Beth Moore Summer Bible Study III -Completed 2010

By May 19, 2010Misc, Ruth

ruthOnce again we are participating in the Beth Moore Siesta Summer Bible Study, which begins on June 22, 2010. This summer we are reading Ruth: Loss, Love & Legacy a 6-week women’s Bible study by Kelly Minter.

Beth recommends that you participate in a small group home study….so if that is not possible for you because of your family schedule, work commitment or location…then join us here in online study. We’ll be reading along with Beth Moore, visiting her blog for updates and video segments, and posting our comments as we discuss the book with one another.

You’ll see a blog post once a week, on Tuesday, to coordinate with the schedule Beth Moore has posted on her blog.

Before we begin, you’ll need to:

  1. Subscribe to this blog by email, so you’ll receive updates for the study.
  2. Order your workbook: Ruth: Loss, Love & Legacy by Kelly Minter.  Last summer, the workbooks sold out due to the popularity of a Beth Moore study, so order early.
  3. Post an introduction below, telling us where you are located (city/state) and your blog or Twitter link.
  4. Just for fun, please tell us about your favorite summer meal.

UPDATE: This bible study was completed in 2010. Please see our list of current bible studies.

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  • Amber says:

    Hi! I am a stay at home mom of 4. I homeschool and enjoy serving at our church here in Melbourne, Florida. My husband is in seminary full time and will be finishing in December. I am very excited about joining the summer study 🙂

  • michele abbott says:

    Excited!!! So looking forward to a summer bible study. My church bible study will not start up again until Sept. I just can’t go that long. Just got back from Beth’s conference in Fresno, Ca. So awsum!!! I don’t blog, and I have never done this before, but am so willing!!

    Favorit summer food…..grilled hamburgers

  • Misty says:

    Hey y’all! I work from my Texas home. Married to my man for 15 years. Have a, soon to be, 13 year old son. And am on-fire for God! So much so that it gets me into trouble at times 😉 My favorite summer food: that’s tough. I love Fruit! I don’t think I’ve ever tasted a piece of fruit I didn’t like 😉

  • Nancy says:

    Hello! I’m a stay at home mom with two precious and very busy boys. My husband works very long hours and we trying to pay off some big bills prepare for his bible school training. We just moved and have not found a church home, yet. Just praying and visiting and trusting the Lord! I’m really excited to join this study, this is an answer to prayer. My favorite summer meal is good barbeque and potato salad with, of course, sweet iced tea loaded with lemons (it’s no secret now, I am a Southern gal). Blessings! Nancy

  • Vanda says:


    I’m Vanda from Coronado, CA. I have 2 children, 5 yr old daughter and a 22-mth old son. I’m currently on leave from my job and going back in November. We’re looking forward to this weekend’s celebrations.

    I realised that my personal bible study time was out of whack after our Community Bible Study completed in May. I decided to find a Bible Study workbook and found this website and Beth Moore’s summer siesta bible study today. I’ve just ordered the book and I’m going to print out the 1st week’s pdf reading from the summer siesta website tonight. I hope I’m not too late and I sure hope I can be disciplined enough! 🙂

  • Cindi Wilder says:

    Hey everyone! I’m Cindi from Newport Beach,CA. I am recently married to my high school sweetheart and have 3 children ages 11,15, and 17. I am a Personal Trainer and group exercise instructor at the YMCA and am trying to start my own business with my husband. I am excited to be a part of this study as my study time has been pretty hit and miss lately. Thanks to all who put this together!

  • Lauren says:

    Hey, I’m Lauren from Kentucky… I am doing this solo so thought this weekly discussion board would help me as I go through… I enjoy reading what everyone else has to say. That’s one thing I love about the Bible… no matter how many people read it, there are different parts that speak to them individually because of the season of life each person is in. I like to think that God knows what we need when we need it. I am married, have a 7 year old, and teach nursing, so I fortunately have the summer off, and am hoping to draw closer to God this summer as I have more time to dive into His word. My word was blessed, because I really feel like I am, but I know that in order to continue to be blessed, I have to stay centered on Him. Thanks for the opportunity to share my thoughts and feelings… God bless!

  • Jo-Anne says:

    Hi everyone! I’m Jo-Anne and I’m Canadian (Okotoks, Alberta which is 15 min south of Calgary)! Thank you for letting me share a summer with such a wonderful group of spiritual women! Totally excited about connecting online this way as my wonderful husband & I are otherwise busy with our son (13 yr) and daughter’s (almost 12) growing up seasons of life. I love God – his blessings have always been abundant in our lives!!!!! Favorite summer food – Spolumbo’s hot dogs that we BUY (ie. I’m NOT cooking) at our local baseball team’s games!

  • Joelle says:

    My name is Joelle (Jo-l) I’m 35 with tow kids almost 3 and almost 1. I am spiritually single as my husband is not a believer. I live in Colorado. Favorite summer food would be BBQ ribs and potato salad.

  • Lori says:


    I am in Magnolia, AR. I’m 32 and single; I don’t not have a blog site as of yet, but maybe someday!

    My favorite summer food would probably be watermelon — it is so good. 🙂

  • Mary Ann says:

    Hi, my name is Mary Ann and I live in Maryland. I’m joining this Bible study because I’ve been intrigued by Ruth and want to dig more deeply into this book and her character. This is my first online Bible study as well so I’m looking forward to it!
    My favorite summer meal is the old standard, hamburgers, baked beans and corn!

  • Jackie says:

    Hi, I am Jackie, live in W. Ky with my dear hubby, Michael. This is my first real online Bible study. Thanks Samantha for posting about it on FB. 🙂
    I have a yahoo online ministry which I started 10+ years ago. I work full time and want more than anything to get closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    Looking forward to meeting ya’ll and getting to know you.

  • Hi New Member says:

    Hi, I m in Hamlin Tx. Baptist mom of 3 wonderful boys and a loving husband. I love Beth Moore and am looking forward to doing a study with her. My husband has been in the hospital so I m a week late but hope to catch up quickly. My favorite summer meal is homemade mac and cheese. Have a great day and God bless-Fairlee

  • Jess says:

    Hi my name is Jess and I am from New Jersey. I have been married for 17 years to a Godly man and have two beautiful daughters ages 10 and 12. I am so excited about this study. And also blessed being that I have been searching for a study and have found one here.

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  • Kristin says:

    Hi! I am from Lexington, KY and there is just me in this study…I’d love to be in or start a group in Lexington, KY…let me know if there is one or if you are interested!

  • Nikki says:

    Count me in this group! I couldn’t find any groups locally to join, and I’m not quite brave enough to lead, so here I am.

    I’m Nikki from Hattiesburg, MS.

  • Jess Fox says:

    Hi! My friend, Natasha, and I are doing this on-line study of Ruth with you guys this summer. We are the Orlando,FL area and have been doing Bible studies together for about 3 years. We both love Beth Moore studies and feel that this study will work well with our summer schedules. My favorite summertime meal is fresh green beans with new potatoes, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, and fresh corn out of the garden, all with homemade cornbread! Hope we all have a great study this summer!

  • T. Anne says:

    I’m thrilled! I love Beth Moore! My favorite summer meal is anything my husband makes for me. We seem to switch off the cooking detail this time of year. I don’t mind a bit!

  • Catherine Tacke says:

    I would love to join you for SSBS-Ruth. I was going to do it solo, but then I saw your comment on her blog. I am married with three kids and live in Washington state. I am excited to join you

  • Julie says:

    Hi! I’m Julie from MS joining the study. My favorite food is usually anything fiesta like a fiesta chicken salad or wrap! I am looking forward to my first online study!

  • Whisperings says:

    I am wanting to do the Bible Study because I know I need all the help and encouragement I can get right now. I live in Las Vegas, NV, and my favorite summer meal is anything ((well, almost anything)) barbecued with corn on the cob and watermelon or ice cream to top it off. Of course, never forget the iced tea!

  • Angie Cortes says:

    Hi I am from Orlando, FL I am 42 and have 4 kids. Boy 24, Boy 23, girl 19 and girl 16. Two granddaughters 3 and 2. I love Beth Moore and I am looking forward to Kelli’s Bible Study this summer. I belong to a study group that meets through the fall and Spring but takes summers off. I wanted to stay involved over summer so I was glad when Beth announced this study.

  • Victoria Milam says:

    I’m from Conway, AR. This will be the first online Bible study that I attempt. I am a full-time working wife and mother of 2 (4 year old & 3 month old). I love spending time with my family, being involved in church, going to praise and worship concerts and relaxing 🙂
    My favorite summer food/meal is hamburgers off the grill, popsicles and lemonade!

  • Karen says:

    Hi – I’m from Georgia. I have 3 under 6 so I thought an online study might be a good fit for my schedule this summer. Thanks! Oh, and my favorite summertime meal is pasta, pesto and peas (Barefoot Contessa), ice cold watermelon and a cold drink! K

  • Sue Schwendemann says:

    Hi everyone. I’m from Terre Haute, IN. This is the first online Bible Study,I have done. I am a stay at home wife who takes care of my husband/disabled/heart/diabetic. At this time in my life I feel as this is where God wants me. Also have two poodles. My favorite food is BLT’s and ice cream all the time.

  • Cathey Stott says:

    Good morning everyone. I’m extremely excited to begin this Bible Study and I love making new friends on line. I am a mother of 2 adult children one of whom is getting married in August! It is a busy summer for me but Bible Study is one way to keep my life balanced. I’m a Pastoral Counselor and Life Purpose Coach. I have 4 Boston Terriers (yes 4!) and a 22 year old cat who still rules the house. My favorite summer food is fried bologna or bacon sandwiches with fresh tomatoes from the garden. I’m in Dayton, Ohio but I am a Tennessee native.

  • Candice says:

    Hi everyone! My name is Candice and I live in South Carolina. I attended a small Bible study group that used to meet on Saturdays and we have drifted apart because life gets so busy. I really miss the fellowship and study and I am really looking forward to this study. I have two children, a pre-schooer and a teenager. I have been married for 10 years.

    I think my favorite summer food would be ice cream (I think that is my favorite year around food too)!

  • Shannon says:

    I am so excited to hear about this summer online bible study. A dear friend has informed me about it and very happy to join.

    I live in Snellville, GA but in the process of relocating to West Point, GA… an online study is perfect. God is so Good!

    My favorite summer food is grilled chicken 🙂

  • Della Lee says:

    I am excited to start the study of Ruth tomorrow. I tried to get an online Bible study started at my church and no one expressed any interest, so this fills my need to have something additional in my worship life. I am in Springfield, Oregon. Mom of 25 yr old twins. Married to an alcohol & drug counselor. Have one little dog and two fat cats.

    My favorite summer food is salads! Love apples and pears and berries and nuts in among the greens, cukes, and blue cheese. Yummy.

  • Pamela B. says:

    Hi, I’m Pamela B. from Pensacola, FL wheere I am just gleaning away in the fields 🙂

    My favorite summertime food is anything grilled

  • Pamela says:

    Hi! My name is Pamela and I’m from Texas. I have been married to my wonderful husband for almost 20 years and we have two amazing boys (12) and (9). I just had surgery and will be at home for a while so my precious friend Karen brought the book to me along with the website information! I am really looking forward to this study!

    My favorite summer meal is potato salad (my mom’s recipe).

  • Julie B. says:

    Can’t wait to study with this group of girls! I am married and have three boys–one middle school, one high school, and one college. We live in Houston, TX. My husband and I own our own businesses and I am completelt overwhelmed and stressed out! Just when I think I can’t handle any more–then I definitely know that I need to make sure that I am in the Word and give my first fruits to God 🙂

    My favorite summer food??? Chicken Caesar Salad and Strawberry Shortcake…

  • Janice says:

    Hi, I am going to attempt this online Bible study with the help of my two daughters. A 21 year old and a i5 year old . They both love the story of Ruth and have always wanted to do a study on her so we were excited to find this online. I have six children in all. Four still living at home. We are from Maple Valley, Washington. God Bless you all during this study.

  • Cheryl says:

    I’m glad to be here. This is the first class I’ve taken here. I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone and grow in grace.

    My favorite summer food is watermelon.

  • Kris says:

    Hi girls, My name is Kris and I live in Missouri. I am married to my 12 year old crush and have 3 beautiful children; 2 boys (high school & middle school) and 1 daughter (elementary age). I’m a newbie at the online bible study thing. It’s often difficult to consistently attend ladies bible studies with my family’s busy schedules, so I’m very much looking forward to the flexibility of this study. I’m excited to see what new things God’s going to reveal to me through the amazing life of Ruth.

    My favorite summer meal…anything sitting around the table with my whole family.

  • Sarah says:

    Hi, my name is Sarah and I live in south Arkansas. (In the same city, as my friend Vanessa, who posted a couple of posts before me and she told me about this study!) This is my first on-line Bible study and I’m looking forward to it.
    Favorite summer food is cantaloupe!

  • Tammy Wells says:

    Hello, My name is Tammy. I have never done a bible study this way. Iam very excited to learn more about God and ways to apply his word to my life. Even more excited about the changes he will make in me as I learn more about him. Iam 48 years old, Married for 28 years, I have 3 children of my own and 2 more that god blessed me with to raise totally 5 . And now the Lord has blessed me with 9 grandchildren. Iam looking forward to learning with you all as well.
    My Favorite summer food is Salads with all kinds of unique ingredients.

  • Melissa C says:

    My name is Melissa. I am from Michigan, we moved to Nashville last year. My husband, of 8 years, just became a Police Officer here. We have three children. Their ages are 7,5, and 4. I am looking forward to this opportunity. My summer favorites have to be fresh green beans, corn on the cob, and watermelon.

  • Tamara says:

    I just got the book today! I am so excited; can’t wait to begin. Tamara

  • Jenn says:

    My name is Jenn, I am from Omaha, NE. I have been married for 6 years and have a beautiful daughter who will turn 5 on July 4th and two wonderful stepchildren. We typically take a break from our small group studies through church during the summer and get together as one large group for bible in 2-years review. It is conflicting with some of our planned summer activities, so I was thankful when my girlfriend suggested this study.

    I don’t have any particular summer favorite food – anything grilled or fresh from the farmer’s market!

  • Hello! My name is Vanessa and I live in south Arkansas (for now). I’ve never done an online Bible study, but when I saw “Ruth” I was pretty sure I NEEDED to join in. My life is sort of in a drought right now. My husband will be unemployed in one more week. We’ve been asking God to move us closer to family – we are now 14 hours away – and it hasn’t happened. We have two boys and a precious girl with Rett Syndrome. Life is difficult and I do my best to stay positive. Lately I have been struggling with that. I don’t even remember exactly where I first saw anything about this study, but I do know that I was SUPPOSED to see it. I sat down and did Day 01 last night and it is already comforting my soul.

    Oh, my favorite summer food is grilled burgers and potato sald. And a new favorite – Fiesta Chicken Pasta Salad.

  • Jean Burden says:

    I have already studied the first two weeks of this study, and it is wonderful!

    You can find me on Twitter as Lilymom5, and my favorite summer meat is a homemade, juicy hamburger with Swiss cheese. Of course, I love BBQ, too!

  • Tonya says:

    My name is Tonya. I am in IL. I am married to Thomas since 2001. I have a step son who is 12. We also have 3 cats. This is my first online Bible Study. I wont be able to get the book until the 25 since i wont be paid until then.

    My summer food is bar be que chicken, ice tea and watermelon


  • Melissa F says:

    I’m Melissa but I guess you already gathered that. I live near Nashvegas in beautiful middle Tennessee. I have been married for 19 years and have four children: three boys and one girl. No, the girl was not my last baby. People always ask. *smile* My kids range in age from 15 to 1. We stay super busy, so busy that I am wondering how I am going to stay afloat with this study, but my priorties need a good shake-up. The name “RUTH” has a special place in my heart and I am looking forward to learning all about her. I am a photography nut and I keep a daily photo blog.

    My favorite summertime meal is a tomato tart recipe I stumbled upon three summers ago. YUM, YUM, YUM!

  • Hello. My name is Marie, from North Texas. I am married to Brad. I am also mother of four (Claire 16, Ruby 16, Joey 12 and Stacy[boy]10) with a princess puppy sidekick named Gigi 🙂 This is my first online bible study and I am super excited about it.
    My favorite summer time food is fruity popcicles or grilled grub 🙂

    I know I am supposed to subscribe to blog by email but can’t figure it out :/
    In Him,

  • Ginny Edwards says:

    I’m very excited to have found this site and I love Beth Moore so I can’t wait to begin this study. Going to have to run to the bookstore this weekend since I’m a little late signing up!

    I’m from the Deep South – Mississippi. My twitter i.d. is ginnyedwards and my blog is (a work in progress! :o) )

  • Terresa says:

    This will be my first online Bible study. I live in Oklahoma. I am married ahd have a son,19 and daughter, 26.

    My favorite summertime foods are watermelon and any flavor of ice cream.

  • Cathy says:

    Can’t wait for the summer bible study w/Beth Moore and Kelly Minter. I will be hosting the study w/ 6-8 women in my home! I will be cooking the receipes from the book..Can not wait! Oh and my name is Cathy from GEORGIA! Favorite summertime meal is fresh seafood (grilled)..Hope the oil spill doesn’t reach Flordia and mess this up!

  • Julie Hodges says:

    Thanks so much for just the motivation I needed to start a home study we will be one week behind everyone else due to VBS starts the same week, however I felt it was still something that God wanted me to do. We are in Eden Texas and one of my favs is anything fresh from the garden

  • Rosalie says:

    This is our first online Bible study, commencing on June 22. Our group consists of eight ladies from 32-57 years, who are single, or moms, or grandmas. We live busy lives but are looking forward to our energetic Tuesday evenings around God’s Word as well as our daily quiet times with God and His Word. Thanks for your work in preparing this study for us. To Him be the glory forever!

  • Cynthia Robinson says:

    I am excited about this online Beth Moore study. I have done lots of her studies in the past and have thoroughly enjoyed. I live in Dacula, GA…

    My favorite summertime meal begins with a homegrown TOMATOE….

  • Cheryl says:


    I’m very excited! This is my first Beth Moore Bible Study and I’m doing it with my mom and teen daughter 🙂 My favorite summer meal is Kickin Chicken on the grill with a salad of all fresh garden veggies and a cold Berry Ice Tea. I live in New Port Richey, FL and look forward to spending more time with God and my mom and daughter talking about Ruth.

  • Jennifer Deffendall says:

    This is the first time I participate in online bible study. Live in San Antonio, TX. In addition, scrapbook for fun and recreation. I am going to my best for keeping up with this.

  • Margie Eaton says:


    I am excited to be doing this Bible study online. I am usually in a women’s Bible study at church but we are taking off some time during the summer, so when I found this study I thought it would be great.

    Some of my favorite summer foods have to be watermelon and cantalope. Yummy. I live in the middle of the U.S. — Wichita, KS.

  • Renee Hall says:

    Hi, my name is Renee and I live in Clarksville, TN. I’m very excited about this study. In preparation for an August mission trip to Kenya I wanted to spend some focused time in the word and look forward to a fresh touch from God.

    My favorite summer meal is a salad with plenty of fruit, some nuts and a tall sweet tea.

  • Jodi Arnold says:

    This is my first online study and I’m a little nervous. I’ve never been very good at anything that has to do with computers. Just ask my husband 🙂 I have three little girls ages 7, 5 and 16 months. They will make this bible study a fun challenge for me.
    My favorite summer meal has to be anything made on the BBQ or over a campfire. Jodi Arnold, Beaverton, OR

  • Meghann says:

    Hi everyone. My name is Meghann and I live in Bowie, Maryland. I am 28 years old, married to a great guy, and a Mommy to a sweet angel in heaven.
    My daughter Leah suffered from a very rare skin condition and passed away on 12/31/09.
    I started blogging to share her life and story:
    I’ve never done an organized Bible study so I am very excited for this.
    Favorite summer meal would have to be a grilled cheeseburger with fresh Amish Macaroni Salad.

  • Whoo Hoo!! This is my first online Bible Study with you!! I am located in New Knoxville Ohio! We have a doll ministry called Baby be Blessed in which we spread the word of God one doll at a time! We hope to get as many Mommies as possible to join in this study with us!

    Standing together in Christ!
    Baby be Blessed

  • Vicki Pendleton says:

    I am very inexperienced on the computer, but there is nothing as encouraging as studying the Word. Retired, have Lupus & Arthritis, 7 children, 17 grandkids.I,m in BSF during the school year, so this summer study will be great. I agree with all of you that enjoy Grilling out. Especialy when someone else is doing the grilling !Vicki Pendleton Jacksonville,Fl

  • Mary says:

    I am exciting at finding this site and look forward to participating. I am finishing up Beth’s study on Esther and I so recommend it to everyone. It is terrific. This was my first bible study and because of being laid off of work I was able to participate. That was a blessing and someone in the class told me about this website so another blessing because I can now participate in others when I go back to work. God is good. 🙂

    My favorite summer meal is a gathering of family and friends and just enjoying each others company over whatever is thrown together.

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  • Rachel Shears says:

    Hi!! This will be my first study with you guys and I’m so excited! I’m a currently living in Oklahoma City, OK. Just moved here two weeks ago from Atlanta, GA. I’m married with 4 boys. And my favorite summer time meal is a juicy steak cooked on the grill by my husband, garlic asparagus, and a big salad with ginger dressing and everything but the kitchen sink in it. 🙂

    Have a blessed day!


    • Rachel says:

      Hey Rachel,
      Welcome to OK! I was born and raised in Oklahoma (most of my life)! I hope you are enjoying your new home in OKC!
      ~ My name is Rachel also! ~

  • Tammy says:

    I’m from Orange, VA which is near Charlottesville, VA. I am married and we have 2 dogs, a cat, a rabbit and some chickens! This is my first ever group bible study online or at a church! I am currently on short term leave at work while in treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma and plan to use this time to dig deeper into God’s word!

    Summer is all about potato salad, macaroni salad and BBQ!!!!

    God Bless,


  • Michele says:

    I’m from the Orange City, located in Central Florida. I am married and we have been a beautiful daughter who is now 7 years old.

    This is my first online study so this will definitely be an experience. After listening to a visiting Pastor at our church preach on the book of Ruth last Sunday, I was so driven to explore it more deeply. I found this site after doing an online search to find a local church doing a summer study on this. I can’t wait to find out what God has in store for me on this journey.

    As boring as it may sound, my favorite summer meal is a good old hamburger cooked on the grill.

  • Nicole says:

    I live in Pennslyvania. I’ve done other studies before but this will be the first one online. So we’ll see how it goes.

    My favorite summer meal is a good old fashioned pig roast and fruit salads.

  • Judy says:

    Hi, I’m Judy from the coast of South Carolina. I am just finishing One In A Million by Priscilla Shirer, and I love the online study. Especially this summer, which will be especially busy. I am expecting my second grandchild anytime, so will be very busy rocking a baby and tending to his big sister. I can’t wait to meet him in person.

    I am excited to see what God is going to say to me personally through the Ruth study.

    My favorite summer meal is fresh vegetables with pan cornbread. Good Southern eating!

  • Melody says:

    I live in a little town Billings Missouri and I am so excited to be participating in this Bible Study.
    My favorite summer meal is anything grilled out (and I am not talking about grilled out on the electic grill)


  • Elsabe Buell says:

    I live just outside of the metro Atlanta area, in the semi-country. I’m a special ed teacher in a public school who has battled breast cancer this year, and am in remission. I am eager to study, and I love Jesus!

  • Carla says:


    I’m Carla from Tallahassee, FL and I’m super happy that i found this study group through twitter (Thanks LifeVerse). I am a Realtor, mother of four, wife, and so much more! Anticipating taking my relationship with God even further!!!!

  • Tamara says:

    I just posted this site to my facebook page. I am really excited about these next 6 weeks. Tammy

  • Kelley Miller says:

    Hi. My name is Kelley and I am from Locust Grove, Georgia. I am so excited to be participating in this Bible Study.

    My favorite summer food has to be homemade fresh peach ice cream–Yummy!

  • Cindy Smith says:

    Good Morning,

    I am not sure what I am thinking anymore, except that I love the Lord and want to be all He has called me to be. I have read the scriptures concerning Ruth – such a brave and wonderful woman. I am looking forward to this study and what I can glean from it in the name of the Lord –

    Cindy Smith

  • Angie says:

    Hi! I am Angie and I am from Dallas, Texas. I have two kiddos- a boy and a girl and I am a stay at home mom until the end of the summer. I am going back to teaching after a 3 year break and I am very excited.
    I am looking forward to starting this bible study. I love Beth Moore bible studies, and the last one I did was Esther. This is my first study online, so this is definitely a new experience.
    My favorite summer meal is a good ‘ol grilled hamburger and corn on the cobb. I also love watermelon!

  • Susan Severson says:

    My name is Susan and I live in Jacksonville FL. I’m “suzisev” on Twitter. I am an entrepreneur and a Realtor. Married 19 years and have two daughters, ages 13 and 15. I love Beth Moore’s Bible studies – her “Breaking Free” study was my first, and it changed my life by changing how I view my relationship with God! This will be my first online study. My fave summer meal is nearly anything grilled, fresh corn on the cob, and a plate of cold cucumbers and tomatoes.

  • Tonesha says:

    My Name is Tonesha. I live in Hephzibah, GA. I am a Cosmetology Instructor. I am married and have two boys ages 13 and soon to be 8. I love to shop!!!! I am excited about starting this study. My favorite summer meal is steaks, baked potatoes, and corn on the cob all cooked on the grill by my hubby…yum!!!

  • monica says:

    summer fave food: ice cream

    hi everyone. I have two BM books and I’ve never done a study. Looking forward to getting into the Word this summer with you all. I’m in NJ.


  • Carleen B. says:

    Schools out for the summer and it’s time to dig deeper into God’s Word. Can hardly wait for the Bible study to begin. Should be lots of fun!

  • Jennifer says:


    I’m Jennifer from Baltimore, MD. I stumbled on to this site because of Twitter. The is my first Bible study here and I look forward to it.

    Summer food: Grilled lamb and eggplant burgers.

  • Nikki says:

    Hola! My name is Nikki and I am from San Diego, CA. I have done many Beth Moore studies but this is my first online. I am looking forward to it!

    It’s all about B-B-Q in the summer!

  • Jerilyn says:

    Our small group is starting this study next Tuesday. A couple of us have already started the lessons and are loving it. I’m so glad I stumbled upon this site and this Beth Moore study. So far, I’m enjoying the history lessons, practical lessons, and the way the lessons take you throughout the Bible for scripture study.

  • Jessica says:

    Hi I am from Southern California, this is my first online Bible Study & I am looking forward to it.
    Favorite summer food would be Frozen Yogurt with fresh fruit on top, but only if it is eaten outside with my kids getting theirs all over their faces!

  • Cynthia says:

    Hi everyone, I’m Cynthia from Doral, FL. I’m also so excited having found this online study and website. I’ve done quite a few of Beth’s studies with my church home group, but this will be the first time that I do an online study. This will be GREAT for all of us. Can’t wait.

    Favorite summer food….hmmmm, considering it’s usually hot here most of the year I can’t really say what that might be..well, perhaps grilled mahi or blackened grouper with a fresh spinach salad filled with mandarin oranges, cranberries and walnuts drizzled with a merlot vinegarette dressing. :o)

  • Carmaris says:

    Hi! My name is Carmaris and I’m from Springfield, Massachusetts. This is my first online study and i’m looking forward to it. I’ve done some of the Bible studies that on been done here at the Ladies Bible Study Group at my church.

    My favorite summer meal is anything with farm fresh tomatoes!

  • Janet Whisennant says:

    Hi, I’m Janet Whisennant from the Johnson City, TN area. This will be my first on-line Bible Study and I am looking forward to it. I am hoping my daughter and some of her friends will join me. My favorite summer-time meal is grilled shrimp, baked potatoe and mixed green salad.

  • DebbyC says:

    Hi all – I”m Debby, in San Antonio TX. I’m so excited to find this online study – I’m 53 and have lived outside God’s will for 30 of those years. After begging God for a mentor a year ago, a dear friend found me on Facebook and invited me back to church. I feel like I’m catching up for all the time I’ve missed.
    Favorite summer meal – anything anyone else cooks!!! steak, hamburgers on the grill, my cold cucumber/avocado soup, and a constant supply of iced tea.

    I’d love to find a group in San Antonio to do this study with.

  • I just found this!!!GloryBe! I have no idea how to do this but, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! I am Becky Hat from Magnolia, Arkansas. I love to study God’s word! Can I get this book from Lifeway? My favorite summer meal….well, whatever anyone else cooks because I can not!!

  • Meg says:


    Is there a video component to the Bible Study to download or watch?

    • Christine says:

      Kelly Minter does not have an audio/video for this study. Beth Moore is leading the study and will post a video on her blog, I’ll let you know when they are posted and provide a link for you. Eventually we’ll include a blog-talk format, however it will not be available for the summer study, only future studies.

  • Susan says:

    I just moved to Charlotte from Ga and I’d love some online fellowship here. I have 3 kids and I’m short on time. My favorite summer meal is grilled chicken salad with crumbly cheese, toasted nuts, and dried cranberries…yum!

  • Anna says:

    I am looking forward to this. I am from….Mississippi Gulf Coast. I have not done an online study before so I hope the computer end of this will not give me any trouble. I sent an e-mail to all my friends to join with me.
    My favorite summer food is ICE CREAM, but I love the fresh berries too and any thing you make with berries!!!!!!

  • Jerilyn says:

    A group of ten of us have ordered books and are excited about this summer study. My favorite summer meals consist of anything prepared fresh and on the grill, then dining al fresco and staying outside until it is so dark that I can’t read outside any longer.

  • Michele says:

    This is wonderful! I’m in Charlotte, NC and found this site via a fellow blogging friend Sari. Can’t wait to start the study and get to know you all better (: Beth Moore is a fave!!

    A staple summer meal is friend chicken, potato salad and watermelon. What can I say…I’m a southern girl (:


  • judi says:

    My name is Judi and I live in the Seattle area. I have never done an online bible study, but am looking forward to giving it a try. I love Beth Moore, so am excited about the study of Ruth along with her.
    I love summer (since we get lots of rain here the rest of the year) and anything on the grill is fantastic. My husband is a very good grill master, so I don’t cook much all summer (yay)

  • Sallie says:

    I’m Sallie, my sister (a few posts up) told me about this online study so I signed up so we could do it together on opposite sides of the country:) I live in Hillsboro, Oregon, just had baby #4, and my favorite summer food is fruit!

  • Amy says:

    Hello, Christine, I was wondering what time the bible study begins on June 22nd? Thank you…

    • Christine says:

      The blog post will appear Tuesday morning. You can visit the blog anytime during the day to post a comment and reply to other comments from people in the study. There is no set time, just visit the Bible Cafe at your convenience and post and participate in the ongoing discussion!

  • Jyothi says:

    Hi =) I am from New York, but currently attending Liberty University in VA for grad school. This is my first online study and I am really excited!!

  • Desiree Portalis says:

    Hi, my name is Desiree’ Portalis and I am new to Bible Study & Online Bible Study. Looking Forward to this session. My favorite summer meal is burgers and hotdogs.

  • Lil says:

    Hello My name is Lil. ‘m so glad I get to make an attempt at another bible study. I am between jobs and live in Los Angeles so this is the perfect time to do a bible study. I love cookouts in the summer, grilled sweet corn and all of the yummy meat from my local korean supermarket or lechon which is roasted pig and usually is more of feast or bbq. Other favorites sweet corn, potato salad and mac and cheese and maybe some beef brisket with ice tea or lemonade. Yum yum yum.

  • Sari Farrell says:

    Hi everyone, I am thrilled to have found you via Twitter! My name is Sari and I live in Greenville, SC. I am a separated Mom -praying for a reconciliation- to two children – my daughter is 15 and my son just turned 4.

    I have been separated for a year this week and have clung tightly to God and His Word, His strength.

    I am looking forward to joining you all and getting to know you better.

    Favorite summer meal would have to be a feta cheese and watermelon stuffed pita sandwich with big chunks of homegrown “ugly” tomatoes on the side.
    (I am part Finnish partGreek)..

  • karen says:

    YAY! So glad to have stumbled upon this group! My name is Karen I live in Texas. We are moving this summer (within the great state) so this online group is just perfect for me. I have 2 children, blake-20 and baily-16, I am considering involving my daughter in the study…concerned that she’ll see it more like ‘school work’ than a meaningful study, still praying about that :o) Favorite summer meal is anything grilled!!

  • Tracy Morgan says:

    My name is Tracy I live in Myrtle Beach SC, I am a busy single mom of twin girls who are almost 13. I was signed up to study Daniel at my church and then unexpectedly it was cancelled, I was lucky to find this site and I am very excited to study Ruth

  • Karen says:

    I am so excited, I have been doing the Breaking Free study alone.I did not know about the Bible cafe. I signed up for the summer Bible Study;Ruth. I can’t wait. This comes at a perfect time for me. Ive lived in NSB Florida for 20 years and I can never get use to Hurricane season. Every June 1st I want to move away. I can’t let fear rule me. This Bible study will keep me grounded in the Lord and in the Word. Thank you Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I have been married for 33 years I have 3 Adult Children;Jeremy,Kerry and Amanda.They are all married. I have 2 beautiful Grandaughters;Autumn 20 months and Maizy 7 days old. I love every minute with my grandbabies.
    I love Beth Moore studies. I recently went to see Beth at Tampa in April. That was amazing..

    I forgot my favobrite summer meal: BBQ chicken,corn on the cob,cucumber and tomato salad and fresh bing cherries.

  • Peggy says:

    Hi everyone!

    I am a mother of 3, and married to a wonderful man. I live in a suburb of Portland, OR, and I am excited about doing this Beth Moore study. I have been desiring more time with the Lord, and praying this will answer that desire. Looking forward to this!

  • Angie says:

    Hi!! My name is Angie. I live in Wildwood, FL. I’m a mom with 3 boys, two grown and one that’s eight. This is my first time participating in an online bible study and I’m as tickled pink as a person can get. My book just arrived in the mail a couple of days ago so I’m a happy camper!!!
    I really don’t have a favorite summertime meal. I love everything….as long as I don’t have to cook it!! Haha!!

    • Meg says:

      hey angie,

      I live in Tavares, Florida and work in Leesburg at First Academy/ First Baptist of Leesburg’s school. I also have three boys and the youngest is 8. I look forward to getting to know you throught this study.


    • Meg says:

      hey angie,

      I was trying to reply to you but I don’t know if it worked. I’ve never blogged before. anyway I have 3 boys the youngest is 8 and I spend most of my time at First Baptist Church in Leesburg. Hope to get to know you through this study.

  • Heather Glau says:

    Hello! I’m a stay at home mom of 2 boys. We live outside Sacramento. I have done Beth Moore bible studies before. Looking forward to this lesson on Ruth.

  • Joanna Fischer says:

    hello!my name is Joanna and I live in Indiana.20 minutes north of Indianapolis.I am a mother to four boys,ages 16,10,7,and 4.I also work full time for Starbucks Coffee Company for 10 yrs.I have been looking online for a bible study and I am excited to be studying Ruth.

  • Carol says:

    Hi, I am Carol and this is my first bible study! I am very excited to begin and to share the study with all of you. There are so few opportunities in my community for in-person bible study. I am from Staten Island, NY (Hi Tamara!!) I recently saw Beth Moore’s simulcast Goodbye Insecurity..she is fabulous.

    My favorite summer meal is grilled salmon with veggies.

  • barbara says:

    hi everyone

    my name is barbara. this is my first online bible study, i have done several beth moore studies through my church. i am looking forward to chatting about our study with you. i live in plover wisconsin. i love the lord and studying his word.

    blessing to all

  • Debbie says:

    Hello all!
    My name is Debbie, and I live in Warren, Oregon. I’ve been scoping out this site for a few months just waiting for the right time to jump in and get my feet wet- and now is the time!
    We moved here just a little less than 2 years ago after living in Camarillo, CA for over 20 years, and it has been hard connecting and making new friends (so I can relate to Mimi’s post!). I am excited to be a part of this study and getting back into God’s Word.
    Blessings to all of you sisters in Christ! Debbie

  • Mary says:

    Hello, My name is Mary, I was praying today on how I can find a bible study for women. I am a single woman going on 6 years now. Divorced, not by choice. But thats another story. I have wonderful children and grandchildren. I want to nourish this need I have for being closer to the Lord. Single women have a hard time finding friends they can actually talk to. Thank you for this study I am looking forward to it. In Jesus’s name . Amen

  • Beth says:

    Hi! I’m Beth from the Indianapolis area and I am thankful to have just discovered this online study! My favorite summer meal is shish kabob on the grill and fresh peach pie for dessert. Looking forward to studying Ruth with you all.

  • Leah Hagan says:

    Hello Everyone!
    I’m Leah, from Owensboro, Ky. I’ve never done an online study before.
    I lead a Women’s Bible study group and we usually do the Beth Moore studies.
    Most recently we have done Breaking Free, the new one…which was AWESOME!
    And this past Friday we finished up one by Priscilla Shirer.
    I look forward to this one. Keeping focused on God’s Word throughout the summer break is difficult for me. By staying in the Word though a Bible study, I feel closer to God, and on track.
    I’m so glad I found this site. Off to look for the Ruth book this week!!
    Many blessing to you all!

    • Joy Malone says:

      Hi, Leah. I’m also from Owensboro, KY. I’ve never done an online study before and don’t really know how to get started. Hopefully by the time June 22 rolls around, I will have figured it out!!

      Joy Malone

  • Mimi Barrios says:

    Hi Guys, My name is Mimi and I currently live in Roswell, GA. I am the mother of 3 teen boys and married to my best freind. I love everything Jesus…
    I am so happy to be able to do this study. I think it will be great for my Spirit.

    We relocated from FL almost 2 years ago and making new freinds is very hard when you don’t know anyone.. But GOD has blessed me with a great Fmily Church and I am enjoying every minute of my walk.

    My favorite foods are Cuban food, Japanese and BBQ.

    Have a blessed day!

  • Michele says:

    Hi! My name is Michele and I live in Ohio. I’m very happy to have found this study online. I attend BSF during the school months and wanted to find another study for the summer. This one fits perfectly. My favorite summer time meal is BBQ ribs, potato salad and homemade ice cream!! YUMMO! Have a wonderfully blessed day.

  • Carolyn says:

    Good Evening everyone, I am Rachel’s mother and I live in the Seattle area. I am the Nana of Rachel’ three beautiful children. We are excited to be in a Bible study together. I was raised in a fundamental Christian home and as a child thought being a Christian was all about what one should not do. Praise the Lord as an adult I have learned my God loves me even though I am not perfect. And being a Christian is all about showing the world around me the love of Jesus. I may be the only example of Jesus in someones life. I look forward to reading your thoughts as we journey together through this Bible study. May the Lord Bless you today and tomorrow and until He returns.

  • Rachel says:

    Hello everyone! My name is Rachel and I am from Tulsa (area), Oklahoma! I am a mother of three little sweeties and married to a wonderful man! I am really excited about this bible study! I work in the evenings just late enough to miss all of the local bible study groups so I am so happy to have found you all! I am a first timer so this should be interesting! My fav. meal anytime of year is salmon patties (made by my dad only) and semi home made mac and cheese (the really good kind made with a block of velveeta). =) God bless everyone can’t wait to hear more from all of you!

  • Deanna Armstrong says:

    Hey, Happy Summer, can’t think of a better way to spend some time, in God’s Word and hanging out with other girls who love the same! I am in the Orlando area and work a CRAZY schedule and LOVE to read and fellowship over great christian books (Beth Moore, Phyllis Shier, Kristen Armstrong)

    Favorite summer meal: Chicken Salad (cranberries, celery, etc)on Multigrain bread with a VERY crunchy Vlassic on the side (pickle sometimes substituted w/ crunchy Cheetos), YUM!

    Looking forward the study! Talk soon, De

  • Stacey says:

    Hi, my name is Stacey and have lived in North Dakota all my life!! My favorite summer meal is Marinated Pork Loins & Potatoes on the grill cooked in butter & onions!! Yippee for my first online Bible study!! Thanks to Kelly Minter for writing the study, am so looking forward to it!

  • Marina says:

    Hello ALl, My name is Marina from the central coast in California! I am excited to have found this site! Can’t wait for this bible study to start!!! Favorite summer time meal, well its my all time favorite meal my mom’s fried chicken and mashed potatoes! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!

  • sandi says:

    Hi! I live in Phoenix, AZ and I got the book!!! I’m all ready to start the Bible Study and I think while I’m waiting I will read, re-read & re-re-read the Book of Ruth so I’ll have the Word stored in my heart!!!! 🙂

  • Kristin says:

    I am just finishing up Inheritance by Beth Moore and love it! I am so excited this is my first online study! My favorite summer meal is steak and potatoes on the grill with watermelon for dessert! Anyone know how to get the gravatar to show up?

  • Marrissa says:


    I’m Marrissa from Orlando, FL. I’ve never done an online bible study before. Really looking forward to it 🙂

    Favorite summer meal: ribs, corn on the cob, potato salad and sweet tea

    • Deanna Armstrong says:

      Hi Marrissa,

      I am from the Orlando area too. A lot of Bible studies for women are held during the day , so I am trying my first on-line study also. I have done many Beth Moore studies, and love Priscilla Shirer and Jennifer Rothschild.

      Talk soon,

  • Vicki Sorrells says:

    Loving the Priscilla Shirer study and very excited to participate in the upcoming Beth Moore study. I am so thankful that I found the Bible Cafe – it has been a great help to me in studying the Bible and understanding how my relationship with God should be. I live in Deer Park, Texas which is close to Houston and my favorite summer food would be grilled chicken and sausage, baked potato and any kind of grilled veggie. Fresh fruit and cool whip for dessert would just about top that off.

  • Misty says:

    Hello, my name is Misty. I am excited to be doing another Bible Study. I have never done one online before so it’ll be a new experience for me. I was saved when I was very young and for a long time, I had been hit and miss with my relationship with God. I am happy to say that I have since recommitted myself to actively pursuing a closer relationship with my Creator, and I am looking forward to interacting with a group of women who share my beliefs.
    My favorite summer meal is BBQ ribs, fresh corn on the cob, baked beans, baked potato, and homemade strawberry ice cream or a big ole slice of watermelon….yum !! I am just a country gal from a small town in the mountains of North Carolina.

  • Tamara says:

    Hi, My name is Tamara, and I just graduated from an online college, so I am very familiar with the online arena. I got baptized on March 14, 2010, and have committed myself to the Lord. I am so excited to have found a bible study group that I can participate in. I am looking forward to interacting with each and every one. Thank you. I live in Staten Island, New York. I love anything grilled (I’m greedy and I love to eat. 🙂

  • Joan Tracy says:

    I live in the Pittsburgh area and this is the first time I am trying an online bible study. Favorite summer meal – ice cold watermellon, ice tea, corn on the cob and anything on the grill.

  • Christine says:

    My name is Christine. I live in Cheyenne, WY and my favorite summer meal is hamburgers and corn on the cob cooked on the grill.

    I am really looking forward to this bible study.

  • Stacy says:

    So thankful to have found this site. I am looking forward to this study. I live in the Indianapolis area. Favorite summer meal?? Anything on the grill with fresh corn on the cob!

  • Heather says:

    Hi Ladies,

    I’m looking forward to this summer Bible study. I had seen it on-line and thought that it looked like a great study.

    My favorite summer meal would have to be grilled chicken, potato salad (my Grandma’s recipe), corn on the cob, green salad with tiny red and yellow tomatoes, and apple pie!

  • Mary Sawyer says:

    Just ordered the book because I saw it mentioned on Beth Moore’s blog and then I came over here to see which study you were going to be doing this summer – yea, the same one!

    My favorite summer meal is probably a grilled steak and baked potatoes…not very original but my whole family enjoys it!

  • Nicole says:

    I’m finishing up the Daniel study right now just by myself on my ipod! I did the esther study (while commuting back and forth on the subway in ny, which was a good way to use my time!) a year ago and Im so excited to be doing another study!! And what a great idea to have an online community! Thanks!!
    My favorite summer meal is, “shrimp on the barbie” since I’ll be back in Australia!! Its actually gonna be winter there when I arrive in our summer, so I’ll have to have figure out a favorite winter meal. =)

  • Renee says:

    I am very excited about the summer Bible study, and have ordered the book! I am not sure anyone from my group of friends is up for this, so I am pleased to have discovered this site. My favorite summer food is chicken salad!

  • Susan says:

    My name is Susan. I’m not a blogger, But I love participating in the studies here on-line! My favorite summer meal – -my husbands pasta salad and most everything on the grill!

  • Christine says:

    My name is Christine and I live in Northern California, near San Francisco. You can follow me Twitter @LifeVerse and I blog here. My favorite summer meal is BBQ Teriyaki Chicken (my grandmother would soak this for 3 days), Spanish Fried Rice, and grandma’s macaroni salad. Her ice tea was the sweetest ever-a favorite summer meal that I’ve missed since my grandparents moved from the lake house. Maybe I’ll learn how to recreate this for my own kids!

    • Meg says:

      My name is Meg and I live in Central Florida. I am a guidance counselor and mom of three boys. I am excited about summer time and can’t wait to dig into the Lord’s word. I am hoping to establish better spiritual habits that will not be pushed on the back burner when life gets school day hectic again. I am out of touch with technology so just figuring out how to comment here was a stretch.

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