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. 601
    Jaclyn Bailes says:

    Jaclyn Bailes, Palestine, TX

    When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said,”I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. John 8:12 NIV

  2. 602
    Shannon Hogg says:

    Shannon, Mandeville

    1 Cor. 15:58 NIV Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

  3. 603
    Andrea says:

    Andrea, Burleson, TX:
    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, NIV

  4. 604
    Tess says:

    Cartersville, GA

    “Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving”
    Col. 4:2 NET

  5. 605
    Emily says:

    Emily, Topeka, Kansas

    If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.

    James 2:8 (NIV)

  6. 606
    Kelli says:

    Kelli, Dover
    Rejoice in The Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.
    Philippians 4:4 ESV

  7. 607
    Rhonda Green says:

    For You, make me glad by Your deeds, O Lord

    I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.
    Psalm 92:4 NIV

  8. 608
    Donna says:

    Donna, Arlington “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

  9. 609
    Julia Stevens Hill says:

    Julia Stevens Hill — Anniston, Alabama
    Isaiah 49:13 NIV
    Shout for joy, O heavens;
    Rejoice, O earth;
    Burst into song, O mountains!
    For the Lord comforts his people,
    and He will have compassion
    on His afflicted ones.

  10. 610
    Cheryl Kemah, TX says:

    “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. ” Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV1984)

  11. 611
    Kristi Belt says:

    Houston, TX
    Psalm 131:1 HCSB
    “LORD, my heart is not proud;
    my eyes are not haughty.
    I do not get involved with things too great
    or too difficult for me.”

  12. 612
    Shannon Davis says:

    Shannon Davis, Mt. Olive, Al

    17 “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm.
    Nothing is too hard for you.

    Jeremiah 32:17 NIV

  13. 613
    Sharon van der Walde says:

    Ann Arbor, Mi

    Mark 5:34 NIV

    He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering”

  14. 614
    Alexis says:

    Alexis, Anderson, SC. “In this is love, not that we loved God but that He Loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 1 John 4:10 (NKJV)

  15. 615
    Pat Keen says:

    Pat, Joshua Texas

    “But those who wait upon GOD get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don’t get tired, they walk and do not lag behind.”

    Isaiah 40:31 Message

  16. 616
    Lois says:

    Lois, Schriever, LA

    ‘By those who come near Me I [a]will be treated as holy,
    And before all the people I will be honored.’ Leviticus 10:3 NASB

  17. 617
    Deb Hearn says:

    Deb, Kokomo,In. Phil4:13 NIV
    ” I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.”

  18. 618
    Emily Nye says:

    Jeremiah 33:3
    Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. (NIV)

  19. 619
    Valerie says:

    Valerie ~ Oklahoma

    “Who among the gods is like You, O LORD? Who is like You – majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?” Exodus 15:11 NIV

  20. 620
    Paula Ellis says:

    Paula, Gladewater, Tx
    Leaving on mission trip today!
    Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified. The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. NIV

  21. 621
    Kristia says:

    Commit everything you do to the Lord . Trust him, and he will help you. (Psalms 37:5 NLT)

    Kristia, Kentucky

  22. 622
    Jan Horne says:

    Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed
    Proverbs 16.:3 NIV

    Jan Horne
    Bossier City, LA

  23. 623
    Natalie Meyers says:

    Natalie Meyers, Nesbit, MS – “He must become greater and greater and I must become less and less.” John 3:30 NIV

  24. 624
    Sim says:

    “Always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. NLT

  25. 625
    Kristy Roberts says:

    Kristy Newkirk, Oklahoma
    For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 NASB

  26. 626
    Xan Moody says:

    Xan Moody
    Cullman, Alabama

    Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;
    Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
    Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.

    Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
    Do not fret-it only causes harm.

    Psalm 37:7-8

  27. 627
    Deanne Johnson says:

    Deanne Johnson, Laguna Hills, CA

    But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
    Matthew 6:33 NIV

  28. 628
    Keri Lee Robbins says:

    Keri Lee Robbins from Las Vegas, NV
    “Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. for if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural (genesis) face in a mirror, for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. If anyone among you thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this ones religion is useless. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. James 1:21-27 NKJV

  29. 629
    Amy Kelly says:

    Amy from Miamisburg, OH

    “Nevertheless I am continually with you, you hold my right hand.”
    Psalm 73:23 ESV

  30. 630
    Tammy Hukill says:

    Tammy, Van, TX Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.(NIV1984)

  31. 631
    Janice says:

    Janice, Arkansas Psalm 51:1-2 NIV
    Have mercy on me O God, according to your unfailing love. According to your great compassion, blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from sin.

  32. 632
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Fort Worth
    My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed. Psalm 71:23 ESV

  33. 633
    Megan M. says:

    Megan, from St. Louis;

    “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

  34. 634

    Tiffany, Tyler, Tx.
    I know that you can do all things and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. Job 42:2 ESV

  35. 635
    Careese says:

    Careese in Amarillo, TX

    God has come to save me.
    I will trust him and not be afraid.
    The Lord is mt strength and my song;
    He has given me the victory.

    Isaiah 12:2 NLT

  36. 636
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, SCF WI, “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” Psalm 32:8

  37. 637
    Freida Peel says:

    Freida, Chatham, LA continuing Psalm 103
    “who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalm 103:5 NIV

  38. 638
    Karen says:

    Karen: Centralia, Mo: Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1 NIV

  39. 639
    Cathy says:

    Cathy, Lincoln, NE

    Whether you turn to the right or the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

    Isaiah 30:21, NIV

  40. 640
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Cabot, AR “There is a time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.” Ecc 3:4 NLT

  41. 641
    Connie ,Friona,Tx says:

    Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 NKJV

  42. 642
    Lezlie says:

    Lezlie – Prince George, VA

    It is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. – 1 Corinthians 13:5 (NIV84)

  43. 643
    Kenin From Greenwood Village, CO says:

    “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”

    2 Timothy 1:7 | NIV

  44. 644
    Laura Berg says:

    Laura Berg in Carlsbad
    ”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

  45. 645
    Delanie Thompson says:

    Delanie, Spring Hill, TN Matthew 6:28-30 NIV
    28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?

  46. 646
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, Tomball, TX
    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
    2 Tim 1:7

  47. 647
    Tara says:

    Tara, Eustis
    Numbers 6:24-26

    24 The Lord bless you
    and keep you;
    25 The Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
    26 The Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.” ’


  48. 648
    Michelle K. says:

    Michelle K., Warner Robins, GA

    “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

  49. 649
    Dawn Stevens says:

    Dawn Maryland “The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing” Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV

  50. 650
    Anne Trulock; Madison, GA says:

    He has sent me….to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his spendor.
    Isaiah 61:3 NIV

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