Just Saying (an obviously sleepy) Hello

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Hey, Sweet Things! Amanda, Melissa, and I are on a night-or-two-close-by-getaway and we watched that silly video together last night and nearly laughed till we cried over how tired that woman was. The irony was that I actually thought I had rested up a bit. (And said so.) I could hardly put two words together. BUT, it was done with love! If not brain cells! You are good sports.


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  1. 201
    Emmy says:

    So excited about James!

    I can’t begin to tell you how much the Lord put you all on my heart during the taping… at the grocery store… in the middle of the night… just driving down the road. I love how He does that!

  2. 202
    kathy g says:

    The oil story cracked me up! I’m a Baptist girl who was blessed when I was a young woman to spend several years in a Charismatic church. I have used annointing oil ever since!I would not be past using Crisco if that’s what the Lord provided. LOL BTW: our sweet Baptist pastor uses oil to annoint babies when we have baby dedication at our church, must be contagious. 🙂

  3. 203
    Gloria says:

    I soooo can’t wait for the James study to become available to our Bible Study group
    of women at our church. Thank you Beth for letting God use you.

  4. 204
    Bridget (Strong Butterfly) says:

    Joy and Blessings to all of you – the message was so fun, and looking forward to info about the jackets!

  5. 205
    Betsy Crawford says:

    “for He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will,

    Ephesians 1:4-5 (Holman Christian Study Bible)

  6. 206
    Stephanie says:

    Praise the Lord for the generous givers and I am looking forward to the James study 🙂

  7. 207
    sheryl stearns says:

    Your love for God and His word is contagious. Thanks for being real…

  8. 208
    Praises in the Valley says:

    I am so excited to do the James study! The anointing oil story made me laugh out loud! I was raised in a Charismatic church and appreciate the symbolism in it. Thank you for sharing a little of what goes on behind the scenes and for the unity between you and other bible study authors. That blesses me so much! You are a treasure, Siesta Mama!

  9. 209

    I may have to send you another letter, so many thoughts went through my mind as I was watching that! You’re probably so sick of my letters. I wish I could have actually been sitting right in front of you to talk to you, but the first thing I would have said is “Oh, my goodness, go back to bed!! We’ll talk later!” I would definitely disagree about you having trouble with your words! If that was you having trouble putting two word together, I better never speak again, EVER!!! But you do look tired, so please take a nap! A LOOOOOONNNNNGGGG nap!!! I was just telling someone last night at our wonderful “Hope Center” how much I am just having Beth Moore withdrawals. Sure I listen to you online once in a while and I read the blog and all of that, but it just isn’t the same as doing one of your in-depth bible studies. I haven’t done one since we switched churches in 2009. I was thinking I would try to get my girls to do one in the fall, but they really do not do your studies. They like…ummmmm…shall we say, a little less homework than you usually give. And then there’s me, and I always study so much more than they do that they’re not quite sure what to do with me, except read my notes (which is pretty much impossible. Only I can read them and then barely) or have me try to interpret them for them. They look at my theology books, like, oh, my goodness, I can’t believe you’re reading that! I’m sort of a nerd. Right now I’m reading “Systematic Theology” by Wayne Grudem. Yes, I’m actually reading it from beginning to end, and looking up the scriptures he refers to as well. I’ve only been doing this for a few weeks and I’m already on chapter 6, along with my counseling assignments, which she had to slow me down with the reading she assigned for that! She told me she’s never had that problem before, but she said, “Oh, my goodness, girl. You are a ravenous reader!” Yes, she actually used that word!! She figured out rather quickly that she’s not going to have any trouble getting me to do assignments that involve reading and/or writing, and she’s using it! In fact, she told me she’s doing a lot of things with me that she’s never done before, but as she was praying about meeting with me, she sinced God telling her (not out loud), “She’s a writer. She expresses herself best through writing, so let her write!” So we do a lot of emailing and writing prayers and that sort of thing, and of course, meet once a week, in person, but lots of writing and reading. She’s having me read a book right now, called “relationships: A Mess Worth Making” by Tim Lane and Paul Tripp. I’m an isolater. I prefer to communicate just like this, in my cozy little house, by myself, where I can hide behind my computer screen and not really ever have to face anyone. I push people away when I sense they are getting too close. I even tried to convince her to stop counseling me at one point during this process! She refused. She knows where I live and she came and got me! I have another friend (who is also a counselor) that also refuses to let me push her away. You may recall hearing about her a time or two. Her name is Jeni. Anyway, I’ll leave you alone and let you sleep!

  10. 210
    Jenny says:

    I’m so excited for James! However I’m more excited to see you in the twin cities this weekend! I’m bringing my mom, who doesn’t know you and my baby girl (still in the womb). I can’t wait to grow closer to the Lord with them this weekend!!

  11. 211
    Charlotte says:

    I am going to Haiti in July with a church group and Samaritan’s Feet and although I worked as a volunteer-in-mission in Africa for a while, I recognize that I am a bit older and am trying to prepare myself for the trip — including the fatigue. When I watched you, I reflected on this a bit more!

  12. 212
    Martha Helen says:

    trying to see if my gravatar is working?? never could get it to work for some reason.

  13. 213
    Betty M says:

    Dear Sweet Mama Beth,
    In case you never see my other million posts I sent You do look tired and I am praying you get your rest remember the Lord needed his rest too so don’t over due even if it is for us Siesta’s who love you! We will always be here so be careful! The annointing was a scream!!!!Hugs for the Heartland, Betty

  14. 214
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Canton, A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman-who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls. Proverbs 31:10, Amplified Bible

  15. 215
    Becky says:

    I was just able to sit and watch this….I laughed out loud over the oil! I totally believe in God’s power to use good old Vegetable Oil for His glory:) Several years ago my dog had a torn ACL and had to have surgery. A few months later his other knee started to give out….neither Jackson…nor I wanted to go through that process again. All I had was vegetable oil so I grabbed it….annointed my sweet dog and called out to God to heal that knee. It was immediate. He went from having trouble walking….to running…and jumping up in the car on his own again! God is good:)

  16. 216
    Heather says:

    I have to say, the Crisco oil made me laugh out loud, for real! That is so funny, but so sweet. It is the thought that counts. I really love when you send a video out. I think it is much more personal. Being able to sit behind a screen and just listen to you talk while I have a cup of coffee seems much more personal. Do not get me wrong, I love reading the blog too, but the videos are great. I read in one of your other messages that you thought about trying to do a skype thing, that would be SO neat. I just want to say, I have been so inspired through your words (or His, that he has given you). I am only 26, a single mom, and working on my last year of school so I can be a middle school teacher. I have only been a christian for 2.5 years. I now work with our high school girls and love it. I am also in the midst of trying to raise some money really fast to go to Japan next month on a mission trip to do some relief work from the tsunami and earthquake. I can not wait to see what God has in store. He is so powerful. I feel like I know you, even though I have never been given the opportunity to meet you in person. I was at the LR LPM last month and loved it. I do not know why I am rambling on and on, but just wanted you to know how blessed I have been from some of the studies I have done of yours. I am excited and anxious about the James study coming out. That will be great. Thank you for being who He wants you to be. Praying for you!


  17. 217
    Kelly Jo says:

    I’m very excited about James and I love me some anointing oil!! Such a funny story Id love to tell you mine sometime. Also I wanted to say that I absolutely loved being in the Holy Lands. I was thinking it would be a flat and dry land, was blown away by the mountains they were like to the sky!! To me it was like the Bible came to life!! I will never feel the same when I read my Bible it all means so much more now!! I love you so much 🙂

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    Jen says:

    I’ve been saving this on my Google reader to watch sometime when I had a chunk of time to sit at the computer. It is perfect timing of course. I’m mostly a lurking siesta – meaning I rarely comment, but always read. I have been checking in with my memory verses. The last 2 days have been very hard as my husband, who is a wonderful associate pastor and a godly man of integrity, is having his job threatened. We’ve always been supported and encouraged by our church leadership and were shocked to be turned on seemingly all of a sudden yesterday. We do not know what is going to happen and we can’t talk to any friends from the church because we do not want to cause division. We called some other friends, not part of our church, who we can trust and pour our hearts out to. No one was free to talk or hang out. I’ve been feeling so lonely – so I finally watched the video – and it felt like hearing from a friend who cares about me and speaks the truth over me and encourages me in the Lord. Thank you so much. Love you lots! I hope I get to come to the Siesta event in January. There is no telling what my life will be like then.

  19. 219
    Norma says:

    Beth, I am in Australia, I have just finished reading “So Long Insecurity” 12hrs, Whooo! Bless you from the bottom of my heart, I WAS one of the worst, I cried right the way through the prayer, (couldn’t see too read it)Two sore eyes and a box of tissues later, I am changed, and deep down is a happy hopeful feeling of new things to come. I have been running from God’s call on my life through a fear that prevented me even making friends. One day at a time I am going to take back my dignity. Thankyou Beth, and above all thankyou Jesus, who without I am nothing.

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