You Amaze Me

This is just the quickest shout-out to say that you nearly took my breath away in your comments to the last post. I have never been so humbled and so thankful and blessed to be part of this community. If you haven’t had a chance to glance at the ministry going on between sisters in the faith, even just letting your eyes scan down the comments and seeing the interchange between the phrases,  “Little Sister here…” and “Big Sister here…” will put tears in your eyes. You amaze me. We are flawed people around here and all of us have some degree of brokenness but, Sisters, God formed something real in this community over the last years – something we couldn’t have conjured up with the best of plans, talent, and organization – and His Son has never been more obvious among you than in that last post. I cannot thank you enough. You mean so much to me.

I’m keeping it short because we have our big Siesta Summer Bible study post going up first thing in the morning but I want to ask you for one more thing. I am so pleased to hear from many of you that you’re agreeing to memorize Psalm 25. By all means, older sisters, join in, too, if you could really use those words in the marrow of your bones. Read it and see. Memory work is often done best in the framework of accountability. If you want to be held accountable to memorize it, would you please make a comment to this post and let us know you’re taking on Psalm 25 and what version you’re using? (The version is completely up to you! This is just to provide you a chance to sign on the dotted line, so to speak.) Some of you could also pair up and use the same version and agree on how you’re going to approach it and what Scriptures you’re taking on each week. My little sister in the faith that God used to spur on the whole previous post – remember, the one I ran into in the grocery store? – is going to memorize the same version as me so that we would be able to say it together. It just makes it extra fun and gets it done.

I love you guys so much. Now, let’s get out there and live in victory. Jesus, be obvious in Your daughters this day. This week. This lifetime. You are all to us.



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  1. 351
    Leigh says:

    On my way to work this morning the person the enemy is using to cause so my strife in my life was in the car in front of me almost the whole way to work. I kept saying Psalm 25 over and over again. The feelings of being anxious and upset did not over power me this time! Thank you Lord!

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    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Psalm 25 ESV
    sorry I’m so late, but I definitely need to have this challenge for the summer.
    older sister: who still struggles with faith and obedience but continues to seek the LORD with all her heart and mind.
    THANK YOU BETH AND THE WHOLE LPM TEAM for this blog and encouragement, you follow God and speak his truth and its ALWAYS just what I needed to hear!! Like all the other women on this blog is amazes me that God Our Father speaks to all of us like that!!! No matter our ages or seasons in life. Love and Prayers from your siesta sister north of the border.

  3. 353
    Barb says:

    Barb, Evansville, IN, going solo

    Theres no question that I have been touched by Nehemiah 4:14, in my case fighting for my son claiming victory in his life. He needs a job, and a home and he needs renewed faith in God. Situations surrounding him are the source of rubble for me, but I am claiming Nehemiah 4:14….to calm a mom’s restless heart.

    In the meantime, I’ll be leading this study in the fall for my church and I have a feeling there are people missing from my life that I will meet in the fall.

    Awesome study!

  4. 354
    Ashley U says:

    Psalm 25 in ESV

  5. 355
    Jillianrose says:

    Memorizing is not my best game, but I am more than willing to give it my best. Possibly it will be chase away the sadness I am feeling with the news that my dog will be leaving me before long. 12 yrs. :'(

  6. 356
    jaimee says:

    Psalm 25, NIV

  7. 357
    Donna says:

    I’m up for the challenge. Psalm 25 in NIV

  8. 358
    Cara says:

    Late in joining but still joining.

    Psalm 25 in ESV

  9. 359
    Lauren Turner says:

    Psalm 25, ESV

  10. 360
    Punky Tolson says:

    Punky Tolson, Dallas, TX

    “Big sister here”… memorizing Psalm 25, ESV.
    I need this. BOY do I EVER need this now! xoxo – P

  11. 361
    Andrea Porter says:

    Siesta Mama,
    I cannot wait for September, for LPL in Reading, PA. I get to take my awesome, terrific, wonderful mother. 🙂 She has never been to one and I get to be there with her the first time she gets to enjoy the weekend LIVE!!!! I am so excited, I’m bustin’ at the seams. The reason for this post is to say, that I was off the computer for a few days and had a horrible attack by he who will NOT be named, he’s such a liar and I fell hook, line and sinker. All is patched up with my family and I, totally misinterpreted what my boy-child said to me. Our kids went to a CIY camp and our son, 14 got baptized and told me the reason why he did it was that he was mad at God because I have MS and he didn’t have a childhood. Boy, that was a hit below the belt. For the past 11 years I have done nothing, but make sure that I can be involved in their lives and not, so bad off, spiritually, mentally, physically, etc. I started to bawl, I felt that I had totally let down our kids. After many tears on my part, running away to my parents house… I wrote in my journal and asked “Where are you God?” After I got the real expanded story did I realize, he meant he just had a DIFFERENT childhood, NOT no childhood. What a relief, he also said he looks up to me because of how I handle my illness. Thank You GOD! You were with me and us the whole time. I did read the Big Sister, Little Sister post and read Psalm 25 NIV. I immediately, thought of the Third Day song ‘My Hope is You’. I am going to try and get my Mom to memorize it with me by the September LPL event and say it to each other that weekend, GRIN. That would be soooo very cool. Well, LPM blog world, love you Siestas. And like Mama says, “Stay in the Word, His Word is LIFE.” So true, the Word will save you every time. Thanks so much for the encouragement. Blessings!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    Mimi of Six in Al. says:

    Very late. Better late than not. Psalm 25 ESV. Big sister that needs this. My memory is not good but I can remember some and that helps. The part I can recall always seems like the perfect place. If I can’t remember it all. I just keep reading it and praying. Thanks

  13. 363
    Amy says:

    Here goes…Psalm 25, ESV.

    I’m not sure I’ve ever needed a passage of Scripture more in all my life!

  14. 364
    Melissa says:

    I just stumbled across this post. I needed to hear Psalm 25 more than I ever have before! How great is our God? He used this to begin the restoring of my soul. I’m going to take up this challenge, no matter how hard it is for me right now.


  15. 365
    Kristin Roberts says:

    Yikes! So late, but I’m up for the challenge! Psalm 25 NIV

  16. 366
    Denise LeBlanc says:

    I am committing to memorizing Psalm 25 in the New King James version. Pray for me because memorizing is difficult but my heart’s desire has been to fill my heart with the Word so it is forever in my mind and in my words.

  17. 367
    angeljoy says:

    Thank you for this challenge! I’m memorizing Psalm 25 in the NIV. I’m also going to encourage my 8yo old daughter to memorize it. She just told me this week that she “prayed to be a Child of God.” I am so grateful! Pray with me that she will grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and that she would hunger and thirst for righteousness!

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    Sarah says:

    I had committed to memorizing Psalm 25 (ESV) a few weeks ago. My pastor has been preaching through some of the Psalms and low and behold he is on Psalm 25 right now. So we will be spending a few weeks studying the Psalm right as I am memorizing it. How good our God is.

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