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. 1251
    Debbie O'Leary says:

    Debbie from Holbrook, NY

    Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord may your love and faithfulness always protect me.

    Ps. 40:11 (NIV)

  2. 1252
    Caty says:

    Caty of Stockbridge, GA – He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it ~Matthew 10:39 (KJV)

  3. 1253
    Terri says:

    Terri,Mechancisville, VA

    Satisfy us in the morning with Your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
    Psalm 90:14 (NIV)

  4. 1254
    Kristin says:

    Kristin, Carlsbad, CA “In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened for my cry.”
    Jonah 2:2 NIV

  5. 1255
    Sherry Wright says:

    Sherry, Mill Creek, Philippians 4:8 NLT

    And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

  6. 1256
    Erica says:

    Erica, Huntington, IN

    “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,” Ephesians 3:20 NIV

  7. 1257
    Emily Durham says:

    Emily, Baton Rouge. “The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, and peace.” -Galatians 5:22

  8. 1258

    Kristina, Huntsville, AL
    “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to You name, O most high” Ps. 92:1 ESV

  9. 1259
    Bryn Ginn says:

    Bryn, Frisco, TX
    Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
    1 Peter 5:7

  10. 1260
    Valerie Muckle says:

    In preparation of Easter, I will memorize:

    But He was pierced for our rebellion; Crushed for our sins.
    He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. ~ Isaiah 53:5 (NLT)

  11. 1261
    Kendra Wilson says:

    Kendra, Dallas, TX

    “Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well.”

    Matthew 6:33 NCV

  12. 1262
    Shaci says:

    Shaci New Mexico

    Be merciful to those who doubt; Jude 1:22 NIV

  13. 1263
    Amber says:

    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom). 2 Corinthians 3:17 AMP

  14. 1264
    Jodi lee (Yellowknife, NWT Canada) says:

    The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul.
    The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. Psalm 19:7 NIV

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      Tina Willis says:

      Tina Willis
      Seattle, WA

      Psalm 92:1-2 NIV

      It is good to praise the Lord
      and make music to your name, O Most High,
      2 proclaiming your love in the morning
      and your faithfulness at night,

  15. 1265
    Julie Ratcliff says:

    Julie, Texarkana, Texas- “And now, oh Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.” Psalm 39:7 ESV

  16. 1266
    Tack says:

    Lisa ~ Bethany, OK
    “Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?” James 2:5 NIV

  17. 1267
    Nancy Scott says:

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

  18. 1268
    Jennifer T says:

    Jennifer, Fairfax VA

    continuing in this passage and praying the Holy Spirit’s reign over my will in my marriage:

    “It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
    1 Corinthians 13:5 (NIV)

  19. 1269
    Amy says:

    Amy in Central,La
    Don’t be afraid of them, for the Lord your God fights for you. (Deuteronomy 3:22 HCSB)

  20. 1270
    Ashley Carter says:

    Ashley from Knoxville, TN

    “The LORD will give strength to His people.
    The LORD will bless His people with peace.”

    Psalm 29:11

  21. 1271
    Jenna says:

    Now to Him who is able to do immeasurabely more than we could ask or imagine, according to this power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV
    Jenna, KC, MO

  22. 1272
    Deb Kerr says:

    “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Eph. 5:1, 2 NIV

    White Lake, MI

  23. 1273
    Dawn says:

    “Brothers and sisters, think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected.” Philippians 4: 8 NCV

  24. 1274
    Julie Kain says:

    Julie, Newton, IA
    Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
    1 Corinthians 13:8 (ESV)

  25. 1275
    Michele Crandall says:

    For in just a very little while, He who is coming will come and will not delay. Hebrews 10:37

  26. 1276
    Mollyanne says:

    Mollyanne from Athens, GA

    “You hem me in – behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.” Psalm 139:5 NIV

  27. 1277
    Shirley Barry says:

    Shirley Barry, MOoresville, NC

    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. Psalms 92:1-2 NIV

  28. 1278
    Sandra Mauldin says:

    Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him; for God is our refuge.
    Psalm 62:8 NIV

  29. 1279
    Kathy Bryson says:

    Kathy Bryson
    Albuquerque, NM

    “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”

    Isaiah 12:2-3 NIV84

  30. 1280
    Katie Euken says:

    Katie Euken, Muscatine, IA
    “Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all!” 2 Thessalonians 3:16 NASB

  31. 1281
    Jodi Webb says:

    Jodi from Tyler, TX and 7 co-workers

    Isaiah 40:28-31 (the entire month of March)
    “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; 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.” (ESV)

  32. 1282
    Alexandra Key says:

    Ali – Clearwater, FL
    The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. (Psalm 19:1&2 NIV)

  33. 1283
    Chris M says:

    Chris M, Seattle, WA

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

  34. 1284
    Jenni Gilson says:

    Jenni Gilson
    Gillette, WY
    “He must increase and I must decrease.”-John 3:30 NASB

  35. 1285
    Ashley T says:

    Ashley T – Charlotte, NC “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NASB

  36. 1286
    Katie Morris says:

    Katie from Stamping Ground, KY

    “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

    Phil 4:7

  37. 1287
    Elaine says:

    Elaine, McVeytown, Pa
    So put to death the sinful earthly things lurking within you. Have nothings to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.
    Colossians 3:5 NLT

  38. 1288
    Katie Linder says:

    Katie Linder, College Station.
    Then the man said, “Your name will nonlonger be Jacob, but Isreal, because you have struggled with God and with men and you have overcome.”
    -Genesis 32:28 NIV

  39. 1289

    Judy Sommerville
    Fairmont, MN

    So we say with confidence,“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can ma do to me?” Hebrews 13:6 (NIV84)

  40. 1290
    Julie says:

    Julie DeWitt, MI
    Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. Proverbs 3:5 AMP

  41. 1291
    Holly Watson says:

    Holly; Ramona, CA

    Galatians 5:1 (NASB) “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.”

  42. 1292
    Courtney says:

    Courtney, Houma, LA
    Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the LORD your God. Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the LORD, who makes you holy.
    Leviticus 20:7-8, TNIV

  43. 1293
    Tara says:

    Tara, Kosciusko, MS

    I will sing to the Lord
    because he is good to me. Psalm 13:6 NLT

  44. 1294
    Cindy says:

    Cindy from Cochem, Germany – The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deut 31:8 (NIV)

  45. 1295
    Judy; Torrance says:

    “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” I Corinthians 10:13 NIV

  46. 1296
    Sherry says:


    “I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.”

    Psalms 9:2 (NLT)

  47. 1297
    Laura says:

    Laura from Cartersville, GA
    “Let the message if Christ, in all its richness,fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdoms he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. ” Colossians 3:16(NLT)

  48. 1298
    Susan says:

    Susan, Greenville, SC But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. James 2:9NIV (still memorizing James!)

  49. 1299
    Bonnie O'Shields says:

    Bonnie O’Shields from Dacusville, SC

    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 NIV84

  50. 1300
    Janie B says:

    Janie B, Poetry, TX

    2 Cor 4:8

    We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;


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