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. 101
    Rebecca says:

    Greenwood, IN

    Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes rufuge in him.
    Psalm 34:8 NIV

  2. 102
    Lauren F says:

    Lauren F, Frisco TX
    And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love & good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another. Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV)

  3. 103
    Jamie Nelson says:

    Jamie, Brentwood, TN
    “If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find true life”   -Matthew 16:25 (nlt)

  4. 104
    Jody Bowhay says:

    Jody in Huntsville, AL
    Psalm 46:10 NIV
    “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,I will be exalted in the earth.”

  5. 105
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Fort Thomas, KY
    It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. Psalm 18:32 NIV

  6. 106
    Charmaine, San Angelo, TX says:

    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

  7. 107
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, living in Cochem, Germany — Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)

  8. 108
    Kim says:

    Kim Warrensburg, MO

    1 My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others?

    2 For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. 3 If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, 4 doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives?

    James 2:1-4 (NLT)

  9. 109
    Andrea says:

    Because I NEEDED this today! Andrea from Burleson, TX
    A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. Proverbs 29:11

  10. 110
    Amanda Porter says:

    Amanda Porter
    Lubbock, Texas
    Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10 NIV)

  11. 111
    Shelley says:

    Shelley, Fort Walton Beach, Florida

    “I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.”

    Philippians 3:10 (NIV)

  12. 112
    Jordanlinn: Columbus, OH says:

    Psalm 130:3-4(NIV)

    “If you Oh Lord, kept a record of sins, Oh Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared”

  13. 113
    Wendy from Sykesville, MD says:

    Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who His children really are. Romans 8:18-19 NTL

  14. 114
    DLynn Miracle says:

    DLynn; Argyle,TX
    Psalm 16:11 NIV
    You make known to me the path of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence,
    with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

  15. 115
    Donna P says:

    Donna – Bartlett, TN

    Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

    Romans 12:2 NLT

  16. 116
    Jeanene says:

    Jeanene – Newnan, GA
    Therefore,as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
    Colossians 3:12 NIV

  17. 117
    Tammy says:


    Consider my affliction and trouble, and take away all my sins. (Psalms 25:18 HCSB)

  18. 118
    Laura in Starkville says:

    “the thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”. John 10:10 Niv

  19. 119
    Christina Brown says:

    Christina Brown
    Louisville, KY

    But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    He was crushed for our iniquities;
    The punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    And by his wounds we are healed.

    Isaiah 53:5 NIV

  20. 120
    Colette says:

    Colette, Mesa,AZ.

    “The Lord has done great things for us,
    and we are filled with Joy!”

    Psalm 126:3 NIV

  21. 121
    Nicole Burdess says:

    Nicole – Newton, Iowa

    But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. I will sing to the Lord because he is good to me. (Psalms 13:5, 6 NLT)

  22. 122
    Denise, Lancaster,PA says:

    “The Lord is Good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.” Lamentations 3:25 NKJV

  23. 123
    Trinna says:

    Trinna, Covington, “All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.” Isaiah 54:13 (ESV)

  24. 124
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Georgetown, TX
    Proverbs 11:2 NIV

    When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

  25. 125
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Fredericksburg, VA
    “…bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgivig each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.”
    Col. 3:13 ESV

  26. 126
    Lori Lehrmann says:

    Lori Lehrmann ~ Port Arthur, TX

    Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and reknown are the desires of our hearts. ~Isaiah 26:8 (NIV)

  27. 127
    Heidi McClain says:

    Fayetteville, GA

    Psalm 90:17
    Amplified Bible (AMP)
    17 And let the beauty and delightfulness and favor of the Lord our God be upon us; confirm and establish the work of our hands—yes, the work of our hands, confirm and establish it.

  28. 128
    Beth from Center, Tx says:

    God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.
    1 Cor. 2:9 NIV

  29. 129
    Vicki says:

    Vicki Knott, Greenwood, SC
    But the Spirit produces the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. There is no law that says these things are wrong. Galatians 5:22-23 (NCV)

  30. 130
    Gay Ellis says:

    Round Rock, Tx
    “The LORD is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear?
    The LORD is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?”
    Psalm 27:1 NIV

  31. 131
    Elaine says:

    Elaine, New Orleans, LA
    Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 NIV

  32. 132
    Cathy Morris says:

    Cathy Morris Sedona, AZ
    Galatians 2:20 NIV
    “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.”

  33. 133
    Lynne from Olathe, KS says:

    Jeremiah 32:27 NCV
    “I am the Lord, the God of every person on the earth. Nothing is impossible for Me.”

    So very comforting to me. He is the God of EVERY PERSON on earth, whether they acknowledge Him or not. Praise God forever.

  34. 134
    Julie dk says:

    Julie dk in Casper, WY

    Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

    John 20:29 NIV

  35. 135
    Jacci says:

    Jacci, Denver, CO
    A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. Proverbs 29:11 (ESV)

  36. 136
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Broomfield, CO

    Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience
    Colossians 3:12 NET

  37. 137
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Fort Worth

    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

  38. 138
    Kathy McCoy says:

    Kathy from Chandler, OK
    “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6 NLT

  39. 139
    Cathy Portage Lakes Ohio says:

    “So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death.But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life & peace.” Romans 8:6 NLT

  40. 140
    Karen Hayes says:

    Karen of Richmond, VA: “But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly.” Hebrews 12:22 (NIV)

  41. 141
    Lauren Daniels, Manahawkin NJ says:

    Evening and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and He shall hear my voice.
    Psalm 55:17 NKJV

  42. 142
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Locust Grove, GA.
    And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.
    1 Corinthians 15:14 NIV

  43. 143
    Kim Sanders says:

    Kim from Arab, Alabama

    You say, “I choose the appointed time; it is I who judge uprightly.” Psalm 75:2 NIV

  44. 144
    Dori Fraser says:

    Meridian, ID

    Hebrews 10:23
    Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering,
    for He who promised is faithful.

  45. 145
    Jane Alexander says:

    Jane from Geneseo, Illinois
    Hebrews 13:20-21
    May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

  46. 146
    Stacey Gaines says:

    Stacey Gaines
    Corpus Christi, TX
    I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
    (Ephesians 1:18-19a)

  47. 147
    Emily S says:

    Emily S ~ Weatherford, TX ~ “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.” ~ Romans 12:10 NIV

  48. 148
    Donna says:

    Donna,Albuquerque. “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

  49. 149
    Mindy, Indiana says:

    Romans 12:2 (J.B.Phillips) Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God re-make you so that your whole attitude of mind is changed. Thus you will prove in practice that the will of God is good, acceptable to him and perfect.

  50. 150
    Christy from Leonard, TX says:

    For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. Psalm 86:5 ESV

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