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. 51
    melody says:

    Melody ~ Jefferson Ga.
    Ephesians 6:13&14 NIV

    13 Therefore put on the full armour of God,so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

  2. 52
    Susan Smith says:

    Susan, Tallahassee. “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6 NIV

  3. 53
    Kina says:

    Kina, Chicago
    Isaiah 55:9 (ESV)
    For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

  4. 54
    Pam Houston says:

    Pam Houston, Buena Park, CA
    “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your Presence?” Psalms 139:7 NASB

  5. 55
    Maria Dickerson says:

    And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. Hebrews 9:27-28 (ESV)
    Maria Dickerson
    Whitmire, SC

  6. 56
    Ginger says:

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

  7. 57
    Lauren says:

    Lauren from Magee, MS:

    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” ~Phil. 4:6 (NIV)

  8. 58
    Katharine Welch says:

    Katharine from Royal Oak, MI
    Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 3:12-14 (ESV)

  9. 59
    Cheryl from Kemah, TX says:

    Finally, be strong in The Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:10-11 (NIV84)

  10. 60
    Laura says:

    Troy, Ohio

    Psalm 18:1 NIV

    I love you, O Lord, my strength.

  11. 61
    Vicki Bolton says:

    Vicki, Lubbock, TX
    Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 NIV

  12. 62
    Diane says:

    Diane from Littleton, CO

    Psalm 59:16-17

    But I will sing of Your strength
    in the morning, I will sing of Your love;
    for You are my fortress,
    my Refuge in times of trouble.
    O my Strength, I sing praise to You;
    You, O God, are my fortress, my loving God.

  13. 63
    Eve-Senoia says:

    Philippians 4:6
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God

  14. 64
    Suzanne in RI says:

    Suzanne Bailey, Harrisville, RI
    The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior! NIV

  15. 65
    Connie says:

    Connie, Pickerington, “All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.” Isaiah 54:13 ESV

  16. 66
    Debbie says:

    Holbrook, NY
    Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants. Deuteronomy 32:2 NIV

  17. 67
    Mary, Nova Scotia says:

    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
    ~Galatians 5:22-23 ESV

  18. 68
    lesley says:

    proverbs 18:21 (message)
    words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit, you choose.

  19. 69
    Sandra Mauldin says:

    Sandra, Rock Hill, SC

    Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,

    Psalm 103:3-4 NIV (continuing Psalm 103)

  20. 70
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, Pewaukee, Wisconsin

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. Colossians 3:23 (NIV)

  21. 71
    Sandi Hagemann says:

    Sandi, Lewiston, ID
    From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
    When my heart is overwhelmed;
    Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
    Ps 61:2 NKJV

  22. 72
    Amy says:

    Amy, Albemarle, NC

    But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.

    -Romans 8:10, NIV

  23. 73
    sarah ensor says:

    Sarah Ensor, Bracknell, UK

    “And the LORD will continually guide you,
    And satisfy your desire in scorched places,
    And give strength to your bones;
    And you will be like a watered garden,
    And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.”

    Isaiah 58:11 NAS

  24. 74
    Sheree D. Midland, TX says:

    Lamentations 3:24-26 NIV

    I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

  25. 75
    Diana says:

    Now salvation and strength, and the kingdom of our God and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night,has been cast down. Revelation 12:10

  26. 76
    Summer J. says:

    Summer J., Crystal, MN

    “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8, ESV

  27. 77
    Cynthia says:

    Brentwood, TN
    ” God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
    2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV

  28. 78
    Wendy Hood says:

    Wendy, Harrodsburg, Kentucky. “And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation.” Colossians 1:15-17 NASB (dividing passage over 3 cards)

  29. 79
    Nikki Long says:

    Nikki L. Littleton, CO
    “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. ” ESV Ephesians 4:30-32

  30. 80
    Maureen Guilbault says:

    Maureen, Pascoag, RI

    He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said.
    Come, see the place where he lay.
    Matthew 28:6 NRSV

  31. 81
    Holly says:

    Holly, Carrollton, GA “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21 (NIV)

  32. 82
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Katie g; Knoxville, TN

    ‘”Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”
    Isaiah 12:2 ESV

  33. 83
    Rachel Abel says:

    “For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.” James 3:16 (NIV)

  34. 84
    Margo says:

    Margo Burlington ON
    A fool gives full bent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
    Proverbs 29:11 NIV

  35. 85
    Katie Brown says:

    Katie Brown

    Greenfield, IN

    Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30 NIV84

  36. 86
    Elaine says:

    Elaine ~ Powder Springs ~ Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? Psalm 139:7 ESV

  37. 87
    Michelle Baylerian says:

    Michelle Baylerian
    Waukesha, WI

    For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for those are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. Gal 5:17-18 ESV

  38. 88
    Donna Garvin says:

    Donna G.
    Eldorado, Texas
    Psalm 106:3 (NIV-’84)
    Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right.

  39. 89
    Linda Smith says:

    Linda, Little Rock, AR “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

  40. 90
    Marilyn from Vicksburg, MS says:

    If anyone, then knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them. James 4:17 (NIV)

  41. 91
    Kristi Ray says:

    Kristi, Austin
    “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
    Exodus 14:14 NIV

  42. 92
    Sheryl says:

    Sheryl, PA

    Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, or take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me.
    Psalm 51:10-12 NIV

  43. 93
    Susan Clodfelter says:

    Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
    Lam. 3:22. NIV. Susan. Winston-Salem, NC

  44. 94
    Tina Huffman says:

    Tina, Zalma, For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. Romans 10:10 (NLT)

  45. 95
    Olga says:

    Lilburn, GA

    “Though He slay me, I will hope in Him. (Job 13:15 NASB)

  46. 96
    Sherri smith says:

    Sherri Smith, Bellevue NE

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

    Thanks for this one Beth ;).

  47. 97
    Ruth Cherry says:

    Ruth Cherry, Royse City, Texas

    “The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the life.”

    Proverbs 15:4

  48. 98
    Linda, Sioux Falls, SD says:

    I Jn 5:14

    This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (NIV)

  49. 99
    Denise Basden says:

    I Thess. 5:23-24 (NLT)
    Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our lord Jesus Christ comes again. God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful.

  50. 100
    Sandy says:

    Sandy from Cedar Rapids,Iowa

    II Corinthians 7:1 NIV

    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.

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