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. 7251
    Erin Campbell says:

    Fort Worth, TX
    Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

  2. 7252
    Clara says:

    Fort Worth, TX
    Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

  3. 7253
    Cindy Moses says:

    You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. (Psalms 73:24 NIV84)

  4. 7254
    Jolene says:

    Jolene, Suwanee,GA
    My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. (James 1:19-20) NIV84

  5. 7255
    Michele says:

    Michele, Liverpool, NY
    When I am afraid, I will trust in You. Ps 56.3, HCSB

  6. 7256
    karensk says:

    Karen K. in Houston, TX – His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire. Rev 1:14 NASB

  7. 7257
    Hannah says:

    Hannah from Lima, Peru
    “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.” 2 Timothy 4:2 NIV84

  8. 7258
    Mary Lou Bucklaew says:

    Then He said to Thomas, ” Put your finger here and see my hands and put on your hand and place it in my side. do not disbelieve, but believe.” Thomas answered Him, “My Lord and My god!” Jesus said to him, “have you believed becasue you have seen Me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20″ 27-29

  9. 7259
    Sarah Bell says:

    Sarah Bell, Mossy Head, FL:

    Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. (Psalms 51:10 NASB)

  10. 7260
    Angie says:

    Angie, Dallas, TX – “In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 NIV

  11. 7261
    Carolyn Smith says:

    Carolyn Smith Fillmore, CA 1 Thess. 5:19
    Do not hold back the work of the Holy Spirit. NCV

  12. 7262
    Michelle L. Duncan, OK says:

    Blessed is she who has believed that waht the Lord has said to her will be accomplished. Luke 1:45, NIV

  13. 7263
    Suzanne says:

    Suzanne, McKinney, TX

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

    Philippians 4:6, NIV

  14. 7264
    Krista says:

    Krista, Idaho

    For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,
    declares the Lord.
    As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.

    Isaiah 55:8-9 (NIV)

  15. 7265

    Kelly from St. Paul, MN
    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
    Hebrews 12:1 (NIV84)

  16. 7266
    Jan, Olney Texas says:

    “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the reighteous life that God desires.”

    James 1:19-20 NIV

  17. 7267
    Dora says:

    “Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.”

  18. 7268
    Rachel Seattle says:

    A wise mans heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction. Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
    Proverbs 16:23-24 (NIV)

  19. 7269
    Venus from Fenton, MO says:

    All your children shall be taught by the Lord and great shall be the peace of your children. Isa 54:13 ESV

  20. 7270
    Aimmi Adams says:

    Aimmi Adams from LaRussell, Mo

    You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
    Isaiah 26:3 ESV

  21. 7271
    Brandi Schmuck says:

    Psalm 16:11 NKJV
    You will show me the path of life; in your presence is
    fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

  22. 7272
    Aja says:

    Aja Speights
    Houston, Tx
    Every single time you feel satisfied, bless the Lord your God.
    Deuteronomy 8:10

  23. 7273
    Ada - Lovin Him says:

    Ada, Rochester, MI

    A wife of noble character who can find?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
    Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value.Proverbs 31:10-11 NIV

  24. 7274
    Elizabeth Roeser says:

    Elizabeth Roeser,
    Nashville, TN
    A wife of noble character who can find?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
    Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value.Proverbs 31:10-11 NIV

  25. 7275
    Lori S says:

    Lori from Elgin, TX
    “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”
    1 John 4:7, NIV

  26. 7276
    Kristine Munson says:

    “Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.”
    Proverbs 13:20

  27. 7277
    Jeanie says:

    Jeanie from Brenham, TX “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)

  28. 7278
    Christy Taylor says:

    Christy, Lima, Ohio
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

  29. 7279
    Kathy W. says:

    Kathy from Valrico, Florida – Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. James 1:27 NLT

  30. 7280
    Stacy Dobernecker says:

    Nevada, Iowa
    “All you need to say is simply “yes” or “no”; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.”
    Matthew 5:37

  31. 7281
    Wanda - Laurel, MS says:

    These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.
    Revelation 17:14 NASB

  32. 7282
    Tracy Kemp says:

    I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalms 121:1-2 HCSB

  33. 7283
    Trisha Wall says:

    Trisha Wall, Midland, TX:
    “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:10-12
    Memorizing the Sermon on the Mount with husband and 4 kids…

  34. 7284
    Mary-Clare Hill says:

    Mary-Clare Hill from Frisco, TX

    Is hoping for grace since I’m three days late posting…

    And the God of all grace,who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while,will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

    1Peter 5:10

  35. 7285
    Caroline Garrison says:

    “No eye has seen, no ear has heart, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9) NIV

  36. 7286
    Dana Collett says:

    Psalms 31:24 be of good courage and he shall strengthen your heart, all you who Hope in the lord.

  37. 7287
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Columbus, Ohio Ps 51:1 KJV Have mercy upon me O Lord, according to Thy loving kindness, according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

  38. 7288
    Amy says:

    Amy, St. Augustine, FL : “I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.” Psalm 63: 2-3 NIV

  39. 7289
    Pam Serpico says:

    For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.

    2 Chronicles 16:9 (NIV)

  40. 7290
    Kim says:

    Deer Park, Texas
    When I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. Psalm 56:3 NIV

  41. 7291
    Karen says:

    Karen-Carthage, TX

    The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners… Isaiah 61:1 (NIV)

  42. 7292
    Tammy says:

    Tammy from Fredericksburg

    “So I say, live in the Spirit and you will not fratify the desires of the sinful nature”
    Gal 5:12 NIV

  43. 7293
    Jenny Harrison says:

    Jenny, Cairo, GA – To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
    O my God, in you I trust;let me not be put to shame;
    let not my enemies exult over me. Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. Psalms 5:1-3ESV

  44. 7294
    Debbie Schindehette says:

    Debbie from Westerville, OH
    2 Corinthians 4:16 NIV Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

  45. 7295
    Anne Billips says:

    Anne, Katy, TX. Matthew 6: 33-34. But seek first his Kingdom and his rightousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will owrry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

  46. 7296
    Kris says:

    Medina, WA

    Romans 8:6
    The mind of a sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.

  47. 7297
    Kiki says:


    West Palm Beach, FL

    “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Roman 3:23 (NIV)

  48. 7298
    mary says:

    Mary, Brookfield CT

    The Lord will fight for you; you only need to be still.
    NIV Exodus 14:14

  49. 7299
    Julie says:

    Julie – Grimsby, ON Canada

    Hebrews 4:14-15 “Therefore since we have a great High Priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold firmly tot he faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way just as we are – yet was without sin.”

  50. 7300
    Shaminder says:


    Toronto, ON

    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
    Galatians 5:1 NIV

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