Living Proof Live – Tampa

There’s a story in the Moore family lore that involves my mother teaching her Sunday school class while she was in labor. As soon as she was done, my parents snuck out of church and headed to the hospital to have me.

We have a new story to add to the family lore that involves Curtis teaching Sunday school and sneaking away to the ER as soon as it was over. A few hours later, he was having an emergency appendectomy. The appendix had already ruptured (it was a “contained rupture”), so we are probably going to be here in the hospital for 2-4 days. My mom is helping with the kids right now and Curtis’ mom and dad will come toward the end of the week. I’m so thankful for their help.

Rich sent me the Living Proof Live – Tampa recap video, but my computer isn’t liking the Internet connection here and I can’t embed it. Here’s a link until I can make that happen:

LPL Tampa Recap

We would greatly appreciate your prayers both for Curtis and for my mom, who is preparing for the So Long Insecurity Simulcast that will take place next weekend. If you’re interested in finding a host site near you, justΒ click here. Thank you, sweet friends!


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  1. 51
    Anne says:

    Sorry to hear about Curtis. My mother did something similar when she had her gall bladder crisis. Sickness struck while she was in the middle of her Friday afternoon Bible class. She finished teaching the class – went 30 minutes over, of course! – stood at the door to say her farewells to all the ladies, then threw up in the trash can as soon as they were gone. (Sorry to be graphic, but you would miss the joy of the moment if I left that out.) She ended up at the ER a couple of hours later.

    When he gets better, be sure to tell Curtis that when Jeremiah said that the Word burned in him like a fire when he refused to speak it, he was NOT referring to a ruptured appendix or a delayed visit to the ER!


  2. 52
    Kristi says:

    Bless your hearts! Praying for you all!

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    Warm in Alaska says:

    Oh goodness, Amanda. What a weekend. I will so be praying for Curtis, you, your kids, and your mother while you live through the next few days. So glad Curtis was able to get to the hospital – and finish teaching his class ta boot! You Bible loving Texans – may the delivery of the Word of the Lord not be jettisoned by matters such as child birth or appendectomies!

    Warm in Alaska.

  4. 54
    Becky says:

    Curtis –
    Prayed for you, hope you feel better fast.

  5. 55
    Joyce Watson says:

    So thankful to hear Curtis made to the hospital on time and will keep you all in prayer this week. The Lord takes care of His children! What a blessing you and your family are!
    Hope to see the simulcast this week.

    (Cannot believe it has been 15 years since the OKC bombing. Keep those families in your prayers this week.)

  6. 56
    Annette says:

    Oh, Amanda. Praying right now for Curtis’s healing, your peace amid the chaos, protection for your children, and a blanket of comfort for you all. Thank goodness for family who is nearby and can help during these times. Take care, Sweetie.

  7. 57
    Michele says:

    Amanda, we will be praying for you all, especially Curtis and your Mom!

    Beth, can’t wait to see you (via satellite :0) and hear what you have for us, Saturday!

  8. 58
    Siesta OC says:

    I pray all goes well for him and all of you. Poor guy! Obedience to GOD – that story about your mom gets me everytime! Bless you folks!

  9. 59
    Janet says:

    Praying for a speedy recovery for Curtis; loving, caring patience for Amanda; and sanity for the grandparents! πŸ™‚

  10. 60
    Tracy says:

    My word, Amanda! So sorry to hear about Curtis…glad he’s recovering. He and your Mom are some committed folks…I’m telling you! Sent up an immediate prayer and will continue as the Lord brings your family to mind. Blessings, sweet one.

  11. 61
    HFridelle says:

    That stinks! Your family will be in my prayers! I’m so excited for this Saturday! Our church is hosting the simulcast and we have been praying for Beth and all the ladies who are coming to hear the Word!

  12. 62
    Joni says:

    Said a prayer for all of you. God will work things out–He always does! Glory to His Name!

  13. 63
    Kari says:

    Looking forward to the simulcast!!!

  14. 64
    Lynne says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Curtis’ surgery but happy to hear the results. I’m praying that he has an uneventful recovery and this during the time that he’s hospitalized you can use the time to replenish your reserves ~ as a busy working Mom with little ones I imagine you have been hard at it especially with the addition of AB’s recent illness. You have the assurance that all’s well at home and being with Curtis you can see that all’s well with him too so, I hope you can use this time to rest and gather your strength as well.

  15. 65
    rhonda says:

    Praying for you all.

  16. 66
    Diana Lamb says:

    Prayers for Curtis and for you and for “Bibby.”

  17. 67
    Marcy says:

    I am adding my prayers to all the others….and wondering just what was the Sunday School lesson about? Musta been good!!! Looking forward to Saturday in Central Oregon!

  18. 68
    celeste hill says:

    Amanda, Curtis, and Bibby,

    My prayers are with you, what a blessing that the rupture was contained. The Lord loves you all and will be by your side to minister to your needs and provide His strength and His Mighty Presence.
    I pray travel mercies for Curtis’ parents as they make their way to your home, and a sweet time with Bibby for Jackson and Annabeth. You and your mom are so blessed to have the relationship that you do. Remember to stay warm and prop a pillow up for you as you stay by your mans side (those hospital chairs are so uncomfortable) don’t forget your reading material. Blessings to you Amanda.

    PS Praying to SLI simulcast and I will be attending solo at a host church. Your mom’s latest book has been a “God timed event” for me.

    Love Celeste

  19. 69

    Well good grief. Praying for complete healing for Curtis, peace for you and good rest for all of you. Looking forward to Saturday and wishing it would have worked out for me to come to Atlanta.


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    amybhill says:


  21. 71
    Kris says:

    Wow!! Talk about serving the Lord Curtis (and Beth)!!!! Praying for his recovery (and you as you sit with him) and praying for the SLI event in Woodstock this week!!! I am so incredibly psyched about it. As if I don’t need enough help in this area myself, I am taking my sweet little insecure sister whom I love dearly and my soon-to-be sister-in-law who will have a profound effect on my brother’s life. I cannot wait to expereince the ways in which God is going to use Beth the LPM team this weekend!!!!

  22. 72
    kathypinkbicyclearkansas says:

    Praying for all of you!

    It’s turned cold here in Arkansas so a sweater sounds good!

  23. 73
    flip flops says:

    Praying for everyone! Speedy recovery for Curtis. Blessed time for your children to spend with their grandparents and for you to get some rest.

    Sounds like my family. Had to leave in a hurry last week to care for my father-in-law. Praising God for the strength that he gave me to do that for the healing that is taking place.

    We serve an Awesome God!

  24. 74

    These videos always make me cry!!! It definitely looks like a great time was had by all πŸ™‚

    Amanda, I will certainly keep you in prayer this week~ your kindness during my heartbreak last week was so much appreciated, you can’t imagine. One day I felt like my world was crumbling to the ground, but unbeknownst to me, God was churning the waters to create something more powerful than I could ever imagine. Since that day, so many wheels were set into motion, that even now (four days later!!) I am getting confirmation of His hand STILL at work!!! It is breathtaking and indescribable. And it’s not lost on me that this Wednesday is my 20th anniversary of being baptized and giving my life to Christ. God’s showering me with some early anniversary presents, and I am overwhelmed and loving every second of it.

    I can’t stop praying that God will show up BIG to everyone I come into contact with. I told Him that He is the perfect drug, because He knows that when we see a little slice of Him in all His glory, we can’t help but CRAVE for the next encounter. Lord, please do the same for all of the women on this blog!! Reveal Yourself in all your splendor!! There ain’t no high like the Most High!!!

    I love you girls <3

  25. 75
    Crystal says:

    Will definitely be keeping your family in prayer! If any siestas live in the central PA area & want to join us for the simulcast, I’m coordinating our event at the Shippensburg First Church of God and we’d LOVE to have you (and meet you!) πŸ™‚

  26. 76
    Sylvia says:

    It is an honor to pray for Curtis and Amanda as she cares for her man. Also a joy to pray for Mama Beth who through her teaching the WORD has changed my life.

    A Song I must sing of prayer to our Heavenly Father for His Amazing Grace and Mercy with His Presence hovering over the Moore and Jones family.

  27. 77
    Susan B. says:

    Praying for all of you!

  28. 78
    Forever His says:

    Been praying for the simulcast. Will add Curtis & the rest of you to my list. Really enjoy listening to Curtis’ podcasts. He has a great sense of humor! Take care.

    Phil 4:8

  29. 79
    Charlotte says:

    Praying for you guys. Sounds just like the enemy to bring something aweful right before the Lord is about to move. I will be doing some warfare on behalf of the whole LPM team!
    I will be attending a simulcast here in ATL. I wanted to be at Woodstock again with all of the Siestas but a friend wanted to go with me and she didn’t want to drive so far.
    STRENGTH to you Curtis in Jesus’ name!

  30. 80
    Sunni says:

    Amanda- Good thing you got Curtis to the ER. My husband’s appendix ruptured the Thursday before LPL came to Shreveport, LA 3 years ago. He was convinced that it was just a stomach bug. I ended leaving LPL early to take care of him. He finally went into the hospital A WEEK later. To make a long story short, he nearly died and we spent two and a half weeks in the hospital. I was 8 months pregnant at the time. That is serious stuff! I’ll be praying for all of you.

  31. 81
    kathypinkbicyclearkansas says:


    I just remembered that when my parent’s were in the hospital it was always freezing and the nurses brought me warming blankets. Askf them for one and I’m sure they’d be happy to comply.

  32. 82
    gods.own says:

    Praying for Curtis for healing, comfort and strength. For the whole extended family to delight in loving on the Jones clan. And for you Amanda to release the care of your children and husband in to God’s very capable hands–and the hands he is using in the flesh. Been there and understand:) Praying for all of you.

  33. 83
    sisterlynn says:

    Praying with you and for you!

    Yes, you will have a great story for the family book!


    Sister Lynn

  34. 84
    Ashley says:

    Oh, poor Curtis! I’ll be praying for you guys! And for your mom, too. We are so looking forward to her simulcast this weekend here in San Angelo, TX!!! πŸ™‚

  35. 85
    Sarah says:

    OUCH! Sorry to hear this. Will be praying.

  36. 86

    Owwie!Praying Curtis’ recovery will be swift! He gets the Manly Man award for toughing out that pain long enough to finish teaching SS. GRIN

  37. 87
    joyce says:

    Just home a short while ago from Tampa…AMAZING! I will keep your hubs and mom both in my prayers. And you too : )

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    Rebecca says:

    Praying for everyone involved in getting Curtis better! Get home to get a sweater and your book–don’t forget to grab something for your man, too–I’m sure he’ll want something to read soon!

    Prayers and blessings!

  40. 90
    Carrie says:

    Your family is really good at “hiding” stuff! Praying for everyone in the family.

  41. 91
    Julie Reynolds says:

    I will certainly be praying for Curtis, Bibby, and you Amanda! What a wonderful blessing that it was a contained rupture. I have to thank you Amanda for recommending the Preachers Wife’s book “You can Wear Cute Shoes.” I immediately felt I need to order this for our pastor’s wife and for one of the young minister’s wives in our church. I can not tell you what a blessing they both say this has been. Thank you for sharing.

  42. 92
    Deirdre says:

    Well clearly someone told Curtis about that story of your mom and he just had to top her! Somebody needs to tell him to stop trying to compete with Miss Beth. It can’t be done. He might bust something trying….oh wait, he already did!

    sorry. couldn’t resist.

    Seriously, I’ll be praying for you all as you adjust your schedules and expectations for an already hectic week.

    going to the host location at FBCW and couldn’t be more excited.

  43. 93
    Barb says:

    Praise the Lord it was ‘contained’ – that is dangerous to play around with!
    So thankful Curtis is on the mend!
    Praying for you all!
    lovingly, Barb

  44. 94
    partialemptynester says:

    Praying for all of you!

  45. 95
    Karen H. says:

    My friend’s thirty-something year old son, Scott, drove himself to the hospital with his appendix problem. Upon calling his family, he told them he was at Methodist Hospital (in Houston) thinking that St. Luke’s was Methodist, because of the church. It took a while, but they finally found him at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital. What is going on with appendixes of young men in Houston? The first few days were difficult, but he enjoyed the smoothies and pampering. Praying for you all.

  46. 96
    Katie says:

    Oh no poor Curtis! I’ll pray for him.

    I am so disappointed that no churches in Dallas will be hosting the simulast.

  47. 97
    kate hawk says:

    By His stripes we are healed, in Jesus’ name! We will keep Curtis and Siesta Mama in our prayers…and you two Amanda! May the peace that passes all understanding guard your hearts, your minds, and your homes too.

    I’m so excited for SLI this weekend. God has already done a might work through your selfless serving and wonderful family. I believe so many women will receive healing and life this weekend, In Jesus’ Name!!!

    Amanda, rest while you can, just let us know how your hubby is doing from time to time!

    Blessings Dear Siesta,

    ~ kate in Charlottesville

  48. 98
    Tammy says:


    I will be praying for Curtis to recover quickly and for your mom as she prepares for Saturday. I will also be praying for you as you juggle caring for your husband and children. Hang in there… this too shall pass.

    Lusby, MD

  49. 99
    Jennifer says:

    Praying for you all! God bless and and keep you all.

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    Wendy says:

    Now THATS a dedicated family albeit NUTS lol

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