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. 1201
    Lorain says:

    Rathdrum, Idaho

    She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

    Proverbs 31:15,16 NIV

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    Melissa says:

    Isaiah 42:8
    I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.

    Colorado springs, CO

  3. 1203
    Diane Seltzer says:

    Diane from Chesapeake, VA.

    “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in ALL things at ALL times, having ALL that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

    2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

  4. 1204
    Katie says:

    Katie, Clovis, CA
    Exodus 14:13-14
    But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the LORD rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” (NLT)

  5. 1205
    Lois says:

    Lois, Abilene, KS

    “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7 NIV

  6. 1206
    Caryol says:

    For all the promises of God are “Yes!” In Christ. And through Christ our “Amen!” ascends to God for His glory.

  7. 1207
    Roxie Gresham says:

    Roxie, Jerseyville, IL Proverbs 28:13 ESV
    “Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.”

  8. 1208
    Helen Viator, Houston TX says:

    And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13

  9. 1209
    Linda Montague says:

    Linda Montague
    Navarre FL

    Psalm 46:10
    New King James Version (NKJV)

    Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth!

  10. 1210
    Kimberly Wilson says:

    Kim, Huntington, WV “Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:2 NIV

  11. 1211
    Kim DeSha says:

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

  12. 1212
    Debbie says:

    Olathe, KS
    Psalm 139:7- “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” (NIV)

  13. 1213
    linda says:

    linda, colorado springs.

    pray without ceasing.

    1 thessalonians 5:17 (kjv)

  14. 1214
    Brynn Alford says:

    Brynn in Nice, France

    12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others.

    Colossians 3:12-13 NET

  15. 1215
    Julie Speyer says:

    Julie, Madison, GA

    Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4, NIV

  16. 1216
    Brandy says:

    Brandy, San Angelo, TX
    ” But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.” James 3:17, NLT

  17. 1217
    Ann Marie says:

    Ann Marie, Bethlehem PA

    Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand that He may lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5:6 NIV

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    Kayla Siler says:

    Kayla Siler, Edmond, OK

    Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own: you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19 (NIV)

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    Olivia says:

    Olivia, Madison, MS
    bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others.
    Colossians 3:13 (to add on to 12 from last memory verse)

  20. 1220
    Olivia S. says:

    Proverbs 18:24 NLT
    There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.

  21. 1221
    Nina says:

    Nina, Moore OK

    Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. (2 Peter 1:4 NIV)

  22. 1222
    Andrea says:

    Greenacres, FL

    He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. Revelation 21:7 NKJV

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    Olivia S. says:

    *Olivia, Tennessee
    There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 NLT

  24. 1224
    Laura says:

    Laura, Houston: “Trust ye in the LORD for ever; for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.” Isaiah 26:4(KJV)

  25. 1225
    Nancy Bradshaw says:

    Nancy Bradshaw, Melbourne, Florida

    As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
    Psalm 103:12 NIV

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    Jamie says:

    Jamie Teagle, Atlanta GA

    Proverbs 12:15 (ESV) “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.”

  27. 1227
    Saundra-Katy says:

    If you seek him, he will be found by you…” 1 Chronicles 28:9

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    AnnaRuth says:

    Anna, Little Elm, TX

    “I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart;
    I will glorify Your Name forever.
    For great is Your love toward me;
    You have delivered me from the depths of the grave.”

    Psalm 86:12-13 (NIV84)

  29. 1229
    rainjerette says:

    Lorraine, Marysville, WA

    He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

    Psalm 62:2 NIV

  30. 1230
    Kim B. in AZ says:

    Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3 (NIV)

  31. 1231
    Mary from Birmingham, AL says:

    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 (NIV) (words from Jesus in celebration of Easter)

  32. 1232
    Lonnie Gibson says:

    Lonnie G, Omaha NE

    Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him. (Romans 12:2 CEVUK00)

  33. 1233
    Mary says:

    Mary from Columbia, PA

    “We rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because god has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.”

    Romans 5:2-5

  34. 1234
    Valerie says:

    Valerie ~ Oklahoma

    “One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” Psalm 145:4 NKJV

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    Jo Ann, Folsom says:

    “When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” Ps 94:19 NIV

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    Debbie says:

    Fairbanks, AK

    O our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you. II Chronicles 20:12 NIV

  37. 1237
    Lori says:

    Lori, Owasso, OK

    “God, The Master, the Holy One 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 MSG

  38. 1238
    Heather Snider says:

    Heather S., Louisville KY

    It is the Lord your God you must follow, and Him you must revere. Keep His commands and obey Him; serve Him and hold fast to Him. Deuteronomy 13:4 NIV

  39. 1239
    Lori Schoch says:

    Lori, Syracuse
    And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.
    Psalm 71:18 (NASB)

  40. 1240
    Linda Geho says:

    Linda G., Richmond,Va
    I am the vine. You are the branches.
    If a man remains in me, and I in him-
    he will bear much fruit.
    Apart from me you can do nothing.
    John 15:5 NIV

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    Angie Simpson says:

    Angie, Markham, ON

    Not many of you should become teachers,
    my brothers and sisters, because you know that
    we will be judged more strictly. For we all
    stumble in many ways. If someone does not
    stumble in what he says, he is a perfect
    individual, able to control the entire body as
    well. JAMES 3:1-2 NET

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    Cindy L. says:

    Cindy L., Brooklyn Park MN
    “In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name” Psalm 33:21 NIV

  43. 1243
    Crystal says:

    Crystal from Phoenix:
    Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV
    “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.”

  44. 1244
    Jenna Kline says:

    Jenna, Sandusky. My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken. Psalm 62:1-2

  45. 1245
    Melissa Eaton says:

    Melissa E
    Anna, Tx

    “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever”
    -psalms 73:26

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    Sharon Quevreaux says:

    Sharon, Mineola, Texas
    April 1, 2013

    “God is the strength of my heart, and my portion
    Psalm 73:26. KJV

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    Janae says:

    Job 33:14 (NIV) “For God does speak-now one way,now another–though no one perceives it.”

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    Jodi from Redmond, Wa says:

    She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. Proverbs 31:13 NIV

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    Ginger - Knoxville, TN says:

    And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Philippians 4:8 NLT)

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    Debbie Weaver says:

    Debbie Weaver, Alpharetta, GA. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?” Matthew 6?25 NIV

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