Oh the Products

OK, I don’t have ten seconds to be on here today. I mean it. Not ten seconds. I’ve got to write all my intros and outros for the Breaking Free taping so don’t even think about tempting me to linger. But what I saw on television this morning while watching my usual half hour of Good Morning America and putting on my mascara should not go without comment. Did you know that you can now purchase shoes that automatically work out your gluteus maximus when you walk? And that’s not all! You can now buy Splenda with a gram of fiber in it.

I’m just saying.


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  1. 101
    Anonymous says:

    I would encourage some to try Stevia as a sugar substitute. It is an all natural substitute and there are several brands available. Stevia is derived from a plant and is naturally high in fiber. I fact I have read that four packets can contain as much fiber as a bowl of oatmeal. I love it in green tea and yes, I put it on my oatmeal.

  2. 102
    hisfivefooter says:

    Are you just saying that all of us siestas have a “regular” problem not to mention a large posterior? Hello, after the last story I told you about my XXL sticker advertising the fact, the least you could have done was not mention any antidotes to the problem! LOL! I’m just saying.

  3. 103
    Shellie Paparazzo says:

    I need those shoes! I clearly cannot work my gluteous maximus enough. If you could see it you’d know what I mean. I hope you wouldn’t say “you’re right. You seriously need to work your gluteus maximus.” I might have to hurt you even though I know it’s true. So you don’t need to say it! None of the workouts I have done have really helped much. So where can I get those shoes. The thought that I could actually work them while doing housework! Surely they’d become a more acceptable size then.

  4. 104
    elaine @ peace for the journey says:

    This has absolutely nothing to do with “products” and everything to do with God working in my heart tonight. I’m off to bed, but just needed a word tonight from God. I clicked on James and Betty’s website to see this week’s webcast “Loving Difficult People (part two)”…agape love.

    I’ve heard it before and remember the teaching from “Living Beyond Yourself”, but somehow, at the close of what has been a very taxing week on my emotions, this was the word I was desperately seeking.

    Thank you, Beth, for the timeless teachings you present through the power of God’s Word and active Spirit living within you. I’ll be thinking of you and all those gathered in the coming week for the taping. As always,

    peace for the journey~elaine

  5. 105
    Profbaugh says:

    Hope the intros and outros went well!!

    Really? Spenda with fiber? Do you have to put the box in your coffee/tea to get the fiber?

    And my gluteus maximus is still hurting from the workout it got during gentle yoga (which is by the way NOT gentle at all).


  6. 106
    Anonymous says:

    Beth, I pulled up your blog tonight and signed off, feeling a bit out of sorts but excited you will be in New Orleans filming the updated Breaking Free.It is a privilege to pray for your ministry there. I traveled from Austin each week for the preview series in Houston and the series is “dynamite”. Thank you! I’m now 59 and after a life time of “opportunities” for healing, the latest challenge in my life seems so “stupid” I thought the dark night of my soul over the past 11 years was beginning to transform into God’s light- what in the world???? I’m now facing financial struggles that just should not be in my life and frankly I’m fussing at God about this latest lesson. I’ve survived some of life’s greatest hurts and the fact Satan is now trying to bring up one more opportunity to defeat me is so irritating to say the least- so take my house, my jewerly, my china, my crystal, etc.- so what???- these are not important compared to my children’s lives and the generational issues which have been addressed and healed- Anyway, thanks for this chance to write and get this off my chest- please do not publish my comments unless you sense they are of value- I just needed a voice tonight- I do pray for your ministry in New Orleans and your on going ministry of freedom in our Lord- thank you and God’s great love over your life and those you love,A friend in Christ

  7. 107
    Diana says:

    God Bless you! I just know that checking your blog will do wonders for my well being in so many senses of the way! This post really made me smile! Thank you for taking that 10 seconds that you didn’t have to brighten up so many days! I just love you to pieces!

  8. 108
    Angie says:

    So wait. Do you apply your mascara for a half hour?! That. Is. Awesome.

  9. 109
    *~*Pilgrim*~* a.k.a. Jesla says:

    I envision a future where my house and car run themselves, my body stays regular, dinner cooks itself, and all I have to do is lay in bed and sleep all day while magically losing weight. ITS COMING, you know it is ladies!!

    So where do I get these magical shoes? MUST HAVE!!!

  10. 110
    *~*Pilgrim*~* a.k.a. Jesla says:

    I just did some research on those shoes. Anyone want to donate me about a zillion dollars so I can afford a pair? They sound really cool!
    Who would ever guess that my “buttock muscle activity” NEEDED increasin by 9% anyway? No one TELLS you these things in every day conversation!

  11. 111
    Kerin says:

    My friend bought those shoes – it takes time to learn how to “walk” in them and they aren’t that pretty on the eyes. I’m not sure about the splenda – will have to try it. I’m missing Beth in my studies – I am studying the Women of the Bibleby Spangler and Syswerda. It would be great if you could do a study like that!

  12. 112
    fallingleaves says:

    thanks for the 10 seconds.

  13. 113
    Honea Household says:

    I have heard of those shoes. I’ve also heard of ones that work your core. There was a girl at our health club that had them. They are almost $400, though! For tennis shoes! Gosh, you can buy a really nice purse for that!

    And I actually have the Splenda with fiber in my little dish for my tea! It’s great! πŸ™‚ A little extra fiber is good for you…

  14. 114
    Cindy says:

    Personally, I am waiting on something that can automatically take off, years, pounds, whatever your problem. Like, “Face in a Box” or “Airbrushing in a Box”. We can dream.

  15. 115
    Shirley says:

    Not sure which shoes y'all are talking about but I have just purchased my 2nd pair of Earth shoes (first pair from Zappos.com and 2nd ones on sale at OnlineShoes.com)that have negative heels which make you have better posture and work out your legs as you walk. I can definitely tell the difference. Be sure to break them in gradually. They have sandals, regular shoes & "tennis" shoes – just be sure to get the Kalso Lite negative heels. They are a little pricey but extremely well made. When you've had foot surgery and cannot get your foot in anything else, you're thankful to find something that works, looks decent and helps. Negative on the Splenda – not good for you.

  16. 116
    Tiffany says:

    Tushi toning shoes! Well all be! Maybe we can get a few dozen pairs of those for our mommy meet up at the park. Our leisurely stroll with the tots can turn into an acutal work out! The junk in our trunks will have a whole other meaning if they don’t work! You are a hoot, Beth! Thanks for taking just less than 10 seconds to share your favorite tid bit for the weekend! πŸ™‚

  17. 117
    jen says:

    Woot for the glutes and woot for the fiber! Haha, perhaps if more of us had fine behinds and regular days we’d be a happier bunch, Amen? πŸ™‚

  18. 118
    Kristib says:

    Praying for you! Thanks for the product update! I am still waiting on the magic “lose 20 pounds in 10 days” pill with no side effects and you don’t have to exercise!

    Much love!
    Kristi B.

  19. 119
    Missy says:

    Glad to know someone else tunes in to morning “news” shows while doing their makeup. I tend to go for the Today show, but it’s all the same. You never know what helpful tidbit (or not so helpful) you’re going to get!

  20. 120
    jeanbi1 says:

    I am trying to get a ticket for the New Orleans conference! Does anyone out there have an extra one that they need to get rid of?

  21. 121
    trainedbyhorses says:

    This has NOTHING at all to do with Splenda…but I am SOOOOOO excited to be going to New Orleans for the BF taping this week I can hardly stand myself! I will be resting my gluteals in a nice airplane seat as I fly from California to New Orleans and get to be a part of this…I am SOOOOO excited!!!!!!! And did I say I am soooo excited!!!!!

    Sorry…couldn’t resist!!!!!

  22. 122
    Emmab says:

    Are we talking Fit Flops?
    Are we allowed to say brand names?
    Hint for shoppers, if you buy the shiny type ones, they scratch between your toesies.
    If you buy the leather type ones, they dont.
    And they have some for Fall now….

  23. 123
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    You crack me up, Spiritual Mom Beth!:) What?? where in the world is my gluteous maximus?? I didn’t pay attention in biology:) Splenda with fiber? Now, I’ve heard of everything:) Oh, you might be blessed to know that I was shopping for shoes and found a pair of PINK, fluffy house slippers with PINK bows for $10. My own “pinks”!:) All the siestas should get them; then we could have a Siesta Fiesta with all the siestas stylin’ their “pinks”:) Just a thought…:) Praying for you while you are taping, Spiritual Mom Beth:)

    Love in CHRIST,

    Galatians 5:1 NASB
    “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.”

  24. 124
    Anonymous says:

    I’ll be praying for you while in New Orleans.
    God Bless You!

    a siesta from Central Texas

  25. 125
    Jen says:

    I need to know more about these shoes, please!! Help a sister out! πŸ™‚

  26. 126
    Teach On Purpose says:

    Girl! You are just too cute!

  27. 127
    Casey says:

    oh how I would love to sit down at a starbucks with you and fuel up go shopping. You are a hoot!

  28. 128
    Anonymous says:

    Here in AL, we have a couple of guys that do a radio show, The Rick and Bubba Show. You may or may not have heard of them. A show full of God-fearing folks.

    Anyway, this morning a fellow called in and sang accolades of Travis Cottrell. Told everyone on the radio that his songs were available on iTunes!!

  29. 129
    Bev Brandon says:

    ROTFL…need to get up to go find the shoes and the splenda…

  30. 130
    Abby says:

    splenda with fiber, and hiney-shoes. want HE more praise? that is best thing i’ve heard since pumpkin spice lattes came back, and i got to witness jenny hope at siesta fiesta say…

    “and when i get mad at [my husband] i say, ‘do you see that pencil in the trash can’ …” gives me side pains e.v.e.r.y time.

  31. 131
    AmandaBreeden says:

    OH help me, rhonda. I just found your blog and I think I may lose sleep for the next year catching up on old posts! Beth, I have missed you! I did about four studies in a row, between this church and that one, and then started working and couldn’t prticipate, and yada yada yada. I have been in a real rough spot lately, knowing I am wondering around as far away from the lord as I have ever been, knowing I needed to FIX IT, but refusing. Then, the back page of Homelife had the ad for Esther, and God whopped me upside the head with it. There is no reason I cannot climb out of this rut, get off my butt and FIX IT! No one is currently leading a study at my church, FBC, HOBBS, NM, so I called my pastor and said “I wanna do that! I need to do that!” He said “Please do!!” So in January, we will begin Esther. I am not the leader, the teacher, the nuthin- I am the facilitator in that I will know where the DVD’s and remote controls are. Aside from that, I am drinking it up along with everyone else. I’ll probably puke the first time I greet the room full of ladies, hope they forgive me, but I am SOOOOOOO excited!! I cannot wait to get started. I am so glad God hit me over the head with that magazine!

  32. 132
    Kim Safina says:

    The Journey Continues ~

    You are such a delight!

    Dave and I just returned from our "26th" wedding anniversary celebrating in San Francisco. On the way home, we stopped off and got "me" Starbucks ~ pumpkin spice latte, 1 1/2 pumps w/ non-fat milk and whip. We got "us" a workout thingy that I can wear my shoes & will help my gluteus maximus look superb! LOL

    Cracking Up in California!
    With "Heaven bound" blessings,
    go study!

  33. 133
    Speaking Thru Me Ministries says:

    got to get me some for my bunns!!!! oh yeah baby!!!

  34. 134
    Kelley Hall says:

    Beth, our group of PWC (Plymouth Wesleyan Church) Ladies are finishing "Stepping Up" & will be completed a couple weeks before Christmas…we are thinking about starting Esther after the New Year & wanted to know how long of a study it is…we need one of your delightful studies that will last for approx. 6 months (until our summer break)

    Thanks : )

  35. 135
    Sarah says:

    Hey where can I get a pair??????????? That’s super funny, only in America. Praying for you lots during the taping of Breaking Free. Keep your head up.
    Love ya
    Sarah – Prayer Warrior

  36. 136
    Anonymous says:


    This is a little off topic but still very much product related, not as exiciting as Shoes and Glutes and Splenda Fibre..but important none the less.

    I was wondering if you could assist me in finiding a really well illustrated and very well written (corresponds to the truth of God’s word) Children’s Bible for a young girl around 8 who likes girl things and also likes adventure and action. Also one a parent would enjoy and learn from as well. I know I am not asking alot, am I?? πŸ˜‰

    Would you be able to assist me with such a request or at least point me in the right direction.

    Thank you so much for your input and help. IT is greatly appreciated. Lord Bless you all in abundance!

  37. 137
    Joy Ò˜º says:

    Speaking of which, I’m just curious Beth, how you stay so TINY. Do you exercise and eat right, or do you suck it in all day long? πŸ™‚ Seriously, is it good genes (jeans) I crack myself up.
    You know how women are-
    Just curious!…

  38. 138
    Jessie says:

    I know it is so funny!!

    I think that if we stick to the old fashion ways exercise and eat foods with fiber we would be healthier!


  39. 139
    Miranda says:

    I was preparing for my first speaking engagement in front of 200 women at a Christian Women’s retreat this weekend and decided to look at what was written on this day.

    You should know how much I cracked up to read this instead of something really profound!! HA!!! PERFECT!!

    Too, I missed the stories comments…. LOL. I mean, I seem to miss all the fun days. Poop. *wink*wink*

    Love ya ma’am!!

  40. 140
    TraciG says:

    Hey girls–

    I’ve been fighting with my heel since June. Yesterday my podiatrist prescribed a pair of shoes that he called “rockers”. I went to the store to find them, expecting just a pair of shoes with more of an arch for support… When I heard the sales lady who owns 4 pair tell another lady that she “hasn’t lost any pounds, but about 4 inches” I said to myself SOLD!!! I walked to the end of the mall and my calves were already burning…. and if they heal my heel… all the better!!! LOL. One caveat… they’re not very cute…

  41. 141
    Anonymous says:

    You make me laugh so hard sometimes. Thank you so much for that! I enjoy your sense of humor and your sense of seriousness(if there is such a thing). I am so glad that you do what you do bec. I have learned so much about God through studying the Bible with you and my relationship with Him has gone to such deep levels. Keep up the good work! Please know I am praying for you and your staff.

  42. 142
    Dana says:

    Sign me up. For both.

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