A Little SSMT Quiz

Ladies! Our SSMT Celebration is right around the corner, and believe me, we know it is on your mind because it is on our minds, too! Like, all the time. Grin.

SO, before we get any further I do want to clarify that this is NOT the post for registration. We are working on that and will have it up very soon (read: hopefully this week!), but we are ironing out a few quirks and we’ll have it up and ready to roll!

However, we didn’t want to leave you hanging and we also want to hear from you!

First and foremost, the date for our SSMT Celebration is official Saturday, January 18th. Yes! We’re mixing things up and going with a one day event, instead of the Friday – Saturday plan. So, as you’re planning, plan to be here for sure from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM that lovely Saturday.

With that said, here are a few questions for you:

1) Are you planning to attend?

2) Have you attended in past or first time?

3) For those that have previously attended, what is your favorite memory to share, especially for those that have yet to attend?

As you’re thinking ahead, just a reminder that Β the actual celebration event is free of charge as your β€œticket” is your worn out spiral, but when discussing finances, be sure to consider two things, traveling and lodging. (More travel and hotel information is found in the FAQ page when you register.) We are so excited to have Travis leading worship with us again this year, as well.

Alrighty, y’all. Let’s hear from you! And be checking the blog regularly for registration updates and more details! We love y’all dearly.


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  1. 1
    Heather Rattray says:

    I am planning to attend! This will be my THIRD time! My favorite memory was going the first time and how the message spoke directly to my circumstances. The Lord met me big time!

  2. 2
    Paula says:

    1. Can’t.
    2. Never (this was my first year to participate in memorization.)
    3. Can’t wait to hear from others.

    • 2.1
      Mary Jane says:

      Yes, I am planning to attend. This will be my first time. I am very excited to travel to Houston and meet with all our Siesta’s.

      Mary Jane

  3. 3
    Cindy Cannon says:

    So looking forward to the event!

  4. 4
    Valerie says:


    This will be my third time.

    I was so blessed when everyone was paired up reciting their Scriptures to each other. That has to be SO pleasing to God to hear His Word being spoken by so many sisters-in-Christ. Also, I love seeing all of the sweet Siestas face-to-face. There’s a lot of hugging, laughter & chatter going on. Of course, Beth’s teaching & the praise & worship is always awesome! I am really looking forward to it! Thanks for everything!!!

  5. 5
    Keri Lee Robbins says:

    1. YES!! I can’t wait!! πŸ˜€
    2. This is my first year participating in SSMT!
    3. No, but I can’t wait to have some to share for next time! πŸ™‚

  6. 6
    Maria says:

    1. Yes
    2. First Time

  7. 7
    Gretchen says:

    This would be my 2nd time. The message Beth shared was remarkable.

    As an fyi, I just checked airfare, and because it is a holiday weekend (Martin Luther King Day), air fare is significantly higher than normal. Hotel prices will be up also. I’ll probably pass this year (unfortunately).

    • 7.1
      Lindsee says:

      Thanks so much for the heads up about airfare! And also, we do have hotel blocks saved, so that shouldn’t be an issue. But we certainly understand. Blessings!

  8. 8
    Sarah Marion says:

    1. Yes, we are planning to attend.
    2. First time to attend. Two years ago all flights were grounded in my area due to extreme weather.

  9. 9
    Sherry Pearcy says:

    1. Yes, I am planning to attend.
    2. This will be my 3rd SSMTC!!
    3. The first one was such a memorable event! Each year has been fun, inspiring and challenging. Meeting other Siestas in person that had only been a pic and words on a computer or phone screen has been priceless. I have meet some incredible women and we stay in touch all through the year. Memorizing scripture tops it all!! Thank your for providing such an awesome experience! Your staff is the best!!

    • 9.1
      Valerie says:

      Sherry, I’m so thankful that you have been my memorization partner the past two times. I love that we both chose Psalm 139 to memorize that first year. Love you & look forward to this time together too.

  10. 10
    BARBARA JEAN says:

    I can’t attend, my daughters birthday, but have loved participating in the Scripture memory and have my spiral ready, just in case plans change. I know it will be a wonderful time for all the Siestas. I will celebrate with you in spirit.

  11. 11
    Mary says:

    I am planning on attending again this year. Was there at the last one two years ago. Went by myself not knowing anyone who would be there. I met woman in my hotel right away who were attending the event when I arrived and then the next two days I met about ten more woman staying at the same hotel. I always had other women to hang out with and some now that I keep in touch with often.

    So if you do not know anyone else going do not be afraid. Women will come right around you and make you feel part of there group. You’ll meet dear friends that you will have for life!

  12. 12
    MacKenzie says:

    1)Probably. I really want to make it work but have to figure out how to handle my littles.

    2)Nope. This is my third time being a scripture siesta but haven’t been able to attend an event yet.

    3) Not just one verse but I just finished memorizing James. Yes, the whole book. What a testimony to how God has grown me in the area of scripture memory. My first year I struggled to memorize “just” those 24 verses I picked. Now, 24 is not enough!

  13. 13
    Lori says:

    1. Unable
    2. Never
    3. If I would attend I would share 2 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV)

  14. 14
    elaine says:

    This is my third year. My favorite memory was at the first celebration, seeing everyone in pairs in the courtyard reciting their scriptures. A taste of heaven – all of like mind and spirit. Amen! Looking forward to January.

  15. 15
    Michelle Baylerian says:

    Y.E.S. I will be attending!!!! Whoo hoo!! I attended 2 yrs ago for the 2nd SSMTC. My favorite memory was getting to meet the Siestas I had just started following on Twitter. Met several new friends. All I can say is that the LPM Staff just poured themselves out that weekend. They made us feel so loved. I can say that it probably will be the highlight for 2014. Can’t wait πŸ™‚

  16. 16
    lynda rickey says:

    Yes, I’m coming and I can’t wait. This ain’t my first rodeo. My favorite memory is definitely the sweet women I met who adopted me for the weekend. A close second was Siesta Mama saying from memory the entirety of 1 John. Love you guys.

  17. 17
    Pam Nelson says:

    1. I am planning on attending…if some of my friends go. I went to the last one by myself and didn’t enjoy it as much. Hard to have as much fun alone. Also hard to get around and know where to go by myself. (I am directionally challenged πŸ™‚
    2. This will be my third time.
    3. When we shared our verses at the first event, I made a friend that I still stay in touch with…thank goodness for Facebook!
    Other highlights: pics by area, music, talking with others, laughing, and good Mexican food!,

  18. 18
    Marie says:

    If anyone wants to give me the money for airfare, I will gladly attend! (Question: will the event be livestreamed? I know I would pay a fee for that and I bet other ladies would, too!)

  19. 19
    Kathy Sanford says:

    1. Yes, I plan to attend.
    2. Even though I have done SSMT before, this will be my
    first time to attend.
    3. N/A

  20. 20
    Kathy Sanford says:

    1. Yes, I plan to attend.
    2. First time to attend, but I have done SSMT before.
    3. N/A

  21. 21
    Mindy B says:

    1. I am planning to atttend!
    2. This is my FIRST TIME! WOO HOO!
    3. I am super excited to come home with lots of memories and also excited to visit Houston in January because my friend will be home with her three adopted sons from the Ukraine by then (God willing)! Going to be a great weekend!

  22. 22
    Laura Deibel says:

    This will be my first SSMT Celebration! I can’t wait to see ya’ll in January!

  23. 23
    Connielynn says:

    This will be my third time to attend and I am so very excited. Even though I have special memories of both times my favorite was the first year when everyone gathered at one time to say their scripture. Seeing, hearing and being a part of that was amazing.

  24. 24
    MommaFoster says:

    I am planning to attend, and I’ve never been before.

  25. 25
    Dawn Vaughn says:

    I hope I can come. I’m planning on it. I’ve never come before.

  26. 26
    Cindy Strong says:

    YES!!!! I am attending!!!

    I attended in 2012 for the first time.

    My favorite time was the group picture! I have always wanted to meet the person I’ve spent so much time in Bible study with from afar with. It didn’t happen but it was fun being able to see you on a different level!!! There was so much love poured out!

    Love your ministry and your faithfulness!

  27. 27
    Karen Miller says:

    1. Possibly
    2. Would be first time.

  28. 28
    Jeannine Hale says:

    I am definitely planning on attending for the first time. A gathering of like minded women with one thing for sure in common – they love the Word of God – YES!!!

  29. 29
    Kim says:

    I am not sure if I am coming. My two daughters, ages 10 and 13 are learning the scriptures and posting as well. Is the event appropriate for their ages?

  30. 30
    Alicia Lowery says:

    1. Yes! Can’t wait!
    2. Yes!! Two years ago.
    3. All of it. Beth’s teaching. Travis’ worship. I can’t hear WORD OF GOD SPEAK without thinking of that weekend. Spending time with two close friends traveling together and we may or may not have learned each others verses on the way to Texas!:). The wall of scripture. The general spirit that we all accomplished something great together. The LPM team was exceptionally welcoming and kind. Thank you for planning another!!:)

  31. 31
    Kathryn says:

    I have participated in all the SSMT’s but have not gone to the celebrations. I won’t be able to come to this one either. Am looking forward to hearing about this one.

  32. 32
    Lynda Harkins says:

    As much as I would love, love, love to be there~it’s just too far for one day. As usual, my prayers will be with you all on this special day!

  33. 33
    Mindy says:

    Gonna try my hardrst( I have 4 kids who randomly get sick lol )

    It will be my first time:)!!!

    I am so excited bc this memorizing was an answer to me asking
    God to help me find a way to memorize Scripture:)

    • 33.1
      Mindy B says:

      I think we should book our hotel now Mindy that way even if our kids get sick we still have to go! We need a road trip with lots of girl talk and caffeine!

  34. 34
    Michelle says:

    Would love to come… buuuuut, it’s an awful long way from Canada ;). This has been my first time doing the memorization. I have loved it! Thank you for the great experience!!!

  35. 35
    Sue says:

    1) Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited!!
    2) This will be my first time. I memorized the verses year before last, but wasn’t able to attend.

  36. 36
    Sandy says:

    Not going to the event but love hearing how blessed everyone is who get to fellowship together! I just felt the strong desire to have more of His word in my heart and have had a lot of encouragement from being a part of it with all of you~ hugs, Sandy

  37. 37
    jackie says:

    Jackie from MO.
    I have had the blessing of being at every SSMTC event to date and YES I am planning on being there for the 2014 event as well.
    my favorite memory was the friends I made that first year and how we have remained friends! so, so special!

  38. 38
    Natalie says:

    1) yes!!
    2) yes!!
    3) These are a few of my favorite SSMT celebration things!
    The enthusiasm and fun that pervaded the room. It really was a celebration!
    The commissioning by Beth! So powerful, so memorable!
    The moment at the end when Beth and the worship team quietly slipped out while we were all still lifting our voices in praise! Such a sweet ending to the celebration.
    The moment, by the grace of God, that I completed saying all my verses and knew I had done it!! Kind of like finishing a marathon . . . Not that I have ever finished a marathon ;-))

  39. 39
    Lisa Younce says:

    1) Yes I am planning to attend!

    2) This will be my Third time!

    3) My first time was so exciting in so many ways. One of my best friends and I went together, and we got to stay at a really nice hotel. We met some awesome ladies in the evening at the hospitality /Penthouse suite. Amanda was there, and two of the ladies we met got to stay in the suite because their rooms didn’t work out right. We are still friends with them on Facebook, and keep in touch.

    The other memory that really stands out the first time was our panic about reciting our scriptures to someone else. Nancy, who works at LPM, was so sweet to us and told us we were able to recite to each other. I’m not sure we could have slept that night if she hadn’t relieved our nerves. It was so beautiful watching as little groups of women sat in the courtyard sharing our memory verses.

    Last time none of my friends were able to attend, so I went alone. I met some great ladies on the blog beforehand, by sharing that I was coming alone, and finding others coming by themselves. We all met together for dinners and sat together at the event, and shared our scriptures with each other. So each time was completely different, but wonderful in so many ways!

  40. 40
    Tammy says:

    I just joined as a Siesta in the last few months, so I don’t know if I ‘qualify’ to come as I don’t have a spiral nor have I memorized scripture that was put out there;hence, I guess I don’t qualify. :0(

    Where does this event occur? I would like to come as it would be a nice way to wind down after my mission trip to Ethiopia that end in early December and it would be a nice fire me up (if its anything like LPL!!!) to begin another year!!

  41. 41
    Heather W says:

    I am planning in attending and this will be my second time to go. My favorite thing about last time was attending with my friend Beth B. who I met on the Living Proof blog during So long Insecurity!! It’s so awesome to see how God works!!

  42. 42
    Jeanne says:

    Question—I just heard about this via my hair stylist (who isn’t a believer but knew I was memorizing “my God’s Word” as she calls it). I was waiting until the 15th to post my first verse on the January 1st blog entry. I’ve been memorizing Scripture all year just didn’t know about this blog. They are even on note cards on a little ring thing :). Can I still participate? Sorry if I’m asking my question in the wrong place.

  43. 43
    Dawn Edgell says:

    I wanted to come so badly two years ago and it just didn’t happen. I plan on coming this year and it will be my first time. Can’t wait!

  44. 44
    tammy h says:

    Where will the Celebration be located?

  45. 45
    karen hughes says:

    Yes!(provided finances allow as it’s most likely not being held in Ontario!)
    No! Never attended!
    First year ever on the blog!

  46. 46
    Kim from Arvada says:

    First time! So excited!

  47. 47
    Missie Ables says:

    1. YES!!!

    2. First time!!

  48. 48
    Laura Proctor says:

    1. Yes, I can’t wait!!!
    2. This will be my first time.
    3. N/A I can’t wait to answer this next year!!!

  49. 49
    Madelin says:

    I am planning to attend and this will be my 2nd SSMTC Lord willing. I traveled from California solo but met some of the BESTEST Siesta’s ever at the Pappadeux luncheon. They graciously welcomed me into the fold and my life is truly blessed as a result. We remain in contact via FB, Twitter and I love them dearly. We pray for, encourage and bless each other often though we are scattered throughout the US. Love Siestaville

  50. 50
    Chrissy says:

    I would love to attend. I have no idea what I am attending, for this would be my first time. I am fearless! πŸ™‚ I will jot down the date. Where is it? What is it? What is required of me? Uh-oh fear setting in…just keep me posted and can’t wait to hear from others. Going to the Lord in prayer about this right now!
    Love ya sisters!

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