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. 251
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    katie g; Knoxville, TN

    “He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.” Psalm 91:4 NLT

  2. 252
    Sherrie, Leesburg, VA says:

    “My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism.”

    James 2:1 NIV

  3. 253
    Juli says:

    Juli, Chokio, MN I’m so grateful to Christ for making me adequate to do this work. He went out on a limb you know, in trusting me with this ministry. The only credentials I brought were ineffective methods and arrogance. But I was treated mercifully because I didn’t know what I was doing, didn’t know who I was doing it against! Grace mixed with faith and love poured over me and into me. And all because of Jesus.

    Here is a word you can take to heart and depend on: Jesus Christ came into this world to save sinners. I’m proof–Public Sinner Number One–of someone who could never have made it apart from sheer mercy. And now He shows me off, evidence of his endless patience, to those who are right on the edge of trusting him forever.
    (1 Timothy 1:12-17). MSG. (Nowhere else is MSG a good thing! Or as Beth would say, a good thang!)

  4. 254
    Joy says:

    Joy, Fayette, AL

    Do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, so it may go well with you, and so that you may go in and occupy the land that the LORD swore to your ancestors to give you.
    Deuteronomy 6:18 (NRSV)

  5. 255
    Tami Walker says:

    Auburndale, Florida
    Psalm 92:2 (NET)

    It is fitting to proclaim your loyal love in the morning, and faithfulness during the night,

  6. 256
    Lindsay says:

    Lindsay from Boston, MA: “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:11-12 NIV

  7. 257
    Donna Lucas says:

    “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Gen 1:1 (NAS)

  8. 258
    Wendy says:

    Fort Walton Beach, FL

    Phil 4:19 ESV

    And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus

  9. 259
    Kendra Husband says:

    Kendra Husband from Charlotte, NC
    “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3 NIV

  10. 260
    Jaime Garrett says:

    Jaime Garrett ~ Wilson, NC

    “Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.” Psalm 16:1 NIV

  11. 261
    Trinna Durbin says:

    Trinna, Covington, “May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:17 NIV84

  12. 262
    Janice, Birmingham, AL says:

    The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows those who take refuge in Him. Nahum 1:7 (ESV)

  13. 263
    Jordan Walters says:

    Jordan, Columbia, MO. “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

  14. 264
    Tiffany Tennant says:

    Tiffany Tennant, Muskogee
    Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. (Psalms 143:8 NLT)

  15. 265
    Jennifer Officer says:

    Jennifer from Livingston, TN “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24 ESV

  16. 266
    Laurie says:

    Laurie, Gibsonville, NC

    “He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful” John 1:2, NIV

  17. 267
    Deanna Taylor says:

    Deanna, Akron OH
    Psalm 15:2 (NKJV) (slowly memorizing this chapter)
    He who walk uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart;

  18. 268
    Teresa Wheeler says:

    Teresa, Edmond OK

    “No,in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” Romans 8:37 NIV

  19. 269
    Sarah Miller says:

    Sarah Miller, New Palestine, IN

    For who is God besides the Lord ? And who is the Rock except our God? (Psalm 18:31 NIV)

  20. 270
    Beth from Center, Tx says:

    This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
    1 John 1:5 NIV

  21. 271
    Laura says:

    Laura, Houston:

    “Remember how the LORD your God has blessed you in everything that you have done. He has taken care of you as you wandered through this vast desert. He has been with you these forty years, and you have had everything you needed.”

    Exodus 2:7 (TEV)

  22. 272
    Laura says:

    Troy, Ohio

    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

  23. 273
    Pamela McDonald says:

    Pam Hendersonville, NC
    “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself.” Luke 24:27 KJV

  24. 274
    Merle NM says:

    He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Psalms 91:4 KJV

  25. 275
    Denise Ramser says:

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

  26. 276
    Susan, from Houston says:

    Psalm 89:1 ESV
    I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord forever; with my mouth I will make known Your faithfulness to all generations.

  27. 277
    Ami says:

    Butler, OH

    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
    2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV

  28. 278
    Katie Brown says:

    Katie Brown

    Greenfield, In

    For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise.

    Psalm 47:7 NIV84

  29. 279
    Lisa says:

    Lisa – Grand Prairie Tx

    Jeremiah 1:9 (NIV)
    Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “Now, I have put my words in your mouth

  30. 280
    Jeanine Boyle says:

    Jeanine, Toronto, Canada
    “And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work, and will perserve(me)unto His heavenly Kingdom; to whom be glory for ever and ever.” 2 Timothy 4:18 WBT

  31. 281
    Marsha Middleton says:

    Marsha Lees Summit, MO

    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 he can do nothing. John 15:5 NKJ

  32. 282
    Mary Beth Davidson says:

    Mary Beth Davidson
    Richmond, KY

    “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us FREE, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage!”

    Galatians 5:1 (HCSB)

  33. 283
    Debbie Pauly says:

    2 TIMOTHY 1:7DE

  34. 284
    Ginger says:

    Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Eph 5:15-16 (NIV)

  35. 285
    Deb says:

    Deb in Windsor, CT:

    “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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 minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:4-7, NIV

  36. 286

    Candace Hendrick, TX
    My flesh and my heart may fail me, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
    Psalm 73:26 NASB

  37. 287
    Sylvia says:

    Sylvia Georgetown TX
    You God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
    I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
    Ps 63:122 NIV

  38. 288
    Barbara Fenn says:

    Barb, Medina, Oh

    For by the grace given to me I say to you everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
    Rom 12:3 ESV

  39. 289
    Amanda Benson says:

    Amanda Benson, Eagle Butte, SD
    2 Peter 1:10-11, NIV
    Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  40. 290
    Laura Potopa says:

    Laura from Chisago City, MN
    Isaiah 61:10 from the NIV
    “I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”

  41. 291
    Kim Smith says:

    Kim Smith, Senatobia, MS – So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. Hebrews 9:28 ESV

  42. 292
    Elizabeth Mesa says:

    Elizabeth, Gilbert,AZ
    If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 NIV

  43. 293
    Ruth Hency says:

    Ruth Hency from Oran, Mo “I am the good shepherd: The good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep” John 10:11

  44. 294
    Sandra from Greenville, TX says:

    John 5:19 NLT

    So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.

  45. 295
    Kim Baker says:

    Kim Baker, Louisville, KY

    Psalms 9:13-14 ESV

    13 Be gracious to me, O LORD! See my affliction from those who hate me, O you who lift me up from the gates of death,
    14 that I may recount all your praises, that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in your salvation.

  46. 296
    Gloria Johnson says:

    “Therefore as Gods chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience.”
    Colossians 3:12. NIV

  47. 297
    Delores O. says:

    Delores O.
    Lake Stevens, WA

    But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore i will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
    2 Cor. 12:9 NIV84

  48. 298
    Gloria Culpepper says:

    This I recall and therefore I have hope. It is because of the Lord’s mercy that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion says my inner self. Therefore I will hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him
    Lamentations 3:21-24

  49. 299
    Judy says:

    Yuma , Arizona

    I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.    I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.    I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.

    Psalm 119:14-16 NIV

  50. 300
    Andrea says:

    Andrea; Cartersville,GA: “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” Colossians 4:2 ESV

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