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. 1201
    Sheila Johnson says:

    Sheila, Beckley, WV Teach me how to live, O Lord. Lead me along the right path, for my enemies are waiting for me. Psalm 27:11 NLT

  2. 1202
    Kim from Arvada says:

    For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of live, and if self control. 1Timothy 1:7

  3. 1203
    Karen Lee says:

    Karen, Leeds, AL
    Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. John 5:19-20 NIV

  4. 1204
    Karen says:

    Karen from Martinsville, NJ

    Short but potent verse for March 1st:

    “March on, my soul; be strong!”
    Judges 5:21b (NIV)

  5. 1205
    Fran McCurry Plott says:

    Fran, Gulf Shores

    Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

    Proverbs 19:14 NIV

  6. 1206
    Lisa V. says:

    Lisa, Washington NJ “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12 ESV

  7. 1207
    Liz Dean says:

    Liz, Jacksonville

    “The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.”

    Exodus 14:14, NLT

  8. 1208
    Tajuana says:

    Tajuana – Texas

    Direct my footsteps
    according to your word;
    let no sin rule over me.

    Psalm 119:133

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    Sarah says:

    Sarah Spencer, Marion, KS

    For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    ~Romans 8:38-39, NIV

  10. 1210
    Julie Bottger says:

    Julie, Alliance, Nebraska
    Psalm 29:11-12 NLT
    You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,that I might sing praises to you and not be silent.
    O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever!

  11. 1211
    Heather Forgey says:

    He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.

    Psalms 37:6 NIV

    Heather, from Frisco, Texas

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    christina says:

    christina from Plano, Texas~

    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, NIV1984

  13. 1213
    Stacy says:

    Stacy, Birmingham, AL to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. (Ephesians 1:6 ESV)

  14. 1214
    Susan Hill says:

    Susan- Nashville, TN
    Psalm 27:1 NIV
    “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?”

  15. 1215
    Susan Jobe says:

    Susan, Knoxville, TN
    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 92:1-2 ESV

  16. 1216
    Jeri Fyock says:

    Jeri from Creston, IA

    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
    Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

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    Lisa says:

    York, Pa

    The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.
    Exodus 14:14 NIV

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    Susan McAnally says:

    Susan, Pittsburgh PA

    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

    Psalm 19:14 NIV

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    kim says:

    Kim S., Edmonds, WA, John 6:35-36 in The Message: “Jesus said, ‘I am the Bread of Life. The person who aligns with me no longer hungers or thirsts, ever. I have told you this explicitly because even though you have seen me in action, you don’t really believe me.'”

  20. 1220
    Amanda White says:

    Amanda, Lexington, KY

    Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. Philippians 4:8 NIV

  21. 1221
    Lisa Curtis says:

    Lisa Curtis
    Jackson, MO
    For God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
    2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

  22. 1222
    Cindi says:

    Cindi Hueytown, AL

    Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18 (NIV)

  23. 1223
    Carol Bruntlett says:

    Carol Bruntlett
    Albuquerque NM

    Proverbs 16:3
    Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.

  24. 1224
    Deborah Brown says:

    Deborah, Higden AR
    It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High ~ Psalm 92:1 ESV

  25. 1225
    Heather says:

    Heather, Hot Springs, AR, Psalm 25:5, AMP,

    “Guide me in Your truth and faithfulness and teach me,for You are the God of my salvation; for You do I wait expectantly all the day long.”

  26. 1226
    Norka - Mississauga, ON Canada says:

    Your words were found, and I ate them,
    and your words became to me a joy
    and the delight of my heart,
    for I am called by your name,
    O Lord, God of hosts.

  27. 1227
    Whitney Laramore says:

    Whitney, Ames, OK
    “The Lord protects you; the Lord is a shelter right by your side.” Psalms 121:5 HCSB

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    Amanda Grasza says:

    Amanda Grasza, Calgary, Alberta

    “For I a the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
    NIV Isaiah 41:13

  29. 1229
    Chris says:

    Canton, NC

    “It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to YOUR name, O Most High; to delcare YOUR steadfast love in the morning, and YOUR faitherfulness by night.”

    Psalm 92:1-2

  30. 1230
    Chrissy Hilliard says:

    Chrissy Hilliard, Aurora, IL “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”
    James 1:12 NIV

  31. 1231
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Jude 1:21 NIV
    Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

  32. 1232
    Becky - Marietta, GA says:

    Psalm 62: 5-8, “My soul, wait in silence for God only,
    For my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken. On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah. (NAS)

  33. 1233
    Michele Meadows says:

    Michele, Cumming GA
    For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. (Ephesians 3:14, 15 NIV)

  34. 1234
    kathleen partin says:

    Kathleen Saint Joseph, Mi
    2Peter 1:5
    For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge,

  35. 1235
    Stormy says:

    Stormy, Utah

    “but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

    -Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)

  36. 1236
    Marita says:

    Marita, Maricopa, AZ

    Rom 5:6

    6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

  37. 1237
    Ashley Pointer says:

    Ashley Pointer from Spring, TX

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

    Philippians 4:6 NIV

  38. 1238
    Karen says:

    Karen from Dallas, TX:

    For God did not give us a spirit of timidity,
    but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.

    2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV 1984)

  39. 1239
    Becky says:

    Becky, Morganton, NC

    Isaiah 44:3 (ESV) I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.

  40. 1240
    Sandy Harmer says:

    Sandy, Ft. Gibson, OK – Proverbs 12:18 NIV
    Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

  41. 1241
    Mary Lou says:

    Mary Lou, Young America, Minnesota

    He parted the heavens and came down;
    dark clouds were under his feet.
    He mounted the cherubim and flew;
    he soared on the wings of the wind.

    Psalm 18:9-10 NIV

  42. 1242
    Nicole says:

    Eye has not seen, not eat heard, nor have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9

  43. 1243
    Jackie Carson says:

    Jackie Carson – Newton, IA
    “So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own” Matthew 6:34 NLT

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    Leigh Gray says:

    Leigh Gray = IL.

    “The Lord watches over you – the Lord is your shade at your right hand.” Ps. 121:5 NIV

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    Marsha R. says:

    Marsha R. Lexington Park, MD
    But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.
    For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
    James 2:9-10 NIV

  46. 1246
    Wendy Chinn says:

    Wendy Chinn, Blacksburg, VA
    “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 (NET Bible)

  47. 1247
    Hannah says:

    Hannah, southwest Ohio, Psalm 4:8 “In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” ESV *can you tell I’ve had trouble sleeping! :)*

  48. 1248
    Keri says:

    Keri, Sylvan Lake
    “Everyday is a terrible day for a miserable person, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.”
    Proverbs 15:15
    God’s Word translation

  49. 1249
    Candice Childers says:

    Candice Childers
    Ferris, TX

    “Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 NASB

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    Kristi Swanson says:

    Kristi – Greenville,TX

    “LORD, we show our trust in You by obeying Your laws; our heart’s desire is to glorify Your name.” Isaiah 26:8, NLT

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