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. 251
    Bettie Thompson says:

    John 10:28 NIV: I give them eternal life and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.

    Cary, NC

  2. 252
    Sarah Whitt says:

    Sarah Whitt, Fort Worth, TX
    “Because your love is better than life,my lips will glorify you.”
    Psalm 63:3 HCSB

  3. 253
    Kathy Manthey from Gilbert, Arizona says:

    Joshua 1:9 ESV
    “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.”

    I never thought I would be able to memorize 24 verses, but with God’s help and your encouragement I’ve been able to do it. Thank you. I’m in a minor leadership role at my church in the senior ladies ministry. The ladies don’t seem to like it, and I haven’t seen any real success yet, but each month I give them a verse on a business card and encourage them to memorize it. I plan to keep going with this in 2016. I’ve also been able to quote my verses at appropriate moments to those who are hurting or down. The verses also come popping into my head when I’m having a low or down day. Praise God for His wonderful WORD that will not return to Him empty. Thanks Beth and team…I’m looking forward to continuing in January. Merry Christmas and God bless you all.

  4. 254
    Amy Guth says:

    Amy Guth, Canton, MS

    “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

    1 Peter 2:9 ESV

  5. 255
    Connie says:

    Connie, Iowa, Ephesians 4:23 ESV and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Eph. 4:23

  6. 256
    Abigail Dubbe says:

    Abigail Dubbe, York PA, Isaiah 55:12 (NIV), “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.”

    THANK YOU so much Beth and staff for the wonderful year of verse memorizing! I feel sad it’s coming to an end- this has been a wonderful motivator to keep Scripture in my mind. THANK YOU!!

  7. 257
    Linda says:

    Peoria, Arizona

    Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
    Psalm 118:29 NIV

  8. 258
    Yvonne Gearing says:

    Yvonne Gearing – Kingman, AZ

    So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. John 1:14 NLT

    • 258.1
      Yvonne Gearing says:

      Yea!! We get to comment 🙂 This has been such an amazing journey. While I have memorized scripture in the past, I have never done it like this before. It’s been a good discipline to have a schedule and it’s been a blast digging through scripture picking out a portion to memorize and choosing what version to use. I have been so blessed through this process and the verses have come to mean so much more to me. Portions I’ve memorized have also been handy as life’s trials have hit both me and my family and friends. I am looking forward to making the journey next month for the celebration!! Thank you Beth for all you do to get us into the Word. I have learned so much through your teachings and our scripture memorization. Love you – Yvonne Gearing

  9. 259
    Deborah says:

    Deborah Flora
    Sawyer, KS
    I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do His work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve Him.
    1 Timothy 1:12 NLT
    My year has had its ups and downs and trials and joys. I’ve clutched my spiral of verses through it all. I don’t have them all in my memory as firmly as I’d like, but they are life! The verses from the beginning of the year are deeply planted as I have read over them all year. Working over these verses has made my Jesus dearer and my relationship with Him deeper. I thank God with an overflowing heart and eyes that brim. Alleluia indeed! Loved this week’s video so very much! Thank-you! Thank-you to God! Thank-you to Beth! Thank-you to LPM!! Thank-you to everyone who shared. Thank-you to all the hard work behind the scenes.

  10. 260
    Linda Wright says:

    Linda Wright, Sugar Land, Texas
    Seek the Lord while he may be found;call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,and to our God, for he will freely pardon. Isaiah 55:6-7 NIV

    • 260.1
      Linda Wright says:

      I started out this year memorizing a Scripture that my youngest son (who is an adult away at college) challenged me to memorize. He wanted to memorize 1 Samuel 2:1-10. I didn’t want to let him down, but I needed accountability. I asked my dear friend Lisa Lucik to join me on this journey, and we have made it to our 24th posting. Praise God! I cannot believe I didn’t give up when it got hard…I know some of the Scriptures better than others, but I want to keep working because GOD is faithful! He will not let this work go in vain. It has been a huge blessing to see postings from all over and to know that there are so many of us who encourage each other through our posts! I saw another dear friend’s name, Fawnda Dooley, several months ago and that encouraged me all the more! I am grateful that God called each of us to this journey! I pray that He will use what I’ve learned to bless someone else.

  11. 261
    Denise says:

    Denise from Snowcreek VA. Ephesians 5:1 NKJV. Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.

  12. 262
    Vicki says:

    Murfreesboro, TN

    Isaiah 9:6 (HCSB)
    “For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”

    The scripture memory has been life-sustaining for me. It has been a difficult year for my family. My aging parents have health issues, and I try to help them. Many of my verses have dealt with strength, hope, and peace which have been so helpful. However, the hardest thing was having my daughter be diagnosed with cancer on her 31st birthday. The subsequent weeks of evaluation and major surgery were so difficult. I had to daily claim verses to be able to live in faith and not crumble in fear. The very day before her diagnosis, I claimed Deuteronomy 31:8 for my verse. “The Lord is the one who will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.” Some days I would recite that verse 100 times just to be able to breathe. Each new step of the road; meeting with oncologist, going for scans, entering surgical waiting room, etc., I would visualize that Jesus had gone before us, cleared the way, and then come back to walk us through. I don’t know how I would have survived without the Lord’s sustaining hand and His precious Word. Praise Jesus, my daughter has recovered, and is cancer-free. It is still hard for this mama’s heart not to worry about the “what-ifs”, but I reach for His Word in those times to get me through. I am so very thankful that this was a SSMT year. How I needed it!!!

    • 262.1
      Joni says:

      So thankful she is cancer free. Rejoicing with you. 🙂

    • 262.2
      Tanya says:

      I too had a si,liar diagnosis and o am 43. It is hard, but as know God is faithful. I hope your daughter is doing well with her treatment.

    • 262.3
      Janice says:

      May The Lord continue to rain peace on you and your family and bring healing to your daughter. Your testimony of strength in the midst of trials is so encouraging. Merry Christmas.

  13. 263
    Pat Wagar says:

    12-15-15 Pat Wagar Jekyll Island, GA
    “You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands!” Isaiah 55:12 NLT

  14. 264
    Nancy Rottschafer says:

    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1John1:9

  15. 265
    Nicola Evans says:

    Nicola Oeanside, CA
    Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

  16. 266
    Sheri New says:

    Sheri New Atlanta, TX
    But let him ask in faith with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.

    James 1:6

  17. 267
    Anita Siecker says:

    Anita Siecker, Purcellville, VA

    When your words came, I ate them;
    they were my joy and my heart’s delight,
    for I bear your name,
    O Lord God Almighty.

    Jeremiah 15:16 NIV84

  18. 268
    Judy Heindl says:

    Judy – Cottageville WV
    ” Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear;” Hebrews 12:28 KJV

  19. 269
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer O. Corpus Christi, TX

    Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.

    Habakkuk 3:17-18 NIV

  20. 270
    Lori Bordas says:

    Lori, Louisville, Kentucky

    Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
    Hebrews 11:1

  21. 271
    Lora Faircloth says:

    Lora Faircloth, Fayetteville, NC

    And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. II Corinthians 9:8 NIV

  22. 272
    Vonnie Baker says:

    Vonnie Baker
    Marble Hill MO

    Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14 KJV

  23. 273
    Rhonda Wade says:

    Buchanan GA

    Philippians 3:4 NKJV
    For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

  24. 274
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn Medlin Oceanside Ca
    Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say Amen
    Praise the Lord
    Psalm 106:48 NIV

    I chose Praise as my key word this year and every verse has been about Praise. Giving him all the Praise all the time. Looking forward to January in Houston.

    • 274.1
      Marsha R. says:

      I also chose praise as my key word this year. Looking forward to seeing you again in Houston. Love ya, Marsha

  25. 275
    Carolyn Thompson says:

    1 John 5:14 KJV And this is the confidence that we have in him,that,if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

  26. 276
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl in Fairhope, AL – to the Moore Family and my Siestas’ in Christ – “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)

  27. 277
    Kayla Davisson says:

    Kayla Davisson, Fort Wayne, IN

    Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life.

    Philippians 2:14-16, NIV

    Committing to SSMT has been life changing. The past year has been a whirlwind: I fell in love with the man God created for me, he asked me to marry him in August, and we’re getting married in 12 days! I have seen God at work not only in my relationship with Daniel, but with every single aspect of my life. Scripture has proven time and time again to be ESSENTIAL and ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY–without it, I would be so hungry and thirsty and would be looking for satisfaction in all the wrong places. God has been SO OVERWHELMINGLY FAITHFUL! I rejoice in Him for all He has taught me, and I will continue to be taught by Him.
    I want to continue the SSMT even after this year!! I hope the gatherings continue, because I won’t get to be there at the celebration. Blessings to all of you, and thank you, Beth, for all that you do for Our Sovereign Lord!

    Your Sister In Christ,


  28. 278
    Sierra Wahlbrink says:

    Sierra. Fort Thomas, KY.
    Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her! Luke 1:45 NIV

  29. 279
    Shannon says:

    Shannon, Columbia, SC

    “There is no fear in love; perfect love drives out all fear. So then, love has not been made perfect in anyone who is afraid, because fear has to do with punishment.”

    I John 4:18 (Good News Translation)

  30. 280
    Debby from Akron, OH says:

    “I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God.” Deuteronomy 32:3 NIV84

  31. 281
    Whitney Holder says:

    Whitney Holder, Wilmington, NC. “If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?””
    ‭‭Esther‬ ‭4:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  32. 282
    Bambi- Gurley, AL says:

    “And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus.” Hebrew 12:1-2 NIV

  33. 283
    Barbara Severns says:

    Barbara Severns, Eagle, Idaho

    For you will go out with joy, and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up; and instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up; and it will be an everlasting memorial to the Lord, for an everlasting sign which will not be cut off.

    Isaiah 55:12&13

    I memorized Isaiah 55:8-11 in March and April and wanted to keep 12 & 13 until the end! The Lord has taken me on a great journey this year and I have loved every moment. Each morning when I have my time with the Lord, I say the verses over again; so He has instilled in me a great and mighty joy and learning. Thank you for allowing me to be on this journey with you! Much Love!

  34. 284
    Jodi Mc says:

    Jodi, Sweetwater, TN – Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

    “Never will I leave you;
    never will I forsake you. – Hebrews 13:5 NIV

  35. 285
    Jamie C. says:

    Jamie C. Irvine, Ky.

    “And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭39:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  36. 286
    Stephanie Peterson says:

    Stephanie, El Cajon, CA, 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV): “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.”

    There are no words to describe the power this memorizing has had in my life!! I have been a Christian for over 20 years but have never intentionally memorized scripture like this. What an amazing difference! It has been so powerful to be able to call on these verses as I have faced different challenges! There are two big areas it has helped me. The first is in my relationship with food and body image and such. It has been so transforming to see this battle as a spiritual struggle and allow God’s power (and his Word) to reign in it. The other area is in my fear and worry. Some of the verses I chose REALLY taught me how to lean into God in those times and trust in Him. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

    • 286.1
      Melissa says:

      Stephanie, what an amazing testimony! I love hearing the real reports of lives changed by God’s word- makes me so happy!Thank you for sharing your struggles; so many can relate.

  37. 287
    Marge Turner says:

    Marge-Chili Wisconsin
    I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
    Psalm 119:11 NIV

    This Bible memory year has been awesome for me as I worked together with my sister in Christ, Terese. We have kept each other accountable each time and shared our verses with each other and it has gotten me through a very hard time in my life as I have waited on my prodigal daughter to return to the fold. We are excited to be able to come to the celebration in January. Not only will we be with all the other Siesta’s but we will away from Wisconsin for a week in January!!!

  38. 288
    Connie says:

    Connie Rose, Moss Bluff, LA

    “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 (NIV)

  39. 289
    Melissa says:

    Melissa Robertson, Sulphur, LA

    “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 (NIV)

  40. 290
    Scarlett N says:

    Scarlett N., Savannah, GA:

    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)

  41. 291
    Shannon Hogg says:

    Shannon, Mandeville. “For no word from God will ever fail”. Luke 1:37 TNIV

  42. 292
    Kim R. Haines says:

    Kim Haines-Ashland,ME
    Romans 15:13
    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. (NIV)

  43. 293
    Tracey Boynton says:

    Tracey Boynton Kingsburg, CA
    She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus because he will save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21

  44. 294
    Dana Abee says:

    Clarksville, TN
    Psalm 119:39 ESV
    “Turn away the reproach that I dread, for your rules are good.”

    This is the first time in my several attempts at completing a whole year of SSMT that I’ve made it to the end. This has been a blessing to me. God has guided me through this and has removed 55 lbs from my body. I’ve quoted many a scripture while working out and pray daily that God guide me to healthy eating choices and strength through the workouts. I’ve been praying for my sisters who tweeted with you about their food struggles. I so get it. I pray for all of us that we never see the pounds that we have lost ever again.

    Thanks so much for ALL you do to help us in this journey. I pray that you all have a very Merry Christmas!

    Love you,


  45. 295
    Siesta Susan says:

    Susan Young, Fairhope,AL

    Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16 (NIV)

    I have had “heaven come down to earth” moments this year through SSMT. Thank you, Beth, for the opportunity to participate in my 3rd year. My precious sister and I will see you in Jan. We have been planning this trip since we got back from the last one two years ago. We do love us a sister road-trip!!

  46. 296
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, West Des Moines, IA “You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail.” Proverbs 19:21 (NLT)

  47. 297
    Tracy Fahs says:

    Lake St. Louis, Missouri

    Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

    Colossians 4:2 ESV

  48. 298
    Janet Peterson says:

    Janet, Sylacauga, AL
    “What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me – practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:9, ESV

  49. 299
    Paige Woodard Mitchell says:

    Paige Woodard Mitchell, Minden, LA

    “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)

  50. 300
    Angie Wilt says:

    Angie Wilt, Kansas City, Missouri. And now I thank you, my God, and praise your glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:13

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