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. 401
    Bobbie says:

    Bobbie Lutz
    College Station

    Colossians 3:13 (NIV)
    “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

  2. 402
    Laura says:

    Laura, Southaven, MS
    I have set the LORD always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Psalm 16:8 ESV

  3. 403
    Alyse Tucker says:

    Alyse Woodstock, GA

    “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear
    out, a treasure in Heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.” Luke 12:32-33 NIV

  4. 404
    Xan Moody says:

    Cullman, AL

    Proverbs 29:11
    A fool vents all his feelings,
    But a wise man holds them back.


  5. 405
    JoAnne Melton says:

    Jo Anne, Chicago IL

    And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

    2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

  6. 406
    Natalie Meyers says:

    Natalie, Nesbit, MS, “…bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has fogiven you, so you also forgive others.” Colossians 3:13 (The NET)

  7. 407
    Cassia Glass says:

    Cassia from Spring, TX: Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Col 3:13 NIV

  8. 408
    Stephanie S says:

    Stephanie, Mulvane, KS:

    “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances…” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18a NIV

  9. 409
    Shannon says:

    Shannon, Columbia, SC,

    “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” I Corinthians 1:18 (NIV)

  10. 410
    Vickie says:

    Vickie, Poplar Bluff. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10 NIV

  11. 411
    Jennifer says:

    Lexington, KY
    Proverbs 31:16 (CEB)
    “She surveys a field and acquires it; from her own resources, she plants a vineyard.”

  12. 412
    Stacie Barr says:

    Tenaha, TX
    “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16 (NIV)

  13. 413
    Deb says:

    James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. NAB

  14. 414
    Lauren from Springfield, MO says:

    “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 ESV

  15. 415
    Mandy says:

    Tallahassee, FL

    “NO, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37 NIV

  16. 416
    Sylvia says:

    Sylvia, Georgetown, TX
    On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.
    Ps 63:6-8 NIV

  17. 417
    Alesha says:

    {~Alesha~} Charlotte, NC

    Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. John 12:24-25 ESV

  18. 418
    Barb says:

    Barb ~ St Cloud, MN ~ “If you abide in me, and my words in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” John 15:7 ESV

  19. 419
    Concetta Drake says:

    Concetta, White Oak, TX, Colossians 3:15, (NLT) “Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.”

  20. 420
    Connie says:

    Connie from Carterville, IL

    Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Romans 5:1 ESV

  21. 421
    Crystal says:

    Crystal, Livonia, Michigan

    “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ”

    II Corinthians 10:4-5

  22. 422
    Susan Knowles says:

    Susan Knowles, Bradenton FL
    Those who know Your name trust in You,for You, O LORD, have never abandoned anyone who searches for You. Ps. 9:10 NLT

  23. 423
    Jonda Heckel says:

    Jonda, Shakopee, MN

    2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here!

  24. 424
    Sharon says:

    “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and He delivers them.”
    Psalm 34:7 NIV

  25. 425

    Terry, Carbondale IL

    “I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.” Galatians 2:21 (ESV)

  26. 426
    Tanya Anderson says:

    Midland, TX

    Galatians 5:25-26 (HCSB)

    If we live by the Spirit, we must also follow the Spirit. We must not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

  27. 427
    Sheila Miller says:

    Sheila Miller, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada “My question: what are God-worshipers like? Your answer: arrows aimed at God’s bull’s eye.” Psalm 25:12 (MSG)

  28. 428
    Kathy - Warsaw, IN says:

    Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Psalm 141:3 NIV

  29. 429
    marla says:

    Marla from Dixon, IL… NIV John 16:33
    I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD. (AMEN!)

  30. 430
    Debra says:

    Debra, San Antonio, TX.

    “Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge Him.
    As surely as the sun rises, He will appear.
    He will come to us like the winter rains.
    Like the spring rains that water the earth.” Hosea 6:3. NIV

  31. 431
    Charlotte says:

    Charlotte, United Kingdom

    “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you” ~ 1 Peter 5:6, ESV

  32. 432
    Cindy Amelung says:

    Cindy, St. Louis, MO – “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book.” Psalm 56:8 NLT

  33. 433
    Jackie says:

    Jackie UK
    Isaiah 60 verse 1 NIV

    Arise, shine for your light has come
    and the glory of The Lord rises upon you!

  34. 434
    Wendy Mathieu says:

    Wendy from Owen Sound, ON
    Romans 8:1-2 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life has set me free from the law of sun and death.”

  35. 435
    Marie Franse says:

    Marie Franse, Albuquerque, NM. Hebrews 12:2 (NIV) Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector 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.

  36. 436
    Rhonda, Minot,ND says:

    And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 NIV

  37. 437
    Valerie says:


    For God,Who Said, “Let There Be Light In The Darkness,” Has Made This Light Shine In Our Hearts So We Could Know The Glory Of God That Is Seen In The Face Of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6. NLT.

  38. 438
    Sabrina says:

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    Proverbs 29:11 (NASB)

    A fool always loses his temper, but a wise man holds it back.

  39. 439
    Terri Frasure says:

    “But the one who boasts should boasts in this, that he understands and knows Me–that I am the LORD, showing faithful love, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for I delight in these things. This is the LORD’S declaration.” Jeremiah 9:24 (HCSB)

  40. 440
    Mary says:

    Mary, Olney Springs
    Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12, NKJV

  41. 441
    Jo Ann Julia says:

    Jo, Columbia, Missouri
    Psalm 8:3-5 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with honor and glory. Psalm 8:3-5 NIV

  42. 442
    Denise :) says:

    Denise 🙂
    New Market, AL

    “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age”

    Titus 2:11-12 (NASB)

  43. 443
    Jeannie Watson says:

    Jeannie from Atlanta, IN – Matthew 5:25-28, ESV –
    “Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.
    You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery. But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

  44. 444
    Penny says:

    Mansfield, OH
    So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. “For in just a little while,the Coming One will come and not delay…
    Hebrews 10:35 – 37 NLT

  45. 445
    DaWanna Landry says:

    DaWanna Landry
    Orange, Texas

    Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him and he will help you.

    Psalms 37:5 NLT

  46. 446
    megan says:

    Megan from Potlatch, Idaho: Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways. Psalm 128:1 (NIV)

  47. 447
    Leanne says:

    Sallis, MS

    But I will bless any man who trusts in me. I will show my favor to the one who depends on me.
    Jeremiah 17:7 NIRV

  48. 448
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis – Salisbury, MD
    “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
    James 5:16 CEV

  49. 449
    Fareen Doss says:

    Fareen, Las Vegas, NV

    Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and personally drag you into court? Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called? If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all. For He who said, “Do not commit adultery.” also said, “do not commit murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery, but do commit murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.

    James 2:5-11 NASB

  50. 450
    Cindy says:

    Kalamazoo, MI
    Psalm 78:18
    They tested God in their heart by demanding the food they craved.

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