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. 101
    Andreea says:

    Okay I just have to tell y’all this. NOt 20 minutes after I read this post and commented, I read something on a friend’s blog that like at this point in time, news like this would have sent me on an emotional roller coaster for the next 3 days.

    But everytime I wanted to get upset about it, I kept coming back to those verses

    Thank you, again, Mrs. Beth for posting them. B/c all I could think all the way to my mom’s car was “Thank you Lord, for having her post that!!”

    ♥ you, and thanks again 🙂


  2. 102
    Anonymous says:

    Wow – yep, it was a bad day for me too. Not a bad hair day, just a bad work day with a coworker of 22 years who go laid off today. Yep, bad day today. Sad day. But God is good, and He makes all things new.

    Your post was JUST what I needed today. Thank you dear Beth.

    Love you!!!

  3. 103
    Anonymous says:

    know what I love most about you?? You are REAL! That is so refreshing to me! I know you are a busy lady, but I wanted to ask you to check out our women’s ministry blog. Here is why – we (Imeaning me – the pastor’s wife, and our women’s ministry director) have challenged our women to read through the Bible chronilogically this year. We are doing it together and using the blog as an encouragement for one another. I can’t think of anything more encouraging to our women, than to receive a comment from you. Those of us who did the Tabernacle study, were able to look back at our books and notes and share with those who didn’t do the study as we journeyed through Leviticus. God knew we needed all the help we could get to get through that! We are so excited that in August, we are going to hear you speak via simulcast. So, if you have a minute, go to
    Have an awesome day! ( you really don’t have to post this comment… just wanted to share with you)

  4. 104
    beyond this moment says:

    Beth, as always, your words are timely. I needed this today. Thank you for the reminder that joy comes in the morning.
    Grace & peace,

  5. 105
    prayingmommy says:

    Oh, Beth! That’s one for memorizing for sure, Siesta! My dear 7-year-old had a terrible night last night. She just broke down. Uncontrollable. She was angry and sad and just plain tired. I was trying to explain to her that tomorrow would be a better day. I explained to her that God gives us new days to “start over fresh” I was explaining His mercies are new each day. Well, I wish I would have had that scripture on my tongue to say to her!

    PTL for new days! New hair, new face … NEW EVERYTHING!

  6. 106
    prayingmommy says:

    hahaha One Siesta (kcarlson) wrote, “Thank goodness God looks at the heart and not the hair”. It made me smile and laugh to myself … so I thought it needed repeating! Amen, Sister!

  7. 107
    Lesley says:

    Thank you! I have been dealing with lots of vomit at my house. My son got me twice and even my dog was throwing up! Hmm, so tomorrow will be better . . . Praise God!

  8. 108
    Bev Brandon says:

    Beth, after watching that Vancouver recap —–
    I am sure the roaring lion is seeking to devour you and your staff. I mean, the power of our awesome God was so evident through the GodTube thing. It made my heart skip and my mind race to honor the One Whose Arm we all walk on, in victory. Psalm 44:3 Hope your hair settles down. Maybe it’s flipping out from the Vancouver victory. Seriously, that video is so powerful. It stopped me in my tracks and made me want to fall facedown in honor of Him and again I’ll say it—the ONE on whose Arm we slip out into our lives today. Thank you for sharing that victory with us. Psalm 44:3 says: it’s not our arm that brings victory, it’s His Arm and the Light of His Face, for He loves you so even when your hair goes every which way. Just stay attached to that Arm. I LOVED THAT VIDEO!

  9. 109
    Anonymous says:

    I understand your pain siesta!
    I also have a funny story. I have always told my children if they didn’t ride in their carseats that I would get a big, fat ticket from the police officer. SO… the other day when I received my first ticket. I was showing it to my husband because not only did I get a ticket, but I have to go to court since my proof of insurance was not up to date! So as I pulled the 8 1/2 x 11 in page out of my purse, my little boy yells across a crowed Cracker Barrell, ‘wow mom, you did get a big fat ticket! That ticket paper is huge!’


  10. 110
    Barefoot Mom says:

    Ok I am printing this and putting it on my bathroom mirror – for just those kind of days; bad hair, bad face and I have also had bad body days!

    Getting through this life wtih a grin is all in the perspective -thanks for sharing this one!

  11. 111
    Daybake says:

    Thank you! I needed that today, I have had the worst week ever and today a 17 year old boy from my church died of cancer and went home to see the sweet face of his savior. Made all my problems seem so small and petty. Tomorrow is a new day and joy comes in the morning! Please pray for this young man’s family and his twin brother.

  12. 112
    Daybake says:

    Thank you! I have had the worst week ever and today a 17 year old boy from my church died of cancer and went home to see the sweet face of his savior. Sure made my bad week pale in comparison. Please pray for his family and his twin brother. Hug your kids today and thank God for the gift that they are!

  13. 113
    My cup runneth over... says:

    Oh, can I relate!! Isn’t if funny how days like this really do get us down, and play on our self-worth? It always cracks me up that you can have the best hair day of your life and hardly see a soul – but wake up with a bad hair/bad face day and run into everybody and their brother! (All of whom incidentally are looking great?!) God’s sweet way of keeping us real and humble. This too shall pass sweet siesta. = )

  14. 114
    Anonymous says:

    Thanks, Beth. Needed it. I was having a bad hair day, bad face day, and I think I had lipstick on my teeth at a party earlier this evening. Glad to know I don’t suffer alone.

  15. 115
    Anonymous says:


    Thank you, I needed to hear that.

  16. 116
    Anonymous says:

    Beth, the great thing about our Lord is that you are so beautiful to Him regardless of our hair day (or face)! But we still have those days don’t we? Well, for me, it has been a great Thursday. My husband and I have been separated for almost a year. God did nothing less than a HUGE miracle in us. We are back together (we have 3 young boys) and our 15 year anniversary was today. On top of all that, I put before Him several immediate needs that were immpossible for anyone else to fill and He answered them all. God IS. Praise His Holy Name. So yes siestas, having a bad day? Abide with our precious Jesus and sail through. He is able!
    Siesta in Fl.

  17. 117
    Karma from oklahoma says:


    Several years ago when my precious 8 year old daughter was 3, I awoke to a noise coming from my bathroom. I jumped from my bed, ran to the bathroom and flipped the light on. Sitting on the bathroom counter was my daughter with the brightest red lipstick on. The sad part was she put it on better in the dark than I ever did in the day. Needless to say, I no longer wear the red lipstick. God has taught me that my number 1 priority in raising her is teaching her that “Bad Hair Day” or “Bad Face Day” God LOVES US ANYWAY!!!!!

  18. 118
    Anonymous says:

    Sorry you have had a couple of bad hair days and a bad face day. Although I am not sure what a bad face day would look like I imagine it can’t be to good. Anyway when I have days like that, I love knowing that tomorrow will bring a new day. This week started out terrible. Not sure why nothing particularly bad happened that day. The funniest thing about it all is that someone on the worship team thought I was really touched by one of the songs when in reality I probably would have cried over the Oscar Myer winner song. I am still not sure why I was so weepy. So I guess it raises the question is it ok to let them think that I was just really moved by the Spirit or do I tell them it was hormones?:) Oh well I have great hope that your Fri will go much better. Kim B. in AZ

  19. 119
    Melli says:

    LOL! Welllllll…. the Lord GAVE you that bad hair… and that bad face! AND he LOVES you just the way you are! PRAISE HIM!!!

  20. 120
    Donna says:

    I feel like you spoke right to me!

  21. 121
    puzzlepiecesista says:

    I have had two BHD’s in a row, (as Simon Cowell would say) absoultely horrible!!!!! Need I say more?!?!!

    But Oh Beth, a BFD as well that’s just scandalous!!!!! I really do feel for you girlfriend. AJ cut right through the thick of things with the TRUTH that tomorrow will be a better day!!

    Thanks for the vs. from Isaiah. That was just what I needed:)!!!

    This siesta loves you bad hair day, bad face day or bad any other kinda day!!!

    Angela in Redmond, WA

  22. 122
    Anonymous says:

    This post made me think of Kirk Franklin lyrics from the Hero CD – “Life will get better – It’s gonna get better!”.

    Dawn in Chatt, TN

  23. 123
    Brenda (Gately) Ohmes says:

    Dear Beth,

    I have only recently come across your blog, and I am so thankful that I did. You don’t know me, however, you graciously posed (with a smile on your face) with our petrified banana peel last year and sent it back to us with that beautiful picture. Yes, we are still happily passing it back and forth in strange, but loving ways. And thank you so much for having the faith and not tossing it in the trash when you opened that package. Your reply meant so much to Alicia and I, and we are so grateful you took the time to absolutely make our day!!

    Also, can I just say, I cannot imagine you ever having “a bad hair day.” But if you say you did, then who am I to argue!

    And finally, I wanted to thank you personally for choosing to be a servant of God. I started my spiritual journey during the first night of my maiden Bible study voyage, your “Fruit of the Spirit” study 2 years ago. And it was thanks to your amazing teaching on trusting God at the Oklahoma City conference, that catapulted me into the amazing relationship I have with God right now and the incredible life I now lead. I was obedient, took a leap of faith, believed God could do amazing things in my life, and now I’m living it out in the most astonishing ways. Thank you for all of your hard work!!! You will never know how many lives have been affected because you chose to allow God to work through you!

    Have a wonderful week! I’m sure your hair will be back to normal tomorrow. And I cannot wait for the Colorado Springs conference. I’m ready for a fresh Word from God!

    Blessings to you!
    Brenda (Gately) Ohmes, KC, MO.

  24. 124
    Anonymous says:

    I think I recall you saying one time that the LORD brings the best messages when your having a bad hair day. So, I am assuming that he really brings a Word on a bad hair and face day.:)

    Hoping for a better hair and face day today!!


  25. 125
    Laura says:

    I used to think of life as a series of “hills & valleys” but I read a quote from Rick Warren recently that changed my perspective.

    He said, “I used to think life was like hills and valleys that you have a high point and you have a low point, a high point and a low point. I really don’t believe that anymore.

    What I found is it’s like two rails on a train track that there are always good things in your life going on and there are always bad things in your life going on at the exact same time and no matter how bad things are there’s something I could thank God for. And, no matter how good things are there’s something I need to work on. And so, you don’t focus on either track. You focus on the goal.”

    That eternal perspective, focusing on the goal we have of pleasing God despite our circumstances, is what keeps me going on my bad days.

  26. 126
    Anonymous says:

    Thank you! I needed that!

  27. 127
    homedaisy says:

    hi beth,
    have you ever read the hiding place? i am reading it right now for the fifteenth time. corrie ten boom just makes me want to do better. what a woman of jesus. she taught me to be thankful in all circumstances. she was able to be grateful even in those prison camps. when i read her story, it changes my perspective. we have it good, dear siesta. even when our hair and face don’t agree 🙂

  28. 128
    karen says:

    Beth, I use(I am not joking) 8 products on my hair everyday – I am obsessed with funky hair styles – folks continually ask me did I arrive on a motorbike? -need I say anymore!!!! If my hair ain’t right – my day ain’t right – yes I need to be set free. I went to visit a young single mum yesterday who I had never met before, social services had put her in touch with our church. She said she loved my hair – thank you Lord, there is one person who loves my hair!!!!! So when it comes to bad hair days – I’m the queen. Oh, by the way, I was flying to England a couple of days ago and I was searched and THEY TOOK MY HAIR PRODUCTS and said I couldn’t take them on the plane!!! – I have not revcovered!!! Maybe we should consider setting up a ‘bad hair day support group!!!’ xox

  29. 129
    Anonymous says:


    Oh how I cling to that truth! You see, we moved into a different house last weekend and I am up to my eyeballs in boxes…
    And my 6 and 8 year old sons will be home in five hours from a trip to visit grandparents…
    And my 5 and 10 year old step-son and step-daughter will be here in 8 hours for a weekend visit with us…
    And the satellite guy WON’T be here until mid-month…
    And I can’t remember which box I packed the Wii in…
    But praise GOD for His Unfailing Love. I know he will be right by me every day – good or bad.

    By the way, whenever this endeavor starts to overwhelm me, I just sit down for a few minutes and read a chapter from Breaking Free and I feel empowered again knowing that my strength and liberty is in Christ, NOT ME!

    My husband and I are going to be starting a home study of Isaiah…just as soon as I get these boxes unpacked! Pray for me, Siestas!

    Love to you all in Christ,

    Amber in Tennessee

  30. 130
    georgia tarheel says:

    Thanks for the encouragement! I read the post yesterday and smiled but had to read it again this morning after coming to work in a monsoon! My fourth graders asked me if I got up late! I guess I look like it! Bless them. They are always SO honest!

    I have a quetstion now–the other day Kimberly placed a prayer request for her daughter Grace’s colonoscopy and another test…has anyone heard from her/about the test?

    Thanks and have a super weekend!!

  31. 131
    Kathi says:

    You crack me up! I can’t imagine you having a bad hair day or a bad face day. But it sure does make me feel better to know I’m not the only one whose hair can look bad even after it’s been fixed!

    Thanks for the smiles in the midst of sorrow. My good friend’s husband was killed in a car crash 2 weeks ago. He was 39 and leaves behind 6 little kids from 11-5 years old. We know he is in Heaven, but our hearts are torn for those he’s left behind. Please pray for them. Her name is Suzie. Thanks.

  32. 132
    Lindsey says:

    Oh Beth, look at it this way- Houston was under a tornado watch yesterday afternoon with high winds and 3″ of rain! EVERYONE had something going on with their hair! So see, your bad hair day came on a great day! I went to the rodeo last night (Alan Jackson!) and thought “WHY did I try to fix my hair????”

    And Aimee is right, with the weather, this too shall pass 🙂

  33. 133
    Anonymous says:

    Thanks, Beth!
    Today (Friday) IS a better day!

    I totally lost control and sobbed in front of my whole family last night. My son is engaged to a wonderful girl and I told them how I remembered after his sister’s wedding he looked at his dad and me and said ‘and then there were 3″. We won’t have any children left after he gets married because “then there will only be 2”.

    How is that working for you since Melissa’s wedding? I’ve already read your “Feathers from my nest book” and I know it will be a good new season for us, but change is hard for me.

    I am grateful that today IS a new day and that HIS mercy is new every morning!

    Love you and your girls, Beth!
    Phyllis in Salisbury

  34. 134
    Anonymous says:

    Thanks, Beth!
    Today (Friday) IS a better day!

    I totally lost control and sobbed in front of my whole family last night. My son is engaged to a wonderful girl and I told them how I remembered after his sister’s wedding he looked at his dad and me and said ‘and then there were 3″. We won’t have any children left after he gets married because “then there will only be 2”.

    How is that working for you since Melissa’s wedding? I’ve already read your “Feathers from my nest book” and I know it will be a good new season for us, but change is hard for me.

    I am grateful that today IS a new day and that HIS mercy is new every morning!

    Love you and your girls, Beth!
    Phyllis in Salisbury

  35. 135
    Sandy says:

    I am so blessd by this today. I arrived at work 15 minutes late – overslept, bad hair, lost earring, broken bra strap. Tomorrow is another day. Praise you Father!

    Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

  36. 136
    It's All About Him says:

    I have missed y’all!! I have been in the Bahamas at The Atlantis with my husband and we had the BEST time…but I missed you. I was so touched at how many believers there are down there! Praise be to God! I had one sweet girl sing to me from the Psalms. What a sweet people they are and what a blessed time we had!

  37. 137
    Stephanie says:

    In my quiet time this morning a quote struck me to the core – “We search room to room in our house for a diamond necklace already around our neck.” It is so wonderful to break free from the search!!!!

  38. 138
    Christina L says:

    Well, I didn’t have too bad of a bad hair day and face day yesterday, but the rest of the events that took place weren’t great. 1 child sick, 1 child hurt themselves, craziness ensued, and that’s not all. But thank you for the reminder that the son will rise again and it will get better. Bless you. And I honestly think you are beautiful just the way you are.

  39. 139
    Anonymous says:

    I’ve never posted, but this was for me. If you only knew. Yesterday I spent the day with my sweet precious daughter and her beautifuly perfect hair-with lice! Mortified by this I called the school nurse who assured me there is no shame in getting it, only shame if you don’t take care of it. Never before and please God never again! The blessing-God in His wisdom prompted that sweet girl’s heart and in December she gave more than 10 inches to Locks of Love. I washed and combed and said O God, you have each and every hair on this girl’s head numbered. You see every strand. See every critter and anything it might have left and GET THEM OUT IN JESUS NAME! And you know what, HE DID! Because there for a while I was thinking bald is beautiful!

  40. 140
    Christie says:

    I read this toward the end of a NON STOP day with my four young girls…Did you know that research shows little women talk 20X more than grown women…SHEESH! (Research done by me! 😉 Gives me compassion for our men putting up with our words!

    Thanks for encouragement at the end of a bad mommy day. Im not sure if I had a bad hair day or a bad face day…I didn’t have time to look!

  41. 141
    Anonymous says:

    God somehow always knows to give you the words I need to hear! So many times I have logged onto this blog and read something so very appropriate for my state of mind at that moment!

    I came home from LPL in Vancouver feeling so filled and blessed. What I came home to was a sick little boy, a sick husband, and now they’ve passed it on to me (sniffles, full head, coughs, etc.)!

    Thank you for your words of wisdom! So nice to know that underneath it all, we are all just human beings… but that we have a glorious Saviour who has promised us so much more!

  42. 142
    Anonymous says:

    So, here’s the funny thing about this conversation you had with Amanda. Monday, work was not going well, then I picked up my kids at school and a guy backed his car into mine (and we need it to take on our vacation in 1 week). I got home and let the dog out and when she came to the door and jumped on me, she was covered in mud. You get the idea, one thing after another. So, I crawl in bed and bawl my eyes out to my Savior and he comforts me with His word and with the statement made in a devotional book that said, “Sometimes all you can utter is ‘God, please help.’” And I woke up the next morning, was driving the kids to school, listening to praise music and my 8 year old daughter said, “Mom, just remember today is a new day.” (Well, PTL, I do believe she listened when she heard that same statement come from her mama’s mouth to encourage her.) Thank you, Father, for brand new days!

  43. 143
    Tara says:


    I just can’t picture a bad hair day or a bad face day on you at all! God’s beauty radiates from you.. and that is true beauty:)

    Hope you have a blessed day in the Lord- it will get better from here!

    Love you Siesta,

    PS. Dear Siesta who is about to celebrate 16 years of marriage- I am so sorry to hear about the hurts that are happening in your family. I will most definitely be praying for God to heal you! He can do it and He is willing!

  44. 144
    Kathleen in TX says:

    Yep, I’ve been having those…good to know that tomorrow has to be better! LOL. I’m laughing at all the siesta’s comments too!

  45. 145
    Rachel says:

    God has been showing me that He can connect the littlest things in life together…Yesterday (the 6th)…I had this same conversation with my best friend!!! Haa Haa! I’m sooooo glad to know that maybe is was a bad hair and face day for more than just me!! Hee hee. Much love, Much love sista’s!!..Isn’t God fantastic!!! 🙂

  46. 146
    Nancy says:

    I just love it when the children speak the wise words to the mom. Thanks, Amanda, for letting the positive outlook begin with you!

  47. 147
    Anonymous says:

    Aren’t we women amazing? Has anyone EVER heard a man have a bad hair (or anything else) day?
    Finished Stepping Up last night…we went through half a box of tissue…the most profound thing I’ve heard in a while is the reminder that we will all have personal, one-on-one time with Jesus in paradise! How have I never thought of that? I always pictured that we would be in His presence, but never saw myself sitting down to talk, just the 2 of us!
    I really have a hard time imagining it, but it makes my heart pound to anticipate that conversation!
    Thank you for being a servant!

  48. 148
    Jaime says:

    Thank you Beth. That was so beautiful and it helped me so much today.

  49. 149
    Anonymous says:

    And so it is.. THank you and GOd Bless you How Awsome is our God?!

  50. 150
    Anonymous says:

    Needed that one this morning!

    My husband accepted a job in Fort Worth, Texas and left January 6. I stayed behind in Portland, Oregon to sell my house…in a slump market. One thing after another has kept him from being able to return home for a visit and I MISS HIM!!! It’s hard to wait for the Lord’s hand to move and get this house sold so we can begin our new life TOGETHER.

    The upside is after thirty years, my heart thrills when my cell phone rings (multiple times a day I might add) and it’s MY man!!!

    Thank you for His Word…encouraged my heart today.

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