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. 201
    Carolyn Stutz says:

    Carolyn, Dover
    “My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
    Psalm 139:15,16 NIV

  2. 202
    Kellye Welch says:

    Kellye, Las Vegas, The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. Lamentations 3:25 (NLT)

  3. 203
    Grace says:

    Grace, Elida, OH “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive and your joy will be complete.” John 16:24 (NIV)

  4. 204
    Holly says:

    Holly Pratt, ks “How great you are, Sovereign Lord ! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears. (2 Samuel 7:22 NIV)

  5. 205
    Patrice, Midland, TX says:

    Deuteronomy 30:11 & 14 (NIV)

    “Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach….No, the word is very near you: it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.”

  6. 206
    Ginny Obergfell says:

    Ginny, Olean, NY

    Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

  7. 207
    Bonnie Sandoval says:

    Bonnie B. from Florence, Colorado

    “Guide me in Your Truth and teach me,
    for You are God my Savior,
    and my Hope is in You all Day long.”

    Ps. 25:5 NIV

  8. 208
    Carole Thomas says:

    Carole, Imperial, CA: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

  9. 209
    Jane Inman says:

    Jane, Kokomo, IN

    “‘But let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,’ declares the LORD.” Jeremiah 9:24 NAS

  10. 210
    Jennifer M. says:

    Jennifer M. Moore, OK~~ “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3 NIV

  11. 211
    Faith says:

    Houma, Louisiana

    All your children shall be taught by the Lord, And great shall be the peace of your children. (Isaiah 54:13 NKJV)

  12. 212
    Lindy says:

    Lindy – Scott, LA
    1 Corinthians 2:9 – However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God had prepared for those who love him”– (NIV)

  13. 213
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, St. Louis
    1 Peter 3:15 NIV But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect

  14. 214
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, West Des Moines, IA “You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.” 1 Peter 3:4 (NLT)

  15. 215
    Leslie says:

    Wisner, La.

    We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.

    Hebrews 6:19a

  16. 216
    Claudia Clark says:

    Claudia Clark, raeford, NC So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you. (1 Peter 5:6, 7 MSG)

  17. 217
    Jennifer O says:

    Jennifer O, Moore, Oklahoma

    There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: (Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV)

  18. 218
    Joan says:

    Joan, Carter Lake, IA
    You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal. (Isaiah 26:3, 4 NIV)

  19. 219
    Tanis says:

    Tanis, Terrace BC

    Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and have dinner with him, and he with Me. Revelation 3:20 HCSB

  20. 220
    Brittany says:

    Brittany, Griffin, GA “But He said to me,”My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 1 Corinthians 12:9

  21. 221
    Becky Curcio says:

    Becky Curcio

    Eldred, PA

    “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

    2 Timothy 2:15


  22. 222
    Meredith B says:

    Collierville TN

    “Let the will of The Lord be done”,
    Acts 21:13

  23. 223
    Barb says:

    Barb, Urbandale, IA Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops. James 5:17-18 (NIV84)

  24. 224
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer from Cullman, AL
    “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord Almighty. Zechariah 4:6

  25. 225
    Tara says:

    Tara, Loganville, GA
    I will live among you. I will not turn away from you. I will walk among you. I will be your God. And you will be my people. Leviticus 26:11-12 NIRV

  26. 226
    Chrissy Myal says:

    Chrissy, San Tan Valley Arizona

    “He has not despised or abhorred
    the affliction of the afflicted,
    and He has not hidden his face from (her)
    but He has heard, when (she) cried to Him.”
    Psalm 22:24 ESV

  27. 227
    Amy Dickerson says:

    Amy, Chattanooga, TN. You are my God, and I will praise You; You are my God, I will exalt You. Psalm 118:28, NKJV

  28. 228
    Cathy O'Neal, Orlando says:

    From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

    Gal. 6:17 ESV

  29. 229
    Ola Kabazzi says:

    Ola, Woodbridge – Keep from being angry. Turn away from anger. Don’t be upset. That only leads to evil. Psalm 37:8 (NIrV)

  30. 230
    Hilary says:

    Hilary, Columbus GA

    A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
    Proverbs 29:11 NIV

  31. 231
    Brittany says:

    Brittany, Griffin, GA “But He said to me,”My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

  32. 232
    Janice says:

    Janice, Harrison,
    ” Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” Luke 17: 3-4. ESV

  33. 233
    Linda Baron says:

    Linda Bend, OR
    Isaiah 26:3 NKJV
    He will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You.

  34. 234
    Elizabeth Mesa says:

    Elizabeth, Gilbert, AZ
    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NIV

  35. 235
    Crissy Wright says:

    Crissy Wright, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (Ephesians 4:30 NET)

  36. 236

    Anita; Purcellville, VA

    As for man, his days are like grass,
    he flourishes like a flower of the field;
    the wind blows over it and it is gone,
    and its place remembers it no more.

    Psalms 103:15-16 NIV84

  37. 237
    Eniola says:

    Eniola, Lagos Nigeria

    The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”

    Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV

  38. 238
    Gail Dorn says:

    Gail Dorn San Antonino, TX

    And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how deeply God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
    Romans 5:5. (NLT)

  39. 239
    Janice, Birmingham, AL says:

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

  40. 240
    Jennifer Craven says:

    Jennifer Craven in Winston-Salem, NC

    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

  41. 241
    Sharon says:


    Lakeway, TX

    O LORD, do not forsake me, be not far from me, O my God.
    Psalm 38:21

  42. 242
    Paula says:

    Paula, O’Fallon. To You, O God of my father, I render thanks and praise, for You have given me wisdom and might; and You have now made known to me what we requested of You, for You have made known the king’s matter to us. Daniel 2:23 RcV

  43. 243
    Rachel says:

    Rachel Owasso, OK
    1 Samuel 15:29 NIV

    “He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”

  44. 244
    Cathy says:

    Cathy, Dallas
    Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. ESV

  45. 245
    Sarah Miller says:

    Sarah Miller. New Palestine, IN
    The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17 NIV)

  46. 246
    Jeri Fyock says:

    Jeri from Creston, IA

    Give thanks to The Lord of lords: His love endures forever. Psalm 136:3. NIV

  47. 247
    Diane Hotchkiss says:

    Diane, Cypress, TX
    Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Cor. 4:16-17 NIV

  48. 248
    Sandy says:

    Sandy E. from Kansas City, Missouri: 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. 249
    Betsy Roberts says:

    This is exactly where my train of thought was headed … and I’ve selected the same verse 🙂

    Betsy Roberts

    Antwerp, OH

    ” 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

  50. 250
    Margaret says:

    Margaret, Coeur D Alene, ID

    Where can I go from Your Spirit?
    Or where can I flee from Your presence?
    Ps. 139:7 NKJV

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