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. 4250
    Mary F from Houston says:

    Proverbs :27-28 (NASB)

    • 4250.1
      Charlotte,Caddo Mills Texas says:

      Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13NIV

  2. 4251
    Angie W. says:

    Angie W., Federal Way, WA

    But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Matt. 6:30 ESV

  3. 4252
    Mary F from Houston says:

    Proverbs 3:27-28

    27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.
    28 Do not say to your neighbor “Go and come back and tomorrow I will give it” when you have it with you.

  4. 4253
    Tina says:

    Tina, Odessa
    I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
    2 Timothy 4:7 (NIV)

  5. 4254
    Caroline Sosebee says:

    When God approves of your life, even your enemies will end up shaking your hand. Far better to be right and poor than to be wrong and rich. We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it. (Proverbs 16:7-9 MSG)

    Waco, TX

  6. 4255
    Melissa Sosebee says:

    “God’s voice is glorious in the thunder. We can’t even imagine the greatness of His power.”
    Job 37:5 NLT

    Waco, TX

  7. 4256
    Regina Benefield Alabama says:

    Psalm 139:7
    Where can I go from your Spitit? Where can I flee from your presence?

  8. 4257
    Olivia Lopez says:

    Olivia – Lapwai, Idaho: . . . Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:5b-6 ESV

  9. 4258
    Heather says:

    Heather Long, Richland, WA

    “It is my pleasure to tell you about the miraculous signs and wonders that the Most High God has performed for me.”
    Daniel 4:2 (NIV)

  10. 4259
    Jenna Sosebee says:

    Psalm 63:1
    O God, you are my God;
    I earnestly search for you.
    My soul thirsts for you;
    My whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.

    Waco, TX

  11. 4260
    Jessica B. says:

    Jessica B., Chapel Hill, NC
    She is clothed in strength and dignity, and laughs without fear of the future.
    Proverbs 31:25 NLT

  12. 4261
    Meagan Duncan says:

    Ephesians 6:13 NIV84
    Therefore put on the full armor of God so that when the day of evil comes you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

  13. 4262
    Daphne says:

    Daphne, Baker City, OR

    For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever. He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. Ps 112:6-7 (ESV)

  14. 4263
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Moore,OK
    Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
    Romans 8:37 NKJV

  15. 4264
    Bridget (strong butterfly says:

    Bridget in Phoenix, AZ 1 Peter 1:22-23 NKJV
    22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,

    23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, hrough the word of God which lives and abides forever

  16. 4265
    Jodi says:

    Jodi, Tombstone, AZ
    God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble.
    Psalm 46:1

  17. 4266
    Amy says:

    Amy-Fort Polk

    Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Psalm 25:4 (NLT)

  18. 4267
    Leah Bush says:

    Driftwood, TX

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

    Proverbs 17:22 (NLT)

  19. 4268
    Michele says:

    Pearland, TX

    “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.”

    Ephesians 6:11 NASB

  20. 4269
    Roxanne says:

    Roxanne, NY, NY

    “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will e sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”

    Joshua 1:8 NLT

  21. 4270
    Connie Patty says:

    Connie, Frydlant n.O. Czech Republic

    “He said to me, it is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.”

    Revelation 21:6 NIV

  22. 4271
    Ellen K says:

    Ellen K
    Findlay, OH

    The Lord is gracious and merciful. Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.” Psalms 145:8 NASB

  23. 4272
    Janet says:

    Janet, Holmes Beach, FL

    (When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said…)

    “I am the light of the world.
    Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,
    but will have the light of life.”
    John 8:12 NIV

  24. 4273
    Kim says:

    Kim, Pearland, TX

    You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

    Isaiah 26:3 NIV

  25. 4274
    Blanche says:

    Blanche, Pearland, TX

    The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?

    Psalm 27:1

  26. 4275
    Jennifer Grayson says:

    Jennifer Grayson
    Wilmington DE

    “Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly as I should. ”

    Ephesians 6:19-20 (NIV)

  27. 4276
    Erin Pingelton says:

    Erin, Dumas
    Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
    Romans 8:1, NASB

  28. 4277
    Steph Albritton says:

    Steph Albritton
    Nottingham, England

    I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord ’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” (Lamentations 3:19-24 NIV) (Verse #22= SSMT Verse #7)

  29. 4278
    Linda Unruh says:

    Linda says
    For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophey. Rev.19:10 NIV

  30. 4279
    Cathy Szeszulski says:

    Cathy S, Chesapeake Beach
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NIV

  31. 4280
    Debbie says:

    But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    1 Corinthians 15:57 NLT

  32. 4281
    Lynn says:

    Lynn ~ Orlando, Florida
    “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me – the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”
    ~ Acts 20:24 (NIV)

  33. 4282
    Debbie says:

    Jacksonville, Fl

    I Peter 5:7 Casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you.

  34. 4283
    Janice says:

    Janice, Jacksonville, FL
    Casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you. (1 Peter 5:7 HCSB)

  35. 4284
    Laura Hall says:

    Laura Hall, Dalton, GA
    Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10 NIV)

  36. 4285
    Denise - Florida says:


    Psalm 9:20
    Put them in fear,O Lord;that the nations may know themselves to be but men.

  37. 4286
    Kay Daniels says:

    Kay, Little Rock, AR

    As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.

    Genesis 50:20, ESV

  38. 4287
    Barbara Popkess says:

    Barb P. Kansas City, Mo.
    And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
    II Cor. 9:8 NIV

  39. 4288
    Kristi Smith, Hoover says:

    May the Lord, the God of your ancestors, increase you a thousand times and bless you as he has promised! Deuteronomy 1:11 (Msg)

  40. 4289
    Brittany kasischke says:

    Brittany, from Houston

    Psalm 51:10 NIV
    Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

  41. 4290
    Doreen Trombley says:

    Menomonee Falls, WI

    If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny who He is.

    2 Timothy 2:13

  42. 4291
    Linda from Fenwick Ontario says:

    Psalm 92:1 NLT

    It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
    to sing praises to the Most High.

  43. 4292
    Sarah B. says:

    Sarah B.
    Portales, NM
    Colossians 3:15-16
    “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
    with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”

  44. 4293
    Kathy Mavity says:

    Kathy – Epsom NH
    “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”
    Hebrews 13:8 NIV

  45. 4294
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Columbus, Tx
    “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”
    1 John 5:14 NIV

  46. 4295
    Bridget Roberts says:

    Bridget, Cadillac, MI
    “For we all stumble in many things. Ifanyone does not stumble in word, he is aperfect man, able to bridle the whole body.” James 3:2 nkjv

  47. 4296
    Monica Pribe says:

    Monica Pribe, Blacklick, Ohio. “For whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his ” – Hebrews 4:10 ESV

  48. 4297
    Lise Ode says:

    Lise, Cumming, GA, Very early in the morning, while it is still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
    Mark 1:35 NIV

  49. 4298
    Shauna Kimball, Watertown, SD says:

    Romans 5:2 NIV

    through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

  50. 4299
    Jill says:

    Jill, Lewisville. Duet. 6:4-5. ESV Hear, O Israel, The Lord our God, The Lord is one. You shall love The Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

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