Siesta Summer Bible Study 2014: Launch and Registration!

Welcome everybody! This is our first gathering for Children of the Day and we are incredibly blessed to have you along! If you’re just now hearing about it, we’d love for you to join us! You’ll find it most helpful to begin by reading this previous post that includes our approach, our summer Bible study schedule and many other specifics: (SSBS 2014 Info post) All you need to participate is the workbook entitled Children of the Day. We only officially “gather” here on the blog every two weeks because summers are so busy.  On each of those 5 Tuesdays (starting today), you’ll find a video I’ve prepared for you with instructions for that day. I’ll also remind you to do the next 2 weeks of Bible study before our next gathering. View it personally if you are going solo or, if you’re joining in with others, with your small group. I’ll always put the bare bones of that gathering’s instructions in print in the post as well (as you’ll see below) in case you have any trouble viewing the video. Here’s your first one!

 

 

Basic written instructions in case you have trouble with the video:

Register for our summer Bible study by simply leaving a comment to this post per instructions below. Of course, you can take part without registering but you’ll get much more out of it if you fully participate. It not only increases accountability. It stirs up a sense of belonging and fellowship which is so important to us here in this blog community. 

 

Here’s what we’d love for you to supply in your registration comment today: (Try to limit yourself to this information so it will be easy to read and count.)

 

1. Your NAME.

 

2. Your CITY.

 

3. Whether you’re going SOLO or in tandem with a small group. If you’re in a small group, share approximately how many are in your group and where you are planning to meet.

 

4. Share in a sentence or two why you could really stand to be in Bible study this summer. Maybe it’s that you’ve never been in one before. We would be elated! Or maybe it’s been a long time. If so, this is a great time and place to come back home to the heart of Jesus. Maybe you’re just hoping to get to know Christ a little better. Or, perhaps you’re interested in particular subject matter that appears on the pages of 1st or 2nd Thessalonians. On the other hand, maybe you especially need to be in the Scriptures because you have extenuating circumstances that could really challenge you this summer. What’s motivating you to get into the Scriptures with us this summer? There are no wrong answers!

 

5. BONUS question (optional):  WHAT IS A QUIRK OF YOURS?? Come on, now! Tell us!


If you’re meeting with a small group, share your answers to questions 4 and 5.

 

I will pitch out a memory verse each week for anybody who wants to participate:

 Week 1 Memory Verse:

 1 Thessalonians 1:4 The NET Bible: We know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that He has chosen you.

 

Week 2 Memory Verse:

1 Thessalonians 2:8 The NET Bible: …with such affection for you we were happy to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.

 

 

Do WEEKS ONE AND TWO of your homework before our next gathering in two weeks! If you’re watching the OPTIONAL video teaching sessions, you will want to watch Session 1 this week before you start your homework and Session 2 before you start your second week of homework. Here is the link: Children Of The Day Sessions

 

Don’t feel pressured to go to the added expense. All you need to participate in the summer study is the workbook. 

 

I am so honored to serve you and study with you this summer! Can’t wait to see your names and locations! So much love to you, Sisters! We joyfully embrace each one of you. 

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  1. 4801
    Rebekah says:

    1. Rebekah

    2. Fort Ogolthorpe, Georgia

    3. Group – There will be 4 of us total and we are meeting at Starbucks every 2 weeks at 8:30 a.m.

    4. I am a SAHM of a 1 year old girl and wife to my dear husband of 5 years. Our church doesn’t offer any kind of Bible Study so a couple of moms came together to do this so we have somewhere to grow/learn.

    I am really excited to get started!

  2. 4802
    Roz Smith says:

    1. Roz Smith

    2. I moved back to St. Louis, MO

    3. Solo –

    4. I love doing your studies! I haven’t found a new church home yet so I don’t have a small group any longer but I can’t stop doing bible studies.

    5. I have to do things in order when getting ready in the morning i.e., brush my teeth, wash my face, shower, dress, put on makeup and then do my hair. If I don’t then my morning is off.

  3. 4803
    Allison McGraw says:

    I’m from Ft. Collins, CO

    Going solo on this study

    I’m doing the study because I love Beth’s teaching, want to be in Ther Word more & because I’ve not done much in Thessalonians & I love doing new studies in books I’m not really familiar with.
    My quirks- I prefer even numbers of things: if I eat some almonds, has to be an even number.. If I put ice in my glass, even number! I now possibly sound a little OCD (which is fine!) but I consider it a quirk!

  4. 4804
    Allison McGraw (again!) says:

    (I hit submit too soon!) I just wanted to add that for the past yr or so, it has been my most sincere, heart-felt desire & prayer that people, known to me or not, would see my love for Jesus, and this Him, shine thru my eyes, my words & my actions! And I feel that by doing this study of books of His Word that I am not very familiar with will help bring my prayer, desire come to fruition. And whomever sees this post, if you feel lead, to pray for me in that passion/desire, I welcome it! :)

  5. 4805
    Sarah says:

    Milford, MI

    Solo

    Always looking for a great new Beth Moore study to share with my small group.

  6. 4806
    Jenifer Moersch says:

    I was very hurt by My God Loving Family! I walked away from God for seven years. Then when I returned I said a short prayer out loud as I was pulling out of the driveway in new town, I said, God please tell me where to drive to church for my two children and myself. Then I drove. For the first time in my entire life, and I have to say I haven’t heard him since.i heard him say turn around and go back to the church. I had passed Dunn street church. The pastors wife introduced me to Beth Moore, she wanted everyone in the church to begin Breaking Chains Bible study!!! I worked through that book, I prayed, cried, loved again, forgave, and the Love of The Lord feeled my heart. All the Chains were Broken in My Life. I love that God gave Beth the gift to write a beautiful bible study. Thank you. I will do this summer Bible study by myself. Thank you.

  7. 4807

    1. Beverly Verhage
    2. Huntsville AL
    3. Solo
    4. I have longed to join in for some time. I have done a Gazillion studies, but when I did Stepping Up by myself, it was such a sweet time for me. I was walking thru a time where I wanted to be with my dad in his last days yet wanted to be in the word. I would sit with him and work on the homework. I even read the word to him. It remains such a precious memory for me to this day of my dad’s last days. But I couldn’t join in at the onset for I was with my two teen daughters and husband with a group in ministry to orphans in Guatemala. I still desire to be with you now. Just a little late, but still hungry.
    5. Quirks- hmmm Not certain if this is a quirk but it is so me… I can be deep as the deepest ocean and still find the silliness or funny. I am “steel magnolias” the movie. I can cry one moment and be laughing the next. That is me.

  8. 4808
    Linda anderson says:

    1. Linda
    2. Mansfield, Tx
    3. Love Beth Moore studies and want to stay tuned in during the summer.
    4. When I’m scared I always plug my ears with my fingers instead of screaming. Go figure….

  9. 4809
    Pamela says:

    1. Pam
    2. Homer Alaska
    3. Group- so far there are 3 of us and all moms of small kids. (12 kids to be exact & the oldest of them is 8.) we have met twice so far and I’m sure to anyone else it would be crazy, but we are used to trying to hear through the chaos. The kids watch cartoons upstairs or play outside while we turn up the volume on my tv downstairs and attempt to keep up with you in the video sessions while simultaneously helping babies to share the cars and stay off the kitchen table…
    4.I think we all needed something this summer. We are so needed by everyone else and life with babies Is just too crazy and loud and busy to not intentionally try to stop and get some Jesus in. I feel depleted. I need some filling up.
    5. I love peanut butter on pancakes.

  10. 4810
    Kara says:

    1. Kara
    2. Grand Rapids, Michigan
    3. Solo
    4. I am leading this study w our church this fall and wanted to check it out before we start. I have never lead a study before.
    5. I twist my hair when I am nervous or thinking.

  11. 4811
    Lori says:

    Joining late for my first online Bible study. Looking forward to getting into God’s word this way.

  12. 4812
    Rose Ann Krueger says:

    I want to do this study because I love all of the Beth Moore studies that I have done. One of my quirks is that I absolutely have to be in a study to be disciplined!!! (Is that a quirk?)
    Well, it is another reason to do the study.

  13. 4813
    Christina Yard Emanis says:

    1. Chrissy Emanis
    2. Katy, Texas
    3. Solo
    4. I am a Beth Moore bible study follower. I have done several. The last was Fruit of the Spirit last Summer.
    I changed my career path this June. Left my teaching position at my church: want to keep in the word.
    5. Strive for Perfection. No person can be perfect. Only Christ was perfect.

    • 4813.1
      Brenda says:

      1. Brenda
      2. Tonawanda NY (Buffalo area)
      3. Solo
      4. I feel my current journey I am in the desert. I feel so far. I am God’s, but I have allowed business to take away my devotional time. I want to use this bible study to get back into the Word.

  14. 4814
    Ethel Sigmon says:

    Lincolnton, NC

    Solo

    I am the chaplain of my church’s call committee looking for a new pastor. I am looking to come closer to God and to be able to discern his will for a worship leader.

    I love Beth Moore’s studies and I know she will lead me right to the Word.

  15. 4815
    Nicole says:

    1. Nicole
    2. Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    3. Group of three started beginning of July.
    4. The accountability and motivation factor of doing a study together.
    5. I hate wet socks.

  16. 4816
    Jo says:

    Jo Gouveia
    Fremont, CA
    Group – There are 23 of us meeting each Tuesday at a home (we started in June… Sorry, only getting on here now!).
    Why: Doing this study as I so need to be in the Word after a hard season of loss (two family members)
    Quirk: Purple pens- I write with them; grade my students’ papers with them; choose them over black or blue any day!

  17. 4817
    Trisha says:

    Trisha
    From Burleson Tx
    Starting late and Solo but hoping to be in a small group
    After attending LPL in Lubbock I decided I need to be accountable to being in Gods word.
    Life has fallen apart the last several years and I’m just spiritually exhausted. Satan has attacked every area of my life that he knew would get me.
    I like to eat my thanksgiving turkey dipped in Miracle Whip

  18. 4818
    Maureen says:

    Maureen
    Lexington, KY
    We are 6 women studying together on Thursday evenings in my home.
    We are women hungry for God’s Word to be revealed and applied in our lives. We have a passion for our city to know Jesus Christ!
    Quirk: Hang my clothes according to color and type in closet :)

    • 4818.1
      Janice says:

      I used to do this too. Now, I hang my newly laundered clothes on the right and wear my clothes from the left. That way I am sure I am wearing all of my clothes equally. LOL

  19. 4819
    Katie says:

    1. Katie

    2. Chattanooga, Tennessee

    3. Solo! But hoping to get a group together for the next study!

    4. Just finished “Whispers of Hope” by Beth & my husband got me this study to start! I have studied almost all of Beth’s bible studies & LOVE them all! So excited!

    5. quirk… love putting ranch dressing on anything & everything

  20. 4820
    Sandy says:

    Orlando, FL

    joining late, hoping i will still benefit from this resource!

    • 4820.1
      Sandy says:

      also, doing this solo, in my home, when i can!

      and, i’m doing this to get me back in the word!

      endless amounts of quirks. :)

  21. 4821
    Judi says:

    Judi
    Sarasota, Florida
    Solo
    I long to be closer to God.
    My pillow case opening have to be to the outdide of the bed.

  22. 4822
    Lisa K says:

    1. Lisa Marie K

    2. Elmira, ON Canada

    3. Solo – but just found a buddy thanks to the Holy Spirit!

    4. Longing for a corrected heart, sharp hunger for righteousness

    5. I wish there were more bellydance tea parties!

  23. 4823

    1. Bee
    2 Lancaster pa
    3.solo
    4.for the last 5yrs it has been disasters.I left husband 5 yrs ago for sexually abusing my daughter .I have been in a domestic violence situation with him.I’m trying to find strength to fight back for myself and my son who is now 10 ..devil has been stealing and lying. I want the spirit back !! I’m ready!!!!! Hoping to find spiritual growth…
    5.many many uummm… I love hot peppers on everything…lol

  24. 4824
    Tamara says:

    1. Tamara

    2. Collinsville, OK

    3. Solo – Just discovered the study so I’m behind but I HAVE to go through this study!!

    4. Always longing to learn more and dive into God’s word!

    5. I cannot eat a bag of Skittles or M&M’s without sorting them into color groups first and then I eat them by group – ugliest color to prettiest!! haha

  25. 4825
    Elena says:

    Elena
    Fredericksburg
    Solo
    I appreciate the scholarship, the feminine side and the encouragement.

  26. 4826
    Janice Stout says:

    1. Janice
    2. Nutter Fort, WV
    3. Both solo and with a small group of about 12 women who meet every Sunday evening.
    4. My nest is REALLY empty. Wondering what my purpose is in this new season of my life.

    5. My spices are in alphabetical order in the cabinet.

  27. 4827
    Carol Hebb says:

    1.Carol Hebb
    2.Wooster Ohio
    3.Solo
    4.First Study, Very difficult times with my children and grandchildren. I am very thirsty and searching for God’s will, God’s path for victory.
    5. Spaghetti plain with butter is my favorite thing to eat when I’m feeling blue.

  28. 4828
    Carla Dillard says:

    Doing this study with my daughter and daughter-in-law in 3 different cities in Texas
    Looking forward to diving into Scripture with my new precious daughters! Looking for God to show up HUGE! Thank you Beth and Living Proof!

  29. 4829
    Rosie Blowers says:

    Hi…just saw your bible study and would love to join the next one. Please let me know when it starts as I currently don’t have a church and work weekends most often.

    Thanks,

    Rosie Blowers

  30. 4830
    Tammi walsh says:

    Would like to join but maybe too late looking for a study in Chattanooga

  31. 4831
    Christiane Rivera says:

    Hey everyone, I am Christiane (pronounced Christian). I live in Lafayette, Louisiana. I am a solo Bible Studier because I just moved here and have not yet found a church. I really need a group to keep me accountable in my daily walk with God. I believe in God but want to get to know Him even better than I do. That is what I am hoping to get out of this Bible Study :) A quirk of mine would probably be that I hang up my running clothes in my closet. Lol.

    5. BONUS question (optional): WHAT IS A QUIRK OF YOURS?? Come on, now! Tell us!

  32. 4832
    Kristen says:

    My name is Kristen and I’m in Athens Tx. Joining at the end of summer, but believe the timing Is right for me. I’m doing this solo, have been thirsting for a new study because I’m feeling directionless spiritually these days. A quirk? I can’t use the last drop of anything before starting a new tube, bottle, package, whatever. Toothpaste, shampoo, coke… The last drop has to stay in the container. Drives my husband crazy! Lol.

  33. 4833
    Susan Morris says:

    I just saw this and so wish I had known about it!
    Is it too late or will there be one this fall! I don’t have a church right now and need a study!

  34. 4834
    Lorry says:

    * Austin
    * Solo
    * I appreciate the journey to deeper love and knowledge of God’s word and glory that are uniquely attained through Beth Moore bible studies.
    * I feel undressed without lipstick and mascara

  35. 4835
    Penny Khillings says:

    Missed this Bible study, would like to do the next one!
    I think I am interested “The Law of Love”
    I would like to know if it is new Testament referenced too?

  36. 4836
    Robin says:

    Doylestown, Ohio Group Study Northside Christian Church I have done a lot of your studies over the years!! I just adore them and the way your heart pours out in scripture!! :) Thanks for being You Beth!! :) I Love taking naps!! :) LOL!!

  37. 4837
    Sherry Adams says:

    1. Sherry Adams
    2. Tulsa, OK
    3. Solo
    4. I did the COTD study on my own starting 6/19 and finished 8/21, but didn’t have time to keep up on here, so am going back through. This is something like my 13th? study by Beth that i’ve done. Not sure how to answer question of why this summer except that i was ready for a new Bible study and COTD seemed like a great one. It DID NOT disappoint!

  38. 4838
    Heather Klope says:

    1. Heather Klope
    2 Gastonia, N.C.
    3.solo
    4.Like to eat the icing off the cake and sometimes not even eat the cake!

  39. 4839
    Paula Rodgers says:

    1. Your NAME.
    Paula Rodgers
    2. Your CITY.
    Norfolk
    3. Whether you’re going SOLO or in tandem with a small group. If you’re in a small group, share approximately how many are in your group and where you are planning to meet.
    SOLO
    4. Share in a sentence or two why you could really stand to be in Bible study this summer.
    I am not really doing it this summer. My summer was far too busy due to work. I am usually a bit off the norm, so even though it’s the Fall, I’m going to go through your summer Bible study.

    5. BONUS question (optional): WHAT IS A QUIRK OF YOURS?? When I get to my office, I take out of my purse everything I “need” – my insulin, Ritalin, iPod (to listen to praise music while working), my phone, and my iPad. Once those are out and my purse is away, I can work.

  40. 4840
    Denise Moyer says:

    1. Your NAME.
    Denise Moyer

    2. Your CITY.
    Newton Falls, Ohio

    3. Whether you’re going SOLO or in tandem with a small group. If you’re in a small group, share approximately how many are in your group and where you are planning to
    meet.
    SOLO

    4. Share in a sentence or two why you could really stand to be in Bible study this summer. Maybe it’s that you’ve never been in one before. We would be elated! Or maybe it’s been a long time. If so, this is a great time and place to come back home to the heart of Jesus. Maybe you’re just hoping to get to know Christ a little better. Or, perhaps you’re interested in particular subject matter that appears on the pages of 1st or 2nd Thessalonians. On the other hand, maybe you especially need to be in the Scriptures because you have extenuating circumstances that could really challenge you this summer. What’s motivating you to get into the Scriptures with us this summer? There are no wrong answers!

    This is Sept.17, 2014
    so this will be a Fall study for me. I just want to dive deeper into the Word. & love Beth Moore’s studies.

    5. BONUS question (optional): WHAT IS A QUIRK OF YOURS?? Come on, now! Tell us!

  41. 4841
    Skippy says:

    1) Skippy
    2) Kansas City
    3) With a friend
    4) I’ve never been in one.
    5) I like peanut butter on EVERYTHING!

  42. 4842
    LeeLee says:

    Looking forward to being in the word especially when I can’t be out of the house.

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