SSMT Celebration Reminder!

Can you believe it? We’ve almost completed our 2017 Scripture memory challenge! Here are some fun facts and reminders…


  • 88 are signed up for the SSMT celebration plus LPL.
  • 94 are signed up for the SSMT celebration only.
  • Siestas are traveling from 30 states for the SSMT celebration in Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin!
  • We began with 11,548 and still have 999 with us! (and YOU are one in 999 still knocking it out of the park!)


  • 6 days remaining to register for SSMT celebration plus LPL (optional) discount. Click here to register by November 15!
  • The deadline to register for SSMT celebration only (free of charge) is January 15. Click here to register!

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  1. 1
    Sandy Peterson says:

    Unbelievably thankful to be attending! Also petrified that all verses will drop from my head and I won’t be able to recite a one! Each one was chosen for a reason that week, a verse about after the flood after Harvey, Philippians 4:13 when we were watching the Ironman World Champions, etc. Hopefully these will be the mental triggers I need. Or, alternatively, I will draw a complete blank and not represent the Buckeye state well. And whoever is attending from Michigan will secretly take glee! LOL!!!

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      Veronica says:

      sandy Im praying for you and me, this is my first time ever to get to come to celebration and im also petrified I wont be able to quote much, either!!! lets hpe we can atleast remember one!!lol

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    Else Earley says:

    I registered but unfortunately I will not be able to attend. I am so sorry I will miss this wonderful time with all this wonderful ladies. 🙁

  3. 3
    Jennifer Heise says:

    I am so excited to be able to attend! and that my dear Sisters from Vermont and Florida will be there with me! Thanks for hosting such an inspirational challenge and event!

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    Vicki says:

    I was so excited about the SSMT celebration, but was disappointed to learn where it would be held. It is not feasible for me to try to fly to Fort Lauderdale and to also rent a hotel room for several days, so unfortunately, I will be unable to attend. I have enjoyed the scripture memorization, but I wish the celebration could have been planned in a more centralized location that many would be able to attend.

  5. 5
    Antoinette says:

    Antoinette, Hoofddorp, the Netherlands
    ;maar laten wij, die toebehoren aan de dag, op onze hoede zijn, omgord met het harnas van geloof en liefde, en getooid met de helm van de hoop op redding. 1 Tessalonicenzen 5:8 (NBV)

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    SueyValdwell says:

    SSMT… Sue Caldwell, Houston,Tx Proverbs 29:25
    Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever TRUSTS
    in the Lord is kept SAFE… yay

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    Lisa says:

    I didn’t know if I could memorize verses, but I can and I’m hanging in there! The verses I have memorized have special meaning to me, especially through some rough times this year, and they are so dear to me now. The list of verses I want to memorize seems to be growing rather than shrinking, so I’m just going to have to keep memorizing! A lot of times God will reveal something new to me about one word in the verse. A side benefit I hadn’t counted on was how this practice has greatly increased my memory and recall for lots of other things in my life too! I won’t be able to join the celebration in February, but am so grateful for the encouragement received in this endeavor. Thank you!

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      LPM-KMac says:

      Oh Lisa, this is such a great testimony of what the Word is doing in your heart! I too have selected what, at the time, I thought were random verses, but God knew I would need them deeper than words on a page. So happy you joined us and are hanging in there!

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    Laurie Mettry says:

    Romans 12: 20&21 “but if your enemy is hungry, feed him and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; in so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head. Do not be overcome by evil , but overcome evil with good

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    Suzanne in RI says:

    Looks like you should be able to have a small intimate SSMT celebration. Enjoy!

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    Audrey says:

    I had so hoped to come this year, but we will just be returning from a mission trip to Haiti on the 24th. Thank you for the encouragement and the accountability. I am almost halfway through memorizing 2 Timothy, so I’ll have to keep working on that next year Blessings to all who will celebrate together! May we all finish this year well, with some even jumping back in, and may Jesus be our delight!
    Walking in His grace,

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    Kathy Freshwater says:

    Revelation 21:4 (NIV)

    He will wipe every tear from their eyes.

    Vonore, TN

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    Lindsey Lorence from Litte Rock says:

    I just wanted to pop on here and thank the “siestas” and LPM team for the encouragement this year! Although I will not be able to attend the celebration, I’m blown away that, by December 31, 2017, I will have memorized Isaiah 58 and Isaiah 61. Sometimes, without warning, tears flow as the words come out of my mouth. Scripture memory is such a discipline, but also a way to deepen my faith. The mouth of the LORD has spoken! Have fun, siestas! Thank you for a wonderful year.

    Lindsey from Little Rock, AR!

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    Karlys says:

    Karlys Fortner, La Place LA
    while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing GRACE of GOD upon you. 2 Corinthians 9: 14 ESV

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    Theresa Huck says:

    Theresa Huck Cheyenne, Wyoming
    Psalm 108:4
    For great is your love, higher than the heavens;
    Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.


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    Glenda Willard says:

    Glenda Willard from Farmington, NM

    He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord. Psalm 40:3 (NIV)

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    Vangy Celestre says:

    I am coming alone and have a reservation at the Courtyard Ft Lauderdale North/Cypress Creek. It would be great to have a roommate, so if anyone would like to share a room and it’s cost I would be happy to have you. I currently have a room for Feb 23 and 24th. I may cancel the second night if my flight leaves earlier. We could split the cost. First night is $189 plus tax and the second is $227 plus tax. You can email me at [email protected] if interested.

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    Nancy Furzecott says:

    Nance from Newmarket On Canada
    “You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, – obeying the devil the commander of the powers in the unseen world.”
    Ephesians 2:2 NLT

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    Kelsi says:

    What if you did a second celebration in Houston?

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    Nancy Maddox says:

    Nancy Maddox, Crowley, TX
    1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from every form of evil.

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    Tammy says:

    Tammy Gabbard from Livingston, KY ~Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.~ Psalm 34:21 KJV

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    Beth Schwandt says:

    Beth Schwandt
    Riverside, CA
    Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had the power to do what he had promised!
    Romans 4:20-21 NIV

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    Heather Wilkinson says:

    I did it! i signed up! I don’t have my study buddy coming with me, but my husband offered to come and be my dinner partner. See everyone in Florida!!

    Heather Wilkinson
    Springfield, VA

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    Cris OBrien says:

    Cris, Virginia Beach VA
    Who comforts us in all our troubles so that we may be able to comfort those experiencing any trouble , with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Cor 1:4 NET

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    Ann K from San Antonio says:

    “but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭20:31‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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    Cindy Forman, Barboursville,WV says:

    Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name. Psalm 91:14 (NRSV)

  26. 26
    Liz Guttowsky says:

    liz from Nashville: “We walk by faith, not by sight” 2 Cor 5:7 NKJV

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    Jamie Nelson says:

    Jamie @ brentwood, tn: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus: Phil 4: 6-7 NIV

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    Neta says:

    James 1:2-3 NKJV

    My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 

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    Peggy Welch says:

    Peggy Welch, Bloomington, Indiana II Corinthians 5:20a Amp So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us.

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    Connie Harper says:

    Connie Harper, Tyler TX
    Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderous things out of your law. Psalms 119:18 ESV

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    Kristin says:

    Kristin, San Marcos, Ca “ O Lord, be gracious to us, we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in times of distress.” Isaiah 33:2. NIV

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    Phillis White says:

    Phillis White from Shelby, NC

    being confident of this, that He who began a God work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

    Philippians 1:6 NIV

  33. 33
    Carrie Gill says:

    Carrie Gill
    Tyler, TX
    “Deliver Israel, O God, from all their troubles!”
    Psalm 25:22

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    Mary-Katherine Rogers says:

    Mary-Katherine Rogers, Palm Coast, FL

    Psalm 68:3-4New International Version (NIV)

    “But may the righteous be glad
    and rejoice before God;
    may they be happy and joyful.”

  35. 35
    Lou Ann Smith says:

    Lou Ann Smith, McAllen TX
    Walk in wisdom toward outsiders,making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
    Col. 4:5-6 ESV

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    Debra says:

    Baraboo, WI

    “For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.”

    Colossians 3:25 (ESV)

  37. 37
    Faye Tronsgard says:

    Faye from Calgary, Canada

    “He has shown you, O mortal, 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

  38. 38
    Janet says:

    Janet from Richmond, Tx
    Psalm 24:1-2 NIV The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and all who live in it, for he founded it on the seas, and established it on the waters.

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    Cheri B, Fresno, CA says:

    I am SO excited – and a little nervous to come to Florida from California with my daughter-in-law! I’ve never been to Florida – except right at the border between that and Georgia – and my daughter-in-law has never been on a plane before! 🙂 We will be there though if God says the same!!! Don’t know how many verses we’ll remember by memory, but we’ll have our notebooks in hand ready for the blessings!!

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    Anne says:

    Anne from Parma, Ohio:

    Psalm 141:3, NIV
    Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.

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    Lynne says:

    Lynne Alberta Canada
    Yes, I hate them with complete hatred, for your enemies are my enemies.
    Psalm 139:22. NLT

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    Nancy Dal Pian says:

    Nancy Dal Pian, Port Charlotte, FL
    Matthew 5:1-3 NIV
    Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.
    He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

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    Patrice McKinney says:

    Patrice, Midland, TX

    Psalm 143:8 NIV

    Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
    for I have put my trust in you.
    Show me the way I should go,
    for to you I entrust my life.

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    Jackie Hill says:

    Jackie from Rockwall, TX: For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, (Romans 10:12, NIV)

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    Lisa Gomez says:

    Lisa from Mesquite, TX: You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14 (NIV)

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    Kathy Freshwater says:

    Revelation 21:4b. (NIV)

    There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

    Vonore, TN

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    Eleanor says:

    Memphis, TN

    II Timothy 2:15

    Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

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    Judy Frederick says:

    As it is written, “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
    Romans 8:36 NIV

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    Nancy Furzecott says:

    Nance from Newmarket ON Canada (who is running late this verse!!)
    “Then the 7th angel blew his trumpet and there were loud voices in heaven saying ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ and He shall reign forever and ever’.”
    Rev 11:15 NLT

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    Stacie M. Gerathy says:

    Stacie M. Gerathy from Livonia, MI

    Philemon 1:22 ESV

    At the same time, prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping that through your prayers I will be graciously given to you.

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