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. 6551
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Harker Heights, TX

    1Thessalonians 5:16-18

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


  2. 6552
    Denise says:

    Denise, Jacksonville, Fl

    Isaiah 43:2
    When thou passeth through the waters, I will be with thee: and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: When thou walkest through the fire, thou shall not be burned; Neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.


  3. 6553
    Reae Sargeant says:

    Alexandria, VA

    I lift up my eyes to the mountains — where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Make of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2(NIV)

  4. 6554
    Julie Luttrull says:

    Julie Luttrull, Muskogee, OK, So whether you eat or drink or what ever you do, do it for the Glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV

  5. 6555
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Bristol, CT

    I Corinthians 15:51-58
    “Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” (KJV)

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    Karon says:

    Karon from Canton, NC

    For we walk by faith, not by sight.
    2nd Corinthians 5:7 NKJV

  7. 6557
    Ashley says:

    So sorry this is late (I did not have access to internet!)
    Ashley from Durban, South Africa
    “And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” Isaiah 58:11 (ESV)

  8. 6558
    Chrissie says:

    Chrissie from Aurora, CO says:

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
    —Matthew 11:28–29 (NIV)

  9. 6559
    Billie says:

    Billie, Hot Springs, SD
    1John 1:8-9
    If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us for all unrighteousness.

  10. 6560
    Maria Worley says:

    From Proverbs 1:23:

    If you turn at my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit to you; I will make my words known to you.

    Maria in Duvall, Washington

  11. 6561
    Janet says:

    Janet Cazares
    Orange, Texas

    “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love, we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The LORD is my portion; therefore, I will wait for Him” Lamentations 3:21-24 (NIV)

  12. 6562
    Kathy Marble says:

    Kathy from Biloxi, MS
    Commit everything you do to the Lord.
    Trust Him, and He will help you.
    Psalms 37:5 NLT

  13. 6563
    Monique says:

    Monique, Newbury Park CA ‘Have I not commanded you be strong & courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’ Joshua 1:9 NIV

  14. 6564
    Julie says:

    Julie from Ballard, WA

    1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV)

    Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

  15. 6565
    Donna says:

    Donna, Chesapeake VA

    ESV Matt 11: 28
    Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

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    Bridget Roberts says:

    Bridget, Cadillac, MI
    James a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings. My brethern, count it all joy when you fall into various trials knowing that the testing of your faith produces patiences. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any ofyou lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a way of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anyhting forfm the Lord; he is a doubleminded-man, unstable in all his ways.James 1:1-7 nkjv

  17. 6567
    Rhonda, Metter says:

    A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1

  18. 6568
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly, Watha
    “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

  19. 6569
    carol says:

    Carol, Cashion, OK “He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; and to him who orders his way aright, I shall show the salvation of God.” Psalm 50:23 NASB

  20. 6570
    kari says:

    1 Corinthian 8-3. NIV

    But the man who loves God is known by God.

    Benton AR

  21. 6571
    Linda says:

    John 15:8 NIRV
    When you bear a lot of fruit it brings glory to my father. It shows that you are my disciples.

  22. 6572
    Nora Loboa says:

    1 Corinthians 6:11 NKJV
    And that is what some of you were. But you were
    Washed you were sanctified you were Justified
    In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the
    Spirit of our God.

  23. 6573
    Lori F says:

    Lori in Newnan, GA

    That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”

    1 Corinthians 2:9 (NLT)

  24. 6574

    My dearly loved brothers, understand this:
    Everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger.

  25. 6575
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Tomball, Tx, 42

    1john 4:4 NIV
    You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

  26. 6576
    Amy M. says:

    Columbia, SC

    Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13, NIV

  27. 6577
    Kate says:

    Kate Clarksville, TN

    “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33b NIV

  28. 6578

    Rachel Sweatt
    Canyon, TX

    “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.”
    Romans 8:5, ESV

  29. 6579
    Darlene says:

    Darlene, Mt. Airy, MD
    Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:28-29 NASB

  30. 6580
    Debbie says:


    Fairfax VA

    “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” ~1 Timothy 4:8 (NIV84)

  31. 6581
    Leanne Eldridge says:

    Leanne~ Georgetown, TN~ “Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. Then you will find favor with both God and people and you will earn a good reputation. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”

    Proverbs 3:3-5 NLT

  32. 6582
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Fort Belvoir, VA

    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy or praise, think about these things.
    Philippians 4:8 (ESV)

  33. 6583
    Beth says:

    Fort Payne, AL
    Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows. (Isaiah 1:17 NLT)

  34. 6584
    Christy says:

    Christy, Fayetteville, AR
    He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change His mind; for He is not a man, that He should change His mind. 1 Samuel 15:29 NIV

  35. 6585
    cindy bothwick says:

    Cindy,Alton NH Romans 15:5-6 ESV
    May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  36. 6586
    Melisa Benham says:


    “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
    2 Timothy 1:7 ESV

  37. 6587
    Sara Rodrigues says:

    Sara R. Arlington Texas


    “Our help is in the name of the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.” Ps. 124:8

  38. 6588
    Karla says:

    Karla-Richland, WA. “Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10a, NIV

  39. 6589
    Karen, Fruit Heights, Utah says:

    Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8 NLT

  40. 6590
    Caroline says:

    Caroline – Shreveport, LA

    Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

    2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NIV)

  41. 6591
    Heather in Austin says:

    And the Lord will continually guide you,
    And satisfy your desire in scorched places,
    And give strength to your bones;
    And you will be like a watered garden,
    And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.
    Isaiah 58:11 (NASB)

  42. 6592
    Ruth says:

    Oh dear, very late with this. Still…

    I Corinthians 13:3 (NIV). “If I give all I have to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.”

  43. 6593
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, King George VA. 1 Peter 3:3-4 CEV “Don’t depend on things like fancy hairdos or gold jewelry or expensive clothes to make you look beautiful. Be beautiful in your heart by being gentle and quiet. This kind of beauty will last and God considers it very special.”

  44. 6594
    Izzy says:

    Izzy, Clarksville, TN

    A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17 NIV

  45. 6595
    Meg says:

    Meg, Abbeville. From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16. NIV84

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    Traci says:

    Deut. 32:4

    He is the Rock, His works are perfect, and His ways are just. A faithful God Who does no wrong, upright and just is He.

    Knoxville, TN

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    Wendy says:

    Wendy, Powhatan, Virginia

    “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.” John 9:3 (NIV)

  48. 6598
    Kristi says:

    Kristi – West Monroe, Louisiana

    Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. Revelation 3:20 NLT

  49. 6599
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Dallas, Tx

    “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
    Psalm 34:17-18 (ESV)

  50. 6600
    Lynda says:

    The Lord bless you and keep you;
    The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
    The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.

    Numbers 7:24-26. ESV

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