Bad Day?

Me, five minutes ago on the phone: “Amanda, I am having the worst hair day of my life.”

Her: “Worse than day before yesterday??”

Me: “Amanda, that was hair I woke up with. This is hair I have fixed!”

Her: “Oh, Mom.”

Me: “AND, I am having a bad face day.”

Pause for reflection.

Her: “A bad hair day and a bad face day all on the same day.”

Silence with groanings that cannot be uttered.

Her: “Well, Mom. At least you can know that tomorrow it’s gonna be better.”

Bad day, Dear Siesta? Well, at least you can know tomorrow’s gonna be better.

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and His glory appears over.” Isaiah 60:1,2.

It’s gonna get better. And I’m talking about more than your hair. The Son’s just about to rise upon you.


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  1. 151
    densgirl96 says:

    Aren’t you glad bad hair days have to submit to Jesus, too?!!? I have had some days myself, but it seems like they don’t usually come in pairs!

    I did Stepping Up DVD, week #1, last night. So awesome! I really needed to know that maybe some of our earthquakes are to shake us loose from some of those chains!

    God bless you, siesta!!


  2. 152
    SoonerAggieMom says:

    Bad Day? I had knee surgery last week that was supposed to be minor and turned into major. Now I’m on crutches 2 to 3 weeks instead of 2 or 3 days. Even though I didn’t know that, God did and is probably laughing at me for stressing out about dinners, housekeeping and my hair! Tomorrow will be a better day. Love you!

  3. 153
    Anonymous says:

    Never posted before but this was for me. I spent yesterday with my precious youngest daughter and her beautiful hair-with lice. WHAT! One of those childhood things that the school nurse assured me there is no shame in getting but much shame in not getting rid of. I cried out God you have the hair on this girl’s head numbered and I need you to look at each one of them and help me! And guess what, He did! There for a while I was thinking bald is beautiful! The blessing is that God prompted her little heart in December and she had given more than 10″ to Locks of Love. This thing called hair and the grief it causes!

  4. 154
    Melody says:

    Some days are just like that!! But God is good all the time, and there is nothing we can do–even having a bad hair day–that would make Him love us any less!!
    Week 9 in Breaking Free has been so good for me because it is meeting me right where I am. I am so glad God doesn’t just see the outside-bad hair and all-but he sees the inside, too! My good hair days are probably worse than your bad hair days!! 🙂 LOL! But, I also have “bad heart days” and “bad thought days,” and God always reaches out to me with His everlasting, powerful love for me!!
    I will see you Tuesday–you have several days to tame that hair of yours!!
    Love you,

  5. 155
    Jan says:

    Add a canker to the mix and you’ll like me.

    Believing in tomorrow’s Sonshine,

  6. 156
    Sita Henderson says:

    Hi Beth..a timely word for a snow-weary Torontonian–just finished shovelling yesterday and another winter storm coming tonight. But as per Heather’s perspective at Mumblings of a Mommy Monk, I can be grateful that I have a shovel, a driveway, a van {a horse-capability to jump snowbanks would have been useful!), and heat! And a hat to hide the hair! Thank You, Lord. And yes, the sun is coming! The Son has come! Let us praise Him.

  7. 157
    Amanda says:

    Oh my gosh! I so needed to hear this today! My 22month old toddler boys locked me out of the house this morning at 7:15, wearing pajamas with no phone, no keys, no nothing. And it just went downhill from there. But thanks for reminding me it WILL get better!

  8. 158
    Julie says:

    Wow, I am so thankful for that WORD today!! All of your bad hair days must be hidden, I have never seen you look anything but gorgeous! Would all of you dear siesta pray for my son Sam today, he has golf team tryouts and he is really nervous. Thanks, Julie

  9. 159
    Lark says:

    Thank you for that verse. I was going to have to go in with my pastor husband b/c he has me go in when he counsels women. This women came to talk about leaving her husband. My husband is a friend to him. I had an attitude. First, I was so ready to go home & make stew!! Have a cozy night at home. & now didn’t get to come home until 7:30. ( I couldn’t tell if i was being selfish or had a check in my spirit)
    Anywho, I read this verse right before we went in to counsel. It helped me so much (alive & powerful) 1. arise, get up 2. shine, pull the veil back & let Jesus shine 3. the glory
    When we got home I told my husband I was going to make stew if it hair-lipped the governor, he has a sense of humor with me. That verse was a god-send.

  10. 160
    Anonymous says:

    I can’t control the wind, but I CAN control my roots…off to my “hair closet” for a touch up!

  11. 161
    Holy Chaos says:

    I love that scripture!

  12. 162
    Amy T says:

    So true, so true!

  13. 163
    Anonymous says:

    Thank you for this. I have tears in my eyes. I had an awesome day in the Lord yesterday. It was so God-filled and amazing. Satan didn’t like that, and today has been the worst day in a long time. But I know that it will get better and I know Satan wouldn’t be attacking me if I wasn’t growing in the Lord. Y’all have a great day.

  14. 164
    Anonymous says:

    Thanks I needed that scripture. I had a horrible day yesterday. My dearest friend and sister in law and I miscommunicated something to each other through email (sometimes I really dislike this whole impersonal email stuff)and it turned into a horrible melt down. Once we were able to talk on the phone and sort it out we both said sorry and hung up. But today I just couldn’t shake how upset she was over a simple misunderstanding. I value her friendship and I guess it will take awhile to truly mend. Next time I will call if I don’t understand what someone is trying to tell me instead of emailing them. 🙂

  15. 165
    Shelly says:

    (Grinning) …. and flinging a hand up to His throneroom in belief

  16. 166
    Jackie says:

    you girls are a hoot!! I love when ya’ll relay your conversations…they never fail to make me CRACK up laughing!! 🙂 Have a better day!! Love ya!

  17. 167
    halfthesonlight says:

    Thanks for the entry…a bad day is a bad day no matter how you rack it up or why…thanks for reminding me that tomorrow will be better. I am hanging on for tomorrow…after all, i moved to Houston/Sugar Land for the WARM temps…and today, i feel betrayed.
    can we say FREEEZING????
    Here’s to daughters that love us anyway!

  18. 168
    Kimberly says:

    While you were having a bad day, we were being blessed beyond messure! As we drove the hour long trip to Children’s hospital in Columbus, we listened to Travis’ Alive Forever album. The night before, my daughter Grace and I were having a conversation about how amazing it was that we can call God our friend. So we jammed to “I am a friend of God” and other great songs on the way to the hospital.

    When we got there Grace was in the best of moods…please note that she spent the previous day being “cleaned out” for her colonoscopy and hadn’t eaten much of anything. Every doctor and nurse that walked into her room commented on how “happy” she was. When asked by the anestisiologist if she wanted to have mom or dad come back while they put her to sleep, she responded, “Well, if they both can’t go then I’ll just go by myself.” We let her. she had her purple bear Alaska with her so all was good.

    The best part was when the doctor told us that Grace has ulcerative colitis. After going through thyroid cancer myself last year, the last thing we wanted to hear was the word cancer. Although ulcerative colitis is not curable it is treatable. So, today we are praising God!

    I received several emails from Siestas all over the country and I know we were bathed in prayer yesterday. God is so good I could cry…or dance…or just plain shout!

    Thanks to everyone who lifted us in prayer. What a blessing to serve such an incredible Friend like our Lord!


    PS: Thought you’d be interested in knowing Grace’s middle name is Elizabeth. Her dad calls her Gracie Beth. :o)

  19. 169
    Anonymous says:

    Well, I have a bad hair day every day, except today. I don’t know why but I am praising the Lord for it, but today my hair looks the best it has looked in forever. And it has been raining ALL day. Praise be to God for good hair days. I can’t imagine Beth having a bad hair or face day….I hope today is a better day.

    God bless the Moores, Jones and the newest additions the Fitzpatricks.

  20. 170
    Leigh says:

    humorous and encouraging!

  21. 171
    Dawn in Wisconsin says:

    This is so timely for me this month! This year even! I sure needed that scripture. 3 x 5 cards here I come!

    Thanks again,
    Dawn in Wisconsin

  22. 172
    .......................Honeycutt Family says:

    Thank you for always being uplifting in your posts. Your love for each of us always shines through on this blog.
    I needed to hear that ‘tomorrow will be better’ today, so thank you!

  23. 173
    Missy says:

    “I woke up the other day and only had 3 hairs left on my head, so I decided to braid my hair. Woke up the next day to only 2 hairs, so I parted it in the middle. Yesterday I awakened to only 1 hair so I wore a pony tale. Today I woke up bald….thank God I don’t have to fix my hair today.”
    It is all about attitude!!!

  24. 174
    Anonymous says:

    Okay, I’ll keep it brief. But as I read the comments…Oh, sweet darlings, only those of you who live in TX can really appreciate our precious Beth’s lament!! What is it about Texas women and their hair?!?!? We just can’t seem to help our vanity! 😉 AND…after a couple of bad hair days in a row, you know, when you’ve had it and are ready to cut the whole mess of it off…Someone walks up and tells you how good your hair looks! PLEASE someone tell me I am not alone in that!!! Is that not the most frustrating thing! I always wonder, “Now what do I do?!”

    One last thing. Beth, you are a beauty…no matter what!!

  25. 175
    Anonymous says:

    On the subject of bad hair! just found this on our local news website:She thought she was getting a bad haircut, but police in southwestern Pennsylvania say when Lauren Newton complained, she got a bullet in the back.

    Newton’s hairstylist is now facing charges of aggravated assault
    and reckless endangerment.

    Police say the two had been arguing yesterday about the style of
    the cut when the hairstylist left the room and returned with a gun.
    Newton and her sister tried to flee after the stylist fired a shot into the ceiling, but police say that’s when a second shot hit
    Newton in the lower back.

    She was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment. Her
    injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

    The hairstylist is being held in a Washington, Pennsylvania,
    jail on $50,000 bond.


  26. 176
    The Kerlin Family says:

    Thank you Beth, I had one of those ‘bad’ moments last night where all my husband could say was “Are you having a nervous breakdown?” It was at that moment (after I gave my husband the look) that I knew God was grabbing me by the chin and saying “STOP IT!” Thank you for your gentle reminder! God is SO good!

  27. 177
    Beth says:

    I was so hoping Grace’s mommy would let us know the results to those miserable medical tests. She did! Praise God, Grace has something very treatable! I pray that as they learn how to respond to it properly, soon she’ll hardly know it’s there. Love y’all so.

  28. 178
    littlerad says:

    Oh I don’t like bad hair days, those are the days my hair goes in a pony tail and I forget it until tomorrow…
    I guess what I have more problems is with my weight, I was all ways thin until I had my last baby, and then I gained this extra weight and I don’t like it, my husband and I having our 25th annivesery nest week and i look back and witsh I was that thin again, but then I look at what I have and that makes it all ok, I am a mother of 4 kids and a grandma of 3 and I have tons of friends and a great place to work… So all in all i’m blessed and that is great!!!

  29. 179
    Anonymous says:

    Mrs. Beth,
    I really needed this word. My 14 year old daughter has autism. She is doing well in school in an occupational course of study. She is a delight to her teachers. However, my husband (her dad) and I had a huge falling out last night. He said I see everything through rose colored glasses. It is causing a good bit of strain in our marriage. I cried all the way to work this morning. And then I saw the blog. Thank you so much.

  30. 180
    Marilyn says:

    Good thing I’m not in the spotlight like you are cause I have a lot of bad hair days! ha I….like another Siesta who posted…..have been tempted to take a picture of you to my hair stylist and see if she can give me a cut similar to your. Thanks for being real. I remember you saying something in “Breaking Free” about not putting people on a pedestal. I know we shouldn’t but I know we all do to some extent. You make us be able to see that even with bad hair days….bad face days…..bad ATITUDE days (I have those more than the other two!)…or any other kind of bad days, we can look forward to tomorrow and what good things our Lord has in store for us!

  31. 181
    Anonymous says:

    Talk about bad hair – I wanted to get mine colored so went to the salon and saod “let’s do something a bit different – let’s go a bit darker” So to spice it up we added a bit of red to it! The only color that ‘took’ was the red!! I laughed, the stylist just about cried! I told her I’d threatened my husband for years that I wanted to be a red head! When I got home his eyes got big as saucers and then he started to laugh! I do think it is kinda fun!
    Love you!

  32. 182
    Honorary Indian says:


    I was sitting in the airport…waiting to fly out to San Francisco to meet my beloved for his birthday (he’s got a conference there). I was excited and not even worried about my 3 small young ones. They would be lovingly cared for by my parents.

    Then, the cancellation of the flight due to ice/snow in Dallas. The rescheduled flight today would have put me in San Fran too late. So, we jointly decided it wasn’t worth it. I was beyond disappointed…at not being able to see my hubby for his birthday, at not being able to escape motherhood for a few days, and, frankly, at not being able to have my spa day today in the hotel!!! Sorry, I cannot tell a lie. 🙂

    I’ve been sulking all day today. So, thanks for the gentle, funny, loving reminder. Tomorrow’s gonna be a better day. The Son is definitely gonna shine. No doubt about it.


  33. 183
    Anonymous says:

    Please everyone pray for my friend B. who is a Mom of 4 and suffering from MAJOR addiction!! Pray that the facility where she is will help her. Pray for her husband and 4 precious children – that they can understand this disease that has overtaken their Mom. Pray that she can climb out of this pit and finally stay out!!!! Pray that she will stop her self- destrustive behaviors and that God will fill her up and satisfy her instead of the drugs. Let her finally “get it” this time. Pray she will come home and be able to be the Mom and wife that God wants her to be. Pray that she will stay in the facility and not leave when it starts to get hard. Pray especially for her 4 children – fill their hearts up with love and help them when they miss their Mom. Pray that her husband will not give up on her. Pray for B. who is a good, GODLY person – who Satan has in his grip – that his grip will be replaced by the loving hand of God. Pray that she can come home and have a “bad hair” day and be thankful for it. God forgives and HIS grace is for everyone who believes. I KNOW she believes – she just needs to know that she is worth it and can do it with HIS help. Thanks

  34. 184
    Emmy : ) says:

    : )

  35. 185
    4evrhis says:

    YUP! Tomorrows going to be better..this hair and face will be looking forward to it!

    Spiritually….I am learning that the bad days are days that are preparing me for the good days, and even in the darkness, If I focus on HIM, HE will shine in the darkness..

    “in HIM there is no darkness” darla Princess Overcomer

  36. 186
    Momma-of-5 says:

    That was for me…
    Specifically for me!
    Afer a long day with 5, I was starting to get dis-heartened. Three screaming babies at 5:30p didn’t really help, either. But it’s better than a bad hair day, huh? =)
    Thank you…

  37. 187
    Julie Anne Fidler says:

    Thanks for this. I struggle with hope and lately I’ve been barely hanging on by a threat, not knowing why I’m here… not really wanting to be here.

  38. 188
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Thankyou soo much Beth!


  39. 189
    Jenn says:

    hehhee… i laughed so hard when i read this post.. i can defionatly relate to the post because well here in nepal we have a sortof water shortage.. so it’s usually about every 4-5 days when you get a shower..and you have to time it right to take a shower when there is power if you want to dry your hair. so i have defionatly had some BAD hair days– hehehe.. but if you put some eye shadow on and a pretty earring or two you can look a little more like a girl i’ve learned. I’m so glad God calls me beautiful, shower or no shower

  40. 190
    Melana says:

    I don’t even know what to say…’cept if I looked like you on your worst day, I’m pretty sure it would be better than me on my best day. BUT and this is a big BUT…I’m God’s favorite (too!).
    Can you tell I’m doing “Breaking Free”?

    Looking forward to an eternity of Good Hair and Face days! Praise You, Jesus!!!

    Melana in Wyoming

  41. 191
    doxielovers says:

    Thank you Beth. I just received some unexpected (and potentially scary) health news. I’m having some test run, however, I’m claiming health in Jesus name!

    April \o/

  42. 192
    Holy Chaos says:

    What is a bad face day???? lol

  43. 193
    Faith says:

    I LOVE that verse!! 🙂 Thanks for these encouraging words. I so know the feeling of bad hair and face (and mood!) days but those verses put it all in perspective!

  44. 194
    Skittish2000 says:

    Thanks for the encouragement. After the day I have had, it did make me feel better.

    Be blessed!

  45. 195
    Anonymous says:

    I appreciated the comment by Homedaisy. What if we were in concentration camps, or were not even able to have a mirror to reflect in? Our hair just wouldn’t matter. I do believe we need more perspective about what is real and important.

  46. 196
    Leslie says:

    Like my mama always said, “Never leave the house without something on your face.” Which, in our world, meant lipstick. Preferably red. (We’re dark-skinned, so none of that light pink or nude-colored stuff for us.) Bad hair day? Bad face day? Lipstick makes everything better.

  47. 197
    Anonymous says:


    I have a question for you. In all the years that you have been married has your husband struggled with porn? I know this is a very personal question, it’s just We have been married for eight years and my husband has struggled of and on with this issue. I just need some support and some spritual guidance on this issue. He has confessed that he is struggling with this issue again. As a wife what can I do? I don’t want to drive him to the addiction. Do you have any advice and I would most definitley love some prayer.

    God Bless,


  48. 198
    Anonymous says:

    I remember your daughter, Melissa’s blog about a longing for Heaven a few months back. I did not post a reply to that blog. But her words spoke volumes to me. In my life with all its blessings, comfort, and joy there is such a longing for heaven, God, Jesus, & God’s Word. Thank you to your daughter for sharing her perspective. It carries me through many days when there are so many things in the world that can’t be explained. I am listening to Fred Hammond’s song, “Philippians 4:7”.And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

  49. 199
    DeAnna says:

    Thanks for the encouragement. Today is a bad hair, face, and body day! Altogether, it is just one of THOSE days.

    Blessings to you (even on THOSE days, LOL).

  50. 200
    Crystal says:

    If I remember correctly, your bad hair days are not necessarily a bad thing . . . I was at Deeper Still in Nashville this Fall and on the second day you said you knew the Lord had a word because you were having a terrible hair day. You are so precious, Beth!

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