Big Simulcast Giveaways and One Little Question!

Hey, You Darling Things! I hope you are so blessed in the presence of the living Lord Jesus Christ this fine day. We have missed you while we’ve been gone and, boy oh boy, have we EVER hit the ground running! It’s simulcast time and, because of God’s graciousness through YOU and our wonderful Siesta Scholarship fund, we have some great giveaways. We are going to do our regular 10-ticket giveaway for the on-site location in Green Bay but we at LPM would also love to support the Houston and surrounding area simulcast sites.

Look several paragraphs below and see if any of these locations work for you and, if so, NOTE WHO TO CONTACT next to it. You are only contacting us directly at LPM if you need a scholarship to the on-site location in Green Bay. Otherwise you are contacting the church itself then their folks are getting the numbers to us and we’re covering those costs.

Some of you have asked a very good question: why are ticket prices different from location to location? The churches pay a flat fee to CCN, the simulcast company, then they charge what they must to cover their costs. Some churches simply have bigger women’s ministry budgets and can charge much less but, I assure you, all those locations are doing what they can to keep the costs as low as possible. Many of them just don’t have an extra dime in these hard financial times.

By the way, I can’t remember ever explaining ticket sales and maybe this is the perfect time: I would give anything if ministry opportunities like these didn’t cost a single cent but, unfortunately, they are very expensive. You cannot imagine all the equipment and personnel involved. This you can know, however. Your Siesta Mama is not putting one penny in her little pocket from any speaking engagement. I donate all speaking honorariums to the work of ministry whether here or elsewhere. When our numbers began growing so unexpectedly and (for this season) we could no longer get our groups in church auditoriums, we deliberated very hard over whether to offer big events like LPL for free or ticket them. We made the difficult choice to have them ticketed because, otherwise, I (or someone else on the team) would be stuck with having to ask for money numerous times at the event in order to cover the costs. You’ll find it both ways out there in the event world.

It’s just two different philosophies and neither of them are perfect but I simply felt more comfortable ticketing up front. I don’t like the choices any better than you do but they are a fact of life. A sense of God’s approval or disapproval is what I’ve sought over matters as murky as these and I am certain that this has been His way for us to operate for now. He knows our hearts and our ministry desires and that we would do anything we possible could to get a person in the door who really wants to be there.

NOW, for the ticket giveaways!!

10 Tickets available for the ON SITE location in GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN. Call Susan or Kimberly at Living Proof Ministries at 1-888-700-1999.

10 Tickets available for Memorial Baptist Church in Pasadena, Texas. (6901 Fairmont Parkway, 77505) – Call the church directly at 281-998-9051 and tell them you desire one of the Living Proof scholarships. Your contact name is Steve if you happen to get someone who is unfamiliar with what you’re talking about.

10 Tickets available for Kingwood United Methodist Church in Humble, Texas. (1799 Woodland Hills Drive, 77339) – Call the church directly at 281-358-2137. Right now I don’t have a contact name for this one but simply tell them you need to speak with someone about this weekend’s simulcast. They’ll put you in touch with the right person. Then tell that person that you’d like to claim a Living Proof scholarship if one is still available.

10 Tickets available for Crosby Church of AFOB in Crosby, Texas. (5725 Highway 90, 77532) – Call the church directly at 281-328-1310 and tell them you desire one of the Living Proof Scholarships. Your contact name is Tiffany.

20 Tickets available at Houston’s First Baptist Church (it’s my home church, Siestas! I’m compelled to give a double portion!). (7401 Katy Freeway, 77024) Call 713-681-8000 and ask for the women’s ministry office then tell them you desire one of the Living Proof Scholarships. (By the way, many of our LPM staff members will be there at the event this weekend including our own Siesta blog master, my dearest Amanda.)

We’re so pumped! We hope so much these giveaways are big blessings to you!

OK, now for the question, my beloved Siestas!! This question is directed to ANYONE ATTENDING THE LPL SIMULCAST THIS WEEKEND regardless of location. Since most of our audience will not be on site where we can see faces and perceive conditions of lives and hearts, I could use your help imagining who’s on the other side of that camera. Would you mind giving me the following 3 pieces of information in a comment?

Your age? (Even the decade is great)

Single or married?

What is the biggest issue in your life right now? Please, please, please answer in only a few brief sentences so I can read each one of them.

So that I can readily distinguish your answers from the rest of the comments, would you please start your comment with the word “Attending”? That would really help. You can’t imagine how your answers will add to my preparation of heart, soul, and message.

We so desire to serve you, Siestas. We want so much to honor God here at Living Proof Ministries. May He be highly exalted and may He show Himself mighty to you this day.

I surely do love you.

PS. I just found this comment from Tracy, one of our Siestas, and I felt like it needed to be posted here so those of you in their area would more likely see it. Thank you so much, FBC Jacksonville, NC!!

Tracy L. wrote:

Our church is offering 10 scholarship tickets too.

First Baptist Jacksonville, NC
1925 Gum Branch Road
Jacksonville, NC

Call and ask for Juanita and tell her you are interested in a scholarship ticket for this weekend.

Tracy L.
Richlands, NC


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  1. 1
    snowbyrrd says:


    44 years old, married

    Going with a friend from work, her first time

    My biggest issue is doing God's will when it takes me out of my comfort zone.

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    38 years old


    My biggest issues are my husband's unemployment and my infertility. They go hand in hand–when he got laid off we had to stop seeking fertility help.

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:


    37, married
    balance in life with all the roles I fill…supportive wife, connected mom, helper at school, helper at church, available friend, and then try to get to bed at some point! Whew! Desiring family time in a busy world that is no longer little house on the prarie!

  4. 4
    Gayla says:

    Well. My dad died two years ago and his wife of 57 years (Mom) is on walker with breast cancer radiation complications, and I had to give up my home and move in with her while teaching 6 preps and 104 high school students, even though I am kind of sad about my own finances, love life or lack thereof, and crippling arthritis and lupus..????? Gosh, I got that out in only one sentence! Praise the LOrd for that! Love you… I can't narrow down to one thing because it's the combination that seems difficult! Hugs. I'm going to the simulcast in Moberly MO!!! Wooo Woooo

  5. 5
    Kaydee says:


    Married 7 years

    Fear and being consumed by it and dealing with my first pregnancy.

  6. 6
    Kaydee says:

    Oops! Attending!

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:


    46 years old

    Stressed with work right now

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    The biggest issue in my life right now is figuring out how to deal with a Christian friend who is more interested in telling me how to live my life, raise my kids, grow my marriage, etc when all the while her kids are much worse than mine.

  9. 9
    Jennifer says:


    36 years old


    Resting in His plan, purposes, provision, promises, and timing for the issues facing our family right now.

    I'm excited about the theme/Scripture for the weekend. I've been camped out in Psalm 37 for weeks! Isn't that just like God?

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:


    63 years old, married for 45 years.

    Our son passed away a year ago from a brain tumor–he was 41, has a lovely wife and 2 beautiful children (age 12 & 9).

    How in the world do we wrap our minds around this? I am finding myself questioning: what do I believe and WHY? What kind of being am I?? My pain seems to be so great that I sometimes think: why would God create me & then give me a choice in my destiny when our son suffered so much?

    I am praying for a renewal this weekend–I desperately need it!!

    I am praying for Beth & the worship team to minister and hear the Voice of God like never before.

  11. 11
    Fran says:


    58 years old, single (divorced)

    My biggest issue is wanting to finish out my teaching career (35 years and counting) with enthusiasm, confidence, creativity, patience, effectiveness, and wisdom!

    And to know that this is God's Will for me! I am in constant prayer.

    Gulf Shores, AL

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    Attending. Can't wait!!
    54, Very happily married!

    I'm constantly praying/asking God for contentment in this, my "mid-life" years when I feel so far away from my children and grandchildren, who live in other states. Most days I'm fine, other days I'm weepy about it.
    Want/need a more consistant prayer and study life.

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    Attending. Can't wait!!
    54, Very happily married!

    I'm constantly praying/asking God for contentment in this, my "mid-life" years when I feel so far away from my children and grandchildren, who live in other states. Most days I'm fine, other days I'm weepy about it.
    Want/need a more consistant prayer and study life.

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    65 years old

  15. 15
    Edna says:


    39-almost 40

    Biggest issue. . .the "almost 40" and not having children–trying to cling to the goodness and completeness of Christ when I'm sometimes so sad that my desire to be a wife and mom hasn't been given (and that the clock is running out on one).

  16. 16
    Anonymous says:


    39 1/2 years old

    Discovering God's call/purposes on/for my life amongst the many "good" choices we can make with our time, talents & treasure.

  17. 17
    Anonymous says:

    Attending: soon to be 41 in Florida; single; attending with one of my favorite girlfriends; biggest issue is discerning God's will for my life…how do I interpret my current restlessness into action and service in His kingdom

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:


    39 & 3/4 (saw someone else put 3/4 and it is true, Dec. 3rd is right around the corner)

    Single and SO SAD about it!

    Trying to find contentment with the state of my life, I just NEVER imagined not being married w/kids. Sometimes my heart is so broken I am paralyzed by the tide wave of depression that comes when the wound of singleness is opened once again.

  19. 19
    Anonymous says:


    Age: 31


    Biggest issues- raising my young children to be who God wants them be, and knowing for sure Gods will for my life- specifically regarding a job that I'm not sure I want to take.

  20. 20
    Anonymous says:


    45 years old


    My biggest issue right now is just being in a slump, rut, what ever you want to call it.

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    Communicating with my husband so that we take care of each other better.
    I can't wait!

  22. 22
    Judy says:

    60 years old, single
    I want to spend time with other women who love God and know that He loves them, too. I am searching for "what's next" in my spiritual journey. I want to be able to meet with my Father and be free to praise him in a way that I don't experience at my home church. I'm expecting God to annoint you with His Spirit. I know that He will use you as His mouthpiece just like He did in New Orleans. God's richest blessings on you!

  23. 23
    Anonymous says:


    Age 60


    God's perfect will for my life and family. Trusting God to give my adult children wisdom in their decisions.

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    45 YEARS OLD

  25. 25
    Faith says:

    Faith 38, married, The biggest issue in my life that after 7 years of married and a lot of medical help, my husband and I are unable to have children. We are praying for God's guidance.

    I cannot wait for this weekend. I know that it will truly be a blessing.

  26. 26
    Keli Cartwright says:


    28 years old, married with one kiddo.

    My biggest issue would be trying to raise our daughter to follow Christ in such an unGodly world. Sometimes my husband and I feel like it's even a battle against our family. My little sis and I are going together this weekend and this is her first time to ever do anything like this! We are really excited!

  27. 27
    helenw13 says:

    Attending in Portland, Oregon

    45 year old and married

    My biggest issue right now is a wayward child a month shy of 20 years old. You name it we have been through it drugs, stealing, depression,the deception that she is a lesbian.

    I can't wait to receive a word from the Lord…He is my supreme refuge and comfort.

  28. 28
    Kendall says:


    23 years old


    God has brought a tremendous amount of freedom to the bondage I once experienced as I struggled with an eating disorder in college. All glory to His name!
    However, I still feel held captive by a few small things in regards to food that I am longing to be free of. I want to live by the power of His spirit.

  29. 29
    Anonymous says:


    Age: 33

    My biggest issue is my desperate need for spiritual revival. I am at a spiritual low point. Since having my first child 14 months ago, and especially after returning to work, I have not spent enough time praying or studying the Word. I am now feeling the painful effects of my neglect. I am the furthest I have ever been from God in my Christian life at the time when I need to be the most godly because I am now responsible for raising my son in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. My attitude toward my husband is anything but godly.

    Praying for revival.

  30. 30
    Nikole says:




    truly knowing when God is speaking to me and understanding his will for my life ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. 31
    the Curriers says:


    Age 34


    Adjusting to a recent move from NH to Va where God called us to be missionaries with Child Evangelism Fellowship. Wanting more than anything to help our 6 precious kids adjust and know that God has something very special and personal for each one of them. (The older ones especially are so homesick.)
    Learning to slow down and LISTEN to God, knowing that HE is all I need.

  32. 32
    Holly says:

    Attending ~

    34 years old (since Monday!!)

    ~living a life that honors the Lord in all I do… homeschooling mom, wife, sister, friend, etc., etc,. etc.!

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    Attending from VA:

    51 years old, married, going alone as my Beth Moore Bible Study "Siesta" and Sister in Christ is out of town.

    No issues, just enjoying the Word of God in Beth Moore Style! You have us digging in the Word like a dog after a bone! I never fail to learn something new. I love it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  34. 34
    Susan says:

    43 years old, married 20 years!
    Biggest issue would be balance between ministry at home and ministry for my local church. Blessed by both and honored to serve such an amazing God!!
    Looking forward to getting a "Word" this weekend!!

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    Attending the simulcast
    We just followed what we thought is God's leading to move our family and are struggling financially. I know in my heart that this was His calling on our life but I keep waiting for Him to take care of us. I know families are struggling more than us, but, worrying every day about how we're going to pay our bills is keeping us on our knees constantly.

  36. 36
    Chris, Arica, Calli Grace and Hudson says:

    33 years old

    Biggest issue: Trying to really do all things to His glory as I parent my 2 young children and trying to minister effectively as the wife of a youth pastor.
    Arica, TX

    P.S. I could shout with joy at how excited I am about tomorrow!

  37. 37
    Anonymous says:

    26, single, going with my mom!

    My biggest issues is seeing trials as joy – an opportunity to know God more.

  38. 38
    Melissa says:


    34 years old, married.

    My biggest issue right now is trying to get connected to sisters in Christ! I have had 3 babies in the past two years, and have moved across the county twice in the same ammount of time. My head is still spinning from all of the packing/unpacking I have been doing, while breastfeeding twins and trying to discipline a two year old. I have no idea how to find time to put on make up and fix my hair, let alone make new friends in an unfamiliar city. I might have just lost my mind during one of the moves. ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. 39
    ceffie in WV says:

    not attending but wishing I were, on vacation with family
    57 retired in 2007 but haven't gotten to experience it yet

    hearts desire
    to not feel guilty about wanting to have time for me and building my relationship with Jesus and his word.
    retired 3 months later mother got ill, took on watching 4 grandchildren have less time now than when working
    Love you Beth and know you are a prayer warrior, please pray a prayer for me
    claiming the word he didn't create me with a spirit of fear but of love, power and a SOUND MIND

    Ceffie in WV

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    Attending simulcast:
    62 years old
    Biggest issue: Praying every day that God will reproduce His character in me!

  41. 41
    Kristen with a "K" at the beginning and a "tEn" at the end! says:


    Age 30, married

    My biggest life issue presently is learning how to balance my home, husband, and daughter, and make time with God a priority in the midst of responsibilities.

  42. 42
    Anonymous says:


    41 years old

    Married for 20 years

    My biggest issue is my walk with God…I feel like such a failure and have lost my joy and passion.

  43. 43
    Seeking Him says:


    36, divorced single mom

    Biggest issue – sensing that God is distant and the insecurity and doubt that goes with that.

    Praying for you Beth.

  44. 44
    Anonymous says:


    32 years old; married; The biggest issue in my life right now is depression. Sometimes I feel guilty for being depressed when I know I have so much to be thankful for, yet depression isn't something you can always control.

  45. 45
    johandav says:


    49 yrs old


    anxiety over God's provision for my family – husband took large paycut in recession. Always have struggled with fear of loss and lack.

  46. 46
    Anonymous says:




    Why do I go back to that stronghold that I thought was gone and conquered and I had the victory and fail AGAIN? I am such a disappointment to myself and God.

  47. 47
    Anonymous says:

    32 years old, married with kids.

    financial stress. believing that
    God is bigger than economy.

  48. 48
    Little Millie says:


    I have 2 issues. 1. I want to be a good mother to my wonderful children who are leaving the nest. One has already finished college and the other is a senior. They are both far away and I miss them very much. 2. I want to learn to live a stress free life by learning to take my stress to Christ and replace it with his peace.

  49. 49
    CarlaJ says:

    41, married, attending with 3 of my "sisters" from church. My biggest concern is raising 2 boys to be godly men in an ungodly world.

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    4 children (17,11,6,1)

    My biggest issue right now is: my husband has a sexual addiction that he has had for about 30 yrs and has been trying desperately for the last 3 yrs. to overcome. No success. Our marriage is a shambles, I feel so alone when I am with him. But—God has satisfied my soul and has drawn me so close to Him in these past few years. Now, I am called to healing prayer ministry. Can I do that when my own life has so many areas that need healing???
    God bless you, Beth.

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