Just Wondering What You’re Up To

Hey, Darling Things!

I’m working from home today and thought I’d take a little break and let my study-brain relax a minute and tune my heart into Siestaville. Let me tell you how proud I am of you for clocking in with the same general number of 2nd verses as you did your first verses. The hard part is not the start. It’s pressing on all the way through the year to the finish. But, then, like all runners that make it across that beautiful line, we get to celebrate a huge victory that only comes to those who sweat it out. We give all praise and glory to our empowering, sustaining God and sit back for a reflective moment, take a deep breath, and feel His glorious good pleasure. Community will become more and more essential as we realize that, without making a public commitment and running the race beside a host of others in this Scripture memory marathon, we’ll probably fizzle out. There is no doubt in my mind that we’re more successful at this together than we are separately. It’s God’s way.

Yesterday was a really fun day at LPM. I already put this on Twitter but it took about a half a dozen of our staff members to put together additional shelves for the books Melissa has acquired since she last worked within the ministry office.

I have promised Melissa my library when God takes me Home, but if she keeps this up at this rate for the next fifteen years, she’s going to pass me by and I’m going to leave mine to Curtis. (That threat won’t mean much to you but it will get Melissa and her dear brother-in-lawΒ  sparring again over who gets the books which, in turn, gives me a great laugh.) Amanda has been promised other things like what sits on my left hand. But I might spite them all and live a really long time…with colored hair and firm foundations (and I don’t mean the latter in the religious sense. Or the former for that matter. I cannot find hair color in the Scriptures unless I get to count head coverings which, to me, is not unreasonable. In that way and others like unto it, I am a very submissive woman).We’ll see how that pans out. (The timing of my demise not my hair color.)

The other really cool thing we did yesterday at LPM was preview the movie Courageous. It’s the new movie by the people that gave us “Face the Giants” and it comes out in September. (www.courageousthemovie.com) I will remind you guys about it when the release day gets closer but I can’t wait till then to tell you about it. Sisters, it was so good. I don’t want to give away the story line but I can’t quit thinking about it. They have done such a magnificent job with it. We honestly laughed out loud and cried and cheered. I can hardly wait until it comes out. I think God has something far beyond good, solid family entertainment for this film. I’ve told you guys before that, after retiring from the Army, my daddy ran movie theaters so I love few things on this earth more than good movies and great popcorn. (Yes, we popped corn yesterday. And I ate mine with a Starbucks instead of a coke which was an odd pairing and one I might not venture to combine next time.) The primary message of Courageous is targeted to our men who we all know are also targeted by our very vicious enemy. I really believe I can tell you in advance that the guys in your life will love the movie. Mine will and he’s not easy to please. Courageous scores very low on the cheese factor which we know drives most guys crazy about any form of Christian entertainment or encouragement. I dare say that we may be a tad cheesy in Siestaville but we try to keep our Velveeta loaded with jalapenos.

Lastly, I’ll tell you that we started our January Bible study on Tuesday night with one of the best groups God has ever brought our way. We were flabbergasted. May He be greatly praised and glorified in that sweet sanctuary where He’s met with some of His people so many times. We’ll be talking on here about meeting on Tuesdays but we won’t be talking on here about the material because I’ve established a gag order. Laughing. The on-site participants are previewing a (very little) bit of homework so that their experience will be richer but, for copyright’s sake and for future publishing, we’re going to keep it and the session materials low key. It’s not that we’re hiding something. It’s that it’s just a long way from being finished. I also don’t want hype. Ick. Even well meaning hype from those who are sweetly biased. I just want to study Scripture as God presents it to us in His own good time and His own good way. I won’t actually do the LifeWay taping for this series until late April when we do it with a studio audience and I’ll still write through most of the summer. I am reluctant to keep bringing up the series on here because I don’t want to build it all up in anybody’s mind. A curriculum that speaks to one person can hit another person cold. How this turns out is all up to the Holy Spirit but what I can tell you in advance is that, God willing, we will do our best to know that brief Book of the Bible by the time we’re done.Β  Whether anybody will actually “like” it or not is up for grabs. James isn’t necessarily a party bus.

Well, I’ve had about as much of a break as I can afford today. You’re on my mind every day and I pray for you often.

Oh, and this is one reason I got on here today! You know what we’re doing to stay in the Word this early 2011 but what are each of you doing? (Besides memorizing!) Tell me what you’re studying right now!

I love you guys.


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  1. 801
    Cheri says:

    Two dear friends and me are almost at the end of Stormie Omartian’s “Power of a Praying Woman” Bible study. Little did I know when we began just how much I would need that power! It’s been a really tumultuous time for me in these 7-8 weeks – having to revisit some things with my man that I thought were done and dealt with. “Not so,” said Our Father – and so we deal with it and root it out so we don’t ever have to deal with it again – and I’m praying and waiting for that Power! πŸ™‚

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      Linda says:

      I started an old Andrew Murray book, “With Christ in the School of Prayer”……excellent! Here are a few lines from Chapter 1, about Christ being our Teacher…”Nothing delights Him more than to find those whom He can take with Him into the Father’s presence, whom He can clothe with power to pray down God’s blessing on those around them, whom He can train to be His fellow-workers in the intercession by which the kingdom is to be revealed on earth.”

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    Connie Boyd says:

    I am doing the “A womans’ heart God’s dwelling place” study. Such great ‘background’ information, and I’m definitely a background kind of girl. You inspire me to dig and learn, and I so appreciate that, as I was not-so in to this kind of studying back in the schooling days πŸ˜‰ But this is a much better purpose, so I’m definitely OK with it! I also enjoy watching your “Wednesday’s with Beth” segments online (we don’t have cable). Just trying to keep myself going each day as I sometimes struggle with newborn sleeping patterns…or shall I say lack of patterns that cause for some grouchiness from time to time πŸ˜‰

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    Katie says:

    Reading the One Year Bible (NLT version) every morning with my boys. So much is rated R! They get really into it and want to read ahead. So far, 21 days, so good!

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    Judy in Oswego says:

    I have several things going on right now. My Thursday morning bible study group is doing the Amazing Collection which takes you through all 66 books of the bible! It’s suppose to take us 3 years to do, but it’s a great way to study the whole bible.

    Our church just started a prayer initiative for the next 40 days based on Alvin VanderGriend’s book, Love to Pray, a 40 day Devotional for Deepening Your Prayer Life. Imagine, a whole church learning to pray together! We are so blessed by the leadership of our pastor.

    On a personal note, I’ve been caring for a young woman in our neighborhood who was diagnosed on December 29th with Diffused large B-Cell Lynphoma located in the left lung. She’s only 32 years old, been a believer all her young life, married with a 3 year old son. She hasn’t been reacting well to the chemo so I have been spending a lot of time with her in the hospital. I just decided that I need to start her a scripture notebook as well, so if anyone has any scripture that would be of encouragement to her, please let me know.

    Oh, and Jennifer Rothschild is making a visit to Syracuse this fall and I will be networking with other churches in the area to help facilitate her visit. I’m so excited as I loved the Summer Siesta study we did on her Me, Myself and Lies.

    Beth, thank you so much for all you do.

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      twinkle says:

      2 Corinthians 4 KJV. Especially verse 17. Something is really stirring in my heart about affliction and it’s connection to the weight of His Glory.
      Praying for you as you bless her in Christ’s Name.

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      Kim says:

      Hi Judy – my memory verse for this 2 week period I think would be a great encouragement to your friend your spending a lot of time with in the hospital.

      “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18 NIV

      I gave this to my friend a few weeks before she died from pancreatic cancer. It actually was a great comfort to her husband.


    • 804.3
      Nicole S says:


      The day I heard the word “Cancer” from my doctor for the very first time an amazing Woman of God gave me 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray continually, and in all things give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I am 25 years old and called to Missions so, needless to say, it has been a crazy few months emotionally but these words have helped me focus my mindset on God through this time. I hope it helps your friend as well.

      Grace and Peace

  5. 805
    Sandy says:

    Still a mentor for high school girls Discipleship class doing Understanding and Knowing God by Andy and Kim Harrison.

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    Good morning, siestas!
    In addition to memorizing scriptures here I have also committed to memorizing the Book of Colossians in one year with Ann Voskamp.

    Also reading the One Year Chronological Bible over at Wendy Pope’s blog.

    Then lastly, studying The Way of Agape by Nancy Missler at Koinonia Institute.

    All these are online and I’m waiting for my church to start Breaking Free so I can see flesh and blood sisters! We finished LBY last semester and it was wonderful.

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      Lee Ann says:

      I just found Ann Voskamp’s blog yesterday. I kept her page open for over an hour just to hear the beautiful music. Created a Pandora radio station with the music too! Read page after page of her writings and loved, loved, loved them!

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    Katie says:

    Hi Beth! We are doing your “Here and Now, There and Then” on Tuesday mornings at our Ladies’ Bible Study. We just started this week, but I am already blown away by it. It is the first study of yours I have done, and I must say, I regret it has taken me this long to do one. I am truly blessed by the way God teaches others through you!

    Thanks for answering God’s calling!

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    Tara G. says:

    I’ll be leading a group of ladies up at the embassy again on Saturday mornings beginning in February- Elizabeth George’s Following God.

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    Keri Medders says:

    Living for God’s Glory by Kay Arthur

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    Leigh Ann says:

    Right now I have just started the Updated version of David with my church siestas (LOVE it!) and I am also reading a book my 21 year old daughter read and handed to me and said “read this”. Since she read it (and she doesn’t read a ton) I had to see what it was all about. It is Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller. Anybody else read it? It isn’t something I would normally read, but God has used it to make me think about some things in a new way. (And that’s always good.)

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      Becky says:

      I read Blue Like Jazz. While I didn’t agree with some of what he said, I do think he said some things in a way that made me think.

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    Evie says:

    Can’t wait for the James study! Currently researching Wisdom…pulled out lexicon and have flagged my bible so I can then study each verse. Any ideas of how to best approach this? I have no formal training πŸ™‚ Thanks.

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    Bev says:

    Our Tuesday night group just started a new study. This semester we’re doing “Walking in Fellowship With God, Disciple’s Prayer Life.” I am so looking forward to experiencing the power of prayer on a deeper level, and going even deeper in my walk with Him!

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    Lee Ann says:

    I am a part of a group of 5 ladies who meet for Bible study every Wednesday morning. We just started “Experiencing God” last week. I completed this study many years ago and it was very impactful at the time. I am excited about comleting the study again!!!

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    Fran says:

    In addition to going over my two scriptures:), I am reading the One Year Chronological Study Bible (NKJV) daily. I have never read the Bible this way and wanted to do that this year. Also, a dear friend in my prayer group gave me “Jesus Calling” (a devotional book) that is really helping me as I deal with severe chronic pain daily. And I am getting ready to begin leading “Jesus, the One and Only” next Tuesday. And if you and your staff could say a prayer for me as I lead and for our group as we all study together, it would mean the WORLD to me!!! I cannot thank you, Beth, enough for all you do and have caused to happen in my life spiritually!!! Can’t wait to see your VERY starry crown πŸ™‚

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    I am in a Community Bible Study class called “the Divided Kingdom” which has us in 2Kings now. Also doing a study with my man (!!!!!) alongside our church in January called “Hungry for God.” It is focused on ‘proclamation’ and has us in Matthew quite a bit. All a blessing.

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    Carrie says:

    I am doing Battle Ready Brides, after being married 12 years I was not sure this would be for me but this first week we have talked about expectations. I realize you have expectations for all stages of marriage not just the beginning and we are constantly having to realize our expectations are not realistic, and readjust our expections for our spouse but mostly of expectations for ourselves, we need to rely on God to help us be who HE wants us to be as a wife, mother and His daughter!

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      Lyndsey says:

      Hi Carrie! My name is Lyndsey and I just completed a Battle Ready Brides class in Knoxville, TN. We had seasoned Brides, new Brides, twice/third time Brides and Brides to be. I’ve been married 12 yrs also and learned so much about myself in relation to my husband. God opened my heart so much and taught me how to more of a servant not to just my husband but to HIM thru being one to my husband. I truly believe that God created marriage to make us more Holy (although not “holier than Thou”). I’ll be praying for you Sieta!

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    Hattonmom says:

    I was so humbled to have led our ladies group of 30 in your study of Daniel which we finished in December. God taught us all so much! We just began Priscilla Shirer’s “He Speaks to Me”. Last week one of our dear sisters who is battling cancer asked to be anointed and prayed over. Since we didn’t have any anointing oil, we used French vanilla coffee syrup! Thanks be to Jesus who can turn water into wine and French Vanilla syrup into the Balm of Gilead for His Glory.

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    Beth Nelson says:

    Hi Beth,
    I am privileged to be studying the “Believing God” Bible study with the ladies in my church and my 12 and 14-year old daughters (who met you in Chicago this past fall). Beth, I have to tell you about this last Tuesday. We’ve had technical sound issues with the TV we use at church, but adjusted some settings and can now hear the DVD just fine. This past Tuesday though, we realized awhile into the DVD that it was like the picture was zoomed in too close. When the Scripture verses or sentences with blanks to fill in were on the screen, some of the letters were cut off. We also noticed that the camera person kept cutting off the top of your hair. We know it’s Texas big, but why wasn’t the camera adjusting? We stopped the DVD for a minute to try and fix it….no good. We gave up and resolved to not let the video issue bug us, and just listen to the truth of the message. Within a minute or so, you introduced the blank that reads: “We believe little, because we’ve seen little. We see little because we believe little.” Wouldn’t you know God’s perfect sense of timing (and humor, I think), the video quit for a second, and came back correctly oriented. We had actually “seen less” of the DVD….until God had made His point….what a way to illustrate the lesson. We’re assuming you didn’t do this on purpose, so we’re going with the interpretation that God really, really wanted us to get this point. Anyway, we thought you’d get a kick out of hearing our story. We’re crazy about you too, Beth. You are in our prayers.

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    heather says:

    well…started the revised, David, by Mamma Beth yesterday in Bible Study with my friend who came for the first time…very excited… plugging away with homeschooling and life with seven kids… praying for a new job for my hubsband that he can find opportunity in the insurance field, which he is currently taking a class for… glad to have him home for a season… please provide for us, Lord.

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    Julie Wenzel says:

    I often will go off on a tangent in God’s word – and be stuck there forEVER. πŸ™‚ I have been studying “Light”…the concept and context of light in Scripture and all of the parallel passages that are interwoven with that. It’s been so rich and full.
    Such as:
    “for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. “But all things become visible when they are [fn] exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.” Eph. 5:8-10,13

    I recently finished a tangent on endings…I realized how much of good solid admonishment and teaching was left as final instruction left to the very ending of the books of the N.T. – often said by Paul…but even Peter, James, etc. They all have some very good teaching – all left as a sort of, “Oh ya – and one last thing…” kind of instruction. I love that type of preaching – to the point, blunt, and no flowery words. πŸ™‚ I actually did a blog post on my blog about the endings I was reading… http://juliewenzel.blogspot.com/2010/11/final-instructions-last-minute.html

    Here’s an example of what I’ve been reading:
    “Finally, brethren,rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.” 2Cor. 13:11
    “After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.” 1 Peter 5:10

    Blessings Beth & fellow siestas

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    Ruth says:

    We “Tuesday Night Ladies” from Westerville, Ohio have completed our 2nd week of the updated “David Seeking a Heart Like His”. There were 21 of us in my cozy family room this week – and we love being all-together. We’re excited as we dig into the homework, really!!

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    pat w says:

    hi.well,i’m on here with you.that helps me now and has been helping me to be grounded in god through all that’s been going on with stuff here in home study group here. been in the jesus book since september and we’ve really not progressed too far in it yet,cause,well,some tragic stuff has been happening in our leader’s lives and need be,sometimes we’d go back and re-do a lesson two and three times sometimes,and get something more each time- it frustrated me at first, but Now I Just think we are where we are supposed to be,for now,we Just are. and “talk to me tuesdays” sustained me thru the time that it was then,and now siesta scripture time gives me a little something that’s just mine,and i wrote to you and you wrote back and that was really sweet of you-thank you,and i got some of your cds and been listening to them in my truck- hope… and deeper still… and the travis cds… and been reading the yellow&green covered breaking free book… and then got some meditational books with short readings daily -some of them written by you and some of them written by others… something scary and a blessing too, happened to me a week ago- it was like something in me was pursueing darkness that something in me missed, and then when i got to that edge, it wasnt where i even wanted to be -and i’d went to a bookstore with the intent to pursue this darkness but when i in there, nothing in there suited me and my reading interests except for spiritual stuff. -and scary as it be, driving down there to the big city, i was listening to your Hope… cd and the thought was coming to me- now once i get what i’m going for I won’t be able to listen to beth coming home!- #*!That is some scary darkness right there!- and part of my addiction pattern had been, a 7-11 slurpee and a sam’s hotdog, and this darkness grabbing at me told me, we can do this and just make it not be an addiction no more, and we wont pursee the 7-11 nor the sam’s neither, so it wont none of it be the same- but Once I there, I found that it was I, that wasn’t the same, and all I wanted was to go back out to my truck with my spiritual meditational little miniature books and Leave that city and Listen to more of Beth while doing so, and wouldnt you know it, I needed some gas for my truck, and I’m in downtown in the dark pumping my gas, and I could have looked all night and not of found it, but Right in my line of vision was a sam’s hot dog stand, and coming thru my truck speakers was Beth’s voice quoting some scripture verse of 77:11 !! and I just Laughed out loud, and sincerity, “thank you god for loving me so much” and then went to the subway and got me a turkey to eat. i went though, and then I returned and i slept and ate and read my spiritual meditational little books- and woke up feeling different than i’d felt the night before… and why? why was i pursueing this darkness? cause something in me is afraid, and I knew what it was, and that I needed to talk it over with some people in person- I needed to share it and not just keep it inside, cause god knew and i knew but I had to say it to somebody in person and let them help me to carry it some, ya know. We Need Each Other. We Just Do. We Just Do. Thanks for asking, and for listening.

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    Sarah says:

    Isaiah with BSF
    Fort Worth, TX

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    Kim says:

    My small group is doing Philippians by Matt Chandler. He is soooo good.

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    Amanda says:

    My best girlfriend and I are doing your Esther study and loving it!! Thank you Beth for you obedience and willingness, we think you are amazing. Cant wait to see you in April in Little Rock πŸ™‚

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    Hannah R. says:

    My mom and sister and I are going through Kay Arthur’s “Lord,Teach Me To Pray in 28 Days.”

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    LuAnn says:

    1st I love the Blog & the Blog community. It’s always a treat to get on here and get lost in Siestaville for a few minutes. As to what I am studing- Personally I try to switch to a different translation of the bible for daily reading. This year I’ll be reading as the Lord leads from a New Century Version. I’m doing a First Place for Health study called “Walking with Grace.” Also I teach high school girls youth group at my church we are currently doing a book study on the book “Do Hard Things” by Alex & Brett Harris.
    It amazes me how often they can go hand in hand as God continues to clean me up and help me to look more like Jesus.

    • 827.1
      Mandy says:

      What is the Book “do hard things” about- I work with the youth group in our church as well, and am always looking for tools for my tool box.

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    FloridaLizzie says:

    Our group of 8 women from various churches (united by friendship and because we like a weekly afternoon home Bible study) is going to start “The Patriarchs” on Feb. 1. We are really looking forward to being back together again after a break for the holidays. Two of us have been in a Bible study together for 23 years, others for years, and we also enjoy newcomers. On my own, I’ve been enjoying reading through my new NIV Study Bible, and listening to the Bible on CD on my way to work. Jesus and I are such good friends these days! But I love meeting with my girlfriends for a good study.

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    Lyndsey says:

    Our Small Group is studing “30 Days to Understanding the Bible”. Alot of our group members are very new or young (spiritually young) Christians so we thought (thru prayer) this study would give us all a good background to start with. Very interesting!

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    Joyce Watson says:

    Alright Beth, Can you at least give us a “Hint” here, what is it about the study of James…Why did you choose James for your next Bible Study? It sounds great!
    Is there something you relate to in James?

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    Steph says:

    I’m reading through the book of Hebrews because I just finished slogging my way through Leviticus and found so many cross references to Hebrews that my interest was piqued! (I hope that’s how you spell piqued. Maybe it’s peaked…) Anyway, I’m loving it and feel like I’m learning so much about Jesus and how His coming fits into the larger framework of the entire Bible.

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    Linda Thompson says:

    Hi Siestas!! It’s so cool to see that already there are 16 pages worth of comments!! I can’t even begin to keep up with everyone lol…but it sure makes me smile to try. πŸ™‚

    I’ve decided that I’m going to make it a goal of mine to read through 4 books this year, 3 months for a book. I’m starting with “So Long Insecurity.” πŸ™‚ I read through the first half of the book with a friend of mine last year, but things fell through and we stopped meeting up…so I’m starting it over. I still need to truly clean out some of those dirty places in my past. πŸ™‚ But I’m so ready to hear the ending of the book!

    I’m unsure of the other 3 books I want to focus on for the year…I know I want to do one of your books on a disciple this year, and I know I want to find a book talking about what we know now of how our brains actually work. But I’m still unsure of a 4th one! I’m betting something will pop up over the course of the year though. πŸ™‚

    I’m also reading through “Searching for God Knows What” by Don Miller right now as well. It’s a real easy reader, just his experience basically…but I’m really, really digging it so far. πŸ™‚

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    Lynn Larson says:

    I just started the “Scouting the Devine” Study at a Women’s Large Group Study at Church last night. It looks good. I am also in the middle of your “John” 90 Day book. I love that one!

    Are we all just Bible study junkies or what?

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    Hi beth and All,
    We are doing Esther on Thursday Mornings with our (GAB) Gals and Bibles ladies. On Thursday evenings we DH and I our just getting involved in a Bibles Study, and every other Friday JB and I facilitate a small group, the name of it is Romans*:37. Interesting the small group actuall is pretty big, but it filled the need of a chunk of our church that is 50 and over. I has not only provided Bible time, but great Christian fellowship which in many cases has blossomed into personal friendship. I <3 our SmallGroup.
    On another side note, please keep me in prayer. I will be conducting a breakout group at our Women's Conference on the 26th of February. This is so far out of my box, and comfort zone. I really felt God gave me the go ahead, but my human self is shakin' in her shoes! The topic is Overcoming Negative Thoughts and I am going to provide spirals for ladies attending, cause you can't think two thoughts at the same time. Thats the basic format for me, so please keep me and the conference, and all the women attending and breakout sessions in prayer. BTW any advice is welcome!!!!!!

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    Mary says:

    So excited to here about the movie, Courageous! Can’t wait to see it with my man.

    Ok….so excited about the Word of God and how awesome He is today. I have really been wanting to get back to a good quiet time routine and dug in deep this morning. I have been prayerful about where God wanted me to meet Him in His Word and for the past few days he has been saying James. I got my trusty notebook, highlighter, pen, and Bible all set. I opened up to James 1 and OH MY! Talk about God speaking loud and clear, right to the heart of what I have been stewing over the past few weeks. Tears streaming in joy and excitement! Praise Him. Just had to share how awesome our God is. He is GOOD, all the time.

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    At the present I’m studying Leah Adam’s new Bible study “From the Trash Pile to the Treasure Chest:Creating a Godly Legacy” with an online group. Next month I will be leading your “When Godly People Do Ungodly Things” with the gals at the pregnancy center where I volunteer. This will be our FOURTH Beth Moore Bible Study to do together as a group there!

    But in all of this I am still feeling lacking and needy. Not sure what it wrong but praying God will show me.

    God bless you!
    Marilyn…in Mississippi

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    Still in Isaiah through BSF for the forseeable future… at least until May. My head is full and I want my heart to be also. Last week we camped in chapters 36-39 and ch 37 specifically spoke loads into my heart about my prayer life. The Lord is really working on me in this area and about trust.

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    Kalonni says:

    We’re on week 1 of the revised David study: Seeking a Heart Like His. Loving It…Again!

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    sepik-meri katie says:

    studying kings/chronicles in precepts (did no other gods over christmas break), and starting breaking free next week!

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    carol says:

    We are studying Seeking Him by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. It is good stuff!

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    CoveredByHim says:

    Beth, Leaving today for our Women’s Ministery Prayer Retreat at a local-ish lodge. Lots of snow and beauty await us! (Kentucky/Ohio area). Unknowingly, (expect to HIM of course)the 2 women from our church who we asked to speak both experienced powerful Prayer Walks. One as she marched around her home in preparation for her husband’s family (who are not Christians) to come for Thanksgiving and the other as she marched in Africa prayer walking thru neighborhoods and cities. We are soooo excited to see how God is going to reveal Himself this week-end.
    Otherwise, after our Ridgecrest trip in Nov- loved Curtis by the way- our WEM felt led that our Bible study this year would be…The Bible! We are doing the One Yr Bible, meeting every other week. LOTS of women on board. We are calling it the One Year Biblepalooza. Wonderful things happening in the Kingdom of God! Love ya!!

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    Valerie says:

    You always make me smile! Right now, I’m studying “The Patriarchs”. Loving it!
    On another note, I received my SMT spiral. Isn’t that the cutest! πŸ™‚

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    Valerie says:

    You always make me smile! Right now, I’m studying “The Patriarchs”. Loving it!
    On another note, I received my SMT spiral. Isn’t that the cutest?! πŸ™‚

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    Jan says:

    Jan, Marion IA
    Studying Ruth with a Precept group, Luke at small group/church and 1 John in Sunday School. Really keeps me going, but I love, absolutely love it!!

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    Mary says:

    Candler, NC
    Doing a study on Ruth with some sweet sisters of mine and taking what we learn and pouring into the lives of a teenage girl bible connect group. God is good.

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    Dianne Groff says:

    Sunday night Bible Study in my home – Here and Now, There and Then.
    Wednesday evening at church – 5 Conversations you must have with your daughter.
    Reading the Bible through (Radical Challenge/Committment)
    AND STILL trying to finish the Bonhoeffer biography by Eric Metaxes.

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    Patty says:

    Just this morning I was telling a dear friend how God was using the Siesta memory team to help me memorize again! For some reason my 55 yo brain had really struggled with memorizing scriptures lately and I let it make me sad, for our women’s group at church stays in Bible studies year round (yes most of which are Beth Moore’s), and I find myself studying such powerful scripture that I just had not mastered by memory. But Praise the Lord Most High, I have learned my first two scriptures with ease!!! God is so sweet to do things like that. And as far as what I’m doing to stay in the Word, like I stated earlier, I stay in Bible studies – all the time, very short breaks in between – because I need them. Right now, we are on Week 8 homework for the revised Breaking Free (oh me, week 7 homework was tough, powerful and humbling – thank you Beth for bringing God’s word to such clarity for me). And I will glorify God again to say that my husband has started attending church with me this year and after 34 years of marriage, I am whooping and hollering and dancing and singing – to God, in private, so as to not scare my hubby or anybody else, away. But never never never give up praying for God is always working!!!!

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    Beth, teaching young girls from week to week and always preparing for that. Last week I was supposed to encourage them in their walk with God … daily quiet time. I poured out my heart to them … how much God’s Word means to me … and was met with mostly blank stares from 5th graders! But one little girl, in particular, had a glowing smile on her face. At least, one got it! I thought about you in your class with your passionate teacher and how you wanted to love Jesus like he did. I felt the same when I heard you … I want to love Jesus like Beth does. Love you!

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    Kim Safina says:

    The Journey Continues ~ With “Heaven Bound” blessings,


    Ditto on the hair coloring comment. I too, have looked through scripture trying to find something on the approval of hair,face,etc.~

    I have my hair highlighted every 4 weeks. My hair is thick and grows like a weed.
    I am trying to find a great moisterizer for my 50+ skin.
    ( I was a swim instructor during my late teens, up to 25+ and have damaged skin ~ I thought baby oil was the way to go when basking in the sun.)
    Who knew spf would be a better solution ~ giggle,giggle!
    Got any great formulas for me to try? ANYONE????

    My Bible Study group is a precious range of ladies
    88-22 years. The wisdom that radiates from all ages of life makes brings such GLORY to my spirit and soul.
    I just SMILE each week when I see those precious faces ON FIRE for JESUS!!!
    We are studying the dvd series

    I am THRILLED to have some sneaker peekers for me in your Tuesday Night Bible Study. I feel like I am attending even though I am several states away in California.

    WHAT A BLESSING TO HEAR THAT YOU WERE PREACHIN & TEACHIN IT ON TUESDAY!!!! YOU GOOOOO GIRLFRIEND!!! Can’t wait to see the Real dvd when it comes out in the future!!


    Be Still …. PSALM 46:10


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    Emily Pridgen says:

    Hey! Right now I am enjoying a newborn baby boy and have been spending many a night meditating on various passages of scripture that come to mind or I “stumble” across. I am planning on starting back up with my Bible study group in Feb and we are going to go through the book of Galatians, can’t wait!

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