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. 451
    Dee says:

    Dee, Visalia, CA
    Fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise; things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely and honorable. Put into practice what you learned and received from me,both my words and from my actions. And the God who gives us peace will be with you! (Phillipians 4:8-9 GNB)

  2. 452
    Janene Ashley says:

    Janene from Sibley, LA

    Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:18 KJV

  3. 453

    Suzanne, Houston
    “Not by might nor by power, but by MY SPIRIT, says the Lord of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6 (NKJV)

  4. 454
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, Sioux Falls, SD:

    “You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.” 1 Peter 3:4 New Living Translation

  5. 455
    Tara says:

    Greensboro, NC
    Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
    John 1:29

  6. 456
    Cindy Rabe says:

    But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.
    1 Corinthians 1:27

  7. 457
    Peggy Funk says:

    Peggy, Queen Creek. Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord. Romans 12:19 NASB

  8. 458
    Joanna Duck says:

    Joanna Duck
    Norman, Oklahoma
    And He said unto them, take heed and beware of covetousness. For a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he posseseth.
    Luke 12:15. KJV

  9. 459
    Carol says:

    Hartley, IA
    Psalm 9:10 Those who know Your name will trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You. NIV

  10. 460
    Becky says:

    Becky, Temecula, CA

    Proverbs 17:22 NASB

    “A joyful heart is good medicine. But a broken spirt dries up the bones.”

  11. 461
    Judy says:

    Judy, Taylors, SC

    We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV)

  12. 462
    Lynn (Edmond, OK) says:

    Shema-Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Deuteronomy 6:4 (ESV)

  13. 463
    Liz from Austin says:

    If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 NIV

  14. 464
    Linda says:

    “I will give you a new heart
    and put a new spirit in you;
    I will remove from you
    your heart of stone
    and give you a heart of flesh.”
    Ezekiel 36:26 NIV
    Linda, Ft. Collins, CO

  15. 465
    Ana says:

    Ana from Tampa, FL

    “Praise the Lord, O my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
    Praise the Lord, O my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits-
    who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
    who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
    who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

    Psalm 103:1-5 (NIV)

  16. 466
    Jeannine Hale says:

    Jeannine Hale
    Eagan, MN

    Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

    Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NLT)

  17. 467
    Robin F says:

    Robin, Tracy CA

    Ephesians 5:8 NIV

    For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the LORD. Live as children of light.

  18. 468
    Jen says:

    Jen (Prosper, TX)
    Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do.
    Romans 8:12 (NLT)

  19. 469
    Suzanne says:

    Tenaha, TX

    Psalm 63:5 NIV
    My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
    with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

  20. 470
    Cora, Kennedale says:

    The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy and with my song I praise Him. Psalm 28:7 NIV

  21. 471
    Alicia says:

    And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
    Colossians 3:14-15

  22. 472
    Jenn says:

    Jenn, Orlando FL
    For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.
    1 Peter 3:5-6 (NIV)

  23. 473
    Lisa Brouwer says:

    Lisa from Sioux Falls, SD

    Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things! Come and share your Master’s happiness. ~ Matt 25:21 (NIV)

  24. 474
    Kelly Wiggins says:

    Kelly Wiggins
    Fowler, CA

    And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

    Matthew 22:39-40 (NIV)

  25. 475
    Nancy says:

    Nancy -Versailles, Ky

    “I have become like a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge.”
    Psalm 71:7 -NIV (84)

  26. 476
    Sarah Ross says:

    Sarah, Colorado Springs, CO
    Psalm 27:14
    “Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, Wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.” (AMP)

  27. 477

    Melissa Irwin; Franklin, TN

    2 Corinthians 4:8 (NIV)

    We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair.

    ((I will be in Zimbabwe for the next login, serving in missions so I might have to miss that one. Please don’t let it count against me. 🙂 ))

  28. 478
    Crystal Hodel says:

    “And though I have the gift of prophesy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing”
    1 Corinthians 13:2 (KJV)

    Crystal, Gridley, IL

  29. 479
    Molly Hotchkiss says:

    Molly from Cypress, TX

    1 Peter 4:13, ESV
    “But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.”

  30. 480
    Kathy Sanford says:

    Kathy, Lake Jackson, Texas

    Turn my eyes from looking at what is worthless;
    Give me life in your ways.
    Psalm 119:37 HCSB

  31. 481
    Emily W. says:

    Emily, McKinney, TX

    John 3:16 (NIV)

    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
    that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

  32. 482
    Andreea says:

    The Lord is good! There is no end to his faithful love. We can trust him forever and ever! (Psalms 100:5 ERV)

  33. 483
    Torrie says:

    Torrie Chizek, Siren WI

    Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. (Psalm 16:9 NIV)

  34. 484
    Judy says:

    Judy, Oswego, NY

    Colossians 3:15 ESV

    ‘And let the peace of Christs rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.’

  35. 485
    Dori Cook says:

    “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, for when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.” James 1:12 NIV84

    Dori Cook
    Spring Hill, TN

  36. 486
    Peg Suveg says:

    Peg, Naperville, IL

    “For the Lord gives wisdom, from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6 (NIV)

  37. 487
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Charlotte, NC

    And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is Spirit.

    2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV

  38. 488
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Augusta, GA
    How great you are, O Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.
    2 Samuel 7:22, NIV

  39. 489
    Robyn Wright says:

    Robyn Wright of Washington, IN

    “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

  40. 490
    Diana Plyley says:

    Diana Plyley, Fountain, CO “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do go to all people, especially those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:9,10 NIV84

  41. 491
    Frances McCamey says:

    Frances, Orange, Tx

    A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
    Proverbs 15:1 NIV

  42. 492
    Barb R., Victoria, BC says:

    1 Cor 6:20 KJV

    For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

  43. 493
    Leah Finley says:

    Romans 8:28
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
    James 1:22
    Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
    March 15th and April 1 verses

  44. 494
    Gail says:

    Gail, Phoenix, AZ

    A fool vents all his feelings,
    But a wise man holds them back. Proverbs 29:11 NKJV

  45. 495
    Imogene says:

    Imogene, Austin, TX
    Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one other. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Col. 3:13 NIV

  46. 496
    Martha says:

    Martha from Corpus Christi,Texas

    Now this is eternal life: that they know the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. John 17:3 NIV

  47. 497
    Fay Gossen says:

    Fay, Ozark,NO
    Ezekiel 34:26 NLT
    I will bless my people and their homes around my holy hill. And in the proper season I will send the showers they need. There will be showers of blessing.

  48. 498
    Andrea Garrels says:

    Andrea from Brush Creek, TN: Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute! Philippians 4:5-6 The Message

  49. 499
    Leigh Weisinger says:

    Leigh, Woodway

    So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
    Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

  50. 500
    Joanne Hill says:

    Joanne Hill, Orange, TX

    A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
    Proverbs 15:1 NIV

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