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. 1101
    Ally says:

    Ally, Searcy AR
    “Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.”

  2. 1102
    Jackie says:

    Job 19:25 I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. NIV

  3. 1103
    Jen Turner says:

    Jen Turner, Katy, TX
    “A gentle response deflects fury, but a harsh word makes tempers rise.” Proverbs 15:1 CJB

  4. 1104
    Shannon Jennings says:

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

  5. 1105
    Marsha Bauldry says:

    Marsha, Knoxville, TN
    But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.

    Jeremiah 17:7 (NLT)

  6. 1106
    Ally says:

    Ally, Searcy AR
    “Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
    Galatians 1:10 NIV

  7. 1107
    Brianna says:

    Brianna from Huntsville, AL

    So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV

  8. 1108
    Gina Develin says:

    Gina, Mississippi
    In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6 NIV

  9. 1109

    Erin in Euless, TX

    Romans 8:3 – 4 (NLT)
    “The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.”

  10. 1110
    Anita says:


    Amarillo, Tx.

    Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is with the

    Lord that man gets justice.

    Proverbs 29:26

  11. 1111
    Jill says:

    Jill, Searcy AR
    “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
    I Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

  12. 1112
    Kathi from Turner says:

    Verse 7

    2 Corinthians 4: 16-18 ESV Verse 7

    So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

  13. 1113
    Jill P. says:

    Jill P., Ames, IA
    James 1:19-20 (NIV)
    19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

  14. 1114
    Chelsey S. says:

    Chelsey from Amarillo, TX
    “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)

  15. 1115
    Mary Lynn says:

    Stacy, MN
    Psalm 16:5-6 NIV LORD, you have assigned me my portion and cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.

  16. 1116
    Kassie Dulin says:

    Kassie Dulin from Southlake, TX

    (Last month) “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (this month) teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

  17. 1117
    Theresa says:

    Theresa E from Oakland Township, Michigan

    Show me your ways, Lord,
    Teach me your paths.

    Psalm 25:4 (NIV)

  18. 1118
    Lori Pruett says:

    Lori, Atlanta, Georgia
    She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong. (Proverbs 31:17 ESV)

  19. 1119
    Marcy Toppert says:

    Abilene, TX

    Psalm 139:3-4 (NIV84)

    You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.

  20. 1120
    Merle NM says:

    Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
    Psalms 91:6

  21. 1121
    Heather Turner says:

    Heather, Morristown, TN

    Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
    James 1:12 NASB

  22. 1122

    Lindsey, Tucson, Arizona

    “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” -John 13:35

  23. 1123
    Chantel says:

    Chantel, Watson, LA – 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. 1 Peter 2:24, NLT

  24. 1124
    Giovanna Kerr says:

    Giovanna Kerr Holbrook, New York
    Philippians 2:3-4

    New International Version (NIV)

    3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.(A) Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,(B) 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.(C)

  25. 1125
    Gigi Wadle says:

    Gigi – Tyler,Texas “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 NLT

  26. 1126
    Patti Reavis says:

    Patti, Clemmons, NC
    “Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.” Psalm 119:114 KJV

  27. 1127
    Wendy says:

    To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3 NLT

  28. 1128
    Laura Mt.Pulaski says:

    Isaiah 6:8

    Then I heard the voice of The Lord saying,”Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here I am. Send me!”

  29. 1129
    Deborah says:

    Deborah – Port St. Joe, FL

    You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said.
    Luke 1:45 NLT

  30. 1130
    Amanda Benson says:

    Amanda Benson, Eagle Butte, SD
    Luke 12:24-26, NIV
    “Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[b]? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”

  31. 1131
    Natalie Dawes says:

    Natalie Dawes, Calgary, AB, Canada

    “The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.” Psalm 25:14 NIV84

  32. 1132
    Tammy Mielke says:

    No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8:37 NIV84)

  33. 1133
    Christine Stephansen says:

    Christine, St. Louis Park, MN Then he opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures. Luke 24:45 NIV

  34. 1134
    Kim Emmerich says:

    “Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.” James 4:11 ESV

    Kim Emmerich
    Dickinson, ND

  35. 1135
    Dawn Laird says:

    I raise my eyes towards the mountains. Where will my help come from? Psalm 121:1 HSBC

  36. 1136
    Jill Kmight says:

    Jill, Fort Ashby, WV “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 KJV

  37. 1137
    Dawn White says:

    Dawn W., Chesterfield, SC
    “Jesus answered, “Because your faith is too small. I tell you the truth, if your faith is as big as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. All things will be possible for you.” Matthew 17:20 (NCV)

  38. 1138
    Victoria Washington says:

    Victoria W., Bryant, AR
    “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God,so that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you.”
    -1 Peter 5:6-7 (HCSB)

  39. 1139
    jeri says:

    Jeri , Stillwater, Ok
    And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. I Peter 5:10 (NIV)

  40. 1140
    Pam says:

    Romans 15:13 NIV May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  41. 1141
    Connie says:

    Connie, Kingood, TX

    Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone.. Forgive as The Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13 NIV

  42. 1142
    Cindy Forman, Barboursville, W.V. says:

    In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your path. Proverbs 3:6 (NRSV)

  43. 1143
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Dyersburg, TN

    But God chose what is goolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong.
    I Cor 1:27 ESV

  44. 1144
    Darlene Tremblay says:

    Darlene, Turner, Me
    Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. (Proverbs 14:1 KJV)

  45. 1145
    Bonnie Whitaker says:

    Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up, do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
    Isaiah 18-19 NIV

  46. 1146
    Kay from Kansas City says:

    Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship.
    Romans 12:1 (NLT)

  47. 1147
    JR says:

    Jess R, Katy, Tx

    Loved your pick for today!

    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

  48. 1148
    Cathy from Tallahassee says:

    Ephesians 3:19 NIV

    and to jnow the love of Christ which surpasses knowledgee, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

  49. 1149
    Bobbie Puckett says:

    Bobbie Puckett 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.”
    Psalms 51:6 (BBE)

  50. 1150
    Karen says:

    Karen, Careml, IN: For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land. A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found. Psalm 37: 9-10 (NIV)

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