One Week Later

Hey, my dearest Siestas! I’ve thought about you many times and in the midst of no small amount of activity. I so hope this post finds you well, full of fresh hope, enjoying the presence of God and receiving a Word from what Melissa affectionately calls “The Scripts.”

Today our little princess Annabeth is one week old. I can’t help but smile as I write to you about her. She is the most precious little thing. Both of my children and Jackson weighed the least bit over 7 pounds so our little 6 pounder is the smallest baby I’ve ever personally cared for. Keith says she’s not even the size of a good trout. Make no mistake. She’s got some spunk…and she’ll need it with that precocious big brother of hers. Considering what a spotlight he’s held in three families (firstborn to Curtis and Amanda, first grandchild to both sets of grandparents), I think he’s done a terrific job of adjusting. I spent the night with them Saturday night when I returned from El Paso and when I went into his room the next morning after I heard him stirring, he said, “Hi, Bibby! Where’s the girl?” I loved it. Needless to say, I lifted him up to look into the crib and he was very pleased that she was still there. Since she was awake, I asked, “Do you want me to get her out?” Of course, he did. I sat with that tiny little thing on my lap while he fetched a huge pink stuffed bear from a chair and danced it around in front of her. I assured him she was very entertained despite the fact that she had the posture of Raggedy Ann and wanted to nap in the worst way. She’s going to love him so much. Lord have mercy, what trouble they’re liable to get into together. I hope some of it’s at Bibby’s.

Curtis and Amanda are sleepy but doing so well. They have an exceptionally good routine for life with such a newborn. She usually has a wide-awake time late at night so Amanda feeds her then goes to bed while Annabeth stays up with Daddy. Mommy then gets up for all the night feedings since she herself is the bottle and that’s when Daddy gets to sleep in. So far, Baby Girl eats during the night and goes right back to sleep. If a week is any indication, she seems to be content to be awake without being fussy. Boy, would THAT be a wonderful enduring trait! She, however, does not like to be changed nor given a sponge bath but, at that weight, who on earth would? She’s going to need some body fat to warm up! We could not feel more blessed. She is honestly a living doll with the cutest wardrobe just screaming to jump off the hangers and onto her little self. Everything just swallows her right now so most of it has to wait. The footies on her footie pajamas just hang limp.

God was so thoroughly gracious to time that sweet child’s birth before our El Paso LPL event so that I could be completely free from concern that she’d be born while I was gone. The event was already etched in stone when Amanda realized she was expecting. Both times I’ve chosen (contrary to my anxious personality) to trust God with the timing and not stress that I’d miss those grandbabies’ births. God has been so faithful that I could bawl about it. He even allowed me to miss a vicious stomach flu that both Melissa and Keith got. (She got it first and took it so badly that she’s still not completely over it.) I felt so sorry for them I didn’t know what to do. It caused Melissa to miss getting to hold her niece for three days of the six she was home. (You don’t want to try to come between Melissa and her niece. There could be blood.) If I had gotten that bug, I’d either have missed the event (which God has never let happen in all these years), missed getting to help Amanda with the grandbabies, or exposed the entire Jones family. He didn’t let any of those things happen. I am so full of praise to Him.

Melissa and I went by on Sunday afternoon to pick Amanda up between feedings and take her to run a few errands while Curtis babysat. She needed some fresh air…and some Starbucks, for crying out loud. Melissa talked us into trying the new London Fog Latte. So tasty! We got grandes even though a tall would have sufficed because…well, because we are Moores and if a tall is good, a grande is better. I don’t get Venti because, not only do I not want to pay for it, I don’t have a lot of confidence about how to say it. It sounds dumb. Amanda, Melissa, and I are one another’s favorite people on earth (besides our men) and we laughed our heads off together on that Target run. Amanda kept saying, “Stop it, y’all! Stop it!” because, needless to say, it hurt when she laughed. Which made us act even sillier. It was the best medicine on earth for all three of us.

By the way, I could NOT have loved our El Paso group more. If you watched the video and wondered about the trash can thing, it went with our subject matter. Rich did such a great job on portraying that. I would have brought every single one of those women home with me if I could have. Did you know Lucchese boots are made right there in El Paso? And would you also believe that I received a brand new pair of them as a souvenir from the event? The director of marketing’s beautiful wife awarded me a set of snake skins (that’s one way the snake stays under these feet) and, let me tell you, they were not pearls before swine. I put those babies on the second I got onto stage and I was one happy girl in the Lone Star State. They will be put to much good use. They were the exact ones I would have chosen off a shelf: a rich brown which is my signature color (hello, Shelby) as much as I wish it were blush and bashful.

Well, I have Bible study tonight so I best not tarry here on the blog. We think of you every day and we are so honored to be your sisters and your servants. I wish you knew every single one of our staff members because you’d love them all so much. They serve you in one way or another every single day behind the scenes. I’ll leave you with a picture of only about half of them taken in Amanda’s hospital room last week. They brought her a quilt with all their pictures attached to various squares. It was hilarious. All of us are shameless about babies.

Know that you are greatly loved and prioritized here at Living Proof Ministries. We exist to encourage people exactly like you to come to know and love the Lord Jesus Christ through the study of His Word.

Talk to you soon!

Beth (AKA your very own Siesta Mama)

The quilt from “Annabeth’s Village Aunts.”
They really wanted to hang it on the hospital room wall.

Susan, Linda, Beth, Nancy, Sabrina, Diane, Jenn, and Aunt Melissa

Annabeth at 6 days old


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  1. 101
    The Farmer's Wife says:

    My gramps would have said, “Watch that one…she’s a caution!” When I see those bright little eyes, that’s all I can think of.

    I just finished the Living Beyond Yourself section on Patience. It made me laugh to read your post, about the timing of Annabeth and how fast those snakeskin boots would’ve been making tracks from El Paso, if she’d decided to come late!

    Love the pictures!

  2. 102
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Spiritual Mom Beth!:)

    One wk later…Anna Beth is soo precious!:) Yay, Jackson is adjusting well!:) AND all those things that worked out just as the Lord planned (Sorry Mrs. Melissa and Precious Man Keith, hope the bug stays away for good:) He’s in control, and He loves ya’ll a lot…Alright! You had a blessed girl’s day out and LPL in El Paso!!:):) Whohoo! The video makes me excited! (I have tckts now to Deeper Still in NC! I am muy excited!! I also strtd Esther today! There’s a grp of us girls at my church more than ready for some Esther!:)…Aw, I wish I knew the ladies on your staff too, they are your home girlz, who love to serve the Lord:)

    Blessings, love and ((HUGS)) to you Spiritual Mom Beth, Siesta Mama;)


  3. 103
    Anonymous says:

    wow! She has HUGE BEAUTIFUL eyes! What a cutie!

    Kristi in Oregon

  4. 104
    Dena says:

    I am so happy for you! Thank you for your kind words to us. You are an encouragement!

  5. 105
    HIS Child says:

    Bibby your grandbabies are so beautiful. I love to see Annabeth in her girly outfits. It swells my heart so, as ours are grown and dressing them isn’t an option.
    I loved the photo of you and your Lucchese’s on that stage. I have boot envy.
    Have a blessed time tonight bringing His word. Thank you for being our Siesta Mama.
    Love and hugs,

  6. 106
    Kim says:

    BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL. The quilt is too cute and that baby girl . . . oh my what a precious gift from God she is.

    (Just got home from “Esther” – Session 2. The women are LOVING it and lives are being changed. Glory to God)


  7. 107
    Linda says:

    Sweet blessings and congratulations to all of you. You are going to have such fun!!

  8. 108
    lori says:

    I am so happy for you guys.

  9. 109
    Anonymous says:

    I am so over joyed for you and your family. I know you must all be very tired so get some rest! Thank you for loving us and we will be praying for you and the work God is doing through you.

    Lord bless,
    Crissy Talley
    Nashville, TN

  10. 110
    DigiNee says:

    Bethie – thank you for sharing all your miracle blessings of the last week . . . and thank you for Bible study tonight – cried all the way home. Spot on girl.

  11. 111
    Maria says:

    You LPL ladies are just beautiful!!!

    Jesus, thank you so much for this ministry…they will never know will they Lord till they get home to you…. 🙂

    PS…Your tutorial on how to memorize scriptures..has blown me away. I am sharing it with my small group as well.. I took notes and wrote the instructions on the last 5 cards in my 3×5 index…I do exactly what you say…THIS has never happened before… I am memorizing it so fast…and its sticking in my HEAD…I’m 51!!!! Its working…AND not to mention because it use to take me at least 3 weeks before. I honestly could memorize more, but I am not.. I continue to repeat the others when I get the one I am learning down pat!!! One more important thing…I feel a hedge of protection around me that I did not have before…with memorizing and doing the Esther study..I am full in Him!!!!

  12. 112
    Kelly Jo says:


    She is so sweet and beautiful I just need to kiss her!!!!!! I am glad everyone is doing better and that you didn’t get sick. I love my siesta mama 🙂

    Kelly Jo
    Albany, Kentucky

  13. 113
    roxanne worsham says:

    That precious baby is sooo incredibly beautiful and bright eyed.
    I know she is super smart and will be in the gifted/talented program at school.
    What a living doll!!

    Celebrating God’s graciousness and goodness with you all!!

    Much love,
    Aunt Dolly!!!

  14. 114
    Charlotte says:

    She’s so beautiful! What a precious gift from the Lord!
    Praying Melissa and Keith will be feeling better soon and so glad everyone else is fine. God Bless!

  15. 115
    Tammy says:

    oh my goodness she is just so adorable and wish I could just give all yall a hug. I do hope Keith and Melissa feel better soon and I can so relate to being tiny thing…one of my twin boys was 4lbs 4 ounces and everything even his onesies just hung there but he was so darn cute it didn’t matter and now he is growing so fast at almost 13 I wish I could turn backthe hands of time.

    I just love you Mama Beth and thanks for lettings us into your lives.

    love and hugs to you all
    Tammy S

  16. 116
    Smelling Coffee says:

    Praising the Lord for His graciousness to you over the timing of everything! He is so good!!!

    Thank you, Beth, for your tireless service to Jesus, and to us. Thank you, LPM ladies for your loving service to us and to our Lord. We love, appreciate, and pray for all of you!

  17. 117
    Go-Between says:

    Babies – aren’t they the most wonderful gifts from God! And yours is absolutely perfectly perfect! What a blessing!
    Amen and Praise God to all your Praise reports down to the laughter in Target!
    love each one of you

  18. 118
    Gods Girl *Court* says:

    i was wondering if that new baby had stolen you from us.haha im just kidding if you were gone for 3 weeks with her that would be just wonderful.We still need pictures of jackson and sister though.God is so gracious to each and everyone of us.Thank you and all the LPM staff for all you do.

  19. 119
    Anonymous says:

    Beth, this is a particularly difficult evening for me-there is no evidence of a “reversal of destiny” I’m praying and quoting those scriptures and claiming “blessed is she who believed what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished” You brightened my evening and I am very touched that you think of us during such a special time in your life- Your ministry is God Sent and you and your dear ones are loved “loved back”

  20. 120
    Living In His Arms says:

    Congratulations! What a precious grand baby!

    Words can’t express how much God has used your bible studies to meet me face to face in my life and how grateful I am that you have been obedient in writing them. Our small group of ladies at church just started “A Women’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place” on this very night and the anticipation of how God is going to meet me again within this study is overwhelming. Thank You!!! I don’t know if we’ll ever get a chance to meet on this earthly soil, but I at least look forward to giving you a big hug when we see each other in heaven. Is it weird to say you are like a sister to me and I’ve never even met you face to face? I pray God blesses your family and your new grandchild and most of all I pray God continues to take you on the ride of your life in His Word!
    Much Love and Blessings,
    Jennifer Davis

  21. 121
    Kristy says:

    Oh so cute! The first two of my three children were born with those “angel kisses” right in the exact places as Annabeth! I can still faintly see them when they are hot, or crying! I’m so happy that the stomach bug did not spread any further – praise God!!! Enjoy these sweet moments! Beth, it just occured to me, how you ever thought of writing a book on how to develop a close relationship with your daughter? Or a bible study on it? You seem to have the model relationship with your daughters that I would love to have with my own daughter.

  22. 122
    Laura Beth Fletcher says:

    Dear Beth
    I do believe Miss Annabeth may be a sanquine…wouldn’t that be something!
    I’m so happy to hear that things are going so great!
    It’s so wonderful to know there are those out that really do care!
    My sisters, mother and I have had some of our best moments in Target!
    Love to all
    Laura Beth

  23. 123
    Bobbie says:

    "the girl" is such a cutie! She has got such expressive eyes–bet she's got the little Mister's eyes!!

    The stories are going to be priceless from these two!

    Gig'em & God bless,

  24. 124
    Anonymous says:

    It is good to hear from you again, Beth. Thank you for sharing with us. How precious that Jackson asks for “the girl”! My two kids are three years apart. Recently, I heard my son, age 8, defend his sister, age 11, to his best friend. My heart about burst! I have to remember this when they are bickering.

    When I order a venti drink at Starbucks, I pronounce it vent-ay. My mom, sister and I also love to go to Starbucks and shopping. We have some great memories doing this.

    You and your team are often in my prayers. You-all have blessed my life immensely and I thank you. It encourages me that you are such a family together. Thank you for being real.

    I am thanking God for the safe arrival of Annabeth. Soak her up for all of us.

    Love to you–
    Melanie Miller

  25. 125
    Cindy in Ferndale says:

    It is so wonderful to hear how everything is going, and wow what an alert little Princess.
    Thank you to ALL the hands that work so hard to bless us siestas.
    love you all :o)

  26. 126
    Jennifer Clarke says:

    Dearest Beth!
    Thank you so much for coming to El Paso!!! My mom surprised me with tickets (knowing how much I adore you) and we had a ball together! Confidence is the very issue the enemy is attacking me with- your words were so refreshing and encouraging! I just wanted to thank you for coming to our little city. You are a riot girl! Know that you are covered in prayer. Your books really helped encourage and carry our family through some really dark times. God has really used you. I kept telling my mom that I want to be your intern…I just love you! Congrats on the grandbaby, she is precious!!
    Jenn from El Paso!

  27. 127
    puzzlepiecesista says:

    Annabeth’s Village Aunts….that’s just the sweetest thing, love, love, love that quilt!!! You staffers totally ROCK and we really DO appreciate all you stand for and all the ways you bless us through Beth.

    Great Pic’s of you’all!!

    What a yummy lace and brown head band on Annabeth……oh someday I pray I get a baby grand-daughter that I can play dress-up with. Dreams, dreams, dreams…..dreams are good right?! I was thinking….dreams are good but prayers are BETTER!!

    I am over the moon for you all! What blessings!!!!

    Send my love to Amanda,
    Angela – Redmond, WA

  28. 128
    purefire says:

    She is precious!! I’m so glad to hear that all is going as it should – been praying for ya’ll.

  29. 129
    SuzieM says:


    Last August I “discovered” your ministry – checked if you were Biblically sound. Add to this an unanswerd prayer to find a Bible based church, whilst at the same time being blessed beyond description by your ministry. Fast forward to 3 weeks ago, we attended a church that was starting The Patriarchs study in 3 weeks.

    We are still “checking” the church out. But, Monday I attended the intro to The Patriarchs (never been to any of your studies before….totally out of my “UR”)and was struck by you saying “It is no accident you are here”. So true.

    God had orchestrated LPM into my life, 6 months later a church is placed in our path, and a Bible study that I would never have attended if I had not known who you were. That night in bed – I cried. Thankyou to you and your team.

    England, U.K.

  30. 130
    The Walters' Family says:

    It so wonderful to hear you share about Amanda’s experience as a new mom. Girl, I’m exhausted and in need of some Starbucks myself. As of mother of three under 5, the Esther study is keeping me sane. Thanks for all you do?

  31. 131
    annie's eyes says:

    You will never be the same. Life is so precious and purely amazing. She’s so beautiful. Enjoy every minute of her. As I type, I am praying for her life, her health, her future, to continue your legacy of Jesus loving women. Thank you for sharing your joy. Much blessing and love, Annette

  32. 132
    Susan B. says:

    She is so beautiful. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a baby with her eyes open as much as Annabeth’s. What a wonder! Love the Village Aunts!

  33. 133
    annie's eyes says:

    By the way, God so anointed you as you spoke last night. I had a lump in my throat the rest of the night, and when we got to the car, we all tearfully recounted how much we were touched. You gave us a Jesus hug last night that we all needed desperately. There is no telling how much you give, and all to His glory. With all my heart, thank you. Also, I pray for your heart on Valentine’s Day every year. Annette

  34. 134
    Meghan says:

    What a wonderful whirlwind you have been on! Annabeth is just beautiful. She looks like she has a lot to say already. No doubt wondering if she has just been born into the best family on earth, or the strangest. I would bet on a little of both.
    God bless all of you at LPM. I have been clinging to His word lately; I’m afraid what will happen if I let go. The scripture memory verse has been so well timed in my life. I really don’t know where I would be with out your ministry, it brings me so much encouragement.

  35. 135
    Anonymous says:

    What a precious, little bundle. God’s blessings on the whole family and I pray that Jackson and his little sister will always be close.

    Babies are such a wonder and she certaily is beautiful.


  36. 136
    ThirtysomethingMom says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. Your blog just warmed my heart. I think it is amazing the bond you have with your daughters. I pray that my daughter and I will always be close and can laugh together!

    I pray God’s conintued blessings on you, your family and your ministry team.

  37. 137
    Debbie says:

    Oh Beth!

    Love and Blessings, Debbie in Tenneseee

  38. 138
    valerie says:

    I am so thankful that God worked out the timing just perfect for you to be there for the birth of little Annabeth, and also thanking Him for keeping you healthy!
    Keith’s statement about the trout cracked me up.
    I love and appreciate your staff too. I can remember calling the LPM office twice for very specific prayer requests and both times I was connected to lovely women who took time to listen, talk and pray with me. I appreciate all of those who are behind the scenes helping you out.
    By the way, we are LOVING Esther!
    Congratulations again, Bibby!

  39. 139
    Laura R. says:

    Isn’t she a beauty!! Blessings to all of y’all! It’s great that Jackson likes her too. I’ll never forget about a week after I brought my second baby home, my oldest (who was 20 months old at the time) looked at him one day and said “You can take that baby back now!” And he was a tiny baby too – I had to hunt for the preemie diapers because the newborn size just swallowed him! I’m sure she’ll grow into those clothes in no time. Much love to you and your families!

  40. 140
    joy in the journey says:

    Could I have a call out for some “Moore” wisdom?

    With all this talk of moms and daughters I thought I’d see if you three Moore girls would give us siestas a few tips. Beth, when you made the comment that you were each others favorite people, I thought…could you put your finger on a few things that got you to that point? Like michellemabell said, “little glimpses into your life with your girls gives me hope as to what kind of relationship I hope to have with my girls…”

    Beth, we all know how much you love God’s word…how did you walk that line of being “too much” with discipling your girls through those teen years? Were there any rolling eyes at your house?

    Amanda and Melissa…what were some of the things your mom did or didn’t do that lead you to be so in love with Jesus?

    This mom of 13 and 16 year old daughters would so love some insight and advice~

    Grateful for you three~…four!!:)

  41. 141
    Heather says:


    Thank you for the update and photos! My daughter is Annaleah (born in Houston but we live in Wisconsin now…) – Annabeth is TOO precious and so alert – enjoy, enjoy, enjoy – our God is Good!

    We are on week 3 of Esther…everyone in the room is ‘almost’ paralyzed with what God is teaching them through this study! Thank you doesn’t cut it for everyone’s work, prayers, and offering in this study.

    May Jesus bless each of you with His abundant strength, joy, and good health for the journey!!!

    Love you all!

  42. 142
    CherryTreeLane says:

    What a doll. Nothing is as precious as a new little baby.

  43. 143
    deanna says:

    Siesta Mama, thanks for sharing that beautiful baby with us! So glad you got some girl time with your girls. Just think how fun it will be when Annabeth is big enough to go shopping! I have a little girl (almost 6) and it is so much more fun to shop for her than for myself. She loves shoes more than anything, and she picks out the highest, sparkliest, brightest shoes for me. It is “fablious” (her pronunciation).
    Love to you and hope everyone is feeling better,

  44. 144
    Christina L says:

    God’s timing is so perfect. I am so glad that you got to spend that time with your new baby girl before departing to El Paso. And I like brown, too. Annabeth is beautiful.

  45. 145
    screamofcontinuousness says:

    oh those EYES. what a darling girl.

    and Beth, I don’t know why, but I was moved to pray for your feet on Sunday mid-day. Were those new boots pinching your toes?

    so glad the stomach bug missed you. God is good, and you are so right to trust Him.

    I know what you mean about the feet hanging off of her footie pajamas. Our baby was born at five pounds and NOTHING fit for months. Even the preemie stuff was HUGE.

  46. 146
    Warrior Moms says:

    Gosh I love babies! She is a beauty and already loved so much! To be raised in that kind of love is sure to be explosive in her little life. Thanks for the update.

  47. 147
    Jolinda says:

    Absolutely precious! “Annabeth You are as cute as a button!” Blessings to you all! I love the sweet little quilt! Quilting is a passion of mine, next only to precious Jesus, my family, coffee and bible studies. I have quilt kits & bible studies stacked up & half done. I could never even finish them all in this life time; even if I did not buy another single one & that ain't happening! OCD! Big Time! I need to have a big siesta slumber party and get some of these done. Amen!

  48. 148
    Heiress of God says:

    She is just the cutest little thing… a dumplin I am telling ya!

    The quilt what a treasure… that baby has so much love surrounding her. And you can be sure that when she gets older she will be giving Jackson fits. hehe..

    Those boots will look great with your slanket and now when you go to the hill country you will have warmth on your body and your feet and satan will just have to stay under those snakeskins… he won’t have a choice. All you need now is your light sabor.. oh wait.. God’s word in hand the Force will be with you all for sure…

    I am so glad you didn’t get sick and you had a wonderful God show in El Paso… the siesta loved their Moma and their God.

    Have a beautiful blessed day!!!
    Loving you like crazy…

  49. 149
    Heather_Dianne says:

    Streams of living water flow… streams of living water flow… thanks for the streams of living water that flow here! Even tho I don’t know you, I love you Siesta Mama Beth and all the girls (and miestas!) who work so hard behind the scenes. Thank you!!

    Spending the sweetest morning with the Lord and finishing my Esther homework! Last week’s session was about mean girls. Sheesh, what an affirmation of my inner good girl and an admonishment to my own inner mean girl. It was such a necessary and powerful message and I received it from the Lord.

    May you be blessed today in an extra special way LPM gals!

  50. 150
    joyful abandon says:

    I’ve just discovered your blog!!! Congratulations on your new grandbaby, Annabeth! I have a question, related to your current teaching on “Wednesdays W/Beth” on Life Today. Do you have it on CD or DVD? What is the name of it? It has spoken so much to me! How can I get a copy of it??? I missed the first teaching… Love you!

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