Happy Birthday, Bethie!

It’s our fearless leader’s birthday! Thank You, Lord, for my mom’s sweet life and for the work you have done and are doing through her. Thank you for the selfless, loving, wise mother she is. I pray you would bless her with abounding joy on this day and in the next year to come. Amen! Happy birthday, Mama!


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  1. 351
    Nicole says:

    Happy Birthday to my favorite Spiritual Mom! Beth, you love and give lavishly. I pray Luke 6:38 over you today…that in the same abundant meaure you have dealt out, it will be measured back to you!

    Thank you for helping me be diligent in memorizing scripture, thank you for teaching me and exhorting me that I can be free, thank you for loving all of us in that fun Bethie way that you do!

    My daughter (5) and I watched you today on Life Today talking about The Besutiful Mind. I was there for the live taping and was SO ministered to! Anyway, after the show she asked me,"What is Beth-more's last name?" I guess she thought it was one word! I explained your name and she said, " What she said was true! She's pretty good!" πŸ™‚ out of the mouths of babes!! I day ditto!

  2. 352
    Lisa says:

    Happy,Happy Birthday!

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    KAT says:

    Beth, I need to post one more time on your birthday and I'm getting close here as it's almost midnight. Tonight myself and about 120 other Lovers of Christ met for worship and for a DVD of this most wonderful teacher – you might know her, today was her birthday and we sang Happy Birthday to her, to you — wish you could have been there. We love and thank you for teaching us so well!!
    The Eastern Shore Women's Ministry in Fairhope, Alabama (near Mobile) are having a GREAT time with you via DVD this Summer. Anyway, Linda Powell told the group tonight that we would let you know via The Blog that all of us were singing and wishing you a happy birthday – we know it has been a great one!

    Much Love, Kathie Thompson, Linda Powell and the whole Eastern Shore Women's Ministry Team and Summer Bible Study Group.

    Now I'm off to bed. Sweet Dreams!

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    Cheryl says:

    It is with a heart overflowing with gratitude for you Beth and the love you share with Jesus and each of us that I wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and a year filled with His richest blessings.

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    Kim says:

    NO WONDER!!!! We are both June babys! Of course we relate ;).

    Happy birthday Beth, thank you for teaching me!

    League City, Texas

  6. 356
    Anonymous says:

    My dear Miss Beth,

    I nearly forgot that it was your birthday today, but when I saw the date on my calendar, I realized it was so.

    Gosh, I don't quite know what to say, but I'm gonna try to tell you how very special you have been in my life …

    In Fall 2002, my friend "dared me to try out Bible study" for the very first time. And, of course, that was your precious "Believing God" study that I did online.

    And, for one who was brand new to Bible study, it was a fantastic way to do it. Why? Because I had to press the pause button so many times just to locate a passage of Scripture, it was crazy! But, one time back then, I heard you say something about the fact that we should NOT feel bad about having to use the "Table of Contents", and, it made me feel so much better!

    And, that was great, as, up until that time, my Bible was a "life-time shelf book", all pretty and honored, but not really used much, if at all. Now, praise be to God, working through you and your studies, as well as others, that same Bible became so worn out that I had to literally get some clear duct tape so I could tape it back together about a month ago, very carefully, of course. And, you wouldn't believe how much it is "marked up" ! hehe =)

    And, I praise God for all of those things that I have learned along the way, as a sojourner in Christ Jesus has helped me to be a better, and more "faith-filled person"; walking Ò€œon a key-chain leashÒ€ with my Lord.

    And, I am so grateful that He led me to your studies [1 online and several live] and your church [and SS class] for even a short time !

    And, know that I am continuing to try to do your studies, as well as other studies, up here in southern Wisconsin… And, please pray with me that I will be open enough to Him that He is able to teach me as much as possible "in the classroom", and not "on field trips" ! hehe

    I love you, my dear sister !

    Thank you for helping me learn the "most important thing" that I needed/need to have in my life = Christ Jesus ~

    Oh, and, since then, the Lord has allowed me the enormous privilege of helping lead 5 others to Christ, even though evangelism is not my "highest spiritual gift".
    [And, my precious little niece, Eve, was one of those people, just after Christmas 2008; and she just turned 8 years old in May 2009]. Hallelujah !!!

    I pray that you have had a very blessed birthday !

    Love, in Christ Jesus,

    Jennifer Olmstead
    Southern Wisconsin

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    Beth's turn says:

    Happy birthday Beth. This is however for Melissa. I didn't see your sister's post. But being beth and having a (teenaged) daughter melissa I was blessed and challenged. Your tribute was beautiful and would pray that one day my daughter could say half of what you did to your mom.
    Bless you.

  8. 358
    Warm in Alaska says:

    Hope it was happy and that you ate lots of cake!

    Warm in Alaska.

  9. 359
    Cindy says:

    P-I-C-T-U-R-E-S pleeeeeaaaassseee! of the celebration!! πŸ˜€
    I just know that ya'll did something fun!!
    Love You!

  10. 360
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Beth,
    Happy Birthday! So glad God created you in this lifetime so that we can reap the blessings that you pour out as you follow Him in all things. As I read the letter from your daughters this day, you are surely blessed. God gave you two girls and you have trained them well and have given Him back saints! May He continue to bless every seed you have planted in every conversation you have ever had where He was being glorified! Rejoice! Love in Christ, Melodie

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    Pat from Kansas says:

    Happy birthday Beth.

  12. 362
    peggylee says:

    Happy Birthday Miss Beth, enjoy every moment in life even your birthdays ahh, love ya girl keep smiling for our Lord.

  13. 363
    godsgal says:

    Happy Birthday, Beth! You are so loved by so many people you'll never even know. I'm a huge fan of yours and God's. I'm so thankful that He created you and that he put your teaching and writing skills along my path. You've been a huge inspiration to me and encouraged me to leave my past behind and live the life God planned for me.

    May God continue to bless you, your family, and your ministry.

    Lynn Langford

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    LuAnn says:

    Happy Birthday, Beth!! Today is my mom's birthday, and she's 76. I was saved 24 yrs. ago, but she is a fairly new believer. I pray I will be the godly woman to my kids that you have been!! Praying that you had a great day yesterday, and that you have a truely blessed year!

  15. 365
    KK says:

    Hapy Birthday! Hope it was a wonderfully blessed one. You deserve nothing but the very best, HIS best!
    Blessings today and always,
    Matthew 21:22

  16. 366
    MDurst says:

    Dear Beth ~ Wow! I have always felt such a kindred spirit with you and (as God is smiling, I'm sure) we share a birthday as well! I have 3 beautiful girls and I pray I will honor God in mothering them as you have done with Melissa & Amanda. Blessings on you this year & I look forward to the Summer Bible Study. I hope to see you in Oklahoma in Dec.'09.

  17. 367
    Anonymous says:

    Awwww! I missed your birthday. So…a very merry UN-birthday to you today!! Actually, I celebrate a birthday season since I got married on my birthday. It lasts at least 4 weeks!! Although it was at the beginning of June, I'm, still celebrating with a friend at lunch tomorrow!

    So, in my opinion, it"s never too late to say:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY and I love you!

    I pray your day was blessed with special things and people and events and that the coming year is blessed with good health and great joys and special times!

    Thank you for all you do! You are great and God is great through you!! denise in nc

  18. 368
    Tammie says:

    Happy Birthday!! June is a special month for you all!! πŸ™‚

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    Redeemed says:

    Her children will rise up and call her blessed……

    Happy Blessed Birthday Beth!
    May Jesus give you an extra dose of His Presence today!

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    ocean mommy says:

    Okay. Amanda has me in tears and asking God to make me the kind of mother that my girls will say the same thing about…and then Melissa goes and make me laugh out loud. πŸ™‚ I love you two!

    Seriously, Happy birthday Mama Siesta! We are thanking God for you today! Eat LOTS of cake and enjoy your family today!

    Much love!

  21. 371
    Anonymous says:

    I share June as a birthday month with you. Happy Birthday dear teacher. You have been a great gift to me. Many blessings to you and those you love. Kathy, Austin

  22. 372
    roxanne worsham says:

    Dearest Beth,

    Happy Birthday to you! What a joy and an honor to honor the one who taught me to honor THE ONE!

    As I was reading this beautiful post by your daughters, I was wondering how many people have "Re-Birthdays" because of your ministry? I know the number must be very large and growing by the week! Oh Praise His Holy Name!!!

    I was also wondering how many ministries have been "birthed" by your zeal, passion, and fire that you deliver the Good News of Jesus and God's Holy Word!!

    Although I am still very much a student of yours, (not a groupie! LOL) now I am in ministry teaching a group of ladies from ages 21-76. I went from being a very lukewarm, carnal Christian to being on fire for God. Why is that? Because I began to read and study His Word at your urging and teaching and fell head over heels in love with my MASTER, CREATOR, SAVIOR, FATHER, and FRIEND!

    I have no gift to offer that is fitting except one of the scriptures that I memorized this year as part of Siestaville,

    "These were all commended for their faith but none of them received what had been promised. God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.
    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles and let us run with perseverence the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorned its shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."

    You are so right! "There ain't no high like the MOST HIGH!"

    Thank you for sowing seeds that have born some fruit! Who would have "thunk" it!?!? BUT GOD!! I'm not who I was, Praise God, and I'm not yet who He desires me to be, but I am on my way.

    Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.

    I am here to testify that if you delight yourself in the Lord, He becomes the desire of your heart!!

    Happy Brthday, Dear One!
    I love you so much!!
    Roxanne Worsham
    (You know, your BFF!)

  23. 373
    Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday Mama Beth. I love you.

  24. 374
    Kelli says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

  25. 375
    Sherri M - NH says:

    Happy Belated Birthday Beth!!

    I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday. Looking forward to see what God will do for you in this coming year. You are a treasure!

    Blessings & Love,

  26. 376
    Anonymous says:

    Happy Bibby Birthday!
    Kim Feth
    Apex, NC

  27. 377
    Mishababy says:

    Sorry, Ms. Beth. That I am late to the game in wishing you a happy birthday. (my wedding annivesary is June 15th too and we were in Savannah enjoying a long weekend trip).

    I know you had a wonderful day. and you got a Kindle!! no fair!! πŸ™‚


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    HIS Daughter says:

    Belated Happy Birthday, Beth! You are a joy and a beautiful gift of Our Lord to all of us "siestas"!
    We thank HIM for the gift of your life as an obedient daughter!

    Amanda – Precious words to your Mama that made me tear up…

    Melissa – You, my dear Girl, made me bawl. Your words to Amanda and your Mom sound so much like my daughter – that I MISS SO MUCH- I am still crying.

    You girls are a gift to your Mama that is more precious than any earthly treasure!

    Love all of you..
    Peace be with you,

  29. 379
    Darlene says:

    Happy Birthday Beth!! Love you! And it was a true pleasure to praise our Lord together in Pittsburgh! His Word came like water to this parched, panting deer. Thank you, and may your Birthday be glorious! (i don't know about you, but around my house, I believe that my bday lasts for at least the week prior and after the actual day. heehee)
    -Darlene, a Pennsylvania Siesta (who plans on wearing more and more glitter on my face with each year that passes)!

  30. 380
    Vicki Sandifer says:

    Happy Birthday yesterday – or Lasterday as my grandbabies would say!! Sorry I missed telling you yesterday. Things are so busy at my house these days!! I am having a blast with my grandbabies and making use of every second. I am tired beyond words but so happy that they are here and not in Jordan!! Happy Birthday again and May God bless and keep you in His care and love as you minister to all of us and your family and friends. We really do love you amd I am glad you were born!! Thanking Jesus for the decision your mama made to let you live! Glad for my mama too. Love from Jadyn and Grandma!

  31. 381
    Sun says:

    Happy Birthday! may God continue to use you to touch SO many women's hearts on their journey to Him! Sunshine

  32. 382
    HIS Child says:

    Happy Birthday Beth!

    You have been my "Bible Lady, Mentor". You have taught me it's okay to be me and Love Jesus all the more. You have been an incredible blessing in my as you teach us all about the Most High God.
    I love your heart to learn, teach, and love us.
    From a very grateful siesta,
    God bless your special day

  33. 383
    Janet in Amarillo says:

    Happy Birthday a day late Siesta Mama!!!

    Yesterday was my mother's birthday also! Since you and I are almost the same age, you will know that she is just a "little bit" older than you. Although my mom isn't as "chrismatic" as you are, she taught me many of the same qualities and virtues that Amanda gave tribute to you! I thank God for my mom and I'm thankful she is still here to love me. And I have a daughter that is about the same age as your girls and such a spiritual princess to me — as your girls are! I would hope and pray that she could give a tribute to God in her raising as Amanda and Melissa did!!!!

    I thank God for my Friend and Siesta Mama. I feel like we are best friends! πŸ™‚

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday and MANY MORE! Thanks for taking the time to grow many of us thru the studies. Looking forward to the study this summer… Our group will have to start a week late (because of VBS) and be a week behind for another week (because of vacations)… then we will catch up and finish up with you.

    Happy Birthday!
    Love you,
    Janet in Amarillo

  34. 384
    Melle says:

    I know you just said today no more birthday talk, but I completely missed it!!!

    I just had to tell you, Ms. Beth, that you are so incredibly dear to me. Seems crazy since I've never really met you, but you have been more of a mentor to me than anyone. The very first indepth Bible study I ever did was "A Women's Heart: God's Dwelling Place" back in 2001 – my life has never been the same! I completely fell head over heels in love with God's Word, and discovered during that rich time of study, that God was calling me to share this new passion of mine (His Word) with my sisters in Christ.

    It's been a long journey, and I feel like I haven't even really gone anywhere yet. But last month, I helped to start up a new young women's group at my church, and I'm teaching. It's scarey at times, and sometimes I so worry that I'll let my Jesus down, but I've learned from you that if I just give it to Him and let Him lead, He'll do His thing every time. I tear up just thinking about how gracious God has been and so incredibly patient! I'm excited about all that lies ahead.

    I say all that just because I wanted you to know that God has so used you and your ministry to help mold and shape me in His Word. I can't thank you enough!!!

    I love you, dear Beth!
    Many birthday blessings!!!

  35. 385
    Abba's Child in S FL says:

    I'm late, but still offer a heartfelt Birthday Blessing to you, Mrs. Beth! Love hearing the sound of "home" when I see you teach. Grew up in Homer, LA. and you speak a mix of Texan and Southern that is sweet to my ears! Bless you and your growing family.
    Thanks for being transparent and "on display" for God. He sure likes showing off in your life!

  36. 386
    Lori, Landon and Logan says:

    Happy Birthday to a Proverbs 31 sister!

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    Three Fold Cord says:

    Oh! I am so sad I missed the BIG day. Ms. Beth I love you so much and pray for His blessing to overflow this year ! Happy stinkin' Birthday πŸ˜‰

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    Janell & Kenny says:

    Happy Birthday to you b/c we share the same b/day month and the same passions for God and His word and Thank you for inspiring more than you will ever know. Your daughters words here were phenominal!

    Janell in Clovis, NM

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    Darlene R. says:

    Happy Birthday, Beth…even if I am a little late!

    You have been blessed with two amazing daughters. You and Keith have obviously taught them very well.

    You are truly a blessing to this soul!

  40. 390
    Anonymous says:

    A song for you! Happy Birthday 2U….Happy Birthday 2U…Happy Birthday Siesta Mama B-E-T-HHHHHH Happy Birthday 2U.

    I continually thank GOD for you, your ministry, infectious passion for Jesus and HIS word, love for all women especially SIESTA's . he-he! talents to write, teach & speak. I cover you and your family in my prayers often.

    You are THE BEST. Someone sent an email with this caption at the bottom. "Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning the devil says, "OH CRAP, SHE'S UP"!
    Keep up the FABULOUS work to the GLORY OF GOD>

    I love you,
    SIESTA Maddy-

  41. 391
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    These are some touching and funny notes:) They remind of the Prov. 31 verse that talks about your children rising up and calling you blessed…The deal with you is that it's not just your children who do that for you! Your husband, your fam, I'm sure, all your peeps at LPM and the events, and all your bloggers and (nice) readers do too!:) You are truly blessed:) The LORD has done great things in and for you. Happy Birthday:):)

    Love in HIM, ((HUGS)),


  42. 392
    Jackie Roth says:

    Happy Birthday, Beth!!!!!11

    I'm a day late but hey, I love and appreciate you and want to tell you anyway.

    Have a great Birthday all year long!!!!!!!!!!!11


  43. 393
    Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday Beth. You are loved by so many. I wish you were on Facebook, so we could chat with you. You feel like one of my best friends. I just wish you could receive some of the blessings that you give to so many women. You are blessed with two beautiful daughters and isn't it wonderful being a grandmother!

  44. 394
    lavonda says:

    Happy (Belated) Birthday!!
    I was out of town and missed your birthday… πŸ™‚ I have to say, in my catch up reading, I so would have loved some fun new birthday shoes.

    Honey, I hope when I turn forty next year, I look as GREAT as you do!!!! Doggone, you don't look a day over it.

  45. 395
    Tracy says:

    Dear Momma Beth,
    Sending late but heartfelt Happy Birthday wishes and prayers for a year ahead that is overflowing with the sweetest of blessings! My life has been forever altered by your contagious love for Jesus. = ) I praise Him for the gift of YOU!

    Much love,

  46. 396
    Jill says:

    Happy Birthday!

  47. 397
    Jodi says:

    happy happy birthday, Beth! what a beautiful tribute from both of your girls…speaks so highly of the woman & mother you are. best wishes for another wonderful year!

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    The Raders says:

    Okay..the first paragraph brought tears to my eyes. I'm sure it brings your mom great joy in hearing how much her girls love her.

    The second paragraph cracked me up! Melissa, you're great! I, too, am the 2nd daughter. They always beat us to the punch.

    And, I'm a few days late but, Beth, I sure hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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    Cindy- My Life HIS Story says:

    I am so sorry for this very belated wish. As I said in my memory verse post, I spent all last week at youth camp with an awesome group of kids, chaperones, and my favorite youth minister – my husband. Late nights, early mornings. No blog time. πŸ™

    As I said in my memory verse post, I do so hope you read this, Beth. I thought of you so often last week. Your influence is so very far-reaching. My teaching is so much deeper and richer because of what you have taught me. My group that I led last week were much better off because of it!!!

    God bless you as you celebrate another birthday…another year of being used by the Lord.
    I love you with the sincerest of hearts.

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    Anonymous says:

    Happy late b-day Beth!
    And Melissa your comments spoke to more hearts than you realize!

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