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. 1
    Judy says:

    Park Cities Baptist Church
    Fave Truth: Made Keith’s King Ranch Chicken last weekend. This is the truth: It’s GREAT!

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:



    a now-independent Japanese church that originally belonged to a native Japanese denomination; I’d say compare to charismatic Baptist

    In the BOONDOCKS of central Japan


  3. 3
    Hope says:

    Age: 48
    Pentecostal – Life Centre
    Ottawa, Canada

    Favourite Truth: 2 Peter 3:15

  4. 4
    Sadee says:

    I’ve been with you from the beginning but this is my first comment ๐Ÿ™‚


    Celebration Community Church
    Orlando, Florida

    Jesus came to set the captives FREE!

    (I’m watching a Facts of Life dvd while I type this ๐Ÿ™‚ )

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:



    Lakeshore Bible Church of God


    every time Jesus says, “I tell you the truth…”

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    Age: 34

    Married 1 child

    Crossroads Christian Church (non-denominational)


    Favorite truth right now: Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon forged against you will prevail”

  7. 7
    Suzanne says:



    Married- 29 years Saturday!
    with 2 children, 22&26yrs

    First Baptist Church Decatur


    Favorite verse: Habakkuk 3:19

  8. 8
    Washington Family Blog says:

    Age: 33

    Married w/ 2 kids

    First Baptist Church Matador


    Fave truth- Hebrews 4:12- For the Word of God is living and active……

  9. 9
    Keri says:

    29 (for a few more days!)

    First Evangelical Free Church


    Titus 2:4-5 . . .train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

  10. 10
    Stacy F. from Arkansas says:

    Age: 45

    Married-twins (17) and 15yo

    Fellowship Bible Church of Searcy


    Favorite truth: Nothing is outside of the control of our Lord

  11. 11
    Jene6kids says:



    The Crossing
    non-denominational Bible church


    You can’t go up until you go down!!(just started Psalms Bible study)

  12. 12
    Keri says:

    oops, can i add “married” or did i remember to put that. maybe just put sleep deprived ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. 13
    anniegem says:

    Married to high school sweetheart
    23 years/ 5 kids age 12-20
    Wheaton Bible Church
    We are His wealth, the apple of His eye, created to be His treasure!
    “When we see Jesus as He is we must either turn away or shamelessly adore Him”
    – D. Willard
    Just started week 1 – A women’s Heart – AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

  14. 14
    Kristin says:


    West Salem Foursquare Church
    Salem, Oregon

    Married w/ 2 little boys and another one in the oven

    Favorite Scripture: Be strong in the Lord and the power of his might. Eph. 6:10

  15. 15
    vice-mom says:

    I just learned of your blog last night. We reached the half-way point in Daniel….love the way God is touching each of us in a mighty way!

    53 years old
    married 30 years
    Mission of Grace Baptist Church
    Hayden, CO
    favorite truth: God IS Sovereign and in control!

  16. 16
    Rockwall Texas Siesta says:



    Presbyterian (PCA)

    Rockwall, TX

    Favorite Truth? Romans 8:28-30

  17. 17
    barbara says:

    42, Married-4 children
    Hill Country Bible Church
    NW Austin, TX
    Eph.2:8,9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God…

  18. 18
    Elizabeth says:

    Age: 30

    married w/ 3 kids

    New Community Church

    Muskogee, OK

    I am learning to trust God in all circumstances, and find joy in any situation.

  19. 19
    Anonymous says:


  20. 20
    Anonymous says:

    Age: 28


    Grover Park Baptist Church

    Warrensburg, Missouri

    Favorite Truth: “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:5-8

    -T Fox

  21. 21
    briggette says:

    Age 36
    Church Planter (Baptist)
    Tucson, AZ
    Lamentations 3:22-23 “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning, great is your faithfulness.”

  22. 22
    Anonymous says:

    Age 61
    First United Methodist
    The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him

  23. 23
    Jenn says:

    Age: 33
    Yellowstone Church
    (American Baptist)
    Billings, MT

  24. 24
    melissa says:

    Married – 2 daughters
    Bridgway Church
    The joy of the Lord is my strength!

  25. 25
    dmd25 says:

    Age: 45
    Married-4 children (19, 16, 14, 9)

    Phil. 4:12,13
    I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

  26. 26
    mikeandmelissafisher says:

    Age: 27


    Calvary Baptist Church

    Misawa, Japan

    Favorite Truth: Staying in God’s Word and in prayer LEADS TO GREAT DISCERNMENT!

  27. 27
    Angie says:

    Angie Schumaker


    Married 2 sons(my olive shoots)
    Life Changing Ministries
    (non denominational)

    Sugar Land, TX

    Fav truth now: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.

  28. 28
    {Karla} says:

    Age: 36

    Married – four kids: 7, 4, 2 and 4 mos.

    The Donelson Fellowship – A FreeWill Baptist Church


    Favorite Truth right now: Philippians 4

  29. 29
    Jennifer says:

    Married 11 1/2 years
    2 children
    Southern Baptist

    Philippians 4:6-7
    Give God Glory for EVERYTHING!!!

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:



    Church of Christ

    Tulsa, OK

    Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

  31. 31
    whitney says:

    Age: 22


    Covenant Presbyterian in Nashville


    Favorite Truth right now: 2 Chronicles 20:15, “Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s”

  32. 32
    Julie B says:

    age 34
    Northwest Bible Church
    (an E-free church)
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart…” Taught it to my kids today. Great truth there!

  33. 33
    Cheryl says:

    Age: 27


    Chapel Hill United Methodist Church


    Favorite Truth right now: God will provide.

  34. 34
    Joy says:



    Faith Evangelical Church

    Billings, Montana

    Hebrews 12:1-3
    Run that race marked out for you with your eyes FIXED on Jesus!!

  35. 35
    The Barfield's says:


    15 years Married to the best chaplain in the USAF, 4 beautiful girls

    Liberty Chapel Mountain Home Air Force Base….Talk about Unity Amid Diversity! =0)

    Idaho (yep, people really do live here! Some even by choice!) truth…Jeremiah 29:11-14 God knows His plan for us even when we don’t!

  36. 36
    Anonymous says:



    City Bible Church

    Portland, Oregon

    Habakkuk 3:19
    The Lord God is my strength, and He has made my feet like hinds’ feet, and makes me walk on my high places.

  37. 37
    The Abshires says:

    Age: 35

    Married – 3 children (2 daughters & 1 son)

    Grace Community Church (Non-demominational)

    Isaiah 46:9-11
    I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. Cease striving & know I am God…
    (So thankful He is sovereign)

  38. 38
    Anita says:



    Elevation Church (

    Charlotte, NC

    Sounds simple – God has a wonderful and unique plan for MY life and there is nothing I can do to dis-appoint what God has already appointed from the beginning of time

  39. 39
    IDnJC says:

    Eph. 1:17-end – to know Him deeply & intimately, who I am in Him, the power of Him that is in and for me – that Jesus name is above every name (and then stand firm in it!)

  40. 40
    ksue says:


    Married – 17 yrs!

    Englewood Baptist
    Jackson, TN
    (soon to be looking for a new home church
    in Tulsa area)

    Proverbs 3:5-8

  41. 41
    Luanne says:

    Fox River Christian Church
    Psalm 139

  42. 42
    Anonymous says:

    Married, 1 child

    Windham Presbyterian Church
    New Hampshire

    All the words of “How firm a foundation!”
    (What a blessing to check out the blog tonight!)

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    Age: 52


    Annaville Baptist Church

    Corpus Christi, Texas

  44. 44
    Joy says:



    Central Church of Christ-Fayette


    “Love One Another”

  45. 45
    Stephanie S says:


    married 10 yrs… 1 son

    Long Hollow Baptist Church (Bapticostal– WOO!)

    Hendersonville, TN

    Truth..every aspect of my life should be an act of worship

  46. 46
    jeanne says:

    Age: 31

    Married- 2 children (2,4)

    Independent Bible Church


    Favorite truth right now: Romans 8:38,39–Nothing can separate us from God’s love.

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    Kathy says:

    Age: 55
    Married 36 years
    Northwoods Baptist Church Tallahassee

    Houston, Texas born and bred, 20 years military wife, now living in Florida with my heart still in Texas
    Favorite Truth right now: 1Chronicles 29:10-13 (v11-Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.)

  48. 48
    chris says:

    Outward Church (non-denominational)
    Salem, Oregon

    Isaiah 46:9-11
    God’s Will will be accomplished!

  49. 49
    Christy says:

    Age: 32
    Central Church Of Christ
    Ada, Oklahoma
    Favorite Truth Right Now:
    Matthew 6:25-34 Basically it says “don’t worry–I am going to take care of you. Look around precious you are more valuable to me then flowers, grass, birds,etc and they survive and do it pretty well if I say so myself. So stop worrying and seek Me and everything is going to be A-OK!” (I just love that–because I am a worry wort–but when I turn it over to the Lord it all works out!)

  50. 50
    Vicky says:

    Age: 26


    Reunion Church (Baptist)

    Orting, WA

    Favorite Truth right now: Psalm 37:4-7

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