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. 501
    Laura Rogers says:

    Laura,Littleton, CO

    “Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lam 3:22-23 NIV

  2. 502
    Beth Kellett - Calgary Canada says:

    For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. (1 Timothy 4:8 NIV)

  3. 503
    Gwen Burdine says:

    “We have this hope as an achor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf.” Hebrews 6:19-20a NIV

  4. 504
    Sherri Bennett says:

    Sherri Bennett, Huntington Beach, CA:
    “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,”
    Ephesians 3:20, NIV

  5. 505
    Amber Warren says:

    Amber, Norman, OK
    John 11:25-26 NASB
    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?”

  6. 506
    Alexis Tena says:

    Alexis, Salem OR

    “The Lord is close to all who call on Him, yes to all who call on Him in truth.”

    Psalm 145:18 NLT

  7. 507
    Lila says:

    Lila, Salem, OR
    “…and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge so you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:19 HCSB

  8. 508
    Brandi says:

    Brandi K

    Cape Girardeau, MO

    “Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.”
    Matthew 7:20 NLT

  9. 509
    Tangila Webb says:

    Tangila, Pearland TX

    Who then will condemn us? No one–for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us. (Romans 8:34 NLT)

  10. 510
    Muriel says:

    Muriel, Ontario Isaiah 53:5 (NLT)
    But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.

  11. 511
    Tiffany Travers says:

    Salisbury, MD
    Do you think anyone is going to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in scripture.
    Romans 8:35 (MSG)

  12. 512
    Mary Saul says:

    Psalm 77:1 (NIV) I creid out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me.

  13. 513
    Amanda says:

    Amanda, NM

    My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises!
    Psalm 57:7 (NLT)

  14. 514
    Donna Key says:

    Donna Key, Pike Road, AL

    You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
    Isaiah 26:3 NLT

  15. 515
    Chyrll Vollmer says:

    Chyrll, Memphis: If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 15:7 NASB

  16. 516
    Julie Lynch says:

    Julie, Queen Creek, AZ ~ “He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.” Psalm 23:3 (NLT)

  17. 517
    Richelle says:

    Richelle, Kingston, TN

    The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)

  18. 518
    Lynda Harkins says:

    Lynda, Monterey:

    For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?…

    Isaiah 43:19, NLT

  19. 519
    Natashajk says:

    Natasha K
    Kitchener, ON, Canada

    “I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,”

    Philippians 3:10 NIV

  20. 520
    Bonnie O'Shields says:

    Bonnie from Dacusville, SC

    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NIV84

  21. 521
    Sharon Allen says:

    Sharon Allen, Redmond, WA
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
    Proverbs 9:10(ESV)

  22. 522
    Liezil from Stettler AB says:

    NIV. James 2:1-5 My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?

  23. 523
    Ashley says:

    Ashley from Durban, South Africa
    “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV

  24. 524
    Renee Law says:

    Renee Huntington, WV
    Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. (Ephesians 4:23, 24 NLT)

  25. 525
    Michele says:

    Michele from Cumming, GA

    17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.

    Ephesians 3:17-18 NIV

  26. 526

    Traci from Evansdale, IA

    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

  27. 527

    Debbie – Keller, TX

    “My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.”
    Psalm 63:8 (NIV)

  28. 528
    Pauline Richardson says:

    Pauline Richardson, Eau Claire, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
    It is high, I cannot attain it” Psalm 139:6 NKJV

  29. 529
    Brandy A. says:

    Brandy A. Cross Anchor, SC

    Fathers (and mothers!), don’t aggravate your children. If you do, they will become discouraged and quit trying. Colossians 3:21 (NLT)

  30. 530
    Tajuana says:

    Tajuana ~ Texas

    13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be
    courageous; be strong. 14 Do everything in love.

    1 Corinthians 16:13,14 (NIV)

  31. 531
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Madrid, Spain

    “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:6 (NIV)

  32. 532
    Frances McCamey says:

    Frances, Orange, TX

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

  33. 533
    Julia says:

    Julia, Whidbey Island, WA: yep, me too. ” 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

  34. 534
    Barbie says:

    Barbie from Powell, Ohio: “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 NIV

  35. 535
    Keri Lee Robbins says:

    Keri Lee Robbins of Las Vegas, Nevada

    “Listen, my beloved brethren: has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He has promised to those who love Him? But you have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts? Do they not blaspheme that noble name by which you are called? If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “you shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.”
    James 2:5-10 NKJV

  36. 536
    Christy Pond says:

    Christy, Conifer, Colorado

    Look at the nations and watch–and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you wold not believe, even if you were told.

    Habakkuk 1:5 NIV1984

  37. 537
    Rachel weidenaar says:

    Rachel, frankfort, IL
    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.
    Philippians 4:8

  38. 538
    Carolyn Tragesser says:

    Carolyn, Orofino, Idaho.
    For just as rain and snow fall from Heaven and do not return there without sarurating the earth and making it germinate and sprout, and providing seed to sow and food to eat, 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 55:10-11

  39. 539
    Penny from Jacksonville, Fl says:

    So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with them for a few days.

    Acts 10:48

  40. 540
    Christina says:

    from Tyler, TX
    1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. (ESV)

  41. 541
    Kendra Green says:

    Kendra Green, College Station, TX
    Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe [in Him] so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
    Romans 15:13

  42. 542
    GJ says:

    Hawkiinsville, GA

    Psalm 103:7 NKJV (memorizing Psalm 103 this year)

    He made known His ways to Moses,
    His acts to the children of Israel.

  43. 543
    Erin B. says:

    Erin B., League City, TX.

    “For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.” 2 TIM 4:3

  44. 544
    Lindsey Jenkins says:

    Lindsey, Nashbv

  45. 545
    Bridget says:

    Bridget, Lagos, Nigeria
    “This month shall be your (my)beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you (me).”

    Exodus 12: 2 NKJV

  46. 546
    Karlys says:

    Karlys, La Place, LA
    My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,
    or be weary of His reproofs,
    for The Lord reproves him whom He loves,
    as a father, the son in whome He delights.
    Proverbs 3: 11 + 12 ESV

  47. 547
    Lisa Watts says:

    Lisa, Cartersville, GA

    Colossians 3:13 (NIV)

    Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

  48. 548
    Patti says:

    Patti, Phoenix AZ Proverbs 4:23 [NLT] Guard your heart above all else,
    for it determines the course of your life.

  49. 549
    Janelle Lang says:

    Janelle, WPB, FL: “Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” Colossians 3:13 (NLT)

  50. 550
    Lindsey Jenkins says:

    Lindsey, Nashville TN “You will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 29:12 (NIV)

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