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. 4051
    Amber says:

    Amber from Manor, Texas: Rejoice always. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 NIV

  2. 4052
    Tracee says:

    Tracee, Morristown, TN

    You, Lord, are the one I praise. So heal me and rescue me! Then I will be completely well and perfectly safe.

    Jeremiah 17:14 CEV

  3. 4053
    Hannah says:

    Hannah, Knoxville. He reached down from Heaven and took hold of me; He pulled me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my distress, but The Lord was my support. He brought me out to a spacious place; He rescued me because He delighted in me. Psalm 18:16-19 (HCSB)

  4. 4054
    Anna Scantlan says:

    Anna, Sullivan.
    “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

  5. 4055
    Renada says:

    Renada Sedalia, co.
    A fool thinks he needs no advice, a wise man listens to others.
    Proverbs 12:15 the living bible

  6. 4056
    Cara Dorn says:

    Cara, Oswego. Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back. Proverbs 29:11, NLT

  7. 4057
    Denise says:

    Hernando Beach, FL
    Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Isaiah 58:6 NIV

  8. 4058
    Sally Reed says:

    2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV
    If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

  9. 4059
    Mel Ahart says:

    Mel Ahart
    Springdale, AR
    Hebrews 4:16
    Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
    Hebrews 4:16 ESV

  10. 4060
    Karen says:

    Karen Todd
    Beech island, sc

    Psalm 96:2, NIV
    Sing to The Lord, praise His name proclaim His salvation day after day.

  11. 4061
    Georgia Fulenwider 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 63:1 NIV

  12. 4062
    Rose Penrose says:

    Rose from Kansas City, MO

    Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

  13. 4063
    Catherine S says:

    Catherine ~ Grants Pass, OR
    “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 NIV

  14. 4064
    Diana says:

    Diana, Temple City, CA
    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.”2 Corinthians 1:3 (NKJV)

  15. 4065
    Dana OKeefe says:

    Dana Pace, FL
    Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. Revelation 2:5 NIV

  16. 4066
    Leslie says:

    Milton, GA
    Psalm 28:6-7 (New Living Translation)

    Praise the Lord!
    For he has heard my cry for mercy.
    The Lord is my strength and shield.
    I trust him with all my heart.
    He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.
    I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.

  17. 4067
    Michele says:

    Michele in Hollister, California

    Romans 15:13 ESV

    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

  18. 4068
    Patti McConville says:

    Patti McConville, Salem Oregon

    Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

    James 5:16 NLT

  19. 4069
    Marie says:

    Marie from North Richland Hills

    And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24, 25 NKJV)

  20. 4070
    Susan Hildebrecht says:

    Susan from Littleton, CO

    but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
    Isaiah 40:31 NIV

  21. 4071
    Dana says:

    The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3 NIV

    Boerne, TX

  22. 4072
    Amanda says:

    Amanda, Surrey BC, Canada. “For am I now seeking the favour of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10

  23. 4073
    Sarah S. says:

    Sarah S. , McKinney, TX

    (Psalms 28:7, 8 HCSB)

    The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart rejoices, and I praise Him with my song. The Lord is the strength of His people; He is a stronghold of salvation for His anointed.

  24. 4074
    Mar Jo Jennings says:

    Mar Jo, The Woodlands

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

  25. 4075
    Adara Pikaart says:

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

  26. 4076
    Elizabeth W. says:

    Elizabeth W., Syracuse, NY
    Isaiah 55:8 MSG
    “I don’t think the way you think.
    The way you work isn’t the way I work.”
    God’s Decree.

  27. 4077
    Lori Anthony says:

    Lori in Pine Island, MN

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

  28. 4078
    Mary Sandifer says:

    7. Jeremiah 1:5
    Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
    And before you were born I consecrated you,
    I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.
    Jeremiah 1:5 (NASB)

  29. 4079
    Donna Pritchett says:

    Donna Pritchett, Arab, Alabama
    for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:20 ESV)

  30. 4080
    Kirsten Hitchcock says:

    Kirsten H. in Schaumburg IL

    “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank Him because you believe in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIRV

  31. 4081
    Ann Wainscott says:

    Annie Gainesville, FL

    Malachi 3:10 NIV

    Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.

  32. 4082
    Ashley says:

    Ashley, Duette, Fl. “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” (Psalm 119:105 NIV)

  33. 4083
    Claire says:

    Claire, Houston, 1 Peter 5:8 NIV, Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

  34. 4084
    Mary Nelle Jones says:

    John 5:19 NIV
    “Jesus gave them this answer: ‘I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself; He can do only what he sees His Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.'” John 5:19

  35. 4085
    Julie Senefeld says:

    Julie from Fishers, “You were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:20. NIV

  36. 4086
    Farrah, Jackson MS says:

    “I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you (my precious children Baty, Will, and Nicholas) with power through His spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith….And that you may have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ for you!” Ephesians 3:16-18

  37. 4087
    becca banana says:

    Rebecca Alburn
    Salem, OR

    Psalm 46:10 NIV84
    “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

  38. 4088
    Heather H says:

    Heather H from Pflugerville, TX
    Ezekiel 36:27 (NIV)
    And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

  39. 4089
    Lori says:

    Lori, Tupelo MS

    God is my helper; the Lord is the
    sustainer of my life.
    Psalm 54:4 HCSB

  40. 4090
    Katie Davis says:

    In repentance and rest is your salvation
    In quietness and trust is your strength.
    Isaiah 30 v 15

  41. 4091
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Richmond. And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.” Luke 9:23,24 (NAS)

  42. 4092
    Sandy Hamblin says:

    Sandy, Lexington, KY
    “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 63:1 (NIV)

  43. 4093
    Patti Walker says:

    Patti, Shalimar, FL, “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.” Psalm 139:23 NIV

  44. 4094
    Candace says:

    Candace, Narvon, PA
    I John 5:13-15 NIV
    I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him.

  45. 4095

    Jessica from Fort Worth, TX

    You will keep in perfect peace
    those whose minds are steadfast,
    because they trust in you.

    Isaiah 26:3

  46. 4096
    Sacha says:

    Sacha Olive
    Midland, TX
    Psalm 81:10 (ESV)
    “I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.”

  47. 4097
    Joelle says:

    Joelle, Agawam

    Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.
    Psalm 55:22 (NLT)

  48. 4098
    Tami says:

    Tami, DS, LA
    The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30 ESV

  49. 4099
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer – Golden, CO, “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” – Gal. 5:1(ESV)

  50. 4100
    Karen Epifano says:

    Phil. 3: 10-11 NIV

    I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection
    and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings,
    becoming like Him in His death, and so,
    somehow to attain the resurrection from the dead.

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