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. 101
    Anonymous says:


    31 years old

    My biggest issue is juggling time between 2 kids (3.5 years & 4 months) and my husband. Needless to say the man tends to get the leftovers which is not much at the end of the day.

  2. 102
    Anonymous says:

    Attending: Hillside Christian, Amarillo, Tx
    Issue: God has met all of my needs and then some since the loss of my husband 7 years ago, my daughter and I are very blessed, however, I fear I will be without a partner for the rest of my life and am having a hard time finding contentment in that fact.

  3. 103
    Elisabeth says:


    29 yr. old expecting first-time mom. My biggest issue is my desire for our little girl (whom we have yet to have the pleasure of meeting) to know the depth of her heavenly Father's love. Please pray with me over her Psalm 139:16-18. My prayers for my husband and I to be godly parents in spite of the challenges we will face seem to never cease.

  4. 104
    Mari says:


    43 years old, married.

    Biggest issue right now is difficulties in my marriage that husband will not even acknowledge are there.

  5. 105
    SML says:


    It's not all about me…I need to live as a blessed person every day!

    Attending in Raleigh NC this weekend!

  6. 106
    Sara says:


    I struggle with letting God be what I strive for, not "works"

  7. 107
    Carla says:


    49 married to a Baptist minister for 33 years. I am going with a sweet friend from the church we are currently ministering at.

    Mu biggest issue right now is I a, struggling with returning to my devoted and desired prayer time. I have let life and it's busyness choke it out to mere catch you on the run kind of prayers. Because of illness I don't arise to my early prayers as I did before. I want that powerful time back!

  8. 108
    Anonymous says:

    9 of us girls on our way to green bay right now! We're all married and in our 30's. We're all wrestling with the role of the Holy Spirit in an evangelical chuch.

  9. 109
    Coral says:


    50 and married

    contentment with God and allowing His presence to guide me when finances or life's disappointments seem to have stronger pull……..and being more authentic with God and others

  10. 110
    Karen says:


    42 years old


    Issue: need full-time employment for myself and jobs to come in for my self-employed hubby of 18 years.

  11. 111
    Anonymous says:

    55 yrs old , married, husband has just started new job but has Broncitis and needs to travel with job. Pray for health & finances. I'm so excited to be able to share with thousands of women and pray this weekend and spend time with you and the LPM crew. Blessings.

  12. 112
    Anonymous says:


    57 – divorced (25 yrs.)4 kids,7 grandkids

    Bringing my daughter and 3 daughter-in-laws. Am so excited!
    My issue is one daughter-in-law struggling with "outside" influences that affect her marriage. Am praying God will use Beth to speak a word to her. Am so fervently praying!

  13. 113
    Cindy in Ferndale says:

    Being the supportive Christian wife I can be. Learning when and when not to talk.
    thank you for explaining about the cost of these simulcast. I know it will help many, especially during these hard financial times.
    I am soooo excited about tonight's simulcast :o)
    love you!!!!!

  14. 114
    Anonymous says:


    44 years old, married – Raising teenage sons…helping them to be strong in their faith.

  15. 115
    Anonymous says:


    60 years old, married – going alone.

    Keeping God as the main focus in my life. To love unconditionally, and forgive just as the Lord forgives and shows me His mercy each and everyday.

  16. 116
    Cynda P says:

    married 50 year old
    now that the babies are gone, what's next?

  17. 117
    Anonymous says:



    Single (divorced/no children)

    Biggest issues:

    –Trying to balance taking care of my 85-year old mother (mostly alone) and taking an online class so I can earn a better living. Am totally overwhelmed at times.

    –Need peace about feelings I still have in my heart regarding my first boyfriend (we were very young – just girlfriend/boyfriend – no sexual intimacy). We both married others and divorced. We have known each other 35 years. He is a Christian but has not developed a deep relationship with the Lord. I have been celibate my entire life with the exception of when I was married. He has lived a very different lifestyle (and still is). We are strictly just friends but I have a deep abiding love for him. I do not want to feel this for him because I want to meet and marry the godly man the Lord has for me. I need this to be completely settled in my heart.

    God is so good to me and I love Him so much.

    I love Psalm 138:8 – The Lord will perfect (complete) all that concerns me; they mercy, O Lord, endures forever.

    And Proverbs 3:5-6 – I trust God with ALL of my heart – even the part that still loves this man.

    I have learned so much from your teachings and love and appreciate you.

  18. 118
    Anonymous says:


    married age 52

    My struggle is being pulled in many directions by family needs. Working to pay the bills, husband's job is auto related and very ify, paycut and layoff already happened. He is back now PTL. Precious grandchild being raised by my single daughter, 89 year old mom. I am just on empty. I make many, many errors in driving and on the job and I know they are stress induced. Not to mention my two children are both prodigal.

    I love you to pieces dear Beth.

  19. 119
    Anonymous says:

    Excited to be attending

    48 & Married

    Issue(s): Grown up problems…dealing with ailing parents and drug/alcohol addicted adult sons, one of them with a serious medical issue. Feel like I'm drowning in all of it and can't find God in all of it.

  20. 120
    Cindy says:

    ATTENDING in Madison, Alabama!

    I am 39 and married and I have 2 kids, ages 14 and 10.

    The things I am struggling with are bitterness and forgiveness and calmness. We just moved and we are searching for a church home – looking for God's guidance.

    Can't wait for tonight!

  21. 121
    Melissa S says:

    46 yrs old and single.

    Issue: is trying to find or see God again. Going thru some big hormone changes and it has messed with my moods and feelings.

  22. 122
    Anonymous says:

    Attending: 40, married, Believing God when it seems everything is blowing up right now.

  23. 123
    LiAnn says:

    Age 32


    I will try to be brief! I am attending this weekend’s conference to be surrounded by my sisters in Christ and equip myself with the tools that God plans to arm me with through you and LPM. My name is LiAnn Richardson. I am attending in Trinidad, Colorado at Fisher's Peak Community Church, with my mother, who has been out of the church most of her adult life. I asked her to come and she said yes. I see God’s glory in this because my mother is grieving the loss of my brother who was murdered just last week. Beth and my Christian sisters, please pray for me. Last year at this time I was diagnosed with cancer to which I underwent radiation and multiple surgeries. As I was recovering from my last surgery in February, my husband and 3 of my 4 children were on their way to church. Our church is over 50 miles away but they would not even make it 5 miles when my husband lost control of the car. My world was turned upside down at the news that my husband was going to one hospital, while my oldest son was on his way to another, my youngest son to yet another, and my 9 year old son, Christian, was pronounced dead. My family was scattered all over the state of Colorado and all needing intense medical care. God is good. We are all healing. It has been the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. Now, yet another tragedy has shaken our foundation. The news of my brother being burned to death in an intentional fire has left me with the need to beg God not only for comfort but strength and tools to still be a light for Him so that through this His glory is revealed. Just as your father’s death glorified God as you, Beth, used it to teach us about working out what God has worked in us during you Albuquerque visit 3 years ago. I will fast and pray that God’s Word is conveyed through you and received by the many women all over the country this weekend.

  24. 124
    Sarah says:


    25 years old

    Married (for 2 months as of yesterday!)

    My biggest issue being so focused on my purpose in the workplace. I get so bogged down with the paperwork, conferences, meetings, grading, coaching, and just the everyday pressures associated with my job (I'm a 3rd grade teacher and Varsity cheer coach!). I come home at the end of the day and wonder, did I even make a difference and SHOW God to anyone? I feel like I'm bombing big time. 🙁

    Can't wait to hear from you tonight!

  25. 125
    urlearningangel says:

    Age 47-Married, 5 sons, two live us, my parents live with us as well. Father with dementia, Mother-heart, physically and emotional heart need healing.

    My biggest challenge-dealing with teen age boys and parents. I also tutor and it seems like I spend my entire day helping others get where they need to be and I cannot remember where I was going!

    What was My Purpose for this time? Was it really this?

  26. 126
    DYoung says:

    Attending from Hosanna in Lakeville, MN.

    I am single, 22, and right now I just need to trust in God and give him all my worries. Recently lost a job so now I am on the crazy process of trying to find a new one in this economy. I need to be content and trust in God.

    Im going to this event this weekend with my lovely mother who is 47 years old and single.

    We just saw Beth in Fargo, ND a few weeks ago.

  27. 127
    Anonymous says:

    Age 75
    Single (widowed)

    Biggest issue right now is my health but my reason for attending is my longing to be closer to the LORD. Plan to enjoy the fellowship of my Christian sisters, too.

  28. 128
    Anonymous says:

    Attending: Janet age 41 Lake Oswego Oregon. My biggest issue is showing the non-believers in my life that God is REAL! He is all that matters, how do I convince them??

  29. 129
    Anonymous says:

    66 yrs old, married…going with my daughter(been to Vancouver, BC and Portland together in person)

    My issues are I have Ovarian Cancer(3yrs and Surviving)and our grandson, Ryan has Muscular Dystrophy(Duchenne's)he is in a wheelchair now. We are also doing the Scripture memory and plan to attend that in January!! My daughter keeps me moving..

    Time for my nap so I can make it tonight.
    Spanaway, WA

  30. 130
    Sue in Grapevine says:


    13 more days until I have to say I'm 50!

    Happily married for 28 yrs.

    Biggest struggle right now is trying to be healthier — dealing w/excess weight & a frozen shoulder.

  31. 131
    Jennifer says:

    I already commented to tell you I was coming (and due any day now!) but wanted to let you know I am super excited because this afternoon I invited 2 people to come with me and then one of them invited someone else, so that is 3 more people that get to attend. My church is hosting so this is super exciting for me!

  32. 132
    laurie says:

    Attending LPL Klamath Falls Oregon
    43 yr, married,
    My issue is learning to raise a special needs child, who is a joy, but also so draining. And still have time for God, for my husband and other family.

  33. 133
    laurie says:

    Attending LPL Klamath Falls Oregon
    43 yr, married,
    My issue is learning to raise a special needs child, who is a joy, but also so draining. And still have time for God, for my husband and other family.

  34. 134
    Julie says:

    Attending Simulcast
    31, Single

    My issue is that I am trying to find where God wants to use me to do His work in the future and whether it involves a big move (and lots of changes) in my life.

    I am so excited about this event! 🙂

  35. 135
    Heidi says:

    30 married no kids
    -the busyness of life
    -extended family relationships

    Thank you my BFF Beth!

  36. 136
    Anonymous says:

    Hi Beth,
    My name is Mary. I am 45 yrs old and single. I have been saved since I was 15. I love Jesus with all that I am & will follow Him till the day I die. God has been faithful to meet my practical needs, but I keep wondering "Does God care about my dreams?" Because none of my dreams have come true.
    This morning in my prayer time I prayed for you and will continue thru the simulcast. I cannot attend because of work, but I'll be praying just the same. God Bless You
    Dearest Siesta Mama…Mary

  37. 137
    The Fullante Family says:

    Attending : 38 married mom of three. My biggest issues these day revolve around relationships with other women. When to confront, or when not to…is it me? Them? Both?

  38. 138
    LynnOnTheNet says:

    Cool stuff happening! Go God! At Kingwood UMC in Tx, a huge storm came through (incl hail) and knocked out our satellite signal right after you sat in that woman's lap and started to give a shout out to HFBC. Of course we were sad but the leaders here asked if anyone wanted to stand up and lead us in song. Next thing you know, this young girl, probably about 10 y.o., stood up, took the mic and belted out some awesome praise songs! She has an amazing voice – beautiful! After her first song, we all wanted more but she said she didn't want to hog the mic. How sweet is that?!! So we encouraged her to sing more and she got even better and bolder! I took a photo but don't know how to get it to you. Right after she sat down, the signal came back on. Gotta be God – He wanted to hear her sing! And wanted us to hear her too. Isn't he great at taking what could upset us and turning it around?! Wow!

    ~Lynnette in Houston
    (okay, Kingwood tonight)

  39. 139
    Anonymous says:


    51! How did that happen?
    going alone I'm praying the Lord puts me by some one nice
    It's my mouth I pray about how to talk like the Lord would like and NO gossiping…..

  40. 140
    Amy Rucker says:

    Attending … in Hampton Roads, VA at Liberty Baptist Church. I'm the mom of 4 undeserved blessings and the wife to a US Navy sailor.

    The biggest stuggle in my life right now is that I'm currently training for my first 1/2 Marathon, and in the AM (bright and early at 6 AM) I will be running 12 miles before attending the 2nd session of the simulcast. AND I CANT GO TO SLEEP, because I'm in love with the thought that I delight my Lord.

  41. 141
    Anonymous says:

    I am 25 years old and my biggest issue is that I am my biggest issue is if I am going to die single. I want so bad to be a wife and a mother and right now I don't see that happening. However, I know that God knows the plans He has for me and I love Jeremiah 29:11-13 that says "I know the plans I have for you.. and if you seek with your whole heart, you will find." I know that God is in control, but communicating that to my heart can be a struggle. I have wanted to be a wife and mother since I was 2 years old, but I understand that if God says no, he will provide me joy in being single that surpasses having my own family.

  42. 142
    Anonymous says:

    I am 25 years old and my biggest issue is that I am my biggest issue is if I am going to die single. I want so bad to be a wife and a mother and right now I don't see that happening. However, I know that God knows the plans He has for me and I love Jeremiah 29:11-13 that says "I know the plans I have for you.. and if you seek with your whole heart, you will find." I know that God is in control, but communicating that to my heart can be a struggle. I have wanted to be a wife and mother since I was 2 years old, but I understand that if God says no, he will provide me joy in being single that surpasses having my own family.

  43. 143
    Anonymous says:


    31, married w/ two young daughters (2 & 4)

    Seeking to serve the Lord as He wants me to serve Him given my current life circumstances, raise my children as He would have me raise them, and be the wife, mother, sister, and friend He would have me to be. All this while fighting my earthly desires to sometimes leave it all and be free to do what I want to do.

  44. 144
    Lauren says:


    27 years old, single and attending by myself

    My biggest issue/my strongest desire is to be married and have a family of my own. My biggest fear is to spend my life alone.

    Beth, I LOVED your message tonight! Psalm 37:4 is MY VERSE! I'm only praying that God will reveal the HEART of my DESIRES to me! I think now my biggest issue is how in the world to discern this! I want so much to do whatever God desires of me!


  45. 145
    Anonymous says:

    27, single.

    Issues: discerning God in a world so full of conflicting messages, feeling loved (by people) and God. I know God loves me, God IS love. Why can't I get that?!?

  46. 146
    Anonymous says:


    42 years old, married 11 years; bringing my wonderful mother with me!

    My biggest issue that I think God really wants me to work on is forgiveness and trust. Sometimes hurtful things are hard to let go of.

    Beth, you are BLESSING to me! I thank God for you! I KNOW my cup will be filled to overflowing this weekend. With my prayer warriors and God's help, I will become the woman He wants me to be.

    HUGS to you from Alabama!

  47. 147
    Anonymous says:


    47 years old (almost 48)
    Married (almost 25 years)

    Biggest issue…son off to college…lots of challenges, big move for our family a year ago, … struggling with the direction God wants for me in my life…what do I do out here in the boonies?

    P.S. to Beth…some of us older folks are a bit new to blogging…probably why a lot of 20 and 30 somethings responded more to your request…didn't even know about it until tonights broadcast. Thanks for a wonderful, inspirational evening!

  48. 148
    Anonymous says:


    50 yrs old,married

    My biggest issue in your life right now is for my husband and son to continue seeking, and remain OPEN so they can obey God's will for their life . I so want them to experience the awesome power and presence of the Holy Spirit here and now!!!!

  49. 149
    Shannon says:


    Age 40


    My biggest issue is that I thought all my life, I was supposed to be a teacher. I took classes in high school, did AWANA, went to college in Arkansas…then moved back to Texas and was actually certified…in Early Childhood through 4th grade AND in 4th through 8th grade, Generalist. Now, I'm an Office Manager for a Hospice…where I sit in an office most of the day alone. I'm just not sure any more.

    I've enjoyed tonight…can't wait till the morning session!

  50. 150
    Rachel says:

    Attending in Florida
    Age 35

    Psalms 37 is my life verse. After losing my brother in 2005, my mom in February of this year and then, unbelievably, my dad in June, I have felt completely lost and brokenhearted. I have chewed on this scripture for over 3 years and it has been a big part in my growth. Specifically, verse 4, I have prayed and prayed for God to change my desires to equal his. Today, my emotions welled up in a torrent and kept me crying in bed. I almost did not come. But I just knew God was doing something. I felt it in my soul. When Psalms 37 began to flash across the screen I felt the wash of the Holy spirit where I sat and knew that He had me in His almighty hands. Thank you for your obedience to our saviour.

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