It’s Spiral Time, Sisters! Let’s Spiral Up!

Hey, you wonderful Siestas! GUESS WHAT I’M HOLDING IN MY HAND???

Need to see it closer up? Come on, now! Is this darling or what??

You ready to get busy on some Scripture memory in 2013? I AM! I AM! I can hardly wait! Our instructional post for our Siesta Scripture Memory Team (SSMT) will be published in mid December but, in order for most of you to have your spiral in your hands by the time we launch on January 1st, we need to start taking orders right away. Mind you, the official Siesta spirals are completely optional. You can easily pick up a generic spiral at any office supply or virtually any drug store chain. But having the same one is a ton of fun for those of us who like this kind thing! We use them all year to record our 2 verses a month then we bring them with us to the celebration in Houston in mid-January 2014 (egad!) as our ticket into the (free) event. And yes, any well-used Scripture memory spiral will serve the same purpose.

Our SSMT spirals are $4 each, plus a fairly nominal shipping and handling fee. You’ll see that on the order form. We try to keep the price as low as we can and still cover costs. To order your SSMT spiral, visit the LPM website by clicking here. Please, please try to make your order before or by December 19th for delivery by January 1st. For those of you who don’t get word about the spirals in time for January 1st, no worries. You’ll still sign in on all the posts like everyone else and just fill in your verses the moment you get yours. Even if you don’t make your order until January, you’ll have it in your sweet hands before you’ve had time to get to your 3rd verse out of 24. No big deal!

If for some reason you have problems with the link, go to:, then click on “Store” and under store click on “New Products”. It is the third to last item under “New Products”.

Here are a few questions I’m anticipating:

*Can I still get one of those cute spirals if I don’t necessarily want to sign up for the accountability twice a month on the blog team? Yes, you certainly may. You are welcome to use it for anything you want but we so hope you’ll write some Scriptures in it! That’s what it’s begging for. Smile.

*May I order more than one spiral? Yes. A number of you have already told me in advance that you’ve got daughters or sisters who are joining you this year on our Scripture memory team. You are welcome to order yours together if you live in the same town.I also like to use them for Christmas stocking stuffers for my daughters and special loves but shhhhhhh. I don’t want them to know.

I am beside myself! It is everything I can do not to go ahead and start writing verses in mine. Now, to find the perfect pen! Just think what awaits us on this page right here…

I love you guys so much. I am so blessed to journey with you in our pursuit of Christ. Nothing we’ve ever done on the blog has produced more fruit or seemed to incite more obvious favor from God than Siesta Scripture Memory Team. May it please Him more than ever in 2013!



292 Responses to “It’s Spiral Time, Sisters! Let’s Spiral Up!”

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  1. 1
    flipflops says:

    Love them! Can’t wait to get mine…..this will be my 3rd time doing this….it sure has been life changing…..thank you Beth!

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    Holly Ailing says:

    I tried with both my iPad and my iPhone and couldn’t see beyond the Store page. So I couldn’t order the journal. I would like to join this challenge and I’m not sure how to do that. Help!
    Thanks and bless you,

    • 2.1
      Lindsee says:

      Hi Holly, because our website is flash driven, it doesn’t work on an iPad or iPhone, so, you’ll have to order your spiral when you are on a normal computer. I hope that helps!

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    Shelly Elston says:

    Yay!!! I’m so excited! I’ll be placing my order today and will be anxiously awaiting January 1st. This was such a blessing in my life last time. God is faithful to bring those Scripture verses to my mind when I need them most. So blessed to have them tucked in my heart for keeps.

    Love to you and the lovely LPM team! xo

  4. 4
    Mary says:

    I cannot wait to get started!! Merry Christmas to you Beth and everyone at LPM!

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    peggy says:

    So excited!!! I’ve got some friends who committed to doing it with me this year!

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    Tammy says:

    Mine is ordered and so cant wait. God is so faithful to bring to mind Scripture I have already learned when needed.
    love to you and the LPM team…you bless me beyond words

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    Kate says:

    YAY! My aunt and sisters and I were just talking last week about how excited we are for next year and are already picking our verses for the beginning of the year! Thank you so much for doing the spirals again for 2013. I got one for each of us in 2010. We have cherished the Word that was written in them throughout 2011 and the continual reminder of God’s faithfulness during that year…especially through my aunt’s bout with cancer and subsequent surgery and treatment.

    Merry Christmas and God bless all of you at LPM! We’re so grateful for your ministry!

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    beckyjomama says:

    SO excited! I already have mine and I found some big spirals for my girls (5 & 8yr olds) that I will attempt to decorate similarly!!! This has TRULY made such a difference in my life! I love y’all for many reasons, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you for encouraging this in my life! SO Blessed!

  9. 9
    Susan says:

    Will the spirals be sold at Houston’s First Baptist bookstore?

    • 9.1
      Lindsee says:

      Susan, they will not be sold at the bookstore. But we do have them here at LPM! Hope that helps.

      • Leigh says:

        So, Lindsee, does that mean those of us who live close to LPM can come by and pick up in person? If so, do we need to order ahead or just come by the office?

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    Janae says:

    Thank you for offering this again. The past 2 times that I have participated, my life has been so enriched and blessed by the power of the Word. Can’t wait.

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    Vicki says:

    Wahoojah!! I am so excited! I had been wondering if we would be doing this again next year. I just ordered spirals for me, my daughter, and my 3-year-old granddaughter. Theirs will go in their stockings. Thanks so much for this encouraging ministry. Merry Christmas!!

  12. 12
    Karen E says:

    Ordered mine, and several more for friends who will join me in this scripture journey! We have been so blessed to participate in past years — God is so good. Thank you for leading us in this joyful discipline!

  13. 13
    Patti says:

    Merry Christmas, LPM! This will be my 3rd Scripture Memory year, and I can hardly wait. I’m walking through some hard stuff with a close friend, and she is also thinking about participating – we’ll be accountability partners. Anyway, I was wondering if there was any other way to order a spiral than online? More specifically, do I have to pay with a credit card online, or may I write a check? It wouldn’t be a deal breaker or anything, I was just wondering. Let me just share as concisely as I know how, no single discipline has done more to prepare my heart and mind for the emotional healing God has wrought in my life in the last 3 years than the spiritual discipline of Scripture memory. I am healed, whole, and free today, and it all started when I took the Scripture memory challenge in 2009.

    • 13.1
      Lindsee says:

      Hey Patti! That is a great question and I will find out and let you know.

      • Patti says:

        Thanks, Lindsee. I don’t know how blog moderating works, whether or not all the contributors read all the comments, but I did want Beth to know that this Siesta prayed for her today. I’m guessing she is hard at work, writing and studying.

        And Beth, in case you read this, whatever is on your schedule today, I prayed out loud for you; that God will guard and protect your heart and your mind with a double portion of His peace that surpasses all understanding because you trust in Him.

        Have a blessed day, and a Merry Christmas, Siestaville!

  14. 14

    Already got mine in the mail … three … one for me and both my teen daughters! Yahoo! Perfect stocking stuffers. So excited to start, too!

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    Kristin A. says:

    oh YIPPEE!!! I was all geared up this time last year to join in the SSMT for the first time this year (2012) and was beyond disappointed that this needed to be an off year. I am so excited to be joining y’all for the first time for 2013!

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    Sandy Bowers says:

    Yay! So excited to get in on this from the beginning this time. And with an ACTUAL SSMT spiral. A new one! Bring on the new year Siestas!

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    jackie says:

    yay!!! i am so excited!

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    Casey Springer says:

    I’ve been waiting for this!

  20. 20
    Christy Yates says:

    I’ve so been wanting to dig into the Word lately. What perfect timing! I ordered for myself, and gifts… and I emailed all my present and former Bible Study Ladies to encourage them to participate!

  21. 21
    Amy Storms says:

    YAY! SO excited. This practice has been life-changing and life-giving for me. I’m craving it already…can’t wait to start! Thanks so much.

  22. 22
    Michelle Carter says:

    Woo Hoo! Excited! Getting a new pen, too. Purple ink, I believe will be just the thing!

  23. 23
    Ruth says:

    Hi Beth!

    These are SOOOO cute! Can’t wait to get mine! You will have to show us what pen you choose for yours!!! Thank you thank you!!! πŸ™‚

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    sweet anonymous aka Mary says:

    I just finished ordering mine! I can’t wait to see what God will do and what fruit He will produce as I journey through this new year hiding His word in my heart. I am so thankful for all of you at LPM. What a blessing each of you are. May prayer for each and every one of you in this new year is that your paths will be lined with the blessings of God. Much Love, Mary

  25. 25
    Lisa Curtis says:

    Order is placed. Pen is chosen. I have been anxiously awaiting this moment since we departed Houston in 2012!!!!

    I simply cannot wait.

    Much love and wishing you and yours the Merriest!!!!!!


  26. 26
    Anita Siecker says:

    Yay!!!!! I can’t wait to start!! Finding me a new pen also!! Here we come Houston 2014!!!

  27. 27

    I’ve been waiting!! I love them – so cute! Can’t wait to get mine (and to start with my verses!)

  28. 28
    Andrea says:

    Yay, yay, YAY!! Just ordered mine! I love mine from last time around. I have so many verses that carried me through a difficult pregnancy – it’s wonderful to look back through it and know God was carrying me just as I needed.

  29. 29
    Michelle says:

    Yes…excited! Beth, you got several of us started in memorization a year ago through your James study. We enjoyed it so much that after we finished James we decided to continue memorizing other portions of scripture together. And, I love the new spiral design! I will order 2-3 soon!

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    Margie by the Sea says:

    Love this! What a wonderful lift this gave me. Memorizing Scripture with SSMT for the last 3 seasons has helped me to do something I never thought I could do – place God’s Word in my mind and heart so it is always there when I need it. And, I have been so blessed by that.
    Love you all! Have a blessed Christmas.

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    Betty M says:

    Just ordered mine. I hope I can get it filled in with chapters and verses I have started but still do not have a total handle on.
    As we age a big part of memorization is to retain what we have learned I am finding. I may know five or six verses in a chapter but as I learn more, I do not retain the earlier learned ones. Anyone else relate to this????
    They are divinely cute spirals!

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    Mary says:

    WOOHOO!!! Just ordered one for me and one for a friend! Can’t wait to begin. Now, to pick a pen πŸ™‚

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    Susan says:

    Yeah! So excited! I ordered mine already. I love that I am not the only one who thought about getting a special pen for this πŸ™‚

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    LauraLS says:

    I may not follow totally along with the program, but I am going to use mine for the Forsake and Take verses from the simulcast as I go over them.
    Yes, late start……..

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    sherry says:

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo Excited! My BFF and I did this the last time and we got to come to the celebration. This time my whole “Dear John” Bible study is going to do it together…Wild, eh? We are just finishing Believing God so it’s perfect to pick up with “God’s word is alive and active in me”! Can I get a YEE HAW? (The Indiana version of Hallelujah!)

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    sherry says:

    Saw the purple ink entry above…I think that sounds just right…may have to do also!

  37. 37
    sherry (a/k/a motor mouth tonite) says:

    ok, last post, I ALMOST promise…Lindsee, I don’t see the Lewiston picture posted…am I being “blonder than I’ll ever hope to be?” πŸ™‚

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    Mary says:

    I was so blessed by the Girl A-Z simulcast this fall, and have been following the blog. This morning, I ordered the spiral and now with this post am excited to be a part of the scripture memory team for the 1st time!

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    elaine says:

    My accountability partner, D’Lynn, and I already have ours and are looking forward to our third year of scripture memory together followed by the celebration in Houston. Thank you for offering these cute spirals and Merry Christmas!!

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    Sheryl says:

    I ordered mine this afternoon, and I used my ipad to do so πŸ™‚

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    Bobbie Lutz says:

    Yea! Just ordered mine-cant wait to get started. Btw, I was able to order mine on my iPad and the order went through. (I have an order number) This will be a year of blessings through His Word! Thanks for doing this, Beth!

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    Volleyball Ginger says:

    Already have my “official” spiral and I’m super ready to get going!!!!! Yippppeeee!

    Wetumpka, AL

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    Jerry Ann says:

    Will the app be available again?

  44. 44
    Ashley says:

    Wow, that picture does look like a magical forest.

    On the topic of scripture memorization, my husband has offered to pay our daughter $10 for every verse of James she memorizes. She made her first $100 this morning. I want in on that deal! I love that he’s doing it. She’s motivated and being filled with the word. She said she fell asleep last night “listening to some man read James” on her Bible app πŸ™‚

  45. 45

    The scripture booklet is beautiful and looks like fun, fun, fun….I’m excited ! πŸ™‚

  46. 46
    Dawn says:

    Can’t wait!!! I’m so excited!!

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    Joni says:

    Can’t wait to get started! I love the new spiral! I loved 2011 too but this one is so precious!

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    Debbie says:

    Got mine and then some πŸ™‚ Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait!!!!!

    (P.S. Thank you Beth for doing this. Love you!!!)

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    ULCARDSFAN says:

    Just ordered mine. Now to book my room at the OMNI πŸ™‚

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    Pamela (Canada) says:

    YES!!! I’ve been waiting for this ALL year. I can’t WAIT to get started on 2013 memorizing. My kids and I did our own version throughout 2012. We so wanted dad to join us and last month we got our own little miracle!!! Dad joined our memory team. We’re going to have our own super-celebration in January. Memorizing with my family is worth more than I can even express.

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