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. 1151
    Dawn Williamson says:

    Dawn, South Bend.. My beloved spoke and said to me, “Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me.”
    Song of Solomon 2:10 NIV

  2. 1152
    Jeanette DAhm says:

    Jeanette. Tualatin ,OR.
    Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul . Psalm 143:8 niv

  3. 1153
    Mindy Seekford says:

    Mindy Seekford Gloster,La Micah 7:7

    Therefore I will look unto The Lord, I will wait for the
    God of my salvation. My God will hear me.

  4. 1154
    Jeanni says:

    Jeanni, Westland. 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 KJV

  5. 1155
    Jody says:

    Evansville, IN

    “I love you, Lord God, and you make me strong. You are my mighty rock, my fortress, my protector, the rock where I am safe, my shield, my powerful weapon, and my place of shelter.” Psalm 1-2 (CEV)

  6. 1156
    Patty B says:

    Patty B., Marysville, OH
    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

  7. 1157
    Andrea Nicholson says:

    Andrea Nicholson, McKinney, TX
    For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
    2 Timothy 1:7, NIV

  8. 1158
    Mary A, Belleville, ON, Canada says:

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6,7 (NIV)

  9. 1159
    Stacy, Spring TX says:

    For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.

    1 Timothy 1:7 (NET)

  10. 1160
    Missy S says:

    Missy S, Winston-Salem, NC

    “I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with jewels.” ~Isaiah 61:10 (NIV84)

  11. 1161
    Becky Nordyke says:

    I Corinthians 16:14 NIV

    Do everything in love.

  12. 1162
    Christi Savino says:

    Christi, Cary, NC
    But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds. (Psalm 73:28 NIV)

  13. 1163
    Marcia B. says:

    Marcia B., Salem, IN

    “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

  14. 1164
    Susan Sims says:

    Susan. Nashville.
    “Is it well with the child?” And she answered, “It is well.” 2 Kings 4:26b (NASB)

  15. 1165
    Karla Dumal says:

    Karla Dumal
    Gulfport, MS

    “For the administration of this service not only supplies the needs of the saints, but also is abounding through many thanksgivings to God. 2 Corinthians 9:12 KJV

  16. 1166
    Tracy Drake says:

    If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

    1John 1:6-7

    Fort Mill, SC

  17. 1167
    andrea lehman says:

    Andrea, Lancaster, PA. “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” NIV

  18. 1168
    Olivia says:

    Olivia, West Sussex, UK “Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised if faithful”. Hebrews 10v22-23 NIV.

  19. 1169
    Kellie Smith says:

    Kellie, from Nashville, TN

    “Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.” 1 John 3:18 NLT

  20. 1170
    jenny hud says:

    white hall, ar

    dear friend, i hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.

    3 john 1:2 (nlt)

  21. 1171
    Kim Armstrong says:

    Kim, Marysville, OH
    Psalm 91:2 (ESV)

    I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”

  22. 1172
    Shaminder says:

    Toronto, ON

    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
    Joshua 1:9 NIV

  23. 1173
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Nederland, TX
    Psalm 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in
    the morningI lay y request before you – and wait in
    expectation. NIV

  24. 1174
    June says:

    June, Coarsegold, CA: “Be strong and courageous! Do not fear or tremble before them, for the Lord your God is the one who is going with you. He will not fail you or abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 NET

  25. 1175
    Kim Wilson says:

    Kim, Huntington, WV
    Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
    I Peter 5:7 NIV

  26. 1176
    Jeanie West says:

    Psalm 23:6 NIV
    Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

  27. 1177
    Yvonne Downs says:

    Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. James 5:17 niv 84

  28. 1178
    Catherine Gundlach says:

    Catherine, Mill Creek, WA

    We have experienced and we have entrusted our lives to the love of God in us.

    God is love. Anyone who lives faithfully in love also lives faithfully in God, and God lives in him.

    1 John 4:16 (The Voice)

  29. 1179
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Belleville, IL
    Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. Luke 10:16 (NIV)

  30. 1180
    Laura Everett says:

    Laura E- Tampa Fl- For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. (Ephesians 2:10 NLT)

  31. 1181
    Marla says:

    Marla, from Dixon… Matthew 22:37 (NIV)
    And Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with ALL your heart, and with ALL your soul, and with ALL your mind.

  32. 1182
    Teri Beamer says:

    Teri, Wellington, Ks God, The Master, Holy One 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

  33. 1183
    Paula Hale says:

    Paula, Brownwood, Texas
    Psalm 143:8 NLT
    Let me hear of Your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting You. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to You.

  34. 1184
    Tressie Howell says:

    Daphne, AL
    For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it hold promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
    1 Timothy 4:8 ESV

  35. 1185
    Anne says:

    Anne – Glen Allen VA
    Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks. Philippians 4:1 NCV

  36. 1186
    Janet says:

    Janet, Vine Grove, KY

    For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

    Isaiah 41:13 NIV

  37. 1187
    Alison Austin says:

    Alison from Southport. “If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18. HCSB.

  38. 1188
    Kelly Aylward says:

    Kelly, from Glenwood, MD,
    I will rejoice greatly in the Lord. My soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness,. As a bridegroom decks himself with garland, and a bride adorns herself with jewels. Isaiah 61:10 NASB

  39. 1189
    Fenton C. says:

    Fenton, Ashburn, VA, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” (Romans 8:18 NASB)

  40. 1190

    Melissa Irwin; Franklin, TN

    “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living”
    Psalm 27:13 (NASB)

  41. 1191
    Jenna McNichols says:

    Jenna, Morro BAY, ca

    “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid”

    Psalm 27:1

  42. 1192
    Debbie Scherrer says:

    Debbie, Sevierville. NIV
    Teach me your way Lord that I may rely on your faithfulness. Give me an undivided heart that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:11

  43. 1193
    Rowena and Beth says:

    Elkins, AR
    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: You have anointed my head with oil;
    My cup overflows.
    Psalm 23:5 NASB

  44. 1194
    Linda says:

    Linda, Bartelso, IL He summoned the Twelve and began to send them out in pairs and gave them authority over unclean spirits. Mark 6:7 (HCSB)

  45. 1195
    Katherine says:

    Owensboro, Kentucky

    Joshua 1:9

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

  46. 1196
    Mary says:

    Mary, Lexington Park, MD
    “And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30 NASB

  47. 1197
    Cathy O'Neal, Orlando says:

    Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. You shall fear the Lord your God. You shall serve Him and hold fast to Him, and by His name you shall swear. He is your praise. He is your God, who has done for you these great and terrifying things that your eyes have seen.

    Deuteronomy 10:19-21 ESV

  48. 1198
    Karen says:

    Karen from Redmond. 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

  49. 1199
    Gayla Martin says:

    Gayla, Benbrook, TX
    “Because of His love He had already decided to adopt us through Jesus Christ. He freely chose to do this
    Eph 1:5, God’s Word Translation

  50. 1200
    Fay says:

    Fay, Ozark, MO
    Joshua 1:9 NIV
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

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