MM&L and a First for Annabeth

Hi ladies! This week has been quite a ride! We are so excited about our summer study and we love how excited you are, too. It’s been really fun seeing all of your pictures. I squealed when the group pics started rolling in late Tuesday night.

I have a few new details about our summer Bible study:

A) Jennifer Rothschild, the author of Me Myself & Lies, has a blog!

B) Jennifer wrote a song based on Psalm 19 called “Let the Words.” Her hope was that women would connect with the song and use it to reinforce the idea of words (like the ones we say to ourselves) being “acceptable to you, Oh Lord.” A free MP3 download of the song and a music video are available here.

C) LifeWay has provided a free download of the first week of homework for anyone who doesn’t have their book just yet. You can get it here.

I’ve done my MM&L study the last two mornings and it is already impacting me so much. I don’t know about you, but I really need this. Mom and I had lunch at a cute little tea room today and we had our own discussion about our thought closets. That was nice because I had to miss my group’s first meeting. (Jackson was sick, but he’s all better now.)

By the way, Mom and I looked like lunatics at the restaurant because we took pictures the whole time. How could we not document and therefore blog about Annabeth’s first lunch at a tea room? When Mom grabbed a tiny tea cup off a shelf and positioned it in Annabeth’s hand for a photo op, I thought we were going to get kicked out. Thankfully we didn’t. If I’d had to miss out on coconut cake because of her misbehavior, it would not have been pretty.

Here are some pictures from Annabeth’s first tea room experience – the first of many.

Annabeth with the cup that my mom was apparently willing to purchase today. It was a very risky two seconds.

Praise the Lord.

Annabeth realizing we were going to have to take Bibby back to work.

Melissa, we will go again when you’re here!


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  1. 101
    connorcolesmom says:

    I too am loving the Bible Study!!
    It is so needed right now!!

    And I have to share – I am doing the study with the online FB siestas but Wed night I went out to eat with some friends here in town
    We were all talking and one of my friends mentioned this book she was reading and how it talks about our "thought closets"

    I immediately said "MML??" She said yes then I told her I was doing the BS!
    ALL FIVE of the women at the table said they wanted to join me in doing the study!
    I was SO EXCITED!!
    God is so AMAZING b/c I have tried to get them to do a study b/f but now in God's timing we are getting together!!
    Ok sorry this is so long!
    Love the pics of Annabeth in the tea room – they made me giggle!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. 102
    Susan D says:

    Precious pictures. Looks like a great time. That cake looks scrumptious! — I signed up w/the Bible Study Cafe for Women so I'm no longer flying solo. Blessings, SusanD

  3. 103
    Sylvia says:

    I just love the smile on Annabeth's face with Bibby. What a blessing the both are for Amanda.
    Love you…thank you for sharing.

    Sylvia V.

  4. 104
    Amy Ekis says:

    I ate at a tea room today 🙂 It was glorious – scones, strawberry green tea, and the BEST little BLT concoction I've ever tasted. Glad y'all had fun!

  5. 105
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Hi to you too:) I have gotten so much out of the study already too! I'll have to check out Jennifer's blog and video:) Cuteness tea room pics!! The tea cup photo was a success, alright:)



  6. 106
    Jkhb says:

    Annabel, I would have cried too if I had to take my bibby back to work. We use to hide my Mamaw's purse so she couldn't leave! 🙂

  7. 107
    Jkhb says:

    oh yeah, we have a tearoom here inside a old train car.

  8. 108
    Bonnie/Momof3 says:

    These pictures are too precious!! Of course, one fling of Annabeth's hand and that teacup would fly!! However, it is worth the "cuteness" of the moment.

    Stay cool in Houston … it's hot here in Atlanta too.

  9. 109
    Shelly M. says:

    Forget coconut cake! I want to gobble those precious baby toes. What a doll!!

    Lake Charles, LA

  10. 110
    Nicole says:

    Oh, how FUN! Thanks for sharing this darling experience with a mom of 3 boys! I can only dream of tea parties (but I do love soccer games). I think I have said this before, but boy, does she have her momma's pretty smile. Aren't genetics a blast?

    So excited about the study. I always say I cannot tell a lie, but I bet I'm about to prove myself wrong during the course of this study. I'm doing it on my own, but I'm doing the NOG study from last summer with a few girlfriends. We purchased it back in March to avoid the Pit this summer. Thanks for pulling together these studies. You all are such an encouragement in the Lord!


  11. 111
    Tammy says:

    WEll isn't just the cutest ever. I am a tea lady and love tearooms so I am tad jealous….Here in Nebraska tearooms are few and far between…sighing…so I have tea. That cake looked divine. I got my book yesterday and I delved right in and oh is God speaking to me. This is definitely what God intended for me when I was praying for a book. I had no idea what an advneture it would be. have not put up a picture yet cause no one in my family seems to want to take the time and do it for me….I tried taking one myself and you know all you got was half my face…I cracked up at that…ever darn time I tried so I will keep asking family..hehehehe

    love you all so much
    Tammy S

  12. 112
    Anonymous says:

    Looks like you guys had a good time. Annabeth is so cute. Seeing her makes want to have a baby in the house again. I have never had coconut cake. It sounds interesting. I am not sure I need to add another desert to my like list though. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend, Kim B. in AZ

  13. 113
    destinmimi says:

    Can I just say it is just so not fair that Bibby looks young enough to be Annabeth's mom!!! Beautiful all three of you!
    Martha in MS

  14. 114
    Miranda says:

    So cute!!!!!

  15. 115
    Anonymous says:

    What a legacy….3 generations of Moore "girls"….look at those eyes…I do believe she has Jackson's eyes….beautiful. BUT she looks like mommy….so far!! 😉

    I can't wait for Melissa to share this experience….Amanda, you will have to watch Bibby and Melissa so you don't get thrown out…or have to buy anything!

    There used to be a company that made dolls that look like your children. You send them pictures and they create a "look-alike" doll for your little girl. My mom did this for her granddaughter…it was adorable. Mom also had a portrait done of her granddaughter all dressed up having a tea party….it was beautiful! She was about 5….she is 17 now.

  16. 116
    Anonymous says:

    she is beautiful! thanks for sharing……
    love and prayers
    siesta in NC

  17. 117
    Anonymous says:

    Too precious. Thanks for sharing. Those of us that have been blessed with man-children don't get this side of things.
    Kim Feth
    Apex, NC

  18. 118
    Nesha says:

    Love the pictures! I'm sure you were holding your breath those 2 seconds with the tea cup.

    Just the other night I got to play tea with a 5 yr old. I have boys so no tea parties here. I went to pick up my son at their house and she asked if I would like to play tea with her and that she has 3 sets. Oh, yeah I played with her! So much fun! I will be at their house more often.

  19. 119
    Ceffie in WV says:

    Tea parties with grandbabies are so much fun. I have aspecial tea set at home that my oldest granddaughter just loves to get out and have a cozy tea party with Nanny at night. Pray that she gets to come and visit anytime so that we can have our special tea parties. Long story short we don't get to see her much, "just because". Enough said
    Bibby get a tea set for home so you can enjoy those overnight stay tea parties at your home. The tea cup would be a start on the set.

  20. 120
    Shellie Paparazzo says:

    I'm glad you had a good time. Please pray for me and all of the other friends, family, and students, or just anyone who knew Sarah Parks here in Moscow, Idaho. Her body was found in a house fire on Wednesday morning. She was a teacher at Moscow Charter School, where my children are students. She was teaching my youngest daughter for summer school and we were enjoying her so much. She was the sweetest woman. Loved the kids, loved teaching, just seemed to absolutely love life. She was also a sister in Christ, just starting her family. She was pregnant with their first child. I'm just beside myself with grief and it only grew worse when it was ruled a homicide. They said she was dead before the fire.

  21. 121
    IndyLindy says:

    LOVE IT!!!! When I think of going to tea, I'm always reminded of Dannah Gresh's example/word picture to girls/young women (all of us!), about what we are to God and how we choose to allow others to treat us:

    a styrofoam cup – gets used and thrown away

    a cermaic cup – ordinary, every day use, no special care

    a precious china teacup – extraordinarily special, unique, to be treated with utmost respect and care

    I did this with my daughter when she was 11. Took her to the Grand Floridian in Orlando, Florida for high tea and made sure she knows that she is a precious china teacup.

    Love you, girls!!

  22. 122
    Pamela says:

    What darling pictures! I have three wonderful boys, but missed all the frills. Annabeth is adorable!

    Rocklin CA

  23. 123
    Anonymous says:

    The pix are adorable. Thank you for sharing.

    I'm amazed at how timely this study has come to me. I found myself a few days prior to beginning this study being REAL down on myself because of others attitudes toward me. Almost lapsing into a depression. Then I opened the book and began reading the Truth and was thankful that my God loves me SO much that He would send this to my door.

    While I wish that I was studying in a group *not for lack of trying to get some sisters together* I'm grateful that I have this opportunity to clean out my thought closet and replace it w/loving Words from my Savior!!



  24. 124
    Nichole's Mom says:

    Soooo Cute!

  25. 125
    Marla says:

    Thank you so much for the free download…we do not have the money this year to buy the book..thanks for making it available!

    God bless!

  26. 126
    cares says:

    Those cheekers look so kissable…I'm talkin about the baby…lol

  27. 127
    Lianne says:

    Lianne said
    On the scale of 1 to 10 I would be 8 because I need to get some negative wrong thoughts out .
    I am from Charlottetown Prince Edward Island and I am
    My scripture is Hebrews 4:14 and 16 NLT
    That is why we have a great High priest who has gone to heaven Jesus the Son of God. Let us cling to him and never skip trusting him. The High Priest understands our weakness let us come boldly to the throne of the gracious God. There we wll receive mercy and we will find grace to help us when w need it.
    2.When Jennifer said " who I am and what struggle with is not the same thin."I means to me that I never
    can like my sister Alison which I want to be pefect
    3. What I define myself by pefectionist if thats a word
    Worry means being anxious and afraid
    4. My faulty assumption I can never get anything right stupid
    The name of the song is Thy Word by Amy Gallant
    one line that i remenber " I will not forget your Love for _____and yet my heart forever is wandering."Beth
    this is a challenge for me to really getting into Gods
    May God bless everyone at LPM

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