2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 5!

Hey, Darling Things! I was so happy to catch up with many of you yesterday! I was seriously thirsty for some time with you. If you didn’t tune in to the livestream but want to catch up, check the previous post. The video will stay up for a little while. It’s not at all too late to watch it and leave a comment with your 5-song playlist (on that post, not this one please!). That post is about trading in a spirit of despair for a garment of praise!  If you’re game for that, jump back to the previous entry after you’ve left your memory verse here.

Man, oh, man, I was tested all day long yesterday on whether or not I’d permit Jesus to cover me with a garment of praise. Anybody else? The day wasn’t complete until I had car trouble. Oh, and I almost forgot to throw in here that Star and Geli were bound and determined to have my raccoon for supper. I screamed to high heaven and Keith ran out in the sticks barefooted in his maroon Texas A&M pajama pants and called them off. Why the police didn’t drive up to see if there had been domestic violence, I’ll never know. Laughing. Oh, mercy, ladies. We live real lives, don’t we? The kind where you unload a dishwater that was crammed full of dishes only to realize late into the massive unloading that they were still dirty. Blast it.

I’m praising our glorious God this morning while it is still dark outside, anticipating that over the next half hour the sun will rise on a brand new day and it will be a great one. A great one, indeed, Lord Jesus. Bring it. And show Your beautiful self to us in its course.

SO, SISTERS, IT’S TIME FOR OUR 5TH VERSE! You are jotted in my prayer journal this morning where I asked God to keep you steadfastly at the process and to give you joy and victory in it and to keep your soul alive and healthy in His Word. Do not grow weary in your well doing! Always keep in mind that we’re wearing our obsessive minds out on SOMETHING. It may as well be the Word of God with the power to build it back up! Your God did not give you a spirit of fear, Sweet Thing, but of…




I thought maybe some of you could use some fresh ideas this round so I’m going to put a few extras in here today. Two of these are from the Psalm I read to you at the conclusion of the livestream yesterday. The beauty of the first selection is that it would count for both your Scriptures this month since it’s two verses. Now, mind you, you’d still have to document the second half of it on March 15th but that’s easy to do. Right? I felt like God put a word on my heart yesterday that some of us who are really struggling with the memorization process might be making it a bit harder than it has to be in some of our selections. Try to avoid over-complicating it when possible. Only choose a really complex portion when you feel like your life and sanity depend on it and, in that case, go for it with all your might and ask God to empower you to absorb it. OK, here goes:
(1)  It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; (v.2) to declare Your steadfast love in the morning, and Your faithfulness by night.  Psalm 92:1-4 ESV   (See how easy those two would be, Sisters? And it would knock out your whole month of March!)

I’ll go ahead and choose the second one (out of the same Psalm) for my selection this March 1st. I’m choosing The NET Bible for my translation on this one because it makes me happy to use the word happy in a Bible verse. Thank you, Miss Shameless Sanguine.

Beth, Houston. “For You, O Lord, have made me HAPPY by Your work. I will sing for joy because of what You have done.” Psalm 92:4 The NET Bible


I’ll throw in one more because I jotted it down on an index card several months ago and set it on my desk at home where I can see it everyday while I’m having my quiet time. It hasn’t finished its work in me yet so, while it’s still on my mind, I’ll offer it up as one more possibility for some of you. I love, love, love this verse in The Message.

GOD, the Master, The Holy of Israel,
has this solemn counsel:
“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

Well, amen to that.

I love you guys so much! That sun is just beginning to peak through the trees. It’s going to be a great day.






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  1. 1
    Angie says:

    Angie, Clarkston, Michigan

    “Train up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual gift or bent], and when he is old he will
    not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6 AMP)

  2. 2
    Lori Anthony says:

    Lori in Pine Island, MN

    “All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.” Isaiah 54:13 ESV

  3. 3
    Michelle Baylerian says:

    Michelle Baylerian
    Waukesha, WI

    For He has satisfied the thirsty and filled the hungry with good things.
    Psalm 107:9 HCSB

  4. 4
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Lakeland. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. Psalms 40:2, NLT.

  5. 5
    Cindy says:

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope”

    Romans 15:13 ESV

    Kalamazoo, Michigan

  6. 6
    Kathy, Bear Creek, NC says:

    Kathy (Bear Creek, NC)

    James 4:7-8

    New Living Translation (NLT)

    7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.

  7. 7
    Barbara in GA says:

    The Lord thunders at the head of his army; His forces are beyond number and mighty are those who obey his command.
    Joel 2:11 NIV

  8. 8
    Kina says:

    Kina, Chicago

    Isaiah 43:11 (ESV)
    I, I am the LORD, and besides me there is no savior.

  9. 9
    Tracey Knight says:

    Tracey Knight ~ Arkadelphia AR
    He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and who reveals his thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn to darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth—
    the LORD God Almighty is his name. ~Amos 4:13 NIV

  10. 10
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer from Leesburg, GA:

    “Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,”
    Philippians 2:14-15 NASB95

  11. 11
    Kathy Mizell says:

    Habakkuk 3:18 NIV Study bible
    Yet I will rejoice in The Lord, I will be joyous in God my Savior.

  12. 12
    Kelli says:

    Kelli S. Beavercreek, OH

    For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.
    I John 5:4 (ESV)

  13. 13
    Kristen says:

    Kristen S
    Indpls, IN

    Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
    ~Matthew 24:35 NIV

  14. 14
    Leslie says:

    Wisner, La.

    “Oh, that we might know the Lord!
    Let us press on to know him.
    He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn
    or the coming of rains in early spring.”
    Hosea 6:3 NLT

  15. 15
    Melissa Glorioso says:

    Melissa, Carmel IN,

    Through the Lord’s mercies, we are not consumed,
    Because His compassions fail not.
    They are new every morning;
    Great is your faithfulness.
    “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”

    Lam.3:22-24 NJKV

  16. 16
    Hannah says:

    Hannah, Perry, MI

    “Worship God if you want the best;
    worship opens doors to all his goodness.”

    -Psalm 34:9, MSG

  17. 17
    teresa says:

    teresa miller akron,IN
    1 Kings 17:13 (KJV)
    13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.

  18. 18
    Rebecca Jo says:

    Be Joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess 5:16-18 (NIV)

    Rebecca Jo
    Greenville, IN

  19. 19

    Terry, Carbondale IL

    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. Ephesians 6:10-15 (ESV)

  20. 20
    Alta Lynn Blake says:

    Alta, Sharpsville, In

    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 NASB

  21. 21
    Cheri Rolando says:

    Cheri, Savage, MN Exodus 15:11 ESV
    “Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?”

  22. 22
    Alissa says:

    Alissa, Spring, TX

    “Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”
    John 11:40 NIV

  23. 23
    Angela says:

    Angela, Warsaw
    After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying, “Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.”
    2 Chronicles 20:21 (NIV)

  24. 24
    Hannah DeWitt says:

    Hannah, Miramar Beach. Your strength will come from settling down
    in complete dependence on me. Isaiah 30:15 MSG

  25. 25
    Ro from Corpus Christi says:

    14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
    Psalms 139.14 NIV

  26. 26
    Sandy Elrod says:

    Sandy from Centennial,Colorado: “Whom have I in Heaven but Thee? And besides Thee, I desire nothing on Earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever”. Psalm 73:25-26 NASB

  27. 27
    Jennine says:

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

    Ephesians 1:7

  28. 28
    Barb says:

    All God’s words are tried and true; a shield for those who take refuge in him.
    Proverbs 3:5

  29. 29
    Judy Bailey says:

    Panama City, Fl
    Heb 10:24 (NLT)
    Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.

  30. 30
    Kandi Sullivan says:

    Kandi from Tallahasse, Florida

    The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. Psalm 138:8 NRSV

  31. 31
    Lindy Myers says:

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

  32. 32
    Dayna Tirado says:

    Dayna, Bedford, VA
    Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us—
    Eph 3:20 HCSB

  33. 33
    Suzan, Beckley WV says:

    Ephesians 1:18 NAS
    I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.

  34. 34
    Connie Debner says:

    Greene, IA

    Long before he laid down earth’s foundations God had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love to be made whole and holy with his love.

    Ephesians 1:4

  35. 35
    danae says:

    danae | lafayette, in

    “don’t be afraid, for I am with you. don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you & help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. — isaiah 41:10 [nlt]

  36. 36
    Mary, Nova Scotia 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 lift up my soul.”
    ~ Psalm 143:8 NIV

  37. 37
    mariel says:

    wake forest, nc
    (my) soul waits for the Lord; he is (my) help and (my)shield. For (my) heart is glad in him, because (I) trust in his holy name. Ps. 33:20-21 esv

  38. 38
    Cynthia says:

    Brentwood, TN

    “Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end.
    Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart.
    Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
    Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.”

    Psalm 119:33-36

  39. 39
    Vicki Wilham says:


    “Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.”
    Deuteronomy 4:9(NIV)

  40. 40
    Chyrll Vollmer says:

    Chyrll, memphis tn
    I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. John 15:5 NASB

  41. 41
    Sandi in Asheville, NC says:

    Ephesians 2:4-5 “But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions-it is by grace you have been saved.”

  42. 42
    ouida baley says:

    my verse is Ecc. 3-5

  43. 43
    Patti Simmons Grapevine,TX says:

    And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (Philippians 2:8 ESV)

  44. 44
    Andrea Becht-Capon says:

    Andrea from Sioux Falls, SD “From the end of the earth I will cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed:lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Psalm 61:2 NKJV

  45. 45
    Gay Ellis says:

    Round Rock, Tx
    The LORD is my Strength and my Shield; my heart trust in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song.
    Psalm 28:7. NIV

  46. 46
    Jane says:

    Jane, Milton, GA Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith
    Hebrews 12:2 NIV

  47. 47
    Kathleen Stinson says:

    Love your Lord your God
    With all your heart,
    And with all your soul,
    And with all mind,
    And with all your strength.
    Mark 12:30 NIV

  48. 48
    Kathy says:

    Kathy Hawkins, Festus MO There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when he judges you. (James 2:13 NLT)

  49. 49
    Angela says:

    Carlsbad nm
    Romans8:28 NIV

    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

  50. 50
    Tina, Columbus, Oh says:

    Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the rightious fall. Psalm 55:22 NIV

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