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?


1,781 Responses to “2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 23!”

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  1. 101
    Kristi Walker says:

    Kristi, South Carolina

    “He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.” Daniel 2:21 NIV

  2. 102
    Alicia says:

    Alicia, Gulfport

    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. (Hebrews 10:23 NIV)

  3. 103
    Tanya in Alabama says:

    Tanya, Killen. “Christ has liberated us into freedom. Therefore stand firm and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1

  4. 104
    Suzan, Beckley WV says:

    O Lord, who may abide in Your tent?
    Who may dwell on Your holy hill?
    He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness,
    And speaks truth in his heart.

    Psalm 15:1-2 NAS

  5. 105
    Amy says:

    Amy from Marion, VA
    “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17 NIV

  6. 106
    Lynette says:

    Lynette, Nashville, TN

    O God, You are my God;
    Early will I seek you.

    Psalm 63:1a NKJV

  7. 107
    Siesta Susan says:

    Susan,Silverhill,Al: “The LORD bless you and keep you. The LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The LORD turn His face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)

  8. 108
    Berni Sivage says:

    Berni, Albuquerque
    “For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is His love for those who fear Him;
    as far as the east is from the west,
    so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
    As a father has compassion on his children,
    so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him;
    for He knows how we are formed,
    He remembers that we are dust.” Psalm 103:11-14 NIV

  9. 109
    Leanne says:

    Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.”
    Luke 12:15

  10. 110
    Karessa says:

    Karessa, Peoria, IL: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NIV

  11. 111
    Sandra Harvey says:

    Sandra, Florida. 24.”And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. 26. But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds of the sea, and there was a great calm. Matthew 8:24 & 26 (NKJV)

  12. 112

    “Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name, O LORD God of hosts.”
    Jeremiah 15:16

    Hickory, NC

  13. 113
    Lichelle says:

    Lichelle Austin Romans 8-28 NIV
    We know all in all things God works for the good of those who love him and been called according to hid purpose.

  14. 114
    Jeannie says:

    Nashville, Tn

    “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.” 1Peter 3:15 NIV

  15. 115
    Deanne Johnson says:

    Deanne Johnson, Laguna Hills, CA
    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 NIV

  16. 116
    Beth says:


    “Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”

    Isaiah 64:8 (NIV)

  17. 117
    Louise says:

    Train a child in the way he should go
    And when he is old he will not turn from it.
    Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)

  18. 118
    Lynn, Pecos, NM says:

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

  19. 119
    Tangila says:

    Tangila, Pearland TX
    “Guard your heart above all else,
    for it determines the course of your life.” (Proverbs 4:23 NLT)

  20. 120
    Benda Dowdy says:

    Sue Sue,
    Bainbridge, Ga
    Eph. 6:10 NIV
    be strong in the LORD and in HIs mighty power.

  21. 121
    Sue Springer says:

    Sue, Groveport, OH.

    1 John 4:13-14. NIV
    ” We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father his sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.”

  22. 122
    Sally says:

    Columbus, OH

    “Search me O God and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts,”

    Psalm 139:23

    Thank you so much Beth, for this encouraging opportunity to memorize scripture. I never would have stuck with it if not for this blog. WOO HOO, one verse to go, and I will have Psalm 139 memorized!!

  23. 123
    Cheryl - Concord, NC says:

    Cheryl – Concord, NC

    “And this is His commandment that we believe in the name of His son Jesus Christ and love one another just as He commands us.” I John 3.23 ESV

  24. 124
    julie says:

    Julie Minneapolis

    James 2:13 NET

    For judgment is merciless for the one who has shown no mercy. But mercy triumphs over judgment.

  25. 125
    Michele says:

    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.

    For the law was given to Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

    John 1:14 & 17 NIV

    Michele ~ Kenosha, WI

  26. 126
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Marion, KS, ““The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” Matthew 25:40, NIV

  27. 127
    Charlotte says:

    Charlotte, Seymour, Texas “We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.” Psalm 78:4 ESV

  28. 128
    Kristin says:

    Kristin, Jacksonville, AL.

    “Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” James 4:9-10 (NIV)

  29. 129
    Tami says:

    Tami, Palm Coast, FL: You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)

  30. 130
    Stephanie Jo says:

    Stephanie Jo
    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

  31. 131
    Sheryl says:

    Sheryl, PA – Isa. 7:9b NIV
    If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.

  32. 132
    Jana Sund says:

    The Lord will keep you from all harm-he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalms121:7-8. NIV. Jana, Kalispell, MT

  33. 133
    Medstudent2012 says:

    Joni, Princeton WV

    He is your constant source of stability;
    he abundantly provides safety and great wisdom;
    he gives all this to those who fear him. (Isaiah 33:6 NET)

  34. 134
    Carol Peavy says:

    If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight reign on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.

    James 1:26 (NIV)
    Carol Peavy
    Jena, LA

  35. 135
    Kim says:

    Kim, Chicago, IL, Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Heb.13:5 NIV

  36. 136
    Charmaine, San Angelo says:

    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

  37. 137
    Karen says:

    Karen, Russellville, AR
    Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
    I Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

  38. 138
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, DIberville, MS

    Through Him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

    1 Peter 1:21 NIV

  39. 139
    Susan says:

    Susan – Maynard, MA

    Jeremiah 29:11 – NASB

    “For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”

  40. 140
    Tara Dew says:

    Children are a heritage from the LORD,
    offspring a reward from him. Psalm 127:3 NIV

  41. 141
    Evi says:

    “Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.”

    1 Peter 1:13, NIV

  42. 142
    Miquela says:

    Miquela. Knoxville. “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

  43. 143
    Mary Watkins says:

    James 1
    West Memphis, AR

    Merry Christmas Siestas!

  44. 144
    Denise says:

    Denise, Orange City. 1 Peter 1:15 ESV but as He Who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct

  45. 145
    Ola says:

    Ola, Woodbridge, Matthew 11:6 NIV1984
    “Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.”

  46. 146
    Renee says:

    Renee, Roanoke VA: “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation. He is my Fortress, and I will never be shaken.” Romans 62:1-2(NIV)

  47. 147
    Alice Dewson says:

    John 11:25 “I am the resurrection and the life.He who believes in me will live even though he dies.

  48. 148
    Brittney says:

    Brittney, Lexington KY

    “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

  49. 149
    Meggie says:

    Meggie, Winnipeg, Canada
    “But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourself.” James 1:22 NLT

  50. 150
    Kelly Hillis says:

    Kelly, Chesterfield, Missouri
    Psalm 62:1-11 ( verse 11, #23)

    “One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard:
    that you, O God are strong,” NIV

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