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. 1101
    Kristen says:

    Kristen, Marble, NC
    Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
    1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV

  2. 1102
    Linda McMorris says:

    Linda, Holts Summit, MO

    Psalm 150:6 NIV
    Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!

    Thank you Beth for encouraging us in our walk of faith. I loved that the my last verse ended with an exclamation point. I am going to be memorizing scripture in 2014 with my dear friend, Jill. I’m just going to flip my SSMT spiral over and then I will have 48 verses all in one spiral. Merry Christmas!

  3. 1103
    Nancy Engberg says:

    They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings – and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.

    Revelation 17:14
    Quite by happy accident my first verse and last verse were both from Revelation.

  4. 1104
    Madelin says:

    Madelin, Thousand Oaks

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

  5. 1105
    Dena K says:

    Dena K. from Columbus, OH:
    Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. (Psalms 37:7 NLT)

  6. 1106
    Darl says:

    Darl, Bakersfield, CA

    “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:5 NIV

  7. 1107
    Linda Gammon says:

    Linda Gammon, Blue Springs, MO
    2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV
    May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

  8. 1108
    Beth Kellett~ Calgary AB Canada says:

    As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord ’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. (Psalm 18:30 NIV)

  9. 1109
    Debbie says:

    Olathe, KS
    Psalm 139:24-“See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (NIV)

  10. 1110
    Rita says:

    Rita Brown
    Midland, TX
    Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
    Deuteronomy 4:9 NIV

    The discipline of choosing a verse that is just what I need for where I am when it is time to post, and then letting those words sink deep into my heart has been life changing. As I get ready to celebrate our 50th anniversary 2 days after Christmas with 6 married children and 26 grandchildren (40 of us), I am thinking about what God’s plan for me is as I try to “finish strong” and what I want to say to my children and grandchildren at our celebration. This is the verse that I want to cherish and live out. God is sooooo good.

  11. 1111
    carol says:

    Carol Midland, Texas

    But you, Lord, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.
    Psalm 22:19

  12. 1112
    Nadine Fry says:

    Nadine Fry, Morton,UK

    He restores my soul;
    He guides me in the paths of righteousness
    For His name’s sake.
    Psalm 23:3 NASB

  13. 1113
    Donna, Miami, FL says:

    I thank my God every time I remember you. Phil 1:3 NIV
    You, Beth, and this scripture memory verse endeavor has been a true blessing in my life. I thank you and your entire team for being so committed to “growing ” your Siesta sisters in Christ.

  14. 1114
    Doris says:

    Doris, Whiteville , NC
    John 10:14-15 ESV
    I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. I lay down my life for the sheep.

  15. 1115
    Sandra Chisum says:

    Wichita Falls, TX

    Those who know Your name trust in You, for You LORD have NEVER forsaken those who seek You.

    Ps 9:10 NIV

    I am so thankful God does not forsake me. He has truely been by my side this year. Thru thick and thin. God and I were definitely on a rollercoaster ride. It was just as thrilling in the valleys as on the mountains. Of course the mountain tops had a better view. I love Him dearly.

  16. 1116
    Shelley says:

    Shelley, from Bolivar, Missouri

    Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!
    Luke 1:45 NIV

  17. 1117
    Allison says:

    Allison L. Tulsa, OK
    For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.
    2 Corinthians 1:20, ESV

  18. 1118
    Dawn Edgell says:

    Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people. Ephesians 6:7. NIV

  19. 1119
    Stormy Wooldridge says:

    Stormy, Lynchburg, VA
    Habakkuh 2:4 (NIV)
    See, he is puffed up;
    his desires are not upright-
    but the righteous will live by his faith-

  20. 1120
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda, Houston
    My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour. Luke 1:46-47 ESV

    It has been interesting to compare the Scriptures that came to me two years ago, mainly about the nature of God, and the ones that have come to me this year – promises of comfort and peace. It was an extremely difficult year, and I identified completely with your podcast on Twelfth Month earlier this month, Beth. God is faithful, and looking back over the year, I marvel at the blessings and miracles that God provided right alongside the trying times. I marvel at the way He brought me exactly the passage every two weeks that needed to sink into my heart so that it was there for me to stand on when I needed it. Merry Christmas and God bless you all!

  21. 1121
    Leslie Breighner says:

    “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed”. Prov. 16:3 (NIV)

  22. 1122
    Lou Ann Smith says:

    Lou Ann Smith, McAllen, TX
    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. Romans 15:13 ESV

  23. 1123
    Ellen Elam says:

    Ellen, Chattanooga, TN

    Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.

    Ephesians 4:2 NLT

  24. 1124
    Beth Brabham says:

    “Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” Romans 12:12

  25. 1125
    Ginny (Denver) says:

    Your promise revives me;
    It comforts me in all my troubles.
    Psalm 119:50 NLT

  26. 1126
    Jenni says:

    Jenni from Birmingham, AL
    Psalm 56:3 (NIV)
    “When I am afraid, I put my trust in You.”

    As I look over the verses from this past year, it’s like a journal. I see all the struggles and hopes that I have had through the verses I selected. It’s been a wonderful experience and I’m really looking forward to next month’s gathering!! Thank you at LPM for all that you do!!

  27. 1127
    Karol Holifield/Gulf Breeze, FL says:

    “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.” Job 42:2/NIV

    I am overflowing with gratefulness for you challenging me and encouraging me to begin to commit Scripture to memory. God has used the verses I have learned to challenge, strengthen, encourage, love and uphold me over the last year. I want to learn more! Thank you for always pointing all of us to Him. My focus has been turned from thinking on futile things to thinking on his truth so many times. He is so good! May your Christmas be filled with joy and a strong sense of His love and presence.

  28. 1128
    Kristi says:

    Kristi, Austin, TX
    “Christ,in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Col. 2:2b-3 NIV

  29. 1129
    Janet Wallace, TX says:

    Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.

    Galatians 6:2 NKJV

  30. 1130
    Shelly Wilson says:

    Shelly Wilson, Fort Worth, TX
    (a little late, sorry!)

    Hebrews 12:11 (NIV) – No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

    This year has been about discipline for me. God has been prodding my heart in so many areas of my life that need more discipline. As a “free spirit” type person, discipline & structure are hard for me, but I know they’re so necessary for my health and well-being.

    I had another verse picked out for #24, but never got around to posting it. Then this morning, I woke up with this verse repeating itself in my mind, even though I’ve never memorized it! A small hint, maybe?? 😉 So I will shift gears and end my journey with this one. Thank you for this opportunity! It’s always a huge blessing and challenge.

  31. 1131
    Jean Grant says:

    Jean, Platte City MO

    2 Timothy 4:7 (NIV) “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. “

  32. 1132
    Sarah says:

    Sarah B.
    Portales, NM
    Isaiah 9:6 ESV
    “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.”

    I have so enjoyed memorizing these verses this year. There are several that I keep coming back to daily and often times multiple times in that day to keep my mind focused on God and trusting in Him and His word, instead of myself. It has been such an encouragement to have God’s word imprinted in my mind at all times, so even when I don’t have a Bible nearby, I can still turn to God’s word. I’m so glad that I participated in this, this year!

  33. 1133
    Sue Nutter says:

    Sue, Standish, ME

    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. Of the greatness of His government and peace there will be no end.

    Isaiah 9:6-7a (NIV)

  34. 1134
    angela from pflugerville says:

    Galatians 6:4

    New International Version (NIV)

    4 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else,

  35. 1135
    Kathy McCoy says:

    Kathy from Chandler, OK
    Psalm 50:15 NIV and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.

  36. 1136
    Liisa, Chesapeake, VA says:

    Matthew 11:28 NIV
    Come to me,all you who are weary and burdened,and I will give you rest.

  37. 1137
    Bridget Roberts says:

    Bridget Cadillac MI
    Come let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Psalm 95:1

  38. 1138
    Becky Peurifoy says:


  39. 1139
    Lindsay says:

    Lindsay from Boston, MA: “Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.” 1 John 2:6

  40. 1140

    Rebecca-Springfield, OH

    The Lord, the Lord Almighty, has a day of tumult and trampling and terror in the Valley of Vision,
    a day of battering down walls and of crying out to the mountains.~Isaiah 22:5 NIV

    Thank you so much for this, Beth. You are such a blessing and going through these memory verses was a valuable experience for me this year. It helped me through some dark times and reinforced my joy when the clouds moved out of my life. May God bless you and your family this Christmas and always. 🙂

  41. 1141
    Dorinda Peyton says:

    Dorinda, O’Fallon, MO: Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

  42. 1142
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Alberta, Canada
    “He who calls you is faithful. He will surely do it.”
    – 1 Thessalonians 5:24 ESV

    As I read through my verses, they are signposts to me of the journey I have walked with Jesus these months. It has been amazing to watch Him speak to me in exactly the context I needed (or others in my life needed!). I have kept a journal of my verses and what the Lord has been speaking to me about them. Sometimes He had me wait, and simply record a verse for later… and sure enough, a month or so later, that verse was exactly the one that was needed in a particular situation or circumstance and became my verse for memory at that time. God is good. He is personal. He loves to speak to us. I love Him for that and so much more! Thank you Beth and your entire team for this wonderful experience!

  43. 1143
    Sherree says:

    Sherree from Mansfield, TX

    Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
    2 Corinthians 3:17 NCV

  44. 1144
    Shawn says:

    Shawn in AZ

    More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping them is great reward. Psalm 19:10, 11


  45. 1145
    Ashley Pointer says:

    Ashley Pointer from Spring, Texas

    For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

    Luke 2:11-12 KJV

  46. 1146
    Jackie Pope says:

    Jackie Pope, Covington, IN: Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Isaiah 55:6 NKJV

  47. 1147
    Courtney says:

    Courtney, Houma, LA

    My two youngest children (ages 4 and 5) started a new preschool this fall. Part of their curriculum is Scripture memory. The 5 year old has really taken to it! Since August he’s already memorized 12! Hearing the Word come out of his sweet little lisping mouth is sometimes more than I can bear! Its THE most precious thing! Well, I hadn’t quite decided what Scripture I was going to do this time, so I asked him which was his favorite he has memorized so far. He stopped and thought for a second and replied:

    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    Psalm 23:1 (ESV)

    I had to pick it. It reminds me how much it must please our Heavenly Father to hear us all recite his Truth, because, oh how I am delighted when I hear my sweet son say these words. This year of hiding His Word in our hearts has been such a blessing to us!

  48. 1148
    Alaina says:

    Alaina // Tyler, TX

    The Lord is the everlasting God
    The Creator of all the Earth
    He never grows weak or weary
    No one can measure the depths of His understanding

    He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless
    Even youths become weak and tired
    And young men will fall in exhaustion
    But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength

    They’ll soar high on wings like eagles
    They’ll run and not grow weary
    They’ll walk and not faint

    Isaiah 40:28-31

    I honestly didn’t think I could actually fulfill this commitment….boy was I wrong about myself. The Lord has strengthened my mind and allowed me to recall these scriptures in a way I could never have imagined! Thankful for His provision and a friend who encouraged me to go on this journey with her 🙂

  49. 1149
    Nancy says:

    Nancy Keeton from Knoxville, TN

    Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
    And He will establish your plans.

    Proverbs 16:3 NIV

    Praise our wonderful Lord for this very special journey!
    These verses are written on my heart forever and ever….
    Thank you sweet siestas and Beth and LPM staff!!!! You are loved!!

  50. 1150
    Corley says:

    Corley in Conway, AR:
    “You have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy; you have set my feet in a broad place.” Psalm 31.8, ESV

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