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. 701
    Rebecca Croucher says:


    For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit on Sonship.

    Romans 8:15 (NIV)

  2. 702
    Hannah says:

    Hannah from Mobile, AL
    Believers who are poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them. James 1:8 NLT

  3. 703
    Diane from Houston says:

    Therefore i will gladly glory in my weakness,
    that the strength and power of Christ may
    rest upon me.

    2 Cor 12:9

  4. 704
    Larci Conner says:

    Larci, Urbandale, IA “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” (Isaiah 30:21) NIV

  5. 705
    Shannon P. says:

    Shannon P., Ladera Ranch, CA: (continuing from last time) “…but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” –Luke 10:42, NASB

  6. 706
    Kay says:

    Kay in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Ephesians 5:15-16 (because I need some self-discipline in my work!)NASB

    Therefore, be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.

  7. 707
    Jean Schlosser says:

    Jean, Rubicon.

    “My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus
    Christ, don’t show favoritism.” James 2:1 NIV

  8. 708
    Lisa Maynard says:

    Lisa, Marion, IN
    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
    Romans 12:12 (NIV)

  9. 709
    Sherry says:

    Psalm 51:12 Niv

    “Restore to me the joy of my salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain mr.”

  10. 710
    Elisabeth says:

    Modesto, CA
    And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. (Isaiah 35:10 AMP)

  11. 711
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer Suwanee GA
    I Chronicles 16:11 Look to the Lord and his strength;
    seek his face always. NIV

  12. 712
    Angie says:

    Angie G.
    Albertville AL

    If anyone does not abide in me, he is thrown away as a branch
    and dries up; and they gather them and cast them into the fire
    and they are burned. John 15:6 NASB

  13. 713
    Amanda M. says:

    Amanda M., Columbus, OH – “Let us know; let us press on to know the LORD; His going out is sure as the dawn; He will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.” Hosea 6:3 ESV

  14. 714
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer~ Moore, OK. “It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.” Proverbs 19:2 (NIV)

  15. 715
    Chelsea San Angelo, TX says:

    “For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning.” ~Psalm 30:5 NIV

  16. 716
    Jennifer Weiss says:

    Jennfer W., Tulsa

    So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
    Matthew 21:21-22 NKJV

  17. 717
    Liz says:

    Liz, Bloomfield: “While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to His disciples, saying, ‘Take and eat; this is my body.'” Matthew 26:26, NIV ’84

  18. 718
    Ann says:

    Ann-Marie, Lexington, TN: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6 NIV)

  19. 719
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Irvine,CA

    “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
    Never will I leave you;
    Never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5, NIV

  20. 720
    Glenda says:

    Glenda from Antioch, IL
    In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9 NIV

  21. 721
    Saundra from Katy says:

    Matthew 11:28-29
    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
    and I will give you rest.

    So MUCH to do and so glad for the promise of rest as I lay down each night!

  22. 722
    Lisa Worthington says:

    Lisa, West Columbia, TX
    “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry”
    Colossians 3:5 (NIV)

  23. 723
    julianna says:

    Julianna, Gulf Shores. The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful. Matt. 13:22

  24. 724
    Amanda says:

    Albuquerque, NM
    “Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.” Matthew 24:35 NLT

  25. 725
    Ruth says:

    Ruth, Westerville Ohio
    “Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 106:1 NIV

  26. 726
    Valerie Davidson says:

    Valerie, Nashville, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” James 5:16 (NASB)

  27. 727
    Brandy A says:

    Brandy A, Cross Anchor, SC

    Teach your children to choose the right path, and when they are older, they will remain upon it. Proverbs 22:6 (NLT)

  28. 728
    Tami Fite says:

    Platte, South Dakota
    Psalm 92:4 NET
    “For You, O Lord, have made me happy by Your work. I will sing for joy because of what You have done.”

  29. 729
    Shiffra says:

    Shiffra, Vicksburg MI.

    “When the people saw the thunder and lighting and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have G-d speak to us or we will die.”” Exodus 20:18-19 NIV84

  30. 730
    Ginny Jordano from Henderson says:

    “Some boast in chariots, and some in horses; but we will boast in the name of the Lord, our God.”
    Psalm 20:7 NASB

  31. 731
    Amy Nelson says:

    Amy from Frisco, Texas

    Yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!

    Habakkuk 3:18 NLT

  32. 732
    Sherilyn Rank says:

    Sherilyn–Warsaw, IN
    And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
    I Corinthians 6:11 ESV

  33. 733
    Linda says:

    Linda, Pittsburgh

    Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?

    Isaiah 2:22 (NIV)

  34. 734
    Marjorie-Helen says:

    Temple, TX

    “The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.” Psalm 19: 8 NIV

  35. 735

    Lyli, Ft. Lauderdale:

    “When words are many, transgression is not lacking,but whoever restrains his lips is prudent” (Proverbs 10:19, ESV).

  36. 736
    Lila says:

    Lila, Salem, OR
    “and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love,” Ephesians 3:17 HCSB

  37. 737
    Connie Kempf says:

    Connie, Eugene, OR
    “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.” NKJV James 1:6

  38. 738
    Summer J. says:

    Summer J., Crystal, MN

    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

    Galatians 5:22-23, ESV

  39. 739
    Anne Watson says:

    Anne, Frisco, TX: 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

  40. 740
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Chattanooga, TN

    For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our trangressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. Psalm 103:11-14 ESV

  41. 741
    Margaret says:

    Margaret, Coeur d’ Alene, ID

    You have hedged me behind and before,
    And laid Your hand upon me.
    Ps. 139:5 NKJV

  42. 742
    Heather vineyard says:

    Heather Trenton tx
    Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice & be glad all our days. Psalms 90:14

  43. 743
    Sue says:

    Sue from Chadron, Nebraska
    Count it all joy, my brothers, when you fall into various temptations knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. Let endurance have it’s perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”
    James 1:2-4 WEB

  44. 744
    Julie, Maylene says:

    Colossians 3:12
    Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. NIV

  45. 745
    Alyssa says:

    Alyssa, Dallas, TX

    “For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.” Hebrews 10:34-35 ESV

  46. 746
    Tanya Moore says:

    Tanya, Somerville, TN
    Titus 3:5 “He saved us, not because of the righteous
    things we had done, but because of His
    mercy. He saved us by the washing of
    rebirth and the renewal by the Holy Spirit.”

  47. 747
    Judy Heindl says:

    Judy Heindl – Cottageville, WV
    Eph. 4:5 “One Lord, one faith, one baptism,” KJV

  48. 748
    Sarah S says:

    Sarah Schultz, Eagle River, AK

    “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit with me.” Psalm 51:10

  49. 749
    Patti says:

    Patti, Phoenix AZ
    “Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” Psalm 51:12 NIV

  50. 750
    Judy from Clarks Hill says:

    That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. James 1:7-8

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