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. 801
    Tracy says:

    In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise. Proverbs 10:19

  2. 802
    Elizabeth Mitchell says:

    Elizabeth Mitchell- living in Haverhill, England-John 10:10 (AMP)

    10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].

  3. 803
    Sarah Marion says:

    Sarah, Christina and Esther May; Wenatchee
    “Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.”
    James 5:13 NIV

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    Linda G. says:

    Linda G. Crawfordsville, Indiana
    Psalm 103:5
    Who satisfies your years with good things,
    So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.


    I can’t believe the year is coming to a close! I want to thank you all for doing this. I was really blessed with Beth’s talk quite a few months ago about using this to memorized blocks of Scripture. I hadn’t even thought of learning just one verse every other week towards a block. I had marked Isaiah 43:1-7 as something that was precious to me. So I knew right away I wanted to tackle that. Thank you for that idea! I’m already thinking ahead to next year. For some reason most of my verses this year were from the Old Testament, so next year I’ve been thinking to have all my verses be the Words of Jesus.
    I’m not able to make it to the siesta party. I hope you all have a wonderful time!
    God Bless you all!

  5. 805
    Sarah Marion says:

    Sarah; Wenatchee
    This year I was pregnant with twins, miscarried and almost died myself. The love of God and the scripture in my memory sustained me during this extremely painful year.

  6. 806
    Betty says:

    Vicksburg, MS

    But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

    Matthew 5:44

  7. 807
    Diane Clarke says:

    La Plata, MD.
    “Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph! For the Lord Most High is awesome;”
    Psalm 47:1-2, NKJV

    This is my first SSMT and I am as excited as I was when I first saw Beth’s video blog on 1 January 2015! Looking back at my memory verses they were a mixture of (1) me acknowledging and allowing God to direct my path, (2) what to pray, and (3) know that God’s armor is always on me, slightly dinged but definitely always on! All of my memory verses comforted me and helped me grow on my spiritual walk with God. Thank you Living Proof Ministries!!!

  8. 808

    Traci McNally, Evansdale, Iowa

    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 Lord’s people.

    Ephesians 6:18 NIV

  9. 809
    Alison Sparre, Sacramento CA says:

    Isaiah 9:6

    6 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. NKJV

  10. 810
    Sabrina says:

    Spicewood Texas

    There are soany verses it is hard to choose. But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. Jeremiah 17:7

  11. 811
    Georgia - Richmond,Va says:

    2Corinthians 4:16 “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. ” (NIV)

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    Lori says:

    “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.” Matthew 7:12 NLT I slacked off this time around. These coming months I want to focus on Ephesians again for memorization.

  13. 813
    Denise says:

    Denise, Winfield, Mo
    James 1:9-10 The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position. But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower. (NIV)

  14. 814
    Ann Hanna says:

    Ann, SC

    For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
    Ephesians 2:10 NIV

    Thanking Him for our second grandbaby this year and the joy of knowing that our own three children and spouses know Jesus as Savior! “I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.” Ps 104: 33

  15. 815
    Alissa Wise says:

    Alissa; Lexington, SC:

    My 2015 has seen extreme highs and extreme lows with a lot of middle ground. Focusing on God’s word has been a blessing. I already know that through January 11, 2016, I will face studying and taking a comprehensive exam; I know that family members face major health issues; on the positive, I also know we will celebrate as a family as my nephew graduates from high school. All that to say, it looks like my new scripture habit needs to continue for 2016 so that I remember when problems arise to focus on the problem solver; and when wonderful events need to be celebrated, I should focus on the ultimate party planner. All praise goes to God!

    “The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.”
    Revelation 22:21 (NIV)

  16. 816
    Val Arington says:

    Valarie, Cincinnati“So also will be the word that I speak— it WILL NOT fail to do what I plan for it; it WILL DO everything I send it to do.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:11‬ ‭GNT‬‬

    The verses that I have worked on burying deep in my heart have been a beautiful reminder to me of God’s very real presence in my life. My verses have had a common thread of hope, to remind me that God’s perspective, not mine, is truth & therefore I have hope! Today’s verse is perfect to remind me (especially in my role as a pastor’s wife) to not lose hope even though the fruit from years of planting seeds seems so scant. I can rest in this truth, HIS purposes WILL be fulfilled! He is worth far more than all we pour out! Thank you for cheering me on! You’ve all been a blessing!

  17. 817
    Tonya Brown says:

    Downtown Tonya Brown from Watauga, Tx:
    “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭8:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  18. 818
    Ellen Kittredge says:

    Ellen Kitt, Chester, VA

    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.”

  19. 819
    Christy Conway says:

    Christy from Holland, MI

    “Therefore I will boast all the more about my weakness, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

  20. 820
    Gina says:

    Gina, Naperville, IL

    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. Isa. 9:6 NIV

  21. 821
    lindsey says:

    Lindsey, Scenery Hill, PA

    “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.” Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)

  22. 822
    Kim Rowles says:

    New Port Richey, FL

    It has been a year of happiness, sorrow, joy, worry, peace, a little chaos and then calmness. Through it all I have learned to love Jesus more. He doesn’t ever let go of us. He know us best and understands us when no one else does. I need Him and absolutely must depend on Him everyday. He gives me strength and keeps me steady! He is my Friend, my Father, my Security, and my God. I’d like to finish up this year with Hebews 4:12 ESV. It is just so powerful!

    “For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

  23. 823
    Trudy says:

    Trudy Burnett, Middletown, OH
    From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety,
    Psalm 61:2 NLt

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    ann wellen says:

    2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV)
    For we live by faith, not sight.

    Mandeville, LA

  25. 825
    Nancy Coffey says:

    Nancy Coffey
    Barboursville WV

    “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”
    1Corinthians 13:6 NIV

  26. 826
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Tomball, TX “Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called the Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.” Isaiah 58:12 (NIV)

  27. 827
    Ginger K. says:

    Ginger K. ~ Shelby Twp., MI ~ Philippians 2:11 (KJV) ~ “And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
    These scriptures have been very personal to me this year – my lifeline. It’s amazing to me how God has used them to bring comfort and hope to me this year, as it’s been a tough one. He is so faithful. I’m grateful to Him for His ever-abiding love.

  28. 828
    Linda Ballard d says:

    Linda Ballard from Waxahachie, TX: “Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.” Luke 1:45. NKJV

  29. 829
    Betty Stephens says:

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

  30. 830
    Selma S Lee Abilene TX says:

    the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forever more. Psalm 121:8

    WooHoo…Committing to SSMT was a challenge to me. I struggle to remember where I park my car sometimes, but I asked God to help me with this SSMT project. I can truly day He is Faithful! Not only did I make it to the end but He helped me each time to learn my verse and retain them.

  31. 831
    Kristel Hines says:

    Kristel Hines from Russellville, AR

    But I am trusting you, O LORD, saying, “You are my God!”
    My future is in your hands. Psalms 31:14-15a NLT

  32. 832
    Julie Behnke says:

    For you will go out with joy And be led forth with peace;
    The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up, And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up, And it will be a memorial to the LORD, For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off. Isaiah 55:12 – 13

    What a blessing to journal the events of my year through scripture.

  33. 833
    Beverly Reeder says:

    I have enjoyed memorizing scripture this year. I have been wanting to do this for a long time . You encouraged me each month to stay committed to learning the scripture. You helped me accomplish my goal of learning scripture. The scripture I learned each month help me in my daily life Thank you!

    Beverly Reeder, Columbus,Ms.

  34. 834
    Sharon Mills says:

    Sharon Mills
    Henderson, Nv.
    Hiding God’s word in my heart has given me a natural spring to remember God’s promises and faithfulness!
    Colossians 3:23-25 NIV
    “Whatever you do, work at it with all you heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord, Jesus Christ you are serving. Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.”

  35. 835
    Janet Bell says:

    Janet Bell

    Pinsin, AL

    Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
    make known among the nations what he has done.

    Psalm 105:1 NIV

  36. 836
    Janet Bell says:

    Janet Bell

    Pinsin, AL

    I am the way and the truth and the life.
    No one comes to the Father except through me.

    John 14:6. NIV

  37. 837
    Francine Thacker says:

    Francine Thacker, Burnet, Tx
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
    Proverbs 3: 5-6 ESV

  38. 838
    Barbara says:

    Barbara Q, West Point, GA

    Philippians 4:9 NIV “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

  39. 839
    Patricia L Egbert says:

    Patti Egbert, Brush Prairie, WA
    “He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and He will deliver us again. On Him we have set our hope that He will continue to deliver us.” 2 Corinthians 1:10 (NIV)

    • 839.1
      Lori says:

      Hello Patricia, I have an Aunt And Uncle named Egbert. Seems like such an uncommon last name that I had to comment on it.

  40. 840
    Sherri Medford says:

    Sherri Medford, Abilene, Tx
    They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. Isaiah 61:4 NIV
    I have loved this journey! Thank you Beth and LPM for this accountability. I am so thankful for God’s word. Memorizing scripture keeps me wanting more and searching for what God’s word says regarding my circumstances and for whatever season of life I’m in. I praise You O Lord my God. Beth, you have been such a tremendous teacher and blessing in my life…. Thank you and I cannot wait to see you and your staff in Jan!!!

  41. 841
    Kathy King says:

    Kathy King
    Woodstock, GA
    Psalm 38:15 NIV
    Lord, I wait for You;
    You will answer, Lord my God.

    This opportunity to participate in SSMT has been a blessing for me. In November 2013, my husband of 36 years was diagnosed with stage 4 Glioblastoma brain cancer at the age of 64. He had only retired in May, 2011, after a forty year career in the military as a helicopter pilot. This came out of nowhere to a very disciplined, healthy Army officer. We mostly spent the rest of 2013, in the hospital receiving treatment to manage my husband’s symptoms, as the brain tumor was inoperable. In 2014, I spent lots of time in God’s precious Word. I never returned to my teaching position as an elementary school teacher. Jeff and I had to give up our Sunday School responsibilities at our church’s preschool. We worked only on helping him fight the Goliath brain cancer for the next almost 16 months. When I read of the SSMT for 2015, I knew God had meant for me to take part in this group. The verses God illuminated for me to memorize were amazing. In March 2015, my sweet, faithful husband went straight from my arms into the arms of our Lord Jesus. I had learned Philippians 2:13 “For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure” just two weeks before. I know our God had worked mightily in my husband’s life. Our children and I have been recipients of God’s work in Jeff, and our Father has blessed us so. I miss my husband desperately, yet I know we will see each other again because of God’s gift to us of His one and only Son, our Lord Jesus! How amazing our God is! We know Jesus lives and He has made a way for us to spend eternity with Him. Love to all the SSMT, Beth, and all the folks at LPM. Merry Christmas!

    • 841.1
      Jennifer Mosher says:

      May God bless and comfort you in these days of walking closely to Him as you miss your dear husband. I pray for comfort and joy for you this Christmas.

  42. 842
    Vonda Schwarz says:

    Vonda Schwarz, Bertrand, NE “Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressable and glorious joy” 1 Peter 1:8 NIV

  43. 843
    Michelle Rodriguez says:

    Michelle Rodriguez, Beavercreek, Ohio
    “Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.”
    Colossians 3:25 NIV

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    Sherrie Lynn says:

    Sherrie Lynn, Collierville, TN.
    “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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    Bonnie Mink says:

    Bonnie Mink Hendersonville, TN My help cometh from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. Psalms 121:2 NIV

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    Ronda Hawkins says:

    Maybe it is the craziness of Christmas holidays or my fifty-one year old brain, but I had lost track of time and am shocked we are done for the year!!! Actually,even a bit sad…I have LOVED memorizing God’s word with you and even walked through losing my father in June by memorizing God’s promises of salvation and security when we lose a loved one. It was around the same time Beth lost her father-in-law, and I cannot tell you how much your video and sharing of your journey helped me when my father died. That is what siesta scripture has meant for me this year, that I was never alone during a very tough season of life. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! SOOOO WISH I could be with you in January, but I will be smiling and thinking of the wonderful time I have had this year with all of you due to this blog! Love you much, Ronda Hawkins, Murfreesboro, TN XXXOOO

  47. 847
    Cealia Soaring Eagle Fleming says:

    Nottingham U.K

    Isaiah 42:16 KJV

    And I will bring the blind by the way that they knew not;and I will lead them in paths that they have not known; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight.These things will i do unto them,,and not forsake them.

  48. 848
    Ronda Hawkins says:

    OOOPS!Ronda from Tennessee:
    ” Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world. ” 1 Peter 2:12 (NLT)

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    Val parker says:

    “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:6‬ ‭NIV

  50. 850
    Val Parker says:

    Val Parker Dequincy, La “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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