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. 4301
    Megan says:

    Megan S.–Kansas City, KS
    Ephesians 3:17-18 NIV

    17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,

  2. 4302
    Diane Crocker says:

    Diane – Durham, NC

    2 Corinthians 12:10 Literal Translation

    Therefore I take pleasure in being without strength, being insulted, experiencing emergencies, and being chased and forced in to a corner for Christ’s sake; for when I am without strength, I am dynamite.

  3. 4303
    Lindsay W says:

    Lindsay, Albuquerque, NM “God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.” Psalm 46:5 ESV

    Kelsie, Albuquerque, NM “I can do all things through Christ [fn] who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 NKJV

    Alysa, Albuquerque, NM “About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, [fn]lemasabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).” Matthew 27:46 NIV

  4. 4304
    Nancy from Whitehalll, LA says:

    “Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord.” Psalms 27:14 (NKJV)

  5. 4305
    Debbie Cameron says:

    Debbie C, Memphis TN

    Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
    Phil 4:8 (NIV)

  6. 4306
    Carmela says:

    Carmela from Canton, OH

    Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

    Ecclesiastes 4:12 NIV

  7. 4307
    Kary says:

    Kary, Toledo Ohio

    2 chronicles 15:7 (NIV)
    But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.

  8. 4308
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Vancouver, BC
    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. Matthew 11:29 (NIV)

  9. 4309
    Jacqueline Toups Elliff says:

    Jacqueline , Dallas tx
    The Lord will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. (Psalms 138:8 NASB)

  10. 4310
    Jean Everett says:

    Jean, Lebanon, TN

    Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.
    Proverbs 4:23 HCSB

  11. 4311
    Tammy Behrman says:

    Mark 11:25
    and when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your father in heaven may forgive you your sins.

    Greenville, sc

  12. 4312
    Kelly Woods says:

    Kelly in Independence, Proverbs 29:11 nl
    Fools vent their anger but the wise quietly hold it back.

  13. 4313
    Glenna says:

    Glenna, Cumberland house, SK “our God is a God who saves! The Sovereign Lord rescues us from death” Psalm 68:20 NLT

  14. 4314
    Marci says:

    Marci; Huntsville, AL

    “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort.”

    2 Corinthians 1:3 NIV

  15. 4315
    Lisa Ray says:

    Lisa, Simsboro, LA
    “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence.?” Psalms 139:7 NIV

  16. 4316
    Francine says:

    “But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.” James 3:17 NLT
    Francine, Crown City, OH.

  17. 4317
    Kristie says:

    Kristie, Cypress, TX- He says “Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10a

  18. 4318
    Missie St Joseph, Mo says:

    Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. (John 6:35 NIV)

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    Paige C. says:

    “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;”
    1 Timothy 2:1-3 KJV

  20. 4320
    Lisa Laree says:

    Lisa, from Huntsville, AL: “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God created in advance for us to do.” – Eph 2:10 NIV 84

  21. 4321
    Deborah says:

    Deborah, Bon Aqua, TN

    But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing. Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.

    James 1:4-5 HCSB

  22. 4322
    Kayla Soga says:

    “The Lord is my shepherd, I have all that I need. He lets my lie in green meadows and leads be beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing glory to his name. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid for your rod and staff comfort and protect me. You prepare a feast in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and your unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, I will live in the house of the Lord forever.” -Psalm 23

  23. 4323
    Marci says:

    Marci, chas., SC

    Day after day they pour forth speech, night after night they reveal knowledge.
    Psalm 19:2 NIV

  24. 4324
    Jill says:

    Jill- Rochester, MI

    Philippians 2:3-4 NASB

    Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

  25. 4325
    Carrie Aaron says:

    Carrie, Cary, NC – “Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living” Psalm 27:13 NLT

  26. 4326
    Lori Johnston says:

    Lori from Athens, Ga.
    1 Peter 5:6-7 (NIV)
    “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

  27. 4327
    Shawn says:

    Shawn, AZ

    A Hymn of Faith

    Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls–yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills. To the Chief Musician. With my stringed instruments.

    Habakkuk 3:17-19

  28. 4328
    Connie G says:

    Freeland, MI For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

  29. 4329
    Michele says:

    Michele McCullough Roanoke,IL

    Romans 8:28 NKJV

    And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

  30. 4330
    Tara Kutner says:

    Tara – Fort Worth, Texas

    But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
    ~ Galatians 5:16 ESV

  31. 4331
    cindy b says:

    Cindy, Alton NH Psalms 20:7&8 ESV
    Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright.

  32. 4332
    Martha Lancaster says:

    Martha, Georgetown, TX NLT Romans 15:13 “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

  33. 4333
    Christy says:

    Christy, Fayetteville, AR
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
    Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

  34. 4334
    Laura says:

    Laura Griffiths, Auburn, AL April 1 Verse #7
    Isaiah 26:12
    LORD, you will grant us peace, for all we have accomplished is really from you.

  35. 4335

    Chelsie, Farmington, MI

    Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV

  36. 4336

    Colossians 3:1 NIV

    Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

  37. 4337
    Connielynn says:

    Connie Windham
    Trout, LA
    2 Corinthians 4:17-18 NASB
    For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
    while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

  38. 4338
    Stephanie says:

    Do Not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
    Ephesians 4:29

  39. 4339
    Meghan says:

    Meghan, from Houston. “Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.” Eph. 4:29 NLT

  40. 4340
    Judy says:

    Judy, Lancaster, PA
    Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. Ps 34.5 nlt

  41. 4341
    Rosi says:

    Rosi Lovell
    Hopkinsville, KY

    John 15: 1-2

    15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

    • 4341.1
      Rosi says:

      Rosi Lovell
      Hopkinsville, KY

      John 15:1-2 ESV

      15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

      I forgot to post which translation I used! 🙂

  42. 4342
    Jennifer says:

    Lancaster, PA

    Psalm 62:8 NLT
    O my people, trust in him at all times.
    Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.

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    Dianna R says:

    Aiken, SC. He hath shewed thee O man what is good; and what doth the Lord require of the but to do justly; and to lve mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God. Micah 6:8 KJV

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    stephanie Oxner says:

    Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.
    Psalm 107:8 (NIV)
    Pawleys Island, SC

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    Jane - Atlanta says:

    Hebrews 12:2
    “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

  46. 4346
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie Shelbyille”You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” Galatians 5:13 (NIV)

  47. 4347
    Koren Sivertson says:

    Did you know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God, you are not your own, you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 corinthians 6:19-20 NIV

  48. 4348
    Rhonda Nale says:

    Foley, AL. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 ESV

  49. 4349
    Trechell says:

    Spring, TX

    For if these things are really yours and are continually increasing, they will keep you from becoming ineffective and unproductive in your pursuit of knowing our Lord Jesus Chris more intimately.

    2 Peter 1:8 (NET)

  50. 4350
    Carolyn Athens says:

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

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