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. 2901
    Lori McKeen says:

    Bangor, Maine

    You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance.

    Psalm 65:11 (NKJV)

  2. 2902
    Shelly in Cleveland says:

    I have told you these things to that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33, NIV

  3. 2903
    Debbie says:

    Richmond, VA

    “Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything is heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.” I Chron. 29:11 (NIV)

  4. 2904
    Tiffany Morse says:

    Tiffany Morse
    Dallas, TX
    Psalm 40:14 {NIV}
    May all who seek to take my life be put to shame and confusion. May all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.

  5. 2905
    Ruth says:

    Ruth – Shawnee, KS

    Proverbs 29:25 (The Message) —
    The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that.

  6. 2906
    Ruthann says:

    Ruthann – Odessa, TX
    Whoever 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.” Psalm 91:1-2

  7. 2907
    Celeste in Los Angeles, USA & Toronto, Canada says:

    Celeste, Los Angeles & Toronto: Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge; it will vanish way. I Corinthians 13:8 NKJV

  8. 2908
    Laura Hudson says:

    Laura Eloise, Austin – Being confident of this that He who began a good work in me will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Phil 1:6

  9. 2909
    Misti says:

    Better late than never! 🙂

    Misti, Belleville, MI: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.” Proverbs 27:12 NIV

  10. 2910
    Valerie Robertson says:

    How precious to me are Your thoughts God. How vast is the sum of them! Psalm 139:17

  11. 2911
    Angie says:

    Angie from Houston, TX

    2 Corinthians 5:9-10 ‘So we make it our goal to please Him, whether at home in the body or away from it. For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done in the body, whether good or bad.’

  12. 2912
    Stacia Deen says:

    Stacia Deen from Avon Park, Florida: Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe. Proverbs 29:25 (NIV)

  13. 2913
    Laura Brown says:

    Laura – Houston, Texas

    “Rescue me from my enemies, LORD, for I hide myself in You.” Psalm 143:9 (NIV)

  14. 2914
    Carrie says:

    Carrie – Eure, NC
    “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19 (NIV)

  15. 2915
    Allison Merrell says:

    Allison Eclectic AL

    She is clothes with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25 NIV

  16. 2916
    Emily says:

    Emily, Houston TX

    “But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.” – 2 Timothy 3:14 (NKJ)

  17. 2917
    Patricia says:

    Patricia, Dallas TX

    Jeremiah 29:11 {ESV}
    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. plans for wholeness and not for evi, to give you a future and a hope.

  18. 2918
    Carol says:

    Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22 NIV
    Carol, Poplar Bluff, MO

  19. 2919
    elizabeth, haleigh, isabel ...midland says:

    Elizabeth, Haleigh and Isabel say….

    Isaiah 61:2
    …to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,…..

  20. 2920
    Dawn, Pottsville says:

    Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10a NIV

  21. 2921
    Reva says:

    I Corinthians 13:13
    Now abideth faith, hope and love, these three but the greatest of these is love.

  22. 2922
    Ginger says:

    2 Corinthians 5:7
    For we live by faith, not by sight.

  23. 2923
    Ginger says:

    2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV
    For we live by Faith, not by sight.

  24. 2924
    Jovin says:

    Jovin, Houston TX
    Ezekiel 37:4-6 (NIV)
    4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! 5 This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath[a] enter you, and you will come to life. 6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’”

  25. 2925
    purple moose says:

    Annie, Alaska.
    Psalm 136:17 NIV

    Who struck down great kings, His love endures forever.

  26. 2926
    Amy says:

    Amy, Sweeny, TX
    And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Chirst, after you have suffered a little while, will make you firm, strong and steadfast. 1 Peter 5:10

  27. 2927
    Rhonda Green says:

    Rhonda from Anderson, IN NIV

    Proverbs 14:12 Apply your heart to discipline
    And your ears to words of knowledge.

  28. 2928
    sheilah says:

    Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good;
    And what does the LORD require of you
    But to do justice, to love kindness,
    And to walk humbly with your God?
    sheila, ok

  29. 2929
    Leigh Gray says:

    28 And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming. 1 John 2:28

    Leigh Gray, Illinois

  30. 2930
    Delta Ryan says:

    Delta from Lakeland, florida:

    The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. Psalms 103:6 (NIV)

  31. 2931

    “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
    Charlotte, NC

  32. 2932
    kimberly mason says:

    kimberly mason, tuscaloosa, al:

    2 cor 5:7 niv
    “we live by faith, not by sight.”

  33. 2933
    Tina Davis says:

    For God has not given us a spirit of fearlfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgement. 2 Timothy 1:7 (HCSB)
    Tina H-town

  34. 2934
    Macy says:

    Russellville, AR
    Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
    but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. (Proverbs 13:12 ESV)

  35. 2935
    Lisa C says:

    Zimmerman, MN
    Isaiah 44:5
    Some will proudly proclaim, “I belong to the Lord.” Others will say, “I am a descendant of Jacob.” Some will write the Lord’s name on their hands and will take the honored name of Israel as their own. NLT

  36. 2936
    Janelle says:

    Janelle C – Malakoff TX
    My dear brother, take note of this : everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
    James 1:19

  37. 2937

    Karen, Naples

    Indeed, God is my salvation. I will trust Him and not be afraid. Because Yah, the LORD, is my strength and song, He has become my salvation.

    Isaiah 12:2

  38. 2938
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Reston, VA

    “Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,”

    Psalm 33:18, ESV

  39. 2939
    emilee hall says:

    1 corinthians 13:8
    Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

  40. 2940
    Sheri says:

    Sheri – Atlanta, TX

    Psalm 145:8 NKJV
    The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy.

  41. 2941
    Sharon says:

    Montgomery, AL

    The first chapter of James. (NIV)

  42. 2942
    Liz Lyons says:

    Liz Lyons, Cypress, Texas; “He saved us, not because of teh righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.” Titus 3:5

  43. 2943
    Kristi Hensley says:

    Kristi, Charleston, WV “above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.” Eph 6:16 (NKJV)

  44. 2944
    Gina Develin says:

    Gina Develin, Kosciusko Ms

    I Thessalonians 5:16-18

    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ.

  45. 2945
    Bethany B. says:

    Bethany from Waco, TX

    But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and even to the remotest part of the earth.

    Acts 1:8 (NASB)

  46. 2946
    Christine Rhodes says:

    Christine, Augusta, Ga

    “And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:17 NKJV

  47. 2947
    Julie DeTemple says:

    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.

    2 Corinthians 12:9

  48. 2948
    Allison Milstead says:

    Allison, Ruston

    Galations 5:22-23 NIV

    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.

  49. 2949
    Melissa says:

    Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

    Hebrews 11:1 NIV

  50. 2950
    furniture says:

    Great concept. Nice post.

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