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. 5551
    Liz says:

    Liz Dunbar, Norman, OK
    Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift. Matthew 5:23-24 NIV

  2. 5552
    Michele Bone says:

    I can’t remember if I posted (was on 2 trips, a birthday party and all kinds of madness, however had my spiral with me through it all : )

    “The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.”
    Exodus 14:14 AMP

    Love this version, “The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.” Ex. 14:14 NASB


  3. 5553
    janice says:

    How beautiful on the monuntain are the feet of those who bring good news. Who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “your God reigns!”

    Isaiah 52:7 NIV

  4. 5554
    Janna, Poplar Bluff, MO says:

    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things.
    Phil. 4:8

  5. 5555
    Rachel Seale says:

    Rachel, Dallas

    “And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.”

    Matthew 27:51

  6. 5556
    Amy Siewert says:

    Amy, Burnsville, MN

    Fear not, for I an with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west, I will gather you. Isaiah 43:5 ESV

  7. 5557
    Kerre Bogard says:

    Kerre, Chattanooga,TN. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6 NIV

  8. 5558
    Amy says:

    Amy, St. Augustine, FL: “Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness, give me an undivided heart, that I may fear you.” Psalm 86:11. NIV

  9. 5559
    Ruth Larkin says:

    Ruth Larkin
    Shawnee, KS

    For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

    Galations 1:10 ESV

  10. 5560
    Alice Dewson says:

    Alice ,Wilmington
    Revelation. 1:8 K.J.V.
    I am Aipha and Omega the beginning and the end, saith The Lord ,which is and which was, and which is to come,the Almighty.

  11. 5561
    Kaitlyn says:

    Kaitlyn from Laurel, MS
    Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
    Romans 8:26 (ESV)

  12. 5562
    dotti says:

    Dotti Jackman, ME

    ESV Romans 5:5 But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

  13. 5563
    Abby says:

    Abby,St. Louis
    But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. (Philippians 3:7 NKJV)

  14. 5564
    Kaiva Lacis-Huff says:

    Kaiva, Chicago, IL

    If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord — and he will repay you!

    Proverbs 19:17 NLT

  15. 5565
    Jennifer Quinn (Jena) from Nacogdoches Texas says:

    Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good: his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1 NIV

  16. 5566
    Kristi Pahlas says:

    Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

    John 15:13 NIV

  17. 5567
    Allison Shawn Kennington says:

    Shawn from indianapolis : The Lord your God is with you, the mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you. In his love, he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17. NIV

  18. 5568
    Autumn Guthery says:

    Autumn, Wetumpka. “A singled day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else.” Psalm 84:10 NLT

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    Lori says:

    Lori, Tupelo,MS
    Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own. 1 Corinthians 6:19

  20. 5570
    Cindy B says:

    Cindy from Yakima
    “For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ Acts 17:28 NIV

  21. 5571
    Groovewoman says:

    I can’t find if I posted my March 1st verse or not, so I’m posting it, just in case!

    “Now to him who is able to do Immeasurably (Abundantly) More than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”
    ~ Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)

    Hollie R.
    Granbury, TX

  22. 5572
    Tina St Croix says:

    Tina, Hayden, ID
    I know you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
    -Job 42:2 ESV

  23. 5573
    Karen says:

    Karen from Lexington, KY

    Psalm 37:4 (NASB)
    Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.

  24. 5574
    Terri Monteverdi says:

    Terri – San Antonio

    I can’t remember if I posted at all for March (so bad…) – but with 6 kids and a plethora of pets and foster animals, I’m relying on grace to cover my tardiness!

    “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And under the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

    Philippians 4:4-7

  25. 5575
    Holli says:

    Bryan, Texas
    “For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in his sight.”
    Ephesians 1:4

  26. 5576
    Sarah Anderson says:

    Sarah, Kuwait

    He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

    Isaiah 40:29 NIV

  27. 5577
    Tamara says:

    1 Tim. 6:6 (NIV)

    But godliness with contenetment is great gain.

  28. 5578
    Ali Roeschley says:

    Chandler, Arizona

    “From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.” Galations 5.17 (NIV)

  29. 5579
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl Adams
    Hephzibah, Ga.
    Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. Matthew 22:38 NKJV

  30. 5580
    Sheri says:

    In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
    James 2:17 NIV

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      Sheri says:

      Sheri – Milwaukee, WI

      In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
      James 2:17 NIV

  31. 5581
    Sheilah says:

    Albuquerque. 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. Jer. 29:11, NIV

  32. 5582
    Erica says:

    Erica from Madisonville, KY. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. Romans 8:26 NIV

  33. 5583
    Amy says:

    Amy Coxhead, Fort Collins, CO

    Ephesians 6:11, NIV

    “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

  34. 5584
    Mindy B says:

    Mindy B, Gloster, LA
    A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 NIV

  35. 5585
    Mary Webb says:

    Col 3:1-2 NIV
    Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

  36. 5586
    Mary Webb says:

    Romans 5: 3-5 NIV
    3 Not only so, but we[a] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

  37. 5587
    Michelle says:

    Michelle from Marietta, GA

    “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation.”
    – Isaiah 12: 2 NIV

  38. 5588
    Lauren Bentley says:

    Richmond, KY

    For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

  39. 5589
    Whitney Harrington says:

    Whitney from Michigan. “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial, because having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love I’m.” James 1:12 NIV

  40. 5590
    Jill says:

    Jill, Watertown

    The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

    Proverbs 15:28 – ESV

  41. 5591
    Toni Larkin says:

    Toni, Forsyth, MO
    Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your Holy Spirit from me.
    Psalm 51:11-12 NKJV

  42. 5592
    rosa says:

    Psalm 119:5
    oh that my ways were directed to keep Thy statutes.

  43. 5593
    Gayla Martin says:

    Gayla, Benbrook, TX, Eph 1:6- so that the kindness he had given us in his dear Son would be praised and given glory. GWT

  44. 5594
    Chelsea - Whiteriver, AZ says:

    Ok, it’s a long one, but I really want to learn it!

    In the beginning was the Word,
    and the Word was with God,
    and the Word was God.
    He was with God in the beginning.
    All things were created through HIm,
    and apart from Him not one thing was created
    that has been created.
    Life was in Him,
    and that life was the light of men.
    That light shines in the darkness,
    yet the darkness did not over come it.
    John 1:1-5 HCSB

  45. 5595
    Katie says:

    Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)
    Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

  46. 5596
    Mary Alice Dulweber says:

    Mary Alice
    Dallas, TX

    Therefore, as GOD’S chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with
    compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

    Col.3:12 NIV

  47. 5597
    Alyson says:

    Elgin, 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. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV

  48. 5598
    Dorla in Lincoln says:

    No eye has seen
    no ear has heard
    no mind has conceived
    what God has prepared for those who love him.

    1Cor 2:9 NIV

  49. 5599
    ALLI says:

    “Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge Him. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.” Hosea 6:3 NIV

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    Deanna, The Woodlands, TX says:

    “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Psalm 61:2 KJV

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