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. 5001
    Julia, Pensacola, Fl says:

    Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 KJV

  2. 5002
    Angie Keel says:

    Angie from Anniston, Alabama

    “He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”

    Psalm 91:4, NIV

  3. 5003
    Marla says:


    And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4:7 NIV

  4. 5004
    Christy says:

    Ephesians 1:1
    “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” NIV
    Christy, Edgerton mn

  5. 5005
    Melissa Sosebee says:

    “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your name, Oh Most High; to declare Your steadfast love in the morning, and Your faithfulness by night…” Psalm 92:1-2 (ESV)

    Waco, TX

  6. 5006
    Caroline Sosebee says:

    Im doing colossian 3:12-17 for the next couple mounths March 1st–

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:12-17 NIVUK)

    Waco, TX

  7. 5007
    candifer says:

    candifer, sd
    i want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, so that one way or another i will experience the resurrection from the dead! philippians 3:11 NLT

  8. 5008
    Charlotte Carty says:

    Lexington, Ky

    James 4:7-10. NIV.
    Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. (James 4:7-10 NIV)

  9. 5009
    Diane B says:

    Give tahnks in all circumstances. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV

  10. 5010
    Pam T says:

    Pam T, NC

    Therefore, my beloved brethren, be stedfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
    I Cor 15:58 (NKJV)

  11. 5011
    Wendy says:

    For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.
    Jeremiah 29:11 NRSV

  12. 5012
    Tina Harrell says:

    Tina from Chesapeake, VA – “You hem me in – behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.” Psalm 139:5 NIV84

  13. 5013
    Yvonne Munoz says:

    Yvonne, Riverside, CA

    In the morning, O Lord , You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch. ~Psalms 5:3 (NASB)~

  14. 5014
    Amberley says:

    Amberley – Pasco, WA

    Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.

    James 1:17 NIV

    Rejoice in all the good things the Lord your God has given you.

    Deuteronomy 26:11 NIV

  15. 5015
    Becky Bigbie says:

    Becky from Highland Village, Tx

    You formed the mountains by your power, And armed yourself with mighty strength. Psalm 65:6 NLV

  16. 5016
    Amy from Galion, OH says:

    For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. 2 Chronicles 16:9a NIV

  17. 5017
    Torrie says:

    Torrie from Melissa, TX

    You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul,and all your mind.
    This is the first and greatest commandment. Matthew 22:37-38 NLT

  18. 5018
    Stacey Douglas says:

    Stacey Douglas, Sicklerville, NJ

    “The weapons we fight with are not of this world. On the contrary, theyb have divine power to demolish strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:4

  19. 5019
    Stacey Douglas says:

    2 Corinthians 10:4

    “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the worls. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds”.

  20. 5020
    Lindsey Lorence says:

    Lindsey from Little Rock

    “And you shall keep my statues and practice them; I am the LORD who sanctifies you.”

    Leviticus 20:8 (NASB)

  21. 5021
    Erin says:

    Erin, Arkansas

    So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.
    2 Cor. 5:9 NIV

  22. 5022
    Renee Lindsey says:

    Proverbs 28:13 NIV84
    He who conceals his sin does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

  23. 5023
    Jennifer Pegram says:

    Jennifer, Clemmons, NC
    Safety is of the Lord. Proverbs 21:31b, KJV

  24. 5024
    Christie Varner says:

    Christie from Plano, Texas

    “Teach us to number our days,that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
    Psalm 90:12

  25. 5025
    Brenda Bowman, Houston says:

    “For by Him all things were created, both in hte heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-all things have been created through Him and for Him. Col 1:16 NASB

  26. 5026
    Jess McGurn says:

    Jess- Dickinson, ND

    Colossians 3:23-24 (ESV)

    Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the LORD and not for men, knowing that from the LORD you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the LORD Jesus Christ.

  27. 5027
    Rachel from Wyoming says:

    “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me,and I will listen to you.
    You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
    Jeremiah 12-13, NIV

  28. 5028
    Bette Whitney says:

    Bette, Bothell I will offer You my grateful heart, for I am Your unique creation, filled with wonder and awe. You have approached even the smallest details with excellence; Your works are wonderful; I carry this knowledge deep within my soul. Psalm 139:14 (VOICE)

  29. 5029
    Meghann says:

    Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)

    “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

  30. 5030
    Evangeline says:

    Evangeline, Loveland CO

    Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

    Psalm 105:4 NIV

  31. 5031
    Heather in Austin says:

    Hebrews 13:5 NASB
    Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

  32. 5032
    Kelley Mann says:

    Ahh, I’m always late! Anyway, Kelley, La Verne California.
    Isaiah 30:15 For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel “In returning and rest, you will be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” ESV

  33. 5033
    Heather says:

    Heather—Corpus Christi, TX. “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” Psalm 20:7 (NKJV)

  34. 5034
    Lynn, Pittsburgh says:

    Thou, oh Lord, are a shield about me, My Glory, and the One who lifts my head. Psalm 3:3 NAS

  35. 5035
    Lisa Lucas says:

    Lisa Lucas
    Indianapolis, IN

    That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

    Romans 10:19 NIV

  36. 5036
    Elizabeth Neumann says:

    Elizabeth, Castle Rock, CO

    “As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”

    2 Cor 4:18, ESV

  37. 5037
    Larissa Simpson says:

    Larissa Simpson Benbrook, Tx

    “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3 NIV

  38. 5038
    Vanessa says:

    Vanessa from Rogersville, MO

    He has shown you, oh man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 NIV

  39. 5039
    Sheri Jones says:

    Sheri, Fort Worth, TX. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 NIV

  40. 5040
    Sam says:

    Sam, Hanscom AFB, MA

    “In all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.”

    Proverbs 3:6, NIV

  41. 5041
    Mika says:

    Mika, Austin,Texas “So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.” Romans 6:11 NLT

  42. 5042
    heather smith says:

    Heather Smith
    Visalia CA

    Bear with each other and forgive one another, if any of you has a greivance against someone forgive them as the Lord forgave you.

    Colossians 3:13 NIV
    Half way through chemo!!!

  43. 5043
    Karen says:

    Karen from Fort Dodge, IA. “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord”. Psalm 27:14 NIV.

  44. 5044
    Nicki Bishop says:

    Nicki Bishop
    Bowling Green, KY

    “For he shall be like a tree planted by the 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 17:8 (NKJV)

  45. 5045
    amy says:

    Amy, Blacklick, OH
    Matthew 9-10 The Message (1st part of Lords prayer)
    Our father in heaven
    Reveal who you are
    Set the world right
    Do what’s best
    As above, so below.

  46. 5046
    Pam says:

    Pam, Apple Valley MN
    When I am afraid, I will trust in you.
    Psalm 56:3 NIV

  47. 5047
    Paula Cranford says:

    Paula – OKC, OK “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:9&10 NIV

  48. 5048
    Tracie, Albuquerque, NM says:

    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galations 6:9 NIV

  49. 5049
    Pam Koenig says:

    La Grange, KY

    “Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.”
    Proverbs 16:3

  50. 5050
    AnnaRuth says:

    Anna, Little Elm, TX

    “I will sing of the mercies of The Lord forever; with my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations.”

    Psalm 89:1 (NKJV)

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