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. 1001
    Amy says:

    Amy, Springfield
    “to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.” Isaiah 42:7 NIV

  2. 1002
    Kimberly Ann Caddo Mills TX says:

    Never doubt that God would keep His promise, never stop believing, grow stronger in your faith and gave praise to God.
    Romans 4:20ncv

    • 1002.1
      Kimberly Ann Caddo Mills TX says:

      Joshua 1:19 nvc

      Remember that I commanded you to be strong and brave. Don’t be afraid, because the Lord your God will be with you everywhere you go.

  3. 1003
    Stacey Dobesh says:

    Stacey from Omaha, NE
    They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings – and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.
    Revelation 17:14 NIV
    Emily (age 12)
    Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
    Colossians 3:15 NIV
    Ally (age 11)
    Give thanks to The Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
    Psalm 107:1 NIV

  4. 1004
    Shawna says:

    Shawna in Virginia , “The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand .” Psalm 121:5 esv

  5. 1005
    Yolanda Hawkins says:

    Yolanda Hawkins
    Queen City, Texas

    NIV Psalms 139:23-24
    Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thought. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

  6. 1006
    Amanda says:

    Amanda from Huntington:
    Galations 6:4 (NLT)
    Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.

  7. 1007
    Debra says:

    Debra, San Antonio, TX
    Job 19:25
    I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. NIV

  8. 1008
    Susie H. says:

    Susie H., McKinney, TX
    “And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; And I will raise him up at the last day.”
    John 6:40 (NKJV)

  9. 1009
    Bobbie Warren says:

    Bobbie, Camas, WA

    The Lord is my sheperd; I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures.
    He leads me beside still waters.
    He restores my soul.
    He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

    Psalm 23:1-3 ESV

  10. 1010
    Amy Brown says:

    Amy, New Palestine, IN

    “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.” -Colossians 1:9-10 NIV 84

  11. 1011
    Mary Rue says:

    Mary, Arlanta – Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (NIV1984)


  12. 1012
    Amy says:

    Amy – Custer, SD

    Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

    1 Peter 5:7 NIV

  13. 1013
    Donalene says:

    Donalene Columbus, Ohio

    Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Romans 12:9 ESV

  14. 1014
    Linda Ney says:

    Linda Ney

  15. 1015
    Emily says:

    Emily Mechanicsville, VA
    It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name O Most High
    Proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night. Psalm 92:1-2 NIV

  16. 1016
    Hayley Huggins says:

    Hayley Huggins

    College Station, TX

    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God;

    Philippians 4:6 NKJV

  17. 1017
    Amy says:

    Amy Leonardtown, MD

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

    Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)

  18. 1018
    Cayce Ballard says:

    “When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is: fear God and keep His commands, because this is for all humanity. For God will bring every act to judgment, including every hidden thing, whether good or evil.”
    Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 (HCSB)

  19. 1019
    Cindy says:

    Bellingham, Wa

    I John 5:4b NET

    This is the conquering power that has conquered the world:
    our faith

  20. 1020
    alison, Santa Clarita CA says:

    “O my people trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God’s our refuge.”
    NIV Psalm 62:8

  21. 1021
    elaine says:

    Elaine, New Orleans, LA
    …the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
    1 Peter 3:4b NIV

  22. 1022
    Shannon Boyer says:

    Shannon, Missouri city, 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)

  23. 1023
    Debi says:

    Debi – Moline, IL
    “Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in Him, for He shields Him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between His shoulders.” Deuteronomy 33:12 NIV

  24. 1024
    Marie Franse says:

    Marie Franse, Albuquerque, NM. Praise The Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103: 2-5

  25. 1025
    Natalie Christopher says:

    Natalie Christopher- Olympia, WA

    Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ

    Romans 5:1 NIV84

  26. 1026
    Linda says:

    The Lord says to my lord:
    “Sit at my right hand
    until I make your enemies
    a footstool for your feet.” Psalm 110:1 NIV

  27. 1027
    Dee says:

    Dee, Visalia, CA
    Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 (NKJV)

  28. 1028

    Alycia Mantooth from Greenville, TX. “Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” (Colossians 3:12 NLT)

  29. 1029
    Taylor says:

    Taylor, Temple, TX
    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 (NIV)

  30. 1030
    Kay from Kansas City says:

    Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave nor forsake you.
    Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)

  31. 1031
    Margaret Ann Weister says:

    Margaret Ann, Pacific Junction, IA

    Zion says, “The Lord has abandoned me; The Lord has forgotten me!”
    “Can a woman forget her nursing child, or lack compassion for the child of her womb?
    Even if these forget, yet I will not forget you.
    Look, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.” Isaiah 49:14-16 HCSB

  32. 1032
    Annie says:

    Dallas, TX
    “Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.”
    Romans 8:5

  33. 1033
    Linda Ney says:

    Gahanna, Ohio

    You hem me in – behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.

    Psalm 129:5, NIV

  34. 1034
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Eugene OR

    “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”

    Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)

  35. 1035
    Paige says:

    Paige, Flowood, MS

    It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High.
    Psalm 92:1 NLT

  36. 1036
    Fraya H, Royse City Tx says:

    O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

    Psalm 8:9 KJV

  37. 1037
    Merrie says:

    Merrie, Orlando
    Matthew 11:28-30
    “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-30 MSG)

  38. 1038
    brandy mccombs says:

    Brandy McCombs, Jay OK. “Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking. You were called together in one body to have peace. Always be thankful.” Colossians 3:15 International Child’s Bible

  39. 1039
    Shelly says:

    Shelly, San Angelo, TX
    She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughhs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25 NLT

  40. 1040
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, College Station, TX

    “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagles.” Psalm 103:2-5 ESV

  41. 1041
    Michele says:

    Michele-Huntington The Lord is my light and salvation-whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life-whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 NIV

  42. 1042
    Donna from Memphis says:

    “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 NIV

  43. 1043
    Shan says:

    “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” – Ephesians 1:3

  44. 1044
    Linda Johnson - Kansas City MO says:

    Psalm 29:1 Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones,
    Give unto the Lord glory and strength.
    2. Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name;
    Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

  45. 1045
    Gale McDonnell says:

    You keep him in perfect peace
    whose mind is stayed on you,
    because he trusts in you.

    Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)

    It’s my birthday today and I’m choosing this for my birthday verse this year….WaHoo!!!

  46. 1046
    Jenna says:

    Jenna from Columbia, MO

    “When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 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. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.” James 3:3-6; NIV

  47. 1047
    Erin Baum says:

    Erin, Denver: Psalm 126:3(NIV) The Lord has done great things for us,and we are filled with joy.

  48. 1048
    Rosie, Modesto, CA says:

    “All that the Father gives me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.” John 6:37

  49. 1049
    Emily Lacy says:

    Emily Lacy
    Cypress, Texas

    Children are a heritage from the Lord,
    offspring a reward from him.
    Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
    are children born in one’s youth.
    Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.
    They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

    Psalm 127:3-5 NIV

  50. 1050
    Kelly Calkins says:

    “and provide for those who grieve in Zion- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy 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

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