Happy Monday and Heads Up for Bible Study!

Good Monday Morning, My Dearest Siestas!

I hope you had a great and God-filled weekend. I cannot express to you how much I loved watching your interaction with one another in response to Friday’s post. It was one of the most rewarding moments of my, how shall I say?, blog life. I am so honored that God would allow AJ, Melissa and me to be a part of this community of sisters. May He find much joy in what takes place here.

I had a very busy weekend doing one of my favorite things. Jackson and Annabeth stayed with my man and me from Friday morning till Sunday noon while CJ and AJ had an anniversary weekend away. We played, sang, danced, watched movies, read books, and ate snacks for meals for the better part of three days. Wedged in there tightly, we got a little sleep. The kids are super active but so good. AJ and CJ are terrific parents. Both children are affectionate and appreciative and surprisingly polite for their young ages. That’s saying a lot these days. When I went to bed last night, I replayed our sweetest or most memorable moments. I could hardly go to sleep for thinking about them. I took a few pictures with my I-phone which means poor in quality but rich in love.

Jackson is just like his mommy in that he loves to swim. I knew Keith would be gone all day Saturday and I’d be on my own with them so I chickened out of taking them to a public pool. Too many people. Jackson has had two summers of swim lessons but I still wanted him in plain sight at all times and where I never had to take my hands off Annabeth. I asked my dear friend and coworker, Sabrina, if I could bring them to her house because she has a really fun pool in her backyard and she was gracious enough to welcome us.

AB has serious Bibby-itis right now but after about an hour she let Sabrina’s daughter, Kelli, hold her in the water and I got to play with Jackson. This is us. He splits my heart in two.

This is all four of us – Jackson, Annabeth, Kelli, and me – before we called it a day. I do not know what I would’ve done without Kelli. She spent every minute out there with us. I’ve known her and her older sister, Hayli, since they were little girls and they are God-nieces to me. I’m blessed to be called “Aunt Beth” by them.

When Sunday morning rolled around, I knew the big question was upon me. Was I woman enough to get both of those kids to church? And ON TIME??? Some of you saw this picture on Twitter. (Yes, I Twitter now because AJ set me up for my birthday – @BethmooreLPM. I’m limiting myself to two tweets or less a day. If I start misbehaving with it or getting addicted to it, I’m firing myself from it.) I can’t resist showing the picture here as well. This was how AB woke up:

Killed me. By the way, she is a clone of her mother right now. When she was an infant, she looked just like Jackson who looks just like CJ but the older she gets, the more she looks like AJ when she was her age. Anyway, despite the hair malfunction, we did make it to church, bathed, dressed, ON TIME and with all our shoes on. BUT, for the first time in my entire memory, I forgot my Bible. Hahahahahahahahaha. I had to use one of the complimentary copies in the pew. I took no small amount of flack. I even gave it to myself with great glee. If you can’t laugh at yourself, then nobody seems funny.

OK, enough of the weekend recap. TOMORROW IS OUR BIG DAY!! SSBS (Siesta Summer Bible Study) III launches with our first Tuesday gathering. I will give you instructions for our roll call tomorrow. You will also have your regular video-greeting plus written instructions for your group discussion in case you have trouble with the video. Bar some kind of technical problem, you will always find it posted early in the AM for those of you who want to meet mid-morning or over lunch. If you can’t rally a small group, you are welcome to go solo but our hope is that you have some Godly fellowship and accountability this summer. As well, you can meet on any day during the week, but our aim is for as many of us as possible to meet on Tuesdays. Within 24 hours of meeting, we are asking a designated person from your group to write a comment to that post with a brief summary of your time together. This is the accountability part. You’ll understand more about it tomorrow.

I just wanted to give you a heads-up that it’s time to begin! You do not need to do anything in preparation for tomorrow’s gatherings in your small groups. No homework is due. You’ll get your assignment for the first two weeks tomorrow.

This is so exciting, Ladies! Let’s get ourselves in some Scriptures!

Your mama loves you.


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  1. 1
    Laura says:

    Looks like a fun weekend. Can’t wait for bible study to start!

  2. 2
    toknowhim says:

    May I say that you looked absolutely adorable in your hat and glasses in the pool. That is exactly how I would done a pool day. So happy that you got to spend the weekend with your grandbabies… I would have passed on the public pool too… My oldest is 11 and I still like to keep a laser eye on him ๐Ÿ™‚

    Blessings Beth…Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!

  3. 3
    fuzzytop says:

    Well it looks like y’all had a wonderful time at the pool! You are such a wonderful Bibby to Jackson and Annabeth….

    Loved the photo of Annabeth’s “fountainhead” hair! hahahaha! Very cute! I saw you on Twitter last week but haven’t been on there since, so I missed seeing this photo.

    Sarah (Mercy4Drew) and Linda (ThyGraceIsSufficient) and I are joining together for SSBS III, although this week we will not meet until Thursday. This will be the third time we have joined together for SSBS, and I love those two ladies. I am so looking forward to doing this study with them.

    Love and hugs,

  4. 4

    ROFL that you forgot your Bible! See what crazy things being a grandmother does to you. Bet you felt “plum nekkid” without it!! Thanks for the chuckle!

  5. 5
    Sharon says:

    Yay! I’m ready to roll! There’s nothing like Scripture-ing and delving into in order to envelope in the Word that our God has written!

    Love that you’re still brave enough to get into the pool with your grandbabies. I hope that I have that same bravery when my time comes. I tend already to shy away from swimsuits of any kind! Aw… vanity! All is vanity! Shame on me for admitting it!


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    Kathy Gerlach says:

    Yes, aren’t grandchildren a real blast. My youngest of nine is 6; 2 are 18, 2 are 17, 1 is 16, 1 – 15, one – 9, and 1 – 8. And then….there is a new one on the way. I can hardly wait. A new baby to hug and smooch on, on the way.
    Thirty-seven years ago I had breast cancer, and I asked God to let me live to watch my 3 year-old grow up. Well, He not only let that happen, but gave me another daughter two years after my surgery. And now I will have 10 grandchildren, and I adore every one of them.
    One of the 18 year-old boys had been a hand full for my daughter and her hubby. I don’t know what happened to him, but over night he changed to be this really neat young man. What a joy! What a joy!
    Beth, just keep loving them because they need it from us grandma’s. I am Nana to most of my grand kids, Grandma to the rest. It is so much fun to watch them grow up. I cannot thank God enough for wonder of it all!

    • 6.1
      Donna B. says:

      Praise God for blessing you with another child and so many grandchildren! Your post was so very inspirational to me, as I am the mom of 3 girls, and two years ago I was diagnosed with a dermafibrosarcomaprotuberens, (I don’t remember how to spell it now)…but anyway, was a very scary experience for me.

      I’ve prayed since for the blessing of watching my children grow, and I would love to be around to enjoy grandparenting someday. Not to mention that I’d just plain love to “grow old” with my husband Benj!

      Our oldest daughter turned 18 this past Friday. Needless to say, this a very new adventure for me–having another “adult” in our immediate family. As she gets ready to go off to college–I worry that she’ll do okay, make good decisions, etc. She’s done well, (well mostly), thus far and I do have faith that we raised her in the Lord…but there’s the unknown out there.

      So again, thank you for such a promising post. It spoke to my soul.

  7. 7
    Kristi says:

    YAY! So excited for tomorrow!!!!! This is my first Siesta summer Bible study!

  8. 8
    Bertie says:

    Anybody putting together a home group for the Ruth study in the Richmond/Rosenberg/Sugar Land area?

  9. 9
    sepik-meri katie says:

    dearest mama B, you mean so much to me! just sayin’ thanks for your love & encouragement… it’s SUCH a dark season for me right now and i’m blessed by your words. can’t wait to start SSBS tomorrow ~ asked different ones to join in and people weren’t into it, so i’m going solo, but soooo wished to have gotten some girls together :/ another wave of the fellowship-famine and being alone, but will trust this is what my sweet Father has for me -He makes no mistakes, right?! pray that i don’t squander this unique opp to honor Him with my thoughts, words, attitudes, actions… much love!!

    • 9.1
      Beth says:

      You are loved here, Darling. God is going to be so faithful to bring you out of this dark season and with much treasure. Claim Isaiah 45:3!

      • sepik-meri katie says:

        thanks for making my mascara run with tender tears!! what a precious verse ~ hanging on for dear life and taking that baby to the bank! thanks mb. โค

        • Donna B. says:

          You’re not the only one going solo! We are getting ready to move this summer, and I’ve begun “pulling back” in preparation for the move. So I’m happy to “join” you on this venture.

          I’m STILL waiting for my book to arrive. Honestly, I feel like it should’ve been here by now, but all in God’s timing, right?

          I’ll pray that you feel God’s light shine on you in your dark times, to guide you through. Remember, you truly are not alone out there.

          In His Love,
          Donna B.

          • sepik-meri katie says:

            thanks donna, felt the love and appreciated the prayer for a ray of light -He agreed with you and blessed my little heart today ๐Ÿ™‚ i’ll ask Him to hurry your book along -i had to wait FOREVER for my SLI to arrive in papua new guinea, i was BOUNCING off my seat waiting for that thing. anyway, prayers too for the move and transitions that will come with… may He remind you that HE is our home -love that.

        • A book that has really blessed me is – “When the Darkness Will Not Lift” by John Piper.

          Here is the link to a free pdf version: http://www.desiringgod.org/media/pdf/books_bdnl/books_bdnl.pdf

    • 9.2
      April says:

      MB, I’m so encouraged by your willingness to go through the study alone. You’ve convinced me to order a book and jump in solo as well!

    • 9.3
      Amanda says:

      Wow, so sorry to hear that you are in a dark season right now. Those words struck me as I too am in a dark season. I will be praying for you. It’s hard when these times hit. Stand fast in the word and on the promises of God dear Sister in Christ! God gave me 2 Corinthians 1:20 two days ago in my time of frustration through the old hymn Standing on the Promises. “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “yes” in Christ. And so through Him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.” He will fulfill the promises of love, joy, peace, fellowship….. So sorry I have gone on and on. Praying for peace for your soul!

      • sepik-meri katie says:

        thank you amanda!! i’m glad you went “on and on!” i loved your encouraging words, especially coming from another desert corner. that was so sweet of you to reach out and share what our Father is telling you in this time too. He soooo loves us. i will pray the same for you, siesta -let’s remember “the words of God give what they speak”… He cannot be unfaithful to us!

    • 9.4
      Jami says:

      Precious girl- I hear ya! I’m in the midst of the absolute darkest season of my life and battling the enemy from every side. I feel like I can’t catch my breath and sometimes can do nothing more than lay in bed and cry my eyes out to Him. I will pray for you… that you will be blessed beyond measure! And I’m claiming that Isaiah scripture too!! What a perfect Word for us today!
      Love u!

      • sepik-meri katie says:

        wasn’t that so perfect?! as praying God’s words says “once again today… God has a will for your life, Christ has a word for your life, and the Holy Spirit has a way for your life. Nothing is impossible.” from one pilgrim to another, hang in there girl… He is our treasure, let’s not miss it!! โค sending a hug!

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    Jamie says:

    Can’t wait to start Ruth! I have no one here in my town or church who seemed to be interested, so I am doing the study with you & with a dear friend in Texas. We’re going to try our discussion time using Skype. She loves me enough not to mind that I am not going worry about what I look like or if the room behind me is clean when we study together. Thanks for doing this, Beth. By the way, our family calls AB’s hair style “happy hair”. It made me smile!

  11. 11
    texatheart says:

    Can’t wait!! We have two big tables full. AB’s hair looks like mine any given day!

  12. 12

    You are such a crack up. I wish my mom liked watching my babies the way you like watching your grandbabies! I’m off to find you on twitter now.


  13. 13
    flip flops says:

    Looking forward to this summer study. I am doing it with a friend who just lost her husband very unexpectedly in an accident.
    Please pray for my friend, she is going through a very hard time.

    • 13.1
      Dana Dodd says:

      Dear Flip Flops (love that name by the way!) I’m praying your friend truly meets the Lord on the pages of Ruth. I had to start it early due to scheduling and it is truly great. I’ve had a lot of loss in my young adult hood years and it really ministered to me. Praying for you and your friend and she grieves.

      P.S. just bought me a new pair this weekend….flip flops that is and I love them! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 13.2
      Lynn says:

      I will pray for her. I am a widow, I lost my husband to brain cancer 6 years ago. I know how hard it is to adjust to a life without the man you thought would always be there.

    • 13.3
      kim says:

      i am sure both of you will be blessed during this time of healing.

  14. 14
    Vicki says:

    Hey Beth,

    Just had to comment on the precious picture of Annabeth. Her hair reminds me of Dr. Seuss Cindy Lou Who. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looking forward to the Bible study.

    Happy Monday!


  15. 15
    Kelli says:

    What a terrific Bibby you are!! And Amen on the politeness thing – why has “yes maam, no maam, yes sir and no sir” become a thing of the past?? Seems like that’s not really enforced much these days nor is just general respect for our elders. I am so extra super thankful that my girls still have all four grandparents and four great grands who love the Lord and give them an opportunity to learn from them etc.

    So excited about the Bible study, will be going solo and starting a few weeks late because my mom is bringing my copy to Beirut in July but will look forward to catching up when I can.

    • 15.1
      Bobbie says:

      Wow! Are you a long way from here! I had to say that I,too wonder where the ‘yes, ma’am/yes sir’ have gone. It was such a natural thing for me as I grew up and seems so odd that it’s almost vanished in many places. At 57 yo, I still say it–even to those that are younger than me. Blessings to you and safe travel for your Mom as she comes to see you.

      • revjen says:

        My children are required to call adults by their last name, all except my dearest friend whom they call “Aunt.” It amazes me how many times I have to intervene when an adult tells them they may call them by first name. It seems to me it’s the adults, more than the kids, who are lacking in manners. The standard held for our children is so low. We need to raise the bar!

      • Kelli says:

        Yes, we’re a long way from the US of A which makes me all the more thankful for this community! We actually have people chuckle at our girls when the “maam’s and sirs” start coming out because they think it’s a “southern thing”- I want to say “NO! it’s politeness and respect!” We do a lot of the “aunt” and “uncle” thing for adults though- kind of comes with the territory of overseas living I guess. Revjen, I would probably be the one guilty of telling your kids to call me “Aunt Kelli” instead of “Mrs Cox”- guess it’s always good to check with the parents first!

  16. 16
    Sharon says:

    Love the pictures Beth, I have been reading the blog for a long time. Very rarely do I comet. I am doing the BS Solo, as I have just moved from IL to TX. I am in College Station and drove to your BS on David last spring, loved it. I have done almost all of your studies. You and your girls are such an inspiration to me. I also have 2 girls. One is far away from God and the other is Christian, but unmarried, pregnant and really struggling right now. Sorry do not mean to ramble. I praise God for you and your devotion to HIM.
    Thanks for letting HIM use you!!!

    • 16.1
      Bobbie says:

      Welcome to Aggieland, College Station, and Texas! My neighbor & I also drove to Beth’s study of David, wish we had known you were going-we could’ve driven together. It’s great how Beth does such a great job of bringing all of us together through the blog and Bible Study!

      • Sharon says:

        Thanks Bobbie,
        Everyone in my home group in IL was so jealous that I could actually go to Beth’s Bible Study. I did meet three ladies there and they always saved me a seat and I looked so forward to seeing them each week. They are great, we are meeting at Martha’s Bloomers for lunch soon. The David study was the first one I did in IL 14 years ago. It was awesome to do it again and live. Our God is truly GREAT AT WHAT HE DOES!!!!

  17. 17
    emilee hall says:

    can’t wait for tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚
    glad you had a great weekend! love the pictures

  18. 18
    NikkiPoppins says:

    Looks like a fun time was had a Camp Bibby! I’m sorry that you forgot your bible…but I have to fess up, I’d have giggled a little if I’d been there.

    And welcome to twitter! You know we’re glad to have you! You cracked me up, talking about firing yourself if you got to hooked on it. lol!

    Hope you have a fantabulous Monday!

  19. 19
    His Jules says:

    So ready to get started on this one… anyone in the Tallassee/Eclectic/Lake Martin area of Alabama doing the study?

  20. 20
    Amanda Waller says:

    Moma Beth,
    I am so excited to do this bible study with you, I can hardly stand it. I’m going at it alone, but I know it will be wonderful none-the-less. I need to get into some scripture… badly. Craving it!

    Those grandbabies are PRECIOUS and we just eat them up when yal’ post pictures. Much love from Georgia~


  21. 21
    Sandy says:

    I am so excited that lots (more than my living room is really made for) of new friends will be at my house tomorrow for lunch and the Siesta Summer Ruth Bible Study! Friends just keep inviting more friends, and asking me if it’s okay. Of course it is, just want to have enough of Kelli’s Chicken Enchiladas and Mom’s Ice Cream Dessert, and enough space. Being too much of a Martha-ready to be a Mary and delve into the study. I’m giving other the privelege of hosting it at their homes the other 3 times, and I’m also discussing it on my blog. Can’t wait! Thank you alll so much!!!

  22. 22
    Carrie Rogers says:

    hi there. I’ve never commented before but now seems as good a time as any. I’ve been reading your blog for over a year now and have been so inspired, stretched and encouraged by you and your daughters posts. I love your transparency and sweet heart for the Lord and fellow pursuers of him. Your passion is contageous! Anyways – just outing myself (a non-commenting reader).
    Carrie Rogers
    McKinney, TX

  23. 23
    Lauren Kelly says:

    Aww, I bet your Bibby love tank was full come Sunday!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. 24
    Patti says:

    We got our books today!!! And so excited.. My friend Cheryly and I are meeting on Tues. evenings and going thru the Daniel series.. I bought the workbook at Deeper Still in Denver. Can’t wait to get into this thing….it will be our first “on line” thing, but I’m sure we’ll get into the swing of it.

  25. 25
    rene sandifer says:

    Count me in…although I have no idea how this online thing works! Good thing I know how to read and follow directions! Will be fly’n solo for now, and will keeping asking my peeps to join me : ).

  26. 26
    Celeste says:

    This siesta needed to hear “your Mama loves you” so bad this morning. I am blessed to be a part of this community, and so looking forward to our small group tomorrow in Laguna Niguel, CA where we will meet and enjoy our time together. God bless each of you and your groups this summer.


  27. 27

    It’s so weird that you mentioned that you’re their Aunt Beth because, about an hour ago, I was having lunch with a friend of mine and I was telling her how lately I’ve been grieving the loss of having an aunt in my life (I have one aunt, but she left the family when I was young and no longer communicates with any of us). I’ve just been thinking lately about how much I wish I had more of those older, female relationships that are mother-ly or aunt-ly; I’m 25 and crave it so much in life right now… every girl in her mid-twenties needs it, I think. I would give up nearly anything I own to have that kind of relationship with my mother or an aunt, to be able to sit down and say “Help me do this decade the right way.”

    I love it when I see women filling that role for girls who aren’t their daughters or even their nieces. I’ve got tears in my eyes right now, just thinking about how much it means to girls like me to have women like that in their lives.

    • 27.1
      Beth says:

      I love it, too, darling Amy Beth. It’s family that God gives us.

      • I think that, when I look back on my twenties, I’ll think about these two scriptures a whole lot:

        “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” – John 14:18


        “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” – Isaiah 49:15

        Would you believe that I’ve been a Christian since age 11 and hadn’t found those scriptures until about a year ago when my hurts drove me to find out what He had to say about being forgotten by those who aren’t supposed to forget you?

        Of course, my favorite scripture comes from Luke 9:23a —

        “If any man come after me, let him…”

        Just kidding. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. 28

    I forgot to mention that my college girls (I work at a University) who come to my house for Life Group on Monday nights are going to be doing the Ruth study at my house each week! You’ve never seen a group of 18 – 21 year olds cuter than my group, promise.

  29. 29
    Christy says:

    Hey sweet siesta mama!! I just wanted to leave a comment about the laughing post from the other day! I wrote you a letter last year telling you about my journey I experienced with my husband who was a drug addict for four years, the hard stuff crack-cocaine.On July 1, he will pick up his 2 year chip! God has really been working on him lately.About 6 mos ago he faithfully starting his day with prayer and time in the Bible.It is beautiful to see what God is doing in his life! He tells me God talks to him & it’s strange for him because he’s never experienced that before and it cracks me up!!I just laugh at him because he’s so cute about it.God is calling him to preach and he is really doing a lot of searching right now & his spiritual eyes are being opened 2 beautiful thngs!This weekend he is attending his 1st LPL event with me in ST Louis!! GOD IS SO GOOD!
    I sure am laughing now & beside myself with joy!I do think he’s worried about the restrooms!! lol! But I know he’s excited! We can’t wait to experiece what God will do through you!! God has been awesome to me, he never ceases to amaze me! I can’t express enough how God has used you in your studies, giving me the strenghth and conformation to fight for my man and my marriage. I am so thankful that I did! We will celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary on Aug 10, & I love him more now than I did then! It was worth my waiting on Jesus to intervene! Praise His Holy Name!!!
    Summit, MS
    PS Iam participating in the study on Ruth!

    • 29.1
      Amanda Waller says:

      Girlfriend! I am beside myself happy for you and your man!!!!!! What an example you are to other women! I’m clapping and laughing right along with you! Big smiles here….


      • Christy says:

        Thanks Amanda, it really is exciting seeing God work, knowing where Jason was and where he is now, I know that only God could do that!

  30. 30
    Rachel says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! I am dying for some warm weather. We’re still cold and rainy in the Great Northwest.

    SO excited for bible study tomorrow. Excited to get in God’s word, excited to see some ladies I haven’t seen in a while, and very excited to meet our newest little Siesta…baby Ella will be 7 days old at her first bible study meeting! Love it! See you all tomorrow!

  31. 31
    Village Sister says:

    Belated Happy Birthday Beth!
    I never forget your b-day b/c it is also the day my daughter arrived in Heaven. I weep hallelujah tears for both of you every year. :`)
    I was at the beach all last week & I got a little jump on our SSBS. This is the 2nd time in the last 6 months that the book of Ruth has been set before me for study. I’m real eager to see what the Lord has for me in ‘Round 2’ of Ruth.
    I love you dearly. xo

  32. 32
    Michele says:

    Hi MamaBeth! Glad you had fun with the kids, and I agree their behavior is a huge testament to CJ & AJ being great parents. And you know what it says that Amanda is a great mom because the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

    A hat?? What did that do to your hair? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I hate to miss the Bible study, but I don’t think I’m going to be able to participate.

  33. 33
    Angie Cortes says:

    I can hardly wait.

  34. 34
    Andrea Porter says:

    Hello! My husband is retiring from the Air Force this Friday after 20 years. Then the family wull be off to set up some deep roots back in Pennsylvania, near family. I can’t wait until we can actually stay put, find a great cherch home and not pull our roots up in 2 years. What a new concept, our children will actually get to know their grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and long time family friends. I just want to praise God for all he has done for us this year, He is so faithful and I am so looking forward to what He has planned for me and us in PA. Thank you Lord Jesus, thank you!!!!! I am going to try and do the Ruth Bible Study this summer. It will be a welcome relief from the hectic summer I have ahead of me, my quiet time with the Everlovin’ Big Man, will not get put to the side. I will need Him more than anything to make it through to the other side, military spouse to civilian spouse. Yee-Haw!!!!

  35. 35
    Crystal says:

    I just can not wait for this study to begin! Thank you for choosing “Ruth” – I almost bought it a few months ago and put it down (already had an arm full of studies and couldn’t bear to choose!), so I’m LOVING that I get to do this with my siestas ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. 36
    April says:

    Oh Beth I love this post! I love those babies and I laughed out loud about you leaving your bible at home (AnnaBeth and Jackson seem to be about as far apart as my darling boys – 22 months). It’s a challenge, I often say I had NO IDEA what I was signing up for. But I forget things on a very regular basis, so much so my almost 4 year old son says “mommy did you forget ____, AGAIN?!?!”

    This will be my very first Summer Siesta Bible Study and I am so beside myself over it I don’t know what to do with myself. I’ve been struggling with some “junk” at our church and am so incredibly excited to be starting this journey with my precious friend Sarah and a bunch of girls from her church. I’m hoping it’s a fresh start for me. I can not wait!!! Thank you so much for doing this for all of us. We love you Mama!

  37. 37
    Rebekah says:

    Can I just say how ridiculously excited I am about the SSBS?!?! VERY!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s my first SSBS to do and I absolutely love the book of Ruth so I’m beside myself! We have about 10 women from our church doing it in total and I CANNOT WAIT to dig into Scripture with these women! ๐Ÿ˜€

    The pool looks like it was fun! And I’m glad you got to spend some time with the grands! ๐Ÿ˜€ I know my mom just loves it.

    Happy Monday!

  38. 38
    Jariza says:

    Beth, thanks for sharing your grandchildren and your stories with me. It really warms my heart to hear about them and it makes me look forward to the day when me and my hubby can experience that together.
    CANNOT WAIT to start the Summer Siesta Bible Study. I am pumped to see and hear what God has to say thru these pages.Love ya,

  39. 39
    Vicki Moore says:

    Lifeway doesn’t have the book and some of the members of our group are trying to get them!!!

  40. 40
    Arlet Bahr says:

    hilarious picture of Annabeth! reminds me of when my oldest son had the same hair malfunction around age 4 and with hope in his hear that I would say no asked me if he looked like Alfalfa (from Spanky and our Gang).

  41. 41
    Arlet Bahr says:

    that would be “heart” – aargh!

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    Janis Bart says:

    So excited about the Summer Siesta Bible Study. This is the first time we’ve done a summer study and this is my first time to host any kind of bible study – can’t wait to get started!

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    Steph says:


    I don’t comment very often, maybe once or twice before, but I just had to mention how excited I am about the summer bible study. I’m getting together with two of my friends from church and I’m looking forward to some sweet fellowship and getting into the word with them.

    I’m a full time college student, going for my 2nd degree in Math Education, and right now my life seems so very overwhelming. I know that God has called me to this and will get me though, but right now the enemy is playing on every insecurity I have ever had.

    With much love for your ministry!

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    Heather says:

    Ahhh Miss Beth, thanks so much for sharing and encouraging – it’s such a treat! Blessings!!

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    Beth says:

    I’m pretty excited that you have a twitter…JUST saying =)
    If only because I quote you or have done something that reminds me of you and I want to tag you in it. hahaha!
    yay for sweet times with the grandkids – especially at the pool!!
    be blessed this week sweet beth! can’t wait for the Bible study to start!!

    beth from rome, ga!

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    Summer says:

    I’m ecstatic! My mom, my sister, two of our friends and I will be meeting tomorrow! We can’t wait!!!!

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    Norma says:

    I too am excited to start the Ruth study tomorrow. I live in Ohio and actually was almost closed out of the LifeWay store – just wondering around and telling myself I will get this the next time.
    I am also going the study alone and was glad to read that I was truly not alone in this!!
    Have a blessed day!

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    Donna says:

    Beth, as much as I would like to join this summer’s Siesta Bible study, I need to bow out this year. I am leading “Here & Now..There & Then” with a group at church and that definitely is keeping me in the Word!! I would be going solo on this one, so will not be participating but WILL be following your videos and comments on the blog. I am excited about doing the memory verses next year. I could not make it to the gathering this past January but will be praying that I can make the next one if you have it. I don’t make many comments on your blog because I don’t feel I am as good expressing myself in writing as most are, so I just read and enjoy. Thank you so much for sharing your family with the Siestas….I always love seeing family pictures from all 3 of you and love reading each post. Melissa gets over my head at times, but still enjoy what she writes. Take care my dear sweet Bible teacher/friend and have a great & blessed week. Love you dearly, Donna

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      Kathy B says:

      May I say, I think you express yourself beautifully! You were sure an encouragement to me with your comment on my comment ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for speaking up even when you may not feel comfortable doing it. You make a difference.

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    Colleen Delbridge says:

    Hello Beth, I am so sad that I won’t be joining you for the Ruth Bible Study. I tried so hard to get a book but they just aren’t available here (Cape Town, SA) & to order would take 2 months! Maybe next time. Will continue to read the blog, cause after 6 months I’m hooked. And at least I am doing your Esther study with my Wednesday group of precious friends – loving it.
    I pray that you’ll all be stretched & blessed by the Ruth study.

    Much love

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      Beth says:

      Oh, Colleen, I just hate that. We’ll miss you so much. But stay around for everything else. You are part of this community,

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    Sarah says:

    Love AB’s hair as well! So cute and what a blessing to have laughter first thing in the morning! Thanks for sharing your family with us.

    This is my first post on your blog. I became aware of it after attending the Deeper Still Event in Dec. My sister-in-law (who attended with me) showed me the video and it was like the high of the weekend kicked in again . . . praise God for memories!

    I am really looking forward to the challenge of this Bible study. I will be completing it by myself, so will be looking forward to all the posts! I am currently doing Believing God at our church and we are going to view session 8 tonight (so remembering GodStops has definitely been on my mind this week!!!).

    I just want to thank you, Beth, for your passion and authenticity in teaching. I have found that you have shared . . . I have caught what you have. My day does not seem completely without time with God in His Word. God bless you and your family!

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