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. 7951
    Chelsea Wilson says:

    Put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life that is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewned in the spirit of your minds.-Ephesians 4:22-23

  2. 7952
    Sandi, KS says:

    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 hop and a future.
    Jeremiah 29:11

  3. 7953
    Delcinea, topeka , KS says:

    I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
    Philippians 4:13

  4. 7954
    Cory says:

    Psalm 42:11 NASB
    Why are you in despair, O my soul?
    And why have you become disturbed within me?
    Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him,
    The help of my countenance and my God.

  5. 7955
    abbensmom says:

    “You are my lamp, O Lord, the Lord turns my darkness into light; with Your help I can advance against a troop, with my God I can scale a wall.” 2 Sam. 22:29-30 NIV

  6. 7956
    Leesha says:

    Marietta, “Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 (NIV)

  7. 7957
    Hayley says:

    Hayley, Seymour, TX “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

  8. 7958
    Teri says:

    If you remain in me and my word remains in you, ask for anything and it will be given to you. John 15:7

  9. 7959
    Lauren says:

    Lauren: Boston, MA

    Okay, catching up! Here’s my scripture #2

    Isaiah 40:11 (NLT)

    “He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms,holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.”

  10. 7960
    Mandi says:

    Mandi, Senoia GA
    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
    posted before, but I didn’t see it. So I reposted.

  11. 7961
    Erinn, Double Oak, TX says:

    Erinn: Double Oak, TX

    “I meditate on your precepts
    and consider your ways.
    I delight in your decrees;
    I will not neglect your word”

    Psalm 119:15-16

  12. 7962
    Megan Valdez says:

    Megan: Fort Collins, Co.
    “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him.” Psalm 103:11

  13. 7963
    Wendy says:

    Waterford Vermont
    But if any of you lacks wisdom let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach and it will be given to him.
    James 1:5

  14. 7964
    Vonda says:

    Look, the Lord Your God has set the land before you; go up and possess it, as the Lord God of your fathers has spoken to you; do not fear or be discouraged. Deuteronomy 1:21 NKJV

  15. 7965
    Rebecca A says:

    “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
    Matthew 6:21

  16. 7966

    “my heart is steadfast, o God, my heart is steadfast! i will sing and make melody”. Pslam 57:7 ESV

  17. 7967
    Lisa of the Letter says:

    “Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3 (NAS) Lisa, Louisiana

  18. 7968

    beth: Lakeland, FL
    Exodus 33:13 The Amplified Bible
    “Show me now Your way, that I may know You, progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with You, perceiving and recognizing and understanding more strongly and clearly and that I may find favor in Your sight.”

  19. 7969
    Penny Sherwood says:

    Knoxville, TN

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (The Message translation)

    16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

  20. 7970
    Fran McCurry says:

    “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 hop and a future.”
    Jeremiah 29:11

    God had plans for me that far exceeded my imagination and expectations; after being very, very single for 12 years, He brought the love of my life to me in October. We got engaged on 1-11-11!!

    Gulf Shores

  21. 7971

    My brother recommended I might like this web site. He was totally right. This post actually made my day. You cann’t imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

  22. 7972
    Kelly says:

    Proverbs 3:5
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understandings; In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight.

  23. 7973
    Mati says:

    I’m here! I’m here! Mati: Clovis, NM
    For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. Romans 10:10 NIV

  24. 7974
    Kellie says:

    Osceola, AR
    Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
    –Matthew 11:28KJV

  25. 7975
    Mindy says:

    “Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart; commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will do it.”
    Psalm 37:3-5

    Mindy – Lindale, TX

    P.S. Congratulations Fran (who is the last post I can see as I’m writing)!That’s very exciting and encouraging.

  26. 7976

    For the word of the Lord is upright, and all His work is done in faithfulness. Psalm 33:4 (NLT)

  27. 7977
    KELLY JO says:

    This past Tuesday night the Devoted Daughters started the Falling in Love with Jesus bible study with Dee Brestin and Kathy Troccoli. I’m sorta worried about it because after watching the first 10 minutes of the video Amanda said, Kelly Jo whats up with this? You know we all like Beth Moore!!! Now……. I’ve heard this is a really good study and I think we will enjoy it although this Dee Brestin talks extremely S L O W. The plan is to try it for a couple of weeks and if it doesn’t work out we are going to start your revelation series!! I told the girls that we need to hang in there like a hair in a biscuit and finish the one we’ve started! I also said Beth Moore wants us to complete this study!!!!! I Love you my sweet moma x 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000!!!!!!!

  28. 7978
    Heather McDaniel says:

    Heather McDaniel, Jesup. GA Psalm 143:8
    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.

  29. 7979
    Anne says:

    Debbie, Starr
    In your distress you called and I rescued you, I answered you out of a thundercloud; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Psalm 81:7 NIV

  30. 7980
    Kate, Ocean Springs 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 important than food, and the body more important 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? Who of you by worrying can adda single hour to his life?” Matthew 6:25-27, NIV

  31. 7981
    Virginia says:

    Virginia – North Carolina
    Ps 62:1-2 (NASB)
    My soul waits in silence for God only, From Him is my salvation, He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold, I shall not be greatly shaken.

  32. 7982
    Tracy B. says:

    Tracy B. Atlanta GA

    16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
    Romans 8:16-17 NKJV

  33. 7983
    Arlette Coumbs says:

    Arlette, Cheney, WA: “I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart.” Psalm 34:1-2, NLT

  34. 7984
    Vanessa says:

    Vanessa Hammond
    Muskogee, Ok

    “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”

  35. 7985
    Katie says:

    Katie, Lawrenceville. “They wander about for food and howl if not satisfied. But I will sing of Your strength, in the morning I will sing of Your love; for You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. O my Strength, I sing praise to you; You, O God, are my fortress, my loving God. (Psalm 59:15-17)…Many are asking, “Who can show us any good?” Let the light of Your face shine upon us, O LORD. You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound. I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:6-8) NIV

  36. 7986
    Sheila Armstrong says:

    Union City, Indiana

    For His compassions never fail.

    They are new every morning: Great is Your Faithfulness

    Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV

  37. 7987

    Kristi & Rebekah Charlotte, NC

    Rebekah is my sweet 8 1/2 year old daughter who is now joining us as a Jr. Siesta :). Her first verse is Micah 6:8, her life verse.

    Our verse for this time:

    “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”
    Colossians 4:6 ESV

  38. 7988
    tngirl says:

    I’m late, but I needed Him to speak to me and boy does He!

    Pam, Dublin, VA

    “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

    Isaiah 55:8-9 NASB

  39. 7989
    Megan, Calgary says:

    The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Matt 13:44

  40. 7990
    Lynn says:


    “Do not merely listen to the word,and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

    James 1:22 NIV

  41. 7991
    Melissa S says:

    Atlanta, GA

    Hosea 9:14
    Who is wise? Let them realize these things.
    Who is discerning? Let them understand.
    The ways of the LORD are right;
    the righteous walk in them,
    but the rebellious stumble in them.

  42. 7992
    Nichole Quackenbush says:

    Nichole, Round Rock

    Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Philippians 2:5

  43. 7993

    Meghan–Round Rock, TX

    Proverbs 3:5-6

    5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

  44. 7994
    lorraine says:

    Lorraine – Tyler, TX
    “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.” Revelation 1:3 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.” Revelation 17:14 NIV

  45. 7995
    beth says:

    Madison, MS
    One of my most treasured…

    Thessalonians 5:16-18 (The Message translation)

    16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

  46. 7996
    Hannah Grace Ward says:

    Those who trust in the Lord are secure as Mount Zion; they will not be defeated but will endure forever.
    Psalm 125:1

  47. 7997
    Deborah says:

    John 1:14 (New International Version, ©2010)

    14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

    Deborah in Michigan

  48. 7998
    Lael says:

    Oops forgot to post on the 15th!
    Lael, Colorado “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 NIV

  49. 7999
    Liz H. says:

    Liz H., St. Louis Park, MN
    Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!
    Romans 15:13 (The Message)

  50. 8000
    BettyMc says:

    Betty – Seymour, TN (been out of the country — in Israel)

    But he said to me, “My grace is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak.”
    So I am very happy to brag about how weak I am. Then Christ’s power can rest on me.
    2 Corinthians 12:9 NIrV

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