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. 6601
    Jan Moser says:

    Jan, Albuquerque, NM

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

  2. 6602
    Mary says:

    Mary, Olney Springs
    James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. James 1:1-3 NKJV

  3. 6603
    Elaine Kiley says:

    Marietta, GA
    Proverbs 9:6
    “Leave your foolish ways behind and begin to live; learn to be wise.”

  4. 6604
    Robyn says:

    Robyn, Jackson, TN

    “Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.”

    Psalm 31:3

  5. 6605
    Suzanne says:


    Galion, Ohio

    “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
    Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

    Isaiah 41:10 (NAS)

  6. 6606
    Leigha says:

    Leigha, White Oak, TX, “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” (Proverbs 31:30 NIV)

  7. 6607
    Angela says:

    Angela Fine

    Platte City, MO

    And all of your (spiritual) children shall be disciples (taught by the Lord and obedient to his will) and great shall be the peace and undisturbed composure of your children. Isaiah 54:13 AMP

  8. 6608
    Kim says:

    Kim, Cedar Park, TX
    “Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”
    Ephesians 5:15-16 (NIV)

  9. 6609
    Dawn says:

    Dawn in Menomonee Falls, WI

    “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.”
    Psalm 127:3 ESV

  10. 6610
    Cathy says:

    Cathy from Loxahatchee, Florida
    Romans 13:14 NLT
    Clothe yourself with the presence of The Lord. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.

  11. 6611
    Dora, Birmingham, AL says:

    “Your name and renown
    are the desire of our hearts.
    My soul yearns for you in the night;
    in the morning my spirit longs for you.
    Isaiah 26:8b-9a NIV

  12. 6612
    Kelly says:

    Kelly Fort Smith, AR 1 Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your care on HIm, because He cares about you.” HCSB

  13. 6613
    Rachel G says:

    Rachel G in Katy, TX

    This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

    1 John 5:14 NIV

  14. 6614
    Julie Sawyer says:

    Julie – Ozone, AR

    “But as for me, I will sing about Your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about Your unfailing love. For You have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress.” – Psalm 59:16 (NLT)

  15. 6615
    Olivia Lopez says:

    Olivia from Lapwai, Idaho, By this my father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. John 15:8 ESV

  16. 6616
    Delaney says:

    Delaney, Kitchener
    “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, NIV

  17. 6617
    Katie says:


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

  18. 6618
    LuAnn Fischer says:

    LuAnn, Winfield, 2 Timoth 4:2 NIV Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction

  19. 6619
    Sarah Tolson says:

    Eek.. I’m late again.

    Sarah Tolson, San Diego

    “Let all you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14

  20. 6620
    Kelley says:

    Kelley, North Carolina
    All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.
    Isaiah 54:13

  21. 6621
    cori maffett says:

    cori maffett, west palm beach, fl
    Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
    for I have put my trust in you.
    Show me the way I should go,
    for to you I entrust my life. (Psalm 143:8 NIV)

  22. 6622
    Angie from London, UK says:

    “Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. ”
    Psalm 119: 105 (NIV)

  23. 6623
    Colette says:

    Colette, Chadron, NE
    Psalm 42:11 NIV ~ Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

  24. 6624
    Paige says:

    Paige, GA
    Isaiah 41:10 NIV
    So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God. I with strenghten you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

  25. 6625
    Kelley Mann says:

    Ephesians 1:17 …that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him…
    Kelley, La Verne, California

  26. 6626
    Christy says:

    Christy: Ada, Ok: You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. (John 15:16 NIV)

  27. 6627
    Tricia says:

    Tricia: Ada, Ok: And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.
    Col 3:23.nkjv

  28. 6628
    Joan White says:

    I am so late posting. Please forgive me.
    Ephesians 3: 21-21 – NKJ – Now to Him Who is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above and beyond all that we ask or imagine according to the power that works in us. To Him be the glory forever and ever.

  29. 6629
    Jariza Laubach says:

    Jariza Laubach Alburtis, PA
    Ephesians 4:22-24 NIV
    You were taught with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

  30. 6630
    Mary Lynn says:

    Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.

  31. 6631
    Deb Schiess says:

    Deb Schiess, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
    “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)

  32. 6632
    Amanda says:

    Amanda:The Colony,TX
    Deut. 6:7-8 NIV
    These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

  33. 6633
    Dianne, Jackson, TN says:

    James 1:21 – Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. ESV

  34. 6634
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer ~ Garland, TX

    Imitate God, therefore in everything you do, because you are His dear children. Eph 5:1 NLT

  35. 6635
    Christi says:

    Christi : Mineola, Texas

    Isaiah 54:13

    All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.

  36. 6636
    madelin says:

    Thousand Oaks, Ca

    Psalm 143:8 NIV
    Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
    For I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

  37. 6637
    Nichole McCormick says:

    Nichole McCormick from Santa Rosa Beach, FL

    Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

    Isaiah 43:19 (KJV)

  38. 6638
    Lee Nienhuis says:

    Lee, West Michigan

    Galatians 1:10 (NIV)

    Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

    OUCH! Break me free, Lord!

  39. 6639
    Deborah says:

    Deborah, Pinewood, TN
    He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
    This is the greatest and most important command.”

    Matthew 22:37-38, HCSB

  40. 6640
    Donna Williams says:

    Though an army besiege me,my heart will not fear;
    though war break out against me,even then I will be confident.
    4 One thing I ask from the Lord,this only do I seek:
    that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
    to gaze on the beauty of the Lordand to seek him in his temple. Psalms 27:3-4 NIV

  41. 6641
    Amy says:

    AMY from B’ham AL
    1 Peter 1:22 NIV
    Now that you have purified yourself by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.

  42. 6642
    Lynn (Sandy Springs, GA) says:

    My people will live in peaceful dwelling places,
    in secure homes,
    in undisturbed places of rest. Isaiah 32:18 NIV

  43. 6643
    Jennifer B says:

    Jennifer B
    Plano, TX
    1 Thessalonians 5:24 NIV
    The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

  44. 6644
    Shannon says:

    Shannon, Nashville: Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 HCSB

  45. 6645
    Gretta says:

    Gretta – Rutledge,GA
    Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.
    The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain.
    She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.
    Proverbs 31:10-12 NKJV

  46. 6646
    Cindy says:

    All your children shall be taught by the Lord and great shall be the peace of your children.
    Isaiah 54:13 (English Standard Version)


  47. 6647
    Kathryn says:

    Kathryn from Austin, TX
    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.
    Proverbs 3:3-4, NLT

  48. 6648
    Sheree says:

    Sheree from Abilene, KS …Psalm 32:7 “You are my hiding place, You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”

  49. 6649
    Alicia says:

    oh my goodness, I am so late this week!

    Alicia, from Bryan, TX

    “That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.”

    2 Timothy 1:12 NIV

  50. 6650
    Glenda says:

    Glenda, from Sheridan, AR

    “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage.”
    John 14:27 (NET)

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