Siesta Scripture Memory Instructions

Hey, Sweet Things! I hope you had the sweetest Christmas day. You guys had such special traditions. I loved picturing many of you yesterday doing the very things you described. Yolanda, I keep thinking about you coming from a sharecropper’s family and getting to pick out anything you wanted from the grocery store at Christmas. That you got the okra and your brother got the cool whip made me so happy. What a culinary pair. I hope so much I’m remembering those details right! If I’m butchering your story, correct me and forgive me.

Our family had such a great day! We stretched from a 22 month-old to two nearly 80 year-olds. We read the Christmas story together, prayed as a family, and tore into presents of all shapes and sizes. I was so whipped by late last night that I almost couldn’t make it to the mattress but the Moores, Jones, and Fitzpatricks had indeed celebrated the birth of Christ and shared much joy and laughter. And food. God lent me the cooking gift for 24 hours and my meal was so stinking good that I kept wanting to high-five my own self. Every time the conversation went to something else, I tried to subtly steer it back to my miraculous kitchen extravaganza and how it all came off at the same time. These are Christmas miracles, people. Not pearls before swine at the Moore house.

I don’t have a single picture to show you right now because I never picked up my cell phone. Melissa took great pictures with an actual camera but those will have to be uploaded. We’ll get them to you soon. So many fun things happened yesterday but I’ll mention the one that still had me tickled when I got into bed last night: Jackson’s first shot at karaoke. I got him a Phineas and Ferb Karaoke Machine and his parents thought it best not to get it out of the box until they got home at a later hour. Amanda videoed his debut last night and texted it to me on my I-phone. I’ve watched it over and over. I sent it to Travis and he had the good sense to love it, too. He thought maybe he noted a worship leader in the making based, I believe, on Jackson’s enthusiasm for the craft rather than his actual pitch. It is so hilarious and endearing that I can hardly stand it. Of course, little Miss is right up in his business but he occasionally acquiesced and put the microphone up to her mouth. She, too, sang with considerable gusto. The two main words of the kids’ song were “born again” (really LOUD) so the karaoke experience was the richer for its fine theology.

OK, I promised myself I wouldn’t do this because I need to stick to the task at hand and keep this post very focused so that we can direct people back to it in the future. SO, on with our important purpose: how to participate in the 2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team! Here are a few things to know up front:

*For you new comers, “Siesta” is just an endearment for “Sister.” There’s no club to join and no person you need to become. If you’ve trusted Jesus as your personal Savior, you’re a sister in Christ. When we first began the blog several years ago, it never occurred to any of us how much we’d come to love each other. As the community grew closer and closer and the participants more and more familiar with one another, one of you asked what name we should call each another. I tried to say, “I’ll tell you what we are: We’re sistahs!” but spell-check switched it to “siestas.” It stuck and that’s been us ever since. We even liked the thought that its actual meaning is to take a nap. We’ll know we’ve been a place of divine intervention if we’re a respite from the female competition and clatter out there. Only Jesus can give us that kind of relief in this exhausting culture.

*We call this a Scripture memory “team” because that’s exactly what we are. We’re a really long line of women standing shoulder to shoulder with our swords drawn. And we don’t draw our swords to wound people, to convict our family members (God’s job) or to cut off the ears of our hearers. We draw our swords to fight the good fight of faith. While I was helping stuff Siesta Scripture Memory Spirals into envelopes on the 22nd, I said to my coworkers, “JUST THINK, what would happen if 6000+ women really did memorize 24 Scriptures in 2011?? What are the implications of that? What kind of repercussions might that have in our personal lives and our homes?” And we got all riled up. You bet this is a team. Don’t be too cool for it. Remember, God’s Spirit is a fire. If we’re too cool, we can’t help but quench it. If cheesy works around here, we’re not ashamed.

*Very often you will see me refer to SSMT. Just so you’ll know, that is an abbreviation for “Siesta Scripture Memory Team.” I also want the rest of you to keep in mind that we don’t limit the entire blog to our Scripture memory participants. It has a big presence on here because it’s twice a month but we still do lots of other things. Please don’t feel left out or forgotten.

OK, NOW FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS. You can cut and paste these somewhere if necessary. Here’s how it will go:

1. On the 1st and 15th of every month of 2011, you will find a post by 8:00 in the morning where I will ask for your memory verse and give you mine. This will begin New Year’s Day. You are committing to 24 Scriptures in 12 months. In previous years, I’ve found this to be a very doable pace. If you do much more, you’ll tend to fall behind and not retain. If you do much less, the impact is negligible. You really can do this. So many of you will surprise yourselves with what you’re capable of doing in the power of the Spirit. Yes, it takes work but it’s tremendously fulfilling and the results are nearly immeasurable. Look at it this way: you’re going to be meditating on something: unforgiveness, toxic memories, misery, lust, greed, dissatisfaction, jealousy, competition. Choose Scripture! Christ Himself said as a man thinks, so is he. He also said His words are spirit and life. This is work worth doing, Sweet Thing. Never – NOT ONCE – have I ever known anyone to get to the end of a Scripture memory commitment and say that it didn’t make any real difference. Not a single time.

2.You are to enter the verse you’ve chosen to memorize for that two-week period within twenty-four hours of the post going up. I’ve been asked many times if it’s okay if you’re late supplying your verse and, yes, of course it is, but try to avoid doing it often. The people who make it to the very end of the year are overwhelmingly those who stay up with it month to month. Please know up front that one of the important parts of this process is the exercise of self discipline. This culture is mass producing wimpy narcissists. Year-long commitments like these that require punctuality and focused energy push back on that degenerating trend. All that to say, please don’t drop out if you get behind. I just want you to know that this will be much more successful if you treat it as a real, live commitment you are willing to work hard to keep.

3. When you clock in with your verse those two times a month, keep your comments limited to your name, city, verse and translation. Long comments on SSMT days are no-no’s. It won’t take you long to figure out why we maintain that rule. Wait till you see the powerful sight of hundreds if not thousands of verses flowing down the comment stream. It is a gorgeous sight. When you’re having a bad day, all you have to do is scroll down a few hundred of your sisters’ Scripture selections and I promise you, you’ll get a word. It’s a very powerful thing. Here is a sample comment:

Beth from Houston, Texas: “Forget about what’s happened! Don’t keep going over old history. Be alert! Be present! I’m about to do something brand new. It’s bursting out. Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road in the desert and rivers in the badlands.” Isaiah 43:18-19 The Message

(That was my first Scripture from last year so I wrote it from memory. If you choose that one, you better double check it. It’s at least 95 per cent accurate…I think. Yep. Double check it.) Always add your translation because so many of your sisters will want to know where you found the wording for your entry. One of the great impacts of this process is how much we reap from each other’s selections. Often you’ll see a sister say, “I’m doing the one so-and-so did last time!” (Yes, you can make a comment that brief. Those can be fun. Occasionally you’ll even see someone write, “For the sake of my marriage, I’ve chosen to memorize…” That’s okay, too, but try to keep it very succinct.)

4. As often as possible, choose a verse that means something to you in your present season or circumstance. This is the reason why we don’t all memorize the same Scripture. We’re not all going through the same things. The more you let God lead you to verses that direct you or edify your soul in your present circumstances, the more He will renew your mind toward your challenges. This is a huge part of 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 where we’re told to demolish strongholds and take our thoughts captive to Christ. If you don’t have a verse on your mind or you’re drawing a blank when the 1st or 15th rolls around, you are welcome to share mine. I will always include it in the post. You might also look at a few of the comments and see if one of theirs resonates with you. I say this next part with a grin: try to refrain from memorizing Scriptures that you think your spouse or your children need to learn. Memorize what you need to learn. That means do your best to avoid jotting your verse on a stick note and planting it on your bathroom mirror where your man can see it and repent of his sins. He probably won’t because he’s got your game. I bet you can guess how I know that.

5. I strongly recommend that you stick with only one verse to memorize each time. (This is just a recommendation and not a rule. You’re free to do whatever works for you.) Keep it simple and meaningful. (If I were addressing you live, I’d have you repeat that sentence back to me so just go ahead and say it out loud in order to nail it down. That sentence could be your best friend through this process.) If you do too many verses or get too complicated, you will soon be overwhelmed and want to drop out. Better to do 24 simpler verses over a 12 month period of time than a chapter over the first month then quit. We want this to be a discipline we practice for the rest of our lives. Think marathon. Not sprint.

6. Either shortly before or after making your entry each 1st and 15th in the blog comment, write the verse by hand in your own spiral. (Again, that’s a recommendation and not a rule. I’ve discovered that there’s something about writing it with your own hand and picturing it later in your own handwriting that helps it sink into your memory bank. I’m not entirely sure why.) Take that spiral with you everywhere you go. Read it and read it and read it and read it. Do mental gymnastics with it. Flip that baby over and over. Many women have told me along the way that they’re not good at memorization and I truly understand that. I also beg to offer two responses: First, that may change. Give the Holy Spirit a chance to do something brand new with you. Second, even if you don’t get your verses down word for word, you are still meditating on them as you read and reread them. You still, thereby, accomplish one of the most important goals: captivating the mind to Christ. You just can’t lose on this one. Either way, it has a powerful effect.

OK, I think that’s enough to get us prepared for January 1st. Now, let me tell you well in advance how to qualify for our Siesta Scripture Memory Team Celebration mid-January of 2012. (I’m writing this from my home on Sunday evening and I forget exactly which weekend in January 2012 we scheduled it. I’ll double check and let you know shortly so you can save money for your transportation and hotel. We do not charge for the event. Your entrance fee is your well-used spiral. By the way, Travis is planning to be there again to lead us in worship and my beloved LPM staff and daughters are looking really forward to it, too.) Here’s how you qualify:

*Clock in by first name and city at least 21 out of 24 times. (But please make your goal 24 out of 24!) Let me reiterate that you can be late with your entry on a 1st or 15th of any month but, by the end of the year, there has to be a record in the comment sections of you signing in at least 21 out of 24 times on a SSMT post. Make sense? Please give us 24 hours to post your comment before you assume it got lost. We still moderate all comments and the amount we get on SSMT days necessitates a slower pace. Thank you for your cooperation!

*Bring your spiral to the celebration. Again, that’s your ticket in.

*Be prepared to say any 12 of your 24 memory verses to another Siesta (of your choice) during the designated time at the celebration. (We get in pairs.) Some of you will be tempted to let this be a deal breaker but don’t back out! Siestas are really sweet and patient with each other and we are notorious for giving each other hints. We can even act out charades if necessary. If you’re one of those who genuinely struggles with memorization, just tell your memory buddy up front and she’ll give you all the grace you need.ย  Tell her the gist of the verse as accurately as you possibly can. She’ll be able to tell that you are well acquainted with it and that the goal was accomplished even if you can’t say the verse word-for-word.

*Register for the event when the time comes. (December 1, 2011)

Whew! Have I exhausted you?? I’ve worn myself to a pulp. Sorry this is so wordy! We just want to answer as many of your questions up front as possible.

I want to tell you something before I sign off. You have impacted my walk with Christ. This community has given me encouragement when I was nearly down for the count. I am more disciplined because you are here. You make a difference in my life. You make me think, and laugh, and study. You offer me company when I am lonely. You stir me up to love and good works. You are used of God in my life to make this hard world a better place.

That’s what Siestaville is for. Women walking alongside women on our way Home, stirring up excitement toward that great day. SSMT is just one way we do that. AND IT’S A WHOPPER. Let’s do it, Sisters, starting this coming January 1st! I’ll talk to you again about other things before then but I don’t want the New Year to take you by surprise.

Your blog mama loves you.


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  1. 201
    Lauren says:

    I am excited to be joining you siestas this year with the scripture memory! My sweet mother-in-law gave me the spiral for Christmas, so I am all set to go! To God be the glory.

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    Bev says:

    I am so looking forward to the SSMT! I followed it last time, but did not participate. I loved reading everyone’s choice of scripture, and received a blessing form just reading & following along. I do believe in scripture memory. It has helped me in so many times & situations. I’ve never even posted before, but hope to become a regular in “Siestaville!”

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    I am looking so forward to this again! It really helps to keep me accountable, and it truly makes it a God year!

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    Kerry says:

    Four days and counting… I can’t wait!

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    Suey/Houston Trust God and not myself. thx

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    Hattonmom says:

    My very first time! I’ve got my spiral and I can’t wait!!!
    May Jesus be glorified!

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    Cynthia says:

    I am in for this Scripture memory, what an inspiration and a way to remind me to memorize God’s Word.

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    Jennifer says:

    I have my Siesta Spiral and am ready to write my first verse in it! It’s a scripture I’m praying over myself, my husband and kiddos!


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      Lisa says:

      Hi Shelly!! I hope all is well with you!! I’m looking forward to “seeing” you here during the SSMT!!
      Love you, girl!

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    Stephanie says:

    I am so excited to do the SSMT again this year! It was a blessing to me in 2009 and I know the Lord enabled me to memorize His Word or it wouldn’t have happened. I am blessed beyond words to find out that my 16 year old daughter wants to join in this time!
    Much love to you and your family in 2011!

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    Sherry Gray says:

    Can’t wait to get started…yeah! New Year, here I come with my sword drawn and my heart and mind ready to hear and know the truth!

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    angel smith says:

    Well ladies, I am new here, but plan on joining the ssmt this year….My brain is indeed like a basket, but I look forward to it being a cleaner basket..I may not retain much of what I memorize, but it will feed my soul!

  13. 213
    Amy says:


    Thank you so much for all the Bible studies that you have written on my heart the past 10 years…I absolutely love your “take” on things and appreciate the way that you put things to make me “understand”.

    I am in a trial right now and would like your advice. My 18-year old son just finished the Fall 2010 at Texas Tech University. I received a letter on last Friday informing me that he had not completed a single course. As I sit staring at the tuition bill of $8,034.17 that my husband and I just finished paying, I contemplate the decisions that my son must make. We will not be paying for him to return to Tech in January.

    I desperately want to do what is right in this situation. What is your advice?

    • 213.1
      Beth says:

      Amy, I’m so sorry. I have a very dear friend that went through exactly the same thing and it was so painful and EXPENSIVE. I think Keith and I would have to take the same action: pull the financial support for school for a semester and let him grow up a bit. May the Lord speak into his priceless life.

    • 213.2
      ginny says:

      Amy, I can sooo relate to what you are going through. We have been dealing with a similar situation with our oldest son. He struggled on and off through college and never actually graduated. The hardest thing I’ve ever done was to ask him to leave our home and find his own apartment. He is now in counseling and putting his life back together on his own with our ‘moral’ support. You are doing the right thing, despite the pain (anger, guilt, helplessness, grief) I know you are feeling. I wish I could reach through this computer screen and hug you like crazy. I am praying for you and your son and will remember you often. God is faithful! He is mighty to save. Trust in His wisdom and stand firm. Love you, Ginny

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      Patti says:

      Amy, I won’t offer any advice but I’ve already written your name in my prayer journal and will be praying for you in the coming weeks.
      Patti Hayes

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    Tami says:

    I learned about this late in the year and have been excited about starting up with the 2011 team! I’m looking forward to the inspiration, encouragement and accountability!

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    Nancy says:

    I’ve hit a period in my life where I know God is leading me in a new direction. I don’t know where WE are going, yet I look forward to this new adventure in His Word!
    Thanks…I am really excited to get started. I keep checking the mailbox for my Notebook!

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    Pattie says:

    Thank you for this accountability! I found an old card spiral in my desk recently and it’s going to get the new cover taped on shortly. God bless you as you spend this week preparing for the new year.

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    gigi says:

    This is new to me, how may I get a spiral? Is it too late to get one and begin?

    • 217.1
      Aletta says:

      Gigi, I’m new at this too, but I just read Beth’s blog post where she posted the website to order the spiral. I’ve copied it and pasted it for you, but know that they are on back order (I didn’t get to order one either since I was so late:)) We’ll just have to make our own spirals until the new ones come back in. There is a PDF download file so that we can paste the cover on our home-made spirals! I am looking forward to this challenge and getting to know all of the Siestas.

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    Lorie says:

    I am so excited to get started. I got a Siesta spiral from my sister for Christmas and I am praying for the right “word” to start the year. God is at work!

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    Nicki says:

    Can’t wait Beth!! Woo Hoo! This will be my first time!

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    Mor2Life says:

    I am SO excited!!!!! Trying to decide what my first verse will be, but I know that it will be about my mind/thoughts. I have wasted so much time fighting battles that exist only in my mind. The “what ifs” and the “if onlys” will kill a soul!!!!!!!! Gotta get some victory…I’m believing God!!!!! Looking forward to “hiding His Word in my heart”.

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    Bobbie says:

    I’m sitting in the mountains of Pagosa Springs, soaking up the majestic views and trying to get my mind off of the surgery I’m facing the second week of January! Satan is just workin me over with the worry! My verses from last year have begun to flood my tho’ts, so I know memorizing the Word is going to get me through this in spite of the badgering of the evil one!

    Kennedy & I did some praise dancin today to “Every day with Jesus is a Holiday”–gotta find the lyrics to that one. She grinned from ear to ear while it was on.

    Thanks again Beth for all your encouragement for our lives. The SSMT is wonderful and your studies are priceless.

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      Laura in SD says:


      When I faced surgery 6 months ago I was overwhelmed with fear and worry. The verse that helped me was Psalm 118:17: “I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.”

      Praying for you!
      Laura in SD

      • Bobbie says:

        Thank you, Laura! I appreciate you sharing the verse with me, I’ve been looking for scripture that will stick with me!

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    Lori, Love2Praise says:

    I just wanted to share with all of you how important this SSMT is to me. This has probably been the hardest year of my life. I have lost two friends this year from cancer, and have had some difficult trials in my own personal life. I now know that throughout our 2009 SSMT, God was preparing me for what I was about to face. Each scripture I memorized at the time I have had to return to over this past year.

    My SSMT notebook’s cover has been worn right off. Never have I felt closer to God than this past year. I have despaired, I have doubted, I have been shaken, but I have not been moved from “the Rock” that my feet have been planted upon. I give Him all the Praise and Glory, for what I know he is doing in my life and in the lives of those that I love.

    Don’t put off thinking about participating in this event. I am not saying it will change your life, what I am saying is your life will change whether you participate or not, are you ready to go through those changes without having God’s Word planted firmly in your heart? God Bless you my Siesta’s.

    In His Love,


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      Debbie from Mississippi says:


      Well spoken! Our lives will change and many times in unexpected ways. We need to be walking with God when the earth shakes beneath us.

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      Melissa Lynn says:

      Well said Lori! I’m really sorry for the losses you’ve experienced. I love how He gave you words last year for this season. He did the same for me and I’m just amazed by Him.
      Melissa Lynn

      • Lori, Love2Praise says:

        Melissa Lynn, I read your story and what you are going through. I will place your name on my spiral so that as I memorize scripture I will also be praying for you and your family. I just know that God will be blessing you throughout this trial. I hope you get to travel to Houston in January 2012 so that we can meet face to face. Till then we can always meet in “Siestaville”!


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      WendyB says:

      Lori, what a blessing your last paragraph was to me. I’m going to put it on a sticky note on my desk! Thank you!

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    Robin says:

    I picked up a spiral, and I’m ready to go. Already have my first verse picked out, too.

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    Kjersten says:

    I am so excited! I have been reading this blog for years, but never have joined the Scripture Memory team. This year I am going to do it!! I even invited a couple of friends to join me. I really need to memorize more and I knwo that I will be so encouraged by the other women doing the same. Yay!! Blessings to you all as we finish out 2010, looking forward to 2011.

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    Nicki says:

    I do have a question. The spirals? Is this a spiral notebook or index cards on a ring? thx

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    Laura says:

    I’m new to the blog and Siestaville but am excited to join the SSMT! I went to my first conference just this past November in Rapid City. It was truly life altering. The Holy Spirit came on me in a bigger way than I could have ever expected. It has changed my life and I’m so grateful for such an awesome God!
    Laura in SD

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    AnnJanel says:

    I just put my kids to bed, poured myself a cup of herbal tea, sliced a piece of cake and thought I would search the web for a Beth Moore message that I could listen to while scrapbooking. Sometimes you just gotta have a little Beth to get you pumped and excited about life and God’s Word.
    I just “happened” to stumble across this blog, and I’m so thrilled. As a missionary I often feel a hunger for all of the Christian resources that are available in the States from radio programs to a myriad of good books and great conferences. I think this will really encourage me in 2011, and I’m super excited to come along side other siestas in Christ and learn God’s Word together. I’m going to go searching for my spiral tonight and start planning my verses. Just hope I remember to log in on the 1st.
    Thanks once again, Beth, for being a super encouragement in my life.

    • 227.1
      WendyB says:

      Welcome, AnnJanel – I know what you mean about missing the US resources. We are also overseas. If you’re like me, you’ll grow to adore this little blogville and it will bring you much joy.

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    Sarah H says:

    I am so excited about participating in this. I tried to last year, but I couldn’t get my act in gear until the very end of the year, but this year I have been memorizing all by myself (13 passages consisting of 33 verses total!). It will be nice to have even more motivation to keep it up next year. And I love the influence it has on my kids when they see me practicing my memory verses too!

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    Kerrie says:

    This is the first time I have ever done this and I am very excited to see how God shows himself to me through this. I have been trying for quite some time to become closer to God and always feel that I am failing but this challenge has given me new hope. I am looking forward to making some new friends too. I could use some. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Alicia Lancaster says:

    I am new to the blog and am very excited about SSMT. I have always struggled with the idea of memorizing scripture so I am looking forward to having accountability partners.

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    Sara G says:

    Thank you and to God for placing this challenge in my heart. This past year has been difficult especially dealing with a stroke Nov. 25, 2009. I’m only 35! However our trials and situations can and will being us closer to Him! I look forward to memorizing, hiding God’s word in my heart and sowing the seeds for the future!

    Many blessings to you,


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    Phyllis Taylor says:

    Hi Beth, this is a test, I’m having trouble making comments. Please reply if this goes thru.

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    I purchased my special spiral and am excited to commit 24 new verses to memory this year! I won’t be able to come to the celebration as I will be just starting my last semester of school this time next year, but I’ll definitely be there in spirit! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love you so!

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    Lisa says:

    I’m excited about starting SSMT! I started it two years ago but didn’t follow through – I could kick myself for that.
    So, count me in and who knows, maybe I’ll see you at the celebration in 2012.

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    Morgen says:

    I heard about your Bible verses memorization challenge from some awesome Sissies in Christ and had to jump on this bandwagon!
    I rec’d my Siesta spiral today in the mail and now I’m asking God to give me my first verse and to clear away the cobwebs of my mind!
    Let’s rock and roll Sisters!

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    Tammy Jones says:

    This is my first time to join in the scripture memorization with all you sisters. I am so excited to be a part of this group and to learn 24 new scripture verses. I am asking God to do a new work in me this year and this is part of it.

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    NURSEGIN says:

    I am excited about being involved in this . I have a small group that has been meeting about 5 years and we always do one of the beth moore bible studies. i got books for all them and hopoe we will all make the celebration.

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    Kristi says:

    I can’t wait to do this! I also tend toward fears, worries, guilt, bad memories, unsureness, etc. when left to myself. I hope this is the key to conquering that and living more consistently in the joy of the Spirit. I’m so excited!

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    Susan P. says:

    I will commit to this wonderful challenge! Thank you for the inspiration.

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    Patti Harris says:

    I can’t wait to get started. I am just finishing reading the Bible through and was wondering what I could do next and then came upon your blog. I am excited about the Siestas. I am going to let my sisters know also.

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    Susan says:

    I love this idea of learning scripture so as to have it to hand (or mind) when required. I bought myself a chronological bible for Christmas to read thru the whole bible in a year. These two disciplines will fit well together. My bible study group (in Australia)is curently studying ‘Believing God.’We are in love with the way that Beth presents the LORDs word to us and the insights that she shares so honestly.

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    Phyllis Taylor says:

    Dearest Beth and all the Siesta’s in Siestaville, I’ve been following and reading this blog for over 3 years and I’ve tried before to comment and it has always gone to “error page cannot go thru” so I just let things go and didn’t worry about commenting but because of the upcoming scripture memorization I was feeling desperate to comment because I didn’t want to miss out on coming to Houston next January 2012. Dear Beth, I know that the scripture memorization from 2009 was almost the only thing besides God and my dear husband, that got me thru that awful year. Plus, your sharing life on this blog and especially personal scripture that God is giving you for different times of your life seem to ALWAYS fit with what was happening to me! Go figure! And all siestas just to let you know that if pray was asked for or needed I’ve been privledged to lift those needs to God. I love that this is such an interactive site. Thank you Beth, and family and staff of living proof, this site is a real blessing many times over. Sincerely, Phyllis

    • 242.1
      Beth says:

      Hi, Phyllis! No error page this time! You blessed me so. God is inconceivably faithful. May He cause this to be a wonderful year of His glory in your life.

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    Deanne Johnson says:

    I can’t wait to get started!! YEA!!!

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    Debbie says:

    Looking so forward to participating this time! My spiral arrived and I am excited to start!

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    Angie says:

    I am so excited to start the memory verses and I am hoping the Lord will guide me on which ones to choose
    I have a favor to ask of you since you are the only person I “know” in Texas
    My daughters class is trying to receive a postcard postmarked from all 50 states and I wondered if you or someone there could send a postcard to
    Holly Getter
    Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
    11312 Snider Rd
    Cincinnati Ohio 45240
    I completely understand if this is no doable but I thought I would ask
    Angie Pairan
    Ps all siestas feel free to do the same if you are inclines

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    Betsy says:

    Yay!!! I love my cute siesta spiral! Can’t wait to see what God has in store for me in 2011. It’s gonna be good!!

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    Royana (aka - Isaac's Mom) says:

    I would like to repeat to you what you have said to us here, as I know many of us feel exactly the same way Beth…..Many, many heartfelt thanks to you for your hard work and for answering the call of Christ to spur us on!!

    “I want to tell you something before I sign off. You have impacted my walk with Christ. This community has given me encouragement when I was nearly down for the count. I am more disciplined because you are here. You make a difference in my life. You make me think, and laugh, and study. You offer me company when I am lonely. You stir me up to love and good works. You are used of God in my life to make this hard world a better place.”

    Much love to you,

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    Meghan Dawson says:

    I can’t wait. I need this oh so much right now! Love you Siestaville! I was watching the Grinch this week and everytime they said Whoville, I thought Siestaville, and what a group we would be. Probably just as strange as the whos, but full of love ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Shelley Guiseppi says:

    I want to order a spiral, but when I go to the store it says it’s backordered and it does not give the option to order. Help!!

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      Beth says:

      Wait a few days and it will open back up to orders. We had to get more printed and as soon as they’re in, we’ll take orders again! So sorry for the delay! Start the process in a regular spiral and just copy the first couple in your new one when it comes. It won’t be long.

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    Cheryl says:

    I can’t wait to get started with this years Siesta Sister’s Memorization. I am glad that you posted a pdf of the spiral since they are backordered and the link is gone to backorder. I am excited to start out 2011 since 2009 and 2010 were very rough years for our family. I am anticipating meeting some great Siesta’s along this journey.

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