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. 851
    Sarah says:

    Right now I’m studying The Patriachs, Here and Now . . . There and Then and The Inheritance. I love how the combined studies have shown the perfection of the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation!

    It probably seems that I’m a Beth-aholic . . . but I have studied other teachers as well, it’s just worked out that I’ve started and finished other authors and now am doing 3 Beth studies. Thank you for your dedication to teaching truth for a woman’s heart! God has used the tools you’ve written to drastically change my life! Praise His Name!

  2. 852
    Jen H. says:

    Hi Beth,

    I’m in week three of your revised “A Heart Like His” study. Can I say that I LOVE it and also love that I’m actually wishing there were 7 days of homework per week instead of 5? Thanks for the push… This week’s lesson about a “negative spiral of emotions” has been working on me. I struggle often with not feeling like I’m enough and comparing myself with others. Thanks for your reminder that “our best recourse when negative emotions begin controlling us is to fall before the throne of grace and seek God.” And I’ve been doing it. I’ve been trying to memorize verses that speak to the truth of who I am in Christ, because, doggone it, I forget so often. Thanks so much for this study, Beth! Love you siesta… πŸ™‚

  3. 853
    Tina in Tenino says:

    I am working on “A Heart Like His” on my own and it has really been an interesting ride following David. My Hubby and I are carpooling to work since we live an hour away and only work a few miles apart. Since he puts in way more that a 40 hour week, I go sit in his job trailer (he’s a project engineer for a construction co)and work on my bible study while he finishes up for the day. Its great because it allows us both ‘together’ time while we each work on our own. Anyway, I love the study just as I have loved the others of yours I have completed. Keep ’em coming, Siesta Mama, and we’ll keep absorbing them like sponges!!! We love you and may God keep using you to do His devine work!

  4. 854
    Beth says:

    Just this Thursday we started “Jesus The One and Only,” with our Bible study group at our church. I will never read John 1:14 again without emotion. I’ve heard this verse from the time I sat in my high chair, but never with the understanding of the famine God’s people passed through in hearing from Him…His word. Then, after 400 years He enters this place called earth as The Word made flesh come to dwell among them….come to us….never to be denied of Him again if we belong to Him!To have access to His word and to be taught of His Spirit…I can’t wait for what is ahead and my life is in need of a good swimming in the truth!

  5. 855
    kathy kelley says:

    Kathy Kelley

    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

    Phil 4:4

  6. 856
    Donita says:

    We are doing Kelly Mintner’s Ruth study. There are 8 of us regular Thursday morning gals. We are loving it! And I even took a leap of faith and am attempting to host an on-line/blog discussion because a couple of our regular girls couldn’t make it in-person this semester.

  7. 857
    Amanda says:

    It’s kind of weird how all of the different things that I study on my own and through church all seem to come together to coincide and teach the same thing at the same time! That’s God working to tell me something I suppose! Right now, I am really taking my time reading Stormie Omartian’s “The Prayer That Changes Everything.” I’ve been absorbing Chapter 1 of part 1 for about a week now. My Sunday School class just finished up Francis Chan’s “Crazy Love” and let me tell you, if you aren’t hopping to do something different as a Christian when you get finished with that book/study, the Spirit ain’t in you! I highly recommend any of Francis’ material if you haven’t read it (he also has a book called Forgotten God, which is wonderful). Our Wednesday night Bible Study at church is going in depth into Romans 12, and it has been awesome so far. Three weeks into it, and we’ve only done verses 1 and 2, but it is so wonderful to really delve into the word that deeply! Loving it!

  8. 858
    Monique says:

    I’m doing the revised version of David, Seeking a Heart Like His” with my Wednesday Bible study group at my church, Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, KY.

    I’m really looking forward to the study on James, that’s the book I am currently reading for my morning quiet time. There are lots of hard lessons taught by James but definitely what we need to hear! Much Love!

  9. 859
    Karen Anderson says:

    I’m studying Jonah. I hate to admit how much in common I have with the fellow! God used a recent trip to Guatemala to reveal to me how much I love comfort. He is so GOOD! I’m ever so grateful He’s not finished with me! Blessings Beth!

  10. 860
    aussie monica says:

    I’m doing Esther

  11. 861
    Marcia Brown says:

    Am half-way through the “Daniel” study (getting ready for the prophecy part) with a group of ladies at my church and getting ready to start “When Godly People do Ungodly Things” with another group of ladies, from a diverse background. I love them both!!!

  12. 862
    Susan says:

    I have just finished reading “The Blessings of Brokeness” by Charles Stanley. God spoke to me so much through this book. I must first experience His healing and allow Him to mold me and chip away what He doesn’t want before He can heal areas in my life that I have been to Him in prayer. He has also revealed to me that I must totally trust His timing(and not meddle as I tend to do). On the surface very painful and scary, but with the knowledge that He is with me each step(carrying me most of the time!) The joy that I will receive is beyond any discomfort I will experience. “He is the potter and I am the clay”

  13. 863
    Kim Garrett says:

    The book of Acts in our Wednesday bible study at church.

  14. 864
    Stephanie says:

    So excited to be doing the “David, Seeking a Heart Like His” series! Already speaking a word into my life!

  15. 865
    Jodi says:

    Precepts – Revelation Part 2. Fascinating! I love marking and disecting, it is right up my alley!

  16. 866
    iambelievingGod says:

    Our ladies group started “Breaking Free” updated version last Sunday night. We had already done the original version.

  17. 867
    Heather Herrig says:

    I just praise God that I found your blog and found my way into Siestaville – it is such an uplifting part of my day when I see that a new post has been made! I’m a new mom and a new business owner (whew!), and I love that God nudges me to stop every now-and-then during a hectic day and turn my thoughts to Him.

    Our January Bible Study just got going again this past Wednesday and we’re delving into Priscilla Shirer’s Jonah study. Love it so far! And the similarity between this study’s premise and these “God breaks” are not lost on me. I seek to make Him my #1 priority…it’s not my to do list that matters! So stopping to reflect on Him during the day is a beautiful exercise to that end. Thank you!

  18. 868
    Sue R says:

    Precept Upon Precept…Philippians…How to have joy…Really good so far…

  19. 869
    Erin D says:

    Thanks for the welcome wishes on my first comment (it was a prayer for follow-through) – I must say it blows my mind ya’ll read through all these! That’s *love*.

    I lead a women’s Bible study (going into our sixth year – gals from a handful of local churches – doesn’t that just make your heart sing!) – we study one Beth Moore study a year (who can handle more than that, I want to know??!!lol), then we do the summer Siesta study, and usually a “light book” for the Fall season before the Holidays. This month we are beginning the updated version of “A Woman’s Heart, God’s Dwelling Place.” We just watched your intro video last week and I was about jumping up & down in my seat. It was a good thing the workbooks hadn’t arrived yet, or I’da been up all night getting way further ahead than necessary.
    God BLESS you and your team. You have changed more lives that you may ever know, mine included.
    Lots of love –
    Erin (Dover, NH)
    ps – oh – and I am reading through “Created to Be His Help Meet” by Debi Pearl and reading through my first Chronological Bible & LOVING it.

  20. 870
    Becky Brown says:

    We are doing the new revision of Breaking Free and I am so excited because my 23 year old daughter decided that she would gather a bunch of her girlfriends (all younger than 30) to get together and do Breaking Free! I am so excited because I really have a burden for the younger women to break free before getting into too many chains! Pray for these young women and their future as Christ speaks to them!

    My favorite quote in this weeks study (week 3/day3) “Jesus is THE uncontested love of my life” Amen and Amen! Thanks Beth for being committed to freedom in Christ!

  21. 871
    Rhonda Moody says:

    Hi Beth,
    I was with you and all the girls on Tuesday for a fantastic night with James. I was wondering if I could get the online information with the password for the homework study for next Tuesday. I lost my page. Thank you!! I’m excited about what the Holy Spirit is going to reveal to us this semester! Have a great weekend:)

    Your sister in Christ,

  22. 872
    Peggy Kampmann says:

    Hi, Beth. I am reading through Jeremiah right now. I’m not sure why God led me to read this book but I’m trying to be obedient. I am also in a small group at my church and we are studying two books by Francis Chan. We are in Crazy Love now and we will follow that with The Forgotten God. It is exciting to learn about how big and awesome that our Heavenly Father is. I need to remember it more often and not let the circumstances of this world bring me down.

  23. 873
    Esther White says:

    Precept Patriarchs
    Lies Women Believe & the Truth that Sets Them Free
    The Harmony of the Gospels

    It’s a lot but I am growing and loving every minute!

  24. 874
    Jennifer says:

    I am doing my own “Walk Through Psalms” with the aid of John Calvin’s Commentary on the Psalms (the condensed version). God has me in this book at an extremely difficult time in my life. I think I’m the lowest I’ve just about ever been, but I’m holding on to my Almighty Powerful God of all Comfort even if it is by a string!

  25. 875
    paula says:

    Right now, I am co-leading a small group (part of a larger group) on David Timms “Sacred Waiting: Waiting on God in a world that waits for nothing.” For a girl that seems to have every second of her life accounted for, it seems incredibly well timed and profound.

    I am also preparing to my first large scale teaching. Specifically, I’ve been asked to lead the larger group for a few of the sessions based on the Timm’s study. I am excited, because I am certain this is of God – but I am still nervous.

    How on Earth did God bring me here in such a short period of time?

    Finally, I am reading C.S. Lewis “The Weight of Glory” (and Dekker’s “Three” – not exactly high theology but if you really engage in his fiction you have some thinking to do).

  26. 876
    Bridgett Junkin says:

    Our Tuesday night Bible Study is doing Daniel. We started January 4th. Then we had to take a week off because I (as facilitator) had to have emergency knee replacement surgery on the 10th. My knee had locked up 2 days after Christmas and when I would bend it, it wouldn’t unbend which of course would happen every night when I went to sleep. Anyway I managed to get my single, live alone self to the hospital in a snow storm – which is a big story in itself. I’m home now and we resumed study with session 2 on the 18th at my home. We always eat before study. My wonderful Bethany Sunday school class has brought me supper every night since surgery except Tuesday. Today “Maid for Him” from our Women’s ministry came and cleaned my house, changed my sheets and did my laundry. What a blessing and a relief. It is a wonderful ministry. I plan on going back to work(high school teacher) on Wednesday. Prayer appreciated.

  27. 877
    Elisabeth says:

    I just wanna say…..you’re funny!:)
    Okay. Staying in the Word….I work at 4:30 in the morning (Starbucks).
    I found an app made by Faith Comes By Hearing that is the entire Bible complete with reading plans and it’s all audio! My new best friend. At the almost un-Godly hour of 3:30, when I get up & put my face on & hair up, I just open the app & slap my phone on the I-dock. Not only am I going through the Bible in 365 days, it wakes me up & sets the tone for the day! Also, if I have a bad day or situation goin on, I can turn it on & just lay in bed or run on the treadmill while listening to Psalms. Amazing what this does to my mind! Renewal like crazy!

    P.S. Comin to Fresno in April. Can’t wait!!! Been counting down for an entire year!

  28. 878
    Deana says:

    My new Holman Christian Standard Study Bible! We are snowed in here in Ohio and I can’t get enough! I asked for it for Christmas because I like the study helps but I have fallen in love with the translation. I just finished Leap Over a Wall by the Message author Eugene Peterson. Wow! did God use that. I hate it when I finish a book like that. I had so many sweet times with Jesus as I read it I don’t want it to end.

    • 878.1
      Ruth from North Idaho says:

      Just reading that book now, Deana, and have trouble putting it down. It is so good. I’m doing Beth’s David study as well. I just finished reading “The Bible in 90 Days” in the Message, in snowed in north Idaho…sounds like we are enjoying a similar season! Bless you…

  29. 879
    Gulley says:

    Finishing up the Message Bible in a Year, then not sure?

  30. 880
    Lauren says:

    Studying 1 & 2 Peter, starting Ruth, and reading an amazing book called How People Grow.

  31. 881
    Christi says:

    My sister and I lead a group of ladies on Sundays at our church through different studies. We will be starting the Deeper Stil: Faithful, Anointed, True on February 6th and are preparing for that right now. The material is incredibly powerful and pertinent to life in 2011! The ladies in class have a broad spectrum of backgrounds and it never ceases to astound me as I see God move in their everyday lives! I can’t wait to get going again!

    While I am waiting for the daily study and homework with that, I am reading Kelly Minter’s “No Other Gods,” Joshua Abraham Heschel’s “Sabbath,” and for seven years now, “Daily Light” by Bagster/Lotz.

    I usually make myself read only one book at a time but decided to let my OCD/listmaker-self read several books at once. It’s a nice change and keeps some variety of subjects, as well as intensity.

  32. 882
    Deb Keller says:

    Hey Beth – glad you took a break to chat. Our small group is studying Chuck Swindoll’s “Supernatural Living in a Secular World” – Romans 6, 7, 8. Absolutely awesome!!! How can you ever get tired of meat and mashed potatoes. ha. We are such big fans of your teaching but I remembered your words to not just be taught by one teacher. I am a huge Chuck student and now my small group has grown to love him also. I have heard you say that he is someone you have learned from. God Bless your work as you humbly walk with your Lord!
    Deb K. Sterling Hts, MI

  33. 883
    Ashley says:

    Hey Siestas!
    I’m reading the discipleship journal plan. It’s a “read the bible in a year” plan. I like it a lot. You read four different passages a day. Each passage is from a different section in the bible. For example, today I read a passage from Matthew, a passage from psalms, and a passage from Acts. Tonight, I’ll finish the days reading with a passage from genesis. I tried this plan last year, but didn’t stick with it. so this year, I’m getting serious about it & I’m going to try to complete it :).One of the best things I like about this plan is that you get 5 “catch up days” each month, just in case you’re behind or want to take a break.
    If anyone is interested in this plan, you can find it at

    Thanks for reading

  34. 884
    Lenore says:

    Our group is in week #6 of “Jesus The One And Only” and loving every single minute of it! It’s my first time in Luke so it’s all been amazing! Thank you!

  35. 885
    Dana says:

    Well, siestas, I’m studying “Faithful, Abundant & True.” I’m only beginning Week 2. Just finished David last week. I have to have a study ready to go when I see one is coming to an end. I have been thinking so much of how I hunger to spend time with God daily and remember a time when it was a chore..part of a checklist to complete each day and it was not joyful…I was in my 30’s…now in my 50’s. One of my best friends taught our Wednesday night ladies class at Church…back when I was in my 30’s…she is who gave us homework and memory work to do each week. She got her household chores done each day quickly so she could spend more time with the LORD. That was foreign to me then but I praise God that I hunger to be with Him more and more and so love our times together. My family moved out of state and within six months heard of a video series by Beth Moore…it was called Jesus, The One and Only. My goodness how God has taught me and loved me and who would have thought…I’m a siesta with a whole bunch of siestas to read about and learn together about Christ and the life He has planned for us. I have been in a serious season of prayer for my two children to begin to hunger to know God and crave to be in His Word….so many details I wish I could share over a Starbucks with yall but my youngest child…16 year old son…is now being homeschooled by me and guess what! The curriculum is Christian and part of his homework includes things like stating a Bible verse and he has to find the address! He is reading the story of Gideon right now! I am so thrilled! I just thank yall for letting the old gal ramble but I am so excited and grateful. God Bless and know I pray for Beth, staff, and siestas daily.

  36. 886
    Sandi says:

    My fabulous homegroup is watching and studying “Inheritance”! I chose it because it had no homework! (They are not good students when it comes to homework!) We just finished #4. Wow! We were blown away! I know some ladies that are claimimg some land and kicking out the squatter (enemy)! I am on FIRE. You should not miss this study!

    • 886.1
      Janice says:

      Thanks for the comments. I have been wondering about that series and would like to do it. I thought it would be a good one to do in the summer months since it has no homework. Blessings.

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    Jami, Heath TX says:

    I am currently studying Daniel with a group of awesome women who were strangers at the start. This is such a powerful study. I love it! I have two weeks left and then will be starting “ANNOINTED, TRANSFORMED, AND REDEEMED” with another group of ladies at my Church. Thank you Beth for allowing God to use you in a powerful way!

  38. 888
    Terri says:

    I gotta ask……what’s with the quilt block like thingys for pictures??????

    • 888.1
      KMac says:

      It’s called a Gravatar, and changes each time you comment. You can log into Gravatar and post your own picture if you would prefer. Go to a Blog post, go to bottom “Leave a comment here” link. Scroll up to the beginning of comments to Get a Gravatar. Follow emails by Gravatar.

  39. 889
    Patti Harris says:

    Beth I was watching the introductory video to Steppin Up this afternoon and then was reading a devotion on women who have made a difference for God. The scripture verse they used for Mary Reed was Hebrews 11:39-40. The same one you used in the introductory video. I am leading this Bible study with our group of women at my church and can’t wait to share how God has shown me things and pointed out people who make a difference for God. Thanks for the Bible studies, they make a difference in our lives. Praise God for giving you your talent.

  40. 890
    Linda says:

    Don’t know if its ok to put this on here, I have never really blogged before, until this January with joining the Siestas! Its an interview about Joni Earikson Tada. Here’s the link:

  41. 891
    Melissa says:

    Hello friends!
    I love that I don’t know a one of you and I can call you friends… sisters even! God is so good.
    I must ask any of you that read this to pray. I started teaching “A Woman’s Heart God’s Dwelling Place” this week (the revised version… with revised Texas hair!) and we had two ladies from a drug rehab. home in attendance. I am leading it at my church and got word from the women’s coordinator there that NINE others may join us. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW INTIMIDATED I AM TO STAND BEFORE THESE WOMEN! There are around 30 in all, and I’ve taught several studies, but for some reason I am just scared to death!
    May the Lord be honored as we all seek healing and a deeper walk with Him as we journey together! He’s able to do immeasurably more than we can think of imagine and I am CLAIMING IT! Just pray that I don’t melt into one puddle as I stand before them!

    • 891.1
      WendyB says:

      Praying that the Spirit will make you bold, girl. Remember, we are all just as sinful as each other, all just as needy for His love, all women who crave fellowship with each other. You’ll do great!

  42. 892
    Mandy says:

    This year, I am reading my Bible through Chronologically. As a church, we are reading one Psalm a day, and then our Pastor is teaching from one of the Psalms we read that week. Beth, I didn’t know you were studying James right now- when I prayed for a book to digest for the beginning of this year, thats the one God would not let me live down- looks like I am going to need it! It is tasty – but your right- not always a party bus! I am just in the beginning and it is already tackling my flesh and giving my spiritual behind a reminder!

  43. 893
    Kristen says:

    I’m currently looking for my next study. I just wrapped your Revelation lectures (changed my life – honestly). For Christmas my sister gave our Mom The Patriarchs and she keeps emailing me telling me how it is so. for. me. in my current season, so I’m thinking that!

    In the meantime, about to make my way through Amos. Which brings me a level of dorky excitement. πŸ˜‰

  44. 894
    Sherri says:

    I am currently reading Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers and working through the study questions with 5 wonderful co-workers. It has been a fantastic read and study, and we have all enjoyed it tremendously.

  45. 895
    Wendy Garner says:

    Greetings Siestaville!
    I hardly ever get to post anything on here but I do try to read a few of the messages at least. πŸ™‚

    This year is bringing some much welcome change in my life of “doing” for God’s kingdom. Instead of participating in one of Beth’s studies this spring as I’ve done at least 10 of them so far, I’m going to be volunteering in a ministry that has now branched off from my church where it started at. This ministry has grown so much that the church cannot accommodate it anymore. Awesome! πŸ˜€

    I’m also a co-leader of a small group of women who meet on Saturday nights. We are studying a book from Joyce Meyer called “Me and My Big Mouth! Your answer is right under your nose”. Several of us were being called to work on this issue in our lives and we found this book so we are studying it together.

    In addition to these, I’m reading Joyce’s book titled “The Power of Simple Prayer”. Totally awesome book. The other ladies in my small group want to read it too. πŸ™‚

    I’m not bragging here at all but I just want to share with someone here – I just think it is absolutely crazy wonderful that my son likes to listen to Joyce’s podcasts that I download on to my iphone. I caught him listening to one the other day and he snags my phone on the way home and tunes in to them. Sean is 19 and in his 2nd semester of college. His car is currently broke down so we’re sharing mine – so that’s how he snags my phone. lol I don’t mind at all that I can do this knowing he likes to listen to them. πŸ™‚

    Speaking of listening to podcasts – I have some of our very own Mama Beth’s on my laptop (mp3’s) and have caught him listening to them too. Mrs. Beth – Sean so likes listening to both you and Joyce. πŸ˜€ It’s awesome!

    Now to find some way to connect with my almost 14 year old daughter, Makayla. She is going thru alot of drama in school and with her friends and is currently grounded for a few months. However, I do let her go to youth group. I’m chasing after ways to get her influenced with Christian teens / mentors. Any suggestions on studies, etc.? I’m kind of at a loss here.

    Thank you, Mama Beth for providing this wonderful community! I sincerely hope you don’t mind my posting about my kiddos here. I’m just so overflowing with love for them and trying to find a way to help them connect with God and learn things at the same time. πŸ™‚ We love you!

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    Natalie Johnson says:

    I am reading my Chronological Daily Bible, which I LOVE!!! Also, I have been very blessed by reading some of Francine Rivers’ books in the Lineage of Grace series (Christian fiction books on women in the lineage of Christ). Amazingly, the day that I read the Scriptures on Tamar in my Daily Bible was the same day that I happened to start the book, “Unveiled,” Rivers’ book depictiing the life of Tamar. Wow….Only God could do this! I usually don’t read fiction books, but so far I have been blessed and encouraged by how these women’s lives may have been.

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    Becky James says:

    Hey Beth, Thanks for being such a blessing and an example for me to follow. I feel like I know you and refer to you as my mentor momma…eventhough we have never met:) Isn’t God good to bring us together by the power of his Spirit in love.
    This year I am continuing to read daily from my Daily Walk NLT bible. In addition I have been doing your study Living Beyond Yourself, and in our Joy in the Evening bible study we are doing Building Better Relationships…(its a women’s bible study on Tuesday nights) I have also been studing spiritual gifts and love through out this year (beginning in Sept) The Lord had laid it on my heart that a lot of people don’t know their gifts or the blessing of walking in them…and just being a blessing to others by using them…which has ignited my Spirit within to do something…so we are going to be starting a spiritual gifts class at our church in the spring…and I have been using my devotional (mini sermons during our Joy group/large group time) to talk with the women about what the Lord has been laying on my heart.And currently I am preparing for another Devotional to be given March 1st and He has laid on my heart to talk about the Priority of Love and how using our gifts demonstrate agape love to others….I might have to quote you a couple of times:) It has been such an awesome experience…to be used of the Lord in such a way! So I have taken your advice and been studing my word like crazy! If the Lord has called me to be a teacher then I had better study to show myself approved….Amen! Oh and now people have been making jokes and I just had to share this one…teheh…I was in church one Sunday and my husband was working in the Childrens ministry…well after church I got tied up talking to a couple from our small group who are new to our church….during that time my blessed best pal and my always funny husband were looking for me….Pal said”I wonder where she is?” My hubands response “Well there are a lot of people from the santuary to here for her to ask if they know their spiritual gifts.” Teheh! They know me so well and we laughed and laughed….It is so good to be known by what you are most passionate about:)
    Well I am so blessed and encouraged by this blog and your ministy…can’t wait to see ya in Seattle in March:)
    Oh and if you answer questions on here…what resources do you recommend as must haves for studing?
    Love ya sista momma!
    Becky James Pasco, WA

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      KMac says:

      Hey Becky, for Beth’s study recommendations, go to our website: lproof.org, click on “Beth Moore” under ABOUT, then FAQ. Question #12 πŸ™‚

      • denise in nc says:

        Can I just say it kind of fun to hear from KMac at times? Thank you for giving out answers and loving on siestas!

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    Tamara says:

    Started your study on Esther a little over a week ago. It’s already challenging me. Looking forward to what is to come.

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    Kim says:

    I am doing the study of Revelation and loving it!

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    Susan P. says:

    We have a small group of women that meet on Thursday nights and we are currently studing Kay Arthur’s Covenant. I am truly blessed by this study and just being committed with this group of women to study the Word of God!

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