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. 5601
    Sarah Tolson says:

    Eek.. Forgot to put a few up here.. but I was doing them. Sorry about that.

    Sarah, San Diego
    “Let all you do be done in love.”

    1 Corinthians 16:14

  2. 5602
    Kara Doerksen says:

    Psalm 122:6

    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem “May those who love you prosper.”

  3. 5603
    Melissa, Jacksonville FL says:

    The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him; (Lamentations 3:25) NIV

  4. 5604
    Pam Rodriguez says:

    Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

  5. 5605
    Sarah Barker says:

    Sarah Barker, Greensboro, NC

    1 Corinthians 13:6-8a
    Love takes no pleasure in other peoples sins, but delights in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

  6. 5606
    Ashleigh H says:

    Mobile, Alabama

    “Nothing can hinder The Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.”
    1 Samuel 14:6 ESV

  7. 5607
    Sheri says:

    Prov 3:3 NASB
    Do not let kindness and truth leave you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart.

  8. 5608
    Celia says:

    Celia Kingsport, TN, Philippians 4:6 NAS
    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

  9. 5609
    Jodi Alley says:

    Jodi, Humble, TX – ‘And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all you mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. Mark 12:30 NKJV

  10. 5610
    tngirlinva says:

    Pam, Dublin, VA

    Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

    James 1:27 NIV

  11. 5611
    Carrie Wilson says:

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

  12. 5612
    Allison Haines says:

    Allison Haines
    Charlotte, NC
    So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded.
    1 Thes 5:6 (NLT)

  13. 5613
    Nancy Miller says:

    Nancy Miller
    Greenville Ky

    March 1 Psalms 69:34

    Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them.

  14. 5614
    Kendal says:

    Kendal, Tulsa. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14

  15. 5615
    kaci says:

    And this is my prayers: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ. Phil 1;9-10 NIV
    kaci from norman, ok

  16. 5616
    Sarah Aiton 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

  17. 5617
    CeCe Ray says:

    Psalms 103:4-5 (continuation of last verse to help me 🙂

    who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

  18. 5618
    Arminda says:

    Arminda in Salt Lake City

    For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin (Hebrews 4:15 nkjv)

  19. 5619
    Jinga says:

    Jinga, West Palm Beach, FL

    Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life.
    Luke 12: 25 NIV

  20. 5620
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Downsville LA

    My friend just told me about this and I’m joining late and trying to catch up! I am not sure if all this is going through. I’ve posted 3 verses so far, but I’m afraid I’m not doing this right, so I’m going to post the rest of them here!

    “Fear not for I am with thee. Be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee; I will help thee; I will uphold thee by the right hand of my righteousness” Isaiah 41:10.

  21. 5621
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Downsville LA

    “Peter and the apostles answered, “It’s necessary to obey God rather than men” Acts 5:29 The Message.

  22. 5622
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Downsville LA

    “The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead—whom you killed by hanging him on a cross” Acts 5:30
    The Message.

  23. 5623
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Downsville LA

    “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth”
    Acts 1:8 NIV

  24. 5624
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Downsville LA

    “I took you from the ends of the earth,from its farthest corners I called you.I said, ‘You are my servant’;I have chosen you and have not rejected you” Isaiah 41:-9 NIV.

  25. 5625
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Downsville

    “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” Matthew 24:35 NIV

  26. 5626
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Downsville

    “No one has ever gone into heaven except for the one who came from heaven–the Son of Man” John 3:13 NIV

  27. 5627
    Tina says:

    Tina – Htown

    He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

    2 Thessalonians 3:3 (ESV)

  28. 5628
    Nancy says:

    I am the bread of life.
    John 6:48 NIV

    Nancy, Columbus IN

  29. 5629
    Shirley, Fair Oaks, Ca says:

    As for man, his days are like grass;
    as a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
    For the wind passes over it and it is gone;
    and its place remembers it no more. Psalm 103:15-16, NKJV

  30. 5630
    Tammy L. Massirer says:

    Tammy Massirer, Crawford, Tx, For the Spirit God gave us does nt make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)

  31. 5631
    felicia says:

    I pommel my body and subdue it, lest after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified. -1 Cor. 9:27, NLT

  32. 5632
    Lori S says:

    Lori S from Elgin, TX
    “It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High.”

  33. 5633
    Danielle says:

    Danielle from Richmond, TX
    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let you requests be made known to God
    Phillipians 4:6

  34. 5634
    Jan, Olney Texas says:

    “Therefore the Lord is waiting to show you mercy, and is rising to show you compassion, for the Lord is a just God. All who wait patiently for Him are happy.”

    Isaiah 30:18

  35. 5635
    Andrea Mastin says:

    Andrea, Ontario Canada

    ” I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand I will not be shaken.”
    ( Psalm 16:8 NIV)

  36. 5636
    Amanda says:

    Amanda The Colony, TX
    Proverbs 3:6 NLT
    “Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”

  37. 5637
    Laura says:

    Cairns (Australia)
    He made my mouth like a sharpened sword.
    Isaiah 49:2a

  38. 5638
    Sharon Krall says:

    Psalm 138:3 NIV

    When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted.

  39. 5639
    Natalie from Lexington, KY says:

    She gets up while it is still dark; she provides for her family and portions for her servant girls. Proverbs 31:15 NIV

  40. 5640
    Brigette Brock says:

    Brigette Brock
    Morehead, Ky
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
    Romans 8-28
    NIV (84)

  41. 5641
    Gayle, Parrish, Fl says:

    Romans 1:20

  42. 5642
    Gayle, Parrish, Fl says:

    Romans 1:20

    For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities-his eternal and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

  43. 5643
    Mel Ahart says:

    Mel Ahart
    Springdale, Ar
    3John:4 NLT
    I have no greater joy than this: to hear that my children are walking in the truth

  44. 5644
    Ola Mae says:

    Ola Mae Cedar Park Texas

    2 Peter 1:19-21 (NIV)

    [19] And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. [20] Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. [21] For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

  45. 5645
    Anne says:

    Anne from Cupertino, CA

    “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is an eternal God, the Creator of the whole earth. He does not get tired or weary; there is no limit to His wisdom.”.
    Isaiah 40:28 (NET)

  46. 5646
    Kinsey McMillan says:


    Tulsa, Ok

    However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the LORD Jesus has give me – the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
    Acts 20:24 NIV

  47. 5647
    Bailey W. says:

    Bailey W. from Southaven, MS

    Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.

    Psalm 119:109, NIV

  48. 5648
    Katie says:

    I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt to be your God. I am the Lord your God.’ ” Numbers 15:41 NIV

    Houston, TX

  49. 5649
    Kathryn says:

    Kathryn, Austin, TX
    (Glad to see I’m not the only one who’s fallen behind in posting! I learned this one several weeks ago, but just now posting.)

    For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths. Proverbs 5:21, NIV

  50. 5650
    Micki Christian says:

    Micki Prairie Village,Ks

    Search me O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts..
    See if there is any offensive way in me,and lead me in the way everlasting. Ps 139:23-24 NIV

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