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. 201
    Donna says:

    Now, how special is that?! He has gifted you in a big way to be able to project your love through books, videos, and the computer screen. We love you right back!

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    angie ehrenreich says:

    I saw this workbook in my Lifeway catalog I got in the mail the other day. I was excited to see it in workbook form. I have not read the book yet, but for Mother’s Day our church gave us the little booklet, “The Promise of Security” and this has my name stamped all over it. Also let me say that I am currently doing Tammie Head’s new study, Duty or Delight and girlfriend, THIS REALLY HAS MY NAME STAMPED ALL OVER IT. I’m nothing short of amazed at what length God will go to, to help us get over ALL of our issues so we can truly rest and trust fully in Him. Amazing, simply amazing. Thank you Beth for all you do for us and tell Tammie I said thank you too!!!

  3. 203
    Cindy says:

    Awe I love it! It’s a big deal, that book knocked my socks off! I am doing breaking free right now and I cannot tell you how much the Lord is revealing to me, it is just so sweet to be in his presence. This one will definitely be next on my list. God bless you and your family for all you do!

  4. 204
    Letha says:

    Wow!Way cool! Thanks Beth!

  5. 205
    Melinda Fowler says:

    I am so glad to see this in workbook form! Thank you for doing this! I look forward to some quiet time this summer and working through this book.

  6. 206
    joann says:

    This is my first post. I’ve only been following this blog a few months but I discovered Beth’s Bible studies last summer and they have completely changed my relationship with God. Beth, you are such an inspiration to me as a mentor. Thank you so much for your devotion to the Lord and to we fellow sojourners. Through you God has blessed me beyond words. May God continue to bless you and your ministry richly. I am coming to see you in Louisville in June and I can’t wait to hear you speak in person.

    • 206.1
      Beth says:

      We’re so glad you chimed in, Joann! Welcome! May Christ be evident to you here. And if He’s not, let us know. Grin.

  7. 207
    Melanie says:

    Oh, I’m so excited!!! Can’t wait to get it in my hands. Is there a video with it? As much as I absolutely love, love, love your (and others’) video-based studies, I almost hope this is workbook only (it’s not always easy for our neighborhood small group of ladies to find/borrow more recent studies from our respective churches.)

    Either way though, I’ve loved the book and will now be looking forward to delving even deeper with the study. Thanks, Beth! Lots of Siesta love to you!

    Melanie ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. 208
    Deidra says:

    So good to have you back. You have been missed and YEA for the new study. Who among us can’t use it? Thank you.

  9. 209
    Melanie says:

    Btw, our little small group has been wondering if we might soon be hearing news of a 4th Annual Siesta Summer Bible Study? Maybe? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. 210
    Kathy W. says:

    My daughter and I have made it through many hard times with the help of your Bible Studies. I am grateful to be included in your “Siestas”, thanks for loving us!

  11. 211

    What a blessing the original book has been thus far to me and my Mom. We are reading it together and discussing it. I sent a copy of it to my sister in law a couple of weeks ago and she has said she would read it. With the death of my brother last year and her own aneurysm scare recently, she is more open to spiritual things. I pray that Jesus will show up in my sister in laws life and be who only He can be and do what only He can do for her. How I long to see her come to know the Lord as well as my niece and nephews. Looking forward to getting a copy of the workbook.

  12. 212
    fuzzytop says:

    That is so cool! SLI was such a huge help to me, and I had no idea a workbook was in the making… Yay!!!

    Love and hugs,

  13. 213
    Becky B. says:

    Oh I am so excited about this! YIPEE!

  14. 214
    Tracy L. says:

    So I am in tears! How special!

  15. 215
    Tammy says:

    Oh mama Beth it is so good to see you here. YOu were certainly missed and prayed for all week. I think that is so sweet what you said about us siestas in the workbook. That just nearly made me cry. Try explaining that to second and third graders. I too was wondering if there will be a 4th summer bible study. Have a blessed day Mama Beth.

  16. 216
    Priscilla says:

    Thank you so much for your dedication to the call of God on your life. God’s word is alive and active and is the truth but you present it so that we can dig into it with you and learn those truths. I did my first study in 2007 right after my husband passed away from an eight year battle with cancer, and I now have about 9 under my belt and God’s truth in my heart. Could not have made it without Jesus. What a journey!! I am also hanging in on the scripture memory which is something I have never been able to do. Thank you Beth for your work. Love you as one of your Siestas!

  17. 217
    Debbie says:

    Love you right back, Miss Beth! Thank you for this book and now the workbook. It helped me so much…to deal with things that I really didn’t realize were insecutities to me. It reinforced again to belive the Truth over the lies…2 Cor. 10:3-5.

  18. 218
    Jodi says:

    God bless you Beth! If that isn’t one of the coolest things to be a part of! You and this ministry bless us in more ways than you could ever know. God is good!

  19. 219
    Jacquelynn says:

    Yay! How exciting! I actually listened to the audio book version… so excited to do the workbook ๐Ÿ™‚

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    We love you, too. My ladies group will be so excited! Several of them have read the book and loved it.

  21. 221
    Meg says:

    Yay! I was just thinking the other day, how I wanted a workbook to go along with the book! Excited to start working!

  22. 222
    jewelsbb says:

    How precious is that?! How good is our God?! The Internet boggles our minds, but is nothin’ to the God of the universe! He is using this tool to bind our hearts together and to encourage this awesome community to PRESS ON. Thank you Mama for following Him so closely and leading us on!

  23. 223
    Sarah M says:

    Love it! After going through the book with you Siestas, a couple of friends and I chose to do the same thing together. It was a wonderful opportunity to just be real with each other – which for those who are insecure is a big step!

    Go ahead and make a big deal of it Siesta Mama! If healing is brought to the lives of numerous women, it’s worth every bit of it!

  24. 224
    Tammy says:

    I’m so excited. Yes it is a BIG deal! Looking forward to the James study also. Can’t wait. Welcome home

  25. 225
    Heather says:

    Aww, LOVE!!! Can’t wait to do the workbook!

  26. 226
    Texas in the Mountains says:

    Aww, for me? I am reading the book right now. And working through Breaking Free at the same time. I’m exhausted!

  27. 227

    Yay!! Thank you thank you!

  28. 228

    How exciting is that?? Woohoo!! Can hardly wait to get a copy in my hands. Thanks, Beth!!!

  29. 229
    Corie Reynolds says:

    Oh my goodness I’m so excited!! I have this book on tape and LOVE it!!! I so look forward to doing the study now!! Thanks for sharing such great news with us today, oh and welcome back!!!

    God Bless:-)

  30. 230
    Jen says:

    whoohoo!!! thanks so much for making this book into a study! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. 231
    Margot says:

    How exciting!! I’m almost done reading Breaking Free (which has been a huge blessing!!) and So Long Insecurity will be next ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. 232
    Linda Thompson says:

    Beth, bless you a million times over for loving us like you do. ๐Ÿ™‚ Even though I’m just one out of millions on here, and not even one of the most active…you still made me tear up. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love all you LPM ladies!!

  33. 233
    Tracy Stoffell says:

    I am so excited your book “So long insecurity” is on my must read list and now I can do the workbook as well. Thanks Beth. Looking forward to this one.


  34. 234
    Tina H says:

    Oh my goodness I am sooo excited! I called my local bookstore THEY JUST RECIEVED THEM AND WAS GOING TO GIVE ME THE FIRST ONE! I am thrilled to be able to do a study on this. My daughter who is 17 and I are going to go throught this one together! It’s our very first study together! Please keep us in your prayers! I am so thankful for this blog community and especially to you Beth you are a tremendous blessing to me/

  35. 235
    Amanda says:

    Thank you for this Beth! I read So Long Insecurity last May when I was going through such a struggle with finding my security in Christ. Funny enough, right before I hopped on Siestaville today, I was thinking I would love to re-read it again this May…and perhaps now even do the workbook! You truly have encouraged us all to find our security in Christ and I pray that everyone who encounters So Long Insecurity (book & workbook) will discover freedom from insecurity! Bless you, sister!

  36. 236
    Estina says:

    Woohoo!!!!! Can’t wait! ๐Ÿ˜€

  37. 237
    Sacha says:

    Thank you, Beth for dedicating your book to us!
    I don’t post very often but I have been following the blog for probably four years now! That’s unbelievable!
    I have a prayer request. I would be forever grateful to whom ever would join me in prayer! My family is falling apart! My husband has had a private addiction since before we were married (married 16 years this passed February). There have been some indicators that I was too blind to see. But my eyes have been wide opened now and he isn’t willing to completely fight the addiction and overcome it with the help of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! For now he is willing to go to Christian counseling with me but I don’t know how compliant he will be with the counselor. I feel like if he is not willing to fight this completely until he is forever victorious in Christ I may not be able to stay with him. We have two boys. One is 6 and the other is 5 and I do not want this thing to be passed down ANOTHER generation! Thank you to anyone who will join me in prayer for this situation!
    In Christ’s love,

    • 237.1
      Anne says:

      I am adding your family to my prayer journal. I will pray specifically for God to do a mighty work in your husband so that he turns over complete control of His life to the Lord and submits to His authority. God is more powerful than Satan and I pray that He uses someone or something to reach into the most private places of your husband and through His Spirit give him the confidence that God can change his desires to match His and he can be victorious over his addiction and its hold on him. I also pray that He gives you comfort, strength, wisdom and guidance for you. God cares and He is with you during this trial.

    • 237.2
      doo-dah says:

      I am praying for you right now precious one.

    • 237.3
      Sally Denton says:

      I will pray with you Sacha and will ask my church to pray with you tonight.

    • 237.4
      Michele says:

      Praying with you Sacha! Asking God to work in your husband’s heart and mind to heal and restore him with His truth and grace.

      One resource that comes to mind is Andy Stanley’s message this week. It is aimed at single guys, but the concept applies to married men and all women too in our relationship to God. Any time we look to anything, even if it’s a good thing, more than God, we are saying that God is not good enough for us.

      We need to recognize these lies associated with the idols/addictions and then decide to believe and proclaim the truth that 1. A Real God is the only thing good enough; 2. One God is the only one good enough; and 3. Our God – Jehovah, Yahweh, the God of the Bible is the only God good enough and able to satisfy our souls.

      You can watch Andy’s message at: http://northpoint.org/messages/the-new-rules-for-love-sex-and-dating/part-2

    • 237.5
      Rebecca says:

      I don’t know you, but I am standing with you.

  38. 238
    Elizabeth says:

    I am a silent member of the Siesta community ;)Meaning I don’t comment much, but am a faithful reader of the blog and am so excited about the So Long Insecurity workbook!!

  39. 239
    Jody Lynn says:

    I am so happy to see this in workbook form!!! Thank you! I think I learn even more when I do a study in workbook form. I can’t wait to to this study for a third time!!! I am currently doing Breaking Free (read the book now doing the workbook) and I love it. Your studies are amazing and I thank God for them. Keep up the work!

  40. 240
    texatheart says:

    I saw this in the Lifeway Catalog that came the other day. Looking forward to seeing this. Just a couple more weeks and I will be Texatlast!! So excited to be back in Texas.

  41. 241
    Kim L says:

    How neat is that!!! We are honored out here in cyberworld.

  42. 242
    Siesta OC says:

    Beth – love you (love the hair)

    I thank my God every time I remember you. ~Phil 1:3

    I would love to do this!!

  43. 243
    Teresa Stout says:

    I feel like so many others who have responded. It’s wonderful to be a part of the blog community. So excited about the workbook.

    After attending the Patriarch taping in Baltimore, I have become more aware of what goes on during taping and that caused me to pray even harder.

    Love you for leading me to study the scriptures.

  44. 244
    Carol from MA says:

    Living Proof Ministry – what a team!

    Thank you, Beth for your love and support. Your enthusiasm keeps me in God’s Word and the LPM team is amazing. God has chosen you all for a mighty purpose and I am blessed to be blessed!



  45. 245
    kathypinkbicyclearkansas says:

    Perfect timing! Today I am feeling very very insecure, the last several weeks actually. Much much is going on and I just sent a prayer request out to Siestas and within five minutes was feeling some peace. I feel like I am being attacked from every angle and I just can’t take any more! I need my book today!!!!

  46. 246
    Living4Him says:

    Such an amazing idea. Can’t wait! Thank you.

  47. 247
    Rebecca says:

    I love you, too, Mama Beth! What a great gift to give us–what an encouragement!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Can’t wait for the video–how hard was it to do without Hawk? I sure do miss her, ma’am! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Prayers and blessings,

  48. 248
    Rachele says:

    I am literally tearing up! I had saved all your posts and had longed to lead some ladies through this so THANK YOU! This book was the most transforming book for me outside of the Father of Transforming Lives and HIS Word!!! I saw things from so many perspectives and had always believed even before I heard you say it that insecure people are indeed self focused (to say it in a nice way). I resemble that remark lol. Anyway, so many chalk up things to the insecurities of others and we do not realize that we are all in this together and each stone causes a ripple that reaches each and everyone one of us whether it is for building up or tearing down! So THANK YOU!
    Sincerely – your Saginaw Siesta, an Abiding Branch
    Rachele (Chel) Posey lol. (since you asked in the book how you describe yourself lol – this is one way)

  49. 249
    jill w. says:

    YAY! So……I have already read the book…..does this have cd’s that go with it? or do we do it with the book?!? REALLY REALLY REALLY WANT TO START IT….PRONTO!

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    Laura says:

    Thank you, Mama Siesta! I’ve never been part of a book dedication before. You make me (and each of us, I’d venture) feel so special! Have fun with the grand release (I have NO doubt you will!) and with the many letters and comments you’ll receive down the line as people are ministered to through your writing.

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