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. 5451
    Darlene Tremblay says:

    Darlene,Turner Maine
    Psalms 3:5,6

    Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5, 6 KJV)

  2. 5452
    Maly Moseley says:

    Maly, Marysville, Oh

    No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you. Joshua 1:5 (NLT)

  3. 5453
    Barbara Herndon says:

    Barbara, New Orleans, La

    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

  4. 5454
    Betty says:

    Loma Linda, CA
    Isa 55: 6-9 KJV. Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
    7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
    8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
    9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

  5. 5455
    Janet says:

    Janet, Edmond
    Psalm 92:4 The NET Bible

  6. 5456
    Blair says:

    Chattanooga, TN

    “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”

    Romans 1:20, ESV

  7. 5457
    Stacey says:

    Stacey, Houston, TX – “Dear friend, listen well to my words; tune your ears to my voice. Keep my message in plain view at all times. Consentrate! Learn it by heart! Those who discover these words live, really live; body and soul, they’re bursting with health.” Proverbs 4:20-22 The Message

  8. 5458
    Christy B says:

    Christy Waco, TX
    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

  9. 5459
    Danelle says:

    Psalms 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

  10. 5460
    Rebecca Grogan says:

    Rebecca-Jacksonville, AL- Let your gentleness be evident to all. Philippians 4:5

  11. 5461
    Faye Tronsgard from Calgary, AB says:

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, (Philippians 2:3 NIV)

  12. 5462
    Anna Scantlan says:

    Anna S.
    Sullivan, MO
    (I just realized I didn’t record my last verse. Oops! So here it is…)

    “O Lord, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the Lord, the spring of living water.” Jeremiah 17:13 (NIV)

  13. 5463
    Twyla says:

    Twyla, Lubbock, TX

    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” -Romans 12:12 (NIV 84)

  14. 5464
    Dawn Deare says:

    Dawn Deare, Lafayette, LA
    Psalm 27:14 NIV
    Wait for The Lord, be strong and take heart and wait for The Lord.

  15. 5465
    Holly says:

    Holly, Dallas, TX

    And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment– to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.

    Ephesians 1:9-10, NIV

  16. 5466
    Wanda says:

    Wanda, Houston, “But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, in order that I may finish my coure, and the minstry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20;24, NAS

  17. 5467
    Lesley Wildhaber says:

    Lesley Wildhaber, Westminster, CO Ephesians 6:17 (ESV) …and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

  18. 5468
    Brenda J Trollinger says:

    To Beth Moore: Both my mom norma & I get a lot out of your studies & enjoy your jokes at times while we listen to you its like you are there @ the time that we are listen we have bible study group in brooks @ a friends home @ after were done listen to you we talk about what we just heard thank you so much
    Brenda Jewell Trollinger

  19. 5469
    Darlene J says:

    Darlene J – Macedonia, OH

    I’m a little behind posting..not memorizing!
    #3 I Thessalonians 5:16-18 CEV

    Always be joyful. And never stop praying.
    Whatever happens, keep thanking Go because of Jesus Christ. That is what God wants you to do.”

    #4 Romans 8:12-13 CEV
    My dear friends, we must not live to satisfy our desires.
    If you do, you will die. But you will live, if by the help of God’s Spirit you say “No” to your desires.

    #5 Romans 8:14-15 CEV
    Only those people who are led by God’s Spirit are His children.
    God’s spirit doesn’t make us slaves who are afraid of Him. Instead, we become His children and call Him our Father.

    #6 Romans 8: 16-17 CEV
    God’s Spirit makes us sure that we are His children.
    His Spirit lets know that together with Christ we will be given what God has promised. We will also share in the glory of Christ, because we have suffered with Him.

  20. 5470
    Natalie B. Robertson says:

    Natalie from Frisco, TX

    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.

    Galations 5:22 NIV

  21. 5471
    Deborah Harbin says:

    Deborah, Katy, TX

    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
    (Ephesians 2:10, NIV)

  22. 5472
    Amanda Walter says:

    Amanda, Katy, TX

    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
    (Ephesians 2:10, NIV)

  23. 5473
    Tiffany Vance says:

    Tiffany, Katy, TX

    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
    (Ephesians 2:10, NIV)

  24. 5474
    Cyndi Faust says:

    Cyndi, Katy, TX

    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
    (Ephesians 2:10, NIV)

  25. 5475
    Kara Walter says:

    Kara, Houston, TX

    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
    (Ephesians 2:10, NIV)

  26. 5476
    Allison McCann says:

    Allison, Katy, TX

    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
    (Ephesians 2:10, NIV)

  27. 5477
    Rena says:

    Rena, Tulsa. “But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation” -Colossians 1:22 NIV

  28. 5478
    Lauren Morton says:

    Lauren Morton, Decatur, TX
    “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.” Colossians 3:1 NIV84

  29. 5479
    Sara says:

    Sara, West Plains, MO
    We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
    2 Corintians 10:5 (NIV)

  30. 5480
    Diane Ward says:

    Diane – Spring,Tx
    “Arise, O LORD! Rescue me, my God!” Ps. 3:7 NLT

  31. 5481
    Laura Jungeblut says:

    Laura J., Katy, TX. 1Peter 1:6-7 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, you will have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith – of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire- may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. NIV

  32. 5482

    Sorry so late in posting, but I was not late in memorizing :).

    “…Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”

    Philippians 2:12b,13

  33. 5483
    Debbie Schindehette says:

    Debbie from Westerville, OH
    Zephaniah 3:17 NIV – The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He takes great delight in you. He quiets you with His love, and He will rejoice over you with singing.

  34. 5484
    Kathi says:

    Kingwood, Tx
    “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” -1 John 4:9 NIV

  35. 5485
    April says:

    April, Fort Worth

    27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. Luke 12:27 NIV

  36. 5486
    Jamie says:

    Jamie in Mason, OH

    As those who have been chosen of God, holy and loved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

    Col 3:12 NASB

  37. 5487
    Diana says:

    Diana from Arcadia, WI
    Pray this way for kings and others who are in authority, so that we can live in peace and quietness, in godliness and dignity. 1Timothy 2:2 NLT

  38. 5488
    Angie Mosel says:

    New International Version

    Psalms 139: 6

    Such knowledge is to wonderful for me, to lofty for me to attain

  39. 5489
    ouida baley says:


  40. 5490
    Amy Cato says:

    Amy, Fairview, TN – “[Wisdom] Her ways are pleasant ways, And all her paths are peace.” Proverbs 3:17 NASB

  41. 5491
    Kimberly says:

    Luwero, Uganda
    Exodus 16:21
    Morning by morning they gathered i.e., each as much as he could eat, but when the sun grew hot, it melted.

  42. 5492
    Christina says:

    Christina from Decatur
    Proverbs 31: 14-17 NIV

    She is like the merchant ships,bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.
    She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. Dhe sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.

  43. 5493
    Melissa J says:

    Melissa J from Houston, TX

    Philippians 2:3-4
    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. – NIV

  44. 5494
    Elisabeth says:

    I was traveling so I’m not sure if I posted the verse I worked on:
    Elisabeth, Houston
    “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”
    John 13:34 (ESV)

  45. 5495
    Becky James says:

    Becky James, Stillwater, OK

    The Spirit of the Lord is on me because He has annointed me tp preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the presoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed
    Luke 4:18 NIV

  46. 5496
    Lori Tilghman says:

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

  47. 5497
    Samantha says:

    Samantha, London, England.

    “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things;
    and give me life in your ways”
    Psalm 119:37 (ESV)

  48. 5498
    Barbara Ball says:

    Barbara, Summerville, SC

    Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.” (John 14:21 NLT)

  49. 5499
    Hannah says:

    Hannah from Lima, PERU
    11 The LORD said to him, “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD? 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
    Exodus 4:11-12 NIV84

  50. 5500
    Vicky says:

    Lewisville, tx

    In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
    John 1:1

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