Jan 21, 2010

Siesta Scripture Memory Team

I found the neatest little bird spiral at Pier I to organize all of my Scripture memory cards for the Siesta Scripture Memory Team Celebration that will be held this weekend. The Salesman blessed me with the trip to the celebration as a Christmas gift. I am so excited! No, I'm beyond excited!

Before I knew that I was going, I had participated in the Scripture Memory posts on Beth Moore's blog at Living Proof Ministries. Instead of having all my memory cards in a spiral book, my memory cards were covering the bath mirror. Well, that is, until the Salesman said he could hardly see into the mirror. So I moved most of them to inside the medicine cabinet.

As a home school mama, most of my time is spent at home. And it was more convenient for me to place my cards around the house, so I did.

However, since admission to the event is a spiral, I knew I needed to organize my now well worn cards.

I had all different sizes of cards and papers with Scripture on them placed throughout our home.

Some of the cards I had moved to our closet door.
But since I found out I was going to be able to make the trip, I started organizing the spiral with 24 verses that I'd put to memory. Then I went back and added pictures, because I'm a visual learner, and most of the verses I'd memorized were tied to an event or picture in my mind. The first verses I'm going to share were memorized because of Priscilla Shirer's talk at Deeper Still in Greensboro. I blogged about the vivid impact her talk had on me here.

I Corinthians 6:20 reminds me not to gain the weight back because I have been bought with a price. Picture of me with 75+ extra pounds.

I have verses that reminded me of the teens. This one is for Audra and speaks to her love of music and the direction the LORD is leading her in.

This heart picture fit so well with the verse it represents.

Our lovely historic home that we moved from fit with what has become one of my favorite verses.

This calendar reminds me of the plans I make versus the ones the LORD makes.

Have I ever mentioned that I use to do my ironing around Murder She Wrote when we had TV? (Even though we have been TV free for five years now, I still iron!) I love mysteries and this picture reminds me of the mystery talked about in I Timothy 3:16.

There are pictures from the garden, to remind me of The Gardner.

And a picture of Victoria in the snow reminding me of a clean heart.

I have pictures of the Salesman, Lilly Belle, and other special family and dear ones along with the Scripture in my spiral awaiting departure for the celebration this weekend. I'm looking forward to traveling with and/or seeing Nesha, Kelly, Alexia, Brittney, Georgia Jan, Patty, Carolyn, Judith, Sherri, Audrey, Georgia and many more dear Siestas. I hope to see you there! Blessings dear ones! With a heart of thanksgiving to the LORD for this opportunity.


Andrea said...

I love your new flip book for scriptures. It is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your journey!
Blessings and prayers,

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Girl, you are just way too creative. How awesome!! I'm thrilled that you are getting to go. I hope you have a wonderful time.


Cathy Davis said...

GREAT idea!!! Thank you for sharing it. I'm so proud of you for memorizing your verses and for being able to go!! I hope you'll have a great time (I know you will)!!!

Much love from your Siesta Cathy!

Betsy said...

I love that little birdie spiral...think I may have to drop into our Pier I. :) And I love what you filled it with!...and so nice to unclutter your doors! ha.

B His Girl said...

LOVE this Lora!!!!! Beautiful! You have given me an idea! Thanks, have a great time with some of your sisters. B

B His Girl said...

back again. I love how you did this. really wow!

Tea With Tiffany said...

My kind of book. Great. I'm just like you with images meaning the Word.

Nice to meet you.

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

Lora! This is beautiful--you're going to have the prettiest spiral there. So wish I was going... :(

Have a wonderful time and come back rested and refreshed and with lots of pictures to share!


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Wow... I'd love to go just to see your spiral book! You've been so faithful, and I know you're going to have a blessed time of fellowship with Beth and the girls.

peace and blessings to you~elaine

Ginger said...

I love it! I keep wanting to make some sort of scrapbook with my verse in them, because I will LOSE that spiral notebook before it's all over with.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Faran said...

I met you and Nesha at the Siesta SMT celebration and wanted to let you know that I have created a Siesta SMT group on Facebook. If you are on Facebook and want to join and post photos, share stories, etc., please do so. And share with other siestas, too.

BTW, I loved your spiral you createad. So beautiful!

LisaShaw said...

Beautiful spiral notebook. Thank you for sharing your heart dear Lora and the WORD with us. I loved viewing your photos too. I too use 1 Co 6:20 as a reminder and I continue my journey.

I love you dear sister. May GOD's blessings rest upon you and your family.

Marla Taviano said...

Oh my goodness, Lora!! I LOVE your spiral! And love this post about it!

I wanna hear your Purse on a Chain poem!!

Luv2Praise said...

What a beautiful post. I love how you use your "sight" to memorize your verse. It reminded me of how someday it will be turned around and your faith will become your sight! See how the Lord works! How awesome. Your post is one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing. I too would love to hear your Purse on a Chain poem! Blessings to You - Lori

Leslie Young said...

This was so beautiful! I was fascinated by the verses chosen and always wanted more info about each (I'm a reporter - curiosity comes with the job!) There just wasn't enough time this weekend to meet everyone and to hear every story...thanks for sharing part of yours. This was beautiful!

Nicole said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your story and idea!

Emmy said...

LOVED LOVED LOVED being with you! What an awesome spiral! Wish I had seen it in person! I need you to email me a copy of "Purse on a Chain... Fight on the Plane!" That was hysterical!!! I miss everyone!


Have a Blessed day! Emmy : )

Beautiful Daughters said...

You bless me girl! What an honor it was to met you on the airplane and fly to Houston with you!
I will cherish all these moments.
Cannot wait till we met again.:)
Hugs Rachel

Yolanda said...


You blessed me beyond words because you introduced yourself to me on Friday night and every single time I saw you, you called me by name. Sister, that did NOT go unnoticed by me, thank you so much for making my trip that much more memorable.

I saw your scripture cards way before I met you and I must say...I loved them. But I also loved looking here on your blog and reading about your original cards. You have a gorgeous handwriting. I too weighed about 80 pounds more than I do now; and...I went to Deeper Still just this past December in Oklahoma City. (I'm a Kansas Girl!) And because of Priscilla's heart, I memorized Eph 3:20-21 for my January 15, 2010 scripture! :-)

Love YOU!


twinkle said...


THE Lora?

THE Lora that writes some of the most inspiring songs I've ever heard??


Do you know that I'm still sore from all the laughing on that plane? Isn't it awesome that in the middle of such drama, our faith allowed us the luxury of all those belly-laughs???

Everybody else was hiding in their crossword puzzles or kindles, trying to appear cool and calm and collected. But not us...we were feeling inspired and singing songs about fights on the plane, purse on a chain...

LOVED praying with you at FBC in Houston. Those tears were real. Healing is coming for Beth and all of us. Thank you for the love you poured on me. I felt it and I treasure it. God bless you. Would love to go see David Crowder live with you. I'm feeling inspired.

Siestas on a train...
Distance is a pain...
Tears on the ground...
Turn me around...
I'm eternity bound!!!

Love you, kindred spirit.

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

LOVE this!! And what a special heirloom it will be for your family!!

valerie said...

I'm glad I got to hug your neck.
I'm sorry I wasn't able to sit and visit with you and some of my other favorite Siestas. My friend and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express because it was within walking distance of the church. It was definitely God's plan that we stay there because we met the most wonderful young woman who was traveling alone and a husband and wife from SC who were amazing people. They took us to lunch Sat. afternoon and we had the best time with them.
They also took us to and from church Sunday morning. They were a huge blessing to us.
I did miss staying at the Omni though because of the more intimate fellowship.
Oh well......next time. :)
So glad I got to see you though.
Have a blessed day!
With love from the cold & icy state of Oklahoma. :(

valerie said...

Oh yeah....
I LOVE your spiral!!!
You are one creative lady!

Kelly S. said...

Precious...and so creative. AND YOU SAID THEM ALL PERFECTLY :) Way to go, friend!!!