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. 8151
    Brenda says:

    Brenda, Raleigh NC

    Therefore the LORD will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him. Isaiah 30:18 NKJV

  2. 8152
    Sydney says:

    Psalms 121:3 NIV
    “He will not let your foot slip-he who watches over you will not slumber.”

  3. 8153
    Debbie says:

    1 Sam 16:7b The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart.

  4. 8154
    Kelei says:

    Kelei Liggett from Iowa Park.
    Psalm 23:1-3. NIV
    The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in Green Pastures, He leads me beside still waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name sake.

  5. 8155
    Rachel says:

    “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so taht with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

    Romans 15:5-6 NIV

  6. 8156
    Mary Howell, Ocean Springs says:

    “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

  7. 8157
    Renee' in Albuquerque says:

    There are 54 of us “siesta mates” memorizing Psalm 27:13-14. Here are the names if you want to be praying for each other!

    Sandra in Swainsboro,GA.
    Karen Stuber
    Marybeth in Oxford, PA
    Sandy Waupun, WI –
    CAROL BRUNTLETT Albuquerque NM
    Deb, San Antonio, Texas
    Sandy Keller, TX
    Courtney Lincoln, NE
    Margo, Burlington On.
    Mary, Port Angeles, WA.
    Shawn, Covington GA
    Andrea Jones, Houston, TX
    Mary, Austin,TX
    Anita, Cabot
    Amanda, Kelowna, BC, Canada
    Lisa, Bend, OR
    Helen, Cambridge UK
    Jan, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
    Rachel. Orlando. Florida
    Stephanie, Corvallis
    Terry – Louisa, VA
    Lisa, Houston
    Danielle – Cumming, GA
    Andrea, Poulsbo, WA
    Kari, Colorado Springs, CO
    Morgen Lauber
    Amy, Granby, CT
    Cassie says: From Charlotte, NC
    Courtney, Lakewood, CO
    pinkmommy, Arkansas
    Beth, Lititz, PA
    Amelia Quinn LaGrange, GA
    Sydney Blanchard, Plano
    Leigh, Olathe, KS
    Earlina Velting
    Danielle – Cumming, GA
    Andrea, Poulsbo, WA
    Kari, Colorado Springs, CO
    Erin in tyler, texas
    Shanna -152 Sue – Oxford
    Kelly, Corona,CA
    Karen – Whitefish, MT
    Jennifer, Lexington SC
    Tammy, Dallas
    Jill- Plano, TX
    Becky from Wixom, MI
    Lynn, Louisville
    helsea, Enterprise, Oregon
    Lydia, Houston
    Mel from Danville

  8. 8158
    Amy J says:

    Amy, Fort Payne, AL “Surley God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. Isaiah 12:2 NIV

  9. 8159
    Kimberlee (Vacaville, CA) says:

    “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of SELF-DISCIPLINE.” (NIV)

  10. 8160
    Debbie says:

    Debbie from Santa Barbara

    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. 8161
    tracy says:

    He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.
    And he knows everything, inside and out.
    He energizes those who get tired,
    gives fresh strength to dropouts.
    For even young people tire and drop out,
    young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
    But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
    They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
    They run and don’t get tired,
    they walk and don’t lag behind.
    Isaiah 40:29 (Message)

  12. 8162
    Cindy says:

    Cindy-St. Louis, MO

    0 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
    Eph. 3:20-21

  13. 8163
    Michelia says:

    “The LORD will fight for you, you need only to be still” Exodus 14:14

  14. 8164
    Cindy Dillon says:

    Cindy Dillon, Charleston, WV
    “You are blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.” Matthew 5: 3 Message bible
    (I hope this is what I was to do. This spoke to me today!)

  15. 8165
    Amie from Quinlan, TX says:

    Deuteronomy 6:4-5 HCSB
    Listen, Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is One. Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

  16. 8166
    Ellen says:

    Colorado Springs

    Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there were none of them.

    Psalm 139:16

  17. 8167
    Sandy from G.H., IL says:

    Revelation 3: 15-16 “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”

  18. 8168
    Shari says:

    Shari, Westland, MI
    Posting 2 verses together since I missed the beginning of the month…

    Romans 8:38-39 NIV
    For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  19. 8169
    suzanne brooks says:

    Sue from Forney

    Psalm 4:8

    I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. (NIV)

  20. 8170
    Janice Murray says:

    Janice, Milford, IL; Joshua 3:5 Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you. (NIV)

  21. 8171
    Kay says:

    Sorry to be so late – my precious pastor/husband suffered a massive heart attack last Friday evening just after closing a special time of prayer at our church. God intervened mightily – we experienced His presence & power and witnessed His miraculous healing. Praise Him! We look forward to seeing what God has in store for us in the days to come.

    Psalm 40:5 NIV
    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.
    Kay – Deer Park

  22. 8172
    Kay for Cheryl says:

    John 5:30 NIV
    30 By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.


  23. 8173
    Casey says:

    Casey, Fort Thomas, KY:
    By Faith in Christ you are in direct relationship with God. Galations 3:26 The Message

  24. 8174
    Kelli Hogg says:

    Big Sandy, TX

    And do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2 NKJV

  25. 8175
    Beth, LaVernia, Tx 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

  26. 8176
    lynne says:

    lynne, houston
    Jesus said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Didn’t you know I must be in my Father’s house?”
    Luke 2:49 ncv

  27. 8177
    Sheila says:

    2 Tim 1:6
    For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands

  28. 8178
    Tammy Gothrup says:

    These past two weeks, I have been trying to memorize Psalm 62:5-8. “My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken. On God my salvation and my glory rest; the rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.”

  29. 8179
    Jodi says:

    sorry -really late but I am still working on last time’s I Peter 5:8-10. Next time will pick shorter, but I couldn’t stop myself.

    Jodi Zagreb

  30. 8180
    Laura, Georgia says:

    2 Timothy 1:7
    “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind.” (NASB)

  31. 8181
    Jeanine says:

    Galveston, TX

    “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that works in us.” Ephesians 3:20 NIV

  32. 8182
    Deborah says:

    I’m a little late, we brought my mother home last week with hospice care and I have been spending all my time with her. Please pray for her comfort and ours in these last days. As I sit with her, I’m quilting a rose bush and have been embroidering this verse onto it for her.

    Deborah, Pinewood, TN
    Proverbs 31:28 KJV
    Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

  33. 8183
    Melissa says:

    Forgot to post mine!
    Romans 12:10
    Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.

  34. 8184
    Lori says:

    Bangor, Maine

    And if the Spirit of Him Who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, then He Who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also restore to life your mortal (short-lived, perishable) bodies through His Spirit Who dwells in you.
    Romans 8:11 Amplified

  35. 8185
    Doris says:

    Doris from Canton, GA

    Psalm 25:4-5

    Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

  36. 8186
    donna says:

    Is 49:18 NLT
    Look around you and see, for all your children will come back for you. As surely as i live,”says the Lord, “they will be like jewels or bridal ornaments for you to display”.

  37. 8187
    Suzy says:

    Suzy from Terre Haute Indiana
    Pslam 8:4 NIV

    “What is man that you are mindful of him?”

  38. 8188
    Ali says:

    Ali, Bella Vista, Luke 10:19 ESV “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall hurt you.”

  39. 8189
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Knoxville
    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

    Loved it so much I changed my verse!

  40. 8190
    Deb Menning says:

    Deb M., Alton, Iowa:

    “I will lie down and sleep in peace,
    for you alone, Oh Lord, make me
    dwell in safety” (Ps. 4:8 NIV)

  41. 8191
    Tracy says:

    Tracy in Mechanicsville, VA

    I’m starting late. Better late than never!

    Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.

    Psalm 141:3 NIV

  42. 8192
    Amy says:

    Amy, Ballwin, MO
    Just heard about this, but want to join in…first two verses are:
    Phil. 2:3-4 NLT
    “Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Don’t think only about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and what they are doing.”

  43. 8193
    Wendy says:


    Powhatan, Virginia

    “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.”
    Isaiah 43:18 (NIV)

  44. 8194
    Trish says:

    1 Corinthians 10:13

    “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.

  45. 8195
    Char says:

    Char from Inver Grove Heights, MN

    Proverbs 17:27-28 TNIV
    “Those who have knowledge use words with restraint, and those who have understanding are even-tempered. Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.”

  46. 8196
    Linda says:

    Linda from Bartlesville, OK
    Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
    bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3 NIV

  47. 8197
    kathy says:

    Kathy from Fayetteville, Ark.
    just found our about it.

    “Be completely humble and gentle;
    be patient, bearing with one another
    in love.”
    Ephesians 4:2

  48. 8198
    Linda says:

    Linda from Bartlesville, OK (This is my memory verse for January 1. I never posted it, but my daughters have encouraged me to persevere in this worthwhile activity, so I am catching up!)
    But this precious treasure-this light and power that now shines within us-is held in perishable containers, that is in our weak bodies. So everyone can see that our glorious power is from God and is not our own.
    2 Corinthians 4:7 NLT

  49. 8199
    Marilyn, Redondo Beach CA says:

    Second memory verse for me. Psalm 34:4
    I sought the Lord and he answered me, he delivered me from all my fear.

  50. 8200
    Beth from Marion, IA says:

    1 Thessalonians 4:16 NIV. “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.”

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