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. 51
    Sandie Powell says:

    Albuquerque, NM
    Psalm 139:24
    “And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way”.” KJV

  2. 52
    Adria Abernathy says:

    Adria A. Jackson TN

    We wait in hope for the LORD;He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice for we trust in His holy name.

  3. 53
    Kerry says:

    Kerry, Nederland, TX
    Finishing Psalm 142 and my year in Psalms –
    Bring me out of prison so I can thank You. The Godly will croud around me for You are good to me.
    Psalm 142:7

  4. 54
    Betty from Mission Viejo says:

    “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 NIV

    Thank you Siesta Sisters for the journey! Will definitly do this again next year. I love searching through the Scriptures for just the right verse to memorize. I’ve recapped why I chose each verse, to find themes and areas God is working in me. I find as I memorize, new richness and meanings become clear. Thanks!

  5. 55
    Kimberly KleimannKki says:

    Kimberly Kleimann
    He has not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities
    Kimberly Kleimann, Chico,CA
    Psalm:103:10 KJV
    When I first started in January I didn’t think I would be able to finish all the way. But thanks for all the encouragement! I’m going to finish memorizing Psalm 103 and continue memory verses for 2016. Thank you Beth &living proof sisters!

  6. 56
    Charlotte Skadal says:

    Charlotte Skadal, Houston, Texas

    Praise and thanks be to Jesus Who stands by us as we LIVE in the Word….what an awesome journey this has been! As I read back through my journal, I am amazed at how well my blog entries fit my given circumstances each time….more amazed at how they fit what was TO COME! The Lord knows what we need well before we do!

    In thanks for Beth’s never ending encouragement and with love to this family of Scripture Memorizing Siestas, I joyfully post this last verse for 2015…

    “May He grant you your heart’s desire
    And fulfill all your counsel!
    We will sing for joy over your victory,
    And in the name of our God we will set up our banners.
    May the LORD fulfill all your petitions.”

    Psalm 20:4-5 (NASB)

    And SISTERS….please take a moment and read that whole chapter, a Psalm of David, it is LOADED with encouragement….wish I could have posted all 9 verses for you, but your heart will be filled if you go to it in the Lord’s book, put a big ribbon there and take in every word.

    See you in January!

  7. 57
    Amy says:

    Amy, Arlington, VA: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV

  8. 58
    Adria Abernathy says:

    Adria A. Jackson

    We wait in hope for the LORD; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice for we trust in His holy name.
    Psalm 33:20-21 (NIV)

  9. 59
    Judy Harms says:

    Judy ~ Simi Valley, CA
    I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. Jer 31:3

  10. 60
    Jackie Houser says:

    Jackie Houser, Pikeville, NC: Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6 NIV.

  11. 61
    Barbara Ford says:

    Barbara Ford – Troy, MO
    A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
    Proverbs 15:1 NIV

  12. 62
    Cheryl Moses says:

    Cheryl – Houston, Tx

    “O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.”. Psalm 34:3

    For years I have struggled to memorize scripture and to do so consistently. And it was a desire of mine to do so, but I could find nothing that worked for me. So you can imagine when I heard about siesta for the first time last year, how excited I was. I’m even more excited today to say I made it through an entire year, not missing an entry, maybe still stumbling on a few verses, but I MADE IT, and I even memorized passages like the verse for today which I will continue to add the several more verses to in the weeks to come. THANK YOU for this, for encouraging us along the way, for reminding us we could do this. I did and I’ve been encouraging others throughout the year that they could do it, too.

    • 62.1
      Audrey says:

      That is so exciting! I am so proud of you for sticking with it and seeing how faithful God is! I started memorizing scripture with Beth through this very blog a few years backs and I cannot count the times the Spirit has brought those very verses back to encourage, comfort, sustain me or someone I needed to minister to.
      Walking in His grace,

  13. 63
    Jackie Houser says:

    Jackie Houser, Pikeville, NC: Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6 NIV.
    I stand amazed everyday that the Lord brought this rebellious, evil teenager to an accomplished, respected adult. What a mighty work He has done. Part of the credit belongs to Bible teachers like Beth who help feed my soul. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Looking forward to the celebration in January!

  14. 64
    Laury Pitts says:

    Laury Pitts from San Clemente, CA: “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NKJV

  15. 65
    janet B says:

    Isaiah 55:11 NIV

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

  16. 66
    Beverly Schlomann says:

    Midlothian, VA

    Psalm 77:11, 12 (ESV)
    I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old.
    I will ponder all your work and meditate on your mighty deeds.

    • 66.1
      Beverly Schlomann says:

      I am being literal, not dramatic — but memorizing Scripture this past year has saved . . my . . life!! The Holy Spirit has used His Word to encourage me, challenge me, give me purpose. I’m looking forward to the future, and how God will plant His Word in my heart.

  17. 67
    Angelica (Angel) Chilton says:

    Angelica (Angel) Chilton, Hillsboro, Texas

    “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14 (NIV)

  18. 68
    Barbara Fenn says:

    Barbara, Medina,OH
    in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins
    Col 1:14ESV
    I have enjoyed doing this every other year. My collection of index cards are precious to me!

  19. 69
    Naomi says:

    Naomi ~ Colorado Springs: “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25 NLT

  20. 70
    Patty Lincoln says:

    Patty Lincoln, Columbia, SC: “He reached down and drew me from the deep, dark hole where I was stranded, mired in the muck and clay. With a gentle hand, He pulled me out to set me down safely on a warm rock; He held me until I was steady enough to continue the journey again.” Is. 40:2 VOICE
    This verse perfectly summarizes what God has done for me this year step by step through my memory verses! I began the year mired in sadness, guilt and despair. He redirected my focus and slowly tenderly and lovingly drew me to Himself. I eventually settled firmly on the Rock of His love. I am stronger now and hopeful and setting forth. Thank you for the challenge and encouragement!

  21. 71
    April Hughes says:

    April Hughes, Escondido, Ca.
    “Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”
    Psalm 127:5 ESV

  22. 72
    Marla Neal says:

    Marla – Sparta, TN

    Hebrews 12:1-2 NKJV

    Therefore, we also, since we are surrounded
    by so great a cloud of witnesses,
    let us lay aside every weight,
    and the sin which so easily ensnares us,
    and let us run with endurance,
    the race that is set before us,
    looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher
    of our faith, who for the joy that was set
    before Him endured the cross,
    despising the shame, and has
    sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

    50 verses total!
    “Sanctify them in the truth, Your word is truth.” John 17:17

    Thank you, Thank you! I agree with all the things everyone is
    testifying to. What a journey!

  23. 73
    Sandra Epperson says:

    Sandy E.; Kansas City, Missouri; “I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers. “. Isaiah 65:24. NLT

  24. 74
    Kathy says:

    My first time to accomplish this. I have tried before but could not keep the memorizing. I am 55 years old too old try to memorize I thought,and this year has been a challenge. My mind has got to be focused on heaven I can only make it that way. The verses I chose were chosen specific to the struggle that month. My husbands stage 4 cancer trips to MD Anderson, my husbands job closing looking frantically for a new job for me after years of staying home so we can continue treatment for the cancer. My last baby going off to college only knowing 3 or 4 kids out of 50,000 students. My oldest facing the job of tending to 43 girls on her floor as an RA plus dealing with her daddy so sick and 1000 miles away from us. A dear friend losing her job for no reason. Therefore we do not lose heart though outwardly we are wasting away inwardly we are being renewed day by day for our light and momentary afflictions are producing in us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. SO WE FIX OUR EYES NOT ON WHAT IS SEEN BUT ON WHAT IS UNSEEN, FOR WHAT IS SEEN IS TEMPORARY BUT IS UNSEEN ETERNAL. That is how I say that verse standing up hands in the air claiming my destiny in heaven. My sweet Lord has prepared a place for me my husband and my precious children. My verse this time is: Psalm 65 :11 You crown the year with your bounty your wagon tracks overflow with abundance. Being the ancestor of some sweet people who came to Texas before it was a Republic I know they came in wagons and this verse is precious to me that The Lord is crowning this year with abundance , the abundance of His love and promises.

    • 74.1
      Jules says:

      Kathy, what a testament to God’s faithful love and compassion in the midst of trial. My prayer for you in this moment is a joy unspeakable and full of glory. I ask the Lord to delight your heart in some special way today, making it so obvious that it is meant for you and you alone. ((hugs)) Jules

  25. 75
    Debbie Fitzpatrick says:

    Debbie Fitzpatrick, Bossier City, LA

    Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24 NIV

    Yay – we did it! Woohoo!

  26. 76
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, West Des Moines, IA

    “I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”

    John 14:27 NLT

  27. 77
    Charmaine, San Angelo says:

    God is our refuge and strength,an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1, NIV

  28. 78
    Lori says:

    Hello, my name is Lori and I live in Medford Oregon. Thank you Living Proof Ministries and Beth Moore for a great year of memorizing Scripture. What a true blessing it has been.

    “I have told you this so that My joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭15:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  29. 79
    Punky Tolson says:

    Punky Tolson, Dallas, TX “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15, HCSB ❤️

  30. 80
    Vicki says:

    Vicki, Surprise AZ

    If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
    2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV

  31. 81
    Shannon Pate says:

    Shannon Pate
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Luke 1:45 (NIV)
    “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her!”

  32. 82
    fuzzytop says:

    Jasper, TN

    “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”

    2Cor4:17 NIV

  33. 83
    Kay Martin says:

    “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil, cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:9-10 NIV

    Kay Martin
    Tupelo, MS

  34. 84
    Marilyn Owen says:

    Marilyn-Seattle, WA

    “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:30‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  35. 85
    Gretchen Heilmann says:

    Gretchen, Gahanna, Ohio–I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 3:26 HCSB

    • 85.1
      Gretchen Heilmann says:

      I am thrilled and overjoyed that I will be attending the celebration in Houston for the 3rd time and for the 2nd time with my sweet daughter Meredith. This has been a more difficult year for me to memorize as I have been distracted by a prolonged period of waiting that has me frustrated and very sad. I can’t even get excited about Christmas this year. But as I meditate on God’s Word I am encouraged and strengthened. I am once again reminded that the season of Advent is a season of waiting. Oh, and what we are waiting for is so much more than anything else I am ever waiting for! The promise of the coming of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Nothing else matters. Can’t wait to celebrate that!!!!

  36. 86

    Morgan Roberts
    Brandon, MS
    “Let them turn the other cheek to those who strike them and accept the insults of their enemies.” Lamentations 3:30 NLT

  37. 87
    Leigh Clemmons says:

    Leigh, Shorter, AL: The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine. Isaiah 9:2 NLT

  38. 88
    Laurissa Wooten says:

    Fruita, CO

    The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

    John 1:14 NIV

  39. 89
    Val Thiessen says:

    Val, Aldergrove, BC Canada

    ‘Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armour of God so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.’
    Ephesians 6:10 & 11

  40. 90
    Pam Jackson says:

    Pam Jackson, Blue Springs, MO
    “and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:17

  41. 91
    Jan in Fulshear says:

    Jan in Fulshear

    1 Cor. 13:7 NLT
    Love never gives up, never looses faith, is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance.

    My family and I had a new start this year. I was very hopeful and prayerful it would be a place and time of contentment, peace. It has been anything but. I chose today’s scripture because I really need to know to the core that my love isn’t failing. To not give up faith. TO NEVER GIVE UP HOPE. That even in the current mess of our circumstances, love can pull us through.

    Right now I just want to give up. But love says no.

  42. 92
    Frances McCamey says:

    Frances, Orange, TX
    You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope.
    Psalm 119:114 NLT

  43. 93
    Mona says:

    Mona Huston, Bossier City, LA, Luke 2:10-11 “But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”

    Thank you for this prompting. I decided early on that in order to truly memorize these I would take the drive to work with my son as the opportunity to have him help me and he has been a hard task master – helping me strive for every word. The best part of this is that over the time he has memorized most all of them as well. He is 17 and very soon he will be leaving the nest and no matter where he goes I know that these verses have attached themselves to him as well. That is my blessing. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  44. 94
    Audrey says:

    Audrey, Ohio
    Titus 2:13b-14 TNIV
    -the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

    I’ve been working on my verses as I bike most mornings (it’s stationary, so I can be hands free ). On countless mornings my mind has been wandering through the tasks of the day, or what’s ahead/behind, etc. But AS SOON AS I begin the discipline of telling my mind ‘we’re working on scripture now’ there is instant focus and the rest of my morning feels so much more peaceful! We are moving to another state in 2 weeks and I have already been encouraging my dear friends here to join me in memorizing scripture in 2017 so we can celebrate together, should Jesus’ order to come after His Bride not be given yet (hey, a girl can hope we have another go-round of this!). Thanks for always pointing us to the biggest Blast! Love you!
    Walking in His grace,

  45. 95
    Lori Anthony says:

    Lori Anthony, Pine River, MN

    “Receive instruction from His mouth, and lay up His words in your heart. ” Job 22:22 ESV

  46. 96
    Linda K Bird says:

    Kalamazoo, MI

    And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut to pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. …And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. –Zechariah 12:3,9 KJV

  47. 97
    Louise Denton says:

    As for God, His way is perfect;
    The word of the Lord is proven;
    He is a shield to all who trust in him.
    Psalm 18:30 NKJV

  48. 98
    Jo Anne Melton, Chicago ILo says:

    But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people. This day in David’s town your Savior was born–Christ the Lord.

    Luke 2:10-11 GNT

  49. 99
    Rhonda Nelson says:

    Rhonda Nelson Grapevine, TX

    For unto 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.

    Isaiah 9:6 NIV

  50. 100
    Carolyn Campbell, Chicago, IL says:

    But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people. This day in David’s town your Savior was born–Christ the Lord.

    Luke 2:10-11 GNT

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