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. 251
    Christie P says:

    Christie, Gadsden, Psalm 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

  2. 252
    Kathy Bryson says:

    Kathy Bryson
    Albuquerque, NM

    Ephesians 3:16-21 NIV 84
    I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

  3. 253
    bigsis says:

    “…Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’ ”
    John 19b (NIV’84)

    St.Louis, MO

  4. 254
    mariel says:

    Wake Forest, NC
    A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. Proverbs 29:11 esv

    (had another verse in mind but this one said “shut up and pray” even better!) 🙂

  5. 255
    Patty from Naperville says:

    “I command you – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9. NLT

  6. 256
    Lydia Patterson says:

    Lydia Patterson
    Andalusia, Alabama

    “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

  7. 257
    Cherilyn says:

    Cherilyn, Colfax NC
    “It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs.” 1 Corinthians 13:5 NIV

  8. 258
    Christine Bennett says:

    Christine, Stephens City, Proverbs 29:11 ESV ~~ A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

  9. 259
    Lindsay says:

    Lindsay, Evanston, IL

    “The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.” Proverbs 29:25 (ESV)

  10. 260
    Lindsey Crawford says:

    Lindsey from Dubach, La…But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. (Matthew 15:18 NIV)

  11. 261
    Janice says:

    Janice, Arkansas 2 Cor 3:5 NIV

    Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.

  12. 262
    Ramona says:

    We live by faith, not by sight.
    2 Corinthians 5:7, NIV

  13. 263
    Diera Smith says:

    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
    Romans 12:12 NIV

  14. 264
    Kerry says:

    Kerry, Nederland, Texas
    Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them, pray that God will bless them.
    Romans 12:14

  15. 265
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Lewiston, Idaho “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)

  16. 266
    Ellen Hollenshead says:

    Ellen, Albuquerque. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1 Peter 1:3 (NIV)

  17. 267
    Meryl says:

    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)

  18. 268
    Michaela P says:

    Michaela, Gadsden, Psalm 12:15 the way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

  19. 269
    Ginger Resta says:

    The Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you.” 1 Chron 28:9 – NIV

  20. 270
    Karen says:

    Karen Stark
    Tallahassee, FL

    Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thes. 5:16-18 NIV

  21. 271
    Jaime from Baton Rouge, La says:

    John 15:5 (NIV)
    “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.”

  22. 272
    Emily Davis says:

    Emily – Loveland, CO – “Who is wise? Let him understand these things. Who is prudent? Let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right; The righteous walk in them, But transgressors stumble in them.” Hosea 14:9 (NKJ)

  23. 273
    Deb Davis says:

    Deb – Loveland, CO – “To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:19 (NKJ)

  24. 274
    Debby says:

    Debby from Akron, Ohio
    “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 NIV84

  25. 275
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, SCF WI “But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.” I Thess 2:4 KJV

  26. 276
    Andrea Porter says:

    Andrea, Pottstown

    Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. NIV

  27. 277
    Laura says:

    Laura, Clay Center, KS

    Colossians 3:13 (ESV)

    bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgive you, so you also must forgive.

  28. 278
    Dee Dee says:

    Dee Dee Fernandina Beach, Fla
    You have been traveling around this mountain country long enough. Turn northward. Deuteronomy 2:3 ESV

  29. 279
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Coupeville

    For by You I can run upon a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall. As for God, His way is blameless; the word of the Lord is tried; He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him. For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God, the God who girds me with strength and makes my way blameless? He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, and sets me upon my high places. He trains my hands for battle, sot hat my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, and Your right hand upholds me, and Your gentleness makes me great.

    Psalm 18: 29-36; NASB

  30. 280
    Sandy from Pensacola, FL says:

    “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 (NIV)

  31. 281
    Margaret says:

    Margaret from The Villages, FL
    “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.””
    Isaiah 30:21 – NIV

  32. 282
    La Chiel says:

    La Chiel from Portland
    Therefore, Gods chosen ones, holy and loved, put on
    Heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness
    And peace. NASB Col 3:12

  33. 283
    Terese from Warren Mi says:

    Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you. Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT

  34. 284
    Cherise says:

    Cherise, Cheyenne, WY: “But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.”
    Micah 7:7 (ESV)

  35. 285
    traci says:

    Traci. Vadnais Heights, MN
    Psalm 18:1 NIV
    “I love you, O Lord, my strength.”

  36. 286
    Kay Greivenkamp says:

    Kay Tucson, AZ
    Proverbs 4:23 NIV
    “Above all else guard your heart for everything you do flows from it.”

  37. 287
    Amy says:

    Amy, Tyler, TX
    Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.
    James 3:1-2 NIV

  38. 288
    Shannon says:

    Shannon, Starkville, MS

    Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord,the Lord himself is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. Isaiah 12:2 NIV

  39. 289
    Melanie Toups says:

    Melanie Toups
    Bridge City, TX

    The righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever. — Psalm 37:29 NASB

  40. 290
    Carmen, Knoxville says:

    “Trust in the Lord and do good…..”
    Psalm 37:3 NIV

  41. 291
    Jennifer Officer says:

    Jennifer from Livingston, TN “…and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 ESV

  42. 292
    Michelle says:

    Michelle ~ Watkinsville

    I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, on Him I (confidently) trust!

    Psalm 91:2 (AMP)

  43. 293
    Rebecca Harrison says:

    Rebecca, Greenville, SC
    You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
    Psalm 139:2 NIV

  44. 294
    AnnaKristinaKY says:

    Anna Kristina from Wilmore
    2 Corinthians 3:5 NLT
    It is not that we think we are qualified
    To do anything on our own.
    Our qualification comes from God.

  45. 295
    Kenin From Greenwood Village, CO says:

    “12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

    Colossians 3:12-13 | NIV ( I memorized verse 12 last week & I am memorizing verse 13 this week)

  46. 296
    Donna, Miami, FL says:

    Nothing is impossible with God. Luke 1:37 NIV

  47. 297
    Hayley says:

    Hayley – Seymour, TX – “Where do the conflicts and shere do the quarrels among you come from? Is it not from this, from your passions that battle inside you? You desire and you do not have; you murder and envy and cannot obtain; you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask; you ask and do not receive because you ask wrongly, so you can spend it on your passions.” James 4:1-3 (NET)

  48. 298
    Michele says:

    Michele, Oakdale, ca The mind set on flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6 NASB

  49. 299
    Chris M says:

    Chris, Seattle, WA

    2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV
    All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

  50. 300
    Sara says:

    Sara, Sioux City, IA
    My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. ~Psalm 139:15 NKJV

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