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. 5151
    Kim says:

    Kim, Bloomington, IL

    Proverbs 16:11 NASB

    A just balance and scales belong to The Lord; All the weights of the bag are His concern.

  2. 5152
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Fredericksburg VA

    Psalm 92:1-2 ESV

    “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.”

  3. 5153
    Nena Jackson says:

    Joshua 1:11 (MSG)

    “Go through the camp and give this order to the people: ‘Pack your bags. In three days you will cross this Jordan River to enter and take the land God, your God is giving you to possess.'”

  4. 5154
    Lise Ode says:

    Lise O, Cumming, GA, In Peace I will both lie down and sleep, for Thou alone, O Lord, dost make me to dwell in safety.

    Psalm 4:8

  5. 5155
    Sharon, Huntsville, AL says:

    2 Corinthians 4:16 – 17 NIV
    Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that outweighs them all.

  6. 5156
    Liz Hill says:

    Liz, Geismar, LA
    Isaiah 61:3, NIV ’84
    ” and provide for those who grieve in Zion- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of His splendor.”

  7. 5157
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn, McKinney, Tx
    For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him. As far as the east is from the west so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
    Psalms 103: 11-12

  8. 5158
    Erica Voss says:

    Erica Voss
    Stafford, VA

    But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.

    James 4:6-8a ESV

  9. 5159
    Lisa, Granbury, TX says:

    Psalms 92:1-2 ESV
    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.

  10. 5160
    Deborah says:

    2 Thessalonians 3:3, NIV 1984
    But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

  11. 5161
    Karen Helms, Largo says:

    Psalms 139:4
    “Before a word is on my tongue, you know it completely, O Lord.” NIV

  12. 5162
    Sherri Moore says:

    Sherri Moore, Pueblo West, CO
    2 Tim 2:13 NIV
    if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.

  13. 5163
    Sharon Meadows.- Baytown, TX says:

    1 Peter 2:12  (KJV)
    Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

  14. 5164
    Heather says:

    Gloucester Virginia

    When anxiety was great within me,your consolation brought me joy (Psalm 94:19 NIV)

  15. 5165
    Sharon Meadows - Baytown, TX says:

    2 Timothy 3:16-17   (KJV)
    All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

  16. 5166
    Darl Gloeckler says:

    Darl, Bakersfield, CA
    Psalm 32:8 (NIV)
    I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

  17. 5167
    Chrissie says:

    Chrissie from Aurora says:
    “Look to the Lord and His strength; seek his face always.” 1 Chronicles 16:27 (NIV)

  18. 5168
    Judylynn Pencek says:

    Judy Pencek, Foster City, CA
    “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better and it will not be taken away from her.”
    Luke 10:41-42

  19. 5169
    Abi Moore from Apopka, FL says:

    Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

    “The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with this love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

  20. 5170
    Misty says:

    Psalm 94:18 NIV
    When I said, “My foot is slipping” Your love, O Lord, supported me.
    Misty – Midland, TX

  21. 5171
    Sherry says:

    Sherry, Moore, OK
    Psalm 27:19 As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.
    (or so others reflect your heart back to you)

  22. 5172
    Kara says:

    Kara from Bethany ok “Use your heads as you live and work among outsiders. Don’t miss a trick. Make the most of every opportunity. Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out.” (Colossians 4:5, 6 MSG)

  23. 5173
    Erin VT says:

    Chippewa Falls, WI

    “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his. Good, pleasing and perfect will.”
    Rom 12:2 NIV

  24. 5174
    Kristin says:

    “For as high as the Heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:11-12
    Kristin Clearwater, FL

  25. 5175
    Leah Johnson says:

    Leah Johnson, Apple Valley, CA
    1 Peter 4:7
    “The end of all things is near. Therefore be clearminded and self controlled so that you can pray.”

  26. 5176
    Angie says:

    Angie, Chillicothe, MO
    So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 2 Corinthians 5:16, NIV

  27. 5177
    Angie Miller says:

    Angie M – Macon, MS
    But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way. 1 Corinthians 14:40, NIV

  28. 5178
    Casey says:

    Casey, San Antonio, TX. “I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4 NIV

  29. 5179
    Erin says:

    Erin in Dumas
    All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything. (1 Corinthians 6:12 NASB)

  30. 5180

    Michelle Bentham – Watauga, TX

    So we are now representatives of the Anointed One, the Liberating King; God has given us a charge to carry through our lives – urging all people on behalf of the Anointed to become reconciled to the Creator God. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:20 (The VOICE)

  31. 5181
    Elizabeth Kinlaw from Raleigh, NC says:

    “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV

  32. 5182
    Hannah says:

    Hannah, Pleasant Hill, MO

    Revelation 17:14 – ESV (Just started doing the Revelation study!)

    They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for He is Lord of lords and King of Kings, and those with Him are called and chosen and faithful.

  33. 5183
    Tiffany says:

    “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
    Romans 15:13 NLT

  34. 5184
    Susan Shores says:

    Susan~Oak Grove, Alabama

    My heart has heard You say, “Come and talk with Me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” Psalm 27:8 NLT

  35. 5185
    Sandi in MN says:

    Duluth, MN

    Joshua 1:9(NLT)

    “This is my command- Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord you God is with you where ever you go”

  36. 5186
    Kristi Smith, Hoover, Al says:

     Then Joshua gave orders to the people’s leaders: “Go through the camp and give this order to the people: ‘Pack your bags. In three days you will cross this Jordan River to enter and take the land God, your God, is giving you to possess.’” Joshua 1:11 (Msg)

  37. 5187
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer of Deer Park

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

  38. 5188
    Marion Costantini says:

    Marion, Royse City, TX

    Psalm 119:11 (NIV)

    I have hidden your word in my heart
    that I might not sin against you.

  39. 5189
    Nancy from Whitehalll, LA says:

    A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9 (NKJV)

  40. 5190
    Janet Scarth says:

    Janet at Amarillo
    I John 4:19 (NIV)
    We love because He first loved us.

  41. 5191
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Canton, GA: “Even to your old age I am He, and even to hair white with age will I carry you. I have made, and I will bear; yes, I will carry and will rescue you.” (Isaiah 46:4 AMP)

  42. 5192
    Lynn Leinhos says:

    Lynn, Shelby Township,MI
    “Praise be to the God and Father of our lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” 2Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)

    My mission verse as a counselor 🙂

  43. 5193
    Virginia says:

    Virginia B. Longmont, CO

    John 14:13-14

    New Living Translation (NLT)

    13 You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. 14 Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!

  44. 5194
    Carrie Hays says:

    Carrie, Houston,TX
    “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possesion, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 NIV

  45. 5195
    Sparki2003 says:

    Ephesians 6:10 [New International Reader’s Version]

    Finally, let the Lord make you strong. Depend on His mighty power.

    Jennifer Olmstead
    Janesville, Wisconsin

  46. 5196
    Ashley says:

    Ashley&Ava, Van Alstyne, Tx
    This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! (2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT)

  47. 5197
    Jennifer Jones Mosher says:

    Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him. John 14:21 Unit 4 of Experiencing God
    Jennifer from Canfield, OH

  48. 5198
    Sue Magee says:

    Sue Magee
    Hazel Green, AL
    1 John 2:17 NIV
    The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.

  49. 5199
    Debra Crowder says:

    Dallas, GA

    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 (NET)

  50. 5200
    Ann says:

    In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world.
    John 16:33 NIV

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