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. 1301
    Alisa Gillis says:

    Romans 8:37 NIV “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”

  2. 1302
    Lindsey says:

    Kosciusko, MS

    Scripture says, “Be holy, because I am holy.”
    1 Peter 1:16 GWT

  3. 1303
    Alice Champagne says:

    Marietta, GA
    The Lord will guide you continually,
    giving you water when you are dry
    and restoring your strength.
    You will be like a well-watered garden,
    like an ever-flowing spring.(Isaiah 58:11, NLT)

  4. 1304
    Brandee says:

    Brandee from White House, TN

    You leave us breathless when Your awesome works answer us by putting everything right. God of our liberation-You are the hope of all creation… Psalm 65:5, The Voice

  5. 1305
    Brandy H says:

    Brandy, Kingwood, TX

    “In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” Ephesians 4:26, 27 NIV)

  6. 1306
    Laura says:

    From Houston, TX
    to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, that the Word of God may not be dishonored. Titus 2:5 NASB

  7. 1307

    Kathryn: Sarasota, FL
    Philippians 1:27 – “No matter what happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.”

  8. 1308
    Kristi Parris says:

    Kristi, Piedmont, Al,
    Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1 NIV)

  9. 1309
    Rita Quinlan says:

    Rita – Alva, Florida

    “Letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God”

    Romans 8:6-7 NLT

  10. 1310
    Christen Juhnke, Walla Walla, Wa says:

    2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

  11. 1311

    Lindsay: Warrior, AL

    “He trusts in the Lord; let him deliver him; let him rescue him, for he delights in him!” -Psalm 22:8 (ESV)

  12. 1312
    April Holder says:

    April from Diboll, Romans 12:1 (NLT)

    And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.

  13. 1313
    Kristin A. says:

    Kristin A. in Renton, WA
    (still plugging away on James)

    “If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.”
    -James 2:8 ESV

  14. 1314
    Tanya says:

    Tanya, Raleigh,NC
    Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength! We will sing and praise your power!
    Psalm 21:13 ESV

  15. 1315
    Kim says:

    Kim, Yorktown,VA

    Let the words of Christ, in all their richness, live in your hearts and make you wise. Use his words to teach and counsel each other. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.

    Colossians 3:16 NLT

  16. 1316
    Lesley Pound says:

    Lesley from Clinton, MS

    He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.
    Matthew 28:6 NLT

  17. 1317
    Julie S. says:

    Julie S. From Menomonee Falls, WI
    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Oh Lord my Rock and my Redeemer.
    Psalm 19:14 (NIV)

  18. 1318
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey, Jenks, OK. “Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.”
    ~Deuteronomy 30:11 (NIV)

  19. 1319
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, Austin, TX

    “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11

  20. 1320

    Holly Barrett, Charlotte NC

    “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which come from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV

  21. 1321
    Sierra Tolman says:

    Sierra Tolman, Salt Lake City, UT “If you remain in me and my word remains in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you.” John 15:7 NIV.

  22. 1322
    Nadine Fry says:

    Nadine Fry, Morton UK
    Your word is a lamp to my feet and
    a light for my path.
    Psalm 119:105 NIV

  23. 1323
    Dayna Tirado says:

    Dayna, Bedford, VA “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for God’s glory.” 1 Cor 10:31 HCSB

  24. 1324
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, San Antonio, TX
    I find rest in God; only he give me hope. He is my rock and my salvation. He is my defender, I will not be defeated. Psalm 62:5-6 (NCV)

  25. 1325
    Cindy Banker says:

    Chandler, OK

    Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.

    Psalm 126:5 NIV

  26. 1326
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Belleville, IL
    In your anger do not sin: do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. (Ephesians 4:26 NIV)

  27. 1327
    Lu White says:

    Lu, Garner, NC Isaiah 32:18 NIV “My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.”

  28. 1328
    Kay says:

    Kay, Sheridan
    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.
    1st Corinthians 1:27 ESV

  29. 1329
    Susan ~ Ingleside, TX says:

    For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Psalms 117:2 NIV

  30. 1330
    Lori, Pueblo West says:

    “But as the One Who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all your conduct and manner of living.” ~ 1 Peter 1:15 AMP

  31. 1331
    Hannah says:

    1 Corinthians 10:13 ICB.
    No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful, you will not be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way so that you can stand up under it.

  32. 1332
    Judy from Clarks Hill says:

    James 1:11 (NLT)
    The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In the same way, the rich will fade away with all of their achievements.

  33. 1333
    Jane says:

    Col. 3:13 NIV
    Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

    Jane, Cuba, Missouri

  34. 1334
    Ginny from Henderson says:

    Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come.
    II Corinthians 5:17 NASB

  35. 1335
    Kristi Hudgins says:

    Kristi; Bogota, Colombia
    Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. (James 1:22 NIV)

  36. 1336
    Brittany says:

    Brittany from Carrollton, TX: Hiw great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1

  37. 1337
    Kate Hawk says:

    Kate Charlottesville. “Come to me, all you who are weary burdened, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 28-30. NIV

  38. 1338
    Jeri May says:

    Jeri, Salt Lake City
    We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 NIV

  39. 1339
    Tammy Mashburn says:

    Tammy Mashburn Spartanburg SC
    The Lord is near to the broken hearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
    Psalms 34:18 ESV

  40. 1340
    Lynn says:

    Lynn – Frankfurt, checking in from Tirana, Albania!

    Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

    Proverbs 16:24 NIV

  41. 1341
    lynda rickey says:

    Lynda, Ocala FL, “The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. He made known His ways to Moses, His deeds to the people of Israel:” Psalm 103:6-7 NIV

  42. 1342
    CandiMcD says:

    Candi McDonald, Fort Bragg, NC

    ‘For You, O LORD, have made me glad by what you have done, I will sing for joy at the works of your hands.’ Psalm 92:4

  43. 1343
    CandiMcD says:

    Candi McDonald, Fort Bragg, NC

    ‘For You, O LORD, have made me glad by what you have done, I will sing for joy at the works of your hands.’ Psalm 92:4, NASB

  44. 1344
    Samantha Rey says:

    Sam from Tampa, FL
    Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2 NIV

  45. 1345
    Mia Callahan says:

    Mia from Burlington, VT

    “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 NIV

  46. 1346
    Tracy says:

    Tracy, Sidney, OH

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

  47. 1347
    Becky says:

    Becky, St. Augustine. But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power
    Is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9a. NIV

  48. 1348
    Connie says:

    Connie, Chariton, James 2:4 NKJV have you not shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?

  49. 1349
    Suzy says:

    Suzy Myers
    Bay Springs,MS

    Train up a child in the way he should go,
    And when he is old he will not depart from it.
    Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)

  50. 1350
    Abby S Memphis, tn says:

    Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation the old things have passed away, and look, new things have come.
    2 corin. 5:17

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