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. 601
    Linda Eddy, Thompsons Station, TN says:

    “Thy words were found and I ate them, and Thy words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; for I have been called by Thy name, O Lord God of hosts.”

    Jeremiah 15:16 NASB

  2. 602

    For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16 NAS

  3. 603
    Mindy Seekford says:

    Mindy Seekford Gloster, La

    2 Kings 4:26. Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say
    unto her, is it well with thee? Is it well with thy husband?
    Is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well.

  4. 604
    Shaunna Sturgeon says:

    Shaunna, New Strawn, KS
    “If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.” (Romans 8:11 ESV)

  5. 605
    Andrea says:

    Andrea, Cartersville,GA: “For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” Hebrews 12:3 NASB

  6. 606
    Kerry Newton says:

    Kerry, Keller, TX. Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
    And to heed than the fat of rams. 1 Samuel 15:22 NKJV

  7. 607
    Tomi says:

    Tomi, Des Moines. But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. 2 Corinthians 2:14 NIV

  8. 608
    Ashley Sullens says:

    Ashley Sullens
    Kings Mountain, NC

    Psalm 27:4 (NASB)
    One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek; That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple.

  9. 609
    Terr Shoemake says:

    Terri S. – Little Elm, TX
    “Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. (Isaiah 43:18 NASB)

  10. 610
    Cheryl Hinerman says:

    Cheryl Hinerman, Huntington, WV For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the One who helps you.” Isaiah 41:13

  11. 611
    Dawn Williamson says:

    Dawn, South Bend,IN
    We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.
    Psalm 33:20 NIV

  12. 612
    Hilary says:

    Hilary from Langley, Canada, says:
    “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and
    perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set
    before him endured the cross, scorning its shame,
    and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
    Hebrews 12:2, (NIV)

  13. 613
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn, Amarillo, TX- “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Do everything without complaining and arguing”. Phillipians 2:13-14-NLT

  14. 614
    Deb Hanson says:

    Deb, Littleton, CO: For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord, James1:7 NKJV

  15. 615
    Mary Rue says:

    Mary, Atlanta – “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.” Rom. 15:13 (NIV1984)

  16. 616

    Candace Hendrick, Texas:)
    One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple.
    Psalm 27:4 NASB

  17. 617
    Debbie says:

    Debbie…Marion, IN “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your Presence?” Psalm 139:7

  18. 618
    Ashley Olsin says:

    Zephaniah 3:17
    “The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you. He will quiet you with His love. He will rejoice over you with singing.”

  19. 619
    Karoletha says:

    Karoletha from Longview TX

    The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.

    Deuteronomy 33:27a. NIV

  20. 620
    Mary Calvin says:

    Mary in Sartell, MN – 1 Chronicles 16:11 (NIV) Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

  21. 621
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Colorado Springs, CO
    Galatians 3:13 NIV: Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for is is written: “cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.”

  22. 622
    Ina says:

    Ina from Lancaster, PA
    “It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High;”
    Psalm 92:1 ESV

  23. 623
    Charlotte says:

    Charlotte in Mims, FL
    “The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands.” Proverbs 14:1 (NASB)

  24. 624
    Lahoma Kinsey, Oklahoma City says:

    Isaiah 49:15-16(NIV)
    15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
    and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
    Though she may forget,
    I will not forget you!
    16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
    your walls are ever before me.

  25. 625
    Linda Gammon says:

    Linda Gammon, Blue Springs, MO
    Proverbs 31:10-12 ESV
    10. An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.
    11. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.
    12. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.

  26. 626
    Cathy Bartrum says:

    Walton, IN

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

  27. 627
    MK says:

    MK – Seattle
    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

  28. 628
    Heidi Boley says:

    Heidi – Narvon, PA
    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.
    Hebrews 10:23 (NIV)

  29. 629
    Melanie Evans says:

    Melanie E. Saint Augustine, Fl. …Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” John 20:19b. NIV

  30. 630
    Anne says:

    Anne – Johnson City, TN

    I Corinthians 1:27 (ESV)

    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.

  31. 631
    Chrissy Hilliard says:

    Chrissy, Aurora, IL
    “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the
    Lord, not for men.”
    -Colossians 3:23

  32. 632
    Beth says:


    “Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.” Psalm 63:3(NIV)

  33. 633
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Fort Worth, TX

    Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23 NIV

  34. 634
    Amanda Cross says:

    Amanda Cross, Van Buren, AR

    And do not turn aside after empty things that cannot profit or deliver, for they are empty. 1 Samuel 12:21 ESV

  35. 635
    Nancy Coffey says:

    Nancy Coffey
    Barboursville WV

    “Be joyful in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”- Romans 12:12 RSV

  36. 636
    Kaci W. says:

    Kaci; Moultrie, GA

    “The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him.”

    Lamentations 3:25 HCSB

  37. 637
    Traci says:

    Traci, Cedar Bluff AL
    Hebrews 12:14 niv… Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will ever see The Lord

  38. 638
    Kaci W. says:

    Kaci, Moultrie, GA

    “The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him.”

    Lamentations 3:25 HCSB

  39. 639
    Rayna, Olathe says:

    7. bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others. Col. 3:13 NET

  40. 640
    Jess McGurn says:

    Jess- Dickinson, ND

    Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)
    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

  41. 641
    Shea Koone says:

    Shea, Southern IL
    Matthew 26:52 NLT
    “Put away your sword,” Jesus told him. “Those who use the sword will die by the sword.”

  42. 642
    Heather Olsen says:

    Heather Colorado Springs, CO
    When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us we can turn the whole animal. James 3:3 NIV

  43. 643
    Shelly says:

    Shelly Hough
    Gordon, Texas

    Jeremiah 17:7
    But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.

  44. 644

    Colleen Duebber. Cincinnati, Ohio.

    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 NIV.

  45. 645
    Janet says:

    Janet, West Linn, OR
    “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
    Hebrews 11:1 NIV

  46. 646
    Stephanie. Floyd says:

    Stephanie. Danville. Ky

    16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

    Matthew 5:16. NIV

  47. 647
    Elizabeth Allison says:

    Elizabeth, Pittsburgh, PA:

    Psalm 3:3, NIV 1984 –

    “But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.”

  48. 648
    Ashlie McDonald says:

    Continuing on in memorizing Psalm 91.

    A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you. (Psalm 91:7, ESV)

  49. 649
    Sarah farish says:

    Sarah, Marietta, Ohio. “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8 NLT)

  50. 650
    Shannon says:

    Shannon, Fort Collins
    Never be lazy, but work hard and serve The Lord enthusiastically. -Romans 12:11 (NLT)

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