You’re Such A Part of This Taping!

My dear Siestas, I had to fly on here as fast as I could so that I could tell you that I am using something from your input in EVERY SINGLE SESSION! I’m steadily using excerpts from your testimonies on the surveys I took months ago on bondage and freedom when I was first revising the series AND I’m using the hilarious stories you just gave me. Both kinds of input have been PRICELESS to me and to this revision. The humorous side helps lighten up very heavy subject matter and the group has gotten such a kick out of your stories. I wish I could use tons of them but I’d overdo it and it would lose its effectiveness. I just wanted you to know that all your material is right here with me in my hotel room and I’m looking at your examples every day as I prepare.

I know I’ve told you this before but one of the things I battle most these days in ministry is a personal feeling of isolation and the fear that I will lose touch with people. Life is temporarily complicated in that respect. If not for my staff at LPM, this sanguine literally could not take it. In the old days, I could hang around after events and talk with people and pray with people. For this season, that’s not possible and the loss of one-on-one with the women I serve out and about has been titanic. YOU ARE THE NUMBER ONE WAY THAT GOD HELPS ME KEEP IN TOUCH WITH WHAT’S GOING ON OUT THERE. I feel a peculiar closeness to you. A true sense of community. One of our Siestas who also attends my home church hugged me on Sunday and said, “Beth, I love the blog…and what I get the biggest kick out of, is that I think you love it, too. I think you really do.”

Oh, Girls. I really do. You have become such a big part of this ministry. I could bawl about it. But I don’t have time. Gotta get back to it. May God invest back into your sweet lives 100-fold what you pour into mine and others. He has made you a gift. I hope we’re together for a long time.


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  1. 1
    Keri says:

    Beth, I’ve always been a huge fan! I just now found this blog though as I’m a little behind the times and am new to the blogging world! I have really enjoyed hearing from your heart here!

  2. 2
    Toknowhim says:

    I love ya Beth!!! This blog actually serves a similar purpose for us(I think I can speak for the Siestas too)… Because of your ministry to us through the studies, we feel like we know you just as we would any other friend that we have. There is no way this side of heaven you can physically see us all, but through this blog…you do πŸ™‚

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    Kathleen in TX says:

    I stumbled across this blog when my youngest was a newborn. It has blessed me very much as well!! You, Amanda and Melissa always have just the right encouraging word or just the laugh that I really needed!
    Praying for you!

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    ForHisGlory says:

    Much love and blessings from Dallas! you are a sweet mamma to all of us and a dear friend. Tiff

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    Carrie says:

    Just wanted to let you know, I did “Believing God” two years ago and it changed my life. I’m a completely new person by the power of the Holy Spirit working through that study. My women’s group has just started “Living Beyond Yourself” and it is amazing. One of the girls took the first session DVD home so she could watch it again because it spoke to her so much. Thank you for all you do. May God bless you and your ministry!

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    3girlsmom says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog. Love it. And the people on this blog are not only “bloggy friends”, but a lot of them are REAL friends – thanks mostly to San Antonio. As a matter of fact, I’m getting together with 4 of them Saturday morning for brunch – never would’ve never met them if it weren’t for this blog.
    And Siesta Mama, there aren’t even words for how I feel about you. You have pointed my heart to Jesus and there’s no way I could ever repay you. I wish I could put your face on my Christmas Card – you are family and I adore you.


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    Bridgette says:

    Thank you for those words Beth! I would like to share something with you from my Bible Study class the other day and I hope you get a chance to read this!
    We are doing the study of Daniel and we just finished our week 9. So we were going over our discussion questions and one of the questions that was asked was,
    “Does what I’ve described lend any insight at all into your own challenges to discern true promises of God?
    One of the ladies answered this,
    “It helps me to know that someone like Beth Moore faces the same challenges I face!”
    I told the class that I would be sending this into you. I also told them, that is exactly what Beth would want you to know about her! She is real! and when she is writing these studies, she herself is learning the material and that what makes this so good!
    Thank you Beth for your ministry and for your heart. We love you!
    You have impacted so many lives, just by being willing to serve God and let him use you anyway he chooses! You inspire all of us out here, that YES we can do this thing! Through God ALL things are possible! We’re believing God!

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    hisfivefooter says:

    We love you too! The best part of the blog is getting to know you outside of your teaching. You are larger than life on the big screen (well, let me rephrase that, your HAIR is larger than life), you my friend, are TIIINYY! Argh! If I didn’t love you so much, I would have to dislike you because you are a size 0! We’ve all been praying like crazy! I know sometimes you must be lonely and very isolated-it seems fame has some moments, but you are not alone! I have been praying for sleep! I actually don’t know how you calm down enough to sleep- your mind is still going even though your body isn’t! I get that! I honestly would love nothing more than to shop and talk with you- it would be fun, get a mocha, have lunch. In my mind, we do that every time we blog. Love you and praying for you!
    Lisa in Kirkland, WA

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    Anonymous says:

    You are very much liked and loved by real people, everyday people, and we all feel isolation and lonliness from time to time and from situation to situation. I have spent 3 years in a lonely place while God worked on something in my life. This blog has been a community to me in many ways as well. On a personal girlfriend note, I am looking for a new hairdo. I always said I would not have the same hairdo for 30 years but….. I am in danger of doing that very thing. Nothing I try seems to be working out….maybe I will change the color…. I think I am not that brave. Shalom

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    ocean mommy says:

    This land of blog has been such a blessing to me. The friendships that have developed are just precious to me!

    Praying for you as you stand to teach! It’s an honor to do that by the way…..

    I can hardly wait to SEE these videos! Especially after praying for them…it will be interesting to see what you all were doing while those of us not there were praying!


  11. 11
    Abbasgirl says:

    I work from home now as I tend to ill parents. I so rarely see my friends in person and I miss coworkers and clients. Blogging has been a real outlet for me. I value the sisters and siestas I have met over the Internet and can’t wait till the day comes when we all meet face to face.

    Thank you for sharing your love for Jesus through the Bible Studies and blog.

  12. 12
    Whitney says:

    I feel the same way, Mama Moore! People get cracked up about the fact that I love this blog so much…I’ll cook the King Ranch Chicken recipe and say, “This is from the Beth Moore blog” and my friends and family get such a kick out of it…in a good way! What a blessing to be pointed to Christ in the same place that we can talk about food, hair-dos and shoes! Thank you for sharing this opportunity with all of us!

    I remember you saying once at a Passion Conference, “I wish I could sit across from you at Starbucks right now and just hear what’s going on in your life”…and this blog is the avenue God has given us for that very key part of life: SHARING what the Lord is doing in our lives! To God be the glory!

  13. 13
    barbara head says:

    I have known about you or known you now since before you celebrated your 40th birthday. I can tell you one thing, the only change I have seen in you is a steady growth of more love for Jesus. You are really steady as a rock in your ministry. I have been unable to participate much lately for many different reasons but I get to keep up through this blog. How great! Am praying for you and LPM daily.

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    ArmyReserveWife says:

    Beth-You have no idea what a blessing this blog is to me. I don’t get over here everyday or even the days that you or Amanda post. But I read everyone (thank God for RSS feeds!)

    You encourage me, make me laugh, make me want more in my relationship with God. So here is a big hug right back to you and know you are in my prayers!

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    Anonymous says:

    BIG BIG virtual hug!! Sweet Beth, YOU are one of my BEST friends even though whenever I mention your name my husband asks “the speaker?”. He’s just kidding. He loves you too…
    Love you SO MUCH !!!

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    Cheryl says:

    Oh Beth isn’t God so good? The things we find so inspiring and encouraging, like this blog, He created just for us. I believe His very purpose for such a blog as this would be exactly what you and I are getting out of it.(relationship founded in Jesus, community, encouragement) What would we do without our sweet sweet Jesus?

    As you taught us in April when you were here in Southern California, He has searched us and He knows us….even to the point of knowing how one blog could bless the lives of many of His daughters. Glory to God! :0)

    BIG hugs for you siesta mama!!

    So, when will you be in So California again? I think a siesta fiesta is in order when you come!

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    Phil and Lori says:

    We love you and the blog means so much to us! Thanks for checking in. Love, your SanAngelo friend

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    Jill S says:

    Dear Beth,

    Let me tell you something sister-
    When my faith was at its lowest point and I was almost on the verge of giving up, I got a hold your books Believing God and Praying God’s Word.

    My faith was resurrected, through these two books, a lot of prayer, and time in the word. Eph 1:18-20 was/ is my life line.

    Although you may feel isolated at times, know that in our hearts and minds we are sharing in this amazing wild ride. I think most of us think of you as our imaginary BFF. Hanging at Starbucks, eating chips and queso. Big grin.

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    Dara says:

    Dear, Sweet Beth, I don’t comment regularly, but I visit this blog everyday. I read every word you say. And every word your sweet daughters say. Some Bible teachers might find having a blog to be a burden – but it sounds as if this blog lightens your burden instead. God is good.

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    Anonymous says:

    Mama Beth-
    You and this blog has been a lifeline to me. I am encouraged, challenged and inspired to pursue righteousness no matter the circumstances.

    I agree with other bloggers that isolation is a huge deal today. We are losing so many in the church because they find a “acceptance” in any number of ungodly areas. The church should be a safe haven and soft place to land. Sadly that is not the case in many.

    I thank God for you and your ministry. It has seen me through so many seasons of life over the last 10 years. It is a sincere honor to pray for you and your ministry.
    Bless You,
    Siesta Mady

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Beth

    So touched by your words.

    I was just saying at bible study last night.. Stepping Up.. question about someone that has shown you something… It is Beth. She gives me hope in marriage, life..

    I didn’t have a mother that was very lovey or motherly so I get that from you. You make me feel like one of your girls and a best friend.

    Thank you for sharing life and this pilgrimage.

    Love you sweet Beth!!

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    Anonymous says:

    You know Beth, I think isolation is a reason elderly folks don’t like the idea of nursing homes!

    Isolation – why do we have it? Do we intentionally put ourselves there? Do we find ourselves there by taking a wrong turn in life? Does God put us there to teach us something? Does He want us quiet and isolated to hear Him instead of the other inputs in our lives?

    I know the times I have felt isolation were to teach me who I am supposed to rely on and lean on – God! After intense seasons of isolation, I have experienced some equally intense seasons of fellowship – real fellowship…the kind you can’t get normally!!

    I agree with your church friend…not only do many enjoy this blog, I, too, get the feeling you, Amanda and Melissa (the staff of LPM and maybe even Curtis!) enjoy this blog. You know, maybe even Keith enjoys this blog, not so much that he reads it himself, but that you share it with him when appropriate. I love hearing the stories of Keith’s reaction when you share the stories with him. He’s such a man…it’s just entertaining to hear his reaction!!

    Continue to enjoy yourself in NO!! Know we, in “blogville”, are thinking of you and praying for you this week.

    As we grow in Christ, we give up things in our lives. Following Him is not an easy choice to make and certainly not an easy path to walk. Maturity in Christ often asks us to do things beyond ourselves. I am working with a bunch of guys – I feel this is the place for me at this point in life. I listen to you to catch up on the “girlie” side of life because Lord knows, the guys just don’t have the “girlie” side of life!! BUT thank goodness!!


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    Anonymous says:

    I also love this blog. It is very encouraging on our journey in this life. God has spoken through it countless times. Thankyou for what you and your staff do.

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    Deborah says:

    Praying with you, Friend! πŸ™‚

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    Mary says:

    Oh Beth — you brought tears to my eyes with this one sister. As I sit in the audience at the tapings here in New Orleans, my heart is filled with such love for all the sisters in the faith, but I have such a connection for the Siestas!!
    Of course, that includes you sweet Beth.
    I could see the struggle in your heart last night when the taping was over. Almost like a yearning. I’m so sad that you can’t have that, but of course, the Lord has a reason for all things.
    Thank you for the blessing.

    Oh, and thanks for the story about the early days of your ministry and the attacks from the evil one. I’m no where near that position, but I’m blessed to have a book being published by Thomas Nelson and I’m struggling with the “I’m not worthy to do this for my Lord” syndrome. Thank you for the reminder that my confidence is in Christ!
    Amen! and Teach on!

  26. 26
    Ginger says:

    We all love you and love our Jesus in you! You keep opening yourself up for whatever He purposes for you and we’ll continue being diligent in our prayers for you and the LPM group.

    Ginger from Alabama

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:


    I am so glad the we could be of some help to you.

    I too love the blog and the connectedness. Things at my house get a little crazy so spending time with others outside of my family get a little difficult at times.

    Thanks for being so real,
    Kim B. in AZ

  28. 28
    linnet says:

    I haven’t been visiting siestaville as often these past few months. Our family is considering adopting a little one overseas, and as a result, most internet time has been gathering information on her disablities and the adoption process. In the midst of feeling excited, stretched, and overwhelmed too by all the unknowns and depth of this committment, I checked in quickly to find the FUNNY stories. I’m glad there are so many. I will keep coming back to fill up my laughter tank. Thanks!

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    Julie Reid says:

    Thank you Beth!! I love your openess and honesty. Having recently moved (again) I know what you mean about the isolation. It gets very lonely. God has placed us in a wonderful church and new friendship are being made but you still get lonely. Please remember that you are such a HUGE blessing to me and so many others! Love ya!

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    Wendy says:

    Your committment and love for this blog is what I love about it–wouldn’t miss it for anything. Much love to all of you Moore girls!

  31. 31
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Beth, For the millions of times you have blessed us I am so grateful we can be a blessing to you. To encourage you during your week of taping I want to share this experiance. This week in our Ladies Class the Fruit of the Spirit video we watched was on gentleness. That whole teachin on gentleness “bows” was profound. I could barely keep from sobbing during class because God was using it to speak into what I am going through right now. There is something I have to bow BEFORE but the thing God is calling me to bow AFTER blew me away. It’s what I’ve been resisting and didn’t realize it. So God used you and what you taught[and taped]however many years ago, and He continue’s to bear fruit from it. May you have a blessed day and good sleep tonight and great hair!!!! In Jesus’ Love Kathy Knoblock

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    Anonymous says:

    I may log in as anonymous, but this blog is the closest thing I have to a good girlfriend relationship. It’s sad, but true. It just happens to be the season God has me in right now.

    On the up side, I can say Beth Moore is in my “inner circle” of friends! ha ha!

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    elawhorn says:

    Kudos to the world of blogging….or at least blogging with Beth!!! A daily dose of your blog does wonders for me from your comments, comments from Amanda, Melissa, Curt and from siestas. I love all of it. Beth, your poetry has inspired my inner poet to emerge in places I never thought I would share! You’ve taught me so much through blogging mostly by just sharing what He inspires you to post. I am so thankful for you!

    Much love,
    eva in tennessee

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    Elaine says:

    Love you very muchly…


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    Way More Homemade says:

    Well I’m so glad our own “blog fodder” has helped you out. πŸ˜‰

    Seriously, I got that sense at the Fiesta in S.A.

    I’d like to reiterate one of our principles from my BSF lecture yesterday (we’re doing the Life of Moses this year and we’re in Exodus 18’ish)

    “When we give everything up for God, He gives everything back to us that we need.”

    I praise Him that He is giving you precisely what you need through us as you have given up so much for Him. I pray that I may be a useful tool in His hands to bless you and others.

    Much love,

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    Anonymous says:

    Satan would just love us all to be isolated so he could convince us of the lies. The blog has allowed all of us to pour blessings into each others lives and speak truth! Please keep it up. We need to pray for all of us πŸ™‚

    I had a dream last night that Beth came to our Madrigal Dinner and came back and did dishes with me. We had so much fun! Wishful thinking!!

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    Cheryl Barker says:

    Beth, what a blessing to know that we minister to you and fill a real need in your life right now. Thanks for sharing that with us!

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    Deanna says:

    You always manage to say something that just makes me feel right special and that always hits the spot. I love reading your blog and how you are so very transparent. Sometimes it is so very easy to forget that you are struggling with some of the very same things that we are. I too have been struggling lately with changes and a feeling of being isolated from others.

    I AM A GIFT!!! Wow, the power that one statement contains if you just truly think about it and remember it. I continue to struggle with issues of self-worth and that came just in time today. You are also a precious gift. And I’m sure that I speak for all of us when I say that we love you for all that you do.


  39. 39
    Ina says:

    As someone who works from my home office, I can empathize with your feelings of isolation. I realize that God takes us through different seasons but am so thankful to have found this blog during this season in my life. It is an encouragement to get to share with you and the other siestas in this way. It may be virtual fellowship, but Jesus is totally here!
    Love and prayers!

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    Anonymous says:

    Oh Dear Sweet Beth, oh how I literally pray that one day the Lord will give me the opportunity to simply hug your neck and tell you quickly just how much the Lord has changed my life through the messages He has so graciously and effectively given you. Praise be to the Lord for Prophetess Beth Moore.
    Lindsey in Louisiana

  41. 41
    Anonymous says:

    I actually can relate very well with what you are saying. Several years ago we had a terrible car accident. I was stuck at home for 6 weeks. I am a people person,and my blog was one way I kept in touch with people.Isn’t it awesome how God can use a blog to meet a need in our lives!!

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    HIS Child says:


    All my love and prayer’s your way!
    I am experiencing such a difficult time in my life, possible loss of a job, my man about to go into surgery, our baby girl not walking with Jesus, ouch.
    Through all of this I am finding such encouragement through the blog and my siesta’s that share their beautiful hearts.
    It really makes me hang my head and praise Him for all of the community.
    God bless you as you wrap up this taping I have been and will continue to pray for His Mighty Presence and a flooding of His Spirit.
    Love ya,

  43. 43
    Geri K says:

    Dear Beth,

    I don’t know what rock I was living in but I am one week away from finishing breaking free and completing my first ever Beth Moore series.

    And each day “the eyes of my heart” open more and more and I am seeing the hope to which I was called for! Amen.

    This site is now on my toolbar because it looks like this is where the party’s is, and I love a good God party.

    thank you Beth,

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    eternity driven says:

    what an honor it is to lift you up in prayer, Beth. I feel like you’ve been praying for me for years (without knowing me personally) and now I love sharing in the privelege of praying for you. This blog is wonderful and I SO feel like I know you, Amanda and Melissa!!
    God Bless You BIG,

  45. 45
    Mary Watkins says:

    Beth, thank you for your post. God has blessed my heart over and over through you. I am so glad God is using this blog to bless you.
    Your words…

    I told you this at the Siesta Fiesta as the crowds continue to grow at the LPM Live events and the rows of seats get further and further away, this blog keeps us close. Thanks so much to our God and Father who has given us this special way to keep in touch. I may not be able to hug your neck or you mine but we can touch each other’s heart by what God is doing in our lives.

    You are a gift to us, dear siesta.
    Love you!

  46. 46
    pattycakes NC says:

    Hi Momma Siesta Beth,
    We all love you too. Thank you for devoted time and efforts to continue to teach and get us full of God's wonderful word. You are a true blessing in this world. I appreciate all your hard and demanding work. Keep them coming. You exhaust me ( especially since I am just finishing Daniel and Breaking Free)but I love the work and more work. Gosh, just to invision all those sweet souls that are being set free. And yes indeed I am longing for my quiet time with him as well. You wonderful teacher, I wish that I could repay you. Just know that you are loved and prayed for daily. Thank you for it all and for teaching me all about my glorious LORD! Many hugs! Have fun> I wish I were there as well.
    Patty Vandergrift NC

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    FieryByDesign says:

    I think it is wonderful how God uses blogging in your life. He knows that void you need filled and He fills it with your blog. That is beautiful.

    You are loved more than you know sweetie. (((hugs)))

  48. 48
    Anonymous says:

    Just know how much people like myself love that you and your daughters want to stay real with us! I think it makes God seem more real, too, in a sense, when we can read about the ups and downs of life as a respected teacher of the Word. Even to people like me who do not know how to blog or not even know how to get those cute picture icons so I can stop being considered “anonymous”. I am the basic no clue about blogging blogger and yet still feel connected to a world wide community of believers. Thank you!

  49. 49
    rooney says:

    Love ya Beth. and love the Lord more because of your Bible studies. Thank You!

    I’m sorry you are feeling isolated. I can understand how it might get lonely.

    Please know you have a huge impact on lives for Jesus.

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    ce says:

    been praying for you and the whole team this week. I can’t imagine where I would be without some of the things I have learned from your teaching of The Truth. I have not done Breaking Free but this month I am celebrating 2 years of freedom from a life of bitterness, guilt, addiction and fear! Thank God for those He gives wisdom to as couselors on the earth! I’m lookinf forward to studying Breaking Free so that I can use my story to help others even more!

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