2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 7!

Hey, Everyone!

Praise God, He is still risen on Monday! I trust that your Resurrection Sunday was so full of Jesus. This was our second Easter as a church at Bayou City Fellowship and all of our services were filled to the brim, not only with people but also with hope. I love this time of year so much. I cannot think of anything in existence that exceeds the implications of the empty tomb: not the heavens above you, not the earth beneath your feet, not a single school or workplace, nor the blackest heart or most broken mind. No power nor principality can roll that stone back over the mouth of that tomb. Come one, come all. Come while there is still time. Come to Jesus.


I only have a few minutes on here today because Jackson and Annabeth are at my house, each playing within feet of me. (Right where I want them, needless to say.) Annabeth just put her baby doll in my lap and said, “Bibby, you need to change her diaper. She pottied in her pants.” So, there you go. As much as I’d like to linger on here with you today, obviously this is not the time. Diapers need changing around this place.


In the meantime, you and I have arrived at Verse 7! Our Scripture memory year is rolling like a freight train. We’re starting to flip those spirals now, Sisters! Don’t you grow weary. We have a lot ahead to celebrate! In case you like seasonal verses, these might be a few options this time around. (I’m grinning while writing these but if there’s anything we don’t want to be, Sister, it’s the Old Testament’s take on a  fool. Today or ever.)

Psalm 14:1 —  The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”


Proverbs 12:15 — The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.


Proverbs 29:11 — A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.


Then again, the New Testament gives a whole new twist to the idea of foolishness. This is the verse I’m selecting this time around.


Beth, Houston. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong. 1 Corinthians 1:27 ESV

And that’s the only reason I have the privilege to serve you.

Merciful One, You turned the world upside down.


Let’s hear your 7th verses, Sisters!






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  1. 1
    Alyssa Mochen says:

    Alyssa Mochen
    Rio Rancho, MM

    And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:11 ESV

  2. 2
    Tina, Columbus, Oh says:

    I lift up my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 NI

  3. 3
    Hannah says:

    Hannah, Perry, MI

    “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
    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 43:18-19, NIV

  4. 4
    Tracey Knight says:

    Tracey Knight ~ Arkadelphia AR
    (inspired by my dear friend, Nancy Hamilton!)
    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 power to do what he had promised. Romans 4:20-21 NIV

  5. 5
    Lisha says:

    Lisha Adam, Wetumpka, Alabama

    Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.

    Psalm 1:1-2 (NLT)

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    Linda in Mackenbach Germany says:

    KJV Luke 18:7-8, “And shall not God avenge his own elect,
    which cry day and night unto Him,
    though He bear long with them?
    I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.”

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    julie says:

    Julie from Bristol, Tennessee
    Isaiah 61:10-11 NIV
    I delight greatly in the Lord. My soul rejoices in my God. For He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of His righteousness. For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up.

  8. 8
    Cara says:

    Cara from Houston. Psalm 18:1 NASB
    I love you, O Lord, my strength

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    Sheri Beersman says:

    Sheri, Morrisville, MO

    For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:17, 18 NIV)

  10. 10
    Carol, Tallmadge, Ohio says:

    You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in YOU. Isa. 26:3 NIV

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    Suzan, Beckley says:

    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 NAS

  12. 12
    Wendi says:

    Wendi, Kennebunkport
    “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins”
    I Peter 4:8 NIV

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    Rene' Pingel says:

    Rene’, Cape Girardeau, MO
    He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure. Isaiah 33:6 NIV

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    Sandra Rountree says:

    Sandra Rountree, Swainsboro, GA
    Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:16-17 NIV

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    Jan says:

    Bemus Point, NY

    Psalm 18:35 (NOV)
    You protect me with your saving shield.
    You support me with your right hand.
    You have stooped to make me great.

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    Emily Nye says:

    Indianapolis, Indiana
    So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him… (Colossians 2:6 NIV)

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    Cindy says:

    Cindy G. Lakeland, FL.
    All day long I feel humiliated and am overwhelmed with shame, before the vindictive enemy who ridicules and insults me.
    Psalms 44:15-16 NET

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    Ruth Hency says:

    Ruth Hency from Oran, Mo. “This is the day which the Lord hath made: We will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalms 118:24 KJV

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    Erin, Raleigh, NC says:

    Blessed are those who die in the Master… how blessed to die in that way! Yes, and blessed rest from their hard, hard work. None of what they’ve done is wasted; God blesses them for it all in the end. Rev 14:13

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    Melisa says:

    Melissa from Flemington, NJ. Isaiah 55:8,9, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” KJV

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    Sheryl Blake says:

    Sheryl Blake- Niles, MI

    “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 NIV

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    Linda in Chester, VA says:

    Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished. Luke 1:45 NIV

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    Sarah Marion says:

    Sarah, Christina and Esther May
    Wenatchee, WA
    All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind,
    James 3:7 NIV

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    Betty Clark says:

    Betty Clark – Ann Arbor, MI “Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowances for each others’ faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.” Ephesians 4:2-3 NLT

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    Diana says:

    Diana, East Peoria, IL
    May the Lord bring you into an ever deeper understanding of the love of God and the endurance that comes from Christ.
    2 Thessalonians 3:5 NLT

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    Susan (central IL) Do not be lazy but work hard, serving the Lord with all your heart. Romans 12:11 (NCV)

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    Judy Woodward says:

    Judy from Lake Charles, LA

    “Be still before the Lord and wait
    patiently for Him; do not fret when
    men succeed in their ways, when
    they carry out their wicked schemes.”
    Psalm 37:7 (NIV)

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    Tshaka says:

    Tshaka; Fort Knox; Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise You! I will praise You as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer.
    Psalm 63:3-4 NLT

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    Terry says:

    Terry East Peoria, IL

    How great are his signs,
    how powerful his wonders!
    His Kingdom will last forever,
    his rule through all generations

    Daniel 4:3 (NLT)

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    Amy B, Wichita says:

    The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
    Ex. 14:14, ESV

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    Stacy Minor says:

    Stacy, Big Lake MN

    The Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:
    “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
    Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you will make it known to me.

    Job 38:1-3 ESV

  32. 32
    Judy says:

    Judy, Panama City, Fl

    Is 12:5 NET
    Sing to the LORD for He has done magnificent things, let this be known throughout the earth.

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    Kim DotJoy says:

    Kim; Poplar Bluff, MO. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

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    Jane says:

    Jane, Milton, GA Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name and you are mine. Isaiah 43:1 NIV

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    Anita says:

    Anita, Lawrenceville,

    For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 ESV

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    Diane says:

    Largo, Florida
    He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds we are healed.
    1 Peter 2:24 NLT

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    Paula Ellis says:

    Paula, Gladewater Tx
    May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to you, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 HCSB

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    boomama says:

    Sophie – Birmingham, AL

    “He feeds on ashes.
    His deceived mind has led him astray,
    and he cannot deliver himself,
    or say, “Isn’t there a lie in my right hand?” – Isaiah 44:20, HSCB

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    Brenda says:

    Brenda, Midlothian, VA. “Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear.” Psalm 27:3 ESV

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    Jean Grant says:

    Jean Grant, Carlisle, PA

    Proverbs 29:11 ESV

    A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

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    Michelle O'Banion says:

    Michelle O. from Grandview, TX

    James 3:17 NIV

    But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

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    Berni says:

    Berni, Albuquerque
    “You carefully observe me when I travel
    or when I lie down to rest;
    You are aware of everything I do.
    Certainly my tongue does not frame a word
    without You, O LORD, being thoroughly aware of it.”
    Psalm 139:3-4 NET

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    Magan Lakeway says:

    Lakeway, TX

    And pray in the Spirit
    on all occasions
    with all kinds of prayers and requests

    Ephesians 6:18a (NIV)

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    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Greensburg, KY — “Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.” – Psalm 37:3 NAS

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    Ganise says:

    Ganise, Ottawa, CAN

    Phillipiens 2:13 (CEV)’God is working in you to make you willing and able to obey him.

    Galatians 5:22-23 (CEV)’ God’s Spirit makes us loving, happy, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled. There is no law against behaving in any of these ways.’

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    Janet George says:

    Janet, Tulsa.
    “In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive in Christ Jesus.”
    Romans 6:11 NIV

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    teresa says:

    Exodus 34:6(KJV)”And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth” Teresa,Akron

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    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Colossians 3:15 NIV
    Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

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    Kathleen D says:

    Kathleen D
    Bernardsville, NJ
    Mark 4:39 (???..got off internet posting it didnt state version )
    Then he arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace be still.” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

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    Volleyball Ginger says:

    How great are His signs! How mighty are His wonders! His kingdom will last forever, and His authority continues from one generation to the next. Daniel 4:3 NET

    Wetumpka, AL

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