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. 1051
    Meredith Parker says:

    “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

  2. 1052
    Mikala says:

    Mikala, Boston,MA

    Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.
    Song of Solomon 8.6-7 NIV

  3. 1053
    Vanessa says:

    Vanessa from Rogersville, MO

    Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character. 1 Corinthians 15:33

  4. 1054
    Jordin says:

    Jordin, Albuquerque
    “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
    Psalm 27:14, NIV

  5. 1055
    Michelle Virnelson says:

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

  6. 1056
    Lori says:

    Lori from Oil City, PA

    John 14:27 NLT

    “I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”

  7. 1057
    Mary Lou Menning says:

    Mary Lou, Young America, MN

    Psalm 1:13-14 (NIV)

    The Lord thundered from heaven;
    the voice of the Most High resounded.
    He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy,
    with great bolts of lightning he routed them.

  8. 1058
    Ellen Forrester says:

    Ellen Forrester, Spring, TX

    Stay away from fools, for you won’t find knowledge on their lips. Proverbs 14:7 NIV

  9. 1059
    Leah Bunger says:

    Leah from Bloomington, IN “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine. When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end- Because I am your God, your personal God, the Holy of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43:1-3 MSG

  10. 1060
    Andrea Purcell says:

    New Palestine, IN

    Philippians 4:6
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

  11. 1061
    Avayd Ann Lacy says:

    Avayd Ann, Kansas City, KS “Make your tent bigger; stretch it out and make it wider. Do not hold back. Make the ropes longer and its stakes stronger, because you will spread out to the right and to the left.” Isaiah 54:2-3a NCV

  12. 1062
    Kim Wilson says:

    Kim Wilson from Plano, TX Proverbs 12:15 — The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

  13. 1063
    Kesley Buckles says:

    Kesley Buckles from Rome, GA “He answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Luke 10:27 NIV

  14. 1064
    Linda - Clancy MT says:

    1 John 5:4-5
    For every child of God defeats this evil world by trusting Christ to give the victory. And the ones who win this battle against the world are the ones who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

  15. 1065
    Dayla Rosebrough says:

    Dayla, Springfield, MO

    But he knows the way I take; when he has tested me; I will come forth as gold. Job 23:10 NIV

  16. 1066
    Christy DeCamp says:

    Christy, Zionsville, IN

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

    Philippians 4:6, NIV

  17. 1067
    Michelle Christian says:

    Michelle of Houston
    “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair.” 2 Cor. 4:8

  18. 1068
    Neeley says:

    Neeley from Auburn, AL

    James 3:7- NIV
    “All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man,”

    Continuation of memorizing all of James 3

  19. 1069
    Katie says:

    Katie, Harrisonburg, VA. “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, for the law of the Spirit has set me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2 (ESV).

  20. 1070
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl , Midlothian Va
    Dear Friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you , even as your soul is getting along well
    3 John 2 NIV

  21. 1071
    Ann Kelley says:

    Ann Kelley, San Antonio, TX
    que si confesares con tu boca que Jesús es el Señor, y creyeres en tu corazón que Dios le levantó de los muertos, serás salvo. Romanos 10:9 (RVR, 1960)

  22. 1072
    Kathy, Gainesville, VA says:

    But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness.
    Romans 4:5 NASB

  23. 1073

    Cindy K, Rock Hill, SC

    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

  24. 1074

    Courtney Cherest
    LaPlata, MD

    1 Peter 3:1-17 (ESV)

    1 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives,
    2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct.
    3 Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—
    4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.
    5 For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands,
    6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.
    7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
    8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
    9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
    10 For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;
    11 let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.
    12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
    13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?
    14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,
    15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,
    16 having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.
    17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.

  25. 1075
    Eva says:

    Eva; Knoxville – (cont) he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does. James 1:9 (NIV)

  26. 1076
    Brittney Thomas says:

    “Everyone who competes goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.”
    1 Corinthians 9:25-26

  27. 1077
    Michelle says:

    Michelle from Seattle, WA

    “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Ps 19:14 NIV

  28. 1078
    Gretchen says:

    Gretchen, Thousand Oaks, CA

    Proverbs 29:11

    A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

  29. 1079
    Whitney Janzen says:

    Whitney Janzen
    Edmond, ok

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
    Colossians 3:12 NIV

  30. 1080
    Kim Feighner says:

    Psalm 62: 7 My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

  31. 1081
    Mary says:

    Mary, Silver Spring, MD

    Romans 8:15 (ESV)

    For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry “Abba! Father!”

  32. 1082
    Andrea Kramer says:

    Andrea, Norman, OK
    “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8

  33. 1083
    Dawn says:

    Raleigh, NC, John 15:9 NLT, “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.”

  34. 1084
    Bobbie Murphy says:

    Nevertheless when one turns to the LORD, the veil is
    taken away.

    2 Corinthians 3:16

  35. 1085
    Moreen says:

    Moreen, Sydney Australia
    I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. (Romans 8:38-39 MSG)

  36. 1086
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn from Missouri:
    Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
    Philippians 3:12 NKJV

  37. 1087
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Fort Worth
    “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also MUST do.” Col. 3:12-13 NKJV

  38. 1088
    Julie says:

    Julie from Granbury, TX

    For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; (2 Corinthians 10:3-5 KJV)

  39. 1089
    Elizabeth M. says:

    Elizabeth Mullins, Cedar Hill TX, Eph 4:29 (NIV)–Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

  40. 1090
    Jen Lee says:

    Jen Lee, Ames, Iowa: “I say: The Lord is my portion, therefore I will put my hope in him. The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the person who seeks him. It is good to wait quietly for deliverance from the Lord.” Lamentations 3:24-26 (Holman)

  41. 1091
    Terri says:

    Terri, Pleasant Hope, MO
    For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (NIV84)

  42. 1092
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Shelbyville, KY. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. Psalm 14:1 NIV

  43. 1093
    Amanda says:

    Amanda Teske, Chandler AZ
    But Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
    Jeremiah 17:7 (NLT)

  44. 1094
    Michell from Highlands Ranch, CO says:

    Michelle from Highlands Ranch, CO
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6 KJV)

  45. 1095
    Shannon says:

    Shannon, Warner Robins, Ga

    “He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.”
    Colossians 2:13b, 14

  46. 1096
    Mindy Thompson says:

    Mindy from Austin, TX, Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIC.

  47. 1097
    Gail Atchley says:

    Gail, Jacksonville, FL. “Better to be an ordinary person with a servant than to be self-important but have no food.” Proverbs 12:9 NLT

  48. 1098
    Ande S says:

    Ande S. Corryton Tn

    Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
    II Peter 5:7

  49. 1099
    Shannon Davis says:

    Shannon, Mt. Olive, Al

    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

  50. 1100
    Gayla Martin says:

    Gayla, Benbrook, TX, “Through the blood of His Son, we are set free from our sins. God forgives our failures because of his overflowing kindness.” Eph 1:7 GWT

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