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. 501
    Ashley says:

    Ashley from Durban, South Africa
    “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV

  2. 502
    Rachel says:

    Rachel Gilliam, Winchester, KY
    Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord. Though they join forces, none will go unpunished.
    Proverbs 16:5 NKJV

  3. 503
    Alison M. says:

    Allison from Scottsdale, AZ
    Psalm 143:8
    New Living Translation

    Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.

  4. 504
    Beth says:

    Beth, Johnstown, OH

    “I have made everything; that’s how it all came to be. I, the Lord, have spoken. The people I treasure most are the humble – they depend only on me and tremble when I speak.”
    Is 66:2 CEV

  5. 505
    Patrice Krimpelbein says:

    Patrice K Elm Grove, WI

    Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ
    Romans 5:1 NRSV

  6. 506
    Ellen Hollenshead says:

    Ellen, Albuquerque.

    You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last – and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.

    John 15:16 (NIV)

  7. 507
    Jaime from Baton Rouge, LA says:

    “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)

    Love this for Lenten season.

  8. 508
    Carol says:

    Hartley, IA
    Psalm 143:5-6
    I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all Your works and consider what Your hands have done. I spread out my hands to You; my soul thirsts for You like a parched land. NIV

  9. 509
    Kim, Russellville says:

    Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalms 119:105 NLT

  10. 510

    Holly, Charlotte, NC

    Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

  11. 511
    Melissa Benson says:

    Melissa, Katy, Tx
    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)

  12. 512
    Tara says:

    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

    Greensboro, NC

  13. 513

    Holly, Charlotte NC

    “Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV

  14. 514
    EmilyS says:

    Emily~Weatherford~”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”~ Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

  15. 515
    Renee Law says:

    Renee Huntington, WV

    The Spirit of the Sovereign L ord is upon me, for the L ord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. (Isaiah 61:1 NLT)

  16. 516
    Linda says:

    Linda, Longview: Each of you has received a gift to use to serve others. Be good servants of God’s various gifts of grace.
    I Peter 4:10. NCV

  17. 517
    Priscilla from Houston, TX says:

    Love the Lord your God with all the heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.
    Matthew 22:37 NIV

  18. 518
    Betsy says:

    Betsy in Mt Olive, AL

    I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord.
    1 Samuel 1:27-28 (NIV)

    Thank you, Lord for blessing me one year ago with a precious baby boy!

  19. 519
    Meryl George says:

    But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. -Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)

  20. 520
    Carissa says:

    Carissa, Benton AR. So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.” (Genesis 16:13 ESV)

  21. 521
    Courtney Murfreesboro, TN says:

    Luke 9:24 ESV
    For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.

  22. 522
    Katrina Hudson says:

    Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
    James 1:17
    Tahlequah, Okla

  23. 523
    Ana says:

    Ana, Tampa, FL

    Gal 6:9-10 (NIV)

    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

  24. 524
    Linda Baron says:

    Linda, Bend, OR
    Colossians 4:2 NIV
    Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

  25. 525
    Eva says:

    Eva, Knoxville. (cont) But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea blown and tossed by the wind. James 1:6 (NIV)

  26. 526
    Shannon Pate says:

    Shannon Pate
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    “We do not present our pleas before You because of our righteousness, but because of Your great mercy. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, pay attention and act; Delay not, for Your own sake, O my God, because Your city and Your people are called by Your name.”
    Daniel 9:18b-19 ESV

  27. 527
    Peggy Davis says:

    Peggy, Corpus Christi, TX
    My flesh and my heart may fail,but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalms 73:26 ESV

  28. 528
    Frances Reid says:

    Frances Reid. Greer, SC. “Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.”
    Colossians 3:5 NASB

  29. 529
    Kari Michelsen - Morrison, CO says:

    “For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.” I Peter 3:17

  30. 530
    Patrice, Midland, TX says:

    Proverbs 31:30 (NIV)

    “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

  31. 531
    Maryann Anger says:

    Maryann, Cold Lake AB Canada “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” Phil. 2:13 (NLT)

  32. 532
    Melissa E says:

    Melissa E

    Anna, Texas

    “If you are insulted because of the name if Christ, you are blessed, for the spirit of glory and if God rests upon you.”

    1peter 4:14

  33. 533
    Whitney Janzen says:

    Edmond, Ok
    It is good to give thanks to The Lord, to sing praises to the Most High. It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening,…
    Psalms 92:1-2 NLT

  34. 534
    Nikki says:

    Nikki, Littleton, CO
    “Count it all joy my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4 ESV

  35. 535
    Jennifer B. says:

    Jennifer, Cincinnati, OH

    Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until He comes and showers righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12 NIV1984

  36. 536
    Ellen Forrester says:

    Ellen Forrester, Spring, TX

    Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity,
    And revive me in Your ways.
    Establish Your word to Your servant,
    As that which produces reverence for You.
    Psalm 119:37,38 (NASB)

  37. 537
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Montrose, CO:

    I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

    John 16:33 (ESV)

  38. 538
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Shattuck, OK
    “Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.” Psalm 139:4 (NIV)

  39. 539
    Amber Warren says:

    Amber, Norman, OK.
    “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.”
    2 Timothy 1:7, NASB

  40. 540
    Marcia Jordon says:

    Marcia Jordon, Fulton, MO

    I Peter 5:6 (NIV84)
    Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

  41. 541
    Wendy S says:

    Wendy S, Amarillo, TX
    O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14(KJV)

  42. 542
    Carla says:

    Carla, LaFayette,Al.
    “Yet I still belong to you; you are holding my right hand.
    You will keep guiding me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny.” Psalm 73:23,24.

  43. 543
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly, Amarillo Tx
    It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
    Psalm 92:1 ESV

  44. 544
    Chris Floyd says:

    Chris Floyd, Kokomo, IN

    Matthew 6:25-26

    “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

  45. 545
    MimiRebecca says:

    Greenwood, In

    To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8) Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.
    2 Corinthians 12:7-8 NIV

  46. 546
    Amy says:

    Amy from fairport Ny. As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord ’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. (Psalm 18:30 NIV)

  47. 547
    Janet says:

    If you belonged to the world,
    it would love you as its own.
    As it is, you do not belong to the world,
    but I have chosen you out of the world.
    That is why the world hates you.

    John 15:19 NIV

  48. 548
    Beth says:


    “A cheerful heart is good medicine…” Proverbs 17:22a (NIV)

  49. 549
    Lynn, Pecos, NM says:

    “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

  50. 550
    Tracey says:

    Tracey from Shawnee, Kansas:

    Isaiah 53:6 (NLT)

    All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the sins of us all.

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