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. 4001
    Katie Smith says:

    It is not fancy hair, gold jewelry, or fine clothes, that should make you beautiful.
    1 Peter 3:3 NIV

  2. 4002
    Jan Taylor says:

    Jan. Louisville, KY
    Proverbs 12:15-16. NIV. “The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.”

  3. 4003
    Mimi of Six in Al. says:

    James 1:5
    New International Version (NIV)
    5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

  4. 4004
    Donna Damgaard says:

    For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

    Isaiah 55: 8-9 NIV

  5. 4005
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Appleton, WI

    And you will know that I am the Lord your God.

    Exodus 6:7, NLT

  6. 4006
    Stacy Blalock says:

    Stacy from McDonough, GA
    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. 2 Corinthians 7:1 NIV

  7. 4007
    Delta Ryan says:

    Delta from Lakeland, Florida

    Psalm 34:18

    The Message (MSG)

    18 If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there;
    if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath

  8. 4008
    brandie says:

    Brandie, Kearney NE:

    (I’m sticking with the same verse as last time; I just need more time with it…)

    “I have strength for all things in Christ who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses inner strength to me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].” Phil 4:13, AMP

  9. 4009
    Debbie Laureen says:

    Debbie Laureen, New Port Richey, FL
    ” Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.” Psalm 62:8 NIV

  10. 4010
    Traci says:

    Traci from chandler Arizona

    Matthew 22:37,39
    37. Jesus replied: you must love The Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength. 39 a second is equally important; Love your neighbor as yourself. (NLT)

  11. 4011
    Nichole says:

    Nichole, Eagle River, AK

    “I have chosen you and not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.” Is. 41:9-10 NIV

  12. 4012
    Mary Alice Dulweber says:

    Mary Alice
    Dallas, Tx

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

    Galatians 6:17 NIV

  13. 4013
    Nellie McClung says:

    Nellie, Hudson NC

    Mark 11:25 NLT

    But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.

  14. 4014
    Laura Berg in Carlsbad says:

    Laura Berg in Carlsbad, CA

    “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”
    Romans 10:9-10

  15. 4015
    Tanya says:

    from Lorton, VA
    Philippians 4:6
    Do not be anxious about anything but in everything through prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (NIV)

  16. 4016
    Brigette Brock says:

    Brigette Brock
    Morehead, Ky

    Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is- his good, pleasing and perfect will.
    Romans 12:2

  17. 4017
    Patti says:

    Patti, Roxboro, NC
    “The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.” Exodus 14:14, Amplified

  18. 4018
    sarah birmingham says:

    Sarah, Lambertville, MI

    Luke 23:34 (NIV)

    Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing…..

    I have been studying! Just no time to enter online 🙂

  19. 4019
    Natalie Simmons says:

    Love is patient and kind;love does not envey or boast; it is not arrogant of rude
    1 Corinthians 3:4 ESV

  20. 4020
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Austin, Tx
    Mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance.
    Jude 1:2 NIV

  21. 4021
    Julie says:

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

  22. 4022
    Julie Dunn says:

    Children obey your parents in The Lord, for this is right. Ephesians 6:1

  23. 4023
    Kristina Fure says:

    “You must be holy because I, The Lord, am holy. I have set you apart from all other people to be my very own.” Leviticus 20:26 NLT

  24. 4024
    Gayle, Parrish, Fl says:

    Revelation 3:20

    Here I am! I stand at the door and knowck. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him and he with me.

  25. 4025
    Gayle, Parrish, Fl says:

    Revelation 3:20

    Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him and he with me.

  26. 4026
    Cindy says:

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

    16 Be joyful always; 17 pray continually; 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.


  27. 4027
    Carol Wilson says:

    Carol Wilson
    Choctaw, OK

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

  28. 4028
    liz says:

    Psalm 141:3 NLT
    Take control of what I say, O Lord,
    and guard my lips.
    gladstone or

  29. 4029
    Jacque says:

    Colossians 3:12-13 “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, cloth yourself with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another; if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else, just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others.”
    NET Bible

  30. 4030
    Michaelene says:

    Michaelene – Loganville, GA

    “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)

  31. 4031
    Cassie says:

    Cassie, trafalgar, IN
    When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2

  32. 4032
    Janie, Sarah and Anna Phillips says:

    Janie, Sarah and Anna Phillips
    Bartlesville, Oklahoma
    Matthew 24:12-13 NIV
    Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

  33. 4033
    Turkesshia Moore says:

    Turkesshia, Greensboro

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord, not for men. Colossians 3:23, NLT

  34. 4034
    Brenda Wagner says:

    Brenda from Alpharetta, GA

    When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.
    Proverbs 10:19 NIV

  35. 4035
    Carrie Dietrich says:

    Carrie, Indiana
    Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe (in Him) so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 HCSB

  36. 4036
    Erin says:

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

  37. 4037

    Hannah, Lake Charles, LA

    But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

    Matthew 6:33-34 NIV

  38. 4038
    Merredith says:

    Merredith, Champaign. “be still and know that I am God!” psalm 46:10 ESV. Other versions include Relax, Let Go and Cease Striving (NASB)

  39. 4039
    Marilyn Moore says:

    I Timothy 2:5 NIV For there is one God and one mediator between God and Mankind, the Man, Christ Jesus.

  40. 4040
    Abby says:

    Abby, St. Louis
    For our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:29 NKJV

  41. 4041
    Deborah Davis says:

    Deborah Davis
    Elgin, Texas

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 (NIV)

  42. 4042
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, St. Augustine, FL

    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 (NIV)

  43. 4043
    Amanda Gibson (Olive Branch , MS) says:

    “It is not fancy hair, gold jewelry, or fine clothes that should make you beautiful. No, your beauty should come from within you – the beauty of a quiet and gentle spirit that will never be destroyed and is very precious to God.”

    I Peter 3:3-4 (The New Century Version)

  44. 4044
    Lori Todd says:

    Lori, San Angelo, Tx

    Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
    Proverbs 4:23 NIV

  45. 4045
    Heather Rattray says:

    Heather, Louisville, KY
    My soul is satisfied with a rich feast, and my mouth praises you with joyful lips when I think of you on my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night
    Psalm 63:5-6

  46. 4046
    Almut says:

    Almut, London, Great Britain

    I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope. (ESV)

    Psalm 130,5

  47. 4047
    Barbara Ball says:

    Barbara, Summerville, SC
    Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God. But you don’t listen because you don’t belong to God.” (John 8:47 NLT)

  48. 4048
    Leslie from Wilmington says:

    Proverbs 3:13 Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding. NIV

  49. 4049
    Lori Tilghman says:

    “Be merciful to me, O Go, be merciful to me: for my soul trusts in You: yes, in the shadow of your wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be over.”
    Psalms 57:1 American KJV

  50. 4050
    Judy Carroll says:

    Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep
    Romans 12:15 NAS

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