A Mother’s Day Hello

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    marci in amsterdam says:

    Thanks for these encouraging words and taking the time to record them.

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    Christine Murray says:

    I have tried to watch this video several times over the last few days, and every time I was interrupted. Today, when I’m feeling broken and weary, I was able to watch it in its entirety while tears streamed down my cheeks. I praise the Lord for speaking directly to my soul when I needed to hear this most.

    Before I watched it, I posted this question for my Facebook friends: “Can anyone give me advice on how to live seeking only God’s approval, and how to be OK without getting affirmation from people? I’m really needing some practical advice in this area.” I am almost done reading “So Long Insecurity;” maybe I should finish it today!

    On Mother’s Day, my 6 year old was kind and sweet to me all day, however my 4 year old son was most certainly DISagreeable, and my 20 month old daughter was not feeling well (I never knew exactly why), and she cried during almost every waking minute all day. My sweet husband worked all day, and didn’t show any appreciation to me that day for my work as a mom to his kids, and I felt fully unappreciated.

    Today, I’m feeling weak and vulnerable again, and then I saw this video. I needed the reminder to continue to seek His face and love Him. Thank you, Beth, for sharing the Word with me today and for being so understanding about this stage of mothering!

    Love and blessings to you!

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    Rosa Koekemoer says:

    Dear Beth,
    I am a middle aged wife and mother and currently busy with a P hD in Pastoral Counselling. I have just started reading your book ‘So long insecurity’ and have already gained so much more insight into this issue which has affected so many lives, nowadays maybe more than ever before.

    Your book will certainly make me a more effective cousellor.

    Kind regards,
    Rosa Koekemoer.
    Burgersfort,sunny South Africa

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    Glenda says:

    Thank you for this video. I am forwarding the link to my daughters. I pray they will take time to watch and listen to all of it. And I pray my daughter in La will share it with my grand-daughter who is only 15 and expecting a baby. I can’t be there to put my arms around them but perhaps these words of yours will be like an embrace.
    Thank you for your wisdom and your willingness to pour yourself out for us – your siestas.
    God bless you.

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    SandyGreer says:

    Beth, I want to thank you for all your hard work. I have never written to you before, don’t think I have very much to say. I talk a lot ,love to study the BIBLE, But I don’t think I know what GOD’S plan is yet. I keep praying. I love to do your studies,just about everyone of them. They are hard, but soooo good. My church don’t want to do the hard ones, so I do a lot on my on, I try to get them too,because I think it will help the young ladies,but the pastor is against it,so that is it.So much for the rambling. Loved the Mother’s Day”s Blessing. My love to a fellow sister in Christ

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    Eden says:

    Oh Beth! Thank you so much for this word. I have a 22 month-old, a 5 month-old and not twenty minutes ago I was saying to my own mother, “I feel like I’m stumbling around in the dark, just hoping to bump into the right solution”. There are so many days when I have no idea what I am doing with these children and I am feeling overwhelmed. After talking to my mother who advised me to get on my knees, I prayed and then got up to check your blog (which I haven’t checked in probably a week). And here you are. I sat weeping as I watched this…weeping from relief. Here I was, trying to find some complicated answer, when it was so simple! You have blessed me beyond measure today! Thank you so much! And praise be to the Lord who always eases my burden and makes life simple!

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    Cindy R. says:

    Thanks for the encouragement, Beth. This year Mother’s Day has been especially sweet. Because of some abuse in my childhood, my relationship with my mom was ‘stolen’ from me, but through some tough personal issues recently, I feel like our relationship has been restored; we’ve finally connected emotionally in a way we didn’t have before. I’m 43, a mom of 2 (13 and 11) myself, and still learning, growing, and finding my way in the world. Thank you Jesus for this restoration with my mom now. I don’t know how I would have made it these past few months without her. Thanks too for being that spiritual “mom” for us – always leading us to Jesus! You Rock!

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    Anna Mitchell says:

    Sweet Beth! What wonderful words. I love the poem. You are so blessed with the gift of speech. You truly know a woman’s heart- and specifically a mother’s. May God shower you and your family with blessings for the work you do for Him! I love you with the love of Our Lord!

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    Rhonda says:

    Dear Beth,

    A belated thank you for your Mother’s Day message! I loved it!! I needed the reminder……I am the blessed mom of a 23 yr. son, currently serving in the AF in Turkey…..as well as 4 more “gems” at home…….11-19. It’s “so” a beautiful thing : )

    Yet for me there is always a bitter-sweet moment in the day, because my own mom died almost 20 years ago when I was 27. I miss her……yet I also have a heightened awareness of the treasure of this short life and the relationships we share along the way. My mom and dad died the same day, so the hole in my heart is real, but so is the love of God…….Jesus is the reason I can sing : )

    All that to say……I so appreciate hearing from you……..and although you are more the age of a big sister, it feels special indeed.

    Thanks dear……On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand!!!!

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    Katie says:

    Thanks for the encouragment, Beth! Your two “points” summed up the same thing my Pastor preached Sunday. Praying God continues to give me a fiery love for Him that my children would see sincere faith in me. Thank you.

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    Jodi says:

    Dear Beth,

    Thank you so much for thinking of all of us on Mother’s Day, and thank you for those words of strength and hope. You are such an amazing servant of God. I don’t ever think I have or ever will question your genuine love for all of us in Christ and your genuine love for our Heavenly Father. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. You may never know how much you mean to all of us and how much these words on your blog have lifted a soul in need from drowning. May God bless you forever and ever. P.S. Siestas, I have felt like I have been right above the surface quite a bit lately just barely staying a float. My face has been down on the floor more times than I can remember. I would appreciate any prayers as I look for God to give me strength and a little window into my future. I need to know that there are better days coming. Thank you all so much.

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    Kari says:

    Thanks Beth… and ever since you mentioned you would announce in May the summer Bible study I have been patiently (OK – probably more like impatiently) awaiting the news!!! :)Can’t wait to hear what you decided on!!

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    Andrea Porter says:

    That was awesome, thank you for sharing. Happy Mother’s Day to you as well, a liitle late I know, but wished upon you with a full heart for God and you, blessings.

    Great Falls, MT

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    Lindsay says:

    While I am not a mom, I deeply desire to be one some day. Mother’s Day is always bittersweet because I love my mom, my grandmothers and my blessed great-grandma who has since left this earth to be with the Lord, but it leaves me with a longing that is sometimes very painful.
    Your book, So Long Insecurity helped to ease the pain of the day and stop those moments of insecurity of when my time will come.
    Thank you and God bless you abundantly!

    Here is the link to a blog that I wrote about the day and how the book has been helping. http://lindsay126.blogspot.com/2010/05/more-than-moment.html

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    Joan Gillette says:

    Love hearing your heart and love for the your Lord, the One and Only and how that love is poured out upon your children, grandbabies. You are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing with all of us in this wonderful way.
    We appreciate you out here in cyberspace…keep it up!

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    Dianne Ewin says:

    Hi Beth,
    I just wanted to share with you what I read from the first Mother’s Day card I opened from one of our four adult children.
    Dear Mom,
    Even though you bug me most of the time I still love you. I am glad you’re my MOMMA!!

    He handmade the card. Evidently he couldn’t find a store bought card that expressed his exact sentiments of his mother! Oh, I laughed. Cause I know it is true.

    By the way, I am so glad you’re a “Granny” driver. Now I know I am in good company!!

    Love your humor,

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    Teresa Fehr says:

    Beth, Thank you for that precious gift of blessing in your video. But thank you more for your journey that caused you to write So Long Insecurity from such a vulnerable place. For many years now, maybe 15 or 20, I would become so utterly depressed and miserable on Mother’s Day that I couldn’t even accept the simplest of gift my precious and only son as he dared to show his love for me on that day. Later when I married (just 5 years ago) and was blessed with even more bonus-children and grandchildren I was no less miserable — just on that one day. For those 24 hours everyone had learned, sadly, to stay away from me. I began just this last month recognizing it as a demonic oppression and was dreading the approaching Mother’s Day. Then, just as the Lord would have it, I got to Chapter 9 of your book on May 8th. I confessed my heart to the Lord for over an hour and won the battle with Him to take back my dignity (a step I still must practice every day but it is embedded in my heart). And wouldn’t you know it — on the very next day — which was Mother’s Day — I felt totally free and filled with such immense joy that I could barely stand it. I have never had such a good day in my entire life. I had no idea my insecurity was allowing the enemy of my soul to steal the joy of being a mom to such precious children, especially my son. My husband was so happy and surprised (always ready for the worst all day) and I had to immediately phone my son to tell him how sorry I was for all those years I rejected him on that day. I needed to let him know how truly thankful I am for him and though I regret the circumstances he was born into, I never have ever had one day where I regreted him or being his mom. Your book, your journey, has changed me — and I am learning to walk with God without knowing all the details first. This is very hard for me, but I am so very thankful for your heart for this ministry and the work (spiritually, emotionally and physically) that you went through … and continue. I also want to thank you for repeating several times that it is okay (unless it becomes an idol or a financial setback) to be a woman. That has always been difficult for me, since I was rejected by both my mother and father for being a girl and for looking like my mom. And as I read the end of your book, the Lord chose that time — in the place of the step on ladder of healing where I could handle it somewhat securely — to show me (just today) that my husband had been truly contemplating a more permanent relationship with someone very similar to me, but who has come across a lot more secure. There were hints prior, but nothing I could discern … and now I see it was with good reason that the Lord held back from showing this to me. I would’ve crumpled up, died, been hideous, and who knows what else. Thank you, thank you, thank you to you Beth and to Our Daddy (as Ruth Graham Bell likes to refer to Our Father). I look forward to meeting you someday, on earth or better yet in Heaven. 🙂
    In Christ’s overflowing love and from the well of my heart,
    Thank you!
    ~ Teresa Fehr

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    JoLene Bensen says:

    Dear Miss Beth~
    going back and reading your blogs…. what a blessing you are to us *siestas*! As a “young” 44 year old mom of 2 boys Jamie (20) and Jeret (21), your words of blessing and gratitude as a Mom spoke to my heart. God has blessed us so by giving us our children to nuture and “grow” for the time that they are loaned to us here on earth. What a loving Father He is!
    Today’s Great Blessings to You~

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    Emily says:

    Thank you for blessing me with this.

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    Lacey C. says:

    I watched this over a week late, but God knew I needed it today. 🙂

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    Kristi says:

    I couldn’t watch this until today because of computer problems. It was a God thing! I needed it today so much more than on Mother’s Day.

    Thanks, Beth.

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    tcal says:

    I woke up this morning and as I logged onto my facebook page, there was a picture of a group of college age women on my homepage. These group of ladies are participating in the study “Breaking Free”. My daughter is one of them! I can’t tell you in enough words how pleased I am to see these young women and how blessed they are to have the opportunity to get instruction at this stage in their lives. Truly blessed!!! I tried to upload a picture to share with everyone here but I didn’t know how to upload it on here.

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    Terri says:

    Beth, I just moments ago read the last pages of so long insecurity. Thankyou for writing this book. I beleived it was inspired of God to help people like me who have battled insecurity. For me it has been most of my life.
    I am so thankful that I am not a prisoner to it. I have been a christian since I was a child, and have felt guilty for feeling insecure, although at times I wouldn’t have identified it as that. I am a fearful person. With the tools I have learned and the pulling together of the things I have learned through yours and Gods words, I have hope. I am excited and peaceful about that journey. Thankyou.

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    Happy late Mother’s Day!!!
    Thank you for such a sweet video and a sweet Mother’s day gift of sharing. Love you!

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