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. 7301
    Amy says:

    Amy, Fort Polk, LA

    A merry heart improves the body and a depressed spirit dries the bones.
    Proverbs 17:22 (Aramaic Bible in Plain English)

  2. 7302
    Tammy Slaven says:

    Tammy Slaven-Tifton, GA

    And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose.

    -Romans 8:28

  3. 7303
    Sarah Lozier says:

    Sarah Lozier Biddeford, ME

    Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

    2 Corinthians 5:17

  4. 7304
    Sharon Sipos says:

    Sharon from Disputanta. Do not worry about anything but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks. Philippians 4:6 NCV

  5. 7305
    Jill says:

    Jill Osborne, Winter Haven, FL
    “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”
    Colossians 3:2 ESV

  6. 7306
    Carolyn says:

    Houston, TX

    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all things, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

  7. 7307
    Tammy says:

    For week 3&4
    Titus 2:11-12
    For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.


  8. 7308
    Groovewoman says:

    Sorry to be so late..

    Part 3 – “…And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.” ~ Ezekiel 36:27 (NIV)

    Hollie R.
    Granbury, TX

  9. 7309
    Sondra says:

    “Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; You have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; Surely I have a delightful inheritance”! Psalm 16:5-6 NIV

  10. 7310
    Sondra says:

    “Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; You have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; Surely I have a delightful inheritance” Psalm 16:5-6 NIV

  11. 7311
    Robyn says:

    Robyn, Ballwin, MO

    Philippians 4:13 (NASB)

    I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

  12. 7312
    Jacee H. says:

    Jacee-Bothell, WA

    Hebrews 12:1-2
    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. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

  13. 7313
    Becky says:

    Becky – Clemmons, NC

    Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul & healing to the bones. -Prov 16:24 (NASB)

  14. 7314
    Kristy says:

    Kristy – Birmingham, Al

    Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.

    Psalm 127:3 NIV

  15. 7315
    Caitlin DeArmond says:

    And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32. NASB.

  16. 7316
    valerie says:

    Lubbock, TX
    Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves. Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Phil. 2:3-4 (NASB)

  17. 7317
    Nicole says:

    Nicole… Stanford, Ky
    vs 12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. NIV
    Proverbs 31:12

  18. 7318
    Pam Milner says:

    Caldwell, Texas

    “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:14, NIV

  19. 7319
    Melissa J says:

    Melissa J from Houston, TX
    “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.”
    Matthew 5:14 NIV

  20. 7320
    Alice Carroll says:

    Alice, Hardin

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

    Philippians 2:3-4 NIV

  21. 7321
    Ann Asby says:

    Ann. Centerville. The Lord will protect you from all harm ; He will protect your life. Ps 121:7 HCSB

  22. 7322
    Allyaggie says:

    League City TX
    Psalm 86:1 ESV
    “Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.”

  23. 7323
    HannahClaire says:

    League City TX
    IJohn 4:5 ESV
    “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”

  24. 7324
    April says:

    April, Mitchell, MB Canada

    Jer. 15:16 (NLT)

    When your words came; I ate them for they were my joy and hearts delight, for I bear your name O Lord God Almighty.

  25. 7325
    Nicole Carr says:

    Nicole C, Denver, Colorado
    “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!”
    Philippians 4:4 NKJV

  26. 7326
    AmandaB. says:

    Amanda Barnes – Windsor, CO

    The Lord your God will cleanse your heart and the hearts of your descendents so that you will love him with all your heart and soul and so you may live. Deuteronomy 30:6 NLT

  27. 7327
    Erin VT says:

    Chippewa Falls, WI
    “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices,holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.”
    Romans 12:1 NIV

  28. 7328
    Lori says:


    Arlington, TX

    For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. Psalm 84:11 NLT

  29. 7329
    April says:

    April Fort Worth, TX

    7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

    1 Peter 5:7


  30. 7330
    Lissa Hilton says:

    Lissa, Hamilton

    “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer”

    Psalm 19:14 (NIV)

  31. 7331
    Kristine says:

    Kristine in Edmond, OK
    James 1:5 NIV
    “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

  32. 7332
    glenwood says:

    now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness. 1 Peter 2:3 Beth WNC

  33. 7333
    Becky-Redmond OR says:

    All your children will be taught by The Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. Isaiah 54:13

  34. 7334
    Amy says:

    Amy, Fort Collins, CO

    Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. (Philippians 4:5, NIV)

  35. 7335
    LPM Kimberly says:

    LPM Kimberly – Houston

    To those who are Called, Beloved in God the Father,
    and Kept for Jesus Christ. Jude 1 ESV

  36. 7336
    Dawn says:

    Dawn Winslow, Clever, MO

    Ephesians 6:14-15 (ESV)
    “Having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breast plate of righteousness, and as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the Gospel of peace.”

  37. 7337
    Carmen says:

    Carmen, Lake Charles, LA “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 NIV

  38. 7338

    Danaye from Spencer, IN

    “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”

    – Psalm 91:2 NIV

  39. 7339
    Brandi from Fayetteville, Arkansas says:

    “the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm” Daniel 11:32 NIV

  40. 7340
    Jordanlinn: Columbus, OH says:

    Proverbs 29:20 NKJV

    “Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”

  41. 7341
    Melanie says:

    Melanie Chattanooga, TN
    [She] will not fear bad news, Her heart is steadfast trusting in The Lord.
    Psalms 112:7

  42. 7342
    Connie says:

    Connie, Durham, NC Very Early in the morning while it was still dark Jesus got up, left the house, and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed. Mark 1:35 NIV

  43. 7343
    Jeannie Crossland says:

    1 Peter 5:7

    New Living Translation (NLT)

    7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

  44. 7344
    Ellen Daniel says:

    Ellen from Fort Polk
    And my God will supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 HCSB

  45. 7345
    Dawn Bouchard says:

    Dawn, Beavercreek, OH

    Habakkuk 3:2, NLT

    I have heard all about you, LORD.
    I am filled with awe by your amazing works.
    In this time of our deep need,
    help us again as you did in years gone by…

  46. 7346
    Sarah says:

    Sarah Little Rock, AR

    “Train children in the right way and when old, they will not stray.”
    Proverbs 22:6 NRSV

  47. 7347
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie from Terre Haute, IN

    Zephaniah 3:17, NIV

    The Lord your God is with you,
    He is might to save.
    He will take great delight in you,
    He will quiet you with his love
    He will rejoice over you with singing.

  48. 7348
    Jennifer Shuler says:

    Jennifer Shuler – White, GA
    Exodus 33:15 — “If Your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here!” NASB

  49. 7349
    Barbara Barnes says:

    Ps 73:26
    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever…28 but for me it is good to be near God, I have made The Lord God my refuge

  50. 7350
    Rinnie Henry says:

    Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you. 1Peter 5:7 NIV

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