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. 251
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Orland Park, IL: “You are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.” Psalm 31:3 NIV

  2. 252
    bigsis says:

    ” ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.’ ” John 14:27 (NIV,1984)

    St. Louis, MO

  3. 253
    Jenna says:

    Listen carefully to my words. Do not lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart. For they bring life to those who find them and health to the whole body.” Provers 4:20b-22 New Living Translation
    Jenna, Kansas City

  4. 254
    Linda says:

    Linda, Lufkin
    2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV

    17 Now the Lord is the Spirit,
    and where the Spirit of the Lord is,
    there is freedom.

  5. 255
    Beverly says:

    Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
    Proverbs 19:21. (NIV)

  6. 256
    Tersia Vivier says:

    Tersia, Caledon, ON, Canada

    Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 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. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does. James 1:2-8, NIV

  7. 257
    Sherry says:


    “I will thank the Lord because he is just; I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.”
    Psalm 7:17. NLT

  8. 258
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer – Wilmington DE – praying this for my church that is going thru a hard time now:

    2 Chronicles 14:11 Then Asa called to the Lord his God and said, “Lord, there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this vast army. O Lord, you are our God; do not let man prevail against you.” (NIV)

  9. 259
    Misti Fernandez says:

    Misti from Carlsbad, NM

    “who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,”
    Psalm 103:3. (NIV)

  10. 260
    Paula says:

    Paula, O’Fallon-MO. But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, Ephesians 2:4 RcV

  11. 261
    Jodi Koepke says:

    Jodi Perth, Australia
    Zephaniah 3:17 NIRV

    The Lord your God is with you.
    He is mighty enough to save you.
    He will take great delight in you.
    The quietness of his love will calm you down.
    He will sing with joy because of you.”

  12. 262
    Gina Webster says:

    Gina Webster, Houston, TX “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1 (AMP)

  13. 263
    Lindsey Crawford says:

    Lindsey, Dubach, 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 (NIV)

  14. 264
    Crissy Wright says:

    Crissy Wright
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us. 2 Corinthians 5:19 HCSB

  15. 265
    Kay Martin says:

    “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn His face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

    Kay Martin
    Tupelo, MS

  16. 266
    Sheryl Blake says:

    Sheryl from Niles, MI “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” Galatians 6:9 NASB

  17. 267
    Linda R. says:

    Linda R. Springfield, MO. First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs! Proverbs 30:8. Living Bible

  18. 268
    Angie says:

    Angie, Delaware, OH

    Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
    James 1:22 NIV

  19. 269
    Jennifer Dove says:

    Jennifer Dove in Roanoke, Va
    “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

  20. 270
    Susan from Texas says:

    Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
    Psalm 119:105

  21. 271
    Alicia from Andrews, SC says:

    For every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 NIV

  22. 272
    Debbie George says:

    Debbie, Marion, IN. “You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways.” Psalm 139:3 NIV

  23. 273
    Beth in Ohio says:

    Philippians 4:12-13 RSV

    I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound; in any and all circumstances, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and want. I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.

  24. 274
    dixie says:

    dixie, santa monica, ca

    “Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.”

    Psalm 51:6
    New Covenant Prophecy Edition

  25. 275
    Tammy says:


    This is my Father’s glory that you bear much fruit showing yourselves to be my disciples.

    John 15:8 NIV

  26. 276
    Shawna says:

    Shawna ~ Boise Idaho

    Hosea 12:6 HCSB
    But you must return to your God. Maintain love and justice, and always put your hope in God.

    Love this so much!

  27. 277
    Kristin K says:

    Kristin Kemp
    North Augusta, SC

    So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. (Galatians 5:16, 17 NIV)

  28. 278
    Joan says:

    Joan, Carter Lake

    For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. (Isaiah 41:13 NIV)

  29. 279
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Louisa, VA.

    No king is saved by the size of his army;
    no warrior escapes by his great strength.
    A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
    despite all its great strength, it cannot save.
    Psalm 33:16-17 (NIV)

  30. 280
    Marcy Toppert says:

    Abileme, TX
    Ephesians 4:29-30 (NIV84)
    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. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

  31. 281
    Melinda says:

    Melinda in San Antonio

    “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 NIV

  32. 282
    Peggy says:

    Peggy, Yorktown, VA

    So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours. Mark 11:24 NRSV

  33. 283
    Sharon Allen says:

    Sharon Allen, Redmond,Wa
    But I am like a green olive tree in the house of the Lord. I trust in the steadfast love of the Lord forever and ever.
    Ps 52:8 ESV

  34. 284
    Kim Sanders says:

    Kim, Arab, Alabama
    You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the Lord your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed. Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the Lord your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed. Joel 2:26-27 NIV

  35. 285
    AymieJoi says:

    Amy, from Feeding Hills, MA

    You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments. (Psalms 119:4-6 ESV)

  36. 286

    Cheryl, Coffeyville, KS

    “The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.” Habakkuk 3:19 NIV84

  37. 287
    Selena says:

    Selena – Cordele, GA

    Rejoice always!
    Pray constantly.
    Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, HCSB

  38. 288
    Kelly Snapp says:

    Show me the right path, O Lord
    Point out the road for me to follow
    Lead me by your truth & teach me , for you are the God who saves me
    All day long I put my hope in you
    Psalm 25: 4-6
    Enid, Ok

  39. 289
    Lori says:

    Lori, Friendswood, TX

    “It (Love)is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
    1 Cor. 13:5 (NIV)

  40. 290
    Lindy says:

    Lindy – Scott, LA
    Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” John 11:40(NIV84)

  41. 291
    Dawn says:

    Dawn~ Chambersburg, PA

    Psalm 73:25-26 (NIV)
    Whom have I in heaven but you? and earth has nothing I desire besides you.
    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

  42. 292
    Chrissy says:

    Chrissy, Guyton, GA “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NKJV

  43. 293
    Ashley Olsin says:

    1 Corinthians 4:4 “My conscious is clear but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.”

  44. 294
    Natalie Curp says:

    Natalie Curp-Blue Springs, MO

    “But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence.” Jeremiah 17:7 NLT

  45. 295
    Elizabeth Allison says:

    Elizabeth, Pittsburgh, PA:

    Matthew 6: 21, NIV 1984:

    “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

  46. 296
    Sallie Belle Howell says:

    Sallie Belle Howell, Tupelo, MS “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning..” ESV Lamentations 3:22-23a

  47. 297
    Missy Jeanes says:

    Missy Jeanes, Lititz PA – “A believer who finds himself in a low position in life should be proud that God has given him a high position. But someone who is rich should take pride in his low position. That’s because he will fade away like a wild flower. The sun rises. It’s burning heat dries up the plants. Their blossoms fall. Their beauty is destroyed. In the same way, a rich person will fade away even as he goes about his business.” – James 1:9-11 (NIRV)

  48. 298
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Andalusia,Alabama

    Zephaniah 3:17 NIV
    The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior Who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.

  49. 299
    Lolita Brown says:

    1 Corinthians 4:4 “My conscious is clear but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.”

  50. 300
    Connie Capps says:

    Connie Capps
    Pine Level, NC

    Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.

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