Siesta Summer Bible Study Sign-Up Day!

***HEY LADIES!!! WE HAVE GOTTEN WORD THAT SOME OF YOU ARE HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME FINDING THE WORKBOOKS (The Member book NOT the regular trade book). ALTHOUGH THE INDIVIDUAL LIFEWAY STORES MAY BE OUT OF THE BOOK, LIFEWAY ITSELF HAS PLENTY OF THEM IN STOCK…SO INSTEAD OF LOOKING FOR THE BOOK ON THE SHELVES, THE EASIEST WAY TO ORDER IT IS ONLINE THROUGH THE LIFEWAY WEBSITE. Here’s the link. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU STILL HAVE TROUBLE. WE LOVE YOU LADIES!

Today is sign-up day for our Siesta Summer Bible Study! We are on the edge of our seats waiting to get a good look at our class! I bet few of us have had a Bible study group quite like the one we’re about to engage through Blog-world. We love all our Siestas like crazy but today’s comments need to be limited only to those signing up for our summer course, No Other Gods by Kelly Minter. Thanks so much for understanding and keep in mind that we have no intention of hogging the blog all summer with the course. There will still be plenty of posts for everybody. OK, Summer Bible Study Siestas, here’s what you do:

*Give your first name (Real name or blogger name)

*Tell whether you are doing small group or going solo. If you’re engaging a small group, tell us in one sentence a little bit about it: approximately how many and what your connection is. (Neighbors? Work? Buddies? Church members? Ect.) Where you plan to meet on your Tuesdays. (Homes? Church? Starbucks?)

*Your city and state. (I especially can’t wait to see this information, so please put this part of the profile on a line by itself.)

*If you’re going solo, indicate if you would you like to partner with someone else going solo in order to have some accountability and dialogue via email. You will indicate a “yes” by offering an email address for contact beside the word “solo.” We will let you guys get in contact with one another and work out your system but I think it has some great possibilities! Feel no pressure if you prefer to go it alone. You’ll still be participating here. Just don’t add the email address. The only reason we’re especially recommending small group is because Kelly emphasizes the richness of meaningful, Godly relationships between women in the study. And, anyway, I think most of us are lonely.

*If several bloggers are already planning to be in small group together, sign up under one comment giving your “names” and how many (if any) are joining you. We want to be able to see how many small groups we have, so we need each entered only once.

I have a feeling everybody’s going to want to see our class roster, so the more succinct and reader friendly you make your entry, the better. Here’s mine:

Beth (AKA: Siesta Mama)

Small group: Approximately 8 of our Living Proof Ministry Staff members, comprised of varying ages and denominations and single/married status. We will meet here at the ministry and can’t wait!

Location: Houston, Texas

That’s all there is to it! Our official launch is a week from today on June 17, 2008. You will need your workbooks by that day but no homework needs to be done in advance. By 8:00 AM CST on launch day, you will find brief instructions posted from me concerning discussion questions and/or directions for your gathering that day. If you end up partnering through email as I suggested earlier, you’ll assimilate the same instructions into your interaction on line. Your first week of homework won’t begin until after you meet for the launch on June 17th. We will then meet every other Tuesday until our August conclusion with a goal of having the coinciding two weeks of homework accomplished by each meeting time.

Every other week when I post your directions, you will hold your comments until AFTER your gathering that Tuesday. Some time after it is over, you will check back in with us (under that post) and let us know something about your small group meeting in a brief and readable paragraph. (For example, if there was some good discussion on one question or part of your homework, tell us briefly about it. The key will be to avoid writing long epistles because I’ve learned in Blog-world that many people are too pressed for time to read the really long comments and end up skipping over them. We don’t want anybody missing what you have to say!)

And about the weekly recipe suggestion! This is the part that can include all our Siestas whether or not you are participating in the study. Several days before our Tuesday meetings (including the launch), Melissa will submit a recipe for one dish. It may be an appetizer, a main dish, or a dessert. We don’t want to overwhelm you with a huge menu. We think just one common dish would add such a fun element to our gatherings. Don’t you think it would be such a blast to know we were all eating the same thing while we met? The common table. I love it! If you’re not participating in the study, you still have a great recipe!

Siestas, I can hardly wait! One thing is for certain: we are about to have a unique Bible study experience. Let’s see what God will do!

I love you so much and I am deeply honored to be your servant. Now, let’s have us some Bible study!

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  1. 151
    Sarah says:

    Name: Sarah
    Solo yes [email protected]
    Delaware, Ohio

  2. 152
    22ONE7.org says:

    Stephanie Cherry
    solo [email protected]
    Austin,TX

  3. 153
    Anonymous says:

    Teresa
    solo
    Lexington KY

  4. 154
    Anonymous says:

    Name is Stacey
    I got my book yesterday. Will be doing it solo in indiana

  5. 155
    Jodi Miller says:

    Staring a little late. . .
    Name: Jodi Miller
    Solo; yes
    Email: darl[email protected]
    Boise, Idaho

  6. 156
    Kay says:

    kay
    solo but sharing comments about study with co-worker.

    Decatur, Alabama

  7. 157
    Sheri Jones says:

    Sheri

    Group: My 2 daughters and myself.

    Meeting Location: In our home in Palm Harbor, FL

    Hope we’re not too late! We’re very excited

  8. 158
    Queen B says:

    Name: Beth

    Group: 8 of us–mostly moms; we meet each year and do Bible Study together.

    Meeting: taking turns in our homes

    Location: Fayetteville, AR

  9. 159
    Karen says:

    Hi, Karen in Central, SC [email protected]. I will be going solo. I guess I should check out Beth’s website more often. I just wait for someone to let me know there is something of interest out there i should check out. I guess it was God telling me this time. Praise Him.

  10. 160
    Anonymous says:

    Gail
    Solo so far – sorry I’m late!
    yes – [email protected]
    Ellensburg, WA

  11. 161
    Gayla says:

    I always planned to be a part of this, but I didn’t sign up yet… So, here am I in Missouri… solo or maybe with a friend across the lake??? We shall see… It sounds fabulous.

  12. 162
    Brooke says:

    Brooke

    Will be doing the bible study with a close friend.

    Frisco, Texas

  13. 163
    Nicole says:

    Nicole
    solo, yes [email protected]
    Tucson, AZ
    Better late than never!

  14. 164
    Anonymous says:

    Janet
    Solo
    Wingate, NC

  15. 165
    Amy says:

    Amy

    Solo but hoping to get friends to join me

    Hilliard, Ohio

    I hope I’m not too late to sign up. Can’t wait!

  16. 166
    Sherrie says:

    Sherrie
    Solo
    Acworth, GA

  17. 167
    Melissa says:

    Can I still get in?

    Name: Melissa Brown

    Group – Me, myself and I at home.

    Location: Winchester, TN

  18. 168
    julier says:

    Name: Julie Roberts
    Group: Flyin’ solo
    Location: Standish, Maine
    Email: [email protected]

  19. 169
    julier says:

    Name: Julie
    Group: Flyin’ solo
    Place: Standish, Maine
    Email: [email protected]

  20. 170
    Katherine says:

    Katherine
    Solo — Yes
    [email protected]
    Frisco, TX

  21. 171
    helenw13 says:

    Helen
    Portland, OR
    I will be doing the study solo however there are some other of my blogging friends that are also doing it…so I hope to have some “company” and will blog about what I learn…in fact, I already have.

    Thanks for this great idea…and so incredibly timely as I have been reading the Word chronologically with other bloggers and we have been knee deep with the kings and it is time to take down those high places and remove all the idols…blessings to you.

  22. 172
    The Drama Mama says:

    Kinda late starting but..

    Martha Mahoney
    Going solo but wouldn’t mind a partner or two.

    I am in beautilful Ale 8 1 city of Winchester, KY

  23. 173
    Lisa says:

    Going solo too, got a late start and am anxious to catch up.

    Murrieta, Ca

  24. 174
    StaciSpeaks says:

    Name: Staci Medendorp
    Group: Just me
    Yes: [email protected]
    San Bernardino, CA 92404

    I’m a little late, but I’m so excited to get started!! :O)

  25. 175
    Glynda says:

    Glynda

    Solo/connecting with other solo,s online

    Del Rio, Texas

  26. 176
    L.A. says:

    Getting a late start – just got the book this afternoon. Better late than never, as the saying goes!

    Name: Lori Anne
    Group: Me
    Email (yes!): [email protected]
    San Antonio, TX

  27. 177
    kandilin says:

    kandilin
    evansville, in
    yes [email protected]

  28. 178
    kandilin says:

    kandilin
    solo yes
    evansville, in

  29. 179
    Amy says:

    Amy

    Solo

    St. Augustine, FL

  30. 180
    mommagurl32 says:

    Brooke

    Small group, just 4 of us so far!

    Meeting at our homes in

    Moss Bluff, Louisiana

  31. 181
    BeckyA says:

    Becky
    solo ([email protected])
    Grand Prairie, TX

    Starting really late, but just found the blog (where have I been?) Excited about getting into a study, gotta get my book.

  32. 182
    Anonymous says:

    I am signing up for the summer bible study. Here is my info.

    Kim
    Fortuna, CA.

    Solo

    Always a couple of weeks late. Lol.

  33. 183
    Groovewoman says:

    Name: Hollie (aka: Groovewoman)

    I just found this blog page & I am SOO excited about this summer study, however it looks like I will be SOLO 🙁

    Location: Granbury, Texas

    (now I just have to find the book & try to catch up…looks like i’m two weeks behind!)

  34. 184
    Mari says:

    Mari Taylor
    solo ([email protected])

    Raleigh, NC

    Starting late but at least I’m starting

  35. 185
    carter0531 says:

    Jessica
    3 friends meeting in homes
    Statesboro, Georgia

  36. 186
    Anonymous says:

    is it too late to sign up????
    Pamliz at [email protected]
    going solo, here in El Cajon, California. I just got the book and will catch up over the week end. I just read the intro, wow, is this what I need this summer??? clearing out the cobwebs in my walk, making God to only God….thanks.

  37. 187
    Anonymous says:

    okay, I’ve got the book now…so will go solo in El Cajon, California. [email protected].

  38. 188
    Shell in the City says:

    Shelli

    Group – My mom (Jane) and I are doing it together.

    Charlotte, NC

  39. 189
    karina268 says:

    karina268
    solo yes [email protected]
    baton rouge, la.

  40. 190
    Theresa says:

    I realize I’m really late to this, but just LOVE Beth’s studies and NEED this one!!!

    Theresa
    solo, Yes! [email protected]

    Newport News, VA (work in Norfolk, VA)

    Thanks for being so amazing!

  41. 191
  42. 192
    Anonymous says:

    Carmen
    Solo
    [email protected]
    West Monroe, LA

    Gettin in late, but excited about an opportunity to study!

  43. 193
    MTW says:

    So glad to see people still signing up and joining in. My book arrived today, and I’m going solo.

    Mollie
    Solo
    Tyrone, GA

    Can’t wait to dive in!!!

  44. 194
    MTW says:

    Oops…forgot my e-mail address:

    [email protected]

  45. 195
    Theresa says:

    Is it too late to join???? I just saw this and want to participate!

    Theresa
    Newport News, VA
    Solo – but would love e-mail accountability/company!

    I just started reading chapter 1 and love it already!

  46. 196
    bethany says:

    So glad that I’m not the only one signing up late! Just discovered the blog a few days ago.

    Here’s my info:
    Bethany
    Solo ([email protected])
    Merced, California

  47. 197
    su says:

    Better late than never!! We begin Tuesday July 15th and we can’t wait. We had to finish our previous study.

    Su
    small group of six
    meeting in my home
    Colorado Springs CO

  48. 198
    Christy Willis says:

    Christy Willis

    small group: 10 ladies

    Spartanburg, SC

  49. 199
    PamNelson says:

    Pam
    Arvada, CO 80005
    Going solo, but if there are some other late signups in my area I’d enjoy connecting. I have enjoyed the videos so much and the great questions, I decided to try and catch up!

  50. 200
    Melissa says:

    Hey Siestas! We're starting late due to some logistical issues this summer, but are excited to join the group nonetheless – and of COURSE to have added incentive to try some new recipes! Better late than never, amen?

    We are:

    Melissa & Stacy

    Small group: Two twenty-somethings navigating life as wives, daughters, sisters, friends, professionals, but most importantly…God-fearing women!

    Location: Chicago, IL, either in my (Melissa's) kitchen or curled up on my big white couch

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