A Tuesday Hello!

Hey Y’all! We have left this blog to be silent for an entire week! Gasp!

Sometimes this blog is extremely busy, and other times, it’s eerily quiet. I know it’s past time to check-in when I start seeing comments wondering if all is okay here at LPM or with our Siesta Mama. Just know that when we say we think about you every single day, we mean it with every ounce of our being. It’s just that sometimes you have to live life instead of write about life, and both Beth and I were doing that last week. She had a much deserved and needed week off after taping for a solid week, and I got busy with a few other things at work, then had a few days off myself as some of my family from Colorado came in town. Plus, with the long Memorial Day weekend, I just wasn’t on my computer much at all. That’s just life.

Speaking of Memorial Day, I did enjoy a four day weekend after playing hooky (and by playing hooky I mean I asked for the day off) from work on Friday. A couple of my cousins who are now of college age came to Houston and on Friday we had a pool day and literally had the entire apartment pool to ourselves. It was heaven! My grandparents also tagged along, which is always a blessing, but at 85, they move at a different pace than they did 20 years ago. However, in my nearly 28 years of life, I don’t think I’ve spent one Memorial Day with my grandpa, who is a veteran. It was fun to get to be with him. He didn’t say very many words last night, but I know he had a lot to think about. I took him to a custard place near my parents house last night after dinner and he ordered a kids size vanilla with butterscotch. He told me he didn’t want to overdo it. Bless him. I got tickled but thought it was the cutest thing. He even paid for my custard. What a stellar date!

Anyway, after four days of sleeping in, playing, shopping and spending time with my family, today it was back to life, back to reality. So, that’s just a little bit about what’s been going on!

This coming weekend our dear Beth is back at it with Living Proof Live in Atlanta. Are any of you getting to attend?

We’ve been waiting to share with you that during the Greensboro LPL event, which also doubled as the 15 year celebration, LifeWay asked Rich, our amazing photographer, to create a memory book that both Beth and Travis could take home. For lack of a better term, it is stellar. (I’ve now used that word twice in this post. Overkill. But I’m keeping it. Word of the day anyone?) The book is so much more than a scrapbook! It is a representation of the past 15 years through pictures and Rich worked so hard to make it excellent. However, not only did he do that, he then went the extra mile and put it into vimeo format so we could share the book with you all. You might want to know that it’s about eight minutes long, but worth every bit of your time. So, if at any point this week you have a few minutes to spare, be blessed by this book!

Rich, thank you so much for your hard work!

15 Year Album from Rich Kalonick on Vimeo.

I think that’s all for now, but just wanted to say hi.

We love y’all and hope you have a fantastic Tuesday!

P.S. I was tempted to say terrific Tuesday simply because of the alliteration, but thought you all might make fun of me. But it’s fun nonetheless!


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  1. 51
    Cindy says:

    Thank you for sharing the 15 year scrapbook!!! W.O.W. Rich, you are such a gifted photographer….such great ability to capture all the memories and the power of an LPL event!
    Beth and Travis – I am so grateful you said “YES” to The Lord when He called you both to minister in this way!! We who attend are truly B.L.E.S.S.E.D. And to have the video set to my favorite song, Thanks Be to Our God – yes and AMEN.
    May our Lord continue to provide, strengthen, protect, sustain and bless Lifeway and all who work to make these events a reality….thank you all.

    • 51.1
      Linda in Chester, VA says:

      Hey, Cindy! Just curious (nosey?) but is B.L.E.S.S.E.D an acronym for something?

  2. 52
    Julie Nelson says:

    So excited to be going to Atlanta this weekend!

  3. 53
    jenn in GA says:

    the pictures were fun to see, but THAT SONG by travis? WOW. p.o.w.e.r.f.u.l. thanks for sharing. that was my worship moment for the day.

  4. 54
    Cheyl Davis says:

    I have had the honor to be working with an awesome group of ladies for 9 months on the planning team for the LPL at the Gwinnett Arena and it is finally here. I am so excited. I am going to the You Lead Conference today and prayerwalking the Arena in the morning. Please join me in praying that Lives will be changed and that God will get all the Glory for what He is about to do and pray for Beth and Travis and all the team for good health and God’s anointing. There is still time for you to join us. Every one I have been to has been a blessing. Beth has been such a HUGE mentor to me and my spiritual walk with the Lord. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU and May God bless you with many more years of Ministry. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOU!

  5. 55
    Carol says:

    Oh, you don’t know how your ministry has been a lifeblood for me. Thank you, LPL team. I sincerely hope to be able to join you in Sioux Falls this August. Still trying to figure that one out.

  6. 56
    Deborah Mott says:

    Headed for Atlanta tomorrow early am!!!! EXCITED! Was struck by Beth’s video on event page…”Coming to lift up the NAME OF JESUS…HE HAS COME FOR US…WE THINK WE HAVE COME FOR HIM BUT…HE HAS COME FOR US…Beth is praying that GOD IS GOING TO SHAKE US UP…AND HE IS GOING TO SPLASH HIS SPIRIT ALL OVER US!”…May we be “IN THE MOOD FOR JESUS…LET OUR STORY BE I LOVE YOU JESUS!!!!!! WOW! MAY IT BE TRULY OUR STORY: WE LOVE YOU JESUS!!!!! Those words so blessed and challenged me…am I seeking JESUS and is it for the motive of LOVING JESUS? MAY OUR STORY BE: WE LOVE YOU JESUS!!!!

    My husband, Bo, surprised me with tickets to Atlanta this weekend as a gift! I am thrilled!!! Overjoyed and anticipating with HOPE that does not disappoint! (Stellar! I like that word too Lindsey. And I would not have made fun of “terrific Tuesday”. Being yourself is a gift to us.)
    Hallelujah, Thanks be to God!!!! Hope to see you in Atlanta!

  7. 57
    Deirdre says:

    I will be there. I actualyl skate at the ice rink across the street from the arena. If Beth wants to learn to skate, I’ll be happy to lend her skates so she doesn’t have to use rentals….i’m just saying

  8. 58
    Judy Bouchard says:

    Wow! This is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

  9. 59
    candifer says:

    i’d say it was a stellar tuesday (:

    glad you got to enjoy some relaxing/family time away from work!

  10. 60
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Wow, how cool is this! The song choice for this picture video is PERFECT too!:) God has used this ministry mightily. I love it! So many years of great memories it looks like:) That is so super special!:):)

  11. 61
    Nona says:

    Nona from Poplar Bluff:
    “I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.” I Tim. 2:8 NIV

  12. 62
    Dawn says:

    Beautiful, just beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Seeing ministry and God working like that is a miracle and very encouraging. Praying for the Living Proof team this weekend in Atlanta and for the Holy Spirit to work through Beth.

  13. 63
    Carol says:

    Fun, sweet, beautiful memories and what a glorious song!

  14. 64
    Mary says:

    Wonderful video…really reflects the power of a long-term commitment to ministry. Thanks also for the blog posts. I wanted to share how the May 15th siesta post was special to me. For about a 6 weeks, I randomly have the “I’d rather have Jesus” hymn come to mind. For me, this was inspired by JJ Heller’s song “I believe” which has a wonderful inclusion of the hymn. Thanks again!

  15. 65
    Amanda says:

    1 Chronicles 29:11-12 NIV ” Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you, you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.”

  16. 66
    Sandie Powell says:

    Albuquerque, NM

    Psalm 100:5
    “For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generaions”. KJV

  17. 67
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Rockwall TX
    And that from a child you have known the Holy Scripture
    Which are able to make you wise unto Salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

    2 Timothy 3:15 NIV

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    Sandy says:


  19. 69
    Sandy says:

    Dear Beth,
    I have just started reading your book “Get Out of That Pit”. My Pastor gave it to me. I am taking time to read once sometimes twice each paragraph to try to understand fully what you mean…but I still have sooo many questions. I wonder if there is any way to contact you, or you could refer me to someone else to share my questions. There are so few people that are able to understand (or care about) daily life in this hideous pit. I know you understand.

  20. 70
    Kim, Redlands, CA says:

    2 Corinthians 4:16-17 NIV

    Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

  21. 71
    Lorraine Volk says:

    from Lorraine, in Corpus Christi, “I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself. In him lie all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Col 2:2-3 NLT

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