn Lord.

  29. 2479
    Kathy says:

    Kathy from Oakland, Oregon

    “In Him and through faith in Him, we may approach God with freedom and confidence.”

    Ephesians 3:12 NIV

  30. 2480
    Heather says:

    “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12

  31. 2481
    marissa says:

    Virginia

    Colossians 3:17 (NIV) And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

  32. 2482
    Di says:

    Di, Cowpens, SC

    “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

    Philippians 1:6 NIV

  33. 2483
    Shelby Kasten says:

    Shelby Ft Myers Fl
    Psalm 86:6 Hear my prayer O Lord, listen to my cry for mercy. NIV

  34. 2484
    Ashley Taylor says:

    Ashley Taylor
    Lawrenceville, Ga

    And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

    Colossians 3:14 NIV

  35. 2485
    Beth S. says:

    Beth S. Coon Rapids, MN

    I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

    Ephesians 1:17-18 NIV

    July 15
    I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me. I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in the land with all my heart and soul.
    Jeremiah 32:40-41 NIV

  36. 2486
    Christina,California says:

    I can do all things through Christ who gives me strenght.
    Philippians 4:13

  37. 2487
    Robynne says:

    “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”. — NIV

  38. 2488
    Diera says:

    Diera, Austin
    “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
    Colossians 3:17 NIV

  39. 2489
    amy g says:

    Amy, Clovis, Ca

    Then Jesus said to his disciples, “whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”

    Matt 16:24 NIV

  40. 2490
    Hayley says:

    Hayley – Seymour, TX
    Proverbs 31:25 – Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

  41. 2491
    Kaye Davis 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 nor depth, nor 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 NIV

  42. 2492
    LIsa Taylor, Houston says:

    He must become greater; I must become less.
    John 3:30

  43. 2493
    Joy Nicol says:

    Joy, Durham, NC,
    “He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me;
    And to him who orders his way aright
    I shall show the salvation of God.” Psalms 50:23

  44. 2494
    Christi says:

    WAIT and listen, all who are thirsty! Come to the waters, and he who has no money, come buy and eat! Yes, come buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing]
    Isaiah 55:1 Amplified Bible

  45. 2495
    Holly says:

    getting a little behind, but hanging in there!

    “Kind words heal and help; cutting words wound and maim.”
    Proverbs 15:4
    The Message

    Holly
    Geita, Tanzania

  46. 2496
    Michelle says:

    Michelle Calgary (Airdrie)Alberta Canada
    Jesus answered ” If I honor Myself, My hor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God.” John 8:54 NKJV

  47. 2497
    Laura S says:

    “H.O.L.D.F.A.S.T. My God has set His love upon me” Oh wait, that’s not scripture yet is it?! haha….
    “So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.” 1Peter 5:6

  48. 2498
    Heather says:

    Heather

    Ontario, Canada

    I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them (Isaiah 42:16) NIV

    Woo hoo!

  49. 2499

    Psalm 143:8 NIV
    “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”

  50. 2500
    Lyne Church says:

    Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
    I John 3:18 NIV

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