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. 4601

    1. Ruth

    2. Geneva, Florida

    3. Semi solo, small online group / FB

    4. Last year I did Gideon with Siesta and it spoke VOLUMES tom me, so I know God loves to bless this community with these studies. I am looking forward it hearing what he has.
    5. I am world traveler and coffee addict.

  2. 4602
    Candi says:

    1. Candi
    2. South Lyon
    3. With a friend
    4. I have had a very hard year. My church that my husband was a co- pastor of for the past 25 years closed.
    5. I don’t like my food to mix or touch on a plate.

  3. 4603

    Moundridge, KS
    Quirk: I seriously cannot stand “hair” on me . . . like a strand of hair stuck in my shirt, scratches me like nothing else and I have been known to find a bathroom in order to find this hair! Funny thing – my mom & 2 aunts are cosmetologists!!!

  4. 4604
    melissa souther says:

    Misawa, Japan. Solo. Love the women from the military chapel here at Misawa, finding studies for this coming year. Goldfish(the cracker) is my new favorite craving for a late night snack. Thank you and Blessings.

  5. 4605
    Claire Worsham says:

    1. Claire
    2. Rio Rancho, New Mexico
    3. Solo
    4. I have just been diagnosed with a malignant tumor and wanted to get closer to my Heavenly Father with a Bible study on my own.
    5. I like walking around my garden (five laps or more) in the early morning when it’s cool. That’s when I pray.

  6. 4606
    Jen says:

    1. Jen
    2. Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
    3. With a small group
    4. Looking for a study to keep me in the Word on a daily basis
    5. I often check the rings on my fingers to be sure when I say “left” or “right” that I’ve actually done so correctly!

  7. 4607
    Gina Shumpert says:

    1. Gina Shumpert
    2. Powder Springs, Ga
    3. Solo
    4. I’m facilitating this study with my Sunday School class beginning in July. This forum will provide additional insight to enhance our study.
    5. I still get up early (4:30 a.m.) during my summer vacation to go to bootcamp.

  8. 4608
    Danielle says:


    Murrieta, Ca


    Need to get into the habit of daily bible study

    I love documenting my family’s life.

  9. 4609
    Susan Powell says:

    1) Sue
    2) West Bloomfield
    3) Solo
    4) I want to be growing in Christ this summer, and I am looking forward to what God will be teaching me.
    5) Listening to TV program and reading at the same time and sometimes even looking at Facebook too.

  10. 4610
    Jessica says:

    3.With my Aunt! 🙂
    4. I very much miss my Bible Study that breaks during the Summer.

  11. 4611
    Hannah Rodriguez says:

    Virginia Beach Virginia

  12. 4612
    Lonna says:

    1. Lonna
    2. Dover, De.
    3. Meeting with a few amazing woman!
    4. I’m all about accountability!
    5. quirk: I can’t stand lollipop sticks or popsicle sticks to touch my lips. I know, weird!

  13. 4613

    1. Molly

    2. Conway

    3. In a small group. We meet at a coffee house.

    4. To keep me accountable to to help me grow and learn from others.

  14. 4614
    Kristen says:

    1. Kristen 🙂

    2. Rawlins, Wyoming

    3. small group

    4. I’m in a dry spell, desperately need to reconnect with God and life.

    5. I’m a chapstick addict…don’t go anywhere without it!

  15. 4615
    Amy Vandeventer says:

    1. Amy Vandeventerr
    2. Columbia, Missouri
    3. Small group on Facebook
    4. I want to get back in the habit of reading & studying daily .
    5. When I fill my plate, I don’t like the different foods to touch each other.

  16. 4616
    Lisa says:

    1. Lisa
    2. Birmingham, AL
    3. Solo
    4. Summer break and I need inspiration from God’s word
    5. I like a chilly house all year round.

  17. 4617
    Corliss says:

    I’m unable to find the Video for the Children of God Bible Study. I registered two weeks ago.

    • 4617.1
      Lindsee says:

      Hi Corliss, what video are you referring to? The teaching sessions or the video that Beth puts up every other Tuesday? Let me know and I’ll direct you to both!

  18. 4618
    Shannon Huhtala says:

    1) Shannon
    2) Devon, Alberta, Canada
    3) Flying solo
    4) At this moment of my life, I can’t get enough of the Word. I want to bury myself in it and leak it out all over the place! I am a youth and young adult minister who has just got the aforementioned position in my new church and the Executive Director of our brand new youth centre that is a ministry of our church. There is so much opportunity to live and share God’s Word, so I want to eat it up and live it out!
    5) Quirk: See #4. I’m a strange one! ;)Also, in the winter, I have no problem walking outside in my bare feet to take the garbage out. Freaks my neighbours out.

    Blessings and Peace to you all!

  19. 4619
    Coleen says:

    1. Coleen
    2. Charleston, wv
    3.small group,of friends via Facebook
    4. Need to study the Word more
    5. I love teaching- children & adults

  20. 4620
    Seaneen says:

    1. Seaneen

    2. Aurora, CO

    3. Solo

    4. My life is in a strange holding pattern this summer and I want to be immersed in God’s Word.

    5. I have a coffeemaker, refrigerator, microwave…in my master bathroom, so that I can have alone time in my master bedroom “hotel suite”.

  21. 4621
    Regina Ripamonti says:


    Crosby Isle of Man United Kingdom

    With a dear friend

    I am a small group Bible Study leader and we are currently doing Beth’s David study which everyone is loving! But because most are new believers and new to the Bible we are taking 20 weeks to do it. So I’m doing this study on the side with my dear friend who also is hunger for more.

    Quirk? Too many. Ask one of my five sons who are discovering more quirks in their mother by the day! 😉

  22. 4622
    Pam Clark says:

    1. Pam

    2. Livonia, MI

    3. I am gathering in my home with 7 other ladies. We started yesterday, June 17th.

    4. I like to offer a time of fellowship and study to women who are unable to attend during the school year.

  23. 4623
    Shelley Houser says:

    1 Shelley
    2. Kansas
    3. Solo
    4. Summer gets busy and Bible study seems to get pushed to the way side

  24. 4624
    judy says:

    4.First Siesta Bible study. Challenging year. Away from home this past year to be with my daughter who’s going through treatment for aggressive breast cancer.
    5.”Addicted” to super cold even slurpy sparkling water/club soda.

  25. 4625
    Mars says:

    1. My name is Marissa but I go by Mars
    2. Lynchburg, VA
    3. Solo
    4. I’m going through a rough reason of life. I have a ton of time on my hands and why not spend it getting to know Jesus better.
    5. I ALWAYS drink with two straws in my drink!

  26. 4626
    Kathy says:

    1. Kathy
    2. Birmingham
    4. Accountability to study and STAY in God’s Word
    5. Obsessed with learning photography and documenting life.

  27. 4627
    Kendra H says:

    1. Kendra
    2. Surprise, AZ USA
    3. Group – Joining the Woman’s Bible Study Cafe via Facebook
    4. I could use Bible study this summer because when I’m not in a study, my Bible reading gets the back burner.
    5. I love planning and lists, especially checking off completed tasks.

  28. 4628
    Lala says:

    1. Lala
    2. Sarasota, Florida
    3. Solo
    4. First Bible Study and I very much need this!
    5. Have designated Refrigerator areas but love to re-arrange furniture often.

  29. 4629
    Lisa Braun says:

    1. Lisa Braun
    2. Warm an! Saskatchewan Canada
    3. semi solo, about 12 ladies through a FB group and the blog, meet a couple times to discuss
    4. I live and breathe Bible study for the past 21 yrs. I’ve done Nehemiah and Gideon with you and loved it. Such a nice break from leading 3-5 studies per week. I was also in Turkey and Greece and was in Thessaloniki when this study began. I’m in awe at what God has done and where He’s brought me to. Spent some wonderful time with Melissa from Zoe Church in Thessaloniki <3 So blessed to have had the extra insight into this study by being right in Thessalonica. God's timing in this study and my trip was mind blowing! So thankful!,
    5. I'm not normally a coffee drinker but I do make it for Bible study and if there's some leftover, I can't bring myself to pour it out and save it to make mocha the next day by microwaving it and adding hot chocolate and milk 🙂

  30. 4630
    Mistry says:

    1. Mistry

    2. Mount Vernon, WA

    3. Solo… But trying to talk a friend into it!

    4. After a long stressful year it sounds like just what I need!

    5. I LOVE “flair” pens…writing (or correcting papers in my case) makes me happy! 🙂

  31. 4631
    Sheila says:

    1. Sheila
    2. Beckley, WV
    3. In a small group
    4. I am facilitating a small group at my church (which began June 16)and felt the need to participate in the summer siesta study as well.
    5. I always drink out of straw in restaurants.

  32. 4632
    Krystal says:

    I procrastinated in signing up though- I started 2 weeks ago…
    1. Krystal
    2. Phoenix
    3. Solo
    4. Season of babies & young children, & ending a tough church situation. Need the push to be consistantly deeper in the WORD. Have been so richly blessed already in the last 2 weeks!
    5.! Oh and I’m magnetically drawn to clearance racks at Target. Love bargain shopping 🙂

    Happy Birthday, Beth! I love you & praise God your life which blesses so many!!!

  33. 4633
    Stephanie says:

    1. Stephanie
    2. The Woodlands, TX
    3. SOLO
    4. I love Beth Moore bible studies. I have had it on my heart to do a study this summer and this one is perfect for me.
    5. I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE Chick-Fil-A unsweet tea. I get one every single day they are open, and you can always find me with a Chick-Fil-A cup in my hand….. their crunchy ice is GREAT too!

  34. 4634
    Melissa Salinas says:

    1. Melissa Salinas
    2.Pflugerville, Texas
    3.small group- of 2 maybe 3
    4. I am doing this bible study this summer to stay in the word and to learn something new. I am also doing it in hopes that my sister will join me in studying the word.
    5. My favorite color is yellow… I don’t think that you would met someone who loves yellow more than I do 🙂

  35. 4635
    Tammy says:

    1) Tammy Bain
    2) Flat Rock Alabama
    3) solo
    4) I am doing the study to grow in my relationship with God. I have been raised in church all my life and have been taught how to believe. I want to know in my heart and understand better Gods direction and will for my home and life.
    5) I always order my hamburger with no mustard or onions, but I want onion rings with mustard on the side to dip them in. They always get a laugh at my order =)

  36. 4636
    Carolyn says:

    1. Carolyn
    2. Wheaton, IL
    3. Meeting with about 12-14 women in home – we are just starting tonight due to our schedules and will meet weekly doing videos and lessons.
    4. I always need to be in the Word, and having a Bible study brings great accountability!
    5. I like routine so much that I dread outside of the ordinary scheduled events (especially ones I’m hosting) and vacations and can’t wait until they are over! Much as I love them when they are actually taking place!

  37. 4637
    Laurie says:

    1. Laurie
    2. Scottsdale, AZ
    3. Solo
    4. Studying in preparation to lead this study with group of women in the fall.
    5. This isn’t a “general” quirk but more specific to this study. I spent the last year learning to speak Greek and love looking up the original greek word meanings. I have decided to write out both books in English AND Greek and do the memory verses in Greek. 🙂

  38. 4638
    Janet Budreau says:

    1. Janet Budreau
    2. Olathe, KS
    3. Solo
    4. I have missed my Beth Moore bible studies SO much! I did one a year from 2000-2007 and then life got busy with 3 girls and poof. Nothing! So I shook out the cobwebs and said this is crazy, need to get back and this is a wonderful way to restart and get Jesus back to being #1 again.
    5. I love cabin-cozy decorations. I’m working on putting an oil lamp in every room! I could have lived in the mountains back in the 1800’s. I think…Wait, they didn’t have Starbucks back then…Maybe not, but still love the decor 🙂

  39. 4639
    Paige Spotts says:

    1. Paige Spotts
    2. Oklahoma City
    3. Small group (5 girls)
    4. Spending quality time in Gods word and accountability

  40. 4640
    Jennifer says:

    Pfafftown, NC
    Small group at Lori’s house
    Our small group has had a long break
    I arrange my scrapbook paper by ROYGBIV

  41. 4641
    Morgan says:

    1. Morgan
    2. Arlington, VA
    3. I would say all by my lonesome, but it appears Im joining a whole host of women electronically!:)
    4. My women’s group takes a break from Bible studies over the summer months, and I need the accountabilty of a daily study to keep me coming back to the word! I love the homework in Beth Moore studies:) After doing Breaking Free with my church, Ive plowed through Daniel, Esther, Psalms of Ascent, and Believing God!
    5. I really love brushing my teeth. My dentist once actually told me to brush LESS often because it will damage my enamel.

  42. 4642
    Julie Paysen says:

    1. Julie Paysen
    2. Toccoa, GA
    3. Small group of 3
    4. I want to stay challenged in the Word of God throughout the summer, in the midst of all that’s happening. I want to learn and I need the accountability!
    5. It sounds a bit diva-like but I prefer everything I drink over ice!

  43. 4643
    Brenda says:

    Searcy, AR
    Small group of 6-7 at FBC
    (Starting in Sept)
    Bible studies just teach me about God’s word,
    while studying with some sweet ladies at my church.
    We are developing friendships and maturing in Christ!
    I love being at home, when I’m not at church.

  44. 4644
    Chris Jones says:

    Chris Jones, Norman, Ok. I joined the study at the invitation of my niece, Jessica Barrows, in Florida.
    My motivation to join is to learn and share the messages with her. I have studied the Bible for years, and she is new to this. I want to share this spiritual journey with her. Also, I have never participated in an online study.
    Quirk? Or preference. I do not like to drink out of plastic or styrofoam, just glass cups or drinking glasses.
    Suggestion: I think the online study or website is just a little bit more complicated than it needs to be.

  45. 4645
    Amelia Peter says:

    Brisbane, Australia
    Im doing this solo, usually leads a biblestudy group but want to prepare for doing this study with my group when we finish the study we are busy with.
    I enjoy my food and warm drinks extra hot.

  46. 4646
    Hannah says:

    1. Hannah Crain
    2. Baton Rouge, La
    3. With a my bestie
    4. Time to focus and grow despite travels and such. In new season with some changes in my fam and new season in church planting!
    5. I very particular about food esp when traveling, try to avoid chains 🙂

  47. 4647
    Audrey says:

    Woodstock GA
    I haven’t been in a ladies study for a while and really feel it’s time to jump back in. Ready for some personal growth with The Lord.
    I have 6 children and they all hate the fact that I can’t be around them if they are eating ketchup. I hate the smell!

  48. 4648
    Klorisa Withers says:

    1. Klorisa Withers 2. Hope, AR 3. solo 4. There is not a Bible study at a time that I can do it.

  49. 4649
    Chris says:

    1. Chris
    2. Alliance, Ohio
    3. Solo
    4. A previous Bible study is not meeting this summer. I have done solo studies before and enjoy them too.
    5. I like some hot foods cold – baked beans, pizza, some leftovers – but will eat them hot too.

  50. 4650
    Renee and Leah says:

    Renee & Leah
    Loveland, Ohio
    Too Many to mention!

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