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. 1051
    Kathy Seitz says:

    Kathy Seitz Noblesville IN. NIV
    Proverbs 27:17

    As iron sharpens iron so one person sharpens another.

  2. 1052
    Jennifer says:

    This year of memory verses has made such a change in my heart. I am so glad that I had started this for 2015! I lost my father-in-law and then my dear grandmother. I had days where my June 1 memory verse was what kept me grounded.
    6/1/15 “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26 (ESV)

    I stopped reporting until November, I had a few memory verses in between. But I came back. Thank you LPM Blog people!

  3. 1053
    Andrea Porter says:

    Andrea Porter, Pottstown I almost forgot to submit my final verse!

    1 Thessalonians 5:8 NLT
    But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.

  4. 1054
    Kim Cook says:

    Kim, Euless, TX

    “I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.””
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭40:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    One of my first verses and this last verse referred to having His law within my heart. While it wasn’t intentional on my part, I know He was emphasizing the importance of this year’s efforts of memory work by speaking through these verses. How great and how personal His love is for each of us. LPM Staff, thanks for all of your coordination of this project. So much fruit!

  5. 1055
    Kay says:

    Kay-Deer Park TX
    Isaiah 43:2a ESV
    “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you…”

    Looking back at all 4 spirals, 2009-2015, two things are obvious. Each year reflects the seasons and challenges of that year, AND apparently, Psalms and Isaiah are my favorite books.

  6. 1056
    Tanya says:

    Tanya, from Lorton, VA,
    2 Peter 1:19 (NIV)
    And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

  7. 1057
    Marian Garcia says:

    Be very careful, then, how you live- not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil Ephesians 5:15 NIV
    Marian Garcia Springfield, MO

  8. 1058
    Rene' Pingel says:

    Rene’ Pingel, Cape Girardeau, MO

    The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26 NIV

  9. 1059
    Gayla Stephens says:

    Mark 9:24 NIV
    …”I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

  10. 1060
    Jody Bowhay says:

    Jody Bowhay in Huntsville, AL NIV
    Ephesians 5:17

    Therefore do not be foolish but understand what the Lord’s will is.

  11. 1061
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Beaumont TX. 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. Isaiah 9:6 nkjv

  12. 1062
    Jennifer Mosher says:

    LORD, You establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished You have done for us. Isaiah 26:12 NIV
    Jennifer Mosher in Canfield, OH

    Thank you very much for doing this!!! The video celebrating with Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus was such an encouragement because how many of us feel it just isn’t engrained enough yet? That will take however long it takes, but how grateful I am for the impetus to keep learning and reviewing scripture.

    Our Bible study did MERCY TRIUMPHS this spring,and I am still working on James—I take a “break” between chapters for any non-James I need to learn such as the above (right now am planning to begin chapter three in January while I keep reviewing one and two this month).

    This has been the hardest year of my life. My amazing, godly Mama died January 13, and most of the first verses I posted at first had to do with trying to process her death (Psalm 16:6, 1 Cor. 2:9, Psalm 34:18, Psalm 147:3, Job 1:21, 2 Cor. 1:10b-11a).

    You ladies out there just don’t know how much I appreciate your verses and the camaraderie (even from cyberspace) of knowing you were working on yours, too.

    May God bless and lead us all to obey and trust Him more daily in the coming year.

    With profound gratitude, Jennifer Mosher

  13. 1063
    Tammy says:

    Tammy White House, TN
    God is our refuge and strength, always
    ready to help in times of trouble.
    Psalm 46:1 NLT
    Thank you so much! The nights when you
    lay awake and fear tries to come in from
    the worries of the world, I would repeat my
    Bible verses over and over, then sweet sleep would
    come. I’m still singing “I’m no longer a slave
    to fear, I am a child of God!” 🙂

  14. 1064
    Lori Collins says:

    Psalm 46:11 KJV
    The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

  15. 1065
    Alesha says:

    Charlotte, NC

    Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters.[a] Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. 9 Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing.

    1 Peter 3:8-9 NLT

  16. 1066
    Emily says:

    Emily C, Bothell WA
    Philippians 3:12-13 NIV
    Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, …

    Thank you for the constant encouragement! This year is the most I’ve been disciplined with Scripture memory, though I’ve tried often in the past (and will continue working at it!) My year was full of ups and downs, and my mom’s cancer diagnosis was the hardest to take. I’m praising Him that He used His word through me (and so many others) to offer her encouragement, and to be strong when she could not. I’m also praising Him that she’s doing really well now.

    I can’t wait to see how His word in me will continue to bear fruit.

  17. 1067
    Ginger says:

    Charlotte, NC
    “Better an open reprimand that concealed love. The wounds of a friend are trustworthy, but the kisses of an enemy are excessive.”
    Proverbs 27:5-6 HCSB

  18. 1068
    Beverly says:

    Beverly – Jackson, TN

    “And Behold, I Am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to
    give to every one according to his work. I Am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
    – Revelation 22:12-13 NKJV

    Thank you so much, Beth! I can never live without SSMT again now! This was a wonderful journey. There’s no feeling like having Jesus, the Word of God, in your mind throughout the day and What a Protection against the onslaught of the evil one (like a helmet!)
    Looking back, this is a book of markers of life along the trail – sometimes altars built. So much life is written with invisible ink between the pages and it has become a treasure book written by the Hand of the True Treasure: King Jesus! I cannot tell you how meaningful this was and is. I asked God for most every verse He wanted and it was like Jesus tied my hiker boots and off we went together. Looking back, I can about guess the title He had in mind.
    I can’t wait to see what next year’s title will be! Glory!!!!!!!

  19. 1069
    Tina Shelton says:

    Tina Shelton – Richmond, TX

    For 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

  20. 1070
    Jo says:

    Jo, Columbia, Missouri
    “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:19‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    And through memory work, I do too.
    Thank you for this accountability, Miss Beth and all of you at LPM. You continue to bless us with your ministry to us.
    We hear your “mother’s voice,” in your sweet work.
    We hear the love and we so cherish that, need that. To be called “beloved” here in this world is unbearably wonderful.
    Have a lovely Christmas!
    White as snow… Thanking our God so much, so much,

  21. 1071
    Stacie Beard says:

    Stacie Beard from Collins, MS

    “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.””
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13:5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  22. 1072
    Cindy Stai says:

    Cindy, Lancaster, OH
    I John 4:9 (ESV)
    In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent His only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him.

  23. 1073
    Christine L Brann says:

    Prescott, Az
    Psalm 95:2. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us shout joyfully to Him with Psalms.

  24. 1074
    Sally Minton says:

    Elmwood, Tennessee

    “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”

    Proverbs 31:25 (NLT)

  25. 1075
    Melanie Toups says:

    Melanie Toups
    Bridge City, TX

    I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. –Psalm 34:4 NASB

    I began memorizing Scripture in 2009 during the first SSMT, so this is my 7th year to commit His Word to my heart and mind. My tears fall on my keyboard because it has been life-changing in the intimacy I now have with Him. I love His Word like no other love in my life. I believe Him more. I trust Him more. As I’ve been on my face in recent months asking Him to move in the life of a family I love oh so much, His Word has sustained us. He is our hope! I will never have adequate words to articulate my appreciation to Beth, KMac, and each of you at LPM. Thank you for your obedience to His calling over your most precious lives! I love you.

  26. 1076
    Beth Smyth says:

    Beth Smyth, Perth Western Australia
    Jude 24-25 HCSB
    Now to Him who is able to protect you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of His glory, blameless and with great joy, to the only God our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority before all time, now and forever, Amen.

    Feel so blessed to have “stumbled” upon SSMT 2015. After many years trying to memorise scripture in my own strength, to have the encouragement of such a body of women, all relying in His Strength (John 14:26) to plant His word deep within us has been amazing. The verses I have memorised have been used by God for my teaching, encouragement and strength but also to those that I have come into contact with. A big thank you to all the team who faithfully keep this blog going. I won’t make it to the gathering in January – but will be celebrating with you.

  27. 1077
    Anita Thompson says:

    Anita, Miami, FL

    Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:21 (KJV)

  28. 1078
    Amanda Hodge says:

    Amanda, Sherman, TX
    Psalm 34:12 KJV
    “What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good.”

  29. 1079
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Chadron, NE

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

  30. 1080
    Laura Sumpter says:

    Laura Sumpter Salem,OR
    Psalms 69:30-33 ESV
    I will praise the name of God with a song, I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
    This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs.
    When the humble see it they will be glad; you who seek God, let your
    heart revive. For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise his own
    people who are prisoners.

    So thankful in a world of need and despair that God desires and is blessed
    by my praise, even when I feel I have nothing more to give and need hope
    and strength so desperately. He is faithful–always!!!

  31. 1081
    M.H. Esposito says:

    mh, San Mateo, CA

    For He satisfies the longing soul,
    And fills the hungry soul with goodness.

    Psalm 107:9

  32. 1082
    Paula Rutherford says:

    Paula Rutherford–Decatur, Tx–(finishing book of Philippians!) Philippians 4:22-23
    “All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar’s household.
    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”

  33. 1083
    Laura D says:

    Laura D. Cleveland, OH. “Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.” Joshua‬ ‭21:45‬ ‭NIV‬‬
    Having this “arsenal” of verses on which to rely during times of battle has been invaluable and extremely timely.

  34. 1084
    Anne-Marie says:

    Anne-Marie, Munich – Germany, Prov 10.19 (ESV) “When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.”

  35. 1085
    Shantha Diaz says:

    Thanks be to God for His indescrible gift.
    2Corinthians 9:15 (NIV)
    Shantha, RI

  36. 1086
    Shantha Diaz says:

    Dear Beth,
    Thank you for your encouraging words always. This is my second year with the SIESTA group and I am more disciplined in memorizing than ever. 2013 our family was divided and as a mother my heart was broken. I was encouraged by my youngest daughter to join the group to memorize. By end of year 2013 all the verses came alive and we had a reunion that I never expected. Our God is faithful even when we are not. This year it began very well but toward the middle our family took another hard blow. My regular prayer as a mother is to ask Him to help me overcome my unbelief. As the year closes we face lot of uncertainty and fear. However I am thanking Him for his indescrible gift that he has given us. I am claiming his promise that he will make everything new. So for you to share the verse from Isaiah helped me once again. Hope to see you in Houston.
    Thank you and your team. May God bless you!
    Merry Christmas.
    Shantha, RI

  37. 1087
    Mary Jayne Fincher says:

    “then the angel said to them, Do not be afraid, for behold I bring you tidings of great joy which will be to all people.”
    Luke 2:10

  38. 1088
    Natalie Robertson says:

    Natalie, Frisco
    “Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.”
    Colossians 4:22 NLT

  39. 1089
    Ashley Kurtz says:

    “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I wasn’t even aware of it.” Genesis 28:16b NLT

  40. 1090
    Kim Beechem says:

    Kim Beechem from Idabel, OK:
    Isaiah 55:11 (ESV) – “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.”

  41. 1091
    Laura says:

    Laura, Englewood

    Who is wise among you? By his good conduct he should show his works done in gentleness that wisdom brings. James 3:13 NET

  42. 1092
    Carole Hardin-Oliver says:

    Carole from Kingwood says “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.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  43. 1093
    Claire says:

    Claire in Boone,NC

    For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

    John 3:17 NIV

  44. 1094
    Dawn Weeks says:

    Mount Olive, NC

    Hebrews 10:23 (NIV)
    “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.”

    God is so faithful, so, so faithful. I left a job of 16 years in retail to start a new job this past Jan 2 of banking. I’ve FULLY entrusted my grown children back into the Lord’s hands and seen prayers answered. He has been with me every step of the way, even when I could not see it. This isn’t the first time I’ve done SSMT but its the one that really has brought me closer to God, fully believing and trusting. HIS word does not return void!!

    Merry Christmas Beth and the Living Proof team. Be blessed for all you do for us.

  45. 1095
    Phyllis says:

    “For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13 (NASB)

  46. 1096
    Holly Smith says:

    Holly Smith
    College Station, TX
    Isaiah 25:9 NIV
    In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord , we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”

  47. 1097
    Lea Ann Frank says:

    Lea Ann from Hales Corners, WI
    I Thessalonians 1:3 – “We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”

  48. 1098
    Julie Copp says:

    Julie, Gresham, OR

    “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. And He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (NLT)

  49. 1099
    Julie Camp says:

    ” Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” Eph 6:14,15 NIV

  50. 1100
    Emily Bowden says:

    Emily Bowden, Augusta, GA

    “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
    -Luke 1:45 NIV

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