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. 7901
    Debie, Enid, Ok says:

    “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength” Philippians 4:13 NIV

  2. 7902
    Mallory Rivera says:

    Mallory, Hamilton,OH. Getting a late start, but want to give it a try! “And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit whom he has given us.” Romans 5:5 NIV

  3. 7903
    Heather says:

    Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which you have done, and your thoughts towards us, there is none to compare with you. If I would declare and speak of them they would
    be to numerous to count. Psalm 40:5 nasb

  4. 7904
    Deborah says:

    Deborah, Hilliard FL. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness …James 3:18 NOVEL

  5. 7905
    Larissa, Albuquerque, NM says:

    “Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law.”
    Psalm 119:18

  6. 7906
    Linda Mazzei says:

    Linda, Spring TX
    Psalm 116:1
    I love the Lord because he hears my voice
    and my prayer for mercy. NLT

  7. 7907
    Nancy Jensen says:

    Checking in late – was out of town, sorry…

    Nancy Jensen
    Sioux City Iowa

    1 Peter 5:8 NIV
    Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

  8. 7908
    Joyce says:

    “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 NIV

  9. 7909
    Lynda says:

    Lynda, San Antonio, Texas
    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. Rom 15:13

  10. 7910
    Nancy, Lebo, KS says:

    And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17

  11. 7911
    Natalie says:

    Natalie-Madison Ohio

    Ephesians 4:25….Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.

  12. 7912
    Patti says:

    Patti, Clarksville, TN
    Psalm 62:5-7 NIV
    5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
    my hope comes from him.
    6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
    7 My salvation and my honor depend on God[c];
    he is my mighty rock, my refuge

  13. 7913
    Emily says:

    West Covina, Ca
    “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
    1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV

  14. 7914
    Amanda says:

    Amanda, Hoyt,KS. “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
    I Corinthians 13:4-7, ESV

  15. 7915
    Karen Huber says:

    Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Matthew 6:25-27 NIV

  16. 7916
    Phyllis, Tulsa, OK says:

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 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. NIV

  17. 7917
    Heidi Foos says:

    Heidi, Mount Vernon: “Finally, brothers and sisters, 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

  18. 7918
    becky says:

    Becky, KY

    Proverbs 15:4 (TLB)

    Gentle words bring life and health; griping brings discouragement.

  19. 7919
    Nicole says:

    Nicole, Easley,SC
    Proverbs 31:26 (English Standard Version)
    26She opens her mouth with wisdom,
    and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

  20. 7920
    Terri says:

    Terri, Pleasant Hope MO
    No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known. John 1:18 (NIV)

  21. 7921
    Melinda says:

    Melinda, Oconomowoc, WI

    2 Peter 1:3 (NIV): His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.

  22. 7922
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Hephzibah, GA

    Psalm 45:11 NIV

    The King is enthralled by your beauty, honor him, for he is your Lord

  23. 7923
    Connie Watts says:

    Connie, Miles City, Montana

    “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.”

    Proverbs 16:24 NRSV

  24. 7924
    Miranda says:

    Being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. Colossians 1:11-12 NIV

    Miranda Matney
    Dry Prong, La.

  25. 7925
    karen lipford says:

    Karen, Farmington, AR –
    “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.” 1 Corinthians 6:19 NIV

  26. 7926
    Joy says:

    Fayette, AL

    verse 1
    Look to the LORD and His strength;
    Seek His face always.
    Psalms 105:4 (NIV)

    verse 2
    But it was your own eyes that saw all these great things the LORD has done.
    Deuteronomy 11:7 (NIV)

  27. 7927
    Robin Marrs says:

    Robin, Round Rock
    “Above all else, guard you heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 4:23 NIV

  28. 7928
    Mary Beth says:

    Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29 (EVS)

  29. 7929
    Kristen says:

    God looked over everything He had made; it was good, so very good!
    Genesis 1:31
    The Message

  30. 7930
    lisa says:

    Lisa, St Louis, MO
    “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.” Proverbs 21:30

  31. 7931
    Missy says:

    Stillwater, OK
    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
    Ephesians 2:10 (New International Version)

  32. 7932
    Libby Pearson says:

    Libby Pearson, Valley Center, KS – Just heard about this so I’m a little late.
    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

  33. 7933
    Shannan Frohock says:

    “Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
    Galations 6:2 NRSV

  34. 7934
    Allison C. Lee says:

    Allison- Marietta, GA
    Psalm 90:1-2
    ” Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or you had ever formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”

  35. 7935
    Jess says:

    “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in your richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. 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.”

    Colossians 3:15-17, NIV,

    Jess, Auburn

  36. 7936
    Martha H says:

    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

  37. 7937
    Danielle says:

    Danielle, Ousden (UK)
    The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound. Is 61:1, NKJV

  38. 7938
    Ellen says:

    No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. – 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV

  39. 7939
    Megan Holt says:

    “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”

    3 John 1:4

  40. 7940
    margaret says:

    We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, Colossians 1:3-4 ESV

  41. 7941
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Simi Valley, CA Isaiah 50:4 Gods Word
    The Almighty Lord will teach me what to say, so I will know how to encourage weary people. Morning after morning he will wake me to listen like a student.

  42. 7942
    Sarabeth T says:

    “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

    Sarabeth, Oklahoma

  43. 7943
    Natalie Moore says:

    Natalie, Irvine, CA
    Joshua 1:9
    This is my command- be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. NLT

  44. 7944
    Angelica says:

    Huntsville, AL

    11 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 (New International Version)

  45. 7945
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, St. Peters, MO… memorizing this for 1/15 & 2/1
    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze; For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43: 2-3 (NIV)

  46. 7946
    Howard Somma says:

    Support China’s Army shop at WalMart! Everyone loves cheap plastic trash from China! American Jobs For Americans!

  47. 7947
    Krista says:

    “She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:26 NASB.

    Centennial, Colorado

  48. 7948
    Rachel says:

    Bedford, Indiana

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

  49. 7949
    Lisa says:

    Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. Romans 8:5

  50. 7950
    Tiffany O'Neill says:

    Loveland, OH

    Phillipians 4:13 NIV
    “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

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