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. 651
    Tina Harlow says:

    Monroe, LA:

    My book is filled! But I will not be able to attend the celebration.

    • 651.1
      Wendy Berenson says:

      Hi Tina – I live in Richmond, Va, but am from Monroe, LA! Almost all my family is still there! So cool to a Siesta from my hometown!


  2. 652
    Allyaggie says:

    League City TX

  3. 653
    Monica Ciampa says:

    Hicksville, NY.
    No. Wish I was coming! Have a blast!

  4. 654
    AmandaJo says:


    Guernsey, WY


    I can’t wait to spend a few days with my mom (we did this together!)

  5. 655
    Yolanda says:

    Yolanda Rogers
    Ulysses, KS
    Yes!! πŸ™‚

  6. 656
    Jill says:

    Jill , Bozeman Montana
    I finished (and I completed last time also) Loved every verse , but I will not be able to attend.

  7. 657
    Wendy says:

    Raleigh NC
    Filled book but can’t come to the celebration. Have fun!

  8. 658
    Susan Meyering says:

    Sue in Grand Rapids, MI

    Completed 24 verses which I’m still “hiding in my heart”! Not planning on a trip to Houston — which is too bad because my sweet newlywed niece relocated to Pearland!

  9. 659
    moosemama says:

    Melana Cummings
    Sheridan Wyoming

    I leave here the 16th to party up with dear Siestas in TN and GA and then fuzzytop and I head to Houston!!! AHHHH!

    • 659.1
      Jennifer T says:

      Melana – Didn’t know your name is “Cummings” that was my maiden name! Wouldn’t it be funny if we were related in flesh AND in Christ! I’ll be in Houston as well. SOOOOOO excited!

      • moosemama says:

        Ha! Yes it would be fun, Jennifer.

        I married into this name. My husband has relatives mostly in Wyoming and Texas…with a few other, mainly western states thrown in there. Try and find me….I’ll be the one with the stuffed moose!

    • 659.2

      Can’t wait to meet you!

  10. 660
    theharbormom says:

    Diane Vaccaro
    Gig Harbor, WA
    I completed the year though not all got on the blog. Registered to come but now am not able. Have a blast!

  11. 661
    Annette says:

    Annette, Toronto ON
    I have my spiral with its 24 Scriptures in it. I did post each one twice a month. They all have the word “heart” in them. It was a wonderful time spent in the word. All the best for your celebration. You can send some Houston heat up to the GTA if you like!

  12. 662
    Janice says:

    Janice Hilt

    Arcanum, OH

    No…my spiral is full and oh how those scriptures got me through some tough times! Hoping to get together with some area Siestas that cannot attend and celebrate that way!

    • 662.1
      Sandy Bowers says:

      Oh Janice. That would be so awesome. You are near Dayton, correct? I’m in NW Ohio and not attending the celebration either. Can you let me know what plans get made? I might be able to come down for part of a day.

  13. 663
    Rayna says:

    Rayna and Emma in Olathe
    Yes, we are coming:)

  14. 664
    Kathy says:

    Easley, SC

    My book is filled and oh how I wish I could be there but I cannot. Give big shouts of praise for me!

  15. 665
    Tanya says:

    Valley Center, KS

  16. 666
    Kristi says:

    Mobile Alabama

    I will not be attending

  17. 667
    Stacey says:

    Magnolia, Tx
    Yes I will be there with bells on

  18. 668
    Julie Hodges says:

    San Angelo Tx
    Not able to attend πŸ™ so sad May God Belss all you beautiful Woman It has been so much fun getting God’s word into me

  19. 669
    Jan Todd says:

    Yes, I completed
    Unfortunately I will not be able to attend:(
    Blessings to all of you!

  20. 670

    Hoover Alabama
    Yes I can’t wait

  21. 671
    God's not-so-little Dutch girl says:

    Joan, Portage, MI

    I completed the year, but I will not be coming to the celebration:( You will all be in my prayers, you’re going to have a blast! Love you gals!

  22. 672
    Laura says:

    (1) Laura

    (2) Greenville, NC

    (3) YES!! And super excited!

  23. 673
    Megan says:

    Megan–Kansas City, KS

    YES!! Really looking forward to it!

  24. 674
    Sue Springer says:

    Sue Springer
    Groveport, Ohio
    Not attending

  25. 675
    Joan says:

    Coppell, TX

    Will not be attending celebration

  26. 676
    Karen says:

    Karen, Leonard,TX

    I did finish. YEA!!!! I can’t come to the celebration though. Y’all have a great time. I’ll be thinking of you, wishing I was there with you.

    Big hugs to all!

  27. 677
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca Brinkley

    Chattanooga, TN

    Yes, saved up gave my Mama airline tickets to Houston for Christmas, we are super excited!

  28. 678
    Beth Collins says:

    Lake Jackson, TX

    YES!!!! I cannot wait.

  29. 679

    Completed and actually did 1per week – posted on Sundays on my blog –
    Have sent emails and FB messages challenging friends/family to join me for 1/week in 2012…8 of us so far. Excited what God will do!! Praise HIM!!

  30. 680
    Jyothi says:



    YES!!! SO excited =)

  31. 681
    Lindsey says:

    Fuquay-Varina, NC

    I will be 38 weeks pregnant at that time and unable to travel. Huge bummer but hope you girls have an amazing time! πŸ™‚

    PS – My spiral of verses is in my labor bag, I have a feeling I’m going to need those verses I’ve memorized about being brave and having no fear πŸ˜‰

    • 681.1
      Jennifer T. says:

      Wouldn’t it ROCK if baby arrived on the 20th or 21st! πŸ™‚ I had a couple of key verses that I printed in HUGE type and slipped in a couple of page protectors for labor. (that’s for all three of my birhts.) I’m so excited for you that the Lord gave you your verses to memorize because my page-protected verses never came out of the birthing bag YET the WORD sustained me through hard and natural labors. BLESS YOU, SIESTA as you enter birth-land in the next soon days!

      • Lindsey says:

        I’m so glad I have them memorized too! I’ve been saying them over and over the last few days when I’ve been on the verge of freaking out! πŸ˜‰

    • 681.2
      Tatia Cook says:

      Lindsey – Your post about using your verses during labor reminded me of the delivery of my first child πŸ™‚ I, too, had verses I’d meditated on and memorized, and, let me tell you, girl, it was amazing how God met me there!!! I still had the typical long labor of a first time mom (and 2 hours of pushing!), but it was a beautiful experience that I wouldn’t change at all! I also had praise music that played even during my transition time – the doctor delivering me was singing along with it πŸ™‚ Sweet memory!

      Thanks for the walk down memory lane. That baby girl is now 15 so I don’t think of her birth often πŸ™‚ Know that I will be praying for you as you bring that blessing from God into this world. May His Presence bring you peace that passes all understanding, may you have no doubt that you have not been given a spirit of fear, and may our gracious God be glorified in it all!

      • Lindsey says:

        awww that is so sweet! I definitely need that peace right now! I’m working on a playlist for the iPod with lots of praise music! πŸ™‚

  32. 682
    Ashley Sullens says:

    Ashley Sullens
    Kings Mountain, NC
    I completed the year but will not be attending! I will be thinking about you ladies & praying for each of you! I know God will be glorified. Oh the sweet sound of His Word coming out of each mouth. Have a wonderful weekend!

  33. 683
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Senoia. I completed all 24 verses and am still practicing them. Sadly, I won’t be able to come to the celebration.

  34. 684
    Tammy says:

    Unfortunately, I am not able to attend, but so thankful for the incredible blessing it was to participate. Thank you Beth for all the many times God has used you to speak to me, grow me and forever change me!

  35. 685
    Shelly Elston says:

    1) Shelly Elston

    2) Portland, Oregon

    3) YES!!!!!! I am so excited!

  36. 686
    Rena says:

    Rena Jacob
    Tulsa, OK
    I registered, but now I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make it.

  37. 687
    Christy says:

    Fayetteville, AR
    Yes! I am coming, God willing.

  38. 688
    Angie G says:

    Albertville, AL

    I’m having trouble letting go of my spiral! We’ve been friends for a year. I am starting on my next one! Romans 8

  39. 689
    Kathy says:

    Kathleen Christen

    Tallahassee, FL

    No, sadly, I won’t be able to come to my hometown, Houston, to celebrate. I DID complete my memory work and I have made good use of these scriptures this year so many times. How good it is to recall them when needed. Hugs to all of you!!!

  40. 690
    Marsha says:

    Lexington Park, MD
    YES…and meeting some dear friends coming from another state.

  41. 691
    Kay says:

    Not able to attend, but thanks everyone for all of the encouragement. Have fun!

  42. 692
    Valerie Robertson says:

    Valerie from Taylors, South Carolina completed the challenge – memorized Psalm 139 and WILL be attending. Can’t wait!!

  43. 693
    Chrissy Myal says:

    Chrissy Myal
    San Tan Valley, Arizona

    My entire Women’s Ministry Leadership took the challenge and we did it together- completing ALL 24 verses in 2011! Whoooot HOoooot! We had all planned on taking a road trip to come to the celebration together, however the ten of us faced some financial restraints and had to let it go and not join in the celebration in Houston. What a joy it would have been to celebrate with so many!! We are overjoyed anyway with what the Lord did in our lives this year! THANK YOU!

  44. 694
    Janice R says:

    Janice Rempel
    Steinbach Manitoba Canada (YAHOO!)
    Not coming… but memorizing the various verses that refere to ‘stand firm’ this year in Scripture.

    • 694.1
      Kathy says:

      Janice- Your name makes me think just maybe you have mennonite background too. My grandpa Reimer
      was one of the founders and first teachers at the now-gone Winkler Bible School that I bet you have heard about in your area. So so cool to know you have memorized too- I am alone here in memorizing-all the ladies think it is just too hard and can;t get their brains wrapped around it: also too hard to commit to the challenge. But oh what a wonderful rich blessing they have missed, eh? ! I use each of these verses that the Lord has directed me to in prayer at least twice a week over others or myself. This is my second time around – 2009 also – unfortunately can;t attend this year in Houston either. Want to come within a few years to Winnipeg to visit my one remaining old aunt. May the Lord bless others thru you with these His Words embedded in your heart as you shine for Him.!
      Kathy (nee Reimer) -southern Ontario.

  45. 695

    Mosinee, WI

    Yes! (provided I can leave my family – my husband’s grandfather just passed away and I am singing for his service on Friday)

  46. 696
    robin says:

    Robin Stangland
    Snohomish, WA

    Sorry to miss it. I came two years ago and it was a major blessing! I’ll be praying for you all!

  47. 697
    Lichelle says:

    Lichelle Nanninga
    Austin Texas
    Yes I will be there

  48. 698
    Allison says:


    Eau Claire, WI

    Yes!! Yes!! YES!!!

    My precious and well worn scripture book and I will be there if the Lord wills it!! YAYYYYY!!!

  49. 699
    Leslie Giddens says:

    Leslie Giddens

    Warner Robins, GA


  50. 700
    Laura says:

    Laura Callison

    Littleton, CO

    Not able to make it, but hope everyone there has a blast!!

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