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. 151
    Anita Egan says:

    Anita, Lawrenceville
    “He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1: 13-14 ESV

  2. 152
    Lauren says:

    Lauren from Magee, MS: “Don’t let this throw you. You trust God, don’t you? Trust Me. There is plenty of room for you in my Father’s home. If that weren’t so, would I have told you that I’m on my way to get a room ready for you? And if I’m on my way to get your room ready, I’ll come back and get you so that you can live where I live.”
    ~John 14:1-3 (the Message)

  3. 153
    Candace says:

    Colorado Springs, CO

    “I’ll pour pure water over you and scrub you clean. I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed. I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands. ”

    EZ 36:25-27
    The Message

  4. 154
    Emily Last says:

    Emily (Kemptville Ottawa Canada) As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. Psalm 18:30

  5. 155
    Kim DotJoy says:

    Kim; Poplar Bluff, MO. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” –Mark 4:40 (ESV)

  6. 156
    Cathy Pfeifer-Croken says:

    Cathy Pfeifer-Croken, St. Catherine’s, Prince Edward Island

    “In all your ways acknowledge Him,
    and He will make straight your paths.”

    Proverbs 3:6 (NRSVCE)

  7. 157
    Terry says:

    East Peoria, Illinois

    Pslam 121:8 (NLT)
    The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go.

  8. 158
    fuzzytop says:

    Jasper, TN

    “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”

    Hebrews 10:23 NIV

  9. 159
    Julie says:

    Julie – Menomonee Falls, WI
    Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 NLT

  10. 160
    Colleen H. says:

    Colleen, Mae Sot, Thailand
    You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. Matthew 7:5 ESV

  11. 161
    Kathleen D. says:

    Kathleen D. Bernardsville NJ
    Matthew 11:28 NIV
    “Come to me, all you who labor, and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

  12. 162
    Ronnie says:

    Ronnie Wood, Ostrander Ohio
    Ephesians 6:10-11 (ESV)
    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

  13. 163
    Kimberly Orcutt says:

    Kim, West Long Branch, NJ
    Ps. 118:24 NIV
    This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

  14. 164
    Kristin V. says:

    Kristin V from Greenwood,IN: If you love me, you will obey what I command. John 14:15 NIV

  15. 165
    Pamela Slifco says:

    Pamela from Shelby Township MI ….

    People who work for peace in a peaceful way plant a good crop of right-living. James 3:18 NCV

  16. 166
    Sheila says:

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness…
    Galatians 5:22 NIV

  17. 167
    Rosie says:

    Rosie, Tacoma Wa
    Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its ture colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
    James 1:2-4 The Message

  18. 168
    Brenda J R says:

    But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in His unfailing love. Psa 33:18 NIV

  19. 169
    Hannah says:

    Hannah, Albuquerque

    Whom have I in heaven but you?
    And there is nothing on earth
    that I desire besides you.

    Psalm 73:25 ESV

  20. 170
    Leslee Tavenner says:

    Leslee in Columbia
    Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4 NIV

  21. 171
    Mona says:

    Mona – Rome,GA
    “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

  22. 172
    Christina says:


    “I the Lord search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.” Jeremiah 17:10, NKJV

  23. 173
    Lori Raymie says:

    Lori R., Knoxville, IOWA
    Colossians 2:9-10, ESV
    For in him the whole fullness of diety dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.

  24. 174
    Sheree D. Midland, TX says:

    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.

  25. 175
    Rachel Ravellette says:

    Rachel Ravellette, Lafayette, IND: “But when I am afraid I will put my trust in You. I praise God for what He has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?” –Psalm 56:3-4

  26. 176
    Debbie Nicholson says:

    Debbie Nicholson
    Gulfport, MS

    My Flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 NIV

  27. 177
    Carol Peavy says:

    “Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know Him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring.”

    Hosea 6:3 (NLT)

    Jena, LA

  28. 178
    Sandi Starnes says:

    Sandi from Morristown, Tennessee

    1 Corinthians 10:13 (MSG)
    “All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; He’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; He’ll always be there to help you come through it.”

  29. 179
    BARBARA JEAN says:

    Barbara, Lewisburg
    “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

  30. 180

    Tiffany Feathers ~ Murfreesboro, TN

    And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:2 KJV)

  31. 181
    Linda in Chester, VA says:

    Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. Psalm 63:3-5 NIV

  32. 182
    sharon says:

    Sharon, St. Louis Philippians 4:8 NIV
    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praise worthy – think about such things.

  33. 183
    Margaret says:

    Margaret, The Villages, FL
    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. (Romans 12:12 NIV)

  34. 184
    Laura says:

    Laura, Minneapolis. “Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.” 1 Timothy 4:15, ESV

  35. 185
    Jeanene says:

    Jeanene – Newnan, GA
    Have I not commanded you? “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
    Joshua 1:9 ESV

  36. 186
    Missi says:

    Walker, LA
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9 NIV84)

  37. 187
    Kate K says:

    Kate, Tulsa. “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.” Phlippians 4:6-7 NIV

  38. 188
    Laura T says:

    Laura, Hudson, IL

    He has showed 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 with your God.
    Micah 6:8 (NIV)

  39. 189
    Tina Huffman says:

    Tina, Zalma, For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23 (KJV)

  40. 190
    Bonnie Sandoval says:

    Bonnie B from Florence, Colorado

    Good morning Miss Beth!!!

    “No one whose hope is in You will ever be put to shame,
    but they be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.”

    Psalms 25:3 NIV

    Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

  41. 191
    lesley says:

    romans 8:28
    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.

  42. 192
    Ginny Obergfell says:

    Ginny Obergfell
    Olean NY

    Trust in Him at all times,
    O people; pour out your hears to Him,
    for God is our refuge.

  43. 193
    Marie, Jacksonville says:

    So I say to you: ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.
    Luke 11:9 NIV

  44. 194
    Becky says:

    Becky Curcio
    Eldred, PA

    “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out you hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.”

    Psalm 62:8 NIV

    • 194.1
      Becky says:

      Becky Curcio
      Eldred, Pa

      Opps! My verse should read: “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for
      God is our refuge.”

      Psalm 62:8 NIV

  45. 195
    Sarah Smith says:

    Sarah from Elkhart, IN. Psalm 121:1-2 NIV. I lift my eyes unto the hills. Where does my help come? My help comes from The Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth.

  46. 196
    denise says:

    Denise, San Antonio

    ‘bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.’

    Colossians 3:13 ESV

  47. 197
    Lu says:

    Lu, Raleigh, Create in me a pure (clean–ESV) heart, O God, and renew a steadfast (right –ESV) spirit within me. –Psalm 51:10

  48. 198

    Jennifer, Cypress, TX

    Psalm 92:1-2 ESV

    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

  49. 199
    Shannon says:

    Shannon, Rogers, AR – 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

  50. 200
    Brooke says:

    Brooke, Fredericksburg VA
    I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart. Psalm 40:8 NIV

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