Hey, Any of You Wanna Meet Live This Afternoon?? How about 2:00 CST? (WE MET!)

Update: THAT WAS SUCH A BLAST, SIESTAS!!!! YOU ARE THE MOST FUN!!! After we went off line, I ran downstairs into Sabrina’s office and we watched you guys chat with one another for the next little while. We laughed and laughed. God made you the biggest blessing to us today! We will do it again very soon and will let you know a little bit earlier. Next time we’re going to do an emphasis on our prayer lives and some approaches to intercession that maybe we’ll find helpful as we start this new year. Lindsee snapped this picture a few minutes ago of us watching you. YOU ARE SO LOVED HERE!



The following is the original message which is obsolete now but at least you’ll know how it went down. Join us next time!!!


I woke up with you guys on my mind this morning and was so in the mood to talk to you. At first I thought I’d just get to work and write a post then it occurred to me that we’ve been working on a MUCH better way to communicate. I shot Sabrina a quick text saying something like, “Any chance we could give that live stream a test run this afternoon?” She responded with a big fat YES and we were on like Donkey Kong.

SO, how about it? I know it’s a work day and that many of you will be unable to drop what you’re doing and climb on with us but at 2:00 Central Standard Time this afternoon, I’m going to hop on live stream for about a half an hour max and talk to any of you who can participate. I don’t have some imperative announcement to make or profound lesson to give. Just an impromptu (real time) hello. The kind that I hope we’ll be able to do fairly frequently in the months to come.This is for anybody. No one’s left out. Except boys. Laughing. It won’t be all centered on the SSMT celebration coming up. It’s just a general shout out to all of you Siestas.

Here’s all you do! It’s so easy. A few minutes before 2:00 CST, just click this link

(You will see that the live stream link gives the Eastern Standard Time – 3:00 PM. That is 2:00 CST.)

Participation is free of charge and the instructions on the link will tell you how to get on and chat if you want to. You don’t have to chat in order to view it, of course. Now, mind you, I’m not sure how much actual chatting is possible in those few minutes when you consider the fairly large population of Siestaville but at least we’ll be together in real time! AND I would get to know that many of you were on and participating!

I can’t wait! If anything breaks down and we’re unable to do it, I’ll let you know immediately on Twitter and as soon as possible here on the blog. I know a lot of us are reluctant to add one more form of social media to our over-extended lives but, if you can stand it, the best way to keep up with Siestaville (when we want to connect but can’t get to a blog post) is on Twitter @Siestaville. We have so much fun on there and we don’t have to keep explaining over and over again why we refer to one another as Siestas. Grin.

You girls are a priority around here. I’m so thankful for you! I love all of you and will talk to some of you at 2:00. Meet with us, Jesus!



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  1. 1
    Janice Hilt says:

    I’m planning on it!!! Love it!

  2. 2
    Amanda May says:

    Oh my goodness! How fun. I’ll be there…if I can figure it all out!

  3. 3
    bethany says:

    I’ll be there ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Amy Storms says:

    Well this just made my day. Is that at noon in California? ๐Ÿ™‚ Getting ready for my daughter’s birthday party tonight but I will eat my lunch with you all today! See you soon!!

  5. 5

    Yes, my oh so random self will be there too ๐Ÿ™‚
    I thought of making like a code name, but that’s the cold medicine talking probably. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Georganne Thomas says:

    Are you planning to do the Siesta Scripture Memory T.
    in 2012? (Can’t remember what the “t” stood for.)
    I think that would be great, even if we get a little late start and are not promised a free conference.

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    tngirlinva says:

    Oh I so hope I can be! Have to pick up my son from school, but if my phone will support it I will while I wait in line!


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    Shelly says:

    So excited to join you! Can’t wait! (No boys allowed! Hahaha!)

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    Ashley says:

    Can hardly wait! ๐Ÿ™‚ See you soon!

  10. 10
    Virginia says:

    I think I can, I think I can….

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    Jennifer says:

    How fun! I’ve been sitting here in my cold house while the guy trys to get the heat working (was in the 30s last night in Delaware!)… so if he’s still here I can check it out before going back to work! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Susan says:

    I just joined Twitter today – I didn’t even know Siestaville was on there! I’m in England, so I have no idea what time 2:00 CST is, but I’ll keep checking back ๐Ÿ˜€

    Will everyone be able to see me – that’s a little scary!!


    • 12.1
      Beth says:

      Please check, Susan! We’d love so much to have you! If it helps any, NYC is in a one-hour later time zone than Houston.

    • 12.2
      Sandy Bowers says:

      Nope Susan, I don’t think anyone can see you. You will be able to see Beth and then I think there will be a chat window where we can all chat with each other (keystrokes.) Should be fun. Hope you figure out the time diff.

    • 12.3
      Sandy Bowers says:

      If I’m not mistaken, it will be 8:00 p.m. in London.

  13. 13
    Lyli says:

    What fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. 14
    vanessa says:

    oohh..I so wish I could be on it but I am at work. ๐Ÿ™ Will it be available to watch later on?

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    beckyjomama says:

    well now, how much fun is THIS gonna be?!?!?!?

  16. 16
    Lacey C. says:

    What an awesome idea! I can’t be there this time, but would love to take part if you schedule more of these down the road!

  17. 17
    Beth says:

    Definitely will be there!

  18. 18
    Nancy from Atlanta, GA says:

    I will be there

  19. 19
    Tami says:

    I’m in!

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    Amy-ga says:


  21. 21
    Anna says:

    Oh I wish I could! Too bad my lunch isn’t later!

  22. 22
    ForeverHis says:

    Sounds great! C u then

  23. 23

    I plan to be here. Yeah!

  24. 24
    Laura says:

    What are the chances of recording to see what y’all were up to while I am picking a little one up from school?!? Is that possible?

  25. 25
    Michele says:

    I will try, too!!! :0)

  26. 26
    Julie Reynolds says:

    I want to be there, but I am at work.Hope you record this!! What a treat!! Praying you all have a great time!

  27. 27

    Oh how fun! It’s a date!

  28. 28
    Sister Lynn says:

    Sister Lynn and Sister Jane will be there!!!

  29. 29
    Kelly S says:

    I’ll be a little late….but how fun!

  30. 30

    Fun! I will try and be back in time…gotta pick up a child or two.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. 31
    Cindy Rader says:

    I’m not sure how it all works (still a little technically undereducated!) BUT, I will click the link and give it a try! Excited!

  32. 32
    teresa says:

    Thank you Beth! Thank you for the reality you bring with your message. Your not to far above us that we can not attain who you are. You bring us to you with emotional hugs and kisses and we feel as though you are truely sincere as a friend, although we have never met, you have touched my heart and i call you friend! there are not any in your position that i could say i feel that connected with as a sister in Christ. thank you so much! I hope this is message comes to you with the love and admiration i want to express.

  33. 33
    Betty M says:

    Dear Beth,
    OHHH!!!!! PALEEESSSEE! Do this again! I have a drs apt at 2:30 so need to be on the road so will miss you. I am CST too! I am doing so well gona witness to an agnostic this afternoon so please pray for me. This is gona be a tuff job for me. Just got approached too by our LCMS synod board to write devotions for young women about issues they face so am prayerfully submitting. Any young gals who may read this please let me know what some of this issues are you are facing so I can write about them. I am 62!!!!I have a young woman daughter so can relate but could use any direction anyone can give. Love y’all Siesta sisters!! It has been 60 degrees in ND!!! No snow here!!!!Hugs from the Heartland! Betty

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    Charlie says:

    I’m on from the UK but can’t figure out how to login on livestream ๐Ÿ™ Loving it though!! So exciting ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. 35
    Leigh Gray says:

    that was fun – but had to go. thanks and see you soon – leigh

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    Kim Vest says:

    Loved it, Mrs. Bethy!

  38. 38
    kathy says:

    That was so much fun! thanks for doing the livestream!

    Love you all!!

  39. 39
    rachel h says:

    Thank you LPM ladies for the fun chat!!

  40. 40
    Amy Cottrell says:

    Had an awesome time! I count it a privilege to be able to pray with you!

  41. 41
    Tricia Knapp says:

    Thank you so much for that! I didn’t get to pray with you because it ended before that! I am looking forward to the next time!!


  42. 42
    Deana says:

    So much fun. Got to connect with another woman. Our husbands seem to be going the same thing. It will be great to pray for her. Love getting to live chat with others. Hope we can do that again.
    Made for Him

  43. 43
    Rachel says:

    Thank you Beth for the encouraging word today! It was so great to see you LIVE in siestaville! Can’t wait until the next live stream ๐Ÿ™‚

    Much love!

  44. 44
    Angie says:

    Loved this, thank you! Can’t wait for summer bible study!

  45. 45
    Shari says:

    Thank you, Beth!! SOOOO encouraging getting to “talk” with you live!!! And thank you for your powerful prayer. I LOVE how you love Jesus and how He uses you for His glory!

    Shari, Augusta, GA

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    Kimmiegirl says:

    What a wonderful half hour! Thank you Beth for your prayer- and such a treat to get to see you, too. I’m one of your ‘Columbus girls’ from last Aug. LPL event- very powerful for me! God bless you and your service to Him!

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    anonymous says:

    Thank you Beth! Eph 6:19-20, top of my prayer list. So blessed to be apart of this community, and to have been apart of Passion 2012 via Livestream. Pressed on my heart: Dream big, go forth fearlessly, boldly. Few passages: Habakkuk 1:5, Isaiah 26:8, & 1Cor10:31!

  48. 48
    Phyllis says:

    Thank you dear Beth, I loved the live streaming even if I couldn’t answer via twitter.
    A few ladies from my church are doing the Inheritance series of yours right now. Would really love to do your James Bible Study next, but need to get a few more ladies on board first.
    Thank you for the prayer at the end, was on my knees with you’ll.

  49. 49
    Casey says:

    That was amazing! Thank you for that recharge in the midst of my day. I am so very grateful for the LP staff and all that ya’ll do. In re to the study question I had started Believing God study prior to my daughter becoming paralyzed…somehow I didn’t finish it. That was 18 months ago. I have picked it back up and I am plowing through…also while reading Job and making a choice to hold the 5 pledge. I have begged for that mountain to be moved and it isn’t…so I’m climbing!!

  50. 50
    Heledd says:

    Hi Beth,

    Managed to catch your prayer at the end of this. (8pm ish here in the UK) Thanks SO much! Got a lot of different (stressful) things going on right now but encouraged again that God knows.

    Heledd ๐Ÿ™‚

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