Y’all, I’m having serious blogger’s block. Someone help a sister out with a some good ideas. Otherwise I’m going to resort to posting random pictures of Jackson sleeping.


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  1. 151
    Anonymous says:

    What about a post on study materials suggestions for a women’s Sunday school class?

    I have been sensing the Lord’s leading to start a Sunday school class for the woman at my small church. Since I have been blessed to participate in women’s bible studies outside of my church I would love to share the bonding and spiritual growth experience with the woman of my church. I sense the leading to step out in faith however I’m sure what specific study materials, in addition to the Word of course, I should utilize. We will only have 40 – 45 minutes each Sunday so I video series might be a challenge.

    I know the siestas are a mighty, Godly, spirtual group of women so any suggestions from those who have gone before or are there now would be greatly appreciated if you choose that topic.

  2. 152
    Heather says:

    But it’s too cute to see pics of babies sleeping (or toddlers) 🙂

  3. 153
    Kae says:

    I’d love to her about how you have learned/are learning to discern the work of the Spirit in your life, especially in difficult areas where it is hard to tease out all the competing voices.

  4. 154
    Anonymous says:

    How about a topic on moms who struggle with anger. I know I sure do especially towards my precious little daughter. How do other moms handle frustrations and is there anyone else out there besides me who carries the shame of an angry/violent temper?

  5. 155
    Li'l Rae says:

    Haven’t posted in a really long time and finally got a blogger account – YEAH!!! Been going through a dry spell myself lately with lots of stresses in our life, so reading Miss Beth’s cooking woes kinda hit my funny bone!:) How did her dish turn out?!?! Would love to see more pics of Miss Beth’s flowers and how does she find the time to create that lovely oasis?

    Anything you feel like sharing about adjusting back to your new-old town would be neat too (I am kinda in the same situation – moved back last year to an area of Texas we used to live in although kiddos are in a different school district). Pics of the inside of your new home would be lovely too – especially if Jackson is in them! 🙂

    Love, Love, Love the sleeping Tod pic! Some of the best pics I ever took of my oldest one is when she would fall asleep right in the middle of playing.

    Looking forward to seeing how your blogger’s block ends after reading all the comments!

  6. 156
    Anonymous says:

    Amanda, can you tell us which bible studies will be published next? when? I know Esther and the updated Breaking Free should be out soon! I need some dates to plan our upcoming women’s ministry sessions!

  7. 157
    kctibs says:

    I do like seeing pictures of little ones – especially when they are sleeping. They still your heart in those quiet moments.

    I would like to read about money saving tips, meal tips, grocery tips, etc during this economic struggle.

    God’s Blessings
    Kelli in Colorado

  8. 158
    new every morning says:

    We want:
    a. more photos of your precious boy (we’d never turn those down!)

    b. more wedding photos … we’ve been waiting!

    c. more about your move: DETAILS,girl!

    d. more photos of the LPM office
    (we are praising God for His provision)

  9. 159
    Alisa says:

    Oh Amanda – he is such a sweetie! Don’t you just love the innocence?!

    Ok, this SC girl is struggling with training up a child in the way that she should go. It’s not me that has the problem – it is family members that think I am “way out there” for being so involved in the Word and in church. They think that no matter “how much” I try, that the world is still going to corrupt her and she will just follow suit. Ok, enough of my blathering! It’s like, the way the world goes – they think that anything is ok and when I align things up in comparison to God’s word, it just doesn’t fit! I look at you and Melissa and you both are solid encouragement that if I continue with the training, it will not fail. Not to mention, there are several solid role models in church. Nobody’s perfect, but as Christians – authentic Christians, aren’t we called to be in this world and not OF THIS WORLD? Anyway, I hate to gossip – but it all started with all the news this week of the young pop star girl and her photos. I know what is right – but getting others to SEE WHAT IS RIGHT… well, maybe – do you think I just need a break?! Am I just too serious?! Thanks for listening. Definitely feel better! :o) Much love, Alisa in Cheraw, SC

  10. 160
    Kathleen in TX says:

    When facing bloggers block pictures definitely work!
    We just did recipes for Melissa (my first thought was what is your fall back recipe when you have cooking block and it’s 5:00 pm?)
    OK, How do you stay still long enough to listen to God? (especially when staying still means falling asleep for me!)

  11. 161
    Anonymous says:

    Did Beth ever figure out the new camera she bought some time ago?

    When will we get the Ester bible Study? I can’t wait!!!!

  12. 162
    Tabitha says:


    We could tell you how God has answered our prayers.

  13. 163
    Debbie says:

    Amanda – love the picture of Jackson and like others have said, that will always work as a post.

    I agree with a Mother’s Day theme, funny, inspiring, honoring stories about our Moms. Also, always like to know the latest wonder product other ladies have discovered. I am such a lover of women’s things that anything that interests other women I am all about it. Of course, any encouragement of how to do our best living Godly lives is appreciated. Personally, I love you all so much and have learned so much and been so strengthen in my walk through your Mom’s Bible studies, that I am a fan of whatever interests you guys.

    Love and Blessings, Debbie in Tennessee

  14. 164
    Anonymous says:

    What are your thoughts on family planning. Does one just say God is in control or do we need to plan financially etc…


  15. 165
    Mischia says:

    Pictures of the inside of your new LPM offices, more Jackson pictures, things that make you laugh, and if you practice God’s presence(like Brother Lawrence) what do you learn about yourself and about our Father?

  16. 166
    Tammy Lynn says:

    Well, our ladies bible study is about to end in 2 more weeks…then we don’t meet again until fall. I think I’m already experiencing “withdrawal” symptoms! Our ladies have bonded with such sisterhood, that I can’t imagine not being in class with them! We started out taking the Daniel class 1/2 paced (my 1st year to take 1/2 paced, after taking full paced for 4 or 5 years!) Now, we’re about to finish up a study on the Practice of Prayer authored by our leader. It has been wonderful learning how to pray scripture.

  17. 167
    SPARKY says:

    it’s completely normal. i go through that frequently. then all of a sudden i’ll have three posts in one day. crazy. i like to post things like my favorite_______
    or recipes or just something odd i was thinking about one day.
    like lately, i seem to be having a lot of random reflection about life and how people live outside america.

  18. 168
    Kim Safina says:

    The Journey Continues ~

    Amanda, I am pleased that you have blogger block! We get to enjoy more of your precious son and photos! Jackson is such a little man child. 🙂 I love how he looks totally content.
    I would love to have you and your husband Curt have a sharing session.
    1. How are you adjusting to the move?

    2. Does Curt have his favorite Starbucks drink?

    3. What is Jackson’s favorite meal from his precious mama?

    4. What is Curt and Your favorite book recently read?


    With “Heaven Bound” blessings,

  19. 169
    Anonymous says:

    Here are my suggestions:

    1 – Gold Nuggets from a message – Something that stayed with you and you continue to meditate on. Example – “Don’t get used to the dark”

    2 – Favorite Christian music cd or download. Favorite Christian Artist (other than our #1 Travis)

    3 – Fears that are gripping us – this allows unknown people to pray for us

    4 – Favorite blog spots where Christians can pour out our heart

    5 – Favorite website

    6 – Church signs that spoke to you as you traveled

    Thanks for the safe place to blog.

  20. 170
    kiki1227 says:

    Okay, here is something I often wonder about because there are so many choices available: best facial products (moisturizer, wrinkle-fighter, etc.). The trick is finding something that works without paying a fortune!!

  21. 171
    Jennifer says:

    I’m in the same boat, so basically I’m wasting your time since I have no ideas for you. It just made me feel better that I’m the only one with nothing to blog about lately. I SERIOUSLY ALMOST took a picture just now of boiling pacifiers and was going to post something cute about it. YEAH! Can’t wait to hear what you come up with!

  22. 172
    Sun says:

    Could you possibly do a post about what to do if you – or someone you love is hurting beyond anything you know what to do and God seems to be silent? Sunshine

  23. 173
    Tarah says:

    What…you aren’t feeling the pressure to cook, cook, cook? 😉

  24. 174
    Mary says:

    I’ve seen a recurrent theme on blogs lately. It’s simplicity. Women that want to simplify their lives and create a home that is a haven for their family. I’m curious as to why this seems to be an epidemic and how others are accomplishing it.

  25. 175
    Anonymous says:

    How about asking the siesta’s to submit their favorite PINE NUT recipe????

  26. 176
    Anonymous says:

    I agree. It’s not blogger’s block, it’s a chance to Ps 46:10 (the versions that say “quiet”). How about asking us what Bible study our husband’s want Curtis to write first? How about what Bible studies we want Beth to do next? How about everyone share what Scripture they’re hanging onto now? What about ‘best movie to inspire a quiet time from a different perspective’? For me it was watching Star Wars with our 7 y/o son and my husband doing a family devo drawing comparisons between Anikan Skywalker and Judas and then Darth Vader and the thief on the cross next to Jesus.
    Kim Feth

  27. 177
    Andi says:

    How does the story of Job make God look loving? It makes Satan look petty and evil of course, but I just am having a hard time with how it makes God look loving. Letting Satan kill of Job’s children just to prove a point? It makes God look like the antithesis of the God in the Gospel…the God I’ve dedicated my life to. The God that is all loving and we’re asked as His followers to love like Him. How is that loving?

    I’ve lost three babies due to miscarriages and I cannot stop grieving over them. That’s nothing in the scheme of losing your first 10 children like Job. How did he have such faith and love towards a God that allowed that magnitude of loss? Why can’t my faith be strong like his? How do I overcome the intense sadness and move on like Job did?

    Write about that. I challenge you. I can’t answer those questions. I have yet to meet a Christian that can answer it. I get blank stares and silence. It doesn’t say much about why we have chosen to worship a God when we can’t defend Him.

  28. 178
    Anonymous says:

    Least expensive romantic date nights ideas. We tray and have date night every week and we need some new ideas.

  29. 179
    ~linda. says:

    how about sharing more “gems along the way”…things in which God is showing you or has shown you. i love hearing about life leasons. maybe opening it up for others to share their “condensed” versions also. 🙂

    whatever you decide, i’m sure we’ll be blessed. :0D ~linda.

    btw…love the photo of the jackson

  30. 180
    Anonymous says:

    Let’s hear about your new house!

    You know what’s funny? We moved into our house in March 07, and we STILL refer to it as “our new house”.

  31. 181
    valerie says:

    I haven’t had a chance to look at all the other ideas, but I thought it would be neat to hear the different salvation testimonies.
    I was saved when I was eight years old, but I know there are some I’ve talked to who were much older and it’s neat to hear their stories.
    I love Jackson posts and pictures any ‘ole time! He is precious.

  32. 182
    Anonymous says:

    Sometimes life is just too busy and ordinary (Thank the blessed Lord for it too) Let the quiet soak in dear girl in the midst of the chaos, drink a tall glass of iced tea, listen to Leon Patillo sing Spirit of God and bask in wonder of our Lord’s love and goodness. Ask for poetry, limit them to 20 lines or so. Would love to read and see the creativity and inspiration of the siestas. Shalom

  33. 183
    Missy says:

    To oue siesta who didn’t know she was “divorced”! Reply to your husband page…like to old song from the 70’s. Maybe it will make your marriage stronger.
    Praying no the less!
    I did a type-o on PDLAMB but it means: “Please, don’t laugh at me but…”

  34. 184
    Anonymous says:

    List 3 lessons or messages through Beth’s studies that have changed your life or your heart forever, or made a break through for you.

    Love you Amanda!

    Oh my.. i have tears in my eyes… Thank you for this blog and for all that LPM does for us.


  35. 185
    A 5 time mom says:

    Well Jackson is adorable! Awake or asleep!


  36. 186
    Anonymous says:


    I was thinking you are probably up with Google Reader and such services where you can subscribe to all of your blogs. I am willing to bet that not all of your readers are though…so a post telling people how to use that (and for some informing them that it exists) might be very helpful.

    (If you did this in the past before I was a reader…just ignore me!)


  37. 187
    Jeanie says:

    I have two children that are adopted although they are no longer very young. I have a 16 year old daughter and a 12 year old son, both of whom we adopted as infants. I have to admit that it’s never been a huge focus in either of their lives but they both are aware they are adopted. I have had fantasies about “huge reunions, loving contacts, etc.” but neither have been very interested. They just say they are happy with me and their Daddy and don’t need alot of other family. I like the idea of a huge family. Oh well…it is what it is and I’m very thankful for both of them.

  38. 188
    mntwinsmom says:

    Another idea is to let us know — how are the new digs?

  39. 189
    Cassandra says:

    How about some funny (or not so funny) moments from childhood having a Bible teacher as a mommy. (Does that make you a T.K. instead of a P.K.)?
    And how being a child of ministry impacts how your raising Jackson.

  40. 190
    Rachel in Louisiana says:

    You know, if you didn’t HAVE to write you’d probably be able to come up with tons of things, but knowing you have to somehow takes the fun right out of a job. Asking for ideas is like opening a can of worms with ladies. You know you’re going to get at whole mess of ideas.

    Here’s some random ideas: summer plans, summer camps, what do we hate/love about summer, house pics, wedding pics, video of Jackson, more background on your hubby (his upbringing, college, transition to this job from youth pastor,hobbies), things we love about our church, our #1 prayer request at the moment (if we feel free to share), one of your/our funniest church moments, favorite summertime memories, dream place to live or retire.

  41. 191
    jfoz says:

    How about another book blog? I just finished two really good ones and wanted to come visit about them. One being The Shack….had to put down for a month I was so jolted by it but was encouraged to finish it and glad I did. One of those book you need to visit about. What about putting together a get to know the Siesta quiz…asking questions like how came to know the Lord etc. That would be fun….testimonies. love the blog

  42. 192
    Kimberly says:

    “Georgia’s Blog”

    I didn’t catch your name, but you blogged an urgent prayer about losing your 15 year old daughter. A deviation from the “point” of this particular blog, but nonetheless, I just wanted you to know that I prayed for you just now and I personally would love to hear if there is anything that you need. Just know That I am praying.

  43. 193
    mitzi says:

    Post pictures of Sunny and Beanie.

    Your mom makes mention of the wedding picture she had made for your dad for their 25th wedding anniversary. I’d like to see it.

    Just about anything to do with the Moore’s, JOnes’s and the Fitzpatricks we’d like to see and read.

    There’s always Big Tex! I didn’t know he existed until I was educated by your blog. I learn alot on this blog. Like the waddle on the turkey. Never knew that thing had a name.

    Amanda, you can say anything and someone out there will delight in it!!

  44. 194
    Anonymous says:


    Update: If you don’t want to take the time to write a post on Google reader, Abraham Piper just wrote a nifty one explaining the whole thing over at http://www.desiringgod.org


  45. 195
    Anonymous says:

    I hope it is not too late to post:

    First, we love photos of Jackson, and all photos

    I have never been to Houston, so if you were a tour guide where would you take me?

    Describe Houston, the different areas of the city, what area do you live in, how close to your mom, LPM office/where how close are you and Beth

    I like the idea of Kathy’s, I need something to work from home also. It is not possible for me to work at a “place” of business. I live in a small town, 10,000 not many opportunites…..My regualar work schedule is 50-55 hours per week, not crafty etiher

    Looking forward to San Anotnio…haven’t had a chance to look at the blog but I hope there will be some “unofficial” chances for us siesta’s to get together

    Pray for my headaches….nothing medically serious, just this weather and they are annoying!

  46. 196
    Alyson says:

    For Georgia from Whitewright…I’m lifting you up in prayer. So sorry about the passing of your beautiful wonderful daughter. May you hang on tight to His comforting arms; may He fill you with His peace. Will be in prayer for you especially during her funeral tomorrow.

  47. 197
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    I know this is random, but God sent me another blessing last night in the form of my husband singing to Jesus:) When we met, it was on mission trip in AZ. He had written some worship songs and they were very moving to me back then and now. If any of ya’ll are feeling bored and care to listen to my man sing to Jesus, I posted on my blog a part of a song he hasn’t finished yet, but I love the first verse anyway. I pray it blesses your heart too.



    P.S. still praying all this weekend for LPM event-to God be the Glory, wondrous things He has done!:)

  48. 198
    Shellie Paparazzo says:

    I’m okay with pictures of Jackson sleeping. I just can’t believe how big he’s getting!

  49. 199
    ACR says:

    Hi, Siesta Amanda. I would love to hear all about your wedding with the Jewish/Hebrew traditions. I think I’ve read every blog since day 1 so I hope I haven’t missed it.

    Love you and all you do!

    Ann in Bedford, VA

  50. 200
    Mom in Buffalo says:

    Hello, I realize I’m commenting very late. I’ve been behind in my blog reading. I love the picture of Jackson, though!

    I am a married stay-at-home mom, for now – but, about a year ago, my husband lost his job and we have struggled to stay afloat. Now I am facing the reality that I am going to have to go back to work. We simply can’t squeeze our budget any tighter. I don’t mind working, actually, and now that my children are a little older I think they will handle it fine – but I’ve been greatly discouraged by the “mommy wars” raging within the Christian community. Most of the women at my church are SAHMs like me, but when I shared with them that I may need to return to work, even just part-time, they were very harsh to me.

    I would love a post on the so-called Mommy Wars. I am not asking you to choose a “side”, but I would be interested in your advice on how we as women can handle this hot-button topic with grace, instead of attacking each other.

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