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. 3951
    Anne Peacock says:

    Atlanta, GA

    Pray Continuously!
    1 Thessalonians 5:17 NIV

  2. 3952
    Amy says:

    Amy, Washington DC: “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV

  3. 3953
    Laura Abbott says:

    Laura Abbott, Georgetown, TX
    Psalm 118:24 NASB
    This is the day the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it.

  4. 3954
    Vicki @ Corpus Christi says:

    1 Corinthians 1:30 NKJV
    But of Him you are in Christ Jesus,
    who became for us wisdom from God
    —and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—

  5. 3955
    Amanda says:

    Amanda The Colony, TX
    Corinthians 13:7
    Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

  6. 3956
    Marie says:

    Marie; Manchester, ME
    “But the Lord still waits for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those how wait for him to help them.” Isaiah 30:18 (NLT)

  7. 3957
    Meredith Stair says:

    Meredith, Lubbock, TX

    “For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel- not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.”
    -! Corinthians 1:17

  8. 3958
    Gayle Litteral says:

    Gayle, Dodgeville, IL

    “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:36-37 NIV

  9. 3959
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Webb City, MO

    “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds, and to put on the new self created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.’

    Ephesians 4:22-24 NIV

  10. 3960
    Paige Patterson says:

    Paige, DeWitt, AR

    “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.”
    –Proverbs 12:15 (ESV)

  11. 3961
    Jennifer T says:

    Jennifer, Fairfax VA

    It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    1 Corinthians 13:7

  12. 3962
    Carla Rybolt says:

    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)

  13. 3963
    Donna says:

    Donna, Springfield, MO

    From the fullness of his grace, we have all received one blessing after another.

    John 1:16 NIV

  14. 3964
    Lezlie Steiner Eagan, MN says:

    “A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.” Ecc. 3:4 (NIV)

  15. 3965
    Sarah Young 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.”
    1 Corinthians 1:27 NIV

  16. 3966
    Gracie, Argyle, TX says:

    For if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe with your heart that God saved us from death, you will be saved. For with your mouth you confess and are justified and with your heart that you profess and are saved.
    Romans 10: 9-10

  17. 3967
    Katera McMillan says:

    Katera, Kentwood, LA

    Jesus said to her. “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me though he may die, he shall live and whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” She said to Him, “Yes Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” John 11: 25-27 NKJV

  18. 3968
    Marcy T. says:

    Marcy T.
    Euless, TX.

    James 1:4 (NIV)

    Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

  19. 3969
    Joretta Gorman says:

    Deut. 8:16, NRS
    “In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do good for you in the end.”

    Thank you for reminding us in your “Wednesdays with Beth” recently that a good humbling is a blessing! He loves us enough to chastise His beloved children, just as we correct our own children for their benefit.

  20. 3970
    Lynda says:

    Lynda from Hot Springs Village, AR

    I have treasured Your word in my heart so that I may not sin against You.

    Psm. 119:11. HSCB

  21. 3971
    michelle says:

    michelle hamburg pa
    Colossians 3:2 amp
    And set your minds and keep them set on what is above
    [the higher things],not on the things that are on the earth.

  22. 3972
    Christi Hudson says:

    Christi, Newnan, GA

    Colossians 3:23
    Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

  23. 3973
    Barbara A. Davis says:

    Bless are the peacemakers, for they will be called
    Sons of God.

    Matthew 5:9

  24. 3974
    Carissa says:

    Mound City, KS

    No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

    I Cor 10:13

  25. 3975
    Angie Keeting says:

    Angie, Lee’s Summit,
    Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands. 1 Peter 3:4-5 NIV

  26. 3976
    Cindy says:

    Cindy from Wisconsin.

    Colossians 3:23, NIV

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.

  27. 3977
    Brenda says:

    Brenda from Southern Maryland
    1 Corinthians 1:27 ESV
    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

  28. 3978
    Pat says:

    But I trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in Your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, for He has been good to me.
    Psalm 13:5-6 NIV (84)

    Crawfordsville, IN

  29. 3979
    Missy Eury says:

    Missy from Lake Placid, FL
    Proverbs 19:3 (NLT)
    People ruin their lives by their own foolishness
    and then are angry at the Lord.

  30. 3980
    TANYA says:

    Tanya, West Monroe, LA. Ezekiel 36:25-27 NIV
    25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my law.

  31. 3981
    Anita Livingston says:

    John 11:25,26 TEV

    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me will live, even though they die; and those who live and believe in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

  32. 3982
    Lauren Mendoza says:

    Lauren, Cypress CA

    Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.
    Psalm 107:19-20; ESV.

  33. 3983
    Kristy says:

    Kristy from Amarillo
    “Do you not know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were buried therefore with Him by baptism unto death, in order that just as Christ was raised from he dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with Him in a death like His, we shall certainly be united with Him in a resurrection like His.”

    Romans 6:3-5 ESV

  34. 3984
    Emma says:

    Emma – Adelaide, South Australia
    “Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.”
    Hebrews 12:1-2 NLT

  35. 3985
    Karen says:

    Karen, Redmond

    “Everything is permissible” – but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible” – but not everything is constructive. 1 Corinthians 10:23 NIV

  36. 3986
    Laura says:

    Cairns (Australia)
    The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
    James 5:16b

  37. 3987
    Erin Sheldon says:

    Erin Sheldon
    Savannah, GA
    “Put on all God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.”
    Ephesians 6:11

  38. 3988
    Sharon Krall says:

    John 1:16 NIV

    From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.

  39. 3989
    Kelly Gregory says:

    Kelly from Laurens, SC

    “He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.”

    Psalm 91:4 (New Living Translation)

  40. 3990
    Janet Reeves says:

    Janet – Columbus, GA: “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” -Proverbs 16:24, NKJV

  41. 3991
    M'Lissa says:

    Keller, TX Romans 3:17-18 (ESV)

    “And the way of peace they have not known.
    There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

  42. 3992
    Cami says:

    Cami, Murray, KY

    because judgement without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgement. James 2:13 NIV

  43. 3993
    Jan Kalne says:

    Jan, Littleton CO

    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NIV)

  44. 3994
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Asheville, NC Nehemiah 8:10b NLT “The joy of the Lord is your strength!”

  45. 3995
    Jennifer Kelley says:

    You, God, are my God,
    earnestly I seek you;
    I thirst for you,
    my whole being longs for you,
    in a dry and parched land
    where there is no water. Psalm 63:1NIV

    Jennifer, Whitewright,TX

  46. 3996
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda, Westport, Kentucky

    I missed one so I have two this time.

    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:29 NIV

    What then, shall we say in response to this? If god is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:30 NIV

  47. 3997
    Peggy Gandy says:

    Peggy, Waynesboro, Ms
    The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; he will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, ‘Destroy!’ Deuteronomy 33:27 KJV

  48. 3998
    Natalie from Lexington, KY says:

    She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25 NIV

  49. 3999
    Sandy says:

    Sandy – Portland, Tn

    “Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.”

    2Corinthians 7:1

  50. 4000
    Louise Stenner says:

    I waited patiently for The Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit,out of the mud and mire, he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in The Lord. Ps 40:1-3

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