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. 6301
    Bethany Dufilho says:

    Bethany in Katy, TX “His mouth is full of sweetness, and he is wholly desirable. This is my beloved and this is my friend.” Song of Solomon 5:16 NASB

  2. 6302
    Tammy - Bartlesville, OK says:

    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live” Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

  3. 6303
    Stephanie Beattie says:

    Stephanie Beattie, Sugar Grove, IL. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. (Romans 12:10 NIV)

  4. 6304
    Sarah says:

    Sarah Chocowinity NC
    Praise the Lord all you nations; extol Him all you peoples. For great is His love toward us and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord.
    Psalm 117

  5. 6305
    Robin Ramirez says:

    Ardmore, OK

    “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!”

    Luke 1:45 NIV

  6. 6306
    Lynzie Brewer says:

    Conway, AR

    And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15 (ESV)

  7. 6307
    Lynn from Gulfport, MS says:

    Now Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.
    But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.
    For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

    I Timothy 6:6-10 NKJV

  8. 6308
    Cheryl Williams says:

    Cheryl Williams
    Little Rock, Arkansas

    “For the mind-set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set of the Spirit is life and peace.”
    Romans 8:6 (HCSB)

  9. 6309
    Kathy Wyss says:

    Kathy Wyss Greer, SC

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness,humility, gentleness and patience.
    Col 3:12 NIV

  10. 6310
    Connie Inglis says:

    Connie Inglis

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    2 Timothy 1:7

    For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

  11. 6311
    Amber Jaramillo says:

    Amber Jaramillo, Tampa, FL, “Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.” Romans 4:21-22 NIV84.

  12. 6312
    Linda says:

    lLinda, Longview: Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.
    Proverbs 17:9 NLT

  13. 6313
    Julia says:

    Julia Pensacola Florida, For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. Psalm 33:4-5

  14. 6314
    Paula Cranford says:

    Paula, Oklahoma City: “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.” John 10:9 NIV

  15. 6315
    Rachel says:

    Hopkinsville, Ky

    Psalms 119:18
    Open my eyes so I can truly see the marvelous things in your law!

  16. 6316
    Holli says:

    Bryan, Texas

    Psalm 13:5 “But I trust in your unfailing love: my heart rejoices in your salvation.”

  17. 6317
    WendyBrz says:

    Wendy Brz
    Fort Belvoir, VA

    “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.”
    Proverbs 30:5-6 (NIV)

  18. 6318
    Elizabeth Kinlaw says:

    Raleigh, NC

    Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. I Peter 5:8 NKJV

  19. 6319
    Candace says:

    Candace Stoltzfus, Narvon, PA
    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
    Ephesians 6:10-12

  20. 6320
    Deanna says:

    Murfreesboro, TN
    Col. 1:13-14 (NIV)
    For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

  21. 6321
    Kelly Morris says:

    Kelly Morris
    Grand Prairie, TX
    “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
    Romans 15:13 NKJV

  22. 6322
    Lezli Braswell says:

    Lezli, Columbus, GA
    “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23, NIV

  23. 6323
    Sandy S says:

    Do your best, prepare for the worst, then trust God for the victory. Prov 21:31 msg

  24. 6324
    Ginny says:

    Rice Lake, WI

    The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
    they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
    Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV

  25. 6325
    Tina says:

    Mason, OH
    Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?
    Isaiah 43:13

  26. 6326
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Richmond, VA
    For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. Phil. 1:6 (NAS)

  27. 6327
    Kimberly says:

    Kimber, ID
    “I am not saying this be amuse I am in need for I have learned to be content
    Whatever he circumstances. I know what it is to be in want and what it is to
    Have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation whether
    Well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through
    Him who gives me strength.” Phil 4:11-13 niv

  28. 6328
    Peggy says:


    Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist there is disorder and every evil thing.

    James 3:16 NIV

  29. 6329
    Sarah Davis says:

     Sarah Davis from San Angelo, TX:
    Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
    Romans 5:3 ESV

  30. 6330
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Austin, TX – “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

  31. 6331
    Laura Sherman says:

    Laura, League City, TX:

    “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

    Hebrews 13:8

  32. 6332
    Dedra Solwecki says:

    Dedra Solwecki
    Haysville, Kansas
    “The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit”
    Psalm 34:18

  33. 6333
    Nichole C says:

    Nichole C, Nashville, TN

    Ephesians 3:19 To know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of God.

  34. 6334
    Cindy says:

    Cindy ~ Bridge City, TX

    “He who withholds his rod hates his son. But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.” ~ Proverbs 13:24

  35. 6335
    Ellen K says:

    Ellen K
    Findlay, OH
    Ephesians 4:2. With all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance to one another in love. NASB

  36. 6336
    Kim says:

    Kim from Amarillo, TX

    “I have not departed from the commands of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.” Job 23:12 NAS

  37. 6337
    Kaity Seavolt says:

    Kaity Seavolt
    Haysville, KS

    “The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” Psalm 34:18


  38. 6338
    Michelle says:

    Okeechobee, Florida

    Feb 1st scripture:

    2 Corn 5.7 NKJV
    …for we walk by faith and NOT by Sight!

  39. 6339
    Teresa Sherer says:

    Teresa Sherer from Apex, North Carolina

    The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
    Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV

  40. 6340
    Sandy Tate says:

    Sandy Tate, Denver, CO

    “If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.” 1 Cor. 13:3 ESV

  41. 6341
    Paulette says:

    1 Corinthians 9:27 NKJV
    But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest when I have preached to others,
    I myself should become disqualified.

    Paulette P. Mays
    Elmer, La

  42. 6342
    Carol Wiglesworth says:

    Carol Wiglesworth, Olathe KS

    So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV84

  43. 6343
    Amy Woodruff says:

    Amy from Noble,OK
    James 1:17
    Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

  44. 6344
    Laura says:

    Laura, BC Canada

    “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
    Proverbs 16:23-25 NIV

  45. 6345
    Alicia Keswani says:

    Alicia, Orlando, FL

    For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. (John 3:17, 18 ESV)

  46. 6346
    Carrie Dietrich says:

    Boonville, IN

    “You know that many runners enter a race, and only one of them wins the prize. So run to win! Athletes work hard to win a crown that cannot last, but we do it for a crown that will last forever.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 CEV

  47. 6347
    KATRINA says:

    1 John 1:7 – NIV – But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

  48. 6348
    Susan says:

    Susan from Madison,MS

    Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes.

    1 Peter 3:3 (NLT)

  49. 6349
    Callie says:

    Eugene, Or

    “She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.” Proverbs 31:12 NIV

  50. 6350
    Amanda says:

    Amanda from Austin, TX

    “…though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen, is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

    2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NIV

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