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. 651

    ‘But those that drink the water I give will never thirst again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within, giving eternal life.’ John 4:14 (NLT)

  2. 652
    cari says:

    1 peter 5:7 casting all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Esv

  3. 653
    Dianne Jones says:

    Dianne Jones, Fairfield, CA – “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.” Psalm 37:23-24 (NLT)

  4. 654
    Sue says:

    Sue, Groveport OH
    Psalm 91:7-8 NIV
    A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

  5. 655
    Patsi says:

    Patsi, Oklahoma City “I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.” Mark 11:24 NLT

  6. 656
    Nitsa says:

    Nitsa, Eugene, OR. “And the Lord is the One who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear, or be dismayed.” Deut. 31:8 NAS

    “The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.”
    Exodus 14:14 NAS

  7. 657
    Beth Lewis says:

    Beth, Story City, IA
    “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
    John 1:14, NKJ

  8. 658
    Gail - Cary, NC says:

    “The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.'”
    Matthew 28:5-6 (NIV)

  9. 659
    Zakia says:

    Zakia. Clarksville, TN

    “Not to us, Lord, not to use but to Your name be the glory, because of Your love and faithfulness” Psalm 115:1 (NIV)

  10. 660
    Nicole Blake says:

    Nicole, Littleton, CO
    Deuteronomy 31:8 (NLT)
    “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD is the one who goes before you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor forsake you.”

  11. 661
    Annie Downs says:

    Annie Downs // Nashville, TN

    Psalm 18:1-2 (The Message)
    I love you, God— You make me strong. God is bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight. My God—the high crag where I run for dear life, hiding behind the boulders, safe in the granite hideout.

  12. 662

    Nogalus Prairie, TX

    “He sent them an assuring word and healed them.”
    Psalm 107:20a
    The NET Bible

  13. 663
    Pammie Hill says:

    Pammie, Barstow, CA
    Colossians 3:13 NIV “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

  14. 664
    Debbie Scherrer says:

    Debbie Sevierville NIV

    Discretion will protect you and understanding will guard your heart
    Proverbs 2:11

  15. 665
    Janna from Lee's Summit, MO says:

    Psalm 51:10 (NIV’84)

    “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

  16. 666
    Bethany Jones says:

    Bethany, Frisco, TX
    Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)
    “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”

  17. 667
    Ashley Pointer says:

    Ashley Pointer from Spring, Texas

    Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways.”

    Haggai 1:5 NIV

  18. 668
    Gale McDonnell - Plains, TX says:

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

  19. 669
    cori maffett says:

    cori, west palm beach fl

    1 Peter 5:10

  20. 670
    Joy says:

    Joy, Caldwell, ID
    “My enemies don’t be glad because of my troubles! I may have fallen, but I will get up; I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light. Micah 7:8 CEVU

  21. 671
    Wendy says:

    Proverbs 3:6 HSCB

    Think about Him in all your ways,and He will guide you on the right paths.

  22. 672
    Kristel Hines says:

    Kristel from Russellville, AR

    “I-yes, I alone-am the one who blots out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again. Isaiah 43:25 NLT

  23. 673
    Dawn says:

    Dallas, GA

    “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the world.” 1 John 2:2 NIV

  24. 674
    Krystle Renfrow says:

    Krystle, Chattanooga TN
    1 Thess 5:23 (ESV)
    “Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and my your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

  25. 675
    Christina Acree says:

    Christina, Winter Haven
    “Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.”
    1 Corinthians 6:18, NKJV

  26. 676
    Leslie says:

    Leslie, Central Asia

    “For behold, those who are far from you shall perish; you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful.”

    Ps. 73:25

  27. 677
    Emily says:

    Emily, Houston TX

    Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
    ~1 Peter 4:8 niv

  28. 678
    Emily says:

    Emily Cullman, AL
    But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do. (Psalms 73:28 NLT)

  29. 679
    Crystal Clark says:

    Crystal Clark, Omaha, NE
    For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. Galatians 5:13 (esv)

  30. 680
    Jonna Decker says:

    Jonna. N. Hollywood, CA

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

  31. 681
    Rochet Rye says:

    Rochet, Kennesaw, GA

    Cry for help, and you’ll find it’s grace and more grace. The moment he hears, he’ll answer.
    Isaiah 30:19 MSG

  32. 682
    Brenda J says:

    Brenda – Hendersonville TN
    But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him, on those whose hope is in His unfailing love. Psa 33:18 NIV

  33. 683

    Jennifer, Cypress, TX

    James 3:16 ESV, “For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.”

  34. 684
    Missie Ables says:

    Missie, Marble Falls, TX
    “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” “…that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:2&5 ESV

  35. 685
    Dawn Atwood says:

    Dawn,Colleyville, TX
    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

  36. 686
    Aly says:

    Aly from Mansfield, TX

    “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

    Hebrews 1:11 NIV

  37. 687
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, St. Mary’s County, MD “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;” 1 Corinthians 1:27 KJV

  38. 688
    Lori says:

    Lori, Friendswood, TX

    “Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.” Psalm 119: 133 (NIV)

  39. 689
    Kim Lacey says:

    Kim Rushville, Ohio
    Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
    Romans 12:12 ESV

  40. 690
    Suzanne Blocker says:

    Suzanne, Birmingham: “It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God–that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption”

    1 Corinthians 1:30 NIV

  41. 691
    Joanne says:

    Joanne, Callahan
    Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
    Colossians 3:13 (NIV)

  42. 692
    Linda Williams says:

    Linda W., Tomball, TX
    Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved.
    Psalm 55:22 (ESV)

  43. 693
    Nicole Hudnall says:

    Nicole Hudnall, Lynchburg, VA
    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

  44. 694
    Courtney says:

    Courtney, Lima, Ohio

    “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

    Exodus 14:14 NIV

  45. 695
    Sandra P says:

    Sandra, Palm Coast,
    “I know, O Lord, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps. Correct me, Lord, but only with justice – not in your anger, lest you reduce me to nothing”. Jeremiah 10: 23-24 NIV

  46. 696
    Cathy R says:

    Cathy in Orofino, ID
    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD.
    Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all you heart.
    Jer. 29:11-13 NIV

  47. 697
    Sheila Lowery says:

    Laurel, MS

    Colossians 3:13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

  48. 698
    Cindy says:

    Cindy in Raleigh NC

    Joshua 1:9
    New International Version (NIV)

    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.”

  49. 699
    Karen Payne says:

    Karen Payne, Hartselle, AL

    Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge , it will pass away.

    1 Corinthians 13:8 (NIV)

  50. 700
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Oklahoma City, OK
    “God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son, Christ Jesus our Lord, is faithful.”
    1 Corinthians 1:9

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