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. 4201
    Landry says:

    Landry, Georgetown, TX
    Romans 12:2 NIV84
    “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.”

  2. 4202
    Mary Jane Schwab says:

    Mary Jane, Wilmington, DE
    “In Him and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” Ephesians 3:12 (NIV)

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      Cassie says:

      Cassie, trafalgar, IN
      Let us approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16

  3. 4203
    Marci Gatewood says:

    Marci, from Florence, SC
    “You can go to bed without fear. You will lie down and sleep soundly. You need not be afraid of sudden disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked. For the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.”
    Proverbs 3:24-26, NLT

  4. 4204
    Carrie C says:

    Carrie C.
    The Woodlands, TX

    Matthew 11:29 ESV
    Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

  5. 4205
    Karla Gleason says:

    James 3:10 NIV

    “Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.”

  6. 4206
    Amy says:

    Amy from Custer, SD

    For his anger lasts only a moment,
    but his favor lasts a lifetime;
    weeping may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.

    Psalm 30:5 NIV

  7. 4207
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Kansas City, Missouri
    Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all. (2 Thessalonians 3:16 ESV)

  8. 4208
    Dawn W says:

    Dawn W – Batavia, OH
    Isaiah 41:10 NLT
    Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
    Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you.
    I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

  9. 4209
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Siloam Springs, AR

    “Where can I go from your spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?”
    Psalm 139:7 NIV

  10. 4210
    Anna Yoder says:

    Anna Elkhart IN
    John 15:11 NKJV
    These things I have spoken to you, that your joy may remain in you and that your joy may be full.

  11. 4211
    Melody Benton says:

    Wait paitentlyfor The Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for The Lord. Psalm 27:14 NLT

  12. 4212
    Debbie Gamble says:

    Debbie Gamble,
    Bolivar, MO
    He will not allow your foot to slip;
    He who keeps you will not slumber. Psalms 121:3 NASB

  13. 4213
    Linda from Austin says:

    The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 NIV

  14. 4214
    Rachel Piferi says:

    Rachel from Sedley, VA:

    But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. (I John 2:5-6, NIV)

  15. 4215
    Karie Cowden says:


    A cheerful heart is good medicine,
    but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.

    Proverbs 17:22 NLT

  16. 4216
    Allison dalke says:

    Allison Dalke from Edmond, Oklahoma

    Where the spirit of The Lord is, there is freedom.
    2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV

  17. 4217
    Allison Perrine says:

    I hope this one can still make it through! I’ve been camping without internet! I memorized this one with Easter in mind.

    22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken. John 2:22 NIV

  18. 4218

    still moving through ephesians, a bit more slowly now. =(

    “all of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh, and following its desires and thougts. like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.” eph 2:3

  19. 4219
    Staci says:

    Staci – Fayetteville, NC
    “Lord, make them strong; be pleased with the work they do. Defeat those who attack them and don’t let their enemies rise up again.” – Deuteronomy 33:11

  20. 4220
    Julie Grissett says:

    Julie, Sugar Land, TX
    “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9 KJV

  21. 4221
    Bobbie Warren says:

    Bobbie, Camas, WA
    You prepare a table before me in the prescence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

    Psalm 23:5 ESV

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    Loren, Rincon, GA says:

    Proverbs 12:15 — The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

  23. 4223

    Scarlett Temple, Social Circle, Ga. John 6:40 NIV
    “For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

  24. 4224
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Arkansas

    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalms 19:14 ESV)

  25. 4225
    Sue says:

    Big Rapids, MI
    Colossians 3:13 NASB
    bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.

  26. 4226
    Kathy from Fishers says:

    “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
    Exodus 14:14 [NIV]

  27. 4227
    Karen says:

    I had trouble finding the blog, but here is what I’m working on!
    Lamentations 3:21-23 ESV
    21 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:
    22 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;
    23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

  28. 4228
    Jennifer W says:

    Jennifer W
    Birmingham, Al

    You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me wih joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever.
    Psalm 30:11-12 NIV

  29. 4229
    Michele says:

    Michele, Liverpool, NY

    He said to them, “Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish.
    βάλετε εἰς τὰ δεξιὰ μέρη τοῦ πλοίου τὸ δίκτυον, καὶ εὑρήσετε.
    John 21.6, NRSV, NA27

  30. 4230
    Sandy says:

    Sandy Deming, NM
    If My people who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn fromtheir wicked ways, the I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.
    2 Chron 7:14 NKJ

  31. 4231
    MiChal says:

    MiChal, College Station, TX

    “…anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards these who earnestly seek Him.”

    Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)

  32. 4232
    Cindi says:

    Cindi, Houston,TX

    “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

    Hebrews 11:6 NIV

  33. 4233
    Jessica Smethurst says:

    Jessica, St. Catharines
    “Don’t grieve God. Don’t break His heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for Himself. Don’t take such a gift for granted.” – Ephesians 4:30 MSG

  34. 4234
    Linda says:

    Linda – Holland, OH

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

  35. 4235
    Heather - On the Road says:

    Heather K. Mosinee, WI

    And you have been given fullness in Christ…
    Colossians 2:10a NIV

  36. 4236
    Claire Porter says:

    NIV Version – “Come unto me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

    Unable to access computer on 4/1.

  37. 4237
    Laura says:

    Laura, Baton Rouge

    Do not pay attention to every word people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you – for you know in your heart that many times you yourself have cursed others. Ecclesiastes 7: 21-22 NIV

  38. 4238
    Deedi Phillips says:

    “For whoever does the will of my father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
    Matthew 12:50, ESV

    Deedi Kodak, TN

  39. 4239
    Katie says:

    All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
    Psalm 139:16 NIV

    Houston, TX

  40. 4240
    Mary Ellen says:

    For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Tim 1:7 (ESV)

  41. 4241
    Tori Irwin says:

    Tori, Dickinson, ND

    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

  42. 4242
    Mary Ellen says:

    I can’t remember if I posted verse 6 – hoping it is ok to post it here …

    Then He opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. Luke 24:45 (NIV)

  43. 4243
    Monica Randolph says:

    Monica from Johns Creek, Ga says:

    This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live…

    Deuteronomy 30:19 NIV

  44. 4244
    Rosa D. says:

    I’m late but here it goes!

    Amherst, VA

    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 NIV

  45. 4245
    Katie says:

    Katie – Decatur, IL

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

  46. 4246
    Kim says:

    Kim from Amarillo, TX:

    But his delight and desire are in the law of the LORD, and on his law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night. Psalm 1:2 AMP

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    Sabrina - LPM says:

    God saves me and honors me.
    He is the mighty rock where I find safety. Ps. 62:7 cev

  48. 4248
    Katelyn Moore says:

    Katelyn, Tulsa. “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He will.” Proverbs 21:1 ESV

  49. 4249
    Chrissie says:

    Chrissie, Aurora, CO
    “Cast all your anxieties on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

  50. 4250
    Mary F from Houston says:

    Proverbs :27-28 (NASB)

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