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. 301
    Helen Wall says:

    Crystal City, Manitoba. Canada

    1 John 1:7 (ESV)
    But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

  2. 302
    Patty B says:

    Patty B, Marysville, OH
    1 Peter 5:5 (NIV) In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”

  3. 303
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Katy, And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19 NIV)

  4. 304
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Eugene, OR

    “I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from my fears.”

    Psalm 34:4 (ESV)

  5. 305
    Alison Austin says:

    Alison from Southport, NC. “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Col. 3:13. NIV.

  6. 306
    Peggy Davis says:

    Peggy, Corpus Christi, TX

    I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (ESV)

  7. 307
    Katie Euken says:

    Katie Euken
    Muscatine, IA

    “The Lord gives His people strength;
    the Lord blesses His people with peace.” Psalm 29:11 HCSB

  8. 308
    Cathi says:

    The Woodlands, TX

    “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

  9. 309
    Margie by the Sea says:

    Psalm 105:4 (NIV)

    Look to the Lord and his strength;
    seek his face always.

    Hilton Head Island, SC

  10. 310
    Barb Brown says:

    Barbara from Wetumpka, AL
    For I am not the least bit embarrassed about the gospel. I won’t shy away from it, because it is God’s power to save every person who believes…
    Romans 1:16
    The Voice

  11. 311
    Sara R. says:

    Sara R., Slidell,LA::
    “…in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” (Romans 8:4 ESV)

  12. 312
    Sally Denton says:

    Sally Denton, Muskogee Prov. 9:8 Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you. Rebuke the wise and they will love you for it.

  13. 313
    Sharon Hardin says:

    Sharon, Florien: I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. Johb 8: 12 (NIV)

  14. 314
    Connie says:

    Greene, IA

    For all that exists originates in Him, comes through Him and is moving toward Him; so give Him the glory forever!

    Romans 11:36
    The Voice

  15. 315
    Susan says:

    Susan, Fort Worth,TX

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

  16. 316
    Lynne J. says:

    Lynne J., Gainesville VA
    For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
    Deuteronomy 8:7 KJV

  17. 317
    Lisa Friedrichs says:

    Lisa, Frisco Tx- Never stop praying. (1 Thessalonians 5:17 NLT)

  18. 318
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Grants Pass OR. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. 2 Corinthians 4:4, NLT

  19. 319
    Selena says:

    Selena – Albany, GA

    I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king. – Daniel 2:23

    (Memorizing this from the Daniel Bible study.)

  20. 320
    Shiffra says:

    Shiffra Vicksburg, MI

    “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

  21. 321
    Amanda Redding says:

    Amanda – Plano, TX

    14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. – Ephesians 3:14-18

  22. 322
    Susan N says:

    Birmingham, AL
    In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:6 ESV

  23. 323
    Claire says:

    Claire, Arab, AL
    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

  24. 324
    Marsha Buergler says:

    Marsha Fort Smith

    Heb. 13:21
    May he carry out in you what is pleasing to him through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

  25. 325
    Rosemary says:

    Castle Pines, Co: “Go ye therefore unto all nations-baptising them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost.”

    Matthew 28:19 (K.J.)

  26. 326
    Tracy Chapman says:

    Tracy – Andice, TX

    “Let all that you do be done in love.”

    1 Corinthians 16:14 NASB

  27. 327
    Kari Dobbs says:

    Kari, Frisco, TX
    “Go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone.”
    Mark 16:15

  28. 328
    Jo Ann says:

    Jo Ann, Philadelphia. “Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice, And be gracious to me and answer me.” Ps. 27:7 NASB

  29. 329
    Tillie says:

    Tillie, Spring Branch, TX

    “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, ”

    2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV)

  30. 330
    Joy says:

    Joy, Sutherland, VA
    I love those who love me; and those that seek me diligently shall find me. Proverbs 8:17 NKJV

  31. 331
    Jan Horne says:

    Jan Horne, Bossier City, LA

    Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

    2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)

  32. 332
    Jennifer Roberson says:

    Jennifer, Tomball, TX “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” I Cor 15:57 NIV

  33. 333
    Anne B. says:

    Anne from Hot Springs, AR:

    “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, …”
    (Philippians 2:12 ESV)

  34. 334
    Sarah from Columbus, IN says:

    “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. (Matthew 7:1 NIV)

  35. 335
    Kim says:

    Kim; Warren, ME: And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12 ESV

  36. 336
    Nancy says:

    Nancy Keeton from Knoxville, TN

    I am still confident of this:
    I will see the goodness of the Lord
    in the land of the living.

    Wait for the Lord:
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.

    Psalm 27: 13-14 NIV

  37. 337
    Patrice Krimpelbein says:

    Patrice, Elm Grove, WI

    Psalm 91:4
    He will cover you with His wings; you will be safe in His care; His faithfulness will protect and defend you.
    Good News Bible

  38. 338
    Caitlin says:

    Caitlin, McKinney, TX
    “Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8, NLT

  39. 339
    Karen says:

    Karen, Westminster, MD

    The plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations.
    Psalm 33:11 NIV

  40. 340
    Bridgette King says:

    Bridgette, Rockwall, TX: My God will meet all my needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (NIV)

  41. 341

    “I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him.
    He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.”

    Psalms 62:1-2 NLT

  42. 342
    Jaclyn says:

    Jaclyn, Houston. “Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered.” Psalm 105:4-5, ESV

  43. 343
    Joy French says:

    Joy – Georgetown, TX… “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is Gods will for you in Christ Jesus.” NIV
    Please pray for our family and 23 year old daughter-in-law Jaime – Our son died in a car accident on 3/23.

    • 343.1
      Leigh says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son. Please know that I’m praying for you, your family and your dear daughter-in-law. May you feel the arms of the LORD wrapped around you bringing comfort and peace that transcends all understanding.

    • 343.2
      Julie says:

      Praying TRUTH for you and your family Joy! Our hearts break for you…
      “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…..Because you are precious in my eyes,and honored, and I love you” Is 43:1-2,4

  44. 344
    Natalie says:

    Houston, TX

    “Learn to savor how good the Lord is; happy are those who take refuge in him.”
    Psalms 34:9 NAB

  45. 345
    Deidra says:

    Deidra – Waynesboro
    Philippians 2:9-11 NKJV
    9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and has given Him a name which is above every name,
    10 that at the name of Jesus every name should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on the earth, and of those under the earth,
    11 and that every tongue shoud confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

  46. 346
    Brenda says:

    Brenda, Collinston
    So He will do to me whatever He has planned. He controls my destiny. Job 23:14 NLT

  47. 347
    Melinda says:

    Melinda in San Antonio

    “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”

    Jeremiah 32:27 NIV

  48. 348
    Beth S. says:

    Beth S. Coon Rapids, MN

    So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.

    Matthew 28:8 NIV

  49. 349
    Delores O. says:

    Delores O.
    Lake Stevens, WA
    So remember this and keep it firmly in mind: the LORD is God both in heaven and on earth, and there is no other.
    Deut. 4:39 NLT

  50. 350
    Lisa Halloran says:

    Lisa H form Denver
    Isaiah 41.10 NIV
    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 righteous right hand.

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