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. 901
    Sherry says:

    Sherry, Winston-Salem, NC
    I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man.
    Ephesians 3:16

  2. 902
    Carol says:

    Littlestown, PA-“Only let us hold true to what we have attained.”- Philippians 3:16 (ESV)

  3. 903
    Lisa Taylor says:

    Lisa from Waycross, GA
    Donna from Albany, GA
    “We have this hope-like a sure and firm anchor of the soul- that enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.”
    Hebrews 6:19 HCSB

  4. 904
    Tiffany rowland says:

    Tiffany, Summerville,SC “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is- his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2

  5. 905
    Rachel, Barboursville says:

    It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect. Psalm 18:32 ( KJV)

  6. 906
    Shannon says:

    Shannon, Buda TX
    Praise The Lord all his works everywhere in his dominion.
    Praise The Lord , O my soul.
    Psalm 103:22
    Thank you Beth for encouraging me to hide His Word in my heart. This is my 3rd time completing this adventure with this fabulous group and it truly has been one of the best gifts I could ever receive. It is the gift that keeps on giving.
    God bless you, your staff, and your commitment to serve.
    Much love to you all, and see you in January!

  7. 907
    Peggy Hale says:

    Peggy Hale
    Mauriceville, Texas

    Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all yours ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.

    Words cannot describe how participating in Siesta Sisters has made me grow closer to the Lord. It was not just the memorization of scriptures that drew me nearer to the Lord. It was the friendship I developed with my partner Rose a dear, sweet Christian friend. We have met the past two months during my lunch to study our verses. She is an inspiration to me by her actions and ways she serves God. I have been amazed at how many times one of our verses are read during sermons at church and I slightly lift my foot, and bump her (I sit behind Rose)making sure she recognized our memory verse in the sermon. One Sunday I think it was a record at 4 bumps! Of course, I am also amazed how this has made me focus more on God’s word and having scripture roll from my tongue while it is being read in a lesson. This will be my first Siesta Sister event and I am blessed that Joann and Frances shared the information for me to join. Looking forward to the meeting and my spiral book has lost its cover, has tape and looks very worn compared to the picture!

  8. 908
    Stacy, Spring Tx says:

    As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. (1 John 2:24 NIV)

  9. 909
    Juliep says:

    julie P Tierra Verde FL

    Titus 2:1 NET
    But as for you, communicate the behavior that goes with sound teaching.

  10. 910
    Megan says:

    Megan, Goodlettsville, TN
    “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

    James 1:22 (NIV)

    This year has been a year of growing closer to the Lord and learning more about His perfect timing and plan for my life. Hiding His scripture in my heart has been JUST what I needed…this year, and always. 🙂

  11. 911
    Kim Dot Joy says:

    Kim; Poplar Bluff, MO. “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus”. Philippians 4:7 (ASV)

    I have posted my verses every month but do not have all 24 memorized. My OCD self would normally be beating myself up…but…I chose to focus on the fact that God does not condemn me and rest in the power of His Word. There are new mercies each day and I continue to work on my verses :-).

  12. 912
    Sherry/Thomasville says:

    This time I have a few more verses I have to include. Thank you Beth for the challenge. I was so blessed along the way.

    “Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.” Colossians 3:15-17 (The Message)

  13. 913
    Cathy Morris says:

    Cathy Morris Sedona, AZ Ph 4:13 NKJV
    “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

    This journey has meant so much as God led me to different verses that I needed. I also really enjoyed the fellowship of testing my “scripture sisters” twice a month. And I can’t wait to come to the Party and meet Beth Moore!! I’ll be practicing my verses until then! God bless us all!

  14. 914
    Karessa says:

    Karessa, Peoria, IL: When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight; for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty. Jeremiah 15:16 NIV

  15. 915
    Tracey Knight says:

    Tracey Knight ~ Arkadelphia AR
    Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. ~Psalm 139:7-10 NIV

    this is my 3rd SSMT & my very favorite part about it is choosing verses that are meaningful to me at the time.
    b/c then that spiral becomes a fun, precious visual reminder of some good community with you girls, but mostly of some history with God and of His faithfulness.
    love that. need that. holding fast to that.

  16. 916
    Marsha R. says:

    Marsha R. Lexington Park, MD
    And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
    Phil. 2:8 ESV

  17. 917
    Susan Miles says:

    Susan Miles, Jonesboro, Arkansas

    Hebrews 6:18-19, NIV,

    God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.

  18. 918
    Terry Bobbitt says:

    Terry from Jasper, GA
    Romans 5:8 (NASB) But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
    peace, love, hope and joy to you this Christmas! Thank you!

  19. 919
    Vanessa says:

    Vanessa from Calgary

    Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13b-14

  20. 920
    Marla says:

    Bolivar, MO
    “So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.” Romans 14:19 NASB

  21. 921
    Susan B. says:

    I have participated in each SSMT, and each year has it’s own “personality.” This year, I felt like just about each memory verse was speaking to the season or situation I was experiencing at the time. Each verse was special to me. I’m not saying I didn’t pick a couple “easier” verses to help out in busy times. And, there were times that I didn’t quite memorize the verse as much as meditate on it, but I feel like God used each verse at just the right time. So for the final SSMT of 2013, I am…

    Susan B. from
    Chapin, SC

    So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11 ESV

  22. 922
    Sandy says:

    Durant, OK

    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 15:13NIV

  23. 923
    Valerie says:

    Valerie ~ Oklahoma

    “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

    The times I practiced & recited my Scriptures the most were on the treadmill in the morning & in my bed at night. I work in a church office & we get calls & visitors often from hurting people, people who ask for prayer and calls from those who simply want someone who will listen. I feel like I’ve been able to encourage many this past year by reciting Scripture off the top of my head (many I could remember because of this challenge). I can’t wait to see so many of you next month! I have met wonderful friends through Beth Moore ~ through the blog & through Beth’s Bible studies that we have had at my church. I deeply appreciate Beth, the LPM staff & volunteers for everything.
    Love to you all & Merry Christmas!
    P.S. I LOVED the Hallelujah Chorus! Perfect!!!!

  24. 924
    Dawn Truex says:

    Dawn, West Monroe, LA

    “For he satisfies the thirsty & fills the hungry with good things.” Psalm 107:9 NIV

  25. 925
    Kim Beeche says:

    Kim from Idabel, OK–“For the Mighty One has done great things for me–Holy is His name!” Luke 1:49 (NIV)

    We’ve been on quite a journey this year as my husband was called to serve in another church in a new state. I love going back over my verses & remembering how God spoke to me & encouraged me through all of the ups & downs of this year! These verses are definitely a spiritual marker for my life! So thankful for the accountability of this group!

  26. 926
    Penny Burke says:

    Penny, Cincinnati. “Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all he has done.” Colossians 2:7 NLT

  27. 927
    Schel says:

    Schel, Bayou Vista, TX “Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong but walk in his ways” Psalm 119:2-3, ESV

  28. 928
    Donna Booth says:

    Donna, Glendale, AZ.
    May my meditation be pleasing to Him; I will rejoice in The Lord

    This has been a disciplined experience which has been beneficial!

  29. 929
    Myra Gentry says:

    Myra, London, England
    “These things I have spoken to you that in me you may have peace.” John 16:33 NIV

  30. 930
    Pam Bryant says:

    Pam Bryant
    Kountze, Tx.
    If you seek her as silver, and search for her as hidden treasure
    Proverbs 2:4 NJKV
    I always wanted a scripture that in some way spoke to me over these last 12 months. As I close with this one, I was brought to it after reading Phil.2:12 about working out our own salvation. In the NKJV study bible the words “work out” the Greek term speaks of the present deliverance of the Philippians. The word translated “work out” is used by the first-century author Strabo to speak of digging silver out of silver mines. Thus salvation can be compared to a huge gift that needs to be unwrapped for one’s thorough enjoyment. God has given me a hunger for His Word and the need to know Him more! I truly feel like every time I study His Word and something is revealed to me, I have hammered through a rock and received a piece of silver. I thank Him for His Love, Mercy and Grace! He is an Awesome God!

  31. 931
    Christene says:

    The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; Num 6:24-25

    My prayer for my siesta sisters. It gives me goosebumps to see all the stories. It can be so hard this side of heaven and you have been such an encouragement to fight the good fight in a year of great trials. Thank you

  32. 932
    Christene says:

    From London, Canada

  33. 933
    Faye Johnson says:

    Faye – Ocala

    “The Lord will fight for you; you only need to be still.” Exodus 14:14. NIV

  34. 934
    Lynn says:

    NLT john 16:33
    “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart, I have overcome the world.”

  35. 935
    Michelle Weihing says:

    Michelle late again Weihing – Frisco, TX
    Psalm 33:4 For the word of the LORD is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.

  36. 936
    Shelley says:

    Shelley from San Angelo

    Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!

    Luke 1:45 NIV

  37. 937
    Mary S says:

    Mary from Houston, TX
    Psalm 77:18 (NIV) Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind,
    your lightning lit up the world;
    the earth trembled and quaked.

  38. 938
    Tammy Goodwin says:

    Tammy from Fort Myers, FL “The fear of the Lord is wisdom’s instruction, and humility comes before honor.” Proverbs 15:33 HCSB

  39. 939
    Stacey Dobesh says:

    Stacey, Emily (age 13) and Ally (age 11), Omaha, NE

    “Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”
    Philippians 4:5 (NIV)

    Thank you for all the encouragement! It has been a blessing to do this with my daughters and some friends!

  40. 940
    Dana Hutto says:

    Dana Hutto, Huffman TX. Psalm 119:105 NASB

    How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

  41. 941
    Anne Lewis says:

    Anne, Simpsonville, SC, “Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:2b-3 ESV

  42. 942
    Toni Sidler says:

    Toni, Argyle, TX
    In Him all so we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
    Ephesians 1:11-12 NASB

  43. 943
    Laura Deibel says:

    Laura ~ Plainfield, IN

    She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27 ESV

    Hallelujah! I can’t believe I actually completed something:) When I started the SSMT in January it was for the sole purpose of visiting Houston in January 2014. Well, at least that’s what I told myself. God had a different plan. He knew this would be the most difficult season of my 50 years. He knew I would need His word to get me through. He knew I would be too hardheaded to memorize verses without a motive. Yes, He knows me SO well! As always, He was and will always be…right! It was a difficult year, but only through the love of Jesus Christ can I claim a victory and end 2013 on a positive note.
    Thank you LPM for providing a place for women to draw nearer to Christ ~ a forum for us to share and grow in good times and bad. May God continue to bless each of you. Merry Christmas!

  44. 944
    Rosalye says:


    By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.

  45. 945
    mira says:

    Martha, Clearwater, FL
    “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
    Luke 2:14 NIV

  46. 946
    Ana says:

    Ana from Tampa, Florida

    Revelation 22:12-13 (NIV)

    Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

    Thank you for the opportunity to participate. What a blessing it has been to be part of such a great community and the encouragement to keep our eyes on “the author and perfecter of our faith”!

  47. 947
    Shannon Pate says:

    Shannon Pate
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Exodus 14:13-14 ESV
    “And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians who you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
    As I look over my memory verses for the year, I am flooded with memories and stories. The Word is so alive and active! All year long the memory verse I was working on at the time would come up in conversation with someone who really needed to hear it at the time. One of those times it was me!!! I have been the mother of the bride twice, but this time I was the mother of the groom and kept quiet about truly everything, except for one thing I couldn’t get over. You see, I had done weddings before. 🙂 Well, my verse that week was Heb. 12:14 “Pursue peace with everyone and holiness, for without it no one will see the Lord.” Whew, God knocked me over the head.I want people to see the Lord!! I immediately called and gave up all my rights and my want of the way it should be and apologized sincerely. From that point on, there was so much peace and so much seeing the Lord! I LOVE God’s Word and Jesus!! And I love that He won’t let me stay in my sin. I have enjoyed this year with all you precious saints!!!!

  48. 948
    Valerie says:

    Valerie. Ontario, OH

    Set your mind on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your (real) life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Colossians 3:2-4. (ESV).

    2013 has been a difficult year, but God has given me a “12th month that redeemed a year.” Praise and a heart of deep gratitude for His Love, Word, His servant Beth, and others who have come alongside in ways they will not know until heaven! TY! Siesta Memory Verse has been a lifeline! Looking forward to 2014!

  49. 949
    Rhonda,minot nd says:

    If you don’t stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. Isaiah 7:9

  50. 950
    Lisa Ray says:

    Lisa, Simsboro, LA
    ” See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalms 139:24 NIV

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