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. 901
    Janice Meyer says:

    WooHoo. So excited.

    euless Texas
    Isaiah 1:17
    learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless plead the widow’s cause ESV

  2. 902
    Kate Hunter, Belmont ON says:

    So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

    Isaiah 55:11

    Thank you for the opportunity and encouragement.
    May God be continue to be glorified.

  3. 903
    Terri says:

    Terri Sickles, Richmond, MO

    Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

    Psalm 150:6 ESV

  4. 904
    Marlena Cantrell says:

    Marlena Cantrell, Alabaster, AL

    “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

    Ephesians 2: 8-10 ESV

  5. 905
    Fawnda K Dooley says:

    Fawnda Dooley Denton, TX

    The first verse of the year for me was Joshua 1:7. The Lord impressed upon me through that verse that the theme for me in 2015 would be – Be.Brave! 2015 has been full of many HARD challenges that caused me to dare to Be.Brave. and trust Him! Through this scripture memory challenge, I was able to claim His Truth and see, believe and know that the Lord was with me through each and every challenge. And yes, He did give some amazing victories along the way to encourage my faith!

    Thank you Beth for this amazing challenge! This was the first year I have done this and like you said, those seeds were planted deep in my heart and mind and have not returned void. How fitting that the Lord would have me end the year on this verse! He is restoring, has made me strong, firm and steadfast! Hallelujah and Amen! I can hardly wait for 2016!

    Final verse:
    “And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To HIM be the power for ever and ever. Amen”
    I Peter 5:10-11 NIV


  6. 906
    Dr. Wilma Arant says:

    “Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.”

    Galatians 6:6 NKJV

  7. 907
    Sally says:

    But seek first the kingdom of God and his
    righteousness, and all these things will be added
    to you. Matt. 6:33 ESV

    It has been amazing how God has revealed each verse
    and it’s meaning to me. I have drawn on the verses many
    times through the year. As I look back over my verses
    they all fit together. At the time I chose them I wasn’t really
    thinking about fitting them together. So awesome.
    The word has become my lifeline. Thanks so much
    I am so looking forward to doing it in 2016.

  8. 908
    Anna Summitt says:

    Anna from Indiana

    Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. Proverbs 31:31 (NIV)

  9. 909
    Debbie Wahlbrink says:

    Debbie, Fort Thomas, KY

    Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24 NIV

  10. 910
    Carla Bachand says:

    Carla, Pierre, SD

    Give me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 NIV

    Yes, another year of SSMT. I love the spirals I am collecting over the years. Praise the LORD!!!

  11. 911
    Carol Doherty says:

    It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord

    Lamentations 3, v26

    What peace His Word brings, it has been a blessing each time I read and meditate. I can feel His presence and am reminded of how grateful I am to desire His company.

  12. 912
    Marilyn Andrews says:

    Marilyn, Piedmont, OK

    Hebrews‬ ‭10:23-25‬ ‭NIV

    “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”


  13. 913
    Karen says:

    Isaiah 55:12a (NKJV)
    [12] “For you shall go out with joy,
    And be led out with peace;

    There have been many times this year that I’ve wished to add testimony of how the Lord has led me to a SSMT Verse that has helped me deal with daily life, given me direction, and have a good attitude. Yet nothing comes to mind to share except where I am now: my husband and I have been praying when he should retire; the Holy Spirit has surprised us (& given confirmation) with an answer – Jan 30, 2016. Though the Lord’s answer is exciting and we have His peace, their is fear creeping in of the future: the dramatic cut in paycheck and the unknown of what this new chapter of our lives will bring. So Beth, when you read in Isa 55 about going out in Joy & Peace, it touched my heart; The Lord is in control of our future and will accomplish what He pleases in our lives, so I will purpose to walk in His Joy & Peace!

  14. 914
    Rene Adee says:

    Rene Adee, Canyon, Texas
    I thank God every time I remember you. Philippians 1:3 NIV

    I have rarely had my entries in on time and even didn’t enter a couple of them, but I was always looking for a positive and delightful verse. I have been attacked over the last 18 months like I never thought possible. God has blessed me through it all. I have not come out of the darkness and hope that this next year will end the depression and dispair I feel. This is a wonderful journey and yearn to walk in joy and peace again.

  15. 915
    Susan Money says:

    In the midst of the turbulent times in which we live, His word has brought peace over and over. I depend on His word more every year.
    Susan, Houston, “If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.” Romans 12:18 NASB

  16. 916
    Cindee Johnson says:

    Cindee Johnson
    Portageville, Mo

    Precious in the sight of the Lord
    is the death of His saints.

    Psalm 116:15 ESV

  17. 917
    Cece says:

    Cece, Gilbert, AZ
    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)

  18. 918
    Chris says:

    Canton, NC

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

    Psalm 119:10

  19. 919
    MargiebytheSea says:

    Margie Snyder, Groveland FL

    Here is GOD’S sure promise as I struggle to recover from my stroke.

    Psalm 73:26 (NLT)

    My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
    but God remains the strength of my heart;
    he is mine forever.

  20. 920
    Cheryl M says:

    And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17b-19 NIV

  21. 921
    Fay Gossen says:

    Fay, Springfield, MO
    Ephesians 6:19 NIV
    Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,

  22. 922
    Lesa says:

    Lesa, Garden City, Kansas

    2 Corinthians 9:15 NIV

    “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!”

    This has been an incredible experience. I struggle to memorize and I doubted that I could do it, but I wanted to try! Even though all the words are not correct, the Scriptures have deeper meaning and come to mind often. I am amazed at how the Lord used this discipline in my life. I plan to continue in the coming year. I am excited to see what the Lord leads me to next in the Word! Thank you Beth for doing this! It has blessed me greatly. May the Lord bless you abundantly, and continue to lead you in ministry.

  23. 923
    Beverly Welch says:

    Beverly Welch, Dallas, NC

    But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
    1 Cor 2:9 KJV

  24. 924
    Brenda says:

    Brenda, Ottawa, Canada

    Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and shield. For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name.

    Psalm 33:20,21 NKJV

    • 924.1
      Brenda says:

      Oops. Listened to Beth’s video post after posting my final verse(s). In reviewing my verses for the year I noticed that the year began with verses about overcoming fear and then moved on to peace of mind and dwelling in safety and security to finally verses of joy and gladness and rejoicing. There has been a progression in the verses and also throughout the year I have listened repeatedly to Believing God and Breaking Free on an MP3 player during my lunch hour at work while quietly doing cross stitch embroidery. The indwelling Word truly transforms.

  25. 925
    Brandi says:

    Brandi Hunter, Memphis, TN.

    He has told you, O man, what is good;
    And what does the Lord require of you
    But to do justice, to love kindness,
    And to walk humbly with your God?

    Micah 6:8 NASB

  26. 926
    Ruthie says:

    Ruthie,San Antonio,Tx. “All this also comes from the LORD Almighty, wonderful in counsel and magnificent in wisdom. Isaíah 28:29 NIV

  27. 927
    Cheryl Paganelli says:

    Medford,New Jersey. Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name!
    Psalm 103:1

  28. 928
    Kathi Griffin says:

    Kathi Griffin from Macon, GA:

    Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

    Ephesians 4: 31-32

    I made the commitment for this year’s SSMT with 4 beloved family members. I am so grateful that I made it to the end! Each scripture has fit my circumstances or purpose at the time I made the choice. I do not have all the scriptures memorized, but they are deep within me. What a blessing! Thank You, Jesus!

  29. 929
    Kathy Walden says:

    Kathy Walden, Knightstown, IN

    “I am the Lord’s servant”, Mary said. “May it be to me as you have said.” Luke 1:38 NIV

  30. 930
    Beverly Verhage says:

    Cor 10:5
    and every high-minded thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God, taking every thought captive to obey Christ. HCSB
    Thanks for the challenge. I have never been able to memorize verse but the two weeks worked for me. And the accountability. Thanks.

  31. 931
    Becky vining says:

    Psalms 16:11 ERV
    You will teach me the right way to live. Just being with you will bring complete happiness. Being at your right side will make me happy forever.

  32. 932
    Sherri Huff says:

    Sherri Huff, Mechanicsville, VA
    John 14:27 NIV
    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give at you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

  33. 933
    Berni Isabel, Miami Florida says:

    I find rest in God; only he gives me hope. He is my rock and my salvation. He is my defender; I will not be defeated. My honor and salvation come from God. He is my mighty rock and my protection.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭62:5-7‬ ‭NCV‬‬

  34. 934
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Vancouver, WA. “He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.” James 1:18 (NIV)

  35. 935
    Becky Montague says:

    Winder, GA Colossians 3:24 (NASB) “Knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.”

    • 935.1
      Becky Montague says:

      I cannot come to Houston so I am sharing my Scripture memory with my family at Christmas. I am looking forward to next year.

  36. 936
    Mayetta Curtis says:

    Mayetta Curtis, Springfield, MO
    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
    Ephesians 3:20 NIV

  37. 937
    Lynne Brown says:

    Lynne Brown, Jackson, Alabama

    “I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, in paths they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them and rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, and I will not leave them undone.”

    Isaiah 42:16 (NASB)

  38. 938
    Tarsha Ahmad says:

    Tarsha, St Pete., FL
    “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you”NIV – Matthew 7:7

  39. 939
    Bert Simpson says:

    I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. Ps. 40:1 NKJ

  40. 940
    Lynne Brown says:

    Lynne Brown, Jackson, Alabama

    “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it and is safe.”

    Proverbs 18:10 (NASB)

  41. 941
    Debbie D says:

    From now on let no one trouble me for I
    bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus
    Gal. 6:18 NKJV

  42. 942
    Kendra Harless says:

    Kendra from Fort Wayne, IN “…On HIM we have set our hope that He will continue to deliver us.”
    My heart so easily wanders to other things or people to provide hope of deliverance from pain and trials, so I am thankful for the storehouse of verses to remind me of the truth that God is my salvation – past, present and future! In this season when our culture seems to be counting down to Star Wars more than to Christmas my heart says, “Help me, Jesus, You’re my only hope.”

  43. 943
    Amanda says:

    The last verse in a passage I’ve been working on for weeks.
    Psalm 19:14
    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight; oh Lord my Strength and my Redeemer.

    I never would have memorized 24 verses in a year without the encouragement and drive from this community. You have pushed me to dwell outside my comfort box and reach out to other women as well and share my faith and walk with our Father this year. May each of you continue to be blessed and be a blessing to others and continue on your path growing ever closer to OUR Designer and Savior!

  44. 944
    Barbara Brubakken says:

    Barb Wisconsin. You have said, ” Seek My face.” My heart says to You, “Your face, O Lord, do I seek.” Ps 27:8 ESV

  45. 945
    Susan Jezek says:

    Susan Jezek, St. Petersburg, Florida
    “So teach us to number our days so that we may present a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 NASB

  46. 946
    Claudia Wadzinski says:

    Claudia, Franklin, TN

    Deuteronomy 30:20 (NIV)

    20 and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

    Many thanks & Blessings+

  47. 947
    Jenny says:

    Jenny Manis, Granbury, TX, “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    I have to say that I have been reading the Bible for years and searching the Scriptures for quite some time but never intentionally committed to memorizing verses. I knew many portions of verses and when someone started a verse I could frequently finish it, but never recite the whole verse. So this has been an accomplishment for me. Thank you for the challenge. I am honored to be called a Siesta!”

  48. 948
    Sarah says:

    Sarah Philpott, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
    “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

    I haven’t posted very often in the past six months, though I have continued to do my cards and attempt to memorize. This has helped me so much as I have begun counseling for abuse as a child. I have struggled with severe panic attacks and flashbacks and reading through these cards has helped me remember that even though I had three fathers and a mother throw me away, my Heavenly Father, my Abba, will never back out or throw me away. He is always there. For the first time I have been able to memorize scripture. I wish I could make it to the celebration.

  49. 949
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Harleysville PA
    My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation.
    Luke 1:46b,47,49,50 NKJV

  50. 950
    Nancy Gordon says:

    Nancy Gordon
    Lafayette, IN

    Jesus looked at them and said,”With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
    Matthew 19:26 NIV

    This year long project has transformed me!! I can look back and see God’s progress in my heart and know He has drawn me closer to himself through his word. Can’t wait to come to Houston. I needed the structure to push me to do this and the benefits have been and continue to be SO WORTH IT!

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