One Reason Why

Happy Lord’s Day, You Delightful Siestas! The only reason I’m getting to be on here at this hour on a Sunday morning is because Curtis is preaching at the 6:30 PM “Ascend” service at our church this evening so, needless to say, I’m going then. I’ve had you on my mind, praying for you and cheering for you so much over the last week. At this point, do you realize we have about 3000 of us memorizing Scripture together? Unbelievable. This morning while I was working out in my garage, I had on one of my Nicole C. Mullen CD’s. (You know, she and I are really tight. I’m her personal trainer. Which, of course, is a lie and some of you are too new to the blog to recognize when I’m making something up. Have you seen that woman’s arms? That’s why I pump iron.) Anyway, I was getting my praise on to her song “Brainwash” and as I listened to the lyrics, I thought how my Scripture-memorizing Siestas would be pumped up in their commitment by it. Here are the words but if you love her kind of music like I do, google it and listen to it. Here, Darling Things, is one great reason why we memorize Scripture. In a few days I’m planning to do a little mini-tutorial but this is perfect until then. Sure love you!

Chorus: I need a brainwash from my head to my soul ~
I need a brainwash, bring it down to my toes ~
I need a brainwash in and out ’cause you know ~
I need a B-R-A-I-N double wash*

Overwhelmed by the stuff on TV ~
Overloaded from the pressure fallin’ on me ~
light head! Oxygen! I’ve gotta breath *
Email, Myspace, backin’ up all the time ~
Voicemail, press one if you’re on the line ~
Transformer, can you renew my mind?

Smack dab in the front of my mind ~
All that I’ve done wrong ~ Re-play and rewind ~
How can I erase it forever this time *
Smack dab in the pit of my soul ~
This guilty feeling’s diggin’ a hole ~
And my thoughts are spinnin’ out of control

The world is straight typical to rock the traditional ~
Kinda keep it real life livin’ mind simple though ~
My past is in remission ~ Thrivin’ on my conditions ~
I need a turn around ~ A fresh way to get down ~
Comin’ straight from Jersey roamin’ in the land of the dirty south, free ~
Escapin’ misery ~ With a Christ mentality ~ The only way to have it ~
Living word habits ~ Feels nice dippin’ me twice ~
Yo, ah I need a Brainwash… (Chorus)

Be not conformed to this world ~ But be transformed by the renewing of your mind


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  1. 101
    jerriann says:

    Hi, I’ll try not to leave to much of a cmment but I want to say that I first”met” you with Breaking Free and siesta, I was broke free from chains of unforgiveness that I carried for twenty-five years. I can’t even put words to the feelings I have for that bible study for the funny, serious, sincere women of God who lead me through it. Thank you, you have no idea.

    To Lyn who posted a comment at 3:26 this afternoon, if you are here I just want you to know that I am praying for you!!! With all my heart. You hang in there girl. Get back on Beth’s main page and scroll down to “Anyone Game” posting. She will guide you through it. I tried to click on your name and get directly to you but I was unable to, so I pray that you know this is a place of comfort and encouragement and cover. You are not alone, sweet sister.

  2. 102
    Kim says:

    “Brainwash”…couldn’t be more perfect! Looking forward to the post on memorization. I love being part of the Siesta community!
    Thanks for your encouragement!
    Love to you and all the Siestas!

    Kim L.
    Doswell, VA

  3. 103
    Anonymous says:


    I recently saw the video of Nicole C. Mullen’s song about “touching the hem of His garment” and was moved to tears. Siestas, you have to see this one… So thanks for sending us the lyrics to this latest song.

    blessings, Susie in El Paso

  4. 104
    Pam B from SC says:

    That’s good! I love Nicole Mullen. Of course, you’re not her personal trainer. How could that be? I am! (lol!)

    I’ve never heard that song but I have said on more than one occasion that I felt like my brain needed a good “pressure-washing” to get all those dark, icky spots off that were embedded in my brain.

    Yeah, it’s kinda like that.

    Love you siestas!

  5. 105
    Cinde says:

    Whoa, I thought I had every Nicole song every written but that is a new one to me. Thanks – I’ll get in line for a brainwash too!

  6. 106
    Anonymous says:

    Beth – I love it that you explained why you were blogging during “church hours.” I’ve been known to avoid every appearance of emailing – especially my ministry team who for some reason I think might really notice and care – between the hours of 9:00-noon while staying home with a sick child on Sunday. Is that legalistic or just plain pitiful?! πŸ™‚

    Love the brainwash image! My son and I had a lengthy discussion along those lines on our way home from church today. God is maturing him so much lately!

    Lisa in Ft. Worth

  7. 107
    Anonymous says:

    Dearest Anonymous,

    Raise your hand and hold on and believe. He will pull us out of the mud and the mire and set our feet on a Rock and give us a firm place to stand.

    Been in that pit – dear siesta, reach out and touch the hem of His Garment… hugging you, your siesta.

  8. 108
    Emmy says:

    I love Nicole C Mullen! I want her arms too! : ) I just took my teenage daughter to see the Revolve Tour and she sang that song… thank you for giving us the lyrics!

    “I NEED a brainwash from my head to my soul!”

    Transform my mind Lord! Emmy : )

  9. 109
    Tracie says:

    Beth – Couldn’t wait to comment on how awesome God is…no surprise to you, I know, but the reminder was priceless to me! I have been out of church for several months, giving the enemy way too much room to work in my life, when the challenge came to memorize the Word, the timing was of course God!!! This morning my family returned to church, and so God, I walked into small group and what scripture were we discussing…oh yeah siesta, the very passage I chose to memorize Phil. 3:7-11! I just couldn’t stop the tears or the praise! God you are awesome and thank you for using Beth in such a mighty way!

  10. 110
    Anonymous says:

    I'm having trouble memorizing my verse, and this morning I was reviewing math fact flash cards with my son, and it hit me that the apple didn't fall far from the tree. So, he and I are going to keep working on math flash cards and my Scripture Flash Card!
    Also, if you get dibs on claiming to be Nicole's trainer, I get dibs on claiming to be her muse. Such as a life as mine – before Christ would raise up country music lyrics with lots of *&^%$. Life after Christ would definitely inspire some awesome Gospel from our BFF, Nicole!
    Kim Feth
    Apex, NC

  11. 111
    constantlyrunningtoHim says:

    this makes me remember what my man said today about the bible – if you stay in the word, it keeps your THINKIN’ FROM STINKIN’! I loved it – he said it sounds like a t-shirt idea. SOUNDS GOOD TO ME!

  12. 112
    Heather C says:

    I love that song! New to the LPM blog, but have been on a memorization journey of my own, started by Joanne at “The Simple Wife” blog. Gonna have to nose my way around and see about your challenge as well! πŸ™‚ I’m working on Psalm 119 right now… have 28 verses learned so far, TONS to go! πŸ™‚

  13. 113
    Stephanie says:

    I too need a brainwash from my head to toe. I am looking forward to seeing Nicole Mullen when she comes to Kansas for the Women of faith convention in March.I have noticed that since I have a closer relationship with the Lord gospel songs that I hear now old and new I pay attention more to the words and they mean so much more now to me.Also I am having a Hallelujah good time with your bible study on the book of Esther

  14. 114
    michellemabell says:

    Dear Anonymous,

    I want you to know I am praying for you.

    Michelle in VT

  15. 115
    Anonymous says:

    Great song! Hey would you and your mom ever give us a list of good books to read. All the books out there seem to be trashy novels, but I would welcome a list from you all. Thanks.

  16. 116
    Anonymous says:

    I love the idea of getting creative with making the cards – I’m so not creative. I think I’m going to find some stickers and have at it. Given that I have an almost 8 y/o boy, it will probably be Transformers (how God is that) stickers!
    Kim Feth
    Apex, NC

  17. 117
    God's girl 68 says:

    Beth, The coolest thing happened at church this morning. A friend joining me for the 1st and 15th Team grabbed me and we repeated our verses to each other. I got tongue-tied when she asked me to quote my verse right in the throes of the chaos of dismissal of our new children’s worship(Club Rock). I had to take a breath and ask the Lord to bring it to mind. Oh, how he did. This is great. Thank you for the idea and inspiration.

    Love Ya,
    Leigh ~ Montgomery, AL

  18. 118
    jennyhope says:

    My child (3) has been memorizing scripture and she is going around asking people what their verses are? It is so embarrassing because she is putting people on the spot and I am like Just tell her Jesus wept. Anyway, I just sing them to her for whatever every day life thing we are doing and I can’t believe how she is getting it. Long story short she is using her sword to get out of trouble. Anytime I say Morgan you are going to be in big trouble she is like Momma, children obey your parents in the Lord for this is right. I not want to go to trouble. She even burst out into prayer and at the end tells me what God says…He usually tells her Mo (no), I not have to go to trouble when I get home. lol. I am now trying to teach her not just to know it but to do it. It cracks me up because I am like oh yay she just quoted a scripture…I need some work on my parenting skills!! LOL

  19. 119
    Susan in OKC says:

    Hi Beth,
    Sitting here Sunday evening at home getting a brainwash! πŸ™‚ I just read your post. Just the other night I had gone to ITunes and listened to “Brainwash”. Don’t know why I didn’t download it to my IPod right then, but I did after reading your post just now. I had gone to Women of Faith a couple of months ago here in Oklahoma where Nicole and her troupe did that song. LOOOVE IT!! That will be my new workout song!! πŸ™‚ I also have challenged many girlfriends and even ministers at church in the Scripture memory challenge you gave us. Many have accepted. We’ll all soon have a brainwash! Praise Him. Love you much

  20. 120
    Anonymous says:

    This is my favorite new cardio song in our new Body & Soul fitness session this winter! Glad to know we're both working out to it. πŸ™‚


  21. 121
    Lynann says:

    I have a prayer request for of my sisters that are on line right know. My sister (Gwen and my Brother in law (Scott) are going up to Albuquerque to tell Scott’s dad goodbye. He is on life support and is braindead. Please hold them up in prayer.
    Thank you

  22. 122
    Mary Watkins says:

    I can’t wait to read your tutorial.

    One thing that has helped me memorize scripture is typing from memory at least once a day. I then compare this to the actual text. Errors are highlighted and they become the focal point of correction and memorization.
    The process continues until the passage is in my head.

    Whatever the method, the important thing is to hide God’s word in our hearts.


  23. 123
    Miranda says:

    ROMANS 12:2 is my FAVORITE SCRIPTURE, FOR SURE!!! Whew it just rocks!!!

    Thanks for the song! I listen to CD’s mostly in the car.. and hardly listen to the radio to see what’s new or what’s what, ya know?I’m excited to share it with my friends!

  24. 124
    su says:

    Beth, I am excited about all my verses for this year being in one place. I think that review is the key for me when memorizing but even though I think that, I forget in the midst of life. So this index card book will really be helpful.

    Now to go listen to Brainwash!

  25. 125
    Melissa Clark says:

    I really enjoy listening to Nicole, she is beautiful. I have been going through soo much lately with my health and believing what God’s word says over my feelings and just finishing Get out of that pit, and today at church our pastor talked about what I have been reading and going through and talking about fear and how God says we are not to fear or be anxious about anything. And now Beth you talk about being brainwashed…oh how I need that. God is soo good and He just made me feel soo special because He really cares about my needs, and He wants me out of that pit. Thank you again Beth, I love you soo much and I thank God for you, your awesome!!!

  26. 126
    lavonda says:

    I was so excited being able to read the blog today while coming home from Florida back to Atlanta (suburban, my man driving, 3 kids and 2 dogs in the back, and if you opened a door we’d pop out of there like a stuffed snake in a can) — I just got a new phone and oh, the technology! I can surf the internet on my phone now! It’s a change, and I don’t normally like change, but I’m trying it… πŸ™‚
    Anyway, I typed a comment and dang near sprained my thumbnails typing on those teeny tiny keys! And then my comment didn’t even go through!!

    Somethins to be said about old phones that can just text msg.
    With the bigger keys.

    I LOVE Nicole C. Mullen too — her song “When I Call On Jesus” is my life theme song. That song got me through some tears during the last 3 years! And also “On My Knees” — yeah baby! Hotline to Jesus.

    I used to work out years ago… just been thinking about it the last few yrs. But apparently it’s NOT ‘the thought that counts’, judging by my backside. So this week starts Body For Life again. I like their workout routine.

    I just want to say THANK YOU: I’m so happy to have you all here… this month is one year since I found this blog (had never even read a blog before) and you guys have sure filled a void in my heart where my sister used to be. And restored my faith that there’s still people out there with love in their hearts who are loyal and don’t judge or condemn. Praise You Jesus for all these siestas and our Siesta Mama!!!

    I love you all, even though I don’t know you. You are my sisters.


  27. 127
    Deidre says:

    Beth, I felt like I needed to jump on here tonight to let you know what is going on in our church tomorrow.

    Tomorrow night, we begin your study of Esther!!

    I cannot begin to put into words my excitement over this study. The Lord used this wonderful book of His word to transform my life three years ago when I taught to my SS class of high school girls. Now, I am looking for another transformation and believing God for a WORD from Him over the next 10 weeks through you.

    You must know that out of a 1300 member congregation, everytime I hold a bible study,30-35 women show up (we just completed Stepping Up in the Spring). Tomorrow there are 62 women signed up to begin (Praise His Name!!) and the overflow of excitement tonight at church was SO encouraging. I cannot wait to see what God is going to do!!! I can see women getting so excited about studying God’s word and it’s contagious. I pray we are forever changed and His Word accomplishes ALL He sets out for it to.

    Please be in prayer for our church family (Hickory, NC) and the women in this study. We love you and appreciate your obedience and allowing God to pour over you so we can bask in the overflow! We are all better because of your obedience!

    Thank you, Beth!!

  28. 128
    Anonymous says:

    Oh that is a great song! The first time I heard it, she was up on stage dancing to it at women of faith- I wanted to get up there with her!

    Doesn’t it just fire you UP!

  29. 129
    Lindsee says:

    1) Nicole C. Mullen has ALWAYS been on the top of my list. I love her…and her arms. One year she was at Willowbrook Mall for a brown bag, and after I watched the concert, I vowed to lift weights the rest of that year. Um, didn’t quite happen. But oh, to dream.

    2) Somehow I hadn’t heard of this song till you posted it. Needless to say, I love it and need me a good brainwashing.

    3) Still pondering our conversation tonight. Beth, you truly confirmed something so huge to me, because you aren’t the first person that has told me that, however, I have not a fat clue what to do with it. It is so very scary to think about! Know that the Lord spoke through you straight to my heart.

    4) I just love you.

  30. 130
    Anonymous says:

    Thank you sweet “Siesta Mama” for all that you do for His Kingdom.

    P.S. It’s a good thing that all the siestas don’t know who or what hurt your feelings, because we would be like a certain cell phone companies network on their lawn. We’d be praying for them of course.
    We love you. Lori

  31. 131
    Debbie in NC says:


    I am so excited about beginning 2009 with Scripture memorization!
    God had already led me to make this a priority this year. He really meant business didn’t he?!!!! I am alss going to challnge my Tuesday night Bible study group to join us.

    I also wanted to let you know that I am so thankful to have the blog as a means of communication and fellowship. After 30 years of marrige and raising 4 children, I now find myself single again, and with an empty nest. My now ex husband traded me in for a younger model and announced that his new love interst was pregnant with his child, on the same day we took our youngest (twins) to college. I thought I would die from lonliness and rejection. That was 3 and half years ago, and I didn’t die. I survived. Jesus has been with me all the way, every moment cheering me on and providing for my every need.

    The blog is a huge encouragment to me. I had so dreaded New Year’s Eve, knowing I would b+e alone. Your post that night was wonderful and kept me company.

    You have no idea how much your Bible studies have help me get through my pain and I look forward each day to your comments on the blog. You are truely a mentor to me and your comnents about family, dogs, poop, hair and all the girl talk, make me feel like we are BFF.

    I am praying that I can attend Deeper Still in Greensboro this year.

  32. 132
    Beautiful Gate Translations says:

    Love the song lyrics! Thanks for the encouraging words. Wish I could have heard Curtis preach!
    Blessings for a great week to all the Siestas!

  33. 133
    Moose Mama says:

    “Escapin’ misery ~ With a Christ mentality ~ The only way to have it ~” THAT is GOOD!

    And, I can totally see you being her personal trainer!

    So very glad you have challenged me to memorize scripture. I always had a hard time with it. Already have this one down!!! Thank-you Lord!

    Melana in Wyoming

  34. 134
    Melissa Clark says:

    I needed to hear this…I need a brainwash. I have been going through so much lately with my health and I read Get out of that pit, I realized I was in one. duh πŸ˜‰ and it was a pit of fear and anxiety and then at church today our pastor spoke on fear and anxiety and how in the Bible God says we are not to have fear or anxiety…anyway, I just felt soo blessed because I knew God was reassuring me He is here with me and He is healing me. Thank you Beth…I love you so much!!
    Melissa Clark
    Marysville Ca.

  35. 135
    Tara says:


    I’ve never heard that song…BUT I LOVE IT! Not only the tune, but the lyrics…so catchy, I’ll be singing it the rest of the night!

    Just wanted to tell you how thankful I am that you encouraged us to do this memorization in 2009- I posted on my blog that this was my New Year’s Resolution, and I have had 4 friends tell me that they want to do it too!!! How cool is that! We are fighting the enemy by the Sword of the Spirit this year- Isn’t it chilling to think that there will be more than 3000 of us memorizing Scripture and fighting Satan all over this world? Maybe this sleeping giant of the Church is waking up!

    Thank you also for your sweet love for us Pastor’s Wives. Though it is hard, there is nothing I would trade for it. What a privilege to serve God’s people…and what a joy to study His Word with ladies in Bible study!

    This is our 3rd year of doing a Ladies’ Bible study at our church (we started with 3 ladies…). We just finished Stepping Up and will be starting Wising Up next week and are so excited- So far we have over 35 ladies signed up (and my Mom and Grandma are coming to! Just like our Summer Siesta bible study!)

    Anyway, thanks again for all you do! We love you so much and thank you for sharing your life and passion with us!

    Much love,

  36. 136
    Marilyn says:

    I would love to be apart of the memorizing scripture for 2009. I really want a Jesus year.

    Marilyn from Jackson, Tennessee

    Here is my verse for this time.

    DonÒ€ℒt worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.

    ~ Philippians 4:6, NLT

  37. 137
    Sally says:

    I’m signing up for the memorization. Our children repeat a scripture each Sunday before the service starts–maybe their Nana Sally will join them!

  38. 138
    Melissa Clark says:

    Sorry my comment went through twice. I am still trying to get the hang of this πŸ˜‰
    Melissa Clark
    Marysville Ca.

  39. 139
    Susan in OKC says:

    I’m turning the light out to go to bed and I can’t stop singing “Brainwash”!!!!!!!!! (that’s not a bad thing). How about anyone else? Smile!

  40. 140
    Dana N says:

    Hey, Sweet Thing! I needed that brainwash today–but then it seems like I often find just what I need here on the blog!

    I’ll tell you something else. Just contemplating 3000 Siestas all over every where joining together in scripture memorization is giving me chill bumps! I can really FEEL us all standing in agreement over this thing. Amazing!

    Hope you had a great Lord’s Day!
    Love you and all the Siestas so much!

  41. 141
    Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife says:

    Nicole’s arms are amazing.

    “Be watchful; stand firm in the faith; act like men; be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13-14.

    I just had to throw that verse practice in there. I also checked my answer before I hit publish so I wouldn’t look like a fool if I messed it up. I did mess it up and I changed it.

    Is there room for Diet Coke-guzzlin’ hence short term memory deficient ding dang cheaters in the Bible Memory club?


  42. 142
    Serena says:

    My Scripture that I would like to post is Malachi 3:10 (NAS) Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.

    I feel that now in the uncertain times is when we need to trust the Lord with our money and how we receive money. He is faithful to those who are faithful. I pray that we all can trust the Lord with what He has provided for us.

  43. 143
    HisGeorgiaPeach says:

    Can I just say how much that this Scripture memorization has totally thrilled me this year so far?! It feels so great to start out this year with siestas I love but have never met that are all doing this with me. For me in my last semester of college before graduating, hopefully!, I know I’ll need all the encouragement and Godly friends that I have on here. πŸ™‚


  44. 144
    Anonymous says:

    I am in desperate need of a brainwash too! Thank you for sharing that!


  45. 145
    Anonymous says:

    Hey Siesta Mama…thanks for the tune. I don’t have it, but will check out iTunes tomorrow! Had to laugh at the puppy walking story too! Been behind on the blog as we went to the mountains for the weekend! Amy Beth, I’m praying for you this week, I think the Enemy is messing with the both of us…having a TOUGH time myself, but we can do this thing. Thank you, Beth, for the reminder to keep a steadfast and totally “cleaned up” mind! I needed that one tonight. Have a great Jesus week!

  46. 146
    Little Steps Of Faith says:

    I was just listening to ” Stepping Up” and I gotta tell you, I love that my heart for praise speaks the same way…People need to not just listen, but ” GET” what there listening to!

    Ò€ We can can think a song is beautiful and memorize its words, and be completely unaffected.Ò€
    -Beth Moore:)

    1 Cor 14:15
    Ò€ I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.Ò€

    This Nicole C. Mullen song…people ” GET” affected by it!!:)

    I love her song, ” Freedom” too:)

    Be Blessed:)

  47. 147
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Anomymous(5:38),

    You can have that kind of life
    change.The great thing about it is that God wants it so much for you…for all of us. I have been there! Just doing the life thing is hard,real hard!

    The Lord is my rock,my fortress and my deliverer;my God is my rock in whom I take refuge.He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stonghold. Ps. 18:2

    Seista,lean on the Rock!You will make it! Get you a binder of index cards and fill it with scriptures pertaining to your situation.
    Saturate yourself in God’s word.
    Nothing like God’s word to heal,
    set captives free and just doing
    the life thing! That’s His business! I have about eight of these binder index cards. I always try to keep one close at hand!You can do this!Praying for you.


  48. 148
    Les R says:

    Wow! I am a first time user. I have found what I am looking for. Beth you are changing lives. I will be memorizing scripture for the first time. This is a new journey for me. I have been searching for a realtionship with Jesus Christ our Saviour! It is happening! I am thrilled. I look forward to more. I live in South Africa. Lots of love and blessings

  49. 149
    KarenEliz says:

    It’s funny, isn’t it, how God leads so many of us to the same place at the same time. Yesterday morning, before I left for church I was having my quiet time. I am currently going through Romans. I was in chapter 6 where Paul talks about presenting all parts of your body as instruments of righteousness. So I started listing the parts of my body…right at the very top, the very first one, I listed my mind. In the end, it all starts with cleaning up the mind. It’s easier (in some respects) to act right than to think right. I asked Him for verses about my mind and how I could offer it as an instrument of righteouseness and here are the ones. I hope they’ll be useful for those of us who are looking for a brainwash:
    Romans 12:2
    Ephesians 4:21-23
    Phil 4:8
    2 Cor 10:5
    Romans 8:6

    This morning I wrote “Brainwash!” in the margin of my journal.

    Love to you all

  50. 150
    Anonymous says:

    Beth in Jacksonville:
    I am so sorry to read about yor mum:
    I will be praying for you as you go through this difficult time.

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