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. 301
    Shelly E says:

    I just think you are the cutest, sweetest thing! I am so excited about the workbook! Thank you for everything you do to show God’s love and kindness to so many and for inspiring each of us to go deep. I just have such an affection for you.

    Bless you!


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    Jane Wood says:

    Oh I am so excited for you Momma Beth! I love the inscription it is just so fantastic!! Makes be feel special today!! You always are FUN and Spontaneous and just YOU!! God is sooooo good!!!!! You make us all Feels like one big family and we are!!
    I can’t wait to get me a copy and read it!!
    Love you Momma Beth!!

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    Kathleen says:

    Beth, you are so great to all us in siestaville! I can’t wait to get this workbook. The book made me think of things that had never ever occurred to me. I can’t wait to see what you will bring out of the dark into the light for me. You are a true blessing to me. I just love your sweet ways and the way you have given us the credit of this great book. Thank you from the bottom of my very Jesus filled heart!! I love you so much! The SSMT verse has served me so many times this last week. Love it. Rely in the lord! Be strong and confident! Rely in the Lord! Psalm27;14 AMEN!

  4. 304
    Rebecca says:

    It is sooo nice to see you Beth. I am going to pray that we are all winners and get a book. Look closer, Beth…Did you get a new lipstick!!!:)Sorry Beth I always notice the lipstick.

  5. 305
    Kathy B says:

    “Beth here, coming to you today from a deer blind minus one earring…”! You guys crack me up. I try to buzz by here each day for giggles as well as glory ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’m rarely disappointed.

    Thank you, Mama Siesta. I’ve often pondered how to say something encouraging to you simply because turn about is fair play. May our sweet Lord continue to pour Himself out on you for how terribly mindful you remain of…others.

    Gotta go. My hubby has met with a sour cream crisis. As in, we’re having Mexican and I forgot to buy sour cream!

  6. 306
    Angela says:

    Awesomely awesome! Can’t wait!

    Angela, Mansfield TX

  7. 307
    Renee says:

    I can’t wait!!!

  8. 308
    Tiffany says:

    Beth, This book changed my life in so many ways. I had always hoped you would make a study out of it. I can’t wait to tell my group of Bible Study girls I lead! We will so be doing this soon.

  9. 309
    WorthyofLove says:

    Precious!! I’ve been feeling like it is time to review SLI. Thank you for loving us so well.


    • 309.1
      WorthyofLove says:

      I have to stop myself everytime I sing my name from writing how old I am and where I live ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 310
    Sharoni says:

    Ahhhh….that’s the sweetest thing ever! Thank you darlin’ Beth!

  11. 311
    Kim Safina says:

    MamaSiesta, I love you so dearly!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I couldn’t ask for a more delightful gift for my birthday this week.
    I was blessed to attend your last James study on March 8th. A few weeks later,I attended LPL in Fresno,CA. where you shared some more James! And now this, our SIESTA COMMUNITY blessed by your dedication on the study.

    Here is what I will be saying to my husband in my next breath after I write and send this comment to you
    “Dave. daveeeeeee HON EEEEEYYYYY ,I know what I want for my “51” Birthday!”
    sorry the punctuation isn’t exactly correct!!!

    Kim Safina
    “Cali Kim”
    give those darlin’ daughters of yours my greetings!!!

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      Kim Safina says:

      By the way, Dave said, YES!
      He added that he has kept a SIESTA/LPM/LPL account for purchasing Biblical materials in our family budget to keep my hormones intact. He loves that SIESTAVILLE and THE SIESTA’S bring peace and a calm to me!!! We share,listen,hug,and cry for crying out loud and Men hammer and hunt for crying out loud!

  12. 312
    Moosemama says:

    Indeed special and precious! Both the workbook and it’s writer…

    Love you so very much!

    Melana ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. 313
    Shannon Costanzo says:


    Can’t wait to do the study!


  14. 314
    Suzanne says:

    YEAH!!!! So good to hear from you and so glad that the James taping went well!!I am so excited to hear about the new workbook and that God allowed this study to be written by our siesta Mama. Had such a wonderful Mother’s day as well. I also received from my sweet husband, who likes to give me things that I really do use, a wonderful pair of rubber boots(black with muti colored polka dots) from Tractor Supply!!! I am so blessed!!

  15. 315
    karenzach says:

    When I called Mama today she kept saying, “Wait a minute! Hold on! I need to turn this video down.”

    “Is that Beth Moore, Mama? Sounds like Beth.”


    Caught her in the act, in the middle of the afternoon.

    Loved it.

  16. 316
    LT says:

    Thank-you for your faithfulness and transparency……your passion for Christ reaches far and wide.

  17. 317
    warrior in training says:

    Sweet Siesta Mama, I do not comment as often as I get blessed by this blog but this one made me cry so I figure I should at least say hello. How I love this community and most especially our Mama. God uses you to speak to and touch places in me and my heart I didn’t even know were there. How grateful I am to have you in my life.

  18. 318
    Laurie says:


    You never cease to allow God to amaze me through your ministry. I have read SLI twice and cannot wait to see this workbook. I wonder if our group of teachers and school staff will want to go through it this summer. We have a study every summer and all but one have been with you. It is a blessing to all the teachers who don’t have time during the school year to devote to intense study. They put everything into it during the summer.

    We love you and thank you again and again for your ministry!

  19. 319
    WendyB says:

    Thank you so much for loving us the way you do!
    I’m completely convicted that it’s time for me to read this book. Right before I read your blog, I tweeted that it took me over a week to find an outfit to wear to my daughter’s college graduation this Friday. I’m so self-conscious about how awful I will look compared to the other moms, I’m almost sick about it. How silly it looks to read that in print – time to do something about it!

  20. 320
    Kelei Liggett says:

    Thank You very much. It gave me the warm fuzzies and a girl like me digs stuff like that!!! Bless you for being so kind. I love ya gal!

  21. 321
    Valerie Jones says:

    Alright, I’m going to fess up: That made me cry!
    Thank you! We LOVE you, too!

  22. 322
    Laurie in Kingston On says:

    This is SOOO exciting! Just tonight the small group I’m leading finished the Daniel study – Chapter and week 12!!
    That study has been very life altering to many in our small group – and I am not ashamed to say that there was more than just me with tears in my eyes and we got that last wave and ‘I love you guys’ closing remark!!
    We are taking your advise and over the summer are going to do a study on Proverbs – but then in September we are starting back…. and maybe this will be perfect timing to consider this one!
    I’ve got the book – and decided tonight that i need to crack it open and continue my journey!

    Thank you so much, Beth, for sharing not only your love for your God and His word, but also so much of ‘you’ to us. It has meant very much to many – and to me – to know that there are others cheering for us in this journey on earth! Bless you, my friend and Siesta!!!

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    Yippee!!!!!! It is a big deal to now have a work book to go with this awesome book….I can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚

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    MMMom says:

    How exciting! I’m going to get the workbook so I can take a refresher course. It is so hard not to fall back in to old ways of thinking. I pretty much pray everyday “Clothe me with strength and dignity”. Thank you Mama Beth for the dedication. I know it was just for me.

  25. 325
    Mary says:

    Beth, I squealed when I read your blog. I was soooo excited about a workbook for SLI. I am one of the siestas that did the study on your blog and I called your office a few weeks after we were done with the book and the simulcast to see if you were planning a bible study workbook on SLI. They told me no and I was crushed. I am so glad that our LORD lead you to do this for us and to honor and glorify HIM. YEA!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ When I did the study on the blog I read and studied it in a way that I could hopefully lead others through the study of Insecurities, but I had hoped for a workbook from you to help me. I always want others to know, learn, and be as excited as I am about things of the LORD. So looks like your obedience is going to make that happen through your SLI workbook. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH Beth. I can not wait to share all I learned in SLI with all my sisters in Christ. I just love you and am so glad we will be neighbors in heaven FOREVER!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. 326
    Sarah Wheat says:

    Thank you for sharing! That is one of the sweetest dedications that I have ever read! God is seriously using you and your words to change my life! So please keep doing what your doing! ๐Ÿ™‚
    2 Timothy 4:5

  27. 327
    Marie says:

    How exciting! I haven’t actually read the book yet. I haven’t been ready, you know? But I want to soon.

    If we’re sharing good news…I graduated! And believe me, I know that the prayers of my siestas here had a lot to do with it!

  28. 328
    Karla says:

    Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy and start to dig in . . . oh boy do I know so many women who need this in their lives right now (the first is the one I see in the mirror right now!!) Thanks for your precious devotion to ministering to women right where they are at and doing it again . . . giving us another opportunity to dig deeper into God’s word and remember WHO we are and WHOSE we are.

  29. 329
    Warm in Alaska says:

    Oh congrats!! I thought, for just a slight second, that you were on safari (what with your semi-zebra-ish-super-cool top) and that…..hmmmm……what is that behind you? It looked kind of sub-Sahara to me, and then the title of the book – it all just struck me as funny – like you were ready for a Big Game Safari – and you weren’t gonna be insecure about it. I’m pretty darn sure we could market that picture on some of the hunting programs my husband watches and men would buy the book for their wives thinking it will calm their nerves about being around monster-sized critters.

    You make me laugh, Beth!

  30. 330
    Becky says:

    This is fun and exciting!

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    Nancy Minor says:

    I can’t wait to do this Bible Study. I am leading The Inheritanc at our church starting in June. I have learned so much about God and his love for me. I have suffered many trials in my life. God can do anything! Love You! Nancy Minor

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    April says:

    We send you Big Hugs Mama Beth from us up here in The Great Northwest!!! It brought tears to my eyes to see your dedication to us. We love you!!!!!!

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    Amanda says:

    I teared up a bit. You’re sooooo precious!
    Love you!

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    Shanna Rainey says:

    YAY!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so very excited and humbled that you would honor us in this way. You are the BEST! And I really love that you call us “Sweet Things”! ๐Ÿ˜‰ You are the best Mama Beth! The BEST in the WEST!

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    Joyce Watson says:

    Kate, Welcome and it is wonderful to hear from you. I enjoyed the book also and it changed my life as well. You do write good! May God bless you. in Christ

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    Toya Aultman says:

    oh yay!!! woohooo!!! I’ve been hoping for this! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

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    Krista Jo says:

    God bless you, Beth! I love YOU in ways that don’t make sense! Muah ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Marcia says:

    I’m pretty sure I’m one of the older “siestas” in this community but I want to say young or old, it doesn’t matter-we are all one big group of girlfriends believing one big God! Like Madelin said in her post, there is no explaining the community feeling of a large group of women who (mostly) have never met-now if that’s not a God thing I don’t know what is. And now to have you, Beth, dedicate a book to us, well that’s really unexplainable! It’s like Diana A. posted, we are only a small part of the work of the Holy Spirit as He leads and teaches you, but for that we are eternally grateful!! Looking forward to maybe doing this as a summer study-God’s blessings to all!

  39. 339
    Anastasia says:

    Hey Beth, Congradualtions on yet another way to build the body of Christ.
    I had a dream about you last night and I pray that it is one that comes true. I saw you and I threw my arms around you and said “I can boast in what Jesus has done in you.” I enjoy boasting about that, because, I am receiving the overflow! Like the Jordan River, it flows into the Gallilee and out of the Gallilee! Thank you for giving to the Lord! We are going to have so much fun when we see Jesus face to face!
    In the Beloved,

  40. 340
    Teresa says:

    Washington – Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. Psalms 19:14

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    Ouida says:

    Always blessed by your words and encouragement. Cannot wait to do the James study. I am already spiritually salivating!

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    Erin says:

    Prayed for you often last week while you were working on the James video. Blessings Erin

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    What an honor! Just plain puts a grin on my face…

  44. 344
    Kristen says:

    I attended my first Beth Moore event in Little Rock, AR in April and I just cannot contain myself. I love that my girlfriends and strangers feel drawn to talk to me and seek advice from me. I am only 26 years old, still wet behind the ears, but I love this type of women’s fellowship. I purchased the So Long Insecurity book at this event and started reading it at the beginning of the week. I am so excited that you have come out with a workbook for this. I am definitely a co-poster child for this book, and would love to have a life group through our church to work through this with others. Thank you so much for this and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! I am so stoked about this!!!! God bless you and the talents that He has bestowed on you!

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    Melissa in Alabama says:

    Thank you for this wonderful study, along with all the others. I just finished listening to this book on CD. I plan to listen to it again, and do the workbook. The last ten years of my life have been an uphill battle to say the least, alot because of my own doing. Your workbooks have been my rock to run to, daily, for direction, and still are. I’m at a crossroads now, with serious decisions to make. I’m seeking God for the answers, and to lay the groudwork for me. Thanks Beth!

  46. 346
    MaryDinPhxAZ says:

    Tears in my eyes! My first mention in a book!

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    Cyndi says:

    I bought this yesterday at Lifeway :)and Look forward to doing it.
    Thank you Beth for this post.

    May God continue to Bless you & your ministry

    Cyndi, Friendswood, TX

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    Nancy Jensen says:

    That is just the sweetest thing.
    You are such a delight.
    Thank you.

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    Stacy Minor says:

    This makes my face and heart smile!


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    oops, late again says:

    Hey hey…Congrats Beth.
    Read the book, love, love, loved it.
    Met and hugged you at the LifeWay store in Cool Springs TN.
    Love, love, love you.

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