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. 1251
    Skeet says:

    Skeet from Monroe, GA.

    Psalm 34:2 (KJV)

    My soul shall make her boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear thereof and be glad.

  2. 1252
    Janet Winter says:

    John 8:12(ESV)

    Thank you Beth for letting His light shine through you so bright that as He illuminates you, We are blessed beyond measure! His Word spoken through you has been so encouraging as well as life changing! May The Lord Bless and Keep You and Yours ALL OF YOUR DAYS!
    I Am the Light of the World

    12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

  3. 1253
    Anne, Mansfield, TX says:

    Matthew 1:23 NIV
    “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

  4. 1254
    Cory Anna says:

    Cory Anna, Atlanta
    “You are blessed for believing that the Lord would keep his promise to you.”
    -Luke 1:45 GWT

  5. 1255
    Ola says:

    Please forgive this long post. I have been working on this since September but haven’t posted since July:
    Ola, Woodbridge, Ephesians 6:1-13

    Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

    2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;

    3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

    4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

    5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;

    6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

    7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:

    8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

    9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.

    10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

    11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

    12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

  6. 1256
    Cory Anna says:

    Cory Anna, Atlanta
    As I scrolled through my verses memorized on this journey, I am sitting in awe at how many of them are based on seeing The Lord come through on his promises. He has clearly taught me this year that while seeing is believing – it is greater to believe what is not seen and that even more, believing IS seeing! Walking into 2014 BELEIVING and HOPING in HIM. Thank you, LPM for encouraging us in the power of His word! 🙂

  7. 1257
    Shellye Sparks of Queen City, TX says:

    Colossians 3:17 NIV
    And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

  8. 1258
    Vicki Aldridge says:

    Vicki from Lake Jackson, Tx

    2 Thessalonians 3:5

    “May The Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.”

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    Liz says:

    Liz Nashua, NH

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

    Oh the grace the Lord has allowed me to taste, see, and feel through this year. The power of timely scripture has literally brought me to my knees in grateful, humble peace. What an experience.

  10. 1260
    Matia Messemer says:

    Matia, Fort Worth, TX “and let those who love Your salvation say, ‘Let God be magnified’.” Psalms 70:4 NASB I have participated every year in the Siesta Scripture memory exercise and attended all of the prior celebrations, but this year has been the most difficult to keep up even knowing the reward. The key was committing the Word to memory, so with a new baby and a new job within 6 weeks of one another, I went with memorization over timely posting. 🙂 Praise Him for another great year of scripture memory!

  11. 1261
    Charlotte carty says:

    Charlotte Lexington, ky
    remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins. (James 5:20 NIV)

  12. 1262
    Amy Gossen says:

    Amy Gossen
    Carthage, mo

    May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace! (Psalm 29:11 ESV)

    Words in my heart have given me hope in the storms! Praise God!

  13. 1263
    Penny Burke says:

    Penny, Cincinnati. ‘For you are the fountain of life, the light by which we see.’ Psalm 36:9 NLT

  14. 1264
    Teresa Ator says:

    Teresa, Tyler TX
    Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.
    Romans 12:12 NLT

  15. 1265
    Michele says:

    To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ:
    Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.

    Jude 1b-2 NIV

  16. 1266
    Angie says:

    Angie, Chillicothe, MO “Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them,’Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.'” Mark 6:31, NIV.

  17. 1267
    Kara Doerksen says:

    Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men on whom his favour rests.

  18. 1268
    Julie Elrod says:

    Julie Elrod, Smyrna, GA: James 5: 16-17 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. James 5:18-20 Again he prayed and the heavens gave rain and the earth produced its crops. My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

  19. 1269
    Monica, NY. says:

    ” He guides the humble in what is right
    and teaches them his way.” ~Psalm 25:9(NIV)

    My thoughts are “2013 has been weighed on the balance & found lacking” Praying for that turn around. To God be all the glory. Thank you Ms. Beth & all you siestas for all this encouragement this year. Don’t know what I would’ve done w/ out it. God is Always Faithful!
    Psalm 25:1-10❤❤

  20. 1270
    Lyne, Goshen KY says:

    Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
    James 4:7-8 NIV

  21. 1271
    Juliana Lundberg says:

    Livermore, CA
    Psalm 77:14 NCV
    You are the God who does miracles;
    you have shown people your power

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    Julie says:

    Julie, Hawaii

    I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
    Philippians 4:19, nkjv

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    Jackie says:


    “Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.”

    -1 John 3:8 ESV

  24. 1274
    Lynn says:

    Lynn ~ Orlando, FL
    “The LORD watches over you –
    The LORD is your shade at your right hand;
    the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.”
    ~ Psalm 121:3-4
    (For both Dec 1 & 15)

  25. 1275
    Vicki Knott says:

    Vicki Knott, Greenwood, sc
    For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 (ESV)

  26. 1276
    Melissa Stewart says:

    Melissa, Nicholasville, KY

    “Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I believe in your commands.”
    Psalm 119:66 NIV

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    Trae Kendrick, Crawford, Texas: “I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.” Philippians 3:12-14 MSG

  28. 1278
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, Terrace BC Canada
    Psalm 119:7 NIV
    May your unfailing love be my comfort,
    according to your promise to your servant.

  29. 1279
    Diane Argabright says:

    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 (1984)

  30. 1280
    Tara says:

    Tara, Greensboro, NC
    If you obey my decrees and my regulations, you will find life through them. I am the LORD.
    Leviticus 18:5
    I long to obey your commandments! Renew my life with your goodness.
    Psalm 119:40
    (Posting two as I missed one).

  31. 1281
    Kay says:

    Kay, Deer Park
    Matthew 10:11-12 GNB
    When you come to a town or village, go in and look for someone who is willing to welcome you, and stay with him until you leave that place. When you go into a house, say, “Peace be with you.”

  32. 1282
    Heidi says:

    Heidi~Lindale, Texas
    Dec. 1st verse Psalm 16:8 NIV
    “I keep my eyes always on The Lord. With Him at my right hand I will not be shaken”.
    Dec. 15th verse Luke 1:50 NIV
    “His mercy extends to those who fear Him, from generation to generation.”
    Thank you for providing this avenue of accountability and encouragement. This is my third year to be a part of the Scripture memory team. Although I have not completed memorized each scripture ( my bad!!), they have been food for my soul in a year when I have felt out of balance and exhausted because of work demands. Jesus is so faithful to me and I praise Him for the strength, joy, and favor that He so freely extends to me each and every day. Not only has He poured His goodness on me this year, but His grace and mercy extends to my husband, children, and grandchildren , and for that I am deeply grateful. Praise His Holy Name!

    • 1282.1
      Kay says:

      Heidi, I met you the first year and enjoyed our visit so much. I hoped to run into you last time, so this year – I will be on the lookout again. 🙂 Kay G (from Deer Park)

  33. 1283
    Andrea Troyer says:

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

    Andrea Dublin OH

  34. 1284
    Kelei Liggett says:

    Kelei Liggett. Iowa Park, Texas. NIV
    Nehemiah 6:3
    So I sent messengers to them with this reply: “I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and go down to you?”

  35. 1285
    sandy corish says:

    Sandy, Vienna, VA
    Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21 NIV

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    Mickey says:

    Mickey, Blue Springs, MO

    Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me.

    Psalm 27:7 NIV

  37. 1287
    Tracy says:

    Tracy from Aurora, CO
    Luke 2:11=Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, The Lord. (NIV)

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      Tracy says:

      This was my first year doing the bible memory verses and this has definitely blessed me immensely throughout the year!! It is such an awesome way to stay connected to God and to keep His words hidden in our hearts! The Holy Spirit has most definitely guided me in choosing each verse and the Spirit has used those verses in different ways in my life throughout the year (with friends, in bible study, etc)! Thank you so much for this amazing blog and ministry! Love you ladies!! 🙂

  38. 1288
    Mary Jane Schwab says:

    Mary Jane , Wilmington, DE

    “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim His name; make known among the nations what He has done, and proclaim that His name is exalted.” Isaiah 12:4 (NIV)

    This year has been a year of hard things but the Lord has been so faithful and each verse came to me at the right time!! Every verse has special meaning. Thank you for challenging me to do this.

  39. 1289
    Amy Woodruff says:

    Amy from Noble, OK

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

  40. 1290
    sistersheri @ theleakingwindow says:

    Sheri, Portland, Oregon

    “Remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.” James 5:20 NIV84

    This would have been my 3rd SSMTC, but I am heading on a missions trip to Ethiopia/Uganda the first week of February. I was planning on reciting the book of James along with a siesta Charlotte (who I met at SSMTC 2010 and roomed with at SSMTC 2012) who is leaving this week on a missions trip to Guatemala.

    Beth and team – Thank you for always drawing us into a deeper relationship with the Lord. I’ll be taking you to Ethiopia/Uganda with me!

  41. 1291
    Laura Proctor says:

    Laura from Prairieville, LA now Madison, MS. I have a new email address too. I was not sure how to get credit for this with a new hometown and email address. Sorry!

    Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. II Corinthians 7:1

  42. 1292
    Jennifer Colbaugh says:

    Jennifer, Monroe, GA
    Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen 1 Timothy 1:17 NIV

  43. 1293
    Esther says:

    Esther, jonesborough TN. I Cor 16:14 ESV. ” Let all that you do be done in love.”

    Wrap up thoughts: I have enjoyed learning new verses this year. It hasn’t been easy but it’s been so helpful to learn what God is teaching me through my time with Him. I am so grateful for my accountability partner in this journey (mom). Also this has reminded me the importance of Scripture memory (and how much easier it is when you’re younger) so half way through the year, my little girl also started memorizing her own verses (she just turned two a couple months ago). It has been my joy and Christ’s glory that His Word has been hidden in my little one’s heart. A couple of the verses she memorized have now also been memorized by other adults in her life. And thus the gift of hiding His Word in our hearts continues ….

  44. 1294
    Laurell says:

    There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to one hope when you were called – one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and father of all who is over all and through all and in all. Eph 4:4,5,6. NIV

  45. 1295
    Terry Taylor says:

    Terry from Indianapolis,
    For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,
    Titus 2:11 ESV

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    Shelly says:

    Shelly, Rochester, MN

    To him who is able to keep you from falling 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 24-25 NIV

  47. 1297
    Amy Seiford says:

    Amy, Buda, TX

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17

  48. 1298
    Victoria says:

    Salt Lake City, UT – Isaiah 54:1 (NIV)
    “Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,”

  49. 1299
    emi says:

    emi, white house: “I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.” Revelation 3:18 NIV

  50. 1300
    Tracy Baker says:

    Tracy, Kountze, TX.
    17 This I command you, that you love one another.
    John 15:17 NASB

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