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. 151
    Robin says:

    Let’s see right now I’m studying the Psalms of Ascent and working on my one & only new years resolution – Worry less, pray more.

  2. 152
    Margo says:

    I am enjoying the BSF study of Isaiah and thrilled to be in a group with three very young women! My home church is working through David~ Priscilla, Beth and Kay. My devotional is simply reading through the bible, I chose to use the Message this year despite family members who think I’m a heretic! I have almost finished reading Bonhoeffer’s Letters & Papers From Prision, it’s a great read but the sermon on marriage is a challenge.

    May God bless each one of you in this unique faith community.

  3. 153
    Lindsey says:

    I’m studying the book of Isaiah through BSF! It’s AWESOME!

  4. 154

    Recently I have read Lioness Arising by Lisa Bevere…recommend it for any woman. I just finished Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick..a faith challenging book which I absolutely love but hard to chew at times. Currently I am reading Jesus Manifesto. Our church is doing a Bible reading program so I am following along with that as well. Our ladies group is getting ready to start One in a Million by Priscilla Shirer. Also working on my memory scriptures.

    Still Praying for Joanne as well!

  5. 155
    mercy4Drew says:


  6. 156
    Beverley says:

    What a coincidence, our church’s current sermon series is on the book of James, titled “Handle With Care”. My ladies life group is following along by journaling using S.O.A.P. ( Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer), and coming together to discuss the sermon, scripture, life experiences, and application. We are getting “real” with each other, opening up, going deep, and learning to hold each other accountable.

    Excited for the Courageous movie to debut in September!

  7. 157

    Attempting to read through my Bible this year. Also, not doing organized Bible study right now because I’m in a 3-hour LifeSkills class on Monday nights trying to deal with my “issues”, mostly my past and my anger. I’m halfway through! God’s doing a work, slowly but surely. That’s why all my SSMT verses this year will have to do with putting off anger. πŸ™‚

  8. 158
    Lindsey says:

    Just joined SSMT and found out several ladies in my life are doing it too so we’re now all doing it together…so exciting!!

    I’m still slowly working my way through So Long Insecurity with a sweet siesta of mine and God is revealing so much – thank goodness we’re now in the “let’s get past this” part, SMILE. It’s been a great journey!

    I’m also reading through the Bible chronologically! I’ve been wanting to do this for quite some time and 2011 is it! It’s set to go through it in a year – I liked your (Beth) comment about how God knew about all this technology before the world began because I’m using the YouVersion app on my iPhone to do it – but I’m enjoying it so much it’ll probably be done before then! It’s kind of a big deal because I’ve always struggled with the desire to read – not a reader by nature, but want to be excited about reading about Jesus!

    Shew, it’s so easy to get long winded on these things….God is good!

  9. 159
    Maryjo Hartman says:

    I am reading Jeremiah. The Lord has had me reading here for some time now and I am pressing through. He has put on my heart your Inheritance Bible Study for some time and has made the time evident that now is the time to purchase it. So I have.
    I have been going through quite a transition in my life. I have lived in Ohio for 43 years of my life and last year the Lord made it very clear to me that “I am preparing you to go” Well, my going led me and my sweet family,of 3 of our 4 children and husband (with exception of our 20 year old son who is going to college in Akron, Ohio and has the privilege to live with me parents :(, to Tennessee. That by far has been the greatest difficulty for me.

    Anyhow, the Lord has blessed me with some wonderful friends, one who has met you and sang with Travis.

    I am now praying for the time and the place to do the bible study. I only know a few people and just not sure how to go about this. I know the Lord works it all out.
    I have been blessed, changed and transformed and continue love learning all that the Lord has for me. Beth, the Lord has used you so mightily in my life in the last 10 years. I am excited to see all that He is going to do now. I am certainly in need of prayer as I continue to transition into my life here with out my son or my parents.

    I Love and appreciate you Beth and I am grateful for all the Lord is doing through you.

    • 159.1
      Maryjo Hartman says:

      May I say that my friend here in Tennessee is about the sweetest person I know. I just love her and praise God for His goodness to me.

  10. 160
    christina says:

    Right now this year’s Bible read-through calendar has me in Job, and I’m exploring it with the HCSB Study Bible. The translation and study Bible are new to me, and I’m enjoying learning from both. A new resource sometimes wakes up my heart and makes things fresh again.

    I had hoped to join a ladies’ study at a local church this spring, but stamina and pain levels just aren’t there yet as I recover from a chronic illness flare. Trusting God knows what He’s doing and it will be sweeter later for the waiting now.

  11. 161
    Jyothi says:

    Hi all! My name is Jyothi and i Just recently joined following this blog and I love it… I am in the middle of doing the breaking Free series.. and it is tough to stick it through!
    With school and working and preparing for marriage… yes I am getting married in June.. I find myself battling between spending time with the Lord and catching up on sleep. Even though I am only 24 I find myself becoming very very lazy with the Word.. and hope that this attitude takes a drastic turn for the better.

    On the plus side- I attend a Christian University for my masters so all my classes have a Christian perspective!

    Happy to be here…

    • 161.1
      Sandi says:

      So glad you are here. Hope you’ll feel at home. I love it too. Wow, it sounds like your hands are full! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. Marriage is a beautiful thing, enjoy the journey! Are you doing the scripture memorization with us? You’re welcome if you have want, it’s so encouraging and so good to get God’s word in our hearts.

  12. 162
    Katherine says:

    I am 2 weeks into “Breaking Free- the updated edition”. I am looking forward to what God has planned for me.

  13. 163
    Laur says:

    Here I am sick in bed with my iPad, and you just gave me the pick me up…and laugh I needed today. Your goodwill just flows threw your words, the ethernet, and our amazing Lord.

    So with tea and tissues I will finish up your wonderful workbook “To Live is Christ”. I hope to make the last study for I missed this weeks. Luckily a wonderful church sister has my back and is bringing me the DVD for week nine.

    I then start a new study in February “Joy: Learning to Rejoice in Any Situation. A Fruit of the Spirit”, study by Phyllis Le Peau. I have yet to get the book, but though I loved the James study this one will not have homework. Group of church Moms are doing this one together. I look forward to that time together. I am fairly new to the church and hope this will deepen some relationships.

    Then of course there is my scripture verses, and quiet time with our Lord. Oh and of course siestaville, which just always warms my heart.

    Enjoy the rest of your day, and I look forward to the smile you put on my face again soon.

    Spokane, WA

  14. 164
    Vicki Koons says:

    I am reading the NIV Chronological Bible. I read it three years in a row, and then last year I switched back to reading my NIV/The Message Bible. Man, did I miss the Chronological Bible! Once you read it, it totally changes the way you read any other Bible. Since it tells things in the order they happened in, it totally puts the events of the Bible in a different perspective. I highly recommend it!

  15. 165
    Lisa of the Letter says:

    I am blessed to be leading a group of ladies in your new study of David. Can’t wait to start in February!!

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    My husband and I are revisiting a financial peace class at church. We’re primarily doing it because I want a good, solid refresher before taking that to the homeschool classroom with my kids, but also because we’re determined to please God with every dime He places in our care.

    Next, I am reading Radical again. I am forever changed by this book and cannot say enough about it. I’m also passing it to my hubby and eldest son when I finally relinquish it.

    Blessings to all my sweet sisters! πŸ™‚

  17. 167
    Jessica says:

    A group of girls and I have been going through breaking free- tonight is our last session and it’s been incredible. I’m really learning how to work through my anxiety- thank you Beth! Soon, we are starting “Experiencing God”, which I’ve heard is awesome!
    Personally, I am following the Life Journal reading plan… but its on a hold until I get my Life Journal in the mail!
    Much Love,

    • 167.1
      Beth says:

      Experiencing God was my very first workbook study. I can still tell you its main principles this many years later. Life changing for me.

      • Hannah says:

        Me too! I’ve now done Experiencing God no less than 4-5 times with different groups, and I always learn something new.

  18. 168
    Debbie says:

    I’m getting very committed and doing “Breaking Free”, boy do I need some of that! I also want to read more of my Bible, so I just got “The Gospel of John” by Paul Louis Metzger. It’s a commentary on John that aims to bring the Bible into our cultural relevance and deepen our understanding of the Gospel. It’s the first in a series, so it should be interesting to read along with the Gospel of John.
    Thank you so much for your love and commitment to encourage women to stay in the Word. It has brought so much richness to my life and means so much to me, and by extension, my family.

    Love you and all the Siestas!

  19. 169
    Karin Deaver says:

    I’m studying “Finding Hope When Life Seems Dark” by Kay Arthur. It’s been so amazing to see how even in Israel’s darkest days right before their exile, God was always careful to weave a message of hope to his beloved.

  20. 170
    Donna Benjamin says:

    Hey Sweet Siesta Beth!
    I just got on-line to get directions to the home of a new friend, saw your post, and had to take a minute to say hi and share!
    I’m heading out this evening to a planning meeting for a women’s retreat our church is doing. They’ve asked me to be a small group leader. We’ll be theming the retreat around John 4.
    Beyond that, my husband and I will be in a small group study next month. The name of the study escapes me at the time, but it’s co-authored by Rick Warren and Chuck Colsen.
    Truly blessed to be getting more and more plugged in here at our new home of Tuscaloosa. AND to stay plugged in with all the Siestas here on this blog.

  21. 171
    Alta Blake says:

    Hi Beth,

    I have four precious young ladies ready to meet at Starbucks to do Believing God the book. I have done the Study 2 other times with workbook and video’s. It is one of my favorites. But, I must tell you that I have just read the book Radical by David Platt. It has so riveted my heart and mind to the real need to follow hard after Jesus in sharing the Gospel in a more defined way than I have in my 20 yrs of Christian life. I have been involved in ministry for many years mostly to women…still my passion, but, I am feeling so stirred to go places I have not even thought of going. One of the five challenges he poses at the end of the book,is praying for the world. It is changing me. I am using Operation World to guide me in prayer. I would love for Jesus to have all of me. I must become less,He must become greater. Jn.3:30 It will be my determined purpose to the finish line”)
    Praying for you and LPM.
    Faithfully, Alta

    • 171.1
      Amanda says:

      Alta, I am finishing Radical, and I feel the same way about what you said! I first read CrazyLove by Francis Chan then followed it by Radical, and I must say I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!!!!

      • I also just finished Radical and Crazy Love before that. Right now I am reading Chan’s newest book: “The Forgotten God”. Another mind-blowing, life-changing book!

      • Alta Blake says:

        That really blesses my heart to hear their are others reading this book Radical. I read Crazy love last year and it was very good as well. Don’t you just know God is raising up a powerful generation to carry out His Kingdom plans. I just began reading Awakening by Stovall Weems…he is another younger Pastor that has much to offer the Body of Christ in drawing us closer to Jesus…God is preparing Him a people that know Him and believe Him…

        Meet you at the finish line”) Alta

    • 171.2
      Deb Weaver says:

      Alta, I recently finished reading Radical! It was an amazing, challenging, truth-telling book! I read it right after finishing Crazy Love and felt Radical was a great dove-tail to it. Oh, that we may love Jesus with all we are and all we have!

      • Alta Blake says:

        Deb,I so agree.
        Lord bless you as you pursue Him with all your heart.
        Thankful we are in the same race”)
        Meet you at the finish line!

  22. 172
    Lisha says:

    Thank you so much for keeping the encouragement flowing!

    I have just started two new studies. The first is with a group of women from my church on Sunday nights — Kelly Minter’s No Other Gods. Just yesterday I started a new study with our Tuesday morning women’s study group using Anne Graham Lotz’s God’s Story. I am excited that I am keeping up with my 2011 read-thru-the-bible schedule, too!

  23. 173

    My bible study girls and I are getting ready to start the Jonah study by Priscilla. We’re really looking forward to it. We have already done one of her other studies and we know she brings it!

    One way you could “spite them all” would be to just leave your books to another Melissa. I’m just sayin’…

    • 173.1

      How’s Jonah? (A dumb question, really. That’s like asking, “How’s studying at God’s feet?”) Ha! My son’s name is Jonah and the life verse I’ve claimed for him is Jonah 2:8-9. My daughter’s name is Esther Grace & I did Beth’s Esther study while I was pregnant with her. I’d love to do Jonah this summer.

  24. 174
    Kristi B. says:

    One word…ESTHER!!

  25. 175
    dawn gifford says:

    Dawn here from Cedar City,UT. I am leading to Bible Studies on Wed -morning and evening. Its Faithful-Abundant and True. We all love it.

  26. 176
    Denise says:

    finishing up the Revelation Study and doing Esther for the 2nd time with my teacher group that does no homework and one day is one meeting. We leave our books where we meet. It takes us a year but we’ve been doing it for 4-5 years. My husband has been enjoying Stephen Mansfield and I may read one too. I’m home because school was cancelled today. Love a snow day because there are no plans hooked to it. Brand new 1st grandbaby is coming over for stew that’s in the crockpot. Thanks for your faithfulness.

  27. 177
    Luain says:

    I just started “Living Beyond Yourself”! I have wanted to do this study for awhile, and I got some christmas money from my parents and used part of it to buy the workbook and the audio CD’s. I am on Day 2 and am learning already! Doing this one solo.

  28. 178
    Sue says:

    My ladies bible study is doing “Faithful Transform True”. And “The Prodigal God” with our couples group.

    Sue, Visalia, CA

  29. 179
    CHER says:

    Just finished Revelation (Tues. nights) On to Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla. (Tues. nights at Haw River N.C.

  30. 180
    Julie says:

    In SS, we started going through the book of Ephesians. I have been in a dark place for awhile and Ephesians is something I need. I just “got” adoption! I looked at the SS leader’s wife last week and said “I get it!” Don’t you love it when the “Light” comes on?

    Wednesday night study we are going through the Wising Up DVD’s. Boy, those cut to the quick – I have not walked away from one yet with alot to pray and think about!


  31. 181
    Julie says:

    Just finished session 3 today of “Breaking Free”. Can’t wait to dive into session 4. Praise Him for setting the captives free. May He make me aware of strongholds in my life and may I choose to be free in Him..

  32. 182
    Sherry says:

    Our Life Group just finished “Daniel”! Now we are going to do “Lies Women Believe”, and then who knows. On my own i have been working on my verses, which has been mind-boggling and the CD series on “Life Altering Works of the Holy Spirit.”. It has been a renewal that I have sorely needed and longing for… bless you Lord God Almighty!

  33. 183
    Gina says:

    Our women’s group started this week and I wasn’t able to attend the first session, but looking forward to digging in next Wednesday with Here & Now… There & Then. πŸ™‚ It all warms my heart.

  34. 184
    Kim says:

    Things I’m learning now:
    1. Wait for the Lord
    2. Don’t be anxious but talk to God and know He is doing the work
    3. Be thankful
    4. Hope in what I do not see but eagerly wait for it with endurance, patience and composure

  35. 185
    Lynn says:

    I am sitting in on the Esther study again, decided when I had the opportunity to listen to the messages again. I am also leading a study by Lysa Terkeurst, Becoming More than a Good Bible study Girl.

  36. 186
    Caryn Clark says:

    My best friend and I have joined with our daughters (17 & 18) over the past 9 weeks and have been doing Believing God. We are now in our last week of homework and I have just marveled at where we all are now in comparison to where we started! It’s been such a blessing to share this journey with our daughters. Next week we are planning a celebratory evening after we watch our final video.

  37. 187
    ashlee says:

    we just started your “here and now, there and then” study on revelation! so excited! over half of the ladies in our tuesday night study group arent even members of our church some dont even attend our church … as my husband said “theres true discipleship” ! my mom and i love the relationships we make with other women there!

    on another note…. im waiting on my little isaac to arrive in this world anyday now … he will be our first – so its making the waiting seem like FOREVER!!!!!!
    my husband chose the name Isaac to remind us that everytime we look at our son we are to be reminded that God comes first and His will comes before our own ; and that we are to love Him first and foremost even above our own children!

    Please keep me and baby Isaac Ray Wallace in your prayers and that God will allow him to have a safe journey into this world!

  38. 188
    Ginger says:

    My husband and I just started a new Small Group in our home and we’re reading through the book of Acts in January and using the SOAP method to study it….next up for February? The book of James…can’t wait!

    In other news…God has opened the door wide open this week for me to go on my first ever mission trip this year!! I’ll be going to Nicaragua in December and am beyond excited!!!

  39. 189
    Kim says:

    Our church just started your study of “Daniel.” Loving every second of it. Thank you Lord for blessing us with Beth and her gift of teaching, entertaining (yep…entertaining…one always learns more when there is humor) and inspiring.

  40. 190
    Fran says:

    Hey sweet Beth….
    “James is not a party bus” completely cracked me up! I have started bible studying my home and it’s a beautiful mix of women and we are beginning with “Faithful, Abundant, True.” We love Kay Arthur so much and how she just gets straight to it right off the bat! πŸ™‚

    Always thankful for you, LPM, and your family.
    Hugs and blessings from snowy TN!

  41. 191

    I’m currently participating with a group that is studying the fabulous “Faithful, Annointed, True”. We just started Priscilla’s section last night. Kay was awesome, Priscilla knocks your socks off and can’t wait for the dynamite from Beth!

  42. 192
    Jerry Ann says:

    My bible study girls are doing “Here and Now…There and Then.” We are in week two, and really trying hard to stay in our 1 1/2 time allotment at church on Wednesday evenings. (We have to finish when the other activities end, and we are very chatty after watching your video.) =)

    Getting on with it…and thank you.

  43. 193
    Melanie says:

    Reading 2 chapters of Genesis and 2 chapters of Acts each day for now and hope to continue a pattern like that this year. Loving my brand new NASB/Message Bible! Just started the Daniel study, too.

    Much love and thanks for your faithfulness!

  44. 194
    Joni says:

    Facilitating my church’s Winter Bible study which starts Jan. 25. We’re doing the revised, A Heart Like His! I cannot wait!

    Speaking of bookshelves, I happened to pick up Feathers From My Nest from my bookshelves this morning and re-read the first several pages. You and I are only 3 years apart and your memories took me down my own memory lane with my two boys–now with homes of their own; but then I went down memory lane with your books and Bible studies. I am so glad you invited me on the journey of faith in Believing God 7 years ago–at which time I was still suffering from panic attacks. God has been faithful and has revealed Himself over and beyond what I could have imagined when I started applying what I learned in your studies. My last attack was in 2006. To God be the glory, great things He has done!

    I know He will be glorified again through your James study. Happy studying. πŸ™‚

  45. 195
    ellenroth says:

    A friend and I are doing BSF “Isaiah”, and the group I facilitate, my “homegirls” are taking your advice and going with another teacher for a time, Stormie Omartian’s “Power of a Praying Woman”.(But we admit to having Beth withdrawls!!) Also, 2 other friends and myself are doing the SSMT by learning the same scripture together each month. We are taking turns picking the scripture. And WE ARE COMING TO HOUSTON next January!!

  46. 196
    Amanda says:

    Reading and studying 2 Corinthians in my own quiet time, about to begin Faithful, Abundant, True with women at our church, leading a girls’ youth study HisGirl by Vicki Courtney, having some quick daily devotions in your Believing God Day by Day (I just love these brief but so profound devotions!),and somewhere in there during any spare moment trying to finish Radical by David Platt!!!! His Word is my Sword; It is my Life, and through this Siesta memory team the Holy Spirit is enabling me to quote scripture like never before! Thank you Jesus!!!

  47. 197
    Andrea says:

    My Bible Babes and I are spending the winter doing the updated David: Seeking a Heart Like His study. I love it! This morning I was challenged to be a tad more cooperative with my Jesus. Okay, make that a LOT more cooperative! πŸ˜›

  48. 198
    Carrie says:

    Right now I am staying in the hospital with my 10mth old daughter as we wait for her to receive a liver transplant. Three of my dear friends decided to come to the hospital each week and do a Bible study with me and we picked Believing God..I have never in my life needed to hear the words you have written and spoken in this study more than I do now. God is working in each of our lives! Thanks!

    • 198.1
      Beth says:

      Bless your heart, Carrie! May Jesus rush to you and your sweet darling with miracle after miracle! Please Holy Spirit, fly like the wind!

    • 198.2
      Nancy says:

      Carrie, never ever in my life have I replied to a comment, but I read yours and just had to. I have a son almost your daughter’s age, and my heart breaks for you and your baby girl. It sounds like you have precious friends. This is so random because we don’t know each other from anything, but if you have a blog that you let strangers read I would love to know the link to follow your progress. I will be praying for you.

      • Carrie says:

        We have a website right now that is under construction..the update section is not working yet..for now I am just posting updates through Facebook. Her website is http://www.addisonsroad.com if you want to read her story. Thanks for your prayers! We were recently transferred to the transplant center in Miami where we will stay until her liver becomes available. She is just continuing to have complication that come with liver failure and they just want us to already be here so there is no delay when a liver arrives.

    • 198.3

      May the Lord meet your every need! To encourage your faith, I have a client who waited 8 years to get a liver transplant. He is an adult male. He thought he was going to die and his wife called the newspaper with his story. A week later someone came forward who donated a piece of their liver! It was a miracle and he is just great today!

    • 198.4
      Patti says:

      Carrie, what beautiful friends you have. I’m praying for you.

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    Nicole says:

    I’m getting ready to begin reading ‘One Thousand Gifts’ with the Bloom Book Club. I’m also doing SSMT for the very first time this year, and am loving it so far!

    I just moved back to Oregon after spending a year in Colorado, and haven’t found a group of women to do Bible Study with yet…so I’m praying I’ll find a Bible Study group soon!

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      Rebecca says:

      I just moved from OR to Missouri and haven’t found a group here yet. If you are in the mid-valley area look into First Assembly in Albany, they get together with a lot of church in the area for an area wide woman’s Bible study.

      • Nicole says:

        Hi Rebecca! Thank you for the advice. I’m actually in the Portland area until God decides it’s time for me to move. So I’ll have to look for something out this way. Do you by chance know of any good churches in Portland? I’ve tried a few, but haven’t found one to call ‘home’ yet.

        I have a bunch of extended family in Missouri – mostly in a little town called Galena. It’s between Springfield and Branson. I love it out there! I pray you’re not getting too much snow right now, hear they had quite the snow storm.

        • Rebecca says:

          We got about 3 inches of snow, being from the valley I am not use to dry snow! We are about 2 hours from Branson and 1 and half from Springfield, near Ava. I am liking “farm” life but ready for spring!!!!

          I didn’t get up to Portland enough to recommend any churches to you. We have found that it is hard to find a church anywhere that teaches deep things, but that I why we have the Word and to seek God out for ourselves. Praying that you find a church home that will encourage you and to find sister and brothers in Christ.

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    Susan says:

    Took a day off today because of ice on the roads here in Oklahoma.

    Just started “Inheritance” with my favorite teacher last week. Can’t wait.

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