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. 1201
    Heather Stanley says:

    Heather, London
    “Because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay.” Psalm 16:10 NIV

  2. 1202
    Beth Aldrich says:

    Beth, Cary, NC

    Matt 2:10-11 (NIV)
    When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

  3. 1203
    Debbie George says:

    Debbie ,Marion, IN “See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:24

  4. 1204
    Kim B. says:

    Kim B. – Orlando, Florida

    I love the Lord because he hears my prayers and answers them. Because he bends down and listens I will pray as long as I breathe! Psalm 116:1 (NLT)

    I love Scripture memory! It has been a heavenly journey this year. Thank you Beth, for loving us so much!
    We sure do love you. Merry Christmas Living Proof Ministry Hot Rockers!

  5. 1205
    Carol Hulin says:

    Carol, Belleville, ON
    “…Fear not: for behold I bring you good tiding of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11 KJV

    I always “see” Linus reciting this passage in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Linus says this is the true meaning of Christmas. So true. So true

  6. 1206
    Alicia Lowery says:

    Alicia, Gulfport, MS

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

    The End. 🙂

  7. 1207
    Jody says:

    Evansville, IN

    “We live by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV)

    This is my 2nd year to participate. It’s been a tough year and God’s word has been what has sustained me. The verses I picked out each time were what I held onto. Bless your ministry Mama Beth and Lindsee I so enjoy your posts. Merry Christmas to you all!

  8. 1208
    Jen Evans says:

    Jen Evans Seville Ohio
    Romans 12:6-8 NIV We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

  9. 1209
    Amy Dickerson says:

    Amy, Chattanooga Tennessee. Jude 24,25 NKJV
    Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
    And to present you faultless
    Before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
    To God our Savior,
    Who alone is wise,
    Be glory and majesty,
    Dominion and power,
    Both now and forever.

    What an amazing blessing this scripture memory has been this year! God’s word is rich and true. Thank you, Beth, for leading us in this endeavor. We love you!

  10. 1210
    Andrea says:

    Andrea from Gardendale

    I can do all things through him who gives me strength.

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    Amanda (Olive Branch, MS) says:

    “Catch the foxes for us-the little foxes that ruin the vineyards-for our vineyards are in bloom.”

    Song of Solomon 2:15 (HCSB)

    From a song Lindsee posted earlier: Deliver us Lord. Let not one fox steal our joy, because You, God, are SO good to us.
    Christmas is a time of the year that can be so joyous but the “little or big things” (shopping, cooking, dealing with people) can take all our joy away!! This is my reminder as Lindsee said, to not let “those foxes” steal our JOY!!!
    Merry Christmas Everyone, JESUS is born and LORD of ALL!!!

  12. 1212
    Kacie says:

    “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory; the glory of the one and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14

  13. 1213
    Marjorie Helen says:

    Temple, TX

    Philippians 2:9-11 (NIV)

    “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 confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God the Father.”

  14. 1214
    Laura says:

    Laura, Townsend, MA

    Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge.
    Psalm 119:54 NIV

    Praise God for this challenge of scripture memory. I am so excited to see 2013 in the rear view mirror ( I almost want to start running to get there sooner). The scripture memory work has been a highlight of this year for me; it has given me strength.
    Thank you for the encouragement.

  15. 1215
    Annette Bland says:

    Annette- Reno, NV
    Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth, peace to those on whom his favor rests.
    Luke 2:14 NIV

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    Caty says:

    Caty from Stockbridge, GA – For with God nothing shall be impossible. ~luke 1:37

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    Wanda Young says:

    Osborn, Missouri

    Psalm 37:23-24 (NIV)
    If the LORD delights in a man’s (woman’s) way,
    He makes his (her) steps firm;
    though he (she) stumble, he (she) will not fall,
    for the LORD upholds his (her) with His Hand.

  18. 1218
    Marti Colbaugh says:

    Marti, loganville, ga
    ” so they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
    Luke 2:16 niv
    Taking time for God is what the scripture memory has done for me.

  19. 1219
    Lisa Mottin says:

    Lisa Mottin, Davidsville, PA

    2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
    3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,
    4 who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
    5 who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

    Psalm 103:2-5 ESV

  20. 1220
    Sherry say says:

    Sherry Youngblood, Jay, OK
    Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
    Psalm 90:14 (NIV)

  21. 1221
    Anita Livingston says:

    Anita Livingston – Odem, Texas

    Matthew 5:14 TEV

    You are like light for the whole world.

    A city built on a hill cannot be hid.

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    Becky says:

    Becky, Vicksburg, MS

    Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11 NIV

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    Jean Everett says:

    Jean ~Lebanon, Tennessee

    “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 HCSB

    I have really enjoyed this, Siestas! Thank you Beth for being used of Him and putting feet to His guiding.

  24. 1224
    Poorna Diaz says:

    For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6 NASB)

    Poorna Diaz,
    Reston, Va.

  25. 1225
    Natalie Johnson says:

    Natalie; Richmond Hill, GA; “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves”(Philippians 2:3 NIV)

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    Rachel, Jackson, TN

    “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.” Col 2:8 NIV

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    Diane E. says:

    Diane E., Charleston, IL

    Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth, peace to those on whom his favor rests.
    Luke 2:14 NIV

    Thank you so much, Beth, and everyone else who has participated. Reading everyone’s verses has inspired me and touched me in ways I couldn’t have imagined before embarking on this journey. I have been greatly blessed.

  28. 1228
    Jennifer T says:

    Jennifer, Fairfax VA
    As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. James 5:11 (NIV)

    Started this year asking the Lord to help me with “order” – HIM first, THEN MY MAN (radical for me), then the kids and then… and then…
    I wanted to find verses that reflected joy in obedience – joy in Christ ALONE. By the end of the year, I almost have all of James memorized and several sweet verses that have breathed life into me as the battle rages on for my husband’s peace. This last verse is HUGE in meaning. My Lord is TRUTH and He will see His plan done. So grateful for all the scripture the Spirit hid in my heart through this. Bless you, Siestas, SIESTA BETH, and all at LPM!

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      Dawn Edgell says:

      Jennifer, your post was touching. Your faith is felt. I wish you well and I too have learned so much through this journey. Love you, my siesta, and praying the peace you seek for your husband is given by the One and only who can truly give it. Our lives, mine for sure, are far, far from perfect. I used to try to make my husband feel guilty for not going to church with me. It took a long time for me to understand I could never do that….only God can. He still doesn’t go but I have given it over to God. So glad also that I have this blog, Beth and all of my siestas praying for me and each other,

  29. 1229

    Erin in Euless, TX

    Psalm 126:4-6 (MSG)
    “And now, God, do it again — bring rains to our drought-stricken lives
    So those who planted their crops in despair will shout hurrahs at the harvest,
    So those who went off with heavy hearts will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing”

  30. 1230
    Jessica says:

    Jessica from Rockvale, TN

    Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)
    “For unto 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.”

  31. 1231
    elaine says:

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

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    Kathy Penner says:

    Be completely humble and gentle; bearing with one another in love. Eph.4:2 NIV

  33. 1233
    Kaitlyn says:

    Kaitlyn from Tampa

    I’ve been saving this awesome verse to close out the year!

    John 21:25, NIV
    “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. ”

    (I also think I forgot to post once in Nov and Dec, but I had still memorized my Verses 😉 : Isaiah 55: 1-2; Proverbs 22:29)

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    Cheryl McVittie says:

    Delight yourself in The Lord and he wiiliams give you the desires of your heart.
    Psalm 37:4 ESV

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    Dawn, Pottsville says:

    Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2 (NIV)

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    Corinne says:

    For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

    Isaiah 9:6 KJV

    Corinne in Chehalis Washington

    Thank you for all of your encouragement and for this opportunity. May God bless you richly this coming year.

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    Lori says:

    Lori from St. Catharines, ON

    We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
    Isaiah 53:6 NIV

  38. 1238
    Jennifer Jones Mosher says:

    “But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2: 19 I only had to memorize the reference, since the verse was so familiar. But do I really keep and ponder the experiences of God in my life, not the objects? I want to hold onto and share what our amazing Lord has done for me! Thanks for the verses and encouragement this year, ladies!

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      Mary Nelle Jones says:

      Yearlong project: Psalm 118 in KJV

      O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

      Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

      Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

      Let them now that fear the Lord say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

      I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.

      The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

      The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

      It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

      It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.

      All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord will I destroy them.

      They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

      They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

      Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the Lord helped me.

      The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.

      The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.

      The right hand of the Lord is exalted: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.

      I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

      The Lord hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.

      Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord:

      This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter.

      I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.

      The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

      This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

      This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

      Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.

      Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord: we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord.

      God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

      Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.

      O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

  39. 1239
    Kim says:

    Kim, Corning, NY. “Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.” (Isaiah 35:3, 4 ESV)

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    Lynette says:

    Lynette, Nashville, TN
    But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me. Psalm 13:5-6 ESV

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    Michele Albert says:

    Michele Albert, Naperville, Illinois

    He is your praise and He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome works your eyes have seen. (Deuteronomy 10:21 HCSB)

    What an amazing journey this year has been! After memorizing James last year I wanted to continue the blessing of memorizing scripture and so started the Siesta Scripture memory in January – little did I know that half way through the year I would be diagnosed with breast cancer (June 2013) only a month after my brother was diagnosed with ocular melanoma (May 2013). The verses The Lord gave me all throughout my journey (and to pass on to my brother) were so perfect for each stage I was in at the moment! God is amazing! I have been cancer free since July when I had a mastectomy and then went through chemo from August through the beginning of December. I just had my final reconstructive surgery last Friday (12/20/13) and am so happy to be DONE! Each verse I have received from The Lord had been exactly what I needed for that two weeks! Praise God and Beth, I can’t thank you enough for encouraging us and keeping us on track with our scripture memory! Have a very blessed and Merry Christmas!!

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    Coral Noble says:

    Coral, Jacksonville, Florida

    1 John 1:4 NIV

    “We write this to make our joy complete.”

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    Rozanne Gaston, Leawood, KS says:

    NIV Matthew 5:16: “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
    Praise His Holy Name this Christmas Eve!

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    Stephanie McKenzie says:

    Stephanie McKenzie
    Red Deer, Alberta
    But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. (Luke 2:19 NIV)

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    Keaton Lovell says:

    Keaton Lovell McCurtain OK

    Proverbs 21:13 NIV

    “Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.”

    God has used His word, the verses I chose to memorize, to remind me that He is good, He never forsakes me, He loves me, He teaches me, He reminds me, He can use me for HIS Glory!

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    Kelly says:

    The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.

    John 1:4-5 NLT

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    Debbie says:

    Debbie from Spartanburg SC

    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.

    What a wonderful year memorizing God’s Word. I want to keep doing it!

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    Amy says:

    Amy, Miamisburg, OH

    1 Timothy 1:16. ESV
    But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.

    This Scripture memory journey has been so precious to me this year. I have been able to use the verses I’ve memorized as an encouragement to my heart in one of the hardest years of my life. God’s word is powerful and it is TRUTH! I’m going to challenge myself (and the other ladies in our Bible study) to memorize 24 more verses next year. Thank you for the accountability and encouragement of posting the verses each week. So much love to you LPM ladies!

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    Misty Sanders says:

    Misty Sanders, North Charleston, SC

    Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow Me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”
    John 8:12 NLT

    Thank you for this wonderful group and for your sacrifice to minister and bless ladies like me all over the country! I am so thankful for you, Beth Moore! Your heart, your life, your authenticity, your sharing of your gifts and talents, your sharing of your life and family and your sacrifice to be who you are! God has rescued me from the pit and you helped Him! For that I am beyond grateful!
    He truly is the Light of the world and you shine yours so very brightly!
    May God bless you, your precious family, and your ministry beyond what you could ask or imagine!!!

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    Vivian says:

    Birmingham, Alabama

    As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. James 5:11 (NIV)

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