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. 8751
    aleta june says:

    forget about what happened! Don’t keep going over old history. Be alert! Be present! Iam about to do something brand new. Its bursting out. Do you see it? There it is! I’m making a road to the dessert and rivers in the badlands.” Isaiah 43:18-19

  2. 8752
    Anna Catherine says:

    “The Lord gives perfect peace to those whose faith is firm so always trust in the Lord because he is forever our Mighty Rock.”

    Isaiah 26:3-4

  3. 8753
    Anna Catherine says:

    You real the path of life to me; in your presence is aboundant joy; in your right hand are eternal pleasures.

    Psalm 16:11

    Brandon, MS

  4. 8754
    Laura Hudson says:

    Laura Eloise, Austin – Such knowledge is too wonderful for me to lofty for me to attain.
    Psalm 139:6

  5. 8755
    Sarah Boyd says:

    Psalm 91: 3-4 NASB

    For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper and from the deadly pestilence.

    He will cover you with His pinions and under His wings you may seek refuge.

    His faithfulness is a shield and a bulwark.

  6. 8756
    Kacie says:

    “So we don’t look at the troubles we see right now; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever.” 2 Corinthians 4:18

  7. 8757
    Rene'e M, CA says:

    Jn 14:26- “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit , whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”

  8. 8758
    Celeste in Los Angeles, USA & Toronto, Canada says:

    Celeste, Los Angeles & Toronto: O LORD, our Lord how excellent is Your Name in all the earth! Psalm 9:9 NKJV

  9. 8759
    Ruthann says:

    Ruthann – Odessa, TX
    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. Philippians 4:8

  10. 8760
    Valerie Robertson says:

    You know when I sit and when I rise, You perceive my thoughts from afar. Psalm 139:2

  11. 8761
    Patricia says:

    Patricia, Dallas, TX.

    1 John 4:14-15 {ESV}
    And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he will hear us.
    (25)And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

  12. 8762
    Nancy Jackson says:

    Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. Psalm 63:3

  13. 8763
    Sarah, Heath,TX says:

    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
    ~Matthew 5:8 (NIV)

  14. 8764
    Carol says:

    Accept one another then, just as Christ has accepted you, to bring praise to God. Romans 15:7 NIV. Carol, Poplar Bluff, MO

  15. 8765
    Amy says:

    Amy, Sweeny, Tx
    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. Philippians 4:8 NIV

  16. 8766
    Lisa C says:

    Zimmerman, MN
    Proverbs 18:8 and/or 26:22
    What dainty morsels rumors are but they sink deep into ones heart.

  17. 8767
    Karen Barrows says:

    Karen, Naples, Florida

    “For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
    It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail.
    Though it tarries, wait for it;
    For it will certainly come, it will not delay.”

    Habakkuk 2:3

  18. 8768
    Nancy Jackson says:

    If you love Me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

  19. 8769
    Leah Kasparek says:

    Joshua 1:9
    Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

  20. 8770
    Julie DeTemple says:

    Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

    Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)

  21. 8771
    Kristi Hensley says:

    Kristi, Charleston, WV ” before the Lord, for He is coming to judge the earth. With righteousness He shall judge the world, and the people’s with equity.” Psalm 98:9 (NKJV)

  22. 8772
    Christine Rhodes says:

    Christine, Augusta, Ga

    “But as you abound in everything-in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us, see that you abound in this grace also.” 2 Corinthians 8:7 NKJV

  23. 8773
    Nancy Jackson says:

    1 Cor 10:31-33

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

  24. 8774
    Natalie from Lexington says:

    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself

    Matthew 6:34 NIV

  25. 8775
    Sherry Adams says:

    SHERRY, TULSA; Cleanse me with hyssop, and i will be clean; wash me, and i will be whiter than snow. Psalms 51: 7, NIV

  26. 8776
    Nancy Jackson says:

    2 Tim 2:15-17
    15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. 16 But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness, 17 and their talk will spread like gangrene.

  27. 8777
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Houston.  
    Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 136:2 NLT

  28. 8778
    Mary Alice says:

    Mary Alice
    Dallas, TX

    This is what the Lord says:
    “A voice is heard in Ramah,
    mourning and great weeping,
    Rachel weeping for her children
    and refusing to be comforted,
    because her children are no more.”

    Jeremiah 31: 15 NIV

  29. 8779
    Carole Daves says:

    Carole, Austin: My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:2, NIV

  30. 8780
    Linda says:

    Linda, Austin, TX
    Psalm 121:2 NIV
    My help comes from the LORD,the Maker of heaven and earth.

  31. 8781
    Rosebud says:

    Your eyes saw my substance; being yet unformed. Ane in your Book they were all written, The days fashioned form me. When as yet there were non of them! Psalm 139:16 NKJV

  32. 8782
    Nancy Jackson says:

    Isa 26:3-4
    3 “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace,
    Because he trusts in You.
    4 “Trust in the Lord forever,
    For in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock.


  33. 8783
    Nikki says:

    Nikki, Franklin, Tn

    Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. James 1:2 (NLT)

  34. 8784
    jennifer says:

    jennifer, cheyenne wy: consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds James 1:2 The 1984 NIV Bible

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