Siesta Summer Bible Study 2012 Official Launch and Registration!

The day has finally arrived! Wooooohooooo! Let’s get into the Scriptures, Girls! This is our official launch where you will officially register as participants in our summer Bible study but here’s the important part: YOU WILL SIGN IN AFTER YOU AND YOUR GROUP VIEW THIS VIDEO AND HAVE YOUR DISCUSSION TIME. (If you’re going solo, you’ll view it by yourself, of course, and answer the questions succinctly in your comment as your way of discussing the subject matter.)

Please read the following instructions carefully:

If you are participating in a small group (even on line), choose a name for it in your first gathering. It does not need to be clever although you’re welcome to do it that way. It can be as simple as “Greensboro Summer Siestas.” Mine will be “The LPM Village” because I’ll be going through it with my in-house staff and we call our merry band of sisters the Village. You will use your group name every time you leave a comment on Bible study day.

After watching the video and participating in the discussion time with your small group, appoint ONE representative from your group to sign in through a comment to this post. You’re welcome to appoint a different representative each week that we meet. The main idea is to make sure only one person signs in for your group.

This is the way your group representative will sign in:

City, State; Name of group, Number in group. *A brief summary about your group time.

(*This might convey something interesting that came up in your time together or the question that motivated the most discussion. It’s wide open. Just give us a succinct report on your time in small group. Remember to keep them short and specific so that we can read as many as possible!)

Mine would look something like this:

Houston, Texas; The LPM Village, 12. Summary: We talked most about the challenges we have this summer and specific ways we each need God to “keep steady our steps.” (Then I’d give a couple of examples that came up in our discussion time. Get the idea?)

Sisters going solo: you will sign in individually and answer the questions very briefly in your comment. (You are welcome to limit your answers to the ones that resonate most to you.) If I were going solo, mine might look like this:

Houston, Texas; Beth Moore (you can just use your first name if you prefer). Questions 5 and 6 resonated most with me because…

NOW! You are good to go. Just watch the video and proceed according to the instructions I’ll give you within it. As you’ll see below, I will always put the instructions in print in case you’re unable to view the video or if, for any reason, it malfunctions. Keep in mind that you don’t need to read what follows unless you can’t watch the video.

Written instructions:

Today in small group time, read Psalm 119:129-135 together. If you have access to several translations, read it first in a formal translation – ESV, NAS, NKJ, NIV, etc – and, second, just for the richness of it, a modern translation like The Message or the New Living Translation. You know I love The NET Bible so that’s another option.

1.  List every term the psalmist uses for God’s communication/revelation to man. (Example: V.129 ESV – “testimonies”)

2.  Psalm 119:129 says, “Your testimonies are wonderful: therefore my soul keeps them.” Each of you (as time allows) share a specific way that you’ve come to know personally that God’s testimonies are “wonderful.” If you don’t have a newcomer to the Bible in your group, imagine that you do. Let your answer help explain to her why YOUR soul desires to keep God’s testimonies and why she should even consider it.

3.  Psalm 119:132 says “Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is Your way with those who love Your name.” If you have placed your faith in God through Jesus Christ, you have demonstrated one titanic way of “loving His name.” Discuss the importance of trusting that God’s “way” is to deal with His children graciously. Talk about whether you tend to expect God to be gracious to you or indifferent or harsh and condemning. If you tend toward the latter, would you be willing this summer to seek God with the grateful expectation of His graciousness toward you.

4.  Psalm 119:133a says, “Keep steady my steps according to Your promise.” What specific challenges are before you this summer that could cause you to really need God to “steady your steps”?

5.  Psalm 119:133b says, “Let no iniquity get dominion over me.” THAT, Beloved, is a prayer that could have huge impact in our lives. If you are willing, share a particular tendency of your flesh that you’re really praying will not get the best of you this summer. (By all means, get personal as the Spirit leads but stop short of really graphic specifics. Give people the idea without the mental images.)

6.  Psalm 119:134 says, “Redeem me from man’s oppression, that I may keep Your precepts.” Look up several definitions of “oppression” and discuss the vital differences between oppression and authority. How can they be confused? Once we know for certain we’re not just resisting authority but we are genuinely experiencing oppression, realize that God’s will is to REDEEM us from it. Pray fervently for Him to do so. He is perfectly capable of redeeming us from oppression while redeeming the relationship.

7.  According to Psalm 119:135, conclude by asking God with a full heart of faith to make His face shine upon you, His servant, this summer and to TEACH you vividly through the Book of Nehemiah.

8.  Sometime today, write Psalm 119:129-135 on a note card and keep it as your prayer for our Siesta Summer Bible Study. (After the video was already made, it occurred to me that I should have suggested we all write this segment on the inside of the front cover of our Nehemiah workbooks so, if I caught you in time, do that instead of a note card. That way it will serve as a Scriptural dedication of sorts for our summer experience.)

Have Weeks 1 and 2 of your homework done by Tuesday, July 10th and we’ll have our next Mini-Session then and your group discussion.

I love you guys so much! Isn’t it fabulous to be back together again in God’s Word??

We’ll meet in two weeks! If you’re meeting over a meal, try to fix Lauri’s Beef Enchiladas on p.32 and Mom’s ginger snaps on p.33.

(Remember! Comments only after your group time!)



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  1. 601
    Adriann says:

    We’re from the greater Baton Rouge area and we–the Adelphe Bible Study Group–have 10 of our members joining in this Nehemiah study. Our unofficial motto (inspired by Beth, natch) is Bible study is not for wimps!” In our intro last night we shared summer challenges aplenty, which of course leads to fervent prayer for step-steadying. So much of that steadying comes from delving into the Word together–and yes, it is fabulous to be together again this summer!

  2. 602
    Michelle says:

    Chesapeake, Virginia
    flying solo 😉

    Question 5 spoke the most to me. But I love verse 135 “Make your face shine on your servant and teach me your decrees” May the Lord God Almighty smile down on each one of us as we journey through this bible study together. I pray for laughter, open hearts and much love! In Jesus Christ’s mighty name

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    Rachel says:

    Bolivar, Missouri, The Bolivar Beloved, 4
    Summary of our time: We had our own version of enchiladas in preparation for our Nehemiah study. Deep heart issues were shared and the commitment is strong for the summer study. We look forward to hearing from Beth every two weeks and being challenged to think beyond Kelly’s insights as well.

  4. 604
    Diane Farquhar says:

    Hello!!! I live in Costa Rica and had hoped our group of women could get involved in this, but look like I´ll be going solo..I have downloaded the videos, but don’t have the workbook, and it normally takes 2-3 weeks to deliver to Costa Rica, and is quite expensive..our Beth Moore studies we get from a local church…is there still a way I can do the study with a downloaded workbook??? I can’t seem to find one online!
    Thank you!

  5. 605
    Terrie Canterbury says:

    I live in Vancleave, MS and am doing this study solo. I am very committed to this study. The main thing that stands out to me in this assignment is number five. The dominion of oppression I am dealing with is in my relationship with one of my sons and his wife. Satan is definitely trying to destroy every part of that relationship. Through this assignment, I have been better equipped to pray with the power God gives us through His Holy Word. I know God wants healing in this relationship, spiritual healing in the individuals involved, and ultimately Glory given to Him. I praise God for what He is going to do! Thank you and God Bless.

  6. 606
    Lise Ode says:

    We are the SIzzling Sistas from Cumming, GA. Lise Ode is facilitating the group at her neighborhood clubhouse and the bible study is being promoted through Alpharetta First United Methodist church. We will be meeting every other Wednesday for the 4 sessions. We’re excited to get into a routine of being in God’s word this summer. The only glitch was that the video wouldn’t play. Even though I downloaded it from Vimeo, it only played for 2 minutes. We don’t have internet access at the clubhouse. Thank you, Beth for the motivation and inspiration!!

  7. 607
    Circle Seven says:

    Edina, MN group, Circle Seven(we have 7 in our group). We are in a home. The question which generated the most discussion was from verse 134, which reads, “Redeem me from the oppression of men that I may obey your precepts”. There are many influences coming at us as women through the media etc. that can cause oppression, we talked about this and how we need to be aware of this in our spiritual journey and combat the oppression with the word of God and prayer.

  8. 608
    Nikki B says:

    Nikki B (Richmond, VA) & Robin T (Bristow, VA)
    “Knowing the Good” is our group name.

    We became friends in a discipleship group 15 years ago and though we don’t live close to one another anymore, the Lord has been kind enough to let our relationship continue to grow over the miles. We’ll be doing this study via phone, Skype, and email as we travel this summer to serve at church camps, go on vacations, and just live life.

    What stuck out to us: “as is His way”, “the unfolding of His words”, the Lord brought Jamese 4:17 to mind as we read, redemption. We are quite certain that God ordained for us to do this study together and we are shaking with anticipation and a little trepidation about what he wants to work out in us.

    Love you, Siestas!

  9. 609
    julieP says:

    Plymouth, MN JulieP going solo, but my prayer partner is also doing it in Canada, so we may discuss it through our emails.
    My challenges this summer is to sell our house, and move to Tampa FL . In between those two points my daughter is getting married. So I need God to steady my mind as well as my steps.
    It just resonated with me when Beth mentioned in the end of the video about having a little victory, I need victory! Victory in my responses, reactions and choices. May God’s graciousness re-tenderize this self protected heart and make it one that can break.

  10. 610
    Lisa says:

    Twin Cities, MN: Lisa: solo. Recently relocated. I adore your studies Beth, and have completed a good percentage of them in both group settings and solo. Numbers 4 & 5 resonate most with me. I ask God daily for connections with other women, but it’s so very hard in this day & age with busy families, including my own family of six and a new puppy! My biggest struggle is with loneliness as my husband leaves at dawn for work and doesn’t return until bedtime most nights. I hope to be somewhat connected somehow, somewhere soon. My biggest challenge is not turning to self-pity and destructive coping mechanisms during times of loneliness. I have been looking forward to this study!

    • 610.1
      Kimberley says:

      Your post was very encouraging to me! I have not connected with women in a discipleship manner like I would have hoped where we live and sometimes it isn’t so much loneliness as feeling like I am the only one longing for those types of connections. Just knowing there are other women out there really encourages me to keep searching….and maybe move out of So Cal. 😉

      • Lisa says:

        Thank you for both your replies. I think there are a lot of lonely women/moms out there. It’s hard to know we’re lonely since we’re busy moms, but it is a harsh reality. We recently moved to get more connected as a family to our community. It will take time to make connections, but it is best. Just so hard in the summer for me! I wanna be out with a friend enjoying the weather and instead I’m home bound!

    • 610.2
      Natalie says:

      Hi. Your introduction stood out to me, so I wanted to say… I ask for those connections as well. Also recently relocated, struggling some with isolation. Also tend toward destructive coping mechanisms, mostly anger. I’m praying for your comfort and perseverance. -Natalie

  11. 611
    L84sky says:

    LaGrange, GA; Four Him; 4; Summary: We discussed how to make the most of the summer by spending our time wisely and staying focused on God and Godly things.

  12. 612
    Ashlie McDonald says:

    Salt Lake City, Ut- SLC SIESTAS- 7

    I’m leading the group but I had to stay home sick last night so I emailed all the ladies my answers. I got a full report, though, and God was glorified! So sad to miss out, but am looking forward to meeting up in a few weeks. The ladies watched the video and had some amazing discussion. The question that got the most discussion was discussing Psalm 119:132 and how God deals with us graciously. It was so good for the ladies to meditate on this and pray about this because there is a tendency to think God really is indifferent or feel like we are condemned despite our circumstances. How refreshing!

  13. 613
    Madison says:

    Louisville, Kentucky
    Party of three 🙂
    Our group is called: Mater et Puellae
    Mother and two daughters. We will meet on Thursdays in our home.

  14. 614
    Teal says:

    Bean Station, TN–I am doing the study solo. I really think the Lord will need to ‘steady my steps’ this summer. I get so distracted with work issues that I get bogged down and need to know that God’s steps are the right way and my ‘steps’ are crooked. It is easy for me to get discouraged with work so I’m praying that God will keep me in His ‘steps’ and ‘arms’ this summer.

  15. 615
    Audrey says:

    Rushsylvania, Ohio
    RushChurch Elder’s Wives, 8 (due to sickness, vacation, etc. only 4 of us made it this time)

    We are meeting in my kitchen/living room (I’m the pastor’s wife). For our first meeting, we had some fresh scones and our discussion went twice as long as I had set aside, but thankfully none of us had other commitments and we all thoroughly enjoyed our time together!
    We enjoyed thinking about our testimonies…the WHY we love His Word so. We really appreciated this question since we don’t always think about the why, we just do! But having a response ready for when we are questioned is wonderful 🙂 We all agreed that His Words can be tested…we can either follow or not and see the results of our actions. His way really is best!

  16. 616
    Jen says:

    Roanoke, VA – Solo rolling! 🙂

    Starting late but better late than never. I’ve been hemming and hawing on how busy I am this summer but God keeps impressing me to do a Bible study. So here I am!

    Beth- Seen you on TV this morning telling the story of how you brushed that dear man’s hair in the wheelchair. Never fails to make me cry! If only we can truly grasp how precious we are to God!

  17. 617
    Joy says:

    Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
    His Duet (We’re twin sisters – Joy and Japhia)
    Being “word nerds” we had the dictionary out defining “gracious”, “establish”, “iniquity”, “dominion” as well as “oppression” and “authority”. God’s grace was discussed with much thankfulness – we don’t get what we deserve, and we get more than we deserve. As God makes steady our steps, we realized this implies walking. We shared how we want to keep moving in obedience by staying daily in His Word. We both agreed that the biggest struggle to overcome is the lure of false gods/idols…anything that displaces or replaces our First Love. Finally we talked about how oppression is the result of the misuse of authority. We are definitely asking God to “jump off the page” this summer and we are both anticipating seeing our Big God! EXCITED!!! Blessings to you all.

  18. 618
    Audrey says:

    Rushsylvania, Ohio
    RushChurch Deacon’s Wives, 8 (due to work & vacation only 6 of us made it this time)

    After knowing God led me {the pastor’s wife} to invite our elder’s wives along on this summer journey, I had a deacon’s wife ask me if I was doing the SSBS. My response? “Yes, but…” So I prayed about it and really felt God leading me to ask the deacon’s wives to join me as well~but at a different time {otherwise the group would just be too big}. So we met today in one of the deacon’s wives’ living room with some scones and wonderful discussion {I stayed closer to my target time, too!} I have a blast with these ladies and am so privileged to serve alongside them 🙂
    We spent a good deal of time sharing our summer areas where we need God to “steady our steps”…from school to parenting difficulties to concerns about close family members. The enemy sure doesn’t take the summer off, so we are so thrilled to be in the Word, keeping our swords sharp and our armor ready.

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    Debbie, Jacksonville FL says:

    Debbie, Jacksonville, Fl, just me. I need God to steady my steps this summer–I need to sell my house, move to a new city and start a new job.

  20. 620
    Cindy Turner says:

    Columbia, KY, going solo. Numbers 4 & 5 really spoke to me. I feel like God is calling me in a new direction of service; one that involves speaking in front of groups. Scared to death. Maybe asking what his will for my life was wasn’t such a good idea. He answered! Thankfully when I look back, I see that he’s been preparing me for this for the last couple of years. Will definitely need him to steady my steps. But after all he’s done for me, how can I not love him and how can I not serve him. Looking forward to studying God’s word.

  21. 621
    Pam Sue says:

    Pam in Spring, TX – solo – Lord, steady my steps!

  22. 622
    Volleyball Ginger says:

    I was trying to figure out how I could join in with you all the other Siestas for this Bible study but I’m headed out to Poland (volleyball/mission trip) in a few days and won’t be home until July 24th….just a few days before my volleyball season begins. So, instead of participating with all of you, our ladies Bible study group from church is going to do this study beginning in mid-August! So, I’ll just be a bit behind all of you. Since I’m leading though, I’m going to be checking in with everyone so that it will help me do a better job of facilitating our group. Can’t wait!

    Wetumpka, AL

  23. 623
    Sandy says:

    Dodge City, KS; going solo. Questions 4 and 6 resonated with me.

    I recently started a new job and I sometimes let insecurity take over my thoughts.

    The job I quit has left some emotional scars–it was kind of like an abusive relationship, which I didn’t see until I was out of the situation. Need to work through all of the hurt.

  24. 624
    iambigboo says:

    Lafayette, Louisiana; Jazzy Siesta Summer Club, 6 in a group member’s home. Summary: We talk mostly about God’s graciousness and how He shows it in big ways and small ways, when we are obedient to Him and even when we are not. And we discussed how His graciousness and faithfulness sustains us and helps us to deal with life and our struggles.

  25. 625
    Kerry says:


    I realize this is probably not the place to leave this message; however, I live in Monument near the Colorado Springs area and am across the street from a pre-evacuation area for the Waldo Canyon wildfire. Are you still planning on coming to our city on Friday? The World Arena is currently a safe haven. We covet your prayers for our city, our community and for the safety of all those serving as firefighters and community leaders during this time.

  26. 626
    Jariza says:

    Alburtis, Pennsylvania; LaubachsR1, 2 in group (my husband Jesse and I)
    We discussed God’s graciousness the most and how for Jesse (my husband) he tends to readily accept God’s graciousness in his life that at times he has inquired of God whether or not he has abused it in certain areas. I tend to be on the other side of it almost feeling like God is always disappointed in me for different reasons. We both prayed that I would be so bold as to pray like Beth said for God’s graciousness to be over me this summer, so we are so excited to have started this study together, WOOHOO!

  27. 627
    Krystal says:

    Simpsonville, SC; PJ Praise, 2; The thing that resonated with us was discussing if we believe that God’s way is gracious towards us personally

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    Paula says:

    Syracuse, Ks;Paula(solo) Question #4 really got me to thinking today. I so need God to steady my steps in a few different areas this summer. Needing some definate direction from Him and am so hoping He leads me where I need to go thru this study!!

  29. 629
    Suzanne in RI says:

    Suzanne B in Pascoag, RI

    We have 12/13 ladies, meeting on Monday nights. So, we had our first session without the benefit of Beth’s questions. We will decide on a name next week. We looked at James 2:14 and also Proverbs 3:27. We are using the videos and were quite moved by the Amazon footage.

  30. 630
    Pam Burgoyne says:

    Pam B. Mahomet, Illinois, Going solo.
    #4 – Keep me steady spoke to me. My husband and I are moving to a new community and are in the process of getting things done from two addresses – being apart after 26 years of marriage is challenging. I have been obsessing and worrying about our move and God has challenged me to “be still” and let Him work. I long for a small group and am believing God will graciously provide me one in my new town. But for this summer, I feel he wants me to simply spend quality time with Him to hear what His plans are for my future. Excited to see his grace unfold!

  31. 631
    Lisa S. says:

    We are Steady Steps from Montgomery, TX. 2 of us met together late Tuesday night and we are hoping to have 2 more join in. A challenge we both face as young moms is having patience with our children and being content in our roles as stay at home moms. We committed to pray for God’s graciousness in parenting. We were too tired to cook anything…..

  32. 632
    Linda says:

    North Dakota – going solo for this study – much to learned and felt

  33. 633
    Tina says:

    Houston, Texas… “Girl Friday” group. (Many of us usually meet on Friday mornings during the school year) There are 16 of us coming together here in H-town at Holy Spirit Episcopal with various denominational backgrounds. We actually met this past Monday evening, the only day all of us can get together. We got to know each other and found out how we feel about folding socks in our laundry….LOL! You can learn a lot about someone from socks…who knew?! We have gotten the Kelly’s video series as well and started with that. We are focusing on this week “What has God put in our hearts to do? Praying for tender compassionate hearts.” Excited to dig in more into Nehemiah. Thank you for leading!!

  34. 634
    Kathy says:

    Shattuck, OK with 14 ladies
    Shattuck Summer Siestas and Friends

    Question #4 was meaningful as several of our ladies have family members who have moved back home with difficult situations with which to deal. We are also watching the DVDs with Kelly Minter.

  35. 635
    Suzi says:

    Wouldn’t it be interesting to know how many “states” are represented in this group and the youngest and oldest Siesta? I’m probably the oldest at 61!!! Well, I’m not ashamed of my age – God has given it to me! God Bless everyone in this wonderful study.

    • 635.1
      yanna westmoreland says:

      Suzi, I think all the states are represented. I have also seen Malawi, Africa Abaco, Bahams, Alberta Canada, Newcastle Australia, Costa Rica and I have only read pg 13 & 14!

      • suzi says:

        Hi Yanna, Isn’t it exciting to gather so many together for a study like this. Have you been in one before? This is my first one “online”.
        Where are you from Yanna?
        Blessings to you.

  36. 636
    Brandi says:

    Trussville, AL – B3 (Blessed Bama Belles) – 8 – Only 4 were able to join us tonight but we are all super excited to dive into God’s word over the summer when we all seem to take a break from everything. We sat around the living room after having some poppyseed chicken and strawberry cupcakes. Our discussion focused on how busy we are and the doubt that can creep in when we don’t expect it. The doubt that God wants to be gracious to us. We are praying and believing that He will be gracious to us and we will be able to look back on this summer and be in awe of what God was up to. We are looking forward to our next meeting!

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    Connie A. says:

    Connie A., Warsaw, In.
    I’m going solo on this one!
    Question number 5 was one that really made me think!
    I am upon a transition year. My little sister, who is my best friend, moved to California (where all my family is from) and will soon be followed by my parents. My husband, 5 children and I had plans to go also, but felt God was telling us to stay here one more year and take care of a pretty large chunk of bad debt we have gotten ourselves into. On top of being left with no family close, we are starting the process to adopt 3 more children out of the Foster Care system, because we have prayed and felt God leading us in this way. So, not only will we be in the Midwest without our closest family, we will be doing so with 8 children, 3 of whom are coming out of some pretty bad circumstances and are going to have a hard time of it. Sigh. If EVER I needed God to steady my steps, it’s NOW.
    CANNOT WAIT to see what God is going to teach me through this study and this next year! Christ Be Lifted High!

  38. 638
    Beth says:

    Ashland, Ohio; Coffee Girls; 2; Summary: Kim and I have known each other for a number of years through God-inspired events that we were both a part of. Recently we have been brought together again at a seminary where she works full-time and I am a student/part-time worker. We are both excited to be digging into God’s Word together, getting to know each other better, and experiencing what He has planned for us through the study of Nehemiah.

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    Lise Ode says:

    p.s. The Sizzling Sistas of Cumming, GA have 10 ladies in the group!

  40. 640
    Lorie says:

    Portland, Oregon; Lorie Herinckx(Solo). I am so happy to begin this study will all these siesta’s from all over the world. Even though I am doing this study solo I am certainly not alone! God bless everyone out there. 🙂

  41. 641
    Roommates Forever says:

    Friendswood, TX & Broken Arrow, OK; “Roommates Forever” Our group is the two of us and we were college roommates 14 years ago and still best friends, 2. Summary: We were surprised to learn that our answers to question 5 (iniquities we want to stay overcome this summer), were very similar! I know God is going to work through us together to guide us through them and encourage each other along the way!

  42. 642
    Kim Davis says:

    Knoxville, Tennessee; Kim D. (Solo) Questions 2,4,5, and 7 resonated most with me because:

    (Q2) God is so faithful and trusting. He is constantly there, and my Spirit hungers and thirsts for the fullness of His presence in my life.

    (Q4) Challenges This Summer – My mom’s health. She was diagnosed with Uterine Cancer last week, and will be going through major surgery mid-July. Praying for healing, and also praying for my dad and I during this time, and for wisdom, discernment, and peace through the entire situation.

    (Q5) Tendency of my flesh is not to take care of myself. I am praying for my own health, as I need to become healthier in the coming months. To have a desire to be healthier, and asking God for discipline in my eating, exercising, and sleep habits. I am also wrestling with the tendency of what I watch and listen, and praying for discernment to what my eyes see and ears here. Spending less time watching reality tv and more time in the Word of God and with my sweet Lord.

    (Q7) Lord, I come to you and ask that Your Face to Shine Upon me during this summer as I face health scares with mom, my job and the future of my career, and my own struggles with eating, lack of exercise and sleep, and learning to become a true disciple of Your Word. Teach me this summer through the Book of Nehemiah, and use your Word to pierce my heart and heal it. I love you more than Words can ever express, and I’m in awe of how much you love me.

    In His Name, Kim D.

  43. 643
    Kerry C says:

    Pocatello,ID & Point, TX. Our group name is the IdaHowdy Girls We have a group of 3. We are meeting online. 1 person is in Texas and the other 2 are in Idaho. We haven’t really had a meeting yet. We have a mom of 4 who is in the middle of VBS and a mom of 2 and me. (That’s why I’m the rep for our group.). We will meet tomorrow.

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    Nancy GIlbert says:

    One of about 20 “Beth’s Babes” who have been coming together for 4 years to study God’s word, usually Beth Moore’s studies. Hopefully, some of the other Babes will join me online for this one. We have grown spiritually so much thru these studies and have truly bonded as Sisters in Christ. Loving sharing with some cyber sistas…uh siestas.

  45. 645
    Tanneal says:

    Sylvan Lake, Alberta; SLAC Ladies, 23. Summary: We talked alot about keeping His laws and how our lives look so different when we don’t… how we go ‘downhill’ so fast when we are not abiding in Him. We also shared a bit about what our summers look like and a common thread seemed to be about schedule changes and what that is going to look like… we were all a bit worried about how we were going to get through what was ahead for us so we prayed for each other that we would walk in step with Him, and not run ahead or drag behind. We prayed Psalm 119:133 for our summers, asking God to help us be free from those things that hold dominion over us.

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    Mason Dixon Sisters, Folsom (LA), Omaha (NE), Chicago (IL), group of 4 says:

    Raising our hands in attendance(and praise). We are studying together “cross-country”. Two in Louisiana, one in Nebraska, and one in Illinois. Possibly a fifth joining. We are currently working out our technique. Between us all we are up against 11 children and their schedules, one spoiled weiner dog and being maybe a little somewhat thechnologically “unsavy”. We are trying to learn the art of skypeing and how to not go over our minutes when we are not all on the same network. See you in 2 weeks.

  47. 647
    Nicci says:

    We are the Canton 5…4 of us met tonight in my living room and one was home putting her babies to bed. She’ll keep up mostly by e-mail. We had a great discussion while our kids played outside peacefully-God is good! We shared our struggles and were inspired by each other. Can’t wait to get into this study! Many thanks from Detroit, MI.

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    Carrie Beth says:

    Frankfort Ky; 5 members; Hope DQ group
    We really Spent most if our time talking about what we are focusing on for the summer, where we are, what we hope to get from the study, etc. Between the five of us, we have 13 children ages 8 to 9 months. We are relishing some much needed girl time soaking up scripture and seeing what God wants to say to us!

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    Cathi Wyatt says:

    Gilroy California, Cathi W… party of one. I think that number 4 resonates with me right now as I wait for my mom to die. I am praying God will be gracious and not allow her to suffer much longer. I long to draw near again to God, I buried my dad 4 years ago and stopped reading my bible or seeking God. I want to want that again.

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      Tammy says:


      I was touched by your entry and will pray for you. I too have lost a parent. God used a devotional I received from Focus on the Family called Through A Season of Grief. It was a daily devotional that truly ministered to my broken heart. I pray God’s healing for you.

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      Yanna Westmoreland says:

      Cathi, I pray Psalm 91:4 over you and your mom, “Father, cover Cathi and her mom with Your feathers and under Your wings give them refuge (feel Him) thank You for going before them as a shield and rampart with Your faithfulness. Thank You that Cathi knows You and has a longing to draw near to You again Father. Her heart is seeking You in a dry and thirsty time and I know You hear her; You heard me. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen

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    Brooke says:

    French Lick ,IN, going solo, Brooke- I feel that I need God to steady my steps this summer as I am getting ready to open a Christian Childcare center. I am overwhelmed with the responsibility and almost feel ready to crawl in a hole and quit..but I won’t quit, no I won’t~ He has called me to this and i will see it thru, just like Nehemiah!

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