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. 301
    Louise Jacoby, Godfrey, IL says:

    For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; you shall find the babe wrapped is swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

    Luke 2:11-14 (KJV)

  2. 302
    Linda Williams says:

    Linda W. from Tomball, TX;
    “You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
    Psalm 16:11 (ESV)

  3. 303
    Sheri Martens says:

    Sheri Martens – Fairview Oklahoma
    “For unto us a child is born, unto 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

  4. 304
    Mary, Nova Scotia says:

    “Through this man we all receive gifts of grace beyond our imagination.” ~John 1:16 VOICE

  5. 305
    Kathy Rowland says:

    Kathy Rowland
    Fort Wayne, IN

    But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings, like eagles.
    They shall run and not be weary,
    they shall walk and not faint.
    Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)

  6. 306
    Susan Peaslee says:

    Susan Peaslee, Somerville, Maine

    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
    Ephesians 6:12

  7. 307
    Lynette says:

    Lynette, Nashville, TN
    I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; (‭Psalm‬ ‭130‬:‭5‬ ESV)

  8. 308
    Marissa says:

    I want to praise the Lord for the gift of these Scriptures this year! As I review through them, I think of the many different things that have happened this year and how timely each passage was for the month I learned it – from the challenges of another pregnancy to the overcoming strongholds of anxiety to learning to discover delight and joy in the everyday. What a collection of Ebenezer moments!

    I also have found that memorizing and meditating on these Scriptures has helped me see and begin to drive out the sin and stronghold of fear in several areas and replace it with faith in our Sovereign God. I would often recite these as I was driving – which before would be a source of anxiety for me – and instead became a time of connection with the Lord and being built up in faith. Thank you, Lord!

    Proverbs 31:25-30 (NET)

    She is clothed with strength and humor, and she can laugh at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed, her husband also praises her: “Many daughters have done valiantly, but you surpass them all!” Charm is deceitful and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.

  9. 309
    Bobbie says:

    Bobbie, Litchfield, MN

    See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

    Isaiah 43:19 (NIV)

  10. 310
    Christy says:

    Christy, St. Clements, Ontario

    “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12 NIV

  11. 311
    Stacy says:

    Stacy Baker Detroit mi
    Jude 1:22 (niv)
    Be merciful to those who doubt.

  12. 312

    Pam Worcester, Glen Elder, Kansas

    Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
    who alone does WONDROUS things!
    Psalm 72:18 (ESV)

  13. 313
    Carrie Lagas says:

    Carrie Lagas, North Potomac, MD

    The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 NIV

    What a great journey! Many of my verses this year have been about light and how God is light. Dwelling on this powerful word has given me the desire and courage to pursue more light in my life. Not only that, but I am also better equipped to recognize and turn away from darkness. This siesta is filled with gratitude and joy!

  14. 314
    Deena Sellars says:

    Deena from Amarillo, Texas

    “So My word that comes from My mouth
    will not return to Me empty,
    but it will accomplish what I please
    and will prosper in what I send it to do.”
    Isaiah 55:11(HCSB)

  15. 315
    Ruth Malinowski says:

    Ruth Kitchener, ON

    O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. Psalm 63:1-5 (NIV)

  16. 316
    Susan Sarver says:

    Susan Sarver, St. George, UT
    “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

  17. 317
    Judy Williams says:

    Judy Williams Round Hill, Virginia

    “Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice!”
    Philippians 4:4. NIV

  18. 318
    Denise Ramser says:

    Denise: Gambier, Ohio: Therefore let us stop passing judgement on one another, instead make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. Romans 14:13 NIV

  19. 319
    Sharon West says:

    Sharon West from Miller, MO
    He has showed you, O man what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 NIV

  20. 320
    Yvonne Wheeler from Santee, CA says:

    Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1-2 ESV

  21. 321
    Linda Jewell says:

    Linda Jewell
    Sedona, AZ

    Hebrews 11:10 NKJV

    for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

  22. 322
    Beth Bellow says:

    Beth B., Houston, NIV
    Micah 6:8
    And what does the Lord require of you?
    To act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

    I have loved memorizing scripture. My favorite thing was learning a big part of Psalm 139. It’s so beautiful–the words and message are so beautiful and loving. When I get to v. 5 “You hem me in behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me” I get tears in my eyes. How wonderful is the love that God has for us. To think that he has laid his hand upon me. Me, someone who falls short every day and messes up in one way or another. Me. Ordinary me, but He knows me and to Him I am special and loved and forgiven–and wonderfully made.

  23. 323
    Melody says:

    Myrtle Beach, SC

    Eph 6:17 NIV
    “Take the helmet of salvation and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

  24. 324
    Rebecca Austin says:

    Rebecca Austin

    “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
    2 Tim. 1:7
    New King James

  25. 325
    Julia Rhoads says:

    Palm Harbor, FL

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  26. 326
    Marianna Behrends says:

    Marianna, San Angelo, TX

    Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 ESV

  27. 327
    Cyndi Patterson says:

    Cyndi Patterson, Bloomdale, OH

    “But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you;
    may those who love your salvation always say,
    “The LORD be exalted!'”

    Psalm 40:16 NIV

    This year of Scripture memory has blessed me and my husband, who also selected and memorized verses right along with the rest of us. Each Scripture memorized has been a treasure tucked into my heart and soul; God has opened my eyes and given me understanding like never before! HE is my true treasure and I am so thankful and grateful to HIM who has saved me from this world…sweet, sweet JESUS!!

  28. 328
    Shelly Elston says:

    Shelly Elston, Portland, OR

    “…filled with the fruit of righteousness that come through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”

    Philippians 1:11 (ESV)

    I could weep as I think back on this past year and what the Lord has brought me through. I could have never imagined what this year had in store for me as I penned the first 4 verses in my spiral that I would memorize for 2015. But God knew. And he walked beside me as I endured hearing the words “You have invasive breast cancer” all the way to “This is your final treatment”. I know without a shadow of a doubt that at times He needed to carry me. But I am standing now…able to put one foot in front of the other. My hair is growing back. My strength and stamina is returning. And as the verse above says, it is all “to the glory and praise of God”. So grateful for you, Beth, and this ministry. May you and your families have a very Merry Christmas. Here’s to a healthy 2016!

  29. 329
    Christine Worley says:

    Christine, Greenville, SC

    “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me-the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” Acts 20:24 NIV

    I have so thoroughly enjoyed memorizing scripture this year! I have hidden God’s word in my heart and have a closer, more intimate relationship with Him. I am so very thankful!

  30. 330
    Ann, Prior Lake says:

    “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”

    Ephesians 6:18 NLT

  31. 331
    Kristen Johnstone says:

    Kristen Johnstone, Boulder, CO
    Psalm 107:29 ESV
    “He made the storm be still,
    and the waves of the sea were hushed.”

    This year has been a year of fighting & trying to overcome anxiety and ultimately BELIEVING GOD. This time memorizing Scripture has helped me fight this battle, and continues to do so. I plan to continue memorizing until the day I die as I’ve heard Beth say. Thanks for all you all do, I am grateful!

  32. 332
    Amy Spry says:

    Amy Spry
    Dothan, AL
    Romans 6:12-13 NIV

    Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.

  33. 333
    Mary Ruth Franklin says:

    Mary Ruth Franklin
    Lanexa, VA
    1 Chronicles 16: 35-36 (NASB)

    Then say, “Save us, O God of our salvation,
    And gather us and deliver us from the nations,
    To give thanks to Your holy name,
    And glory in Your praise.”
    Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
    From everlasting even to everlasting.
    Then all the people said, “Amen,” and praised the Lord.

  34. 334
    Cathy Pernsteiner says:

    Cathy Pernsteiner Clarkston, WA
    But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure.
    Psalm 71:14-15 NIV

    Thank you Beth so much for issuing this challenge. So many time this year His Word came to me when I needed it. Sometimes to keep me from saying too much and sometimes to help someone else who was struggling, and most of all it gave me peace and an overwhelming sense of being loved. His Word is so precious to me!

  35. 335
    Sarah Moon says:

    Sarah M., St. Louis

    “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

    Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV

  36. 336
    Vickie Abel says:

    Vickie, Spokane,Wa.

    “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit-
    fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name”.
    John 15:16 NIV

  37. 337
    Jann Sanicola says:

    Jann Sanicola, Holtsville, New York

    Isaiah 50:4b NIV

    “He wakens me morning by morning; my ear to listen like one being instructed.”

    This has been an amazing year. My bible study girls and I embarked on this journey with our hearts wide open and God has written his word on each of our hearts. Each 1 and 15 one of us would send a text to the others…”Hey Girls, it’s Siesta Day” and we would share our verses with each other in case we couldn’t find them on the blog. I’m so grateful for what the Spirit of God has allowed me to remember. Thank you Beth for your dedication to bringing women, your Siestas, closer to God. You are blessed to bless others.

  38. 338
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn, Houston, TX: “In the same way, the spirit help us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for , but the spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans”.
    Romans 8:26 NIV

  39. 339
    Michelle Moultrie says:

    Michelle Moultrie, Birmingham, AL

    “They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.” Isaiah 11:9 ESV

    Thank you Living Proof Ministries!! I celebrated with you and did a little happy dance as you threw the confetti in today’s video 🙂 Feeling victorious in the name of Jesus!! I love what the Holy Spirit has done. He will bring my verses to mind as I pray, encourage me, speak truth, and help me to be disciplined. Thank you SSMT for your faithfulness. This has been a huge blessing!

    Your sister in Christ,


  40. 340
    Steph Miyoshi says:

    Stephanie, Irvine, CA

    “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” (Ephesians 6:16, NIV)

  41. 341
    Diane Ellison says:

    Diane Ellison from Littleton, CO

    And now these three remain:
    faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
    Follow the way of love….

    1 Corinthians 13:13- 14:1a NIV

  42. 342
    Meredith Buchanan says:

    Meredith B
    Collierville Tn

    “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 New Revised LIfe Application Bible

    This Siesta Scripture Memory has continued to bring me peace and joy. It has given me words to share with firends and relatives when they have needed a word from God. It has bought me comfort in times of stress. It has made me fall in love with so many verses and they will go with me for many years. Scripture Memory has made be closer to God and Jesus. It has made me see how scripture is alive and how it works in me and through me. I will shout God’s words from the mountain tops and I will continue to share with others how powerful memorizing God’s words is for their life.

  43. 343
    Suzy Zumbro says:

    Suzy Zumbro, Annapolis MD.

    Psalm 72:3

    The mountains shall bring peace to the people.

  44. 344
    Lynn Nickoley says:

    Dyersburg, TN Psalms 72:3 “The Mountains Shall Bring Peace to the People”
    Lynn Nickoley

  45. 345

    Kim Bignon – Orlando, Florida – “A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25 NIV

  46. 346
    Barb says:

    Barb * Burleson, TX * Matthew 2:10 “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.”

  47. 347
    Gay says:

    Round Rock, Tx
    “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

    This year I have had a couple of serious health concerns – DVT blood clots and uterine cancer. Jesus has led me to memorize Scriptures that tell me of His love, protection, closeness, and healing for me. I am now blood clot and cancer free! Praise Jesus! He continues to walk with me as I go through preventative chemotherapy and radiation. Memorizing my SSMT Scriptures has been such a blessing this year! Looking forward to the January celebration!

  48. 348
    Ellen says:

    Ellen, Fort Worth, TX

    Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun. Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor. Ecclesiastes 7:11-12

  49. 349
    Jackie says:

    Jackie, Noblesville,IN
    For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.
    Hebrews 8:12 NIV
    May I wrap my little mind around this biblical truth.
    Thank you for the encouragement and the motivation to memorize scripture. It has been a blessing for 12 months.

  50. 350
    Toni Schumacher says:

    Toni Schumacher Amarillo Texas

    Then maidens will dance and be glad,young men and old as well.I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. Jeremiah 31:13 NIV

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