Recent Blog FAQ’s

A) How do I join the blog?

There is no way to officially “join” the blog. If you’re a reader, you are a part! If you’d like to join in on the conversation by commenting, see the next question.

B) How do I leave a comment?

Step 1) Look at the bottom of whatever post you’d like to comment on. It will say something like this:
Posted by Amanda/Beth/Melissa at 7:00 p.m. 77 comments

Sometimes it will not say that. In that case, you’ll see all the comments from that one post listed beneath it. Scroll to the bottom and look for it to say this:
Post a comment

Step 2) Now click on the word “comment(s)” and it will take you to the comments page.

Step 3) Look for the text box on the right side of the page under the words “Leave your comment.” Type out your comment. (If it’s really long or contains a question, then please go to our contact page and send us an email.)

Step 4) Choose an identity. If you have an account with “Google/Blogger,” then click on that option. (“Blogger” is the free blogging service we use. is part of the “Google” network.) If you have an account with another blog service like Live Journal, WordPress, TypePad, or AIM, click on the “Open ID” option. If you want to type your name and a web site that is not in one of those categories, choose “Name/URL.” Just want to type your name and no web site? Simply leave the URL part blank. If you want to be “Anonymous,” choose that option.

*To set up a profile or your own blog with Blogger, go to and follow the directions on their home page.

Step 5) Click “Publish your comment.” Or you can click “Preview” if you’d like to see what your comment will look like when it’s published. If you don’t like it, then you can click “Edit.” If you’re ready, click “Publish.”

Step 6) Wait for your comment to be moderated by me or Beth. Comment moderation protects us all from unwanted spam and other tacky comments. We do reserve the right not to read every single comment (for instance, when we have 500 of them waiting to be moderated at one time). Please be aware that anything you do send us could possibly be published in that case, even if you say “Please do not publish this comment.” We may not see it. If you have something to share that you do not want the public to read under any circumstance, please go to our contact page and send us an email.

Step 7) If you have a Blogger/Google account and you later decide you want to delete your comment, you will see a little trash can icon next to what you wrote. Click on the trash can and it will let you delete it. If you don’t have a Blogger/Google account, you won’t have that option. Please know that we are not able to edit your comments – only approve or delete them.

C) Why are all the comments from one of your blog posts being emailed to me?

Oops! When you were leaving a comment with your Google/Blogger account, you must have checked the box that said “Email follow up comments to ______” or clicked on “Subscribe to comments.” Please do yourself a favor and don’t ever click this box unless you are prepared to possibly receive a ton of emails. If you need to unsubscribe (and who would blame you?) click here for instructions.

D) Is it too late to sign up for the 1st and 15 Siesta Scripture Memory Team?

No way! Just go to this post and follow the directions given to sign up. Then go to this post to submit your first memory verse. The sooner you do it, the better, but there’s no cutoff date.

*If you’re reading this after January 15, 2009, you’ll want to submit your verse in the most recent Scripture memory post. Look at the archives for whatever month it currently is and go to the post on either the 1st or the 15th of the month.

E) I forgot my username and password to my Google/Blogger account. Can you help me?

I’m sorry, but we don’t have access to that information. You’ll need to go through Blogger to recover your username and password. Next to the boxes where you enter that info, it says “Forgot?”. Click on it and follow the directions from there.

*You can find a ton of helpful info in Blogger’s Help Center.

*I’ve put a permanent link to this post on our left sidebar so it can be found easily in the future.



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  1. 1
    Leah says:

    Wow, Amanda! I know how to do all that stuff and I’m very impressed at how detailed you were in your instructions. My eyes just kinda glazed over through all of it. Pregnant Girl is all over it!!

    Best wishes for you and your little girlie!!


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    Anonymous says:

    Thank you for the info!

  3. 3
    Lisa says:

    Thank You!!

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    Cheryl Barker says:

    Amanda, what a great explanation of how to leave blog comments! I’m going to copy this and use it when someone asks me for help on leaving comments on my blog. Thanks!

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    Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for helping us with all that! How very sweet you are! Not to mention skilled and talented, too!! I am sure I can speak for all of us in saying how much we appreciate what you do for us. And it goes without saying, (but I have to you know) you are highly feathered among the Siestas! 😉

    Because of Him,
    P.S. Now maybe I can figure how to stop being anonymous…

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    HIS Daughter says:

    Thank you Sweetheart for being so detailed and thorough! I, like Leah, know how to do most of the blogging/commenting, etc., but I would search for the detailed words needed to explain it.

    You are such a blessing to us and you are appreciated not just for this, but all the work you put into the blog, ESPECIALLY being pregnant and the mother of a toddler.

    The ministry is blessed to have you and I know your Sweet Mama tells you that ALOT!

    I spoke with that sweet Evangeline today – a question that I needed answered about a product and can I just say — that sister/Siesta is a blessing and joy!

    Living Proof Ministries is blessed to carry forth HIS word. GOD honors the hearts of Beth, Evangeline, you, Melissa and all the others that show forth HIS love.

    You girls are all are the “real thang”.

    Thank you Sweetie. You are precious!

    Love in HIM,

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    Kim Safina says:

    The Journey Continues !

    New Year brings resolutions!

    You have organizational skills down to perfection!

    You scored a perfect 10 for the LPM BLOG information!

    I think the blog should also add the following since our country is in the CHANGE MODE!

    5. EAT RIGHT

    My husband and I have been striving to accomplish the above for over 26+ years. The best way to begin is TO BEGIN!!!!!!

    I love you Amanda!
    I love you Beth!
    I love you Melissa!
    I love you Siesta’s!

    With “Heaven bound” blessings,
    Kim Safina

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    valerie says:

    Amanda, that was so nice of you to give such detailed instructions. It sounds complicated, but it’s not. I set mine up all by myself and if I can do it….anyone can!

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    Melinda says:

    I have another question for you. Why did you choose a picture of a paint can and paint brushes for your blog header?


  10. 10
    Mary T says:

    I need technique ideas on remembering the Bible chapter/verse numbers with the verse itself. I have the hardest time with that!

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    Anonymous says:

    YAY maybe I can figure out how to make a blog now so I am not anonymous! I always feel like I am being sneaky by picking that option! hahaha


  12. 12
    lori says:

    AND always be grateful to the work the Amanda does on the blog, and to Beth and Melissa, although we have not heard from the last in quite a while.

  13. 13
    Georgia Jan says:

    AJ: You are an “E.P.G.T.S.”

    Extraordinary Pregnant Girl Technology Specialist!!!

    Way to go you sweet thang!

    Much Love,
    Georgia Jan

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    WOW I am so excited – no not about the info on blogging…. but our Esther Bible Study begin tonight!! We had over 50 ladies… the largest group ever. I am so excited to be digging into God’s word to seek and find what God has in store for me…. As well as my teenage daughter… I am a bit anxious about that – she will see me for what I really am. I was reminded by a friend that she will see me for what I am and what Jesus can do with someone like me!! Thank you for your desire and love for God’s word!!

  15. 15
    Lindsee says:

    Amanda! Bless your heart for being so patient with bloggers. I know this blog is no small feat for y’all.

  16. 16
    Tara says:

    AJ, thank you for all you do for the blog and for making everyone feel so welcome!

  17. 17
    Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! says:

    Amanda, when I read posts like this from you and notice how you phrase certain things and such, I’m just so impressed.

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    Anonymous says:

    Dearest Amanda, Thank you for the directions. I’m very computer dumb, and I for one have been trying to figure this thing out forever! Every time I think I have it–NO WAY will it let me on.
    Thank yoy , thank you, thank you.

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    Kiki says:

    Thanks for your hard work Amanda-great job explaining how to navigate the blog!

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    Smelling Coffee says:

    Great information here! You do serve such a wide variety of women, many of whom have probably never blogged in their lives until now. I know this will be a blessing to the overwhelmed siestas in the blogville!

    Thanks for taking the time to explain these details. May The Lord’s blessings be visable upon each one of you today…

  21. 21
    Liz Blalock says:

    Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy checking in and keeping up with all the Lord is doing through LPM.

    Thanks for your faithful service!

  22. 22
    Colby says:

    I have another question – can we have a basic run down of who’s who in Beth’s family? I got the daughters, but would love to know who the other folks are for when I am reading your blog.

    Surely I’m not the only one!

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    Siesta OC says:

    Your comment made me laugh; the PS part. There is nothing worse than NOT wanting to be anonymous, and remaining anonymous.
    Welcome one and all!
    The absolute blessings of reaching women you would never otherwise know via internet is very special.

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    Just a thought... says:

    I don’t know if it is even possible, but I would love to know of other girls committed to scripture memorization in my area or near me. I have tried to go through the list 200 at a time or so, but its a bit overwhelming. Is there some kind of data base that would sort by location? I’m feeling a bit lonely is So Cal.

  25. 25
    Mary Watkins says:

    Thank you for the work you put into this blog and for making everyone feel welcome.

    Just 6 weeks and your little girl will be here. I know you are looking forward to that special day.

    I am praying for you and for your family. I pray that the delivery will be safe, quick and that your baby will be strong and healthy.


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    Anonymous says:

    Thanks. I am computer-challenged so this will be very helpful for me.

    Mary Ann in Georgia

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    Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for this blog opportunity. I am a 72 year old woman, married for over 50 years, but have no female relatives. Just reading all your family does together makes me feel like a part of it. I have completed about 5 of Beth’s studies, and we are about to start Esther which I eagerly look forward to. It has been such a blessing in my life, and studying it with about 30 other women brings us so close to each other. Thanks to all of you.

  28. 28
    Jeanette says:

    Thanks for helping me clean up my inbox! I’m new to the whole blogging thing.

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    Anonymous says:

    I’m not sure which post to leave this comment. Anyway, the sermon for the week on John Piper’s web site ( is on Scripture memory and how it helps God’s Word to abide in us. It’s an awesome message!

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    Theresa says:

    This was so helpful. Thanks AJ for all you do for us siestas!

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    Laura says:

    Amanda, thanks for the info! It came at just the right time. I was telling my 13 yr old daughter about the scripture memorization and she immediately asked if she could do it too! Of course I said yes. We found the brightly colored spiral index cards and cute pens – polka dots for her and stripes for me. I posted my verse last week, but she just did hers this afternoon, at least I hope it went through. She called me for help so you never know. She wanted to posted it to the original blogs — so she signed up and then posted her verse – Jer. 33:3.
    Needless to say I’m very excited that she and I are doing something like this together. I feel so blessed to have a daughter who’s heart is tender for the Lord – who wants to learn and grow in Him.
    Thank you for this blog and for yours and Beth’s faithful obedience to the Lord.

    Laura, Carrollton, AL

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    Lking says:

    I would like to be part of the memory verse, siestas!

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    Dee says:

    I have been a reader for a long time, and your post on blogging inspired me to start my own blog. I can’t believe how easy it went!

    Thanks again!


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    partybean says:

    first time blogger, long time follower. thanks for the kick to get things started, I want me a Jesus year too

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    A Pilgrim says:

    This is in response to your tutorial on memorizing Scripture. I was inspired by the Believing God study to memorize more Scripture so I started a second blog called “Taking Scripture to Heart” (there is a link from my regular blog to that blog). It helps me break verses down to memorize. Thanks for inspiring Beth! Blessings! – Jan

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    Kerin says:

    I have my index cards ready to begin memorization this year.

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    Janice says:

    sorry just trying to get rid of comments coming to my gmail

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    Mama Bev says:

    thanks for the help

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    islandgirl says:

    I am so thankful that you gave instructions to participate and not read the blog. I am a do-do about such things.
    Peace and Grace,
    Dee Dee

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    Kristin says:

    Thanks Amanda. I so wanted to be a part of the scripture memorization but didn’t know how to comment and now I do.
    Blessings on you and your family. May God redeem the time you faithful serve Him by serving the many of us.

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    Kristin says:

    Thanks Amanda. I now feel as if I can officially join the scripture memorization group! May God bless you for your faithfulness to Him through your service to us.

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    Kristin says:

    Well, if I have posted my first comment three times (maybe four…) please ignore my blogging ignorance. The scripture that I am memorizing these first few weeks is Psalm 105:4 “Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”

  43. 43
    Retta says:

    I love how thorough you are. Reminds me of me. I grew up in a family of “thinkers” and if you don’t cover every detail in your explanation you are then bombarded with questions so that everyone involved understands with the up most clarity. Yes it can be quite exhausting and for others who are not use to it quit frustrating and annoying, but for those who benefit they are always so grateful…

    Being an avid blogger…I basically skimmed your post, noting within my self your thoroughness, and never really intended on telling you….but then I took the time to really read through it (work is really slow today, yall …has been all week) and I learned a thing or two, not so much about blogging in general but about how yall work and such-specifically.

    So, Thank you…

  44. 44
    Anonymous says:

    I haven’t been able to figure this out so THIS IS A TEST. Maybe my voice can be heard after all.
    Thanks Amanda!

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    Suzanne says:

    Now I’m getting brave. Trying this again for the 2nd time with a real name. Thanks for your help Amanda.

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    jules says:

    Thanks for everything you do to help your fellow "sisters @ Christ" to become better in everyway. It's changed my life. Bless you & your precious girls!! lvnpryrs, jules

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    HR says:

    Thank you for teaching me how to enter my verse. I have been memorizing Heb 4:12-13 NIV. I heard Beth in Vancouver Canada and that’s where you started 10+yrs ago and I thought that’s where I should start too.


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    Pat says:

    Ladies in our church have begun Bible study “A Woman’s Heart” (revised). There are several books/authors listed in footnotes. Can you recommend one or two most comprehensive ones that I could begin with? Would like to have them all but budget and shelf space won’t allow! Thanks for the revision; the study is amazing! Thanks.

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    Laura_Primus says:

    Is there another place where all of us Siestas can meet and “talk” online with each other about whatever is on our heart? Or just simple questions we’d love to ask a group of Christian women?

    For instance, I’d LOVE to be able to ask questions like, “Does your husband have a daily devotion? Does he use a little devotional book or what? Can you recommend one that I could gift my husband?” I’d love to a book to encourage my husband to spend time with God but it has to be SIMPLE, easy, and quick to get him started. I don’t even know who to ask.

    And, I’d love to get music recommendations and bible study recommendations and . . . I’d call it Siestas Share because I’m not very creative when it comes to names!!!

    I just don’t have a community of women I ask these questions of. Of course, Siestas are such a wonderful bunch. We are diverse, different in age, in marital status, in location but we are all ONE under HIM. What a fantastic resource . . . I hope?

    Thank you for all of your inspiration. And, especially for the memory verse challenge. I’m limping along but it’s better than not even trying.

    Laura P.
    Pleasant Hill,CA

  50. 50
    Sher says:

    I just want to share my thanks for always providing Bible Studies. For the past 5 years I have been taking them in to the Oregon State Women’s prison (Coffee Creek Correctional facility). The ladies (inmates) love doing the workbooks and God has provided funds to purchase them – It is A Miracle! Praise God for His goodness. We just started ESTHER and had to turn away 70 ladies as the room was to small -so we are now doing three identical services each week, with 2 Bible Studies going over the weekly homework with over 100 ladies. They Love you as you speak truth to them and you don’t even see them or know their stories. I pray a blessing over this ministry and pray that my team and I will be able to raise enough money for the tickets to see you in Portland this spring. Oh how I wish you could visit the Prison and we could shake your hand. Because of you many have been saved and baptised in this prison. I also wan to share a scripture. Phil 1:6 ” HE THAT HATH BEGUN A GOOD WORK IN ME WILL PERFORM IT UNTIL THE DAY OF JESUS CHRIST. I pray I cna continue this work until I see Him face to face.

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