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. 4451
    LPM-KMac says:

    Kimberly, Cypress
    “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
    Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1 (NKJV)

  2. 4452
    Meg Ebba says:

    Meg Ebba, New Hampshire

    “Thy word have I hidden in mine heart that I might not sin against thee.”

    Ps. 119:11

  3. 4453
    Alli Johnson says:

    Alli Johnson
    Beaufort, SC

    The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.

    Lamentations 3:22-23

  4. 4454
    Becky, Alberta, Canada says:

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

    Psalm 34:18

  5. 4455
    Sandy says:

    Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 HCSB

  6. 4456
    Donna Mullis says:

    Donna, Plano: Yet those who wait for The Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary. Is 40:31 NASB

  7. 4457
    Jennifer Weiss says:

    “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge it’s rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” Proverbs 24:3-4 NIV

  8. 4458

    Alycia from Greenville, tx. “(Her) heart is secure, (she) will have no fear; in the end (she) will look in triumph on (her) does.” -Psalm 112:8 (NIV), emphasis added.

  9. 4459
    Grace says:

    Jeremiah 29:11
    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.

  10. 4460
    Brenda says:

    to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen
    Eph. 3: 21 NIV

  11. 4461
    Kimberly says:

    Houston, TX

    “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
    Colossians 3:12-13

  12. 4462
    Brooke Ward says:

    “I lie down again and sleep; I wake again, because The Lord sustains me. ” psalm 3:5 NIV

  13. 4463
    Christine says:

    Christine – Denham Springs, LA
    Proverbs 1:7 NIV
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despice widsom and discipline

  14. 4464
    Kerre Bogard says:

    Kerre, Chattanooga
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged for The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NIV

  15. 4465
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Idaho
    But the Lord has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge. Psalm 94:22 NIV

  16. 4466
    Georgia-Richmond,Va. says:

    Nahum1:7 The LORD is good. When trouble comes, He is a strong refuge and He knows everyone who trusts in Him.

  17. 4467
    Juliana Lundberg says:

    Livermore, CA
    Hebrews 12:1 New Century Version
    We are surrounded by a great cloud of people whose lives tell us what faith means. So let us run the race that is before us and never give up. We should remove from our lives anything that would get in the way and the sin that so easily holds us back.

  18. 4468
    Wendy Ripley says:

    Wendy from Abilene, TX

    “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalms 18:2 (ESV)

  19. 4469
    Chrissy G says:

    April 1,2013
    “God’s hands shaped me and made me.”
    Job 10:8

  20. 4470
    Terri says:

    Senoia, GA

    “And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.”

    Luke 14.27

  21. 4471
    Christy says:

    Christy, Texas

    James 4:7 (NIV)

    “Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

  22. 4472
    Michal Lee says:

    If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the LORD’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, (…) Isaiah 58:13

  23. 4473

    Leah, Houston, TX

    Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
    Romans 1:24-25, NIV84

  24. 4474
    Christy says:

    Christy: Ada Ok: “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is in me, because The Lord has annoited me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom to the captives and release from darkness to the prisoners.” Isaiah 61:1 NIV

  25. 4475
    Carol says:

    Granite Shoals, TX Psalms 25.5 NSAB Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.

  26. 4476
    Katie Bandelin says:

    Katie, San Antonio

    (1 John 3:16-17 NIV) “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?”

  27. 4477
    Crystal says:

    Crystal Buffalo,NY
    Therefore, as God’s chosen people holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion,kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
    Colossians 3:12

  28. 4478
    Cheya says:

    Cheya, Houston. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. Romans 8:26 (ESV)

  29. 4479
    Meghan Crowder says:

    Meghan Crowder Sisters, OR

    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9 NIV)

  30. 4480
    Debbie Forrester says:

    Debbie Forrester, Greenback, TN
    Col. 3:14 NET
    “And to all these virtues add love, which is the perfect bond.”

  31. 4481
    Kelli Maynor, Champaign IL says:

    Romans 8:28 NLT “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”

  32. 4482
    Katie Gravens says:

    Katie G., Crawford – “This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10b (NIV84)

  33. 4483
    Carrie Jones says:

    For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.

    Matthew 12:50

  34. 4484
    Kristi Webb says:

    Kristi, Scottsdale, AZ
    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 entrust my life. (Psalm 143:8 NIV)

  35. 4485
    Laurel Tatum says:

    Laurel Tatum-Loop Tx

    For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” 2nd Corinthians 4:17

  36. 4486
    Catrina says:

    Catrina, Clarksville. “From His abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.” John 1:16 (NLT)

  37. 4487
    Leslie Tatum says:

    Leslie Tatum, Post, TX “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33

  38. 4488
    Deb V says:

    Deb V – Ohio
    Psalm 40:16 ESV
    “But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!”

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  40. 4490
    Lesley Wildhaber says:

    Lesley, Westminster, CO Psalm 43:3 (NLT) Send out your light and your truth; let them guide me. Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the place where you live.

  41. 4491
    Cindy Schade says:

    Cindy Schade, Stockbridge, Georgia
    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith. For the joy set before him, he endured the cross, scorning its shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
    Hebrews 12:1-3. NIV

  42. 4492
    Hannah says:

    Hannah from Lima, PERU
    When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
    Matthew 9:36 (NIV84)

  43. 4493
    Renee says:

    Austin, TX
    Isaiah 54:13
    “All your children will be followers of the Lord, and your children will enjoy great prosperity.”

  44. 4494
    Miriam Fisk says:

    Granby, CT

    Romans 5:8 ESV

    But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

  45. 4495
    Christine Friend says:

    Christine Friend, Flagstaff, AZ

    Jesus said to him: “‘Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”‘ Luke 22:31-32

  46. 4496
    Joy Tarpley says:

    You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. Deuteronomy 11:18 ESV

  47. 4497
    Esther says:

    Isaiah 48:17 (ESV)

    Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.”

    Esther, Jonesborough, TN

  48. 4498
    Anna Beth Barnes says:

    Anna Beth Barnes
    Hamburg, AR

    Proverbs 19:18 (NLT)
    Discipline your children while there is hope. Otherwise you will ruin their lives.

  49. 4499
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Hallsville, TX (formerly Kilgore)

    Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me His own.

    Phil. 3:12

  50. 4500
    Amanda says:

    Better late than never : )

    Amanda, White Hall, AR

    But if you fail to keep your word, then you will have sinned against the Lord, and you may be sure that your sin will find you out. (Numbers 32:23 NLT)

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