My Daddy’s Work

Hey, Siestas! How are my favorite bloggers doing?? I don’t get to really tarry right now on the blog because I am officially one month out from my Esther manuscript coming due (you won’t waste a prayer on me) and I’ll need every second of it. When I sign a contract, my schedule is nothing but a well planned theory. It never takes into account that sometimes over the course of a project Dad’s die, daughters get married, bodies get viruses, ministries need running (I praise You for the privilege, Lord!), husbands need tending, Christmas needs celebrating, dogs get cancer and might, if it’s a hard year, even need burying. Deep sigh. Anyway, you’ve heard enough about that so I’m not going to go there with you again. Just wanted you to know why some of my times on here have to be briefer right now. I always forget to take life into account when I plan my work schedule. Then again, I wouldn’t be much of a servant to you if I weren’t living life right along with you.

I just had to hop on and tell you something I thought was kinda fun. Yesterday Amanda stopped by the ministry with Jackson. He’s almost two and a half now and at the cutest age imaginable. I’d met AJ out in the parking lot because I love to surprise the boy by popping up at the window next to his car seat. He’s always so glad to see Bibby and makes such a big deal out of it. Man, I’m so drunk on the little guy I can hardly stand it. Anyway, after the half hour it took me to unlatch him from that gosh-awful carseat, we brought him in and he immediately owned the place. Of course he did. He gets to. What I found so delightfully endearing was that, no matter where he went (and he went practically everywhere in the building), he patted things in that particular office and confidently, possessively chirped, “Daddy’s work!” Mind you, Curtis has one office just like the rest of us and it is down on the first floor but to his son who thinks he is the END ALL, the whole building was Daddy’s work. Even Sabrina’s office was Daddy’s work and she directs the whole shebang.

I loved it. So did she.

I just wanted to remind you today that no matter where you go, you can freely pat everything in the room or everything in sight, for crying out loud, every single thing on God’s green earth, and say, “Daddy’s work.” Go right ahead. Be confident. Act possessive for His Name’s sake. Sound a little sassy when you say it because it’s the truth beneath all truths. It’s all Daddy’s work. He owns the place. For “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” Psalm 24:1. He not only owns the cattle on a thousand hills. He owns the thousand hills under the tails of the cattle.

“This is what the Lord says: ‘Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool.'” (Is. 66:1) If it’s on Planet Earth, Darling Thing, it’s under His feet. Don’t sweat it so much. It’s Daddy’s work.



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  1. 1
    Amy Storms says:

    Oh, that’s precious. What a great lesson–thanks!

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    Mary says:

    What a cute but great reminder! Jackson the little prophet. Thanks for taking the time to write!

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    Honea Household says:

    My kids love to go up to their Daddy’s work. They love it! And thanks for the thought of the earth we live in being our Heavenly Father’s work.

    Beautiful thought. I love it.

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    Nichole's mom says:

    Sweet Sister, I know how hard it still is on you. I still get wistful over the best dog in the worlds passing and that was in 1985! When you really love something it’s a forever deal! I am so glad that it truly is our Daddy’s work, cause I couldn’t do it on my own. I love you so much you couldn’t stand it!


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    Anonymous says:


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    Michelle V says:

    Awww! Sweet little Jackson! And I love the thought that it’s all Daddy’s work!!! Praise Him!


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    Brenda says:

    How cute is that?!! And how nice to have his daddy in the office so you can see the little darlin’ everytime he visits. Oh these grandbabies, they are the BEST.
    Love you Beth

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    Rose says:

    NOW that’s a great illustration, God has also taught me so much from my 4 year old. . .

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    Ashley says:


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    Kelli says:

    Wow don’t we all need a reminder at times of our daddy’s work! I love children and their sweet ways of saying things!

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    georgia tarheel says:

    How wonderful a lesson! Thank you!

    I am glad all things are my Daddy’s work because I certainly can rest easy knowing He is in charge… Just as I did growing up and trusting in my dad’s ability to take care of everything.

    Prayers for you and Esther!

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    Michele says:

    Ain’t it the Truth! Preach it, Jackson!!!

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    Anonymous says:

    For crying out loud, HOW do you know what to say and at just the right time? Well, I know how…
    I so needed to be reminded YET AGAIN of this awesome truth. Thanks!

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    Kelly says:

    What a beautiful thought- and I am tearing up at the tenderness of your love for that little guy. I am so moved, thinking about all you have endured this year. I am so sorry for the hard times you have faced, and I am honored to pray for you.

    Just today as I was straightening my bokshelves, I pored ovre notes I had written in the margins of your studies I’ve done over the years, and remembering where I was spiritually for each study. I’m so grateful for the blessing of your ministry and your heart, as you go about doing “Daddy’s business”.

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    Tabby/ Tabitha says:

    AMEN, AMEN, AMEN!!! I needed that token today to remind me that, this house is Daddy’s work… I know it , I KNOW it, but I love the way I can think of myself as a toddler saying that to my Realtor- God Bless her.-

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    Mary Watkins says:

    Dear Beth,
    What a sweet lesson. Thanks for popping in.

    Count on my prayers, dear one, as the Esther manuscript comes due.

    Wow, the time has passed so quickly. It seems just a short time ago that I was in Birmingham listening to a very proud grand mother tell of the arrival of her first grand child, precious baby Jackson.

    Your little guy is growing up. The last photos Amanda shared of him were so cute. The ice cream bar started to melt and he was not a happy camper. He is a doll.

    I tell my boys, “I didn’t know who I was missing until God sent you into my life.” God is so good. His lovingkindness never ends.


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    Melinda says:

    Thanks for that perspective…it does kind of some it all up, doesn’t it?

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    Sharon Brumfield says:

    I am so glad for that reminder….and glad that He is in control of it all.
    That gives me the ability to use that sound mind He gave me.
    I enjoyed the filming this weekend…it was my first time in DWF…so we had fun. Thanks for all the good stuff to chew on…thanks for being our servant.
    It was nice meeting your man…but unlike the comment made by the young woman there saying we would do good with Keith as our teacher……We will be glad just to stick with what we have…WE NEED YOU!
    Beside I think Keith would get tired of all us females after awhile. 😉
    Have fun finishing up Esther…can’t wait. It has been one of my favorite stories in the Bible since I was a little girl.
    And God has given you the cutest little reminder of your study.

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    "Grammy" Sue B says:

    Oh…What a thought your words brought to mind. We’ve heard of “Bring-Your-Child-To-Work Day”. How about BRING-YOUR-LORD-TO-WORK DAY, and dedicate e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g you touch (including people’s lives!!!) to the Lord. Oh what a difference the world would be if we consistently did that!
    Have a blessed day, Beth!!!
    Your Friend in Arkansas….Sue

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    Cathy Davis says:


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    Deidre says:

    I loved this! Me and my kiddos (6 and 2) read Psalm 24 before our Special K breakfast this morning, so it is fresh on my mind. My oldest said to my youngest, “You are the Lord’s and NEVER forget it!” I had me a spell.

    Love you, Beth. I’m praying for you this weekend and a tad upset I can’t use the FOUR tickets I have sitting in front of me. I can’t make it now and I’m fighting the urge to be really upset about it. My kids need me because my husband now has youth camp to go to which in our house is DADDY’S WORK so we’re not about to mess with that. I wish I could bless someone with these tickets!! Any takers???

    Have a wonderful weekend! I’m praying…..

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    Jo says:

    Wonderful! Wonderful!

    I love picture stories. I have one too. Yesterday, I was talking to my daughter who was frusterated with her 1 yr old son. She was cleaning and he was taking everything out of the trash and throwing it down. I told her that was the Lord speaking there. HE has cleaned us up and we take the trash out to see. I reminded her out sins are in the sea forever stop take it out. 🙂


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    Rebecca says:

    Living in Colorado, I see the mountains everyday. I am reminded that my Heavenly Father made those great majestic rocks. I can see Him setting on the very tip top of them with His feet hanging over them looking down at us and all He created. How beautiful the earth is, I can’t wait to see Heaven.

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    His princess says:

    I love that analogy. It really paints a picture. I had a daddy that showed me everything but what it means to be a loving fatehr, and I had a hard time relating, not to Jesus, not to the Holy Spirit, but to God the Father. It was in your study God’s dwelling place that I learned what it means for God to be my Daddy. Thanks for the reminder.

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    MITZI says:

    Thanks so much for your special word today. I’ve been feeling a little frazzled (besides the heat)and your encouragement reminded me to let go and let God, Father of all things. Thanks Bethie.

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    valerie says:

    He is too cute!
    I love that you are such a fun grandma. How many grandmas out there get such a kick out of surprising the grandkids at their car door? Jackson is blessed to have such an awsome Bibby.
    You are in my prayers. I can’t wait for the study of Esther.

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    bahead says:

    Beth, I just got back from Branson, Missouri and let me tell you, Daddy did soommmee work in that area. It is so beautiful. We went to see the brand new GRAND production called NOAH, The Musical. It was the most fantastic thing I have seen in a long time. It had God, The Father and His Son all over it and people are flocking to see it. Just thought I would mention a little of Daddy’s work!!!

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    Ashton says:

    Very cute, Beth…:)
    I want to share this! This morning I was listening to KHCB (if your from Houston). So I am sitting at my computer and I hear a 3 minute bible verse. And what verse was that!? Guess! Ha…Jude 1:24-25! and then to top it off a few minutes later there was song from Jude 1:24-25! What a kick!! And it being on Tuesday, no less! You are right on Beth with this study! WHOOHOO! Allison

    p.s I wonder who else heard this??

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    Anonymous says:

    Having a rough day… needed that reminder! Thanks for the perspective!

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    Holly says:

    To be learning under the leadership of a 2 1/2 year old–amazing how the young will teach the old. Yep, Jackson. You are right–your Daddy’s work is so important, especially since he is working for our Abba! Thank you Beth. I needed to know that today. Praying a mighty work through you this next few weeks. Daddy’s work, indeed!!

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    Rebecca says:

    i love you ! you always post what i need!

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    Taylor says:

    I. So. Needed. That.

    For goodness’ sake, life is busy. Thank you for that reminder.

    Love, Taylor

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    Angela says:

    My children are Daddy’s work. We are very aware of that these days. What a gift and a blessing to have children. We are honored to have the opportunity to raise His kids.

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    Laurie says:

    I love this! Yes, everything is “Daddy’s!”

    Beth, my new grandson’s name is Jackson, too! And I adore him to pieces!

    Thank you for your wonderful posts, no matter how brief or infrequent. We love to hear from you!

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    hokiegal23 says:

    what an image — thanks for sharing beth. its no suprise whose grandson he is, already speaking wise words of wisdom and encouragement!

    can’t wait to “see” you in atlanta this weekend. i’ll keep praying for the esther writing.

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    Marla Taviano says:

    This brought little tears to my eyes. LOVE the analogy. Thank you.

    And we just started Stepping Up last week with a new group of Bible study gals. I feel like you’ve just grabbed me by the cheeks and started speaking God’s truth right to me. I’m beside myself with what He’s gettin’ ready to do. Sigh.

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    Susan Murphy says:

    Praise the Lord! He’s so cute. Thank you Lord for reminding me don’t sweat the small stuff!

    Love to all my Blog Sisters!

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    Bling for the King says:

    We do have a wonderful Father that lets us walk around in his “office” too. Praying for you as you miss your babies…

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    mizbitz says:

    Out of the mouths of babes… 🙂

    God knew that I needed to hear that today… It’s His work!

    Anyway, I enjoy your site… and love to read your posts. Thanks for taking time out to write! I’ll be praying for you to finish up Esther.

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    Bethany says:

    I have NEVER, and I mean NEVER, loved a post more. I’m going to be patting everything I see, saying, “Daddy’s Work!” It just gives it all perspective. Love it. Thanks for sharing! Bethany

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    Anonymous says:

    AMEN!!!! sister Beth. I just love how God works. You don’t have to be old to teach about God. Way to go Jackson. Thanks for helping me to stop and reflect on “Daddy’s work”

    God Bless you all

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    Debbie says:

    This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears
    All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
    This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought
    Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
    His hand the wonders wrought.

    This is my Father’s world, the birds their carols raise,
    The morning light, the lily white, declare their Maker’s praise.
    This is my Father’s world: He shines in all that’s fair;
    In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
    He speaks to me everywhere.

    This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget
    That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
    This is my Father’s world: the battle is not done:
    Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
    And earth and Heav’n be one.

    This is my Father’s world, dreaming, I see His face.
    I ope my eyes, and in glad surprise cry, “The Lord is in this place.”
    This is my Father’s world, from the shining courts above,
    The Beloved One, His Only Son,
    Came—a pledge of deathless love.

    This is my Father’s world, should my heart be ever sad?
    The lord is King—let the heavens ring. God reigns—let the earth be glad.
    This is my Father’s world. Now closer to Heaven bound,
    For dear to God is the earth Christ trod.
    No place but is holy ground.

    This is my Father’s world. I walk a desert lone.
    In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known.
    This is my Father’s world, a wanderer I may roam
    Whate’er my lot, it matters not,
    My heart is still at home.
    Malt­bie D. Bab­cock, 1901

    Love and Blessings, Debbie in Tennessee

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    wendymom says:

    How precious, I love that analogy to our daily lives. It’s so true, how we forget and think it is actually in OUR control, but it’s all Daddy’s Work!! I love it. Thanks for the update on your life, I was beginning to wonder where you were?

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    Anonymous says:

    Dear Beth –

    Thank you for that wonderful reminder.

    Much love,
    Sharon, NC

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    Leslie Young says:

    Daddy’s work! I love it!

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    lori says:


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    ArmyReserveWife says:

    Beth-you have no idea how very much I needed to hear that Word straight from God-our oldest (20 yr old) has accused us of some unspeakable acts-all untrue, but we are going thru a HUGE trial right now. We just became partners with James and Betty and today in the mail James’ book on spiritual warfare came then I hop on the web and see your posting.

    It is still amazing to me that God loves me (and hubby)and cares about our daily lives to send us these blessings on a day we could use it.

    You are a huge blessing to me and I cannot wait for Esther!

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    Beth says:

    Oh I LOVE that!

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    connorcolesmom says:

    I love that!!
    All I have to do is look in the mirror and know Daddy’s work!

    Thank you LORD for mercy and grace!
    I am praying for you for this weekend!
    My mom and I will be there. This is her first women’s conference and she is so excited

    She started taking Bible Studies just this past year after I started leading some of your and other studies at my church
    Well she wanted to know who this Beth Moore person was and let me tell you she is on her 3rd study and loving them – hehe

    She called me tonight and asked about the dress code 🙂
    She asked if ladies her age wear capris to these things – LOL
    God love her she is EXCITED!
    Love ya

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    Anonymous says:

    It all is God work I thank him every day.Yep I will pat the trees & things all the flowres & things I can ,how can you not see all the great things & not beleve.GOD WOK IS OUTSTADING God bless love siesta in Christ Victoria NC

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