2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 22!

Hey, Sweet Things! I’m writing you from the same pajamas I put on this morning after a bath. The flu hit the Moores and Jones with a fury at the first of the week and, at this point, Keith, Melissa, Annabeth, and I all have it. Our little four year old ran 103 degrees today. It broke our hearts. She’s been to the doctor and, needless to say, Amanda is not getting an inch from her. You will not waste a prayer on all of us and I’m going to stop and pray right now for those of you who are ailing or have sick families.

Gracious Father, touch us with Your outstretched hand, heal and restore us. Take authority over our bodies and our households and command all sickness to depart in Jesus’ Name. Forbid any further spread of viruses, Lord, and speak wellness and strength over us. Show tender mercies particularly to our young and our elderly. Grant us the wisdom to acknowledge Your goodness and faithfulness to us and to give You all glory for the full restoration of our health. Apply the power of the Cross to all that concerns us. You are worthy of all praise. By Christ’s stripes we are healed. You are faithful and true and we adore You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

At the first of the week before my fever spiked, God had me in Jeremiah 31. It is such a beautiful chapter of Scripture about restoration and the way back home for even the furthest wanderer. I’ll post the verse I found most visual as my selection for our 22nd entry. Here goes:

Beth, Houston. “I will say, ‘My dear children of Israel, keep in mind the road you took when you were carried off. Mark off in your minds the landmarks. Make a mental note of telltale signs marking the way back. Return, my dear children of Israel. Return to those cities of yours.'” Jeremiah 31:21 The NET Bible

I’m going to go ahead and post this an evening early in hopes of sleeping in a bit in the morning. I’m planning to be back at work with full strength on Monday, God willing and grace-bearing. I love you and it is such an honor to serve you.

OK, Sisters! Let’s hear your verses! Only 3 more to go!





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  1. 1251
    Mindy Thompson says:

    Mindy from Austin, TX “When anxiety was great within, your consolation brought me joy.” Psalm 94:19, NIV.

  2. 1252
    Lisa Mottin says:

    Lisa M, Davidsville, PA

    Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

    Psalm 103:1 ESV

  3. 1253
    Donalda Reimer says:


    “With God’s power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine.”
    Ephesians 3:20(NCV)

  4. 1254
    Cheri says:

    And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
    Colossians 3:17 KJV
    Louisville, KY

  5. 1255
    Jamie Halterman says:

    Jamie, Coupeville, WA

    Pray diligently. Stay alert with your eyes wide open in gratitude.

    Colossians 4:2, the Message

  6. 1256
    Cindy Childers says:

    Cindy, Brooklyn, NY

    “O God, you cause abundant showers to fall on your chosen people.
    When they are tired, you sustain them, for you live among them.”
    Psalm 68:9-10a

  7. 1257
    Kristi Ensminger says:

    Kristi, from Rowlett, Texas

    Isaiah 62:6

    “On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen; all the day and all the night they shall never be silent. You who put the Lord in remembrance, take no rest…”


  8. 1258
    Molly Varnado says:

    Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 NAS

  9. 1259
    Teresa Ator says:

    Teresa Tyler, TX
    Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other, let us show the truth by our actions. 1 Joh 3:18 (NLT)

  10. 1260
    lisa metzger says:

    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2)

  11. 1261
    Carol Taylor says:

    Carol T., The Woodlands, TX:

    James 2:1 – My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.

  12. 1262
    Concetta says:

    Concetta, White Oak, Galatians 5:24, NLT
    “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.”

  13. 1263
    Esther, Valencia, CA says:

    Above everything else, guard the affections of your heart; the emotional attachments you make determine the course of your life.
    Proverbs 4:23

  14. 1264
    Michele says:

    Michele ~ Kenosha, WI

    Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in You my soul takes refuge.
    I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.

    Psalm 57:1 NIV

  15. 1265
    Nancy says:

    Nancy from Knoxville, TN

    Now to Him Who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of His glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. AMEN

    Jude 1:24-25 ESV

  16. 1266
    Christine Arnold says:

    Christine, Atlanta, GA – Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Proverbs 30:8 NIV

  17. 1267
    Jody Bowhay says:

    Jody in Huntsville, AL NIV
    1 Peter 4:11
    If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

  18. 1268
    Carmela Dominguez says:

    Carmela, Forney, TX: Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. (2 Timothy 2:19 KJV)

  19. 1269
    Sue Caldwell says:

    Suey, Houston NIV, Psalms 38:9 All my longings

    are offered before you. My sighings are not even hidden

    from you!!!!

    Thx Lord God almighty, my man, and husband of 31 years
    survived nasal reconstruction surgery this morning
    and is in recovery at home. Thank you Jeesus for healing.
    He has been on antibiotics since Jan 2013 and needed the

  20. 1270
    Jennifer Jones Mosher says:

    NKJV 1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 1 Thessalonians 4:13 Jennifer Jones Mosher in Canfield, OH

  21. 1271
    Gwen Eungard says:

    Psalm 118:29 (NIV)
    Give thanks to the LORD,
    For He is good;
    His love endures forever.

    Brad and Gwen Eungard
    Adam, Eleanor, Amelia, and Owen
    Stuttgart, Germany

  22. 1272
    Katie Rowe, AR says:

    Psalm 69:35-36

    God will save and build up the cities…They will live there and possess it…those who love His name will live in it.


  23. 1273
    Tammy Goodwin says:

    Tammy from Fort Myers, FL “A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.” Proverbs 15:1 HCSB

  24. 1274
    Joni says:

    Joni Clarinda, IA
    He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8 NASB

  25. 1275
    Sherree says:

    Sherree from Mansfield, TX

    Proverbs 4:23 NCV

    Be careful what you think,
    because your thoughts run your life

  26. 1276
    Mary Ellen Krivonen says:

    Mary Ellen in Laurel, MT
    “You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.” NIV Ps. 65:11

  27. 1277
    Morag says:

    Morag, Bishop, CA

    “The LORD is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?”

    Psalm 27:1 (NIV)

  28. 1278
    Megan says:

    Megan, Goodlettsville, TN
    “He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.”
    James 1:18 (NIV)

  29. 1279
    Corinne says:

    And with His stripes we are healed Isaiah 53:5

    Corinne in Chehalis, Washington

  30. 1280
    Brenda says:

    Brenda from Southern Maryland
    “I believe; help my unbelief!”
    Mark 9:24b ESV

  31. 1281
    Anna yoder says:

    Anna Indiana
    John 15:7 (NKJ)
    If you abide in me and my words abide in you, you will ask what you desire and it share be done for you.

  32. 1282
    Lisa Snyder says:

    Lisa S. in Montgomery, TX

    Matthew 6:3-4A
    When you help someone out, don’t think about how it looks. Just do it-quietly and unobtrusively.

  33. 1283
    Marie Sirk says:

    Marie , Franklin, TN

    We love because He first loved us.

    1 John 4:19 NIV

  34. 1284
    Rita Quinlan says:

    Rita – Alva, Florida

    “This is my command. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

    Joshua 1:9 (NLT)

  35. 1285
    Shirley says:

    Your promise revives me; It comforts me in all my troubles.

    Psalm 119:50 (NLT)

  36. 1286
    Carol Hulin says:

    Carol, Belleville, ON, Canada
    “…How terrible for me [Paul, but me too]if I didn’t preach the Good News!” 1Cor 9:16c NLT

  37. 1287
    Kathi Nitzsche says:

    Kathi Nitzsche
    Lexington, OH
    In the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands. Then, even if some refuse to obey the Good News, your godly lives will speak to them without any words. They will be won over by observing your pure and reverent lives. ! Peter 3: 1-2 (NLT)

  38. 1288
    Linda Hammett says:

    Linda Hammett from Wake Forest, N.C. says:
    “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under
    compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV)

  39. 1289
    Sarah Tolson says:

    Sarah, San Diego

    Delight yourself in The Lord and He will grant you the desires of your heart.
    Psalm 37:4

  40. 1290
    Carolyn Tragesser says:

    Carolyn, Orofino, Idaho,
    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3 NIV

  41. 1291
    Okie Murray says:

    Okie, Edisto Island, SC
    (ABC’s of Being a Christian) NKJ
    A-(For)ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
    B-Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved and your household. Acts 16:31
    C-Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matt. 11:28

  42. 1292
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Hallsville, TX

    “Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

    John 1:13-14, KJV

  43. 1293
    Beth, Lake Jackson, TX says:

    Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. (Romans 8:33, 34 NIV)

  44. 1294
    Mary Anne Peters says:

    Mary Anne, Osler, SK Canada

    I am resolved to obey Your statutes to the very end.

    Psalm 119:112 HCSB

  45. 1295
    karen Polasek says:

    Proverbs 30:5
    “Every word of God is flawless;
    he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

  46. 1296
    Martha Lancaster says:

    Martha, Georgetown, TX, Joshua 1:9 NLT “This is my command — be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

  47. 1297
    Tammy says:

    #22. 1 corinthians 14:33a. For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.

  48. 1298
    Hilary says:

    Hilary, Columbus, GA

    Above all else, guard your affections. For they influence everything else in your life.

    Proverbs 4:23
    The Living Bible

  49. 1299
    Kylie says:

    Kylie, Wichita, KS

    Psalm 63:4-5 (NIV)
    I will praise you as long as I live,
    and in your name I will lift up my hands.
    I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
    with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

  50. 1300
    Julie Elrod says:

    Julie Elrod, Smyrna, GA:
    10-1 James 5:7-8 NIV “Be patient, then brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield it’s valuable crops and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm because the Lord’s coming is near.”
    10-15 James 5:9-10 “Don’t grumble against each other, brothers, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door! Brothers, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.”
    11-1 James 5:11-12 “As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. Above all, my brothers, do not swear by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your “yes” be yes, and your “no” no, or you will be condemned.”
    11-15 James 5:13-15 “Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.”

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