NDP, Summer Study, and Melissa’s Home!

Hi Siestas! It’s AJ checking in on this beautiful Monday. I have lots of things to share today.

A) Right now my parents are on an airplane flying to Washington, D.C. My mom has the incredible privilege of being this year’s honorary chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. The NDP Task Force has a very informative and helpful web site that you can check out here if you’d like to get involved. The National Day of Prayer is actually this Thursday.

My parents could really use your prayers this week. In addition to attending a number of dinners and meetings, Beth will speak at a women’s breakfast on Tuesday and participate in multiple radio interviews on Wednesday. On Thursday she will give the NDP Task Force address in the Cannon Building with Chairman Shirley Dobson, address a group at the Pentagon, and then fly to Lancaster, PA, to address a large gathering there.

Please pray for my parents to be led by the Holy Spirit in everything they say and do and bring glory to God. Pray for perfect health, restorative sleep, energy, endurance, joy, peace, and protection. Please pray that they will sense God’s presence with them. Pray that they will be able to focus fully on what they are doing and not be distracted by anything going on at home. Thank you so much, ladies.

B) We have chosen the book for our Summer Siesta Bible Study! We will be doing Me Myself & Lies by Jennifer Rothschild. Our poll in late March showed that half of you had already done Esther, so we decided to do a study that more of you would be able to participate in. We will post all the details you need to know very soon, but you can go ahead and get your workbooks (aka “member books”) now. The Summer Siesta Bible Study is something you can do with a group in your home, by yourself, with your BFF, or with a group online. Like I said, we will have many more details to come, but you can be thinking of how you want to do it in the meantime. The study will take place from late June to early August.

C) Melissa is home, safe and sound! She got home yesterday and it was so hard for me not to call her right away and ask a ton of questions about the trip. We did talk this morning for about an hour. I think we could have gone on another 5 hours without any shortage of things to talk about. The only reason we ever got off the phone was because my parents wanted me to bring the kids by their house before they left! I missed my sis so much and I’m really proud of her.

D) My little family of four is going on vacation tomorrow, hence today’s blog post overflowing with information. The blog may be pretty quiet this week with Mom and me out of town and Melissa recovering from her India trip. Melissa is going to check in tomorrow morning though.

Thank you, Siestas, for loving and supporting our family. Your prayers make such a huge difference in our lives. May we all love and serve Jesus well this week. See you soon!
Much love,


118 Responses to “NDP, Summer Study, and Melissa’s Home!”

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  1. 101
    Mel @ Studio MCA Designs says:

    Ah! You are going to love this study. I actually got to attend the taping of this one, as it was done at the church I attend. Jennifer and her family are so precious. They are genuine and such a fun bunch to be around. I learned so much from her sessions. I cannot wait to do the workbook.

  2. 102
    Michelle V says:

    This is geat. I'm facilitating Me, Myself & Lies in the fall, so this will give me a great chance to do it once before I facilitate it.


  3. 103
    darla says:

    just heard Travis on the radio..praying so much for your mom and dad this week..what an honor!

    Hope to see them on Thursday.

    Thanks for keeping us updated AJ..love you princess!

  4. 104
    Anonymous says:

    You are going to LOVE Me, Myself and Lies!!!!!! I am halfway through it with my women’s bible study, 40+ women and we are all getting a major WORD!!! Jennifer is an awesome teacher with such amazing insights! The Lord is using her in a big way. You will be blessed to do this study!

  5. 105
    Becky says:

    Blog Siesta’s:
    Is anyone in the Brentwood/Nashville TN area planing on doing the Bible study Me, Myself and Lies? I’m looking for a Bible Study group during the summer, and hopefully one I can also bring my 16 yr old daughter.

    If so, answer this blog please


  6. 106
    becky says:

    Hey Amnada:
    Thanks for the info about the National Day of Prayer. I didn’t know there would be something going on close to me that I could attend and participate in. I just got off that web site and did find a place holding a NDP event right up the road from me.
    Thank you so much. :0)


  7. 107
    Kristy says:

    Looks wonderful! I am curious to see how we will do a video driven study online.

    Thank you! Blessings to all.

  8. 108
    Missy @ It's Almost Naptime says:

    Amanda, if you are going on vacation, who is going to watch my kids? I figured I could bring all 4 of them over while we were in Mexico, because since your furniture is already been Jacksonized, really, what more harm could they do??


  9. 109
    Anonymous says:

    I'm so looking forward to doing the study study from "Me, Myself & Lies"! I remember a year ago when I saw that the summer study would be on "No Other Gods" my mouth practically dropped open because I knew it was just what I needed at that time. And THIS is the same thing… I have been living in defeat the past few months because of an onslought of negative, self-condemning thoughts. So again, as soon as I read this blog I knew right away that God was putting this opportunity before me. Thank you!

    – a siesta in New England

  10. 110
    bigdogmom says:

    Ok. Please don’t think me um, dumb, but where would I find the member books so that I can order my Me Myself and Lies workbook?
    Thanks in advance,

  11. 111
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Alright! I will pray for Spiritual Mom Beth and Precious Man Keith, sure thing:):) The summer study looks perfect. I’m in:) Yay, Melissa’s back, I’m going to read what she has to say…hope your vacation is relaxing, love ya’ll.



  12. 112
    Anonymous says:

    Praying for Beth in her own “Esther” moment! For such a time as this, who better to be in leadership over our National Day of Prayer.
    Beth, you will bring honor and glory to our God!! Be strong and very courageous!

  13. 113
    Karen says:

    Couldn’t you have 1 bad hair day in INDIA? You are too beautiful. I’m surprised they don’t make you Compassion International Model Spokesperson.

    Loved your posts, I laughed, I cried, I sweated a little, I even felt scared on that gondola!

    Oh- I sponsored, how can you not?

  14. 114
    Dori says:

    Very excited about the study this summer. I didn’t get to do the Kelly Minter study last year, but will be starting that one with a small group in June @ church. I think I will be doing this one along with it on my own.

    Very excited that Lifeway offers the DVD’s online as downloadable for individual use for $4.99 each!


  15. 115
    Andreea says:

    I just now saw this entry about the summer study. When do you think we will start it? Do I still have time to order my workbook?

  16. 116
    Laura says:

    I just checked Amazon for the member book and it says it may take two to five weeks for shipping… so we might want to order now!

  17. 117
    Jennifer and Phil Rothschild says:

    This is Jennifer Rothschild’s Dr. Phil. We are honored LPM has chosen Jennifer’s study for the summer. Some of you have mentioned concerns about availability of Me, Myself and Lies at Amazon. You can also find MML at any LifeWay Store (though I hear they sell out often), or at Jennifer’s website http://www.jenniferrothschild.com/store or http://www.lifeway.com I know Jennifer plans to meet up with you all here a few times during the summer study. You’ll love MML. Dr. Phil

  18. 118
    Tammy says:

    There are about 6-8 of us that plan to do this study together with you. Do we need to order the video series as well as the workbooks?

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