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. 651
    Jennifer B says:

    Jennifer B. Gaithersburg, MD

    “The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.” Habakkuk 3:19 NLT

    This has been an awesome experience. As I am approaching a scary, uncertain season…having an arsenal of the Word inside of me to recite when I feel anxious has been such a life changer. This scripture in particular will really help during this time! Thanks for the blessing of this ministry. MERRY CHRISTMAS and God bless!!!!

  2. 652
    Jo Ann Julia says:

    Jo, Columbia, Missouri
    Jude 24-25 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. (Jude 1:24, 25 NIV) (Thank you so very much, Abba)

  3. 653
    Sharon Quevreaux says:

    “But the angel reassured them.”Don’t be
    afraid! He said. I bring you good news that
    will bring great joy to all the people.
    Sharon, Mineola, Texas. 12-2-’13, NLT

  4. 654
    Lynett says:

    Lynette – Aurora, CO – Isaiah 50:4 (NLT)

    The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom,
    so that I know how to comfort the weary.
    Morning by morning he wakens me
    and opens my understanding to his will.

  5. 655
    Patti says:

    Patti–Fort Worth, TX

    Peace I leave you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27. (NIV)

  6. 656
    Chris M says:

    Chris, Seattle, WA
    Matthew 9:13 NIV
    But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.

  7. 657
    Kathy Ray says:

    Lamentations 3:22
    Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning.
    Great is thy faithfullness!

    How I thank the Lord for His Word. I am thankful for how
    mighty He works in Beth. He brings the scripture to life
    for me through her.

  8. 658
    Kate Hunter, Belmont ON says:

    “Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life”

    Philippians 2:14-16a

  9. 659
    Diane, Durham, NC says:

    “Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.” Proverbs 17:14

    Reading through my Scripture Memory for the year is like reading my life story for the year. I will treasure this and can’t wait to start another one next year!

  10. 660
    Debbie Whitman says:

    Debbie W., Prattville, AL

    All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The Virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means “God is with us”).

    Isaiah 7:14

    Thank you, Lord, for all your many blessings. Thank you for this journey this year with other Siestas. Thank you for loving me so much that you gave your only son so I could be saved!

  11. 661
    Cynthia Evans says:

    Cynthia Evans, Virginia

    For a child will be born for us,
    a son will be given to us,
    and the government will be on His shoulders.
    He will be named
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

    Isaiah 9:6, Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

  12. 662
    Molly V.; Walker,LA says:

    O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:9. NAS

  13. 663


    I’m one of the “Siesta Sisters” who slipped. 🙁 I promise I read my Bible every day. I tucked verses away from time to time that I needed for the “next thing” I was facing, but I didn’t accomplish this “Hallelujah Chorus” goal. I’m so thankful for second chances, because this isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last that I “miss the mark” here on earth. Beth, I don’t know if you will read this yourself or not. I’m sure you have a zillion and one things to read and do in life, but if by some chance you do read this, I want to tell you something.

    First, thank you. Thank you for truly carrying me through my son’s cancer for several years. I did your Daniel study on a small DVD player in the hospital as he was going through chemo. I remember sitting in the window seat of his room and crying quietly as I had the headphones on and listened to you talk about how some of us are saved “through the fire,” some “by the fire,” and some “in the fire.” I wept wondering how God was working in my life and in Nick’s. Nick passed away in 2008 from brain cancer. I was devastated. I had already lost my baby daughter Adrienne Annabeth to SIDS in 1992. I wrote about Adrienne when your daughter gave birth to her sweet Annabeth, and you visited my blog and left a sweet comment. 🙂

    I didn’t think I could go on after Nick died, but you still carried me through the Psalm Bible study and Esther. God used you over and over again in my life. He stil does!!

    I have been to so many of your conferences, the most recent one in Charleston, WV! It was awesome! Thank you again!

    But I’d love to know if you remember praying over me in Nashville at a minister’s wives’ retreat as I wept on the floor surrounded by my friends, you, and many women in blue vests? You prayed and prayed and then you prophesied that I would be whole? You kissed my heart necklace with Nick’s thumbprint. You told me you would never forget me, but I know deep inside that you meet hundreds of thousands of women, so if you have forgotten I understand. 🙂

    I just have to take time today to tell you thank you for being for me what no one else could have been during a such a horrific time in my life. I am forever thankful. In so many ways, you are my minister. 🙂 That may seem crazy, but it is true. As a Sunday school teacher, I have had the opportunity to share your studies with so many women and even men!! I love you!

    The other thing I would love for you to know is that I have written my way through my grief, my brokenness, my pain, and my questions. I spend time in the Bible every single day as well as in other books that draw me closer and closer to Him who holds my life together. I have blogged through my grief, and from that I have written a book. Because of you and your passion for sharing God’s healing power, I can say that even in my brokenness I am whole.

    It is called Facing Dawn: A Morning Devotional for the Brokenhearted. I would be so honored and humbled to send you a copy if you would like one.

    I love you, Beth.

    I envision us one day sipping coffee together and sharing stories.

    It may be in Heaven, but I do believe it will be happen one day.

    Forever thankful for what you mean to me!

    JOSHUA 1:9

  14. 664
    Becca says:

    Becca, Camp Pendleton, CA
    “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

  15. 665
    Shannon Stevenson says:

    Shannon, Tyler, Tx And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by
    the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God, that which is good
    and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2 NASB

    God has done amazing things through this year of memorizing scripture. It was a
    weapon I used in walking out of some bondage that had been manifesting in
    physical symptoms. Praise His Name, I am free!

  16. 666
    bobbie puckett says:

    Bobbie Ft. Worth, Texas

    Psalm 33:20-22
    We’re depending on God; He’s everything we need. What’s more, our hearts brim w/joy since we’ve taken for our own his holy name. Love us, God, with all you’ve got – that’s what we are depending on.

  17. 667
    debbie says:

    debbie jo, greenwood, “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2 (NIV)

    THANK YOU to my dear sister-in-law, Teri, who gave me the siesta memory verse system as a Christmas gift last year. She is a treasure!

  18. 668
    Kathy says:

    Kathy Leamington Ontario Canada

    Psalm 34:7

    The angel of the Lord encamps
    round about those that fear Him,
    and He delivers them.

    What a privilege to memorize and pray the specific Scriptures the Lord gives me each time. I do this while I lay resting for l0 min with heat, or walk for 30 min, or skate or swim. It has kept my mind focused on Him while He renews my mind and my physical body, and I affirm His Scriptures to the need of others- I love to pray them for the sick, the missionaries, my family etc. This has greatly developed my prayer life to trying to always have a heart fully attuned to Him in prayer, and has affirmed to me the Power in Prayer, which is often the only thing I can do to help others.
    This verse my last for the year the Lord affirmed through His Providence last week as my 37 yr old son-in-law had emergency open-heart surgery. We are giving all the glory to God each time we share of the experience. I am still clinging to the Promise of Lev.26:19 that “the Lord would bring down the stubborn pride” of my young adult son and the Promise of Jer. 31:17 that “the Lord will bring him back to Himself”.
    Amen and Amen!

  19. 669
    Carol says:

    Carol, Mason City, Iowa
    Isaia ah 9:6 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.

    So thankful for the reminder to hide Scripture in my heart as this was a year of upheaval in my life. Blessings to you all at LPM!

  20. 670
    April Jones says:

    April Jones, Springfield, IL

    John 1:18

    No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God,is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.


  21. 671
    Tammy Kisker says:

    Tammy from Platte City
    Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. 2 Corinthians 1:9 NIV

  22. 672
    Lisa Younce says:

    Lisa, Garland,TX. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. (1 Timothy 2:5, 6 NIV)

  23. 673
    Cathy Koski says:

    Cathy, Fridley

    In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

    John 1:4-5, ESV
    Such a powerful and wonderful light!

  24. 674
    Amanda Grasza says:

    Amanda, Calgary, Alberta

    And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you.

    1 Thessalonians 3:12 KJV

    Each scripture verse has and is God’s promise on my life this year.

  25. 675
    Vicki Bolton says:

    Vicki, Lubbock, TX

    Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
    Praise the Lord.

    Psalm 150:6 NIV

  26. 676
    Amanda Teske says:

    Amanda, Chandler AZ
    And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
    Galatians 6:9 (ESV)

    God has blessed me so much through this process! He’s spoken to me, exhorted me, encouraged me and comforted me especially after my 3rd miscarriage in August. He is Good! Glorious! Beautiful! Sweet! I am His! and He is mine! My Savior! Lord! Friend! Helper! Counselor! Beloved!

  27. 677
    Kristin says:

    Kristin, Searcy. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. Romans 11:29 (ESV)

  28. 678
    Sally Reed says:

    Sally Reed, Bellaire Texas
    2 Corinthians 4:7 NIV
    We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

  29. 679
    Joni says:

    Joni – Clarinda, IA

    Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass. 1 Thes. 5:24 NASB

    This is the first year I have done this and have found it amazing. The verses I chose were chosen by the Spirit and have been brought to the forefront of my mind during some very difficult times and some very joyous times. Thank you, Beth, for encouraging others to memorize His word.

  30. 680
    Bonnie Northen says:

    Isaiah 12:5

    Sing to Yahweh, for He has done glorious things.
    Let this be known throughout the earth.

  31. 681
    Diane Hotchkiss says:

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

  32. 682
    Melanie Grace says:

    Melanie Grace of Greenbrier, Tn

    Open my eyes so I can truly see the marvelous things in Your Law! Psalm 119:18 net

    I love being a Siesta! Merry Christmas! May we all hunger & thirst for more of Him in this coming new year. Celebrate!

  33. 683
    Peggy says:

    Peggy, Yorktown, VA

    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

    Can’t wait to see everyone in Houston!

  34. 684
    Ellen Kittredge says:

    Ellen Kitt, Stoughton, MA

    Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. (Jude 1:24, 25 ESV)

    I could write a story about the blessing 2013 Siesta Scripture Memory has been. God has used it to do all that scripture does: teach, reprove, correct and train in righteousness. He has blessed me with the privilege of having verses come to mind when I’ve needed them and to share while discipling a younger woman and/or encouraging another on their journey. I’ve known the value of scripture memory for over 30 years, but this has brought me back to the joy of pressing on to hide God’s Word in my heart. Thank you! I’m looking forward to 2014 Siesta Scripture Memory!

  35. 685
    Allison, Forest, VA says:

    “As for you, let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.” I John 2:24, NASB

    Thank you, Beth, for throwing down the challenge to memorize 24 verses in 2013. I would not have stuck to it apart from this accountability. I am so thankful He gave His Word. I pray it bears much fruit in all of us.

  36. 686
    Christy Youngblood says:

    Christy Jay, OK

    The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position. But the one who is rich ought to take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower.
    James 1: 9-10 NIV

    Have participated all three times and have been blessed to be able to attend each celebration. Can’t tell you how many times God has used the verses He taught me through the years to bless others, strengthen my walk, and guide me through difficult times. Can’t wait to see how He will use the verses we have shared in the days and years ahead!
    See you in January 🙂

  37. 687
    Judy Madison says:

    Judy, Beaumont, California
    Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being newed day by day.
    2 Corinthians 4:16 Na

    This has been my first year with the Siesta Memory team. It has been the most rewarding discipline for me. As my husband and I have had opportunities to mentor young married couples, I have been able to quickly share a verse so appropriate for the occasion and see people respond to the Word meant for them. I know the Lord guided my choices, and the opportunities have been incredible. I am almost 67 years old and so many of my friends say they can’t memorize. I am here to testify the Holy Spirit will impart those words on our hearts and minds if we just choose to do it. Thank you, Beth, for your encouragement to memorize. I will not stop.

  38. 688
    Katie says:

    Katie, Amarillo. “And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…for the Mighty One has done great things for me — holy is his name.'” Luke 1:46-47, 49 NIV

  39. 689
    Kim says:

    The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:8 NIV

  40. 690
    Karen Sill says:

    The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed. (Isaiah 50:4 NIV)

  41. 691
    Karlys says:

    Karlys, La Place, LA
    Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,
    tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.
    Do not plan evil against your neighbor,
    who dwells trustingly beside you.
    Do not contend with a man for no reason,
    when he has done you no harm.
    Proverbs 3:30 ESV
    This journey through Proverbs 3 has been quite an adventure. So, thank you. Because of this challenge, my faith, my relationship with my Savior has grown. Thank you!!! May HE continue to bless each of you and this ministry profoundly.

  42. 692
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, Rocksprings, TX

    “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
    “Never will I leave you;never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13?5 (NIV)

    God has guided me monthly to the verses which I’ve worked on memorizing, and I know that he personally selected each one to help me grow to be closer, stronger in Him, in His Son, Jesus. Still a work in progress and having to repeat some leassons, but I have faith and trust in Him. God Bless each of you!

  43. 693
    Andrea says:

    Andrea Louisville,KY
    “May the Lord bless you from Zion,he who is the Maker of heaven and earth.”
    Psalms 134:3

  44. 694
    Shelley says:

    Shelley from Shiloh, IL “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, Prince of Peace.” Is. 9:6 ESV

    Spending time memorizing verses means spending time pondering and allowing them to truly affect my life instead of just reading a verse and thinking, “Oh. That’s a good verse.” I’ve been able to apply them to my daily thoughts and actions. I’ve also spent more time studying and cross referencing the verses I’ve memorized. This has encouraged much growth in me this year!

  45. 695
    Judy, Terrace, Canada says:

    Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.

    Luke 2:14 NIV

  46. 696
    Carrie, Meridian ID says:

    “Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.” Psalm 25:1 KJV

  47. 697
    Frances McCamey says:

    Frances, Orange, TX
    Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 NIV

    What a blessing this experience has been to me.

  48. 698
    Whitney Caves says:

    Whitney Caves
    Clinton, MS
    Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge
    Colossians 2: 2b-2 ESV

    This year was a roller coster. It was difficult at times and wonderful at other times. I really don’t know how I would have made it without these scriptures, and I feel so lucky to have been part of such an experience! I know it is something that God will continue using in me my whole life.

  49. 699
    GOTTEE says:


    My verses written on index cards have traveled in my car with me for the past year as my “go to” radio station. Before the radio goes on, I go through each each verse out loud stumbling with where it is found!!…by the 24th verse you can truly see where the cry/ache of my heart has been. I anticipated the 1st&15th of each month!! See you in Houston

  50. 700
    Sally says:

    Sally, Columbus, OH

    “For he will command His angels concerning you, to guard you in all their ways; they will life you up in their hands so you will not strike your foot against a stone. ”

    Psalm 91:11-12

    Thank you for spearheading the scripture memory, Beth! I don’t think I’d do it otherwise.
    As to how the Lord has used it, I began this year entangled in a difficult family relationship. I needed to let go of most of that relationship. ( Due to other family obligations, cannot completely remove myself yet). The Lord reassured me and strengthened me through the Word, such as ” forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up, do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19. That has born itself out to be so true. As I backed out of most of that toxic relationship, He has brought a new , much less co- dependent, tone in my life.

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