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????)


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  1. 101
    Aleah says:

    age – 32


    Southside Baptist Church Dothan, AL

    Favorite truth…Titus 2:11-14…I love the whole passage…His glorious appearing…saying NO to ungodliness…All I can say is PURIFY ME LORD!!!I AM EAGER TO DO THAT WHICH IS GOOD.

  2. 102
    Michelle says:

    Happily married, expecting our first baby:)
    Apsion, Tn
    Westview Baptist
    I can trust God!!!!He is more than Able

  3. 103
    Anonymous says:

    Age: 37

    Married w/2 daughters (6,3)

    First Baptist Church- Hewitt


    Favorite truth right now: Isaiah 58:9-12 (MSG) “If you get rid of unfair practices, quit blaming victims, quit gossiping about other people’s sin, if you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down and out, your lives will begin to glow in the darkness, your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight. I will ALWAYS show you where to go. I’ll give you a full life in the emptiest of places- firm muscles, strong bones. You’ll be like a well-watered garden, a gurgling spring that never runs dry. You’ll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew, rebuild foundations from out of your past. You’ll be known as those who can fix anything, restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate, make the community livable again.”

  4. 104
    Orgainc Red Tomatoes says:

    Age: 25

    Married (4 mo.)

    National Community Church (we meet in a movie theater and take up the collection in a popcorn bucket)

    Washington D.C.

    Psalms 19:7-11

  5. 105
    Stephani says:

    Age: 32

    Married, 2 kids

    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church


    Favorite Truth right now: Romans 5:1-2 “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.”

  6. 106
    servant says:

    Married, 2 children
    First Baptist Church
    Claremore, OK
    God is pounding Hebrews 11:6 into me right now – “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone that comes to him must believe that He exists and that he rewards those that earnestly seek him.”

  7. 107
    kayte says:

    39… oh dear…

    Single (He must be in witness protection)

    Central Baptist – Bryan, Tx

    “If we are faithless, He remains faithful for He cannot deny Himself.” 2 Tim 2:13

  8. 108
    jan says:

    Age: 49


    Mennonite Brethren

    North Dakota

    Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”

  9. 109
    Anonymous says:

    First Baptist Cowpens
    Matthew 6:33

  10. 110
    Anonymous says:

    married + 2 darling daughters
    Trinity Baptist Church
    Ps. 45:18-19
    When I said, My foot slips;your mercy, O LORD, held me up. In the multitude of my thoughts within me your comforts delight my soul.

  11. 111
    Nancy says:

    First Baptist Church Atlanta
    Powder Springs, Georgia
    Ps 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord!

  12. 112
    Tiffany says:

    Age: 28


    Westerville, Ohio

    Favorite Truth now: Galatians 5:25 – “If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.”

  13. 113
    Anonymous says:

    Age: 42
    Olivet Christian Church
    Favorite Truth: Freedom

  14. 114
    memphis mom says:

    Michelle (memphis mom)


    Bellevue Baptist Church
    Memphis, TN
    Lord, you establish peace for us. Everthing we’ve accomplished you have done for us. Is. 26:12

  15. 115
    Anonymous says:

    Age: 45

    Married(19 years,2 children)

    Windsor Chapel(Evangelical Free Church)

    New Jersey

    Phillipians 2:3-5 God is changing my “attitude” and making it more like the humble and obedient attitude of Christ.

  16. 116
    mountainmom says:

    I am 36.
    Married- 3 children
    West Park Baptist Church
    Knoxville, TN

    Truth: Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

  17. 117
    Anonymous says:

    Haggai 2:9

    To the Firecracker : Seek Him!!

  18. 118
    Anonymous says:

    Age 56
    Divorced – 2 girls
    First Baptist Church
    Romans 8:28 I use this verse because out of a broken marriage all 3 of us were saved…which proves God can use ALL things for our good !

  19. 119
    Mattie says:



    Cornerstone Baptist Church

    Amarillo, Texas

    Habakkuk:even in the mist of a bad situation, I can trust that God is on His throne and in control.

  20. 120
    Patti says:

    Age: 50
    Bear Creek Baptist Church
    Houston, Texas

    Favorite Truth right now: “Jesus blood never failed me yet.” (from the Jars of Clay song)

  21. 121
    Patti says:

    Age: 50
    Bear Creek Baptist Church
    Houston, Texas

    Favorite Truth right now: “Jesus Blood never failed me yet.” (from the Jars of Clay song)

  22. 122
    Amy Beth says:

    Age: 33

    Married- homeschool mom of 3 kids

    First Baptist Church Sevierville

    Pigeon Forge, TN

    Favorite Truth right now:
    He who began a good work in you, will be faithful to complete it.

    I just finished the Daniel Bible Study. Thank you for being obedient and sharing from your heart. It was awesome!

  23. 123
    Hillaby Family says:

    Age: 31 – Almost 32 (Jan.31)
    Married with one son
    Okotoks Evangelical Free Church (Alberta, Canada)
    Favourite Truth: Psalm 86:7 “In the day of my trouble I call upon you. for you answer me.”

  24. 124
    tarheelgigi says:



    Elizabeth Baptist Church, Shelby

    North Carolina

    Favorite Truth: Habbakuk 3:17-19

  25. 125
    CMoore says:

    age: 36

    married, 3 kids

    Lakside Christian Church


    God is the holder of all time, ask Him for some!

  26. 126
    "The Activist" says:

    Age: 34

    Married – 2 children

    CrossPoint Church of Christ,
    Florence, Alabama

    God is teaching me about being still before Him – the beauty of silence and meditation.

  27. 127
    Sandy says:

    Age: 48

    Married – 2 children



    Favorite Truth Right now: 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

  28. 128
    Anonymous says:

    Age: 60

    Pleasant Grove Baptist

    Moulton, AL

    Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 29:11-14a
    “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for wellfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 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 search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord…”

  29. 129
    carl says:


    Married – love my man!

    University of Georgia Catholic Center

    Athens, GA

    Favorite Truth Right Now: Habakkuk2:3 – I know, I know, probably not familiar with this one but a great one when you are waiting on God to reveal the truth on something. My time is not his time for this situation so the verse keeps me sustained!

    Thank you Beth for sharing your love of Jesus with me – I am always so uplifted by your words! So often, I feel like you are talking directly to me – how do you know?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. 130
    Alison says:

    Age: 28
    Fresh Start Church – Vilonia, AR
    Sherwood, AR

    Truth: I am worthy! I am a Princess…my Father is the King of Kings!

  31. 131
    Anonymous says:

    Married 4 children, 4 grandchildren
    Grace Lutheran Church
    Bradford, PA (former Texan~Dallas)
    Favorite truth right now: FOCUS
    Hebrews 12:2
    Your teachings have made a huge impact in my walk with our Lord!
    Thank You

  32. 132
    Heidi Hickman says:

    Age: 23

    Married 1.5 years

    Indiana Avenue Baptist Church


    Favorite truth: “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (Eph. 1:7). There’s nothing more lovely than that! I just can’t get over it.

  33. 133
    Anonymous says:


    Married (31 years)

    Discovery Church

    Simi Valley, CA

    Psalm 118: This is the day that the LORD has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! HE is my strenghth and my song…

  34. 134
    sdean1957 says:

    Age: 50 years, 21 days

    Married-1 child (18 years old)

    Hurt Road Baptist Church


    Favorite Truth right now: (S)He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

  35. 135
    Anonymous says:

    Jeremiah 3:19:
    ‘How GLADLY would I treat you like sons and give you a desirable land,the most beautiful inheritance of any nation.’

  36. 136
    PAmomto3 says:


    St. Catherine of Siena Parish
    (Roman Catholic)

    Pittsburgh, PA

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and don’t lean on your own understanding. In all things acknowledge him, and he shall direct your way. [Proverbs 3:5, 6]”

  37. 137
    Laura says:

    Age: 29
    Married with one child on the way!
    Southern Baptist
    Montgomery, Alabama, soon headed to China!
    Learning to have faith and believe what God tells me!

  38. 138
    Tina says:


    Married – 2 children

    Two Rivers Baptist Church (Southern Baptist)

    Nashville, TN

    Favorite Truth Right Now:
    Jeremiah 29:11 – God does have a plan for my life. I need to stop taking control and allow Him to lead

  39. 139
    Anonymous says:

    Age: 43


    The Vineyard


    Word of truth right now “persevere”

  40. 140
    Anonymous says:

    50 years old- Divorced
    mother of two grown children and 3 grandchildren
    Red Bank Baptist Church
    Chattanooga TN
    Favorite Truth Lamataions 3:22-23
    Aren’t we lucky that His compassion is new every day??????

  41. 141
    Alice says:


    Greenridge Baptist

    MD, DC area

    Phillipians 4:13, I can do ALL things through Christ who strenghtens me.

  42. 142
    annaelyse says:



    Heartland Community Church (emergent-ish)

    isiah 55-only HE can satisfy!

  43. 143
    Holly says:



    my church doesn’t have a name- there are about 10 of us who meet around a campfire or in someone’s livingroom every week.


    Daniel 2:22 It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.

  44. 144
    Deanne says:


    Single- 2 cats

    Neighborhood Mennonite Brethren

    Visalia CA

    Truth…Prov 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

    truth…if you dont want cat fur on your clothes stay off the furniture, thats why they call it “fur”niture.

  45. 145
    annaelyse says:

    i got so excited about my fave truth i totally forgot location-

    overland park, kansas

  46. 146
    Caroline says:

    Age: 26

    Hillcrest Baptist Church
    Cedar Hill, Tx

    Fav truth right now:
    My son, if you accept my words
    and store up my commands within you,turning your ear to wisdom
    and applying your heart to understanding,and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding,and if you look for it as for silverand search for it as for hidden treasure,then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
    For the LORD gives wisdom Kelly,
    and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright,
    he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,for he guards the course of the just
    and protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just
    and fair—every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart,
    and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
    Proverbs 2:1-11

  47. 147
    Anonymous says:

    Assembly of God

    Psalm 34:15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their cry.

    What a Father!

  48. 148
    meljensmom says:

    Age: 42


    Eureka First Church of the Nazarene

    California (Wayyyyy Northern) 🙂

    Favorite Truth right now: My past does NOT define who I am right now…IN CHRIST! Praise God!

  49. 149
    Sarah says:


    Married – gratefully (4 months)

    Worldview Community Church (non-denom)


    Romans 5: 1-5

    ….love to you all…..

  50. 150
    Sandi says:

    First Baptist Church- Borger, Texas
    Favorite Truth: Psalms 121:1-2
    “I lift my eyes to the mountains- where does my help come from.
    My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth!”

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