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. 951
    Kathy Wallace says:

    Kathy Wallace, Midland, TX
    I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father
    except through Me. John 4:16 NIV

  2. 952
    Julie Sorce says:

    Julie Pace, Fl.

    Hebrews 11:1 NIV
    Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

  3. 953
    Lillian says:

    Lillian, Vermilion, OH
    “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
    Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)

  4. 954
    cari says:

    Cari, Alexandria, LA: “And in Your book were all written
    The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.” Psalms 139: 16 NAB

  5. 955
    Sara J. says:

    Sara, Wichita, KS
    I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome this world.
    John 16:33 (NIV)

  6. 956
    Shelly says:

    Shelly, San Angelo, TX

  7. 957
    Tina says:

    Tallahassee, 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

  8. 958
    Vicki says:

    Vicki Koons, Surprise, AZ

    Rely on the Lord!
    Be strong and confident!
    Rely on the Lord!
    Psalm 27:14 NET

  9. 959
    Shelly says:

    Shelly, San Angelo, TX
    Understand this my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
    James 1:19 NLT

  10. 960
    Alta Lynn Blake says:

    Alta, Indiana
    Seek His will in all you do and He will show you which path to take.
    Proverbs 3:6 NLT

  11. 961
    Janet Worthy says:

    accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive.
    Colossians 3:13 HCSB

  12. 962
    Selina says:

    Barbourville, KY.
    But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit,which is in the sight of God of great price.
    1 Peter 3;4 KJV

  13. 963
    Tanya says:

    Tanya, Pittsburgh, PA

    Show me your way, Lord, teach me your paths.

    Psalm 25:4 NIV

  14. 964
    colleen says:

    Colleen, Cape Town, South Africa
    If You are pleased with me, teach me Your ways so that I may know You and continue to find favour with You.
    The LORD replied, “I will do the very thing you have asked because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.
    “Now show me Your glory!”
    Selected verses from Exodus 33:13-18, NIV

  15. 965
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Montrose, CO

    Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

    Romans 8:26 (ESV)

  16. 966
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Appling GA

    1 John 3:9 GNB

    None of those who are children of God continue to sin, for God’s very nature is in them; and because God is their Father, they cannot continue to sin.

  17. 967
    Tori Brabham says:

    Tori, Robinson, TX

    “He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By His wounds you are healed.” I Peter 3:24 NLT

  18. 968
    Deena says:

    Deena from Amarillo, TX

    “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Cor 1:18 NIV

  19. 969
    Shannon P. says:

    Shannon P., Ladera Ranch, CA: “O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” –Psalm 34:8, NASB

  20. 970
    Melanie McCracken says:

    Melanie, San Antonio, TX

    Proverbs 31:25-26 (ESV)

    “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”

  21. 971
    Jacie says:

    Jacie from Amarillo, TX

    “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!” Luke 24:5b-6a NIV

  22. 972
    Lisa Caduff says:

    James 2:7 NLT
    Aren’t they the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear?

  23. 973
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Alice, TX

    But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.
    Psalm 33: 18-22

  24. 974
    Lynette says:

    Lynette, Nashville, TN:
    All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16b NIV

  25. 975
    Kris Conant says:

    Kris, Westbrook, Maine

    Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

    2 Corinthians 4:16-17 NIV

  26. 976
    Marceil says:

    Marceil, Cedar Rapids “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Eph. 4:32 NIV

  27. 977
    beckyjomama says:

    Becky Jo
    Chesterfield MI

    “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.”
    James 4:10 ESV

  28. 978
    Carola says:

    Missoula, MT
    Eph 1:3 NASB
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.

  29. 979
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Clanton, AL
    Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
    Jeremiah 33:3 NIV

  30. 980
    Roni Long says:

    Roni from Demopolis, Alabama
    Come to me, All you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28. NIV

  31. 981
    Jane W says:

    Jane W., Charlotte

    If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. 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 1:26-27 NIV

  32. 982
    Heather Au says:

    Heather from Hayden, AL: And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psalm 1:3 KJV

  33. 983
    Zoe L says:

    Zoe L. from Oklahoma City, OK:

    Then I passed by and saw you kicking about in your blood, and as you lay there in your blood I said to you “Live!”

    Ezekial 16:6 NIV

  34. 984
    Kat says:

    Kat, Albany, NY

    “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.”

    Philippians 2:4-5 NIV

  35. 985
    Victoria M says:

    Victoria M, Greenbrier AR

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

  36. 986
    Ro from Corpus Christi says:

    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
    Joshua 1:9 NIV

  37. 987
    Karen says:

    Karen, Grandview, TX

    Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

    Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)

  38. 988
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Alice, TX

    But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.
    Psalm 33: 18-22 NIV

  39. 989
    Deb says:

    Deb, Becker, MN
    God Himself is right alongside to keep you steady and on track until things are all wrapped up by Jesus. God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, shares with us the life of His Son and our Master Jesus. He will never give up on you. Never forget that. 1 Cor 1:7-9 (MSG)

  40. 990
    Terri Tripp says:

    Terri from Winchester, VA

    “I am still confident of this. I will see the goodness of The Lord in the land of the living.”
    Psalm 27:13 NIV

  41. 991
    Shannon Wilkinson says:

    Shannon Wilkinson, Blacksburg, VA
    “‘So may all your enemies perish, Lord! But may all who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength’ Then the land had peace for forty years.” Judges 5:31

  42. 992
    Annette Phillips says:

    Annette, Wylie, TX “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord,” Romans 6:23 NIV

  43. 993
    Melanie Love says:

    Melanie Love, Mineola, Tx. Blessed is the man who trusts in The Lord, and whose hope is The Lord. Jeremiah 17:7 NKJ

  44. 994
    Megan Baker says:

    Megan, from Salisbury MD
    And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Jesus Christ returns. Philippians 1:6 NLT

  45. 995
    Victoria Marshall says:

    Victoria – Salt Lake City – Romans 8:6 (ESV)

    “For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.”

  46. 996
    Kim from Arvada says:

    Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Philippians 4:5. NLT

  47. 997
    Carol Carnell says:

    Carol, Santa Maria, CA, Philippians 4:8 NIV, “Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”

  48. 998
    Lovella says:

    LaGlace, Alberta, Canada

    “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Rev. 21:4 (NIV)

  49. 999
    Phyllis from Metairie, LA but now Parma Heights, OH says:

    Teaming up with Lynne from Olathe, KS:

    “I am the Lord, the God of every person on the earth. Nothing is impossible for Me.”
    Jeremiah 32:27 NCV

  50. 1000
    Kristie Lovely says:

    Kristie Lovely
    Queen City, TX
    “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?” Psalm 139:7 NKJV

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