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. 1401
    Allison Crook says:

    Allison Crook
    Albuquerque, NM

    “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”

    Acts 20:24 (NIV)

  2. 1402
    waylene says:

    Waylene Bellevue, WA

    That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith, that ye being rooted and grounded in love. Eph 3:17 KJV

  3. 1403
    Ann Thrash-Trumbo says:

    Ann, Cataula, GA

    James 4:11 (NIV)
    Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.

  4. 1404
    sandy says:

    Sandy, Deming, NM
    Behold, I am coming soon bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. I am the Alpha and Omega, the first and last, the beginning and the end. Rev 22.12 ESV

  5. 1405
    Kara Doerksen says:

    Matthew 18:20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.

  6. 1406
    Mildred says:

    Mildred from Montserrat.

    May all who gloat over my distress be put to shame and confusion; may all who exalt themselves over me be clothed with shame and disgrace. Psalms 35:26 (NIV)

  7. 1407
    Karen says:

    Karen from Unionville, PA

    Luke 1:37 NLT

    For nothing is impossible with God.

  8. 1408
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Gainesville, GA
    I John 1:5-7
    “This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light, in Him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His son, purifies us from all sin.”
    I John 1:5-7, NIV

  9. 1409
    Alice Champagne says:

    Alice Champagne, Marietta GA
    If anyone gives you even a cup of water because you belong to the Messiah, I tell you the truth, that person will surely be rewarded. (Mark 9:41 NLT)

  10. 1410
    Gail Jones says:

    Psalm 126:4 KJV

    bring back our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the SOuth.


    Decatur TX

  11. 1411
    Whitney says:

    Whitney from Russellville, TN
    What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if people claim to have faith but have no deeds? Can such faith save them? James 2:14. TNIV

  12. 1412
    Tracy says:

    Tracy from Aurora, CO
    Ephesians 4:31-32=Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. (NLT)

  13. 1413
    Jen Turner says:

    Jen, Katy, TX
    “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” Matthew 12:34b ESV

  14. 1414
    Gloria Johnson says:

    Gloria Johnson. Chisholm MN
    Ephesians 2:10. For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do. NIV

  15. 1415
    Debra Funderburk says:

    Debra – Many, La

    “Let us not give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the day approaching.”
    Hebrews 10:25 (NIV)

  16. 1416
    Dawn, Pottsville says:

    “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” Matthew 7:1 (NIV)

  17. 1417
    Lonnie Gibson says:

    Lonnie G, Omaha NE:

    Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. (Psalms 100:4 NLT)

  18. 1418
    Brenda Kelley says:

    Brenda Kelley, Taylors, SC
    “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NLT

  19. 1419
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie – Tampa, FL

    A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
    Proverbs 29:11 NIV

  20. 1420
    Caryn Clark says:

    Caryn from Grand Prairie, Tx

    “Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.” Proverbs 10:19 (NLT)

  21. 1421
    Elvira says:

    Elvira, GP, Alberta

    Hebrews 12:28 NIV
    “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful and so worship God
    acceptably with reverence and awe,
    for our God is a consuming fire.”

  22. 1422
    Ashley Pointer says:

    Ashley Pointer from Spring, Texas

    Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever.

    Psalm 107:1 NIV

  23. 1423
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly, Watha
    PSALM 18:30-32, NLT
    God’s way is perfect. All the Lord ’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection. For who is God except the Lord ? Who but our God is a solid rock? God arms me with strength, and he makes my way perfect.

  24. 1424
    Allison Ashton says:

    Allison Ashton
    KJV – Houston

    Psalm 139:22
    “I hate them perfect hatred, I count them mine enemies.”

  25. 1425
    Stephanie McKenzie says:

    Stephanie McKenzie
    Red Deer, Alberta

    No, in all these things we are more than victorious through Him who loved us. (Romans 8:37 HCSB)

  26. 1426
    Syneva says:

    Syneva in Topeka, KS

    Colossians 3:2
    New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    2 [a]Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.

  27. 1427

    Isaiah 43:18-19
    New International Version (NIV)
    18 “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
    19 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
    I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.

  28. 1428
    Cindy Cunliffe says:

    Salt Lake City

    Jesus replied,”if anyone loves me, he will obey my teachings.
    My father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.”
    John 14: 23 NIV

  29. 1429
    Rachelle Honohan says:

    Rachelle, Cedar Park, TX: Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Psalm 62:5 NIV

  30. 1430
    Nancy says:

    James 3:16 NIV
    For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

  31. 1431
    Ruth Mott says:

    Ruth, Goose Creek, SC
    I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of him
    Ephesians 1:17 (NET)

  32. 1432
    Valerie Chamberlain says:

    Valerie Chamberlain, Little Elm, TX

    “Give us gladness in proportion to our former misery! Replace the evil years with good.” Psalm 90:15 NLT

  33. 1433
    Becky says:

    Becky, Chattanooga, TN
    “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.”
    Isaiah 55:8 NLT

  34. 1434
    Sherry says:

    Sherry Youngblood, Jay, OK
    Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
    Hebrews 4:16 (NIV)

  35. 1435
    Kristen Jeuick says:

    Kristen Jeuick from Rockville, VA: …Each one had a harp and they held gold bowls filled with incense – the prayers of God’s people. Rev. 5:8 NLT

  36. 1436
    Beth M. Atlanta says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

  37. 1437
    Susan says:

    Susan, Atlanta, GA
    Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness.
    Ephesians 6:14 ESV

  38. 1438
    Cheryl McVittie says:

    Because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your holy one see decay.
    Psalm 16:10 ESV

  39. 1439
    Dutchess says:

    Dutchess of Winterville “O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;” Psalm 63:1KJV

  40. 1440
    Sandie Powell says:

    Albuquerque, NM
    Psalm 23:1-3
    “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” KJV

  41. 1441
    Liz says:

    Liz from Nashua, NH

    “For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.”
    Proverbs 2:6 NIV

  42. 1442
    Julie says:

    Sugar Land, TX
    Proverbs 20:7 NASB
    “A righteous man who walks in his integrity–How blessed are his sons after him.”

  43. 1443
    Tricia Neumann says:

    Conroe, TX

    “Let the peace that Christ gives rule in your hearts. As parts of one body, you were appointed to live in peace. And be thankful.”

    Colossians 3:15

  44. 1444
    Erika Slaughter says:

    Erika from McKinney, “She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25 NIV

  45. 1445
    Scarlett Flynn says:

    Round Rock, TX

    “Honor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place.” (1 Chronicles 16:27, NRSV)

  46. 1446
    Beth says:

    Beth, London ON

    The Lord your God is with you,
    He is mighty to save.
    He will take great delight in you,
    He will quiet you with his love,
    He will rejoice over you with singing.

    Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

  47. 1447
    Laura Proctor says:

    Laura, Prairieville, LA:
    They gave into their craving…they put God to the test. Psalm 106:14 NIV

  48. 1448
    Christina Armentrout says:

    Sorry so late on this one! Kept forgetting to post it!! :/
    Christina, Lancaster, CA
    I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Be not like a horse or mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle or it will not stay near you.
    Psalm 32:8-9 ESV

  49. 1449

    Bev, Austin
    “Who by faith…were made strong out of weakness…” Hebrews 11:34b ESV

  50. 1450
    Ann Gilliam says:

    Ann Gilliam, Lexington, TN
    The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him— my father’s God, and I will exalt him! Exodus 15:2 NLT

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