LPL – Grand Rapids Recap

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  1. 1
    Sharon says:

    How exciting for ya’ll!!!!!!!!!! I would say that I was jealous with God surely rocking ya’lls world. But He was rocking mine in the wildest of ways in my own state. I love that He can be there…. and here too, and all over the place, all in the very same day at the very same time! How thrilling He is! And Yes, “I will sing of my Redeemer!!!!!” I have been set free!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Sharon says:

      Sorry. But can I say one more thing? Just to boast about my Savior a little more a minute? He is sooo into the details. He is sooo into the little things. The crazy things. The things that seem would be too small for Him to care about.

      He blessed me so BIG this weekend. Not only in something huge and unexplainable (if not for Him)…. but in the tiniest of things, that perhaps meant more and touched me more tenderly that the greater thing did. He showed me He cared! I’ll just put it this way… it seems to me that He just pampered me a minute. And OH the bliss of the wonder of my LORD at His pampering touch!!!!!!!

      Can I just say that I LOVE the Savior I serve! Thank You, God for all that You are, and all that You do, and the extreme that You go to to do it!

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    Kelli says:

    Oh I just love this ๐Ÿ™‚ I was born and raised in MI, and though I’m far away now, this takes me there. Blessings to all.

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    Molly Skinner says:

    It is such a blessing that you share those pictures with us. How inspiring.

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    Tiffany says:

    Beth, I just wanted to thank you for message that I received this weekend in Grand Rapids. It was so very personal for me to have received Jesus as my Saviour, as I have been struggling with my “insecurities” for so long!!! Now as I begin my life as a newborn follower of Christ I can only pray that I can also become a better wife, mother, and overall Christian!!! I still feel FREE and very Blessed. Thank the Lord!!! I am now trying to get some family together to go to Chicago in September. I felt so much love from people I never met, more so than I could have ever received from the Jehovahs Witnesses that I was raised with. Thank you Beth and God Bless

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      Patti says:

      Welcome to the family, Tiffany! I am praying for you as I type that just as you have received Christ Jesus as Lord that you will continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you are taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. (Colossians 2:6-7, NIV)
      Blessings to you,
      Patti Hayes

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      Noelle says:

      Welcome to the family!!!

    • 4.3
      Michelle says:

      May God RICHLY Bless you Tiffany ~ I remember hearing you name!!

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    Sandy says:

    I needed a “little boost” from the LPM blog, on this multi-tasking Monday, and I got a big one! Thank you so much!!!
    Hoping that my daughter and I can go to your church or office, just to meet you sometime next Fall, if that’s permissable!

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    Patty says:

    Love your Bible Studies and who wouldn’t want to go to one of your conventions after watching how much fun and praise you all have.

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    Patty says:

    Love the song!!

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    Angie Cortes says:

    Beth seeing this video reminded me of my experience with Living Proof Live in Lutz, FL this past April. I took my sister in law with me and we had a great time. Now I am hoping with God’s help to fly into NY in October to take my other sister in law from NY to Boston, MA to see you there. Please pray that our finances allow this trip since I know like myself my sister in law’s life will be changed dramatically. She’s in need of some Siesta love. Your siestas in need of prayer.
    Angie and Lily

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    Rhonda says:

    I just LOVE seeing a “sea of women” together…..singing…..praising……seeking to learn.
    I’ve been to 2 Living Proof conferences and remember you saying what a beautiful sight it was to look out upon that “sea of women.” I felt that and was only watching a short video clip : )

    Praise God we have “freedom” to gather, learn, grow and be renewed!

    Blessing girl as you serve the Lord in this way…………love from a very toasty MN!

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    Tiffany M says:

    Rich, you’ve done it again. Great capture. Wish I could’ve been there!

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    Kathy B says:

    Deelightful! Prayers for safety for all you intransit LPM gals.

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    Laura Courtright says:

    It was fantabulous!!!! Thanks for coming and sharing the annointed word of God with the Grand Rapids gals! The worship was supernatural and sweet. Love You Beth!!!! May God continue to give you fire in your bones to speak truth and love:)

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    Joyce Watson says:

    O God, You are my God
    Our souls thirsts for You,
    In depths of our hearts we worship and praise You
    For You alone, are Our God.

    Your hand has been upon us
    Your love has no limit
    It is in You we put our trust.

    When we fail, You lift us back up
    When we loose our way, You hold our hand and guide us back to You
    When we are crushed like a piece of clay, then You mold us back together again, then replace it with Your love
    You build, mold and make us into a shinning light for this world to see
    You are our Master, Builder of Our Soul.

    What strength do we have
    But Your strength
    What power do we have
    But Your power
    What hope do we have
    But Your hope
    We pour our hearts out to You, O Lord
    For You are our Salvation and Glory!

    Our hearts are overwhelmed
    Your mercy and truth speak Your righteousness,
    We sing praises to You
    We pour our hearts out before You
    We rejoice in everything You do,
    For You are Our God!

    We are so blessed and honored to see God is working in the lives of some many women. Thank you for sharing this video, the music and pictures speak of God’s Grace and His love. It just makes me feel like crying out to God to thank Him for His presence in my life and others.

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      Siesta OC says:

      Well written Joyce, I love the part about, “what power do we have, what strength do we have,” IT IS THE LORD’s POWER AND STRENGTH <

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    Terri Gillis says:

    Beth & Team – Was that a revival last weekend or what? I had a “hit” of Jesus and I’m still not over it!! …and I can’t get that song “oh…how He loves us…” out of my head!
    Such an amazing spirit filled worship and the reality of His presence.

    Thank you for being such loving and faithful servants to Him and for always giving Him all the glory.

    Blessings & Love to you and yours!!

    P.S. ..and I keep trying to figure out how I can include “brood of vipors in my day to day lingo!” lol!

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      Amy says:

      O I am laughing so hard! I have not had a chance to use the “brook of vipers” line, but I have been thinking it a lot! I was able to share my notes w/ my buddy at the gym while we were on the treadmill. I’m sure the rest of the gym was wishing I’d shut up! I also discussed w/ my teenage daughter what kind of fruit comes from an activity she wanted to do. How great is our God?!

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    Maria says:

    My home state…and my fellow siestas from Michigan were all Facebooking they were going…I so wanted to be with them. Heard it was wonderful and all was blessed!!

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    Holla says:


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    Kathleen Funk says:

    Thank you Rich for allowing me a taste of what I might see when Beth comes to St. Louis next month. I am so looking forward to going home next month and being a part of Living Proof Live.

    Beth, thank you so much for coming to my hometown St. Louis. You see, I am bringing my sister who tried to commit suicide not just once but twice and God has saved her each time. I have been trying my best to turn her towards God and she is now very excited to be going to see you and to hear what God has to say. I know it is going to be an awesome message. I was telling a good friend today that being able to go see you at any conference is like being invited by God himself to hear what you have to say from him. To me it is personal invitation to get a message from God. I love that and I am so happy that I get the chance to do this with my sister and some very good friends back home.

    On a side note, I now live here in Katy and am looking forward to hearing what God is going to be teaching us through you. FALL FORWARD. WOW!!!

    God bless you Beth for what you do. I appreciate it very much.

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    Joni says:

    I pray God continues to bless you, Beth, and your dedicated service to Christ. And also that He blesses your “peeps” who serve with you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Charlene Willms says:

    What a blessed weekend! Thank you Beth, Travis and Lifeway staff!

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    Lori, Love2Praise says:

    Another beautiful video by Rich! Thanks Rich.

    I had the TV on but muted while I watched and listened to this video. My attention kept being pulled away from the beautiful women’s faces on the video to the show that was on TV covering stories of Lindsay Lohan and Jesse James. I could not help but notice the difference of the beauty on the faces of the women worshipping Jesus and the torment on the faces of Lindsay Lohan and Jesse James. If only they could hear the song Travis was singing and feel the love of Jesus in their heart. I know their lives would be forever changed. What a sordid world we live in, but we always have the Hope of Jesus and the promise of an everlasting life. We should always remember to pray for those who don’t yet know Him the way we do. All Praise and Honor to you Lord Christ.

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    Hilary says:

    What an amazing time in Jesus. I am sitting in a hospital room right now with my husband, who is going into surgery in a little while for – get this, Amanda – an appendectomy… and watching this recap just now has filled my heart with peace, just remembering all the things I learned and felt this weekend past. Praise God for his loving kindness!

    I wanted to say, too, because this may go unappreciated by many, but one of the things that touched my heart THE MOST at the conference was the media presentations on the big screens – how they consistently brought the focus right onto Jesus through the WHOLE event. I have spent countless hours in so-called “spirit filled” conferences in years past where the focus is totally on the worship leader, or the evangelist, or the “manifestations” of the spirit… never wholly on our God… but this one was SO different, and SO real and true… I came away with so much more understanding and spiritual growth… that’s how you know it’s right – it’s bearing good fruit in at least one person – me. ๐Ÿ™‚ So, to whomever puts together the multimedia presentations – praise God for you, your work really ministered to me. I bawled like a baby watching Jesus write in the sand. I came away with an intense knowledge that God not only loves me, He finds me worthy of HIS SON, and His son’s DEATH. To huge for words.

    I get it now – how I can’t change the fruit, I can only work on the tree. So I am workin on fillin my cistern up with good things, His word.

    Oops, time for surgery, need to go – don’t mean to write an epistle. Bless you all.

    In Him,

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      KarriedbyHisLove says:

      I agree with you, Hilary!! The media presentation were awesome and pointed every bit to our Savior not to a speaker, or worship team…..these presentations also blessed me so!!! Thank you to whomever is responsible!!!

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    Emily says:

    Thank you Beth and Travis for an incredible weekend! God was alive and present in Van Andel and we were so blessed by you and your team. I was in the crew wearing the “heiress” tiaras aka the abnoxious light flashing tiaras. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for coming to Grand Rapids!!

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    Loved the video it was awesome to see all the women getting there Praise On. Sweet seista mama looked good also. Hope to see you in Denver at Deeper Still this will be my first event like that and I cannot wait.
    Love ya

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    Nicole says:

    Thank you for that recap! This weekend was even better than I expected.

    I also just want to thank you for the example you have been as a life totally surrendered to Christ. Thank you for yielding to Him and allowing Him to do His thing ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Also, is there any way you can post the prayer, we prayed over our siesta? I’m sorry but I was just bawling my eyes to even remember most of it…I just remember it was beautiful, genuine and something I want to remember forever.

    Thanks again! I love you!

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    katie says:

    Just watched this as I was preparing my home for my “Beth Moore” group tonight. It’s our last night with the Patriarchs. I bless the Name of the Lord, Ha Shem Adonai!!! That He is merciful enough to grant us insight into the scriptures. What treasures He stores up for us. Beth, even though you taped Patriarchs years ago, we still pray for the Lord to anoint your voice before each meeting…we know He is outside of time. He always brings us a fresh word from you and we praise His name for this! Thank you for posting this video and please let Travis (I assume that is who was singing) how grateful we are for his heart of worship.




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    Tammy Tobac says:

    I attended the Grand Rapids meeting with 3 other women from Pittsburgh and let me say it was worth the 7 hour drive! We loved every minute of it, from Travis and the worship team’s soaring soulful songs, that stirred our very beings…to Beth’s beloved humor and joyful spirit! We were truly touched. To see Beth in person was something we all adored, after studying her lessons for over 6 years in our Springdale/Pittsburgh PA bible study group called the Morning Glories. We just love Beth!!!
    I am writing because I created a piece of artwork for Beth and I am so hoping that she received it. I didn’t wish to interrupt her when speaking so chose to give it to a staff member. But I poured 10 hours into making it and really want to be certain that she did receive it.
    I would love if someone could just write me and let me know.
    blessings over you and your ministry always,

    • 26.1
      Beth says:

      Tammy, oftentimes the LifeWay team will mail things given to Beth to the office after the conferences. You can give the office a call next week and ask. You might wait until Wednesday or Thursday. Blessings!

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    twinkle says:

    Hi to all my sweet siestas in Grand Rapids! You all are gorgeous and Jesus looks so good on you!

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    Kim says:

    You have no idea how much I needed to get caught-up in that right this minute. Thanks.

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    Billi Ney says:

    WOW- Grand Rapids sure was amazing wasn’t it !!
    Beth I hope you had as much fun with us as we had with you and your crew!!!
    What an amazing experience!
    God sure did come and rocked the house!
    Over 7,000 people singing up praise songs to Jesus-breath taking !
    Well, I hope you come back soon… Thanks for your message: it was Phenomenal!
    Looking forward to when you return to our Beautiful State – take care Billi

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    Susan B of Los Angeles says:

    Made me cry. i felt like i was there.

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    Mara P. says:

    Beth, just wanted to let you know that I’m currently going through the So Long, Insecurity book. (I know, I know…I’m a little late with the discussions.) =) I’ve been going through each chapter and following up with the discussion questions for my own growth.

    I just got done with the “She is clothed with strength and dignity” chapter. I think that was chapter 8 or 9. I wanted to see what other translations of Proverbs 31:25 say. Listen to the Amplified Bible version: “Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and SECURE…..” Needless to say this is a verse that’s going to be memorized in the next few days. =)

    Once again, the Holy Spirit is bringing some very needed memories from my past to the surface. I feel like He’s telling me “It’s time to deal with this thing once and for all!!” Not necessarily a fun process to walk through, but I KNOW there will be freedom at the end of this.

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    liz hinze says:

    There is nothing more beautiful then a group of woman worshiping our Lord!
    Praise Jesus

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    Beth Rhodes says:

    Thank you so much for posting this! I was supposed to go to the conference, but I had foot surgery on May 12 and was unable to go. It was nice to be able to share in some of it even though I was stuck at home!

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    Amy Koger says:

    Attended the conference in Grand Rapids and was sooo blessed. Who knew we could get all that from Zaccheaus!? Was wondering if we could get the words of the prayer we prayed over our partners at the end of Saturday’s session. The Word is awesome.

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    KarriedbyHisLove says:

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for coming to GR!!! What a blessing, challenge, thrill and awesome time of worship!!!! Can we do it again next week?!?!?! (wink :-))))))

    Seriously, thank you all who ministered to us, Beth, Travis, praise team, volunteers! It was meaningful beyond words and our hearts are forever changed!!! God’s word is powerful and living!!!

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    Judy says:

    Thanks Siesta! Wish we could have hugged your neck – thoroughly enjoyed both sessions this past weekend…and the singing. Oh! The! Singing! Oh composure, you mock me. The ugly cry is not my friend but unavoidable…uNaVoIdAbLe when Travis’s team whips out “He Loves Us!”

    May we be like trees planted by the rivers of water…may we bring forth fruit in all seasons and may our leaves never wither.

    To God be the glory!

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    Emily Jobe says:

    Beth, what a wonderful weekend we had listening to God speak through you! I and six of my girlfriends came over from Ann Arbor and had a girls’ weekend for this event. We were all truly blessed! A quick thing to share: on Saturday when Travis was leading worship, he started talking about the next song he was going to lead, that it was going to be an older, familiar hymn. For whatever reason, I just knew that it was going to be “Great is Thy Faithfulness,” which has always been a favorite of mine and has spoken very deeply to me. Sure enough, Travis started singing, and it was indeed that hymn. I instantly was moved to tears; God was speaking that message straight to me once again through those profound words. Even if nothing else that weekend had touched me (which it did), Travis leading that one song would’ve been enough. God is Great!! Thank you so much for coming to Michigan! Blessings in your ministry!

    In Christ,

    Emily Jobe
    Ypsilanti, MI

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    Abraham's Daughter says:

    Oh, there truly is no high like the Most High. What a time of worship and expanding our horizons. And quite often after an intense time of being with the Lord, I just need to go to one of the wonderful beaches on Lake Michigan to praise His majesty. And as my husband and I stood and enjoyed the beauty of the water, sand and sun, old hymns were running through my mind. And as I thanked Him again for Maryam and Marzieh, the words of doxology bubbled forth from my soul. So praise You, Jesus. And thank you, Beth, for following hard after Him.

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    Leslie says:

    Beth, this Grand Rapids event was the first time I’ve ever had the privilege of seeing you live. I had just completed your Esther study at my church in Lansing and was thrilled to see that you were coming nearby. I had such high expectations, and I am so happy to say that the experience far exceeded them. I could have listened to you for two more days! Thanks for a wonderful weekend!

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    Beth Herring says:

    oh, what an amazing video. I just know that God showed up and His glory fell in a powerful and mighty way!

    Thank you Beth, for continuing to be used of Him for so many. You have been the greatest influence on my life other than my precious Jesus.

    Beth Herring

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    apulling says:

    My sister-in-law was so encouraged by you this morning and your prayer for her team leaving for China!

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    Cindy says:

    We had SUCH a good time. Many, many thanks to Beth and Travis and Amy Cato the whole team!

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    Amy Harris says:

    I attended this event with my mother and I can’t tell you how much it meant to us. She has struggled with her faith for many years, but went with an open heart. Looking at eachother and saying the commitment statement (crying) to eachother will be something we will NEVER forget. Thank you for a great message Beth that has enriched our relationship as mother and daughter!

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    Jan says:

    I watch every recap and I cry at each one… they remind me of being there and singing with all my sisters and just a taste of what heaven will be like when we are all praising together… thanks for doing these! love ya, JMommaMo

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    Martha says:

    Maybe someday I can attend ……… sure it was all sweet music to His ears.

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    God's not-so-little Dutch girl says:

    What an awesome way to spend a weekend! I am still pondering everything I learned, I want it to soak deep into my bones. The worship time and the lessons fit perfectly together as only God can do. When I was in high school there was a popular song that we sang at conventions called “The Tree Song”,and, yes it has motions too. Thank you SO MUCH for visiting Michigan this weekend! We LOVED having every one of you!
    On another note, I am praying that you will be blessed with safe travel and a wonderful time in Israel with your “peeps”. I am looking forward to your posts while you are there! May God continue to bless your family, your ministry, and all the work that y’all do! Love you, Joan

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    Melissa says:

    I am praising God for the blessings upon blessings he poured out on me at this conference. I have only been in relationship with Jesus for 3 years, and this only my third womens conference. However, it was the first one that focused on God’s Word, period. I am single and I appreciated spending the weekend focused on my Lord and savior alone. I came longing to intimately connect with God and learn more about his word. He fufilled my every desire and has put a new song in my heart.

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    Brenda Johnson says:

    I am the oldest of nine children and I have a sister that is 9 years younger than me that I led to the Lord when she was a young girl. She is the only one out of all my siblings that is truly born again. Anyway, she went to your conference in G.R. and she loved it. It makes me so happy that she is hungry for the word and was able to come see you in Michigan. We were all born and raised in Mich., but I live in GA now and saw you in Woodstock, GA a few weeks ago, thanks for teaching us, we both love you.

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    Carrie says:

    Please come back to Billings, MT real soon Beth!

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    Noelle says:

    What an amazing weekend. So much deeper in God and with my sisters. Thanks so much!

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