Good Monday Morning From IAH

Good Monday morning, my beloved Siestas!

I am at the Houston Airport (IAH) with my man and we are waiting to get on a flight to Denver where we’ll then connect to Wyoming and join the Jones. We’ve got a slight maintenance delay and I’m a bit concerned about our layover. One thing I can tell you for sure. A life of airports will remind you over and over just how little control a folk has over most circumstances!

I am hoping some of you guys from North Dakota get on here today because I have to tell you something. Not only did I totally LOVE you and LOVE studying God’s Word with you, you guys gave $10,000 dollars to the poor through Samaritan’s Purse. Did you hear what I said???? $10,000! They were absolutely FLOORED. For crying out loud, WE were absolutely floored. I’ve never posted the charitable giving before but I had to this time. You need to know that you 4200 women outgave groups over twice your size. Please don’t misunderstand me to imply the least negative thing about a single one of our wonderful groups. We don’t ever measure our groups like that. People can only give what they can give and some areas of the country are suffering financially much more than others. At the same time, I just had to let you know how generous you were. Organizations like Samaritan’s Purse really get hit by financial crises like the one we’re experiencing so this was a huge help to them. They’ll turn that money into provision for the poor as soon as possible. Thank you so much, ladies! Thank you so much!

I love all you guys like crazy. You won’t waste a prayer on our family right now. At the top of our needs is a loved one with a health issue. That’s all I feel free to say right now but I cannot express how much we’d appreciate your prayers for healing. As much as I know it would be in love, please try not to get into conjecture in your comments on who or what it might be because it will inevitably lead to rumors. If about 5000 of you would say just one general prayer each, we’d feel blessed beyond measure. We would know that, no matter what, the heart of God was moved by the copious prayers of the saints. Thank you, Sisters. We pray for you, too.

Talk to you soon! And I will give you a general update on that situation before long, too.

Honored to be your servant,

UPDATE: Our flight was cancelled so we had to go down to baggage claim, reclaim our bags, go back through ticketing, get new seats and get booked on another flight five hours later. And we don’t have a car at the airport so we, two equally hyperactive adults, are just sitting tight. Yes, Michelle offered to come get us but I’m not letting her go to that much trouble. Just so happens we’re in IAH’s only small terminal and the lone one that doesn’t allow you to take the train to any of the hopping ones. Thankfully, a sparrow is loose in the terminal and is perched about five feet from Keith and me so we’re momentarily spared from perishing of unmitigated boredom. Because of the economy, most of the kiosks are closed so shopping is out of the question but there is a Rosetta Stone vending machine that keeps calling our names. Keith and I are thinking of learning Swahili while we’re here. I’ll keep you posted.


Nilikula – I ate
Nimekula – I have eaten
Ninakula – I am eating
Nitakula – I will eat


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  1. 151
    Anonymous says:

    Hi Beth,

    Just to let you know we are also praying for your loved one and we are looking forward to watching you in Wisconsin. May Jesus give you rest and renewed strength this week. It has been a busy summer!!

    Love, Hannah and Deena

  2. 152
    Jeff, Macki, and Mackinzie says:

    Mrs. Beth,
    I am in deep prayer for your loved one. I am currently in your Esther study right now, and we are studying your "if what…then what question." I have felt so much comfort in confronting my worst fears through this question, and I now know that despite my circumstance that, to me, may feel out of control, God in his sweet grace, is in perfect control!! I am praying for complete healing for your loved one. Know that you too are in my prayers…your servant's heart is precious and vital to the Body of Christ. Thank you for your service!
    With love,

  3. 153
    Sharon says:

    I am praying for your family member.
    Just want to say I started your DVD series, A Beautiful Mind.
    Curious did the Lord lay the name Sharon on your heart as you were preparing this message.
    I listened to the first DVD, and bawled, then when my husband came home, I had him listen, and told him just interject my name at the beginning of each sentence. He agreed it was/is me.(even Blonder than I pay to be)
    Thank you so much for all the teaching that you share.
    Have a Blessed vacation.
    Love and Hugs, Sharon
    PS…looking forward to the simulcast the end of the month.

  4. 154
    twinkle says:

    Father, I come straight into Your Presence to lift up this loved one with health needs. No name needed for You to know the need for You are God and no one else can compare. We Cry Out to You, God. We NEED You, God.

    LORD, I ask that in this black and white space where words seem so simple and direct, that Your Power would enter into this prayer as You intercede before the Father.

    LORD, I look at You hanging on the cross. I see Your blood, Your precious blood, dripping from Your hands, Your feet, Your beautiful head…and from Your side. Thank You for Your blood shed for my sins. But Jesus, it's not these wounds that I focus on right now. I walk with boldness around You. I look up at Your torn flesh on Your back.

    I see the stripes.

    My hand reaches out to catch a drop of Your Healing Blood dripping from the stripes on Your back.

    I ask right now that Your stripes would heal this dear one in Beth's request. I pray that You would pour out Your power over them and heal them.

    Lord, it is by your stripes that we are healed.

    Thank You for healing every physical need, every emotional need and every spiritual need as we allow the blood from Your stripes to drip with holiness on our needs and on this person Beth has requested prayer for. I thank You for Your compassion over us. May Your blood heal our needs and give us the strength to serve You with compassion. Compassion. It is when we are most reflecting Your Presence in our lives. In Jesus Name. Amen.

  5. 155
    Jeannie (HAPPY HEART) says:

    I will continue to lift your loved one and your entire family up in prayer. I know your schedule has been incredibly busy lately. Praying that all of you will be able to get some rest. May the Lord bless you and your loved ones for the many sacrifices you have given for the kingdom. He is faithful!!

    He will cover you with his feathers and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
    Psalm 91:4

  6. 156
    Kim Jacobson says:

    Thank you for making it to Fargo. This was my 4th lpl event that I attended and I was greatful to not have to travel 3-9 hours, you came to my wonderful city!!
    How very humbling it was to pray over woman as an encourager. The pain is tangible and God spoke through you for healing for many.
    The Ticket has Beth Moores name on it but God is the main speaker. Thanks to your prayer teams that prayed for the Little event that DID bring glory to God. Come back soon. I am on my last of your bible studies "Stepping up" And I can't bring myself to finish the last week until I know you have another one for me to look forward to. :} Thanks again for telling us to write a story worthy of a song, any chance Travis would sing mine?
    Many prayers sent for healing of your loved one and everyone who is praying that prayer of hope for healing. Kim

  7. 157
    Anonymous says:


    kaci from norman

  8. 158
    Kim says:


    Thank you so much for your Godly example and your passion for His people!

    What a perfect testimony in the giving from Fargo that God's economy is unlike man's. I am seeing it consistently in financial matters that this (economic time) is time for Christ followers to have faith and trust in the Lord in all our ways and lean not on our own understanding. God has shown me again and again (I'm a slow learner!) that all resources are His and that when I am faithful He makes available immeasurably more than I can imagine!

    I can't wait to see you in Michigan in May. Praying for your family as you have asked. Peace and God's power be with you, Kim

  9. 159
    Kingdomseeker says:

    Hmm, my last two comments have not posted. Not sure what I'm doing wrong…

    Of course we will pray for you and yours!
    I just read Nehemiah chapter 1 w/ my youngest tonight.
    "O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and obey his commands, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night…"

    Ahh, God.

    Bless His Holy Name!


  10. 160
    Bethany says:

    Nataka Kula – I want to eat

    Just got back from living in Kenya for the last 6 months and this was my favorite thing to say:)

  11. 161
    Jesusistheparty! says:

    Desperate times…Swahili!! Too funny!! On a more serious note, I will pray for your loved one and for you, Keith and your fam to have an super fun vacay!

  12. 162
    Nicole says:

    I was at your conference in ND last weekend and it was a thrill to see you! Your passion and love for God are incredibly refreshing!

    I'll be thinking of your family and saying a prayer for you all.


  13. 163
    "Grammy" Sue B says:

    Hopefully the Rosetta Stone (Swahili version) had a food vending machine next to it!!!

    Have a blessed week!

  14. 164
    Heather Potts says:

    Beth, your patience and positive outlook on life bless my soul! =) Thanks for encouraging me today! I prayed for you loved one today. I hope everything is going well, and that God heals him or her completely.


  15. 165
    Annika says:

    Beth, my summer Bible study just finished Living Beyond Yourself last night. I can't tell you how blessed I was by your "rededication" prayer at the end, and by that whole last message. I have struggled with various eating disorders my whole life and have never heard such a truth-filled message on the subject from a Christian speaker. Thank you for challenging me as well as helping me to see that I am equipped; the Lord blessed me richly through you this summer. Thank you, thank you, Mama Beth!

  16. 166
    Iris says:

    This isn't a comment or anything fun please pray for my sister-in-law she saw her Dr. yesterday and this morning at 10:30 they called her in for a MRI this afternoon, I am 1200 miles away and doing my best to lay it at the throne room.

  17. 167
    Values Mom says:

    You and your family are always in my prayers, even more now. Jesus always comes through. Always.

    Mansfield TX

  18. 168
    Shellie Paparazzo says:

    A Rosetta Stone vending machine? Who would have thought of such a thing! My internet connection is not working at home, so I came to the pool with my kids for a second time today, so I could get on here. I just prayed for your family member. Anyway, my kids are started to talk like they want to leave. You know how addicted I am when it has only been a day without internet. My husband will be home tomorrow morning to fix it. But I couldn't stand it so I had to find a hot spot.

  19. 169
    Anonymous says:

    I will gladly pray a general prayer for you ( I pray for you safety often). I don't know you but through your teaching I have been so blessed. I figure we will meet someday with Jesus and I will thank you in person. Liz Hinze

  20. 170
    Uncanny Colleen says:

    I am praying for your family member and all of you as a group. I ask that God will rescue this one speedily and in a way that no one can deny! Have a great trip. Enjoy your new language!

  21. 171
    Sherrie Watson says:

    Praying for you and your family. I have been reminded this week that God is in ultimate control. Having teenagers makes you realize that. Boy it is still hard.

    Sherrie Watson
    Oak Ridge NC

  22. 172
    The Byrd's Nest says:

    I don't really know if you read all of your comments but we are new IMB missionaries in Costa Rica learning Spanish for one year and then we head to Puebla, Mexico for as long as it takes to saturate them with the Gospel. I wanted to ask for prayer. Prayer for our little ones Lottie and Emma Jane…they are four and for our big kids we left behind in Texas, James and Elisabeth (25 & 21).

    Transition to Costa Rica was pretty easy….it is very beautiful here and the people are so friendly but each day it is so hard for our little ones to be away from their big brother and sister, selling our home and all of their toys….as we knew it would.

    We know that the Lord has called us to spend the rest of our lives doing His work and this was probably the hardest thing I have ever laid on the altar was my big kids and He has only given me peace with that hard decision. He has blessed us.

    I have begun your study of David, A heart like His….knowing that while I am learning a new language I will need to continue to seek out God and strive each day to have a heart like His.

    Also, please pray for me to find a special local friend that I can minister to and speak the language daily with. Thank you for your Bible studies…..I haven't done that many but my favorite is John…the Beloved. I loved the end of it and the way you had me draw a picture of the throne room….I will never forget that picture in my head. You are a blessing. I am adding your family member to my prayer journal. Huge Texas hugs to you Beth!

  23. 173
    Cindy says:

    His Eye Is On The Sparrow! I just had to say that.

  24. 174
    Weewillywonka says:

    I'm from Canada Beth, I was at the Fargo Dome last weekend to hear you speak! God's words that were spoken through you were so encouraging and uplifting to me. I loved the praise & worship, it was like a piece of heaven! God Bless you Beth! I am praying for your loved one, for healing and for God's peace and love to overflow. Thanks Beth! You are the best!

  25. 175
    Jkhb says:

    Oh, as soon as I saw the sparrow comment, I thought it was a message, his eye is on the sparrow and I know he is watch over me. I love that song! Hope your love one is improving and will pray for them right now!

  26. 176
    Lynne says:

    Dearest Beth and family, May the Lord's blessing and healing come upon the relative that you mentioned. May God heal their body, heart, mind, and soul—wherever God knows the need is.

    I miss your posts this week as you vacation, but am praying that you have fun and are well rested at the end.

    I am THRILLED to see that you will be in Boston/Lowell MA in October 2010! I will be there!!!! Woot-woot!


  27. 177
    Jamie says:

    Beth, I just had to comment on your blog for our new Scripture verse day. You mentioned Travis' song from Psalm 145. Last summer I had a double mastectomy & then got an antibiotic-resistent staph infection from the surgery. My sweet Bible study friends here helped me down the stairs to my basement each week as we continued to study the Psalms of Ascent. During one of my weakest & darkest times, Travis sang "Forevermore" on the DVD. I turned to the psalm to follow along & saw written on it: "my cancer verses" with the date I got the results of my biopsy. God had directed me to that psalm & I prayed over it as I praised Him. When Travis sang that song, I wept with the remembrance of how our sweet Savior held me in His arms. I cannot ever describe what a blessing it was. That study meant so much to me during that point in my life. It's a year later now, and I am cancer free, thank the Lord. I still cannot hear that song without crying. I will bless His holy name forevermore!

  28. 178
    Anonymous says:

    Thank you for the tickets allowing my friend and I to attend in Fargo. We were blessed by the teaching from the Word.
    Thank You!!

  29. 179
    Donna from Palm Coast says:

    Be assured of my prayers for you and your family, and especially your loved one in need of healing. At our Esther Bible study session on Thurs (8/20) we had a time of special time of prayer for you and your family, Beth, asking Him to protect you and strengthen each of you as you face so many battles on the front lines. You and your beautiful daughters have a unique gift that enables you to make us all feel close to you. We stand with you in prayer. Our precious Lord is so sweet!
    Donna from Palm Coast
    P.S. Esther study is awesome!

  30. 180
    Joni says:

    "kemo sabi"–The Lone Ranger

  31. 181
    Kim Safina says:

    The Journey Continues ~

    I am thrilled to travel 2 1/2 hours to meet with a friend and hear the WORDS OF YOUR MOUTH & THE MEDITATION OF YOUR HEART as you share what GOD has in store for the Simulcast at the end of August. I am ON MY KNEE'S IN DAILY PRAYER dear Siesta in Christ!
    Cuddle up with Keith and get restored before this AWESOME EVENT.

    With "Heaven Bound" blessings,
    Kim Safina California

  32. 182
    Rhonda says:

    Dearest Beth, thank you for all that do for us. I am praying for your loved one.

    I am so looking forward to Green Bay next weekend! Come Lord Jesus and minister to us through Beth that we would be mighty servants of Christ touching those people around us.

    Rhonda in Michigan

  33. 183
    Heather C says:

    After a LONG summer break from blogging, I've returned and find your humor every bit as lovable as when I left. I'm excited to be attending the simulcast next weekend, and also to be starting a new study with my Thursday girls once school kicks into gear. We're going to tackle "A Woman's Heart, God's Dwelling Place" this time and cannot WAIT to dive in! 🙂 Thank you for being so real… so unapologetic with the truth… and so precious. We love you!

    PS – I think it's hysterical that the word verification I need to enter below is "cryon". That's what I tend to do when ministered to by you (in a totally good way) – Cry ON. 🙂

  34. 184
    Anonymous says:

    Praying for you two to have safe, Swahili-language-based vacation time. Enjoy it.
    Kim Feth
    Apex, NC

  35. 185
    Maria says:

    Its not like our siesta mama not to write for five days…praying for you and your family

  36. 186
    Lynne says:

    I miss you this week! Wah!

  37. 187
    edwin joseph says:

    It's a pleasant thing to see christians taking of each other's burden 🙂

  38. 188
    Heidi says:

    Dearest "Siesta Beth," it's Sunday afternoon and I'm ready for a Siesta! A real big one, hence the capital "S"!!! But I cannot flop my head down in my pillow until I send you a note of prayer and love your way.

    This is Heidi, a young woman that you prayed with at UNH) I just visited the LPM blog and saw your prayer request. I have told my "MumZ" immediately, as I skipped a few stairs to run with the news of prayer requests. You see, she (and many of us other women) leads a women's Bible study on Tuesday nights, The Connection. She has been a forerunner of seeking the desire of the Lord's heart in all matters. One matter she led us seek the LORD in is to pray through entire Summer for the Living Proof Simulcast. She led us to not only pray for that date of the simulcast, but to pray for where the LORD takes us all that hears from Him after that date (Aug 28-29).

    As part of the praying we have committed ourselves to reading and praying through Psalm 37 for the month of August. As I journaled through Ps 37 I was "awakened" to many "profound" cross-references to Psalm 37. So, before my siesta, it is on my heart to pray one of the cross-references over you nad your family, and the family member with health issues.

    (Ps 145:18-19)

    Heavenly Father, Your word says that You are near to all who call on You, to all who call on You in truth. Your word says that you fulfill the desires of those who fear You; You hear their cry, and and You save them. So Lord, I am asking that you will be near to our siesta Beth and her family at this time…and most of all Jehovah Shammah, we pray that we will choose to trust, dwell, commit, and wait upon You…choosing the life that You desired for us so long ago to this very day and 'til the day to come (Deut 30:19b-20).

    Until Friday night Beloved "Siesta" Beth, let's seek Him and continue to be delighted in Him as we do…

    In much prayer and love,

  39. 189
    Warrior in Training says:

    I so miss my girls. I pray your time together was rejuvenating, but I sure will be happy to "see" you again. I will say this blog has opened my window to a beautiful array of God's most precious women and they have been filling in but there's nothing like Living Proof and the Moore and Jones girls and Melissa of course. Sorry I don't recall her last name:).
    Anyway I can't wait to hear from all of you AWESOME women.
    Blessings to all of you…..
    Love and Prayers Katie B. Pensacola, Fl

  40. 190
    Anonymous says:

    Just wanted you to know that a group of mothers at my church (myself included) are reading Feathers From My Nest and we meet each week to discuss the chapter. This has been such a blessing! I'm so glad that you wrote this book. We are seeing God at work in our small group! We'll be watching by satellite this weekend. May God continue to work through you to bless others.
    Allen Baptist Church
    Allen, KY

  41. 191
    Heather says:

    Said a little prayer for ya!

  42. 192
    DeDe says:

    Dear Beth,
    You are coming to Green Bay this weekend, and my sisters, my mother and I cannot wait! Can I ask you to pray for my mom, Shirley, though? She's in pain and in need of a breakthrough if she's going to be able to come hear you at the Resch Center! When she was diagnosed with cancer, my sisters and I bought her her very own copy of the "Believing God" study (DVD's). It was HUGE for her-and the many ladies she has shared it with since! Thanks for blessing us by your faith!! We can't wait to meet you and praise Him with you in person! In His Amazing Love, DeDe Gibbs

  43. 193
    Nicole says:

    Hi Beth,

    This post made my day! I'll be looking for more translations this afternoon.

    I am praying for traveling mercies for many today and I'll add you two to the list.

    Blessings on your visit with the family.


  44. 194
    Nicole says:

    I just realized this was from last Monday!!

    I haven't been on the blog for several days while we wrap up our summer. I hope you all enjoyed your week.

    I saw the Life Today show with Kathy Tricolli the other day. I was so encouraged. Too many of us "played church" for too long without any victory. I knew I was forgiven and redeemed but I still kept a wall up around my heart. It was in Jacksonville, Florida on March 28th, 2008 that the wall came tumbling down during a Living Proof Live conference.

    Thank you for your ministry!

  45. 195
    Laurie Hare says:

    I have been checking for a new post and realize how much I miss them! I am guessing this silence means I need to pray for you. So I will do that this morning and hope to hear something soon. Love ya, Laurie

  46. 196
    Sara R says:

    wewe kusali kwa ninyl
    we pray for you!

    we love you

    hope i did this right the swahili dic. on line hee!hee!
    thanks for being our mentor, teacher,friend. you are so special to us all 🙂

  47. 197
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Oh you make me laugh Spiritual Mom Beth! You and Keith are cuteness!:) I'm tellin ya, ya'll just are:) That is a long time to be in an airport, bless your hearts. Learning Swahili is good:) Never know when you might need to use it:) That is some giving from those women in North Dakota! Wow, I think they had the spiritual gifting of giving for sure!

    Blessings to you today:), love in HIM always, ((HUGS!))


  48. 198
    Jina says:


    Thank you for prayer partners. Thank you for your Spirit who intercedes for us without ceasing. Thank you Spirit for bringing to our minds what we need to pray. You are always good!

    I pray for wisdom and insight for the medical people working with this favored child of yours, Lord. I pray for clear direction. I also pray that you would stop the intentions of the enemy to distract and overwhelm those who love her from your work. God bring the peace that passes all understanding. She is yours God. We commit her to you and ask you to do what you do best and reveal your glory through your rescue. Build her faith Lord, refine her faith. We surrender her health to you!

    Love you Jesus! More than words can say. Give us our daily portion, Lord. We cling to you!

    Your beloved,

  49. 199
    Yukiko says:

    I've been praying for your loved one, you and your family.

  50. 200
    Anonymous says:

    OK – just listened to wrestling with God and want you to know, Hope Moore, that God has used you who came out of a mess to give me who is still living in a mess hope. And YES, I am HOLDING ON TO GOD for a blessing and YES, I will always limp when this is through and I am living as the person God called me to be from the foundation of the world and YES, He is slowly bringing me to victory. Thank you for being real and for sharing your mess AND your victory with us.

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