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. 851
    vickiclaire says:

    Longview, WA

    And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God.

    Romans 8:10 NLT

  2. 852
    Donna D says:

    Donna D, Sarnia, ON

    “So Joshua called together the twelve men he had appointed from the Israelites, one from each tribe and said to them, ‘Go over before the ark of the Lord your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to take a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites to serve as a sign among you.
    Josh 4:4-6a NIV

  3. 853
    Mary Lou says:

    Mary Lou, Franktown/Nassawadox, VA

    A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth farm more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:10-12 NIV

  4. 854
    Megan JOY Burdzy says:

    Megan JOY Burdzy – Calgary AB, Canada – I fight with weapons that are divinely powerful to 5 demolish strongholds/arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and I take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. -2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (NIV, NKJV, NASB).

  5. 855
    Becky says:

    Becky Parrish, Lynchburg, VA

    “The unfolding of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. I opened my mouth wide and panted, for I longed for Your commandments.”

    Psalm 119:130-131 NASB

  6. 856
    LaDonna Trigo says:

    Hammond, LA
    May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
    2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV

  7. 857
    Catherine Gundlach says:

    Come near to God, and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners. Make your hearts pure, you who can’t make up your minds. James 4:8 NIV

  8. 858
    Kristen says:

    Kritsen, Denver, CO. : “The Spirit & the Bride say, “Come!” Let the one who hears, say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty, come. Let the one who wants to drink of the water of life, drink it. It is a free gift.” Revelation 22:17, NLT

  9. 859
    Rosalie says:

    Rosalie Cincinnati

    It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in men. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes. Psalm 118: 7 and 8 KJV

  10. 860
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Malvern, PA

    And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, Acts 4:29 (ESV)

  11. 861
    Jeanette Dahm says:

    Jeanette, tualatin Psalm51:10. NIV
    Create in me a pure heart, O God. And renew a steadfast spirit within me .

  12. 862
    Debbie Nicholson says:

    Debbie Nicholson
    Gulfport, MS

    There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV

  13. 863
    flip flops says:

    Lyn Steriti
    Littleton NH

    Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

    Heb. 10:23 ESV

  14. 864
    Terry Detrick says:

    Terry in Louisa, VA

    John 3:16-18 (NIV)
    For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

  15. 865
    Nancy from Ottawa,Canada says:

    Psalm 96:7 Ascribe to The Lord, O families of nations,
    ascribe to The Lord glory and strength. NIV

  16. 866
    Janice~Springville,AL says:

    Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift. 2 Corinthians 9:15. NKJV

  17. 867
    Larci says:

    Larci, Urbandale, IA. “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.” 1 Peter 5:6 (NIV)

  18. 868
    Freida Peel says:

    Freida, Chatham, LA “He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel.” Psalm 103:7 NIV

  19. 869
    Jenny Spires says:

    Jenny, Scottsdale, AZ.

    Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.

    Proverbs 4:25 (NIV)

  20. 870
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Abilene, TX

    So that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain.

    Hebrews 6:18-19, ESV

  21. 871
    Sarah says:

    Sarah from Brownwood

    For we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him,
    Who have been called according to His purpose.
    Romans 8 : 28. NIV

  22. 872
    Carrie Guion says:

    Carrie Guion, Wentzville, Mo.

    Don’t be concerned for your own good, but for the good of others. 1 Corinthians 10:24 NLT

  23. 873
    Jan Duncan says:

    Jan Arlington, TX
    Colossians 3:14-15 NIV
    And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

  24. 874

    Judy Sommerville, Fairmont, MN
    Psalm 139:5&6
    You hem me in – behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, to lofty for me to attain.

  25. 875
    Tonya says:

    Tonya, Quantico, VA- “The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, andby craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.” I Timothy 6:10

  26. 876
    Jennifer B. says:

    Jennifer B., Gaithersburg
    “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the things He planned for us long ago.” Eph 2:10, NLT

  27. 877
    Jane Green says:


    Houston, Texas

    Romans 5:5 (Good News Translation)

    “This hope does not disappoint us, for God has poured out his love into our hearts by means of the Holy Spirit, who is God’s gift to us.”

  28. 878
    Paula says:

    Paula, Maine
    The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you. He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged.
    Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV

  29. 879
    Beth M - Atlanta says:

    “We rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because god has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.”

    Romans 5:2-5

  30. 880
    Deb, West Fargo, ND says:

    Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
    Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)

  31. 881
    Jill E. says:

    Jill, Export, PA

    “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved.”

    Ephesians 2:4-5

  32. 882
    Cyndi Robbins says:

    Cyndi, Centreville, 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

  33. 883
    Susan, Austin, Texas says:

    Have you seen Him whom my soul loves?
    Song of Songs 3:3(ESV)

  34. 884
    Meagan says:

    Meagan, Valleyview AB
    “Establish Your word to Your servant as that which produces reverence for You.”
    Psalm 119:38 NASB

  35. 885
    Mary says:

    Mary, Westfield, NJ
    “Give yourselves to disciplined instruction; open your ears to tested knowledge.”
    Proverbs 23:12 (The Message)

  36. 886
    Janet says:

    Charleston, SC
    The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
    Lamentation 3:22-23 ESV

  37. 887
    Carol Reid says:

    Carol From Kansas City,

    Psalm 16:11 (NIV)
    11 You make known to me the path of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence,
    with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

  38. 888
    stacy mathew says:

    Stacy, Carmel, IN Habakkuk 3:2 ESV
    Lord, I have heard of your fame;I stand in awe of your deeds, O Lord. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.

  39. 889
    Lynn Larson says:

    Lynn, Lake Villa, IL

    Colossians 3:12 NIV

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

  40. 890
    Lezlie says:

    Lezlie, Prince George VA

    It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1 Corinthians 13:7 NIV)

  41. 891
    Becca says:

    Becca, TN

    All Discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble.

    Hebrews 12:11-12 NASB

  42. 892
    Sarah says:

    Sarah Spencer, Marion, KS,

    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
    ~Romans 12:2, NIV

  43. 893
    Jody Thompson says:

    Jody from Traverse City, MI

    I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
    ~Psalm 91:2

  44. 894
    Libby Wiseman says:

    Libby Wiseman, Springfield, Missouri

    Pile your trouble on God’s shoulders – he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out. He’ll never let good people topple into ruin.
    Psalm 55:22, MSG

  45. 895
    Julia says:

    Julia Flower Mound, TX

    John 11:25-26 (NIV)

    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

  46. 896
    Jessica Evans says:

    Jessica from Clare, MI

    I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
    ~Psalm 91:2

  47. 897
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Conway “But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children-” Psalm 103:17 (NIV)

  48. 898
    Judy Thompson says:

    Judy from Gladwin, MI

    I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
    ~Psalm 91:2 (NIV)

  49. 899
    Jill Bunn says:

    Jill, Austin, TX

    Hosea 12:6 ESV

    So you, by the help of your God, return, and cling fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God.

  50. 900
    Nicole Roman says:

    Nicole///Dallas///Proverbs 12:15 NLT

    “Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others.”

    • 900.1
      Susan Miles says:

      Susan Miles, Jonesboro, AR

      And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down who accuses them day and night before our God. And they have conquered him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. Therefore rejoice…

      Revelation 12:10-12a ESV

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