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. 101
    Tshaka says:

    Tshaka; Fort Knox; Let all that I am praise the Lord. O Lord my God, how great you are! You are robed with honor and majesty. Psalm 104:1 NLT

  2. 102

    Stephanie Parrish, Lynchburg, VA
    “When anxiety was great within me,
    your consolation brought me joy.” -Psalm 94:19 NIV

  3. 103
    Selena says:

    Selena- Cordele, GA
    He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others.He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. Daniel 2:21, NIV

    (I’m memorizing this for the Daniel Bible study.)

  4. 104
    Marilyn Yarbrough says:

    Marilyn Gadsden, Al

    Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth.
    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness for they will be filled.
    Matt 5: 5-6 NIV

  5. 105
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer O, Moore, Ok
    And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus . Philippians 4:7 NIV

  6. 106
    Katresha Taylor, Fishers IN says:

    My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness

    2 Corinthians 12:9

  7. 107
    Hannah Hancock says:

    Hannah, Winter Haven, FL

    9-How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. 10-With my whole heart I have sought you: Oh, let me not wander from your commandments. 11-Your word I have hidden in my heart that I might not sin against You. 12-Blessed are You, Oh Lord; teach me Your statutes.

    Psalm 119:9-12 (NKJV)

  8. 108
    Nona, from Poplar Bluff says:

    One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1 (NIV)

  9. 109
    Margie by the Sea says:

    Hilton Head Island, SC

    Romans 8:38,39 (NIV ’84)
    38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 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.

  10. 110
    Leslie from Elkhart, IN says:

    Deut. 3:22 (NKJV)

    You must not fear them, for the LORD your God Himself fights for you.

  11. 111
    Cassia Glass says:

    Cassia from Spring, TX
    Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart. And ye shall find rest unto your souls for my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matt 11:28-30 KJV (going OLD SCHOOL this time!!)

  12. 112
    Marissa Torres says:

    Marissa, Houston, Tx

    Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever. Psalm 73:25-26 NLT

  13. 113
    Siesta Susan says:

    Susan,Fairhope,AL- I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body whether by life or by death. Philippians 1:20 (NIV)

  14. 114
    Angie says:

    Angie W. from Liberty, Missouri: You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3 NIV84

  15. 115
    Shelley says:

    Shelley from Shiloh, IL “Pray diligently. Stay alert, with your eyes wide open in gratitude.” Colossians 4:2, The Message

  16. 116
    Jill says:

    Jill, Bozeman Mt
    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ , He is a new creation; The old has gone , the new has come!
    2 Cor 5:17 NIV

  17. 117
    Toni Arms says:

    Toni, Greer, SC “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” 2 Peter 1: 3-4 NIV

  18. 118
    Ruth Cherry says:

    Ruth Cherry, Royse City, Texas

    “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

    Matthew 5:16

  19. 119
    Jackie says:

    Jackie UK Psalm 19: 14 New King James Version

    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    Be acceptable in Your sight,
    O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

  20. 120
    Kristy Thornton says:

    Kristy from Tallahassee, FL
    “And that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love,” Ephesians 3:17 HCSB

  21. 121
    julie says:

    Julie from Bristol, Tennessee
    Isaiah 61:3b NIV
    They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

  22. 122
    Tonia Booker says:

    Tonia Booker in Meridian, Idaho
    2 Corinthians 2:14 (NKJ)
    Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

  23. 123
    Vicki says:

    Vicki Knott, Greenwood, SC
    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)

  24. 124
    Janet S. says:

    Bemus Point, NY

    Romans 11:33 (NET)
    Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how fathomless his ways!

  25. 125
    Donna Morrissey says:

    Donna, Norwood, MA

    Micah 6:8
    New International Version (NIV)
    He has shown you, O man, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
    To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly[a] with your God.

  26. 126
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Pooler, GA
    He reveals deep and hidden things, He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him. I thank and praise you, O God of my fathers. You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you. You have made known to us the dream of tbe king.
    Dan.2:22-23 NIV

  27. 127
    Volleyball Ginger says:

    Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matt. 11:29 NIV

    Wetumpka, AL

  28. 128
    Shirley says:

    Shirley, Rockwall, TX

    “You will keep him in perfect peace,
    Whose mind is stayed on You,
    Because he trusts un you.”
    Isaiah 26:3 NKJV

  29. 129
    Tina says:

    Tina from Ohio

    The Lord is my strength and my shield;
    My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;
    Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
    And with my song I will praise Him.
    Psalm 28:7 NKJV

  30. 130
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn; Amarillo, TX – For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling. (Isaiah 30:15 ESV).

  31. 131
    Lori Pruett says:

    Lori, Atlanta, Georgia
    who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, (Psalm 103:4 NIV)

  32. 132
    Tracie says:

    Tracie F, Monticello, FL

    Psalm 89:8 ESV
    “O Lord God of hosts, who is mighty as you are, O Lord, with your faithfulness all around you?”

  33. 133
    Alicia says:

    Alicia, OKC
    Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its creator. Colossians 3:9-10 (ESV)

  34. 134
    Marilyn from Vicksburg, MS says:

    Now go, I will help you speak and will teach you what to say. Exodus 4:12 (NIV)

  35. 135
    Dimy Mixon says:

    Dimy from Griffin, Ga.

    “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous
    right hand.”~Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

  36. 136
    Linda says:

    Linda from Mackenbach, Germany John 1:3,4 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life,[a] and the life was the light of men.

  37. 137
    Karen says:

    Karen from Westminster, MD
    Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
    John 13:17 NIV

  38. 138
    susan says:

    Susan Oak Ridge

    And you shall eat there in the presence of the LORD you God, you and your households together, rejoicing in all the undertakings in which the Lord your God has blessed you.

    Deut. 12: 7

  39. 139
    Stacy says:

    Stacy, Detroit
    ” There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)

  40. 140
    Aubree Hoffman says:

    Aubree, San Antonio, TX.
    Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
    James 1:2-3 ESV

  41. 141
    Alison says:

    Alison Norman, Ok

    Don’t tear your clothing in your grief,
    but tear your hearts instead.”
    Return to the Lord your God,
    for he is merciful and compassionate,
    slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
    He is eager to relent and not punish
    Joel 2:13 NLT

  42. 142
    Sue says:

    Sue Big Rapids, MI Ephesians 4:29 NIV 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.

  43. 143
    Janae says:

    Janae-Riverside, PA Psalm 119:67-68(NIV)
    “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word. You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.”

  44. 144
    Leslie Breighner says:

    from Littlestown, PA
    “Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God, without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe, as you hold out the word of life.”
    Phil. 2:14-16a NIV

  45. 145
    Sarah says:

    Sarah from Rockwall, TX
    I love the Lord because He has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.
    Psalm 116:1 NIV 84

  46. 146
    Anna T. says:

    Anna, from Richmond:
    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

  47. 147
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Greensburg, KY. – “I gave My back to those who strike Me, And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting.” – Is. 50:6,NAS (Obviously, part of a larger section I’m memorizing :))

  48. 148
    Brenda Payne says:

    Brenda in Midlothian, VA. “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7 ESV

  49. 149
    Diana says:

    East Peoria, Illinois

    Psalm 86:5 (NLT)
    O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full
    of unfailing love for all who ask your aid.

  50. 150
    Charlotte says:

    Charlotte, England

    “It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear” ~ Isaiah 62:24, NKJV

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