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. 4701
    Lauren Bain says:

    Lauren, San Marcos Tx. The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that. Proverbs 29:25 The Message

  2. 4702
    Sharon says:

    Sharon from Gainesville, Georgia

    2 Cor 1:4 (NiVR)

    He comforts us in all our troubles. Now we are to comfort others when they are in trouble. We ourselves are comforted from God.

  3. 4703
    Georgia Richmond, Va. says:

    Isaiah 64:4 Since ancient times no one has heard no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him. (NIV)

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    KarenEliz says:

    Karen, Ponte Vedra, Florida

    Blessed is the man against whom The Lord counts no iniquity, in whose spirit there is no deceit.

    Psalm 32:2 (ESV)

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    cathy day says:

    cathy, Princeton, tx

    Nehemiah 8:10 NIV
    Nehemiah said, Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our LORD. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

  6. 4706
    Julie DeTemple says:

    If you love me, keep my commands.

    John 14:15 (NIV)

  7. 4707
    Tricia Neumann says:

    Conroe, TX

    “A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired.”

    The Message – Proverbs 17:22

  8. 4708
    Pam Peters says:

    “Above all, love each other deeply because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8
    Pam from Celina, TX

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    Amy in Chesterfield, VA says:

    Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:6 NIV

    7YO: 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

    3YO: God loves the world. John 3:16 a

  10. 4710
    Dana says:

    Dana from Waterford, Ohio

    (2 Thessalonians 3:16) NIV

    Now may The Lord of peace Himself give you the peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

  11. 4711
    Hilary says:

    Hilary, Buffalo, NY

    Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.

    Proverbs 3:9-10 NIV

  12. 4712
    Teresa says:

    If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you, no plague will come near your home. PS 91:9-10 (NLT)

  13. 4713
    Lahoma Kinsey says:

    Isaiah 49:15-16 NIV
    Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See I have engraved you on the palm of my hands; your walls are ever before me.

  14. 4714
    Ryan says:

    Ryan – Moore, OK

    Isaiah 43:10 ESV

    But you are my witnesses, O Israel! You are my Servant. You have been chosen to know me and believe in me, and understand that alone I am God. There is no other God – there never has been and there never will be.

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    Mary Ellen Lister says:

    Mary Ellen ~ Trenton, GA ~ “The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart.” Psalm 51:17 NIV

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    Ola says:

    Ola, Woodbridge: Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips. Proverbs 27:2 (NKJV)

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    Dawn Deare says:

    Dawn – Lafayette, LA

    Romans 12:1 NIV

    Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God. This is your spiritual act of worship.

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    Georgia -Richmond,Va. says:

    Isaiah 12:2 NIV “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”

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    Crystal says:

    Crystal from 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!

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    Heather Plizga - Rochester, MN says:

    Matthew 11:28-29 (NLT)
    Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

  21. 4721
    Letsroll says:

    Janice, Tulsa. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God. 1 Peter 3:4 (NLT)

  22. 4722
    Jamie Ballou says:

    Corbin, Ky
    Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
    Daniel 12:3 NIV

  23. 4723
    Dawn Bouchard says:

    Dawn, Beavercreek, OH

    “For what great nation has a god as near to them as the Lord our God is near to us, whenever we call on him?”

    Deuteronomy 4:7

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    Kami says:

    “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.” Deut. 31:8 NIV

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    Georgia,Richmond,Va. says:

    John15:5 “I am the vine;you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit;apart from me you can do nothing.” NIV

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    Renee Mckenzie says:

    Renee, Atlanta , Daniel 2:22 (NASb)It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him.

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    Marissa says:

    Marissa in Wisconsin:
    “Nothing is impossible with God.”
    Luke 1:37 (ESV)

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    Amanda Crum says:

    Amanda The Colony, TX
    Proverbs 29:11 NASB “A fool always loses his temper, but a wise man holds it back.”

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    Nicki says:

    Nicki, Worcester, UK, ENGLAND

    Joshua 1:9 NLT
    [9] This is my command-be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

  30. 4730
    janice from platte city says:

    I will not forget you!
    See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.
    Is 49:15-16 (NIV)

  31. 4731
    Lori S says:

    Lori S from Elgin, TX
    Proverbs 10:19 NIV
    “When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.”

  32. 4732
    Sherri says:

    Abilene, TX
    I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13 NIV

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    Jill says:

    Jill from Oak Ridge, TN

    You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy. Psalm 30:11

  34. 4734
    Becca Christian says:

    Becca, Bakersfield, CA
    “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only one true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” John 17:3 NIV

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    lisa Neisen says:

    Jude 7 NIV
    In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example to those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

  36. 4736
    Patti says:

    Patti from La Porte
    “The works of his hands are faithful and just:
    and all his precepts are trustworthy.”
    Psalm 111: 7 NIV

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    Allyaggie says:

    League City TX
    Psalm 86:5
    “For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon You.”

  38. 4738
    Lauren Morton says:

    Lauren Morton, Decatur, TX – If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all – Isaiah 7:9b NIV84

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    Laura says:

    Auburn AL

    Proverbs 3:5

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. ( ESV)

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    Kaci Graves says:

    Psalm 103:1-2
    Bless The Lord, oh my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless The Lord oh my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Esv
    Kaci from Norman, ok

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    Ola Mae says:

    Ola Mae, Cedar Park Texas

    Matthew 6:33 NIV

    But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.

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    Kathy French says:

    Kathy French, Austin,

    “Show me Your ways, O LORD, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me; for You are God and my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.” Psalm 25:4-5 NIV

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    Ashley Kurtz says:

    Ashley, Kingwood
    “Make allowance for each others faults and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember the Lord forgave you so you must forgive others.”
    Col 3:13 NLT

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    karina allen says:

    Baton Rouge, La.

    “I love You, Lord; You are my strength.”

    Psalm 18:1

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    Rachelle says:

    Rachelle, Starkville.
    that I have already attained.
    Am already perfected;
    I press on,
    I may lay hold of that
    For which
    Christ Jesus has also
    Laid hold of me.
    Philippians 3:12 NKJV

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    Allison says:

    Allison, Jersey Village
    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
    Psalm 19:14 ESV

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    Anna G. says:

    Anna in Mobile, AL

    Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

    Matthew 11:28 NIV

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    Brandy Sermons says:

    Lynchburg, VA.
    Proverbs 19:21 (English Standard Version)
    21(A) Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but(B) it is the purpose of the LORD(C) that will stand.

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    Miriam Fisk says:

    Miriam from Granby, CT
    Romans 5:8 (ESV)
    but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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    Joy says:

    Joy in Bethlehem, GA
    Proverbs 3:6 NIV
    In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight.

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