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. 5501
    Ashley says:

    Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with my righteous hand.

    Isaiah 41:10

    Newport, TN

  2. 5502
    Amber says:

    Amber, Clarksville, TN

    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21 NIV

  3. 5503
    Laura says:

    Laura, Green Cove Springs, FL

    Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, and sustain me with a willing spirit.

    Psalm 51:12, NASB

  4. 5504
    Jenna Sosebee says:

    John 10:29
    For my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand.

    Waco, TX

  5. 5505
    Marianne Foriska says:

    Marianne, Saegertown,PA

    All Scripture is God- breathed and is useful for teaching,
    rebuking,correcting and training in righteousness

    2 Timothy 3:16 NIV

  6. 5506
    Abbie Conway says:

    Abbie, Katy “She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.” Proverbs 31:27

  7. 5507
    Ada - Lovin Him says:

    Ada Rochester, MI

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    And lean not on your own understanding;
    In all your ways acknowledge Him,
    And He shall direct your paths.
    Proverbs 3:5&6 NKJ

  8. 5508
    Elizabeth Roeser says:

    Elizabeth Nashville, TN

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    And lean not on your own understanding;
    In all your ways acknowledge Him,
    And He shall direct your paths.
    Proverbs 3:5&6 NKJ

  9. 5509
    Gina Phillips says:

    Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. Psalms 55:22 NLT

  10. 5510
    Melissa Stauffer says:

    Melissa Stauffer, Centreville, Michigan
    (Caught up!!! Finally!!!)

    From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.
    John 1:16 (NIV)

  11. 5511
    Lori says:

    Bangor, Maine

    Oh, that You would burst from the heavens and come down! How the mountains would quake in Your Presence!

    Isaiah 64:1 (NLT)

  12. 5512
    Kori says:

    Kori from Lenoir, NC
    “Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.” Luke 12:21 NLT

  13. 5513
    Meredith Wang says:

    Meredith, Locust Grove, GA

    Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

    1 Peter 1:13, NKJV

  14. 5514
    Sarah Howard says:

    Sarah, Conroe, Texas

    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

  15. 5515
    Janice says:

    Janice, Arkansas Psalm 51:1-2 NIV Have mercy on me O God, according to your unfailing love. According to your great compassion; blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from sin.

  16. 5516
    Sarah Bell says:

    “But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.” (Malachi 4:2 NLT)

  17. 5517
    Denise :) says:

    Denise 🙂
    New Market, AL

    Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NASB)

  18. 5518
    Jill Sayles says:

    Jill Sayles, Puyallup, WA
    Psalm 103:1-2,NIV
    “Praise the Lord, o my soul, all my inmost being praise His holy name. Praise the Lord, o my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”

  19. 5519
    Kim says:

    Kim, Huffman. “I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live” (Psalm 116:1-2, NIV).

  20. 5520
    Darcie Lyon says:

    Darcie L. Sheridan, WY
    Ephesians 2:8 ESV
    For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift fo God.

  21. 5521
    Angelika E. says:

    The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever–do not abandon the works of your hands.
    Psalm 138:8 NIV

    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

  22. 5522
    Laurie S says:

    BC, Canada
    Psalm 139:3-4 NIV You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.

  23. 5523
    Lisa Watts says:

    Lisa, Cartersville, GA
    Psalm 34:4 NIV
    I sought the LORD and He answered me. He delivered me from all my fears.

  24. 5524
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Jackson, MS

    “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 NKJV

  25. 5525
    Barbara A. Davis says:

    Greater love hath no one than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
    John 15:13 NIV

  26. 5526
    Rhonda Green says:

    Rhonda, Anderson,In
    Psalms 43:3,4 NLT
    Send out your love and truth; let them guide me. Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the place where you live. There I will go to the altar of God, to God – the source of all my joy.

  27. 5527
    Jennifer Dancy says:

    Jen Dancy, Antioch CA

    Joshua 1:9 NLT

    This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the L ord your God is with you wherever you go.”

    (I can’t remember for the life of me if I posted my verse. I wrote it down but I don’t think I posted it here. My brain is mush lately…)

  28. 5528
    Danielle S. says:

    Danielle S.
    Garden City, KS

    Romans 12:13 (NIV)
    Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

  29. 5529
    Brenda says:

    and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
    Eph. 3:19 NIV

  30. 5530
    Donna Curbow says:

    Donna, Springfield, MO

    Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

    Romans 12:21

  31. 5531
    Chelsie says:

    Chelsie, Farmington, MI

    Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

    Psalm 27:14 ESV

  32. 5532
    Kelly says:

    Kelly Ayers
    Denton, TX
    “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.”
    Deuteronomy 6:6 NIV

  33. 5533
    Suzanne Eberhardt says:

    Suzanne E. from Hoover, AL

    For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NIV)

  34. 5534
    Debbie says:

    2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV
    9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.


  35. 5535
    Caroline says:

    Caroline, Houston, TX

    I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; Be stong and let you heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.

    Psalm 27 13 – 14 NASB

  36. 5536
    Brenda says:

    Brenda, Allen,TX

    Psalm 92:2 ESV

    To declare Your steadfast love in the morning, and Your faithfulness by night.

  37. 5537
    kathyc says:

    Kathy Skidmore MO

    O God you are my God earnestly I see You my soul thirsts for You as in a dry and weary land where there is no water

    Psalm 63:1 ESV

  38. 5538
    Shellie Legler says:

    Shellie, Modesto. “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” John 15:8 KJV

  39. 5539
    Denise says:

    Katy, Tx
    Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen Hebrews 11:1

  40. 5540
    Nicole says:

    Proverbs 31:14
    She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food rom afar


  41. 5541
    Penny Pikaart says:

    Penny Pikaart, Norcross, GA
    Hebrews 13:5
    Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, because God has said,
    “Never will I leave you”
    “Never will I forsake you.” NIV

  42. 5542
    Adara Pikaart says:

    Adara Pikaart, Norcross, GA
    Psalm 37:4
    Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. NIV

  43. 5543
    karina allen says:

    Baton Rouge, La.

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

  44. 5544
    Staci says:

    Staci, Bismarck ND, “let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfect or 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)

  45. 5545
    DeAnn from Southlake,TX says:

    Remain in me and I will remain in you. John 15:4 (NIV)

  46. 5546
    Mimi from Alpharetta, GA says:

    Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with action and in truth. 1 John 3:18(NIV)

  47. 5547
    Crystal Clark says:

    Crystal Clark, Omaha, NE
    Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe Hebrews 12:28 (esv)

  48. 5548
    Daphne says:

    Daphne, Baker City, OR

    Do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Mt 6:34

  49. 5549
    Tammy says:

    Lantana, TX
    Colossians 3: 23-24

    23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance(A) from the Lord as a reward.(B) It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

  50. 5550
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie – Columbus, Ohio – For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 KJV

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