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. 4551
    Liz Taylor says:

    Liz Taylor, Washington D.C.
    Let everything that has breath praise the Lord ! Praise the Lord ! (Psalms 150:6 ESV)

  2. 4552
    Megan Adkins says:

    Megan, Houston

    There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. (1 Samuel 2:2 NIV

  3. 4553
    Alicia Dutton says:

    Alicia, Houston, TX
    “The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and are safe!” Proverbs 18:10

  4. 4554
    Ruth says:

    Ruth, Austin, Texas

    Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.

    1 John 3:7 NIV

  5. 4555
    Heidi V says:

    Heidi ~ Oak Harbor, WA
    I Praise you for I am Fearfully and Wonder-fully made.
    Psalm 139:14. ESV

  6. 4556
    April Hayes says:


    Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gently and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

    Matthew 11:28-30 ESV

  7. 4557
    Jamie says:

    Jamie – Mason, OH

    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 ESV

  8. 4558

    Chelsie, Farmington, MI

    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

    Psalm 73:26 ESV

  9. 4559
    Ann says:

    Ann, Cataula, GA
    I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.
    Deut. 30:19 (NKJV)

  10. 4560
    Margaret Paulson says:

    Margaret ~ Tulsa, OK
    One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. Psalm 145:4 NIV 1984

  11. 4561
    Kathi says:

    Kathi – Kingwood, Tx

    “Dear friends, since God loved us, we also ought to love one another.”

    1 John 4:12 (NIV)

  12. 4562
    Becky Curcio says:

    Becky Curcio
    Eldred Pa

    “Above all, love each other deeply,
    because love covers a multitude of sins.”
    I Peter 4:8 (NIV)

  13. 4563
    Ginny Obergfell says:

    Ginny Obergfell
    Olean NY

    “Above all, love each other deeply,
    because love covers a multitude of sins.”
    I Peter 4:8 (NIV)

  14. 4564
    Karen Kaiser says:

    Karen from Iowa: John 20:21, Again Jesus said, Peace be with you! As the father has sent me, I am sending you.

  15. 4565
    Marion Costantni says:

    Marion, Royse City, TX

    Luke 1:37 (KJV)

    For with God nothing shall be impossible.

  16. 4566
    janice, Platte City MO says:

    “Be joyful always, Pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances , for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
    1 Thes 5:16 (NIV)

  17. 4567
    Cindy Wessel says:

    Cindy, Rochester, MN. Who have I in heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desires besides You.
    Psalm 73:25 NIV84

  18. 4568
    JeJennifer Cooper says:

    Jennifer Cooper; Greenville, TX

    2 Corinthians 12:9 (ESV)

    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

  19. 4569
    Christy B. says:

    Christy, Waco, TX
    Forget the former things; do not dwell in the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now, it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
    Isaiah 43:18-10 NIV

  20. 4570
    Mary A says:

    Mary, Spring TX

    “The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”

    1 John 2:17 (NIV)

  21. 4571
    Nicole Smith says:

    Nicole, Portland OR

    “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.” (Psalm 143:8 NIV)

  22. 4572
    Megan Cunningham says:

    Megan, Colorado Springs, CO

    1 Peter 1:22 NASB
    Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the breathren, fervently love one another from the heart.

  23. 4573
    Candice says:

    Palatine, IL

    “therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess”

    Hebrews 3:1

  24. 4574
    Ashley says:

    I get so behind. I find my verse to memorize, but I never get online to post them.

    Here is #7

    1 Corinthians 13:4 (NASB)
    Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant.

  25. 4575
    Lori says:

    Bangor, Maine

    The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed. The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears; I have not been rebellious, I have not turned away.
    Isaiah 50:4-5 (NIV)

  26. 4576
    Jill Sayles says:

    Jill Sayles, Puyallup, WA
    2 Cor 4:8 – 9a, NLT
    “We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God.”

  27. 4577
    Jill Osborne says:

    Winter haven, FL
    “Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience.”
    Colossians 3:6 NKJV

  28. 4578
    Shellye Sparks, Queen City, TX says:

    Philippians 4:8. The Message (MSG)

    “Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. “

  29. 4579
    Kari Benton says:

    Kari, Katy TX

    “For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer he’s like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at pnce forgets what he was like” James 1:23-24 ESV

  30. 4580
    Marsha C says:

    Marsha C, Kannapolis, NC

    “He must increase, but I must decrease. ”

    John 3:30 ESV

  31. 4581
    MarcieSpencerAnderson says:

    Nowadays our GOD and Father himself, and our LORD JESUS direct our way to you, and may The Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, is that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our GOD and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.1 Thess 3:11 ( ESV )

  32. 4582
    Cathy in SC says:

    Isaiah 40:8 CSB

  33. 4583
    Pam says:

    Pam from Kentucky

    Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect .

    Romans 12:2 ESV

  34. 4584
    Carrie Wilson says:

    “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23

  35. 4585
    Linda from LaJunta says:

    17Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
    18Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.

  36. 4586
    Sandie Powell says:

    Albuquerque, NM
    Psalm 100:1-2
    “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before his presence with singing.” KJV

  37. 4587
    Karen Polasek says:

    Isaiah 50:7
    Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.

  38. 4588
    georgia - richmond, va. says:

    Lamentations3:22-23 NIV
    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.

  39. 4589
    Rhonda J says:

    Rhonda J., Normal, IL
    “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
    Pslam 118:24 KJV

  40. 4590
    Amy says:


    Isaiah 53:5 – But He as pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our inquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds I am healed.

  41. 4591
    Jacqueline says:

    “Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.” 1 Peter 2:18 NIV

  42. 4592
    Paddy says:

    Paddy Plattsburgh NY

    Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone…

    Romans 12:17 The Message

  43. 4593
    Shirley Pierce says:

    Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

    Hebrews 13:8 NKJV

  44. 4594
    Norma Munoz says:

    Psalms 5:1 NKJV

    Give ear to my words, O Lord , Consider my meditation.

  45. 4595
    Katie says:

    It is not fancy hair, gold jewelry, or fine clothes that should make you beautiful.
    1 Peter 3:3

  46. 4596
    Jamie says:

    Jamie Potter, New Palestine, IN

    Joshua 24:15
    But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

  47. 4597
    Karol Holifield/ Gulf Breeze, FL says:

    “I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For He has clothed me with garmetns of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with jewels.” Isa 61:10/NIV

  48. 4598
    Karen Wood says:

    Karen, Nampa, ID
    “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the famly of believers.”
    Galations 6:9-10 NIV

  49. 4599
    Sharleen Copp says:

    Sharleen says: Phil 4:6-7

    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ. NKJ

  50. 4600
    Phoebe says:

    Birmingham, AL. Col. 3:13 NET. “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.”

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