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. 1301
    Debra Taylor says:

    I have previously posted my verse but just now was able to watch Beth’s fun video. I’m so grateful for this scripture memory club! It has been such a great blessing this year in so many ways! I cannot list them all but wanted you to know about a particularly dreadful day in July when God used my little scripture book to hold me upright. I’m telling you that the excruciating stress I and my family were under has been so heart wrenching and it came to a particular point one Friday. You don’t really need to know what all was happening (not sure it would really bless you to know the details). Suffice it to say I was in such emotional pain that I felt I could not breath. My chest was so tight. I was nauseous about what I was about to face. I was was in a terrible state. My sweet husband came and picked me up from work and drove me to where we needed to go. This took a little over an hour to drive so I pulled out my little book and let God’s Word wash over me as I began to read through my verses (I take my little book everywhere). By the time we got there I had relief and was able to breath. I believe He transformed me physically that day because of the soothing power of His Word. I wish I could describe that day better so you would know just how much that little collection of scriptures meant to me. I have never memorized scripture like this before but I so wish that I had. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And God’s richest blessings on you! I plan on starting a new little book in 2016 (I asked for one for Christmas-)

  2. 1302

    Jennifer Edwards Alabama

    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

    I was afraid to join because I wasn’t sure if I’d make it through this year memorizing verses. I actually had a plan for the year but this was a chance to be part of something bigger. It seemed way cooler. I said go for it anyway and I failed. I realize that I forgot to do what God and I said I would do. I realize it’s okay to just be happy with God and me. Our plans are cool too. I don’t need to second guess myself. I don’t need to let fear control my life. I can take courage from Him and let Him lead me… good bye fear. Hello FAITH. I’m happy to say I have a little spiral notebook of some scriptures that are going to bring me through some stuff.

  3. 1303
    Teresa Maldonado says:

    Teresa, Austin, TX
    Lamentations 3:24 NASB

    “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.”

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    Sherry Pearcy says:

    Choctaw, OK

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

    • 1304.1
      Valerie says:

      Sherry, you and I met through this blog….having no idea we lived only miles from each other. We became such good friends & attended the very first Scripture Memorization Event together & the second. I’m very sad that we don’t get to go this time. I will forever be grateful to LPM for the amazing teaching I’ve received through Beth & for the encouragement to memorize Scripture. I’ll forever have that picture in my mind of you and I reciting Psalm 139 to each other in Houston in Jan. 2010. Have a blessed 2016!

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    Martha Roberts says:

    Martha, Georgetown, TX, Proverbs 31:30 NLT “Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last, but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.”

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    Martha Roberts says:

    Martha, Georgetown, TX, Psalm 63:7 NLT “Because You are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of Your wings!”

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    Cathy Bryan says:

    Psalm 22:19 NLT
    DeLand, Florida

    O LORD, do not stay far away!
    You are my strength, come quickly to my aid!

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    Lisa B says:

    For anyone who understands and is not intimidated by standby travel, I am employed at American Airlines and have a few open slots on my “friends and family” list. You are welcome to message me at [email protected] if you are interested in last minute, discounted (not free unfortunately), STANDBY travel to the Siesta Celebration. Living Proof, feel free to delete this message if you feel it is not appropriate. Thanks.

  9. 1309
    Carolyn says:

    “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”
    – Philippians 4:8 (NASB)

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    Karen says:

    Karen; Souderton, PA.
    I know this is late but I did not want to miss my final 2015 entry. I made it.
    The Bible Verses have been such a comfort for me as a worrier. (not to be confused with warrior, although I am working on that as well) God has so many verses about Not worrying, they now just come to me when I need them. Thank you.
    1 Thessalonians5: 16, 17, and 18. (NIV)
    16. Be joyful always
    17. Pray Continually
    18. Give Thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ.

  11. 1311
    Melissa J says:

    Melissa J, Houston, TX

    Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

    1 Peter 3:9

  12. 1312
    Debbie Reid says:

    Debbie/Sherwood, OR/I am behind, but I know you all understand . . . . and I really want to share my final three verses:

    Nov: Isaiah 40:8
    “The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.

    Dec: Phillipians 2:5
    “You must have the same attitude Jesus had.”

    Dec: Colossians 1:11

    “We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy.

    May 2016 bring GRACE and PEACE to all <3

    I have LOVED being a part of this journey that is not complete for me, yet 🙂

  13. 1313
    Lisa Welch says:

    Katy, Tx
    “I will make rivers flow on barren heights and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs.”
    Isaiah 41:18

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    Jami says:

    Jami Carey Fishers, IN

    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Isaiah 41:10

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    Wanda Young says:

    Wanda Young
    Osborn, Missouri

    “Don’t be afraid,” he said, “for you are deeply loved
    by God. Be at peace; take heart and be strong!”

    Daniel 10:19 (NLT)

  16. 1316
    Elaine says:

    Elaine, New Orleans, LA

    [S]he who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1 NIV

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    Keron Privon says:

    Keron, Boise, Idaho
    Trust in him at all times, O people;
    pour out your heart before him.
    God is a refuge for us.
    Psalm 62:8 ESV

  18. 1318
    Kathi says:

    Stunned to find myself at the finish line! And what delightful companions along the way! I did not plan or anticipate the incredible significance this little challenge would fill my life with. I can’t say it enough… What A Blessing! The details of my life confine me to my home, where much is lost by way of the benefits of the body of Christ. Here however, this computer challenged God chaser, was able to become a part of something bigger than herself; a team. Strangers across the continents, family by The Blood, I was able to fill the hollowness of isolation with two powerful weapons! Community! & The Word! I gotta say, I knew the first one to be crucial but the second one was breath taking… literally. His Word takes away our breath and replaces it with His own. Dried ink on a thin piece of dead tree, miraculously moved from text to the living breath of God. I had No idea! The only explanation for the new thoughts in my mind, the new confidence in my heart or the surge of ability to “be who I can not be” must be His Word, “active and living in me”. Astonishing! Thank You Living Proof.

    “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me, you can do nothing.” John 15:5, NLT

  19. 1319
    Valerie says:

    Valerie ~ Oklahoma
    “He is your constant source of stability; he abundantly provides safety and great wisdom; he gives all this to those who fear him.” Isaiah 33:6 NET

    Sorry I’m several days late getting this last verse posted. The 15th came and went & I didn’t have a verse. Just this morning I was looking through my BIble heading to Jeremiah and saw these words I had written at the top of Isaiah 33: “He is your constant source of stability.” I knew immediately this was my 24th verse. There have been several huge changes in my life the past couple of years. One of the major changes was losing my dad last January, who was also my pastor. I’ve never been one who handles change very well & just the way the world is in general has had me a bit discouraged. Even some of the Christians I am associated with are not at peace with one another and there is conflict among them. I’m weary of the meanness in the world etc. When I saw this verse this morning it was a reminder that God is my ONLY source of stability. Like the NIV says “He will be the sure foundation for your times…” I’m thankful that in these uncertain times we have God’s Word to lean on and the verses I have memorized each month have helped me so often. I’m thankful for Beth and for LPM for the sound teaching & for the encouragement you give us. I’m so very sad that I don’t get to attend the event this year. I’ve attended the past two & will miss it so much! I already have my new memorization book planned for 2016. God bless each of you as we head into the new year. Remember, “He is your constant source of stability!!”

    • 1319.1
      Jennie Spearin says:

      Thank you Valerie for your words of encouragement, how God is our Foundation, He is our source in this every changing world! God Bless you in this New Year!

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    Karen todd says:

    Karen Todd Beech Island, SC
    Romans 5:5 “Hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

  21. 1321
    Lindsey F. says:

    Lindsey Fellers, Myrtle Beach, SC

    “Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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    Carolyn Deevers, Dardenne Prairie, MO
    Jeremiah 29:12 (NIV)

    You will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

  23. 1323
    Lynn B says:

    Lynn, Divide, CO

    Proverbs 2:1-6 ESV
    My daughter, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you,
    making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding;
    yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,
    if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures,
    then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
    For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding;
    He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity.

    Thank you!

  24. 1324
    Karen Kaiser says:

    Karen from Iowa: Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10 NIV.

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    Alyssa says:

    Alyssa Molina, Sealy TX- NIV Psalm 27:13– I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

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    Stephanie from Ennis, Texas: The holidays were crazy. I am late on these posts. But I am still plugging along on my scripture memory. Yay!

    Verse 24 for me is Joshua 1:9 (Joshua 1:8 was verse 24)

    9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

    Joshua 1:9 English Standard Version (ESV)

  27. 1327
    Vikki Stemler says:

    Vikki Stemler, Jeffersonville, Indiana

    “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who willl go for us?”

    And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” NIV version

  28. 1328
    Stephanie Moffatt says:

    Stephanie Hamburg, Ar. Psalms 51:10 NKJV Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit witn me.

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    Ella, St. Augustine, FL
    “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 NIV

  30. 1330
    Sara Gillian says:

    Round Rock, TX
    Romanos 12:21 NVI
    No te dejes vencer por el mal; al contrario, vence el mal con el bien.

  31. 1331
    Patty Pierce says:

    Patty Pierce
    Searcy Ar
    Phil. 1:9

    “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  32. 1332
    Michele says:

    Michele ~ Kenosha, WI

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

  33. 1333
    DLynn Miracle says:

    December 15
    Psalm 25:21-22 NIV
    21 May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you.
    22 Redeem Israel, O God,
    out of all his troubles.

  34. 1334
    Laura Jungeblut says:

    Laura J., Katy TX. These verses have carried me through yet another season of wondering what God has for me as a widow. Praying God will seep these into my mind and heart like glue. That I will persevere and keep them with me always. Can’t wait for the celebration!!!!

    Ps. 91:15-16 NIV
    He will call upon me and I will answer him.
    I will be with him in trouble.
    I will deliver him and honor him, with long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.

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    Jan Duncan says:

    Arlington, TX
    Romans 15:13 NIV
    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.

  36. 1336
    Beth says:

    Beth, Lansing, MI
    Psalm119:10 ESV, “With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments.”

  37. 1337
    Shonda Vielbig says:

    Shonda Vielbig, Ventura, CA “‘Return home and tell how much God has done for you.’ So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.” Luke 8:39 NIV

  38. 1338
    Kelli Hall says:

    Kelli Hall ~ Sherwood, Oregon

    “Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things;..” Psalm 98:1

  39. 1339
    Jerri says:

    Jerri of Omaha says

    Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

    1Peter 3:9 NIV

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    Megan says:

    Megan, Goodlettsville, TN
    Colossians 3:17 (NIV)
    “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

  41. 1341
    Tisha says:

    Pilot Mtn, NC

    2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)

    If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

  42. 1342
    Stephanie B says:

    Stephanie B.
    Augusta, GA
    Hebrews 4:12 (ESV)
    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.

  43. 1343
    Mei Au says:


    Easley, SC

    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

  44. 1344
    karina allen says:

    Baton Rouge, La.

    “Your promise preserves my life.” Psalm 119:50 NIV

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    Kathy French says:

    Kathy French

    “Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.”
    Proverbs 30:5 NIV 1984

  46. 1346
    Donna King says:

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

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    Deana says:

    Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my father which is in Heaven. Matthew 10:32 KJV

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    Jess bucher says:

    Jess bucher from Valparaiso, IN
    “Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”
    ‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:15-16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  49. 1349
    Louise Denton says:

    Dear God thank you for blessing me during this year with your scriptures
    to feed & heal my heart… It’s been a year of wonder & delight as you
    Opened my heart to spend time with you.. Just because you have known
    HIM your entire life doesn’t mean you can’t continue to grow & see scriptures
    Promises in a new light… Thank you Beth for this season of learning.. I love
    Our Siesta Sisters time from day one….
    My scripture was posted 12/15/15 but forgot to add the blessing 🙂

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    Ramona Gellick says:

    Ramona Gellick
    Medina, OH
    Deuteronomy 3:22 (ESV)
    You shall not fear them, for it is the LORD your God that fights for you

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