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. 1001
    Sheri Beersman says:

    Hi Beth!

    My name is Sheri

    I’m from Missouri!

    and, I AM COMING TO HOUSTON NEXT WEEK FOR SSMT!!!!!! And, I cannot wait!!!!

  2. 1002
    Jami says:

    I will be missing this time, God willing next time.

  3. 1003
    wendy says:


    Broken Arrow, OK

    No, but will party vicariously with you!!

  4. 1004
    Emmy says:


    Rome, GA

    I am not going to be able to come πŸ™ I had such good intentions! Even have had a hotel room since June. (just cancelled yesterday) I picked a scripture and logged in every time… I just fell behind memorizing them… so I didn’t think it was fair for me to come!

    So proud of everyone who finished! Celebrate like crazy! πŸ™‚

    • 1004.1
      Valerie says:

      I was really looking forward to seeing you and hugging your neck! You’ll definitely be missed!

      • Emmy says:

        Awwww that makes me SO sad! πŸ™ I’ll miss hugging your neck too!!!! How are you? I tried to go on your blog the other night to say hi but it looked like you must have moved it? I bet your Grand baby is So big now! Know you are the best “Lolly” πŸ™‚ I’m going to be so jealous next weekend… ughhh that is what I get for my laziness! πŸ™

        SSMT 2014… I’ll be there!

  5. 1005
    Ruth Cherry says:

    Ruth Cherry, Royse City, Texas

    Yes, I completed the 24 verses and posted each. I plan to attend with 8 other ladies from our group. Our Bible Study group is called God’s Girls, and our memory team that was formed from God’s Girls, is called SIESTA SISTA’S of Royse City, Texas. We are sooooo excited. We are a group of ladies that are on fire for the LORD. Our ages range from 68 to 26….our hot pink tee shirts have glitzy angel wings on the back with our own favorite verse. We are going to be so darling!!!! ON YA!

  6. 1006
    Kim says:

    1. Kim

    2. Chicago, IL

    3. No, I am not able to make it to the celebration.
    Yes, I finished all 24 verses!!! What a blessing this has been for me. Thanks to all of you!

  7. 1007
    Pauline says:

    1: Pauline

    2: Kearney, Ne

    3: NO πŸ™ I had planned on coming, but things are not working out for me to be there. I am really disappointed, have agreat time and will be thinking and praying for you all on the weekend.

  8. 1008
    Ola Mae Bulkley says:

    Ola Mae
    Austin (Cedar Park) Texas
    YES! with 5 other Siestas! And we are SO excited!!

  9. 1009
    Donna Pyle says:

    Donna Pyle, Spring, TX: YES! I’ll be there with the Word in my hand and praise to God on my lips!

  10. 1010
    LuAnn Fischer says:

    LuAnn, Winfield, No – I can’t come this time – Maybe NEXT time!! :o) My home church also did this we had a great time doing this thank you for the challenge and the encouragement!

  11. 1011
    Dorla says:

    Lincoln Ne

    Yes, I am coming. This has been a great challenge for me. thanks for the inspiration to plant God’s word on my heart.

  12. 1012
    Dianne Jones says:


    Fairfield, CA

    No, can’t make it to Houston. Next time!

  13. 1013
    Dana says:

    1. Dana Jackson

    2. Boerne, TX

    3. YES I am coming!! So excited!!

  14. 1014
    1choirgirl says:

    Hi, didn’t see this until now, hope it’s not too late. Just finished watching the live prayer chat, but was late for that too! That’s how my year has gone! So many difficult things came up this year, that I think I filled 2 spirals with scripture to learn!!

    Jen Niemann (1choirgirl)
    Auburn, Ohio
    NO, cannot come–caring for my own family, and my mother with Alzheimer’s right now, and hubby who just herniated a disc in his back before Christmas! πŸ™

    But–will be thinking of ya’ll!

  15. 1015
    Amy Botello says:

    Amy, Washington DC and no I will not be attending, although I really wanted to attend! Wish I could be there!!

  16. 1016
    Shelley says:

    San Angelo

  17. 1017
    Vicki says:

    San Angelo
    Will be there!

  18. 1018
    Martha Polston says:

    Martha: Lexington, Ky. I won’t be able to come but it was a great blessing to me this year.

  19. 1019
    Mary Ellen Krivonen says:

    Yes, I AM coming to the scripture memory celebration in Houston!!

  20. 1020
    Cheri B says:

    1) Cheri

    2) Fresno, CA

    3) No and I am so VERY disappointed. 3 of us ladies have memorized with each other and planned to come but finances for all 3 of us are not allowing us to bring the trip to fruition.

    However, it has truly been a blessing to do this – I am amazed as I’ve gone back through my spiral and remembered what was going on in my life just by the Scriptures I was led to pick. Also was surprised that there were so many that spoke to me at my need or at my delight! He is so good!

  21. 1021
    Vicki Reeves says:

    Vicki Reeves
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    I am coming to Houston
    with great excitement and
    anticipation. WooHoo

  22. 1022
    Christy says:

    Christy, Summit
    Yes! And I am super excited too πŸ™‚

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    Gail says:

    McDonough, Georgia

    Yes I completed 24 scriptures!
    No can’t come, wish I could, I know it would be so fun! I look forward to hearing all about it. I love this blog! Love You Beth!

  24. 1024
    Karen Bailey says:

    1) Karen Bailey

    2) Lexington, KY

    3) I’ll be there. I’m coming with a girlfriend, Laura, who moved to North Carolina 2 years ago. We were in the same small group, TwelveTen (for Romans 12:10). We’ve only seen each other once since she moved. Looking forward to the celebration, seeing her, and getting away!!

  25. 1025
    Pamela says:


    Mechanicsville, VA

    No I am not able to make it to Houston.

    Thank you Beth for all you do to help encourage me to be closer to God. Memorizing scripture has been a blessing to me.

  26. 1026
    Julie says:


    Wentzville, MO

    I completed the 24 verses, but will sadly not be able to join you! Have a great time celebrating a year spent memorzing the Word!!!

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    Trish Lenz says:

    Trish L.

    West Linn, Oregon

    YES! I am coming to HOUSTON and could not be more excited!!!!!

  28. 1028
    elvira says:


    Grande Prairie, Alberta ,Canada

    I memorized 24 Scriptures! So , so sorry , I won’t be there, so far to come by myself.
    Will be praying for you as you celebrate together!! Maybe next time I’ll get someone to come with me!

  29. 1029
    Trisha Wall says:

    Trisha Wall, Midland, TX
    Yes, I’m coming! Can’t wait!

  30. 1030
    Valerie says:



    YES! I memorized 28 verses & YES I WILL BE THERE!!!

    Can’t wait!

  31. 1031
    Romona says:

    East Alton

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    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Austin, HOPE SO!

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    Nicole Duplechain says:

    Nicole Duplechain
    Prairieville/Baton Rouge, LA
    and YES!!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  34. 1034
    Lula says:

    Hazlehurst. I memorized 25 verses. To God be the glory! No,I wont attend.

  35. 1035
    Gwen Youngs says:

    Gwen, Kennesaw, GA – No, I can’t be there because I am doing my Student Teaching this semester. However, I did memorize my 24 verses & really enjoyed that challenge. I haven’t seen anything about memorizing verses for this year – did I miss something??

  36. 1036
    Shari says:

    Hi Beth!!
    I’m Shari and I’m in Augusta, GA, for now (we’re getting ready to move back to Atlanta).

    I am soooo sad but I cannot be there for the celebration!!! I WILL be praying for all of y’all, though!!!


  37. 1037
    Ahvy Whiteside says:

    I am coming to the celebration!!

  38. 1038
    Diane says:

    Hi Beth!

    I’m Diane Ellison in Littleton, CO.
    I am SO thankful to say I was able to memorize all 24 verses, and I am reviewing them like mad so I won’t forget any before the 20th!
    I will be attending the celebration with my best friend and college room mate, Sarah, who lives in Montrose, CO.
    I am SO looking forward to a getaway, a time with the LORD, a word from the LORD, and much talking and laughing with my friend. See you SOON!

  39. 1039
    Judy Campbell says:

    Hey! I am from Marietta GA and am excited to share the celebration with my dear friend Nancy and my sweet daughter Megan!

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    Megan Gleaton says:

    I am from Columbia, SC and will be attending with my mom and her Bible Study leader!

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    elaine says:

    Elaine, New Orleans
    YES!!! πŸ™‚

  42. 1042
    Alison says:

    Alison from Richmond, Virginia

    I can’t come to Texas, but I am so thankful for this challenge and encouragement which helped me memorize 24+ verses for the first time in my life! It’s made a big difference in my faith. Thank you so much!!!

  43. 1043
    kimberlygmason says:

    kimberly mason
    yes, and i am coming to ssmt, Lord willing! πŸ™‚
    totally can’t wait!!! πŸ™‚
    oh, i’m from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

  44. 1044
    Barbara Barnes says:

    Barbara Barnes
    Searcy, Arkansas

    My first grade co-teacher and I memorized our scriptures and held each other accountable this year. We even co-taught “David” this past fall together. We will be unable to attend due to teaching school. We will be there in spirit with you siestas.

  45. 1045
    Charlotte says:

    From Arkansas
    I have my spiral and have enjoyed memorizing scripture.
    I did not find the blog until late in the year and I did not realize I was supposed to be posting them. I’m just writing to say that this has changed my life. I now have 2 spirals full of scriptures that I carry in my purse. I am feasting on God’s word all through the day and I finally get what it means to have the word “abide in me”. I will continue to add to my little notebooks.
    I am falling in love with God’s word!! Thank you for this blog and the inspiration and encouragement.

  46. 1046
    Traci says:

    Sadly, I can not make it. It was a dream for another year I hope.

    These scriptures blessed my year and life. I feel as if I have a small journal that I can look upon and see how God was moving in my life.

    Honestly, I have all 24 scriptures written & posted, but I have failed to memorize them all. I was telling God this week how disappointed I am that there are many that are fuzzy now. Yes, I know I’ve been going through chemo and it’s awful for your memory, but I want them. I am certain though they are in my heart.

    I’ve started 2012 just so I can continue. 1 Peter 3:15,16

    I will be thinking of you all and praying for your weekend.

  47. 1047
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, New Orleans

    I will be unable to attend. I have decided to keep memorizing two scriptures because it has been a spirtual lifeline to me.

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    Charlotte, NC

    I will not be attending :(, but I know you all are going to have a blast!! Thanks Beth for being our cheerleader encourager extraordinaire!!!

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    HulaHeart says:

    Paula Hale
    Brownwood, Texas
    No, not this time. God richly bless you all!! πŸ™‚

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    Jana Sund says:

    Cant come….desperately want to but the flight alone is 500$. Had a blast this year doing it though.

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