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. 851
    Ginnie says:

    Ginnie Fountain, Clewiston Florida
    Whom I have in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth I desire but you. My flesh and heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. – Psalm 73:25-26 (ESV)

  2. 852
    Heather says:

    Heather, from Mckinney, TX “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (NIV)

  3. 853
    Deneen says:

    Deneen- Pittsburgh, PA
    “Who comforts us in all our affliction,so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
    2 Corinthians 1:4 NASB

  4. 854
    Joy says:

    Joy, Caldwell, Idaho

    Jesus said to her, “Daughter, you took a risk of faith, and now you’re healed and whole. Live well, live blessed! Be healed of your plague.” (Mark 5:34 MSG)

  5. 855
    Susan N says:

    Birmingham AL “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”
    —Luke 12:25–26 NIV

  6. 856
    Michele says:

    Michele, CA
    The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. Lamentations 3:25 NASB

  7. 857
    Bobbie says:

    Surely You desire truth in the inner parts; You teach me wisdom in the inmost place.

    Psalm 51: 6 NIV

  8. 858
    Sharon Cox says:

    Sharon, Van, TX

  9. 859
    Katelyn O'Quin says:

    Katelyn, Fort Worth, TX

    So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. (Galatians 5:16 NLT)

  10. 860
    Meghan Crowder says:

    Meghan Crowder, Sisters, OR

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

    NIV EPH 4:29

  11. 861
    Anna says:

    “My word that comes from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please and will prosper in what I send it to do.”
    Isaiah 55:11, HCSV

  12. 862
    Sharon Cox says:

    Sharon, Van, TX

    “Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” Psalm 34:5 NIV

  13. 863
    Janelle Lang says:

    Janelle from WPB, FL:
    But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out]. Hebrews 11:6 (amplified)

  14. 864
    Kailah S says:

    Kailah S, Atlanta, GA
    “Be joyful always, pray at all times, be thankful in all circumstances. This is what God wants from you in your life in union with Christ Jesus.
    Do not restrain the Holy Spirit; do not despise inspired messages. Put all things to the test: keep what is good and avoid every kind of evil.
    May the God who gives us peace make you holy in every way and keep your whole being—spirit, soul, and body—free from every fault at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you will do it, because he is faithful.” -1 Thess 5:16-24 GNT

  15. 865
    Heather Olsen says:

    Heather, Colorado Springs, CO
    Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. James 3:1 NIV

  16. 866
    Pammela W. says:

    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
    Jeremiah 29:11(NIV)

  17. 867
    Jennifer Kicklighter says:

    Jenn from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    Psalm 19:14 (NIV)
    May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

  18. 868
    Natalie says:

    Houston, TX

    “Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.”
    Isaiah 7:14 (NAB)

  19. 869
    Wendi says:

    Wendi, Kennebunkport
    “But for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.”
    Micah 7:7 NIV

  20. 870
    Kelly Harrigan says:

    Kelly, Charlotte, NC

    Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

    Psalm 68:19 NIV

  21. 871
    Karen Richter says:

    Karen Richter in Grand Prairie says,

    Psalm 92:1 ESV

    It is good to give th anks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High.

  22. 872
    Jolinda Drake - Kearney, NE says:

    I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
    Ephesians 1:17 (NIV)

  23. 873
    Paige C. says:

    Santa Rosa Beach, FL
    “But as for you, Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good” Genesis 50:20 KJV

  24. 874
    Cathy Portage Lakes Ohio says:

    “Sin is no longer your master,for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead you live under the freedom of God’s grace” Romans 6:14 NLT

  25. 875
    Terri Childers says:

    Terri, Ferris, Tx, “the heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?” NASB

  26. 876
    Sharon Allen says:

    Sharon Allen, Redmond, WA.

    Blessed is the one you choose and bring near to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple. Psalm 65:4(ESV)

  27. 877
    Kate says:

    “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
    Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

  28. 878
    Kathy Lease says:

    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? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:30-34, NIV

  29. 879
    Stefanie says:

    Stefanie, Moses Lake, WA

    James 1:9-11 ESV
    Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away. For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.

  30. 880
    Tammy Zimmerman says:

    Tammy, Paducah KY

    “the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes”?
    Mark 12:11,NIV

  31. 881

    Suzanne, McKinney, TX

    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, NIV

  32. 882

    Brenda, Pewaukee, WI – Psalm 119:73, NLT: “You made me; you created me; now, give me the sense to follow your commands.” (I love this—and so totally need to pray this!)

  33. 883
    Kem says:

    Kem, Memphis
    May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us — yes, establish the work of our hands.
    Psalm 90:17 (NIV)

  34. 884
    Pat says:

    Pat, Hilliard OH
    “I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do”. John 17:4 (NRSV)

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  35. 885
    Casey says:

    Casey – Centerville, OH

    “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.”
    ~Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)

  36. 886
    Cathy Laker says:

    Cathy, Warsaw, Indiana
    Psalm 71:14

    New International Version (NIV)

    14 As for me, I will always have hope;
    I will praise you more and more.

  37. 887
    Heather says:

    Heather Lombard, IL “Its rising is from one end of the heavens, and its circuit to the other end of them; and there is nothing hidden from its heat.” Psalm 19:6 NASB

  38. 888
    Jessica Woodworth says:

    Jessica, Hannibal, Missouri
    Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 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. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands, (1 Peter 3:3-5 NIV)

  39. 889
    Christy Pond says:

    Christy, Conifer, Colorado

    I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

    3 John 4 NIV 1984

  40. 890
    Linda says:

    Linda from Birmingham, AL

    “In all you ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
    Proverbs 3:6 (NIV)

  41. 891
    Sandra Tolson says:

    Sandra Winchester, KY

    For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

    2 Timothy 1:7

  42. 892
    Ramona says:

    Ramona, Pasadena: Lamentations 3:24 NLT
    I say to myself,”The Lord is my inheritance:therefore,I will hope in him!”

  43. 893
    Cheryl, Austin says:

    Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.
    Psalm 27:3 (NIV)

  44. 894
    Brenda says:

    so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. (Hebrews 9:28 ESV)

  45. 895
    Brandy says:

    Brandy, San Angelo, TX ” Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.” 1Thessalonians 4:11 NLT

  46. 896
    Cat says:

    San Antonio, Texas
    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.

  47. 897
    Karlys says:

    Karlys, La Place, LA
    7 Be not wise in your own eyes;
    fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.
    8 It will be healing to your flesh
    and refreshment to your bones.
    9 Honor the LORD with your wealth
    and with the firstfruits of all your produce;
    10 then your barns will be filled with plenty,
    and your vats will be bursting with wine.
    Proverbs 3: 7 to 10 ESV

  48. 898
    Saige Solomon says:

    Saige, Shreveport, LA

    “So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.” – 1 Thessalonians 2:8 (ESV)

  49. 899
    Terri says:

    Terri from Staunton, VA

    Without any doubt, the mystery of our religion is great:
    He was revealed in flesh,
    Vindicated in spirit,
    Seen by angels,
    Proclaimed among Gentiles,
    Believed in throughtout the world,
    Taken up in glory. ~ 1 Timothy 3:16 NRSV

  50. 900
    Dora says:

    Dora, Houston, TX:

    “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.”
    -Psalm 23:1 (NIV)

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