Some Great News and a Few Random Catch-ups

Hey, You Darling Siestas!

I only have just a few minutes because…
a) I don’t have much battery left on my laptop
b) American Idol just came on. For all you American-Idol-haters, I’m not saying I’m watching it. I’m just saying it’s on. And it’s top 12 night.

BUT, I had to hop on the blog because I have the greatest news. You’re going to need to sit down for this. Last night we got a whopping $10,000 donation from a Siesta for the Siesta Scholarship Fund!!!! I first wrote “Fun” instead of “Fund.” GIRLFRIEND, LET SOME BIG GIVING BEGIN! THAT’S WHAT I CALL FUN! The way I see it, based on what we now have in our fund (roughly 13,000 after subtracting our giving for ministers’ wives’ event), even if we don’t get another dime, LPM can give away a thousand dollars of materials/tickets a month for the next year. I am so pumped I can hardly sit to type. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I’m going to get to give away some tickets to our New Orleans LPL to some folks who have been financially devastated ever since Katrina. I am beside myself. I am humbled beyond expression to be part of this giving campaign with you. May God bring forth a 100-fold harvest in the life of each recipient and bless each of you beyond belief.

We also celebrated Mister Jackson Curtis Jones’s THIRD BIRTHDAY this week! His actual birthday was yesterday but we had a small family party with four generations of Moore blood Monday evening. We missed Curtis’s family so much. Keith and I love his parents. We’d be such good friends if we lived in the same city. Same weird sense of humor. For Jackson’s birthday dinner, AJ requested her daddy’s famous deep-fried fish, the best home-made tartar sauce in the Lone Star State, corn on the cob, steak fries and home-made macaroni and cheese. (It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s SUPPER-MAN!) It was fantastic. We then put the boy out of his misery and let him open a den-floor full of presents. After we’d made big over his gifts, we pulled out the Thomas the Train ice-cream cake, put on our Thomas the Train birthday hats, lit the big-three candle, and sang like there was no tomorrow. Jackson loved being the center of attention. It was like he’d had some practice.

Honestly, Sisters, that child has been the biggest, most enthusiastic blast we’ve just about ever had grace this family. We are all hopelessly smitten with him. And as for his darling baby sister, she nearly slept through the whole thing – looking like the cutest pink doll you’ve ever seen – so she could keep her Daddy up till 3:00 AM. They do late nights together. But not usually that late. Annabeth is a really sweet baby. She doesn’t cry much when she’s awake. She just wants to keep some folks company. Bibby wishes it were her some nights.

And, shoot-fire before my laptop dies, I love my Tuesday night Bible study group so much! God has blown my mind with the breadth of this inheritance theme. Honestly, it could have been an eight-week study complete with homework. (Not gonna be for now but coulda been) I never would have guessed it in a million years but the subject just got bigger and bigger. God has taught me so much. Pray for me to have ears to hear and eyes to see and the anointing to teach comprehensively what God, in His great mercy, is showing to me. We only have three classes left this Spring. I hate for Bible study to be over!

Well, Keith and I decided to have our own random suppers tonight so he had 2 chicken pot pies and I’m having scallop potatoes and my timer’s about to go off. (Yes, that’s all I’m having for the whole meal. I am the weirdest eater on earth. I have this really simple recipe I’ve loved for years from a church cookbook . I can make the dish with skim milk and 2% cheddar cheese and it’s great comfort food. I add milk to it afterwards and make it into kind of a potato soup. And eat two big bowls.)

And now Star is dropping the tennis ball at my feet. Let me pitch it down the stairs long enough to finish this post.

Lord have mercy. Why do y’all put up with me? This is so random. Terrible writing. No time to edit. But I love you. And I just wanted to say hi. And that all of you are in my top 12.

I sacrificed my hair for the Thomas hat.


200 Responses to “Some Great News and a Few Random Catch-ups”

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  1. 151
    Grammy and Olivia says:

    Wow–awesome how many more women can be blessed! Love the pictures, especially the last one of you and sweet Annabeth, what a cutie.

  2. 152
    Ruth says:

    oh my, I just logged on tonight because I needed to hear some Siesta talk (just found out my workplace is closing so in two weeks I will be out of a job. Pray that I will TRUST!)
    Anyhoo, my point being, how can I not cheer up when I see all the pictures of Annabeth, our new siesta??!

    I love to be reminded of the important things!

    Ruth (Mass,)

  3. 153
    hisfivefooter says:

    I am totally excited about the FUNd! Wow! I am asking the Lord for a huge return on that investment! God bless her! Yes, He is Good, all of the time, He is Good.
    Your hair was sacrificed, Amanda’s was not. Sad. (for you)
    No pictures of Keith- he is so photogenic too! We need one posted of the two of you.
    How was Melissa’s first year anniversary?
    Congrats to Action Jackson who just seems so the little man! God bless him, what a cutie!
    Love to your dear family!
    Lisa in Kirkland, WA

  4. 154
    Shelly says:

    Thank you for the “Inheritance” study! I heard it in San Antonio and would love to share it with my Bible study pals! I hope you are able to make it a homework kind of study. It is so rich!

  5. 155
    Linda says:

    One of these days I hope to hug your sweet neck and tell you how much I love you in person. You are so wonderful.
    I am thrilled to hear about the donation!! Praise God!!
    I love the pic of you with your new grandbaby, too precious.

  6. 156
    Kristy says:

    I love even your random posts! Love the Thomas hats and cake – my 3 yr. old is addicted to anything Thomas! Can’t wait to see you in New Orleans in April!!!!

  7. 157
    village sister says:

    We "put up" with you because you're one of us! Oh praise the Lord!

    We are so okay with random – please keep the random & real coming. Life's ups & downs can get rough & Satan loves to isolate – but here we can all be reminded that we're in this thing together….pot pies, Slankets, stomach viruses, Thomas the Train and all.
    This blog gives me much encouragement to keep pressing on in the day to day. It is a HUGE blessing to my life.

    Love you Beth…very much.

  8. 158
    EMC says:

    BETH!!!! I drove out of my garage with the car door open too!!!!! Folded that sucker right back!
    I couldn’t even wait to come home from Bible Study(Esther) last night and tell my husband that I wasn’t the only one!!!!!
    You and your ministry are such a huge part of our family! Thank you!!!

  9. 159
    Anonymous says:


    HE always provides…
    andrea t.

  10. 160
    Heiress of God says:


    I just want to know where I can send you a designer Fork? I mean if you are going to do your hair with a fork … It should be pretty don’t you think…

    I love you Beth.. you make Bible study a blast… I love coming to God’s school!


  11. 161
    Anonymous says:

    Praise the Lord! Thank you for the wonderful note and great news on the SSF!

    Happy Birthday to Jackson! 3 is a big year. Love the party hats.

    Blessings to all!

    Mary Ann, Woodbury, MN

  12. 162
    Rachel in Louisiana says:

    My kids absolutely love American Idol. I get the biggest kick out of watching them laugh at the contestants trying out. They get so tickled.

    I’m giving God a big, “whoop” for all the donations. It’s ok to “whoop” God, isn’t it?

    If it is, then “double whoop” for those cute grandkids of yours.

  13. 163
    Anonymous says:

    Thank you for sharing your celebrations with us! And for the good news of generous siestas!! May the Lord be honored and glorified!!
    Thank you, siesta Beth!!

  14. 164
    Cindy says:

    Beth, I just love you being random. It shows how much like us all you really are. Thank you so much. I just love you so much. You really are an inspiration to me in my Christian walk.

  15. 165
    Stephanie says:

    This is truly a blessing form God. Continued praise in our Heavnely Father.

  16. 166
    Anonymous says:

    We also had a “Thomas the Train” party for our son’s 3rd birthday…13 years ago!

    We sent him to his grandparents’ house for two days and the other grandparents helped paint his room red, yellow, green and “Thomas blue.” I can still remember his cute little face when he saw “my Thomas room”.

    Happy Birthday Jackson!

    (You’ll be glad to know his room has more “grown-up” colors now ; )

  17. 167
    frisky says:

    I love your randomness.

  18. 168
    Julie says:

    WOW!!! Our God is so awesome and so are the hearts of our siestas!! This is so exciting to be a part of this ministry. God’s biggest blessings on all of you who have given!!!

  19. 169
    Taria M. says:

    May God bless each siesta that has willing gave, and bless each siesta that can’t give right now. You are all so special!! I love our online community of sisters where can all share our stories so willingly and openly. I always look forward to new posts, and new comments.

    Our sweet Siesta Mama… you mean the world to us!! Thank you for sharing your life with us. You’re precious beyond words!

  20. 170
    Teri says:

    I love God more because of you! He is so awesome! Thank you for the “Inheritance” topic (I was blessed in San Antonio by it)… just blogged a post myself this morning how we’re “Born into Purple” as heirs of God!
    “Inheritance” would be a great study! I look forward to where God leads you with this.

    …also have to say I love Jackson’s birthday pictures!!! Thanks for sharing. Love you, “siesta gal-friend” (said with a Texas twang!)

    in Corpus Christi

  21. 171
    Spencer says:

    We put up with you because you are our ‘God Link’. Honestly I feel closer to God when I listen to you! Thank you Beth! Melise {a new to the blog….siesta!)

  22. 172
    Anonymous says:

    To all our hungry Siestas after reading this blog, I’m sitting here enjoying a bowl of potatoe cheese soup because “Mama Beth” made me hungry! Here’s how I made mine:Into one Corning Ware dish, 2 cups of water and 2 chicken bouillon cubes, put in microwave for as long as it takes you to randomly peel one potatoe and chop it up. Add potatoe and cook for 6 minutes while you clean up sink, look for potatoe masher and see if you have any Potato Buds just in case you want or need to thicken. Test potatoes for doneness, mash in soup with masher, add a handful of the already grated cheese (low cal if you are smart – I wasn’t) add 1 cup of low fat milk and put back in microwave for one minute. This is delicious, fast and random, good eats. P.S. I did add one shake of Potato Buds to thicken.
    Bless the LORD!
    Pam Houston
    So. Cal Siesta

  23. 173
    Anonymous says:

    Beth, It doesn’t get any better then holding an infant. I think they still have the smell of heaven on them. Enjoy her (I know you will)you’ve been blessed.
    Liz Hinze

  24. 174
    bethany says:

    Must say that I just love your random posts!
    Gald that mr. jackson had such a great birthday celebration with his whole extended family. We are getting ready to celebrate my nephew Cole’s 3rd bday in March…can’t believe these little guys are already 3!
    Ps…you need to post the recipe for those yummy scallop potatoes.

  25. 175
    Bethany@MyLifeinBlackandWhite says:

    The birthday boy looks just like his Mama! What a handsome little thing he is!

  26. 176
    Stephanie says:

    I enjoyed the pics and the random comments

  27. 177
    The B's says:

    Share your scalloped potato recipe…that is just what my sick body needs right now…yum!

  28. 178
    Anonymous says:


    Loved the pics. I have 2 and 4 year old boys. WE KNOW THOMAS! LOL Thanks for sharing pictures of your beautiful family. I’m a picture gooroo. Take pics of everything!! Loved the hat. You are so beautiful, you’d look great in a gunny sack! By the way, I’m doing the Esther study in Stillwater. We are on week 4. I love it, but you sure get right down into my business!! LOL. I love you Beth, we share sooo much in common. Thank you for being obedient and sharing your life to help and encourage others!

    Donnie Frank in Stillwater, OK

  29. 179
    Three Fold Cord says:

    It is amazing how much he looks like Amanda in the photo of them in the Thomas hats. Luv you all dearly and put that recipe on here, we all need some good comfort food every once in awhile. Especially since I am the Momma that has been up nursing my baby at 3am. I typed Mooma first-haha!

  30. 180
    Susan says:

    Beth, your transparency is why we all love you so much. Consider yourself hugged!
    Susan K.
    Cartersville, GA

  31. 181
    Stacie Lynn says:

    Mrs. Beth,
    You are too cute for words. I’m so glad I discovered this blog so now I can keep updated on your ministry and know how to pray for you all.
    Can’t wait to join in on all the fun you’ve got going on here!

    p.s. i love the Thomas hats….I would have sacrificed my hair too 🙂

  32. 182
    WOW says:

    You have the most beautiful family, that little Jackson, oh my goodness he just looks like a quite the little boy, and your Annabeth, so adorable, your daughters, need I say more? And Beth, do you EVER look bad???? I mean really, even in a Thomas hat…beautiful, even in a Slanket…beautiful! I just love your blog. I love how you stay connected to those who read your books and enjoy your Bible studies. I love your random blogs, keep em coming siesta! Getting ready to start Daniel next Saturday! My mom and I have been preparing for it, and it is so amazing, I can’t wait to see how the women in our group grow and become blessed by God.Thank you for your Bible studies, they have changed my life. Simply because you have made me love God’s Word like never before, and I can understand it so much better the way you teach it! I cannot thank you enough. I am prepared to get smarter! Keep spurring on your sisters in Christ!
    Love, Lisa

  33. 183
    Emily Doss says:

    I’m so glad I keep up with this blog. I just found out about the Pastor’s Wives Conference through this blog!!! I immediately signed up and am planning to attend. A group of us Pastor’s Wives came to the one in Chattanooga, TN a few years ago. What a blessing! So pumped for some time of renewal.

  34. 184
    Go-Between says:

    I have to agree with the others, random is so fun! And the pictures wonderful. Thank you for sharing your life with us!
    Praise God for the giving of love and money to the siesta fund.
    I am so enjoying the Esther study. I think it is my favorite. Ok, one of my favorites. Ok, there hasn’t been a bible study I didn’t love. 🙂
    I wish I was there listening about inheritance. Can’t tell you how many retreats I have gone to that I get the scripture on the Lord is my inheritance (portion.)
    love you lots

  35. 185

    OMG you guys are sooo cute! I love you Beth! You inspire me in so many ways! 🙂 I’ve been to several of your Tues bible studies downtown but not in a few years. I have been to several of your bible studies in my church too! You are so filled with the Spirit, so funny, and so wise and loving! God bless you and your family!! xo

  36. 186
    Anonymous says:

    You’re a blessing, may God return to you more and Moore! God Bless

    Lisa B.


  37. 187
    Jonna Ventura says:

    I just had to tell you ~ a girlfriend of mine (my accountablity partner for our Esther homework) show me this link to your blog. Now I am not a blogger and I totally don’t know what I am doing! But I saw those pics of Jackson and had to share with you that I have a son named Jackson and he turned 3 in October. He is also a HUGE fan of Thomas and he also had a Thomas ice cream cake! I just thought it was so cute! I wish I could send you a picture. Also I am lovin’ the Esther study! God is really using it to speak “A WORD” in my heart!! Thank you so much and also congrats on the new beautiful grand-daughter!

  38. 188
    Marlene says:

    Do you have any idea what a blessing you are to all of us???? A genuine, down-to-earth Christian woman who eats weird food, posts random thoughts and watches American Idol. How great is that?!

  39. 189
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Spiritual Mom Beth, God made you a funny woman!:) That is absolutely a huge blessing that you all can now provide tickets and materials for those women! He is it! He knows who needs to come to these events,and He provides! I can see Little Jackson is completely loved, and you had some good fellowship-you even sacrificed your hair for the hat:)…Praise the Lord, He is giving you more than you know what to do with! Inheritance…I would soo love to look at the ladies notes from the class, what scriptures He has led you to, what in the world we have in HIM??:) He is merciful, and loving! He is our all:) All your talk about food has made me hungry, I’m going to go make some pasta. Sorry for the long post:)

    Love in HIM, ((HUGS)) for you, and blessings:)


  40. 190
    Laurie says:

    Glad to see it looks like everyone is feeling well. <3
    Loved the pictures and your random self Miss Beth! 🙂
    As always, thanks for sharing life! <3
    Happiest of Birthdays to your little man and I'm joining you in praise on the givings thus far! May God continue to bless it all.
    Hugs from Cali

  41. 191
    Joan says:

    I am a new siesta, and I wanted to share something with you. I love words, and I came up with an acronym for siesta. I’m just wondering what you think. It goes like this: S/isters,I/nternalizing,E/ternal,S/criptures,T/wice, A month. God has gifted me with a quirky way with words. Just thought I’d share! Everyone have a blessed day! Joan

  42. 192
    Discipled Pilgrim says:

    I think the Siesta Scholarship Fund is going to be a blessing to so many people! It sounds like yall had a blast at Jackson’s birthday party. The pictures are so cute.

  43. 193
    Retta says:

    God has tuely bless His lowly servent girl, Beth. (taken from my lastest M&M…Luke 1:46-30 NLT)

  44. 194
    Following God says:

    I love your honesty and being real with us. You never have to apologize for not editing or random thoughts. I love them.

  45. 195
    glorysuzy says:

    So on the line of catching up and just being random…..

    The Bible verse I am memorizing (same one I selected from week 3 because it is sorta long) This week when I start repeating it to myself, I don’t even get started and I’m crying….(I have to quick turn my chair around to keep from embarrassing myself) You was right on, Beth, when you recommended choosing a verse that means something for yourself. The first one I picked was really intended to use as a sword to cut some ones ear off..(thanks for the warning about that too) the next two have been so much easier to learn and so exciting to learn. I guess this week I just have the weepy’s….

  46. 196
    Tracy says:

    You know that we NEED the recipe for the pot pie


  47. 197
    Lindsee Lou says:

    First off, I am just amazed at what the Lord is doing through the scholarship fund. Glory to Him! Right now I know the Lord is calling me to give elsewhere for the time being, but I am hoping my time will come to give here, too. What a blessing!

    And Beth, your Tuesday girls love you back so very much and thank you dearly for the WORD you have given us each night. It is obvious that the Lord has something to say each night and my heart has been so stirred by this series. Especially tonight about the gifts. You know my mind was whirling!

    Huge hugs and much love!


  48. 198
    Amazing Love says:

    Praise GOD for all that HE does in our lives! You have been a blessing to me! Breaking Free was one of my first bible studies and it helped and encouraged me so much! I just began your Daniel study,and I love it! You make your readers feel as if they know you pesonally.Your writing has guided me right to where I belong; in CHRIST.Thank You for sharing your heart.

  49. 199
    shronie says:

    Beth, as i was perusing the Katy Lifeway store today, i saw all of your Bible studies, all lined up on the shelves….All i could see in my mind's eye was all of your early mornings, seeking the Lord and hearing Him….Thank you. Thank you for being wholeheartedly devoted to Him. I think the latest "Inheritance" series is amazing on Tues. nights & i am just thankful for your tenacity and love for our Lord. (Melissa, thanks for your research!!)
    Katy, TX

  50. 200
    Carrie says:

    Those babies of yours are TOO CUTE! A girlfriend of mine just threw a Thomas the Train bday party for her now 3 year old, last weekend. I don’t know what it is with boys and their trains…but it’s a powerful bond.

    And…ummm…the scalloped potatoes for dinner sounds fabulous!

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