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. 6651
    April says:

    April, Lake Charles, LA

    Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety. ~ Prov. 29:25 (NLT)

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    Shaunthea Callahan says:

    Shaunthea, Anderson, IN
    For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out ” Abba, Father!” Romans 8:14-15

  3. 6653

    Katie: Shreveport, LA

    “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 NIV84

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    Suzanne Watkins says:

    Suzanne, Canton, GA

    For what does the Scripture say? Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness.

    Romans 4:3 HCSB

  5. 6655
    Karla says:

    Karla from Sheboygan, WI

    (Memorizing Colossians!)

    Colossians 1:5b-8

    (5b)Of this you have heard before in the word of truth, the gospel, (6)which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing – as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth, (7)just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf (8)and has made known to us your love in the Spirit. (ESV)

  6. 6656
    Rachel says:

    Rachel from Murfreesboro, TN

    So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. (2 Corinthians 4:18 NLT)

  7. 6657
    Andrea says:

    Andrea from Brush Creek, TN: But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 2 Corinthians 2:14 English Standard Version

  8. 6658
    Ellen says:

    Ellen, Houston, ‘How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you?’ ~ 1 Thessalonians 3:9

  9. 6659
    Jolinda Drake, Nebraska says:

    If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
    2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)

  10. 6660
    Kris, Parkville, MO says:

    “For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does”
    Psalm 33:4 NIV

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    Robyn says:

    Robyn, Lake Wylie, SC

    2 Cor. 10:5 (NIV)
    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.

  12. 6662
    Elise says:

    How did I forget the first of the month?? O yea, it’s been super busy Ugg 😛

    Love the Lord your God with all your hear and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
    Mark 12:30 NIV

  13. 6663
    Emily says:

    Emily, Houston Texas
    “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 (NIV)

  14. 6664
    Diane Halbert says:

    Diane, Brunswick,GA.
    “For thou O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the lifter of my head.” Psalm 3:3

  15. 6665
    Debra Funderburk says:

    Debra, Many, La

    “Lord, you are my portion and my cup (of blessing); You hold my future.” Psalm 16:5 (HCSB)

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    Melissa says:

    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. (Ephesians 4:2 NIV84)

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    Kelly says:

    The Spirit of the Lord is on me because He has annointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed – Luke 4:18 hcsb

    Kelly, Tampa

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    caitlin crowder says:

    Gray Court, SC
    Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
    Colossians 4:6 NIV

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    Cayla says:


    Gray Court, SC

    Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks.

    Philippians 4:6 NCV

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    Brandi Loumiet says:

    Brandi Traverse City, MI

    “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)

  21. 6671
    Karen sill says:

    Sing the praises of the Lord , you his faithful people; praise his holy name.
    For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:4-5 NIV)

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    Sally B says:

    Sally B, Rockford, MI
    “The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a peverse tongue crushes the spirit.” Proverbs 15:4 NIV

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    Christie says:

    Christie, Gray Court, SC
    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

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    Kayla Epperson says:

    Kayla Epperson
    winchester, Ky

    Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair & the wearing of gold jewelry & fine clothing. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle & quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
    1 Peter 3:3-4 NIV

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    Wendy, Bloomington, Ip says:

    And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me
    Psalm 50:15

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    Crystal says:

    Crystal: Everett, Ontario “For we are God’s masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus to do go works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10

    (Sorry so late carring for a passing parent)

  27. 6677
    Sandy Hammarlund says:

    Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
    Hebrews 13:8 NIV

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    Allie Hess says:

    Allie, Waco, TX
    “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.” (NIV)
    ~Psalm 42:11

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    Catherine says:

    Philippians 2:3-4
    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
    Philippians 2:3-4 NIV

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    Kara, Streetsboro OH says:

    Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!” Luke 1:45 NIV

  31. 6681
    Tiffany Sims says:

    Tiffany – Mobeetie TX
    Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more. Romans 5:20 (NKJV)

  32. 6682

    Jennifer Adams, Ga
    “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace(KJV)”.

  33. 6683
    Brenda B. says:

    Brenda~Allen, TX
    Isaiah 30:15 (NIV84)
    “This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:

    ‘In repentance and rest is your salvation,
    in quietness and trust is your strength,
    but you would have none of it.'”

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    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn from McKinney, Tx

    The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.
    Nahum 1:7 NKJV

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    Kim from Spring, TX says:

    Woulds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. Proverbs 27:6 (NIV)

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    Anna Yoder says:

    Anna Elkhart IN

    Most assuredly I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent me has everlasting life and shall not come into judgement, but has passed from death into life.
    John 5:24 NKJ

  37. 6687

    Jennifer, Cleveland, MS

    “Honor God and bring glory to Him in your body.” 1 Cor. 6:20, Amp

  38. 6688
    Amy Jones says:

    Amy Jones, Fayetteville, GA. 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. Isaiah 30:15 The Message

  39. 6689
    Tenille Rauls says:

    Mountain Home, AR

    Call to me and I will answer thee and tell you great and unsearchable things. Jeremiah 33:3, NIV

  40. 6690
    Kendall says:

    Kendall- Tulsa, OK

    “But your hearts must be fully committed to The Lord our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time.” 1 Kings 8:61 (NIV)

  41. 6691
    Stacy, Spring, Tx says:

    Ephesians 1:7 (NIV)

    In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

  42. 6692
    Donna says:

    Donna, Plano, TX

    James 1:5 NIV If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

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    Lori says:

    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)

  44. 6694
    Donielle says:

    Donielle, Columbia, SC

    1 Peter 2:23

    “When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued to entrust himself to him who judges justly.”

  45. 6695
    Ally Moore says:

    Ally M Summerville, SC

    Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. (Galatians 6:10 NIV)

  46. 6696
    Nicole Miller says:

    Nicole, Houston
    I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.
    1 Timothy 2:8

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    Krystal Riddle says:

    Krystal, Ada, OK

    Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. – Mark 12:30

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    Kathy Carenza says:

    Kathy Carenza New Port Richey Florida

    Ephesians 4:4-6 (ESV)

    There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism,one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

  49. 6699
    Linda Barnes says:

    Linda Barnes, Westport

    May the Lord direct your heart to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
    2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV

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    eva walters says:

    eva walters from houston

    May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
    1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

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