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. 1
    Anonymous says:

    Ha ha ha! That siesta Joni is funny. Did you read her comment? ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 2
    Kari says:

    I So needed this message today! What a horrible day I am having! I feel like a total banshee!

    six months pregnant
    sick with the flu
    running a daycare full of 2yr olds
    my own two boys driving me crazy
    my husband driving me crazy
    desperately in need of time with God

    Thanks for the encouragement!

  3. 3
    Steve and Jessica Otto says:

    Oh, Beth, I feel your pain! As I climbed out of bed this morning after being up with a sick kiddo last night, my oldest son hugged me and said, “Mom, you look so beautiful today!” Mind you, I had bed-head, morning breath, and my hormones have not been kind to my face lately! What a great reminder to me to love like a child, unconditionally. (I hope Jesus thought the same thing when He saw me this morning!!)

  4. 4
    selah says:

    Oh, yes, I’ve had those days. My question is, how do I know if I am too focused on the outward appearance vs. the heart? And if I am, how do I stop? I get stressed sometimes over how I look and then of course feel guilty because I am so concerned over it. Any thoughts would be much appreciated!

  5. 5
    Cheri-Beri says:

    I’m afraid you will never be able to understand the depths of bad hair days unless your hair is naturally, insanely curly. When I woke up this morning and looked in the mirror I let out an audible gasp. Horrifying! And I didn’t have time to shower before I woke the kids up to do school (we homeschool). I usually get on them for making fun of my hair, but today I knew it was so bad they’d have to say something. It would have been against the laws of nature to let this particular hairdo go unnoticed. The worst part? I’m growing my hair out (can you hear the screaming?) and it’s just not quite long enough for a ponytail.

    Now I’m going to shower and attempt – notice I said attempt – one more time to control it. It just has to be better than yesterday (the prelude to the scariness this morning). It’s just gotta be better . . . . .

  6. 6
    E says:

    You do not even know how much I needed to hear that today – Life has been throwing me some curve balls lately and today put it over the top! And then I come home from work to read your words of encouragement! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    GLORY!!!!! Please let the Son show through me!

    I am having a bad hair and face week…but I keep remembering that you have told us that Jesus thinks we are beautiful always!

    Love you Beth and Amanda!

  8. 8
    Michele says:

    Bless your punkin’ head today! Well, and your face too! I agree with most of the other posts; and don’t generally think you and yours ever have a “bad anything” day. But I do know after all, you are a girl, just like the rest of us, and the ways of this world do indeed tell us ugly things, straight from the mirror, it seems.

    So, here’s some truth, girlfriend – You are an absolutely beaufitul blessing to each and everyone of us, from the tip of your perfectly hi-lighted (though wayward today) locks, to the bottoms of your fabulously annointed (& appointed, I might add) toes.

    Love you bunches! Michele

  9. 9
    Georgia Jan says:

    Beth: Today was my bad day. At work a customer was so mean to me over the phone! She said she did not want me to “serve her any longer” and would I please transfer her? Oh yes, she did!!!

    So I did, but I really wanted to tell her she could not be mean to me because after all, did she know that she was speaking to the recently crowned “Employee of the Year?”

    I really am! I did not want to retaliate to her and lose my coveted employee-of-the-year plaque!!

    But most of all, I did not want to lose my testimony that cost my precious Lord Jesus His life!

    Glory to God – I asked Him to “set a guard over my mouth and a watch over the door to my lips.”
    Psalm 141:3

    Can I get a shout out in siestavile?

    Georgia Jan

    And you have NEVER had a bad hair and/or face day – we’ve not seen it!!!

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Sweet Beth,

    You are a beautiful gal inside and out. Bad hair day or not. Can I just tell you something funny. My 11 yr old daughter just called me.

    Her: Hey mom guess what Beth Moore retired.

    ME: WHAT!?!?!?!? Beth Moore did not retire.

    Her: No mom Brett Favre. It’s in the paper. Giggle Giggle

    Me: WHEW!!! I was worried for a second. I obviously need to have my hearing checked and I am only 37!!!

  11. 11
    Mommy Dot Com says:

    I hope this makes you feel better: Yesterday, horrible hair day. I was beginning to wonder if my thyroid wasn’t blowing up the size of Texas. I had strangers feeling the texture of my hair and questioning people who’ve known me for years if my hair looked thinner. “Lack luster” it was.

    Today, great hair…..
    Thank you Jesus. I was even thinkin the husband may have to take me out on a date tonight. Looking good I tell you…. Don’t want to waste a good hair day. May even have to go by Starbucks…

  12. 12
    Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) says:


    Yep. One of those days around here. Leaves me scratchin’ my head saying, and I homeschool because??????

  13. 13
    Kristib says:

    Thank you for the message of encouragement today!

    It seems like the Lord always knows when I need a Word from Him and He graciously supplies it one way or another. Today it was from you!

    Praise the Lord for how you let Him use you so mightily!

    Praise the Lord for the healing that has happened in Travis’s life! It was a privilege to pray.
    Thank you for asking us.

    Love ya!
    Kristi B.

    P.S. My hair is flat today and I have a major break out on my face.
    But tomorrow I will use hair gel and cover up. Tomorrow is another day!

  14. 14
    Kristib says:

    Thank you for the message of encouragement today!

    It seems like the Lord always knows when I need a Word from Him and He graciously supplies it one way or another. Today it was from you!

    Praise the Lord for how you let Him use you so mightily!

    Praise the Lord for the healing that has happened in Travis’s life! It was a privilege to pray.
    Thank you for asking us.

    Love ya!
    Kristi B.

    P.S. My hair is flat today and I have a major break out on my face.
    But tomorrow I will use hair gel and cover up. Tomorrow is another day!

  15. 15
    Mr. and Mrs. D says:

    Hilarious! I just got my hair cut this past Saturday in a new style that I picked out of one of those hair magazines. When I got home to really “fix” it myself, it dawned on me that I have a Beth Moore hair! I quickly relayed my new insight to my husband, who really wasn’t sure how to respond! So finally he just said, “Well, is that a good thing?” And I said, “Well of course it is!” Like, duh!

    HEHE. I am glad that God made women. We are so funny!


  16. 16
    Indy-Lindy says:

    Wow… and I just got off the phone with my sister and was telling her what a bad day it was!! Our whole family (including FIVE kids) is without medical coverage due to the incompetence of ONE PERSON! It will be taken care of, but UGH!!! Thanks for the post. God’s timing is always so ON TIME.


  17. 17
    Valarie says:

    Girlfriend, if I didn’t know better I’d think you might be workin’ part time at the Dionne Warwick psychic friends network! Am I allowed to say that on here? You’ll have to decide Amanda!! teeheee!!!

    I needed to hear that more than you know!! Thank you for your obedience in sharing His good news to us!!

    Love in Christ –

  18. 18
    Janice says:


    I’m sure you’re still beautiful anyway.

    I’m going to be having a bad day since I have to study for my test I have tomorrow. Y’all please pray that I can focus! I get distracted so easily. Oh well, spring break starts shortly after my test- yay!

  19. 19
    Anonymous says:

    Kinda reminds me of “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s a comin!” If you haven’t seen this video check it out at
    With Easter around the corner, it will bless your socks off!!!


  20. 20
    Deidre says:

    The last comment made my spirit perk up….’The Son is about to rise upon you’. I’m in the middle of ‘Stepping Up’ and just finished Psalm 130. Wow! “My soul waits for the Lord, More than those who watch for the morning…” – I have been like that watchman this week….waiting on the Son each morning. NO, each minute. Oh, how I need Him each and every minute!!

    That study has been (is) such a blessing to me. Thank you for your obedience so we have such a wonderful tool to study by. If you hadn’t, I wouldn’t have been looking to the hills in anticipation!!!

    I am crazy about YOU, Beth, but thank you for being crazy about us!!

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Beth,
    Don’t you think God just HAD to make Esther beautiful for that one time when he needed her beauty for an egotistical self-centered king who only listened to those women who were beautiful. God can use our ugliness too. Rest in his uncoditional love for you and feel free to go into this world ugly.

  22. 22
    Anonymous says:

    Well, I’ll “amen” that.

    Warm in Alaska (but headed towards Mexico in a few hours to really warm up!!)

  23. 23
    Yolanda says:


    I love that “his daughter” thought you might just need a “whupping”!

    I’m thinking that wooden spoon that Amanda was getting the hint over just last week might bring a smile to my precious Bible Teacher!

    Seriously, we love you!

  24. 24
    connorcolesmom says:

    Ok God had you post that just for me – I know everyone says that – hehe
    but really my boys are driving me CRAZY!! If they do not stop hitting one another I am going to scream
    My oldest said – “mom God just made us more aggressive”

    ok, I get it but still with the youngest 4 yrs younger it means he gets hurt a lot more than my oldest! And he can SCREAM!

    So here I am frustrated and I read your post!

    You are right – it gets better and really it is only 10 more years and my oldest will be off to college and then the house will be quiet!!

  25. 25
    Karen says:

    I absolutely agree! Yesterday was dark but today the sun was shining! I thank God that there is the promise of a new day!

  26. 26
    Chris says:

    Oh, how this ministers to me! I’m in an airport, listening to Travis sing Forevermore, trying to hide the tears forming after a bad day/hard week. Although I’m still having a bad day (can’t lie), I feel comforted by your fellowship. I got me some U2ME2. Thanks for the verse too; I think I might just have to memorize it…fast.

    xo Chris

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

    Thankyou soo much for the post-love the scripture reference.
    2 Cor. 12:9-10
    And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness”…For when I am weak, then I am strong.
    Revelation 21:4
    “And God will wipe every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away”

    Oh Come Lord, Jesus, come.

  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

    Praise Him for a perfect hair and face day….Romans 4:17 …and calleth those things which are not as though they were.

  29. 29
    Anonymous says:

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

    Only Jesus knows how badly I needed to hear that.

    Thank you. I would be grateful for a prayer that I would walk in faith and not fear, that I will believe that God has good waiting for me and not evil, and that I can boldly summon the courage to do what He told me and put my foot in the Jordan.

  30. 30
    Amy T. says:

    I understand about having bad hair days especially since I am growing mine out and it is in the awful in between stage. This is always the stage that I cut it. But I am turning 40 this June and I am determined to have long, fun hair for that big occasion!

    And yes I am so thankful that everyday is new because of Jesus and God’s mercies are new for us every single morning.

    Beth – I know you’ll have a wonderful hair day tomorrow!

    Blessings from Amy in Massachusetts

  31. 31
    Dionna says:

    You know, people often laugh at me or tease me about the time it takes me to curl my hair. (I love my curls – should’ve been born with ’em!) It’s SO nice to know someone else who wants good hair too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Good hair just makes the world a better place, don’t you think? I can face almost anything if I feel like I look good. When I don’t – when I have a bad hair day? I just want to stay home.

    Here’s to a better hair and face day for you tomorrow, Beth!

  32. 32
    cheryl says:

    God is soooo good! I ran to my computer hoping there would been some word of encouragment and here it is! My day has actually been over all pretty good. Infact as I was trying on clothes at Target’ I was thinkin “Im having a good hair day today!” then my husband called to remind me of the really bad day Im expecting on Sunday and BOOM! there it went. But Satans not gonna get me Ive given it to Jesus and Im not going to take it back. thank you…….again

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    Thanks, Beth, for that honest post! I needed to hear that encouragement as it’s been a hard week of family heartaches. Thank you for your ministry and praise the Lord for Travis’ healing. God is good and He is ENOUGH! Thanks for your ministry! Blessings on your weekend! Love from not-yet snowy Dallas! ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. 34
    hisfivefooter says:

    Oh friend- Bad Hair, bad face… Is it possible? I got a fresh word this morning. Been doing your study, “David: 90 days with a heart like his.” Well, we got to the part of the story where David is exhausted ( having a Bad Year ) and he ends up facing the same type he started with: Giants! (four to be exact!) This time, he has friends who come to his rescue and slay all four! So, if you got any giants keeping you from what you need to do, send them to us Siesta’s. The “mighty men of Valor” might be taking a more feminine shape, but I believe (and therefore receive) that with a Sword, we can take them! I love you!
    Lisa in Kirkland
    P.S. Thanks for keeping us posted on Travis, it’s great to see prayer in action!

  35. 35
    Shellie Paparazzo says:

    Ugh! Talk about a bad day. Chloe is home sick again today and I seem to have a touch of it now too. And I have praise team practice tonight. It may not seem like a big deal to you, but last Sunday I faked being sick thinking it would be best for everyone if I didn’t show, cause I had a bad practice last week and had practiced and practiced since then and couldn’t get this one song quite right. My husband told someone that I actually wasn’t sick, so now my praise team leader feels bad about me feeling bad, so I HAVE to make it tonight if for no other reason to make him feel better. My house is a disaster and I’ve got to find a baby-sitter for Saturday night. We’ll be out until after midnight, so we really need someone to stay at our house and put our kids to bed. So, please, please pray!!

  36. 36
    Chelle' says:

    I just had this very talk with a dear siesta today. (Minus the hair metaphor)

    It seems everyone right now is “just getting by”, waiting for the “other side”, “enduring”.


    Thanks for the hair metaphor to go with what we were already discussing. Humor helps the situation along now doesn’t it? (As well as the visual that you could POSSIBLY have a bad hair/face day- I won’t believe it till I see it.)

    Lovin’ Big in PA!

  37. 37
    Rebecca says:

    I love you Beth….I needed this!

  38. 38
    Kim Safina says:

    The Journey Continues ~

    You may have had a bad hair day, but I have had a bad hair & face week. My husband has been gone since this last Saturday on business and I have been alone with my cat, whales, dolphins and seals. I got up this morning and walked out of the bedroom and my cat, Sassy let out the loudest scream (do cats scream?) when he saw me. Mind you, I did have white goo all over my face! It was painful when I realized that my face scared the cat!
    It was actually breath taking to know that you are having a bad hair day! sorry!! Atleast Beanie didn’t freak out when you came into the kitchen with your hair! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love you and your hairy humor!
    I better get the goo off my face put on some make-up and something a little frisky because my husband should be here any moment!
    Whooo Hooo!!!
    With ” Heaven Bound” blessings,
    Kim Safina ~ California Coast

  39. 39
    Taylor says:

    Miss Beth. I really needed to hear that. I have nothing to complain about outwardly…not a thing anyone might suspect…but the LORD has had me in a spot for sometime–a dark spot–I’m not wallowing in self-pity here (though I’ll admit I have!)…Times have been good, school is going well, He has provided at work, I’m serving at my church, I’m blessed with a wonderful family and many friends…but when the Lord took something (particularly someone), it put me into the “spot.” The Refiner’s fire, as He’s been describing it to me. It’s been a while now…and it could be a while longer. But your sweet message was a message from my Father…”the Son’s about to shine, child. Keep trusting. Keep waiting.”

    Jesus has become everything to me. Through the past six months, He has brought me to this place: I know He loves me (His obedience to the Father), and I know I love Him (my obedience to Him)–and it’s a done deal.

    So regardless of what I understand, I obey. And regardless of what comes my way, I know it’s from His loving hand.

    So, together, I guess we’ll keep going because tomorrow’s a whole new hairday complete with all new face mercies.

    Love, Taylor

  40. 40
    Detroit Jennie says:

    Perhaps I should engrave that verse on my hairbrush? Got my long-over done roots done today, so I suspect you are exactly right about my hair tomorrow!

  41. 41
    MrsJoeB says:

    Beth-I just used these verses in my blog the other day. Don’t you just love Isaiah?! Go out there and SHINE!!
    In His Graces~Pamela

  42. 42
    mburkum says:

    I get the bad face day…that day your makeup just doesn’t want to look good on you. I also like to think that if my face looks good, my hair will look better. I find it’s not the other way around though – I can’t have good hair and a bad face day. I can though have an okay hair day and a great face day…does any of that make since? ๐Ÿ™‚ It does to me.

    Things will always be better in the morning…that’s when the joy comes, when our Savior is calling! That’s a hope to hold onto anytime – bad day or good day!

  43. 43
    CrownLaidDown says:

    Waiting for Him to cheerfully shine upon us. Yes ma’am. Yep. Uh huh.

    Love you–bad hair day and all!

  44. 44
    sammie says:

    How do you find those lovely verses all the time? Way cool!

  45. 45
    Kathy (In Arkansas) says:

    Talk about bad hair and face day,it is snowing in Arkansas yet again!!! It’s cold and nasty. However, I am watching the beautiufl deer out my front window run in the snow.

    It wasn’t a bad day just a long frustrating dayl, snow!!!

    Hope you have a much better day tomorrow. Thanks for sharing even the simplest of things.

  46. 46
    Kathy (In Arkansas) says:

    P.S. Yes it was a bad day. The worlds richest persons list came out and I was just sure I was going to be on it this year….maybe the world’s poorest..Ha! And it snowed!

  47. 47
    laughing out loud says:

    I am convinced that the same God who loves us enough to know how many hairs we have on our head also cares how they look.

    Here’s to good hair days, good face days and above all else SKINNY days.


  48. 48
    MelanieJoy says:

    Oh, sweet Jesus, please let tomorrow be a better day….

  49. 49
    Susan Murphy says:

    Thanks I needed to Hear that also!

    Must be the humity with the hair even super mega hold don’t last long LOL!

    God Bless all of You!

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    I hope everyone has a better day;at the end of it God has the last say so. ” Wesee little so we believe little, but we believed little so we’ve seen little.”-beth moore ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Remember the thorns and the nails; suffering is an honor.
    Any siesta going to jacksonville look me up I’d love to meet you.;)

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