A Little Surprise and A Lot of Love

Hey, Sweet Things! Today is my first official day back to work after the James taping and the first thing I did, after hugging coworkers, was sit down and tape a video greeting to you. It takes a day or two to get it on Vimeo but we’ll have it up here on the blog just as soon as we can. It’s, of course, mostly ridiculous except to us Siestas so rein in your expectations. It’s just me saying hey to you after being away for so long and thanking you for your prayers. But as God would have it, I have another reason to hop on here today. I’ve been waiting for it to come in so that I could tell you about it and we literally just opened the box. Here it is:

It’s the brand new (workbook) So Long Insecurity Group Experience! Look really closely now:

Exactly right here:

Lean on in!

One more time!

This one’s for you, Siestas. It hits the shelves this coming week. I love you so dearly. We’ll do a giveaway soon but I couldn’t wait till then to show it to you. I’m not meaning to make a bigger deal out of it than it is but, Girlfriend, it’s big to me. Your Mama.





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  1. 51
    Andrea S. says:

    I love you so for the way you love and care for us! Have missed you so our dear mama! ๐Ÿ™‚

    In Him,

  2. 52
    Jenny says:

    Excited to see this workbook!! Will you mention more details here on the blog? I’m wondering if it is stand alone without the book. I’m looking for a study to do with college age girls at my church and wondering if this is “the one”!

    • 52.1
      KMac says:

      Hi Jenny, The study is designed to be done over 10 sessions, with each week in the workbook based on one or more chapters from the book. There is also a Leader’s Guide edition available. I hope that helps!

  3. 53
    Sherri Smith says:

    Seriously got tears in my eyes! =)

    SO thankful for you and your ministry to women.

  4. 54
    Carla says:

    How long do I have to read your blogs before I am considered a siesta?

    Seriously tho, thank you for what you do. I love reading your blog and I loved doing the David bible study. I especially love the part when David says “Who I am, O Lord God?

  5. 55
    heather says:

    how fun is that?! we love having you as our mama. this book changed me and i am so excited to get my hands on a new workbook ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the Lord…we love you ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 56
    Michele says:

    Oh Mama, it’s big to us too! Thank you so much. So thankful for you and this community. Love you!

  7. 57
    Kim B. says:

    Whoop whoop!! Hands in the air / praise!!
    Soooooo exciting! Yay Beth! Thanks for sharing the news. And thank you for your continued love to all of us in pouring out the Holy Spirits work in and through you.
    So much love to you. Love this news : ) Love it.
    Kim B.

  8. 58

    Sweet and exciting!

  9. 59
    Sharie says:

    awww Beth. You always have a blessed way of making me smile. Thanks. And hugs to you Mamma ๐Ÿ™‚ May God hug you warmly.

  10. 60
    kendal says:

    you, as always, are precious. your smiling face is just what this aching heart needed tonight – i’ve let a lot of little stuff pile up and stifle me….glad you posted!

  11. 61

    Oh, my goodness! I want one! Even if I can’t talk anyone into doing this at my church or with a few of the ladies at CR, but I want one just to have! And maybe if I have it and can show it to some of “my girls” they’ll want to do it! This would be so fun to do with my group of like 6 or 7 ladies I meet with every week during the school year next year! If I can convince the “J’s” Jeni and Julie, I know the others will be convinced. They’re sort of the unofficial “leaders” of the group. Officially, it doesn’t have a leader, but believe me, we younger ladies, sort of let them take it where they want to and don’t ask many questions, you know, other than about the bible and raising kids and stuff, but as far as what they want to do, we mostly just say, “Okay, that sounds good.” But I bet if I suggested this to Jeni she’d be open to it!

  12. 62
    tami moberg says:

    Hi Beth,
    Could this be our summer study??? Looks great to me! I am so excited to do this study. I loved the book.

  13. 63
    Bobbie says:

    God’s PERFECT timing,! I so need this!

  14. 64
    Radical Abandonment says:

    I am beginning to think of summer…only 2 and 1/2 weeks left of school ๐Ÿ™‚ I am wondering if you might be deciding on a summer siesta study soon? Thanks for all you do?

  15. 65
    Kooky says:

    I’ve read the book; can’t wait to do the video/workbook series. I’m doing Esther/Estrogen now. I’m thankful for the insight God has given you.

  16. 66
    Donna F says:

    What perfect timing! Just finishing up Daniel! So excited, can’t wait for this one to be available! Thank you so much for all the hard work you do! You are such an inspiration!

  17. 67
    Melanie Grace says:

    Wow! Talk about a double portion! I was blessed to be able to attend the James taping on Tues, Wed. & Thurs. and now as a Siesta I am blessed to be included in this book dedication. You are so sweet to us. Love you.

  18. 68
    Tanya says:


    I love you. You make me grin. Really big. You challenge me to grow, to believe God, to tell Him “I love you, too” sometimes, to dance before Him. I love sharing coffee with you when we’ve never actually had a cup together, but oh, I hope there is coffee in heaven. Thanks for teaching us to seriously study the Word and have a blast while we do it. with love and prayers…and grins, Tanya

  19. 69

    So very cool and exciting!
    And I am so very much looking forward to the vimeo taped greeting! It always blesses my day when you post those!
    I am honored to be a part of this amazing community of sisters in Christ!

    michelle in VT

  20. 70
    Betty M says:

    Dearest Beth,
    This warmed my heart tonite! I need that believe me. Today I saw my beloved counselor whom I have shared some pretty scarey times with for 13 yrs. She saw me, still in ,from my Mom’s death, the death of my best frind two years ago and that horrible time when my beloved father and an envious sister betrayed had me falsely arrested on a phoney charge and had me jailed one nite. My counselor helped me work through the time of forgiveness that freed me. Through getting to know you this past year and spending so much time in Bible study I have really grown and no longer need an earthly counselor as I once did but saying good by to a way of life is really hard for me right now and with tears running down my face I know I have to cling more to Jesus than ever before. I shared my faith with my counselor today and left her with a typed out commentery of Philippians 4 along with the old Living paraphrases of the verses. Thankyou for being the instrument God has used to bring me to this point in life and I look forward to seeing you in Mpls next week if the Lord wills!

  21. 71
    ULCARDSFAN says:

    WOO HOO ! Thanks for the workbook dedication. Ashley Judd just accepted my friend request on facebook and my husband said “Now I guess I will see Ashley’s picture on your profile picture”…I said NOT a CHANCE. I’ll keep the picture of me and my BFF Beth ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love to all my Siestas ( we are now in print!)


  22. 72
    Annie L. says:

    Awesome and so exciting!!

  23. 73
    Jen H. says:

    I’M SO EXCITED!!! I know what I’m doing this summer!! I’ve been having such a tough week with this and have been telling myself that it was time to re-read my book. You didn’t even tell us it was coming! Yay! Much love to you!

  24. 74
    Julie says:

    LOVE IT & LOVE YOU! Thanks for being such an encouragement to us and sharing your heart & soul with us and helping teach us to look a little bit more like Jesus

  25. 75
    Karina Reinertson says:

    Welcome back Beth, you were really missed. I miss your emails. But then I checked this site and after reading your blog I remembered you were doing for James. Thank you for all you do for us women.


  26. 76
    Kristen Keeling says:

    Welcome back! You were deeply missed. ๐Ÿ™‚ I really needed this little love note tonight. You have no idea.

  27. 77
    Kelsey says:

    Yay! so excited, Love You!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. 78
    Shannon says:

    So thankful to be a part of this community too!!! Beth, may God heap a HUGE portion of blessing on you and your family!!! Thank you for ALWAYS reaching out and encouraging us to stretch our spiritual wings!!!! So happy for all God is doing through you!! Thank you for your obedience to your calling!! You bless us more than you could ever know!!

  29. 79
    praises in the valley says:

    wow! that is super exciting! i just finished the esther study and it was amazing. the lesson on fear has revolutionized my life. now, when that “IF” creeps into my mind – i am forming the habit to respond “if _______, then GOD!”. thank you for all you do! i’m so thankful to have you as my siesta mama!

  30. 80
    twinkle says:

    Jesus reigns here.
    I just love this band of sisters!

    • 80.1
      Ashley says:

      So perfectly said. We love because He first loved us…and boy oh boy…there is some love in this group!

  31. 81
    Susan says:

    Praise God!! This is such an answer to pray. Since doing the study with you last summer, I’ve been praying you would turn this into study format. Thank you!!! Can’t wait for the James study to become available. Welcome back!! You’ve been greatly missed.

  32. 82
    OceanMommy says:

    You are so precious to us! Thank you for loving us well.

    When I got my LifeWay flyer in the mail last week and saw the coming soon, I may have squealed a little! Been talking about SLI with a friend. Praying about going through this with her this summer.

    Much Love!

  33. 83
    Kerri says:

    You are so precious, always thinking of those dear to you…i’m thrilled that you consider us as special as we do you! Hope your week continues to be as blessed as you’ve blessed us!!!

  34. 84
    Dayna says:

    Very sweet! I read the book as soon as I heard about it! (Tells you alittle about me). It really gave me some great encouragement. You are on the dedication page of my life too! : )

  35. 85
    Nancy says:

    Oh Beth! You are just the best! I have been praying for you all last week and memorizing “RELY on the Lord” verse with you! Boy, do I need that.
    Thank you for this great new study book I am thrilled to the bone and love you the max!! It IS a big thing…to all of us here in Siestaville!
    Glad you are home…. missed you.

  36. 86
    Elizabeth says:

    Oh, my goodness..I feel so honored. Beth, we love you, too. I can’t wait to purchase my copy.

  37. 87
    Donna says:

    Thank you,Beth, for the ‘heads-up’ on the upcoming video and workbook….can’t wait to see you and start the workbook with our group. You are just so special…thanks for all that you do to bring God’s word to us and a little ‘frivolity’ (is that a good word?) to our Siesta world. Love you bunches!!

  38. 88
    Stephanie says:

    I was excited to see it In Lifeway today. Looking forward to the study. Thank you for all your inspiring work!

  39. 89
    Kristin says:

    Oh, how fun, Beth! Thank you and congrats!

  40. 90
    Barb Duncan says:

    YAY!!!!!!! I was so hoping you would do this! I just saw it in the CBD catalog and just told my church I wanted to do this study with a multi-generational women’s group! (I’d like to get to the young ones hopefully before they make some of the stupid, life-changing mistakes I made all out of insecurity!) Thanks, Beth! Can’t wait to see it!

  41. 91
    Midge Edmond says:

    So super special to be a part of this community! I so look forward to the posts on the 1st and 15th but the ones in between are the most special! Always at just the right time!!
    Much love back to you!

  42. 92
    diane Bailey says:

    How Exciting! I can’t with to begin the new adventure! So glad you are back. I’ve missed my bloging with you.

    Love ya!

  43. 93

    Oh you are a beautiful Mama. Thank you so much for loving us so well Beth.
    Thank you Jesus for BETH MOORE!

  44. 94
    Michelle Yeager says:

    Awww…my girlfriend group went through your “So Long Insecurity” book last spring and it was such a blessing to us. Your love for Jesus has inspired my growth in Him in so many ways. Thank you for being obedient to His call on your life! What a blessing! My husband and 3 boys are blessed too, as I believe I’m a better wife and momma because of my deepening walk with God. I’m in the David study at our church right now – did the original 10 years ago. ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats on your new study!! What a blessing – Love, Michelle

  45. 95
    jackie says:

    i love it! and i love you, Siesta Mama. thank you so much for your obedience to Christ which has caused a little Baptist Church out side of Kansas City to have a women’s ministry where we come, soak in the word and DO LIFE! we started with 10 ladies and now there are consistantly 30. but it’s not the numbers, its the fact that these ladies are HUNGRY for more of the Word and a DEEPER walk. thank you for your studies. thank you thank you thank you.

    love ya!
    (rooney from MO)

  46. 96
    Nikki says:

    Well if it’s big to you, it’s big to me! I tried listening to the book on your radio show (got sidetracked with Believing God) and have the small booklet published later but I haven’t done the whole book so this is perfect!

    Now all I need is a group. I’ll have to start one!

  47. 97
    Yvonne says:

    Hey Mamma Beth, it’s a BIG deal and you deserve to be happy and excited..=) I thank God for the way He uses you to bring us women closer to Him and to grasp how much he LOVES us.

    Love you!

  48. 98
    Natalie says:

    Oh, it’s big to us too! Thanks so much! Just seeing LMPBlog in my inbox made me smile and remember that God is here and he loves me! and you too ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. 99
    Amanda says:

    yay! SO excited that the workbook is coming out as I’ve been praying for it! glad that you are back from the James taping, and pray that al went according to His plan for it. Really am itching to get ‘hold of James too!

  50. 100
    Lindsey says:

    Woohoo! This is fantastic!!!

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