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. 551
    Carrie, Meridian ID says:

    2 Cor. 9:8 NIV “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

  2. 552
    Kate K says:

    Kate, Tulsa, OK:

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

  3. 553
    Careese says:

    Careese Amarillo, TX
    NLT Prov 23:9. Don’t waste your breath on fools, for they will despise the wisest advice.

  4. 554
    Karen says:

    Karen, Wildwood, MO

    “A fool gives full vent to his anger; but a wise man keeps himself under control.” Psalm 29:11, NIV

  5. 555
    Shanti says:

    Shanti, Wausau, WI
    This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
    Psalm 118:24, NKJV

  6. 556
    Judy, Terrace, Canada says:

    Psalm 147:3
    He heals the brokenhearted and binds up there wounds. NIV

  7. 557
    Linda says:

    Linda, Lufkin

    Titus 3:5 NIV
    “He saved us,
    not because of righteous things we had done,
    but because of His mercy.
    He saved us through the washing of rebirth
    and renewal by the Holy Spirit.”

  8. 558
    Karen says:

    Oh, I am sorry. That is Proverbs 29:11!


  9. 559
    Leslee says:

    Leslee from Columbia, SC
    The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands. Psalm 138:8

  10. 560
    Ali Contois says:

    Ali C., Pleasanton, CA- Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:13 (NIV84)

    • 560.1
      Ali C. says:

      Ali C- and verse 14- 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ingnorance.
      1 Peter 1:13-14 (NIV 84)

  11. 561
    Stephanie Colucci says:

    Stephanie Colucci Dallas TX

    Joshua 1:9
    New International Version (NIV)
    9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

  12. 562
    Jenni says:

    Jenni, San Diego. “For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the Lord, They shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, But it shall be no more. But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” (Psalms 37:9-11 NKJV)

  13. 563
    Cyndi Munson says:

    Cyndi Munson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

    John 20:27, NIV

  14. 564
    Beth Beutler says:

    Beth, Fountain Inn, Psalm 16:7 ESV

    I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.

  15. 565
    Lindsay says:

    Lindsay from Boston, MA: “The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.” 1 John 2:17 NIV

  16. 566
    Pamela McDonald says:

    Pam Hendersonville, NC
    “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7 KJV

  17. 567
    Tammy Parker says:

    Tammy from Gravette, AR

    And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His
    Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as He commanded us.
    Whoever keeps His commandments abides in God, and God in him.
    And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom
    He has given us. I John 3:23-24. ESV

  18. 568
    Wendy G says:

    Wendy Gerard, Anderson, IN

    “The Lord is wonderfully good to those who wait for him and seek him”.

    Lamentations 3:25 NLT

  19. 569
    Cindy Hall says:

    Cindy Gilbertsville, KY
    Romans 10:9 ERV
    If you openly say, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised him from death, you will be saved.

  20. 570
    Sharon says:

    Sharon from Arlington
    “So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” Ephesians 4:11-12 (NIV)

  21. 571
    Hayley Hill says:

    Hayley- Nice,France: “I have no one else like Timothy, who genuinely cares about your welfare. 21 All the others care only for themselves and not what matters to Jesus Christ.” -philippians 2:20-21 (NLT)

  22. 572
    Dianne from Mt. Pleasant, NC says:

    Therefore, the wicked will not stand in the judgment nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous. Psalm 1:5 NAS

  23. 573
    Jenna says:

    Jenna from Columbia, MO

    “The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that.”

    Proverbs 29:25; The Message

  24. 574
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Biloxi, MS. Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20 NLT

  25. 575
    Judith says:

    Judith, Manhattan, KS

    The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouths of the wicked gushes evil. Proverbs 15:28 NIV

  26. 576
    Jeanine Boyle says:

    Jeanine, Toronto,Canada “let us go right into the presence of God, with true hearts fully trusting him. For our evil consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.” Hebrews 10:22 NLT

  27. 577

    Hickory, NC

    “I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”
    Psalm 34:4 KJV

  28. 578
    Ann Breitler says:

    Ann B, Lantana, TX

    For we have become partners with Christ, if in fact we hold our initial confidence firm until the end.
    Hebrews 3:14 NET

  29. 579
    Trina says:

    Trina Corbett, Summerton
    “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says The Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.” Isaiah 55:8 NLT

  30. 580
    Alice Hinckley says:

    Alice, Dallas. “Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!” –Psalm 27:14 NKJV

  31. 581
    Julie Stamey says:

    Isaiah 40:28-31
    Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
    Yahweh is the everlasting God, creator of the whole earth
    He never goes faint or weary: there is no limit to his understanding
    He gives strength to the weary and strengthens the powerless
    Youths may faint and grow weary, young men stumble and fall
    But those who trust in The Lord will renew their strength
    They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary
    They will walk and not faint

  32. 582
    Betsy says:

    Betsy, Lincoln Park, NJ

    “who was delivered up because of our offences, and was raised up because of our being declared righteous.” Romans 4:25 YLT

  33. 583
    Mindy B says:

    Mindy B , Gloster, LA – Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 11:19

    New International Version (NIV

  34. 584
    Cathy Hurlock says:

    Cathy from Kokomo
    Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
    Hebrews 13:8 NKJV

  35. 585
    Jess says:

    Jess, Columbia, MO NIV Matt 12:34 “Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.”

  36. 586
    Sharon Lee says:

    Sharon Lee, Riverside, Ca.

    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

  37. 587
    Jan says:

    Jan, Santa Maria
    “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, jsut as from the Lord, the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18, NASB

  38. 588
    Sarah Meltebeke says:

    Eugene Oregon
    My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,
    Philippians 3:10

  39. 589
    Kathy says:

    Kathy – Leamington – Ontario – Canada

    Set a guard over my mouth O Lord
    Keep watch over the door of my lips.

    Ps. 141:3

  40. 590
    Denise Wilkin says:

    The Woodlands, Texas
    But God chose the foolish things of the world that He might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world that He might put to shame the things that are strong.
    1 Corinthians 1:27 HNV

  41. 591
    Colleen says:

    Colleen ~ Frisco, TX

    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

    Romans 12:12, NIV

  42. 592
    Melissa Lefevers says:

    Melissa, Denham Springs, LA ” Remember O LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from old.” Psalm 25:6 NIV

  43. 593
    Cheryl Cannon says:

    Cheryl, Concord, NC

    “Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they shall see God.”
    Matthew 5.8 ESV

  44. 594
    Jessica Albers says:

    “The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.” -Pslam 103:8-10 ESV

  45. 595

    Lyli, Fort Lauderdale:

    “And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who lives in you” (Romans 8:11, NIV).

  46. 596
    Juanita Perry says:

    Juanita Perry
    Raleigh, NC

    Ephesians 1:15-16 ESV
    For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,

  47. 597
    Dawn, PA says:

    Dawn, Clinton, PA
    But let him ask in faith with no doubting for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. James 1:6, ESV

  48. 598
    Ginnie says:

    Ginnie Fountain from Clewiston, Florida

    You hem me in, before and behind, and lay your hand upon me.
    Psalm 139:5 (ESV)

  49. 599
    Tiffany Pugh says:

    Tiffany, Chester:

    He then went on to say, Behold, [here] I am, coming to do Your will. Thus He does away with and annuls the first (former) order [as a means of expiating sin] so that He might inaugurate and establish the second (latter) order. And in accordance with this will [of God], we have been made holy (consecrated and sanctified) through the offering made once for all of the body of Jesus Christ (the Anointed One). Hebrews 10:9-10, AMP

  50. 600
    Beth says:

    Beth-Wynnewood, OK
    “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”
    John 16: 24 NIV

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