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. 5751
    Melody Argueta says:

    Melody, Cleburne, TX
    “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strenght of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:6 NIV

  2. 5752
    Rebecca T says:

    Palatka, FL
    “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26 (NIV)

  3. 5753
    Mary Morton says:

    Mary Nell, Colorado Springs: “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to You, O Most High.” -Psa. 92:1 NKJV

  4. 5754
    Annissa Giesbrecht says:

    St. Catharines Ontario CANADA

    Romans 12:18
    Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.

  5. 5755
    Stephanie Bandy says:

    Stephanie B – Springfield, MO

    “Therefore since we also, are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1 NKJV

  6. 5756
    Crystal Parks says:

    Crystal, NC, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” Jeremiah 29:13 NIV

  7. 5757
    Jennifer Cisneros says:

    Jennifer – Odessa

    Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
    James 1;17 (NIV)

  8. 5758
    Jennifer Ruttan says:

    Jennifer Fishers, Indiana

    James 1:22 NIV

    Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

  9. 5759
    Lauren bain says:

    Lauren, San Marcos Tx. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NIV

  10. 5760
    ouida baley says:

    My verse is from psalms 130:5 I wait for the Lord,my soul doth wait,and in his word do I HOPE. from the King James have a bless father’s day OUR LORD..ouida

  11. 5761
    Kathy Christensen says:

    Kathy, Lincoln

    You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

    2 Chronicles 20:17

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      Kathy Christensen says:

      Kathy, Lincoln

      You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

      2 Chronicles 20:17

  12. 5762
    cathy day says:

    cathy day Princeton, tx
    Nehemiah 4:14b
    …don’t be afraid of them, remember the LORD who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.

  13. 5763
    Julie DeTemple says:

    Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.”

    John 14:6 (NIV)

  14. 5764
    Pam Peters says:

    “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
    Pam from Celina, TX

  15. 5765
    Dana says:

    Dana From Waterford, Ohio

    (1Thessalonians 5:18) NIV

    Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

  16. 5766
    Hilary says:

    Hilary, Buffalo, NY

    Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.
    Proverbs 3:7 NIV

  17. 5767
    Gayle Carroll, Parrish says:

    Colossians 2:6-7
    And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

  18. 5768
    Teresa says:

    Restore to me the joy of your salvation and make me willing to obey you. PS 51:12 (NLT)

  19. 5769
    Lahoma Kinsey says:

    Psalm 73:26 NIV
    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

  20. 5770
    Ryan says:

    Ryan – Moore, OK

    Isaiah 43:2 ESV

    When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.

  21. 5771
    Ola says:

    Ola, Woodbridge:
    It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night
    Psalm 92:1-2 (ESV)

  22. 5772
    Kathy S says:

    Kathy S – New Albany, OH
    Psalm 92:1-2 ES
    It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night.

  23. 5773
    Connie Johnson says:

    Connie J., Mountain House, CA-Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! (Psalms 37:7 ESV)

  24. 5774
    Heather Plizga - Rochester, MN says:

    Matthew 16:24-25 (NLT)
    If any of you wants to be my follower, you must put aside yourself ambition, shoulder your cross and follow me. If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find true life.

  25. 5775
    Letsroll says:

    Janice, Tulsa. It is good to give thanks to The Lord, to sing praises to your name, O most High; Psalms 92:1 (ESV)

  26. 5776
    Marissa says:

    Marissa in Wisconsin:
    “For He will hide me in His shelter on the day of trouble; He will conceal me under the cover of His tent; He will lift me high upon a rock.”
    Psalm 27:5 (NLT)

  27. 5777
    Kami says:

    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 NIV

  28. 5778
    Nicki Shearman says:

    Nicki, Worcester, UK

    Psalm 130:3-4 NIV
    [3] If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? [4] But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

  29. 5779
    Rebecca Rush says:

    They looked to Him and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. Psalm 34: 5

  30. 5780
    Jill says:

    Jill from Oak Ridge, TN

    You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Psalm 139:5 NIV

  31. 5781
    Rachelle says:

    Rachelle, Starkville

    But Jesus said to him,
    “No one, having put his hand to the plow
    and looking back,
    is fit for the Kingdom of God.”
    Luke 9:62 NKJV

  32. 5782
    Sherri says:

    from Abilene, TX
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 NIV

  33. 5783
    Lisa Neisen says:

    Jude 5 NIV
    Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.

  34. 5784
    Ashley says:

    Ashley, Kingwood, TX
    “A gentle answer deflects anger but harsh words make tempers flair. ”
    Proverbs 15:1 NLT

  35. 5785
    Diane from Centerville UT says:

    NKJV, James 1:2, “My brother, count is all joy when you fall into various trials”.

  36. 5786
    Patti says:

    Patti from La Porte
    “He provides food for those who fear him;
    he remembers his covenant forever.”
    Psalm 111:5 NIV

  37. 5787
    Natasha says:

    Natasha, Pearland

    Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. (Psalm 55:22 NIV)

  38. 5788
    Allyaggie says:

    League City TX
    Psalm 86:3 ESV
    “Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day.”

  39. 5789
    karina allen says:

    Karina, Baton Rouge,La.

    “Wisdom is better than strength.”
    Ecclesiastes 9:16

  40. 5790
    Allison says:

    Allison, Jersey Village

  41. 5791
    Allison says:

    Allison, Jersey Village
    For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    Romans 6:23 ESV

  42. 5792
    Brandy Sermons says:

    Lynchburg, VA.
    Jeremiah 29:13 (English Standard Version)
    13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

  43. 5793
    emilee hall says:

    Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
    My lips shall praise You.
    psalm 63:3 NKJV

  44. 5794
    Esther, Valencia CA says:

    Blessed is she who has believed that The Lord would fulfill his promises to her
    Luke 1:45

  45. 5795
    Savannah Shotts says:

    Savannah, Arkadelphia AR
    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
    Matt 5:6, NIV

  46. 5796
    Sheri says:


    Mark 1:35

    In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.

  47. 5797
    Shannon says:

    Shannon Houston, TX

    Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her.

    Luke 1:45 NIV

  48. 5798
    Ruth says:

    Ruth, Odin, IL
    “Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires, but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.”
    -Romans 8:5 (NIV84)

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    Lucette Juillette says:

    Lucette from Thunder Bay, Ontario
    “and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:7 (NKJV)

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    Morgan, Commerce TX says:

    The Lord will work out his plans for my life— for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me. (Psalms 138:8 NLT)

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