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. 851
    Regina Nations says:

    Lancaster ,Ca NIV Proverbs 138:8 The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love ,O Lord endures forever – do not abandon the works of your hands.
    It has been a difficult year for my Family. My faith has been shaken but not destroyed. Being held accountable to memorizing scripture has been a powerful weapon in my battle to reaching for Gods very best. Thank you for all you do Siestas, all of you are so loved.

  2. 852
    Imelda Hunt says:

    Imelda Hunt, Toledo, OH

    Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. Psalms 119:18 (NIV)

  3. 853
    Alison says:

    Psalm 84:11 ESV ‘For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.’

  4. 854
    Paulette says:

    John 16:27
    “for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God.

    Paulette Mays
    Elmer, La

  5. 855
    Marcy Boone says:

    Marcy in Garland. This verse could be a love letter to my children and friends:

    ” My dear brothers, I love you and want to see you. You bring me joy and make me proud of you. Continue following the LORD as I have told you.

    Philippians 4:1 NCV

  6. 856
    Sharon Lee says:

    Sharon Lee, Riverside,Ca.

    How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Psalm 84:1-2

    Where can I go to meet with my God?

  7. 857
    Dena Bibb says:

    Dena Bibb, Stockton, CA “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:21‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  8. 858
    OraDell"Okie"Murray says:

    I was blessed by Breathe. You prayed for my husband, Gerry Murray, when we came to Curtis’ church with Lonnie Harper in May-June. We are coming back in January for extensive cancer surgery on his ear. Please, pray for him. He will be in the MD Anderson hospital a week. Lov u, Okie

  9. 859
    Olda says:

    Olda, Huntsville

    “When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.” Matthew 2:10

  10. 860
    Calida Statham says:

    Byron, GA – He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? Micah 6:8 (KJV) — This has been a year different from any of the 35 others I have lived. God has shown Himself strong, close, and faithful and I am forever grateful. Each of the verses chosen for memory this year, the Lord has given me and used to teach new truths from His word to help me grow closer to Him.

  11. 861
    Kim Cook says:

    Kim Cook – Valley, AL

    From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another. John 1:16 NLT

    I have treasured the 1st & 15th of each month during the year, because that meant a new verse and a new entry. But really I just love how much this has encouraged me to truly know the word of God and have it engraved upon my heart. I love how His word will pop into my mind at certain moments…He’s talking to me!! ❤️❤️

  12. 862
    Kathy says:

    Kathy-Jamesville, NC

    During sleepless nights my mind is settled by repeating my verses. This has been an amazing experience. I have been in love with God and His Word for more than 20 years; this has been a much needed part of that relationship and I hope to keep at scripture memorization throughout next year and beyond! So thankful for SSMT!

    Isaiah 55:10-11 ESV
    For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving 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 empty, but shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

  13. 863
    Colleen says:

    Colleen, Cape Town, South Africa
    O Lord, I have heard of what You have done and I am filled with awe.
    Now do again in our times the great deeds You used to do.
    Habbakuk 3:2, translation unknown

  14. 864
    Colleen says:

    I have had a difficult year and have been late with my verse almost every time, neither do I know how many of the verses I will be able to remember. But the search for a verse each time kept me in the Scriptures searching for a word from God and I know that none of them will return to Him without achieving the purpose for which it was given.

  15. 865
    Joan Heffner says:

    NIV Hab. 3:19

    The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.

  16. 866
    Kristie Terpstra says:

    Kristie, Montgomery, TX: “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, and Prince of Peace. ” Isaiah 9:6 NIV

  17. 867
    Kari Turner says:

    Kari Turner
    Charlottesville, VA
    “Therefore David blessed the Lord before all the assembly and said, Be praised, adored, and thanked, O Lord, the God of Israel our [forefather], forever and ever.”
    ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭29:10‬ ‭AMP‬‬

  18. 868
    Kristi Schnipke says:

    She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
    Proverbs 31:26 ESV
    This last year of memorizing and meditating on scripture has been amazing. I believe that God lead me to each and ever verse, not to memorize, but to become part of me. I have grown in a whole new direction in my walk with the Lord and I am so thankful.

  19. 869
    Sandra, Ruskin, Florida says:

    I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
    Romans 15:13 NLT

    (A guest host suggested journaling why you choose each verse and this was most helpful and revealing(!), but the most wonderful thing was when God Himself would lead me to just the right verse for that moment in time. And I hope to continue meditating on two verses a month in 2016. I did struggle with logistics with downloads on video days, but it was worth it.)

  20. 870
    Peggy Hale says:

    Peggy Hale
    Mauriceville, Texas

    Yeah! Last Verse!
    Galatians 5:22-23

    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”

  21. 871
    Lesley says:

    Steamboat Springs, CO
    Psalm 103:4 NIV
    who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion

  22. 872
    Tammy H. Cosby says:

    Tammy Cosby/Siloam NC…..Psalm 121 1-2 1)I lift up my eyes to the hills—-where does my help come from? 2)My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. (NIV)

  23. 873
    Emily says:

    Emily- Warsaw, IN

    “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is- His good, pleasing and perfect will.”
    Romans 12:2

  24. 874
    Jo Ellen Chance says:

    Jo Ellen Chance, Shawnee, KS

    And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. John 14:29 ESV

    This is my favorite chapter in the Bible and I have been blessed to just repeat over-and-over the promises of Jesus that He is God, He will give believers the Holy Spirit to work in us, and reminding us if we love Him we will keep his commands. So, so good! Thank you, Beth, for doing this as having these deadlines every month and an end goal helps with the discipline of memorizing.

  25. 875
    Kim Auvenshine says:

    I’m late!!!!! 4 For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. (‭1 John‬ ‭5‬:‭4‬ NLT)

  26. 876
    marthamartha says:

    2 Corinthians 4:18 NRSV
    “…because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.”

    martha loyd
    houston tx

  27. 877
    Amalia Smith says:

    Amalia Smith
    Lumberton Tx
    Psalm 119:10

    I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.

  28. 878
    Shannon says:

    Shannon, Buda TX
    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
    I am claiming this verse! I have gone thru a divorce this past two years since the last memory verse celebration. I thought I was going to die from the heart ache and pain and wanted to give up so many times, but this is my testimony I am still here and God’s word is alive and active in me. Did I mention I did Believing God twice this year!!!lol I can’t wait for January my 4th trip for the SSMT. Celebration.

  29. 879
    Beverly says:

    For the Word of God will never fail. Luke 1:37 NLT
    Amen and Amen!!!

  30. 880
    Carol Stainbrook says:

    Carol Stainbrook, Kimberling City, MO
    “The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.” Psalm 29:11 NIV

    We made it, sisters! All 24 verses. Let our hearts smile! While my memory is not as good as it once was, I found these verses strengthened and encouraged me throughout the year, even if I could not remember them word for word. Instead of making resolutions for the new year, I chose a focus for the year. My focus for 2015 was self-discipline as it applied to my thoughts, words & actions (and reactions). So I tried to choose verses to support that focus. Praise God for His Word that changes our hearts and lives. He continues to change me day by day. I am humbled and so very grateful! (When I chose Psalm 29:11 as my 24th verse, I had no idea it would sum up my “testimony” — and so perfectly!)

  31. 881
    Linda Nelson says:

    Linda Nelson – Shreveport, Louisiana

    “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. The LORD of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress. Be still and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”

    Psalm 46: 1,7,10

    As a young child many years ago scripture memory was part of my church and home discipline. Although I did not continue to memorize the Word as a young and middle adult, His Word never left me and was a source a strength and encouragement. I am thankful for God’s prompting through my accountability group and Beth’s leadership to return to scripture memorization. I love, as Beth said, to chew on those words, ponder on their meaning and apply them to my life in my service to Him. God’s Word is perfect, true and pure and does not return empty. Through His Word I have shared the love of Christ with hurting people and have prayed His Word with them. His Word heals, comforts and is a source of pure JOY to all who will listen, trust and obey!

  32. 882
    Laura Hubbard says:

    Laura from Apopka, FL
    “For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:11-12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  33. 883
    Jamie says:

    “For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13 NIV

    JAMIE – Paramount Ca

    I picked my verses because they were things I needed to be reminded of and confident in but time after time I found someone in my community who could be encouraged by them as well. I was so encouraged that not only I was encouraged by them but others needed to hear them as well. I’m so grateful that the word of the Lord is living and active!

  34. 884
    Donna Banks says:

    Donna from Franklin, TN

    “How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?”

    John 5:44 (ESV)

  35. 885
    Lou Ann Smith says:

    Lou Ann Smith, McAllen, TX
    For nothing is impossible with God.
    Luke 1:37 NLT

  36. 886
    Dawn says:

    Dawn in Monett, MO

    Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. Psalms 119:18 NIV

    I chose verses to pray for myself, my family and my friends. Memorizing the Word helps focus my prayer.

  37. 887
    Pam K says:

    Tempe , AZ. 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. NIV
    This has been a great discipline this year. I tried to choose verses from sermons or books I was reading at the time so that I would remember the topic and then keep learning. God has used it to strengthen me , give me more of His joy, and to look to Him. As I looked back over the 24 verses, it was fun to see what I chose when. They were each significant. As 2015 draws to a close, it is encouraging to think how His word has clearly been in me this year. Hoping to do this again next year!

  38. 888
    Lisa Snyder says:

    Lisa S in MontgomeryTX
    Ephesians 4:2 NIrV
    Don’t be proud at all.

  39. 889
    Ann Steiner says:

    Ann from Odessa, FL
    So it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.
    Matthew 18:14 NRSV

  40. 890
    Melody Smith says:

    Melody Jefferson Georgia

    John 8:32 (MSG)
    “Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

  41. 891
    Toni Sidler says:

    Toni Sidler, Argyle, TX
    Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom, to order it and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. Isaiah 9:7, KJV

  42. 892
    Susan Brown says:

    Susan Brown. Mandeville, LA

    Psalm 119:10 “With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!” ESV

  43. 893
    Lee Ann Kelley Stonehouse says:

    Lee Ann Kelley Stonehouse, Fairhope, AL

    The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6 NIV

    As I look back over my collection of verses I now have, I am struck by the fact that each one offers a separate, specific, important lesson for living a life honorable to God. Any time I am downtrodden, when I lose my way, or need a reminder of God’s love, I have a ready-made assortment of proverbs to help me refocus. Wow! That is very cool, and I couldn’t imagine a better present for Christmas!

  44. 894
    Sheree Campbell says:

    Sheree Campbell, Phoenix, AZ
    “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them together in perfect unity” Colossians 3:14 NIV

  45. 895
    Diane Miller says:

    Diane, Longmont, CO
    Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Romans 12:15 NIV

  46. 896
    Lisa Walker says:

    Hendersonville, TN
    For nothing is impossible with God. Luke 1:37 NIV

  47. 897
    Karen Clayton says:

    From Tishomingo, OK
    To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (NIV)
    What a challenge and what a JOY this year of Scripture memorization has been! Thank you, Beth, and most of all…thank You, Father! One of my verses (from February) jumped into my heart and mind yesterday–Romans 15:13. I sat with the Lord pondering it. It became SO rich and full to me. I prayed it over each family member and my friends–what a sweet blessing! Then last night, a sweet friend gave me a little “Hope” plaque and on the back…Romans 15:13! And in the list of verses above me, I see two other Siesta Sisters memorizing that verse. Some might say, what a coincidence. No! Through His precious Word, I have felt such a closeness to Him, to Almighty God! I know HE cares for me and His gentle reminders feel like a loving hug from the One who loves and cares for me.

  48. 898
    Karen Clayton says:

    Sorry…forgot the reference! Philippians 4:20!

  49. 899
    Mickey Galbraith says:

    Gilbert, AZ

    As you know we considered 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.
    Jas 5:11 NIV

  50. 900
    Jeanne Messer says:

    Jeanne Warner Robins, Georgia
    Proverbs 17:9 NLT
    Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.

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