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. 7451
    Angela says:

    Angela, Stoutland, MO

    Psalm 90:14 (NIV) Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

  2. 7452
    Annette says:

    Annette, Toronto, ON
    Follow up to verse 1: Ezekiel 18:31a,b: how do I get a new heart?
    Verse 2: Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

  3. 7453
    Vickie Redmon says:

    Vickie, Gainesville, Tx
    Teach me to make the most of my time, so that I may grow in wisdom. Ps 90:12 NLT

  4. 7454
    Michele says:

    Michele: Muscle Shoals, AL

    “Blessed is the man who preserveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.”

    James 1:12 (NIV)

  5. 7455
    Mischia says:

    Mischia, Morganton, NC

    “Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ-that’s where the action is. See things from His perspective.” Colossians 3:2 (The Message)

  6. 7456
    Mishababy says:

    Douglasville, Georgia

    I have spoken these things to you so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.
    John 15:11 HCSB

  7. 7457
    Reneé says:

    Sorry I’m just getting to this – spent most of my weekend offline (Praise God!)

    “The fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

    Galatians 5:22-23 NIV

    Reneé, Missouri City, TX

  8. 7458
    Andrea says:

    Andrea, Lancaster, PA
    May our sons flourish in their youth like well-nutured plants. May our daughters be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace,
    Psalm 144:12 NLT

  9. 7459
    Elizabeth Hudnall says:

    Elizabeth Jena,La NKJV In my distress I cried to the Lord and He heard me. Psalm 120:1

  10. 7460
    Sheryl says:

    Psalm 46:1 NIV

  11. 7461
    Happy Heart says:

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:19 NIV
    Happy Heart
    Valdosta, Ga

  12. 7462
    Krista, Minnesota says:


    “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 NIV

  13. 7463
    jennifer says:

    I wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him.
    Psalm 62:5, NLT

    Jennifer 🙂
    Enterprise AL

  14. 7464
    Diana says:

    Wait for the LORD, Be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14

  15. 7465

    Nancy — Perry, GA “Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.” Psalm 51:6 (NKJV)

  16. 7466
    Maureen says:

    Maureen, Cambridge, MA
    “And we know that in all things
    God works for the good of those who love him,
    who have been called according to his purpose.”

    Romans 8:28 (NIV)

  17. 7467
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Minnesota

    Hebrews 10:35-36 NIV
    “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”

  18. 7468
    Natalie says:

    Natalie, Roanoke
    Psalm 61:1-2
    Hear my cry, O God; give heed to my prayer. From the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. NASB

  19. 7469
    Carrie says:


    Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4 (NIV)

  20. 7470
    Holly says:

    Holly, Huntsville, AL
    “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Hm, because He cares for you.”
    1 Peter 5:6-7 NAS

  21. 7471
    Mary W. says:

    Mary, Satellite Beach. “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” ~ Jeremiah 29:13

  22. 7472
    Heather Weed says:

    Heather, Omaha They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings — and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”
    Revelations 17:14 NIV

  23. 7473
    Caroline Cordle says:

    “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.”
    Matthew 5:13

  24. 7474
    Caitlin says:

    Caitlin, Montreal: “But I say, walk by the Spirit, you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16 ESV

  25. 7475
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Bay Minette, Alabama

    “…Don’t be afraid of the enemy! Remember the LORD, who is great and glorious, and fight for your friends, your families, and your homes!” Nehemiah 4:14b NLT

  26. 7476
    Marcia says:

    Marcia, Salem, IN
    For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
    Isaiah 41:13 NIV

  27. 7477
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly, South Carolina, NIV Philippians 2:14-15 Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shile like stars in the universe.

  28. 7478
    Teresa says:

    Teresa – Austin, TX
    Psalm 103:2-4 NIV
    Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion

  29. 7479
    Deborah says:

    Deborah- Clayton NC

    ” If you think you know it all you’re a fool for sure, real survivors learn wisdom from others.”
    Proverbs 28:26 (msg)

  30. 7480
    Kim says:

    Kim – Huntsville, Alabama

    I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

    Galatians 2:20 (NIV)

  31. 7481
    Dana from Denver, CO says:

    Isaiah 55:2 (New American Standard Bible)

    “Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
    And your wages for what does not satisfy?
    Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
    And delight yourself in abundance.

  32. 7482
    ~B~ says:

    ~B~ Manteca, Ca
    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. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

  33. 7483
    Jacqueline says:

    Jacqueline, CT “I pray that out of His glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being.” Eph 3:16

  34. 7484
    Selena McLellan says:

    Selena – Campobello, SC

    “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 KJV

  35. 7485
    Shirley, Okla says:

    Proverbs 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 direct your paths.

  36. 7486
    Donna McLendon says:

    Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this book of the law depart from your mouth. Meditate on it day and night,so that you may be careful to do everything in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:7-8(NIV)

  37. 7487
    Jenni says:

    Jenni, Illinois, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,”plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

  38. 7488
    Tammy says:

    Phillipians 1:20 (New Living Translation)
    For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die.

  39. 7489
    Michelle Newbold says:

    Galatians 5:16
    But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.

  40. 7490
    Mary Hancock says:

    #2 verse is 2 Cor. 5b
    “…and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ”.
    ( this verse has helped me for 50 years, sisters .)

  41. 7491
    Mary Flynn says:

    Mary, Jackson, TN The Lord is righteous in all His ways and kind in all His deeds. Psalm 145:17 NIV

  42. 7492
    Merredith says:

    Merredith champaign, Going w Diane… Ps40.5 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. NIV

  43. 7493
    Kathryn says:

    Kathryn, Birmingham, AL, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6 NIV

  44. 7494
    Kim says:

    Kim in Springfield, MO – Psalm 71:1 KJV

    In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

  45. 7495
    Rhonda Sue says:

    Rhonda – NJ
    Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Philippians 4:9 KJV

  46. 7496
    Teresa Ator says:

    Teresa, Amarillo
    Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.
    Hebrews 10:23 NLT

  47. 7497
    Laurie says:

    Laurie Calhoun, Ga

    So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strenghten you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NIV

  48. 7498
    Jodi says:

    Jodi, Springfield, MO:

    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Gal 6:9 TNIV

  49. 7499
    Kay says:

    Kay – Austin – Adding the next verse to my passage
    Deuteromony 6:6 Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and all your strength. These commandments that I give to you today are to be upon your hearts. NIV

  50. 7500
    Stacie in Franklin TN says:

    “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” – Matthew 6:33 NASB

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