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. 251
    Tammy says:

    Tammy Salem, Va.

    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
    Colossians 3:16

  2. 252
    Wendi says:

    Wendi from Sulphur, La
    For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
    2 Timothy 1:7 ESV

  3. 253
    Angie says:

    Angie, Minden, LA

    The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
    2 Peter 3:9, NLT

  4. 254
    Cathy says:

    Jerusalem, Israel
    “And do you seek great things for yourself? Seek them not, for behold, I am bringing disaster upon all flesh, declares the LORD. But I will give you your life as a prize of war in all places to which you may go.”. 
    Jeremiah 45:5 ESV

  5. 255
    Kayra says:

    Romans 12:2 NLT
    “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

    Kayra- Hazlehurst, MS

  6. 256
    Ali C. says:

    Ali C., Dublin, CA
    ” For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19 (NLT)
    Love the app!!!!!!

  7. 257
    amber r. says:

    amber r., winter park, fl
    “How precious als are Your thoughts to me, O God!How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awak, I am still with You.”
    -Psalm 139:17-18 NLT

  8. 258
    Lacie says:

    Lacie, Chesapeake, VA:

    Psalm 27:14 (New Living Translation)

    “Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”

  9. 259
    Kate says:

    Kate from Savannah, GA:

    “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7 (ESV)

  10. 260
    Denise says:

    Denise, Houston:
    But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the LORD. Jonah 2:9, NIV

  11. 261
    Ashley says:

    Ashley, Loganville “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” Ephesians 1:7 NKJV

  12. 262
    Nicole says:

    Nicole, Bloomington, IL
    “What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ-the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.” Phil 3:8-9 NIV

  13. 263
    April says:

    “You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you: I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1 NIV
    Evans, Ga

  14. 264
    Erin says:

    Erin, Grayson-KY
    Because of the LORD’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness!
    Lamentations 3:22&23 HCSB

  15. 265
    Susan, Tucson says:

    He has showed you, oh man, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
    To act justly and love mercy
    And to walk humbly with your God Micah 6:8

  16. 266
    Wendy Jeffreys says:

    Wendy-Crosby TX

    Isaiah 55:12
    For you shall go out with joy and be led out with peace, the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

  17. 267
    Sharon Meekins says:

    Titanyen, Haiti

    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

  18. 268
    Andrea says:

    Cartersville, GA

    Colossians 3:1 NET BIBLE

    Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God

  19. 269
    Georganne says:

    Georganne, Piedmont, Oklahoma. I Corinthians 9:27 N.A.S.B.
    …but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

  20. 270
    Jackie Tabor says:

    Jackie from Lake Charles “and the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.” 2 Timothy 2:24 NIV

  21. 271
    Casey says:

    Montgomery, AL

    For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
    Ephesians 6:12 – ESV

  22. 272
    Beckie says:

    Beckie, Washington DC: “I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished.” Philippians 1:6, NLT

  23. 273
    Norma says:

    Norma, Apex: “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

  24. 274
    Lindsey says:

    Kosciusko, MS
    Lamentations 3:22-24, NASB

  25. 275
    Susan Knowles says:

    Susan Bradenton, FL
    1 John 1:7 NIV
    But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin. (Yeah!)

  26. 276
    Katie says:

    Katie from Dayton, Ohio

    The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV)

  27. 277
    Cara Hoffman says:

    Cara from Valley Head, AL
    2 Corinthians 3:18 And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. NIV

  28. 278
    Hilary says:

    Hudsonville, MI

    “So I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step. I am not like a boxer who misses his punches. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.”

    1 Corinthians 9:26-27 NLT

  29. 279
    Stephanie Fretwell says:

    Stephanie, Amarillo, TX ~ I thank my God every time I remember you. – Philippians 1:3 (NIV)

  30. 280
    Michele says:

    Three Rivers. “And now, just as you trusted Christ to save you, trust him, too, for each day’s problems; live in vital union with Him.” Colossians 2:6 (The Living Bible)

  31. 281

    Albuquerque NM

    Psalm 27:13-14
    13- I am still confident of this I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

    14- Wait for the Lord be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27: 13-14 NIV

  32. 282
    Georgia Jan says:

    1 Samuel 2:2 (New King James Version)

    “No one is holy like the LORD,
    for there is none besides You,
    Nor is there any rock like our God.

    Hawkinsville, GA

  33. 283
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, DIberville,MS “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old.”
    Isaiah 43:18 NKJV

  34. 284
    Anna says:

    Anna, Killen, AL: Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
    Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV)

  35. 285
    His Princess 1 says:

    Kim from Hickory N.C.- Above all else guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life Proverbs 4:23 NIV

  36. 286
    Twyla McAmis says:

    I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart; wait I say on the Lord.[Psalm27:13-14]NKJV Twyla McAmis, Cleveland,Tennessee

  37. 287
    Amy says:

    Kansas City

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

    ( Thank you for the App! It is so handy to use!)

  38. 288
    Libby says:

    Libby, Goodwine,
    Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Psalm 37:4 New Living Translation Bible

  39. 289
    jeri says:

    Jeri from Stillwater, ok
    But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you. ISamuel 12 :24 NIV

  40. 290
    Ashley says:

    Ashley, Huntsville, AL: “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18 (NIV)

  41. 291
    Janet Scarth says:

    Janet – Amarillo, TX – Romans 12:2 (NLT)
    Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

  42. 292
    WorthyofLove says:

    Michelle, Morristown, “When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.” 1Peter 2:23(NIV)

  43. 293
    tamara says:

    Tamara, Alabama “For you were once in darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord.” Ephesians 5:8-10 NIV

  44. 294

    Charmaine, Miami – The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock. Isaiah 26:3-4 NASB

  45. 295
    jodi says:

    Jodi, Loganville “Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.”. James 5:14, NIV.

    Btw…luv the new iPhone app!

  46. 296
    Amy Thomas says:

    Amy, Norfolk, MA

    But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

    Romans 5:8, NKJ Version

  47. 297
    Starla says:

    Starla, Parsons. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 NIV

  48. 298
    Kara, Streetsboro says:

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NIV

  49. 299
    TraciG says:

    Traci Angela, Montana

    2 Chronicles 16:9

    For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. NAS

  50. 300
    Betsy Falvey says:

    Betsy, Katy, TX “The Lord is righteous in everything he does, he is filled with kindness.” Psalm 145:17 NLT

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