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. 101

    1. Planning to attend
    2. I’ve attended in the past
    3. My favorite memory was running across Beth in the hallway and getting a big hug from her!

  2. 102
    Heather says:

    SOOOOO super excited about attending the SSMT celebration!! My daughter is coming with me. We both went last time, too. I LOVED the cookies last time! And I loved writing our verses on that board. Also, I loved the topic…Satan taking back ground. I’ve still got my dirt in a little Ozarka water bottle in my closet. What a fabulous weekend!! Can’t wait to come back and celebrate!!!

  3. 103
    Denise Wilkin says:

    Yes, I am looking forward to attending.
    Yes, I have attended the last two.
    My favorite memory is attending with my daughter and best friend, worshipping together, learning together and showing our Love for The Lord together by hiding His Word in our hearts and being accountable to each other for all 24!
    I must tell my second favorite memory because I hope we can include this somehow in the next one. As we visited over hot cocoa and treats with other women and they shared a little about their lives, the significance of how God had used the verses they learned was so powerful and inspiring. Their stories were all different and unique with some pain and heartache as well as miracles and inspiration but overall, the Word was used powerfully in each life. I am always motivated and excited to see God use the very verses I have learned to minister to someone else and there they are in my heart and on my tongue. (They impacted me first, that is why i chose the ones I did)I have no idea how this could work, but if just a few could write their stories, briefly, and Beth could share them…….POW! For the Kingdom of God is not in word but in power. Anyway something I have been thinking about since last time. There it is, take it or leave it because I trust in your leadership and the Holy Spirits guidance in your life. So excited to be attending again!

  4. 104
    Suzy E. says:

    1. Yes!!!

    2. I’ve been once before and LOVED it!

    3. My favorite memory – well there are two favorite memories. First, I was so touched by the blackboard that was in the hall where everyone wrote their favorite scripture from that year’s memory work. It was a powerful statement of God’s word being hidden in some hearts and pouring out to touch others. Beautiful!!

    Second, there is nothing in the world like worshipping with a room full of women that LOVE God’s word and are not afraid to show it. So the times of worship were just over-the-top.

    I went by myself – did not know a single other soul there – so I want to encourage others to come, even if they don’t have someone else to come with them. I felt right at home with all those wonderful women – and had no trouble finding someone who would listen to my verses. We all had that strong connection of God’s word running through us to bind us together. It was a great time!

  5. 105
    Karen says:

    Yes, I am planning on attending and it is my first time. I am super excited. I did SSMT two years ago but was not able to attend.

  6. 106
    Kesley Buckles says:

    Yes I am planning to attend and this will be my first time! I am so excited and absolutely CANNOT wait!!! πŸ™‚

  7. 107
    Whitney Janzen says:

    Yes! I will be attending but it will be my first time! So excited!

  8. 108
    Carol Taylor says:

    1. I am planning to attend

    2. This will be my second time to attend – third time as a SSMTC

    3. I loved the ‘community’ feeling we all had two years ago. Praise & Worship, teaching by Beth, new friendships. A wonderful experience!

  9. 109
    Shelly Elston says:

    !) Yes, I’m planning on attending and I am so excited!

    2) No, this won’t be my first SSMTC. I attended the last one.

    3) It’s hard to share just one favorite memory because the entire weekend was so much fun. I think the one memory that stands out the most is looking around me and seeing SO MANY WOMEN huddled together reciting Scripture to one another. We had all worked hard to memorize those verses over the previous year and to see that sight choked me up. I absolutely loved how kind and supportive everyone was of each other. Such a wonderful weekend of GRACE.

  10. 110
    Karlys says:

    1. Yes, I am planning to attend.
    2. This will be my third time.
    3. The sweetest gifts have been the 2 friends I have gained because of this adventure. We met at the first event and have continued to email since.

  11. 111
    The Apple of His Eye says:

    Karen H., Stephenville, TX –
    1) Yes, I am planning on attending,
    2) this will be my 3rd time, Lord willing,
    3) favorite memories: Travis leading worship – no one else takes me to the throne of God quicker; and just seeing all these people who have hid God’s Word in their heart…..it’s inspiring, humbling, and knocks me to the knees in awe.

  12. 112
    Linda says:

    1. I don’t know if my daughter and I will attend this time. We haven’t talked about it yet. We just went to Africa on a missions trip together (she goes twice a year for the ministry she works for) and haven’t looked that far in the future. I will say I am sad that it’s only one day this time!!!

    2. Yes, we’ve attended both of them in the past.

    3. I loved the first SSMT gathering the best. It was fun for all of us to wear pink feather boas, meet other Siestas in the airport and around Houston and get a photo with Beth. With both SSMT gatherings, it was amazing to travel with my daughter and great to hear all the women reciting verses at the same time. It’s just been heart changing to memorize scripture with women all over the globe. Thanks for the opportunity to do so!

  13. 113
    Kim Safina says:

    1. Planning to Attend. I NEED A ((((HUG ))) πŸ™‚

    2. Have never attended due to Family Birthday’s in Jan.

    3. Favorite Memory – Hearing and reading all the messages from Siestas regarding their experience at SSMT!

    “BER” Month Blessings,
    SeptemBER πŸ™‚ OctoBER πŸ™‚ NovemBER πŸ™‚ DecemBER πŸ™‚

    Kim “Cali Kim “

  14. 114
    Cindy says:

    I would love to attend, but am not sure I will be able to be there. I have never attended before, this is my first year in the SSMT and I am loving it!

  15. 115
    April Jones says:

    1. Really, really, really want to – but not sure it will fit in our budget this time around – although I’m praying it will.

    2. Have never been

  16. 116
    Beth Beutler says:

    I did attend last time and it was a neat experience overall. I’m not sure I’ll make it this time around. I encourage those who have never gone to give it a try. I didn’t really know anyone but it worked out fine. I met someone that I think originally connected via Twitter with the hashtag that was being used, and we spent most of the time together.

    Lindsee, I do have one suggestion based on my experience but I’m not sure the forum is the proper place to share it. Is there a way to contact you privately by email? It’s not a huge deal, but something I think could maybe be implemented for future events.


  17. 117
    Sherry says:

    Thanks for the post!
    I went last time, loved seeing all the women saying their verses, and seeing the wall with posted verses all over it!
    Likely wont come if just one day…hard to justify the flight and hotel for one day! We’ll see ….not sure…will hate to miss! If my peeps and I don’t get to come, would love to tune in some how! If not, totally understand!

  18. 118
    Melanie Toups says:

    1. Yes! Can’t wait till January!
    2. I attended in 2012.
    3. Favorite memory — Beth’s recitation of 2 John!

  19. 119
    Karen Todd says:

    1. I plan to attend if the Lord wills.
    2. This will be my first time and I pray it wont be my last.
    3. Even though this is my first time, I wanted to share my favorite verse,
    Matthew 6:33
    “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.”

  20. 120
    Michelle Baylerian says:

    Y.E.S.!!! I will be attending!!!
    I had privilege of going in 2012.
    Favorite Memories: POWERFUL teaching from Beth-like I’ve never heard before. Watching my friend post her Scripture on Wall, meeting new friends @ Papasittos, getting to “see” my Twitter friends face to face. It was one of the best weekends of my life πŸ™‚

  21. 121
    MiChal says:

    1. Probably going to attend (if my out-of-state friends are coming in). Probably not if it’ll be just me (again).

    2. I came alone in 2011. While I’ve often come to the Tuesday night bible studies by myself, it’s harder to come to the Siesta gatherings solo.

    3. I loved seeing and hearing about the surprising number of women who were able to recite ALL of their verses for the year.

  22. 122
    Rachel Wanzer says:

    Rachel Wanzer Owasso, OK

    1) I am planning attending

    2) First time!!!!

    3) I’m excited to be going with my mom who’s also going to be going for the first time!

  23. 123
    Stacey says:

    1. yes
    2. yes
    3. Making new friends!

  24. 124
    Beth P says:

    Yes, I am planning to come! It will be my first time in Houston. Excited & expectant.

  25. 125
    Amy-GA3 says:

    ) 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?

    1. YES!! With my best buddy which is so exciting.
    2. Twice
    3. So many!

    Listed in no particular order..:-)

    Year 1- Meeting in Beth’s Sunday School class with only 500 (that felt like 100.) The a-z message from Psalm. The T-shirts were awesome too. Sneaking into the sanctuary and praying where so many of our studies were filmed. Travis and his ipod band. Meeting the Lproof staff. Not being able to get any words out when speaking to Beth and her telling me it was her privilege and staring into those giant eyeballs of hers for a second. πŸ™‚ and then crying because she means so much to me and loves us like her own.

    Year 2- Beth reciting the 5 statements of faith at the end of a prayer and her telling us how much they mean to her too. Beth reciting with fire the passage we were studying. The love Vangy bags were adorable! Thanking Kimberly for praying for a friend’s daughter.

  26. 126
    april lopez says:

    1. I plan to attend Lord willing.

    2. Attended last SSMT via livestream due to being snowed in up
    Here in the Northwest.

  27. 127
    marcia says:

    1. planning to attend.
    2. first time attending.

  28. 128
    Linda says:

    I really want to join Siesta Sisters tell me how to please. I have been on the blog and there is no where there to join.

    • 128.1
      Michelle Baylerian says:


      There is no need to join, you ALREADY have by being a part of the blog community. You are a Siesta just by doing what you are doing. This post by Lindsee is about the Siesta Scripture Memory Team Celebration in Houston. If you go to top of this page & click on Siesta Scripture Memory Team 2013 you will get the information about what we’ve been up to this year. Great stuff!! Welcome πŸ™‚

  29. 129
    Kristi Belt says:

    Kristi B.
    Houston, TX

    I’m planning on attending…this will be my first time!

  30. 130
    Lichelle says:

    1. Planning to attend.
    2. This will be my third time Lord willing.
    3. Favorite memory there are so many but I loved getting a hug from Beth and watching her as she spoke out the entire book of 2nd John… Amazing …. Its fun being with all the ladies and I would encourage everyone who can come to do so. πŸ™‚

  31. 131
    Michelle says:

    1. Yes
    2. no — last time I was too intimidated to go alone! I always regretted it…this time, Ihave a good group going strong, but if they wimp out, I’ll still go!!

  32. 132
    theresa bradford says:

    Yes, planning on coming.
    No, haven’t been before.
    Thank you so much. Praying that doors are opened and stay open to join all the Siestas!

  33. 133
    Charmaine says:

    1. Yes I’m planning on attending with my daughter and some WONDERFUL, FAITHFUL women. We can’t wait!

    2. Yes I was at the last celebration in 2012 and have been looking forward to this one ever since! Some of those coming with us are newbies though. They will love it. If you’ve never been, you really need to come. It is an awesome experience.

    3. My favorite memory was the wall of Scriptures. It was so awesome to see so many verses that have touched the lives of so many people! Scripture memory is certainly a life-changer!

  34. 134
    Kristi says:

    I would love to attend. It sounds great. I am very new to the blog and am working with my daughter on memorizing the book of James for our homeschool. Here is the thing, my beautiful older daughter will be marrying the man of her dreams (and ours for her) on that lovely day January 18th. Perhaps next year will be my time. I pray God’s Spirit will descend upon your day and fill you up with a longing to know Jesus Christ like never before!
    Kristi L.

  35. 135
    Danielle Spataro says:

    I am planning on attending, and praying that the group of sisters I’ve been doing the memory work with will be able to come as well (they’ll have to fly in from New York, though). And this will be my very first time – super excited!!

    • 135.1
      Kristi says:

      I am from New York state also. I wonder if I am near any of your memory group sisters. I live in the far reaches of the Northeast of New York state.
      Kristi L.

  36. 136
    Corley says:

    1. I’m planning to attend
    2. I have not been before, but I’m looking SO FORWARD to being there with my bestie and all the other women of God who attend.

  37. 137

    Planning to attend! I’ve never been able to attend before since I was living overseas. I’m excited!

  38. 138
    Patrice, Midland, TX says:

    1. Yes.

    2. I also attended in 2012.

    3. My favorite memories were being there with my friend from South Carolina and making a new friend with a Siesta who traveled from Vancouver by herself. I can hardly wait to see them both again in January. I also plan to bring some Siestas from Midland who will be coming for the first time. New memories to be made! The only thing that might keep me from coming is my 4th grandchild who is due January 31st.

  39. 139
    Alicia Lowery says:

    1. Yes, I can hardly wait!
    2. Yes, I went last time.
    3. I don’t think I can pick just one. Teaching with Beth. Worship with Travis (I still can’t hear THE WORD OF GOD HAS SPOKEN without thinking of that weekend). Spending quality (in the car) time with two good friends learning each other’s verses! 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!

  40. 140
    Sandy Bowers says:

    1. So, so hoping to attend!
    2. Never been before….never even been to an LPL other than simulcast. I am beyond excited for 2014 because I already have my wristband for an LPL 2014. And then to add this Siesta celebration….wow, God is good!
    3. Obviously no memories to share from previous SSMT celebrations. But I’m hoping I don’t feel like a fish out of water. I will be coming solo and hope to meet up with some siestas right away!

  41. 141
    Jeri May says:

    1. Yes, I really want to come!
    2. First time.
    3. Never having attended, I’m hoping a sister in Christ I knew in high school and is participating will also attend. We haven’t seen each other in years!

  42. 142
    Jill says:

    I plan to attend .
    I have never attended before .
    I have been part of the scripture memory team from the beginning.

  43. 143
    Leah says:

    1. Hope to attend!
    2. Have not attended before, although I have done SSMT before.

  44. 144
    Siesta Susan says:

    Yes, I am planning to attend.

    I attended the last one by myself. Had a Blast!!! This time, my two sisters are coming with me because I can’t think of anyone else I would rather share this experience with.

    My favorite memory was at the end of the weekend when we paired with another Siesta (I met a wonderful woman from Colorado, I live in Alabama, we still stay in touch through social media)She had attended by herself too so we got to know each other. This was our last goodbye but we held on to each other and told each other, through tears, that if we don’t see one another in this life again then we will see each other in heaven. It was, I don’t know, such a sacred moment for me. God’s blessing was all over it and I will never forget it.

  45. 145
    Heather Wilkinson says:

    Heather Wilkinson
    Springfield, VA

    I am planning on attending and hopefully will be going with my study buddy and my daughter (if she can memorize her verses)

    No – never attended before. Actually I had never heard of this at all and just stumbled upon it in December right before it started. talk about guidance. I got two to join with me πŸ™‚

  46. 146
    Kristin A. says:

    1. I don’t know if I’ll be attending due to cost (I’d be traveling from the great state of Washington). I know attending would be a tremendous blessing.

    2. Nope, this is my first year participating in SSMT

    3. n/a

  47. 147
    Kim DotJoy says:

    1)I am planning to attend and am very excited about worshipping together as well as meeting some new twitter friends.

    2) I was able to attend in 2012 which was a special blessing from God due to some changes in my life.

    3) The Scripture wall was something I will never forget and the time of worship, Word, and fellowship.

  48. 148
    Marsha R. says:

    1. Yes I plan to attend
    2. Last year was my first SSMT celebration
    3. Can’t pick just one…but spending time with Siestas and meeting new ones. Meeting up with long time heart-friends from my home church of many years ago. Teaching from Beth, worship songs from Travis. The fun of 5 gals one night in a hotel room. The big bag of Texas Red Grapefruit that I brought back home (and had to buy a Southwest bag to get it on the plane…so worth it).

  49. 149
    Chrissy Jones says:

    1)75% planning to attend with my mom and two teenage daughters. We’ve all been memorizing our verses!
    2) Yes, my mom and I attended the last SSMT celebration.
    3) Everything was my favorite!

  50. 150
    Mariposa says:

    Mariposa Sivage, Albuquerque New Mexico

    Yes I will be attending

    Attended the last one and it was wonderful

    The Scripture Verse Wall was awesome.

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