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. 551
    Tammy from San Antonio says:

    Philippians 4:6

    New International Version (NIV)

    6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

  2. 552
    Laura says:

    Laura, Southaven, MS
    Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth not rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21 ESV

  3. 553
    tammy says:

    tammy, hayden idaho. as you come to Him, the living stone – rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to Him – you also like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood. 1 Peter 2:4 NIV

  4. 554
    Cathy Porter says:

    Cathy, Dallas:
    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 92:1-4 ESV

  5. 555
    Ali Contois says:

    Ali C., Pleasanton, CA-These have come so that your faith-of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire- may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christbis revealed. 1 Peter1:7

  6. 556
    Ivy says:

    Ivy Morrison
    Willis TX

    1 Corinthians 13:3 MSG
    “If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.”

  7. 557
    emi says:

    emi, white house: “I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret to facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:12-13 ESV

  8. 558
    Wendy Mathieu says:

    Wendy from Owen Sound, Ontario: “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.” Proverbs 3:7-8 NKJ

  9. 559
    DeAnne says:

    DeAnne, Talmage Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5: 6-7 NIV

  10. 560

    Cindy K, Rock Hill, SC

    Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Colossians 3:1 NIV 2011

  11. 561
    Deborah Sloan says:

    “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah 43:18, 19 NIV)

  12. 562
    Andi says:

    Andi, Lincoln NE

    “However, as it is written: no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”

    1 Cor 2:9 NIV

  13. 563
    Kristi Carroll says:

    Kristi – White Pigeon, Michigan – “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” NIV

  14. 564
    April Jones says:

    April Jones, Springfield, IL. “May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you.” Psalms 25:21 NIV

  15. 565
    Julie Crow says:

    Webb City, MO
    Therefore, you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
    Deut. 11:18-19 NKJV

  16. 566
    Shea Koone says:

    Shea, IL
    Proverbs 24:27 NIV
    Put your outdoor work in order and get your
    fields ready; after that, build your house.

  17. 567
    linda says:

    linda, tyler
    The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
    He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
    Psalm 145: 18-19 NIV

  18. 568
    quita says:

    Lamentations 3:24-26

    The LORD is my portion, saith my soul;
    therefore will I hope in him.
    The LORD is good unto them that wait for him,
    to the soul that seeketh him.
    It is good that a man
    should both hope and quietly wait
    for the salvation of the LORD.

  19. 569
    Tanya in Alabama says:

    Tanya, Killen. “So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!” James 3:5 (ESV)

  20. 570
    Andrea says:

    Andrea from Brush Creek, TN: But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us 2 Corinthians 4:7, NIV

  21. 571
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Hamburg NY

    “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.” Titus 3:4-7 NIV

  22. 572
    Carin Stewart says:

    Carin Stewart-Greenville Ky-Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.” (Isaiah 40:28 NIV)

  23. 573
    Barb says:

    Barb, Phoenix Arizona. “Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.” 1 Peter 1:22, NIV

  24. 574
    Fareen Doss says:

    Las Vegas, NV

    Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all the remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the words and not a doer,he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for one he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual dower, this man will be blessed in what he does. If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless. Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained my the world.

    James 1:21-27 NASB

  25. 575
    Mary says:

    Mary, from Brookfield, CT

    Pray continually.

    1 Thessalonians 5:17 NIV

  26. 576
    Beverly Hudson says:

    Beverly, Pearland, TX
    2 Corinthians 4:15 TNIV
    All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

  27. 577
    Bambi Lewis says:

    Show me the path where I should go, O Lord; point out the right road for me to walk. Lead me; teach me; for you are the God who gives me salvation. I have no hope except in you. Overlook my youthful sins, O Lord! Look at me instead through eyes of mercy and forgiveness, through eyes of everlasting love and kindness.
    Psalms 25:4-7 The Living Bible

  28. 578
    Jennifer M says:

    Jennifer Moody~ Grandville, MI “Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.” 1 Peter 2:1-2 (NIV)

  29. 579
    Lesley Hawley says:

    Lesley, Cypress, “The fear of The Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and discipline.”Proverbs 1:7, HCSB

  30. 580
    Julie says:

    Julie, Cincinnati, OH – Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. John 14:1 NLT

  31. 581
    Abbie Reimer says:

    Abbie, Omaha, NE “But as for me, I get as close to him as I can! I have chosen him, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful ways he rescues me.” Psalm 73:28 (NLT)

  32. 582
    Karen Cooper says:

    Karen from Indianapolis “The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him–the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding; the Spirit of counsel and of power; the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.” Isaiah 11:2 NIV

  33. 583
    Faith says:

    Houma, LA

    Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. (Colossians 4:6 NKJV)

  34. 584
    Kim Ray says:

    Kim, Tuscaloosa, AL
    All your children will be taught by the Lord,
    and great will be their peace.
    Isaiah 54:13 (NIV)

  35. 585
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Chester. “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1, NIV

  36. 586
    Lisa C says:

    Lisa C, Washington, IN
    Psalm 126:3 NIV
    “The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.”

  37. 587
    Melissa Ball says:

    Melissa Ball, North East, MD

    You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me!
    I sing for joy because of what you have done.

    Psalm 92:4 NLT

  38. 588
    Lesley Vlietstra says:

    Lesley – Newbury Park, CA
    Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them. Hebrews 7:25 (NIV)

  39. 589
    Amber Comeaux says:

    Amber Comeaux Katy, Tx
    2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV
    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

  40. 590
    Missie Ables says:

    Missie, Marble Falls, TX:

    Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Eph 3:20-21 ESV

  41. 591
    Melanie Miller says:

    Psalm 25:5 NLT
    Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me.
    All day long I put my hope in you.

  42. 592
    Jeri May says:

    Jeri, Salt Lake City, UT

    “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10 NIV

  43. 593
    Wendy Buttrey says:

    Wendy from Acworth, Ga

    The Lord will fight for you, you need ony to be still.Exodus 14:14 NIV

  44. 594
    Susie P. says:

    Susie from Carmel, Indiana
    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
” Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

  45. 595
    Kate says:

    Kate from Sterling, VA

    “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made PERFECT in weakness.’ ”

    2 Corinthians 12:9, ESV

  46. 596
    Shelly Elston says:

    Shelly, Portland, OR

    “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
    1 Thessalonians 5:11 (ESV)

  47. 597
    Diane Rullestad says:

    Diane, Runnells, IA “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,” Jude 1:24 (NASB)

  48. 598
    Becca says:

    Becca, TN

    “The Lord came to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised.”
    Genesis 21:1 (HCSB)

  49. 599
    Kitty Parrish says:

    Fishers, IN

    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 help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

  50. 600
    Dianne says:

    “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

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