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.



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  1. 101
    PamN says:

    My new granddaughter is 5 weeks old! It is just wonderful to have a little girl. I was so happy to have my first child be a girl and now my first grandchild is a girl. Pink has always been my favorite color! Praying for you.

  2. 102
    cheryl says:

    Congrat on having a girl. Having been raised in Dallas I was born to shop and was so blessed to have 2 girls that I could pass this gift on to as well as a boy who didnt mind tagging along because he ususally got something out of it as well. Enjoy every minute!
    I am continuing to pray for all of you in Houston and Galveston and thank the Lord for all the cool weather.

  3. 103
    cheryl says:

    Ok , doxielover, I just had to say, that picture next to the little piggy is ssoooooooo cute!

  4. 104
    Melinda says:

    A beautiful baby girl to love. Prepare to have your socks blessed off again. I remember my first pink crusades. How joyous! Praying for you all. 400 e-mails. I knew that the good would start rolling in spite of all that bad. Praise God!

  5. 105
    The Boone Fam says:

    Oh Sweet Girl that is such wonderful news! My two babies are just 13 months apart and the Avery, the oldest is a girl! There little clothes and bows and socks and EVERYTHING are just so FUN! Having two sisters and a fun girly Mom we have had so much fun with her, that my husband says borders on making her a “show pony…” which is so not true!! But hardly helpable, if it were! Congratulations to you and your sweet family, who I’m sure is just beside themselves! EEK Congratulations!


  6. 106
    Katy says:

    How exciting for your family! I was relieved to hear that you all fared so well in the storm, and how wonderful to hear that the angels protected your building so well!!! So excited to hear about Baby Girl coming – I wonder what kind of HAIR she’ll be born with! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 107
    April says:

    I am so happy about your little girl. I have 4 of them, and they are a blast! I am also praying for LPM and everyone in the Houston/Galveston area. Even though we live hours away from Houston, we felt some effects of this huge storm. Our power was only out for 14 hours, and that was plenty long to praise God for air conditioning!

  8. 108
    Stephanie says:

    I live in Springfield MO! I did not know that was where your in-laws were from. Lived here all my life. Jellybeans is a cool store. I have a 6 (going on 35) year old girl who adores that store. Congratulations again!

  9. 109
    Lisa says:

    Prayers sent!

    In the meantime, I’m rejoicing in my heart over the news of a new Siesta coming into the world! ๐Ÿ™‚ I just don’t know how I could possibly be more overjoyed for you all.

  10. 110
    mrsjojo says:

    Darling outfits!!! Congrats and GO PINK!!
    My thoughts and prayers for the people affected by Ike.
    May God use Beth in her ministry in the prison!!!

  11. 111
    Alexia says:

    That is such beautiful, wonderful news. I am so happy for you and your family. I will continue to pray for the health of you and your baby. I am a Labor and Delivery nurse and I have had such a great priviledge of delivering babies in a pinch, it is the most amazing experience. Our God is an awesome CREATOR.
    Blessings to you
    Love ya

  12. 112
    Anonymous says:

    Congratulations on the girl! You have pink,purple,glitter,nail polish,hair ribbons,canopy beds with twinkle lights,tinker bell,cenderella etc, dolls,dolls and pollys to look forward to!!!and lots of fun! I have a boy and a girl and they love each other (now) it’s fun to play with trains and then baby dolls.

  13. 113
    patti says:

    Sweet Amanda – i am tickled “pink”
    for your family! our own 1st grand-girl came into this world right after Siesta weekend. ok – a word
    now about our siestas who are dealin w/ ole Ike’s luggage he left behind. i am listening to a cd you are familiar with ; Travis Cottrell’s “FOUND” – the tune that
    is holding my eardrum hostage is called “God Leads the Way” —
    to quote a few phrases it says
    ” . . .some thruogh the water, some through the flood some through the
    fire, but ALL through the blood . . . ”
    tears in my eyes, just had to share these comfort words with everyone.

  14. 114
    valerie says:

    Amanda!!!! Congratulations!!! That’s sooo cute! She will be one cute little siesta! Thanks for the suggestion on the devotionla book for marriages, we are enjoying it so much.

  15. 115
    Anonymous says:

    Oh my word! I am so thrilled for you, Amanda. So jealous, I have to admit, because I have two boys and the idea of having a girl makes me just want to bawl. Love y’all and am enthusiastically rejoicing with and for you.
    Lindsey in Louisiana

  16. 116
    SSharron says:

    Congrats on your little princess!!! So good to hear that power is being restored to the area. I will continue to pray for the needs you mentioned.

  17. 117
    CarolinaCalling says:

    So glad the power is back for you all! Also, CONGRATULATIONS!

  18. 118
    servantsheart says:

    I love girls…and, being the mama of two precious ones, does not make me biased at all!


  19. 119
    Dana says:

    So happy for you all as you celebrate your daughter!!

    Ike has shaken us all to our marrow. It is overwhelming beyond compare. Praying with you that our city is awakened to God’s mercies and for a lasting impact to be made for God our Father.

  20. 120
    Jill_in_AL says:

    Sugar and spice and everything nice. Congratulations to you all! J

  21. 121
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Little Momma:)

    Praise the Lord, He is our Provider! I know that you are soo very happy-a girl! That’s so much fun!!!!:) I am praying for the Houston/Galveston area and ministry director’s power. I am also praying for Spiritual Mom Beth right now:)-she should be speaking now at the prison, right? I pray that she would be bold this weekend, and full of the Spirit, anointed to say whatever God has for her to say this weekend. And a huge harvest of souls and sanctified lives as a result!:)
    Ps. 74:23-26:)
    2 Tim. 1:3
    1 Tim. 6:12
    Matthew 28:20

  22. 122
    ahorne says:

    There is nothing so wonderful after a big storm like the sight of the power trucks rolling down the street. Have been there. I FEEL ya, sisters! Glad to know that the lights are back on. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. 123
    Jennifer Janes says:

    Rejoicing with you about the news — girl, power, and getting LPM up and running again!

    I will continue to pray about the LPL event this weekend, as well as the Thursday night visit to the prison.

    God is good…all the time! (And I can say that despite some things that have gone on in our house this week because I’m “believing God!”

  24. 124
    Rachel in Louisiana says:

    When I read your update about the power coming on all I could think of was that song, “I’ve got the power!”
    God is good!

  25. 125
    annette says:

    I have power and Internet, YEA! I am so thankful to read this beautiful post. Your princess will be here soon and she will carry on the legacy of her parents and serve the Lord with gladness and all of her strength.

  26. 126
    Lindsee says:

    Yeah for having power and being back to work! I am so anxious to be back to work, also! See you all Tuesday! ๐Ÿ™‚ (It will be nice to see some smiling faces!)


  27. 127
    Bev Brandon says:

    Wait til you see that girl for the first time. Such a miracle to have a baby girl on loan. Congratulations! You’ll be such a devoted doting darling mother. Deut 6:6 what’s on your heart is what you will pass on. And it’s a beautiful heart!

  28. 128
    Michelle Bentham says:

    My husband is in your Area… about an hour south actually! He is working in League City and Baytown areas right now. I talked to him on the phone this morning and He said that it is bad in those areas. Much of Baytown cannot even be addressed by Verizon to restore phone service there because they are without all utilities…

    I’m praying double for all of you there and so grateful that my husband is able to use his job skills and patient nature to help those most affected by this terrific storm damage. It is hard for me to imagine.

    It looks like he might be down there for months working to help with the recovery of the phone utilities. We are both praying for you all and grateful to God that many were spared through evacuation. We are blessed and honored to stand with you through this difficult time.

    May God bless all the greater Houston and Gulf Coast area as He reveals Himself in the repairs, the recovery and the workers who come to serve.

    You are in our thoughts always.

    Many blessings.

    Many Blessings.

    Many Blessings… and So thrilled about the baby news.. A little baby pink banner is due … isn’t it?

    If the reports hold, I may come down when things are a little better for a visit with dh and perhaps to the wonderful FBCH!

    Much love… Tell Moose Mama Melana and her Miesta Moose Hello for us Mama Beth!

  29. 129
    Patty says:

    Praising God for your power!!!! He is AMAZING!!!

    Have a great weekend!!


  30. 130
    The Marquarts says:

    oh how wonderful!! congrats!! girls are SO much fun to shop for! we have a new outlet mall RIGHT by our house and i took the girls there on a walk today! my plan was to get a starbucks…walk around a bit and walk home! couldn’t pass gymboree though! had to stop…and of course they had so many CUTE things~i couldn’t resist!
    i’m sure jackson will be a great big bro…he’ll take care of his lil’ sis!

  31. 131
    Vonda says:

    Y’all are gonna have fun! Little girls are such a blessing…I have 2 of my own under 18 months, and don’t let anyone tell you that boys are more energetic. It ain’t so! I’m sure your Mama would agree! Congratulations!

  32. 132
    Three Fold Cord says:

    I look at his post again and again and am still so excited for you guys and the woman-child that is going to come to you Moore’s!!
    WHAt FUN!!

    So glad to hear the power is back. I was praying.

  33. 133
    Virginia says:

    Congratulations! Now the fun begins. I have a first born son and a daughter. They are both so different, in good ways, but my daughter has her daddy wrapped around her little finger. Get ready! On a serious note, our prayers are with you and the towns that were so devastated by Ike. My family and I lived through Ivan in 2004 so I can truly say that I know exactly how you feel. Good will come of it. Sometimes it will be little ways that you have to search for and other times it will be big. God is good. Hang in there and again, congrats!

  34. 134
    Terri says:

    Congratulations!!! We are praying for you.

  35. 135
    Shonda says:

    Praise the Lord on the girl news!

    I’m pray for electricity for the Houston area.

    Engrafted by His Grace-

  36. 136
    ThreeCordsStrong says:

    Congratulations! I loved being the mother of two little girls. It was only us three much of time while their father was away serving in the military so my memories of us are always so, so special. Blessed is the LORD is mighty and good! May this pregnancy continue to be one of joy and health.

  37. 137
    Kimberly says:

    As a mama to 3 girls, I'm so excited for you all. Mine are 7, 10& 11 and they are so precious and soooo much fun! And by the way, it's my husband who loves shopping for them. I have to keep him out of the malls! Praying for you all.

  38. 138
    Mary says:

    Congrats on your precious little princess! Praying for you.

  39. 139
    Dixon says:

    Congrats and may God continue to pour out sweet blessing upon you and your family. Your mom is truly an annointed woman of GOD and has got the blessings to prove it! Recently truly blessed by your husbands message on LPM – you too sweet one are truly BLESSED!

  40. 140
    Anonymous says:

    After two boys – God blessed us with a little girl – Lily. Oh, I was so excited when they told me – with that goop wiped all over my enourmously protruding mid-sectiton, “It’s a girl!”

    “Are you sure? Really sure? You mean I can start buying pink?” I replied with nothing but PURE JOY oozing out of every pore in me.

    Now she’s eight and she’s a gymnast and she loves dogs and she loves Jesus (I should have listed Him first – yikes!) and we have pink, purple, yellow and green flowered wallpaper on the walls of her room.

    God is SO good and I’m so happy for you!

    Warm in Alaska.

  41. 141
    Jules says:

    I’m going through your “Believing God” video series with several women from my church and I’m loving it. I’m believing and speaking scriptures having to do with conceiving. My husband and I have been married for 4 years. We had a miscarriage last May and we’ve been faithfully seeking God and believing that what He has promised will be accomplished. Thank you for everything!

    -Julie N

  42. 142
    Anonymous says:

    I am so blessed to see all the ways God is providing for all in the Galveston/Houston area. I will continue to pray for those whose lives are still far from normal.

    I also would like to share my most recent answer to prayer….I found out last night I am going to be a GRANDMA for the first time. I am excited to start buying anything baby…pink or blue…I don’t care!!

    Praising His Name,
    Gramma DeeDee

  43. 143
    bonnie/momof3 says:

    Dear Amanda and Beth,

    It made my day to hear your “girl” news. Blessed be our God and our provider of this precious little girl. After two boys, our third was a surprise girl. Life has never been the same around our house with pink, purple, and bows galore. Big brothers and her daddy adore her.

    With congratulations and love!!!

  44. 144
    katemcdonald says:


  45. 145
    Momtotyandow says:

    Congratulations!! I just had a baby boy, my second. Pink or blue – they are all fun to buy for! God bless you and I am praying for a healthy happy mommy and baby girl.

  46. 146
    Lopsided Halo says:

    A Girl….Oh Wow…..just think of all the ministry work you’ll get to perform on that precious one’s hair…..and shoes….and clothes…..OH Bibby better be savin’ some money!!!!! I am so happy for you guys ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. 147
    Anonymous says:

    Amanda be prepared, because little boys are very gentle, soft hearted, sensitive, especially first born boys, but second born little girls are stubborn, fierce and have a mind of their own. And you will love both personality traits in each one and learn to go with the flow. Our first born was also a boy and 4.5 years later we had a beautiful baby girl. She continues to control our world, with her sweet smile that could melt a million candles, and she is still stubborn enough that nobody walks over her. She stands up for herself beautifully and her brother is still sensitive and kindhearted. But we love them both equally, they each have us wrapped around our fingers in different ways, especially my daughter and her daddy. So be prepared, have fun, don’t sweat the small stuff and love every waking moment of it.

  48. 148
    Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog says:

    Oh congrats to you! You are in our prayers. That is such good news.
    Much love,

  49. 149
    Jenn says:

    praise the lord.. it’s a girl. I am so excited for you guys. I just recently became an aunt for the first time.. my twin sister had a precious baby boy and i actually got to leave nepal where i serve to go meet him and suprise my whole family– no one had any idea that i was coming (talk about a huge secret to keep). It was so much fun to show up at church and suprise the whole fam.. the next day my sisters water broke and then came baby alex.. God’s perfect timing. I will pray for you guys with the no electricity situation. I totally understand. I am now back in nepal from america and it’s been quite weird to go from airconditioned lovely america back to nepal where we now have 40 hours of mandatory power outages a week… praise the Lord

  50. 150
    Rena Gunther says:

    HOW exciting! I have three girls! I am just thrilled for you.

    My heart goes out to you all given the current circumstances. After Gustav, we were without power for just over a week (just outside Baton Rouge). I am with you….may God prepare Houston and the surrounding area for revival!

    Rena Gunther

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