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. 551
    KanduGal says:

    Melanie – Decatur,AL
    James 1:19-20, NIV 1984
    19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

  2. 552
    Melody says:

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

  3. 553
    Sandy says:

    Sandy, Deming NM
    As you therefore have recieved Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and buit up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abouding in it with thanksgiving.
    Col. 2: 6,7 NKJV

  4. 554
    Alissa says:

    Alissa, Spring, TX

    “I pray that the eyes of (my) heart may be enlightened in order that (I) may know the hope to which he has called (me), the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”

    Ephesians 1:18-19a NIV

  5. 555

    Holly, Charlotte NC
    Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21 NIV

    Love the iPhone app!!!

  6. 556
    Jane Alexander says:

    Jane from Geneseo, Illinois

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
    Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
    And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
    Colossians 3:12-14 niv

  7. 557
    Danielle says:

    Van Buren, AR

    Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
    Ephesians 3:20, NLT

  8. 558
    Laura says:

    Troy, Ohio

    Philippians 1:9-11 NIV

    And this is my prayer:that your love may abound
    more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,
    so that you may be able to discern what is best
    and may be pure and blameless until the day of
    Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness
    that comes through Jesus Christ–to the glory
    and praise of God.

  9. 559
    Stacey Gaines says:

    Stacey Gaines
    Corpus Christi, TX

    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
    2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (NIV)

  10. 560
    Kate says:

    Kate – Houston, TX

    Incline my heart to your testimonies and not to selfish gain! Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things, and give me life in your ways. – Psalm 119:36-37, ESV

  11. 561
    Julie says:

    Julie, Cincinnati, OH:

    Luke 6:45
    New International Version (NIV)
    A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

  12. 562
    Linda says:

    Linda, Winston-Salem, NC

    Psalm 68:19,20 (NIV)

    Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.
    Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.

  13. 563
    Sim Ta says:

    Sim from Frisco, TX:

    “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.”.
    Psalm 23:5-6 NKJV

  14. 564
    Tina says:

    Tina – Cleveland, TN

    But thou, O Lord , art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. (Psalms 3:3 KJV)

  15. 565
    Alyse Tucker says:

    Alyse Tucker from Woodstock, GA
    “If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.” James 1:26 NIV

  16. 566
    Amy Nelson says:

    Amy Nelson from Frisco, Texas

    Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again – rejoice!

    Philippians 4:4 NLT

  17. 567
    Ashley Ferguson says:

    Ashley, Cary, NC. “if we are faithless, he remains faithul – for he cannot deny himself.” 2 Tim. 2:13 (ESV)

  18. 568
    Sharon Carter says:

    Sharon Carter (Louisville, KY)
    Isaiah 30:15 (The Message) 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.”

  19. 569
    cari says:

    Cari: Alexandria, LA. And I prophesied as he had commanded me: and as I prophesied there was a noise, and behold a commotion: and the bones came together, each one to its joint. Ezekiel 37: 7 (DRA)

  20. 570
    Sydney Stepp says:

    Sydney (Houston, TX) – “You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.” Colossians 3:7 NIV

  21. 571
    Ebony says:

    Ebony, Philadelphia

    “Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.”

    James 1:26 NIV

  22. 572
    Sandy says:

    Sandy E. from Kansas City, MO: May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had. Romans 15:5 NIV

  23. 573
    Gretchen says:

    Gretchen, Thousand Oaks, CA
    Galatians 6:7-9 ESV

    Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

  24. 574
    Stacey Dobesh says:

    Stacey from Omaha, NE
    “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” Hebrews 10:24 NIV
    Emily (age 12)
    “But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.”
    Psalm 56:3 NLT
    Ally (age 10)
    “A friend is always loyal, and a sister is born to help in a time of need.” Proverbs 17:17 NLT

  25. 575
    Joy Walker says:


    This I recall to my mind, therefore I have HOPE.
    Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.
    They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
    “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,”therefore I hope in Him!”
    The Lord is good to those who WAIT for Him, to the soul
    who seeks Him.
    It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the
    salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:21-26 NKJV

  26. 576
    Becky says:

    “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13 ESV

    Murfreesboro, TN

  27. 577
    Cathy from Tallahassee says:

    Ephesians 3:14 – NIV85

  28. 578
    Lori says:

    “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”
    Zephaniah 3:17 (English Standard Version)
    Lori Waxhaw, NC

  29. 579
    Vickie says:

    Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

    John 14:27 NIV

  30. 580
    Diana Goodwin says:

    Diana from Rogers, AR “All your children will be taught by the Lord , and great will be their peace.” (Isaiah 54:13 NIV)

  31. 581
    Billie says:

    Billie from Scottsdale:  
    “…guard and keep the deposit entrusted to you! Turn away from the irreverent babble and godless chatter, with the vain and empty and worldly phrases, and the subtleties and the contradictions in what is falsely called knowledge and spiritual illumination.”
    1 Timothy 6:20 (AMP)

  32. 582
    Valerie says:

    Valerie ~ Oklahoma

    “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12 NIV

  33. 583
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Katy,Tx, And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. (Romans 8:38 NLT)

  34. 584
    Ann Davis Jonesboro AR says:

    Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation
    Habakkuk 3:18 ESV

  35. 585
    Cathy from Tallahassee says:

    Ephesians 3:14-15 – NIV 85

    For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name

  36. 586
    Lorene says:

    Lorene, Lafayette, LA. 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. John 15:5 NIV

  37. 587
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, Tomball. TX
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13 NKJV

  38. 588
    Kim says:

    Kim from Dimmitt, Texas
    1 Corinthians 13:7-8 CSB
    Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.

  39. 589
    Diane Hotchkiss says:

    Diane Hotchkiss from Houston
    Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever and his faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 100:3-5 (ESV)

  40. 590
    Kristi says:

    Kristi, Fayetteville, AR “Delight yourself in The Lord an He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 (ESV)

  41. 591
    Bridgette King says:

    Bridgette- Rockwall, TX
    Open my eyes to see the miracles in your teachings.
    Psalm 119:18 New Century Version

  42. 592
    Bernadette Berens says:

    Bernadette, Huntsville, AL
    “When I am afraid, I will trust in you.” Psalm 56:3 NIV

  43. 593
    Laura Potopa says:

    Laura, Chisago City MN
    “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.” Psalm 19:7 NIV

  44. 594
    Julie says:

    Julie, Granbury, TX

    Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge. Selah Psalms 62:8 (NIV84)

  45. 595
    Amy says:

    Amy, Tyler, TX
    God said, “I promise I’ll bless you with everything I have-bless and bless and bless!” Abraham stuck it out and got everything that had been promised to him.
    Hebrews 6:14-15 (The Message)

  46. 596
    Becky Massey says:

    You say, “I am allowed to do anything”- but not everything is good for you. And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything.

    I Corinthians 6:12 NLT

  47. 597
    Sandi says:

    I’ve memorized,not posted.#1 isa 25:1,isa 40:28;#3 isa 26:3&4 ncv version

  48. 598
    Billsgirl says:

    Mary Ann, Woodbury, MN

    Psalm 81:10 NIV

    I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of
    Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

  49. 599
    Donna, Warrenton says:

    1 Tim 5:16 NIV

    Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

  50. 600
    Kim Smith says:

    Kim-Senatobia, MS
    Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Colossians 3:12 ESV

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