Roll Call! (Watch for Fun Report by Friday AM)

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Hey, Siestas! I only have a second because I have Bible study tonight but I have the funnest idea!! I was inspired by many of your posts about your own church services in response to the blog on “How Firm a Foundation.” My inspiration began with our beloved Sister Lynn’s comment (yes, a real, live Catholic “Sister”) about this blog being a safe place for diversity for all kinds of women who really dig Jesus. (OK, the “dig Jesus” part was my paraphrase but, I assure you, Sister Lynn DOES and would Amen that. She and I have enjoyed contact outside the blog as well. She and some fellow sisters at their convent do several of the studies.) Then I was further inspired by “Ellen B” who shared about her church service at a First Presbyterian Church and “Little Steps of Faith” who talked about her Methodist Church. I also reflected back on our Siesta who shared with us in the entry before that she was Pentecostal. You cannot imagine what a blessing these comments are to us at LPM because UNITY AMID DIVERSITY is a huge priority to us. And it is an even bigger priority to Christ.

SO, let’s find out who’s out there in Siestaville right now and what part of the country or world you live in. I want it to be really easy for all of us to read so I’m asking you to make your answers succinct like the following example I’ll do from my own information. A couple of things to keep in mind: When I ask age, you are welcome to do an age “group” if you prefer. Grin. When I ask you for the present denomination of the church you are attending, remember, I’m not asking for your “definition.” I’m asking for your church’s “denomination.” (Church name might even be more fun if you’d like.) Many of us would be tempted to say, “Well I go to such and such a denomination but I’m really more of a such and such.” That would be TMI for our present purposes. We just want to do a roll call. Keep in mind, I’m just asking for the denomination you are presently attending without holding you responsible for any of its problems or complications or divisions or politics. Isn’t that a relief? We’re also not going to get caught in the trap of judging a Siesta according to what we perceive to be a particular denomination’s questionable doctrine. Sometimes we’re simply wrong in our perception and, even if we were on target, we want her here! We try hard to make the way of salvation – a relationship with Jesus Christ through the blood He shed on the cross – very obvious on this blog-stop and have a blast while we do it. For that reason, so we’re thrilled to have anyone at all exposed.

If you’re not attending a church right now, please fill in the rest of the information. We want you tuning into the blog no matter what…even if you don’t have a personal relationship with Christ yet or know a thing about the Bible. We want this to be a safe place for you to become acquainted, hopefully find Christ irresistible, then be led by Him to the right (though understandably imperfect) church for you. We all desperately need the support a fellowship of believers brings. Every single one of you are a welcome part of this blog community. Speaking of “single,” I’d also like to know if you’re single or married so we’ll know how to serve you better.

By the way, if you want to do this anonymously because you don’t want your blogger name to retain those associations, BY ALL MEANS, FEEL FREE! I bless you to do that.

Here’s what your very simple comments should look like, with your own information, of course.

Age: 50


First Baptist Church Houston


Favorite Truth right now: Jude 1:24,25 (Give reference or very brief paraphrase or even the concise concept.)

OK, Siestas, fess up! Let’s find out who’s out there. I’m almost giddy about it! (Siestas, I checked in only an hour later and we had 252 posts! I am beside myself with the demographics! I can’t WAIT for you to read them, MEET YOUR SIESTAS, and introduce yourself to them through this survey! As I posted the comments, I went back and forth between laughing out loud and bawling my head off with joy. Wait till you see yourselves! It is my joyful, Christ-ordained privilege to welcome you officially to SIESTAVILLE, Population????)


200 Responses to “Roll Call! (Watch for Fun Report by Friday AM)”

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  1. 151
    Erin says:

    Age: 30


    First Lutheran Church

    North Dakota

    Favorite Truth: Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you….

  2. 152
    brandi says:


    Married — 1st baby on the way

    Riverside Baptist Church

    Denver CO

    I am the vine, you are the branches; if a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit. Apart from me, you can do nothing. John 15:5

  3. 153
    Miss Paula says:

    Age: 47

    Married: 25 years on March 12

    Parkcrest Christian Church, Long Beach, Ca

    Right now the concept of confessing sin and making room for the spirit to fill me! (Learned last night in Session 1 of Living Beyond Yourself) Great life tool!

  4. 154
    ruth in north idaho says:

    Age: 60


    Real Life Ministries~ Non Denominational


    Know that the Lord has set apart the Godly for Himself; the Lord will hear when I call to HIm. Psalm 4:3

  5. 155
    Mississippi Girl says:

    Married to my hero! 2 preschoolers
    Southern Baptist
    2 Tim. 3 10-17

  6. 156
    nan says:

    60 (but a heart of a 30yr old!)
    Grace Bible Church
    Fresno, Ca.
    “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness”. 2Peter 1:3

  7. 157
    Patterned Pants says:


    Married with 4 children

    Christ Community Church


    Colossians 2:6-7

  8. 158
    Anonymous says:

    Age 40
    Church – Resurrection Fellowship
    (non-denominational, charismatic)
    Home – Beautiful Colorado!!
    Favorite Truth – He who began a good work in ME will be faithful to complete it!

  9. 159
    Tamara says:



    Bethany First Church of the Nazarene,

    Bethany, Okla.

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

  10. 160
    Alli Garlich says:

    Age: 26
    Christ Community Church
    Olathe, KS
    I Thess 5:16-18 – “be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances”

  11. 161
    Beverly Wooley says:

    Age 62
    Married (43 years)
    Hope Church Tupelo (non-denominational)
    Sometimes God chooses to bless us “exceedingly abundantly over all we ask or think” … to which I can only say, “Glory to His name!” (Eph.3:20)

  12. 162
    Angela says:

    Hi Beth
    I know you want just a quick comment but I just had to say thank you for listen to God and and making your studys. I have done your studys for four years and am currently working on beleiving God. ONe word decribes it WOW anyway Iam going to anwser your questions.
    Iam 38
    Married-4 children
    christian fellowship Assembley
    My truth I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. phil.4:13
    Thank you

  13. 163
    Anonymous says:

    Mennonite Brethren
    Visalia, ca.

    age 69

    Deut. 6:6-7

  14. 164
    Anonymous says:

    Age 57, Married, Second Baptist Church, Houston, Tx. Phil 4:8

  15. 165
    kristymasterson says:

    27- pregnant with my first
    Church of the Apostles
    Jeremiah 32:17
    “Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You.”

  16. 166
    Kristibell says:

    Age: 36

    Married- no kids, 1 big yellow Lab

    Valleydale Church – Southern Fried Baptist

    Birmingham, AL

    Regardless of what the recent Bon Jovi song said, it’s NOT my life. For, 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

  17. 167
    Debbie says:

    Age: 52

    Divorced-traded for youger model
    But’s that OK, Jesus picked up the trade-in!

    Mom to: Adam, Emily, John & Justin

    Mom-in-Law to: Natalie

    No grandbabies, just “granddogs”

    Favorite Truth: Rejoice in the Lord, always! Regardless of circumstances!

  18. 168
    My life with 4 Daughters and Preacher says:


    Married to a Preacher

    Cedar Shores Baptist


    Rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn

  19. 169
    Iris says:

    Age 50
    Married almost 32 year.
    Church: Summerside Community Church
    Prince Edward Island
    Truth right now: 2Tim 1:7
    God did not give me a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and of Love and a calm mind. (paraphrased by me, but it is very personal that way.)

  20. 170
    Anonymous says:

    married to my wonderful husband – 4 daughters
    Evangelical Free
    2 Tim. 1:7

  21. 171
    Shelley says:

    33 (for a little while longer!)

    First Baptist Woodstock


    Favorite Truth: It all comes down to this–God loves me. I still can’t get over that!

  22. 172
    Anonymous says:

    age: 25


    Castle Hills First Baptist Church (San Antonio)


    favorite truth right now: One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple. ~Psalm 27:4

    I’m so grateful for the Godly influence you’ve been on my life Beth!
    thank you,

  23. 173
    Anonymous says:

    age 53
    Baptist (BGCT affiliated)

    Isaiah 59:1 “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear.” The Lord has lifted me from the PIT more times that I care to think about. Thank goodness he has LONG ARMS!!

  24. 174
    Katie says:

    Age: 27


    Watermark Church


    Favorite Truth right now: 1 Thess 5:24 “Faithful is He who calls you, and He will bring it to pass.”

  25. 175
    Kathie Thompson says:

    Myers Memorial Baptist Church
    Eight Mile, Alabama
    Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have ALL those who do His Commandments. His praise endures forever.
    Emphasis ALL is mine and I have staked my claim to GOOD UNDERSTANDING!

  26. 176
    Lisa says:

    Age: 34


    Warsaw Community Church


    Favorite Truth: “Be still and know that I am God.”

  27. 177
    Julia says:

    Age: 27


    Southern Baptist


    Favorite Truth: John 8:31-32 “…If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”(NKJV)I recently received a one year bible where the readings are marked for each day of the year. This will be the first year I’ve committed to reading it all the way through. I want to experience this verse for myself!

  28. 178
    Anonymous says:




    Kingwood United Methodist Church


  29. 179
    Kelli says:

    Age: 38

    Married – 3 children

    Friendship Baptist Church

    Chattanooga, TN

    “If God be for us, who can be against us?” AMEN!!!

  30. 180
    Kingschild says:

    Age: 53
    Married – 2 x,divorced after 16 years, married now for 20

    One biological child, over 60 foster children

    Emmaus Baptist Church
    North Carolina

    Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go”

  31. 181
    Anonymous says:

    Age: 45


    Community Christian (non-denominational)

    Naperville, IL

    Truth: Eph. 4:15
    Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.

  32. 182
    Donna says:

    Age: 37

    Single – no kids

    Mt. Paran North Church of God

    Atlanta, GA

    Favorite Truth right now: “So David inquired of God again, and God answered him, ‘Do not go straight up, but circle around them and attack them in front of the balsam trees’ ” (1 Chron. 14:14) I’m starting a new business and want God’s divine insight on how to do this work!

  33. 183
    Anonymous says:

    Hillcrest Baptist
    Elkhart, KS
    Isaiah 43:1-13

  34. 184
    soccerchick says:



    Central Church of Christ

    Favorite Truth: As for me and my Household we will serve the Lord God Almighty.

  35. 185
    California Natives says:


    Married 16 years-3 daughters

    Lexington Park Southern Baptist

    Lexington Park, Maryland

    “Come to me all you who are weary and heavy burdened and I will give you rest”

  36. 186
    Anonymous says:

    Age: 53


    Pueblo Christian Center-Assemblies of God


    2 Chronicles 7:3

    When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the LORD above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying,
    “He is good;
    his love endures forever.”

  37. 187
    Regina Gibson says:


    Married 🙂

    Crestwood Baptist Church

    Southern Seminary 08′


    Proverbs 4:7-9
    The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom;And with all your acquiring, get understanding.
    Prize her, and she will exalt you;She will honor you if you embrace her. She will place on your head a garland of grace; She will present you with a crown of beauty.”

    I love y’all!

  38. 188
    Michelle says:

    Age: 36

    Married- twin girls (8 yrs old)

    Abbe Road Baptist Church


    John 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.

  39. 189
    Stephanie says:

    33- for a few more days!!
    Happily Married- 4 Kids
    Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
    Liberty, Mo

    2 Corinthians 2:14
    But thanks be to God who leads us from place to place in triumphial procession.
    Trusting it and Believing it!

  40. 190
    Kimmie P says:

    Age: 39
    Joy Christia Fellowship
    North Carolina
    Favorite Truth: Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.

  41. 191
    Dana says:

    First Baptist Church Clarksville TN
    “ForI know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13

  42. 192
    Pam says:

    I seem to keep forgetting that it is not “all about me.” The scripture that keeps coming back over and over is Philippians 2:7…Jesus made Himself “of no reputation…”

  43. 193
    Gloworm says:






    John 15:1-2 (He is the vine)

  44. 194
    Pam says:

    Sorry! I didn’t follow the rules!
    Age: 44
    Married (for 22 years by the grace of God and I love him madly! God AND my man!)
    2 children
    Lebanon Christian Church
    My truth: Philippians 2:7 …Jesus made Himself “of no reputation.”

  45. 195
    Dianne says:



    Radford Worship Center (Pentecostal)


    “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and Godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3

  46. 196
    Anonymous says:

    single mother of 3
    Mennonite Brethren Church
    Winnipeg, Canada

    Jer 29:11 “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.”

  47. 197
    Anonymous says:

    Age: 48 – for a few more days

    Married 2 children

    South Biscayne Baptist Church

    North Port, FL

    Favorite Truth right now: I am so BLESSED!!!

  48. 198
    Patrice says:

    Age: 54 next month
    Married with grandchildren
    St. John’s Lutheran Church Brookfield
    Favorite Truth: The text of the updated version of Amazing Grace, which includes the refrain – My chains are gone, I am set free, My God, My Savior has ransomed me and like a flood, his mercy rains unending love, Amazing Grace – I know I need and welcome all that I can receive from Him

  49. 199
    Jamie says:



    United Brethren Church


    Jer 10:23,24

  50. 200
    Anonymous says:

    Single(and Happy)
    Church of God
    Lake Wales, Fl

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