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. 3601
    Judy says:

    Judy, Virginia Psalm 27:14 “Wait for the Lord;
 be strong, and let your heart take courage; 
wait for the Lord!”

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    Tina Harlow says:

    West Monroe, LA:

    “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.”

    John 15:7 NIV

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    Charleen Beasley says:

    Charleen, Nashville, April 1, 2013 “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” (Matthew 28:6 NIV)

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    Judith Coates says:

    Judith, Orillia, Canada

    How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
    They cannot be numbered!
    Ps. 139:17 (NLT)

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    Debbie Hill says:

    Debbie, Auckland NZ
    Isaiah 40:31 NKJV
    But those who wait on the Lord
    Shall renew their strength;
    They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
    They shall run and not be weary,
    They shall walk and not faint.

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    Michele says:

    Michele, Huntington 2Peter 1:5-8 For this very reason make every effort to add to your faith goodness and to goodness knowledge and tonight ledge self control and to self control perseverance and to perserverance godliness and to godliness brotherly kindness and to brotherly kindness love. For if you possess these qualities inincreasing measure they will keep you from being effective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. NIV

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    Melissa from Easley, SC says:

    You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
    Romans 5:6 NIV

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    Diane Brock says:

    Diane, Corbin, KY
    What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 ESV)

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    Jeanie says:


    “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8 NIV

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    Amy Lee says:

    Amy Lee, Charleston, SC

    and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be sef-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

    Titus 2:4,5 ESV

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    Amy says:

    Amy, Eagle, Idaho
    Yet The Lord longs to be gracious to you. Therefore, He will rise up to show you compassion. For The Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him.
    Isaiah 30:18

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    Vivian says:

    Birmingham, Alabama

    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

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    Sara says:

    Sara, Prairie Village, KS – “O Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.” Psalm 84:12 (NIV).

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    Nedrea Haley says:

    Nedrea Haley from Hoover, Alabama

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

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    Karla says:

    Karla, Sheboygan, WI
    (memorizing Colossians)

    “(22b)…in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, (23)if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.
    (24)Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church…”

    Colossians 1:22b-24 (ESV)

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    amy ga says:

    Philippians 4:8
    English Standard Version (ESV)
    8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

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    Fynette Rooker says:

    When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7 NIV

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    Erin says:

    Erin, Denver: Deuteronomy 31:6(NIV)

    Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

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    April says:

    April, Lake Charles,LA

    The LORD appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have drawn you with lovingkindness.” ~Jer. 31:3 (NASB)

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    Eva Chancy says:

    Eva Chancy, Derby KS

    And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
    Galatians 6:9 KJV

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    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Los Angeles

    I Corinthians 13:2 NASB
    If I have the gift of prophesy and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

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    Aimee, Tolono says:

    “The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.” Habakkuk 3:19 NIV

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    Jennifer P. says:

    Jennifer P., Houston, RD

    So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

    1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV

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    Deborah says:

    Deborah, Nashville TN

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

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    Liz says:

    Liz, Costa Mesa, CA

    Rejoice always;
    pray without ceasing;
    in everything give thanks;
    for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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    Kim Dyck says:

    Kim Dyck, Saskatoon, Sk. Canada

    Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 (NIV study bible)

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    Lacey Stewart says:

    Lacey Katy Tx
    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 of my weaknesses so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
    2 Cor 12:19 ESV

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    Sherri Moore says:

    Sherri Moore, Pueblo West,CO
    1 Cor 10:31 NIV
    So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

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    Rosemary says:

    Rosemary Huneycutt forney,tx Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight. O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 Kjv. (sorry i’m late having a Major family crisis)

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    Karon says:

    Karon from Canton, NC

    But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
    Romans 8:37 NASB

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    Jennifer Pearson says:

    Jennifer Pearson: Nesbit, MS

    “My son, do not lose sight of these- keep sound wisdom and discretion,
    and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck.
    Then you will walk on your way securely, and your foot will not stumble.”

    Proverbs 3-21:23 (ESV)

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    Linda Kern says:

    Romans 8:7 (NIV) “the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.”

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    Michaela says:

    Michaela, overland park KS
    Because of the Lord ’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22, 23 NIV)

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    lisa roup says:

    Then Jesus declared, Iam the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:36 niv

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    loriAngela says:

    LoriAngela Chilliwack, BC, Canada
    Rejoice in The Lord always;again I say rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is. Near. Do not worry about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4:4-7. NRSV

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    Jo says:

    Fremont, CA
    Ephesians 3:20. NIV
    “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”

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    Barb T. says:

    PS 31:1a
    In you, O Lord, I put my trust.

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    Stacy, Spring Tx says:

    Romans 12:12 (NIV)

    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

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    Janet says:

    Janet Lescalleet
    Murphy, NC

    For the month of April

    Janet Lescalleet
    Murphy, NC

    James 1:22-27
    But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
     If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

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    KariAnn Lessner, Houston, Texas
    “Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

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    Ashley says:

    Calgary ab

    Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
    Psalm 51:10

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    Jenea King says:

    Jenea – Houston, TX
    Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8 NASB)

  43. 3643
    Sara says:

    Sara, garden City KS:
    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10 NIV)

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    Esther Walker says:

    Esther, Alburquerque, Spain
    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

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    Kimberly says:

    11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.- Philippians 4:11-12 NASV

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    Paige Whitaker says:

    Paige Whitaker, Indianapolis

    He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. (Psalms 23:3 ESV)

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    sandi in Asheville, NC says:

    Ephesians 2:8-9 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves–it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.”

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    MaryJo Thomas says:

    MaryJo, Indianapolis
    Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:10 (NLV)

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    Mary says:

    Mary ~ Woodway, TX
    “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”
    Psalm 46:10 NLT

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    Lisa Smith says:

    Lisa, Nederland, Tx
    The Lord is faithful to all his promises
    and loving to all he has made.
    Psalms 145:13, NIV

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