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. 2851
    Cacey Grimes says:

    Cacey from Livonia, MI

    ” ‘If you can?’ said Jesus. ‘Everything is possible for one who believes.'” Mark 9:23 NIV

  2. 2852
    Stacey says:

    Stacey, Houston, TX: But rejoice that you participate in the suffering of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. – 1 Peter 4:13 NIV

  3. 2853
    Jan says:

    Jan – Clarkston, MI
    “The Lord is pleased with those who worship him and trust his love. ”
    Psalm 147:11

  4. 2854
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, The Hills, Texas
    Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it may give grace to those who hear it. Eph. 4:29

  5. 2855
    Brook says:

    Brook, Santa Monica

    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
    1 John 1.9

  6. 2856
    Karen, Everett, WA says:

    Pray continually. 1 Thess. 5:17

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    Sheri, Fort Worth says:

    “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”. Ps 19:14 NIV

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    Carolyn Zobrosky says:

    Carolyn, Union CIty, GA
    Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your nck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3 NIV

  9. 2859
    Lynnette says:

    Lynnette, Houston, Texas
    1 Timothy 6:17 (NIV)
    Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

  10. 2860
    Jane La Junta says:

    “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
    Psalm 118.1 NIV

  11. 2861
    Robin says:

    Robin Pollitte
    Morehead, Ky

    “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
    Matt. 5:8 NIV

  12. 2862
    Rosa Balay says:

    my verse is Psalm 100:2

  13. 2863
    Debbie from Virginia says:

    Posting late but have been memorizing Ephesians 1:16-20 (as I go through Believing God study)

    Ephesians 1:17 ESV

    that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father if glory, may give you a spirit if wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him

  14. 2864
    Caroline says:

    Caroline Auburn, AL
    …They shall be called oaks of Righteousness a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” Isaiah 61:3

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    Georgine East says:

    Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
    Psalm 37:4 (NIV)

    Georgine East
    Austin, TX

  16. 2866

    Tami in DS La

    But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.

    Matthew 5:44 NASB

  17. 2867
    Dorla, Lincoln,Ne says:

    You wil seek me and find me when you seek me with your whole heart.

    Jeremiah 29:13 NIV

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    Didaskala says:

    Liz, Washington D.C. (can’t believe I forgot to put all these online!)
    Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.

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    jamieb says:

    Deuteronomy 33:27 ESV
    The Eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.

  20. 2870
    Heather says:

    Heather – Richland, WA

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

    I still do the motions to this one! 🙂

  21. 2871
    Mandy Helm says:

    China Spring, TX
    Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
    Deuteronomy 4:9 NIV

  22. 2872
    Sandy says:

    Sandy, Galveston

    You will keep in perfect peace, him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
    Isaiah 26:3

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    Linda in Austin, Tx says:

    The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. Psalm 116:5

  24. 2874
    Michayila says:

    Isaiah 41:17- The afflicted and needy are seekig water but there is none and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will anwer them Myself, as the God of Israel I will not forsake them. NAS
    -Michayila, Magnolia TX

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    Marissa Rice says:

    Marissa, Oklahoma

    Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me

    John 15:4 KJV

  26. 2876
    Jamie Gallagher says:

    Jamie, Phoenix: 1 Chronicles 28:20 NIV

    David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished.

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    Brenda Fleshman says:

    “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.”
    James 1:2-3 NIV

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    Ruth Shrieves says:

    Ruth – Bloxom, VA
    Psalm 65:5 “You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our Savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth!” Psalm 65:5 NLT

  29. 2879
    Marcy says:

    “The Name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10 NIV

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    Lisa, Ider, AL

    “For I long to see you, that I amy impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you – that is that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith – both yours and mine.” Romans 1:11-12 ESV

  31. 2881
    Kim Zerbe says:

    Lovettsville VA
    Is 54:10
    Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace removed,” says the Lord who has compassion on you.

  32. 2882
    Lisa Rose says:

    I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.
    Phelemon 1:6

  33. 2883
    Lisa Rose says:

    Oops, I forgot – Moyock, NC and NIV version

  34. 2884
    Jillian says:

    Jillian, Louisville, KY

    You will keep in perfect peace, him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
    Isaiah 26:3 NIV

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    Charlie says:

    Charlie, Mississippi

    (forgive me if I’m posting again, but I couldn’t remember if I posted my August verses.)

    Isaiah 40:11 NIV
    He tends his flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart. He gently leads those who have young.

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    joann, huntingburg, IN says:

    Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Heb.11:1 KJV

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    Beth. Rome, GA
    “If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.”
    2 Timothy 2:13 HCSB

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    jami; Dallas says:

    The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will NEVER leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

    Deut. 31:8 (NIV)

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    Lindsay says:

    Lindsay, Albuquerque, NM
    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NASB

    Kelsie (14), Albuquerque, NM
    “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8 NIV

    Alysa (11), Albuquerque, NM
    “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 NIV

  40. 2890
    stephanie solomon says:

    The only temptation that has come to me is that which everyone has. But I trust God who will not permit me to be tempted more than I can stand. But when I’m tempted, He will also give me a way to escape so that I will be abe to stand it. 1Corinthians 10:13

  41. 2891
    Judy Googins says:

    Judy, Tyler. “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” Psalm 100:4

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    Tammy Colorado Springs says:

    But above all these things put on love which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts to which also you were called in one body, and be thankful.
    Coll #:14=15 nkjv

  43. 2893
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca – Boise, Idaho
    John 1:11 NIV
    He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.

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    angela says:

    Angela – Natchitoches, LA

    Let us hold UNSWERVINGLY to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23

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    Hannah Seale says:

    Hannah, LaGrange Tx “And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.” Isaiah 32:17 ESV

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    Kacie says:

    “Stay away from the love of money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, I will never fail you. I will never forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

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    Anita Brunson says:

    Austin, TX

    The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:45 (NIV)

  48. 2898
    Brandy says:

    “Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations . . ” Romans 4:18a NIV

    Brandy, San Antonio

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    Vicki says:

    Vicki from Loveland, CO Heb 12:1 NIV 1984

    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.

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    aleta june says:

    “Brothers and sisters, if a person is discovered in some sin, you who are spiritual restore such a person in a spirit of gentleness.l Pay close attention to yourselves, so that you are not tempted too.” Galatians 6:1

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