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. 1001
    Evelyn says:


    Watertown, MA

    “”But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”” (Matthew 16:15; NIV)

  2. 1002
    Cami Matthews says:

    Cami, Oklahoma City, OK.
    “Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like starts in the universe as you hold out the word of life – in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.” Phil 2:14-16

  3. 1003
    Andi says:

    Andi, Lincoln NE

    “For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

    Jer 29:11 NIV

  4. 1004
    Nicki says:


    Nashville, TN

    “Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverane the race marked out for us.”

    Hebrews 12:1 NIV

  5. 1005
    alisa beets says:

    Alisa, Cheraw SC NIV

    “you are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14

  6. 1006
    Mimi G-Marianna, FL says:

    Ps. 113:1-4 ESV
    Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD! Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised! The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens!

  7. 1007
    Janet Cline says:

    “Rather, He made Himself nothing
    by taking the very nature of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.” Phil. 2:7 (NIV)

  8. 1008
    Tammy Walker says:

    Lantana, TX

    1 John 2:15-17
    Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world-the love of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

  9. 1009
    Linda says:

    Linda, Bartelso, IL. “A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man holds it in check. Proverbs 29:11 (hcsb)

  10. 1010
    Jeannie says:

    I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence!

    Plalm 139:7

  11. 1011
    Carole Davidson says:

    Carole from Webb City, MO: 2 Corinthians 10:4
    The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. (NIV)

  12. 1012
    Emily Babb says:

    Emily Babb, Thibodaux, LA:

    Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.James 1:22 (ESV)

  13. 1013
    Tammie Fay says:

    Tammie, Benoit, MS

    God is not a man that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He not said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

    Numbers 23:19 NASB

  14. 1014
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Barrington
    “There’s a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance.” (Eccles 3:4) NIV

  15. 1015
    Amanda says:

    Deut. 6:5 NIV “Love The Lord your God with all of your heart and with all of your soul and with all of your strength.”

  16. 1016
    Bobbie Puckett says:

    Psalms 51:5 BBE Ft. Worth, Texas

    Your desire is for what is true in the inner parts: in the secrets of my Soul You will give me knowledge of wisdom.

  17. 1017
    Brenda Kelley says:

    Brenda Kelley Taylors,SC
    We break down every thought and proud thing that puts itself up against the wisdom of God. We take hold of every thought and make it obey Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5 NLV

  18. 1018
    Sherri says:

    Sherri, Albuquerque, NM “As Joshua approached the city of Jericho, he looked up and saw a man facing him with sword in hand. Joshua went up to him and asked “Are you friend or foe?” “Neither one,” he replied, “I am commander of the Lords’s army.” Joshua 5:13-14

  19. 1019
    Brea Rich says:

    Brea Rich from Ripley, MS

    There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
    Romans 8:1-2 ESV

  20. 1020
    Susan High says:

    Susan H. representing Inman, SC

    I said, ‘Plant the good seeds of righteousness,
    and you will harvest a crop of love.
    Plow up the hard ground of your hearts,
    for now is the time to seek the Lord,
    that he may come
    and shower righteousness upon you.’
    Hosea 10:12 NLT

  21. 1021
    Nancy says:

    Nancy – Virginia Beach, VA
    “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 NIV

  22. 1022
    Deb Knepp says:

    Deb Knepp in Bremen, IN

    Where can I go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee to escape Your presence?

    Psalms 139:7 NIV

  23. 1023
    Susan Kolb says:

    Susan, Durango

    Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Mark 28:18-20, NIV

  24. 1024
    Julie Crow says:

    Webb City, MO
    Therefore, we also, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
    Hebrews 12: 1,2 NKJV

  25. 1025

    Debbie, Rochester, MN “People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison. Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God. And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right! Does a spring of water bubble out with both fresh water and bitter water? Does a fig tree produce olives, or a grapevine produce figs? No, and you can’t draw fresh water from a salty spring.” James 3:7-12 NLT

  26. 1026
    Rhonda Lewis says:

    Psalm 62:1-2 NIV

    1 Truly my soul finds rest in God;
    my salvation comes from him.
    2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

  27. 1027
    Tammy says:

    Tammy S, West Point NE

    Be still and know I am God; I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth.
    Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

  28. 1028
    Dimy Mixon says:

    Dimy, Griffin, Georgia

    “In Him was Life and the Life was the Light of men. And the Light shines in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it.” ~John 1:4~5 (Amplified)

  29. 1029
    Peggyann Calderwood says:

    Peggyann, Crestview

    Proverbs 4:23 ~ NIV

    Above all else, guard your heart,
    or everything you do flows from it.

  30. 1030
    Megan says:

    Megan, from Houston “My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be shaken. On God my salvation and my glory rest;
    the rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” Psalm 62:5-8 NASB

    (committing another month to these verses so this is my #7&8. Possibly, my #s 9&10 too. Need this reminder right now.)

  31. 1031
    Margo says:

    Margo P, Littleton, CO

    “Rejoice 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

  32. 1032
    Ginny (Denver) says:

    Be still before the Lord
    and wait patiently for Him.
    Psalm 37:7 NIV

  33. 1033
    Merissa says:

    Merissa , Calgary, AB: You will keep in perfect peace
    All who trust in You,
    All whose thoughts are fixed on you!
    – isaiah 26:3 NLT

  34. 1034
    Emily McAnear says:

    Emily McAnear, Corona CA
    Since ancient times, no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you who acts on behalf of those who wait on Him.
    Isaiah 64:4, NIV

  35. 1035
    Dawn Edgell says:

    Dawn, Pottsville, Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9 NIV)

  36. 1036
    Karen Salvato says:

    Karen Salvato Lubbock, TX
    Psalm 14:1a (HCSB)
    The fool says in his heart, “God does not exist.”

  37. 1037
    Kristi McClellan says:

    Kristi McClellan, Pensacola, FL:
    But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8 NIV

  38. 1038
    Soni Buckalew says:

    Soni from Gulfport, MS. Psalm 15:1-3 NIV
    Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart. And has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellow man.

  39. 1039
    Delanie Thompson says:

    Delanie from Spring Hill, TN

    Revelation 19:7
    New International Version (NIV)
    7 Let us rejoice and be glad
    and give him glory!
    For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
    and his bride has made herself ready.

  40. 1040
    Dorla in Lincoln says:

    These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

    Deut6:6,7 NIV

  41. 1041
    kathleen partin says:

    Kathleen, Saint Joseph, MI

    Peace I leave you with. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful .

    John 14:27

  42. 1042
    ALLI says:

    Alli, Cypress, “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the LORD forgave you.” Col 3:13

  43. 1043
    Rene Sandifer says:

    Rene, Overland Park, KS “Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest.” Galatians 6:7 MSG

  44. 1044
    joan g says:

    Joan G, Allentown,PA. Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed. Proverbs 16:3 AMP

  45. 1045
    Jana I. says:

    Jana, San Angelo, TX
    I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Phil 4:13 NIV

  46. 1046
    Rachael clark says:

    Rachael Clark
    Jersey shore, pa
    “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Her brews 12:1 (NIV)

  47. 1047
    Marilyn Wirsz says:

    Marilyn Wirsz Odessa, FL
    Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
    Romans 12:12 ESV

  48. 1048
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Houston, “She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:26, NIV

  49. 1049
    Kelly Gorbold says:

    Kelly Gorbold, Longmont CO “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me because he has anoited me to preach the good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.” Isaiah 64: 1 NIV

  50. 1050
    Karen says:

    Karen from Orlando, FL
    “Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O LORD, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things.” 1 Chronicles 29:11

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