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. 451
    Teresa Ator says:

    Teresa, Tyler TX
    Whatever we do, it’s because Christ’s love controls is. Since we believe that Christ died for everyone, we also believe that we have all died to the old life we used to live.
    2 Corinthians 5:14 (NLT)

  2. 452
    Sandra says:

    Wichita Falls, TX

    But I say unto you, LOVE your enemies, BLESS them that curse you, DO GOOD to them that hate you, and PRAY for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.

    Mathew 5:44 KJV

  3. 453
    Ginny (Denver) says:

    May the words of my mouth
    and the meditation of my heart
    be pleasing in your sight,
    O Lord, my Rock, my Redeemer.
    Psalm 19:14 NIV

  4. 454
    Pam says:

    I will go before you and will level the mountains, I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of Iron. Isaiah 45:2 NIV
    Pam (Alexander City, AL).

  5. 455
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Houston “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25-26, NIV 1984

  6. 456
    Mary says:

    Mary, Chandler
    Be very strong; be careful to obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, without turning aside to the right or to the left.

    Joshua 23:6 NIV84

  7. 457
    Fran says:

    Fran, Jackson TN

    “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians 5:25 NIV

  8. 458
    becca banana says:

    Rebecca Alburn
    Salem, OR

    (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

  9. 459
    Cindy B. says:

    Cindy B., West Palm Beach, FL
    “Commit your way to the LORD; Trust in him and he will do this…” Psalm 37:5 NIV

  10. 460
    Shelli says:

    Shelli, Glen Allen
    “And now, compelled by the spirit, I am going to Jersalem (Dubai!), not knowing what will happen to me there. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task The Lord Jesus has given me-the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
    (Acts 20:22, 24)NIV

  11. 461
    Karen says:

    Karen, Carmel, IN Commit your way to the LORD, trust in him and he will do this. He will make your righteousness like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Psalm 37:5-6 NIV

  12. 462
    Mary F from Houston says:

    Isaiah 40:8 (NASB)

    8 The grass withers and the flower fades but the word of our God stands forever.

  13. 463
    Tori Irwin says:

    Tori, Dickinson, ND

    It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your steadfast love in the morning, and Your faithfulness by night. Psalm 92:1-4 ESV

  14. 464
    Tara says:

    Tara, Loganville, GA

    Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! Psalm 126:5 ESV (I have to say I so mega love those words “shouts of joy”) =)

  15. 465
    Stephanie T, Luling, TX says:

    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34 NIV

  16. 466
    Grace says:

    Grace, Elida, OH “Remember that I commanded you to be strong and brave. So don’t be afraid. The Lord your god will be with you every where you go.” Joshua 1:9(NIV)

  17. 467
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey, Scenery Hill, PA

    Proverbs 31:26 (ESV)
    She opens her mouth with wisdom,
    and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

  18. 468
    Torrie says:

    Torrie Chizek, Wisconsin

    Psalms 16:7-8 NIV

    I will praise the Lord , who counsels me;
    even at night my heart instructs me.

    I keep my eyes always on the Lord .
    With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

    Psalm 16:7, 8 NIV

  19. 469
    Amy says:

    Amy Bham AL

    Be wise in the way you act towards outsiders; make the most of every opportunity

    Col 4:5

  20. 470
    Jenni says:

    Jenni, San Diego. “Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord , and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord , And He shall give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalms 37:1-4 NKJV)

  21. 471
    Michele says:

    Michele, Pearland, TX

    “Indeed, the Lord will comfort Zion;
    He will comfort all her waste places.
    And her wilderness He will make like Eden,
    And her desert like the garden of the Lord;
    Joy and gladness will be found in her,
    Thanksgiving and sound of a melody.”

    Isaih 51:3 NASB

  22. 472
    Jenny says:

    Jenny, Elida, OH “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” James 1:6(NIV)

  23. 473
    Pam says:

    Pam – Corydon, IN
    “Search me, O God and know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
    Psalm 139: 23, 24

  24. 474
    Loretta says:

    Loretta, Murrayville, GA

    From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. Johm 1:16 NIV

  25. 475
    Kimberly mason says:

    Kimberly mason, Tuscaloosa, al:

    “I bless you every time I take a breath; My arms wave like banners of praise.” Psalm 63:4 msg

  26. 476
    Natashajk says:

    Natasha K
    Kitchener, ON, Canada

    Job 38:12 NIV

    “Have you ever given order to the morning,
    or shown the dawn its place,”

  27. 477
    Carmen says:

    Carmen from Fergus Falls, MN

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

  28. 478
    Robin Ramirez says:

    Robin Ramirez
    Ardmore, OK

    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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. 479
    Olga says:

    Lilburn, GA

    Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (Romans 8:35 NASB)

  30. 480
    Amy says:

    Amy, Jacksonville
    How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings. (Psalms 36:7 NLT)

  31. 481
    Leanne Miller says:

    From Eden Prairie, MN
    Therefore, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and firm in your faith just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. (Colossians 2:6, 7 NET)

  32. 482
    Allison says:

    Allison from Chicago IL

    The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim 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,
    to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
    (Isaiah 61:1-2a NIV)

  33. 483
    Leigh Weisinger says:

    Leigh, Woodway, TX 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

  34. 484
    Diane says:

    Diane, Longmont, CO
    I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14 NIV

  35. 485
    Shelley says:

    Shelley, Birmingham, “Blessed is the man whose trust is in the Lord and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes, but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8, NKJV

  36. 486
    Melanie says:

    Melanie E. Saint Augustine. And have mercy on those who doubt. Jude 1:22 ESV

  37. 487
    Dawn Rowden says:

    Dawn Rowden in Astoria Oregon, He has shown you, O mortal what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justily and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8((NIV)

  38. 488
    Judy says:

    Judy, Oswego, NY

    Psalm 25:4-5 ESV

    “Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truths and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.”

  39. 489
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Gravette, AR

    Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and
    clamor and slander be put away from you
    along with all malice. Be kind to one another
    tender hearted, forgiving one another, as God in
    Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV

  40. 490
    Tillie says:

    Tillie, Spring Branch, TX

    For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.

    Psalm 100:5 (NIV)

  41. 491
    Tina says:

    Tina, Baton Rouge, LA
    We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too. 2 Corinthians 1:5 The Message

  42. 492
    Rosalye Baldwin says:

    Vicksburg, MS

    Rise up, O Lord!
    And let Your enemies be scattered,
    And let those who hate you flee before You.

    Numbers 10:35b

  43. 493
    Shannon Lackey says:

    Shannon, Columbia, SC

    “But You, Lord, are a shield around me,
    my glory, the One who lifts my head high.”
    -Psalm 3:3 (NIV)

  44. 494
    Chelsea C. says:

    Chelsea from Canton, GA
    Romans 3:19-20 NASB
    “Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are in the Law, so that every mouth may become accountable to God, because by the works of the Law no flesh shall be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes knowledge of sin;”

  45. 495
    Kerry Newton says:

    Kerry, Keller TX, “man shall hnot live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord. ” Deut. 8:3 NKJV

  46. 496
    Hannah C says:

    Hannah Chico, Tx

    “She is clothed with strength and dignity;she can laugh at the days to come.”
    Proverbs 31:25 NIV

  47. 497
    Jennifer Palmer says:

    Frisco, TX

    Romans 8:5-6 NIV

    Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.

  48. 498
    Danielle Spataro says:

    Danielle from Cedar Park, TX

    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

    Psalms 73:26 (NIV)

  49. 499
    Cindy Stump says:

    Cindy, Summersville WV For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)

  50. 500
    Rebecca Dalton says:

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

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