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. 1
    Lauri Wasmuth says:

    I to am praying for God to reveal himself in a big way in San Antonio.
    Our group of 8 are traveling from Houston. We’re a sampling of a group that studies together each fall and spring.
    We fluctuate between 10-20 ladies of all ages, various churches, different economic and historical backgrounds.
    Beth you would love it. I sure do. We’ve so enjoyed your studies and are excited to participate with you in praise and worship in San Antonio.

    PS~ I’ve been an infrequent “lurker” (is that even a word) on the blog for some time, but thought the end of the summer, your summer study, and our trip to SA would be a good time to jump in.
    I am so excited to hear about your small group study. Just such a study has been on my heart for our church for some time. I will be anxious to hear your input and sometime to “pick” your brain about such a study.

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    Anonymous says:

    Our nog group is desperately going to miss meeting together and studying together. We’ve decided to meet monthly during the fall and spring. We’d like to do another Bible study with a similar style to this one. Any suggestions? We LOVE your studies, but can only meet once a month. We’d also like one that doesn’t include videos simply because of the budget. Ideas?

    Thanks for the blessed, wonderful, life-changing, transforming summer Bible study.

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    Beth says:

    Sara, we are so glad you hopped on here with us. As you are struggling with whether or not to believe in God, I hope you will feel the deep significance of having had a personal encounter with Him on Wednesday. That was actually Him that messed you up that day instead of me but I’m so glad I got to be along for the ride. He loves you and has a profound plan for you and that precious child of yours. I bet you’ve been betrayed by a lot of key people along the way but I want you to know, God will not betray you. I’m praying that He will show Himself to you in very unexpected and undeniable ways and that you’ll put your trust in Him through His Son, Jesus.

    Roxanne, YES I got the memory stones! I never knew who sent them to me! One of my staff members just handed it to me one afternoon when I was on my way home and still so deeply sad over our losses. I’d just told her that I wanted to order some stones like that for their little graves and she said, “Somebody already did.” I couldn’t believe it. I am so sorry that we did not get word back to you! Forgive me! We were in kind of a blur, just having moved into the building then all sorts of crises happened at once. I see that memory stone every single day. It went in my garden on those graves the moment I got home from work. It gives me great comfort. You are so kind!

    PS. Sisters, I wish I could respond back and forth with all of you like this. If I answer back to someone, please don’t think I didn’t prioritize your comment or hear your question. It’s just that sometimes I have more time to do this than others. I love all of you so much.

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    JottinMama says:

    Oh, Beth! As I read about “Lit”, I couldn’t help but wish that I was a part of it. It sounds SO wonderful. My heart longs for a Bible course just like that. May God totally bless it!

    I found your words about God giving ANY willing soul a love for Him and the word, a spirit of wisdom, and revelation to know him better so encouraging. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m believeing God for something BIG, right along with you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Anonymous says:

    Personally, I would love to have some type of access to a Bible Intro course. It has been difficult to find a course where you find the information and the fire of passionate love for the Lord and the gift of His Word. My prayer is that if this isn’t a study that the Lord leads you to, that we will all find someone like the man who taught your course. Someone who knows the word and loves it enough to cry, knowing how God must love us to give us such a gift.
    Thank you for for you’re update, my prayers include you and your family regularly.

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    Anonymous says:

    Hey, Mama Beth… I am sooo glad to feel connected to ypu guys again!!! I couldn’t do ya’ll’s summer Bible study because I had already started “Psalms of Ascent” and was too into it to put it on hold… However, I felt like an interloper here on the blog but I am glad you guys had fun!!!
    I am excited about your new endeavor with small Bible Study group and wish for the thousandth time that I lived in Texas so I could come too!!! I sure do hope that God leads ya’ll to share it with us…. Sometimes having the heart for something and not knowing what to do with it is “corn-fusing”!!! You are the best.

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    Karen says:

    when you were in Louisville, you were talking about how you just fell in love with the Word and my heart was just shouting, “Me Too!” (and why am I constantly surprised that I love it and long to spend more time in it?) Then, you said that you didn’t realize it at the time, but the Word was healing your heart along the way. That spoke to my heart so much. I want that “me, too” as well. Thank you for that word. (Isn’t it the coolest thing to have His fire burning in your heart? I am SO excited!)

    I so appreciate your willingness to serve. I’ll be praying for your upcoming classes! (and trying not to wish that I could be there. Cause I don’t want to be envious!)


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    Fizz Fam says:

    Beth, if you taught a class on how the bible was printed, binded and distributed it would be full. BTW, I second what Russell said in her comment.
    Siestas, gotta put this out there. I’ve had a precious friend for two years now that has never accepted Christ. All of the sudden I started feeling a restless need to finally bring it up, whereas before I was pretty certain the spirit was just telling me to shut up and just live right. After tons of pre-prayer I went to “hang out” with her yesterday, and I TOTALLY BLEW IT! I thought I was prepared but when I got there, I felt like I was gonna be sick. Anyway, I chickened out, which is the only thing I wasn’t expecting to happen. A little prayer, please…

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    Anonymous says:


    Please, could you try to have “LIT” videotaped and posted on GODTUBE in 10 minute segments? We’d all love to attend a study like that!!!!
    Hoping in CA,

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    Anonymous says:

    One poster mentioned the sadness of sending her daughter back to college…I’d like to recommend Beth’s book “Feathers in My Nest” to anyone at – or approaching – this milestone. It will minister to your heart deeply.

    On a lighter note…we were a family of two daughters (like the Moores)…we both left for college and marriage…but our mom said she wasn’t lonely until the dog died!

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    Emmy says:

    I read your post last night and thought MAN would I LOVE to take an intro Bible course like that and would I LOVE even more to have a course like that for some of my girls I lead! I thought about it all night last night… I have to go comment in the morning!

    Oh Beth I am going to pray that you all will publish it! Or something like it… a kind of beginner course… I too have such a passion for this! I wish I could write my testimony out (I won’t… but) I have such a passion for church girls like me that sat in church every Sunday and was there in body… but my heart kind of there but pretty far away… I grew up Episcopal so you really don’t get Bible teaching… it wasn’t till I was 30… that I had something bring me to my knees, PRASIE GOD! and I fell so in love with Jesus! I remember my first Bible study someone said look up Romans… I had no clue! Was mortified tried so hard to look cool finding it! : ) And my Dad was a preacher! (sorry Dad!)

    I joined every Bible study I could in Nashville… one of the firsts being BSF “Israel and the Minor Prophets” it was so hard but I began to learn… I couldn’t believe this was all out here and no one had told me! (or had they and I couldn’t hear it?)

    Oh my goodness! Beth I could go on and on… there is such a need for this! We need a study out there… especially one by you! The way you teach reaches so many… is so unthreatening and invites everyone in regardless of denomination… your love for Jesus and the people you teach is contagious! Oh I can’t tell you the need!!!!!

    I promise I will lead groups using it! I want girls to get it and see how cool Jesus is! Living in the Bible Belt there are so many that sit in church and have no clue what they are missing out on! We have such a mission field in our own churches girls!

    Sorry this is so long! I could write SO much more! I am not a writer so I am not good at condensing! But I have such a passion for girls to “Get it too!” I think this would be just awesome… Oh my heart is just racing at the thought!

    Oh I am so excited and will be praying something comes of this! It could be huge!

    Emmy : ) YEAH! OK going to start praying now!

    See you all next week in SA! So fun!

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    Stephanie says:

    Hi Beth, thanks for the update on your stressful summer. We are all very grateful to be able to look forward to the fruit of your stress when it’s published. Your pain truly is our gain! I have been so greatly impacted by your love for God’s Word. I always credit you for inspiring me to be awed and in love with the Word and I credit the Lord for giving me the desire for it.

    I had the blessing of seeing you in Minneapolis for a very timely message in my life. Your words have stuck like glue to me and I have been living in Hebrews 12 for some time after that! My girlfriends and I had the privilege of sitting just a few rows behind you and Keith and I cannot tell you how thrilling that was for me!! I literally FOUGHT back the urge to take your picture, and then to just run up and hug you and say “I’m a siesta! You have no idea how much I LOVE and APPRECIATE you!!” But, the Lord helped me get my priorities right and make sure all worship was directed towards Him! I was laughing with my husband about it after the Friday night session, because he knows how I feel and he said to me, “I don’t understand why you don’t just go up and introduce yourself to her?” I said, “Honey, it doesn’t work that way. There are 7,000 women there who would all love to do that…she has a bodyguard for crying out loud to protect her from crazies like me!” I thought that was cute of him. He really wanted me to get some one on one time with you!! I’ve already told the Lord, the next time I’m in Houston, please, please, please lead me to the Starbucks you frequent!! Then I won’t feel bad about getting that hug!!

    Thank you for all that you and your sweet family pour out for the Lord on our behalf. We love the Moores, Jones, and Fitzpatricks!! And now those puppies too…almost makes me want to get a german short hair playmate for my golden, Ryely!! Blessings to you!!

    Love, Stephanie

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    Melana says:

    Sara, please listen to what your heart is telling you. You might have heard Beth talking, but it was God speaking to you. Please don’t have the abortion. There are so many good, loving Christians out there that could help you understand who this God is, that Beth was talking about. You must know that we’re an imperfect people and a lot of us make the mistake of condemning someone rather than helping with the perfect love of Jesus. Please don’t ignore the love of the God who loves you without measure, because of a few of His flawed people.

    I’m praying for you Sara.

    Melana in Wyoming

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    elaine @ peace for the journey says:

    So glad for your moments of rest. You must do more of that, friend.

    God bless you all as you gather next weekend for the Siesta Fiesta. My body may reside in NC, but my heart will be with you in TX. By the way…

    I just looked at your schedule for next year and don’t see my beloved state or sister states on your circuit. Please come our way again soon! We love us some Beth over on the East Coast!


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    Mommy Dot Com says:

    “Is not my Word like fire?” – chills, sister Beth. Simply gives me chills,and a GREAT BIG desire to draw more near to the flame of His Word.

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    Living Beyond says:

    Hi Miss Beth – I am desperate for a class like the one you Melissa and Curt will teach – do you have any suggestions of books/materials I could read from home that would help. I have taken many Bible Studies but I would love a great foundation study like the one you are teaching and let me be the first confirmation YES PLEASE put it in Bible Study format I would be all over it like chocolate on a strawberry!! Maybe if you get other ladies asking you might post a couple of suggested reading materials??
    Thank Beth and God bless you as you all lead this study. Love you all so much.

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    Bobbie says:

    Thank you for checking in with us. It’s always a blessing to hear from you. However, I was so moved by the note from Sara that I stopped reading and bawled! I’m praying that she realizes that it was God that was wrapping His arms around her when she saw you on TV! He has perfect timing!! Thank you, Beth for replying back to her. I think we all realize that you can’t answer each one of us, but I love that you know WHEN you need to! That’s why I love you and all you do for us so much.

    Sara, we love you, too! Keep coming back to this blog–there are great things happening!

    Enjoy your quiet time, Beth and we’ll see you in 6 days!!!

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    beckyjomama says:

    Mama Beth, I love you so very much! I am gonna miss y’all like crazy next weekend. I guess God has other plans for me that weekend. But I so wish I was gonna be with you. But, money wise, we just couldn’t do it – and I am not sure who feels worse, me or my man that he can’t send me.

    I will be praying for you all, and watching the DVD set I won from The Siesta Fiesta blog – havin my own little mini fiesta!! Any body from MI want to join me – TERI, hint hint!!! – for a fiesta of our won?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    Love ya!
    Becky Jo

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    tracy l. says:

    Mama Beth – Thank you so much for being real and inviting us in to your life. Can’t wait to see what happens with your Fall Study!

    p.s. I am a little disappointed that Charlotte 09 has been canceled. The nice gentleman at Living Proof 800 number had to offer some counseling as I sat their in shock and tell him he had to be wrong – 3 times. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    bethany says:

    No worries Beth, no worries! I know that you read the comments and that you pray for our needs. I am so glad that you responded to Sara…I pray that she’ll keep coming back.

    I want to say a quick word to Sara:
    Sweetheart….you are so precious to God!!!!! Precious, precious, precious. Know that He loves you so very much. And yes, as Beth said in her comment it was He who “messed you up”. He wants you to trust HIM with your life. I hope that you will continue to check in here in Siestaville because it is full of wonderful women of God. You can count on these women to pray for you when you need it and to help you out with information when you are confussed.
    Sara, your baby is a gift from God. I have no idea what you are going through with your decision regarding your pregnancy but know that your uneasiness to follow through with an abortion is God speaking into your heart….keep listening to Him. He will guide you!
    I am praying for you sweetheart! Please keep coming back to Siestaville….we love you!

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    Lynn says:

    Dearest Beth,

    Thanks for checking in with us. Here in the convent we each get a “hermit day” once a month – where we are free from the daily schedule to spend some time apart with Him. Today is mine and I will say an extra prayer or two for you and all that you are doing to bring the Word to so many thirsty souls.

    You have been such a blessing in my life – hope you know how much this Siesta loves you!

    Peace to all the Moores (two legged and four!)

    love, Sister Lynn

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    Wendy says:

    You are making me want a puppy and we are not dog people!! Stop, help! Just Kidding. Thanks for the update.
    Looking so forward to Esther, halfway through Daniel right now.

    Please promise to have another Siesta Fiesta next year as I can’t attend this one.


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    Tammy says:

    Dear Mama Beth,
    I am so glad that you are getting some down time. You deserve it. I will pray for your back to basic classes. I have been a little distant from God lately and struggling to get back on the path with Him in the lead. But I miss Him when he is not with me and so I pray. Thank you for sharing so much with us. I truly feel like we are all girlfriends sharing in the front porch. I wish I could see you in San Antonio. But I will be praying that God does something big.

    love you much

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    HIS Child says:


    He is so good to call you to another project and to show off with respect to your precious ones taking HIS legacy into their lives.
    To be able to teach with the people you are crazy about. I love Him so.
    It is so great to hear about the antics of your new family members, Star & Geli. What a blast to watch them love on one another.
    I have been lifting up the Fiesta to the Lord and asking Him for his anointing, protection, and passion for all of us, and if He desires to show off big where the weather is concerned.
    I pray that you will find yourself in His protective arms and it feels so right to rest in that.
    God bless your family and can't wait to hug your neck.

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    Anonymous says:

    Would love to see you do a Bible Study on the Hebrew roots of the faith and ancient church history. Nothing aside from encountering the Lord Jesus has changed me more. Shalom

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    Leanne says:

    SARAH….thank-you for your honesty on this blog. Nothing is ever by chance…God loves you so much and He so wants you to know Him. The precious new life inside of you was designed and created by Him and is so precious to Him also. Don’t stop searching for Him Sarah…He wants you to find Him!!! Praying for you..Leanne from Vancouver, Canada.

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    love2run says:

    Please please publish that study in some form or fashion! I saw it on the LPM website and so wished that I lived in the Houston area. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Michelle Bentham says:

    Praying for you fall semester and next weekend. Can’t wait to see the Siesta Fest unfold up close and personal.

    Our home will attain its first little canine baby some time soon. My youngest has secured permission from my husband to acquire a teacup yorkie… now all she has to do is find one!

    She and I both are so excited. This puppy yet to be identified already has a name Pogo Curly…

    Don’t ask – it has been a tug of war since we both want the puppy. :o)

    Starzy sounds just adorable and Geli… well they both sound like a hoot and a whole roll of fun in two furry little bodies.

    Congrats on the Esther wrap up – can’t wait to see the finished work.

    God is so good Beth, and we love you, too. Thanks for being so genuine and real with us – and meeting with us here. You are a treasure we thank God for everyday.

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    Michelle Bentham says:

    Praying for you fall semester and next weekend. Can’t wait to see the Siesta Fest unfold up close and personal.

    Our home will attain its first little canine baby some time soon. My youngest has secured permission from my husband to acquire a teacup yorkie… now all she has to do is find one!

    She and I both are so excited. This puppy yet to be identified already has a name Pogo Curly…

    Don’t ask – it has been a tug of war since we both want the puppy. :o)

    Starzy sounds just adorable and Geli… well they both sound like a hoot and a whole roll of fun in two furry little bodies.

    Congrats on the Esther wrap up – can’t wait to see the finished work.

    God is so good Beth, and we love you, too. Thanks for being so genuine and real with us – and meeting with us here. You are a treasure we thank God for everyday.

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    Dionna says:

    The price of what you do for us on behalf of the Lord is the stress, I guess. And I’m so sorry and thankful for it at the same time because your words and studies have enhanced and enriched my walk and exuberance for the Lord to no ends.
    Thank you for giving your all. Get the rest, relaxation, and pampering you need to carry on. Relish in it and soak it up when it comes – for you truly deserve it.

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    Shelly says:

    grinning about the dog world ๐Ÿ™‚

    And THRILLED about what God has in store for the smaller bible study you and Melissa will do….OH man!

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    Anonymous says:

    Sara, I too am so happy that you had an encounter with our most awesome God. Tears are streaming down my face as I think of the decision that you chose to make concerning your baby. This precious baby is a beautiful gift from God to you. Sadly, my husband and I have tried to have children for eight years, but no luck. So, to read that you have chosen to keep this sweet child blesses me more than I would have ever thought. I’m praying that God will continue to make Himself real to you and that He will rock your world with His abundant love for you.

    Jill in Wyoming

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    Kathy says:

    I pray that the new study on Bible Basics is wonderful! If all goes as planned I also pray that this is a study you will publish. I had 2 guests with me at a recent Living Proof Live and I am trying to find tools to help them keep their hand over their hearts and protect the seeds of the Word that were planted! God did so many wonderful things through you in their lives that weekend, I want to help them keep it going! Any basic beginner Bible Study suggestions? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jackie Sue says:

    So glad that life is going well and the big stresses are subsiding. Relief from loss is always welcome. I love to hear you talk about your loved ones…even the pups. You describe them so that I feel like I know them when you done. Thanks for the stories!Also, my friend and I were just discussing the need at our church for some sort of intro to the Bible course and honestly, I said the same thing about God’s word to her…my passion is to get folks to fall in love with Jesus as He speaks to them personally through His word. I am just not sure how to accomplish that at our church…would you pray for me about this? Thank you so much Miss Beth.

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    Nichole says:

    Thank you for investing your life in Bible studies. I personally am so anxious to get my hands on Esther I can hardly stand it. This woman’s story has intrigued me for quite some time and I can’t wait to dig into some new revelation…dare I ask, what’s next??? Much love to you, girl.

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    Anonymous says:

    I’m glad you had the courage to make a comment on this blog. I agree with you… Beth is a great speaker! I want you to know that you touched my heart this morning and that I am praying for you and for your precious child. God has a great plan for you, for your baby and He LOVES you just as you are right now. Take it from me, I have had a lot of hurt and I have done some pretty awful things in my life and it was in that moment that I thought no one cared and I wasn’t worth anything that God wrapped His arms around me and told me He loved me. I pray that you too will know and accept that love.
    Beth, Thank you for teaching us that it is possible to be in love with the God of the universe!

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    Anonymous says:

    Our Thursday group will begin Stepping Up next month, and hopefully Esther after that. Thank you for wonderful studies. I think I've done more than half a dozen now, love 'em.
    Aren't puppies a delight? When our first Yorkie died (had diabetes & we didn't know it until too late), I had a new one the next week. It really helped with the sorrow. She, Pookie, is my shadow, she'll be 12 in Sept.
    Sure wish it wasn't so far to TX from CA. I'm sure your new group will love the study. Isn't the Word of God marvelous?
    Winette, Yucaipa, CA

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    LoriE says:

    I’m praying for you…

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    connorcolesmom says:

    I love the updates on the puppies – and you guys of course ๐Ÿ™‚
    The nickname shooting star is HILARIOUS!!

    The Bible Study sounds great – keep
    us informed about the study so we can pray for you guys – it sounds wonderful
    LOVE IT!
    See you in SA

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    Anonymous says:

    I would LOVE it if you guys do turn the “Lit” study into a published study!! Ever since you first mentioned it is based off of a study that got you really passionate about the Word, I’ve been praying that you would put something like it out for the rest of us! I hate that I can’t come to the class, but will be praying that God does tremendous things for everyone involved in it!

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    Bonnie says:

    Beth, I am so glad everything is better for you. God and time help heal the hurts. Pray for me in the days ahead to have strength, courage and perseverance.

    In Him,

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    roxanne says:

    Dearest Sara,

    God is real and so very near to you at this time. I do not know you nor do I know your circumstance, but the Lord wants me to tell you how much HE loves you. He is not mad at you and is not shaking His Holy finger at you. He just wants you to run to Him and tell Him all about what is going on in your life. He already knows your hurts and your fears, dear one, He just wants to hear your side of the story. Draw close to God because He is already there for you.

    God had a divine appointment for you as you were channel surfing that day. He used Beth in your life to speak to you as He has in all of our lives. Perk your ears up, sweet child, your Father has something very important to say to you. Please know that you have sisters all over this (blog) world, who are praying for you at this very moment. Cry out to Him and let the God of this universe heal you, love you, and save you.
    There is no condemnation or judgement here, only forgiveness and wholeness. Let Him comfort you right now. Your baby is no accident, but an answer to prayer. Your Heavenly Father formed him/her in your womb. If not for your arms, for that of another mommy whose arms are empty and she has been praying for this very child.

    Sara, you and your baby are deeply loved!!!! God bless you both.


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    Tonya Gray says:

    Conf-FESSION time! I have spent the past 3 days becoming an “official SIESTA!” I started at the beginning of your blog, and used every sleeping moment of my kids to read through! The laundry is behind, the dishes are behind, my hair is a little unwashed…BUT I”M IN LOVE WITH ALL OF YOU! I feel a part of your family! Thanks for the glimpses of your life, and then ways you use this blog to minister to so many! You will now be one of my first and favorite blog spots.

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    Becky says:

    I love reading the messages in this blog, they are like you and I have met and you are giving me updates!

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    Julie Berry says:

    Beth –

    Your new study sounds like something I desperately need. Will you share any of your material with us online?

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    Julie Berry says:

    Oops – I was referring to the Fall Study – learning the basics in my last comment.

    Will you be taping it or will you share some of the subject matter and Bible study methods with us during the study?

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    Melinda says:

    Dear Sara,

    I’m so glad that you had the courage to write Beth. I wanted to chime in and let you know that I’m praying for you, too, but to also give you the opportunity to talk to a friend of mine who’s walked a mile in your shoes. Her name is Pat Layton, and as someone who knows, intimately, the pain and struggle that you are currently facing, she has built a ministry out of helping others in the same position. She, like Beth, is a Lifeway author and speaker. I know she’d be happy to hear from you, and more than happy to help.

    You can email her from her blog at patlayton.blogspot.com.

    You and that sweet baby of yours are LOVED more than you could ever wrap your brain around – you can believe it and rest in it!


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    Leah says:


    I know what you mean about being in love with the Word and wanting everyone else to be!! I have to admit that I get a little disheartened when ladies show no interest in Bible study or other events to encourage and teach ladies. Fortunately I have a wonderful group of my own homegirls who ‘do the Word’ together every Tuesday and they love it as much as I do.

    This fall we are not doing a BETH study. The Spirit has guided us to Priscilla Shirer’s “He Speaks To Me” and “Discerning the Voice of God”. We miss our Beth-time but oh my goodness is He ever speaking to this former prodigal through Priscilla.

    See you next week in San Antonio. Praying down the Holy Spirit on the whole affair!!


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    spl tchr says:

    Thank you for sharing your family with us. The Lord has been giving me a hunger for his word and I praise him for just that. The ladies at my church are beginning our 4th study –Believing God and we just can’t wait to get our hearts into this one. i pray that all the Moores have a blessed day!

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    Anonymous says:

    I think it’s so cool you and your children will be having a basic Bible class. I became a Christian (I thought) 20 years ago and I knew nothing. But in October 2006, I became a new creation, a child of Christ, His daughter. In fact, I’m being baptized tomorrow!

    Last summer, I swallowed my pride and asked a close friend of mine to help me understand the basics. We had a sweet time. We went through “One to One Discipling.” This summer I went through Believing God with another close friend. We were able to take our time each time we met and really discuss our beliefs. Both summers have been life-altering for me.

    God has been laying on my heart I need to reach out to others who have been in the same boat as myself. I believe this is a weakness we have within the body of Christ.

    Thank for your servant heart for our King.


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