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. 801
    Dorothy says:

    “But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord.

    Jeremiah 9:24 (NKJV)

  2. 802
    Stefanie says:

    Stefanie, Moses Lake, WA

    Phillipians 2:3-4 ESV

    Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

  3. 803
    Moscow Mollie says:

    So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 nkj

  4. 804
    Jeanette Brower says:

    Jeanette from Springfield, Ohio –
    “His miracles are staggering,
    his wonders are surprising.
    His kingdom lasts and lasts,
    his sovereign rule goes on forever.”
    Daniel 4:3 (The Message)

  5. 805
    Lisa says:

    The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.

    Psalm 34:7 NIV

    Lisa – Columbus, OH

  6. 806
    Robbie says:


    So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.

    1 Peter 5:6 NLT

  7. 807
    Deb says:

    Deb, Windsor, CT:

    “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

  8. 808
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Irvine, CA:

    “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21, NIV)

  9. 809
    Andrea Bellis says:

    Andrea, Louisville,KY Proverbs 3:5-6
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    in all your ways submit to him,and he will make your paths straight.”

  10. 810
    KanduGal says:

    Melanie – Decatur, AL
    James 1:13 NIV1984
    When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted, nor does He tempt anyone;

  11. 811
    Susan says:

    Susan, Berryville, VA. 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

  12. 812
    Pammela Wynn says:

    1 Peter 5:6-7
    Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

  13. 813
    Holley says:

    San Ramon, CA
    “I am overcome with joy because of your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul. You have not handed me over to my enemy but have set me in a safe place.” ~ Psalm 31:7-8 (NIV)

  14. 814
    Susie H. says:

    Susie H., McKinney, TX

    When Jesus saw him lying there, an knew that he had already been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”

    John 5:6 NKJV

  15. 815
    Corinne says:

    But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire.
    And he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

    Malachi 3: 2-3 KJV

    Corinne in Chehalis, Washington

  16. 816
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly, Fresno, CA

    “The Lord delights in the those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love.”

    Psalm 147:11 NIV

  17. 817
    kelly says:

    Kelly Brentwood, CA

    Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others.
    Proverbs 12:15 NLT

  18. 818
    Laurie says:

    Laurie, Gibsonville, NC

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

  19. 819
    Danielle Spataro says:

    Danielle from Cedar Park, TX

    “Now may the God of peace, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

    Hebrews 13:20a,21 (NIV)

  20. 820
    Linda, LC says:

    But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    1 Corinthians 15:57 NLT

  21. 821
    Heather Wilkinson says:

    Heather Wilkinson
    Springfield, VA

    Romans 10:9-10 (NIV)
    If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

  22. 822
    Kathleen says:

    Kathleen, Phoenix, AZ
    From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. Galatians 6:17 (NIV)

    This verse has been singing in my heart since LPL Phoenix!!!!

  23. 823
    Shelly Wilson says:

    Shelly Wilson, Fort Worth, TX

    2 Corinthians 7:1 (NIV) Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

  24. 824
    Tammy Grant says:

    Tammy Grant – A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back. Proverbs 29:11 New American Standard

  25. 825
    Ashley Moshell says:

    Ashley from Allen, TX
    “14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.”
    Eph. 3:14-15 (NLT)

  26. 826
    ann says:

    Anne, Shelby Township, Mich.
    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.

  27. 827
    Holly Farris says:

    Holly Farris – Ridgecrest, CA: “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure and full of quiet gentleness. Then it is peace-loving and courteous.” James 3:17 (I’m splitting James 3:17-18 into three parts to memorize. I’m not good with the long ones)

  28. 828
    Bryn Ginn says:

    Bryn, Frisco, TX, Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

  29. 829
    Georgine East says:

    Georgine – Austin, TX

    Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

    ~2 Corinthians 13:11 NIV

  30. 830
    Mona says:

    Mona- Rome, GA

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
    Ephesians 1:3 (NIV)

  31. 831
    Trina Rodgers says:

    Midland, Tx

    Hebrews 12:14 NIV
    Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

  32. 832
    Bobbie, Litchfield, MN says:

    “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”

    Galatians 6:9 NKJV

  33. 833
    Kelly Aylward says:

    Kelly , Glenwood, MD – “And those who know Your name will put their trust in You,
    For You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.”
    Psalm 9:10, NASB

  34. 834
    Valerie Marrder Fernandez says:

    Valerie M Fernandez Houston, TX “He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children.” -Psalm 113:9 (NIV)

  35. 835
    Nichole C says:

    Nichole C, Nashville, TN

    Philippians 1:9(NLT)

    I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding.

  36. 836
    Christina says:

    Christina, Waukee, IA

    “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

    1 Peter 2:9 NET

  37. 837
    Margie says:

    Margie, San Angelo
    Exodus 20:6 KJV
    And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

  38. 838
    Misti says:

    Misti from Houston

    “Do NOT be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

    Philippians 4:6 NIV

  39. 839
    Rachelle says:

    Rachelle, Gardner KS–” and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
    to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes,
    the oil of joy
    instead of mourning,
    and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
    They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor.”
    –Isaiah 61:3, NIV

  40. 840
    McKenzie Ellis says:

    McKenzie Ellis

    Portsmouth, Ohio

    “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

    1 Peter 2:9 NIV

  41. 841
    Kathleen Stinson says:

    Everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.

    II Corinthians 5:18

  42. 842
    Shelly, Frisco, TX says:

    Philippians 4:6-7

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petiton, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

  43. 843
    Willie says:

    Rosharon, TX

    7 If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you. 8 My Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and prove to be My disciples.

    John 15:7-8 (HCSB)

  44. 844
    Ashley says:

    “…and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 {ESV}

  45. 845
    Linda from La Junta, CO says:

    Psalm 71:13,14 NIV

    May my accusers perish in shame;
    may those who want to harm me
    be covered with scorn and disgrace.

    As for me, I will always have hope;
    I will praise you more and more.

  46. 846
    Judy Heindl says:

    Judy, Cottageville WV Eph. 4:7 “But unto everyone of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.” KJV

  47. 847
    Emily says:

    The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice. Prov. 12:15 Amen!!

  48. 848
    Angela says:

    Warsaw, IN

    I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart, I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. Psalm 9:1 (NIV)

  49. 849
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly, Amarillo, TX

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

  50. 850
    Linda says:

    Linda, Johnstown, Pa.

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

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