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. 1151
    Marian Evans says:

    Marian, Cypress, TX
    …Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you… James 4:7a-8b NIV

  2. 1152
    Beth S. says:

    Beth S. from LaGrange, GA

    Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. Ephesians 6:10 KJV

  3. 1153
    Tracy A says:

    Tracy A from Saskatoon, SK Canada:

    “A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.” Prov 29:11 ESV

  4. 1154
    Mandee says:

    Mandee from Gilbert, AZ

    Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”

    Luke 9:23 NIV84

  5. 1155
    Andrea Sadredin says:

    Andrea S. from Fresno, CA. ” Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” 1 John 3:18 (ESV)

  6. 1156
    Lindy I. White says:

    Lindy I. White from Oklahoma City, OK
    Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
    1 PET 5:6, NIV

  7. 1157
    Ruth C says:

    Ruth, Atlanta

    The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.

    Psalm 34:7

  8. 1158
    Jayne Patterson says:

    “But this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:21-23 ESV
    Frisco, TX

  9. 1159
    Kate DeWys says:

    Kate DeWys
    Zeeland, Michigan

    “He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.”

    Psalm 147 vs. 3 TNIV

  10. 1160
    Angela from Pflugerville says:

    Matthew 11:29

    New International Version (NIV)

    29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

  11. 1161
    Nancy from Atlanta says:

    Jude 5
    Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt but later destroyed those who did not believe. TNIV

  12. 1162
    WendyC says:

    Wendy – Cheyenne, WY.

    “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 NIV

  13. 1163
    Brandi says:

    Brandi, Windsor,Colorado
    There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. Prov. 14:12 NIV

  14. 1164
    Amy S. says:

    Amy S. from Saint Cloud, FL

    “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.”

    Isaiah 41:10 (HCSB)

  15. 1165
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Shattuck, OK
    “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.” Psalm 139:6 (NIV)

  16. 1166
    Debbie Whitman says:

    Debbie – Prattville, AL
    Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. John 14:1 NLT

  17. 1167
    Melissa Lopez says:

    Melissa from Goshen, KY…

    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yoursevles, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.
    Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)

  18. 1168
    Caty says:

    Caty from Stockbridge, GA – He must increase, but I must decrease. ~John 3:30 KJV

  19. 1169
    Danita says:

    Danita Tippet, Lake in the Hills, IL

    Matthew 18:10 NLT “Beware that you don’t look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels are always in the presence of my heavenly Father.”

  20. 1170
    Ginger says:

    Ginger, Phoenix, Arizona

    If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
    even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you. Psalm 139:11-12, NIV

  21. 1171
    Danielle says:

    Danielle, Birmingham, AL “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7 NLT

  22. 1172
    Pam says:

    Pam, New Bern NC

    22) Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail
    23) They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness
    24) I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”

    Lamentations 3 22-24 NIV

  23. 1173
    Gay, Houston, Texas says:

    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

  24. 1174
    janet says:

    Proverbs 29:11 MSG

    A fool lets it all hang out, a sage quietly mulls it over.

  25. 1175
    Kim says:

    Kim-Hickory, N.C.
    In my distress I called to the Lord and he answered me. Psalm 120:1 ESV

  26. 1176
    Kristin says:

    Kristin, Charlotte, NC
    “For God is not the author of confusion but of peace.”
    1 Corinthians 14:33, KJV

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    Karessa says:

    Karessa, Peoria, IL:

    God, the Master, the Holy of Israel, has this solemn counsel: “Your salvation requires you to turn back to me and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves. Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on me.” Isaiah 30:15 The Message

  28. 1178

    Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.
    James 5:13 (NIV)

  29. 1179
    Elaine Kiley says:

    Psalm 138:3 NLT NAPLES FL
    “When I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me the strength I need.”

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    Sherry says:

    Indianapolis, IN

    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.”

  31. 1181
    Christine- Arvada says:

    Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. Galatians 6:9

  32. 1182
    Leslie Lemmon says:

    Leslie, Platte City, Missouri “Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.” Psalm 62:8 NIV

  33. 1183
    Pam Sue says:

    Pam, Spring, TX
    The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. Proverbs 12:15 NIV

  34. 1184
    Alexandra Key says:

    Ali, Clearwater, FL
    1 Peter 5:7 NIV “Cast all you anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”

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    Becca Frischhertz says:

    Becca Frischhertz from Pearl River, LA “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)

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    AymieJoi says:

    Amy from Feeding Hills, MA:

    In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith – more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire – may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. ~ 1 Peter 1:6-7 (ESV)

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    Jane Ball - Carrollton KY says:

    Proverbs 10:19 ESV

    “When words are many, transgression is not lacking,
    but whoever retrains his lips is prudent.”

  38. 1188
    Kristin Thurston says:

    Kristin, Trinidad CO

    Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” So that we may boldly say, “The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”

    Hebrews 13:5-6

  39. 1189
    Andrea Walker says:

    Andrea, Grant NE

    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
    Romans 12:12 (NIV)

  40. 1190
    Whitney Caves says:

    Whitney Caves
    Clinton, MS

    And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4:7 NIV

  41. 1191
    Gay Beck says:

    Gay Beck, Plain City, OH

    John 11:25 (NIV)

    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live even though he dies.”

  42. 1192
    Vicki says:

    Murfreesboro, TN

    2 Corinthians 9:8 (HCSB)
    “And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work.”

  43. 1193
    Tammy Goodwin says:

    Tammy from Fort Myers, Florida: “Never let loyalty and faithfulness leave you. Tie them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.” Proverbs 3:3 HCSB

  44. 1194
    Katy says:

    Mount Juliet, TN

    “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 (NIV)

  45. 1195
    Letha Mahan says:

    Letha. Mountain Home, Arkansas. “But God chose the foolish things of this world to put the wise to shame. He chose the weak things of this world to put the powerful to shame.” 1 Corinthians 1:27 (CEV)

  46. 1196
    Teresa says:

    Teresa from Walla Walla “Always be joyful.”
    I Thessalonians 5:16 NLT

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    carla lee says:

    Somehow I got confused in my numbering my verses. Have had a lot of physical problems this year so far and it’s messing with my sanity at times! But this is in connection with my verse 6 –they go together.

    NIV Heb. 19:6-7

    “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus went before us, has entered on our behalf.”

  48. 1198
    Edna says:

    O’Fallon, MO

    “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

    Psalm 119:105 (ESV)

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    Laura Hagedorn says:

    Laura Hagedorn, Wausau WI,

    And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. — Ephesians 3:17-19 NIV

  50. 1200
    Julie says:

    Julie, Hawaii

    Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,

    1 Peter 5:6 (NKJV)

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