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. 4801
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Sherwood, AR: “Rejoice always, Pray continually.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 (NIV)

  2. 4802
    Stephanie Turpin says:

    Stephanie from Glenpool, Oklahoma
    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23 NIV)

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    letsroll says:

    Janice, Tulsa. It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name O most high; Psalms 92:1 (ESV)

  4. 4804
    Tisha says:

    Tisha, San Antonio
    The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? (Psalm 118:6 NIV)

  5. 4805
    Jenny Spires says:

    Jenny, Scottsdale, AZ

    He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less. John 3:30 NLT

  6. 4806
    Allison A says:

    Allison A, Colorado Springs

    You are all around me on every side;
    you protect me with your power.
    Your knowledge of me is too deep;
    it is beyond my understanding.

    Psalm 139:5-6 (GNT)

  7. 4807
    Gwen Eungard says:

    The Eungard Family: Brad, Gwen, Adam, Eleanor, Amelia, and Owen
    Schweinfurt, Germany

    2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)
    Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

  8. 4808
    Sheila says:

    Sheila, Splendora, TX
    “Every good gift and every perfect giftis from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change,” James 1:17 (ESV)

  9. 4809
    Leslie Jones says:

    Leslie Jones in El Paso: Indeed! I count everything as loss because of the unsurpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in Him not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes thru faith in Christ, the righteousness from God, that depends on faith—That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and may share in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, that by any means possible, I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Phil 3: 8-11 ESV

  10. 4810
    Cathy Bowers says:

    Cathy – Virginia Beach
    Isaiah 33:2 Lord, be gracious to us;we long for you.Be our strength every morning,our salvation in time of distress. (NIV)

  11. 4811
    Rosemary Gonella says:

    Isaiah 41:10 NIV

    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.

    Rosemary G, Melbourne Vic

  12. 4812
    sarah says:

    Sarah Stinnett Sour Lake TX 1 Timothy 2:1 (message) The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know.

  13. 4813
    Holly Haynes says:

    Holly Monroe, Mi

    I know my Redeemer lives. Job 19:25 NIV

  14. 4814
    Twyla mcAmis says:

    Who of you can by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? Luke12:25-26(NIV) Twyla McAmis, Cleveland,Tennessee.

  15. 4815
    Kim C says:

    Kim C from Franklinton, LA

    ROMANS 1:16 NIV
    For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

  16. 4816
    Deanna says:

    Deanna, Maytown AL
    The Lord preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me. Psalm 116:6 NKJV

  17. 4817
    Anna Yoder says:

    John 15:9-10 NKJ
    As the Father loved me, I also have loved you; abide in my love.
    If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love,
    just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in His love.

  18. 4818
    Gwen says:

    Gwen- Coweta, Oklahoma
    A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones. Proverbs 14:30 AMP

  19. 4819
    Cindy Strong says:

    Cindy, Biloxi, MS

    I appeal to you dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.

    1 Corinthians 1:10 NLT

  20. 4820
    Alexis K. says:

    Alexis K., Waco, TX: “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV)

  21. 4821
    Lori says:

    The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. 1John3:8 NASB

  22. 4822
    Jeni says:

    Vevay, IN (NIV)
    For the Word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any two-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
    Hebrews 4:12

  23. 4823
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer – Wilmington DE –

    Romans 8:28 (NIV) – “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.”

  24. 4824
    Penny Burke says:

    Penny, Cincinnati. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Romans 12:18 ESV

  25. 4825
    Lisa Caduff says:

    James 2:5 NLT

    Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Arn’t they the ones that will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him?

  26. 4826
    Kerri says:

    So late, I know. But maybe it was so I could be inspired by this great verse on the last night of Tuesday night Bible Study!
    2 Thes. 3:1-3 ESV
    Finally brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith, but the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

  27. 4827
    Cam says:

    Cam, Albuquerque, NM
    The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.

    James 3:17 (NASB)

  28. 4828
    Sissy says:

    Sissy-Waycross. “And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you because you obey the voice of the Lord your God” Deut. 28:2

  29. 4829
    jami b says:

    shelby, nc

    “I am the good Shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.”

  30. 4830
    Heather Dowdy says:

    Heather, Round Lake, IL

    For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
    Psalm 100:5 NIV

  31. 4831
    Karen F says:

    Karen F, Unionville, PA

    Galatians 1:10 (NIV)
    Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

  32. 4832
    Jen S. , Granbury TX says:

    The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.
    Romans 8:6 (NIV)

  33. 4833
    Natalie says:

    Eph 3:20
    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.

  34. 4834
    Kayla Siler says:

    Kayla Siler, Edmond,OK

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

  35. 4835
    Tammy Goodwin says:

    Tammy from Fort Myers, FL “He stores up success for the upright; He is a shield for those who live with integrity so that He may guard the paths of justice and protect the way of His loyal followers.” Proverbs 2:7-8 HCSB

  36. 4836
    JulieG says:

    1 Thes 5:16-18 (NLT) Be joyful always. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 🙂

  37. 4837
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda – Houston
    “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” 2 Cor 12:9 NLT

  38. 4838
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Houston. Eph. 4:1-2 HCSB, “Therefore I, the prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, accepting one another in love”

  39. 4839
    SUSAN CUTRER says:

    Corinth, TX

  40. 4840
    Susan Cutrer says:


    No eye has seen,
    no ear has heard,

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    Susan Cutrer says:


    No eye has seen,
    no ear has heard,
    no mind has conceived
    what GOD has prepared
    for those who love Him.

    1 Corinthians 2:0 (NIV)

  42. 4842
    Ann Wainscott says:

    Ann Gainesville, FL

    Psalm 92:4 The NET Bible

    “For You, O Lord, have made me HAPPY by Your work. I will sing for joy because of what You have done.”

  43. 4843
    Christine Arnold says:

    Christine, Atlanta – “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” Psalm 143:10 NIV

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    Michele kappas says:

    Michele from west palm beach: sorry I am beyond delayed..

    “Since ancient times no one has heard,
    no ear has perceived,
    no eye has seen any God besides you,
    who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.” Isaiah 64:4 NIV

  45. 4845
    Robyn Wright says:

    Robyn Wright from Washington, IN
    John 13:30 “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (ESV)

  46. 4846
    Becca says:

    NIV I Peter 4:7

    The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.

  47. 4847
    Theresa Burwick says:

    Theresa, Cincinnati, 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

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    Leanne says:

    Psalm 18:1 NIV I love you, Lord, my strength.

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    joann,Huntingburg, IN says:

    O my God, I trust in Thee; let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. Psalm 25.2 KJV

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    Brigette Brock says:

    Brigette Brock
    Morehead , KY

    And we know that God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
    Romans 8:28

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