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. 2651

    Shelli, Fort Worth, TX: “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven”(Matthew 5:16, NIV).

  2. 2652
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda, Trenton, Tx
    You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways. Psalm 139:3 NIV

  3. 2653
    Michelle Lange says:

    Eph 3:20-21
    Not to Him is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever
    God’s Word translation

  4. 2654
    Melissa Porter says:

    Melissa, Granbury TX (NKJV)

    Colossians 1:23
    if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.

  5. 2655

    Kelly, St. Paul, MN
    Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV)

    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

  6. 2656
    Anita says:

    Anita, Big River, Saskatchewan

    From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.

    John 1:16 NIV

  7. 2657
    Doris says:

    Doris, Whiteville, NC
    Proverbs 3:1-2 ESV
    “My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your hearts keep my commandments,
    for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.”

  8. 2658
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer – Otisville, MI

    A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult. Prov 12:16 NIV

  9. 2659
    theHarborMom says:

    Diane, Gig Harbor, WA
    Opening his mouth, Peter said, “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to him.”

    Acts 10:34-35, NASB

  10. 2660
    Katherine says:

    Katherine The Colony, TX
    “In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8 ESV

  11. 2661
    liz says:

    Proverbs 12:16 (NIV)

    Proverbs 12:16

    New International Version (NIV)

    16 Fools show their annoyance at once,
    but the prudent overlook an insult.

    Liz Gladstone Or

  12. 2662
    sister sheri says:

    Portland, Oregon

    1 Peter 1:3 NIV 1984

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

  13. 2663
    Kristi says:

    Kristi, OKC
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.Seek his will in all you do,
    and he will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:5-6, NLT

  14. 2664
    Luann says:

    i think i forgot to post my verse this time!

    Galatians 5:15

    New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)

    If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.

  15. 2665
    Jamie Gallagher says:

    Jamie, Phoenix: 1 Thessalonians 5:24 NIV

    The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

  16. 2666
    Sonya says:

    The Lord has done great things for us and our hearts are filled with joy! Ps126:3 NIV

  17. 2667
    Laurie, Crystal Springs MS says:

    James 1:12 [NIV]
    “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.”

  18. 2668
    Amy says:

    Amy, Colorado Springs:

    “For a day in your courts is better
    than a thousand elsewhere.
    I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
    than dwell in the tents of wickedness.”
    – Psalm 84:10, ESV

  19. 2669
    Amanda, from Olive Branch, MS says:

    “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

    Proverbs 9:10 (NIV)

  20. 2670
    Ashley, Tampa, Fl says:

    Ashley, Tampa, Fl. “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” (Psalm 34:8 NIV)

  21. 2671
    myung baik says:

    “There are three things that amaze me-
    no, four things that I don’t understand:
    how an eagle glides through the sky,
    how a snake slithers on a rock,
    how a ship navigates the ocean,
    how a man loves a woman.” Proverbs 30:18-19 NLT

  22. 2672
    Jan says:

    Jan: Troy, Alabama
    My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 NIV

  23. 2673
    Karen says:

    Karen, Virginia Beach, VA

    “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Ps 46:10 NIV

  24. 2674
    Jerri Carl says:

    Jerri Princeton, TX

    Psalm 33:11 NIV

    But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

  25. 2675
    Lauren Bain says:

    “For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.” Phil 2:13 NIV
    Lauren, New Braunfels, TX

  26. 2676
    Cindy b says:

    Cindy Alton NH Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. I Peter 5:8 KJV

  27. 2677
    Monique Dozer says:

    Monique, Elizabethtown, KY Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone and the new has come. 1 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

    Sorry for the last posting…I’ve been working on the verse but just now posted it on the blog. 🙂

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    Debra Vining says:

    Jacksonville,FL “Then the Lord reached out His hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth.” Jeremiah 1:9 NIV

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    Suni Heflin says:

    Suni – Roanoke, VA
    Philippians 2:14-15 – Do everything without complaining or arguing so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation in which you shine like stars in the universe! -NIV

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    Rowena & Beth,Elkins, AR says:

    Qwh Hebrew word pronounced kaw-VAW
    This was in one of Beth Moore’s wonderful books. Isaiah 64 was one passage that it is in. it means: Wait, expect, look for patiently, hope, to be confident, trust, to be enduring.

  31. 2681
    Amy McIntire says:

    Isaiah 61:3 (NLT)

    To all who mourn in Israel,he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,a joyous blessing instead of mourning,festive praise instead of despair.In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.

    Amy ~ Junction City, OH

  32. 2682
    Carol says:

    Carol, Roswell GA
    And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake from your slumber because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. Romans 13:11 (NIV)

  33. 2683
    Kristi says:

    “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12 ESV

  34. 2684
    Cindy says:

    Columbia, MO
    “Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.”
    Prov. 17:28 ESV

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    Teri Smith says:

    Sorry I’m late!
    Teri Smith, Gadsden, AL
    “The LORD your God…turned the curse into a blessing for you because the LORD your God loves you.” Duet. 23:5 NIV

  36. 2686

    Janelle, Dallas, TX

    For You, O Lord, are good and forgiving,abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon You. Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace. In the day of my trouble I call upon You, for You answer me.

    Psalm 86:5-7 ESV

  37. 2687
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, Prospect, KY (sorry I’m late!!) “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27 NIV

  38. 2688
    Tracy Bowen says:

    Tracy, Hobe Sound, FL~ “Depend on God and keep at it because in the Lord God you have a sure thing.” Isaiah 26:4 The Message

  39. 2689

    I’m jumping into this a little late for the 1st of the month, but I wanted to join in. Heck I’m even joining in kind of late for the year. So, hi everyone!

    Here’s my verse for this 1st-ish of the month:

    Psalm 145:17
    The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.

  40. 2690
    LisaShaw says:

    Beth, I so enjoyed reading up on your precious family. I so understand the joys as I’m a wife of 21 years…Mommy to two daughters (25 and 18) and Grandma to my oldest daughters two girls 4 and 3) and mother in love to a great SIL. And let me not forget my two fur babies…Goodness and Merci. They are Maltese brothers. I often call them the sons I never had.

    Love the Scripture you shared. Convicting and encouraging in the same breath. Ahh, that’s the Word!!!

    Blessings and love to you and your family. I so hope and pray to be a part of the Siesta Memory Verse for 2012 and get to come to see all of you dear siestas in 2013.

  41. 2691
    Cheryl says:

    Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV

    Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

  42. 2692
    Julie says:

    Julie – Ozone, AR
    “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)

  43. 2693
    Allison says:

    Allison, Eau Claire, WI
    Psalm 27:8 NLT
    My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”

  44. 2694
    Kaiva says:

    Kaiva in Glen Ellyn, IL

    A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. 2 Timothy 2:24 NLT

  45. 2695
    glenwood says:

    Beth, Marion NC
    A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult. Proverbs 12:16 NIV

  46. 2696
    Debbie Stout says:

    Satisfy us in the morning with thy steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14 (RSV)

  47. 2697
    Deborah J says:

    Deborah J., Clearwater, FL

    We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. (Hebrews 6:19, NIV)

  48. 2698

    “When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.”
    Prov 31:21
    Nicole, Prairieville, LA

  49. 2699
    Rene Sandifer says:

    Rene, Overland Park, KS
    (have been away at my 80 yr. old mom’s house w/no computer service)

    “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.”For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 NASB

  50. 2700
    Jillian says:

    Louisville, ky hab. 3:18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
       I will be joyful in God my Savior.

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