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. 4601
    Jenn Neiberline says:

    Lakeland, Fl
    “The World and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”
    1 John 2:17 (NIV)

  2. 4602
    Kadie Verstrate says:

    Kadie- Tinley Park, IL
    Finally, brothers, 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.
    Philippians 4:8

  3. 4603
    Tiffany says:

    “Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety.”
    Psalms 29:25 NLT

  4. 4604
    Lisa Auten says:

    Lisa Auten; Rogers, AR: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, (Ephesians 3:20 NIV)

  5. 4605
    Julie Moore Huffman says:

    Julie Moore Huffman; Springdale, AR: Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, (Ephesians 3:20 NIV)

  6. 4606
    Christina says:

    Christina, Decatur, TX

    She makes bed coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. Her husband is respacted at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:22-25 NIV

  7. 4607
    Tawnya says:

    Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things He does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
    Psalm 103:2-5. NIV

  8. 4608
    Kendra says:

    Kendra, Spokane, WA “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of LOVE, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2 (NIV)

  9. 4609
    Connie Upshaw > says:

    Connie, Hendersonville, TN For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NIV

  10. 4610

    Ruby, NC
    Never take your word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws. Psalm 119:43 (NIV)

  11. 4611
    Änn Gonzalez says:

    Ann, Morelia, Mexico “He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever.” Psalm 103:9 NIV
    Ïf anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.” John 15:6 NIV

  12. 4612
    Marilyn Yarbrough says:

    Marilyn Gadsden Al

    Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Matt 6:9-10 NIV

  13. 4613
    Barb Kouba says:

    Barb from Carlsbad, NM: Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. I Peter 5:7 NLT

  14. 4614
    Jennifer B says:

    Jennifer B
    Plano, TX
    Psalm 28:7 NIV
    The Lord is my strength and my shield;
    my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
    My heart leaps for joy,
    and with my song I praise him.

  15. 4615
    Charlotte says:

    Charlotte, Easley SC:
    James 5:16b “When a believing person prays, great things happen.” NCV

  16. 4616
    Kristy Snell says:

    This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
    Hebrews 6:19-20

  17. 4617
    Kristy Snell says:

    Kristy, Amarillo, TX
    Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfect or of our faith, who for the joy set before Him, endured the cross, despising its shame, and is seated at the right hand of God.
    Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV

  18. 4618
    Angie Werley says:

    Angie, Houston, TX- “Look to the Lord and His strength. Seek His face always.” Psalm 105:4 ESV

  19. 4619
    Kimberly says:

    near Luwero in Uganda, Africa
    Deuteronomy 7:7
    It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all people,

  20. 4620
    Beth says:

    Beth, Paducah KY
    Do all things without complaining and disputing,
    Philippians 2:14

  21. 4621
    Marla says:

    Bolivar, MO
    Colossians 1:11
    May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,

  22. 4622
    Erin says:

    Psalm 27:14 NIV
    Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

    Erin Mauney, Evant, Texas

  23. 4623
    Shelly Story says:

    If this is duplicative, I apologize. I’ve lost track of when I posted my verse last. Grinning.

    Shelly Story, Wausa, Nebraska
    Psalm 33:18-22
    But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him, on those who put their hope in His unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the Lord, for He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. May Your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in You.

  24. 4624
    Tori Irwin says:

    Tori, Dickinson, ND

    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

  25. 4625
    Jennifer Ruttan says:

    Jennifer Fishers, Indiana

    The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

    1 Samuel 16:7 NIV

  26. 4626
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, The Hills, Tx. Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.” Matthew 16:24 NLT

  27. 4627
    Sue says:

    Woodbury, MN

    Psalm 26:21 (ESV)
    May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you.

  28. 4628
    Joanna K says:

    Joanna K.
    Salinas, CA
    Philippians (ESV)
    13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

  29. 4629
    Gina Tompkins says:

    Gina Tompkins, Tulsa, OK “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 NIV

  30. 4630
    April says:

    April Jackson

    Proverbs 12:15 — The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

  31. 4631
    Amber says:

    Amber ~ Clarksville, TN

    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! Galatians 5:22-23 NLT

  32. 4632
    Bonnie J. Faile says:

    Bonnie J. Faile
    Livingston, AL
    “Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying,
    ‘I am the Light of the World; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
    John 8:12 NASB

  33. 4633
    Melissa says:

    Melissa – Black Creek, Ga

    His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. (2 Peter 1:3 NIV)

  34. 4634
    MiChal says:

    (I’m sorry if this is a duplicate. I’ve been traveling and don’t recall if I’ve already posted this.)

    MiChal, College Station, TX

    “…anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”

    Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)

  35. 4635
    Erica Voss says:

    Erica Voss
    Stafford, VA

    Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.

    Psalm 37:4-5 NLT

  36. 4636
    Stephanie Fruhling says:

    Stephanie Fruhling Scottsdale, AZ “All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.”
    2 Corinthians 4:15 NIV

  37. 4637
    Dotti says:

    Dotti from Jackman, ME “Devote yourselves to prayer being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2 NIV

  38. 4638
    Heather B. says:

    Warner Robins, GA

    Wait on The Lord, be strong and let your heart take courage; wait on The Lord.
    (Psalm 27:14 ESV)

  39. 4639
    Rhonda Green says:

    Rhonda, Anderson, IN
    Galatians 5:24:25 NIV
    Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh and its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit let us keep in step with the Spirit.

  40. 4640
    Angie Keel says:

    Anniston, Alabama

    “Praise The Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. Praise The Lord, oh my soul, and forget not all His benefits-”

    Psalm 103:1-2

  41. 4641
    Lindsay Garlington says:

    Lindsay Garlington-Bend, Oregon

    “When tempted, no one should say God is tempting me. For God is not tempted by evil nor does he tempt anyone.”

    James 1:13 (NIV)

  42. 4642
    Sarah Vint says:

    Sarah Vint
    Ames, IA

    For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. –Romans 1:16 NIV

  43. 4643
    glenda smith says:

    Glenda, Newcastle, Do not love the world or anything in the world. if anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not him him. 1 John 2.15 NIV

  44. 4644
    theresa says:

    Theresa – Pace Florida
    Hebrews 4:12 NIV
    For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any two edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow, it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

    Gotta love this one! Always wanted to have it tucked in my heart.

  45. 4645
    Dawn Ramirez, Lancaster CA says:

    For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. James 1:3 NLT

  46. 4646
    Kristin Thurston says:

    Kristin, Trinidad CO
    “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”
    Matthew 5:3-4 KJV

    • 4646.1
      Kristin Thurston says:

      Oh, pooh! Here I go again…this is supposed to go for verse 8! Sorry…delete!

  47. 4647
    Beth P says:

    Beth P, Roswell, GA – catching up:

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and do not lean on your own understanding.”

    Proverbs 3:5 NASB

  48. 4648
    Lori Willey says:

    Lori, Salisbury, MD – Psalm 4:8 In peace I will lie down and sleep,for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe. NIV

  49. 4649
    Rose Marie says:

    Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. John 17:17 NKJV

  50. 4650
    Betsy Crawford says:

    “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 (ESV)

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