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. 1701
    Tina Merhoff says:

    James 1:15

    Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

  2. 1702
    Natalie and Anna from Marshall, TX says:

    “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 ESV

  3. 1703
    Karen Barrows says:

    Naples, FL

    Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced.

    You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.

    James 3:17-18
    The Message

  4. 1704
    Rebecca says:

    Julian, NC

    “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
    2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV

  5. 1705

    Bev, Austin

    “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds.” James 1:2

  6. 1706
    Melody says:

    Melody, Ocean Springs, John 1:16 (ESV)
    For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.

  7. 1707
    Reva says:

    “Know ye that the Lord is God, it is He that hath made us and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of his pasture.: Psalm 100:3 KJ

  8. 1708
    Linda says:

    Linda, Austin, TX
    Luke 2:12 KJV

    And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

  9. 1709
    Trechell says:

    Spring, TX

    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

    Proverbs 1:7 (NIV)

  10. 1710
    Ruth says:

    Austin, Tx

    Do your work with enthusiasm. Work as if you were serving the Lord, not as if you were serving only men and women.

    Ephesians 6:7

  11. 1711
    Rebecca Benedict says:

    Boise, Idaho
    Luke 1:45
    Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lords has said to her will be accomplished.

  12. 1712
    Lucy from PA says:

    Lucinda Bomberger, Watsontown, PA

    Isaiah 30:15b ESV “in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”

  13. 1713
    Ginger says:

    Luke 2:11 NIV

    Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord!

  14. 1714
    Samantha says:

    Tupelo, MS

    Consider it pure joy, my brothers (sisters ;-)whenever you face trials of many kinds

    James 1:2 NIV

  15. 1715
    Ruth Shrieves says:

    Ruth, from Bloxom, VA

    “For God so loved the world than He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV

  16. 1716
    Melinda says:


    Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourself fully to the work of the Lord, because you know your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
    1 Cor. 15:58 (NIV)

  17. 1717
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Houston-
    “You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
    you will trample the great lion and the serpent.”
    Psalm 91:13 NIV

  18. 1718
    Patricia says:

    Patricia, Dallas Tx

    Matthew 25:40 {ESV}
    And the King will answer to them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of my brothers, you did it to me.’

  19. 1719
    Lynnette says:

    Lynnette in Houston
    Colossians 4:6 (NIV)
    Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

  20. 1720
    Pam Carrigan says:

    Pam, Greensboro, NC

    “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” Psalm 90-15 (NIV)

  21. 1721
    Brittany Kay says:

    Brittany from Gainesville, FL:

    Share each others burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. -Galatians 6:2

    • 1721.1
      Brittany Kay says:

      Is there a way to check to see if we have made all of our posts? I have all of my verses on my spiral, but I’m unsure if I posted all of them! I also have my ticket to Texas for January!! Will you make me sit outside if I didn’t post at least 22 times? eek!

  22. 1722

    “Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!”

    Psalm 100:2 ESV
    Charlotte, NC

  23. 1723
    Cindy Gandy says:

    Cindy Gandy
    Hazlehurst, MS

    Psalm 23:5 NIV

    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

  24. 1724
    Kathy Cupit says:

    Kathy Cupit
    Hazlehurst, MS

    Psalm 133:1 (KJV)

    Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

  25. 1725
    Julie says:

    Julie, Waco
    “Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” ~Lamentations 3:22-23

  26. 1726
    Nikki says:

    Nikki, Franklin, Tn

    For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders and he will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)

  27. 1727
    michayila says:

    Isaiah 46:9 Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. -Michayila, Houston

  28. 1728
    RaeLeen Bustin says:

    RaeLeen, Greenwood,

    Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
    Proverbs 16:24 (NIV)

  29. 1729
    Rosebud says:

    “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
    2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV

  30. 1730
    Eleanor says:

    Memphis, TN

    Last day of the year! So thankful for God,s Word hidden in my heart this year…..24+ verses!
    Thank you Lord! What a blessing! I still remember all my verses from 2 years ago. And that is pretty good for this old lady!!! Lord willing I am joining forces in memorizing James this next year. Thank you for your encouragement and the accountability I needed to get busy with what is really important!
    See you in January…..Lord willing!

  31. 1731
    Susan says:

    Susan, Atlanta, GA
    The fear of human opinion disables, trusting in God protects you from that.
    Proverbs 29:25 The Message

  32. 1732

    “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

    Lynn – Rochelle, GA

  33. 1733
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Queen City, Tx: 3) ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV)

  34. 1734
    Matia Messemer says:

    Matia, Fort Worth, TX
    “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”
    John 14:21

  35. 1735
    Rachel in Arizona says:

    Tucson, AZ

    Isaiah 57:10 NIV

    You were wearied by all your ways, but you would not say, “It is hopeless.” You found renewal of your strength, and so you did not faint.

  36. 1736
    karina allen says:

    Baton Rouge,La.

    “He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; many will see and fear and trust the Lord.”

    Psalm 40:3

  37. 1737
    Trisha Wall says:

    Trisha, Midland, 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

  38. 1738
    Betty says:

    Betty, Houston:
    “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe.”
    Hebrews 1:1-2 NIV

  39. 1739
    Traci says:

    Traci Frankfort, KY

    “Rejoice always,”

    1 Thessalonians 5:16 (NKJV)

  40. 1740
    Anita Brunson says:

    Austin, TX

    For, ‘Whoever would love life and set good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech.’

    1 Peter 3:10 NIV

  41. 1741
    Regina Ross says:

    “I am still confident of this; I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” – Psalm 27:13

  42. 1742
    Kim says:

    2 Timothy 2:8 Remember, Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel,

  43. 1743
    Angie Werley says:

    “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

    Houston, TX

  44. 1744
    Jennine says:

    “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.”

    Hebrews 11:8 (NIV)

  45. 1745
    Liz Lyons says:

    Liz Lyons, Cypress, Texas; “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10 (NIV)

  46. 1746
    Groovewoman says:

    “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you.”
    ~ Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)

    Granbury, TX

  47. 1747
    Georgine East says:

    Philippians 2:8 (NIV)

    And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death — even death on a cross!

    Austin, TX

  48. 1748
    Bethany Scott says:

    Bethany, Tyler:
    Lamentations 3:26
    It is good to wait quietly for deliverance from the Lord.

  49. 1749
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, St. Peters, MO
    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort..
    2 Cor. 1:3 (NIV)

  50. 1750
    Cindi Latson says:

    Cindi, Madison, MS
    Consider it pure joy, my brothers when you face trials of many kinds. For you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
    James 1:2-3 NIV

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