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. 8301
    Brie says:

    Brie, Hickory. “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.” Ephesians 3:16-17a NIV. The verse we are using to dedicate my son!! 🙂

  2. 8302
    Pam says:

    Portland, Oregon
    Psalm 18:30 (NIV)

    As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.

  3. 8303
    Deborah says:

    Deborah, Phoenix, 1Cor 10:31 NLT – Whatever you eat or drink or whater you do, you must do all for the glory of God.

  4. 8304
    Ginger Armstrong says:

    Ginger, Austin, TX Psalm 1:4-6 NIV

    “Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
    Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.”

  5. 8305
    Tina says:

    Do you not know that your bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies. 1 Cornithians 6:19-20 NIV

    Cynthiana, KY

  6. 8306
    Kellie says:

    Wanting to get my 2nd verse down so that I will be caught up by the 1st! From my first “Beth Weekend”:

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matt. 11:28-30 NIV

  7. 8307
    Vickie says:

    The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you for forsake you. do not fear or be dismayed. Deut. 31:8

  8. 8308
    Leah says:

    Leah, NYC: “The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever- do not abandon the works of your hands.” NIV

  9. 8309
    Renee says:

    Renee, Peoria, IL
    “Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.” Romans 12:12

  10. 8310
    Diane from Oakland, OR says:

    Psalm 1:3,4 “They are like trees along a river. They have sweet fruit each season without fail. Their leaves never get dry and fall off. All that they do succeeds. But for sinners, what a different story! They blow away like chaff before the wind.” (Simplified Living Bible Text)

  11. 8311
    Amy - Sugar Land, TX says:

    If any of you lack wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 NIV

  12. 8312
    Deanna says:

    Deanna-Picayune, MS
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. Philippians 4:6 NIV

  13. 8313
    Joleen McBride says:

    Proverbs 18:10 NASB

    “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it and is safe.”

    Joleen McBride, Anthem, AZ

  14. 8314
    Karen says:

    “I will praise You, O Lord, among the nations. I will sing of You amoung the peoples. For great is Your love, higher than the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens & let Your Glory be over all the earth. Save us & help us with Your right Hand that those You love my be delivered.”
    Psalm 108:3-6 NIV

  15. 8315
    Grace Hill says:

    Grace, Decatur, Alabama.
    “My brothers and sisters, do not show prejudice if you possess faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ.”
    James 2:1 The NET Bible

  16. 8316
    Cindy says:

    Cindy,Louisiana: I am a new Siesta! “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” 2 Tim.1:7 NIV

  17. 8317
    Kristy in Moore says:

    Ephesians 1:17-19a NASB
    “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people and His incomparably great power for us who believe.”

    Moore, Oklahoma

  18. 8318
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Warsaw, IN

    2 Cor. 4:16-18 ESV (reviewing from previous memorization)

    16So we do not lose heart.Though our outer self is wasting away,our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

  19. 8319
    NikkiPoppins says:

    Nikki/TN- (A slacker who thought I’d already posted my 2nd verse but realized today I did NOT.)

    Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.-James 1:2-3 (NLT)

  20. 8320
    Shay says:

    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

    Romans 12:2

    Dallas, Texas

  21. 8321
    Donna says:

    2 Corinthians 6:1-2
    As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain.For he says “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor now is the day of salvation.

  22. 8322
    Brooke says:

    Please, Please, Please let me know if I can get a spiral!!! They are so cute and I just HAVE to HAVE ONE! My address is Brooke Buffington 10305 W. CO. Rd. 75 S. French Lick, IN 47432, I already posted my verses. PLEASE!!!! Lord, let there be a spiral left for me!

  23. 8323
    Pam in Spring, TX says:

    Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will froll from you. James 4:7 NIV

  24. 8324
    Janell Muggeridge says:

    Houston, TX

    1 Corinthians 10:31, NIV

    “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

  25. 8325
    Allison Merrell says:

    A persons wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 19:11 NIV

  26. 8326
    Christina says:

    Christina, Boston, “Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you”, 1 Peter 5:7, NIV

  27. 8327

    Commit thy works unto the Lord and thou thoughts shall be estblished. Proverbs 16:3 KJV

  28. 8328
    Emily says:

    Emily, Ida Grove, Iowa

    For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

    Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)

  29. 8329
    Liezil from Stettler, AB, Canada says:

    Habakkuk 3:19 – The Sovereign LORD is my strenght; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights (NIV)

  30. 8330
    Cammy Q. says:

    Cammy in Texas, I’m starting late. Here are my 2 for January…..

    Psalm 141:3 “Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep the door of my lips.”

    Philippians 2:13 ” For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”

  31. 8331
    Vanessa says:

    Internet Trouble = Late
    Vanessa, Ottawa “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21 NIV

  32. 8332
    Courtney says:

    I Thess 5:16

    Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. NIV

  33. 8333
    Kimberly Stoll says:

    kimberly, Birmingham, MI James 5:16 The steadfast prayers of a godly man have great power and bring wonderful results.

  34. 8334
    Whitney says:

    Whitney, Lexington, KY “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:13-14 NIV

  35. 8335
    Karen says:

    Karen, Lexington, The Lord is my refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

  36. 8336

    2 TImothy 1:7
    For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.
    Amplified Bible

  37. 8337
    Heather says:

    Heather, Topeka,KS
    “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

  38. 8338
    Deana says:

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. ~Phillipians 4:6 (NIV)

    Deana, Waco TX

  39. 8339
    Susan says:

    I have treasured your word in my heart, so that I may not sin against you!
    Ps 119:11 NIV

  40. 8340
    Damaris says:

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    Philippians 4:13, NKJV
    Damaris, West Palm Beach, FL

  41. 8341
    Margaret says:

    Margaret, Sebring

    Jesus answered “It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4 NKJV

  42. 8342
    Elaine Schelhaas says:

    Bismarck, ND

    Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,
    Hebrews 10:23-24 NASB

  43. 8343
    Natalie says:

    Austin, Texas
    Just found out about SSMT! Getting started with my first verse!
    A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
    Prov 15:1 NIV

  44. 8344
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Austin: “We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father.” Colossians 1:11 NLT

  45. 8345
    Ginger says:

    Ginger, Cabot, AR “Do not worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7, NLT

  46. 8346
    Abby Shelton says:

    Abby Shelton
    Odessa, Tx

    “With all of my heart I am waiting LORD for you I trust in your promises'”

    -Psalms 130:5
    (Contemporary English Version)

  47. 8347
    Rhonda says:

    Philippians 4:4,5 NLT
    Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again – rejoice! Let everyone see that yo are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.

  48. 8348
    Norrell Robertson says:

    Prattville, AL
    (Isaiah 58:11) And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

  49. 8349
    Greta Laxton says:

    Greta, Winfield, TN.
    This is how the LORD responds: “If you return to me, I will restore you so you can continue to serve me. If you speak good words rather than worthless ones, you will be my spokesman. You must influence them; do not let them influence you!” Jeremiah 15:19 NLT

  50. 8350
    ownerofageneralstore says:

    Central Asia
    Deuteronomy 1:31 (NAS)
    and in the wilderness where you saw how the Lord your God carried you, just as a man carries his son, in all the way which you have walked, until you came to this place.

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