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. 901
    Kristi says:

    Kristi, Pensacola, FL:

    We must pursue what promotes peace and what builds up one another.

    Romans 14:19 HCSB

  2. 902
    Sarah Marion says:

    Sarah, Christina and Esther May Wenatchee, WA
    “Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.”
    James 3:5 NIV

  3. 903
    Lisa Friedrichs says:

    Lisa, Frisco Tx,
    Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. (Philippians 4:6 NLT)

  4. 904
    Marsha says:

    Marsha Fort Smith

    Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you.
    1 Peter 5:7 NAB

  5. 905
    Bonnie Whitaker says:

    He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8 NKJ

  6. 906
    Lisa Brouwer says:

    Lisa from Sioux Falls, SD

    Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Life your hands toward Him for the life of your young children. ~ Lamentations 2:19 (NIV)

  7. 907
    Dawn says:

    Dallas, GA

    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
    If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.
    1 John 1:9-10 NIV

  8. 908
    Mary Beth Brannon says:

    Mary Beth from Athens, Georgia

    I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
    Psalm 27:13, NKJV

  9. 909
    Ashlie McDonald says:

    Continuing on in my memorization of Psalm 91.

    Psalm 91:5

    “You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,”

  10. 910
    Misti Gil says:

    Rockwall, TX
    “…to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn” Isaiah 61:2 NIV

  11. 911
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Eugene “Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.” –Jude 1:2, NKJV

  12. 912
    Nancy Engberg says:

    Nancy E from Minneapolis

    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

    Galatians 6:9

  13. 913
    Shawna Latham says:

    Shawna Stephenville, Tx

    Let us each of you look not only to his own
    interests, but also to the interests of others.
    Philippians 2:4 ESV

  14. 914
    Bethany Jones says:

    Bethany from Frisco, TX.

    2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)

    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

  15. 915
    Alison P. says:

    Alison P.
    McComb, Ms

    Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me.
    Psalm 51:12 (NIV)

  16. 916
    JR says:

    Jess R, Katy, Tx

    Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. -Matthew 5:16 (NKJ)

  17. 917
    Sarah Ross says:

    Sarah Colorado Springs CO
    Isaiah 30:15
    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” (message)

  18. 918
    MarySue says:

    MarySue, Wenatchee, WA

    “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

  19. 919
    Stephanie Colucci says:

    John 15:9
    New International Version (NIV)
    9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.

  20. 920
    Jennifer Larson says:

    Lexington, KY
    Proverbs 31:14 (MSG)
    “She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places and brings back exotic surprises.”

  21. 921
    Kara C says:

    Kara C, Aurora, Il

    Psalm 92: 1-2 (NLT)
    It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to the Most High. It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning,your faithfulness in the evening…

  22. 922
    Lauren says:

    Lauren from Conyers, GA

    Then Jesus said, Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

    Matthew 11:28 NLT

  23. 923
    Carolyn Tragesser says:

    Carolyn, Orofino, Idaho:
    “Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others.”
    Philippians 4:8 TLB

  24. 924
    Cori Maffett says:

    cori maffett, west palm beach, fl

    Numbers 23:19
    New International Version (NIV)
    19 God is not human, that he should lie,
    not a human being, that he should change his mind.
    Does he speak and then not act?
    Does he promise and not fulfill?

  25. 925
    Dedra Vick says:

    Weatherford Tx
    Proverbs 21:23
    Watch your words & hold your tongue; you will save yourself a lot of grief.

  26. 926
    Tori DeClue says:

    Tori DeClue; Bolivar, MO
    “For nothing is impossible with God.”
    Luke 1:37

  27. 927
    Shelly Shelnutt, Ooltewah, TN says:

    Isaiah 26:3
    You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you.

  28. 928
    Kaziah says:

    Kaziah Prairieville, La
    “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”(Galatians 5:24 NIV)

  29. 929
    Val in KY says:

    Valerie, Louisville KY
    The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. Ps. 121:5 NASB

  30. 930
    Brenda, Torrance, CA says:

    I will ponder the way that is blameless… I will walk with integrity of heart within my house.
    (Psalms 101:2 ESV)

  31. 931

    My verse for this time is Romans 2:11 (NKJV), “For there is no partiality with God.”

  32. 932
    Kelly P says:

    Kelly P from Concord, NC:

    It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High.

    Psalm 92:1

  33. 933
    Pattie Self says:

    Pattie Self, San Angelo, TX
    I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
    Philippians 4:13

  34. 934
    Tina Duckett says:

    Tina, Odessa
    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.”

  35. 935
    Barb Granados, Dallas 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 92:1-4 ESV

  36. 936
    glenwood says:

    1Pe 2:5 And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God. NLT
    Beth WNC

  37. 937
    Brittney says:

    Brittney, San Angelo
    “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” Colossians 3:17 NASB

  38. 938
    Kathy Dunaway-Knight says:

    Kathy, Jay, OK
    That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses,in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
    2 Corinthians 12:10 NIV84

  39. 939
    Sandy from Greenville, KY says:

    “A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” Proverbs 29:11 NIV

  40. 940
    Hazel P says:

    Hazel P
    Philadelphia, PA

    Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

    Psalm 73:25-26 (ESV)

  41. 941
    Bette says:

    Danville, PA

    Jeremiah 32:17 NIV
    Ah Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

  42. 942
    Dorothy says:

    Dorothy, San Diego

    But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

    1 Samuel 16:7 (NKJV)

  43. 943
    Denissa says:

    Denissa C., Brownfield, TX
    Charm and grace are deceptive, and beauty is vain [because it is not lasting], but a woman who reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, she shall be praised! Proverbs 31:30 AMP

  44. 944
    Natalie says:

    Natalie from Nashville

    Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
    (Mathew 5:11-12)

  45. 945
    Tessie says:

    Tessie Watkins El Dorado Springs, MO. Luke 1:37 NASB
    For nothing will be impossible with God.

  46. 946
    Christina Armentrout says:

    Christina, Lancaster, CA
    And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
    Philippians 1:6 (ESV)

  47. 947
    Priscilla Romero says:

    For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
    Hebrews 4:12 NIV

  48. 948
    Patricia Wendt says:

    Pat, Hot Springs, AR
    For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God,The everlasting Father, The Prince of peace. Isaiah 9:6 KJV

  49. 949
    Jane Mattox says:

    Jane Mattox from Lubbock, Texas: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5,6 NKJV

  50. 950
    Carla F. says:

    Carla, Houston, Tx.

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

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