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. 51
    Fran says:

    You just spoke straight to this girls heart Ms. Beth!!! And, not about my hair either! Even though it was lookin good today! ๐Ÿ™‚

    But, your next to the last session on Wising Up has broken me teacher.
    Just broken me. You spoke truth over this girls heart that told me “its time to deal with your stuff girlfriend!”

    THank you…its been a tough 24 hrs and I need to be reminded over and over that it does get better…one day at a time!

    Much love,

  2. 52
    debra says:

    Random conversations are so fun.

  3. 53
    HIS daughter says:

    To The Anonymous Sister that posted about her marriage and praying for her and her three children:


    GOD can heal your marriage. My husband and I threw in the towel on a 20 year marriage with our daughter being almost 20 years old and our son almost 18.

    We were two messed up people and no one was more messed up than me.

    Beloved Sister, if GOD can find me in the deepest pit of sin and my husband as well, then HE CAN do anything.

    HE pulled my husband out of a pit of snakes and HE literally saved my life while I was going under in the bottom of the pit for the last time.

    It wasn’t pretty and we came out with some battle wounds that GOD has had to tend to, but HE restored us and our family and we are back together and more in love than the day we met in 1982!

    You stay on your knees, seek godly counseling, and then wait on the LORD.

    GOD did not restore my marriage overnight. It took 2 years to do it and it was a nightmare. But my husband and I both say if HE hadn’t been all we had to lean on we would never have loved HIM like we do now. HE’s my everything.

    You are being prayed for right now!

    Love in HIM who can do all things,

  4. 54
    Anonymous says:




  5. 55
    nana2silas says:

    It is TOO COOL how God uses this blog in just the way we as individuals need it. Some were able to laugh about the bad hair day and to others (like myself) it was like another life preserver being thrown to me as I continue to intercede for my precious prodigal son. Tomorrow is full of HOPE and His mercies ARE NEW EVERY MORNING!! May He show mercy to our sweet Beth and bless her with a radiant face AND hair day tomorrow!!! Love to all of you in siestaville!

  6. 56
    Melissa S says:

    Boy I really needed that!! Thank you for that word of encouragement. I am having a bad everything day! Relationships, camera broke(my second job-you have my picture) a computer program won’t work, sinuses gone bad!! Can you tell I have started studying the Word more ๐Ÿ™‚ Praise God the Son is about to rise!!! Can’t go anyway but up!!!! I think my hair is the ONLY thing that isn’t bad- but I ain’t goin by the mirror-just in case ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 57
    Sandi says:

    I needed to hear this more than you can imagine. My father was in the hospital for 3 weeks. He was released today. He was home 2 hours and had his 6th heart attack. I had to call an ambluance. I never saw anyone have a heart attact and it is so scary. I fought tear and kept a strong front for dad. Yes tomorrow the light will shine again. Thank you for this message.

  8. 58
    pondiferous says:

    I had to apologize to my prayer group yesterday for ariving late, in a bad mood, and belly aching about all the things on my prayer card. The worst part is, when God answered my prayer about a certain thing very quickly, I felt so undeserving. Then, when I emailed my prayer group with an apology for my mood, my dearest friend emailed me back that despite my mood, I looked gorgious head to toe, especially my hair. How can my hair look good when my heart was so messed up- and vice versa! Crazy! What great friends. I love everyone of them!

  9. 59
    Stacy L Harp says:

    I can sure relate to that today. The last few days I’ve been feeling under heavy depression or something. But I think it has to do with me exposing the new age teachings on Oprah….which drives me crazy!

    Anyway, I know it will get better, and the days you feel ugly those are the days you can put on a wig and clown make up ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 60
    jennyhope says:

    ps bethie you can tell you spend a lot of time in the word with the “pause for reflection” comment (my man calls it speaking in bible code). Selah… about the bad face day.

  11. 61
    Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! says:

    Oh Bethie… I’m having a bad hair day too. It really makes you thankful for the good (i.e. big) hair days, doesn’t it?

    Here’s to tomorrow and a new can of Amplify.

  12. 62
    Kelly R. says:


    You need to stick in your Mandissa CD and listen to the 1st track- “It’s Only the World.” Love that song! I was jamming to it in line at my favorite take out restaurants the other day. (I had had a major stress day at work and no way was I going to be cooking any dinner) Anyway, I’m sitting in my car, singing away my worries complete with puckard lips and Cleopatra arm gestures. I looked up and realized the guy was standing at my car door to take my order…very embarrassing and yet SOOOOO funny. We both had a great laugh and hopefully so did you. “It’s only the world we’re living in, It’s only the day we’ve been given” my friend and THANK THE LORD!!!

  13. 63
    Ang baylis says:

    I just heard the other day that we can never get an over abundance of the sun… I mean “son”. In Michigan I could use a good dose of both!

    Joy Cometh!
    Love you-
    Angie xoxo

  14. 64
    Jennifer says:

    OK… this is my thris try to post this comment… ut doggone it… I just HAVE to say this.

    It just SEEMS to me that your Sweet Amanda is one of those precious people that we all want to have in our lives. Always trying to find the good in every situation… no matter the crisis. She reminds me of my (older) sister Jamie. (Yes… I guess I didn’t have to say OLDER… but it was fun. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    God Bless the Amanda’s and Jamie’s in our lives!!!

  15. 65
    Anonymous says:

    You are beautiful inside and out. You help so many people through things even with a bad hair day. My husband has just resigned as youth minister. I know it is God’s plan and he has a purpose. But when you are going through it, it feels so much like a bad hair day. You don’t want to go anywhere or do anything. However, I am currently reading the 90 day daily devotion “David”. It is just amazing how every day I read my devotion and it is pertaining to exactly what is going on in my life. I showed my husband the devotion for today and he couldn’t believe it. Thank you!! I know your hair will be beautiful tomorrow.

  16. 66
    Profbaugh says:


    We could use some Sonshine right about now here in St. Louis!!

    Thanks for reminding us that the Son is on the way!!

    Crazy for Christ,

  17. 67
    California Girl says:

    Thank You Beth. Just last week I lost my mother who lived in another state. Between coordinating my five brothers/sisters flight schedules, meals, and arrangements I came home exhausted. This has been the first time I have been able to come onto the blog and low and behold the perfect topic. You will never know how much you shared touched my aching heart. Gosh I wish I could give you a hug!!

  18. 68
    Anonymous says:

    How funny, I just made an appointment with the hairdresser for tomorrow cause I’m soooooo tired of bad hair. Karen

  19. 69
    Anonymous says:

    No, no Beth! I get the prize for both!!!
    I am obcessed with a 10X mirror and I leave my face looking like a chicken’s been eating off of it, AND I don’t wear any makeup- SCARE ME!!!!
    Plus half of the time you can cook chicken from the greese out of my hair. Don’t even think about waisting your money on “Oily” hair shampoo cause it ain’t so!

  20. 70
    Mocha with Linda says:

    You are preaching to this choir. I’ve had more bad face days in my forties than I ever had in my teens.

    Thanks for the smile and encouragement.

  21. 71
    Speaking Thru Me Ministries says:

    Hey Bethie – Can i call you Bethie?? I so needed to know that today. we are moving, kids in new schools, in laws possibly upset, stress of all kinds… I can not wait for tomorrow!!!

    love to you, Leigh

  22. 72
    Abby says:

    i needed to see that tonight…

    many of you probably already know, but the student body president at Carolina, where i graduated from last May, was shot and killed for no reason yesterday morning..they are saying it was a random crime. i didn’t know her personally, but knew of her and several friends of mine knew her well. please pray for her family, as well as our campus that has unfortunately experienced several tragedies related to violence in the last few years (as have many schools).

    thanks…so looking forward to seeing His sweet face..

    (i did have a bad hair/clothes day too)

  23. 73
    InthemiddleofLIFE says:

    Isn’t it precious when our daughters know from the tone of our voice (across the miles, I might add) just how bad a hair day we’re having??? That shared silence and long “ohhhhs” make the bad days just a little less awful. Thanks for the reminder that even you have those days too, even while so many of us are walking into our stylists’ salons with YOUR hair photos in our hand! We love you, Beth, and praise God for your honesty.

  24. 74
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Beth,

    Thank you so much for the encouragement!!

    Much love,
    Sharon, NC

  25. 75
    Kim says:

    Sorry you are having a bad hair and face day. Since I had my daughter 5 months ago, I’ve been having a bad hips, thighs, and chins kinda days lately:)

    Just want you to know, Beth, that you have siestas down here in Florida covering you in all kinds of prayer! I am so excited about the conference the end of this month and Jacksonville and cannot wait to see you. So if you start feeling like you’re having a bad day again just remember all the love that is flowing your way!!

  26. 76
    Anonymous says:

    “The Son’s just about to rise upon you.”

    Thank you for that!! Soo needed to hear it!

  27. 77
    God's Gal Sarah says:

    And I feel blessed for getting a comment in before the numbers reached over 100! Hi, my name is Sarah–and no, you don’t know me. I’m 17 (18 on Monday) and a young woman who has been blessed by your commitment to God. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Aren’t we glad that His mercies are new every morning? Whether we look good or not, He is still good.

  28. 78
    boomama says:

    It will be my sweet privilege to bathe you and your hair in prayer during this most difficult season.


  29. 79
    Ashleigh Carroll says:

    Thank you for that. We had to take my three year old to the hospital today. He has been sick for 7 days now. Bad sick. Nasty sick. Make me cry sick. Earlier today I actually was beginning to wonder if he would EVER get better. He will. Tomorrow will be better. Hair and baby boys.

  30. 80
    Anonymous says:

    Why is it our “hair” can throw our day into a FIT! It happens to me sometimes too and it feels awful! Thankfully, it doesn’t usually take too long before I say…I am sorry Lord, thank you for this hair, I am glad to have it and it will be okay…some days it looks fine, some days great but today…well, it’s just gonna be better tomorrow!

    Love you….JMM

  31. 81
    Anonymous says:

    I just was asked if I am pregnant…I am NOT. I guess that’s a bad clothes day or a bad body/belly day. It’s too funny that I got home and read the blog and there you are…as cute as you can be saying nonsense about your hair or face (could anything be more beautiful…and it speaks with words that lift). Yahooya…it’s almost bedtime and tomorrow starts some new mercy!!

  32. 82
    Judy says:

    I did not have a bad hair or face day, but an emotional day. We have snow covering our lower windows,and we had to get a frontloader to push the snow back. Their is no room and a new storm for friday night and saturday. Then I sat down tonight to eat several servings of the cake recipe that was put on this blog. But I know the joy of the Lord is my strength. Praise God for His healing power in Travis’s life. For His glory!


  33. 83
    twinkle says:

    Read more on Isaiah 60…

    Thank you, Amanda and Beth for that blessing. Your beauty is beyond measure.

  34. 84
    Jill_in_AL says:

    I’ve never seen Beth Moore with bad hair… may be your toughest critic ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for sharing that life is not perfect in your world. You keep the Siestas grounded.

    Happy weekend to everyone =) Jill

  35. 85
    Lyndsey Newton says:

    I fell while coming out of Atlanta Bread Co. yesterday and slung my sandwhich all over creation along with some really good sweet tea (Texas girls do NOT waste their sweet tea) and managed to skin up my knee and my elbow-funny though all I could think about was saving my purse! Still…made for a pretty bad day

  36. 86
    Julie B says:

    Instructions for A Bad Hair and Face Day Recovery:

    1. Baseball hats. I don’t know if by law Texas women are allowed to wear them, but we in Arizona live by them. Brim low and it will help with the face thingy.
    2. Dark sunglasses are a remarkably effective disguise.
    3. Must go to your favorite coffee shop…everyone knows coffee makes us more beautiful..yeah…uh-huh…
    4. Take a look at a picture of an emu, it will give proper perspective.
    5. Put on your jammies, and a good book, cover your mirror with a cloth and turn off the phone. Somedays are better just spent going back to bed.
    6.Tell all your friends you are having a contest for the worst hair and makeup featuring prizes at your house until ten pm.If you have to live it, make your friends do it too. It’s their duty.
    7.Give it up. It has to happen sometime. Statistics dictate that we can’t be perfectly gorgeous all the time. If you find it happening more than once a week however, better reconsider the haircut and get a makeup artist.
    8. Laugh and move on.

    Julie B.

  37. 87
    Forrest & Elizabeth Williams says:

    Wow! God knew I needed to hear that today. It was pretty bad. You know when your heart is set on something but then it changes (and there’s nothing you can do about…aka weather, etc) That’s when I have to be reminded God’s in control, and I’m not. Thanks for the encouraging Word.

    Needing more of Him,
    Weary One in Texas

  38. 88
    Anonymous says:

    I do empathize with you. I’ve had many a bad hair days, face days, clothes days, talking days, walking days, the list could go on forever…. I was going to share a funny little picture about bad hair days, but came across this instead. It seems that has the answer for just about anything. How funny is it that the place you go to find out what your pains and symptoms mean would also have the cures for wayward hair? Well, I don’t know how much this will actually help, but I’m asking God to bless you with good hair and face days from now on. Thank you for sharing your struggles and words of Godly wisdom!!! Check this out:

  39. 89
    Allikaye's Mama says:

    Beautiful verse! That encouragement is straight from the mouth of God to me today!! Thank you so much for being such a wonderful vessel! I put this on a notecard on my mirror:
    “The Son’s just about to rise upon you!” Love it!!

  40. 90
    Detroit Jennie says:

    How’s Travis???????

  41. 91
    mary anne says:

    Thanks so much for that Beth. You just don’t realize what joy and blessing you bring to my life and I’m sure many others. I have bad hair all the time. But you said us here in Colorado have good hair, so it must be just me. I have to work and wear a hair net so I figure why bother. Thanks for the info on Travis and family. Take care. Have a blessed rest of the week. Love ya’ll, Mary Anneybvsrl

  42. 92
    Detroit Jennie says:

    How’s Travis???????

  43. 93
    Cathy Davis says:

    tee hee hee hee

  44. 94
    firecracker says:

    Girlfriend! I SO understand bad hair days. After losing my long blonde hair to chemo, my hair now is short and brown, and totally has a mind of it’s own! It’s like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get!

  45. 95
    Anonymous says:

    YES IT WAS, and I’m talking about a three year old needing some serious Jesus help me before I pull my hair out day.

    Thanks for sharing Mama Beth, I needed this reminder and huge dose of encouragement.

    Love ya, Jesus Bless your day…your hair and makeup too!

    Kate in Charlottesville

  46. 96
    Betsy says:

    Yesterday I had the very same kind of day! After getting up at 5 a.m., working all day, and taking my 16 year old daughter to the dentist, we stopped at Cheesecake Factory to eat dinner! After that, while shopping for a a prom dress for daughter, I realized the cheesecake had already settled on my thighs everytime I passed a mirror. And my hair was horrible and my face looked pasty. By 8 p.m. and still at the mall, I was DONE! One of those days you definitely hope the next will be better! Today, I think the cheesecake was still on the thighs, though! But God is good!!

  47. 97
    Lindsee says:

    YES! YES! YES! Today is an AWFUL hair day.

    Can I tell you the WORST part?! Today I got my haircut. This means it’s supposed to be CUTE ALL DAY! And even tomorrow. Oh no, it’s just plain awful. I even put it in a ponytail. WHO DOES THAT THE DAY THEY GET THEIR HAIRCUT?!!?! Yes, it should be put in the books, I put my hair in a ponytail the day I got it cut.

    Thank you, Houston weather. We love you so.

  48. 98
    Jenn23 says:

    I believe that you quoted a certain scripture in your book Breaking Free or Get out of that Pit (They might have both mentioned it, but the point is it was mentioned in something that you wrote). “I am enthralled by your beauty” Ps 45:11. And I believe that it also says that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…” Ps 139:14 So, God made our hair and faces. And He loves them, no matter what our Babylonian society tells us they should look like!
    So, even though WE may think that we look like a swamp-monster who has just emerged from the vilest depths of muddy funk that is the earth; to Him we are beautiful each and everyday.
    Hope that helps, and I might need to go write that in lipstick on my bathroom mirror. Because I needed to hear that too!

  49. 99
    Anonymous says:

    I think I’ve been fussing at God all day. It has to get better. It has to get better. I keep telling God that I’d rather do things the easier way, rather than His way.
    Thanks for your post. It was meant for ME.

  50. 100
    Shannon Pate says:

    You girls are the cutest darlins ever!!!!! Thanks for making me smile!!!!

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