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. 7751
    Dianne Groff says:

    Henryetta OK
    Revelation 17:14 NIV
    They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings – and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.

  2. 7752
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Clark Lake, MI
    “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NIV

  3. 7753
    Regina from Cheney, WA says:

    “The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.” Isaiah 50:4 – NIV

  4. 7754
    Cindy Bull says:

    Cindy from Modesto, CA. A new “siesta” who is a little behind but catching up!
    January 1

    Hebrews 11:1 NIV
    Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance
    about what we do not see.

    January 15

    Psalm 31:24 NIV

    Be strong and take courage, All you who hope in The Lord.

  5. 7755
    Lyndsey says:

    Psalm 84:5 and 7 NIV- Lyndsey from LA

  6. 7756
    Angel Youngd says:

    and now to him who is able to do abundantly and exceedingly above all that we ask or think according the power that works in us. Ephesians 3:20

  7. 7757
    Janice Taylor says:

    He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.
    Isaiah 40:11

  8. 7758
    Ellen says:

    Ellen; Lewisville, Tx, you have multiplied O LORD my God, your wondrous deeds and thoughts toward us: none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told. Ps 40:50 RSB

  9. 7759
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Phoenix, AZ

    “I will praise te Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.

    Psalm 16:7 NIV

  10. 7760
    Jill Holland says:

    Jill, Prosper, TX
    “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

  11. 7761
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, San Diego: God is our refuge and strength, 
an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 (NIV)

  12. 7762
    Becky says:

    Becky, Chattanooga, TN
    “If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.”
    Matthew 10:39 NLT

  13. 7763
    Jetta says:

    In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith-of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire-may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:6-7

  14. 7764
    Beth, Kansas City says:

    James 1:2-3 (NIV)
    Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

  15. 7765
    Amber Adams says:

    “The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 NIV

  16. 7766
    Gail Jones says:

    Romans 13:1 KJV

    Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power, but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

    Gail Jones
    Decatur, TX

  17. 7767
    Jasdeep says:

    Toronto, ON

    Isaiah 43:18-19 (NKJV)
    Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

  18. 7768
    Anna says:

    Anna, Campbellsville:
    “Let the king be enthralled by your beauty;
    Honor him, for He is your lord.”
    Psalm 45:11 (NIV)

  19. 7769
    Kathryn says:

    Kathryn, Austin, TX
    “He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing. He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight.'” Job 26:7-8, NIV

  20. 7770
    Amy says:

    Amy, TX
    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

  21. 7771
    Michelle says:

    Michelle( San Antonio, Texas)
    Sorry I am late with posting…Pray for me it’s been a week

    John 2:15-16
    Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world-the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does-comes from the Father but from the world.

  22. 7772
    Kara says:

    He cared for them with a true heart and led them with skillful hands. NLT
    Psalm 79:72
    Kara from Lancaster, PA

  23. 7773
    Kelley, Gadsden AL says:

    And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
    2 Corinthians 12:9

  24. 7774
    Elaine says:

    Elaine, O’Fallon, MO
    Ephesians 5:15,16 – See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. NKJV

  25. 7775
    cathy says:

    Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you, wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NIV

  26. 7776
    Deana says:

    Deana, Palm City
    Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is admirable, whatever is lovely- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.
    Phil 4:8

  27. 7777
    Rebecca says:

    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    I Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV

  28. 7778
    Michele says:

    Sorry for the delay – a house full of sick children . . .

    Psalm 119:10 – 11 (NIV)
    I seek you with all my heart;
    do not let me stray from your commands.
    I have hidden your word in my heart
    that I might not sin against you.

  29. 7779
    Autumn says:

    “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7, NIV

    Autumn- Brandon, MS

  30. 7780
    Chimere Bivings says:

    Chimere, Spartanburg SC Do not be conformed to this world,but be transformed by the renewal of your mind ,so that you may prove what is good and acceptable and perfect will of God,even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect Roman 12:2

  31. 7781
    Cecelia Miller says:

    Cecelia, Talbott, TN
    Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 NIV

  32. 7782
    Hannah Jacoby says:

    6 For the LORD gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
    7 He holds success in store for the upright,
    he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, Proverbs 2:6-7

  33. 7783
    Jessie says:

    Jessie; Woodstock, GA

    Do not be anxious for anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phillipians 4:6-7 NIV

  34. 7784
    Heidi Jacoby says:

    Week one Psalm 24:8 Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord invincible in battle.

    Week Two Psalm 34:3 Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt His name together.

  35. 7785
    carol wilks says:

    “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NIV

  36. 7786
    Cindi says:

    Madison, MS

    Let me hear of Your unfailing Love each morning, for I am trusting You.
    Show me where to walk, for I give myself to You.

    Psalm 143:8 NLT

  37. 7787
    Linda says:

    1 Timothy 1:3-4 NIV
    “I thank God, whom i serve as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly rememer you in my prayers. Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy”
    Kelowna, BC

  38. 7788
    Chrystial says:

    At that time I will gather you; at that time I will bring you home. I will give you honor and praise among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes. Zephaniah 3:20 NIV

  39. 7789
    Debbie says:

    Debbie B. Youngstown, OH

    Deuteronomy 30:6 (NIV)

    The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.

  40. 7790
    Abbey says:

    Abbey: Houston: “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 NIV

  41. 7791
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Kimberly: (Just found out about SSMT) Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. I Thes. 5:16-18

  42. 7792
    Jennifer, Plano, TX says:

    1 John 3:18 (NIV)
    18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

  43. 7793
    Jill says:

    Jill, Stanford, KY
    Let everyone see your gentleness. The Lord is near!
    Philippians 4:5, NET

  44. 7794
    Rayleigh Sun says:

    I’m from China, but now living in Edmond, Oklahoma. Phil. 2:14-16 NIV “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 shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life, in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing. “

  45. 7795

    Anita McGinnis, Chattanooga, TN Colossians 4:17 (HCSB)
    “Pay attention to the ministry you have received in the Lord, so that you can accomplish it.”

  46. 7796
    Liz Baird says:

    My soul trusteth in Thee: yea, in the shadow of Thy wings will I make my refuge
    Psalm 57:1

    Liz Baird
    Richmond, VA

  47. 7797
    Karen says:

    Karen, Rochester; May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 33:22 NIV

  48. 7798
    Natalie Derrick says:

    Natalie, Indialantic Fl. 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 make your path straight.

  49. 7799
    sue ellis says:

    Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit. Ps.147:5

  50. 7800
    Stacie says:

    Stacie, Gallatin, TN.
    Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore, with lovingkindness I have drawn you.
    Jeremiah 31:3

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