An Assortment of Things

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  1. 101
    Catherine Barnett says:

    What a fun video!! Happy Birthday, Amanda. I hope you all had a blast on Thursday. I just can’t wait to begin the James study!!! Love when you video us and I absoulutely can’t wait to live stream. I am currently doing the Women’s Resolution with Pricilla Shirer and it is the coolest thing ever to be able to talk to her and ask questions.

    You are such a blessing to me! By the way how come everytime I see you you look younger? I need your secrets. I also LOVE your hair a bit longer.

    Love you bunches!!!

  2. 102
    Tricia says:

    What is a Siesta Sista? May I be one too?

    • 102.1
      Lindsee says:

      Hi Tricia! A Siesta is simply a reader of this blog. If you read this blog, then consider yourself a Siesta. You’re doing good as you already know how to comment! It’s so fun!

  3. 103
    Jessica says:

    Love the live stream idea!! We should do a live stream worship and prayer meeting together – streaming from wherever you guys have your staff prayer meeting or something. Just something really simple, not too fancy or put together, but a time when we can all gather together for an hour or so and join in prayer for different topics.

  4. 104

    Happy Friday! Thanks for the video greeting, Beth!
    Just wanted to comment and tell you that I JUST listened to the third sermon in Matt Chandler’s Habakkuk series this morning and he quotes 1 Peter 1:13 too! (I always listen up when God does that kind of thing! wink wink.) In the verse, Pastor Matt focused on the grace on which we are called to set our hope–and I thought that was appropriate too for our Siestas who are struggling with the SSMT…girlfriends, we can and will do this ONLY by the GRACE of God. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY yourself through–and as our Siesta Mama says, “do the thang!” His grace abounds and ONLY HE provides the growth in our lives (Col 2:19). He WILL produce fruit in our lives through meditating on His Word (Psm 1:3).
    Praise you, Lord for your Word. It is life to us!
    Getting excited for verse #20 tomorrow!
    LOVE–and happy weekend!

  5. 105

    Hi, Beth! Okay … Melissa wouldn’t put her name on the James study, but I am dying to know … is that her precious picture on the cover?!! My love to you all, and a very happy birthday to you, Amanda!

  6. 106
    Victoria says:

    Is the big sister you refer to my drling dear friend Gay? I also am so proud of her I could just spit…(truly disgusting southern expression..LOL)

  7. 107
    Patti says:

    Patti from Halfway, MO

    May the world of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

    Psalm 19:14 (NLT)

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      Patti says:

      Patti from Halfway, MO

      Sorry the verse should read: My the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

      Psalm 19:14 (NLT)

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    Erma Kelso says:

    I loved listening to your Assortment of Things today. I always enjoy listening o reading your words. You are such a humble person and a very good teacher. It was really a pleasure to meet you at BCF. I want to go back again soon-maybe you will be greeting again. Happy Birthday to lovely Amanda. Have fun on her birthday.

  9. 109
    Rosemary Daniels says:

    Dear Beth,
    You are a Blessing! I am currently reading your book, So Long Insecurity. It is one in a long line of Beth Moore bible studies that I have done over the years.
    On May 22, my husband and I were in the path of the Joplin,Mo tornado. Our home was destroyed and we lost everything, including my library of Beth Moore books and studies. We were injured and hospitalized for several days after the storm and fortunate to be alive.
    I just got to chapter 9,”A Time and Place to Heal.” While reading the prayer that God laid on your heart, I was reduced to tears when I read the words “Where I lost a home,grant me an internal,unshakable sense of belonging…when my life is rocked by dramatic change. Empower me to trust you..”
    Our life has been turned upside down but our faith is right side up. Thank you for putting it into words.It is so assuring to know that our God is always in control! Sincerely, Rosemary Daniels, Joplin, Mo.

  10. 110
    maria peck-hamilton says:

    The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: He bringeth low,
    and lifteth up. I samuel 2:7

  11. 111
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    I am so glad I didn’t miss this! It is good to hear updates from you Beth on Amanda, Melissa, Keith, and your sister and Michelle…Mercy Triumphs should be a study my women’s group I’m in with my church does next:)…Very much looking forward to that!…I will pray for Melissa with the schooling, I noticed she hadn’t posted much in awhile…Lindsee working on a way for us siestas to stream live with you Beth sounds soo great to me too:):) Hugs always to you Beth, I want you to know that, this siesta-in-Christ loves you.

  12. 112
    Maureen Chabot says:

    Well you really spoke to me Beth in that I was frightened to death at the thought of learning these verses but really asked God to help…I know, that sounds so simple, but in fact, it was…that simple!! I am MEMORY CHALLENGED!! Big time!! But, I am on target and have learned each verse…word for word…backward and forward and am in awe and stand amazed at what my brain is capable of! So, I want to encourage those who have dropped out or feel defeated…wherever you are…whatever you’ve learned from God’s word is good…in fact, powerful and you “can do all things THROUGH CHRIST who [will strengthen] you” if you commit to start now. Don’t worry about what you haven’t done…think about the amazing opportunity to do what you can in His strength.

  13. 113

    Love this video! A little this. A little that. Kind of how we live our lives! Love the final exhortation to stay in the Word! And love your heart for God and God’s girls!

    Thanks for your consistently faithful pursuit of God and your equally persistent faithfulness to strengthen women in the Word and challenge us to live lives that honor Him.

    Oh, how He is worthy!

  14. 114
    Carol Obenhoff says:

    It’s Saturday morning and I am waking up to watch your personal video to us about whats going on in your life. I have tears running down my face thinking about and hearing you say how much you love us all and how excited you are about the events ahead . I feel so priveledged to have you a part of my life….even if it’s not in person. You have blessed my life emensley, more than you will ever know! You RoCk Sister FrieNd! XoXo!

  15. 115
    Debbie says:

    It would be greatly appreciated if you could put closed captioned for the people with hearing loss on your videos.
    Thank-you and God Bless your ministry as you serve others.

  16. 116
    Maureen Chabot says:

    Happy Birthday Amanda!!! My goodness Beth…you look as if you could be Amanda & Melissa’s sister!! No kidding! Keith, how can you stand to have all that beauty around you all the time? The most amazing thing is that although I’ve not met one of you, I believe your hearts are completely devoted to Jesus!! THAT is the real definition of beauty!! Love to each of you!!

  17. 117
    Dayna says:

    Love you too!! Thanks for all the love and encouragement! Can’t wait to do the James study! I have been memorizing the scriptures with you all since January but didn’t feel like I was brave enough to travel to Houston all by myself. I know it will be an awesome celebration!
    Praying for you all : )
    Love, Dayna

  18. 118
    Ann says:

    Love this video of breaking news from LPM! Happy Birthday to Amanda! Praying for Melissa. Can’t wait for the livestream!
    Giving thanks for this ministry and everyone involved in it.
    Love you, Siesta Mama 🙂

  19. 119
    Kaitlin says:

    Is there any way I can send a letter to Ms. Beth?

  20. 120
    Kelly Jo says:

    Kelly Jo is back and its been a long time you seriously think I can get my verses up. Im way behind…. I came to the 1st SSMT and i cant imagine not coming back, makes my heart a lil sad. Your sweet Nancy told me a few weeks ago it just wouldn’t be the same without me….. she likes my stories and my voice. 🙂 KJ loves you a ton!!

  21. 121
    sherrylu says:

    thank you SO MUCH for that word of encouragement!! i admit, i have fallen off….haven’t posted a memory verse since, well, 8/15…..so, i have missed 4. but you see, my precious daughter got engaged september 1!!! and we have been in a hurrinado since~planning and partying and just rejoicing in what the Lord has done…i promise…i am back in. and all in…..yay!! thank you again for the encouragement!!

  22. 122
    Letsroll says:

    Momma Beth, you are super awesome!!!! Can hardly believe how much genuine love you have for us here. Thanks so much for this, made my day.

  23. 123
    Janet says:

    This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 Niv

  24. 124
    Audrey says:

    Thanks for the chat 🙂 I am SO excited about the SSMTC and the live stream possibilities!!! And that God brought forward the young women to fill each scholarship ~ and then some, I’m sure! I cannot wait to pray for them by name 🙂 Thanks for the update on the family, too.

    Just had to share…back when you were surprise gifted with your ipad, I showed my husband that post. He was really wanting one and kinda had the “Lucky” response ~ like you were and he’s not!! Well, over the last {almost} 11 years of our marriage God has done some work on my husband’s financial choices and he did NOT buy one. We didn’t have the money, he didn’t NEED it, etc. Well, we’ve been at our current church for just over a year now and our elders surprised him with the ipad2 for working beyond their expectations PLUS money for accessories, apps, whatever. We have been in ministry our entire married life and this type of generosity has never been shown us. We are blown away. AND the gift came after a Sunday morning where 5 people were baptized~a married couple and a woman with two of her precious children. A fresh reminder that we are not (and never have been) worthy of such good gifts, it is only by God’s grace. I couldn’t help but think of how you were wanting an ipad, too, but had shelved the idea, only to be surprised with it later. A gift’s definitely not where we find our joy, but it can be a reminder of God’s faithfulness ~ He is the giver of all good gifts, after all. And as much fun as a tangible gift can be, it’s nothing compared to the encouragement and support we receive from the givers ~ this group of men leading alongside each other.
    Sorry to be so lengthy…I wanted to make sure my words weren’t misleading…I’m sure you understand 🙂
    love,
    Audrey

  25. 125
    Jan Holland says:

    Beth ,
    You are precious! Happy birthday sweet Amanda! I teach with Becca Calvert, Amanda’s Dallas friend, and she speaks so highly of you!
    I am new to your wonderful blog, Beth. I am so excited to begin to memorize scripture to help me get through this life in a Godly way!I too, have a wonderful man, three grown daughters and 10 grandbabies!
    May our Lord continue to bless you darling Beth!
    Your new friend,
    Jan AkA Pinkie

  26. 126
    Pat W says:

    gotta alot going on right now, pray for me, please

  27. 127
    Anna (Bowser) Yoder says:

    Anna Elkhart IN

    Daniel answered and said:
    Praise be to the name of God forever and ever.
    Wisdom and power are His.
    Daniel 2:20 NIV

  28. 128
    Sandra deleon says:

    You are a blessing to me, I love your teachings, god has given you a special gift 🙂 All the way from Arvada Colo. Have a blessed day!

  29. 129
    Kimberly says:

    LOVE the video, Beth! Can’t wait for the live stream! How fun will that be??? :):) Beth, you and the whole LPM team are such a refreshing part of my week. I went to Living Proof Live back in September and was so moved. God used you in a mighty way to minister to me. His words (through you) spoke DIRECTLY to my heart. It’s funny that thousands of people showed up to hear a conversation between me and God. Just kidding – I know everyone was moved because, girlfriend, you can flat out preach it! I’ve been reading the blog since then and kept wondering how one becomes a “siesta” – then, tonight I was excited to see that I AM a “siesta” because I’m now a regular here. Thank you so much for your ministry.

  30. 130
    Karen Gentry says:

    Karen, Hewitt
    “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours”.
    Mark 11:24 NIV

  31. 131
    Beth McBride says:

    Hi Beth, I’m the lady who met up with you at the elevator at the Marriott in Baltimore the morning before your conference. My revelation was from God, and it’s not a new one – He just knows I needed to hear it fresh from you. I am in the midst of writing a letter to you, since you so kindly invited me to reach out to you and let you know how things go. I am not sure you will even check this comment since I am responding to a post over 2 weeks ago. Here’s the question, and maybe it is a little too heavy. I am stepping out in faith to fulfill God’s purpose for me – the way in which I can glorify best – which I believe is through sharing my story…forcing me to step out of the net of shame and rejection I was in. But what happens when you know the Enemy is going to come back at you the same way – and you are expecting that – and then the whammy is that he uses someone you least expect to deliver the blow. Someone you love most on this Earth who has always been your biggest supporter? There has already been reconciliation even though it just happened last night but the wound is open again. The same wound I was writing to you about. I have just been wounded by a different person, one I trusted most. The ways in which I have been attacked since the conference are familiar but taken to the next level. Sorry if this is too heavy. My letter will follow. Putting on the finishing touches. Thanks for your faithfulness to God shown through your incredible ministry to women.

  32. 132
    kimberly mason says:

    a live stream! wow! so cool! can’t wait! 🙂

  33. 133
    Dona says:

    But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5

  34. 134
    Michelle Clinton says:

    So Sweet. I’ve not been on here for a while. This was such a great a catch up video. Thanks!!

  35. 135
    Janet says:

    It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. Psalm 18:32

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