Siesta Scripture Memory Team 2015: Verse 24!

Congratulations!! You did it!!

As we wrap a bow on our SSMT year and prepare for the upcoming Celebration, we want to send along our encouragement to you to continue in this great work.  Some of you have already told us you are continuing to memorize on your own, or have even formed your own local teams.  We couldn’t be happier to hear it!

Beth and LPM will plan to see you right back here next Jan 2017 to link arms together to hide God’s Word in our hearts. He is worthy!


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  1. 601
    Lisa Rogers says:

    “Lisa Rogers, valley center,ks
    “When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.””
    ‭‭Judges‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭NIV

    This journey has been my saving grace. I have been defeated to rise up. I have lacked peace and joy. I have been robbed of my self-esteem and belief in myself. This was a year of turmoil and one of the hardest spiritual battles I have ever faced. It has taken over 8 months of prayer, petition and Scripture to rejoice at what God has done. I have been sifted by Satan only to realize that once again Jesus is the captain of my ship. I have been on my knees like David, on my knees weeping at the feet of Jesus like Mary and wavering like Peter only to be washed with grace and understanding. How did I get to rejoice? I walked through these 24 Scripturs. I haven’t memorized every word but they have been my guiding light as I fought a mighty enemy. Thank you Beth for stirring us up, encouraging us and for coming to Wichita at the pinnacle of my battle. I was weary and heavy laden and that’s the scripture that was attached to my chair! I almost wept at the mercy our father has for us! Thank you to a Father who lifted His child to be a warrior. He came before me in battle and although my mountain hasn’t moved yet, I know Jesus will move it. Blessings to you and all the siestas who yearned for our Saviors heart. May He bless every warrior that believes in Him!

  2. 602
    Vivienne B says:

    Vivienne B, Waterloo, On

    Then I will hold my head high
    above my enemies who surround me.
    At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,
    singing and praising the Lord with music.
    Psalm 27:6 (NLT)

  3. 603
    Sandy Keesee says:

    Sandy in Amarillo TX

    I will never forget you. I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.

    Isaiah 49:16 NIV

    This is my second time to complete SSMT and I have just fallen more in love with Jesus and His Word. I can still say all my verses from the fist year…praying these 24 verses will stick like glue too and stay deep in my heart. Thank you Siesta Mama!Loved the celebration and confetti today. You are so fun!

  4. 604
    Joan vanderwall says:

    Joan Vanderwall, Orofino, Idaho
    “Remember the former things of old: For I am God and there is none else; I am God and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, my counsel shall stand and I will do all my pleasure.” Isaiah 46:9&10 (KJV)

  5. 605
    Barbara Smith says:

    Barbara Smith, San Antonio, Tx
    “You are my refuge and my shield. I have put my hope in your word. Away from me you evil doers that I may keep the commands of my God!” Psalm 119:114 (NIV)
    (Thank you, Lord, for leading me to memorize “hope” scriptures this year. You have encouraged, sustained, and given stamina to continue hoping in what seems like hopeless situations to me. You’ve encouraged others as you’ve spoken these verses to others through me. Thank you for enabling this 75 yr old brain to learn and retain. You are truly our God of Hope.)
    “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

  6. 606
    DeAnne says:

    DeAnne, Talmage, KS “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NIV

  7. 607
    Tracey Knight says:

    Tracey Knight ~ Arkadelphia AR
    For there is one God and one mediator between God and humanity,
    Christ Jesus, Himself human, who gave Himself—a ransom for all,
    a testimony at the proper time. 1 Timothy 2:5-6 HCSB

    Year #4 to do SSMT & God has used these passages over & over to remind me of His faithfulness & goodness! Even if I’ve gotten behind a time or two, I know that any word of His planted in me is changing my heart. So grateful to do this with you girls. Thank you for spurring us on, Living Proof team!

  8. 608
    Tonya Nelson says:

    Tonya Nelson, Apex, NC

    “Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all thing. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-8a (NASB)

    Note: I did not know in January that the year 2015 would see my family in the midst of becoming Foster Parents through our state. The verses on my heart have carried me through the process so far, especially when my mind cannot comprehend how we will see this through. I have been so encouraged by having my verses to counteract doubts and fears all year long! What a blessing and I am so thankful I joined this group this year! Thanks you ladies!!!

  9. 609
    Kathy says:

    Thank you Brth & blessings to you & yours this season!!! These verses have been a “life line” this year. Xooo
    Kathy, Austin Joel 2:25. I will restore the years the locusts have eaten.

  10. 610
    Tara Milligan says:

    Tara Milligan, Stigler, OK. 2 Timothy 1:9a, “He has saved us and called us to a holy life – not because of anything we have done but because of His own purpose and grace.” NIV

  11. 611
    Ellen Brown says:

    Wait for the Lord, be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalms 27:17

  12. 612
    Pat S. says:

    Pat S., Bertram, TX

    Psalm 140:12 – “I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted and will execute justice for the needy.”

  13. 613
    Kim Foley says:

    Kim Foley Arnold, MD

    Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 (NIV)

    I love being able to use the scriptures that are now in my heart to pray for myself and others. God’s word comforts, convicts, and connects us like nothing else. I never imagined that I could learn all these verses. His power within us to do all things for His glory and our good is awesome! I rest in His sovereignty and grace.

  14. 614
    Michone Stewart says:

    Michone – Butte, MT
    He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation. Psalm 91:15-16

    This was my first year memorizing scriptures with you. My sister asked me to join her in doing it. I am so thankful for the comfort and peace that scripture brings. In March, my husband was diagnosed with lymphoma. I lost my first husband to cancer 8 years ago so many fears arose. I have clung to every scripture I memorized while sitting in doctors offices, chemo rooms and hospital rooms. Just last week, we got the news that he is cancer free! Praise God, Praise God!

  15. 615
    Kim Lee says:

    Kim Lee, Faison, NC: “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10-11. This scripture memory exercise has helped me SO much this year! I have opened God’s word with a new purpose and excitement. And I have experienced comfort in some times of trial this year. Thank you, Beth, for opening this door for us all!

  16. 616
    Judy Campbell says:

    Judy of Marietta, Ga: Let all that I Am praise the Lord. Psalm 103:22 NLT

  17. 617
    Rhonda Beck says:

    Rhonda Beck. Winston Salem, N.C.

    For no word from God will ever fail. Luke 1:37 (NIV)

  18. 618
    Laura K in SD says:

    Laura K, Spearfish, SD

    “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To Him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” I Peter 5:10-11 ESV

  19. 619
    Christina Juarez says:

    Christina Fort Worth

    4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name. (‭Psalms‬ ‭100‬:‭4‬ HCSB)

  20. 620
    Meredith Heilmann says:

    Meredith from Columbus, Ohio: “You crown the year with a bountiful harvest, even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.” -Psalm 65:11 (NLT)

  21. 621
    Lori says:

    Lori, Toledo

    “The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.” Proverbs 18:21 (NLT)

  22. 622
    Brigette Brock says:

    Brigette Brock
    Morehead, Ky

    so is My Word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
    Isaiah 55:11

    This verse is in honor of you and your team, Beth for the inspiration and the motivation you continue to provide to all of us to know and BELIEVE that God’s Word is alive and active in us… And to live accordingly. The more of His word that I plant in my mind the more JOY I am experiencing in this mess of a life I built.

  23. 623
    Catherine Lisle says:

    Catherine Lisle, Albuquerque NM. Zephaniah 3:17 “The Lord your God is in your midst,a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing” (ESV). I have loved looking back over verses I memorized during the year and seeing how God has provided. My scripture memory became my prayers and my quiet time during a few hard months (new baby, moving, loss of loved ones) and God always made it so rich. I took the advice to write on the back of cards why I chose each verse– doing so has helped me realize I’m no longer under the stronghold I was at the time (fear, loneliness, and doubt). This process has been so good for me to focus my thoughts and truly memorize scripture. Thank you for all the encouragement!

  24. 624
    Missy S says:

    Missy S, Charlotte, NC

    “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42 (NIV)

  25. 625
    Lori McCormick says:

    Shakopee MN
    “I assure you: Anyone who hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not come under judgment but has passed from death to life.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭5:24‬ ‭HCSB

  26. 626
    Susan says:

    Susan Chung, Long Island, NY

    2 Peter 1:3-4
    His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them we may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption of the world caused by evil desires.

  27. 627
    Carol Bowden says:

    Carol B., Conyers, GA “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8 (NKJV)
    As I look over my 24 verses, I am reminded of why some of the verses were chosen. They spoke to me “for such a time as this”. God’s Word is that lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path!

  28. 628
    Rhonda, minot nd says:

    …..the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death. Philippians 3:10b

  29. 629
    Christy Youngblood says:

    Christy, Cheryl, Karen A Cord of Three Strands

    You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. This is my command. Love each other.
    John 15:16-17 NIV

    Chosen by the Almighty Lord?!? I am beyond humbled every time I think about it!

  30. 630
    GOTTEE says:

    “The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him”. Nahum 1:7 nlt

  31. 631
    Denise Wilkin says:

    Denise Wilkin
    The Woodlands, Texas

    1 John 4:19
    “We love Him because He first loved us.”


  32. 632
    Judy says:

    Judy, Satellite Beach, FL
    For unto you is born this day in the city Of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11 (ESV)
    I did it. What a true blessing. My husband listened and even chose some of the scriptures.
    Thanks to Beth and all her wonderful staff and friends.

  33. 633
    Deanne A., Des Moines, IA says:

    Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 ESV

    Throughout the year, I have come to realize the importance of hiding God’s Word in my heart. God’s Word is vital for everyday living here on earth. I pray that I will live out God’s Word in my life!

  34. 634
    BRENDA says:


    Lindon, Utah

    Luke 2:14

    Glory to God in the highest heaven, and earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.

  35. 635
    Mary Goins says:

    Mary Goins, Bluford, Illinois

    “In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’ ”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭3:1-3 NIV‬‬

  36. 636
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Tennessee

    Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7 KJV

    The study of the Word always gives me a serious push towards less of me and more of Him. I have suffered life without the gift of God, Living Water, and I never want to be without it again.(John 4:10)
    In the natural all things shrivel without water. But Living Water shrivels the carnality of man and refreshes, builds, and strengthens the spirit in man.

    I do not know whether I will be able to attend the January gathering but it has been a blessing to gather here on these entries. I was always amazed as I read the entries posted during the same time period as my own. More often than not, the word written before and after my own entry would be a comfort or a word spoken in due season for me.
    Beth Moore, thank you for providing this learning platform for your sisters. Sisters (Siesta’s) thank you for the fellowship of Gods word shared in your own journey. It blessed my journey.
    We are lifetime learners of the grace of God. As I typed my entry just now, I saw my daily/ year planner in front of me on my desk.
    I am going to transfer my scriptures from this memorization time to a single page in my 2016 planner. Each of these scriptures were quickened to my understanding as a word in due season throughout this past year.
    His Word sews up the broken places and knits me anew. And like a favorite sweater, I want to wrap up in the comfort and beautiful tapestry of His Word given, as I continue to pursue my relationship with Him.
    A blessed new year to all.
    May the LORD bless us, keep us, may His face shine upon us, be gracious unto us, lift up his countenance upon us, and give us peace. In Jesus name. Amen.

  37. 637
    Kelly harris says:

    Kelly, Cut-n-Shoot Tx

    “The wind blows wherever it wishes; you hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going. It is like that with everyone who is born of the Spirit.””
    ‭‭John‬ ‭3:8‬ ‭GNT‬‬

    Again I’m late in logging in, i have falling behind months ago.
    Although it’s been a crazy (good) year, with my husband coming down with shingles, (he’s doing much better) and there was 3-4 weeks I wasn’t able to apply my scripture But for me this has been such an eye opening season too much to share it all
    But it truly has been a fun/scary/adventurous/exciting/frustrating. Thank you for this time it’s been quite a journey!

  38. 638
    Valerie Gordon says:

    Valerie, Columbus, GA

    I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy appointing me to his service. 1 Timothy 1:12 NIV

  39. 639
    GOTTEE says:

    PS I joined Siesta 2 years ago and decided to memorize on the sabbatical year so now have 72 verses on 3×5 cards that I go over while driving. Just the best thing in my life to focus on and recall when faced with challenging situations or when a word of encouragement is needed. Don’t take a year off..”Press on to know Him”

  40. 640
    Rhonda McKamie says:

    Rhonda McKamie – OKC
    Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, Romans 5:1 NIV

  41. 641
    Susan Christian says:

    I want to thank my daughter for telling me about this and doing this together even though miles separate us but not our prayers.

    “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.” John 3:1

    Wishing a Christ filled Christmas to all!
    Sue, Wolfeboro, NH

  42. 642
    Kathy Ray says:

    Psalms 27:1
    The LORD is the stronghold of my life whom shall I be afraid?

  43. 643
    Heather Smith says:

    Heather Smith
    Nashville, TN
    “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
    – Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)

  44. 644
    Deb says:

    Deb, Becker, MN
    Do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
    Matthew 10:19b-20 NIV

  45. 645
    Judy Berey says:

    Judy Berey Covington, LA Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)
    “You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.”

  46. 646
    Linda Haggerty says:

    John 15:5
    I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

  47. 647
    Brielle Haggerty says:

    Brielle Joy
    Waconia, MN

    Isaiah 9:6

    6 For a child has been born for us,
    a son given to us;
    authority rests upon his shoulders;
    and he is named
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

  48. 648
    Diane Laxen says:

    Diane, Hemet, CA
    In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our sins, according to the riches of His grace.
    Ephesians 1:7 NKJ

  49. 649
    Dennina Keen says:

    And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18 NIV

  50. 650
    Nancy Morford says:

    Colossians 3:1 NAS
    Nancy from Ethel MO
    Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

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