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. 5351
    Pam says:

    Matt 5:9

    9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
    because they will be called sons of God.

  2. 5352
    Stacie Gerathy says:

    Psalms 139:5 NIV

    You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.

    Livonia Mi

  3. 5353
    Meredith says:

    Meredith from Blacksburg, VA

    For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked.

    2 Corinthians 5:2-3 ESV

  4. 5354
    Kimberly from Fultondale, AL says:

    James 5:8 NIV

    You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.

  5. 5355
    Kendi Smith says:

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

    Zephaniah 3:17

    Kendi Smith, Midland Texas

  6. 5356
    Tenille Rauls says:

    Tenille Rauls, Arkansas

    Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right.
    Proverbs 20:11 NIV

  7. 5357
    Monica Bentrude says:

    Monica Bentrude Salt Lake City, “Love The Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Duet 6:5 NIV

  8. 5358
    Diane Willson says:

     Even youths grow tired and weary,
        and young men stumble and fall;
    but those who hope in the Lord
        will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles;
        they will run and not grow weary,
        they will walk and not be faint.

    Isaiah 40:30-31
    New International Version (NIV)
    Diane -Niskayuna, NY

  9. 5359
    Cassie M says:

    Cassie, Trafalgar IN, Colossuans 3:14-15
    But above all things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body, and be thankful. NKJV

  10. 5360
    Jean Everett says:

    Jean, Lebanon, Tennessee
    “I will hurry, without lingering, to obey your commands.”
    Psalm 119:60. NLT

  11. 5361
    Michele says:

    Relieve the troubles of my heart,
    and bring me out of my distress.
    Ps 25:17, NRSV

  12. 5362
    mari slavens says:

    Mari from Zionsville, IN

    The Lord said, “Lift up your eyes from where you are and look north and south, east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.” Gen 13:15 NIV

    Sorry this is late…I was out of town without internet service.❤

  13. 5363
    Kelly says:

    Fredericksburg, Virginia
    1Peter 3:9

    Never return evil for eveil, or insult for insult, but on the contrary blessing.
    For know that to this you have been called, that you may yourselves be a blessing.

  14. 5364
    Jennifer Swift says:

    Jennifer Swift, OKC, OK

    Be still and know that I am God..

    Psalm 46:10a NIV

  15. 5365
    Roxanne says:

    Roxanne, New York, NY

    “Lord, we know you will protect the oppressed, preserving them forever from this lying generation, even though the wicked strut about, and evil is praised throughout the land.”

    Psalm 12:7 NLT

  16. 5366
    taylor says:

    Taylor Lane, Birmingham, AL
    ‘The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks Him.’ Lamentations 3:25 ESV

  17. 5367
    Charlotte Kiel says:

    Charlotte, Tomball, TX,
    But those who wait on the Lord
    Shall renew their strength;
    They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
    They shall run and not be weary,
    They shall walk and not faint.
    Isaiah 40:31, NKJV

  18. 5368
    Shawna says:

    Shawna ~ Boise, Idaho
    Psalm 40:8 HCSB
    I delight to do your will my God; your instruction lives within me.

  19. 5369
    Melissa Porter says:

    Melissa, Granbury Tx
    1 John 3:8
    the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. the Son of God appeared for this purpose to destroy the works of the devil.

  20. 5370
    Debbie Proebsting says:

    Debbie – St. Charles, MO
    “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Philippians 4:4 NIL

  21. 5371
    Katherine Puller says:

    Katherine from The Woodlands, Texas

    For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

    Colossians 1:13-14 (NASB)

  22. 5372
    Marie says:

    Psalm 32:8-9 – I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel and watch over you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding, but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come NIV

  23. 5373
    Cheryn says:

    Cheryn (Edmond, OK)

    Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord , you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. (Psalms 139:4-6 ESV)

  24. 5374
    Sarah says:

    Sarah. Fredericksburg, VA
    Romans 5:8 (NIV)
    But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

  25. 5375
    Candy says:

    Candy from Houston, Texas. “You have searched me, O 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

  26. 5376
    Jennifer says:

    Psalm 139: 5-6
    You hem me in, behind and before,and lay your hand upon me.
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.

  27. 5377
    Sarah says:

    Psalm 139:5-6
    You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. (ESV)

  28. 5378
    Jeantelle says:

    Jeantelle, Lafayette LA

    Fear of man Will prove to be a snare But whoever trusts in the Lord will be kept safe.

    Prov 29:25

  29. 5379
    Kirby Ray says:

    Kirby from Parsons, KS

    “For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 ESV

  30. 5380
    Cathy Szeszulski says:

    Cathy, Chesapeake Beach, MD
    Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:4-5 NIV

  31. 5381
    Margo says:

    Margo, Laramie, WY

    2 Corinthians 4:4-5

    The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.

  32. 5382
    Dana Strake says:

    Dana, Houston

    Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
    Philippians 2:3 ESV

  33. 5383
    Stephanie says:

    Steph scottsdale , az “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 (NIV)

  34. 5384
    Amber Jaramillo says:

    Amber J., Tampa, FL. “In fact, the Lord Christ is the one you are really serving, and you know that he will reward you. But Christ has no favorites! He will punish evil people, just as they deserve.” Colossians 3:24-25 The CEV Bible

  35. 5385
    Elaine says:

    Elaine, Bismarck
    Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, that it may give grace to those who hear.
    Ephesians 4:29 NASB

  36. 5386
    Alison says:

    Alison, Richmond,VA
    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17 (NIV)

  37. 5387
    Candice says:

    Palatine, IL

    I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.

    Jeremiah 24:7 (NIV)

  38. 5388
    Tempa says:

    Tempa, Palm Bay, Fl
    “You have searched me, Lord, & you know me. You know when I sit & when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out & my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.” Psalm 139: 1-3 NIV

  39. 5389
    Lauren says:

    Lauren Frisco, TX

    The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)

  40. 5390
    Cortni Hoover says:

    Cortni Hoover, Mobile, AL, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:29 NIV84

  41. 5391
    Shawna Dazey says:

    Shawna Dazey Kent, WA
    Ezekiel 36:26 NIV
    “I will give you a new heart & put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you a heart of stone & give you a heart of flesh.”

  42. 5392
    Carmen says:

    Carmen. Greenville MI

    Gentleness and self control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:23

  43. 5393
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Black Creek, Ga

    Yahweh, You are my God; I will exalt You. I will praise Your name, for You have accomplished wonders, plans ⌊formed⌋ long ago, with perfect faithfulness. (Isaiah 25:1 HCSB)

  44. 5394
    Karen Cooper says:

    Karen from Indianapolis
    Joel 2:28 NIV
    And afterward I will pour out my Spirit on all people
    Your sons and daughters will prophecy
    Your old men will dream dreams
    Your young men will see visions.

  45. 5395
    Janice from Houston, TX says:

    Cause me to hear your lovingkindness in the morning,
    For in You do I trust;
    Cause me to know the way in which I should walk,
    For I lift up my soul to You

    Psalm 143:8 (NKJV)

  46. 5396
    Charleen Beasley says:

    Charleen Beasley, Nashville
    “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37 NIV)

  47. 5397
    Carolyn says:

    Matthew 5:23-24 (NAS)
    “If therefore you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.”

    Wheaton, IL

  48. 5398
    Katie Morris says:

    “Have mercy on those who doubt.”

    Jude 1:22, NIV
    Katie Morris, Stamping Ground

  49. 5399
    Yen Le Thampi says:

    Yen, Houston: Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21(NIV)

  50. 5400
    Ruth says:

    Ruth, mount pleasant, SC
    Isaiah 30:15 (MSG)
    God, 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.”

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