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. 901
    Barbara Fenn says:

    Barbara Fenn
    Phil 2:4-5
    Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this in mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus.

  2. 902
    Tracey says:

    Tracey from Shawnee, Kansas
    Colossians 2:14 (NET)
    He has destroyed what was against us, a certificate of indebtedness expressed in decrees opposed to us. He has taken it away by nailing it to the cross.

  3. 903
    The Apple of His Eye says:

    Karen H., Stephenville, TX
    Romans 12:4 (NASB)
    For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function,

  4. 904
    Leslie Adams says:

    Leslie Adams
    Highlands Ranch, CO

    “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
    Romans 5:8 NIV

  5. 905
    Elizabeth Hodge says:

    Elizabeth – Moore, OK
    ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.
    Zechariah 4:6b (NIV)

  6. 906
    Vickie C says:

    Vickie C, Baytown, Texas
    Watch and pray that you may not enter into
    temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41 ESV

  7. 907
    Lindsey Buchanan says:

    Lindsey Buchanan, St. Augustine, FL “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” Proverbs 31:30 NIV

  8. 908
    Michelle says:

    Michelle K., Warner Robins, GA

    “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.” 1 Cor. 15:17 NASB

  9. 909
    Alicia "frozen peach" says:

    Cast your cares on The Lord & he WILL sustain you; he will NEVER let the righteous fall! Psalm 55:22 niv
    Alicia, Chicago, IL

  10. 910
    Susie Hoffmann says:

    Susie, Columbus, Ohio Pray continually. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NIV)

  11. 911
    Jana says:

    Jana, Brenham, TX

    Philippians 3:8-9, NIV
    “What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.”

  12. 912

    Trae, Crawford, TX: “”Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had the power to do what He had promised.” Romans 4:20-21 NIV84

  13. 913
    Priscilla from Houston, TX says:

    “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”

    – James 1:19-20 (NIV)

  14. 914
    De Anna says:

    De Anna- Greenville SC
    1 Peter 1: 10-11 NIV
    10/ Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, 11/ trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.

  15. 915
    Emily Brewer Miceli says:

    Emily, Abu Dhabi, UAE

     But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.

    Matthew 12:36 NIV

  16. 916
    Laura says:

    Laura, Indianapolis “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.” Colossians 3:13 ESV

  17. 917
    Missi says:

    Walker, LA
    Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. (Psalm 105:4 NIV)

  18. 918
    Amie Torralva says:

    Amie, Honolulu, HI
    Deuteronomy 7:9 NASB
    “Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments.”

  19. 919
    Suzy Adams says:

    Suzy, Wheelersburg, OH – If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 NIV

  20. 920
    Melinda says:

    Romans 8:28
    And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

  21. 921
    Gillian says:

    Gillian, Oshawa Ontario, Canada
    Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to words of knowledge. Proverbs 23:12 NIV

  22. 922
    Kristy Thornton says:

    Kristy from Tallahassee, FL:
    “and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”
    Ephesians 3:19 HCSB

  23. 923
    Diana Goodwin says:

    Diana from Broken Arrow 1 Peter 3:4-5 NLT “You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God. This is how the holy women of old made themselves beautiful. They trusted God and accepted the authority of their husbands.”

  24. 924
    Michele Tompkins says:

    Rockmart, Georgia

    He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
    Psalms 62: 2 NIV

  25. 925
    Dawn Rowden says:

    Dawn Rowden, Astoria Oregon, What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? James 4:1(NIV)

  26. 926
    Beth Brabham says:

    Beth, Robinson

    “God’s voice is glorious in the thunder. We can’t even imagine the greatness of His power.”

    Job 37:5 NLT

  27. 927
    Michelle P. says:

    Michelle P., Cypress, TX
    The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. – Proverbs 12:15 NIV

  28. 928
    Pati says:

    Pati Cheyenne Wy…
    Psalm 18:1-3 ESV..
    I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.

  29. 929
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis Amarillo, TX
    We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
    2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV 1984

  30. 930
    Laurie from Littleton, CO says:

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

  31. 931
    Annette Bartle says:

    Annette, Lee’s Summit, MO — Colossians 1:14 NIV: “…in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins…”

  32. 932
    Emily Miller says:

    Emily Miller, Greensburg, LA.

    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
    Romans 12:12 NIV

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      Heather Miller, Greensburg, LA
      There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
      Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8

  33. 933
    Lynn of Barrington says:

    For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations! (Psalm 100:5 NIV)

  34. 934
    Emily Harris says:

    Emily Harris, Arkadelphia AR

    “And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.” — 1 Thessalonians 2:13

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    Charlotte Bankson says:

    Charlotte Bankson Gadsden, Alabama

    “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trust in Him.” Psalm 34:8 NKJ

  36. 936
    Sherry says:

    Open my lips, Lord,and my mouth will declare your praise.
    You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise. Psalm 51:15-17 (NIV)

  37. 937
    Carol Kirby says:

    Carol Kirby.
    For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the [a]spirit; 1 Peter 3:18 NASB

  38. 938

    Tiffany F. ~ Murfreesboro, TN

    I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 ESV)

  39. 939
    Jennifer McKinney says:

    Jennifer, Sisters, OR
    But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. James 3:17-18

  40. 940
    Sandy says:

    Durant, OK
    “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27NIV

  41. 941
    Rhonda Green says:

    John 17:17 NIV Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.

  42. 942
    Annette Hutcherson says:

    Annette – Richmond, Va

    “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”
    2 Corinthians 4:7 NIV

  43. 943

    Natie, Charlotte. “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

  44. 944
    Deanne Johnson says:

    Deanne Johnson, Laguna Hills, CA

    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2 NIV

  45. 945
    Sheila Keedy says:

    Sheila Keedy
    ESV Revelation 7:9-10 (SMT verses 6 & 7)
    9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

  46. 946
    Jaime Garrett says:

    Jaime ~ Wilson, NC

    Psalm 16:3 (NIV)

    I say of the holy people who are in the land, “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”

  47. 947
    Sherry says:

    Open my lips, Lord,
    and my mouth will declare your praise.
    You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
    you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
    My sacrifice, O God, is[a] a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart
    you, God, will not despise.
    Psalm 51:15-17 (NIV)(Correction)

  48. 948
    Sally says:

    Sally, Columbus, OH

    “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.”

    Romans 8:18-19 NIV

  49. 949
    Heidi says:

    Heidi in Whitefish, MT
    “Let your gentleness be evident to all.
    The Lord is near.”
    Philippians 4:5 NIV

  50. 950
    Jeanie West says:

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

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