Siesta Summer 2014 Bible Study: Anybody Game for “Children of the Day”?

Hey, Everybody!

It’s almost May and, around here, that means it’s time to announce our Siesta Summer Bible Study for those who are itching to take a journey together. In all these years of doing summer Bible study together here on the blog, we’ve never gone through one I’ve authored. The biggest reason is that I really love to go through other authors’ courses with our blog community. That’s a refreshing blast of Holy Spirit-breath to me and you can count on us doing that again next summer.  The other reason is that the launch date of one of mine never coincided well with the beginning of summer.  With Children of the Day (an in-depth study of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians) coming out in May, the timing works out perfectly. I ask you to trust my heart on this and know that we’re not doing the study this summer so that I can drive up sales. I can’t prove my motives to you but I give you my word. That’s all I know to do. Any of you who still find it uncomfortable can, by all means, choose another Bible study by a different author and feel completely welcome to formulate your group right here in the comment section to this post. Just start your comment with the words in all caps “ANOTHER OPTION” and get together on line and choose which Bible study you’d like to do. There are so many fabulous ones available. You have my complete and joyful blessing to use this community to put your group together. Any way we can serve you is a tremendous honor to us.


For those of you who would like to do Children of the Day with our community this summer, here are a few important facts:


* We’ll start Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Around here at Living Proof, we formed the habit of Tuesday Bible study over the years so that’s why we choose it as our gathering day but you are welcome to commit to any day of the week that works for you. Simply adapt the instructions to that particular day.


* Children of the Day is an 8-week study so we will wrap it up on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.


* As we’ve done in past summers, we’re only asking you to commit to “gather” with us and/or with your group every other week since summers are so busy. We will still stay on schedule for each week’s homework but you’ll only need to check in once every 2 weeks.


* I will put up a short video greeting here on the blog by 8:00 AM every other week on our gathering days, starting with Tuesday, June 3rd. The greeting will include instructions for discussion in your small groups or with the blog community at large. Your “discussion” with the blog community will take place through your response-comment to that post.


* We strongly recommend forming small groups for the pure camaraderie and accountability of it but you are also very welcome to go solo. The best small groups of all meet face-to-face but, if that’s not possible, try to formulate one on line. You might even Skype. Do whatever would benefit you the most and offer you the fellowship we all need so desperately.


* You only need the Children of the Day workbook to participate in the summer study. You don’t need to download the video sessions. All discussion questions will be based on the written work alone, as we’ve done in past summers, so that no one is forced into the extra expense. Each week we will put up a link to that week’s COTD video session for those who also want to include those but I will leave that option entirely to you. There will be no pressure whatsoever. People often ask if the video sessions and homework portions are the same lessons. They are not. They are designed to complement one another for a comprehensive approach to 1st and 2nd Thessalonians but they are not redundant. They are on different segments and concepts found in the 2 letters.


Does that answer many of your questions?  OK, now for the schedule:

Between release date (first week of May) and June 3rd, acquire a workbook of Children of the Day but don’t start it yet! No homework needs to be done before our first gathering. The workbook looks like this:



You can find it at your local LifeWay Christian bookstore by the first week of May, or click here to order online at any time:  COTD workbook


GATHERING ONE: June 3, 2014 – Our summer Bible study launches! By 8:00 AM that morning, God willing, you will find a brief video greeting from me and instructions for that day’s participation/discussion. Again, you can do it any day that week. We’re just choosing Tuesday as our official gathering day. You will “register” for summer Bible study by leaving a comment on the June 3rd post with your name and city and whether or not you are participating in a group or going solo. I will give you the specific instructions at that time. At the bottom of the post will be a link for that weeks’ full-hour Session 1 video if you choose to add on that option.


Do Weeks 1 and 2 of homework for Gathering Two.


(June 10th – link will go up for COTD Session 2 video for anyone going for that option.)


GATHERING TWO: Tuesday June 17, 2014. Brief video greeting from me and instructions for that day’s gathering or discussion. (Link for COTD Session 3 video for anyone taking that option.)


Do Weeks 3 and 4 of homework for Gathering 3.


(June 24th – Link will go up for COTD Session 4 video for anyone taking that option.)


GATHERING THREE: July 1, 2014. Brief video greeting from me and instructions for that day’s gathering or discussion. (Link for COTD Session 5 video for anyone taking that option.)


Do Weeks 5 and 6 of homework for Gathering Four.


(July 8th – Link will go up for COTD Session 6 video for anyone taking that option.)


GATHERING FOUR: July 15, 2014. Brief video greeting from me and instructions for that day’s gathering or discussion. (Link for COTD Session 7 video for anyone taking that option.)


Do Weeks 7 and 8 of homework for Gathering Five.


(July 22 – Link will go up for COTD Session 8 video for anyone taking that option.)


GATHERING FIVE CONCLUSION: July 29, 2014. Brief video greeting from me and instructions for that day’s gathering and closing. (Link for COTD Session 9 video conclusion for anyone taking that option.)



Here is the above schedule in diagram form thanks to my beloved assistant, K-Mac. You can enlarge it to see it better or copy and paste it to a document and print it out if you’re that kind of weird person…because I am, too:









Sound fun??!? Yep, it also sounds like a bit of work but not a single word of Scripture will drop to the ground. We can  have confidence in advance that the pursuit of Christ through His Word will completely alter the summer of 2014. I’m ecstatic to have the privilege of spending these 8 weeks with you in Bible study. You are a tremendous joy to me. Our God-given emphasis right now at Living Proof is on stirring up women who are less-discipled in Scripture to come to love Christ through His powerful, living, relevant Word. We would be thrilled for you to help us by inviting some women along who have never before done this kind of thing. Take the chance and ask them! So many women have a hunger for God. They just don’t know exactly how to identify it. Bring them along if God opens that door!


Can’t wait to get started! Dearest love to you all!





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  1. 351
    Melissa Harold says:

    This is my first bible study with Beth and I am so excited. I will be going solo..

    • 351.1
      Leslie McDonald says:

      I have done Beth Moore studies before, but this is my first online one! I am sooo excited! My cousin and I will be doing this study together and that is a huge blessing to me!!!

  2. 352
    Marilyn says:

    Hi ladies!!

    We have 15 ladies in our Children of the Day: East Texas so far!! I’m so excited! I’m hoping for 20 because I know my Jesus is going to do some amazing things!!

    Much love ya’ll!!

  3. 353
    Robyn says:

    So excited to join this study!
    In going to try to Skype with my mom
    and a bunch of ladies she is hosting.
    Thank you so much!

  4. 354
    Karen Buckwalter says:

    I am looking forward to following this along with doing it this summer with the Women at my church.

  5. 355
    Carrie Klein says:

    My friends, Heidi, Michelle and I will be doing your study. We can hardly wait! We live in Rochester Hills, Michigan and are big fans of your Bible studies. Thank you for igniting a thirst & hunger for God’s Word in all of us!

  6. 356
    Karen Buckwalter says:

    Has anyone had success copying and enlarging chart above in word? When I try to do it it just gets all distorted.

  7. 357
    Constance says:

    Going solo, preparing to facilitate with a group at a later date.

  8. 358
    Shelly says:

    God is so incredibly faithful in His timing and provision. I cannot wait to start this study and have encouraged 10 of my dearest friends to join me this summer and they all said “YES”! Yesterday I received a Lifeway catalog that showed a Tweens and girls follow along with the COTD. called “Faithful One” I have been praying about a study to lead with these precious middle school girls and there it was! God’s answer to that prayer. So excited that I can share these books of His word with these young ladies too!

  9. 359
    Nikki says:

    Yay! Can’t wait! So looking forward to this adventure.

  10. 360
    JoAnne Hall says:

    I’m excited to do this study. I will be doing it solo, but my dear friend is doing it solo too and we can still get together to discuss. I’ll be traveling this summer, but do not want to miss staying in the word. I LOVE Beth Moore Studies.

  11. 361
    Denise says:

    We will be doing this study and we are super excited! We have about 8 ladies that will be meeting every other Wednesday evening.

  12. 362
    Neila Senter says:

    I can hardly wait for Tuesday!! This will be the 4 th or 5 th study our group has done together. We all met as coworkers so often call our gatherings “workchurch” although we’ve moved to different departments companies and roles we remain determined to do life deeper together. Monica, Lisa and Barb, I wouldn’t want to do this journey without you all! Love you!!

  13. 363
    Janice Kamke says:

    A small group of 3 from Vancouver, BC – so looking forward to it 🙂

  14. 364
    J says:

    I am going solo as well.

  15. 365
    Suzanne Birdwell says:

    I live in College Station, TX. Although this is not my first Beth Moore bible study, this is my first on-line study. I will be going solo.
    looking forward to it!!

  16. 366
    Judi Major says:

    My friend, Karen, and I will be doing the study together over the internet. I am very excited. I have done most of Beth’s studies and have learned and grown so much. This will be Karen’s first. We went to the Daytona Beach Living Proof Live together last November. I am always challenged, encouraged, and lifted up through her and the worship team. Thank you for your service and sacrifice!

  17. 367
    Rhonda says:

    3 very special ladies will be joining me in my home, Edwardsville, AL, for this study this summer! We are ready to dive into God’s word together!

  18. 368
    Lori says:

    I am excited! I am going solo! 🙂 Looking forward to a great summer study!

  19. 369
    Mary Flynn says:

    Hi! Jackson, TN. Awesome study! I was blessed to be at the filming for a couple of evenings at my home church, Englewood Baptist. I will go solo, but will be facilitating in the Fall with our Biker Babes Bible Study group.

  20. 370
    Pamela says:

    Pamela from Rock Island, IL….looking forward to another Summer Siesta Study and so looking forward to doing one of yours Beth Moore!!!

  21. 371
    JenniferT says:

    Just got my 18th YES for the group meeting in my home starting next week! TWO THAT I KNOW OF HAVE NEVER EVER BEEN IN BIBLE STUDY!! One of those women’s daughters did her FIRST study with us last year (we studied JAMES) and this will now be the daughter’s second study!

    I’m so crazy excited!

  22. 372
    Stephanie says:

    So excited to dive into the Word and hear see where He leads me!

  23. 373
    beth says:

    I know I’m a bit late in getting on board. Ordering books today. That is what happens when you have 7 kids, your late for everything. I think I have 3 women joining me!

  24. 374
    Leslie Miller says:

    Dearest Beth and Living Proof,

    I live in Christiansburg, VA. The Lord has been pressing upon my heart to teach the women in our church our area, I am preschool director and so I have been called to teach the children. And I love it! 🙂 But the Lord has given me such a burden for the women around me. And when you announced this study, I have been drawn to it by the Lord. I spoke with our Pastor about leading it and at first I wasn’t sure who would be walking this journey with God and me/you all:) Well as of yesterday, to the glory of God, we have 20 ladies signed up and praying for more! I asked Him to bring who He wants. And as I was watching your interview with Priscilla, I was getting tears in my eyes and chill bumps. You were talking about living life and it isn’t always easy, this study would come at perfect time in each persons life. Well this couldn’t come at more perfect time! I am so excited because I do believe He is going to do mighty things over these next weeks. I am praying for such a yearning in our souls for His Word and for others. Thank you! I am praying for everyone as we begin this journey together and I am humbled at this opportunity. Blessings, Leslie Miller

  25. 375
    Carol Ann says:

    I am going solo and it is my first study online but have done all of Beth Moore’s study in a Bible Study group.

  26. 376
    Roberta Thurber says:

    Prepping to help facilitate our Women’s group this Fall. Looking forward to digging in!

  27. 377

    I live in the Chicago suburbs and I will be on my own. So looking forward to this study.

  28. 378

    Looking forward to this journey! Going solo.

  29. 379
    Melinda says:

    Going solo & getting excited about starting this study

  30. 380
    Karen Lockshaw says:

    I am so excited to be doing another Beth Moore Bible study. I will be doing this from my home with at least two friends, hopefully more will be joining us. I am looking forward to the messages of 1 & 2 Thessalonians, some of my favorite verses are in these two books. Blessings to all who have committed to participating in this study. May God bless you richly.

  31. 381
    Diana V. says:

    I will be going solo this time.

  32. 382
    Michelle says:

    Really looking forward to this study!! I will be traveling much of the summer so going solo.

  33. 383
    Karen Lori Buckwalter says:

    I am in a group in Quincy, IL. We met the first time last night. We have 29 women.

  34. 384
    Nancy says:

    I am going solo and cannot wait for tomorrow to get started!
    Thank you SO much for making this available. Love and Blessings!!

    • 384.1
      Marilyn says:

      Hi Nancy!

      We have a group of about 15 women using Facebook to do the study together. You are more than welcome to join us if you want. 🙂 Just add me on FB: Marilyn Sorrells

  35. 385
    Mia Callahan says:

    Count me in!! Love your studies…have done some at church and will be trying this one here at home. Thank you for providing us the opportunity! Blessings to all there at Living Proof Ministries!

  36. 386
    Melinda says:

    We are joining from Wisconsin! 2 or 4 of us…..not sure yet! Excited to study!!

  37. 387
    Constance says:

    Going solo. Not sure if my post from last week was received.

  38. 388
    caroline hawthorne says:

    I am so excited!!!!

  39. 389
    patti reavis says:

    Yeah, can’t wait. My group is doing Daniel, but I’m definitely doing this ,too.
    Patti, Clemmons.

  40. 390
    Shanelle Wagner says:

    I am flying solo for the summer.

  41. 391
    JC says:

    Can’t wait! Going solo.

  42. 392
    Marge says:

    Looks like I will be flying solo on this one…looking forward to seeing Beth this weekend at Living Proof in Stockton CA!

  43. 393
    Lindsey Woolard says:

    Just found out about this from some friends out of town! Look forward to joining in on this!

  44. 394
    Brooke says:

    So Excited! Going solo for the summer.

  45. 395
    Bonnie Walker says:

    My name is Bonnie and so far I am going solo…I am from Mansfield, Texas…it is my first time to particiapate in an online Bible study!

  46. 396
    Ann says:

    Looking forward to this study with women at my church on SC coast!

  47. 397
    Catherine says:

    READY.. for tomorrow… TGBTG.. To God Be The Glory

  48. 398
    Sara Lindsay says:

    Going solo!

  49. 399
    Marnie says:

    I’m in! Looking forward to tomorrow!

  50. 400
    Christy Pope says:


    cannot wait to start Children of the Day!

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