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. 301
    Janell Taylor says:

    Janell ~Frisco, TX Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. 7 Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deut. 6:5-7 HCS

  2. 302
    Karla says:

    Karla, Maumee OH

    “Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.”

    James 2:12-13 NIV

  3. 303
    Jennifer, Loveland, CO says:

    Philippians 4:5-6 Let your gentleness be evident to all the Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything but in prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God. NIV

  4. 304
    Alison Leamon says:

    Alison Leamon from Mckinney, TX
    “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints,to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:17b-19 NIV84

  5. 305
    Jean Herrick says:

    Jean from Princeton Maine

    The fear of the LORD is hatred of evil.
    Pride and arrogance and the way of evil
    and perverted speech I hate.

    Proverbs 8:13 (ESV)

  6. 306
    Stacey Gaines says:

    Stacey Gaines
    Corpus Christi, TX
    “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked, or stand in the way that sinners take, or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.”
    Psalm 1:1-3, NIV

  7. 307
    Tammy says:

    Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

    Deut. 31:6 NIV

  8. 308
    Jane Alexander says:

    Jane, Geneseo, Illinois
    Isaiah 53:3-4
    He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
    Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. NIV

  9. 309
    Wendy from Sykesville, MD says:

    The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness, His mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself ‘The Lord is my inheritance therefore I will hope in Him’ Lamentations 3:22-24 NLT

  10. 310
    Lorrie says:

    Lorrie, Chattanooga

    Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 19:11 ESV

  11. 311
    Joy says:

    “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.” Psalm 91:14-16 NKJV

  12. 312
    dina haynie says:

    Now there was leaning on Jesus bosom one of his disciples whom Jesus LOVED. (KJV John 13:23)

  13. 313
    Kimberly Moore says:

    Kimberly, Lawrenceburg, KY. “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, NET

  14. 314
    Laura Hagedorn says:

    Laura Hagedorn, Wausau, WI He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.
    He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. Psalm 18:16-17 NIV

  15. 315
    Alicia Combs says:

    Alicia, Mesa, AZ
    In order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:4 NIV

  16. 316
    Tammy Andrea says:

    Tammy, Pottsboro, TX

    1 John 5:3-4 NIV
    This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

  17. 317
    Jean Grant says:

    Jean Grant, Carlisle PA

    Isaiah 30:15 (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.

  18. 318
    Kay says:

    in Muscle Shoals

    “When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:4 NIV

  19. 319
    Lydia Patterson says:

    Lydia Patterson, Andalusia, Alabama

    “For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.”

    Luke 1:37 AMP

  20. 320
    Ellen Kittredge says:

    Ellen K. From Stoughton, Massachusetts

    It (love) does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. (1 Corinthians 13:5 NLT)

    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. (Isaiah 61:10 NIV)

  21. 321
    Betty M says:

    Dearest Beth!
    A great one indeed!!!
    Betty M Voltaire, ND Ps 139: 5 ESV “You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.”

  22. 322
    Ginger - Knoxville says:

    Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. (Galatians 5:25 NLT)

  23. 323
    Ashley says:

    Ashley, Petersburg.
    “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3 NIV

  24. 324
    Vicki Osier says:

    Vicki, Grapevine, TX –

    “He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way.” ~ Psalm 25:9 NLT

  25. 325
    Sarah, Plainfield, IN says:

    for the Mighty One has done great things for me, holy is his name!
    Luke 1:49 NIV

  26. 326
    Peggy Funk says:

    Peggy, Tucson, “Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.” Romans 12:17 NASB

  27. 327
    Victoria says:

    Victoria, Boone, nc. And he said to me ” My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. NKJ version

  28. 328
    Jane Inman says:

    Jane, Kokomo, IN

    “and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:5 NAS

  29. 329
    Elvira, says:

    Elvira, Grande Prairie, Alberta
    1 John 2:17. NIV
    “The world and it’s desires pass away,
    But the man (women) who does the will of God lives forever.”

  30. 330
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Jackson, MI
    “For You, O Lord, have made me glad by Your work. At the works of Your hands I sing for joy.” Psalm 92:4 ESV

  31. 331
    Dianne Jones says:

    Dianne Jones, Fairfield, CA – “Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You and praise Your name, for in perfect faithfulness You have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.” – Isaiah 25:1 (NIV)

  32. 332
    Betty Murphrey says:

    Betty Murphrey, Wendell, NC
    Psalm 16:5 HCSB
    Lord, you are my portion and my cup of blessing; you hold my future.
    Psalm 16:5

  33. 333
    Julie dk says:

    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. NIV

  34. 334
    Beth says:

    Beth from Niamey
    Colossians 2:6
    So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him.

  35. 335
    Meegan says:

    Meegan, Kansas City
    The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:7, 8 NLT)

  36. 336
    Jackie Pope says:

    Jackie Pope, Covington, IN; Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

  37. 337
    Angie B. says:

    Hartland, WI

    May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NIV

  38. 338
    Colette says:

    Colette, Mesa, AZ.

    “Praise our God, O peoples,
    let the sound of his praise be heard;” 🙂

    Psalm 66:8

  39. 339
    Michele Tompkins says:

    Rockmart, GA

    Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

    James 4:10

  40. 340
    Dawn Atwood says:

    Dawn, Colleyville, TX
    Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all of the saints. Eph 6:17-18 NIV

  41. 341
    Joanna says:

    Joanna, Elsmere, KY

    The holy Lord God of Israel
    had told all of you,
    “I will keep you safe
    if you turn back to me
    and calm down.
    I will make you strong
    if you quietly trust me.” Isaiah 30:15 CEV

  42. 342
    Connie Patty says:

    Connie Patty, Frydlant n.O. Czech Republic

    Romans 15:13 NIV

    May the God of hope fill you all with joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  43. 343
    Jill Davis says:

    Jill, Searcy AR. “Set a guard over my mouth, LORD. Keep watch over the door of my lips.” Psalm 141:3 NIV

  44. 344
    Bree Johnson says:

    See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. (Hebrews 3:12, 13 NIV)

  45. 345
    denise says:

    Denise, Asheville, NC

    Ezekiel 37:7-9 (NIV)
    So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’”

  46. 346
    Haylee Scott says:

    “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6:34 ESV)

  47. 347
    Megan says:

    Megan from San Diego

    “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” NIV James 5:16b

  48. 348
    Christy says:

    Jonesboro, AR
    ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ (Jeremiah 33:3 NIV)

  49. 349
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Boston MA
    “Blessed is she who has believed what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished.”
    Luke 1:45 NIV

  50. 350
    Ally Davis says:

    Ally, Searcy AR. “Do everything without grumbling or arguing.” Phil. 2:14 NIV

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