Thinking Pink and Seeking Prayer

Guess who has power? God does! And so does our office! Praise Him!

“God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. God saw that the light was good.” (Gen. 1:3-4)

Yippee! It is good indeed! Thanks for praying, everyone. The staff will be back in action tomorrow.

Thanks for being excited with us! We are so surprised and thrilled to be having a baby girl. My first waking thought this morning was, “It’s a girl!” Then I had to call mom and talk about it…again. You should have heard us carrying on when we had a minute to ourselves yesterday. I said, “Mom, we’ll have dress-ups and purses and shoes and…oh mom…you’ve only begun to spend money!” We died laughing because it is just so true.

We all drove home from the ranch on Monday after hearing that my house had power. My parents spent the night with us since they did not have electricity until last night. Mom babysat Jackson while Curtis and I went to my OB appointment yesterday morning. After we got the fun news, we ran over to a nearby Macy’s and bought these sweet things for Baby Girl.

We put them in a gift bag and when we got home we let my mom open them. That’s how we told her what we were having. She totally freaked out. We sent a picture of the clothes to Melissa’s cell phone and she called us bawling. My dad has this memory of Melissa and I wearing our dressy red coats when we were little girls and I told him we would be sure to find one for our princess. Curtis’ whole family was rooting and believing God for a girl and they were thrilled. Curt said his dad was giddy and I know my sweet mother-in-law is excited to pay a visit to the pink side of our favorite baby boutique in her hometown (Jelly Beans in Springfield, MO). I had a blast calling my friends Sunni and Janelle, who both have little girls born within a month of Jackson. Knowing and loving their precious daughters makes me so excited about getting to have this experience, too!

It’s pretty surreal that we actually got to have our doctor’s appointment yesterday (and even shop at Macy’s), given the state of this community after Ike. There are some areas in very bad shape. Gasoline, ice, and groceries have not been easy to acquire and a ton of people still do not have electricity. (Things are getting better in some areas.) Galveston residents are not even being allowed into their city right now. My understanding is that it is basically unlivable. There are so many things to pray for. One huge praise is that God sent a cold front this way and we have had MUCH cooler temperatures. We praise Him for His mercy! Houston is generally very unpleasant in September. Please pray for the great weather to continue and for God to meet the Greater Houston Area’s electricity, gasoline, and food needs. Pray that the poor and those without homes to return to will be provided for abundantly. We know of some people who cannot locate loved ones who were living in Galveston before the storm. Please pray that they will be found safe and sound. Most of all, pray that God will use this situation to humble us and prime this city for spiritual awakening and revival.

We do have a couple of prayer needs directly related to LPM. Our office still does not have power, but we are eager to get back to serving! Will you all please ask God to restore our power, even today? Most of us got together for lunch today to fellowship and go over the game plan for the rest of the week. One of my co-workers was able to peek into her work email account and she already had 400 emails waiting for her. We all have lots to do! Will you also ask God to power up our ministry director’s house? I believe she is the last one of us to lack electricity. Thank you so much, sisters!

Bethie will get on an airplane and head to Montana tomorrow. She will speak to some women at a prison on Thursday night and then have the Living Proof Live event on Friday and Saturday. I’m not sure if our prayer memo will go out to our prayer warriors this week, so I wanted to be sure to mention this prayer need to you, too.

May God bless each one of you today and may you have a keen awareness, as many of us in Houston do right now, of God’s faithfulness to provide every single thing you need to live and breathe. He is always at work caring for us. We praise Him with you today.



172 Responses to “Thinking Pink and Seeking Prayer”

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  1. 51
    Kristib says:

    How exciting! A little girl! Be prepared to be drowned in pink!

    We will be praying!

    Much love!
    Kristi B.

  2. 52
    Patty says:

    I have been praying for those without water and electricity and without homes. It stays on my mind. I am believing God to supernaturally turn Sabrina’s power on tonight. Jesus, you have enough power!! Also, may God restore power to the ministry. Praising God he kept you all safe.

    So excited for you and your baby girl. I love pink and I can see your mom shopping now. lol! Look at the hair ministry Bibby will get to pass down to your little girl. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Praying for Beth as she travels and speaks to the ladies in prison and at the LPL event. May God be glorified!!


  3. 53
    Meghan says:

    Seeing Pink with you. Of course it helps that I have a 4 year old girl that loves pink. Her room is purple and blue (painted before she had a say) and in defiance she calls it her pink room!
    We were hit by Ike’s dying breath here in Ohio. We were without electricity for 2 days, some are still without power, and all I could think was, if it is this bad here after traveling over the entire US how bad it must be for those near the coast. My prayers are with all of you.

  4. 54
    Melana says:

    The outfits….Too cute! Our new little Siesta! Sooooo happy for all of you. You and baby are in my prayer journal.

    So thankful for the good news of your homes and electricity and all. I continue to pray for the LPM office, staff and the whole region.

    There will be at least 12 of us at Billings LPM this weekend from my church. AND MIESTA MOOSE too!!! We'll take pics.

    I'm so blessed to see Beth, Travis, et al, twice in a month.

    Melana & Miesta Moose in Wyoming

  5. 55
    Michelle says:

    So sweet, and thank you for the updates.

  6. 56
    lori says:

    will be praying

  7. 57
    Rebecca says:

    CONGRATS!!! If you ever need a sistter and your in colorado give me a call! LOL Im soooooo happy for you!

  8. 58
    Ginger says:

    Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you.. For all of you. I just love girls, women and all things female in between! My little 4 yr-old has changed my life in ways I couldn’t have fathomed. What a blessing! You and all the people affected by Ike are in my prayers. I know the Lord will use this time of trial for our good and His glory!

    Much love!!!

  9. 59
    Anonymous says:

    Congratulations! Oh how fun! I hope you take pics of all the cute outfits!

  10. 60
    truth4nothing says:

    This made me laff!

    Ike-battered Texans find comfort, help over coffee

    * Story Highlights
    * Nearly half of Houston area’s Starbucks open four days after hurricane hit
    * Stores have been refuge, places of information for weary residents, director says
    * Air conditioning, Internet access draw customers without power at home

  11. 61
    Aunt Rhody says:

    Congratulations and many blessings! You and Sunni too!

  12. 62
    Anonymous says:

    Congratulations on a baby girl! How fun! Praying for all you hurricane victims as we have been one ourselves (Florida resident)! I always sensed God’s favor and expression of love when he sent us cool weather after Hurricane Ivan a few years ago.

  13. 63
    Anonymous says:

    What a fun way to tell you mom about the baby being a girl. Our oldest is a boy and the last three are girls. They are as different as night and day. I have got to say that each one has been such a blessing to me, my hubby and each other.

    Thanks for the update about Houston. I will keep praying.
    Kim AZ

  14. 64
    Cathy says:

    Congratulations on your baby girl!

    Can you believe that Ike hit Western Kentucky with hurricane category 1 wind speeds Sunday morning? Hundreds of thousands have been without power and thousands without water. Many here may not have power restored until Sunday. Trees, limbs, and shingles lie everywhere. Tons of food spoiled. The local Walmart was dark for days. In 2008, we’ve had a devastating tornado, an earthquake, and now we’ve even shared in hurricane force winds. Our winds were 73 mph–just a fraction of yours. I can’t imagine what Galveston and Houston endured. We’re praying for you all!

  15. 65
    Sheri Lyn says:

    What a great way to annouce the wonderful news!!!! I just love pink and girly stuff. We get our fill around here having two beautiful daughters.

    Praying for all in your area!

  16. 66
    Maggie says:

    Congratulations Amanda!!! Jackson is right between my two kids, a boy then a girl. I tell you, there is nothing better than getting to experience them both! It’s amazing how different 2 children can be! Praise Jesus!

  17. 67
    Fran says:

    You better believe I’m praying Amanda..

    So happy for you. So thankful. And so humbled to realize all that God gives us every single day.

    Love y’all!


  18. 68
    Anonymous says:

    We love Jellybeans! Congratulations!

  19. 69
    Tami in LA says:

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you.

    Thank you for letting us know how to pray for LPM and for the Houston area.

  20. 70
    Matt and Amy says:

    amanda, i’ve posted it before, but i’m due really close to the time you are (feb 15) and just wanted to pass on that we found out we’re having a miesta ๐Ÿ™‚ enjoy the pink and your sweet girl. i have one already, and i adore her more than anything. ๐Ÿ™‚

    thanks for the prayer update on texas.

  21. 71
    Missy says:

    Congratulations!! Woohoo…a baby girl!! I LOOOOVED buying clothes (especially pink) for my nieces when they were little. Even now I have a strong impulse to stop dead in my tracks at the little girls’ section at any department store and buy something! I LOVE little boys as much as little girls, but the clothes to choose from are wayyyy better for girls than boys. Don’t you agree?
    Well tell Curt congratulations and that we are SO excited for ALL of you! I hope Little Miss will have some hair soon after she’s born because Bethie will be wanting to tease it and put a bow in it right away…LOL!

    Thanks for the specifics on how we can pray for everyone there!

    Much love AJ,
    Missy in SC

  22. 72
    Tina Vega says:

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!! Praying that the power is already ON.

  23. 73
    Cindy- My Life HIS Story says:

    I am so excited for you all! I commented on your mom’s post but had to say a special congrats to you. I have two girls and had so much fun with them. And what is so funny is that as soon as I read the post from your mom talking about pink I thought “MACY’S!!!” – yippee!! Those are just the first of a bajillion adorable little princess frocks she will have! And like I said in response to Bibby – THE BOWS!! OH THE BOWS!!!

    I also want to say that I am so grateful to our great and glorious God for sparing so many and sending better weather. My dearest friend is still without power, but she, her family, and her home are safe. Thank You, Father!

  24. 74
    Tara says:


    As I read your post, I couldn’t help but be blessed by your humility. Even in such an exciting time of your life, when you are consumed with everything pink, you are still so mindful of the needs around you. Thank you for the sweet and humble reminder to pray for those in need and to thank God for the provisions He gives us.

    We have been and will continue to be praying for the Greater Houston area, LPM’s electricity, and Sabrina’s too!

    PS. Congratulations again on a little girl- And thanks for sharing with us the details of how you told your Mom! What a great idea!!!

  25. 75
    djwoodenshoes says:

    What a beautiful surprise, girls are a blast! (but then I guess boys are also, I just wouldn’t know by experience) The thought of you and Beth playing dress up sounds so fun!
    I will write down the prayer requests.
    Congratulations on having a girl!
    We love you guys and will be glad when everything gets back to normal!

  26. 76
    Mary Watkins says:

    You can count on my prayers, sweet friend.

    I loved how you told your parents the news!


  27. 77
    Anonymous says:

    Congrats! God blessed us with a girl and then a boy. I am so grateful that God let me experience raising both because they are both so special in unique ways! We have two grandsons and one grandaugter and the third grandson due in 5 weeks….there is nothing like boy hugs, then again there is nothing like that little girl hug either! So glad God knows what to give us!

  28. 78
    Sarah says:

    I’m so happy for the whole family! Good is sooooo good!
    Praying for those affected by the hurricane.

    See you in Billings!

    Sarah from Wyoming

  29. 79
    The Barfield's says:

    As a mom of 4 girls myself, I admit to being biased! congratulations! girls are a blessing. i have a question about the daniel study and don’t know where the proper place to ask those is. so….here goes! why don’t hannaiah, azariah and mishael get referred to by their hebrew names like daniel does? why do we know them as shadrach, meshach and abednego? just trivia i would imagine, but worth asking! thanks!
    and we will continue praying for the galveston/houston area. thanks for the updates and direction for prayers.

  30. 80
    Kristen says:

    Princesses, fairies, and tea parties, OH MY! I’m so thrilled for you, Curtis, and the Jones and Moore families! After I found out we were having a baby girl after having twin boys, I did a little jig in the OB office. I would have been over the moon about a sweet boy, but there is something special about having a daughter! Will be praying for her healthy, safe arrival as well as for all those devestated by Ike.

  31. 81
    Lianna Knight says:

    I don’t think I have made a comment on your blog yet…although I have been reading for a while and even have your blog as one of my favorites. I too am from Houston, but currently living in Florida. My entire family were affected by Ike…but fortunately, NOTHING compared to what I see on the news. I will keep you, your family, your ministry in my prayers. Please do the same for me…we are in a constant battle with infertility and so desire to have a baby. I know that it is all in God’s timing, but please pray that I continue to wait for the His timing and His plan.

    Many blessings to you and all that you do!

  32. 82
    thouartloosed says:

    Blessings to you and your little princess!

  33. 83
    Susan says:

    Congratulations!!!!! I am so excited for the Moores/Joneses! Girls are so wonderfully different from boys.

  34. 84
    Lora B says:

    Hi! I hadn’t checked the blog since earlier in the week, so I didn’t get to see your precious news and sweet clothes until this morning! That is awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚ We are still praying for the Houston area.

    Congratulations again!

  35. 85
    Nesha says:

    A little new siesta! Congratulations to you! Prayers to you for a wonderful pregnancy and a healthy baby girl!

    Yes, the whole area hit in TX is in our prayers here. I will add Sabrina to my journal of prayers.

    I live the life of girls thru my friends who have them. There are 4 boys here in my house and the woman power of me and our dog. All my laundry loads are darks, well, except the socks, maybe I should go darks there too and never have to change my washer setting. Um.

  36. 86
    Anonymous says:

    Amanda, girls are such a delight. My daughter is such a joy, and such a daddy’s girl, I mean, princess. Congrats!

    Please remember those of us in East Texas as well. There are still many without power throughout eastern Texas. Pray that we, as a community, and as a state, would step up to help those in need, in any and all capacities. There are so many needs, and God has equipped us to share His love and hope in just such times.

    To His glory,
    rebecca in e.tx

  37. 87
    Casey says:

    so thrilled for your baby girl! sorry to hear it is still so unliveable down there. I am sure momma Beth is ready to get back to her own house and pillows. will be thinking and praying for you all this weekend.

  38. 88
    pounehb says:

    I remember when I’d gotten pregnant and found out I was having a baby girl. There was a lot of conflict, but to ease my dad into it she dragged my dad to Macy’s and bought my daughter’s first outfit. Needless to say “Grampa” made a beeline to her each night he walked in the door.
    Babies are such amazing gifts…. Congratulations, family!

  39. 89
    Yolanda says:

    Pretty in Pink and Passionate for her Savior!

    Can’t we all just see it already? Yeehaw!



  40. 90
    Ginger says:

    Praise God! Never having had children, I consider myself an “honorary aunt” to many children at our church and I constantly remind my nieces and nephews that I am their “coolest” aunt. What fun you will all have shopping for such cute things! Am also praying for all in that area….

    Ginger from Alabama

  41. 91
    Cedar Hill Siesta says:

    I’m so excited for your baby girl. Won’t Jackson have fun being a big brother to her!

    Isn’t it wonderful that God’s power never goes out and has to be restored! I’m praying for the Houston/Galveston area to be restored, not just physically, but also spiritually.

  42. 92
    Jennifer says:

    Wonderful news! I’ve linked to your site. I did the Bible Study on the Book of Daniel and it was awesome! It was my first Beth Moore study ever and it was not in Canada but in Central America!

  43. 93
    fluff says:

    I am so excited for your family!!!! You and “baby girl” will get to do what we call at my house, “Fashion Show”! I still dress my daughter up in her adorable outfits and take pictures, lots and lots of pictures. Then, when you have more time, you can scrapbook the pictures into an album, with “Fashion Show” as the theme throughout. May God continue to bless your family richly.

  44. 94
    Anonymous says:

    i am thrilled to hear you are having a baby girl. pink is my favorite color. yes we will be praying for ya’ll in texas. i know first hand since i am from Missisippi from katrina. God is so faithful and makes us strong. strength to strength. love ya jeanette

  45. 95
    CLAUDIA says:

    I was at TJ Max last night. OH….. they have the cutiest Little Bo Peep costume for holloween! The pantie looms and shepards hook all in PINK! It was like a size 3 but she will grow into it. I wanted to buy it for maybe (well one can hope) the future granddaughter. We may have one on the way….I am sorta hoping for a boy this time though. We already have a 7 year old granddaughter and she has just been a blast to dress! Best wishes to you all.

  46. 96
    Nadine says:

    Yeah for pink!

  47. 97
    patti says:

    Congratulations on your pretty pink news!! Hugs to you all!
    My prayers are with all affected by Ike. I know of efforts being made all over the country that are targeted for those in need from the storm….God is good and He will provide!

  48. 98
    Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the wonderful update….
    Will continue to pray for everyone in the Galvaston area as well as the Houston area. Glad to hear things were basically good for most of LPM Ministry. Will lift Beth and team up as they head to Montana. You enjoy shopping for PINK!! How fun!!! She will undoubtedly be the “best dressed Siesta”.
    Bible Bunny in No MI

  49. 99
    Lora says:

    Lord we praise You for lovely baby visions of pink
    You truly amaze us beyond what we think
    We praise You Lord for weather that is cool
    And pray Your favor & blessing on each restoration person & tool
    Many are without power
    Lord, we ask, restore this very hour
    In the devastion, ruin, and those just thinking of survival
    Lord, pour out humility, awakening and revival
    Pour out Your anointing as Beth speaks in a prison
    Give those inmates hope of You in a glorious vision
    At the the conference, speak a timely Word
    Through Your servant, Beth, be heard
    Yes Lord, a timely Word
    Be heard
    We lift up Your Name, for You alone are to be praised
    Creator, Ruler, Restorer, Ancient of Days.

  50. 100
    Isaac's Mom says:

    Amanda!!!!! I know this feeling of a “Girl” just imagine!!! I was raised with 3 brothers, NO sisters. Then when I married my man and I adopted a child and it was a boy! I am crazy for him and about him but my heart so desperately wanted a girl. Then as GREAT as our GOD is he blessed me with a girl in late June. She is a beautiful thing and loves pink as much as I do and……(many tears here)…cannot finish.

    Bless you and your new daughter,

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