Just Saying (an obviously sleepy) Hello

Siesteville from LPV on Vimeo.

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. 101
    Jill says:

    It gives new meaning to the phrase, “now we are cooking with grease!” You are so very funny, and so very dear.

  2. 102
    Tammy says:

    Good morning Mama Beth,
    Oh how wonderful to hear your voice. I love, love the jacket so cute and the Crisco oil just made me giggle. I am looking forward to seeing you in June in our great state of Nebraska with my sweet mama. Thanks for sharing your love with us and being so real. Love you


  3. 103
    Letha says:

    Love the video. Love you. Would love to be able to just sit down and chat with you across the table. We will be able to do so someday in Heaven 🙂 I’m so thankful for the blessing and anointing of God on you and your team as you did the work on James. I’m looking forward to being a part of it.

  4. 104
    Beverly says:

    Love, Love, Love this video! Thanks so much for sharing that with us. It was so great to hear in person from you and the tiredness just added a little more transparency (& laughter) for us. We love you Beth! And most importantly, we love Jesus with you.

  5. 105
    Paula Risius says:

    Sweet Beth,
    Thank you oodles and bunches for blessing me this morning! Only through God’s amazing GRACE could I feel this closeness to you even though we have never laid eyes on each other! Because of our love for JESUS, I felt like you were talking to just me! I can hardly wait for James to begin. “You won’t waste a prayer on me”(I just love your words) as I prepare to move after 33 years in the same place, having a husband who is soon retiring after being a Veterinarian for over 40 years, both of us sick with a virus the past two weeks, and the 6th house in our neighborhood just posted a For Sale sign in the yard! But God can be trusted and has every detail of our new way of living worked out. I can hardly wait to see what He has for us next! Make wonderful memories with you daughters–LAUGH A LOT–it is the best remedy for tiredness!

  6. 106
    Amy says:

    Love it! Thank you, Siesta Mama, for all your hard work and your team’s dedication to keep us growing. Hope you get some well-deserved rest.

  7. 107
    Becky Roode says:

    Bless your heart!

    I love you, sugar! 🙂

  8. 108
    Linda says:

    I miss you ladies! I’ve not been getting to the blog much (or much anything else!) lately, and it sure makes me miss being in touch. Thank you for thinking of us!

  9. 109
    Kim says:

    Great to see you! Just was reading a bit of James this morning….ouch! Can’t wait to do the study in the fall.

  10. 110
    Dawn says:

    Welcome back… it is wonderful to hear how God answers our prayers. I’ve got Nicol Sponberg’s Resurrection CD playing loudly and the songs just seem to voice my prayers this morning. I don’t remember which study you told us to pray and ask God to wake us up early to pray but I did and He wakes me up every morning before my alarm goes off. I watched this morning earlier before my coffee was ready so you were not the only “sleepy” one. I too like the Jacket!! 🙂 To those siestas who have posted prayer concerns this morning: I stopped to pray for each of your requests. I feel like you are family and do enjoy laughing and crying with you all.

  11. 111
    Michele says:

    I knew I forgot something in my comment yesterday! 11 minutes is apparently too long for me to retain a thought…

    Happy Birthday Sabrina! Hope you had a fabulous day! You know, even though your boss made you work, haha. 😉 I bet you looked cool in the headphones. Thank you for all you do!

  12. 112
    Michele says:

    Beth, So glad to hear your voice! Sitting here, in my jammies, a bit sick, but feeling so thankful to hear all the work the Lord has done with the study (can’t wait!!!) and the Thanks, Mom! campaign!

    You make my heart laugh! Love Ya!

  13. 113
    Cheri says:

    As a menopausal wife, mother, grandmother in her early 50’s I completely relate! You bless me so with everything you communicate from your tender heart. I am looking forward to the LPL event in Minnesota next weekend. I am bringing my adult daughter for the first time. How sweet it will be to sit under your teaching with her. I will be praying for you, your team and for a fresh annointing of the Holy Spirit and words straight from His heart to ours for that event.

  14. 114
    jill_in_AL says:

    Well, LOL. I thought you looked really tired but wasn’t going to blast on here about that b/c I too was tired when I watched it so I thought maybe my eyes were deceiving me.

    Rest up, have too much fun and live large! J

  15. 115
    Martha Helen says:

    i laughed so hard about the Crisco oil. oh my word. that is awesome.. and memorable! its so fun to know little details like that when i begin a study, and i will certainly remember that when i embark on the study of james sometime soon after it’s released! looking so forward to it. thank you, Beth, for taking the time to tell us about it and share your heart. it is a blast and an honor. much love to you and the whole LPM team!

  16. 116
    Allison C. Lee says:

    I got a great laugh on that Crisco story…Actually I laughed almost the entire 11 minutes(I mean that in the nicest way). My husband said “Who is that woman carrying on in the kitchen?” I said ” Hush, it’s Beth Moore on the computer…I think she’s slap happy or a little sleep deprived!” It was awesome…LOVED it.

  17. 117
    Andrea Roberts says:

    Beth, thank you so much. I can’t wait to dive into James with you. I was wondering if you are planning to do a summer bible study on the blog. I always like to follow your lead with my own group. Thanks!

  18. 118
    Rachel says:

    Thanks for the video Mama Beth! Love the jacket and loved the story about the Crisco oil. It made me laugh. 🙂 So excited to hear James went so well! Looking forward to the study!

  19. 119
    Yanna Westmoreland says:

    ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you•♫♪*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday, Dear Sabrina ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♥ ♥ ♥ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪•*¨*•.¸¸♥

  20. 120
    Julie says:

    Thank you for this particular video! I just LOVE that you are a little tired and still want to share with us all of God’s goodness and your personal funny stories! You reallly are one of us!!! May God continue to bless you and your ministry and Siesteville!!!

  21. 121

    Oh this little video just brightened my day! Thank you! To hear all that goes into a taping just amazes and blesses me. I am so thankful to all involed in this process.

    The image of Sabrina even attempting to wear the headphones upside down had me LOL! (Happy Belated Birthday Sabrina! 🙂 )

    I just adore the jacket…very sweet!

    Wishing everyone a blessed day!
    michelle in VT

  22. 122
    Dionna says:

    Bless your heart. You DID look tired! But loved hearing from you. Now rest up and have some fun with those girls of yours. 🙂

  23. 123
    Amy Embree says:

    Love it! I laughed so hard my stomach hurt! You are awesome! Love you Siesta Mama!

  24. 124
    Siesta OC says:

    Well technically, you are ‘slick’…Crisco slick! Mercy does triumph, HIS GOODNESS is gorgeous. Just the pleasent profound simple rest of HIS love. Grace! Awesome!

    LOVE YA ~ Siesta Mama!

    Happy Birthday SABRINA!!!!!

    † < IN HIM

  25. 125
    Cheryl says:

    I cried I was laughing so hard at the annointing oil story! Crisco for annointing oil, only a southerner! Gives new meaning to southern fried, don’t ya think?

    Love y’all dearly.

  26. 126

    Thank you, Beth for blessing my morning with this video. Each LPM blog is like receiving a personal message from a friend. Since we relocated nearly 3 years ago, LPM has been my women’s ministry connection. I miss my Women on Mission so much, but I know God has a purpose and a plan for the situation I am presently experiencing. I’ve been doing Bible studies by myself and sharing them with friends on Facebook, my blogs, through my Siestas here, and even with my Weight Watcher groupies. It’s not a traditional support group, but the Lord is teaching me so much through this new season of my life. I’m learning to depend on Him and His perfect timing. Thank you for your ministry. May God bless our Siestaville! It is a pleasure to pray for you and LPM.

  27. 127
    Dawn says:

    I didn’t notice a thing! Love, love, love that jacket! Gotta have one. Love you Siesta Mama and all my Siestas out there. I get so excited when I see we have new stuff from LPM Blog. Father, I thank you for giving me these awesome ladies to journey with as we grow in You. Thank you for Beth, Amanda and Melissa for giving so much of themselves to guide us. In Jesus Name, Amen.

  28. 128
    Alison says:

    Love the jacket. Love the Crisco oil story. Love the tiredness (cause somebody last night said those fated words to this Insecurity Addict – “you look tired” =P)

    Been enjoying your tweets. Love seeing the banter and the encouragement and prayer between you and the other ladies’ Bible Study leaders on there, so it was great to hear you mention the lack of competition between all of you. It’s so evident on Twitter the support that you all have for one another. Just some girls, loving the Lord, teaching the Word. Love you all!

  29. 129
    Brooke says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one that has used crisco for annointing oil! lol Can’t wait to see you in Lincoln Nebraska in June!! It will such a blessed event!

  30. 130
    Joyce Watson says:

    Love all you do for the Lord! No competetion here, love all the women’s ministries, Women of Faith, Jennifer Rothschild, Proverbs 3l, and Beth Moore, etc.~love Bible study!
    During Mother’s Day I tried to interview some of the mother’s, daughters, including little children on video.
    I found how hard it was to keep the noise out and my voice off, luckily my son knew how to edit the video, so we could show it during our Women’s breakfast.
    Well, I will continue to pray for you and your ministry.
    You keep me smiling and what a wonderful blessing!
    When can we order our Siesta jackets, ha! You started something. enjoy Sieta Sisters!

  31. 131
    Redeemed says:

    Dear Beth,
    You may have been tired, but you were sure a sight for sore eyes. And you looked beautiful.

  32. 132
    Carmen O says:

    Beth, when you find yourself wondering what to do next…..could you do a study on the Love of God? I know it’s intertwined in every study you do (and maybe you’ve already done one, and I’m just not aware of it), but I’ve heard you say it was so life transforming when you finally “got” his love….the more I hear this the more I realize I don’t really know what people are talking about. But I would love to go through a study and “get” it like you and others do. 🙂

  33. 133

    Beth~ Thank you for taking the time to give us this video greeting and update. May God bless you for your faithfulness to serve Him as you do… I totally can’t wait for “James: Mercy Triumphs”! (and the “So Long Insecurity” workbook, too). Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    The jacket is adorable and Sabrina’s giggle in the background when you mentioned the hair ordeal(think it was her giggle) made me giggle 😀 Hope your Birthday was wonder-FULL, Sabrina.

  34. 134
    Helen says:

    Hey Beth!
    Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to say Hi and for always being so transparent and real. We just finished the Revelation study and my ladies are already asking what’s next…..can’t wait for the study on James to be released. It makes it just a little more exciting to know that we have stood beside you in prayer as you’ve studies and listened to God’s leading. Love you my sweet sister!

  35. 135
    Lisa says:

    I realize that I must be the only person left on the planet who still has a dial-up modem that won’t allow me to hear the vimeo, so would someone please be kind enough to explain the “Crisco Oil” business to me. Thank you!

  36. 136
    Jeanne AFwifew/3 says:

    Sieta Mama, You CRACK me up! You know if God can use a donkey to get His message across I am sure He can use CRISCO oil. HIS HOLY FIRE was sure to spread with this “special” oil. BTW…love the jacket. Praising the LORD you felt HIS touch during the James taping. Can’t wait to do this study as I feel like I have heard about from the beginning.
    Love you!

  37. 137

    Cutie Patootie! Hey … if you head through Kerrville between June 10-25th, stop at the Point Theatre (Hill Country Arts Foundation)in tiny Ingram, TX, for the outdoor play of Sleeping Beauty. I am not connected to them in any way, but I love that little theatre. I hope to take my family. It’s on the Guadalupe River, Beth, in the evenings … lightning bugs out. And they always do such an amazing job/performance. Even Keith would love it. Just if you are looking for something new to do on your way to the ranch.

  38. 138
    Jeanne AFwifew/3 says:

    I think you are not the only one tired while posting.

    supposed to be SIESTA Mama!

  39. 139
    Misti says:

    Crisco?!! Do you know if it was the original or with butter? Awesome! Loved watching you. Way to go Siesta Momma!

  40. 140

    I loved the video and cannot wait for the James study and thank you for loving on us seista’s so well. By the way loved the jacket you had on that is awesome.
    I am so thankful to the Lord for you and that you are faithful to the calling He has on your life I am so thankful for that.
    Hope you get some rest and much deserved rest

    • 140.1


      Happy Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday Dear Sabrina Happy Birthday to you. Hope you had a fantastic day and lots of fun.
      Have a great weekend.

  41. 141
    Shannon says:

    I love that you used the Crisco, you crack me up!! I can’t wait for the James study I am sure my Bible study gals will do it in January.

    Your vimeo particulary warmed my heart that you mentioned that you hear from other women Bible teachers, and that you support one another in your work. That is the body of Christ supporting one another to me!! Our women’s Bible study group is actually doing Angela Thomas’s Brave study right now. This is the first study of hers I have done, and I have really enjoyed it and her.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us all!

    Happy belated Birthday Sabrina!
    God Bless you all at LPM

  42. 142
    Ann says:

    Hi Beth –
    I’ve been a lurking siesta for a while but decided to step out and post. Love the video. I’m in a group that’s working through the Revelation study now and it is so powerful. Can’t wait for the James study to come out.
    Keep running the good race, Siesta Mama!

    PS. I’ll never look at Crisco Oil the same way again. *grin*

  43. 143
    karen lipford says:

    I just had to tell you that you did not LOOK tired!!! You ACTED tired!!! It was quite funny and I’m so glad you sent us a message anyway. Makes me (and I sure all of us) feel VERY loved!! Can’t wait to get into James. Thank you for your tireless hours…and all just for the sake of us ladies who need help getting into the Word.
    I’m still not too sure of the ‘studio’. I really like it when you’re on the deck or hanging out at one of the tables. Not that it matters one little bit. Just thankful for your video messages period!
    love you mama siesta!

  44. 144
    karensk says:

    Love it!!! Crisco’s great!!! At our previous church and with friends at home, we’d use olive oil — the kind you buy at the grocery store (like Pompeian), usually extra-virgin.

    Thanks for sharing your story! Tariq & I did get a kick out of it, and we’re thankful that the Lord showed up for you and the participants.

    Karen K. in Houston

  45. 145
    Angie says:

    So good to see your smiling face!
    Pray you’re enjoying your time with your girls.

    And the Crisco. .. could.not. stop.laughing.
    Love that sweet spirit of trying so hard to get you what you were needing! 🙂

  46. 146
    Gina says:

    Thanks for the video message. Always love “hearing” from you. You are so precious and a blessing to my journey. Rest up sweet lady – looking forward to the James study. 🙂

  47. 147
    carla says:

    Thanks Beth, you work entirely too hard. I hope you and your lovely daughters sleep late, enjoy way too much good coffee, enjoy each other, and rest, rest and rest some more. I am so looking forward to the James study, can’t wait! Thank you Beth,

  48. 148
    Shannon Costanzo says:

    Hey Siesta Mama,

    I always get excited when LPM has a video.
    I enjoyed the video. It felt like you were sitting at my kitchen table having coffee along side me.


    Shannon Costanzo

  49. 149
    Vicki says:

    I always enjoy seeing you talking to me even if it is on the other side of the screen. So glad you had a good week and now you can have some fun with your daughters. Someone said they wished they could sit accoss the table and just visit with you. Well, me too and a few thousand more. Bring out the big table.
    I am enjoying having a home bible study in my home of us three mothers and our three grown daughters. Great experience. On week six of My Inheritance. Blessings.

  50. 150
    Julie says:

    Pretty funny! I was, too, going to comment on how tired you looked and sounded, but decided not to. I thanked God there was someone else in the world that was as tired as I was! Glad you’re getting back to whatever normal is for you.

    I can’t even begin to know how exhausted you must feel after taping a study. I know you put everything you have into those studies – and you are impacting the Kingdom!

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