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. 5701
    Jessica Carroll says:

    Jessica, Hull
    Above all, love each other warmly, because love covers many sins.
    1 Peter 4:8
    God’s Word for Girls

  2. 5702
    Julene Notman says:

    Julene, Cowiche, WA
    Psalm 91: 9-12 NIV
    If you make the Most High your dwelling-even the LORD, who is my refuge-then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you, to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that your foot will not strike against a stone.

  3. 5703
    Liz Taylor says:

    Liz Taylor, Washington D.C.
    Isaiah 43:2 HCSB
    I will be with you
    when you pass through the waters,
    and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not overwhelm you.
    You will not be scorched
    when you walk through the fire,
    and the flame will not burn you.

  4. 5704
    Heidi V says:

    Heidi ~ Oak Harbor, WA
    I count everything as loss
    for the excellence
    of knowing
    Christ Jesus my Lord.
    Phil. 3:8 NIV

  5. 5705
    April Hayes says:

    April- Boerne, TX

    By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.

    John 15:8 ESV

  6. 5706
    Sharon says:

    Romans 12:19 GWT
    Do not take revenge. Instead, let God’s anger take care of it. After all, scripture alone says I alone have the right to revenge. I will pay back.

  7. 5707
    Nicole Smith says:

    Nicole, Portland OR

    “But I trust in you, O Lord. I say “You are my God.” My times are in your hands.” (Psalm 31:14-15 NIV)

  8. 5708
    Jill Osborne says:

    Winter Haven, FL
    “When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.” Colossians 3:4 NKJV

  9. 5709
    Kari Benton says:

    Katy, TX
    “Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word which is able to save your souls” James 1:21 ESV

  10. 5710
    ouida baley says:

    May 1st.2013 oyr ninth verse. Mine is found in THE KING JAMES BIBLE… Psalm 84:12 OLord of hosts blessed is the man that trusteth in thee..p

  11. 5711
    Danette Horton says:

    Danette, Melber-KY
    But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.
    2Corinthians 2:14

  12. 5712
    Jacqueline says:

    “Live as free men, but not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.” 1 Peter 2:16 NIV

  13. 5713
    Skylar Robinson says:

    “When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom.” (Proverbs 11:2 NASB)

  14. 5714
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, New Palestine, IN

    Psalm 23 KJV
    The Lord is my shepherd;
    I shall not want.
    2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
    He leads me beside the still waters.
    3 He restores my soul;
    He leads me in the paths of righteousness
    For His name’s sake.
    4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil;
    For You are with me;
    Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
    5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
    You anoint my head with oil;
    My cup runs over.
    6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    All the days of my life;
    And I will dwell[a] in the house of the Lord

  15. 5715
    Bethany Hitman says:

    Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Hebrews 10:23
    Petaluma, CA

  16. 5716
    Robin Crawford says:

    Robin, Alta Loma, CA
    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
    2Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

  17. 5717
    Iwona Schneckloth says:

    Iwona Schneckloth
    Spokane Valley, WA

    Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3 NLT

  18. 5718
    Connie Upshaw > says:

    Connie, Hendersonville, TN For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 NIV

  19. 5719

    Ruby, NC
    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)

  20. 5720
    Gail says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5)

  21. 5721
    Ann Gonzalez says:

    Ann, Morelia, Mexico “He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel.”Psalm 103:7 NIV
    I am the vine, you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing.”John 15:5 NIV

  22. 5722
    Marilyn Yarbrough says:

    Marilyn Gadsden, al

    Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness for they will be filled.
    Matt 6: 5-6 NIV

  23. 5723
    Sharron Steele says:

    Isaiah 41:10. NIV. So do not fear for I am with you! Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and uphold you with my righteous right hand!

  24. 5724
    Michele Oates says:

    Be strong and take heart all you who hope in the Lord
    Psalm 31:24, NIV Michele Oates, Raleigh NC

  25. 5725
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, The Hills, Tx. You will seek me & find me when you seek me with your whole heart. Jeremiah 29:13 NIV

  26. 5726
    GIna Tompkins says:

    Gina Tompkins, Tulsa, OK And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. 2 JOhn 1:6 NIV

  27. 5727
    Bonnie Jean Faile says:

    Bonnie J. Faile
    Livingston, AL
    “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Ps. 51:10 NASB

  28. 5728
    Carol says:

    Carol, Westmont,nj
    But as for me, I trust in thee, o Lord, I say “you are my God.” My times are in your hand.
    Psalm 31:14-15a NASB

  29. 5729
    Heather B. says:

    Warner Robins, GA

    He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.” (Acts 1:7 ESV)

  30. 5730
    Dawn, Lancaster CA says:

    Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to Gods will. Then you will receive all that he promised. Hebrews 10:36

  31. 5731
    Lindsay Garlington says:

    Lindsay Garlingotn-Bend, Oregon

    “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial; because having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.”

    James 1:12 (NIV)

  32. 5732
    Sarah Vint says:

    Sarah Vint
    Ames, IA

    Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. –Romans 12:9-13 NIV

  33. 5733
    Lori says:

    Lori, Salisbury, MD. “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

  34. 5734
    Rose Marie says:

    Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good… Genesis 1:31 NKJV

  35. 5735
    Pam Peters from Celina, TX says:

    “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

  36. 5736
    Barbara Phaup says:

    Barbara, Tomball, TX:
    “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 (NIV)

  37. 5737
    Laura says:


    Auburn AL

    Ephesians 2:18

    For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,


  38. 5738
    Melissa J says:

    Melissa J from Houston, TX
    Philippians 2:3-4 NIV
    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourself, not looking to your own interest, but each of you, to the interests of others.

  39. 5739
    Pat W says:

    Pat W. green bank, wv.
    Than to be the king of a vast domain

  40. 5740
    Paula says:

    Paula, Atlanta Tx
    You have hedged me behind and before,
    And laid Your hand upon me.
    Psalm 139:5 NKJV

  41. 5741
    Glennell Strawn says:

    Glennell Buda, Tx.

    Psalm 103:3 (NIV)

    who forgives all your diseases,

  42. 5742
    Kathy LaPlante says:

    Kathy from Richmond, VA

    Romans 15:4 NIV
    For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.

  43. 5743
    Laura R. says:

    Laura R., Gonzales, LA

    “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1

  44. 5744
    Dawn says:

    Dawn – Pampa, TX
    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1

  45. 5745
    Morgan says:

    Morgan – Bolivar, MO

    Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. KJV

  46. 5746
    Beccy says:

    Beccy, Abilene
    That my soul may sing praise to you and not be silent O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.
    Psalm 30:12 ESV

  47. 5747
    Gwen Holmes says:

    Waco TX “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” – Philippians 4:6 NKJ

  48. 5748
    Shannon Wilkinson says:

    Shannon Wilkinson
    Blacksburg, VA

    “I sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant with joy; their faces will never be ashamed” Psalm 34:4-5 HCSB

  49. 5749
    Cindy Walker says:

    Cindy, Beaumont TX: The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; Psalm 19:7 (NKJV)

  50. 5750
    Cindy Walker says:

    Cindy, Beaumont TX: The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; Psalm 19:7 (NKJV)

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