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. 8501
    Marsha Middleton says:

    Lee’s Summit, MO

    Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness. Ps 143:10 NKJ

  2. 8502
    Keri Owen of Celina, Tx says:

    Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strenght. Deuteronomy 6:5 NIV

  3. 8503
    Abby Taylor says:

    Phillippians 4:8-9
    “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. Whatever you have learned or recieved or heard from me, or seen in me-put into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

  4. 8504
    Amanda says:

    Amanda, Memphis “Don’t 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

  5. 8505
    Lori Anderson says:

    Lori, Eldon, Missouri

    First I am stressed out because I cant find in the thousands of posts which verse I put first at the beginning of January. I spent hours going through the post and couldn’t find it so here are both of mine. I am sure my precious verse is in there somewhere, but I have to say I kinda got a blessing after reading all those verses looking for mine!

    Lori, Eldon, Missouri

    Verse 1 – I think….Or so my spiral says and my mind 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

    Verse 2 – According to my mind and my spiral!

    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by one 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 NIV

    Just love it all!!!! 🙂

  6. 8506
    Heather from Round Lake, IL says:

    Romans 8:31 NIV

    What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

  7. 8507
    Nicole says:

    Nicole, Montgomery,AL– Isaiah- 55:10-11
    As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

    my second verse.. I am a little behind and want to catch up lol

  8. 8508
    Karen Severs says:

    verse for Feb. 1 2011

    Karen from ocean Springs, MS “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;” Proverbs 3:5 NKJV

  9. 8509
    LuAnn says:

    LuAnn – Wisconsin
    John 15:5 – “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from you can do nothing.”

  10. 8510
    Marla says:

    Dallas — To Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy. Jude 24 NIV

  11. 8511
    Joyce says:

    Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
    Psalm 37:4 NIV
    Churubusco, IN

  12. 8512
    Aleese Moore says:

    Aleese, Allen, TX. Psalm 4:4-5: “Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent. Offer sacrifices in the right spirit, and trust the Lord.” (NLT)

  13. 8513
    OUIDA BALEY says:

    # 3 feb.1,2011

    bless the lord O my souland all that is with me bless his holy name.

    Psalm 103:1

  14. 8514
    Rori Smtih says:

    Midland, Texas
    Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. Proverbs 17:14 NIV

  15. 8515
    Sallie says:

    Sallie, Rocky Point

    “Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6 NLT

  16. 8516
    Nicole Miller says:

    Luke 10:41,42 NASB

    But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

  17. 8517
    Kim says:

    Kim, Kansas City, “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Heb. 4:16 NKJV

  18. 8518

    1Peter 5:7 NIV
    Cast all your cares on Him because He cares for you.

  19. 8519

    1 Peter 5:7 NIV
    Cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you.

  20. 8520
    Stacy says:

    Stacy – Bossier City, LA – Moses answered the people,”Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:13-14 (NIV)

  21. 8521
    Lynn says:

    Lynn, St Michael,MN
    I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me. Psalm 13:6 (ESV)

  22. 8522
    Robyn says:

    “And He said to her, Daughter, your faith has restored you to health. Go in peace and be CONTINUALLY healed and freed from your disease. – Mark 5:34 – Amplified Bible

  23. 8523
    Robyn says:

    Robyn, Richfield, Ohio – “And He said to her, Daughter, your faith has restored you to health. Go in peace and be continually healed and freed from your disease.” – Mark 5:34 – Amplified Bible

  24. 8524
    Emily says:

    Emily, Ida Grove, IA
    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

  25. 8525
    Heather says:

    heather crystal springs, ms He has shown you what is good, o man, and what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 NIV

  26. 8526
    Nakeisha says:

    Houston, TX

    And my God will meet all your needs according His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

    -Philippians 4:10 (NIV)

  27. 8527
    Darlene Johnson says:

    Feb 1, 2011
    Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
    I need to learn this for how I treat my family. Seems I can be nicer to stangers than my own family. But God will work it out with me.
    Proverbs 3:3
    God Bless Each one of You.
    Sister in Christ,
    Darlene Johnson
    Mobile, AL

  28. 8528
    Katherine Scholl says:

    My Brethern, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. James 1:2-3 (NKJ)

  29. 8529
    Melodie Harris says:

    Be Kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other as in Christ, God forgave you. Eph 4:32 NIV

  30. 8530
    Tawnya- Pflugerville, TX says:

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

  31. 8531
    Judy says:

    For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is
    eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23. NKJ

  32. 8532
    MaryJo says:

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

  33. 8533
    Deaune says:

    Deaune – Topeka – Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1 NIV

  34. 8534
    Lindsey Klepper says:

     “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28 KJV

    Temple, TX

  35. 8535
    Missy says:

    You are near to all who call on You, to all who call on You in truth. Psalm 145.18

  36. 8536
    Sarah says:

    Sarah-Topeka-Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the Chief Cornerstone.
    Ephesians 2:20

  37. 8537
    lacey says:

    Lacey, Raleigh, NC
    Here is “verse 2” that I forgot to post. Continuing in my quest to memorize Philippians. 🙂

    I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy,because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. Philippians 1:3-5

  38. 8538
    Pat says:

    Pat, Cleburne, Texas

    “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

  39. 8539
    KReed says:

    Krista, Portland, OR

    I changed my second verse.

    It is now Isaiah 43:10
    “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and My servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe Me and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, and there will be none after Me.

  40. 8540
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Austin

    Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
    1 Peter 5:7 NLT

  41. 8541
    Samantha Boyer says:

    He tends his flock like a shepard. He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to his heart; He gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40:11 NIV

    I just found out about this and I am a little but so excited!!

  42. 8542
    Melanie says:

    “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 3:14

  43. 8543
    Julie, Buckhannon, WV says:

    Isaiah 55:10-11 “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. NIV

  44. 8544
    Joanie says:

    James 1:22 NLT

    But don’t just listen to God’s Word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.

    Kearney, NE

  45. 8545
    Debbie Schindehette says:

    Debbie, Westerville, OH
    Psalm 62: 5-6 NIV
    Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

  46. 8546

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  47. 8547
    Kyla Mitchell says:

    Tecumseh, Kansas
    You didnot choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit- fruit that will last. Than the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
    John 15:16 (NIV)

  48. 8548
    Michelle Folster says:

    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”

  49. 8549
    McKenna Folster says:

    Luke 19:9-10 NIV “Jesus said to him, today salvation has come to this house because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the son of man came to seek and to save what was lost.”

  50. 8550
    Emili Folster says:

    Proverbs 2:6-7 NIV “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright, He is a shield to those whose walk is blameless.”

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