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. 5701
    Karen watts says:

    Karen Columbia,Ky: I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalms 139:14 NIV

  2. 5702
    Ginger Hendricks says:

    Ginger, Tulsa OK

    Proverbs 16:24 Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.

  3. 5703
    Marcia B. says:

    “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
    John 15:8 NIV

    Sorry so late-hope can still be included.

  4. 5704
    Lynne Chapman says:

    Lynne Chapman
    Fishers, IN

    Ask and it will be given you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

    Matthew 7:7-8 NIV

  5. 5705
    Sara says:

    Sara, College Station, TX: “I have relied on you all my life; you have protected me since the day I was born. I will always praise you. My life has been an example to many, because you have been my strong defender.” (Psalm 71:6-7 GNT)

  6. 5706
    Lynne Gallagher says:

    Lynne in Sedona
    “Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
    bring an offering and come into his courts.
    Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness;
    tremble before him all the earth.”
    Psalm 96: 8,9 (NIV)

  7. 5707
    Connie Johnson says:

    Connie from Mountain House

    For through the law I died to the law so that I might live to Christ. I have been crucified with Christ. I no longer live but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and Gave Himself for me.

    Gal. 2:19-20 (ESV)

  8. 5708
    Caroline Wilhite says:

    Caroline, Aiea, HI
    3) They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord . (Psalm 112:7, NIV)

  9. 5709
    Gina Develin says:

    Gina, Kosciusko MS

    He will fear no bad news, his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.

    Psalm 112:7 NIV

  10. 5710
    Katrina says:

    Katrina Colorado

    NKJV Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul. Acts 16:14

  11. 5711
    Lisa Tapio says:

    “I love You, O Lord, my strength.” Psalm 18:1 NASB

  12. 5712
    Ann says:

    So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Isa. 41:10 NIV

  13. 5713
    Lori says:

    “Then you will call on me and come and and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity.” (or “will restore your fortunes”) -Jeremiah 12-14b NIV

  14. 5714
    Angela Lee says:

    See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.

    Isaiah 49:16 NIV 84

  15. 5715
    Cindy says:

    Stuttgart, Germany
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

  16. 5716
    Pam says:

    Pam, NC

    Hebrews 12:1 (NKJV)

    Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.

  17. 5717
    Claire says:

    Claire. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV)

  18. 5718
    Candace Shaw says:

    Proverbs 12:4 (NIV)
    A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.

  19. 5719
    Lisa Pritchett says:

    Lisa Pritchett
    Hiram, GA
    “They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is the Lord of lords and the King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”
    Revelation 17:14 ESV

  20. 5720
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Largo, FL
    “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

  21. 5721
    Ann H says:

    Ann H, Carrollton, Tx
    “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”

    Psalm 91:4 NIV

  22. 5722
    Shannan says:

    Shannan, Dallas, Georgia

    As for God, His way is perfect, the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him. For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the rock except our God? It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my feet for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn. Psalm 18: 30-36 NIV

  23. 5723
    Alison leamon says:

    Alison from McKinney TX

    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. 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 12:9, 10 NIV84)

  24. 5724
    Catherine H says:

    Catherine, Houston

    Continuing in my getting healthy mode:

    “Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.” Rom. 6:12 NIV

  25. 5725
    Christa says:

    “…clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” ! Peter 5:5

  26. 5726
    Christina Frewin says:

    Christina, Houston
    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. ~Romans 12:2 NIV

  27. 5727
    Dori says:

    Dori Adams
    Raleigh, NC

    “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her! And Mary said: My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” Luke 1:45-47 NIV

    Thanks, Lindsee 🙂

  28. 5728
    Louisa says:

    Louisa, London
    “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36 ESV

  29. 5729
    Stephanie Hickson says:

    Stephanie from Carlsbad, CA

    “Though you have not seen Him, you love Him. Though you do not now see Him, you believe in Him, and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls”. 1Peter 8-9 ESV

  30. 5730
    Debbie says:

    Christ has liberated us to be free, stand firm then and don’t submit to a yoke of slavery.
    Galatians 5:1 HCSB

    Portland, OR

  31. 5731
    Tiffany Morse says:

    Tiffany Dallas, TX
    Eph 4:3 (NIV)

    Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

  32. 5732
    Sissy DeWitt says:

    Sissy, Waycross, NIV Psalm 40:1-3 “I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry, He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.”

  33. 5733
    Christina says:

    Nashville, TN
    “Don’t worry about anything; instead pray for everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6

  34. 5734
    Gwen of Doylestown says:

    Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.
    (Psalm 105:4 NIV) **a 2nd-verse this round, clearly laid on my heart

  35. 5735
    Kim says:

    Kim, Austin, AR

    For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying “Fear not, I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13 NKJV

  36. 5736
    Debbie Torkelson says:

    Debbie Torkelson, Annandale, VA
    This should be your ambition: to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we commanded you before. 1 Thes 4:11 NLT

  37. 5737
    Janet Norwood says:

    Janet, Lenoir, NC. “Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” James 4:17 NIV

  38. 5738
    Syneva says:

    Isaiah 30:15 MSG
    GOD, the Master, The Holy of Israel, has this solemn counsel: “Your salvation requires you to turn back to me and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves. Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on me– The very thing you’ve been unwilling to do.

    Syneva Mullins – Topeka, Kansas – Thanks, Beth, for the homework…it spoke volumes!

  39. 5739
    jamie chamberlain says:

    Jamie from Ossian, IN
    “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.”

    James 1:5 NLT

  40. 5740
    Georgana SanGiacomo says:

    “In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ , might be for the praise of his glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:11-14 NIV 1984

  41. 5741
    Morag says:

    Morag, Bishop CA

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”

    Roman 15:13 (NRSV)

  42. 5742
    Karen Shivar says:

    Karen ~ Greer, SC: Luke 1:45 (NIV)

    “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

  43. 5743
    Elaine Wenning says:

    Elaine from Nampa, ID

    “Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God committ their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.” I Peter 4:19 NKJV

  44. 5744
    Carol says:


    “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

    John 3:30(NKJV)

  45. 5745
    Donna says:

    Donna, Springfield, MO
    Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
    Psalm 105:4 NIV

  46. 5746
    Brenda says:

    Conejo Valley,CA

    So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
    Eph. 3:17 NIV

  47. 5747
    Stephanie, Allison says:

    7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline 2 timothy 1:7

  48. 5748
    Elizabeth Clevenger says:

    Elizabeth in Midland, Texas

    My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

    James 1:19-21 NIV

  49. 5749
    Laura says:

    Laura, Baton Rouge, LA

    Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surroundsing us, let us lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him, endured the cross, depsising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

    Hebrews 12:1,2 NASB

  50. 5750
    Elizabeth says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV

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