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. 7801
    Pamela says:

    Pamela, Detroit MI: A fool vents all her feelings, but a wise woman holds them back. Proverbs 29:11, NIV

  2. 7802
    Kimberly B (TN) says:

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather in humility value others above yourselves. Phil 2:3 NIV

  3. 7803
    Tawnya- Pflugerville, TX says:

    I picked this because I have a 2 year old and 1 month old my husband is going back to work and I am anxious and scared about how I will handle both girls on my own

    “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

  4. 7804
    lisa gayle says:

    “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.” Psalms 91:14-15 (NIV)
    lisa gayle houston texas

  5. 7805
    Johanna from College Station, Tx says:

    But now that you know God – or rather are known by God – how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? Galations 4:9 NIV

  6. 7806
    Denise kooiker says:

    Denise, Grand Rapids MI
    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most high, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:1 NIV

  7. 7807
    Amy says:

    Amy, Louisville KY

    “Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.” Phillipians 4:6-7

  8. 7808
    Tricia Anderson says:

    And now, GOD, do it again- bring rains to our drought-stricken lives Psalm 126:4

  9. 7809
    Jerry Ann says:

    Jerry Ann, Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Sorry -very late.
    Revelation 17:14

    They will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is the Lord of lords, and King of kings, and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.


  10. 7810
    Julia Hamlin says:

    Julia, Schaumburg, IL
    Colossians 3:17 NIV
    “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

  11. 7811
    Lori says:

    Lori, Austin…”Yet the Lord Long’s to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him. -NIV

  12. 7812
    Sheri says:

    I just found out about this today. I want to play too! I might be behind but I WILL catch up!

    Sheri, Bolivar MO

    “I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

  13. 7813
    Judy says:

    Judy, Russellville, AR
    “Seek the LORD and the strength he gives!
    Seek his presence continually.” Psalm 105:4 – NET

  14. 7814
    Lee Ann says:

    Lee Ann, Naperville, Illinois

    Teach me your way, O Lord,
    and I will walk in your truth,
    give me an undividied heart,
    that I may fear your name.
    I will praise you , O lord my God,
    with all my heart;
    I will glorify your name forever.
    Psalm 86:11-12

  15. 7815
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey; Bowling Green, KY; Psalm 119:34; Holman Christian Standard Bible

    (34) Help me understand Your instruction, and I will obey it and follow it with all my heart.

  16. 7816
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer Harris,
    Athens GA,
    Isaiah 40:27-28
    ” Why would youe ver complain, O Jacob, or whine Israel, saying, “God has lost track of me. He doesn’t care what happens to me”? Don’t you know anything?… God doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s Creator of all you can see and imagine. He doesn’t get tired, doesn’t pause to catch His breath. he knows everything, inside and out.” (The Message)

  17. 7817
    gwenrx says:

    formerly of Fort Monroe, VA
    enroute to Schweinfurt, Germany
    via Richmond VA 🙂

    Deuteronomy 29:19 (NIV)
    This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now CHOOSE LIFE, so that you and your children may live.

  18. 7818
    Amy Beam says:

    In the last days says the Lord, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Acts 2:17

  19. 7819
    Leigh says:

    The tongue of the righteous is choice silver,
    The heart of the wicked is worth little.
    Prov. 10:20

    Leigh, Seneca Falls

  20. 7820
    Kelly, CA says:

    Romans 12:2 NIV Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this work, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. They you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is- his good, pleasing and perfect will.

  21. 7821
    Dana Warren says:

    Dana – Dothan, AL

    Commit to the LORD whatever you do,
    and your plans will succeed.
    Proverbs 16:3, NIV

  22. 7822
    Suzanne says:

    Canton, MS

    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 speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40:6

  23. 7823
    Deanna (Ft. Bragg, NC) says:

    “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Matt 5:5 (ESV)

  24. 7824
    Joy says:

    Joy, Pasco WA

    Set a guard over, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!
    Ps 141:3 (ESV)

  25. 7825
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Austin, TX “The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel.” Psalm 103:6-7 NIV

  26. 7826
    Darci says:

    The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. Proverbs 22:7

  27. 7827
    Cassie says:

    Cassie – The Colony, TX
    But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no partiality and is always sincere.
    James 3:17 NLT

  28. 7828
    D'Anna, Houston says:

    “Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your law.” Psalm 119:18 NIV

  29. 7829
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Ventura CA: Psalm 37:1-4 (NIV)
    Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.

  30. 7830
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Trussville, AL

    You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
    Jeremiah 29:13 NIV

  31. 7831
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Nashville – “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for HE who promised is faithful”
    Hebrew 10:23 NKJ sorry so late : /

  32. 7832
    Laura Aldana says:

    Laura Aldana
    Inglewood, CA

    The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:8 NIV

  33. 7833
    Debra says:

    Debra from Coppell, TX…..I am the vine, you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him he will bear much fruit. Apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 NIV

  34. 7834
    Susan says:

    Susan, Sydney, Australia.
    They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength: they shall mount up on wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. Is40:31 KJV

  35. 7835
    Carrie says:

    Modesto, CA Matthew 7:7, 8…Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

  36. 7836
    Denise says:

    I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord, in the land of the living. Be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart. Wait, I say on the Lord. NKJV Psalms 27:13-14
    Denise Stillwater, Oklahoma.

  37. 7837
    Wanda Caye, Kennesaw, GA says:

    I love you, O Lord, my strength.
    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 stronghold.
    Psalm 18:1,2

  38. 7838
    Eva Vela says:

    “Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
    James 1:3(NIV Bible)

  39. 7839
    Kristy says:

    Because of the LORD’s great love we are not comsumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
    Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV
    Kristy, Colonial Heights,VA

  40. 7840
    Brooke says:

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

  41. 7841
    Kitty Raney says:

    Melbourne Beach, FL; Holman Bible Psalm 128 1-3

    1 How happy is everyone who fears the LORD,
    who walks in His ways!
    2 You will surely eat
    what your hands have worked for.
    You will be happy,
    and it will go well for you.

  42. 7842
    Morgen Lauber says:

    I am super late! Psalm 27:13-14
    I am confident of this : I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord, be strong, take heart, and wait for the Lord. NIV
    Sorry to be late

  43. 7843
    Brooke says:

    Just wondering, and this may not be answered, but is it too late for a spiral??? I watched the video and now am sad I don’t have one, and I can’t do the app thing, don’t have the i phone or i pad. Anyway, I have 9 other ladies that are not siestas although I have tried to get them on here! We are doing the siesta scripture memory 2011 thru emails each month. They would love to have spirals too! there are 10 of us altogether!

  44. 7844
    Jennifer says:

    Jen in Exton
    Micah 6:8 (AMP)
    He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God?

  45. 7845
    Kara says:

    Kara (15) in Exton

    Philippians 4:8 (AMP)
    And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

  46. 7846
    Beth Jones says:

    Beth, Summerville, SC
    Psalm 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. NIV

  47. 7847
    Kristin from Midland, MI says:

    I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

    Galations 2:20 KJV

  48. 7848
    Kim says:

    As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9 NIV

    Mansfield, OH

  49. 7849
    Judy says:

    Psalm 17:15 (New King James Version
    15 As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness;
    I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.

    Not the verse I had initially decided upon for the second half of January but it’s a snowy morning here in the St. Louis Metro East area this today, and as I struggled into work and tore off the page on my Psalms calendar, there it was. I have placed it here on desk, just beneath my computer, if only I could really remember to start each day this way, sadly I get bogged down with the woes of life at times and greet life with an “ugh.” Today on this snowy day I behold the splendor of a perfect God, and I look forward to later today at home with a fire and my husband.

  50. 7850
    Ruth, Natchitoches says:

    Psalms 62:5-6. My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are ONLY from Him. 🙂

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