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. 4651
    Jen - Wisconsin says:

    “As the Father as loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.” John 15:9 (NIV)

  2. 4652
    Susan House says:

    Susan H. Lady Lake, FL

    Psalm 9: 1-2, NIV, I will praise You, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of Your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your Name, O Most High.

  3. 4653
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Austin, TX
    It is good to praise the Lord
    and make music to your name, O Most High,
    proclaiming your love in the morning
    and your faithfulness at night.
    Psalm 92:1-2 NIV

  4. 4654
    Jackie says:

    Jackie, Mobile, Al.

    “The Lord your God is in your midst, A mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing.”
    Zephaniah 3:17 ESV

  5. 4655
    Michelle Schroeder says:

    Michelle from Columbus, Texas: “The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even tempered. Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent and discerning if they hold their tongue. ” Proverbs 17;27,28

  6. 4656
    Christy says:

    Vidor, Tx

    But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”

    Matthew 4:4 (NKJV)

  7. 4657

    Riverbank, California

    “Known to GoD from eternity are all His works” Acts 15:18

    God NEVER says, “Ooops!” PTL!

  8. 4658
    Kay says:

    Kay from Deer Park

    9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
    Galatians 6:9 NIV

  9. 4659
    Jan Taylor says:

    Jan, Louisville, KY,
    My mom died last week and God has shown once again…
    “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…” Eph 3:20 NIV

    • 4659.1

      I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Isn’t it good to know that God does immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine? That is so beautiful! Now your mom has a beautiful healed body and shares Heaven with Jesus. May God bless you today, Jan.

  10. 4660
    charlotte says:

    Charlotte, Frankston, Tx.
    give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus 1Thessalonians 5:18 NIV

  11. 4661
    Jane says:

    Jane, Houston TX

    3 John 1:4 (NIV)

    I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

  12. 4662
    Betty Clark says:

    Betty Clark, Ann Arbor, MI “So, then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:6-7, NIV

  13. 4663
    Jacqueline M says:

    Jacqueline M, Lancaster Co. PA,

    Luke 10:41 (ESV)
    But the Lord answered her,”Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things. But one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

  14. 4664
    Jennifer says:

    Littlefield TX
    “Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.” Phil. 3:13 (NIV)

  15. 4665
    Destinee says:

    Birmingham, Al

    ” Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
    Galatians 6:9 NIV

  16. 4666
    Amy B says:

    Lord, I have heard of your fame
    I stand in awe of your deeds, O Lord!
    Renew them in our day,
    in our time make them known;
    in wrath, remember mercy.
    Habakkuk 3:2, NIV

  17. 4667
    Donna says:

    Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
    Nehemiah 8:9-11
    McCown Team

  18. 4668
    Dorothy says:

    Dorothy W. – Portland, OR

    Hebrews 11:6
    New International Version (NIV)
    6 And 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.

  19. 4669
    Jacqueline Toups says:

    “In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.” Psalm4:4 NIV84

  20. 4670
    Vicki Traughber says:

    Vicki Traughber
    Fenton, MO

    So I say, Live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify
    the desires of the sinful nature. Galatians 5:16 (NIV

  21. 4671
    Sammie Knight says:

    Sammie Knight, Flagstaff, AZ “And the LORD will cause His voice of authority to be heard, and the descending of His arm to be seen in fierce anger, and in the flame of a consuming fire in cloudburst, downpour and hailstones. For at the voice of the LORD Assyria will be terrified, when He strikes with the rod.” Isaiah 30:30-31 NASB

  22. 4672
    Kayla Morrill says:

    Kayla from Clinton, MN –

    2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV – “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

  23. 4673
    Kelly Collett says:

    Kelly Collett, Buckhannon, WV

    Isaiah 61:1 NLT

    The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me, for the LORD has annointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.

  24. 4674
    Chrissy Jones says:

    Chrissy, Clemmons, NC
    Wait on the Lord;
    Be of good courage,
    And He shall strengthen your heart;
    Wait, I say, on the Lord! Psalm 27:14, NKJV

  25. 4675
    Arie says:

    Arie in Portland, OR

    “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus”
    Phil. 4:19 (NIV)

  26. 4676
    Deb V says:

    Deb V – Ohio
    Psalm 32:11 ESV
    “Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!”

  27. 4677
    Melonie, Denver says:

    Let us not become weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Gal.6:9, niv

  28. 4678
    Kim says:

    Kim, Amarillo TX:

    “Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may walk and live in Your truth; direct and unite my heart to fear and honor Your name.” Psalm 86:11 (AMP)

  29. 4679
    Lori D says:

    Lori D, Georgetown, TX
    The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deut. 31:8 (NIV)

  30. 4680
    Melanie LeClair says:

    Melanie from Odessa FL

    “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)

  31. 4681
    Christina says:

    Christina, Waukee, Iowa

    “And I set myself apart on their behalf, so that they too may be truly set apart.” John 17:19 NET

  32. 4682
    Donna says:

    Donna H., Lexington, KY
    2 Timothy 1:7

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline


  33. 4683
    Natalie McGary says:

    Natalie Aurora, Illinois
    “He will not fear bad news;his heart is confident, trusting in the LORD.” Psalm 112:7 (HCSB)

  34. 4684
    Rachelle Honohan says:

    Rachelle Honohan -Cedar Park: who of you buy worrying can add a since vote to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing why do you worry about the rest?

  35. 4685
    Sue Nutter says:

    Sue, Standish, ME

    For those who live according to the flesh have their outlook shaped by the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their outlook shaped by the things of the Spirit. For the outlook of the flesh is death, but the outlook of the Spirit is life and peace.
    Romans 8:5-6 (NET)

  36. 4686
    Leigh Ann says:

    Leigh Ann
    Gallatin, TN
    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22 HCSB

  37. 4687
    Ashley Ferguson says:

    Ashley, Cary, NC

    “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1:45, NIV

  38. 4688
    Faye Reed says:

    Commit to The Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed . Proverbs 16:3 NIV

  39. 4689
    Gayle Litteral says:

    Gayle, Dodgeville, WI

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

  40. 4690
    Marie says:

    Marie, Saskatoon, sk. Canada

    “The Eternal will fight for your behalf while you watch in silence.” Exodus 14:14 (voice)

  41. 4691
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Colorado Springs, CO

    “He tends his flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.” Isaiah 40:11 NIV

  42. 4692

    Krista, Idaho

    “Hold onto wisdom and it will take care of you. Love it and it will keep you safe.” -Proverbs 4:6

  43. 4693
    Darinda Ross says:

    Romans 12:1
    Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-this is your true proper worship.

  44. 4694
    Sarah Cox says:

    Sarah from Jay, Ok

    “The Lord your God is with you. The Mighty Warrior who saves, He .will take great delight in you. In His love He will no longer rebuke you but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)

  45. 4695
    Ann H says:

    Ann H
    Carrollton, Texas

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged. For the Lord, your God, will be with you wherever you go.”
    Joshua 1:9

  46. 4696
    Toma says:

    Toma, Antelope, CA

    “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.”
    1 John 3:16 NIV

  47. 4697
    Diane House says:

    Diane from Pratt, KS

    O Lord my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. Ps 40:5 (a) NLT

  48. 4698
    Leah cavitt says:

    Leah, Sugar land TX

    Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame because Gods love has been poured out Into out hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
    Romans 5:3-5 NIV

  49. 4699
    Mimi of Six in Al. says:

    The Message Isaiah 30-15 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—

  50. 4700
    Amy Sue Mora says:

    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and exhorting one another with all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, all with grace in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16 NET

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