2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 3!

Hey, Everybody! Welcome to Verse 3! One month down, only eleven more to go! I say that with a grin because I don’t want it to fly by. There are stressful aspects to what we’re doing here on our team because victory is labor intensive and demands focus and discipline. You can’t really cheat at your memory work. I mean, either we take the time for the constant repetition until it’s embedded underneath that skull of ours or we don’t. But, at the same time, it’s also rejuvenating, don’t you think? And fun? And, admit it, the team aspect of it is glorious.

In fact, I hope God is using this whole process to bring some of you back to life. I’m picturing all of us women like that valley of dry bones in Ezekiel 37. Scattered in that broad dell of ours are skeletons of dead-tired, depleted girls from all over the United States and in at least a half dozen other countries. Thousands of us. The breath of God’s words falling on us, rattling our bones, wrapping us with new wine skins, filling our lungs, and beginning to raise us to our feet: a mighty army brandishing Swords. (Eph. 6:17) We use these swords to battle darkness and not one another. We are not Peter who, in an impulsive fury, left poor Malchus with one less ear in John 18:10. There they were, in the most critical moment in human history thus far and Jesus had to stop what He was doing and stick the man’s ear back on the side of his head. (Luke 22:51) Enough of this! Jesus commanded. The people around us who we are called to reach and serve in Christ’s name are not drawn to weapons and shredders but they are indeed drawn to courage and valiance and gracious strength. A well-trained soldier knows who his enemy is and who his enemy is not.

I’m looking forward to your verses! I am starting some memory work out of the one-chapter book of Jude today. I find this verse fascinating because the inspired penman really meant to write his audience about one thing when God sidetracked him to another. These dimensions of divine inspiration make my mind spin. I love thinking about it. Here goes mine:

Beth, Houston. Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. Jude 1:3 (ESV)

Contend for the faith. Lord, show us, teach us, equip us, fill us, and anoint us with holy affection, sound minds and doctrine to contend for the faith. Show us how to fight for our faith without wounding and scarring the people we were called to influence in the process. This can get tricky. Show us how it’s done.

I’m honored to serve you, Sisters, and to draw swords with you in this battle against the blackest darkness. Built up in Christ by the breath of the Spirit, focused and deliberate, we can be a mighty army.

OK, let’s have it. Your names, cities, verses, references, and translations.

Live and love well out there today, you hear?



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  1. 5301
    Amanda says:

    Amanda Peters, Steinbach, MB Canada

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

  2. 5302
    Angie Webb says:

    1 Kings 5:4
    But now the Lord my God has given me rest on every side. There is neither evil occurence or adversary.


  3. 5303
    Wendy says:

    As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend
    Proverbs 27:17 NLT

  4. 5304
    Shelly Storm says:

    Shelly, Rochester, MN

    . . . and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you made be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

    Ephesians 3:19 NIV

  5. 5305
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Charlotte NC
    “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10 (NIV)

  6. 5306
    Mary Wysocki says:

    Mary Wysocki – Snohomish, WA
    “Then Jesus called out with a loud voice, “My God my God, why ahve you deserted me.”

  7. 5307
    Jennifer D. says:

    Jennifer from Jackson, TN

    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29 NIV

  8. 5308
    Mel Ahart says:

    Mel, Springdale,AR
    For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but one of power, love, and self discipline.
    2 Timothy 1:7 NLT

  9. 5309
    Susan says:

    Susan, Littleton, CO. Psalm 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. NIV 2011

  10. 5310
    DeeDee says:

    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Psalm 16:2 MSG
    I say to God, “Be my Lord!”
    Without you, nothing makes sense.

  11. 5311
    Christy says:

    Christy, Zionsville, IN

    But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

    James 3:17-18, NIV

  12. 5312
    Barb Rowe says:

    Barb Rowe, Naples, Fl

    “16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealedfrom faith to faith; as it is written, “But the righteous man shall live by faith.” Romans 1:16-17 NASB

  13. 5313
    Vanessa says:

    Vanessa, Bremen, GA
    Psalm 3:3-4 (The Message)
    But you, God, shield me on all sides; You ground my feet, you lift my head high; With all my might I shout up to God, His answers thunder from the holy mountain.

  14. 5314
    Laura in Starkville says:

    You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart
    Jeremiah 29:13 NIV

  15. 5315
    Hilary King says:

    Hilary from Langley, BC, Canada, says:
    “My soul finds rest in God alone;
    my salvation comes from him.
    He alone is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress. I will never be shaken”.
    Ps. 62:1-2 (NVV)

  16. 5316
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth – Raleigh, NC
    Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) ” Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

  17. 5317
    Stacy from Spring, TX says:

    1 Corinthians 13:4-5 (NIV)
    4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

  18. 5318
    Lala Ball Cooper says:

    Lala Ball Cooper in Ruston, Louisiana, says:

    17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
    1 John 2:17 KJV

  19. 5319
    Annabell says:

    Ann, MN
    Galations 5:22-23 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.

  20. 5320
    Daniela E. says:

    Abingdon, MD “I sought the Lord, and He heard me,
    And delivered me from all my fears.”
    Psalm 34:4 NKJV

  21. 5321
    Sandi says:

    Duluth, MN

    Phil 4:13 (NIV)
    I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

  22. 5322
    Jodi Barnes says:

    Jodi, Sundown TX. I repeat, be strong and brave! Don’t be afraid and don’t panic, for I, the LORD your God, am with you in all you do. Joshua 1:9 NET

  23. 5323
    Cody says:

    Cody * Houston

    “…concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see Me no longer; concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.” John 16:10-11 (ESV)

  24. 5324
    Kitty says:

    Kitty from Indianapolis 2 Corinthians 12:9
    Be he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

  25. 5325
    Laurie Grove says:

    In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, teh gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
    Eph. 1: 13 & 14 NKJ
    Laurie, Mt. Airy, NC

  26. 5326
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Grayson, GA
    They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor. Isaiah 61:3 NIV

  27. 5327
    Debbie from Mississippi says:

    Debbie, Hattiesburg, MS

    “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” Matt. 21:22 NKJV

  28. 5328
    Deanna says:

    Deanna, Maytown AL Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD, till He comes and rains righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12 NKJV

  29. 5329
    Di says:

    Di, Cowpens, SC

    “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
    II Timothy 1:7 KJV

  30. 5330
    Deborah says:

    Deborah, ms

    If I speak human or angelic language but do not have love, I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal. I Corinthians 13:1 hcsb

  31. 5331
    Greta says:

    Greta, Greenville
    My God will use his wonderful riches in Christ Jesus to give you everything you need. Philippians 4:19, NCV

  32. 5332
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Blairsville, GA: “For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the spirit is life and peace.” Romans 8:6, NIV

  33. 5333
    Elizabeth Kellett says:

    Elizabeth Kellett in Searcy, Arkansas

    “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!!!!” Luke 1:45 NIV84

  34. 5334
    Lisa says:


    1 Chronicals 16: 11 Look to the Lord and His strength; seek his face always.

    What a challenge to look to God for strenth. My natural instinct is to get a little harder and suck it up while dealing with life. Lord help me to lean on your strength, to seek your face and your will. To REST in you.

  35. 5335
    Angela Williamson says:

    Angela from Wilmington, DE
    Eccl. 10:17 Blessed is the land whose king is of noble birth and whose princes eat at a proper time for strength and not for drunkeness.

  36. 5336
    Nora Ankrom says:

    Nora, Huntington, WV: 1 Corinthians 13:1 “If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” (NLT)

  37. 5337
    Tina says:

    Tina, Cincinnati, OH – John 15:5 – “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. (NIV)

  38. 5338
    Patricia Taylor says:

    Trish-Pamplico, SC

    What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?
    Mark 8:36 (NIV)

  39. 5339
    Anna Sanchez says:

    Anna from Rochester, MN
    No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure.
    1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV

  40. 5340
    Becky says:

    Becky, Fairfax, VA

    Jeremiah 31:3: “I have loved you with an everlasting love.”

  41. 5341
    Melody says:

    O Lord, you alone are my hope. I’ve trusted you, O Lord, from childhood. Psalm 71:5

  42. 5342
    Jill Hiner says:

    Jill Hiner, Akron Ohio
    2 Peter 3:18, NIV
    “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”

  43. 5343
    Kim D. says:

    Kim D. from Knoxville, TN

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit..” (Romans 15:13 NIV)

  44. 5344
    Stacey says:

    Stacey Clayton, NC
    The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord. Psalms 45:11 NIV

  45. 5345
    Jada Daves says:

    Psalm 105:4 (NIV)
    Look to the Lord and his strength;seek his face always.

  46. 5346
    Amy says:

    Amy, Maple Grove, MN
    give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus
    1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV

  47. 5347
    Shayli Daves (age 11) says:

    Psalm 105:4 (NIV)
    Look to the Lord and his strength;seek his face always.

  48. 5348
    Laurie Tomascik says:

    Laurie Tomascik
    Richmond, Maine
    Psalm 25:3
    “No one whose hope is in You will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.”

  49. 5349
    Renee Lindsey says:

    Renee Lindsey, Warrior, AL

    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

  50. 5350
    Rhonda Vacco says:

    Jonesboro, AR

    Jeremiah 29:11
    New International Version (NIV)
    11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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