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. 5051
    LisaT says:

    Lisa from Boonsboro

    James 1:2 NIV

    Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds…

  2. 5052
    Christi says:

    Christi, Newnan GA
    It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High Psalm 92:1 ESV

  3. 5053
    Amy K. Jones says:

    Amy K. Jones, Fayetteville, GA
    It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High Psalm 92:1ESV

  4. 5054
    Laurie Witthoff says:

    Naperville, Illinois
    “Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10

  5. 5055
    Lori Todd says:

    He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
    Psalms 62:6

  6. 5056
    Carol Cate says:

    Richardson, TX

    Luke 6:31 NIV
    “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

  7. 5057
    Andrea says:

    Andrea, New Brunswick, Canada

    “Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 NLT

  8. 5058
    Barbara says:

    Midland, Texas

    Psalm 92:1 (ESV)

    It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High;

  9. 5059
    Lynn says:

    Lynn, Jacksonville, FL

    King David spoke of this, describing the happiness of an undeserving sinner who is declared to be righteous: “Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight. Yes, what joy for those whose sin is no longer counted against them by the LORD.” (Romans 4:6-8 NLT)

  10. 5060
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Austin, TX, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Ps. 19:14

  11. 5061
    Kathy French says:

    Kathy French, Austin
    “If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Me will save it. What good is it for a ;man to gain the whole world and yet lose or forfeit his very self?” Luke 9:23-25 NIV

  12. 5062
    Sharon says:

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

  13. 5063
    Leigh's says:

    Leigha, White Oak, TX, Psalms 5:1 (NLT)
    “O Lord, hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning.”

  14. 5064
    Cindy says:

    Port Neches, Texas
    Psalm 92:1,4 (NLT)
    “It is good to give thanks to The Lord, to sing praises to the Most High. You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy for what you have done.”

  15. 5065
    Brenda says:

    Winnipeg, MB Canada

    For we are His creation – created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so we should walk in them.

    Eph 2:10 HCSB

  16. 5066
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly, Watha, Matthew 6:8-13 NKJV
    8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10  Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 11  Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 13  And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

  17. 5067
    Paula Williamson says:

    Paula, Houston, TX

    God is just: he will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when The Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels.
    –2 Thessalonians 1:6-7, NIV

  18. 5068
    Janet says:

    Proverbs 3:5-7

    King James Version (KJV)

    5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

    6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

  19. 5069
    Tracy says:

    Better late than never!

    Tracy, Edgewood, KY

    Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with by our counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever. ~Psalm 73:23-26 (NLT)

  20. 5070
    Christine Jackman says:

    Christine – Denham Springs, LA

    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

    Ephesians 6:10-11 NIV

  21. 5071
    Jennifer says:

    Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. Joshua 1:8

  22. 5072
    Monica Pribe says:

    Monica, Blacklick, OH. ” for the Word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” 1 Corinthians 1:18 ESV

  23. 5073
    Lonnie Gibson says:

    Lonnie, Omaha NE:

    They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.” (Revelation 17:14 NIV)

  24. 5074
    Connie G says:

    Freeland, Mi He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. Proverbs 14:31

  25. 5075
    Jamie chamberlain says:

    Jamie from Ossian, IN

    “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.”

    Revelation 3:20 NLT

  26. 5076
    Stefypie says:

    Stephanie, Lititz, PA
    Psalm 40:16-17 MSG
    But all who are hunting for you – oh, let them sing and be happy. Let those who know what you’re all about tell the world you’re great and not quitting. And me? I’m a mess. I’m nothing and have nothing: make something of me. You can do it; you’ve got what it takes – but God, don’t put it off.

    Grace, age 5
    Philippians 4:13 NLT
    I can do everything through Christ, who give me strength.

  27. 5077
    JoAnn says:

    JoAnn COlumbus, OH

    Phil 4:8
    Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things! NIV

  28. 5078
    Barbara Jenkins says:

    Barbara, Fredericksburg, VA.
    Seek the Lord while He may be found; call on Him while He is near. Isaiah 55:6 NIV

  29. 5079
    Joan White says:

    NIV — II Corinthians 12:9
    But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness”. Therefore, I will boast more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

  30. 5080
    Amber says:

    Amber from Fort Worth, TX:

    Fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
    I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
    Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)

  31. 5081
    Debi Spiller says:

    Debi, Alva,FL Proverbs 11:25 A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. (NIV)

  32. 5082
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Missouri

    “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

  33. 5083
    Janet Norwood says:

    Janet, Lenoir, NC

    I am still confident of this:
    I will see the goodness of the LORD
    in the land of the living.
    Wait for the LORD;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the LORD.

    Psalm 27:13,14 NIV

  34. 5084
    Bonnie says:

    You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Is 26:2 niv

  35. 5085
    Jenn Coleman says:

    Proverbs 11:27 NIV
    He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.

  36. 5086
    Tina says:

    Tina, Cincinnati OH – John 10:27 – My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (NIV)

  37. 5087
    Monique Dozer says:

    Monique Dozer, Elizabethtown, KY
    1Corinthians 1:18
    For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

  38. 5088
    Sadee says:

    Sadee, Celebration, Florida
    “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.”
    John 1:1-2, NIV

  39. 5089
    Dianne says:

    Dianne Ewin,Decatur, AR

    How good it is to give thanks to the Eternal
    and to praise Your name with song, O Most High;
    To speak of Your unfailing love in the morning
    and rehearse Your faithfulness as night begins to fall.

    Psalm 92:1-2, The Voice

  40. 5090
    LuAnn Fischer says:

    2 Tim 4:4 NIV They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

  41. 5091
    Hannah Pettefer says:

    Hannah, Lake Charles, LA

    “Love the Lord you God with l you heart amdd with all your soul and with all your mind and with all you strength.”

    Mark 12:30 – NIV

  42. 5092
    Jessica says:

    Russellville, Ar
    Matthew 11:28 NIV

    “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”

  43. 5093
    Claire says:

    Claire, Houston, TX “The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?” Proverbs 18:4 NIV

  44. 5094
    Julie Elrod says:

    Julie Elrod, Smyrna, GA: With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. James 3:9-10 NIV

  45. 5095
    Karen Hughes says:

    Karen, Ontario, Canada “He will not let your foot slip- he who watches over you will not slumber” ps 121 vs 3 Niv

  46. 5096
    Laura says:

    Laura, Indianapolis-

    “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
    Numbers 6:24-26 ESV

  47. 5097
    Kristi says:

    Kristi, Telford, PA..

    …”and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.”

    Prov 2:4-5 NIV

  48. 5098
    Christy T. says:

    Christy T. – Dallas, TX

    “Strength and dignity are her clothing,
    and she laughs at the time to come.
    She opens her mouth with wisdom,
    and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”

    Prov 31:25-26 (ESV)

  49. 5099
    Kelly Woods says:

    Kelly in Independence, MO. 1John 5:5 “Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the son of God.” NIV

  50. 5100
    Michelle Stevens says:

    Eucha, OK

    Let all that I am praise The Lord; with all of my heart, I will praise His holy name. Psalm 103:1 NLT

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