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. 4151
    Chrissy Jones says:

    Chrissy, Clemmons, NC
    Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles. Proverbs 21:23, NKJV

  2. 4152
    Brb says:

    Barb, Phx, AZ, Prov. 29:11, ESV “A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.”

  3. 4153
    Jill says:

    Jill, Chillicothe, MO

    “Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.”

    Romans 8:5, NIV

  4. 4154
    Beverly says:

    Beverly, Prosper, TX
    Isaiah 41:10, 13
    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you & help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
    For I am The Lord your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you,
    Beverly, do not fear; I will help you.

  5. 4155

    “A fool gives full vent to his spirt, but a wise man quietly holds it back.”

    Proverbs 29:11

    Charlotte, NC

  6. 4156
    Erin VT says:

    Chippewa Falls, WI
    “because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.”
    Romans 8:2 NIV

  7. 4157
    Mindy says:

    Mindy, Rowley IA

    James 4:7 NKJV

    Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

  8. 4158
    Dana Strake says:

    Dana, Houston – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 ESV

  9. 4159
    Cindy Strong says:

    Cindy, Biloxi, MS
    You have shown me the way of life, and you will fill me with the joy of your presence.’
    (Acts 2:28 NLT)

  10. 4160
    Lou Ann Smith says:

    Lou Ann Smith, McAllen, TX
    You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.
    Psalm 139:5 NLT

  11. 4161
    Liz Hill says:

    Liz, Geismar, LA
    “Aliens will shepherd your flocks, foreignes will work your fields and vineyards,
    And you will be called priests of the LORD, you will be named ministers of our God.
    You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast.” Isaiah 61:5-6, NIV 1984

  12. 4162
    Sandy Jane says:

    Sandy Long Beach, CA.
    My salvation and my honor depend on God;
    he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
    Psalm 62:7 NIV

  13. 4163
    Shellie Legler says:

    Shellie, Modesto, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, and singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16 KJV

  14. 4164
    Mickey says:

    Mickey, Blue Springs, MO

    She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness
    Proverbs 31:27 NIV

  15. 4165
    Laura Prater says:

    Tuscaloosa, AL Ephesians 4:1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. NIV

  16. 4166
    Dwan says:

    Kings Mountain, NC
    For we live by faith, not by sight.
    2 Corinthians 5:7, NIV

  17. 4167
    Terry Taylor says:

    Terry, Indianapolis, IN
    Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my border and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain.
    1 Chronicles 4:10 ESV

  18. 4168
    Kim says:

    Kim, Corning, NY “Then Jesus told him, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed'” (John 20:29 NIV).

  19. 4169
    Trish Lenz says:

    Trish Lenz West Linn, Oregon

    “Stay with God! Take heart. Don’t quit. I’ll say it again: Saty with God.

    Psalm 27:14 The Message

  20. 4170
    Heidi says:

    Heidi Archer, Victoria, BC, Canada

    Isaiah 40:28-31 NIV

    Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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.

  21. 4171
    Cindy Gandy says:

    Cindy Gandy
    Hazlehurst, MS

    Matthew 5:8 (NIV)

    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

  22. 4172
    robin says:

    Robin, Scottsdale, AZ
    Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)
    “In his heart a man plans his course,
    but the Lord determines his steps.”

  23. 4173
    Lyne, Goshen KY says:

    I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
    Philippians 4:13 NIV

  24. 4174
    kim says:

    Isaiah 33:2 Lord, be gracious to us! We wait for YOU. Be our strength every morning.

  25. 4175
    Jennifer Cooper says:

    Jennifer Cooper; Greenville, TX

    1 Peter 1:18-19 (ESV)

    Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.

  26. 4176
    Lynne Amos says:

    You have said, “Seek my face.”
    My heart says to you,
    “Your face, Lord, do I seek.”
    Psalm 27:8 ESV

  27. 4177
    Tami Spence says:

    “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. 4178
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Holly Springs, NC

    Exodus 34: 6

    The LORD passed in front of Moses, calling out, “Yahweh! The LORD! I am the God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.”

  29. 4179
    debbie says:

    debbie jo, greenwood, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13-14 (NIV)

  30. 4180
    Gwen Eungard says:

    Romans 3:23 (NIV)

    For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

    The Eungard family
    Schweinfurt, Germany

  31. 4181
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Los Osos, CA: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12 NIV

  32. 4182
    LaVonne says:

    LaVonne, Peachtree City, GA

    And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope.

    Romans 5: 3 & 4 HCSB

  33. 4183
    Susan says:

    Susan ~ Kearney, NE ~ Psalm 143:8 (NIV)

    Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,

    for I have put my trust in you.
    Show me the way I should go,

    for to you I entrust my life.

  34. 4184
    Vicki Davis says:

    Vicki, Smithwick/Marble Falls, TX

    We are human, but we don’t wage war with human plans and methods. 2 Corinthians 10:3 (NLT)

  35. 4185
    Maria Cristina Bruschi says:

    Maria Cristina Bruschi
    Orlando, Florida

    And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering.
    Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.

    Jude 1:22-23 NLT

  36. 4186
    Darlene Johnson says:

    Jesus answered saying, ” Simon, I have something to say to you”. “Teacher, say it” , Simon answered . Luke 7:40. NKJV

  37. 4187
    Jolene says:

    Jolene, Suwanee, GA
    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for The Lord, not for human masters. Colossians 3:23

  38. 4188
    Renee Farmer says:

    Renee from Rural Hall, NC: “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 Cor. 1:27 (ESV)

  39. 4189
    Abby Kaufman says:

    Abby Kaufman
    Vacaville CA

    He will not forget your work and the love you have shown.

    Hebrews 6:10

  40. 4190
    nancy mattingly says:

    “Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men…” Colossians 3:23


  41. 4191
    Nicole says:

    Nicole, Ocean Springs, MS
    “Make me to hear joy and gladness,
    Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.”
    ~Psalm 51:8(NASB)

  42. 4192
    Kristin says:

    Kristin from Calgary, AB Canada
    Romans 12:12 (TNIV)
    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

  43. 4193
    Adele Spil says:

    Adele-Alys Spil from Matthews, NC

    “My soul waits calmly for Elohim alone.
    My salvation comes from him.
    He alone is my rock and my savior- my stronghold.
    I cannot be severely shaken.”

    Psalm 62:1-2 Gods Word

  44. 4194
    Nicole Ziegler says:

    Nicole Z. Del Norte, Colorado. ” My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12 NIV.

  45. 4195
    Caitlin Crowder says:

    Caitlin Crowder
    Gray Court, SC

    Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse is from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water
    Hebrews 10:22

  46. 4196
    Christie Crowder says:

    Christie Crowder
    Gray Court, SC

    And whatever you do, whether in wind or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to the Father through him.

    Colassians 3:17 NIV

  47. 4197
    Betty Price says:

    For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind.
    2 Tim. 1:7

  48. 4198
    Kat says:

    Kat-Τyler, TX
    Hebrews 6:19 TGV The Greek Version
    “Αυτή μας η ελπίδα μας ασφαλίζει και μας βεβαιώνει σαν άγκυρα, και μας οδηγεί στα ενδότερα του καταπετασματός, όπου μπήκε πριν από μας και για χάρη μας ο Ιησούς, αρχιερέας για πάντα όπως ο Μελχίσεδεκ.”

  49. 4199
    Cayla Crowder says:

    Gray Court, SC

    And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.

    2 John 1:6 NIV

  50. 4200
    Kristy, Parker says:

    “Praise be to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade – kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by Gods Power until the coming of salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.” 1 Peter 1:3-5 NIV

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