2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 2!

Hey, Sweet Things!

You guys are so much fun. Thanks for getting excited with us about the app. I’m just thinking about how this whole technology thing was in the mind of God centuries ago when He inscribed His words on the sacred page through the pens of men. Too much to wrap our minds around, isn’t it? He is the One who knows “the end from the beginning,” and “from ancient times, what is still to come.” He says, “My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.” (Isaiah 46:10)

At the moment I’m typing up this post, we have a whopping 9250 entries under Verse 1. Never in my wildest imagination did I picture this. I was pretty blown away by our strong and steady couple of thousand in 2009. Keep in mind that the 9250 is not an exact reflection of participants because there are some replies under comments, like, “I’m copying yours!” and “I’ve never even heard that verse!” I’m not going put a restriction on that because community in Christ is what makes Siestaville work. We do know, however, that way over 8000 are participating because that many women ordered spirals or downloaded the artwork. Others who are participating grabbed their own spirals the easier way from the store. I also want you to picture the many preadolescent girls we have on our team. Don’t you remember loving stickers and pens and school supplies when you were that age? I should have known they’d take to the spirals. Just close your eyes and imagine them reciting some of the verses dearest to your heart. Many of us have lived long enough to know by life experience what they are reciting by faith. It’s such a precious thought to me. They will find Jesus faithful just as we have. Yep, we have junior Siestas but we also have plenty of senior Siestas which delights me just as much. Our joy in standing shoulder-to-shoulder with this mighty band of women is indescribable. I wonder how many football fields we would stretch across. Whew. For just a split second I saw us all in my bright red college drill team uniforms. Scratch that thought.

OK, before I call for your second verses, many of you asked for the exact date of the SSMT celebration next January. I double-checked the weekend with Sabrina and it’s January 20-21, 2012 from Friday evening until Saturday noon. Of course, we’ll get you the proper information starting early next Fall but, if you think you might want to come, put it down on your calendar, start saving your expense money, and plan to memorize your darling little head off. The event itself is our gift to you and your ticket in is your well-used spiral (of either kind).

Are you ready for SSMT Verse 2? I’m giving you a heads-up that I plan to target a lot of James verses this year so, while I’m still going to tell you mine each time, I’ll also suggest a good alternative for those of you who could use an additional idea. Remember! Limit your comments to Name, City, Verse, and Translation. Here’s mine:

Beth, Houston. “My brothers and sisters, do not show prejudice if you possess faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ.” James 2:1 The NET Bible

Here’s an alternative I really love and memorized a couple of years ago. My dear coworker, Diane, is memorizing it right now so it’s washing back over my mind:

Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders You have done. The things You planned for us no one can recount to You; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.” Psalm 40:5 NIV

And that, O Lord, is the gospel truth.

OK, Sisters! Bring on Verse 2!

I pray that Christ is so pleased. I feel in my soul that He is.

Have a great weekend!


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  1. 1

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 (NIV)

    Hermitage, TN

  2. 2
    Annette says:

    John 10:28 NIV

    I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.

    Richmond, TX

  3. 3
    Missi says:

    Missi- Walker, LA: May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NIV

  4. 4
    Beverly Hudson says:

    Pearland, TX

    In Your unfailing love You will lead the people You have redeemed. Exodus 15:13 NIV

    • 4.1
      Janet Rawls-Cazares says:

      Beverly, I am from Pearland and the people who owned my house before me had the last name of Hudson. Are you, by chance, related to some Hudsons that used to live in Silverlake?

  5. 5
    Jan says:

    2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV)

    For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.

    And in French:

    2 Corinthiens 1:20 (PDV)

    En effet, Jésus, est le « oui » à tout ce que Dieu a promis. C’est donc aussi par Jésus que nous disons notre « oui » à Dieu pour lui rendre gloire.

    Bemus Point, NY

  6. 6
    Nicola says:

    Nicola, Ontario

    “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21 (NIV).

  7. 7
    lindsay says:

    lindsay. medford, nj. “i have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. in this life you will have many trials and sorrows. but take heart, because i have overcome the world.” (!!) nlt

  8. 8
    Mary Watkins says:

    Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
    for I have put my trust in you.
    Show me the way I should go,
    for to you I entrust my life.

    Psalm 143:8 (NIV)

    Mary Watkins
    West Memphis, AR

  9. 9
    Jen says:

    Jen, Alabama~

    For nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:37 (ESV)

  10. 10
    Linda Dwyer says:

    Linda: Olathe, KS Romans 8:37 NASB But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.

  11. 11
    d says:

    Donna, Loganville,PA

    Cause me to hear Your loving kindness in the morning, for in You do I trust; cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You.
    Psalm 143:8

  12. 12
    Rita says:

    For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
    Romans 3:23

    Rita – Springfield, TN


  13. 13

    Woodstock, VT

    Psalm 13:5-6 niv
    But I trust in Your unfailing love;
    my heart rejoices in Your salvation.
    I will sing to the LORD;
    for He has been good to me.

    Psalm 66:20 nasb
    Come and hear, all who fear God,
    And I will tell of what He has done for my soul.

  14. 14
    Jen says:

    Jennifer, Ireland
    Living overseas and as a mother of three, ages 6, 3, and 3 months, I NEED this verse!!

    He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
    Isaiah 40:29, NIV

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    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Bossier
    2 Timothy 2:15
    “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” (NIV)

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    Bubba says:

    Bubba, Rochester, Michigan
    “You did not choose me Bubs, but I chose you and you appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit– fruit that will last and so that whatever you ask in MY name the Father will give you. This is MY command: LOVE EACH OTHER” John 15:16-17 NIV

  17. 17
    tolkienfan says:

    Lori, Pine Island, MN

    “‘Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.'” John 14:27 NIV

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    Cheri says:

    Cheri – Louisville, KY

    But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
    I Corinthians 8:6 KJV

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    Pam says:

    Pam from Holt, “Is anything too hard for the Lord? No!” Genesis 18:14a New Century Version

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    Kim says:

    Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.

    Isaiah 30:21, NASB

    Kim, Ashland, VA

  21. 21
    Brooke says:

    Brooke, Alabama: “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7, ESV

    • 21.1
      ReAnnon says:

      One of my favorite verses, as a Mom to littles!

      • Tiffany says:

        ReAnnon! I found you on here!

        My verse this week is Psalm 145:4-5
        “Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power. I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles.”

        Love you!

  22. 22
    Anna says:

    Anna from Austin-

    Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. – Phil 2:3

  23. 23
    Ginger says:

    Ginger, Ellijay, Ga
    2 Corinthians 2:14 (NIV)
    “But thanks be to God, Who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.”

  24. 24

    Leigh, McDonough, GA — For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth alone come knowledge and understanding. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity. Proverbs 2:6-7, ESV

  25. 25
    Yanna says:

    Yanna, Bryan TX “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.” John 1:1-4

  26. 26
    Laura says:

    Laura,Englewood. “Among those who approach me I will show myself holy; in the sight of all the people I will be honored” Leviticus 10:3 (NIV)

  27. 27

    “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him for he careth for you.”
    1 Peter 5:6-7

    Hickory, NC

  28. 28
    Jan Williams says:

    Jan, Loveland, CO
    Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence so that we can receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Heb4:16 NIV

  29. 29
    amybhill says:

    But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Galatians 6:14, NKJV (Amy from Cherry Hill, NJ)

  30. 30
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie Lufkin, TX “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 NIV

  31. 31
    Tara says:

    Tara, Kosciusko, MS

    The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. 2 Chronicles 16:9 NIV

  32. 32
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Rochester, NY: “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” — Philippians 4:8 (KJV)

  33. 33
    Cara Gabrielse says:

    Cara, Highlands Ranch, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23, NIV

  34. 34
    Emily Terrell says:

    Emily, Fairburn, GA. “Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!” (Psalm 27:14 ESV)

  35. 35

    Karen Twombly, North Waterboro, Maine: 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV) “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”


  36. 36

    Adrianna, Pinson, Al
    “I am the true vine and my Father is the Gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” John 15:1-2 NIV

  37. 37
    dixie says:

    Col. 1:11, HCSB

    (so that you)
    May walk worthy of the Lord,
    fully pleasing to HIm,
    bearing fruit in every good work
    and growing in the knowledge of God.

  38. 38
    Sue Sue says:

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

  39. 39
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Kathleen, GA. “For we live by believing and not by seeing.” – 2 Corinthians 5:7, NLT.

    • 39.1
      Donna Sava says:

      I have been waiting and waiting to feel led about a verse and I saw yours and I just knew! THANKS for sharing!!! God is working on things girl…for so many of us! Thanks for blessing me!
      Donna (the mom of twin boys)

  40. 40
    Suzette says:

    Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
    but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. psalm 19:21niv

  41. 41
    Robin Moslander says:

    Aberdeen, SD

    “I will praise the Lord who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”

    Psalm 16:7, 8 NIV

  42. 42
    Tami says:

    Tami, Palm Coast, FL. I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. Isaiah 41:9 (NIV)

  43. 43
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Olathe, KS
    Psalm 118:1-2- Give thanks to the LORD for he is good; his love endures forever. Let Israel say, “His love endures forever.” (NIV)

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    Sabrina says:

    Sabrina, Redding “He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.” Titus 3:5b-6 (NIV)

  45. 45
    Tracy Moore says:

    “In my distress I called to the Lord, and He answered me. From the depths of the grave, I called for help, and you listened to my cry.” Jonah 2:2 (NIV)

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    Charlotte Skadal says:

    Charlotte Skadal, Houston, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.” Psalm 20:7-8 NIV

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    Laura says:

    Laura, Greenville: Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, doesn’t have a swelled head, doesn’t force itself on others, isn’t always ‘me first’, doesn’t fly off the handle, doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, doesn’t revel when others grovel. Love takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, puts up with anything, trusts God always, always looks for the best, never looks back, and keeps on going. Love never dies.

    1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (Msg)

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    Brenda from Gainesville, Fl: It is written, “How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! Romans 10:15 KJV

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    Karen says:

    Karen, Dover, NH “Because he loves me, says the Lord, I will rescue him. I will protect him because he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver him and honor him.” Ps. 91:14-15 (NIV) (I actually substitute all the “he’s” and “him’s” with “you” to make it personal to me.)

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    Jessica says:

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 2 Corinthians 1:3 NKJV

    This is part one of my favorite verses from the new testament.

    Jessica Carpenter
    Sulphur, La

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