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. 8401
    Joyce Freeman, Lorena, Tx says:

    For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2 NKJ

  2. 8402
    Julie Harris says:

    For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light. Ephesians 5:8 NKJV

  3. 8403
    Greta Moore says:

    Greta Moore Albuquerque playing catch up
    Jan 1 verse: James 1:2-4 ESV “Count it all joy, my brothers,when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”
    Jan 15 verse: Ps. 25:14a LB “Friendship with God is reserved for those who reverence Him.”

    Hope to post on time next month….just joining the group.

  4. 8404
    April says:

    Conroe, Tx

    Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

    Proverbs 22:6

  5. 8405
    Diane B. says:

    Numbers 23:19:NLT

    God is not a man, so he does not lie.
    He is not human, so he does not change his mind.
    Has he ever spoken and failed to act?
    Has he ever promised and not carried it through?

  6. 8406
    Angela says:

    Latexo, TX

    When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.

    Proverbs 10:19

  7. 8407
    carla F. says:

    Carla F. Houston, Tx.

    Many, O Lord 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.

    Ps. 40:5 NIV

  8. 8408
    Margie from Columbia, SC says:

    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. Romans 8:28 NIV

  9. 8409
    Marina says:

    Marina, Kansas City:
    “You will keep in perfect peace
    those whose minds are steadfast,
    because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3 NIV

  10. 8410
    Samantha says:

    Samantha; Tupelo, MS

    I have seen You in the Sanctuary and beheld Your power and glory. Because Your love is better than life, my lips will praise You.
    Psalm 63:2-3

  11. 8411
    Pam Wright says:

    Joining late and didn’t realize I could pick any verse I want…so my first two verses are what was suggested to me:

    Ps. 16:6 The links have fallen into place; indeed I have a bbeautiful inheritance.

    James 2:1 My brethern have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of Glory, with respect of persons. KJV

    Thanks for the challenge!

  12. 8412
    Caitlin says:

    Caitlin, Washington, D.C.

    Then I said to you, “Do not be in dread or afraid of them. The Lord your God who goes before you will himself fight for you just as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes, and in the wilderness, where you have seen how the Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, all the way that you went until you came to this place.”
    Deut 1:29-31, ESV

  13. 8413
    Gwen from Albuquerque says:

    Gwen from Albuquerque: Psalm 16:6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

  14. 8414
    Kate says:

    Sorry for being tardy.
    Kate, Aurora CO
    We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ
    2 Cor 10:5 NASB

  15. 8415
    Shari says:

    Shari, Sugar Land:
    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 NIV

  16. 8416
    Mary P. says:

    Mary, Boston: Though I have fallen, I SHALL ARISE! and the Lord Himself will be my light (PTL!!!) Micah 7:8 NLT

  17. 8417
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Highland Village, TX
    Mark 9:24 The Message
    No sooner were the words out of his mouth than the father cried, “Then I believe. Help me with my doubts!”

  18. 8418
    Elise says:

    Elise and Riley in Baltimore
    I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
    Psalm 16:8

  19. 8419
    Teresa Rogers says:

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12

  20. 8420
    Kristina says:

    Kristina, Locke, NY
    Psalm 141:3 NIV
    Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; Keep watch over the door of my lips.

  21. 8421
    Brandi says:

    Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The intense prayer of the righteous is very powerful. James 5:16 HCSB

  22. 8422
    Emily says:

    Emily, Superior, CO
    A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day; restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand. Proverbs 27:15-16 NIV

  23. 8423
    Joyce says:

    Joyce, OKC: The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. Heb 11:1 The Message

  24. 8424
    Leslie says:

    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

    And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

    Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

    Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

    Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children.

    Ephesians 4:29-5:1

  25. 8425
    Natalie says:

    Natalie, Austin: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
    Psalm 118:29 NIV

  26. 8426
    Michelle Mallard says:

    I am sorry I am so late!

    My verse is 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

    Michelle Mallard
    Saint Robert, MO

  27. 8427
    Michelle says:

    Michelle from Shreveport
    You are my refuge and my shield, I have put my hope in your word. Psalm 119:114 NIV

  28. 8428
    Heidi Buris says:

    All scripture is God breathed and is usefull in teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righousness so that the man of God is thoroughly equiped for every good works

    NIV 2 Timothy 4:5

  29. 8429
    Heidi Buris says:

    All scripture is God Beathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in Righeousness so that the man of God is thoroughly equipped for every good works
    NIV 2Timothy 4:5

  30. 8430
    Amy says:

    Amy, Dayton, OH: Joining the party a little late!

    The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have LIFE and have it ABUNDANTLY!
    John 10:10 (NASB)
    (emphasis mine 🙂 )

  31. 8431
    Ange, Louisville says:

    Blessed art Thou, O Lord, teach me Thy statutes. Ps. 119:12

  32. 8432
    Donna says:

    2 Timothy 2:15
    Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth.

  33. 8433
    Donna says:

    2 Chronicles 7:14
    If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from there wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.

  34. 8434
    Katherine, Houston says:

    Whoops! I meant 2 Timothy 1:7. Sorry.

  35. 8435
    Bliss says:

    “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” Ecclesiastes 1:2 NIV

  36. 8436
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Clarksville:
    The Lord is my light and my salvation: Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid. Psalm 27:1 NKJ Just learned about this team so I’m late starting, I’ll keep up from now on!

  37. 8437
    Mira says:

    There is not condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8.1 RSV

  38. 8438
    Mira says:

    1st verse(late) These things I have spoken unto you that in me you may have peace. John 16.33 KJV

  39. 8439
    Michelle says:

    Michelle – Huntsville, AL
    “The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pasture, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul.” Psa 23:1-3a NIV

  40. 8440
    Tia says:

    Tia, Hampton
    I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free. Psalm 119: 32 NIV

  41. 8441
    Karen says:

    Karen, Trenton. “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 NIV

  42. 8442
    Jean Burden says:

    “So don’t throw away our confidence which has a reward.” Hebrews 10:35

  43. 8443
    DeDe, Radford, VA says:

    The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. Zephania 3:17

  44. 8444
    Lanae says:

    The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Romans 13:12 (NIV)

  45. 8445
    Jess says:

    Jessica, Saint Cloud, Without faith it is impossible to please God because anyone who comes to God must believe He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. Heb. 11:6

  46. 8446
    Amanda says:

    Psalm 30:11 (The Message)

    Amanda, Sacramento

    11-12 You did it: you changed wild lament
    into whirling dance;
    You ripped off my black mourning band
    and decked me with wildflowers.
    I’m about to burst with song;
    I can’t keep quiet about you.
    God, my God,
    I can’t thank you enough.
    Psalm 30:11-12 (the Message)

  47. 8447
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Fallston, MD

    “I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God in Him I will trust.”

    Psalm 91:2 NKJV

  48. 8448
    jan from glenview says:

    john 3:17 jan glenview

  49. 8449
    jan from glenview says:

    thanks for the opportunity and accountability

  50. 8450
    Donna Hazelwood says:

    Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark 12:30(NIV)

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