Siesta Summer Bible Study 3 Launch

Hey, Siestas! It’s time for summer Bible study! For the sake of rich fellowship and vital accountability, we hope as many of you as possible are meeting with small groups and on every other Tuesday or as close to Tuesdays as possible. You are absolutely welcome to join us solo but try to stay as involved as possible in the discussions so that you’ll feel plugged in. This is what you’ll do every other Tuesday:

1. Watch the video so you’ll have your instructions for your gathering or for your solo experience. I will always put the bare bones of the instructions in writing on the post just in case there is a video malfunction.

2. (You will find these instructions reiterated in this post because it’s fundamental to the experience.) If you are in a small group, designate one person who will write a comment to this post briefly telling us about your group and your discussion. It can be a different person each week or the same. START THE COMMENT WITH THE CITY, THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS AND LOCATION THEN DESCRIBE YOUR GROUP AND ADD SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR DISCUSSION. For instance, I am meeting with my Monday staff members so my comment will begin with:

Houston, Texas; 8 of us; Meeting at Living Proof Ministries. Our group is primarily made up of…The main part of our discussion was about…(And so forth).

3. If you are going solo, your comment will become the way you complete the assignments. In other words, you’ll see that I ask you to describe this season of your life in one word. In your comment, tell us what that one word would be.

Make the length of it one good, descriptive paragraph. Try not to write too much or readers will tend to skip over it.

This clip is to give instructions for your first gathering – the one you are hopefully having today or in next 24 hours. You can watch this together or your leader can watch it and pass on your instructions.

Summer Bible Study – Week 1 from LPV on Vimeo.

I so hope that makes sense! Now, here are the written instructions for your gathering just in case you can’t get the video to work. Welcome aboard! May God take us on a journey that we’ll treasure for many years. Let’s find the Ruth in us, Siestas!

Today in your small group, here’s what I am asking you to do:

1. If you don’t know each other, spend a few minutes finding out some basic biographical information about one another.  (Single, married, still in school, or in a career. Children, no children. The regular stuff. Keep in mind that everybody fits in Bible study. You don’t need to all be alike. In fact, the more alike you all are, the less you may sharpen one another.)

2. Each of you in your small group characterize your life in this present season in ONE WORD.  Have the leader record these.

3. Each of you in your small group share one specific goal you have this summer for being in Bible study. Have the leader record these, too.

4. Look at the very last verse of the Book of Judges (Judges 21:25) because of its placement just prior to the book we’ll study together this summer. Discuss several specific reasons why doing what each of us sees fit at any given time could be dangerous. After several minutes of discussion, read Jeremiah 17:7-14 and talk about how this segment relates or contrasts to Judges 21:25.

Leader: this is very important. You get back on within 24 hours of meeting and write a brief summation of your group time as a comment to this post. Tell us how many came, your city, and something about your group or your group discussion.

Here’s a link to the first chapter of Ruth in case you don’t have your workbook yet.


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  1. 1351
    Jennifer says:

    McCalla, Alabama- 12 in meeting(but more expected for next time), we have had a small group that has met for about a year now. We are sisters at Loveless Park Baptist Church. Coincidentally we meet every other Tuesday! We knew God wanted us to do this study when you spelled it out for us! We met last night but will meet again next week to be in sync with you! We had great discussion and enthusiasm about doing another Beth Moore study! You rock and we think you are the cutest thing ever! You keep us smiling! Some of our 1 word descriptions were comfortable, peace, changing, restless, satisfied, waiting, limbo, blessed, growing, perservering, good, and questionable. For our goals many want to get a true hunger and desire to be in God’s word and to make more of an intentional effort to have quiet time with Jesus. Most of us are from 30-50. We are all extremely busy and want to focus more on our sweet heavenly father. One of the words in the title of the work book hit home- Legacy. Our church just suffered the loss of a 27 year old father of 3 boys and his precious wife has been so inspiring. They are such wonderful Christians and the legacy he left behind was something special. His Caring Bridge site overflowed with amazing faith in God! We talked about what kind of legacy we might be leaving behind. We are all looking forward to this study and can’t wait to do our “homework” and see you next Tuesday!

  2. 1352
    Lisa Rose says:

    We here in Moyock, N.C. are a week behind all y’all because we had VBS last week. We began our study last night. There were 10 of us present, with 2 more that will join us at our next meeting. Our words ranged from “strained” to “happy” and we are all glad to be studying God’s word this summer.

  3. 1353
    Carol says:

    My word for the season I’m in right now at the St. Louis LPL weekend and our bible study was “Unfocued”.
    Then we looked up the Judges and Jeremiah verses. Boy did God hit me over the head with a 2X4! HE is telling me I’ve lost my focus on Him. I love how He works through all things to brings us back to HIM! Praise HIM!

  4. 1354
    donna says:

    Mt. Pleasant NC
    Going solo
    one word – tired

    • 1354.1
      Cheri says:


      I’m praying that God will let this be a time of refreshing and renewal for you!


  5. 1355
    lara says:

    Greensboro, NC; 9 sister-friends; Meeting every other Tuesday night at various homes. (We just began last night so we are a week behind the “group-at-large.”)

    Our group is primarily made up of young mommies to preschoolers. Young equaling early to mid-thirties. Semi-young.

    Our discussion primarily focused upon placing our hope in God when famines come. Famines in relationships, health, whatever. God. is. faithful.


  6. 1356
    Jennifer says:

    Hi, I’m going solo from Otisville Michigan from my living room.

    One word to describe the season of my life – Learning.

    Married for 17 years, I work full time in adminstration, have two dogs (Weimaraners) and a cat.

  7. 1357
    Jennifer says:

    Ok, so I was a little short on my first post, so here is more information.

    I’ve been praying the last 10 years for my infertility to end, I’m finally accepting God’s providence in my life and am now asking for guidance on what to do with the next section of my life. But this time I am asking Him first what he wants of me instead of me saying this is what I want to do.

  8. 1358
    Jean Burden says:

    We have actually met for two weeks now, and the study is wonderful! There are five of us, and because our schedules don’t work well during the week, we meet on Sunday evenings. Last week we came up with lots of important single words, and we are finding this to be a rich study of God’s word. We look forward to the coming weeks.

  9. 1359
    Joanna Jones says:

    Birmingham, AL; 8 of us; Meeting at Birmingham-Southern College on our lunch hour; our group is made up of women seeking God’s will in their lives; we discussed in depth how we have to trust God and do what He leads us to do. Doing it our own will never work!

  10. 1360
    Kelley Aschenbrenner says:

    JACKSONVILLE, FL; 11 of us; meeting at a home;

    Our group is made up of women from all walks and seasons of life, some new to the faith and have never done a Bible Study before, others have spent a lot of time in the Word.The ages range from 17 year old high school students to 60 year old teachers.

    The main part of our discussion was getting to know each other. We took a chunk of time to do this, longer than we anticipated, but sensed that was exactly what the Lord would have us do this time. The leader of the group, “mamma cheryl” (my mother) felt a calling to teach on “how to do bible studies”. She spoke on how easy it is to host a study and how to go about your study at home each week. At the end of the night we discussed the verses that you gave to compare and contrast. Like a tree planted in the ground the weather in this world may sway us back and forth, but if we hold on to Jesus we will not be moved.

    We are meeting every tues. night starting last night. We are having themed dinners together at each mtg. Next week is Mexican!

    When you’re weary, feeling small,
    When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all;
    I’m on your side. When times get rough
    And friends just can’t be found,
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down…. -simon and garfunkel

    • 1360.1
      Janie B says:

      Kelly, could you please expand a little on what your mother said about how to do bible studies and how to go about your study at home each week? I’d love to hear that if you have time. Thanks!!

  11. 1361
    Lindsay says:

    Right now I am solo, but I would love to join a group. Any ladies meeting in Dallas, TX?

  12. 1362
    Carole Anne Hallyburton says:

    Is it too late for me to sign on to this study? I just got home and would really like to participate!

  13. 1363
    Keri says:

    Smyrna,TN; 9 of us; Meeting in a home each week. Our group is made up women ranging in age from late 20’s to late 50’s. Because of the variation in age and life experience we had some very in-depth and rich discussion. We each spent a great deal of time discussing what season we are at in our lives. We talked about the importance of taking time out of our busy lives for this study and the connection and accountability that it will bring. We are so excited that God brought us together and know that He has BIG things in store for us! Oh..don’t forget the cheeks Smyrna ladies!

  14. 1364
    Monica Ciampa says:

    Doing this study with my mom over the phone long-distance.
    She’s in Tn. & I’m in NY.

    Specific goal for this bible study =
    Mom= Discipline self to spend more quite time in the Word.
    Me= Be bearing fruit in this season of my life, healing
    & to flourish in His Presence.

    One word to describe this season
    Mom= Lonely
    Me= Longing, Awaiting, Searching

    Judges 21:25 could be dangerous=
    Couldn’t be in one accord if everyone was doing things the way they wanted instead of being led by the Spirit & no harmony or unity.

    Judges 21:25 & Jeremiah 17:7-14
    Relate in that doing what we see fit in our own eyes is like following our hearts & our hearts are desperately wicked.

    Contrast is that The Man who Trusts in the Lord & whose confidence is in HIM! Also, love that the LORD searches the heart & examines the mind.

    Also, loved Kathy’s verse out of the Message of Jer. 17:4″God pick up the pieces & put me back together again YOU ARE MY PRAISE!” That has spoke to me all week.

    Loved the songs & hope to order the Cd soon. Been singing this Mercy Me song all week ♪The hardest part I’m always told is letting go! Safe & Sound knowin that you’re big enough to wrap around my <3 completely♪

  15. 1365

    Tisha Black – Solo in Searcy, Arkansas

    We are currently doing a Beth Moore Fruits of the Spirit Bible Study at church. Someone had posted on Facebook that they were doing this study and the holy spirit told me that I needed to be doing it as well.

    My life in the present season is HECTIC! I am a working mother of three children married to my high school sweet heart. We own a small business and to say my life is busy is the understatement of the century! *LOL*

    I think that doing things we see fit can lead us down a dangerous road if we’re not making our decisions through prayer!!

    I am looking forward to this study!! Thanks so much. 🙂

  16. 1366
    Lois says:

    There are just two in our group – Brooke and Lois – from St. Louis, MO. We are a week behind, but plan to get caught up this week. (Better late than never!) Both of us had the same word to describe this season of life: content. I have to admit that most of our discussion today centered on what we learned and experienced at Living Proof Live this past weekend. We had much to reflect on! And we are both very excited about being part of this study.

  17. 1367
    Rosa says:

    Rosa-Flying Solo this summer, all of my friends as well as myself are pretty busy-too chaotic to get together. Single, 30s, Northeast Texas.
    2. Season of life – transitional/chaotic.
    3.I’m just hungry and don’t see summer as a reason to stop feeding on God’s Word.
    Late in posting, but started the study last week and LOVE Ruth!

  18. 1368
    Bonnie/Momof3 says:

    Hey Beth,

    I have my book and am doing the study solo because of travel this summer. It’s absolutely wonderful, and I’m glad to be aboard with all the Siestas once again.

    With love and gratitude for your commitment to Christ.

  19. 1369
    Mary Jane says:

    My 16 year old daughter and I are just getting on board. We just bought our books yesterday and are getting started. We will discuss our week of study on Tuesdays. Thrilled my daughter was willing to do this study with me! To Him be the glory.

  20. 1370
    Jess says:

    I finally gor my book today. I am so excited and so far back… planned to get studing NOW so I can catch up by next week… Still no one from NJ here. Will continue praying.

  21. 1371
    Glenda says:

    Please help me ,I made a comment last week and lost it if anyone sees 2 angels holding on to each other please let me know so I know whehter to start over or if my comment made it through.

    Love in Christ,
    Glenda from Walhalla,SC

  22. 1372
    Glenda says:

    I forgot to check the box of notify me by e-mail now it’s checked DUH DUH!!!

  23. 1373
    Glenda says:

    Okay y’all I found me finally thank you so much I can now rest in the Lord and get on with the srudy.
    Love y’all

  24. 1374
    Chris says:

    Indian Trail, NC and Italy – going through it with a friend online …

    One word: changing (how hard was that to write ONLY one word!!)

    Goal: To continue growing and narrowing the gap that exists between my head and my heart (makes the Mariannas Trench look shallow and the Grand Canyon narrow!!!)

    Jeremiah 17:14 struck me – heal me and I will be healed. When we rely on him and don’t do just as we see fit he will take care of us!! Amazing!

  25. 1375
    Lorrie says:

    Lewiston, NY

    Season of my life: detached

    I would like to finish a Bible study I’ve started for once and am hoping that this one is it.

    • 1375.1
      Marie says:

      Lorrie, that is addressed either in Session 1 or 2, I am not sure which one. Kelly describes it as prolonged obedience. I just loved that. And you are not alone. Others struggle with the same thing. You hang in there. He is faithful.

  26. 1376
    Cara says:

    Fort Walton Beach, FL.

    We have a group of three of us. It will be me, my sister in law and her Mom. My SIL and I are both married with 8 kids between us and her Mom is married with 3 grown kids.

    A week late getting started but my group is spending the next week doubling up and will be on track for next Tuesday.

    Our words were Transition and Unsettled.

    Goals: To be in the word and be accountable to each other. To build relationship with each other with God’s words as our foundation. TO see how God uses Ruth’s story to reveal us to ourselves.

    4. When we do as we see fit, it leads to chaos but also it leaves us always feeling empty. We end up searching for approval and fulfillment even when we don’t realize that is what we are doing.

  27. 1377
    Amy D says:

    St. Louis, MO. Two BFFs meeting in my home. We are joining late because we both went to the LPL in St. Louis, and just felt the need to be in a regular Bible Study this summer instead of trying to make it on our own! Our words were: “dichotomy” and “divorced”. We mainly talked about our need to be in the Word regularly, and also how our words play into the passage in Jeremiah. Great to talk with her! Thanks Beth for getting this all together!

  28. 1378
    Jo-Ann says:

    Frederick, MD
    There are 27 of us ladies studying together. Last year, myself and one other friend did your summer Bible study and loved it. We opened it up to see if any other ladies would be interested and God has shown me that His plans are always bigger than I can imagine.

    We met for the first time last night (6/29) and loved every minute of it. These ladies’ hearts are amazing. I love when we can gather and just be real about where we are.

    We discussed the verses and the one statement that really stands out to me is that our Spirit is always 100% right and our flesh is always 100% wrong, so the battlefield is in our mind and we need to fill is with the Truth (God’s Word)!

    Can’t wait to see what God is doing this summer!

    Love and blessings~

  29. 1379
    Kim says:

    Denver, CO, 5 of us, meeting…well, of all places, facebook! We figured out a way to meet and discuss the study that best fits all of our crazy schedules! It’s a private group where each of us can post our comments/questions/thoughts and support one another. It’s pretty cool. I’m posting this late b/c we are a week behind everyone else. All of the women are friends of mine and we all attended the same church at one point in our lives. We are in our late 20s-early 30s. We have 11 children between the 5 of us with the oldest being 5 and the youngest 8 months. Here’s what we answered to the one word that characterizes this season of our lives, “full, demanded, change and uncertainty”. We are all looking to grow deeper in God’s word and re-establish our quiet times. A challenge with little children!! We are very excited. Thank you Beth and Kelli!

    • 1379.1
      Lisa says:

      Wow! That is so cool you guys meet on Facebook! How creative and cool is that! I love how we can use God’s light even on the internet where there can be so much darkness lurking around.

  30. 1380
    Donise says:

    Longmont, Co, solo, a week late but my study came today:) I am a SAHM-with 2 girls and a boy (10, 3 & 7)…this season of my life is promising. My goal for my summer study is to complete it without forgetting to pick my kids up from their activities! 1st time doing summer study with the Siestas and really looking forward to it!

  31. 1381
    Lauren says:

    Am doing this study solo this summer and am really appreciating the study thus far. Am 30 years old, single, live in Seattle, WA. This season in a word: unsteady. Am motivated, passionate, focused one day, and the next I’m distracted, undisciplined, full of doubt and succumbing to fear. A goal for me in doing this study is simply to really let God minister to me through His Word on a daily basis. There are areas needing some attention/obedience in my life, and I want the water of the Word to wash over me. I want an obedient, trusting heart that is fully given over to the Lord. Thank you, Kelly Minter, for writing this in-depth study. Thank you, Beth Moore, for…so much.

  32. 1382
    Joan V says:

    Hey Everyone!

    I am joining a little late ( I just got the book and didn’t see that handy link above). This is my first time doing any study solo so I know it’ll will be an interesting journey.

    A little about me: I am in Florida, single, no kids, and just about to be laid off (July 23rd) from my current job. This will be an interesting time for me since I am looking everywhere and anywhere for jobs and trying not to make a rushed decision and have God guide and be first in my decisions.

  33. 1383
    Tracy says:

    Well, Siestas, I first thought I would be going solo, (I even considered not doing it) but then God reminded me that I have a very special friend who lives 3 hours away, and this would be the perfect opportunity for us to do a Bible study together in a way that we never thought possible before! My friend, DeeAnn, and I met in college and had lost touch for 15 years, and then God brought us back together about a year ago. We both had fallen away from our walk with God during that time, but God brought us back (and through this study, we found out it was around the same time!) Isn’t His timing and planning wonderful! I live in Medicine Lodge, KS, and DeeAnn is from Salina, KS. We are both 47 years young–I am married with 2 children–DeeAnn is single and has lots of nieces and nephews! Words for this season in our lives: DeeAnn – Budding, Tracy – Craving. Our reasons for this Bible Study: DeeAnn-To continue to be challenged in God’s plan and grow in my relationship with Him and within my earthly relationships with fellow Christians; Tracy – to know my God more passionately and become more like Him. We discuss our daily work every other day by email and we meet on Tuesday evenings by phone. We’re starting a little late, but we’ll catch up on our homework, Mama Beth! We have no doubt that it is definitely God’s plan that we do this Bible Study together–so far, it seems like it was written about our lives! In DeeAnn’s words, “I have been in a Bible Study group for 3 years, and I have not gotten as much from it in that time as I have this in the first two days!”

  34. 1384
    Lisa says:

    Crosby, Tx. Going solo but hopefully with a coworker. Looking forward to staying in God’s word this summer!

  35. 1385
    Hannah Leigh says:

    Lansing, MI
    2 of us
    Meeting at Grand Traverse Pie Company

    My Aunt Beth and I are meeting every other “off-video” week. So, we met for the first time regarding the study this past Tuesday. In describing our present seasons of life with just one word, Beth responded with “Abiding” and I with “Chaotic.” Our goals for the study were pretty much the same in that we’re both hoping to deepen our relationship with the Lord and with each other, not only as family members, but as sisters in Him. We are really enjoying the study so far and found the first week to be so incredibly applicable to situations we’re currently facing at home and at work. Can’t wait to see what else is in store for us in the weeks ahead!

  36. 1386
    Ashley says:

    Spring, tx ( suburb of Houston); there are 8 of us, taking turns hosting at our houses. We’re all in Our mid to late twenties, three of us have children. Our discussion was amazing, we all opened up more than we had planned and i believe we grew closer because of it. We all have a shared goal of growing closer to God through this study. We share our one word to describe the season of our life right now and that opened up to more discussion and advice. This is a first time for many of us doing the living room series so we’re all really excited about what’s in store.   

  37. 1387
    Dianne Walters says:

    Dianne – Solo – Hartselle, AL

    My life characterized in this season: Overwhelmed

    My goal is a desire to continually grow in my relationship with God by staying firmly planted in His word. My husband recently surrendered to ministry and because we don’t yet know what form that will take, I think the Ruth story couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time.

    Doing what we see fit at any given time could be dangerous for several reasons. We are self-seeking by nature, so we would be caught up in what we think would satisfy. We could be disobedient to God and/or harmful to ourselves and others. Exalting self is never a good thing.

    • 1387.1
      Carol says:

      Carol Walter here (friend of Addie). I feel like you are my good friend. When I met Addie she told me her mother-in-law was also a “Bethanite”. I know we are already friends in the Lord, but I hope to meet you someday!

      • Dianne Walters says:

        Hey Carol. Thanks for touching base. Addie has told me so much about you as well. She shared with me that you reminded her of me because of our mutual love of Beth. I actually took her and my other daughter-in-law to a Living Proof Live in Memphis last October and they both loved it! I would love to meet you! Maybe next time we are in Missouri . . . which I hope is soon, cause I need to hug my Missouri kiddos!

  38. 1388
    Michelle Thomas says:

    I am so new to this whole online blogging thing, but anyways, I was gonna go out today to my local Christian store and by the Ruth book but then I saw a link that took me to the workbook if I don’t have one yet…is there a separate workbook for this study or is it inside the Ruth book itself? Oh and if it is separate where/how do I get it? Hope someone wouldn’t mind helping me with my many questions so I can join you gals on this new study! Thank you SO much!
    ~Michelle in Northwood, New Hampshire

    • 1388.1
      Glenda says:

      Michelle,it will give you the first week but you will need to go get the book and the study is in the book. I have to get mine also.
      Love in Christ, Glenda

  39. 1389
    Lorie says:

    Columbia, S.C. reporting in….

    Our group of newlywed ladies meet each week. We met last night and discussed the 1st week of homework. Seven of nine were there and we all came prepared to share our personal goals for the study. We had awesome discussion. Working on Week 2. 🙂

  40. 1390
    Amanda says:

    Well, I don’t even know if anyone will read this but I’m sending it out there anyway! I just got my Ruth books in the mail yesterday. I am doing this study with my mother in law and sister in law in Kelowna, BC, Canada. I have been fretting for days over the fact that we are going to be sooooo behind everyone else and how will we ever make this work etc. But I just decided that being in the Word is the most important thing and I will not let us being late ruin that. So we are here! We are just not on the same page as everyone else.

    So that being said, I’m Amanda, I have a 20 month old daughter who is currently smashing sweet potatoes with her hands and I adore watching her do it! 🙂 My husband’s family is just wonderful and I’m so excited to do this study with them!

    • 1390.1
      Beth says:

      I’m reading it, Amanda! Welcome! You are so right. It’s being in the Word – not on the schedule – that is SO important. Anyway, the lessons aren’t really long. You’ll start catching up before you know it. Enjoy Jesus! He’s our reason.

      • I think it is so super cool to see Beth chime in occasionally. I’m in Houston and just found out about this online Bible study after participating in Beth’s study on the book of the Revelation. I am also running behind a little so will work to get caught up. Thanks Beth for who you are to us as a sister in Christ and a teacher of His word. I love your enthusiasm for God.

    • 1390.2
      Cheri says:


      I’m reading! In fact, I intentionally scrolled to the newest comments to see if anyone else was posting this week – as I am doing. Glad your group is here =).


  41. 1391
    Lyn says:

    Shelton, Connecticut – going solo. This is my first SSBS. Any CT siestas out there? I seem to be in a dark area of the country spiritually…

    My word is TRUSTING. I am a single mom of 3 young adults (one in recovery Praise the Lord! and 2 in college!) and one beautiful grandbaby girl! Working 3 jobs, providing support for my recently-widowed mom, cutting-cutting-cutting corners to get by and relying on the grace of God each and every day.

    My goal this summer is to find time to be still and KNOW God; to really soak in the truths found in His Word.

    Judges & Jeremiah – Our nation is living in an age of “doing as you see fit” and I fear it will get worse before gets better. Left to our own devices, we often make a mess of things – He is the only one who can truly heal us (and our country). I am claiming the truths of verse 7!!

  42. 1392
    Jennifer says:

    SEALY, TEXAS – 6 of us – We meet on Mondays so we’ll be a week behind you. Words that describe our current season of life were: transition, hopeful, busy, calm, productive, and confused. Our main goal for each of us for this study is to deepen our walk with Jesus. We spent a good bit of time discussing how dangerous it is to do as WE see fit. This is our first time to participate in a Siesta Summer Bible Study and we’re so excited to be a part of it!

  43. 1393
    Virginia says:

    Solo in North Carolina and looking forward to the study. This is the second Bible study I’m doing this summer and am preparing for leading a study in the fall. My life is pretty hectic right now and I’m looking forward to just settling in the Word and letting the Lord help me refocus.

  44. 1394
    Kimberly says:

    I am just now finding this online bible study. I can’t wait to catch up and make some great christian friends.

  45. 1395
    sara parker says:

    Hi Siestas! There were 8 of us that met in a home in Daphne, Alabama (across the bay from Mobile) for the first time on Tuesday, June 29. We range in age from 33 to 45 and have 16 children between us. Words for this season for us included: afraid, curious, family, learning, scared, growth, blessed and freedom. We are in Bible Study this summer for accountability, to nurture Godly friendships and for spiritual growth. We are looking forward to the study and have been texting and facebooking each other with excitement as we begin reading. Day 1 was probably the most direct that God has spoken to me in a long time and I was so moved with gratitude. If anyone is “going solo” in our area, we would love to have you join us!

  46. 1396
    Kimberly says:

    Clinton, Indiana- just me, Leave it to me to jump into something and not follow directions. I posted a bit ago and left a few things out. The one word that would best describe me is exhausted. I just attended the St. Louis event and left feeling like I needed to dig into something this summer. I am a little late, but here I am! I just finished up my first year of teaching special education. I changed careers because God clearly lead me to do so. Year one is finished and I am enjoying my first summer off. The dangers I see in doing what we see fit…well so much of the time what I am feeling or thinking is not truth. I am trying to learn act upon what I know. God is truth. He is my truth… what I should base all my actions on. I need to get to know him better!

  47. 1397
    Cheri says:

    Hi all!

    We’re 2 from Cincinnati, Ohio, both in our early 40’s.

    Summary words: CHAOS and ITCHY

    Goal: To have stucture through the summer that includes Bible study.

    I find most of the messes that I’m in are the result of doing as I see fit. I’m always better off doing things God’s way. Trying to become a woman who does that more consistantly!

    We’re looking forward to the study, in spite of a late start.

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    Tracy Elgersma says:

    Okinawa, Japan. 6 beautiful ladies. We are all wives of military members currently serving here in Japan. Several ladies expressed a desire to get back into the Word daily; not rushing through it so that you can check it off of your list, but with a sense of joy to be spending that time with our heavenly Father. We’ll be meeting weekly in one of our homes. I don’t think we’ll be making the recipes, but we did have ice cream at our first meeting. 🙂 Maybe we’ll keep up that trend.

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    Carole Anne says:

    North Myrtle Beach, SC; solo – So sorry I missed “officially” signing up on June 22nd! The one word characterizing this season of my life…”solitude”, so I’m very thankful to Christ for leading me to this study. Ruth is one of my favorite Books of the Bible. The Scriptures from Joshua and Jeremiah hit really close to my heart given recent events in my life. When I follow my own desires and reasonings, I end up the proverbial child in trouble: alone, hungry, tired and crying, “Abba, come get me!”

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      Carole Anne says:

      PS – Actually I think “stripped” is a more accurate word than “solitude” for this season of my life. Yeah, let’s go with “stripped”.

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    Williamsburg Women says:

    Better late than never 🙂 Greeting from Colonial Capital! We are a group of 4 women ages ranging from late 20’s-early 50’s. All married with children. SAHM & working women. We all live on the same street in Williamsburg, VA. Excited to take this journey. Our meet time will be on Thursday evenings (best time for all). Tonight JUMPED ahead and made the Mexican Ice Cream sundaes. Delicious! We watched the video, drank coffee, & shared our goals. Great time……

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