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. 1451
    Lori, Pueblo West says:

    “Jesus said, “No procrastination. No backward looks. You can’t put God’s kingdom off till tomorrow. Seize the day.” ~ Luke 9:62 MSG

  2. 1452
    Debbie Gardner says:

    Georgetown Tx

    Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good. (Romans 12:21 HCSB)

  3. 1453
    Alexia Gossett says:

    Alexia- Champaign, IL
    He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.
    Proverbs 21:23 NIV

  4. 1454
    Danielle S. says:

    Danielle S.
    Garden City, KS

    Phil. 4:6 (NIV)
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

  5. 1455
    Amanda, Chesterfield, Il says:

    Philemon 1:6
    That the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. NKJV

  6. 1456
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, Rocksprings, TX

    Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.
    – Matthew 9:22 (NRSV)

  7. 1457
    Pat Garren says:

    Pat, Seffner, Fl

    Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.

    Psalm 105:4

  8. 1458
    Wanda Young says:

    Osborn, Missouri

    1 Corinthians 4:20 (NIV)
    For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk
    but of power.

  9. 1459
    Pam says:

    Pam;Campbellsburg In. Psalm 34:1 I will bless the Lord,at all times. His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

  10. 1460
    Connielynn says:

    Connie Windham
    Trout, LA
    Psalm 65:8 NASB
    They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs; You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy.

  11. 1461
    Judy, Terrace Canada says:

    Luke 6:37

    Do not judge, and you will not be judged.
    Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.
    Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

  12. 1462
    Rita says:

    Rita Brown
    Midland, TX

    Be joyful always;
    pray continually;
    give thanks in all circumstances,
    for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV ’84

  13. 1463
    Kirby Ray says:

    Kirby from Parsons, KS

    “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 NIV

  14. 1464
    Natalie Robertson says:

    Natalie from Frisco, TX

    “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 NIV

  15. 1465
    Shawn says:

    Shawn in AZ

    The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
    The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
    The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
    The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;

    Psalm 19: 7, 8 NKJV

  16. 1466
    Heather says:

    Heather from Atlanta, GA
    2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV
    Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

  17. 1467
    Sue Nutter says:

    Sue, Standish, ME

    For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

    Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)

  18. 1468
    Marti Colbaugh says:

    Marti, Loganville, ga
    Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

  19. 1469
    Lisa S. says:

    Lisa S.
    Proverbs31:30 HCSB
    “Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised”

  20. 1470
    Tessie says:

    Tessie Watkins El Dorado Springs, MO
    Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart’s, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
    Colossians 3:15 NIV

  21. 1471
    Debbie says:

    Debbie from Universal City, Texas.
    “You are my God, and I will give You thanks. You are my God; and I will exalt You. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever.” Psalm 118:28-29. HCSB

  22. 1472
    Andrea says:

    Woodstock, GA

    “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
    Romans 6:23 NIV

  23. 1473
    Sherry Pearcy says:


    Psalms 91:12 NLT

    “They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.”

  24. 1474
    Tara in Springfield, MO says:

    Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
    Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.

    Matthew 5:7-8 (NIV)

  25. 1475
    Jennifer T says:

    Jennifer, Fairfax VA

    James 4:12 (NIV)
    There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you – who are you to judge your neighbor?

  26. 1476
    Joanne says:

    Joanne, Callahan
    Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
    Deuteronomy 31:6 (ESV)

  27. 1477
    Muriel says:

    Muriel in Ontario James 1:5 (NKJV)

    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him

  28. 1478
    Lisa Sams says:

    Lisa S, Plano TX

    Philippians 4:4-5 NKJV
    Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

  29. 1479
    Kelly Pichon says:

    “Behold God is my salvation; I will trust and will not be afraid;for The Lord God is my strength and my song, and has become my salvation.”
    Isaiah 12:2 and then read all of Isaiah 66 resting in and on verse 9
    “Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery? Says The Lord!”

  30. 1480
    Laura Jungeblut says:

    Laura, Katy, TX.
    Romans 15:13. May the god of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. NIV

  31. 1481
    Stephanie Arnett says:

    stephanie, houston
    I have nothing but hatred for them, I count them my enemies.
    Psalm 139:22 NIV

  32. 1482
    Amy Woodruff says:

    Amy from Noble, OK

    Ephesians 6:18b (NIV)

    With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

  33. 1483
    Sharon J. says:

    Modesto, ca.
    Ps. 119:74 NIV
    May those who fear YOU rejoice when they see me for I have put my hope in YOUR WORD.

  34. 1484
    Amanda (Olive Branch, MS) says:

    “He who loves purity of heart and has grace on his lips, the king will be his friend.”

    Proverbs 22:11

  35. 1485
    Jan, Texas says:

    “Leave your troubles with the Lord, and He will defend you; he never lets honest people be defeated.”

    Ps 55:22 GNT

  36. 1486
    Laurel Clark says:

    Psalm 86:10 NKJV

    For you are great and do wonderous things; You alone are God.

  37. 1487
    Carol Wilson says:

    Carol Wilson
    Choctaw, OK

    Luke 9:23b – If anyone wants to come with me, he must deny himself, take up his cross & follow me.

  38. 1488
    Mary F from Houston says:

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NASB)
    16 Rejoice always; 17 pray without ceasing;
    18 in everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

  39. 1489
    Rena says:

    Rena, Tulsa. “So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it.” -Romans 9:16 NLT

  40. 1490
    Peggy says:

    Peggy from Homer, IL
    Philippians 2:12-13 NIV
    Therefore my dear brothers as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence- continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling for it is God who works in you yo will and to act according to his good purpose.

  41. 1491
    Heidi says:

    Heidi, Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Isaiah 9:2 NIV

    The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.

  42. 1492
    Stacey Emmott says:

    Stacey, Tomball
    Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will. Niv Psalm 103:21

  43. 1493
    Sue Laemmrich says:

    Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
    John 14:6 NIV

  44. 1494
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Austin, TX
    Romans 6:9 NLT

    We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him.

  45. 1495
    Cheryl Primeaux says:

    Cheryl Primeaux, Pensacola, FL
    Isaiah 40:28 NIV

    Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

  46. 1496
    Catherine S says:

    Catherine ~ Grants Pass, OR
    “Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: here am I. If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.” Isaiah 58:9-10 (NIV)

  47. 1497
    Leigh Ann says:

    For into us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 KJV

  48. 1498
    Marcia Jordon says:

    Marcia, Fulton, MO

    1 Chronicles 28:10 (NLT)

    So take this seriously. The LORD has chosen you to build a Temple as his sanctuary. Be strong, and do the work.

  49. 1499
    Amy Coxhead says:

    Amy Coxhead Fort Collins Colorado
    Lamentations 3:22-23, NIV

  50. 1500
    Tammy Grant says:

    For unto us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
    Isaiah 9:6 NIV

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