2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 23!

[tminus t=”20-01-2012 19:00:00″ style=”carbonite”/] **Siesta Celebration is January 20-21, 2012**

Hey, you Scripture-memory fiends! Our next to last verse! I’m so happy! But I’m also wishing it would all slow down a little bit and not be over so fast. You, too?? What a year, Siestas. What a year. I told you several SSMT posts ago that my memory work with you has never meant more to me or held a more prominent place in my personal life and I still mean that. I am so thankful for this process that I am almost without words.

I am on my way to Pensacola, Florida for our final Living Proof Live (I go in on Thursdays these days) so, once again, I better get with it! I chose this particular verse (and version) specifically in view of the holiday spending-madness that many of us have ahead. You won’t find a single Scrooge at this ministry. Like many of you, we all love to shower our friends and family members in Christmas gifts to the degree that we’re able and we pray to have pure hearts as we give. We give these small tokens of grace to one another this time of year because of the priceless Gift God has given to us in Christ Jesus. I think it can be a beautiful thing and I also respect those who, by conviction, choose not to participate in the retail hype. I get that completely. Those of us who will be in the malls and shopping online, however, might really be blessed by a mutual reminder to try to stay within our means over these next few weeks and not pile up debts. It takes the joy right out of the giving if we’re paying for it for the entire next year…and with interest. SO, how about this Scripture this time around?

Beth, Houston. “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:8 NIV

Smiling. Man. God seems to have a word for everything, doesn’t He?

I love you guys so much! I can’t wait to see some of you in Pensacola! The rest of you pray for us, okay?


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  1. 1751
    April Hayes says:

    April, Boerne,TX

    Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds

    James 1:2 NIV

  2. 1752
    Mandy says:

    China Spring, TX
    “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:8 NIV

  3. 1753
    Judy Googins says:

    Judy, Tyler, TX. Psalm 18:35
    “Thou hast also given me the shield of Thy salvation, and Thy right hand upholds me; and Thy gentleness makes me great.”

  4. 1754
    Lauren Morton says:

    Lauren, Decatur, TX

    John 1:14 NIV

    “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. “

  5. 1755
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Phnom Penh
    “as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ be honored in my body whether by life or by death.” Philippians 1:20 (ESV)

  6. 1756
    Linda Jewell says:

    Linda Jewell
    Sedona, AZ
    Lamentations 3:55-57 NIV
    I called on Your name, Lord, from the depths of the pit.
    You heard my plea: “Do not close Your ears to my cry for relief.”
    You came near when I called You, and You said, “Do not fear.”

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