Good Morning From The Beach House

Good morning, my favorite blog community on the planet!

The “Moore” girls are all together at a rented beach house having the best time! AJ, Melissa, Annabeth and I got here yesterday and all the boys will join us tomorrow. Til then, girls just wanna have fun. We’ve already laughed like crazy, made a ton of fun of each other (it’s usually AJ and Lis making fun of me in particular but I got in a few good ones). We also got especially tickled at Annabeth who was in her jammies last night at about 10:30, sitting on our laps in the den where we were watching TV. She was smiling big enough to eat a baby elephant, squealing, kicking her legs and looking from one of us to the another – Mommy, Aunt Lissy, and Bibby – as if she were about to bust out with “Par-tay! Par-tay! Par-tay!” She’s just killer cute. AJ brought her camera so we’ll try to post some pictures while we’re here. AJ and I brought our “Me, Myself and Lies” workbooks so we won’t fall behind. A five day stint is way too long to take a vacation from the Word lest our men arrive to the 3 Brides of Frankenstein. I am not sure what Melissa brought for spiritual enrichment but I saw her Greek New Testament in there by her bed. Maybe we can spend some rich devotional time parsing verbs this morning.

Speaking of “Me, Myself and Lies,” AJ got an email from Jennifer Rothschild’s husband yesterday saying that she is going to be on the Dr. Phil show this very day. Can you believe your summer Bible study teacher is going to be on network television like that? I think I’m scheduled to be on Jerry Springer at some point with my family. I’ll keep you posted on when. We’re waiting for a couple of situations to come to a head.

OK, we’re going for a walk and I need to get Annabeth’s diaper changed and her swim suit on if I can bear the love. I also need to pull Melissa’s hind end out of the bed. We did not come here to sleep. We came here to “Par-tay!” I’ll check in with you really soon so that, just in case you didn’t get to head to a beach with a temperate climate of 105 degrees for the Fourth, you can live vicariously through the Siestas Sledge.

We love you, Darling Things. I especially do but I only get to say that because neither AJ or Melissa know I’m posting this.


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  1. 101
    ocean mommy says:

    I bet you all have had so much fun! I would love to be at the beach this weekend, but we are preparing for our nieces and nephew to come stay with us for nearly two weeks. (Mom and Dad are going to Turkey on a mission trip) I'm going to need serious prayer….2 sets of twins (12 and 4) plus my two. A total of 5 girls and one boy. It's going to be fun?!?!?! I have no idea what to do with a little boy! Guess I'm going to learn on the fly. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 102
    Anonymous says:

    Have fun and in that heat, for heaven's sake…..wear your sunscreen!!!!
    I'll eat some homemade vanilla ice cream for you all and pretend you are here in HOT Kansas.

    Pat from Kansas

  3. 103
    Jesusistheparty! says:

    Too funny. My sister calls me "Sledge" all the time! Have a blessed vacation. True freedom rocks!! Dana

  4. 104
    KristinO says:


  5. 105
    Linda says:

    It sounds like so much fun Beth – 105 degrees and all. What's a little heat when all the girls can be together.
    Have a wonderful time!

  6. 106
    Following Hard says:

    Oh, Beth. If you ever go on Springer, you can know that my family will be on the very next episode. The latest? My niece is in a shelter for unwed mothers, getting her act together and presumably hiding from her abusive boyfriend. Apparently, he's found her because his face showed up in the window a few weeks ago. My niece's roommate (who also just gave birth a few months ago) is a former street-kid from Memphis and I guess she decided that she'd had enough foolishness, so she went out after Spoon (yes, that's his nickname) with a baseball bat.

    Picture six-foot Spoon fleeing the premises chased by five-foot Baby-Mama with a baseball bat, and you have a picture of what our life has been like lately.

    Enjoy the beach . . . and the girl-time!

  7. 107
    CarolinaCalling says:

    Enjoy the beach! We are beside ourselves….our son who is serving in Afghanistan will be heading home for his 15 day leave around July 20! We'll all head to the beach for a few days! Pray that his flights will not be delayed–his 15 days begin once he hits US soil. Thanks!

  8. 108
    Anonymous says:

    Yeah! The beach is the best. Have lots of fun!

    I started the Bible Study today, better a little late than never. I am in love with it already. I can't wait to see what things God has waiting for me to learn and grow from.

    Powell, TN

  9. 109
    Anonymous says:

    you are sooo funny! how many cups of coffee have we had? sounds like a blast! have fun!

    much love,
    someone who for some unknown reason refuses to learn to blog! ๐Ÿ™‚ God bless!

  10. 110
    tealovingmom says:

    What a blessed opportunity to vaca together! I bet the par-tay lasts from dawn 'til dusk!!

    Love you, Sisters!!! Thanks for ALL you do for us!!


  11. 111
    Jacque says:

    I hope and pray you have a God blessed time together! Girl time is always a good time, especially all family girl time! Have a wonderful vacation and take lots of pictures to post!

  12. 112
    Nesha says:

    Have a wonderful time at the beach with the family! Great times and stories it will be. We hit the beach every chance we can year round. Par-tay on!

    Right back to the "Moore" girls with love from VA.

  13. 113
    Taylor says:

    This post was so fun to read, you are just so funny! Hope yall have a wonderful time, despite the heat. I'm here in Houston too trying to keep a happy attitude toward frying in the heat, but not always succeeding… Can't wait to see pictures from yalls fun time!

  14. 114

    Thanks Bibby for sharing your vacation with us seista's making me wish I could be there to share with you all. Thank you for being so real with us you Moore women rock our world. I liked the seista sledge saying you enjoy your girls and our little seista laugh laugh till you can't laugh no more we need that good old belly laugh's.
    You get down seista sledge PAR-TAY
    PAR-TAY. PAR-TAY TILL THE BREAK OF DAY, PAR-TAY TILL YOU CAN'T PAR-TAY NO MORE. Be careful with your hair you don't want to get it wet because you will have salt water hair and did you bring your shorts from the ranch so you can go swimming? You all Moore women have an absolute blast with each other.
    Can't wait to get some pictures on here now. Love to each and everyone of you Have a safe and happy 4th of July Can't wait will see you seista sledge here in Albuquerque nm next weekend am so looking forward to have me some Bibby Bible teaching and some Meista worship music I am getting more and more excited.
    Love Carol Albuquerque NM

  15. 115
    Katie in ND says:

    Can't wait to see pictures! Wish I could spend a few days in a beach house! What fun for you all. Can't wait to see you at LPL in Fargo, ND!

  16. 116
    KateA says:

    Hi Beth, Amanda, and Melissa!! I can't tell you how greatful I am for your ministy. God has used Beth's studies to RADICALLY change and fire up my walk. I LOVE Jesus so incredibly very much because of His work through Beth. How incredibly cool is He through YOU?! WOW!!!!!! This is my first post… I'm trying to figure out how to work this thing…
    Your girls weekend sounds like a blast. I love hanging with my sister and mom too, they are my most favorite people in the world. much love in Christ sisters. Kate Anderson – Toledo OH, age 27

  17. 117
    rebekah says:

    I always knew you loved us best, Beth. ๐Ÿ™‚


  18. 118
    Mignonne says:

    Haha! I'm trying to picture you on Jerry Springer, Beth! Lol! "Today on Jerry Springer: Esteemed Bible teacher Beth Moore and family…", and I'm sure at some point in the show you'd bring the discussion around to God. It would be a very interesting episode! It reminds me of Christmas with my family a year and a half ago. Apparently when my mom had been babysitting my 2-yr.-old cousin, someone called while she was flipping through channels and the tv was on Jerry Springer for a little while. At Christmas, my cousin hopped up on his new tricycle, threw his fist in the air, and sat there chanting, "Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!" It was hilarious! I hope you all have a great time at the beach! God bless!

  19. 119
    Carolina Light says:

    What fun!
    Sunscreen! (SPF 30, at least)
    A frisbee!
    A Drifters CD!
    Plenty of sweet tea!
    Hope you brought all of the above!
    Have a great time!

  20. 120
    Kerrie says:

    Have a Wonderful time with your family. I hope that God will richly bless your time together.

    I also just wanted to let Melissa know, since I know from reading the blog that she has a Compassion child in Colombia, that I am going on an advocacy tour with Compassion, to Colombia with Compassion starting on July 18th. If anyone feels led to pray for our trip, I would be very honoured.

  21. 121
    Anonymous says:

    Have Fun, I just returned from Galveston and the ocean does restore the soul- even a 104 day and brown sand- enjoy some good seafood and a listen to those waves- some of my happiest memories are when I was at the beach with my grandmother- Enjoy and God Bless each of you! Your Austin Siesta

  22. 122
    Georgia Jan says:

    Beth – AJ – Melissa – Annabeth:

    So blessed that you took time to bless us with this post – even while you are away with the girls for a beach trip!

    I just know in my soul that you will have a blast – laughing over silly things and just being together. (Hey Beth – I know my boys make fun of me too – I don't give a flying flip! I know they love me…just like your girls love you too!)

    So good of the men folks to let y'all get a headstart – now that IS a blessing.

    I just came in from my Dad's garden where it was 98 degrees… he and my Mom are cooling it in the mountains of NC and I picked corn, squash, okra and blackberries. I made some of the best blackberry preserves yesterday – this time just got enough for a cobbler for the Fourth of July!

    Smiling big enough to eat a baby elephant – now that was cute! That Annabeth is in store for so much JOY!

    Bethie – Bethie – Bethie – Bethie..
    That's what we would be yelling if you were on Springer…HAHAHAHA!

    Love y'all –
    Wear your sunblock!


  23. 123
    Jennifer says:

    I love it! Do let us know when you are on Jerry Springer, I would not want to miss that for the world =)-

    Yay for a vacation with your favorite people!

  24. 124
    valerie says:

    How fun!
    Y'all enjoy!!!

  25. 125
    Janet says:

    Beth, I needed a good laugh today and nice smile on my face from your post today. Been a gloomy day here, now its better. Thanks alot!

  26. 126
    Anonymous says:

    Beth, this has nothing to do with the beach, but I just had to thank you! I have been struggling with what I believe are "Words" sent to me from our Lord- however, I was beginning to doubt I had heard correctly- My trust factor was beginning to go into the "tank"- Your session 2 of LifeOneHundredFold was an answer to prayer and an encouragement as if you had prepared that lesson just for me- thanks more than we can ever express for your willingness to share your God given abilities, humor and love for the Body of Christ- I pray God's abundant blessings, especially FUN for you and your loved ones, Your beach loving Austin Siesta

  27. 127
    Summer says:

    Best wishes to "y'all" – enjoy your vacation!

  28. 128
    Jkhb says:

    Beth, I just about hurt myself laughing over the Jerry Springer comment, I would love to see pictures of that sweet baby. I'm a little baby crazy if you can't tell.

  29. 129
    su says:

    What a great idea to get in a day or two before the menfolk join you! Did you succeed in getting Melissa out of bed? Is your nickname – She Who is Not to Be Denied?

    I know that you will all have a great time. Nothing like the beach.

  30. 130
    Sandy at God Speaks Today says:

    I want to be in your family.


  31. 131
    Kristib says:

    Have a great time! I love watching the sun come up over the ocean.
    How could anyone doubt we have a divine Creator after seeing that?

    Can't wait to see pictures.

    Love ya!

  32. 132
    Tara says:

    Oh what fun!!!! Happy 4th to all of you!

  33. 133
    Rustic Place says:

    Love the girl time!! I've only been married 2 years, but have secretly asked God for at least one little girl someday to soak my feet in the tub with…I think you know what I mean. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just got back from Bible study…working through "Breaking Free" God is so good!

  34. 134
    glorysuzy says:

    How timely, I was reading this at 11:00 at night and Dr Phil replays on one of our local stations at 11:00 I flipped over just in time to here Jennifer talk. Thank You Thank You!

    Hey you guys sound like you have started off with a great holiday! Have fun and see you back next week!

  35. 135
    Annalou says:

    Silly Momma Beth. You crack me up. ;o)

    Enjoy the ocean some for me. (Never have been able to decide which I love more–the ocean or the mountains.)

    We will be hosting our college age son's friends here (about 20-30 of them) for the fourth. Should be loud and silly. They are a great group of kids and we've missed them since they all left for college. It will be nice to have "our kids" around for a little while again.

    Swimming, BBQ, games, fireworks & friends = a great fourth of July!

  36. 136
    glorysuzy says:

    Just had to come back and say….oh well fine….I watched that Dr Phil and now I am bawling my eyes out….If you didn't get to watch it all I can say is Bless, Bless, Bless that family's heart!

  37. 137
    Miranda says:

    HAVE FUN!!!!!!!

    It's a summer of internships for me. No vacations. I am taking a one week trip to Mexico. But it's no where near a vacay…. it's to tell people about Jesus!!! Go forth to all the nations, right! Right!

    Love y'all!

  38. 138
    Melanie says:

    Enjoy your 4th of July! I'm looking forward to the next M, M, & L video!

    And, of course, we'd love to see some pictures of miss Annabeth in her swimsuit!

  39. 139
    Peggy says:

    Hey Beth hope you and your family have a great time!
    Instead of being on the Springer Show LOL. I would love for you to be in a christian film I'm directing for a rescue mission. I sent info to Rick K. Love for you to be a part of it!

  40. 140
    Vicki Sandifer says:

    We are leaving for the beach at 6:00am and I cant sleep – We are taking all the grands to the beach for the first time. Have taken 1 here and 1 there but we will have all 4 for a week. Fun times!! You all have a blast – I plan to do the same. I have my bible study packed – I am behind already so hopefully I will get caught up before I get home. Love ya, Vicki

  41. 141
    Warm in Alaska says:

    We "especially" love you too! And I'm spending the 4th with my dear Mother – who's b-day is on the 4th (we say we always celebrate her in style – with fireworks. Smile). She's up here from sunny southern California. My prayer for this holiday weekend: "Dear Lord – please help me to go to bed before 2am and not eat a second helping of strawberry shortcake at 1am, like I did tonight. Amen."

    Par-tay on girls – Moore's and every other Siesta!

    Hoping to get a tan (so I can feel esp. sassy),
    Warm in Alaska.

  42. 142
    Teri~Facedown says:

    Ahhhhh! I am so happy that you all got away together! It is so much fun! This morning ends a two week family vacation for me as we are headed home. We've been so many places and have had so much fun with our kids! So, YAY for vacation!

    May you all be richly blessed, and may laughter flow freely!


  43. 143
    Anonymous says:

    THANK YOU, Moore, Jones, Fitzgerald women for letting us get to know you through this blog – I feel like I am one of your BFF's. lol.

  44. 144
    Luv2Praise says:

    Have a blessed vacation with your family! There is nothing better than spending good times with people you love the most!

  45. 145
    Faran says:

    To Pam in San Diego:

    I'll be praying for you. A few months ago I went through the same thing (ultrasound and MRI). It turned out to be "benignly inconclusive" (an odd way of saying we're still not sure what we're seeing but we're not worried about it).

    It's so easy to have anxiety and fear creep in. Praise God for the timeliness of this Scripture memorization. I'm praying your mind and heart are made new and strengthened with the power of His word!

  46. 146
    Anonymous says:

    LOL! Good way to start my day, thanks for the smiles. Already did my MML homework. Taking it with me to Canada for next two weeks to visit my family and suffer the cool mornings and warm afternoons, ha. Also taking my memory work. Loving it all. Loving Jesus more and more.

    Sandy S.

  47. 147
    PamN says:

    If you have not seen this, go to the Death is not Dying web site and watch Rachel's testimony about her battle with cancer. She won yesterday as she arrived in glory!

  48. 148
    Kate says:

    That's so funny. I hope you all have a fabulous time!
    I was listening to the radio the other morning (my alarm clock…I actually listen when I don't want to get up) and they were talking about your study on Esther…actually, they were talking about makeup and women who think their men are impressed with it, when someone called in and started talking about a study she was doing. The hosts asked about the study, one of the hosts explained who Esther was, and then said "so, what does Beth Moore have to say about the subject". I was so excited…I jumped up out of bed thinking "they are talking about my Beth."
    So, if you don't ever make the Springer show (the comment almost sent me into intercession…haa haa haa j/k), you at least made it to the radio.

  49. 149
    IndyLindy says:

    I think our families might be scheduled for the same Jerry Springer show. Should be a doozy! Though I doubt Jerry would know what hit him when we start talkin' JESUS SETS THE PRISONERS FREE and then makes them a DISPLAY OF HIS SPLENDOR!

    And you sound just like my mom when we're on vaca.. GET OUT OF BED! "Awww… mom. Just a few more minutes!"

    big hugs ~

  50. 150
    Teresa says:

    My Grandma and Great Grandma used to take all 14 grandkids to the beach for a week at a time every summer! It will always be a cherished memory!! Make many of them this weekend!!

    On another note, I too want to attest to what a blessing and comfort the scripture cards have been in my life the last 6 months! We have walked through one of the hardest times in our married life over the last 5 months, those scriptures have been my steady reminder and knowledge that God is walking us throughthe fire! One day I was having a ruff day and my 17 year old (foster) daughter noticed. She texted my husband immediately and said, "Did you make her cry and resort to her bible memory cards??" It was such a joy to my soul to realize that she knows where I go for comfort!! (And it wasn't him that made me cry!) ๐Ÿ™‚
    Be Blessed!

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