A Great Day

After such a dreadful month, this is one of the best days of my life. Huge headlines on p.E1 of the Houston Chronicle this very morning: BIG HAIR IS A BIG HIT AGAIN.If some of you paid off the Chronicle to raise my spirits in this time of grief, THANK YOU. It was worth every dime.

Now, where is my teasing comb? JK. I always know where my teasing comb is.



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  1. 1
    annette says:

    I don’t have big hair anymore, but as a native Texan it is my duty to make it big again. It will draw attention away from my sagging face.

  2. 2
    laurieboozer says:

    Thanks for making me laugh this morning!

  3. 3
    Phyllis in MD says:

    It is good to see you still have that wonderful sense of humor intact after going through so much sorrow this month.

    Be blessed.

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    Oh Beth! Happy day! At the Colorado Springs conference you said something about the difference between growing older and having another birthday was losing the ability to adapt. Girl you have learned to adapt to staightened, flat hair…and quite well I might add! Thousands of women love your hair and it always looks great. However, I think the real you deep inside has big hair. So go for it girl. Let it all out and tease away…for Pete’s sake this is Texas!

    Love you so much and am praying for you and Keith! God can heal a heart can’t he! Bless you both!

    Dallas, TX

  5. 5
    Emmy says:

    Oh I am so glad you got a good smile in! : )

    still pray for you everyday… every time I see a dog I have you on my heart… and pray for God to comfort you all… just this am I was thinking about how hard it must be for you to go on your walks… I am still so sorry… please know how loved you are!

  6. 6
    Traci Anne says:

    I love it. Even though my hair’s kinda short at the moment, it’s always teased, flipped and sprayed! Unfortunately, New Yorkers don’t appreciate great hair *sigh*

  7. 7
    TN Girl says:

    So glad your spirits are brightened today! Big Hair is always a good thang!

    You know the enemy is after you, girl….look at the impact of this Siesta Study. He is doing a “NEW THING”

    “See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19

  8. 8
    Marci says:

    Big hair rocks!! Finally the Houston Chronicle and the rest of America gets it. 🙂
    Have a beautiful, blessed, very big hair day!!

  9. 9
    KCarlson says:

    Girl I figured you had more than one teasing comb. Hey I from TX I understand.

  10. 10
    Kay Weathers says:

    Yeah Hope it happen in Georgia!!!!!!!!

  11. 11
    Susan Murphy says:

    Aww heck I’d pay for someone to get rid of the grey permantly out my hair instead of dying it LOL! I guess that what happens to brunettes . I’m so happy that you are feeling a little better and paper brought your spirits up. Ya’ll are still in my prayers. I pray and ask the Lord to continue to heal your broken hearts. Love and Hugs! Your sister in CHrist Sue

  12. 12
    Mary Watkins says:

    My favorite part of the article was BIG HAIR 101
    So… Siestas, from the Houston Chronicle here goes.

    BIG HAIR 101

    Big hair requires some work, says Sharon Luckie, a stylist at Venus Hair in the Heights.
    • Use hair spray. Spray clean hair thoroughly to add texture and control flyaways. Luckie uses Aguage.

    • Start teasing . Place the comb at the end of the hair shaft and work your way to the scalp with “in and out” motions.

    • Spray again. Use another round of hair spray to keep the hair in place.

    • Brush with care. To undo the teasing, use a natural boar-bristle brush, gently working from the end of the hair shaft toward the scalp.

    Beth, your sense of humor is priceless. I love it. Have a blessed day, dear Siesta!

  13. 13
    nedlami says:

    God is so good, and funny. I too have not had the best month and you just brought me the best laugh I’ve had in a while. Who, besides Beth, woulda thought He could use big hair to spread joy

  14. 14
    Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! says:

    I am not lying, I had a TEAR come to my eyes when I read that big hair was in again! Of course, I’d still wear mine big even when it isn’t in. Ain’t nothing wrong with big hair down here in Tennessee.

    Nothin’ wrong with our grammar, too.

  15. 15
    glo says:

    Beth, I too have big hair and always will, but one of my
    young girlfriends from my church (The Village-where they are all young and we’re really old at 51),
    told me about a flat iron that is even better than the Chi!! It’s called “The Croc.” Awesome tool. I can’t believe how straight it gets!!

  16. 16
    Dionna says:

    That started my morning off with a smile. And I needed it. I didn’t sleep well.

  17. 17
    coffeeandbiblegirl says:

    How timely! Just yesterday I hot rolled my hair and then dug out my 1990’s bananna clip (remember those?) and did a BIG updo! I don’t know what I was thinking – I guess that I have some kind of creative hair ability – WRONG – people were looking at me funny all day long! When I got home and went to change clothes, I passed by my bathroom mirror on the way to the closet and said to myself, “girl! what ARE you thinking – get that thing off of your head before your man gets home!”
    Needless to say, I am back to my old self today – a nice calm pony tail!

  18. 18
    Mom2ThreeAdoptedSibs says:



    Much Love,

  19. 19
    Wencked says:

    Oh Miss Beth, for some classy ladies like yourself, BIG HAIR will never go out of style. ; )

  20. 20
    richlyblessed says:

    Dear Beth,
    Thanks for telling everybody that God does care about hair!!! I’ve been fighting mine all of my life. Mine is way toooo wavy, curly, fuzzy, not blonde any more (boy do I miss that), just uncontrolable (is that a word?). I love your honesty and realness. I know that is what freedom looks like. I love you dearly.

  21. 21
    ProverbsWomanWannaBe says:

    I concur on the dreadful month. It has been UNREAL with unseasonable “weather” around my house…Hallelujah for Flip Flops and Big Hair… the next best thing would be Chocolate, Pasta & Bread don’t make me gain weight!!!
    Anything is possible with the Most High!!
    Love ya’ll

  22. 22
    Karen says:

    I’m smiling! After a rough few weeks I needed a smile. (although I don’t have big hair and hope to never have it again. I’m just happy to have hair!)


  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

    My boss just said my hair was big…And I said it was just right.
    Praise God for big hair.

  24. 24
    tanya says:

    Beth, you are so funny. I’m glad it lifted your spirit!

    For all of the other Siestas outside of Houston, here’s Big Hair 101 taken directly from the article:

    BIG HAIR 101

    Big hair requires some work, says Sharon Luckie, a stylist at Venus Hair in the Heights.

    • Use hair spray. Spray clean hair thoroughly to add texture and control flyaways. Luckie uses Aguage.

    • Start teasing . Place the comb at the end of the hair shaft and work your way to the scalp with “in and out” motions.

    • Spray again. Use another round of hair spray to keep the hair in place.

    • Brush with care. To undo the teasing, use a natural boar-bristle brush, gently working from the end of the hair shaft toward the scalp.

  25. 25
    Lianne from Bama says:

    The higher the hair, the closer to God. Amen? LOL!

  26. 26
    Jina says:

    You make me laugh!!!! I have tried to get away from this big hair God gave me. 🙂 My biggest feat as a teenager was reducing it so I didn’t look like a Gilda Radner ‘wanna be’…. Time, children and losing some of it has made me thankful I had so much to start with. See, God knew what he was doing after all!

    Love you!

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

    Yeehaw! Bring on the humidity.
    Besides, the higher the hair, the closer to God!

  28. 28
    zoom says:


    Is AquaNet making a come back? That stuff could hold your hair in a 40 mile west Texas wind. I like hair and coffee with a little power, none of that whimpy stuff for me. This is great news.

  29. 29
    Mandy Faye says:

    You just crack me up!!!

  30. 30
    Ames says:

    Beth you are too cute!

    I have naturally curly red hair and am thrilled to hear this too! Hopefully its in for Canada as well!

  31. 31
    peggy in omaha says:

    LOL. That is too funny. I am in another of your wonderful bible studies this summer, Psalms of Ascent. We met Tuesday and just for fun someone had dug up a photo of you in your early days. It was on their sermon notes from a church they attended when they lived in Texas. The joke was, “that is some big Texas hair” (in the most respectful way, of course). There are many gals in the study who hail from Texas and they triumphantly said, “Amen!” It’s all about having big hair.

    By the way, after a long day of painting, I tried the mother daugter soaking your feet in the tub quality bonding time thing with my youngest daughter. Our conversation consisted mostly of how much she loves all her stuffed animals, what color to paint her toenails and why I wouldn’t let her scrub the paint off my legs with a toilet brush. 🙂

  32. 32
    Kristen says:

    Big hair is back? Did it ever go out? tee hee!

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Beth,

    I have always told people that you can do anything with a teasing comb and a can of hairspray! A few years ago, however, I had to change that slightly and add a CHI!

    Lova ya!

  34. 34
    Brandon & Zanna says:

    Kudos to you MamaBeth! You are totally hip & in style.

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    Now I’m smiling too. Thanks.

  36. 36
    Cheri says:

    You are so funny! My hairdresser has banned “big hair” in her salon. I wanted to return to a perm and she said “NO!” I’ve been with her for 21 years, left her once. I felt like I was getting a divorce, and after three bad haircuts, I begged forgiveness and returned.

  37. 37
    baseballmama says:

    Amen siesta!

  38. 38
    Anonymous says:

    WOOOHOOOO…I have been waiting!! God granted me BIG hair too!

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    I do believe that in Texas BIG anything is always fashionable. After all everything in Texas is purported to be BIG.

    I pray you had a blessed birthday. Thanks for all you do to build the knigdom of siestas for Him.

  40. 40
    Gayle Ann says:

    Oh My Gosh Beth!!! You have found us out! LOL…we hate to see you sad, so of course we did it! LOL…Just Kidding! One thing I always mention when I am facilitating one of your Bible Studies is that Beth call’s herself a Texas Mare with Texas Hair…Because I LOVE BIG HAIR too!!
    That is so one of those things that endear you to my pea picking heart!
    Love ya!
    Gayle Ann
    Wasilla, Alaska

  41. 41
    katie says:

    Beth! I celebrate with you! I never put my teasing comb away. One day, my best friend told me, wow, I like your hair today..it looks like Beth Moore’s! What a compliment! I’m coming to see you in Atlanta next week. I have been waiting all year! I only wish I had the opportunity to share with you how God has used you over the last decade to take me from glory to glory!

  42. 42
    moldableme says:

    You are so funny! Between the shoe comment and the teasing comb…well at least laughing burns calories!

    Love Ya!

  43. 43
    Dancin' Wallflower says:

    Girl, I’m feeling ya!! I’m trying out this new flat hair do and I am stuggling with going back to back in the day backcombing, but I am trying!

  44. 44
    Isaac's Mom says:


    I am with you on the BIG HAIR!!! I am from the Dallas area and sister there are many of us waiting to pull out the hot rollers and get started.

    Praise the Lord…I’m finally in style again…

    Isaac’s Mom

  45. 45
    tiggerdaisy says:

    You are so funny! I love you…and your hair! 🙂

  46. 46
    DigiNee says:

    Totally laughing ——

  47. 47
    Michelle V says:

    Hallelujah because I have enough hair for 3 people and I don’t like when flat hair is in, it’s WAY too much work for me! 🙂

  48. 48
    Christina L says:

    I thought it was a sin to not have big hair in TX. JK. Glad it made your day.

  49. 49
    Karla says:

    Praise the Lord! I still tease my hair. I always carry my teasing comb with me wherever I go, one in my purse and one for the house! I love big hair, of course, I’m from Texas!!!

  50. 50
    laughing out loud says:

    Tease Away Bethie!!!

    One of the funniest openings to one of your video series was when you you laid out ALL the products you use to straighten and tame your hair….I totally understand the sisterhood of the traveling teasing comb!!!

    Isn’t there a proverb somewhere that says “Blessed is the woman who knows how high to tease, for in it she will find joy and respite.”????

    I bet it is an old Texas proverb!!!

    Blessings sweetness…joy comes in all sorts of ways.

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