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. 1301
    njc says:

    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

  2. 1302
    Chelsey says:

    Chelsey, Murfreesboro, TN
    “And have mercy on those who doubt.” -Jude 1:22 ESV

  3. 1303
    Katy says:

    Katy from Snellville, GA

    Acts 2:28 God’s Word Translation:
    “You make the path of life known to me. In your presence there is complete joy.”

  4. 1304
    Denise Untersee says:

    Denise, Davis,IL. “This is the day that the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”-Psalm 118:24 NASB

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    Julie Jamison says:

    Julie hanford, ca. Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37 NLT

  6. 1306

    KariAnn, Houston, TX
    I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!
    Psalm 27:13 (ESV)

  7. 1307
    Tabitha says:

    Tabitha, Palo Alto, CA

    Proverbs 31:14, NLT

    “She is like a merchant’s ship,
    bringing her food from afar.”

  8. 1308
    Beth says:

    Beth, Edmond, OK

    Psalm 92:4 (NIV) For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.

  9. 1309
    Delanie says:

    Delanie, Fenton Psalms 1:2-3 “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he will be like a tree planted by rivers of water, which bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall propsper.” KJV

  10. 1310
    Kristi S. says:

    Kristi Rogersville,TN
    Ephesians 6:16 NIV
    In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

  11. 1311
    Shauna says:

    Shauna, Aurora, NE “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” NIV

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    Kim says:

    Orange City
    Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
    Hebrews 11:6 NIV

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    Jennifer McKinney says:

    Jennifer McKinney, Sisters, Oregon
    Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.
    Psalm 62:8 ESV

  14. 1314
    Janice says:

    Janice Burkburnett, TX John 4:14(ESV) But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thristy again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.

  15. 1315
    Lorene says:

    Lorene, Lafayette, LA. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6. NIV

  16. 1316
    Nicole Roman says:

    Nicole//Dallas//Matthew 7:7, NIV

    “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

  17. 1317
    Maggie T. says:

    Maggie, Tulsa Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
    1 Corinthians 2:12 NKJV

  18. 1318
    Jonda Heckel says:

    Jonda; Shakopee, MN

    Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

    1 John 4:4 KJV

  19. 1319
    Faye jones says:

    Beth, I too, quietly sit waiting on the sunrise of a new day. What will it bring — laughter tears happiness. Doubt or maybe a sprinkling of all these. After all this is life. I also love quiet time at night to reflect on the day that has passed and fastly becoming “yesterday” Joy is knowing I began with Jesus and ended with Jesus. With so much death recently of my family, I find peace in snuggling under the wings of God and being covered with His feathers I can sleep unAfraid of the unknown. Peace peace wonderful peace

  20. 1320
    Sally Reed says:

    Sally,Bellaire,Tx.,John15:5 NIV, I am the vine, you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

  21. 1321
    Sheila says:

    Sheila, Russellville, AR

    I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. Psalm 34:4-5 (NLT)

  22. 1322
    Connie says:

    Connie, Durham, NC “You did not choose me but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit-fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in My name” John 15:16 NIV

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    Rebekah; Sayre, PA

    “I keep asking that the God of the LORD Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people and His incomparably great power for us who believe.”
    Ephesians 1:17-19

  24. 1324
    Tatiana says:

    Tatiana, Geneva IL
    “Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
    in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
    As they go through the Valley of Baca
    they make it a place of springs;
    the early rain also covers it with pools.
    They go from strength to strength;
    each one appears before God in Zion.”
    (Psalm 84:5-7 ESV)

  25. 1325
    Melissa Lane says:

    Melissa, living in Gruitrode, Belgium

    16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know;
    I will lead them in paths they have not known.
    I will make darkness light before them,
    And crooked places straight.
    These things I will do for them,
    And not forsake them.

    Isaiah 42:16

    New King James Version (NKJV)

  26. 1326
    Tracy says:

    Tracy, Sidney, Ohio

    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. Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

  27. 1327
    Katie says:

    Katie, San Antonio, TX “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24 NIV

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    Cindy O'Brien says:

    Cindy O’Brien, Kent WA

    Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.
    Psalm 62:8 (NIV84)

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    Desiree says:

    Desiree from Calgary, Alberta.
    For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NASB

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    Lindsay Haselden says:

    Lindsay Haselden from Florence, SC:

    Ah, Soveriegn Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
    Jeremiah 32:17 (NIV84)

  31. 1331
    Carmen says:

    Carmen, Summersville, WV “Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from Him.” Psalm 62:5 NIV

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    Karen Thompson says:

    Karen from Schererville, IN

    It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High,
    Psalm 92:1 ESV

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    Erika says:

    Erika Opperman Kansas City, Missouri
    “I will always show you where to go. I’ll give you a full life in the emptiest of places-firm muscles, strong bones. You’ll be like a well-watered garden, a gurgling spring that never runs dry. You’ll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew, rebuild the fountains from out of your past. You’ll be known as those who can fix anything, restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate, make the community live able again.” Isaiah 58:11 MSG

  34. 1334
    Emily says:

    Emily, Houston TX~
    You will keep in perfect peace, those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 NIV

  35. 1335
    Hannah McKay says:

    Hannah | Oklahoma City, OK

    “He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for Him.” Hebrews 9:28, NLT

  36. 1336
    Valerie Robertson says:

    Valerie, Taylors, SC
    They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
    Lamentations 3:23 NIV

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    Chelsey S. says:

    Chelsey from Amarillo, TX
    “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Eccl. 4:12 (NIV)

  38. 1338

    Courtney, Knoxville, TN. Jude 1:22 (ESV) And have mercy on those who doubt

  39. 1339
    Lindsey Alexander says:

    Lindsey – Iowa City, Iowa

    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, (Psalms 92:1, 2 ESV)

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    Janice; Springville says:

    Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
    Romans 12:12 ESV

  41. 1341
    Emily says:

    Emily, Anchorage, AK

    Psalm 62:5-7 NIV
    “Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from Him. Truly He is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my Fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my Mighty Rock, my Refuge.”

  42. 1342
    Jody Emmons says:

    Jody;Chesterfield, IL

    Galatians 5:22 (NKJV)
    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.”

  43. 1343
    Karol Holifield/ Gulf Breeze, FL says:

    “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.” Isa 30:15/Message

  44. 1344
    Wendy says:

    Wendy, Cary NC:

    “You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.” Psalm 16:11 NLT

  45. 1345
    Michelle Weihing says:

    Michelle, Frisco, Texas
    Psalm 126:2-3 – NIV –
    2 Our mouths were filled with laughter,
    our tongues with songs of joy.
    Then it was said among the nations,
    “The Lord has done great things for them.”
    3 The Lord has done great things for us,
    and we are filled with joy.

  46. 1346
    Cindy Rabe says:

    The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
    1 John 2:17 NIV

  47. 1347
    Melissa Carrasco says:

    Melissa, San Antonio. “
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 NIV84

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    Natie Muriel says:

    Natie Muriel from Charlotte, NC:

    “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

  49. 1349
    Becky Poulos says:

    Becky, Whitehall, WI, “So we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” 1 Thess. 2:8 NIV

  50. 1350
    Amber Moon says:

    Amber moon, Lincolnton, NC
    The Lord Himself will fight for you. You won’t have to lift a finger in your defense. – Exodus 14:14, NLT

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