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. 5301
    Sandy says:

    Sandy, Glendale OR: Luke 12:32 Fear not little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. KJV

  2. 5302
    Anna G. says:

    Anna, Mobile, AL.

    And those who know your name put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.

    Psalm 9:10 ESV

  3. 5303
    Kim Leach says:

    Kim, Frankenmuth, MI:

    We know that all things work together for good for those who love God. -Romans 8:28 (NIV)

  4. 5304
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer ~ Garland, TX

    “They cried to You and were set free; they trusted in You and were not disgraced.” Psalms 22:5 (HCSB)

  5. 5305
    alisa beets says:

    Alisa Beets, Cheraw, SC NIV

    How can I repay the LORD for all His goodness to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD. Psalm 116:12-13 NIV,

  6. 5306
    Cindy Kidwell says:

    Cindy – Longmont, CO

    “Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.” Psalm 32:1 – NIV

  7. 5307
    Gretchen says:

    Gretchen Juncker
    Metairie, LA

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. AMEN!!

  8. 5308
    Julie says:

    Julie – Grimsby, ON Canada
    Isaiah 26:3 (NLT) “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”

  9. 5309
    Ruth says:

    Ruth, Providence

    “Woe to the rebellious children,” says the LORD, “who carry out a plan, but not mine; and who make a league, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin; who set out to go down to Egypt, without asking for my counsel, to take refuge in the protection of Pharaoh, and to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt!Therefore shall the protection of Pharaoh turn to your shame, and the shelter in the shadow of Egypt to your humiliation. For though his officials are at Zo’an and his envoys reach Ha’nes,every one comes to shame through a people that cannot profit them, that brings neither help nor profit, but shame and disgrace.”

    Isaiah 30:1-5, RSV

  10. 5310
    Katie says:

    Tifton, GA – She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25

  11. 5311
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Holly Springs, NC

    Psalm 127:1 NIV

    Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.

  12. 5312
    Tiffany Englar says:

    Tiffany, Nampa, ID:

    “You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.”
    Psalm 139:5 NLT

  13. 5313
    Kellye C. says:

    Kellye. Knoxville. “Whoever has my commands and keeps them, he is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I took will love them and show myself to him.” – John 14:21 (NIV).

  14. 5314
    Mary Beth says:

    Mary Beth, Atlanta, GA

    Surely You have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of Your presence. Psalm 21:6 NIV

  15. 5315
    Becky says:

    Waddell, AZ

    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2 (NIV)

  16. 5316
    Cindy Johnson says:

    Verse #5—extremely late, I know

    Ps. 56:8

    I will be strong and take heart because my hope is in you.

  17. 5317
    Renee says:

    Renee from Austin, TX

    Isaiah 26:8

    “Yes, Lord, walking in the way of Your laws, we wait for You; Your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.”


  18. 5318
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Easley, SC

    See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1 NIV

  19. 5319
    Hannah Hernandez says:

    Hannah Hernandez, La Grange, TX

    “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

    Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT

  20. 5320
    Brooke says:

    Yes, this is almost two weeks late, but here is my verse:
    Brooke, New Orleans
    For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    Romans 8:38-39

  21. 5321
    Mellissa Bainter says:

    Mellissa ~ Houston, TX

    Psalm 56:3 (ESV)
    When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

  22. 5322
    Tracee says:

    Tracee Morristown, TN
    Discover for yourself that the Lord is kind. Come to him for protection and you will be glad.

    Psalm 34:8 CEV

  23. 5323
    Annmarie says:

    Annmarie, Livermore

    “Watch your words and hold your tongue; you’ll save yourself a lot of grief.”

    Proverbs 21:23 AMP

  24. 5324
    Sandy Hammarlund says:

    Sandy in Powder Springs, GA

    For you, O LORD, have made me happy by your work. I will sign for joy because of what you have done.

    Psalm 92:4 (NET)

  25. 5325
    Valerie says:

    Valerie – NorCal

    But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. (James 1:25 ESV)

  26. 5326
    Mary Clark says:

    Psalm 4:8
    I will both lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, Lord, make me live in safety.

    Sorry to be so late, not bee feeling very good. 🙁

  27. 5327
    Deana Smith says:

    Aww so late. Deana,Texas
    2Corinthians 3:17 Amp Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is FREEDOM

  28. 5328
    Karen Allison says:

    The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm. Exodus 14:14nlt

  29. 5329
    Jane Kay says:

    Jane Kay, Brandon, MS And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
    Colossians 2:15 NIV(84)

  30. 5330
    Liz says:

    Better late than never 🙂

    Liz, Costa Mesa, CA

    It is good to give thanks to the Lord
    And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High
    Psalm 92:1 NASB

  31. 5331
    Kathy Rupp says:

    Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope.

    Romans 15:13 (the Message)

  32. 5332
    Kathy Rupp, Chattanooga TN says:

    Romans 15:13 The Message

    Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope.

  33. 5333
    Sabine Bagyura says:

    Sabine, Surrey, United Kingdom

    “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. I will build you up again”
    Jerm 31:3 NIV

  34. 5334
    Andrea says:

    Andrea from Vivian, LA
    Rejoice in hope, endure in suffering, persist in prayer. Romans 12:12 (NET)

  35. 5335
    Connie Blaut says:

    Connie from Amarillo, TX
    “My God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:19 NIV

  36. 5336
    Cheryl McCabe says:

    I think I may have posted my verse 4 here and forgot my verse 5 :/. I can’t find my verse 4 on the previous blog entry so I’ll go ahead and post my verse 5 (the right one :)) here…

    Cheryl from Los Osos: “Oh taste and see that The Lord is good.” Psalm 34:5 NASB

  37. 5337
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey from Wisconsin. NIV Study Bible. John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy: I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.

  38. 5338
    Lauren Spence says:

    Lauren Spence from Decatur, TX

    “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
    Psalm 37:4 (NIV)

  39. 5339
    Amanda says:

    Amanda, White Hall, AR

    And entrust what you heard me say in the presence of many others as witnesses to faithful people who will be competent to teach others as well. -2 Timothy 2:2, NET

  40. 5340
    Robin Joy Duncan says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. Pr. 3:5-6

  41. 5341
    Elaine says:

    Elaine, Baltimore
    May He grant you according to your heart’s desire and fulfill all your purpose. Psalm 20:4 NKJV

  42. 5342
    Kathryn Salley says:

    Kathryn Greenville, SC

    NIV Matthew 21:22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.

  43. 5343
    Vanessa Kornelsen says:

    Vanessa, Linköping, Sweden

    “You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.”

    Romans 8:9+10 (NIV)

  44. 5344
    Georgine East says:

    Georgine – Austin, TX

    The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.

    Psalms 103:8-10 NIV

  45. 5345
    Melanie Ceynar says:

    Melanie- Houston, TX -“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble.” Psalm 46:1 NIV

  46. 5346
    Fonda Kaye says:

    Fonda, Biloxi, MS

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 NASB

  47. 5347
    Lauren Thomas says:

    Lauren, Bonner Springs

    Psalm 121:3 HCSB
    He will not allow your foot to slip;
    your Protector will not slumber.

  48. 5348
    KaRetha says:

    I’m borrowing yours this time Beth. 🙂
    Denham Springs, LA
    “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

  49. 5349
    waylene says:

    waylene, loma linda: Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord Psalms 130:1 KJV

  50. 5350
    Heather says:

    Heather, Richland, WA

    No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. 2 Tim. 2:4 (NIV)

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