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. 1251
    Nikki says:

    Nikki from McGregor, Texas. “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9, NIV.

  2. 1252
    Terri says:

    Terri from Mechanicsville, VA

    “However, as it is written: no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.”

    1 Corinthians 2:9 (NIV)

  3. 1253
    Lea Carter says:

    Lea from Granger, IN: “bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as The Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” (ESV)

  4. 1254
    Cindy Crowder says:

    Cindy from Sisters Or

    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.
    Col 3:13 NET

  5. 1255
    Diane Rullestad says:

    Diane, Runnells, IA – “So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;” Colossians 3:12 (NASB)

  6. 1256
    Sherry says:

    Sherry Youngblood Jay, OK
    Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise. You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.
    Psalm 51:15-17 (NIV) (2nd Correction)

  7. 1257
    Sarah Tolson says:

    Sarah, San Diego

    “Seek the Lord and His strength. Seek His face always.” 1 Chronicles 16:11

  8. 1258
    Margee says:

    “Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.”

    John 15:4 NRSV

  9. 1259
    Ronda says:

    Ronda, Tulsa OK: “Answering before listening is both stupid and rude.” Prov. 18:13, The Message

  10. 1260
    1gleaner says:

    Judy Littleton, NC
    There is surely a future hope for you and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:18 (NIV)

  11. 1261
    missy crowell says:

    Missy, Jim Falls, WI

    Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions; I will put them into practice with all of my heart. Make me walk along the path of your commands; for that is where my happiness is found. Psalm 119:34 & 35 nlt

  12. 1262
    Susan Wheat says:

    Jersey Village, TX

    “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance character; and character hope.”

    Romans 5:3,4 ( NIV )

  13. 1263
    Andrea Troyer says:

    Psalm 34:4-5 I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. NIV

    Andrea Dublin, OH

  14. 1264
    Anne Trulock; Madison, GA says:

    As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9 NIV

  15. 1265
    Laura says:

    Laura, Decatur, IL
    “Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.” 2 Thessalonians 2:16&17 (NKJV)

  16. 1266
    Dawne Smith says:

    Dawne Nampa, ID
    He gives food to those who trust Him; he always remembers His covenant. Psalm 111:5 NLT

  17. 1267
    Judy says:

    Judy, Torrance
    “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15 NIV

  18. 1268
    Leslie Jordan says:

    Leslie Jordan
    Rochester, MN
    “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
    Psalm 56:3 NIV

  19. 1269
    Amy Pitre says:

    Amy in Central, LA
    Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. (James 1:22 NIV)

  20. 1270
    Sheila says:

    Sheila, Russellville, AR
    “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”(NIV)

  21. 1271
    Annette says:

    Annette, Richmond Tx, John 15:3 ESV

    Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.

  22. 1272
    Paula Stemple says:

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13 NKJV)

  23. 1273
    Christy says:

    Christy O, TX

    2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)
    “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”

  24. 1274
    danae says:

    danae | lafayette, in

    be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. it’s bursting out! don’t you see it? there it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.

    — isaiah 43:19 [msg]

  25. 1275
    Dianne says:

    Dianne, FL

    “Now to Him who is able to protect you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of His glory, blameless and with great joy.”

    Jude 1:24 (HCSB)

  26. 1276
    Denise Untersee says:

    Denise, Davis, IL. “For the son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10 ESV

  27. 1277
    robbie borders says:

    Baker City, OR. The Lord has heard my supplication;the Lord will recrive my prayer. PSALM 6:9 nkjv

  28. 1278
    Kelley Baker says:

    Kelley Baker- Jackson, MO ” Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV)

  29. 1279
    Andria Donnelly says:


    “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.”

    Psalm 62:5

  30. 1280
    Nancy York says:

    Nancy, Lufkin, TX.
    Jesus Replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”
    Matthew 22:37 (NIV)

  31. 1281
    Holli Worthington says:

    Holli, Corona, Ca. “As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God till he shows us his mercy.” Psalm 123:2 NIV 84

  32. 1282
    sue ellis (savannah) says:

    Psalm 31:24 Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

  33. 1283
    Jennifer L. says:

    Jennifer, North Charleston, SC:

    When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. 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 2:13-14, NIV

  34. 1284
    rhonda baker says:


    Philemon 1:8(NKJV)
    8 Therefore, though I might be very bold in Christ to command you what is fitting,

  35. 1285
    Susie P. says:

    Susie–Carmel, IN
    “‘Though the mountains be shaken
    and the hills be removed,
    yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
    nor my covenant of peace be removed,’
    says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”
    Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)

  36. 1286
    roberta jo says:

    Baker City, Oregon. The Lord has heard my supplication: the Lord will receive my prayer. PSALM 6:9 NKJV

  37. 1287
    Morgan says:

    ” But,Lord, you are my shield. You are my wonderful
    God who gives me courage ”
    Psalms 3:3

  38. 1288
    Jennifer says:

    ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit’, says the Lord Almighty. Zechariah 4:6B NIV

  39. 1289
    Kara, Streetsboro OH says:

    “So Do Not throw away your confidence, because it has great reward. For you need endurance in order to do God’s Will and so receive what is promised.” Hebrews 10:35-36

  40. 1290
    Debbie, Jacksonville FL says:

    1 Peter 1:8 NLT

    Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.

  41. 1291
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Rhinelander,Wi
    —–bearing with one another and,if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Colossians 3:13 ESV

  42. 1292
    Susan Shelbyville KY says:

    Isaiah 41:13 ESV

    For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand;
    it is I who say to you, “Fear not. I am the One
    who helps you.”

  43. 1293
    Claudia- Cincinnati,Oh says:

    luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. New King James

  44. 1294
    adara says:

    We will be with then lord forever

    1 Thessalonions

  45. 1295
    Kay Martin says:

    Kay Martin
    Tupelo, MS

    “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:57-58 NIV

  46. 1296
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Alabama

    May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (Galatians 6:14 NIV)

  47. 1297
    Emily says:

    Emily, Topeka, Kansas

    With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?

    James 3:9-11 (NIV)

  48. 1298
    Corley says:

    Corley in Conway, Arkansas:
    Mark 11.24: “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received, and it will be yours.”

  49. 1299
    Debbie says:

    Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Matt.11:28 NIV

  50. 1300
    Karen says:

    Woodstock, Ga.
    I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 (NIV 1984)

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