James Calling: For Just A Little While!

Greeting From Beth, October 11,2010 from LPV on Vimeo.

My Dearly Loved Siestas, please watch the video greeting when you get a chance so that I can fill you in on what to expect for the next 2 months. This written post does not take the place of the video so please be sure to watch it. This is only to reiterate what I shared with you in the video about what to expect on here while I’m away. You will still find…

*Siesta Scholarship Giveaway Tickets to events that fall within this time period.

*Living Proof Live Recaps of the events that fall within this time period. (And, yes, I will read the comments to those events just like I normally would. I will just discipline myself not to write back.)

*A possible entry here or there on special occasions or when I’m bursting to tell you something that won’t really translate into the James study.

*”Talk To Me Tuesdays” – Every Tuesday I’ll put up a post where you do all the talking. (It will begin next week.) Tell me in a concise paragraph how you are, or what God is doing, or something funny that’s happened, or what you’re learning. Although I will hold myself back from responding to them, I will be anxiously and joyfully reading as many of them as possible. In this way, I get to continue to be inspired by your journeys with God and, when I’m tempted to respond, will, instead, put that energy into writing the Bible study. This format will also help you stay in touch with one another and allow you to directly respond to each other.

We will be very busy in 2011 here in Siestaville with the return of the Siesta Scripture Memory Team! I better take this chance NOW!

I could almost cry telling you how much you mean to me and how I will miss you. STAY IN THE WORD! Pray for your Siesta Mama. And I will pray for you. We’ll all be back together before you know it.

I love you. Really.

PS. Because Twitter doesn’t really consume creative energy (grin), I will probably try to keep up with that unless it gets distracting. So far it hasn’t been. It’s fun but I don’t have the attachment to it that I have here. If you want to join us there, it’s (this is so embarrassing) @bethmooreLPM. I feel like an idiot.


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  1. 451
    apurefire says:

    I totally get the need for stepping back for a bit. The day you posted this I was thinking of you and praying that all was well since I hadn’t seen a post in a while. I’m so glad to know that you’re doing well and that you’re just deep in writing-mode. Can hardly wait for the study! Much love and prayers for God to once again pour out His wisdom on you. Every study I’ve done has changed me and my relationship with our great God.

  2. 452
    Norma J Stapleton says:

    Thanks for the video,I liked hearing from you,Can’t wait to Study James.Right now I’m doin the Revelation
    study with a group,very interestin,never studied Revelation before.I’m also doing the Steppin up with the online videos,{at my own pace}.btw, I loved loved loved the Jeremiah download so much especially to hear of your sister’s deliverance,it made me cry and gave me Holy Ghost bumps!Whoo Hoo,Praise the LORD!Thanks so much for you’re passion about the Word and obedience to teach!

    • 452.1
      Erin says:

      Ditto thanks for the Jeremiah download. and big shout out to God of thanks for your dear sister and thank her please for being willing to share with all of us the victory! She is still in my prayers for many many years of victory serving Jesus.

  3. 453
    Nancy says:

    This is completely random, but when the site pulled up, the freeze frame on the video made it look, just for a moment, like you had a huge snake wrapped around your shoulders. Upon closer examination it was the back of your chair. Thank goodness.

  4. 454
    Miranda says:

    We’re gonna miss you!!! No worries…. I love this post, because another Siesta around my age and I were talking about how we’ve not been able to read the blog lately. I felt like such a poopy siesta. Ha! Guess life gets so busy and God calls us to other things for a season.

    I look forward to talk to me Tuesdays and also to picking back up with everyone full on in Januaray! Love y’all!

  5. 455
    Cathy Davis says:

    Siesta Mama and Siestas Melissa & Amanda!

    I love you and I appreciate you. I’m looking forward to talk to me Tuesday!

  6. 456
    Bunny Hunt says:

    I’m SO STOKED about your James study, one of my favorite books of His Word that does not get talked about enough! I will start praying now for you girls and God to bring forth amazing study!!We will miss you but your handprint remains on our hearts, Beth.
    much love, bunny

  7. 457
    Lori trenasty says:

    Beth, I am routing for you! I love you. Thank you for being obedient to our Lord and precious Savior! I, too, am taking a time out to be intimate with God. I will be praying for you and your family during this 8 week process. Abundant Blessings. Solitude will bear fruit!

  8. 458
    Leslie Jones says:

    OH joy! a new study! will be praying the anointing of the Holy Spirit as you pout it out on paper. My group is hungry for something new. We will probably do the new David this summer, but they will rejoice at a brand new one. You have no idea (maybe you do!) how much you have blessed our little group who will be celebrating our 12th summer together this yr.
    God be with you Beth

  9. 459
    Judy says:

    I just returned from Euless about 3 hours ago. My friend and I drove over 375 miles to be in the audience for the taping of “Wednesdays With Beth”.
    We loved every minute of our time there. Your sessions were wonderful.It was obvious that His Spirit annointed you to speak His words over us.
    It was great to be a part of such an enthusiastic audience!
    I am praying for you and Melissa as you work diligently on the James study. I know that God will continue to give you direction and wisdom in your writing.
    Thank you for blessing me at Life Today.

  10. 460
    Mary Ellen Hale says:

    I for one am incredibly happy to be counted among your friends, Beth, and I join our siestas in prayer and blessing for the James study. Your faithfulness to, knowledge of, and love for Christ has increased mine enormously. Thank you eternally! Hosanna

  11. 461
    Allison says:

    Beth you ROCK!!! You truly are an inspiration and can’t wait to dig into that James Bible study when it comes out!

  12. 462

    Dear Siesta Mama –
    I am so very grateful that you are taking a “blog fast” … how great the example for all those that follow you here. What each of us needs to do is follow what the Spirit is leading us to do, even if that means laying aside something precious for a little while … or longer. Following Jesus was never meant to be easy. It requires sacrifice and obedience. I just know that the writing process will be blessed for yours. Can’t wait to do the study… how sweet the promise of it is.

    Lisa (Praisinyahweh)

  13. 463
    Sharon says:

    Hi, Beth and Melissa–You might consider this a fast from the blog. We will miss you greatly, but we know that God will give us an awesome Bible Study because of it. I look forward to doing it sometime.


    Pontotoc, MS

    PS Love the “Talk to me Tuesdays” idea!

  14. 464
    diana says:

    Hey Beth, I can see you are really serious about being busy, what with the chamber pot in the background of your vimeo – just kidding (-:
    I’m praying that the Lord works through you MIGHTILY in preparing this Bible study…I have grown so much in the Lord with your help over the last few years. Thanks for being an open vessel. God Bless, Love you, Diana

  15. 465
    Hannah says:

    Hey Beth!
    I love the idea about “Talk to Me Tuesdays,”
    and I can’t wait for James…even though it will be a while.
    We will all miss you, but know that you are deep in the word! 🙂
    Can’t wait to hear from you,

    12 yr.old

  16. 466
    GramPam says:

    Beth, I’m a part of your in-person Bible Studies on Tuesday nights at First Baptist, Houston. I’m also a women’s Bible study teacher on Sunday mornings at my church. I have been fed by you for the last couple of years, and I can hardly wait until January to see what we have in store studying James! Please know we can be patient and give you the time you need to complete the “James” study, and we will be so excited when we get together in January, 2011. We will all be praying for you and Melissa!

  17. 467
    Rose D says:

    We all need to shift things around from time to time to fully put our hearts into things of importance, so please take the time you need for this study! Y’all are in my prayers during this time. I can’t wait for the finished product to come out because I am already planning to work through it with my study group.

    • 467.1
      Kim Moore says:

      Beth, You are such an encouragement to me and my growth in Christ….thank you for all that you do in Him. Your very hard work and endurance is a blessing to so many! You and Melissa will be in my prayers.

  18. 468
    Radical Abandonment says:

    Looking forward to the James study! You two have fun writing…we are praying!

  19. 469
    Michelle says:

    Glad to know what is going on . . . was a little worried! Cannot wait to study James with you:) Still on your Revelation series–very intense – Awesome! Blessings to you and Melissa as God’s word is revealed:)

  20. 470
    Mary Vigil says:

    I am excited for the new study! Praying over your time in writing! I can’t wait to talk to all of you Siestas on Tuesday! Praise Jesus for this community!

  21. 471
    Kara says:

    God bless you, Beth, as you work on James. I cannot wait to study this “with” you. I am so blessed by your ministry I cannot begin to tell you the ways it has changed me. God has done some great things in my life, this has just kept me on track! I had never ever participated in a Bible study before your studies. My first was Daniel. I was blown away by the research and fascinating facts I just completely missed reading on my own.
    Thank you for your hard work, perseverance, and probably missing a lot of every day experiences to “go into all the world” and speak to us!
    Love to you from Chicago! We will be praying for you and your family!

  22. 472
    Jennifer S. says:

    I miss you already…but so looking forward to the James study. Your doing what your suppose to be doing and we will always be here to support you…love you much!!!

  23. 473
    Vickie says:

    Beth & Co.,

    WOW….”Moore” than 500 blessings and prayers. Too cool.
    My question is, are you sure two months is enough? Seriously, your in-depth studies are amazing. I couldn’t accomplish even one in a lifetime. God continues to use you girls in a mighty way and we are all the better for it. My prayers and blessings to you all can be added to the list of many who love and adore you.

    In Jesus,

  24. 474
    Paula Risius says:

    Sweet Beth!

    You are loved and prayed for! I hope that “James” and you have a very joyous journey. We will be blessed by the fruits of your labor. I can hardly wait for this new study. I once read that the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. Needless to say, Jesus is the MAIN THING in our lives, but right now your main thing will be writing. We all know that God will bless you richly as you study.

    Keep the SON shining in this dark world.
    John 12:46

  25. 475
    Vicki says:

    This is my first visit to Siestas. I am sorry it will be down (kind of) for a couple of months, I was so excited to hear you are doing a new study on James! Will it be a 10 week study? My group is doing Believing God right now and, oh my, you are talking directly to me. I so struggle with expressing myself verbally. I have these grand things going on in my head and then I get up before the ladies and what comes out of my mouth??? Just blah, blah, blah. GOD IS WHO HE SAYS HE IS, GOD CAN DO WHAT HE SAYS HE CAN DO, I AM WHO GOD SAYS I AM AND I CAN DO ALL THING THROUGH CHRIST, GOD’S WORD IS ALIVE AND ACTIVE IN ME! I’M BELEVING GOD! (And I am wearing the blue cord bracelet) Beth, I know you hear this daily, probably 100 times a day, but our group feels as if you are truly our friend. We are planning (some of us) to see you in Fresno on April 1 & 2. I want to be on fire to learn Scripture! Thank you, Beth!! Thank you, Lord Jesus, for a woman like Beth!

    • 475.1
      Beth says:

      Hey, Vicki! Stay tuned. There will still be plenty to do around here and we’ll be back in full force before you know it. James will be a seven week study. Eight lecture sessions. I still say those 5 Statements in BG, by the way. Jesus is so worthy.

  26. 476
    Susy says:

    You’re awesome Beth!

  27. 477
    Laura says:

    I’m excited for James!

    Finally doing Breaking Free now. My hair is being blown back but so hard right now that I have been able to settle on exactly what stronghold God wants to break.

    Finally, I’m hoping that many women read this and will pray for my friend Karen. She’s a wonderful woman. She was very recently diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer. She is taking things will amazing grace and trust in the Lord. If you read this, ladies, would you please pray for the complete healing of my friend? God is bigger than any cancer at any stage. May His will done. Thank you!!!!

  28. 478
    Tree says:

    I am new here, have only been checking in for about a month, but I am so excited for all that I have seen here. I will be praying for you Beth and Melissa as you begin to put to paper all the knowledge (both head and heart) that you have gained from all your studing!!! What a blessing you have been to so many! Can’t wait to see what mighty message the Father has in store for us all! May God bless you and yours and all the siestas here on this blog!

  29. 479
    Liz DeVivo says:

    Dearest Beth,

    If taking some time to follow God’s leading as you write your next bible study, than by all means take all the time you need! By the way…did you know that LPM’s blog initials can also stand for ladies pre-menopausal or post menopausal blog???? ha ha ha….thought you’d get a kick out of that!!! All jokes aside…I can’t begin to tell you how many of your studies and seminars I’ve been to and how each and every one of them have made such an impact on my life….from Breaking Free, to Jesus the One and Only to your more recent Esther study….Girl!!!! You have it going on!!! In other words…the LORD has soooo blessed you and in blessing you He has blessed me and all your sisters in Christ! So take all the time you need…I’ll be right here when you come back!

  30. 480
    Amber Dawn says:

    Well…GREAT to see your face and get caught up on your blog…I have been gone for quite a while, as I was just caught in a STUPID pit and am coming back out thanks to our FABULOUS God in Heaven! Anyhow, I am looking forward to getting back into the blogging world and will miss yours but will certainly be praying for you and Melissa during the writing process for James!


  31. 481
    Praises in the Valley says:

    Siesta Mama, I am currently doing the Patriarchs study and with each lesson, I say a prayer for you as you are writing the James study. You have such an amazing gift – to be able to study the word of God so deeply and then communicate it with those around you – it is beyond me! I am so excited! James is one of my favorite books in the Bible! There is so much to gleam from its few chapters! May God continue to pour his spirit and annointing over you and your team, as you write, dig deep, and share.

    Though we have never met, you are a dear friend to me, and I want you to know you are a blessing!

  32. 482
    Connie says:

    Dearest Beth,

    I just tried to send you an email. Low and behold, I entered my home mail address. I am not sure it went through, but I hope it did. I hit “back” to enter correctly, and lost the email. Well…basically it said, you lead me closer to Christ, and I love you. I see His reflection in you, and nothing is more beautiful than Him. Thank you for leading me to His throne, and reminding me, when the tough times “keep” coming, to brush my knees off, look up, and thank God! You remind me to run harder and faster to His feet.
    Deep from my heart,
    Connie Mason

  33. 483
    Lisa Elliott says:

    Wow what a powerful mess from you Beth Moore I was in tears watching this why well because I love you so much you are so dear to me after I meant you and got to hug you and have a pic of me and you that was so sweet I sent you something in the mail you should get it tomorrow and you know you are doing the right thing God is on your heart to take a break I think you deserve that you are so wonderful women of God and God has done so much in my life as you know my story one day will be talked about out there some day not sure when that is up to our God were he leads me to Hugs to you all I enjoyed the Event so much and I am still talking to others at my church about me meeting you and one person at church said you meant Beth Moore how well I tell them it was all God not me that I got to meet such a wonderful women of God who loves God so much well I think I said all I wanted know that I am praying for the team and you and the family and may you all have all the Glory in the Mighty name of Jesus Amen May your Blessings flow like water I better go before this turns into a book LOL God Bless

  34. 484
    Jen H. says:

    James is my favorite book of the Bible, Beth, so I can’t wait to dive into your study once it is finished and published! 🙂

  35. 485
    Heather Maynard says:

    Beth, I have listened to your studies for so long now, and just discovered your blog. I will continue to pray for you while your on your little break from writing your blog, to focus on your new venture:) cant wait to be a part of the James study…looking so forward to it!! blessings-

  36. 486

    This is good. This is so good.

    You know, I don’t have a full concept of the preparation/time it takes to execute a video like this from you but can I just SAY??? I cry every. single. time. In a good way. Maybe it’s because of the tender place I am right now in my heart throughout my healing process. Maybe it’s because you’re very heart is what led my heart through this process of healing from chronic insecurity from which I am still battling. Bravely and successfully. 🙂 I have recently reopened the book for another walk through. More on that later… maybe for Talk To Me Tuesdays.

    Be blessed sweet Beth. Go in the mighty, inspiring, wise, and altogether sweet name of Jesus Christ who will undoubtedly breathe his insights into you and onto the pages of this Bible Study. I can’t wait to see it.

  37. 487
    Mary Jane says:

    Blueberry Cheesecake

    1 cup flour
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 stick butter or margarine
    1 cup chopped pecans

    8 oz. cream cheese
    1/2 cup sugar
    2 cups Cool Whip or whipped cream

    2 cups blueberries
    1 cup sugar
    2 Tablespoons corn starch
    1 teaspoon lemon juice

    Crust: Blend 1 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 stick butter.
    Stir in 1 cup chopped pecans. Press into 9” pie pan.
    Bake at 450 for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Cool.
    I have found the best way to do this: melt the margarine in a
    glass pie plate in the microwave, sift the four and salt together
    into the melted butter, add the chopped pecans, mix with a fork,
    then press into shape in that same pie plate.
    (I have a friend that doubles this recipe and bakes in a 9×13 baking pan.

    Filling: Blend 8 oz. cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar.
    Fold in 2 cups of Cool Whip or whipped cream. Pour into
    cooled crust.

    Topping: 2 cups blueberries, 1 cup sugar, 2 Tablespoons
    corn starch. Cook –stirring – until thick remove from heat, add
    1 teaspoon lemon juice. Cool and pour over pie.
    Refrigerate pie until ready to serve (several hours set time required)

    I make the topping first and cool in refrigerator while getting crust and filling
    ready. Pie needs to be chilled to set before serving.
    Refrigerate unused portion — best if covered to keep from drying out.
    (Ramage Farms, Hooks, Texas)

    We have our own bushes – easiest thing to put up. Pick and put in the freeze –do not wash until taken from the freezer to use. This is really easy — beautiful –and everyone always loves it.

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