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. 5101
    Dusti Pugh says:

    Dusti Pugh, Carthage, TX

    1 Peter 5:7 New International Version (NIV)
    Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

  2. 5102
    Joanna K says:

    Joanna K
    Salinas, CA
    Ephesians 4:29 (ESV)
    29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

  3. 5103
    Rhonda Vacco says:

    Rhonda Jonesboro, AR

    Psalm 139:5
    New International Version (NIV)
    5 You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.

  4. 5104
    Norrell says:

    Prattville, AL

    Galatians 5:23-24


    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

  5. 5105
    Becky, Alberta, Canada says:

    It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. Prov.25:2

  6. 5106
    lissy parker says:

    The Lord will fight for you, You should hold your peace, and remain at rest.
    Exodus 14;14

  7. 5107
    Katelyn Moore says:

    Katelyn, Tulsa. “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I don’t consider that I’ve made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:12-14

  8. 5108
    Michaelene Beall says:

    Loganville, GA

    And I pray that I, being rooted and established in love, may have power together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that I may be filled to the measure with all the fullness of God.

    Ephesians 3:17b-19 NIV

  9. 5109
    Linda from Austin says:

    The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still. Exodus 14:14 NIV

  10. 5110
    Meredith Stair says:

    “Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.”
    -Psalm 61:2b-3

  11. 5111
    Carrie C says:

    Carrie C, The Woodlands, TX

    Ephesians 4:32
    Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.

  12. 5112
    Linda Ahearn says:

    Linda from Bossier City, La
    For He will give His angles orders concerning you, to protect you in all your ways.
    Psalm 91:11 HCSB

  13. 5113
    Liisa, Chesapeake, VA says:

    Col. 3: 23 NIV
    Whatever you do,work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord,not for men.

  14. 5114
    Debra says:

    Debra, Mobile:

    rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Col. 2:7 NIV84

  15. 5115
    Kristy, Parker says:

    “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”
    Psalm 51:10-12 NIV 84

  16. 5116
    MIchelle Wein says:

    Michelle, New Market, AL

    “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the remenwing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and prove what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2

  17. 5117
    Rene Sandifer says:

    Rene, Overland Park, KS. “Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself;
    the Lord hears when I call to him.” Psalm 4:3 NIV

  18. 5118
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Edmond, OK
    “He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son.”
    Colossians 1:13 ESV

  19. 5119
    Sarah from WI says:

    Wausau, WI
    …make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control…
    II Peter 1:5 NIV

  20. 5120
    Susie Hampton says:

    “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.”

    Psalms 4:8 (NIV)

  21. 5121
    Kristin says:

    Kristin, Charlotte, NC. “And have mercy on those who doubt.” Jude 1:22, ESV.

  22. 5122
    Nicolie says:

    Nicolie, Sterling Heights, MI
    For I know the plans I have for you, says The Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.
    Jeremiah 29:11-13

  23. 5123
    Kendra says:

    Kendra, Spokane Valley, WA
    “For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so my ways are higher than your ways
    and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”
    Isaiah 55:9 (NLT)

  24. 5124
    Kathy Mavity says:

    Kathy – Epsom NH
    For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. NIV Isaiah 55:8

  25. 5125
    Jen B says:

    Ahhh…I just remembered I forgot to post!!

    1 Thes. 5:16-18 (NIV)

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

  26. 5126
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Greenwood, AR
    “For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
    Luke 11:10 (NIV)

  27. 5127
    Charlotte says:

    Charlotte, Easley SC:

    So let us try to do what makes peace and helps one another. Romans 14:19 NCV

  28. 5128
    Debra Hamson says:

    Debra H. – Dahlgren, IL

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

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

  29. 5129
    Cheryl Walton says:

    Cheryl, Chadbourn. I sought the Lord and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4 NKJ

  30. 5130
    Connie Minish says:

    Connie M. in Eagan, MN

    Eph 4:1-6 NIV
    As a prisoner for The Lord then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to one hope when you were called – one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

  31. 5131
    Christy says:

    Christy: Ada, Ok “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of The Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 NIV

  32. 5132
    Danika says:

    Danika, Tulare, CA

    Matthew 22:37-38 NIV

    Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.

    • 5132.1
      Linda - Clancy, MT says:

      Deut. 2:3
      You have circled this mountain long enough!! Now turn north!! (exclamation points mine.)

  33. 5133
    Janet says:

    1Peter 5:6 NCV
    Be humble under God’s powerful hand so he will lift you up when the right time comes.

  34. 5134
    Olivia Lopez says:

    Olivia from Lapwai, Idaho: By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 1 John 3:16 ESV

  35. 5135
    Laura says:

    Laura, Houston TX
    5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.
    Proverbs 3;5,6 NIV

  36. 5136
    Iwona Schneckloth says:

    Spokane Valley, WA

    Philippians 2:13, “For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose.” (NIV)

  37. 5137
    Jennifer from Tombal, TX says:

    Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitide of sins.

    1 Peter 5:8
    New American Bible

  38. 5138
    Nichole from Eagle River, AK says:

    “My grace is sufficient for you. My power is made perfect in weakness.”
    2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

  39. 5139
    Alli Johnson says:

    Alli Johnson, Beaufort, SC

    For You have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling;
    I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

    Psalm 116:8-9

  40. 5140

    Hebrews 11:1 NIV Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

  41. 5141
    Cindy says:

    Flemingsburg, KY
    Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.
    Ephesians 4:32 NIV

  42. 5142
    Kathy says:

    1st Peter 2;21 NIV To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you,. leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

  43. 5143
    debbie faunce says:

    Debbie, kokomo, IN

    Psalms 90:12 NIV
    Teach us to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom.

  44. 5144
    kathy says:

    2 Peter 3:9 NIV The Lord is not slow in keeping his promises,as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to com to repentance.

  45. 5145
    Glenda says:

    1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

  46. 5146
    Danielle Demuth says:

    Danielle in Pratt, KS

    “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

    Luke 6:31 (NIV)

  47. 5147
    Suzi E. says:

    Opsrey, FL

    “Pray without ceasing.”
    1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV

  48. 5148
    Esther says:

    Esther, Lancaster PA

    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

  49. 5149
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Warsaw
    You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar.
    Psalm 139:1-2, NIV

  50. 5150
    Kari, spring hill fl says:

    I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. (Psalm 40:1, 2 NIV)

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