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. 1351
    Shannon McNeal says:

    Shannon, Warner Robins, GA

    “The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, and the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you.” 2 Corinthians 13:14 MSG

  2. 1352
    Jen Lee says:

    Jen Lee, Ames, IA: “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)

  3. 1353
    Lea R says:

    Olathe, KS
    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God
    Ephesians 2:8

  4. 1354

    Ann St. Louis, MO

    Psalm 38:15

    But for you, O Lord, do I wait;
    it is you, O Lord my God, who will answer.”

  5. 1355
    Jamie Rindt says:

    Jamie, Crossett:
    “For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise His who are prisoners.” Psalm 69:33 NASB

  6. 1356

    Trae Kendrick, Crawford, Texas: “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit upon him and he will bring justice to the nations.” Isaiah 42:1 NIV84

  7. 1357
    Janet says:

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

  8. 1358
    nancy rose says:

    James 1:2 NLT- Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way consider it an opportunity for great joy.

  9. 1359
    Paula says:

    Paula from Denver, Co

    Isaiah 26:3 N.I.V.

    He will keep in perfect peace all those
    who trust in Him, whose thoughts turn
    often to the Lord!

  10. 1360
    Neta Archer OKC, Ok. says:

    As your days, so shall your strength be.
    Duet. 33:25b NKJV

  11. 1361
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Syracuse, NY

    “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.” Philippians 2:14-16 (NIV)

  12. 1362
    Lisa Ray says:

    Lisa, Simsboro, LA
    “I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.” Psalms 139:22 NIV

  13. 1363
    krystal ward says:

    krystal ward
    teague, tx

    he is your praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.
    Deuteronomy 10:21 NIV

  14. 1364
    Heather Rattray says:

    “Let the believer who is lowly boast in bein raised up, and the rich in being brought low, because the rich will disappear like a flower in the field.”
    James 1:9 (NRSV)

  15. 1365
    Coral Noble says:

    Coral, Jacksonville, Florida

    Hebrews 11:6 NKJ
    But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

  16. 1366
    Jennifer Colbaugh says:

    Jennifer, Monroe, GA

    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17 ESV

  17. 1367
    Caty says:

    Caty from Stockbridge, GA – It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 ~ KJV

  18. 1368
    april says:

    April JacksonPittsburgh, PA

    (25) Safe behind ironclad doors and gates,your strength like iron as long as you live.

    Deuteronomy 33:25 (MSG)

  19. 1369
    Mary Jane Schwab says:

    Mary Jane, Wilmington, DE

    Hebrews 12:2

    Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (NIV)

  20. 1370
    Ana says:

    Ana, Tampa, Florida

    Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

    1Timothy 1:17 (NIV)

  21. 1371
    Betty Stephens says:

    Betty, Austin, Texas, Psalm 25: 22 NIV
    Redeem israel, O God, from all their troubles!

  22. 1372
    Sandy Corish says:

    Sandy from Vienna, VA

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, he saves those who are crushed in spirit.
    Psalm 34:18 (NIV)

  23. 1373
    Connie G says:

    Freeland, MI
    Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
    40 The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the lest of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:37-40 NIV

  24. 1374

    Granbury, TX

    #22) 11/15/2013 Isaiah 60:17-18 (The VOICE)
    17 I will bring you gold instead of bronze, silver instead of iron,
    bronze instead of wood, iron instead of stone.
    Your government will be founded and grounded;
    I will make peace your governor, and righteousness your ruler.
    18 You’ll never hear again, “Help! Call the guards!”
    Violence, destruction, and ruin will be things of the past in Jerusalem.
    You will name the city walls Salvation, and the city gates Praise.

    Posted 11/23/2013 3:18 PM

  25. 1375
    Brittni says:

    Nashville, TN

    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

    Matthew 5:5 NIV

  26. 1376
    Susan (from Canada) says:

    Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which He has promised to them that love Him:
    James 2:5 KJV

  27. 1377
    Elaine says:


    II Cor. 10:4 KJV

    (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

  28. 1378
    Karen Gentry says:

    Karen, Hewitt
    Psalm 115:1 NIV, “Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.”

  29. 1379
    Christa says:

    Christa from AZ
    I apologize for my late posting. I have been memorizing my verse, but neglected to post it on the site. I guess this is a “better late than never” example. 🙂

    Hebrews 13:5-6 (AMP)
    5 Let your [a]character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] [b]Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor [c]give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [d][I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor [e]let [you] down ([f]relax My hold on you)! [[g]Assuredly not!]

    6 So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?

  30. 1380
    Kay says:

    Atlanta, GA

    Direct me in the path of your commands,
    for there I find delight.
    Turn my heart toward your statutes and
    not toward selfish gain.
    Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
    preserve my life according to your word.

    Psalm 119: 35-37 NIV

  31. 1381
    Carla F., Houston, Tx. says:

    Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Rom. 12:3 (NIV)

  32. 1382
    Lori Behrens, Granbury, Tx says:

    Lori Behrens
    Granbury, Tx

    Isaiah 26:3 NASB
    “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.

  33. 1383
    Paula Stemple says:

    Paula Stemple, Marlinton, WV

    My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. (Proverbs 4:20-22 NLT)

  34. 1384
    Allison Ashton says:

    Allison Ashton
    Houston, Texas

    Psalm 139: 19-22 November 1st and 15th (for the 21st and 22nd memory scriptures)

    “Surely thou wilt slay the wicked oh God. Depart from me therefore ye bloody men. For they speak against thee wickedly and thine enemies take they name in vain. Do not I hate them, Oh Lord that hate thee? I hate them with perfect hatred, I count them mine enmies.”

  35. 1385
    Heidi says:

    Heidi~Lindale, Texas
    Psalm 145:18-19 NIV
    The LORD is near to all who call on Him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and saves them.

  36. 1386
    Stephanie Moffatt says:

    Stephanie hamburg Ar. Matthew 20:28 NIV. just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as ransom for many.

  37. 1387
    Susan Brown: Seabrook Island,SC says:

    John 3:21 NIV
    Whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it maybe seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.

  38. 1388
    Rey Fletcher from Charlotte, NC says:

    James 5:19 – 20 (ESV)
    My brothers (and sisters), if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

  39. 1389
    Sandy says:

    Sandy, Clatskanie OR
    Proverbs 31:20 She stretches out her hand to the poor, yea she reaches forth her hand to the needy. KJV

  40. 1390
    Shelly Shelnutt, Ooltewah, TN says:

    16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

  41. 1391
    Carrie, Meridian ID says:

    Psalm 69:30 (NIV)

    I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.

  42. 1392
    Helen Wall says:

    Crystal City, Manitoba, Canada
    1 John 2:13a
    I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning.

  43. 1393
    Dina Garcia says:

    Dina Garcia, Anaheim, CA
    Colossians 4:2 NLT
    “Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.”

  44. 1394
    Gina says:

    Gina, Waynesville, NC

    And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Ephesians 5:20 (NLT)

  45. 1395
    Lea Carter says:

    Lea from Granger, IN: “saying “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.” Rev 7:12 (ESV)

  46. 1396
    Kate Hunter, Belmont ON says:

    “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

    Galatians 2:20 NIV

  47. 1397
    Ramona Gellick says:

    Ramona Gellick
    Medina, OH
    Hebrews 6:10 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
    God is always fair. He will remember how you helped his people in the past and how you are still helping them. You belong to God, and he won’t forget the love you have shown his people.

  48. 1398
    Becky, Elkhart, IN says:

    But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God. Heb 10:12 (ESV)

  49. 1399
    amy garifo says:

    Amy G- Clovis Ca

    I call to you from the ends of the earth when my heart is without strength. Lead me to a rock that is high above me.

    Psa 61:2 NLV

  50. 1400
    Molly says:

    Molly, Gainesville, GA
    “In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will”
    Ephesians 1:11 NASB

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