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. 4401
    Ruth says:

    Ruth, Mount Pleasant
    Ephesians 6:13 NIV
    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.

  2. 4402
    Jessica says:

    Jessica from York, PA
    Colossians 3:12-13
    Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on hearfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against the other. Just as the LORD has forgiven you, so you must also forgive.

  3. 4403
    Kate Heggie says:

    Don’t be happy when your enemy falls. When he trips ,don’t let your heart be glad.

    Proverbs 24:17NIRV

  4. 4404
    Liz says:

    Liz from Nashua, NH

    “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that may give grace to those who hear” Ephesians 4:29 ESV

  5. 4405
    Lisa M says:

    Lisa, Marion IN
    Set a guard , O Lord over my mouth;
    Keep watch over the door of my lips.
    Psalm 141:3(NIV)

  6. 4406
    Theresa Burwick says:

    Theresa, Cincinnati, God, the Master, the Holy One of Israel, has this solemn counsel: “Your salvation requires you to turn back to me and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves. Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on Me.” Isa 30:15 The Message

  7. 4407
    Cheryl, Austin says:

    So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
    John 8:36 (NIV)

  8. 4408
    Bailey says:

    Bailey W. from Southaven, MS

    Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.

    Psalm 119:111

  9. 4409

    Tonya, Searcy, AR
    “Surely the Lord’s power is enough to save you. He can hear you when you ask Him for help.”
    Isaiah 59:1 NCV

  10. 4410
    Crystal says:

    Crystal in Warren, PA
    Galatians 5:22, 23 (NLT)
    But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

  11. 4411
    Robyn says:

    Robyn, Jackson, TN

    “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
    Luke 6:36

  12. 4412
    Marilyn Vander Molen says:

    Marilyn Harvey, Iowa
    But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. Psalm 3:3 NIV

  13. 4413
    Abi Moore from Apopka, FL says:

    Isaiah 32:17 NIV

    “The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.”

  14. 4414
    Sarah Arkin says:

    Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred and you are the temple. (1 Cor. 3:16-17 NIV)

  15. 4415
    Missy Jeanes says:

    Missy Jeanes, Lititz PA – “Every good and perfect gift is from God. It comes down from the Father. He created the heavenly lights. He does not change like shadows that move.” James 1:17 (NIRV)

  16. 4416
    Janet Scarth says:

    Janet in Amarillo
    Psalm 92:4 (NIV)
    For You make me glad by your deeds, O LORD: I sing for joy at the works of Your hands. How great are Your works, O LORD, how profound Your thoughts!

  17. 4417
    Caroline Wilhite says:

    Caroline, Aiea. Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself. Proverbs 26:4 NIV 84

  18. 4418
    Casey says:

    Casey, San Antonio, TX. “But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever.” Psam 52:8 (NIV)

  19. 4419
    Diana Yarborough says:

    Diana, Gallatin, TN

    May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.

    1Thessalonians 3:12

  20. 4420
    Christa says:

    Christa, Ambler PA
    How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God. 1 John 3:1 NIV

  21. 4421
    Shana Garner says:

    Shana; Tifton, GA
    Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause. (Psalms 25:3 NKJV)

  22. 4422
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Tyler TX
    For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
    Colossians 1:9

  23. 4423
    Ivy Morrison says:

    Ivy Morrison
    Willis, TX

    Acts 17:25 NIV
    “And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.”

  24. 4424
    Barb says:

    Barb~St Cloud, MN~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 lift up my soul.”

  25. 4425
    Karen H. Largo says:

    “Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 29:12, NIV

  26. 4426
    Linda Nelson says:

    Linda from Tallahassee

    Isaiah 61:2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, NIV

  27. 4427
    Suzanne says:

    Suzanne, Tenaha, Tx

    2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV

    So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,
    but what is unseen.
    For what is seen is temporary,
    but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Cor. 4:18

  28. 4428
    Jennie says:

    Beaverton, OR

    And say to Archippus, “See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord.”
    Colossians 4:17

  29. 4429
    Emma says:

    Matthew 12:34b GNB

    “……. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”

  30. 4430
    Becky says:

    Becky, Clemmons NC

    No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on however, it produces a harvest of righteousness & peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 (NASB)

  31. 4431
    Stephanie GiIbert says:

    Stephanie, Canton, NY
    Colossians 3:13 The NET Bible
    …bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others.

  32. 4432
    Angela says:

    Angela, McKinney, TX

    Isaiah 2:17 (ESV)
    “And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.”

  33. 4433
    Kim Little says:

    Trenton, TX
    but He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written; “Be holy, for I am holy.”
    1 Peter 1:15-16 NKJV

  34. 4434
    Cathi Spencer says:

    Jay, OK “All scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness,”
    2 Timothy 3:16 (HCSB)

  35. 4435
    Amy Roberson says:

    Amy, Apex NC
    “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18 , NIV

  36. 4436
    Glenda Arnold says:

    Glenda – Royse City, Tx.

    Ephesians 4:2 NIV
    Be completely humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one another in love.

  37. 4437
    Lydia says:

    Lydia F, Nampa Idaho

    “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” Psalm 90:14 (NIV84)

  38. 4438
    Peggy Blazek says:

    Peggy, Indianapolis
    Psalm 19:14 HCSB “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

  39. 4439
    Alicia Marks says:

    Alicia, New Market, AL “How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to Your word. I seek You with all my heart; do not lwt me stray from Your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against You.” Psalm 119:9-11 (NIV)

  40. 4440
    Ryann Slegers says:

    Ryann, New Market, AL “Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men.” Romans 5:18 (NIV)

  41. 4441
    Diann says:

    Diann, Fernandina Beach

    Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
    Psalms 51:10

  42. 4442
    Cathy Koski says:

    Cathy, Fridley;I cried out to you, O LORD. I begged the Lord for mercy, saying, “What will you gain if I die, if I sink into the grave? Can my dust praise you? Can it tell of your faithfulness? Hear me, LORD, and have mercy on me. Help me, O LORD.” You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever!Psalm 30:8-12, NLT

  43. 4443
    Janice Kelly says:

    Janice Kelly
    Bridge City, TX

    The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. – Proverbs 12:15 NIV

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    Alexia Gossett says:

    Champaign, IL

    Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

    Colossians 4:2 (NIV)

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    Darlene says:

    Darlene from C’ville, VA

    “Little children, you are of God and have already defeated and overcome them, because Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

    1 John 4:4 NIV

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    Donna Talasek says:

    Donna from Angleton, Texas
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    Philippians 4:13 NKJV

  47. 4447
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Lexington, KY

    Deuteronomy 8:6 (NIV):
    “Observe the commands of the Lord your God,
    walking in obedience to Him and revering Him.”

  48. 4448
    Jana from Fort Gibson, Oklahoma says:

    Jana from Fort Gibson, Oklahoma:

    The Lord, Himself, goes before you and will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you, Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8

  49. 4449
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Houston
    Col 3:13 NIV

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

  50. 4450
    Marla says:

    Marla, Bolivar, MO
    12″What man is there who desires life
    and loves many days, that he may see good?
    13 Keep your tongue from evil
    and your lips from speaking deceit.
    14 Turn away from evil and do good;
    seek peace and pursue it.” Psalm 34:12-14 ESV

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