2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 24!














Oh, Jesus was so worthy of all this work, wasn’t He, Sister???


You have been a stellar group and you’ve kept to the exact instructions with every single entry, limiting them to the verse alone. This time when you leave your verse, you get to leave a comment with it. Testify! Boast in the Lord! Tell us a specific way God used this year of Scripture memory in your priceless life.

THEN, click this!

Hallelujah Chorus


Beth, Houston. Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:2b-3 ESV

I love you so much I could cry. Thank you for the privilege to serve you. 


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  1. 501
    Dayna Tirado says:

    Dayna, Bedford, VA
    I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11 ESV

    Such emotion…. A year full of exchanging gifts with God. He would give me the gift of a verse and I would give him the gift of storing it in my heart. Memorizing is difficult for me and yet God was with me as I struggled thru each one. Such joy I can not express on this earth. Thank you my siestas! Hughughug!!!!

  2. 502
    Maureen Chabot says:

    Maureen, St. Clair Shores, “Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: “The Virgin will conceive, have a son, and name Him Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14 HCSB)

    It was a harder go this time. Our lives have been turned upside down the last several weeks…a friend in ICU for 45 days; a great niece (34 yrs) passing and a brother-in-law who is homeless. I have clung to several of our SSV’s but 2 have come up time and time again: 1 Peter 1:5 from the Message “God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The Day is coming when you’ll have it all – life healed and whole.” And 1 Peter 1:18 from the Message “Your life is a journey you MUST travel with a deep consciousness of God.” Thank you all for doing this journey with me…and allowing me the privilege to journey with you!!

  3. 503
    Cindy Forman of Barboursville, WV says:

    To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, The Lord.
    Luke 2:11 (NRSV)

    What a wonderful journey! So much comfort, encouragement, conviction, strength,hope, and love in these scriptures!!!!

  4. 504
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Charlotte, NC “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 (ESV)

  5. 505
    Jody Emmons says:

    Psalm 20:9 (NKJV)
    Save, Lord! May the King answer us when we call.

  6. 506
    Lisa Estes says:

    Lisa, Mauldin, SC
    For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father (of Eternity) Prince of Peace.
    Isaiah 9:6 (Amplified)

    God has given me verses each month that spoke to what I was dealing with at the time. He even gave me one verse that so deeply convicted me of a sin in my life that I made a dramatic life change!! As I quote my verses now, my year comes back to me and I see God’s hand working miraculously each month – Praise His Name Forever!!! Thank you Jesus – You Alone are Worthy to be Praised!!!

  7. 507
    Susan, Austin, Texas says:

    …you have found favor with God. Luke 1:30 (NIV)

    a simple partial verse for my last, knowing that God is pleased through all our efforts! AMEN and PRAISE Him!

  8. 508
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Brisbane

    “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. (Joshua 1:8 NIV)

  9. 509
    Pat S. says:

    Pat S., Lago Vista, TX

    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Romans 15:13 NIV

  10. 510
    Kim Rowles says:

    New Port Richey, FL

    Proverbs 16:9 NAS “The mind of man plans his way,
    but the Lord directs his steps.”

  11. 511
    Tammy Tabor says:

    Jesus told her(him) “Stand up, pick up your sleeping mat, and walk!”.John 5:8. NLT The Recovery Bible.
    I have come to accept that I have something I call “stinking thinking”_ and for years I have had no defense with that. But God lead me here,and my sister:-) , and my mind has Scripture now to wage war on these thoughts that sometimes get the best of me. I thank God for tools!!

  12. 512
    Carrie Guion says:

    Carrie Guion, Wentzville, Mo.

    He prayed, “O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you in all of heaven and earth. You keep your covenant and show unfailing love to all who walk before you in wholehearted devotion. 2 Chronicles 6:14 NLT

  13. 513
    Sue says:

    Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth. Jeremiah 33:6

    Thank you for this opportunity!

  14. 514
    Jayne says:

    “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”
    Jayne Frisco, TX
    Mark 10:45 ESV

  15. 515
    Andrea Porter says:

    I must leave two entries for November 15th and December 1st.

    Andrea, Pottstown

    Philippians 3:10 NLT
    As a result, I can really know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I can learn what it means to suffer with him, sharing in his death,

    Philippians 3:11 NLT
    so that, somehow, I can experience the resurrection from the dead!

  16. 516
    Andrea Porter says:

    Andrea, Pottstown

    Philippians 4:1 NLT December 15th verse

    Dear brothers and sisters, I love you and long to see you, for you are my joy and the reward for my work, So please stay true to the Lord, my dear friends.

  17. 517
    Margo says:

    Margo, Burlington ON
    But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. 2 Cor 1:9 NIV

  18. 518
    Valerie says:

    Valerie, Clinton, Me
    “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself.” Proverbs 23:26

    What an amazing thing to have God’s Word inside! So many times throughout this year Scripture that I had memorized worked itself in my heart and mind in the car, in the grocery store, in situations that I didn’t have a Bible. Oh thank you Jesus for your Words of Life!!!

  19. 519
    Margie by the Sea says:

    Give praise and thanks to the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good; for His mercy and kindness and steadfast love endure forever!

    Jeremiah 33:11b (Amp)

    Hilton Head Island, SC

  20. 520
    Vicki says:

    Vicki, Peoria,IL
    “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”(which means “God with us”).
    Matthew 1:23 (NIV)

    This is my first year being a part of SSMT and I have been blessed beyond what I could imagine in my prayer life. Thank you.

  21. 521
    Lori Anthony says:

    Lori in Pine Island, MN

    “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Romans 12:12 ESV

  22. 522
    Pam Seipp says:

    Pam in Texas

    Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his steadfast love endures forever.

    1 Chronicles 16:34 (ESV)

    This year, with delight in the Lord and scripture memory
    I have spent grand time with deep breathing: inhaling more learning about the Bible and exhaling with memory verses the worldly things I want and need to let go.

  23. 523
    Karen Stowe says:

    Karen, Norfolk, VA: See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:24

  24. 524
    Jane says:

    Jane, Milton, GA For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be upon his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 NIV

  25. 525
    Susan Clodfelter says:

    Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. Phil. 3:13 ESV. Susan Winston-Salem,NC

  26. 526
    Kandi Sullivan says:

    Kandi from Tallahassee, Florida
    For the Mighty One has done great things for me–
    holy is his name. Luke 1:49 NIV

  27. 527
    Nancy Wilhelm says:

    Jude 24. TNIV Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy – to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen

    Little did I know the first verse I learned this year Micah 7:7 would be prophetic. I have been watching with hope all year. Still waiting.

  28. 528
    Vicki Davis says:

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
    Hebrews 15:13

  29. 529
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, McKinney, Texas

    I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in Whom I trust.”
    Ps. 91:2 NIV

    Such an encouragement to see women hiding the Word in their hearts!

  30. 530
    Sherri Zingarelli says:

    Sherri, Galena, OH

    For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

    Isaiah 9:6 NIV

    Blessed to be encouraged by this group to tuck the Word of God into my heart. Looking back, my verses read like a journal of my life in 2013. Thank you!

  31. 531
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie,Abilene, TX

    The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen as one being taught.

    Isaiah 50:4, NIV

  32. 532
    jackie harris says:

    Jackie from mo.
    Phil 4:3 NIV “help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel”

  33. 533
    Tammy Kron says:

    Lusby, MD

    Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)
    For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful song.

  34. 534
    Ashley says:

    Ashley, currently Atlanta, GA: “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 ESV
    This journey through memorizing scripture transformed my year. It was a difficult one spent overseas as a foreign missionary but I clung to Gods word like never before. So thankful that this kept me accountable!

  35. 535
    Anne Trulock, Madison, GA says:

    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Romans 15:13 NIV

    Blessed and amazed at His love!
    Merry Christmas, Ya’ll!

  36. 536
    Joyce Davidson says:

    Joyce Davidson, Big River, Saskatchewan, Canada
    “Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. “. Isaiah 44;6 ESV

    All my verses this year have turned into heartfelt prayers. My Jesus knew what I was going to face and He indeed showed Himself faithful on my behalf through the very powerful truths of His Word. I memorized Psalm 25 and I was slack jawed over and over again at how each verse spoke directly into my season. This I know – my God is faithful.
    This Canadian will see you in January, Mama Beth! And thank you, thank you, thank you for how you submit to our God’s leading and voice and how you have had many a word for this Siesta – just too many times to count! Much love.

  37. 537
    Ashley roberts says:

    Ashley, Fort Worth, TX

    Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

    Like 2:13-14 NIV

  38. 538
    Tammy h says:

    Tammy H, Van, TX John 1:1-2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. (NIV)

  39. 539
    Carla says:

    Carla, LaFayette, Al.
    What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see. Hebrews 11:1 NLT
    It is amazing the way these verses have come to mind at just the right time and helped me through so many days! We serve an awesome, mighty God!!

  40. 540
    Elisabeth says:

    Houston, TX
    If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. (James 1:26, 27 NLT)

    Memorizing James was the final push into giving up all I had and moving into the unknown to care for those without voices. It brought me from a career at Starbucks to Kenya for the Summer & then I moved from my life-long home in CA to Houston & am on one wild ride to abolish human trafficking forever. He is SO SO good. HE WORKS. He is IT.

  41. 541
    Connie says:

    Connie, Pickerington, OH Colossians 1:10(NASB)
    So that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.

  42. 542
    Kay Martin says:

    “I will be in them and You will be in Me so that they will be completely one. Then the world will know that You sent Me and that You loved them just as much as You loved Me.”

    John 17:23 NCV

    Kay Martin
    Tupelo, MS

  43. 543
    Laura says:

    Laura Decatur IL

    Psalm 27:13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 27:14

    Shortly after the first verse in January, I discovered that two dear friends here in my hometown were also “siestas”. We have texted each other our verses twice a month. It has been our joy to share this with you, the community of faith at LPM and with each other. We have seen the faithfulness of hiding God’s Word – and how verses we memorized way back have proved to be just what we needed each step of the way. Bonus was having our picture taken with Miss Beth and Travis in Springfield in October! Bless you all! We love you!!!!

  44. 544
    Tammy says:


    On coming to the house they saw the child with His mother Mary and they bowed down and worshiped Him. They opened their treasures and presented Him with gold, frankincense and myrrh.

    Matthew 2:11 NIV

  45. 545
    Laura says:

    I forgot! NKJV!!!!!!

  46. 546
    Whitney Bandermann says:

    Whitney from Cape Girardeau, MO

    John 1:14

    The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. NIV

    What a year it has been. I found out during the very first week we were memorizing verses that I was pregnant with our second child, and in September my memory verse was Psalm 139:14 (I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…)as I delivered our second daughter. So thankful for God’s blessings in our lives and His presence through this exciting (and often crazy) time. =) We also did this with all the girls in my extended family and it has drawn us closer to each other, as well as the Lord! GO HENCY GIRLS!

  47. 547
    Kimberly Orr says:

    Kimberly Orr–Zionsville, Indiana
    Kimberly Orr-Zionsville Indiana
    Isaiah 26:4 ESV
    Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.

    2013 has been a year where I learned to take a deep breath, put my hand in His, and walk one step at a time is His love…and HE HAS PROVEN FAITHFUL OVER AND OVER AND OVER. He has turned graveyards into gardens and enabled us to do things I would have told you a year ago we could not do…BUT GOD!. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt Psalm 115:1 to be true…Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to Your name give glory because of your steadfast love and faithfulness. OH how He has proven His faithfulness to our family this year!

  48. 548
    Janae says:

    Janae – Riverside, PA “Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.”
    Joshua 1:16(NIV)

  49. 549
    Linda Jewell says:

    Linda Jewell
    Sedona, AZ

    Galatians 5:22-23 NIV
    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

  50. 550
    Linda Jewell says:

    This year has been about being about relationship with Jesus,being in God’s presence, and spending time with Him.

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