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. 8451
    Joyce, Marietta, GA. says:

    For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
    Romans 10:13

  2. 8452
    Brooke Adams says:

    “But now that you have been set free from sin and have become a slave to God, the benefit you reap is holiness and the result is eternal life!” Romans 6:22 NIV
    Brooke Adams Clemson, SC

  3. 8453
    Katie Smith says:

    Katie, Kansas.
    I will not be afraid, because the Lord is with me. People can’t do anything to me. Psalm 118:6 (NCV)

  4. 8454
    cortni -topeka says:

    First verse a late start, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem & in all of Judea and Samaria & to the end of the earth” Acts 1:8

  5. 8455
    Tami Shipman says:

    Tami Shipman, Painesville Twp.
    “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Rom. 8:28 KJV

  6. 8456
    Patti McDaniel says:

    Pat Fairview TN Colossians 3:23 And whatever you do, do it as unto the Lord and not unto men.

  7. 8457
    Betty Ripley says:

    A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 NIV

  8. 8458
    LuAnn Barton says:

    Port Huron, MI

    1 Chronicles 4:10 NIV Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hands be with me and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.

  9. 8459
    Trina says:

    Trina, Mansfield, Tx. “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.” Psalm 143:8 NIV

  10. 8460
    heather says:

    Austin, TX NKJV
    So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1:19-20

  11. 8461
    Kathy Young says:

    Kathy, Oakland, Oregon

    “being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Phil 1:6 NIV

  12. 8462
    Angee says:

    Angee, Evansville
    The LORD says: “My thoughts and my ways are not like yours.
    Just as the heavensare higher than the earth,
    my thoughts and my waysare higher than yours.
    Isaiah 55:8-9 CEV

  13. 8463
    Jan says:

    Jan, Beaumont, TX, Phil 1:6
    I am sure of this that He who began a good work in you will see it to completion at that day in Jesus Christ. (ESV)

  14. 8464
    Debby Duncan says:

    Last start using Beth’s first two verses.
    Debby from Dawson Springs, Ky. “Every good gift and every perfect fit is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17, KJV
    “My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show faoritism.” James 2:!, NIV

  15. 8465
    Michelle says:

    “Not by might nor by power but by my Spirit” says the Lord God Almighty
    Zechariah 4:6

  16. 8466
    Sherri says:

    Sherri; Evansville, IN.

    Hebreews 12:2
    Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

  17. 8467
    Kristi Norris says:

    Kristi; Mobile, AL
    Psalm 141:3
    Set a guard, oh Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips

  18. 8468
    Jennifer S. says:

    Psalms 62:1-2
    My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

  19. 8469
    Barbara says:

    Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and’ Love your neighbor as yourself. Luke 10:27 NIV

  20. 8470
    Kelly Webb says:

    James 4:10 NIV
    Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will life you up.

  21. 8471
    Susan Boddie says:

    Seymour TN

    (sorry so very, very late)

    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. PROVERBS 1:7 (NIV)

  22. 8472
    Darlene Winn says:

    Trust in the lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

  23. 8473
    Jennifer Smith says:

    Just found out about this and signed up with my sister-in-law who lives in Tampa – YAY!!!

    Arise and shine for your light has come and the glory of the Lord rises upon you! NIV Is 60:1

  24. 8474
    Kristen Livingston says:

    Kristen, NM
    And we will receive whatever we request because we obey Him and do the things that please Him. 1 John 3:22

  25. 8475
    Cynda says:

    Cynda, Colorado Springs
    ” Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the
    Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning. ” James 1:17 (Holman)

  26. 8476
    MAMIE says:

    Psalm 1:2 NKJV
    But his delight is in the law of the Lord
    and on it he meditates day and night.

  27. 8477
    Sandie says:

    Sandie – Knoxville, TN

    Eph 1:7 (NLT)

    He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.

  28. 8478
    Susan, Knoxville, TN says:

    Late newcomer
    Week #1
    “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 NIV
    Week #2
    “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and He delivers them” Psalm 34:7 NIV

  29. 8479
    Dawn says:

    Easley, SC
    Eccl 2:10:
    My heart took delight in all my work,
    and this was the reward for all my labor.

  30. 8480
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn from Duluth: Let us hear the end of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for THIS is the WHOLE DUTY OF MAN! (emphasis added 🙂 Ecclesiastes 12:13 (NKJ)

  31. 8481
    Lisa says:

    Mark 1:34 He did not allow the demons to speak because they knew who He was. NIV

    Sorry I am late, I was in Egypt.

  32. 8482
    Mary Beth Rudel says:

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

  33. 8483
    Jamie says:

    OK…Just started so here are my 2 for Jan…#1 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…#2 Have faith in God, Jesus answered. I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, go throw yourself into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you receive it and it will be yours. ~Mark 11:22-24

  34. 8484
    Jackie Lafferty says:

    In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God
    in Christ Jesus for you.


  35. 8485
    Angela says:

    Psalm 16:5-6 Lord,you have assigned me my portion and my cup: you have made my lot secure.The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places:surely I have a delightful inheritance.(NIV)

  36. 8486
    elayne says:

    Elayne, Arlington, TX
    So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

    2 Cor 4:18 NIV

  37. 8487
    Alice Renollet says:

    My 3rd verse is:
    Is. 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. (NIV) Is. 26:3

  38. 8488
    lindsey says:

    Lindsey, Arlington, TX

    And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together for the mouth fo the LORD has spoken.

    isaiah 40:5 esv

  39. 8489
    Shana, Oregon says:

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

  40. 8490
    Emma says:

    “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20 NIV

  41. 8491
    Jenny Fridge says:

    Sneaking in on this last day of January with 2 verses to begin the SSMT!…
    Proverbs 14:29 – A patient man (or mom) has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man (mom) displays folly. (NIV)

    Daniel 2:20-22 – Praise be to the name of God fore ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things. (NIV)

    SO very excited to hide His word deep in my heart!

  42. 8492
    Jenny Fridge says:

    Forgot to say – I’m from Sugar Land, Texas!

  43. 8493
    Beth says:

    Columbus, IN
    Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22 NIV

  44. 8494
    Mindy Christensen says:

    Mindy – Laurel,NE
    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NIV

  45. 8495
    Gloria Beary says:

    Gloria, Cumming, GA

    James 1:2-4
    Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (NIV)

    VERSE 2 – January 31, 2011 🙁

  46. 8496
    Mollie Giddens says:

    Mollie Giddens
    Auburn, Alabama

    Cast all your cares and worries upon the Lord and he will take car of you. Psalm 55:22

  47. 8497
    Bobbi says:

    Bobbi, Aberdeen SD
    For whomever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13

  48. 8498
    Trisa says:

    Trisa, Aberdeen “Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.” Psalm 141:3 NIV

  49. 8499
    Omega Villanueva says:

    For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. II Timothy 1:7 NASB

  50. 8500
    Kasey says:

    from Alex, Ok.
    Getting in my 2nd verse
    Philippians 2:4 “do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others”

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