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. 1501
    L'Tonya says:

    All scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so the the servant of God may be equipped for every good work 2 Tim 3: 16-17

  2. 1502
    theresa Bradford says:

    Hebrews 3:4
    For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.

  3. 1503
    Kelei Liggettr says:

    Kelei Liggett. Iowa Park, Texas. Is. 61:7 NIV
    Instead of their shame My people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.

  4. 1504
    Cathy Morris says:

    Cathy Morris Sedona, AZ Rom 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.”

  5. 1505
    Paula says:

    Paula, Houston, TX

    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

    Ephesians 4:2, NIV

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    Bethany says:

    Bethany, Frisco, TX

    Psalm 147:3 (NIV)

    He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

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    Alicia Wilcox says:

    Alicia Riverton Utah

    Ezekiel 36:26, ESV
    And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

  8. 1508
    Billie Galyen says:

    Billie, Greenville, KY “Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 ESV

  9. 1509
    Amy B, Wichita says:

    Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment. Prov. 12:19, ESV

  10. 1510
    Gina tompkins says:

    …and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “love your neighbor as yourself”. Romans 13:9 NIV

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    Annette says:

    Annette- Reno, NV
    He says” Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth”

  12. 1512
    LisaT says:

    LisaT from Boonsboro, Md.

    James 2: 1 NIV
    My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism.

  13. 1513
    Cherilyn M. says:

    Cherilyn M., Colfax NC
    If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
    Romans 14:8 NIV

  14. 1514
    Jane Williams says:

    Jane, Van Buren, AR
    “For nothing will be impossible with God”.
    Luke 1:37 (NAS)

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    Angela says:

    Angela, Warsaw

    For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving. 1 Timothy 4:4 (NIV)

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    Becky Bigbie says:

    Becky from Highland Village, Tx
    Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
    Colossians 4:2 New Living Translation

  17. 1517
    Arielle S., Houston, TX says:

    “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”

    Proverbs 13:12 (NIV84)

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    Alicia Lowery says:

    Alicia, Gulfport, MS

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

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    Lori says:

    Lori from St. Catharines, ON

    Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
    Matthew 11:28 NLT

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    Michele Albert says:

    Michele Albert, Naperville, Illinois

    The earth is filled with your love, Lord; teach me your decrees. (Psalm 119:64 NIV)

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    Keaton Lovell says:

    Keaton Lovell McCurtain OK

    Esther 4:14 NIV

    “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

  22. 1522
    Shellye Sparks of Queen City, TX says:

    1 John 5:14 NIV
    This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

  23. 1523
    Matia Messemer says:

    Matia, Forth Worth, TX
    “Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after the orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” James 1:27 HCSB

  24. 1524
    Angela says:

    Angela, Greenville OH In reply Jesus declared “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again. John 3:3

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    Georgine East says:

    Isaiah 40: 30-31

    Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in The Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.

    Austin, Texas

  26. 1526
    Angie Miller says:

    Angie M – Macon, MS
    Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
    2 Corinthians 9:15, NIV

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    Kathy French says:

    Kathy French, Austin,

    “Ah, Sovereign, Lord, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for You.” Jeremiah 32:17 NIV

  28. 1528
    Moreen says:

    Moreen, Sydney Aust.
    …You have set my feet in a spacious place (Psalm 31:8 NIV)

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    Emily Byrd says:

    Emily Byrd; Baton Rouge, LA
    A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.
    Proverbs 17:22 (NASB)

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    Lise Ode says:

    Lise Ode, Cumming, GA
    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and suplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of Gad, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    PHI 4:6-7

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    Jennine says:

    Ephesians 1:1, 2
    Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

  32. 1532
    Mary says:

    Woodway, Texas
    “Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”
    Philippians 4:6 NLT

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    Joan says:

    Joan, Redkey, IN

    Yea tho I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil: for thou art with me, thy rod and they staff will comfort me.

    Psalm 23:4 (KJV)

  34. 1534
    kami says:

    Kami, Dallas, Tx: “But God chose the foolish things of this world to shame the wise; He chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” 1 Cor. 1:27 NIV

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    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Redkey, IN

    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.

    Romans 8:28 (NIV)

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    Monica Pribe says:

    Monica Pribe. Blacklick, Ohio. “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me” John 14:1 ESV

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    karina allen says:

    Karina A.
    Baton Rouge, La.

    “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”

    Psalm 23:4

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    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn R.
    Houston, TX

    And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ…. Philippians 1:9-10 NIV

  39. 1539
    Mandy says:

    Waco, TX
    Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
    1Peter 2:10 NIV

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    Martha says:

    “Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the LORD say so…” Psalm 107:1-2a ESV Martha from Van Buren, AR

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    Melissa Jungeblut says:

    Melissa J from Houston

    Psalm 121:2 (NIV)

    My help comes from the Lord, who made the heaven and earth.

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    Emilie says:

    Emilie Eaton, IN
    1 John 4:7 NIV
    Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

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    Sara G. says:

    Sara, Plymouth, IN

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.

    Philippians 2:3 (NIV)

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    Denise says:

    Katy, Texas

    Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

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

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    Denise says:

    Katy, Texas

    Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

    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.

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    Lindsay W says:

    Lindsay, Albuquerque, ““Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 ESV

    Kelsie, Albuqerque, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 NIV

    Alysa, Albuquerque, “I can do everything by the power of Christ. He gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 NIrV

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    Hannah says:

    Hannah, Baton Rouge, LA
    For just as the sufferings of Christ flows over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.
    2 Corinthinans 1:5 (NIV)

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    janice from platte city says:

    And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
    Acts 2:21

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    Lisa Kreutzer says:

    Lisa, Wichita ks
    Micah 7:7 HCSB
    But I will look to The Lord. I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.

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    Melissa E says:

    Melissa Eaton
    Anna, TX

    ESV Psalm 3:5
    “I lay down and slept; I awoke again, for the Lord sustained me.”

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