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. 151
    Katherine says:

    Katherine, Grandville, MI

    “Please, God, rescue me! Come quickly, Lord, and help me.”
    Psalm 70:1

  2. 152
    Christina McClain says:

    Christina McClain, Nampa, ID HCSB James 1:6 “But let him ask in faith without doubting. For the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind.”

  3. 153
    Anna says:

    Anna, Alabama
    Only be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you don’t forget the things your eyes have seen and so that they don’t slip from your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren.
    Deuteronomy 4:9, HCSV

  4. 154
    JulieP says:

    Julie P Tierra Verde Fl

    I Corinthians 1:27 NET

    But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong.

  5. 155
    Kathy Mizell says:

    Kathy – Carrollton

    Jeremiah 17:12, NIV Study Bible

    Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

  6. 156
    Nicole Turnquist says:

    Nicole Turnquist, Selden, NY

    Now, may the God of peace equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

    Heb. 13:21 (NAS)

  7. 157
    Erin Boling says:

    Erin- Denison, TX
    “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
    Psalm 61:1-2 (KJV)

  8. 158
    Angie B. says:

    Hartland, WI

    Your word is a lamp to my feet, a light on my path.

    Psalm 119:105 NIV

  9. 159
    Rosie says:

    Rosie, Tacoma WA

    You keep him in perfect peace
    whose mind is stayed on you,
    because he trusts in you.
    Trust in the Lord forever, for the
    Lord God is an everlasting rock.

    Isaiah 26:3-4 ESV

  10. 160
    Beth says:

    Beth, St. Louis
    “But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; and God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong.” 1 Cor. 1:27

  11. 161
    Heather Jackson says:

    Heather-Harrogate, TN

    Psalms 139:14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. (NKJV)

  12. 162
    Angie says:

    Angie W. from Liberty, Missouri: Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31 NIV84

  13. 163
    Jackie Pope says:

    Jackie, Covington, IN: Jesus said to him, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 NKJV

  14. 164
    Monica says:

    Monica, Florida “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 NIV

  15. 165
    SandyT/kc says:

    “Sing to The Lord for He has done glorious things; let this known to all the world.”

    Isaiah 12:5

  16. 166

    Susan, Greensburg, IN
    “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”
    1 Corinthians 16:13 NIV

  17. 167

    Cheryl, Coffeyville, KS

    “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” Rom. 15:4 NIV84

  18. 168
    April Jones says:

    April Jones, Springfield, IL
    “Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.” Psalms 116:7 NIV

  19. 169
    Donella Cooper says:

    Donella, Bakersfield
    Dear Children, Don’t Let Anyone Deceive You About This: When People Do What Is Right It Shows That They Are Righteous, Even As Christ Is Righteous.
    1 John 3:7 NLT

  20. 170
    Kira VanSteenkiste says:

    Kira, Ray, MI
    Colossians 3:13 NIV

    Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

  21. 171
    Laura Hamilton says:

    Laura, OFallon, MO: “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.” John 6:56

  22. 172
    Cindy Cannon says:

    Cindy Cannon, Otterville, IL
    For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
    2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)

  23. 173
    Bettie Tolar says:

    Pasadena, TX
    Philippians 2:13 NLT
    “For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey Him and the power to do what pleases Him.”

  24. 174
    Judy Mullins says:

    Psalms 37:7 NIV

    Be still and rest in The Lord.
    Wait for him and patiently lean yourself on Him.

  25. 175
    Vanessa Kornelsen says:

    Vanessa from Linköping, Sweden

    “Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.”

    Romans 8: 12+13 (NIV)

  26. 176
    Laurie Fryklund says:

    Laurie, Edmond

    Psalm 121:1 HCSV

    I raise my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from?

  27. 177
    dixie says:

    Dixie, Santa Monica, California

    Then I passed by you and watched you, noticing that you had reached the age for love.
    I spread my cloak over you and covered your nakedness. I swore a solemn oath to you and entered into a marriage covenant with you, declares the sovereign LORD, and

    y o u b e c a m e m i n e.

    Ezekiel 16:8 NET

  28. 178
    Tara from Springfield, MO says:

    The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.

    Exodus 14:14 (NIV)

  29. 179
    Connie Gochenaur says:

    Connie, Shipshewana, Search me, Oh God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Psalm 139:23 NIV

  30. 180
    Pamela Slifco says:

    Pamela of Shelby Twp MI

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

    Col 3:12 NIV

  31. 181
    Sara Cain says:

    Sara, Kennesaw, GA (Soon to be Ft. Worth). “She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:29 NASB

  32. 182
    Nicole says:

    Nicole from Chandler

    It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.

    Psalm 18:32 NIV84

  33. 183
    Charlene says:

    Charlene, Houston
    Be careful, then how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
    Ephesians 5:15-16 NIV

  34. 184
    Kristi S. says:

    Kristi Rogersville, TN
    Ephesians 6:18 NIV
    And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

  35. 185
    Wendy says:

    But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.
    1Cor 1:27 NAS

  36. 186
    Kristen says:

    Kristen, Marble, NC
    For I am the Lord Your God,
    who takes hold of your right hand and says to you,
    “Do not fear. I will help you.”
    Isaiah 41:13 NIV

  37. 187
    Rachel says:

    Rachel – Mt. Carmel, PA
    Job 19:25-27 – NIV
    I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes – I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me.

  38. 188
    Janet Jarmula says:

    Janet Jarmula Ronkonkoma, NY

    “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteouas right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NIV

  39. 189
    Mary Beth says:

    Mary Beth, St. Louis

    “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

  40. 190
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, from Carthage, TX

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

    Proverbs 29:11, ESV

  41. 191
    Kristin L says:

    Kristin, Panama City, FL

    “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst.But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

    1 Tim. 1:15-17 NIV

  42. 192
    Leigh says:

    Leigh,Montgomery: “The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him.” Psalm 37:23 NIV

  43. 193
    Kim Ray says:

    Kim from Tuscaloosa, AL:
    He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”
    Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

  44. 194
    Kim says:

    Kim from Bloomington, IL

    And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

    1 John 5:11 NLT

  45. 195
    Lisa Curtis says:

    Lisa Curtis
    Jackson, MO

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

  46. 196
    Sally says:

    Norfolk, VA

    Dear friend, listen well to my words; tune your ears to my voice. Keep my message in plain view at all times. Concentrate! Learn it by heart! Those who discover these words live, really live; body and soul, they’re bursting with health.

    Proverbs 4:20-22 The Message

  47. 197
    Kristi says:

    Kristi H.- Blair, WI

    And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
    1 Peter 5:10 NIV

  48. 198
    Stephanie, Luling, TX says:

    For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever. 2 Corinthians 4:17 NLT

  49. 199
    Beverly says:

    Beverly, Pearland, TX
    Deuteronomy 6:5 TNIV
    Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

  50. 200
    Jenny says:

    Jenny, Elida, OH “Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.” James 1:8 (NIV)

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