Just So You Know Where the Mama Is

Hey, Darling Things!

I am packing up an overseas suitcase to board a long flight to Sydney tomorrow evening and I just want you to know where your blog mama will be all this time. I’ll be in Australia for two weeks and that is substantially longer than I’m ordinarily away so I thought you might need a heads up. I have the privilege of serving alongside my beloved Priscilla Shirer at the Hillsong Colour Conference for two weekends in a row. (The conference repeats a second weekend for another group of women.) It feels so good to put my head together and plan messages and themes with Priscilla again. We got in that habit with the Deeper Still events and I’ve missed it! Not only does she inspire me. She also gets me tickled. We will also serve with a panel of other speakers that I’ve not had the privilege to meet yet. Priscilla has been several times so she’s a veteran and will teach me the ropes. I am looking so forward to Colour and to gazing upon all those gorgeous faces, alight with the Spirit of Christ. I can hardly believe the trip is finally upon us. Amanda is going with me and we ferociously wanted Melissa to go, too, but she was unable to swing a week of it and was afraid the one week she had would be almost wasted amid the long flights and jet lag. We will miss her like nobody’s business.

Here’s a picture of the brochure and also the Queen who is staring at me 24/7 because she’s caught onto the fact that I’m about to skip town. I would give anything to take her. We have never been apart this long. Don’t you think they’d be blessed by my darling little Dingo?

I still hope to check in with you here and there in a couple of brief posts over the next two weeks but the best way I can probably keep up with you is on Twitter. For those of you who haven’t joined us there yet, our Twitter address is @Siestaville and we have tons of fun on there at times like these when a blog post is harder to make happen. You’ll hear from our Lindsee a number of times in the next two weeks (watch for some fun giveaways!) and Gay’s final supplement will also appear on the blog while I’m gone. I know you’ll be rocked by that. Her contributions over these last couple of months have been priceless.

I will miss you so much but will try to keep up. I am serious when I say that I think of you every single day and you are always on my heart. Hold tight to Jesus and stay in the Word. Please pray us there and pray us home and pray safety and joy and lack of negative drama (I love positive drama) on our family members as we all scatter for two weeks. Curtis will head to Missouri with the children to see his family for Spring Break while we’re gone. He’s a brave man indeed! And please, please pray for the Lord Jesus Christ to fall with enormous power and fiery affection on us at the Colour conferences. We want Him so badly.

When I get back, we’ll start planning Siesta Summer Bible Study. Oh, yes, ma’am, we are having it. We have active blog days ahead! You are so loved here, ladies. So very loved here.

Keep walking the thing out. Jesus is worthy of it.




134 Responses to “Just So You Know Where the Mama Is”

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  1. 101
    Dawn says:

    Wow! Praise the Lord! So very excited for you and Amanda. I know those sisters at Colour will be crazy about you Beth! Praying for the anointing on you as you teach! Praying for safe traveling! May the Lord awe you once again 🙂

  2. 102
    Sarah Marion says:

    Praying for strength and energy for you Beth!

  3. 103
    angie says:

    Love you Beth

  4. 104
    Connie Hein says:

    You will certainly be on my mind and in my prayers Beth. We will miss you too! Blessings to you little travelers! Not sure i could pack enough to be gone two weeks! Good luck with that! Loving you here too!

  5. 105
    Lidiya Tobgui says:

    Beth, we are excited to have you at Colour this year. For years I have hoped you would visit Australia and finally the day has come. WE ARE PUMPED and expectant that the Lord will meet with us and deposit a fresh Word in our hearts. Come with an appetite as Sydney has some great eateries. Best Ricotta Cheesecake in Australia, awesome sweets by Adriano Zumbo and the best Creme Brulee at Bourke Street Bakery. BTW I am from Melbourne and faithfully visit each of these places anytime I am in Sydney. I hope we have a Siesta group photo during our time and that we get to give both yourself, Amanda and Priscilla a huge group hug. Thanks for all you do Beth. Love, love, love, Lidiya 🙂

  6. 106
    Amanda says:

    Why did I just start crying when I read “Keep walking the thing out?”….sigh, I love me some Jesus…

  7. 107
    liz says:

    May the Lord bless you and keep you safe!
    Australia! I’m soooo jealous

  8. 108
    Shelly Elston says:

    I’m sure you’ve arrived to Austrailia by now but know that I’ve been praying for you both and won’t stop. What an amazing and exciting adventure! You’ll be missed on the blog but I’ll catch you on twitter. Just can hardly wait to hear all about it! I’ll be living vicariously through you as you travel to such a fantastic place. May Jesus shine as bright as the sun!

    Much love and many prayers go with you and Amanda!

  9. 109
    jane says:

    You are going to have a wonderful trip! God is so going to fall on Australia! They Don’t know what will hit them! You go Mamma!! Siesta Sisters in Shawnee,Oklahoma praying!! Janie

  10. 110
    april lopez says:

    Praying you all the way to and from Australia!! Looking forward to hearing how God shows up during your Colour Conference. Blessings to you Siesta Mama.

  11. 111
    Emily says:

    My very best friend is going to college at Hillsong in Sydney, and she has been away for a little over a year. She is beside herself with excitement that God is sending her a little piece of home through you speaking at this conference. Thank you for being willing to go across the globe for Jesus. I’m praying all goes according to His purpose! God bless you, Beth.

  12. 112
    Fran says:

    Praying for all of you!! Have a wonderful time…bring honor and glory to His Name!


  13. 113
    Linda says:

    Beth and Amanda,
    Try the TamTam cookies while you are there. They are fabulous.

  14. 114
    Sheryl says:

    Praying for you as you serve our Lord in that beautiful country. I’ll be following you on Twitter!

  15. 115
    Rhonda Siler says:

    I miss you already Beth. Hurry back. Prayers for you, Amanda, and Priscilla for safety and that God will do a mighty work in your meetings in Australia!

    Rhonda (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

  16. 116
    Lonnie says:

    Oh, my Beth .. I wonder if it is possible for you to know just how many of us love you (and Jesus BECAUSE of YOU !) I never post anything on the blog – but I stalk you regularly ! I pray you will have a fabulous time down under and the blessing they will get from you is priceless … Blessings and more Blessings

  17. 117
    Nancy Scott says:

    Awwww, I just love it that you let us know where you will be….just like family!! I always want to know where all my sweet 4 children are, and I feel so special that you check in with us so we can be praying for you and Amanda.
    I know God will be glorified during this conference.
    Praying for the annointing of the Holy Spirit on all the details and travels.
    Nancy (St. Petersburg FL)

  18. 118

    Beth, I will be praying for you all…I want to hold tight to Jesus, stay in His Word, and walk the thing out too! I pray that for all of us!

  19. 119
    GJ says:

    I love that you love us enough to tell us your comings and goings.

    Praying for you and Amanda and Priscilla and Mrs. Caine and all at the conference.

    Blessings to you!

  20. 120
    Allison Whitener says:

    My favorite Bible version is the New Living Translation. My husband gave it to me years ago & I live it. It’s easy f

  21. 121
    Melanie Toups says:

    Melanie Toups

    My favorite translation of scripture is New American Standard Bible. However, I do have my Bible from 8th grade, Living Bible, and The Message nearby during Bible study at times. 🙂

  22. 122
    Debbie Robison says:

    My favorite translation of the Bible is the NIV, it is easier than the King James to me.

  23. 123
    LYNDAK says:

    I am one of those sisters, attending Hillsong Conference and we are so looking forward to it. Praying for you girls and for us. Let the Spirit of God open your hearts & ours to His will and to His word. You are a blessing to us sent from far away and we welcome you with open arms.

    love to you

  24. 124

    Thanks for sharing. So touching. Bible verse is a very powerful wisdom.

  25. 125
    Carol says:

    I hope you are having a wonderful time at colour,
    I have been to colour and heard Priscilla speak.

  26. 126
    Susan Beckman says:

    When I got saved I got a NKJ version Bible. I used that one for over 20 years. I didn’t want to part with it. Until I heard Beth say in one of her Bible studies that she got a new Bible. I figured if she did it, then I could, too. I then got an NIV a few years ago. And I’m ready for a new one, God willing!!!!

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