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. 701
    Geri Heringer says:

    Fort Worth, TX
    “I look up to the mountains – does my help come from there? ”
    Psalm 121:1 NLT

  2. 702
    Monica says:

    Monica, Abbotsford, BC Canada
    Romans 15:13 NIV
    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.

  3. 703
    Elizabeth Meagher says:

    Elizabeth Meagher Mechanicsville VA
    I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the wonderful future He has promised to those He called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance He has given to His people.
    Ephesians 1:18 NLT

  4. 704
    Charlsie McDaniel says:

    Charlsie from Austin, TX:

    “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12 (NET)

  5. 705
    Cherie says:

    Cherie – Pocatello, ID – “God, the Master, The Holy of Israel, has this solemn counsel: ‘Your salvation requires you to turn back to me and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves. Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on me – The very thing you’ve been unwilling to do'” (Isaiah 30:15, The Message).

  6. 706
    Gena says:

    Gena Gilbert, Rowlett, Tx
    My dear chuldren, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father – Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2 NIV

  7. 707
    Barbara Borders says:

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

  8. 708
    Brenda says:

    Brenda from Santa Rosa Beach Florida

    Be merciful to me, God; be merciful to me because I come
    to you for protection. Let me hide under the shadow of your wings until the trouble has passed. NCV

  9. 709
    Amber Comeaux says:

    Amber, Katy TX
    Colossians 3:23 ESV
    Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men

  10. 710
    Megan says:

    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. Lamentations 3:22-23, NIV

  11. 711
    Julia Stevens Hill says:

    Julia Stevens Hill — Anniston, Alabama
    2 Corinthians 5:7 HCSB
    For we walk by faith, not by sight.

  12. 712
    Jane says:

    Jane from Calgary, Alberta

    “Even to your old age I will be the same,
    And even to your graying years I will bear you!
I have done it, and I will carry you;
And I will bear you and I will deliver you.” Isaiah 46:4 (NASB)

  13. 713
    Linzie says:

    Linzie of Brownwood, TX

    The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. Proverbs 13:4 NKJV

    God is a God of second chances. I am happy to be give memorizing his word another try. He is faithful. 🙂

  14. 714
    Karen says:

    Redfield, AR

    [13] Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
    Romans 15:13 (NKJV)

  15. 715
    Brenda says:

    Brenda, Denver. And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of yhe opressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. Isa. 58:10 (NIV)

  16. 716
    Kathy B says:

    Kathy, Hendersonville, TN
    “Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.” Colossians 2:16 NIV

  17. 717
    Missy Newman says:

    Missy Newman, Andersonville, TN Psalm 1:1-2, (1) Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. (2)But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he mediates day and night.

  18. 718
    brianna taeuber says:

    Frisco, Texas.

    What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He did not even spare His own Son, but offered Him up for us all; ho will He not also with Him grant us everything. – Romans 8:31-32, Holman

  19. 719
    Amanda says:

    Amanda, Huntington. “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 Corintians 1:27 (ESV)

  20. 720
    Stacey DeYoung says:

    Stacey De Young- Morocco,In. Ephesians 3:14-16 (MSG)
    My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in.

  21. 721
    Julie Ratcliff says:

    Julie, Texarkana – “our soul waits for The Lord; He is our help and our shield.” Psalm 33:20 ESV

  22. 722
    Maria says:

    Maria, Katy

    “With promises like this to pull us on, dear friends, let’s make a clean break with everything that defiles or distracts us, both within and without. Let’s make our entire lives fit and holy temples for the worship of God.”

    2 Corinthians 7:1(MSG)

  23. 723
    Melanie Miller says:

    Melanie Miller, Nampa, Idaho
    Psalm 25:7 NLT
    Forgive the rebellious sins of my youth; look instead through the eyes of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O Lord.

  24. 724
    Denise Ramser says:

    Denise Gambier OH: Do not withhold your mercy from me Lord;
    may your love and faithfulness always
    protect me. Psalm 40: 11 NIV

  25. 725
    Andrea says:

    Andrea, Overland Park, KS
    The fool says in his heart, “There is no God”.

    Psalm 14:1a

  26. 726
    Amber says:

    Amber from Columbus
    Romans 13:8 NASB
    “Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.”

  27. 727
    Haylee Scott says:

    Haylee. Atlanta, GA. “Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.” (Proverbs 16:32 NLT)

  28. 728
    Courtney Eastman says:

    Courtney Eastman, Kingsport TN “Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.” Psalm 81:10b (NIV)

  29. 729
    Rosalye Baldwin says:

    Vicksburg, MS

    Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as The Lord forgave you.
    Col. 3:13

  30. 730
    Lisa Malstrom says:

    Lisa Malstrom, Spring, TX

    But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    1 Corinthians 15:57 NLT

  31. 731
    Sonya Dickerson says:

    Sonya Dickerson, Chesterfield, VA

    “God can give you all you need. He will give you more than enough. You will have everything you need for yourselves. And you will have enough left over to give when there is a need.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NLV)

  32. 732
    Cindy says:

    Port Neches, TX
    “This is my command–be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NLT)

  33. 733
    Dawn says:

    Dawn in Menomonee Falls, WI

    James 1:23-24 ESV

    “For if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.”

  34. 734
    dacia says:

    Dacia, Warrensburg, MO
    Romans 8:39 (NIV)
    Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  35. 735
    Lisa Riley says:

    Lisa Riley from Sussex, WI

    He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

    Matthew 28:6 (NIV)

  36. 736
    Debbie says:

    Debbie from Kokomo,IN. “For I am the Lord your God
    who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

  37. 737
    Jessie says:

    Grayson, Ky

    Roman 5:8

    But God commendeth his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.


  38. 738
    Patty Anderson says:

    Patty, Granite Bay, CA Colossians 3:15 NIV “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”

  39. 739
    Courtney L says:

    Courtney, Duluth GA. “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!” Luke 1:45 NIV

  40. 740
    JulieB says:

    Sharpsburg, Ga
    Psalm 63:1 NIV
    “You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. “

  41. 741
    Gena Gilbert says:

    Gena Gilbert, Rowlett, Tx

    My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father – Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also the sins of the whole world.
    1 John 2:1-2

  42. 742
    Gretchen Heilmann says:

    Gretchen, Gahanna, OH–Let your steadfast love come to me O Lord, your salvation according to your promise; then I shall have an answer for him who taunts me, for I trust in your word. Psalm 119:41-42 ESV

  43. 743
    Sandra Tolson says:

    Sandra – Winchester, KY

    Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

    Romans 12:21 KJV

  44. 744
    Elisabeth says:

    Modesto, CA
    maana wewe umenisaidia daima. Kivulini mwa mabawa yako nitashangilia. (Zaburi 63:7 BHN)

    Because you are my help, I will sing in the shadow of your wings.( Psalm 63:7 NIV)

  45. 745
    Coral Noble says:

    Coral- Jacksonville, Florida

    Isaiah 26:3- Amplified
    You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.

  46. 746
    Angela says:

    Angela from Carlsbad nm
    Matthew 17:20
    He replied: because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, move from here to there and it move. Nothing will be impossible for you.

  47. 747
    Kelly P says:

    “For you, O Lord, have made me happy by your work. I will sing for joy because of what you have done. ”

    Psalm 92:4, NET

    Kelly P., Concord, NC

  48. 748
    Hannah DeWitt says:

    Hannah, Miramar Beach FL, “Sanctify me in the truth; Your word is truth.” John 17:17 ESV

  49. 749
    Natalie Christopher says:

    Natalie- Olympia, WA

    Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

    Psalm 90:14 NIV

  50. 750
    Sherree says:

    Sherree from Mansfield, TX

    Hebrews 10:24 NIV
    And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.

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