SSMT Roll Call

Siestas! We are less than two weeks away from our Siesta Scripture Memory Team Celebration! In case you realized how much of a mouth full that is, that is why we lovingly refer to it as the SSMTC around here. Grin.

With Christmas, New Years and Passion 2012 behind us, we are looking very forward to the celebration, especially because of how quick it will land on us. Sometime during the next week be looking for a fun FAQ post about the weather, food and all things regarding Houston, but until then, we want to hear from you.

We are anxious to know who completed the scripture memory challenge on this blog EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT GETTING TO COME TO THE CELEBRATION. That just means that you have your spiral filled with 20-24 scriptures, posted your verses on the blog, and have hidden the Word in your heart, we want to know who you are.

If this applies to you (and you completed the commitment), we’d love for you to comment and tell us three things:

1) Name:
2) City:
3) Are you coming to the celebration? Yes or No. (Because we want to acknowledge and celebrate you either way!)

Remember, this is for anyone who completed the 2011 scripture memory challenge! When we say there is NO condemnation for those who didn’t finish please hear us loud and clear: there is no condemnation or guilt! We just love a good party here at LPM and want to celebrate with you.

So, even if you have no plans to come to the celebration, but have completed your memory work, let us hear from you!

We love y’all dearly. T-minus 11 days. We cannot wait!

P.S. Some of you have been looking for the SSMT FAQ page, here is the link to help you out.


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  1. 1
    Sister Lynn says:

    Sister Lynn (& Sisters Rebecca, Jane and Nancy Rose)

    Clyde Missouri

    NO (wah wah wah)- we will be praying for you though and sending our love and good wishes to all our Siestas!!

  2. 2
    Mary says:

    Burke, VA
    Unfortunately I will NOT be attending the Celebration this year!

    • 2.1
      Jennifer T says:

      Mary! Hey, I’m a Siesta in Fairfax! Sorry you won’t be joining us… do you go to Burke Community? I’m actually a member of the Falls Church, but have attened the BCC fall festival with my kids. Glad to see a neighbor on here but sad we won’t meet up in Houston. I bet the SSMT challenge blessed you as much as it did me!

  3. 3
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie – Tampa, FL
    Yes, I am coming! Wohoo!

  4. 4
    Michelle Baylerian says:

    Michelle Baylerian
    Waukesha, WI
    ABSOLUTELY YES!!!!! I can hardly contain myself πŸ™‚

  5. 5
    buffy says:

    I am not coming – but I’ll be there in spirit! πŸ™‚

  6. 6
    Kathy B says:

    1. Kathy Burrus

    2. Hendersonville, TN

    3. Yes, mam! With a big Whoop! Whoop! I’m so excited πŸ™‚

  7. 7
    Lynda Harkins says:

    Lynda Harkins
    No (boo hoo)

  8. 8
    Jill says:

    Vandalia, MO
    No ( and i confess its a real battle to not be jealous of all that are blessed to be there)

    • 8.1
      Sharon says:

      Me too, Jill! I’m struggling with that same emotion wanting to emote inside my being. But you know, it was such an accomplishment! I shall try not to let the enemy rob my Joy that that’s given with replacing it with the green-eyed monster that would love to steal joy’s feeling!

  9. 9
    Oceanmommy says:

    Winder, GA

    Praying for an incredible weekend!!!

  10. 10
    ForeverHis says:

    Lawan Rivera, Lawton, OK. I am not going to the celebration. So disappointed. But praying for all of you. Have a blast my siestas!

  11. 11
    Melody says:

    Melody, crystal springs ms

    With His help, I memorized 24 verses in 2011! It is changing my prayer life and my thoughts. I have loved doing this!!

    I cannot come to the celebration–I hope y’all have a great time!!
    Thank u for this year!!!

  12. 12
    jenn nahrstadt says:

    jenn nahrstadt
    cumming, ga
    no–any chance for a live stream for just a few minutes?

    and what’s the story with 2012 challenge? i’ve already started…is this an unofficial year?

  13. 13
    Dee Dee says:

    I cannot make it but memorized 17 verses and still working on the ones I don’t have downpat. To God be the glory! Have fun!!

  14. 14
    Sheri H Oxford, MI says:

    No, sadly. I probably won’t celebrate in any particular way-maybe I will have an extra special coffee or something.

  15. 15
    Linda Gammon says:

    Linda Gammon
    Blue Springs, MO
    Yes!! See you soon!

  16. 16
    Sharon says:



    And sadly, no. πŸ™ I’ve been so very much looking forward to it. God Himself penetrated and engraved those Words of His inside me! It wildly wasn’t me! But it was superbly wild watching Him work! I can’t tell you how sad I am to have to miss it!!!!!! You go, girls (to those that did it)! Can you only imagine the celebration our Savior has for our savoring some of the things that He’s said!

  17. 17
    MacKenzie says:


    St Louis

    I did it! I’m not sure if I got all of them posted here but I did them in my spiral and more importanly, in my heart!

  18. 18
    Betty M says:

    Having just become a part of Siestaville this past year, what did I miss before?? WOW! What a delightful community of believers! Taking part in the SSMT was a wondeful discipline for me. Not only do I have new verses to fall back on, I learned it is not impossible as I am aging to memorize, it just takes a little different approach. I am now starting on the book of James. Whether or not I can ever come to Houston for a celebration is not going to be my prime motivation to do it next year or for that matter ever. I want to be completely equipped with the Word as we can never know for sure we will always have God’s Word available to us as we do now. Bless you dear sisters as you meet and celebrate and please know you have the rest of Siestaville Sisterhood right there with you celebrating in Spirit. Blessing to you! Betty M

    • 18.1
      Betty M says:

      I just wrote the above post and never manage to follow directions well!
      Betty Marschner
      Velva ND
      Blessing to you! We will be with you in spirit!! May He move among you in great ways!!!

      • Paige Szajnuk says:

        You’re so sweet, Betty. I’m sorry you won’t be in Houston this weekend, but I hope to meet you someday. Welcome to Siestaville, Siesta!!

  19. 19
    nordic girl says:

    1. Nordic Girl
    2. Canada
    3. No, I am not coming to the celebration.

    I loved being apart of the SSMT. I appreciate that SSMT is not continuing for this year, with a start and end date. I just wish the app would have another page for this year. So I could enter into the app fresh scripture, instead of adding to last years.

    I really loved having the app to put my scripture memory into. It is the only place I consistently entered my memory work. Thank you so much for this.

    • 19.1
      Christy says:

      Hi Nordic Girl,

      I felt the same way about the app, I was having trouble getting started this year. But I went in and made an entry that just says NEW START – 2012 and entered my next verse in after that. I’m going to keep using last year’s app that way. It was such a blessing to see that first, in between my Bible and my Jesus Calling apps on my phone every time I turned it on, it really helped me to keep the memory work a priority. To God be the Glory!!!


  20. 20
    Kathy says:

    Kathy Land
    Shattuck OK
    Yes, I plan on attending.

  21. 21
    Traci says:

    Frankfort, KY

    Yes! Can’t wait!!!

  22. 22
    Stephanie says:

    Pawleys Island, SC
    Yes – I am excited to be there!

  23. 23
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer H.
    Round Rock, TX
    YES and I can’t wait!

  24. 24
    Marilyn Owen says:

    1) Marilyn Owen
    2) Seattle, WA
    3) Yes, I’ll be there, can’t wait!

  25. 25
    Michele says:

    Michele from Kenosha, WI

    Wish I could be there!!
    (My Mother-in-Law, sent me the “Victory Scripture Prayer Cards” for Christmas and I hopefully gonna use them this year, for scripture meditationa and memory!!)

  26. 26
    Michelle says:

    Dallas, TX
    And yes, can’t wait to come with my mom who is flying in from Colorado!!! Yay!

  27. 27
    Beth, Mansfield, TX says:

    Mansfield, TX

    Sadly NO – I had planned on it all year long until I heard my daughter would be playing in a volleyball tournament and my son has a swim meet. Mama duty calls.

  28. 28
    Marcy Larance says:

    Marcy Larance

    Amarillo Tx

    No I won’t be able to make it to the celebration. So sad but knowing I memorized 24 scriptures is a celebration in itself. I never thought I could do it but with God’s help I did it…..

  29. 29
    beckyjomama says:

    Becky Jo

    Chesterfield MI

    Yes … to the good and powerful Glory of God YES I AM!!!!! All glory and honor be His!

  30. 30
    Lisa says:

    West Des Moines, IA

    Sadly, no. πŸ™

  31. 31

    Melissa Irwin
    Nashville, TN
    yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes i can’t wait!

  32. 32
    Kim says:

    Name: Kim
    City: Dinwiddie, VA
    No, I won’t be coming to the celebration.

    Y’all have a blast!

  33. 33
    Debi says:

    Alva, FL
    YES! I get to come woo hoo.

  34. 34
    Betty says:

    I have loved memorizing my 24 scriptures and it has meant so much to me to call it up in my memory when I especially need the Lord’s word to help me through something. I so wish I could come to the celebration but will be visiting my dear grandchildren in California at that time.

    Vicksburg, MS

  35. 35
    Tesa says:

    Perry, GA

    No – I came last time but, sadly, I won’t be able to make it to this one.
    I sure do hate to miss it!

  36. 36
    Kim says:

    Kim, New Port Richey, Fl

    Yes, I am Houston bound and so very excited to celebrate with everyone!

  37. 37
    Kelly says:

    Kelly Harrigan

    Charlotte, NC

    No, but I’m praying you all have a blast….

  38. 38
    Melanie says:


    San Antonio, TX

    I’ll be there! Can’t wait!

  39. 39 Mississippi says:

    Marilyn….in Mississippi

    No…won’t get to come. Please somebody take LOTS of pictures of everybody and post them for those of us who won’t be there!!

    Excited for those of you I know that are going!


  40. 40
    Karina says:

    Karina B.

    Victoria/Vancouver, BC, CANADA!

    No. I wish I could go, but oh well. I am grateful for having travelled this road with so many of you, and praise God for all He has accomplished in us through it! Have a great time!

  41. 41
    Redeemed says:

    Owasso, OK
    I registered to come, but now our plans have changed…so I won’t be there. πŸ™

  42. 42
    Mary says:


    Columbia, PA

    Yes, looking forward to it!

  43. 43
    Sandie says:

    Manhattan, Kansas
    Sadly, not coming, but so excited to be with my daughter when she delivers her second baby around that time!

  44. 44
    Diane says:

    1) Name: Diane
    2) City: Cambridge-Narrows, NB, Canada
    3) Are you coming to the celebration? No. I wish I could! But I really appreciated the opportunity (should I say: push) to complete an entire year of memorizing Scriptures. I wasn’t sure I could do it, but I did and realize the great value of it in thinking constantly on God’s Word. I am doing it again this year and was wondering why you have not mentioned doing it on here this year yet.

  45. 45
    Robbyn Hanstad says:

    Robbyn Hanstad
    Dickinson, ND
    Can you believe I will be in Dallas that same weekend but cannot drive down to Houston… close!!!!

  46. 46
    Tanya in Alabama says:

    Killen, AL

  47. 47
    Liezil says:

    I am from Stettler, Alberta – in Canada. I completed the scripture memory challenge- and loved it!! Unfortunately not coming to the party πŸ™
    What’s up for 2012 memorizing??

  48. 48
    Bonnie Pinkston says:

    Bonnie Pinkston, Marietta, GA
    Yes I completed my commitment!

    Yes I am coming to the celebration!!!

  49. 49
    Janell Urban says:

    Janell Urban

    Clovis, NM

    Not attending, but I am working on 2012 memory verses =)
    Thanks for making a place for friends and accountability!!

  50. 50
    Andrea S. says:

    Andrea, Roscoe, IL
    No, not coming to the event. I hope you do this again, and with the spiral.

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