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  1. 51
    sweet anonymous says:

    Hey there Siesta Mama,
    I love it when you stop by to say hello! I have started memorizing scripture a few times but got discouraged and gave up. So I am going to take the advice and encouragment you have given so sweetly and try again. May I say Happy Birthday to Amanda! I hope your time of celebrating together will be very fun and very blesssed! I will get those prayers for Melissa going and have been very much in prayer for the Passion Conference. I just love the idea of adopting someone to pray for. May I also say that God turned a very big light on for me this week.
    Just when I think I couldn’t love Jesus more, He turns a light on and I fall in love so much more deely than before. Isn’t He awesome?! Grin.
    Love ya! M

    • 51.1
      lynne York says:

      Hello Sister! I had the same problem with memorizing, BUT I found a wonderful web tool to help, so I wanted to I have never memorized this easily, it teachs 3 different methods at once.
      I pray you have blessed success! You will love it!

      • Michele says:

        Hey y’all!
        That Memorize His Word website looks good. I have never tried that software, but the site design is impressive. Lynne, I would love to hear what techniques they teach you.

        Anyhow, I noticed that their software is not free. If anyone doesn’t have room in the budget for that, you are welcome to check out the tips I posted on my blog. I have not finished polishing the format yet, but I hope they are helpful.

        Feel free to check them out. There are 3 parts, click the link at the bottom of each page to go to the next page.

        Happy memorizing, Siestas! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Heather says:

          There is also a free app for your iPhone called Flashcards that has been really helpful to me. I go through them when I’m getting ready in the morning. Michele, can’t wait to see your tips. Thanks for sharing!!!

      • sweet anonymous says:

        Dear Lynn,
        Thank you so much for sharing! I did check it out and it looks like a great resource. Thanks again. Be blessed dear sister!

  2. 52
    seddy bear says:

    I love the whole blog community to pieces, but really love the video chats! Hope the three of you have a BLAST (as I know you will)!

  3. 53
    Holly says:


    Thanks for the video. God used you to encourage me this morning and remind me that HE IS LIFE TO ME.

    With much love and gratefulness,


  4. 54
    Liz Taylor says:

    Morning Miss Beth!

    I’ll be praying today that you have a sweet time with your girls and that God blesses you all more than you could ask or imagine.

    SO excited that we might be able to live stream sometime soon!!

    In Him,
    Washington D.C.

  5. 55

    Thanks for the updates! If I might just take a tiny moment to tell you all about our bible study Tuesday night. We are doing David and finished session 5. With tears flowing, I asked the ladies if they would like to finish our prayer time in the sanctuary. We left all our belongings, books, purses, pens, bibles laying on the table and quietly tip-toed past our husbands bible study room, and headed to the sanctuary. Powerful, powerful prayers of thanksgiving and confession were lifted up that night. It was honestly, a mighty moment of God’s presence! Somberly we filed out of the sanctuary only to hear the delight of our husbands say, “Oh, good, there you are. We went looking for you ladies and couldn’t find anyone. We were afraid the rapture had taken place and we men were all left behind!”
    Our God is so awesome, isn’t He? He delighted us all so much that night. I too just wanted to sit down and talk face to face with another Siesta, and here you all are! Thanks for allowing me a moment to share!

  6. 56
    Amber Moon says:

    So good to hear from you Mama Beth! Missed seeing our four-legged friend though! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love you to pieces!

  7. 57
    Joyce says:

    Thanks for greeting us via video occasionally. It’s so fun to catch up. I’m not sure that I will make it to SSMT in January ๐Ÿ™ but even though I’ll miss being with the group the greatest benefit is the wealth of Bible verses that I now have memorized – something that I wouldn’t have accomplished without this challenge. The Siestas are such a great group. Thanks Beth!

  8. 58
    Tara G. says:

    You just make me smile because I know you mean it with all of your heart that you love us. Have a blast with your girls!

  9. 59
    Dawn B. says:

    Beth – you are so on fire for the Lord and you are such an inspiration to so many woman. Who, besides our Lord Jesus Christ, inspired you do do what you do.
    BTW I loved seeing you in Baltimore! I bought my tickets 5 months in advance! You are an inspiration to so many.
    Dawn B.
    Calvert County, MD

  10. 60
    Melinda Fowler says:

    Thank you for your video post. I love seeing your excitement for life! I’m looking forward to the study of James. Thank you and Melissa for all your hard work!

  11. 61
    Dana says:

    You are a jewel! I cannot wait for the James study to be out. I thank God that He raised you up to become the teacher you are. I hungered to know Him more. I hungered to go deeper in His Word but had no idea how to do that until I went to Lifeway with a girlfriend to pick up a Bible study for several women to do in my home…they did not have the one we were going to get but my girlfriend said we could get a Beth Moore Bible Study – and boy did my life change after that! I will always remember “Jesus the One and Only” – we didn’t have the money to buy the videos – we bought a few books. I will always remember sitting in my dining room and doing an introduction when a woman knocked on my front door and said “I heard you were doing the new Beth Moore Bible study here – can I join you?” Wow!!! She heard women talking about it at the school where our children went. When we mentioned to her that we don’t have the videos, just the workbooks, she chimed in and said she knows a woman who has the videos and was sure we could borrow them! Yup – the next week we had the videos and completed that study together. It was a wonderful study that helped me through a very difficult period and the other ladies in the group as well. Oh, how I love Jesus and grew to love Him more through that study and all of the others that have followed. So, thank you, Beth Moore, for allowing the LORD to use you to teach women…especially me.

    • 61.1
      Carol from Coopersburg says:

      Love the Lord sending the lady with the CD contact to your door; will never get over His power and glory!!!

  12. 62
    Terry says:

    HELP!!! I am so frustrated that for the last several months, whenever I try to play one of the Vimeo videos, there is no sound! Does anyone know what I can do to correct the problem? Is it just me and my computer? I went to the Vimeo website but couldn’t find any help there.

    • 62.1
      Lindsee says:

      Terry, I am so sorry and have no idea what the problem is. Does it work on the vimeo website? There may be some connection off, but you’re the first I’ve heard that’s had a problem with this. I hope it gets resolved soon!

      • Mona says:

        The video plays great on my computer at work…but not at home. I get sound, though stuttery, and no video unless I move the mouse back and forth over the picture. My computer savvy husband says that it’s the video card – there’s just not enough memory. It’s probably the same for others having problems.

      • I have a lot of wires and things by my computer and somehow mine got unplugged once. You might check that before you do anything fancy:) Felt like an idiot when I figured this out. Gee, do you think you might want to plug in the speakers! Ha ha!

    • 62.2
      Vickie says:


      I had this same problem when I tried to skype with my daughter. Go to your control panel on your desk top, click on sounds & audio devices and make sure your computer mic isn’t on mute. Your problem is probably under that setting somewhere. Go luck siesta, it is so very irritating…’ll find, be patient. ๐Ÿ™‚

      In Him,

  13. 63
    Amy Wilch says:

    Thank you, Beth! So great to hear your voice. I am so looking forward to your James study. You are such an encouragement to me and your love of Jesus is so contagious. I needed that today.

    love you,

    Amy W in Colorado

  14. 64
    Tiffany says:

    Hey Siesta Mama! I just love your video updates, thanks for taking time to do them for us! I am so excited about the SSMT Celebration! See you there!

  15. 65
    Robin says:

    SO precious Siesta Momma! Adore you and love hearing about your life. I am no Beth Moore but I do have a sweet, sweet husband and 2 adorable daughters that are growing up (12 and 9). We are getting closer and closer everyday and I cherish the sweet mother/daughter bond that God has blessed me with. I love hearing about what you and your girls do at this stage of your life together. I am definitely still mom but can absolutely see our relationship turning in to the best of friends down the road … brings sweet tears to my eyes.

  16. 66
    Bobbie says:

    It’s always so good to hear from you and see your smiling face. Enjoy your day with the girls tomorrow and give Amanda a birthday hug from all her Siestas!

  17. 67

    I just got my plane tickets for the SSMT last night! Praise the Lord for providing. Never been to Texas before! I’m excited! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. 68
    Lindsey D. says:

    I so needed to hear your SSMT word today. I really felt like you were talking just to me from the other side of the screen…especially since you addressed your Lindsee several times behind the camera. Hehe. I have fallen behind, and highly regarded the advice to memorize a chunk of Scripture. Yes, very doable. I am also energized after listening to your Session 6 video from Believing God last night (I’m leading the study at my church this fall). You were particulaly charged up in that video session and it’s contagious!
    Thank you so much!
    -Lindsey (McKinney, TX)

  19. 69
    Sandy Bowers says:

    Oh, you sweet thing! Thanks for such a great “good morning” Beth. I so love your enthusiasm for Jesus, for your family, for life and for your siestas! Love the idea of live streaming! Maybe we can even chat along (sort of like the tech chat from the simulcast.)Although that might be a little harder to accomplish. Just now starting the scripture memorizing (just joined Siestaville last month) so don’t think I’ll be able to make it to the January gathering. Hope you will do it again next year. Enjoying your Revelation study right now. They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lambe will overcome because He is Lord of lords and King of kings…and with him will come his called, chosen and faithful followers. (I did that from memory!) Yay! Hugs & blessings today. Enjoy the time with your sweet girls!

  20. 70

    Is anyone else having trouble viewing this video? I’ve tried to view it several times and it keeps freezing about 30-40 seconds into the video. Just curious if it was just me or if others were having the same problem.I have high speed internet and this is the first one I’ve ever had trouble viewing.

  21. 71
    Michele says:

    Mama Beth, Thank you so much for posting on here, today. It brought tears to my eyes (normally the tears are because I am laughing so hard, but today, because of the love!) I really needed that today. It just touched my heart. Thank you for being our “Mama” and encouraging us and keeping us accountable in God’s Word. I (we) love you for that!!!
    CANNOT WAIT to do the “live” thing with you and all our Siestas!!!

    I am a bit embarrassed to tell you this, but I thought you would think it’s really funny…Had a dream the other night that I accidentally bumped into you somewhere, while you were speaking, and you saw me and knew it was me and said let’s get our picture taken.
    Now before anyone gets all mushy or anything that I was having such a sweet dream about you..I left the building, turned the corner, (in the dream) and saw Andy Griffith standing on the corner, and got my picture taken with him, too!
    I just thought you’d get a kick out of you… AND Andy Griffith!

  22. 72
    Texatlast says:

    Live streaming, I can’t wait! That will be so much fun! Happy Birthday tomorrow Amanda. I remember yours easily because it is the day before mine.
    I am so excited for the SSMT celebration in January. Last time I was the only one from my church, but this year we have about a dozen who are memorizing scriptures. I have moved away as well as one other person, but come January we will all be together for a great weekend!!! So excited. (By the way Beth, your hair looks really good in this video!)
    Love you guys,

  23. 73
    Delinda says:

    Thanks Beth, I needed to hear from you today. Been fighting the “blues” all week and your encouragement to find a chapter or group of scriptures to catch up is exactly what the Lord needed me to hear. Isn’t He Wonderful?!

    On a side note, I had an appointment for a wax this morning unfortunately I had shaved and plucked yesterday so was bummed when my phone charmed and reminded me. My dear sister in Christ cut my hair instead. That time in her chair was wonderful and I confessed to her and a sister in the shop that I “stalk” you via siestaville blog. We had a good laugh and they should be tuning in real soon.

    Have fun celebrating Amanda’s birthday.

  24. 74
    Hannah says:

    Oh Sweet Mama Beth!! It’s always such a joy to get to see you!! Thank you for thinking of us so often and the tireless, selfless way you serve. You are such an amazing example of His tender love and mercy!

  25. 75
    Marilyn says:

    Love you too, Beth. Excited about the live feed. Will look forward to it. Also, Nov. 1 is my birthday so will be buying myself the present of your new bible study on James. Coming to see you in Pensacola, Florida in Dec. So excited about that. Get to see God’s beautiful Gulf of Mexico and hear you also–that is good stuff!

  26. 76
    cindy says:

    Beth, I can’t wait til you go live…how cool is that! Many prayers to you, the ministry, and your darling family! Love you too.

  27. 77
    Nita Daniel says:

    Miss Beth loved the chat you had with us and loving Lindsee. Just wanted to ask you if you got the gift I gave you in Lubbock mostly I am wanting to know if you got to try out the crackers I love them wanted to see what you think. So ready to do the James study my girls and we will be doing it soon after we finish my study on the 12 Sons of Jacob I wrote that thing for over a year and my oh my what I leaned. May God Bless You and Keep You and May HIS Face shine on you. Nita

  28. 78
    doo-dah says:

    Thank you for taking the time out of your day to do the video post. My husband has been so supportive and has kept me accountable in my scripture memorization. We go over my spiral before leaving the house for work each morning. I think he just about has the verses memorized as well :-). I love this blog community so much. Happy Birthday Amanda!

    • 78.1
      Jennifer T says:

      doo-dah! (Love the name) And I love how the Lord will not let his word come back to Him without accomplishing what He intends! You are BOTH being blessed. What a team! If your man ever checks into Siestaville as a ssmt guy-friend he should sign on as ‘zippadee.’ ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. 79
    Sarah says:

    Thanks for your sweet words of encouragement! I love the video chats. Your energy and excitement for Jesus is contagious and I love that! Thank you!

  30. 80
    Steadfast and Faithful says:

    Love you Mama Siesta! Boy do I love it when you praise God in your family life! Great to hear about all these things. And, so good to hear about Keith being a good and faithful son to his Momma and Daddy!

    I know you saw a pre-screen of Courageous, but we here in Portland were MOVED by it! Woo, Mama, this was the first time I have ever seen a movie in Portland, Oregon where people stood up and clapped praise to God when it ended. THEN, the Spirit moved folks to pray in groups in the parking lot immediately afterwards! My, my, my, God is surely up to something here in the dark Northwest! May His light continue to overcome the darkness here and thanks be to Jesus for the opportunity to be a part of it! Yes! God is faithful!!!

  31. 81
    Sandy O. says:

    Really enjoy the video chats. Nice to keep in touch with you this way and to find out what is going on not only in your life, but in your family and your ‘extended’, Christ family also. Bless you!

  32. 82
    Millie says:

    Hey Beth,

    So good to hear from you and what’s up in Texas. Your 20 questions and videos like this makes it feel like we are all girlfriends together walking through this life together with Jesus.

    I am facilitating the Faithful, Abundant and True series at my church. It is powerful hearing from Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer and YOU! It is also encouraging to see how God works through all kinds of women to get His message to us all.

    Thank you once again for being willing to put your life under a microscope and become transparent so that all of Jesus can shine through!!

    Your grateful sister,


  33. 83
    Cheryl says:

    Hey Beth!

    It cracks me up that you’ve progressed from calling a blog a blob to live streaming!
    Technology is a great thing, isn’t it?

    I so loved that picture that you posted earlier today of Amanda & Melissa, so sweet. Hope y’all enjoyed your day together.

    Love y’all dearly!

  34. 84
    To Know Him says:

    I was struggling with the memory verse challenge a bit…love your idea about memorizing passages. I did that once and it was easier for me to memorize. Love you Beth… Thanks for the updates

  35. 85
    Lyndsay says:

    Hey Miss Beth!
    Loved hearing from you today! Fun updates! But most of all, just hearing you talk about Jesus revs me up to spend more time with him! Thanks for the encouragement about memorizing scripture…it’s easy to get bogged down with schedules, etc, but thanks for spurring us on! Love ya and praying for you and the rest of you Siestas! ~Lyndsay

  36. 86

    Hopefully, I can remember what I was going to say. I had to leave right after watching the video because my son called from football practice, cause Coach Albrecht told him to go home. Of course he did! Jeremiah had thrown up, poor kid. And we just had the stomach flu go through our family! I even got it and I NEVER get sick! Anyway, I think it is so cool that Mercy Triumphs is coming out on my daughter’s Birthday! I wish so much that I could do this study, but I don’t have a church that does these book studies and there is no way I can buy the book and the videos! But Angela’s birthday is so cool this year because she will be turning 11 on 11/1/11! Isn’t that fun? Josh is wanting to do a party for her and had talked about having it start at 11:11 am! I’m pretty sure it was going to be am! I’m certainly not entertaining 11-year-old girls at 11:11 pm!!!!! Obviously, that can’t happen, cause it’s a weekday and she has school! But it was a cool thought anyway!!!!

    I wish I could tell you I’m doing well, but I’m not ๐Ÿ™ I have been trying to work through a whole lot of stuff from my past that I have never healed from. I’ve never been allowed to grieve. I’ve even at times in the past had it suggested to me that Christians are not supposed to grieve. I know we don’t grieve like those who have no hope, but I do believe we grieve. I don’t think we can help it. If something or someone we have lost is important to us, it’s going to hurt to lose it. I have a lot of lies that I believe and have been under a huge amount of spiritual warfare as I’ve tried to combat the lies. My head gets so confused sometimes I can’t think straight at all! Many of the siestas on twitter have been helping me, and one particular siesta has been emailing me back and forth a lot! However, I’m having a particular amount of stress and pain in the last several days, and have literally not slept a wink in almost 72 hours!!! I am exhausted! I hope I’m healing. I hope this is not all for naught. I have not been able to get counseling. I tried to see a couple of lay counselors and ended up not really being listened to at all and they were rather harsh in the way they treated me. Very cold and distant and no compassion whatsoever! It was killing me! Almost literally at one point ๐Ÿ™ It was awful! I’ve been going through Beth’s Breaking Free book. I did the study years ago, so this is more review for me than anything, but I am doing the memory work for it, which I didn’t do before, because I was so frustrated with my inability to memorize scripture. With the help of SSMT I am memorizing scripture now and am working on Is 61:1-4 right now. I got the first 3 down pretty well, but I’m having trouble with verse 4, I think largely because my head is so jumbled right now. Please pray for me!

  37. 87
    Judy wine says:

    Thank you so much for sharing with us today. I needed to hear stay in the Word!

  38. 88
    Jen H. says:

    First of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MELISSA! I hope you have a wonderful day with your mom and sister! You are all so lucky to have each other! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Second, YAY for the live-streaming video! I am so excited and will be looking forward to that!

    Love you, Beth!

  39. 89
    Karen says:

    How awesome to see the James study in final form! Congrats!

  40. 90
    Krista Swanson says:


    I love what you said about being completely focused on something. That totally hit a raw nerve with me and is exactly what I need to do. I am going to look up that 1 Peter verse and memorize it tonight. Thank you.

  41. 91
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    So sad, I can’t watch the video right now from you, Beth, it keeps freezing up! I will have to come back and watch it though, I don’t want to miss it!:) Blessings and hugs to you tonight, Beth.

  42. 92
    Alina Hunt says:

    How do you deal with the death of a beloved pet? It seems trivial but I would like Beth’s take on this. thank you

  43. 93
    april says:

    Love you Mama Beth,

    Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to give us updates!! Can’t wait to see you in January!! Happy Birthday Amanda ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. 94
    Lori says:

    Radiant energy!! God is so faithful!! His unfailing love keeps Me coming back for more!!

    Only by God’s grace and mercy have my Bible versus stuck in my mind and I pray forever in my heart.

    Thank you, Beth & LPM, for this challenge I would have never taken on or seen to completion on my own.

    May God bless you all to no end! Love you!


  45. 95
    Beth Herring says:

    I LOVE scripture memory and it has just enhanced my spiritual walk and my bible study so much! There is nothing like knowing the WORD!!!

    Can’t wait for the James study – so excited and I know that God is going to do amazing things through it! thank you Beth!

  46. 96
    Kim Safina says:


    “For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. And I will be found by you, declares the Lord…”
    Jeremiah 29:11-14a

    Precious Beth,

    What jubilance to see the plans of the Lord bless this ministry of Siestas at Living Proof!

    “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Philippians 4:6

    The spirit of “thanks” is upon me during this time of Harvest. Watching your sweet & touching video brought such a peace,joy,love and thankfulness to me.

    I hope you will allow me to share what I am thankful for!

    I am so THANKFUL for…

    Beth, Amanda, Melissa, Gay, Lindsee, The Staff @ LPM, Keith who trusted GOD to allow Beth,his beautiful wife to have a voice,teaching word,& study “for such a time as this” and ALL THE SIESTA’S that touch my heart.

    …The mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends & loved ones.

    …The alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that I’m alive and able to live a life for Christ Jesus.

    …The piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby.

    …Weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means I have been productive.

    …The lady behind me in church who sings off key because it means I can hear.

    …All the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech.

    …The spot I find at the far end of the parking lot at a Beth Moore conference because it means I am capable of walking.

    …A lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and furniture that need dusting because it means I have a home.

    …The clothes that fit a little snug because it means I have enough to eat.

    …The taxes I pay because it means that I’m employed.


    Wish we could SKYPE daily so I could visit and see each one of the siestas face to face.

    Kim Safina

  47. 97
    Carol says:

    My daughter and I have been faithfully memorizing our verses this year. It has been such a blessing to be in the Word and committed to a schedule. Thanks for initiating it!
    We would love to come to Houston for the big celebration in January, but two things are preventing us.
    1. Finances.
    2. Fickle weather. We live in Iowa and never know what the road conditions will be like in January.
    If you ever do this again, would it be possible to have the final meeting in the spring when weather wouldn’t be an issue for us northern gals?
    I love you. You make me smile and bring so much encouragement to my walk with Christ.

  48. 98
    Ann says:

    Mama Beth~
    Thank you for the pep talk. You are so inspirational.
    Happy birthday to Amanda. I hope you had a fun girls’ day & celebration. It’s so nice having this cooler weather finally.
    How was Hawk? I miss her and her Secret Service ways. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m glad she is happy in her new position. You said she’s in Waco?
    Congratulations on finishing James. And as always we will keep you and your family and LPM in our prayers.
    Thank you for being a blessing,

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    Laurie H. says:

    Happy Birthday, Amanda! Ya’ll have a great time today!

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    Heather says:

    What a fun video!! Happy Happy Birthday, Amanda!!! So excited about the James study and loved seeing the dedication to your sister, Gay! Sisters are such treasures…I have 3 of them and am so thankful!! Happy weekend, siestas!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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