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. 8251
    Kristen M. says:

    Kristen M. Kansas City, KS: The Lord your God is in your midst, the Mighty One will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 (NKJV)

  2. 8252
    Rene says:

    Rene, Spring, TX
    Put on the full armor of God so that you can take a stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:11 (NIV)

  3. 8253
    Gina says:

    Gina, Fredericksburg, VA – “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 NIV

  4. 8254
    Stefanie says:

    Stefanie, Moses Lake, WA Proverbs 14:23 NIV

    All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

  5. 8255
    Heidi says:

    from Northeastern Nevada… Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
    Psalm 34:5 NIV

  6. 8256
    Terre Munk says:

    Terre, Yuma AZ, I Thess. 5:10-11, New Living…”Christ died for us so that, whether we are dead or alive when He returns, we can live with Him forever. So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”

  7. 8257
    Kathleen says:

    You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, becuase he trusts in you. Isaiah 26.3

  8. 8258
    Gina says:

    Gina Fredericksburg, VA – “because you know the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:3 NIV

  9. 8259
    Sarah Eccles says:

    Sarah – Victoria, BC Canada

    ” Yet those who wait for the Lord, will gain new strength;
    They will mount up wings like eagles,
    They will run and not get tired,
    They will walk and not get weary.”

    Isaiah 40:31 (NAS)

  10. 8260
    Tiffany says:

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

  11. 8261
    Stacey Burton says:

    Stacey, Springfield, MO

    How does a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart, do not let me stray from your commands. Psalm 119:9-10

  12. 8262
    lafaye tapper says:

    From Washington state, Scripture is Zephaniah 3:17
    The Lord your God in your midst, The mighty one will save;
    He will rejoice over you with gladness.
    He will quiet you in His love,
    He will rejoice over you with singing.

  13. 8263
    Mona says:

    Mona, Birmingham, ‘He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the Lord’. Proverbs 16:20 NAS

  14. 8264
    Janet says:

    Janet, McKenzie
    I have just now found out about this and really felt led to join in hope it’s not too late.

    Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26

  15. 8265
    Suzette says:

    Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14

  16. 8266

    Sheila, West Monroe, LA

    Have I not commanded you? 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

  17. 8267
    Cathy says:

    Cathy, Conroe TX –
    Ephesians 3:20-21
    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, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (NIV)

  18. 8268

    Kimberly ~ Houston,TX
    In quietness and in Trust shall be your strength. Isaiah 30:15(ESV)

  19. 8269
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Dallas, TX 1 Peter 5:10
    And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen. (NIV)

  20. 8270
    Deb says:

    Every word of God is purified; he is like a shield for those who take refuge in him. Proverbs 30:5 (NET)

  21. 8271
    vee says:

    Vee in Howe, TX
    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.

  22. 8272
    Janet T. says:

    Janet Aurora, CO James 3:16-18 NIV

  23. 8273
    Danell says:

    Danell from Sutherlin, OR
    “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.”
    Psalm 62:5,6

  24. 8274
    Catrina says:

    Catrina, TN
    What you’re after is truth from the inside out. Enter me then; conceive a new, true life. Psalm 51:6 (Message)

  25. 8275
    Jill Clem says:

    Jill Clem
    Sioux City IA
    “Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually”
    Psalm 105:4 (NIV)

  26. 8276
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Monroe, LA:

    “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Matthew 21:22 NIV

  27. 8277
    Pam says:


    Let your light so shine before men ,that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

    Matthew 5:16

  28. 8278
    Donna West says:

    #l Scripture Memory Verse
    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 NIV

    #2 Scripture Memory Verst
    Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all we ask or think according to the power that works in us. Ephesians 3:20 KJV

  29. 8279
    Julie Williams says:

    My verse for the 15th of January is:

    1 Corin 6:19-20
    Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have receivedfrom God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

  30. 8280
    Juanita says:

    Sorry, I am new at this and am catching up.

    Juanita , Norfolk,VA

    Psalm 65:11
    You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.

  31. 8281
    Heather says:

    So the Lord must wait for you to come to Him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help.

    Isaiah 30:18 NLT

  32. 8282
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Tampa, FL

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding — Proverbs 3:5 NIV

  33. 8283
    Ann Michelle says:

    I haven’t had reliable Internet access; sorry to be late! Isaiah 26:3, You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. NIV

  34. 8284
    Sandra Hunt says:

    The Lord is not slow about His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
    Peter 3:9 NASB

  35. 8285
    Macie says:

    Macie, Longmont CO:

    “For the Lord is good and his love endures forever. His faithfulness continues through all generations.”
    Psalm 100:5, NIV (again, posted late by her mom…)

  36. 8286

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
    2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)

  37. 8287
    Dee says:

    Dee, Houston – But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph (as trophies of Christ’s victory) and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere. 2 Corinthians 2:14 Amplified

  38. 8288
    Angie, Crawford, TX says:

    Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s might hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because HE cares for you.
    1 Peter 5: 6&7

  39. 8289
    Terry says:

    Terry, Ocean Springs
    Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
    “Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, ‘Thus you shall bless the sons of Israel. You shall say to them:
    ‘The Lord bless you, and keep you;
    The Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you;
    The Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.’
    “So they shall invoke My name on the sons of Israel, and I then will bless them.”
    Numbers 6:22-27
    New American Standard

  40. 8290
    Hana says:

    Gold Coast, Australia
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God.
    Phil 4:6 NIV

  41. 8291
    Rosie J. says:

    Rosie, Valencia, CA
    Isaiah 49:16
    See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me. NIV

  42. 8292
    Jeanette Lowry says:

    Jeanette; Tigard, OR
    Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
    “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.”

    Life verse…

  43. 8293
    Cheryl, Virginia Beach, VA says:

    It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 1 Corinthians 13:5 NIV.

    this is my second post. I just got started, but am on track for an awesome year, can’t wait to see what God does this year.

  44. 8294
    Jane says:

    Jane, Americus, 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 lift up my soul.

  45. 8295
    Josie says:

    Josie, Bossier City, LA James 1:5 NLT

  46. 8296
    LeeAnn Johnsonbaugh says:

    LeeAnn Johnsonbaugh – Kings Mountain, NC

    I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.

    Ps 13:6 NKJV

  47. 8297
    Terri, Wadesboro, NC says:

    Let all that I am wait quietly before God for my hope is in Him. Psalm 62:5 NLT

  48. 8298
    Elaine says:

    Do Not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels Hebrews 13:2

  49. 8299
    Sally says:

    Don’t copy the behaviors and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn the will of God for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. New Living Translation

  50. 8300
    Janelle says:

    Janelle/Malakoff :”the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of hte gospel that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing through the whole world-just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace.” Col 1:5-6

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