Siesta Summer Bible Study 2014: Launch and Registration!

Welcome everybody! This is our first gathering for Children of the Day and we are incredibly blessed to have you along! If you’re just now hearing about it, we’d love for you to join us! You’ll find it most helpful to begin by reading this previous post that includes our approach, our summer Bible study schedule and many other specifics: (SSBS 2014 Info post) All you need to participate is the workbook entitled Children of the Day. We only officially “gather” here on the blog every two weeks because summers are so busy.  On each of those 5 Tuesdays (starting today), you’ll find a video I’ve prepared for you with instructions for that day. I’ll also remind you to do the next 2 weeks of Bible study before our next gathering. View it personally if you are going solo or, if you’re joining in with others, with your small group. I’ll always put the bare bones of that gathering’s instructions in print in the post as well (as you’ll see below) in case you have any trouble viewing the video. Here’s your first one!



Basic written instructions in case you have trouble with the video:

Register for our summer Bible study by simply leaving a comment to this post per instructions below. Of course, you can take part without registering but you’ll get much more out of it if you fully participate. It not only increases accountability. It stirs up a sense of belonging and fellowship which is so important to us here in this blog community. 


Here’s what we’d love for you to supply in your registration comment today: (Try to limit yourself to this information so it will be easy to read and count.)


1. Your NAME.


2. Your CITY.


3. Whether you’re going SOLO or in tandem with a small group. If you’re in a small group, share approximately how many are in your group and where you are planning to meet.


4. Share in a sentence or two why you could really stand to be in Bible study this summer. Maybe it’s that you’ve never been in one before. We would be elated! Or maybe it’s been a long time. If so, this is a great time and place to come back home to the heart of Jesus. Maybe you’re just hoping to get to know Christ a little better. Or, perhaps you’re interested in particular subject matter that appears on the pages of 1st or 2nd Thessalonians. On the other hand, maybe you especially need to be in the Scriptures because you have extenuating circumstances that could really challenge you this summer. What’s motivating you to get into the Scriptures with us this summer? There are no wrong answers!


5. BONUS question (optional):  WHAT IS A QUIRK OF YOURS?? Come on, now! Tell us!

If you’re meeting with a small group, share your answers to questions 4 and 5.


I will pitch out a memory verse each week for anybody who wants to participate:

 Week 1 Memory Verse:

 1 Thessalonians 1:4 The NET Bible: We know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that He has chosen you.


Week 2 Memory Verse:

1 Thessalonians 2:8 The NET Bible: …with such affection for you we were happy to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.



Do WEEKS ONE AND TWO of your homework before our next gathering in two weeks! If you’re watching the OPTIONAL video teaching sessions, you will want to watch Session 1 this week before you start your homework and Session 2 before you start your second week of homework. Here is the link: Children Of The Day Sessions


Don’t feel pressured to go to the added expense. All you need to participate in the summer study is the workbook. 


I am so honored to serve you and study with you this summer! Can’t wait to see your names and locations! So much love to you, Sisters! We joyfully embrace each one of you. 



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  1. 4501
    Joyce Mitchell says:

    Lebanon, Tennessee
    Couldn’t wait to do Beth’s new study and always do a summer study

  2. 4502
    Candace Gaddis says:

    I’m from western north Carolina Mountains. This is my first bible study. I’m going through a hard time. I recently lost my moma to Cancer and the Lord took her to heaven in less than 5 months of being diagnosed. So I’m turning to the Lord for help cause I feel so lost with out her. Rip May 28 2014 Linda Gail Burris. She was only 63.

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      Candace Gaddis says:

      I forgot my quirk is the word whatever it make me feel like what I say is important.

  3. 4503
    Jane says:

    1. Jane
    2. Charlotte, NC
    3. Solo
    4. Love B Moore studies of the Word.
    5. Most people are surprised when I tell them my age.

  4. 4504
    Joyce Robertson says:

    1. Joyce
    2. Brampton, Ontario, Canada,
    3. Solo
    4. Never done a study with a group online and thought it might be interesting.
    5. Too many to mention 🙂

  5. 4505
    Kim Antonio says:

    Maryville, TN
    I just wanted to spend some more time with God this summer!
    Quirks? I thought I was just special! I like for my toast to sit in the toaster for a minute or two before buttering…that way it is crunchy, not soggy.

  6. 4506
    Shea Cummings says:

    1. Shea Cummings
    2. Westerville, OH
    3. With my small group in a home
    4. I feel there are times in my life where I just need more of him and that is where I’m at right now.
    5. I can’t think of any!!

  7. 4507
    Tara says:

    Tara, Charlotte, NC; Small group, local & remote.
    Enjoy Beth Moore studies, need something to match my crazy schedule this summer and this one seems to be right.
    I drink Mtn Dew for my caffeine in the AM

  8. 4508
    Carly says:

    1. Carly
    2. Duncan, SC
    3. Solo
    4. I haven’t been intentional with daily bible study the past few months and I need to get back in the word!

  9. 4509
    Susan says:

    1. Susan
    3. ABQ Siestas, 5-6 ladies meet in a home weekly
    4. Fellowship, strengthen and deepen my walk, insight for what God has planned for the next chapter of my life
    5. I love to vacuum, especially when I get mad.

  10. 4510
    Carolyn says:

    2. Elkhart IN

    3. Solo

    4. To stay in the word during the summer.

  11. 4511
    Nicole Romanov says:

    1. Nicole
    2. Naperville, IL
    3. Solo
    4. So desperately need a summer bible study and need to be held accountable (perfect through the blog!)

  12. 4512
    Anne says:

    1. Anne
    2. Minneapolis
    3. Via FaceTime with a friend in Nashville
    4. I have been in a season of daily health challenges for quite a few years, continuous loss and a long season of grief so I want to do this study for the following reasons: Because the word continually saves me from me, to grow deeper in love with Christ (I want to love Him so much that I ache), because the word heals and because He is life.
    5. I have to match my undergarments with my outer garments and I can’t borrow books from others … You just never know where their hands have been (Smile).

  13. 4513
    Kathryn McNew says:

    1 Kathryn McNew…many of my Sistas call me Kat

    2 Stagecoach TX (a small incorporated city (neighborhood) within the Magnolia area

    3. Thursday evening group at LPM offices with 16 friends

    4. I’ve been in the desert (feeling alone ) for a few months…working through an unwanted divorce…of course God was with me the whole time… blessed to be reconnecting with Him and walking in His light.

    5. I’ll go hungry before I’ll eat a burger (or any other food) with ketchup on it….however, I like to dunk my fries in it.

  14. 4514
    Amanda Furr says:

    1. Amanda
    2. Willow Spring NC
    3. solo
    4. just need to be in the circumstances have been a distraction
    5. After a meal out, sometimes, I will stack the dishes and move them out of the way so I can talk afterword without the dishes in front of me.

  15. 4515
    Birsen says:

    1. Birsen
    2. Hombrechtikon, Switzerland
    3. Solo
    4. My last Beth Moore Womens bible study was about 5 yrs ago with my friends in the USA, moved to Switzerland and am missing Women’s Bible Studies a lot.
    5. When I buy a new item, I tear off the price tag and what is left is the plastic string. So I find items all over my house with the plastic string left. 🙂

  16. 4516
    Katy Weaver says:

    Better late than never…

    1. Katy
    2. Fort Smith, AR
    3. Solo
    4. My well is dry. I’m hoping to draw closer to God.
    5. I talk out loud to my self daily and I wear flip-flops year round.

  17. 4517
    Mandy says:

    1. Mandy
    2. Porter, TX
    3. Solo
    4. I’ve never participated in a Bible study that covers an entire book of the Bible. I’m excited about the depth and detail of the study!
    5. I often make up random songs and sing them around the house

  18. 4518
    Angela says:

    1. Angela Talley
    2. Murfreesboro, TN
    3. Solo
    4. My church is taking a break from small groups for the summer.
    5. I love to drink a Dt. Dr. Pepper on my way to work to help me not get angry driving in morning traffic.

  19. 4519
    Candace says:

    Colorado Springs, CO
    Need a reminder of how God can use ANY pain

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    Maggie says:

    This is just what I need to stay in the Word. If I feel part of a group, I will stay more committed and focused. I will be doing this as a reinforcer since I’m also attending a study group for Children of the Day. As you can see, I’m a follower (my quirk) not a leader, but very choosy who I follow. Thanks, Beth, for being an example for me.

  21. 4521
    Christy Higgins says:

    1. Christy
    2. Birmingham, Alabama
    3. Solo
    4. I am participating in this Bible study so I won’t get out of the habit of reading God’s Word over the summer.
    5. I order banana splits with no bananas 🙂

  22. 4522
    Beverly S says:

    1. Beverly S
    2. Pacific Palisades, CA
    3. Small group meeting in our homes
    4. I want to be in the Bible study this summer because it has been a few years since I have participated in a women’s Bible study. I have been a caregiver for my elderly uncle and am thirsty to be in The Word! (Also, I am a breast cancer survivor since 2011!)
    5. My biggest quirk is that I wake up every morning full of joy! (I thought this was natural for everyone, but apparently it is not.) I live in a world that allows me to see the positive in other people and my life. I am grateful to God and to my husband who allow me to love and serve others with the freedom of time to do so.

  23. 4523
    Rebecca Novae says:

    1. Rebecca Novae
    2. Millbrook, AL.
    3. Solo
    4. My last Bible Study was Daniel, by Beth Moore. I prayed for God to show me my next Bible Study and this was it. I do this at home by myself and love having a structured Bible Study!
    5. Quirk? What Quirk?? 😉

  24. 4524
    Jen says:

    1. Jen
    2. Billings, MT
    3. Small group of about 10 meeting at a city brew coffee shop.
    4. After moving to a new city, this will be my first group bible study with other women. I always love studying the word with other women and growing closer to The Lord along side them.
    5. Funny thing is I can think of all of my husbands quirks but none of my own. I must not have any 😉

  25. 4525
    Jennifer Cole says:

    I’m in Nashville and doing this study alone. I want to go deeper into the Word and I truly connect to the Word through Beth’s bible studies.

  26. 4526
    Claudia Wadzinski says:

    !. Claudia
    2. Franklin, TN
    3. Solo
    4. I just love studying new places in the Word that I haven’t already done a Bible study in.

  27. 4527
    Kim Swix says:

    1. Kim
    2. Rockford, MI
    3. Solo
    4. This summer is one of transition for my family. Remaining grounded in the word will help me to get through this.
    5. Don’t know if this would be considered a quirk or not, but I’m a crier. I wish I wasn’t but I can get choked up at the national anthem prior to a ball game.

  28. 4528
    Lindsey Elsner says:

    1) Lindsey Elsner
    2) Arlington, TX
    3) Solo
    4) I always love a Beth Moore study and it keeps me in the Word!

  29. 4529
    Andrea Henley says:

    1- Andrea Henley

    2- Havelock, NC @ MCAS Cherry Point

    3- Solo

    4- J. Vernon McGee w Thru the Bible is going through 1&2 Thess. this summer, and this will be a great study to go along w him. Two awesome teachers at once!

    5- Sale items (particularly toys or way-low clearance Banana-Republic-like items) have a tendency to justify blowing/tweeking the budget a little bit. Now, isn’t that oxymoronic? Maybe just plain silly?

  30. 4530
    Sherri Payne says:

    Scott Depot, WV 25560
    I’m going solo
    I want more of Jesus and to make a difference
    I like to eat the chocolate “around” a Resses Cup and discard the peanut butter,

  31. 4531
    DeAnna says:

    1. DeAnna Brown
    2. Richardson, Texas
    3. Solo
    4. Desiring a richer connection to my Father
    5. don’t know of any quirks although my friends might answer differently!!!

  32. 4532
    Shasta says:

    1. Shasta
    2. Chagrin Falls, OH
    3. Small group at Panera Bread or on my patio.
    4. All of us had unexpected but exciting years that kept us out of Bible study. We are excited to hear God’s Word this summer!
    5.I named my patio, “Shasta’s Patio and Bistro.” Doesn’t that sound like a fun place to be?

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    Sarah says:

    1. Sarah

    2. Delaware (Ohio)

    3. Solo – in preparation for our group launch in September

    4. I need some time being refreshed as just a student of God’s word, rather than the teacher, as I have been all year.

  34. 4534
    Malita Nixon says:

    1. Malita Nixon
    2. Austin, TX
    3. Solo
    4. I just need some deeper time in God’s word!
    5. The covers on my bed have to be folded back nice and neat before I get in at night.

  35. 4535
    Lisa says:

    I am going SOLO on this Bible study, and I really need it, as I have just moved to a new city with my husband of 10 months. We are getting ready to have our first child within the next couple months.
    I have always been encouraged by Beth’s studies and look forward to being involved with this one! Hope it’s not too late to join!

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    Jennifer C says:

    1. Jennifer C
    2. Cambridge, MN
    3. Small group of awesome friends 🙂
    4. Need to dig into the word
    5. I love to try new recipes when I have company. So far, so good! 🙂

  37. 4537
    Michelle says:

    1. Michelle
    2. Sherwood, Oregon
    3. Small group of five, meeting in cyberspace
    4. I’ve been missing in-depth small group Bible study for too long! Hungry!
    5. When Starbuclks runs out of cup sleeves it totally ruins my $3.20 experience; SO I keep several extras in my purse!

  38. 4538
    Amanda says:


    2. Salem, VA

    3. Solo

    4. I love bible studies . . . they keep me in the Word of God!

  39. 4539
    Emily says:

    1. Emily
    2. Evansville, IN
    3. Flying solo
    4. My family just moved to town. I needed some hearty meat to get me through this crazy transition time and have enjoyed every Beth Moore study I’ve done.

  40. 4540
    Trisha says:

    1. Trisha
    2. Nesbit, MS
    3. Solo
    4. I have always been involved in women’s ministry and bible studies, but a year ago I went back to work full time. I have floundered through this first year of work, but I need to get back into studying God’s Word. Summer is a little slower and I feel this is where God is leading me.
    5. I am from the south, but I hate sweet tea!!!

  41. 4541
    Alice says:

    1. Alice
    2. York, Pennsylvania
    3. solo
    4. addicted to Bible Study! 🙂 This is my third with Beth and we truly are friends! Summer wouldn’t be the same without time spent together.
    5. My foods cannot touch when on the dinner plate.

  42. 4542
    Elizabeth says:

    I went back to work after 20 yrs and had to leave the bible study I was in.
    Looking forward to a little God and me time
    A quirk: my husband will lovingly make the bed but I always redo it

  43. 4543
    Chelsea says:

    1. Chelsea
    2. Jenkintown,PA
    3. Small group! Actually, a partnership. I’m doing this study with a dear friend from college, but because we’re in different states, we plan to meet on Skype once a week.
    4. I just graduated from a Christian college, and I want to establish the habit of being in Scripture every day before I take on a teaching job this coming fall. Because I will not be surrounded with the immediate Christian community in which I was submerged over the last four years, I want to stay intentional about listening for the Lord’s voice and remaining rooted in Jesus.
    5. I make everything into a balance beam. I was a die-hard gymnast until high school, and everything, whether the curb or the line between the grass and sidewalk or the wooden planks on the floor, somehow becomes a balance beam to me!

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    Marilyn Allison says:

    1. Marilyn
    2. Arthur, Illinois
    3. Solo
    4. We do small groups all year except the summer and I love carrying on even without the group.

  45. 4545

    Hi! We are a week behind the LPM crew with our Children of the Day study, but still want to “participate” as a part of the group!

    1. Name-Megan Saville
    2. City-Williamston, SC
    3. Small Group-Mugs and Muffins with Calvary Baptist Church (21 participants)
    4. We are a hodge podge of women, ranging from 27 to 80, and we are coming together to get to know Jesus more intimately and learn from those who are in a different stage of life than we!
    5. My quirk-I hate hate hate to be late; ironically, I feel quite stressed that I am behind on logging our group 🙂

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    Lydia says:

    1. Lydia
    2. Dalhart Texas
    3. Solo
    4. I’m starving to hear Gods voice. I’ve had a very spiritually dry past year and it’s hurting…
    5. My right eyes closes when I brush my teeth.

  47. 4547
    Christen says:

    1. Christen
    2. Lakeland, Fl
    3. Small group of about 4 people rotating homes or Starbucks.
    4. I want to grow and go deeper into God’s word. I really want to know him better.
    5. I could take 2-3 hour naps everyday if I didn’t work and have kids.

  48. 4548
    Cindy Rhines says:

    1. Cindy Rhines
    2. South Beloit, IL
    3. Solo; wanted to do a small group, but didn’t get organized in time.
    4. I’m in a tough season, 2 great teenagers who are growing up and away too fast, feeling lonely.
    5. I always order extra ice in my Coke at the drive thru McD’s and I love a newly sharpened, WOODEN pencil 🙂

  49. 4549
    Gail Farris says:

    4 Love studying God’s Word

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    Laurie says:

    1. Laurie
    2. Plano, TX
    3. small group of about 7 meeting at a friend’s home
    4. I just LOVE your Bible studies. I would do them all day, but that would be selfish. I have a husband and 2 boys. God keeps amazing me and I want to follow His calling on my life.
    5. My first reaction to somebody getting hurt is to laugh…only if it’s not serious, like a trip or a slip or getting hit in the face with a soccer ball. Of course I ask them if they’re okay after I’ve laughed and apologize for laughing first. I laugh at myself too!

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