Just Catching Up

Hey Siestas! I haven’t had a chance to just shoot the breeze with you lately. It’s Friday night and Keith won’t be home for a while. I’ve got the Olympics on and my feet propped up and I thought I’d touch base with some of my favorite girls on earth. Here are a few random things going on in the life of your very own Siesta Mama.

1. Keith and I are totally in love with our puppies! If what we were looking for was some high life in the Moore home, we certainly got it. Most of the time our house looks like we run a daycare center. Between Jackson and 2 puppies, we have toys from pillar to post. Star and Geli are crazy about each other and most of the time insist on playing with exactly the same toy, one biting one end and the other biting the other end. They even like to share the same chew. I’ve never seen anything like it. Geli stays with Keith during the week days and Star goes with me to work so we have a very enthusiastic reunion every workday evening. We still miss our old girls so much. I bawled about Beanie again just a few days ago. But we are so thankful to have these new babies to spoil. Geli is honestly one of the cutest puppies you’ve ever seen in your life. I’m talking ADORABLE. Star, on the other hand, is the smartest. (And, yes, she’s mighty cute, too, but Geli honestly is gorgeous. German Shorthairs are beautiful specimens.) You can’t believe what my little smarty pants has accomplished in three and a half months however. She can sit, fetch, jump, walk on a leash, bring me the leash, and come give me kisses when I ask her to. She constantly tries to anticipate what I’m about to do. Every morning when I grab the keys, she heads to the car and hops right up in her seat. Loves to even sit in Jackson’s carseat in my SUV so that she has a good view. Danged amazing. I’m nuts about her. She is the mascot of Living Proof Ministries. My whole staff loves her. She knows exactly who offices where. When she’s full grown, I’m going to get her one of those capes like the mascot at Texas A & M wears only ours is going to have “LPM” on it. Yep. She’ll be darling. As it is, she wears a different color bandanna every day. I have lots of nicknames for her: Starry Starry Night, Rock Star, Starlet, Stardom, and on patriotic holidays, Stars and Stripes. If she’s running really fast, she’s Shooting Star.

2. I am getting to catch my breath for five minutes after a hard summer. I appreciated one of you commenting that I seemed rested or peaceful (you used the word “soft” – I’m going to take that as a compliment as long as you don’t mean my arms) in the most recent Siesta video. You were so sweet to notice. It has been a difficult couple of months for a number of reasons and what you discerned was that I’ve recently come out from under a considerable measure of the stress. We are putting the final editorial touches on Esther and, before we know it, it will go to print after eighteen months of work. I will miss it so much but I will also be very relieved to see this baby girl birthed. I am never happier (ministry-wise) than when I’m working on a Bible study because I so love the process – hard as it is – BUT wrapping one up and getting it to print on time and in tact is always extremely stressful. Add to that about a dozen other things – some of them personal and painful – and you’ve got yourself a challenging summer. Thank you all for your prayers. You will never waste one on me. Please say another for me and for all of us who will seek the Presence of the Lord next weekend in San Antonio. I want to see Him there so badly.

3. Curtis, Melissa, and I are doing the neatest thing this Fall. The sanctuary at our church has been under reconstruction all summer. Since we weren’t positive they’d finish on time for our Fall study, we decided we better do something smaller for one semester so we weren’t dependent upon the sanctuary. For the last year or so the fire’s been burning in us to construct and teach a Bible intro class to a smaller group we could really invest in. I want to know my class members names, for crying out loud! I’ve been dying to teach my own rendition of the series I took years ago in my twenties that lit such a passion in me. And I don’t even have to tell you that this subject matter is right up Melissa’s alley. When we considered that we might not have access to the sanctuary in time to begin, we knew the time was NOW. We’re calling it “Lit” based on the verse out of Jeremiah where the Lord says, “Is not My word like fire?” We’ll teach things like where the Bible comes from (transmission) and what on earth you do with it (Bible study methods). We’ll go back to some basics and actually learn the Books of the Bible (yes, to a song, and, no, not by ourselves in front of the class!) and find out all sorts of cool things about how the Word of God got into the hands of regular people. Melissa and I are team teaching a “graded” class of 18-25 year-old young women (she’ll be able to make 5 of the 10 classes) and Curtis is teaching the same material (one week later) to an ungraded class of both men and women. I’ll be looking in on his class and getting to know them a bit and he’ll be looking in on mine and doing the same. The whole semester will be a team effort. We kept the classes small so we can really invest in these lives. It’s a free course but we took sign-ups this time since we had limited space. Both classes are full (which surprised me, by the way. I wasn’t sure how many people would be interested in a Bible intro course) but I thought you’d get a kick out of knowing what we’re doing and might stop and pray for us. We’ll wait and see if God has any further plans for this concept. I don’t know if we’ll end up working it into a series to be published or not. We’re just going to give our all to these two groups and let God take it from there. Oh, Sister. God completely changed my life with the study of His Word. I want every person on earth – particularly every woman I encounter – to know the transforming power of Christ and the Truth that sets the most hopeless captive free. It was the turning point for me. Even this morning in research for this course, I wept over the beauty of Christ displayed on the pages of Scripture. I am convinced He will give ANY willing soul an insatiable love for Him and His Word…a spirit of wisdom and revelation to know Him better.

Well, Starzy (my favorite nick name for her) is about to wet her pants (no, she doesn’t really wear any. She’s smart but not that smart) so I better sign off and go out in the backyard with her. It’s been storming so she might need some moral support. You know how women are about going to the ladies’ room in groups.

Oh, and our Little Fig is a darling little Lemon now! Amanda’s feeling better every day. Thanks for praying! We are already falling in love with that precious one and can’t wait to hold a newborn in our arms again.

I love you guys so much. Have a great weekend! And believe God for something BIG. He’s so capable.


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  1. 151
    belovedptw says:

    Our son is graduating from high school on that Saturday, 23rd, and God changed that whole weekend up for us. I had to send my tickets back for a refund. We still plan on coming to San Antonio for a few days, but not that Friday. We are coming in on Saturday afternoon after the graduation ceremonies are completed, instead.

    However, if anyone needs a room for Friday night and can check out by noon on Saturday, I have a room reserved and paid for and it is a NON refundable rate that I made the reservations for many months ago.

    It is at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the Riverwalk, 111 Pecan Street East. I contacted the hotel and they said I could, however, let someone use our room as an “accompaniment” in our place. Either way, no one will be in that beautiful room. It has 2 Queen Size beds and non smoking of course.

    The price of the room is $144.00 + 6.75% tax (24.12) + 23.75 for parking in their garage. Total is $ 191.87. If four ladies need a room and are going to be leaving after the conference to go home, this would be perfect. It works out to be $ 47.96 pp.

    My name is Cindi Humphrey. My info is below. Home 281-320-8802 Cell 281-804-3626 or anyone can call or E-mail me about it.

  2. 152
    Groovewoman says:

    I am definitely praying for something BIG from the Lord for this weekend in San Antonio! Both for Me and All the other Siesta's!

    As Beth so greatly put it…. I want to be set free for good! I want to weep over the beauty of Christ displayed on the pages of Scripture! I WANT to have that deep of a love for Christ & His Word, but it seems so unattainable at times. That's what I want that!!
    I am praying for that fire to be ignited this weekend!

    And if I can suggest – I would LOVE for you to publish the material on the Bible intro course, because you are so far away for me to attend it in person. The rest of us can't be left out! 😀

    As always, THANK YOU BETH for all you do. I can't wait to see you this weekend!

  3. 153
    Shannon says:

    So, so, so excited about San Antonio this weekend! I can hardly wait! I’m coming from Houston with a group of Siestas and we’re traveling back via the outlets in San Marcos. (figured our Siesta Mamma would approve!) See you soon! Praying over the weekend.

  4. 154
    Kristy says:

    The bible study idea sounds wonderful. I really could have used that when I was a new Christian (at age 28). I do hope you put it in print – it sounds like one you could really invite your neighbors to. Our ladies group at church will be starting Daniel on Sept. 4th. We are all so excited and can’t wait!

  5. 155
    Anonymous says:

    Please, oh please, oh p-l-e-a-s-e, publish LIT for the benefit of all of us, especially so it can bless the next generation. I am hearing so much about the Mosaic’s …this generation that does not believe in absolutes, that wants to “discuss” everything to see if it is relevant, wants transparancy,etc and I want my youngsters to stand firm on the Word. I desire for them to have the ability to dig deep, put down roots and have the fruit come back 100-fold in their lives.
    Oh Beth, Curtis and Melissa, please hear our hearts and write it up in lesson format!!

  6. 156
    ThreeCordsStrong says:

    Beth, oh how I wish we had you teaching an intro to the bible for our ladies. I was just asking about this Friday night with some Sunday School leadership and they suggested taking a Precepts class. What is the difference from that and your class if any? Our ladies will be seeing you in Las Vegas soon and can’t wait to be among so many more bible believing women learning God’s Word.

  7. 157
    Gaila says:

    Our brave Sara,

    Please know God loves you and has purpose for you and your child. You are precious to Him and He is reaching out to you. Keep listening to Him and choose love. Choose joy. There are no mistakes or accidents where babies are concerned. May God’s comfort pour out on you.

    Loving you…

  8. 158
    grayse says:

    I am so excited for you all this week-end (and am over my jealousy, as I can’t come this time!) and am praying for God to show up “BIG” and that you all would bring joy to Him…I just know He is going to love seeing all His daughters together loving on Him and on each other. Here’s my prayer:

    Dad: please be with each and every sister that is coming this week-end. Help them to leave their worries, anxieties, past hurts and struggles, as well as their present challenges at your feet. Then, help them take on your peace, your comfort, your love and your astonishing and awesome grace and presence. Please, please, please cover them with your protection, and let not the enemy get one inch inside that place of worship!

    You, O LORD, are good and we place this time, this teaching, and these sisters before you…You alone are our Rock, our Shield, our Delieverer…Blessed be your name!

  9. 159
    Dana says:

    My Dearest "Siesta" Beth,
    This is my first time reading your blog. I was actaully checking out another blog and noticed that she had a link to YOUR blog! I got so excited, I didn't ever finish reading her blog yet…I'll to go back when I am finished here @ LPM!
    Oh, Oh, I cannot begin to tell you how much God has used you to bless the lives of womemn in my local church. We will doing our 3rd Beth Moor bible study togther in the early spring. We do one-a-year together and we have truly enjoyed each one! I am glad to hear that Ester will be the next bible study! I cannot wait to experience what God has revealed to you!
    I am so glad God opened the door for me to stumble upon LPM's blog!
    I now have another "fav" blog to add to my roll!!! Much love, God's blessings on you & your family…

  10. 160
    Anonymous says:

    Hi Sara, I hope you have caught the loving and supportive comments from Beth and others. If it helps you, I did not know God until *much later* in life. I had a baby at 25 too…all by my lonesome…and now she is 25! That girl is a blessing! God (when I didn’t even know Him~!) walked with me, picked me up, and probably wept for me many, many times as I made stupid decisions. Now I am whole, despite a rough start. I am happily married with 2 more children from God! If you give Him a chance Sara, you’ll find your way…He is so awesome!
    We love you!

  11. 161
    Anonymous says:

    Beth, You are so beautiful inside and out. I want you to know that your study “Believing God” has kept my head on and my heart full of God as my family struggles through a serious problem. Things are already improving for the better, and although the ride is bumpy, God is so faithful to us, working His way with us, even in the tough stuff. The devil would love to have his way in this situation, but he has already been crushed by God. Praise God for His trustworthy ways, His mercy, and His love.

    Also I *just* found your blog! Oh my gosh! It is so great to feel like we can stay in touch with you …a real blessing to us who do not live anywhere near Texas!

    Anyhoo, may God bless you and keep making your heart grow and overflow with His love (so that we can stand in the streams!)

    a siesta in MA

  12. 162
    Anonymous says:

    Hey Beth! I’ve lurked for a long time, but decided to comment–two words…online study!!! LOVE the dog stories! I have a lonely little puppy girl and am seriously praying about getting a rescue to keep her company! Please pray with me, Girls! Enjoy y’all so much! From Carolina

  13. 163
    Dana says:

    Please tell me what the name of the study you did in your 20s was!!!

  14. 164
    Anonymous says:

    Beth, you are always in my prayers. I am so glad you have the stress of Esther off your shoulders now – our group cannot WAIT to dive in!
    So trying not to envy all the siestas who will gather this weekend. It’s just too far for me this time.
    Love you so much!
    Kristen in TN

  15. 165
    jan in nc says:

    Thanks for the encouragement that God would give any of us that kind of desire and thirst for him and his word. I’ve had glimpses of it, but not LONG stretches. Mine is more the comfortable level, like when you’ve been married to someone for 21 years. I pray for that “lit” feeling again. I still come to him daily in study and in prayer, but I need some awe. Like my sisters before me, I’m praying for your family and staff as you minister in this world. And though I’ll be missing you this coming weekend in Texas, I wish each of my siestas attending a memorable and wonderful time!

  16. 166
    Amy Hagedorn says:

    Beth, it is so great to read this blog. I have been in the “siestaville” for some time now but I just always read and hardly ever leave a comment. Well, I had to comment about what you said about asking God to give you a love for His word. Oh, how He is doing that with me and it is amazing. I don’t or wouldn’t want to praise you, for you would be the first to sit me down and have a talkin’ to, but I do want to THANK you for your willingness to serve and be His vessel. I am sure I can speak for all the siestas on the fact that we have learned so much from you and your “realness.” is that a word? anyway, just felt the need to send some love your way. I am finishing the last of the Daniel study. Just watched the session on chapter 10. Oh, this is what God is using for me to fall so in love with Him. His word is AMAZING.
    Praying for you and your family.
    Amy in Arnold, MO

  17. 167
    Janice H. says:

    Just read this in her monthly email newsletter and had to forward it on to the Texas spokeswoman for Big Hair. Another southern lady’s perspective on big hair: “The higher the hair, the closer to Jesus!” Paula Deen

  18. 168
    belovedptw says:

    Our son is graduating from high school on that Saturday, 23rd, and God changed that whole weekend up for us. I had to send my tickets back for a refund. We still plan on coming to San Antonio for a few days, but not that Friday. We are coming in on Saturday afternoon after the graduation ceremonies are completed, instead.

    However, if anyone needs a room for Friday night and can check out by noon on Saturday, I have a room reserved and paid for and it is a NON refundable rate that I made the reservations for many months ago.

    It is at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the Riverwalk, 111 Pecan Street East. I contacted the hotel and they said I could, however, let someone use our room as an “accompaniment” in our place. Either way, no one will be in that beautiful room. It has 2 Queen Size beds and non smoking of course.

    The price of the room is $144.00 + 6.75% tax (24.12) + 23.75 for parking in their garage. Total is $ 191.87. If four ladies need a room and are going to be leaving after the conference to go home, this would be perfect. It works out to be $ 47.96 pp.

    My name is Cindi Humphrey. My info is below. Home 281-320-8802 Cell 281-804-3626 or anyone can call or E-mail me about it.

  19. 169
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Hey Spiritual Mom, Beth!

    Fun! I can tell you love those puppies, and the all those nicknames, that is hilarious:)…I’m sure Esther will have the anointing of God all over it, and I am blessed to know that you are feeling relieved of stress! I will soo still pray for San Antonio-for that event to glorify Him, refresh and encourage you and the group, and be edifying and honoring all around (and prayer-praying for each other:)…that study sounds like a fabulous idea! A small group is def. more personal, and the topics extremely relevant, we’ve got to know some basics before getting into deep theology:)…an insatiable love for Him, YES!, and to see Him as He really is, not some distorted view of Him, that is what I long for…The fig is a lemon!!!! Alright! Blessedly developing little person!:)..May Jackson and little one zealously glorify God with their lives like their Bibby:)Bless your heart.

    Blessed, happy, joyous day to you Spiritual Mom Beth!:)


  20. 170
    HIS Daughter says:

    Dear Beth,

    Please at least sing the Bible book songs on video here so we can memorize them that way!

    I didn’t grow up Baptist and when I was a little girl the only time we had a “memory verse” was at VBS and it was like “Jesus wept”!

    Thank you so much for doing this study with all of us! It totally spoke GOD’S truth into my life! It also let me connect with other godly Siestas.

    Know that you are so loved by all of the Siestas (even those who don’t get to go to San Antonio 🙁
    We’ll be praying GOD’S blessing and outpouring of HIS Holy Spirit on each one at the Fiesta and LPM event.

    One day I want a chance to hug you and tell you thank you for being obedient in your ministry calling.
    GOD placed you and your “Get Out Of That Pit” firmly in my hands, second only to HIS Word when HE pulled me from my deepest pit.

    Keep serving HIM with your beautiful unveiled face. It reflects your Father’s glory and makes others want HIM that same way!

    Blessings and prayers,

  21. 171
    Vicki says:

    The Bible intro class sounds awesome!! Hope you will eventually expand it to others here in Houston!

    This summer I finished the NOG Bible study and at the same time was doing your Breaking Free study. What perfect timing!!

  22. 172
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    I agree with Mandy and Betty Shoaf, video and publish “LIT” if ya can, because we all need to know or be reminded of the basics-tasting the Lord for the first time or again and seeing that the Lord is good!

    Also, verses for you Spiritual Mom Beth (all in Amplified, you know my affection for the Amplifed version:):
    Phil. 1:2-4, 9-11
    2 Tim. 1:11-14
    2 Thess. 3:16, 18
    Psalm 27:1,4,8,13-14

    Love you much Spiritual Mom Beth!


  23. 173
    Anonymous says:

    So good to catch up with you! I am in awe of the little newborn I am holding today. He is now one month old and it doesn’t seem possible! What God allows us women to do in the life process…we are blessed. I am recovering from an appendicitis and oh so tired of pain. But God’s timing is good and perfect. Even three weeks post pardom having surgery, He is good. Sure do miss my border collie, Jessie. She has been gone for several years, but you never do forget those family members. Can’t wait to take the Esther study! And it would be AMAZING to do a Beth Moore Bible Intro Study…I can only imagine the new believers and non believers that would flock into our church to do it! You are making Him famous within our walls and we love you. Love Sarah in Missouri

  24. 174
    Kathy says:

    Isn’t today the day we’re supposed to check in if we completed No Other Gods?

    Kathy Carter – Riverside, CA

  25. 175
    psbutler says:

    Hey Beth!! Our crew from Amarillo is heading to S.A. and are praying for God’s MIGHTY Presence to meet with all of us there. We hear the weather is going to present folicle challenges to our hair styles! No matter– flat or frizzy we come with much anticipation and know you all have been prayed for months before this meeting!

  26. 176
    jackie806 says:

    I hope you will decide to publish your new Bible into class because that is exactly what we are beginning to do at my church! God is directing your steps for all of us.

    Thanks for the updates on the new puppies – we are shared your grief and now can share the joy in the antics of the new puppies.

  27. 177
    jds says:

    Beth,I have learned SO much from you and your studies over the past 5 years or so. I am excited for you and the young women on this new venture. I pray this will turn into a study to help all of us learn how to be better students of His Word. Thank you for all you do and although I am a new blogger, my love and prayers have been with you for years.

  28. 178
    Sue Sue says:

    Oh please put into print a Bible Intro Course. All us Siestas need it so bad, no matter how long we’ve been in Bible Study. I think it would give us a deeper understanding when we do other studies. sometimes we need to go back to the basics.
    Thanks for all you do for the Siesta Hood!
    Sue Sue

  29. 179
    Candace C says:

    Dearest Beth (I say that like I know you personally, and I always feel like I do after your studies!!) 🙂 I wanted to tell you that our church women’s Bible study started your Stepping Up study this morning! I think there were around 40-50 women there! It was SUCH a blessing!! I just wrote a bit about how I was encouraged over on my blog…if you happen to have a minute to read it. If not, I completely understand that too! I just wanted to tell you THANKS for allowing God to use you in such mighty ways!


  30. 180

    Oh! I am so excited. I just saw on Lifeway’s website that Living Proof Live is coming to Springfield, IL in November 2009. I am so pleased!! I have just come thru a very long illness, and have struggled greatly with all that I have lost. This gives me something to look forward to. I did not get to go to, as I live just 30 minutes from there. Thank you Beth and team for choosing this location. We in Illinois are hungry for His word, and I look forward to your teaching.
    Tracy in Central IL

  31. 181
    Anonymous says:

    Beth, would so love to be in San Antonio with you, God and all the siestas…but i’ll be here in Houston praying Psalm 27:4 over you and all the siestas….that’s a good one everyday….Praise Him!

  32. 182
    Miranda says:

    You always inspire me Mrs. Beth!!! I love how real you are when you tell stories…especially when you relate them to Christ and His word. I’m 22 and have the honor of representing Christ by speaking at my first women’s conference in November, and you have unknowingly been one of my mentors for this occasion! Thanks for being you! Love ya, gal!

  33. 183
    keeprunnin says:

    Oh the study in Houston sounds so exciting. I have been a christian since I was a little girl. I have been involved in several Bible studies over the years. However, I have such a yearning to do some “studying” on my own, but feel like I have no idea how. Everytime I go through one of your studies I am constantly wondering…”How did she know where to find that added info?” I think people will love learning how to study God’s word.

  34. 184
    littlerad says:

    You are beautiful Mama Siesta, and i’m honored to say that i’m one of your Siesta’s… You are all in my daily prayers…
    Thanks for sharing, I love hearing that you are just like me a Child of God…

    Remember you may be the only Bible someone reads today…

  35. 185
    Anonymous says:


    Our group ranged from age 19 to 68. God blessed our time together and each week individually.

    For me personally, an idol I thought completely gone…there were still bits I was hanging onto. After laying it all before the Lord and doing as He asked, the desert I once found myself in was now a place of experiencing a merciful, loving and longsuffering Father.

    Although I am going through some difficult times, I am at peace because I am out of the desert and am experiencing God in a new way. Each day grows sweeter and I can see His hand in everything. As the song says, “The Longer I serve Him, the sweeter He grows.”

    We have completed many of your Bible studies. God has used each of your studies to draw me closer to Him. Thank you, Beth, for your obedience to God. You have touched this Siesta’s life many times.

    With love,
    Shelley from Massachusetts

  36. 186
    dianna says:

    I think the Bible intro course you are starting sounds great! I would LOVE a class like that. I will be praying for you all. I am from central Illinois and just attended your conference in Minnesota last month. It was neat to see your hubby there with you. It was cute how he was so excited to get the puppy. I can’t tell you how much I am touched by your words and enlightened by the way you present the Word of God. We have been studying your books at church for some time now. We are getting to do the Daniel study in a few weeks. My first study was “Believing God” about 3 years ago. I am telling you, it changed me!! I grew so much! Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou!!

    Looking forward to hearing more!

    God Bless you!

  37. 187
    Lynne says:

    I want to read the whole Bible…something I have not accomplished yet…I wonder Beth, if you have a way of doing that? In a certain order? OT thru NT, or NT, then OT?

    Also, hello Shelley from MA! Do you mind spilling what town you are in? I would love to join a Bible Study that used Beth’s materials…

    Lynne from MA

  38. 188
    Anonymous says:

    ATTN: Melissa, the Master Baker–Please say a prayer for me as i am attempting your favorite chocolate cake with the cream cheese cool whip frosting and this is a first for me!!!!!

  39. 189
    Speaking Thru Me Ministries says:

    Hi Ms. Beth – This is Leigh… I was so excited to meet you this weekend, but I have broken BOTH my ankles and am not able to make it. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO upset… I hope you all have a great time!! The Joy of the Lord certainly IS my strength!

    Love you all – Leigh

    PS – if anyone needs a last minute room to stay in there is now a spot openin my hotel room. Let me know – thanks

  40. 190
    Anonymous says:

    p.s. NO WAY am i attempting the 6 layer variety….sticking with the 3!!!!!

  41. 191
    cheryl says:

    Thank you so much for the update, it is just what I was looking for. I just got home from a 10 day camping trip with my husband and our 2 little sweeties, Trixie and Pookie.( mini dachshounds ) We have been without computers, and cellphone service and we only got to see the first 4 days of the olympics. But oh my we had a good time! I logged on today to see if I could “catch up ” and scrolled down a few posts and found this one. Thanks again and I do pray for you often.

  42. 192
    Anonymous says:

    p.p.s. oh my gosh is this frosting TASTY!!!!!!! It is SO GOOD i may tell the girls tonight it is BIBLE STUDY CAKE……it will get their attention and i’m sure they’ll say “YOU go to Bible Study???” This may be a good opening for the Holy Spirit to do his thing!!! I forgot how cool a “homemade” cake can look…all that uneven frosting and stuff…it is sure to convict!!!!

  43. 193
    Anonymous says:

    I read this entry about the small class and my husband said, "See! She misses us! She misses her Water's Edge class." Well, we miss you back, Beth!
    -Amy & Ben Pontius

  44. 194
    Shellie Paparazzo says:

    Wow! Haven’t been on here in forever. Too busy with the olympics. I’m a bit obsessed and we now have DVR so I can watch every single event and not miss a thing, so needless to say I’m in front of the tv all day long. Josh and the kids are so sick of olympics they can hardly stand it. I was so thrilled to finally see Shawn Johnson get a gold medal. She should have gotten it on the floor exercise as far as I was concerned, but finally got one on the beam. Anyway, I am glad you are having so much fun with your new puppies, Beth.

  45. 195
    Anonymous says:

    Beth I wish I lived in your state where I could come to that study. It sounds so good something I have been searching for in churches around my area. Hope God does decide for you to publish this. I for real would be interested.

    The puppies sound so cute makes me want another one. You and yours are in my prayers. Thanks for all you do for us so we can draw closer to Gods word. Love Jaye

  46. 196
    Manda says:

    I’m signed up for lit with two of my friends! I’m so excited cuz I know so lil about His word!! But i do know its powerful and Im ready for myself and my 2 friends to get lit on fire by Jesus’ word for Jesus’ glory!!

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    Lauren says:

    I’m signed up for the “Lit” Bible study and I am SO EXCITED!!! I’ve been looking forward to it ever since you told us about it during “Breaking Free”, I’m so glad I got a spot! I didn’t know it was going to be graded, that was sneaky, but I do love a challenge:)
    You are loved and very appreciated! See you in a few weeks!


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    Anonymous says:

    Hi Beth,

    Would there be anyway I could get this transforming Bible study to teach to a group in my home? I am praying for direction and asking the Lord for something BIG to happen and allow me to be used by HIM. I would love your input!
    I have been praying for you in San Antonio (that is where I found the Lord many years ago) and I know that God blessed fantastically! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

    Love ya Siesta!

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    Faith says:

    So glad Amanda’s pregnancy is going well! (I’m 19 weeks pregnant with twins myself so she and her little lemon are near and dear to my heart in this season!)

    And your new study sounds great! I love doing more intimate studies myself–I hear ya on knowing the students’ names–so I loved reading your plans. I pray that it’s going well! And how cool to be able to team-teach with your daughter and work together with your son-in-law! Sounds like a wonderful setup to me. 🙂

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    boltefamily says:

    I have been praying for your ministry Beth as you have truly impacted my life and my walk with God. I am one of the seven women you met at Deeper Still Atlanta. That trip provided so much healing for me and allowed me the chance to rest and renew my relationship with my God.

    This may seem super random, but I am thinking of using one of your studies to do a women’s Bible Study in my area. I see such a need for the women here and I really feel God pulling me to do so. I have no idea where to begin though, I know my church has the Breaking Free curriculum but it is missing two tapes. I was thinking of doing one of the newer ones, but am not sure how to go about getting one, is the best way just to order through the Lifeway website?

    I am not even sure you check these comments, but I could really use a little guidance here if you do! It was an honor to have the opportunity to meet you and I know that your insight and God’s word could do wonders for some of the women in PA!

    Kristy Bolte
    [email protected]

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