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.

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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. 951
    Kathy Bryson says:

    Kathy Bryson
    Albuquerque, NM

    Psalm 46:10 NIV84

    “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

  2. 952
    Brianna says:

    Brianna from Huntsville,AL

    For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV)

  3. 953
    Barbara Severns says:

    Barbara Severns, Eagle, Idaho

    Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.

    Psalm 37:4 NASB

  4. 954
    Linda says:

    Isaiah 50:4
    The Sovereign Lord has given me His words of wisdom, so that I know what to say to all these weary ones. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to His will.

  5. 955
    Megan M. says:

    Megan, St. Louis
    Psalm 18:2, ESV

    “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”

  6. 956
    Sandy says:

    Sandy, Clatskanie OR
    Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me o LORD, and I shall be healed,
    save me and I shall be saved,
    for You are my praise! (NKJV)

    God brought us through so many tough events where He protected our hearts and minds when I would’ve fallen apart if I’d been alone, without His presence and strength. We were evacuated from our home due to a forest fire, for three weeks (and all our critters too-pony, ducks, geese, goat, Border collie and two kitties- one later rescued) and then moved across the state for my husbands new job, which my sons (Michael 5, Stephen 9) and I were delayed for 5 weeks from joining him. We love our new location but it is always hard to be further from ones you love, even if closer to others. So many other things too this year, and still going on, but He is so faithful to go through it all with us and keep our hearts focused on Him. I am still working on a few of my verses, but they are in my little book and my heart as a blessed reminder of this year. His Blessings I pray for you all my sisters, Sandy

  7. 957
    Nancy says:

    Nancy from West Grove, Pa.

    Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
    Isaiah 43:1 ESV

    I have learned that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength, which was my first SSMT verse! This is the first year I have participated in the memory work; in years past when you all have done this I have skimmed that introductory blog and felt this was something I could never do. This year I felt the Lord say, “This is your year!!” Don’t get me wrong, I am still stumbling over some of my verses and their addresses, but I know more than I did before and I am so grateful to have more of God’s word in me then I ever have before! Let us continue to run this race in 2014, ladies!!

  8. 958
    Brandi K says:

    Brandi K

    Cape Girardeau, MO

    “So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.”

    James 1:21 NLT

  9. 959
    Neeley says:

    Philippians 2 :11 – NIV

    “and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.”

  10. 960
    Lori D says:

    From Mary’s song: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” Luke 1:46-47 (NIV)

    I can’t begin to share how often my scripture verses have come to mind during the past year, or how many times I’ve purposely called them up to encourage, inspire, strengthen, or simply remind myself who God is and what He has promised. Looking forward to continuing on in 2014!

  11. 961
    Tane Mcgehee says:

    Tane McGehee Uvalde, Texas Dec.17, 2013 11;13
    Philippians 4:8
    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.

  12. 962
    Dana Goodwin says:

    Dana Ashland, KY “We know how much God loves us, and we have put our TRUST IN HIS LOVE. God is love, and all who LIVE IN LOVE live in God, and God lives in them.”
    1 John 4:16 NLT

    The Word of God is the Truth and the sooner I can recognize the “lying thoughts” in my mind and replace them with the truth (i.e. the Scripts I’ve memorized), the more I can love God and my family! 2014 is the year for me to LIVE IN LOVE! Thanks for holding me accountable, Beth, LPM, and siestas!! Merry CHRISTmas to you all!!!

  13. 963
    Sarah Tolson says:

    Sarah, San Diego, CA.

    “He remembered us in our weakness. His faithful love endures forever.” Psalm 136:23

    But I will also be repeating.. His love never quits. 🙂

  14. 964
    Ellen Yopp says:

    Ellen, Moneta VA

    Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished. -Luke 1:45 (NIV 1984)

    This is the first year I have participated in SSMT and it has really blessed my soul. Thanks for you holy encouragement to memorize God’s Word so that I may have it written within my heart. I am looking forward to next years scripture memory journey. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. Blessings Sisters!

  15. 965
    Landry Smith says:

    Landry, Georgetown, TX
    John 15:12 NIV
    “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”

  16. 966
    Dana O'Keefe says:

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

    This year’s program continued to be an anchor for me. A few times during the year I lost track because of crises, but it was always there to come back to and get me grounded once again. Each year I do this, the verses are like my journal; they reflect my journey with my Lord. I love you Jesus.

  17. 967
    Michelle W says:

    Michelle W
    Boynton Beach, FL

    Blessed be the Lord my Rock,
    Who trains my hands for war,
    And my fingers for battle—
    My lovingkindness and my fortress,
    My high tower and my deliverer,
    My shield and the One in whom I take refuge,
    Who subdues my people under me. Psalm 144:1-2 NKJV

  18. 968
    Jenna Berthoud says:

    Riverton UT
    Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. (Psalm 141:3 NIV)

    Praise be to God thank you Jesus for carrying me through 24 verses via 12 months of making me more Christlike! God bless your name and I boast in you–knowing that it’s you who is working in us and through us for your glory! Thank you so much for letting us journey together and journeying with you Lord Jesus! Do your work in us! Do it Jesus! Do it so BIG!! Do it in all of us!

  19. 969

    Brittnie, Sugar Land, Texas

    Psalm 40:3 NIV “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.”

  20. 970
    Mindy Thompson says:

    Mindy from Austin, TX, “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19, ESV

    I used my verses every time I woke up on the middle of the night and started worrying. The got me to sleep every time!

  21. 971
    Diane Wadsworth says:

    Diane Wadsworth, Pleasant Grove, Alabama
    John 10:27, NLT
    “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”
    This has been a great journey – my first time to do this – I have been amazed at how pertinent the verses I chose throughout the year fit with my circumstances along this journey called life. I am so blessed to have been a part of this – thank you – I look forward to next year.
    Choosing Joy in Christ,

  22. 972
    Gale McDonnell says:

    Gale ~ Plains, TX “Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:2b-3 ESV

  23. 973
    Diane Wadsworth says:

    Diane Wadsworth, Pleasant Grove, Alabama
    Psalm 32:8, NLT
    “The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.I will advise you and watch over you.”
    This one’s a little late 🙂

  24. 974
    Heather Hoch says:

    Heather H Pflugerville, TX

    Rev. 21:3 (NIV)
    And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people and God Himself will be with them and be their God.”

    I am still working on many verses but this scripture memory has enriched my life! In the past, I have often avoided scripture memory or at least not prioritized it. I really enjoyed this year and I want to keep on learning verses! There are so many great reminders of truth in my memory verses! Thanks for your help!!

  25. 975
    Jcee says:

    Proverbs 9:11 (The Voice)

    Lady Wisdom: Through me your days will be lengthened,
    and years will be added to your life.

    This has been an extravagant peace of heaven
    amidst the steps of what seemingly seemed to be a waging hell upon earth. Like The Words
    printed out upon this blog, our GOD has been faithful to
    carry us through some very difficult times. Through all the tears,
    screams, fears, and laughter HE would strengthen me as HE
    would graciously fire up the scripture HE had birthed n my heart.
    At times, when n all my flesh, I couldn’t recall anything (probably
    the worst of times) He would lead me to this blog and I would sit
    reading every scripture I could.
    Thank you so much for opening your doors to everyone. Undeserving
    of such privilege, but am humbled with a forever joyous spirit of gratitude.
    Thank you Mrs. Beth and family of LPM for your leadership in the ministry of Christ Jesus.
    Thank you to all of you.
    “Thank You, Jesus.”
    May God extravagantly bless each one of you and Merry Christmas to all.

  26. 976
    Karen Todd says:

    “Fear not for I bring you good news of GREAT JOY that will be for all the people, Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ, the Lord” Luke 2:10-11

    This year of memorizing scripture has equipped me to fight the devil when he places thoughts of being insufficant. My battlefield is my mind and I have filled it with scriptures, (weapons of war that the devil can not win against) this year. Praise the Lord. For with God ALL THINGS are possible. Thanks so much for encouraging me Beth. Thank you thank you! Merry Christmas to ALL of you dear sisters.

  27. 977
    Joanne says:

    Joanne, Callahan
    Brotherly love must continue. Do not neglect hospitality, because through it some have entertained angels without knowing it.
    Hebrews 13:1-2 (NET)

    What a blessing it has been to memorize scripture with such a lovely group of ladies, each verse has been a blessing to me at that time of this year. Thank you Beth for giving me this opportunity and keeping me accountable.

  28. 978
    Maria says:

    Maria, Katy, TX
    “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,
    that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
    and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.”

    Philippians 2:9-11 (NIV)

  29. 979
    Adrienne Terrebonne says:

    Adrienne, Valdosta, GA

    “Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.”
    Psalm 126:5 NIV

    A few months ago, our precious middle child Jonah was diagnosed with autism. The Lord has laid so many relevant scriptures on my heart, reassuring me that He is with us and that He is good. Glory to God, we see small improvements each week!

  30. 980
    Allison M. says:

    Scottsdale, AZ

    Luke 2:13-14
    King James Version (KJV)
    13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

    14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

  31. 981
    Julie in Rancho Cucamonga, Ca says:

    For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth
    to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him…..”
    (2 Chronicles 16:9a NIV)

    Thank you so much for the accountability Siesta Sisters…… I wouldn’t have stuck to memorizing without you! God’s Word is truly POWERFUL. This has been a crazy and stressful year of change for me and my family. God knew I would need His Word in my head moment by moment this year to give me strength and encouragement…….and to smack down the Enemy when he wanted to mess with my head!!! I am so grateful ❤

  32. 982
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Beaumont TX: For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 NKJV

  33. 983

    Janet from Port Orange
    (Hebrews 4:9)There remains then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God. (TNIV)

    This project was a real challenge for me. I always thought I could not memorize scripture. Thanks to you, Beth, I now have the confidence that I really can memorize scripture, and I intend to continue memorizing. First I need to get these 24 scriptures down pat. Some of them have proved to be elusive. Many sermons at church have used one of the scriptures I memorized, and I was so excited that I could recite the scripture from memory rather than looking for it in my Bible. I love this group of Siestas! Because you give this blog a personal touch, including us, and challenging us, I have been truly blessed through this group of ladies. Thank you all!

  34. 984
    Carol Peavy says:

    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

  35. 985
    Cindy says:

    You’ve been such a blessing to me this year! Merry Christmas!

  36. 986
    Cindy Wessel says:

    Cindy, Rochester, MN (finishing up memorizing Psalm 145) verses 15-21 (will continue into 2014!) The eyes of all look to you in hope; you give them their food as they need it. When you open your hand, you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing. The Lord is righteous in everything he does; he is filled with kindness. The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth. He grants the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them. The Lord protects all those who love him, but he destroys the wicked. I will praise the Lord, and may everyone on earth bless his holy name forever and ever. (NLT)
    My comment: My prayer is that more and more people sing with joy of God’s righteousness, and bless His holy name forever and ever! He is most worthy of praise!

  37. 987
    Eva in Tennessee says:

    Eva, Knoxville – (cont.) and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. James 1:24 (NIV)

  38. 988
    Tanya says:

    Luke 2:11-14 (NIV)
    “Today in the twon of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

    Praise God! I have a great new Bible memory partner. God provides!

  39. 989
    Lorie says:

    Lorie, Centreville, VA

    “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go;I will counsel you with My eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8

    I’ve been walking with the Lord for over thirty years and have always encouraged my kids and Sunday school classes to memorize scripture. But, I considered myself a memorizing “loser”, unable to do it.

    This year has taught me that with God, nothing is impossible. 24 verses! I’ve used them time and again to encourage others and myself. All glory to Him!

  40. 990
    Linda says:

    Linda, Bartelso IL. Romans 6:13 And do not offer any parts of it to sin as weapons for unrighteousness. But as those who are alive from the dead offer yourselves to God, and all the part of yourselves to God as weapons for righteousness. (HCSB)

  41. 991
    Starr says:

    Starr, Panama City, FL

    This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. (1 John 4:9 NIV)

  42. 992
    Melissa Emma says:

    Melissa, Scarborough, ME: “For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace…” Isaiah 55:11a ESV

  43. 993
    Madeline Friend says:

    “Give your attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” –Matthew 6:34, The Message

    Maddie from Arizona

  44. 994
    Linda says:

    Linda, Johnstown, Pa.

    Luke 2:10-11 (NIV)
    But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Christ, the Lord.

  45. 995
    Marcia says:

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

    The verses the Holy Spirit directed me to have carried me through a tough year; have challenged me and have been comforting in numerous ways. I am immensely grateful for the challenge!

  46. 996
    Natalie says:

    Natalie, Houston
    to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of ourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair, Isaiah 61:3b NIV

    Each verse is like a marker of this past year. As I read through them, I can remember when and where and the time in which each verse stood out. Beth’s Tuesday night Thessolonians study, the Tabernacle study, the book “Epic of Eden”, starting a non-profit, my pastor’s sermon, For Her, Tammy’s study last spring. A God breathed journal of the past year. Thank you.

  47. 997
    Sara says:

    Sara, Sioux City, IA

    And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
    Psalm 130:6 NKJV

  48. 998
    Beth says:

    …greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
    1 John 4:4(KJV)

  49. 999
    Cindy Horner, Collierville, TN says:

    Your bars shall be iron and bronze, and as your days, so shall your strength be.” Deut. 33:25 ESV

  50. 1000
    Christine Arnold says:

    Christine, Atlanta, GA – The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV

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