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. 801
    Natalie Dawes says:

    Natalie Dawes, Calgary, AB, Canada

    For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love and sound judgment.

    2 Tim 1:7 (HCSB)

  2. 802
    Lynette says:

    Lynette, Aurora, CO Isaiah 26:3 HCSB
    You will keep the mind that is dependent on You
    in perfect peace,
    for it is trusting in You.

  3. 803
    Mandi Bradford says:

    Mandi from Sand Springs, OK

    Fear of the LORD leads to life, bringing security and protection from harm. Proverbs 19:23 NLT

  4. 804
    Sabrina says:


    You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
    you are my God; I will extol you.

    Psalm118:28 ESV

  5. 805
    Erin says:

    Erin, Eagle River AK
    “.so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.” 1 Corintians 2:5

  6. 806
    Sheryl Blake says:

    Sheryl Blake- Niles, MI

    “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

  7. 807
    Lynn says:

    Lynn in Frankfurt, Gemany

    Come to me, all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.

    Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

  8. 808
    Hannah says:

    Hannah Frazier
    Lynchburg, VA

    Galatians 5:1 (NIV)
    ” It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by the yoke of slavery.”

  9. 809
    Andrea says:

    Andrea from Grant,NE

    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 the glory (Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV)

  10. 810
    Evelyn Morris says:


    Watertown, MA

    “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of darkness a light has dawned.” (Isaiah 9:2; NIV)

  11. 811
    Angie M says:

    Angie, Purcellville, VA

    But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 2 Cor. 4:7 (NKJV)

  12. 812
    sarah ensor says:

    Sarah Ensor, Bracknell, UK

    “To this end also we pray for you always that our God may count you worthy of your calling, and fulfil every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power; in order that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
    2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

  13. 813
    Andrea says:

    Andrea. Overland Park, KS
    It is good to give thanks to the Lord , to sing praises to your name, O Most High; (Psalms 92:1 ESV)

  14. 814
    Ellen White says:

    Ellen White
    Saint Augustine, FL

    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

  15. 815
    Melanie Toups says:

    Melanie Toups
    Bridge City, TX

    Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more; and you will look carefully for his place, and he will not be there. But the humble will inherit the land and will delight themselves in abundant prosperity. — Psalm 37:10-11 NASB

  16. 816
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Kentucky, Ephesians 6:24, KJV:
    Grace be with all tham that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

  17. 817
    Jane says:

    Jane, Port Orchard, Wa.

    1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

    For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord. NASB

  18. 818
    Dee Dee says:

    Dee Dee from Fernandina Beach, Fla. God,the Master, The Holy of Israel has this solemn counsel: “Your salvation requires you to turn back to me & stop your silly efforts to save yourselves. Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on me.” Isaiah 30:15 The Message

  19. 819
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly, Fresno, CA

    “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

    Ephesians 4:29 NIV

  20. 820
    Pammie Hill says:

    Pammie from Barstow, CA
    Isaiah 30:15 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.’ ”

  21. 821
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Houston: Look at the nations and watch and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told. Habakkuk 1:5

  22. 822
    Jodi says:

    Jodi Perth, Australia
    Joshua 1:9 NIRV

    “Here is what I am commanding you to do. Be strong and brave. Do not be terrified. Do not lose hope. I am the Lord your God. I will be with you everywhere you go.”

  23. 823
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Allendale, MI

    “To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.”

    Romans 1:7-8 NIV

  24. 824
    Julie Sorce says:

    Julie Pace, Fl.

    In the day of my trouble I will call upon You, for You will answer me. Psalm 86:7, NKJV

  25. 825
    Kris, Parkville, MO says:

    “I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.” Ephesians 4:1 NIV

  26. 826
    Stacy says:

    Stacy – Hinckley, England

    Like a madman shooting firebrands and deadly arrows is a man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I was only joking.”

    Proverbs 26v18-19 NIV

  27. 827
    Mariposa says:

    Mariposa Sivage, Albuquerque New Mexico

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding, but in all ways acknowledge him and he will he will make your paths straight.

    Pro 3:5-6 NIV

  28. 828
    Concetta says:

    Concetta, White Oak, TX, Psalm 18:30, NIV, “As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.”

  29. 829
    Sally says:

    Sally, Columbus, OH

    “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired, His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might, He increases power.”

    Isaiah 40:28-29 NIV

  30. 830
    Alyssa says:

    Alyssa from Dallas, TX

    A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

    Proverbs 11:25 NIV

  31. 831
    Joy Nelson says:

    Joy Nelson, Muskogee, OK

    Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. (Philippians 2:3, 4 NLT)

  32. 832
    Beth Wetgen says:

    Beth, Omaha NE, 1 Peter 3:4 NIV

    Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

  33. 833
    Debbie says:

    Fairbanks, Alaska

    Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs. Jonah 2:8 (NIV)

  34. 834
    Eva says:

    Eva in Wichita,KS
    I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
    Romans 8:18 NIV

  35. 835
    Geri Heringer says:

    Fort Worth, Texas:
    “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” Matthew 28:19 (NIV)

  36. 836
    Kelly Wiggins says:

    Kelly Wiggins, Fowler, CA

    You shall not misuse the name of the Lord you God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
    Exodus 20:7 NIV

  37. 837
    Alexis Tena says:

    Alexis, Salem OR

    “Oh my people trust in Him at all times. Pour out your heart to Him for God is our refuge.”

    Psalm 62:8 NLT

  38. 838
    Kim says:

    Take delight in The Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 NIV
    Kim in Duncan, SC

  39. 839
    Becky says:

    Becky, Temecula, CA

    Romans 12:12 NIV
    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affection and faithful in prayer.”

  40. 840
    Emily Linhardt says:

    Emily Linhardt, Olathe, KS “Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” NIV

  41. 841
    Gail says:

    Gail, Phoenix, AZ
    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 ESV

  42. 842
    Shirlea from Lynn Haven, FL says:

    “Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did.”

    I John 2:6 NIV

  43. 843
    Ellen Joy says:

    Knoxville, Iowa
    John 14:34-35
    “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

  44. 844
    Emily Linhardt says:

    Emily Linhardt, Olathe, KS “Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15, NIV

  45. 845
    Donna from Kings Mtn., North Carolina says:

    “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.” Psalm 62:5 (NIV)

  46. 846
    Trish says:

    Trish from Saginaw, TX

    Isaiah 30:15

    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 upon me. (MSG)

  47. 847
    Cherilyn says:

    Cherilyn, High Point NC
    “We live by faith, not by sight.”
    2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV

  48. 848
    Pam in San Diego says:

    “And provide for those who grieve in Zion-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 splendor.” Isaiah 61:3 NIV

    Pam in San Diego

  49. 849
    Michele Simmons says:

    Michele, Vancouver, WA
    Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
    1 Peter 5:7 (NIV84)

  50. 850
    Debby says:

    Isaiah 12:4 NIV84 In that Day you will say: “Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.”

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