Hi Y’all from Denver!!

OK, so I wrote you guys a catch-up post this morning from the airport/plane in Houston and pushed “publish” right before they shut the door and made us power down and the internet knocked me off without saving my material. I was so completely annoyed.

Now I am sitting in my hotel room typing as fast as I can because I get picked up in a little over an hour and I am a LONG way from ready. I still have early this morning’s hair, not to mention make up. Not to mention deodorant. I told you this morning what all I’d been doing but no time for that now. I’ll catch you up on stuff later. One of the things I did tell you, however, was how thankful I am to have some big projects behind me (like the Israel trip) so that I can now resume my normal amount of activity in Siestaville. I can’t wait for our summer Bible study to start. I hope so much you’ve acquired your workbooks and that you’re forming small groups, if not in person, on line.

May I also say that I miss our Scripture memory team like crazy and you can rest assured we will pick that back up in 2011? Meanwhile, I have my own spiral going and I hope you do, too. In fact, mine is in my purse right here in my hotel room. Let’s see if I can spit out one of my latest verses without looking. Oh, yeah…

“If I could speak all the languages of earth and angels but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy and if I understood all God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge and if I had such faith I could move mountains but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it. But if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing. Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude…”

Yep, the Love Chapter. Sometimes it all comes back to that. And, yes, I memorized it years ago and out of the KJV but, based on some feelings I was fighting about four months ago toward someone, it obviously hadn’t fully taken. Sometimes God and I work on new lessons and sometimes we just go back for a refresher on an old one. We’re back.

Anyway, what were we talking about? Oh, I know. I was about to tell you that I’m in Denver for Deeper Still with my friends, Kay Arthur and Priscilla Shirer. I can’t wait to hear what God has to say to all of us through them. And, we are so entirely jazzed to have Kelly Minter joining us this weekend (yes, our summer Bible study author). She is a great joy to me.

Shoot fire, I’m running out of time. I will try to write you guys on my way home Sunday. But I just have to tell you one little thing. I checked into my hotel room and there was a gift bag sitting on the bed. I thought it was a bag of snacks because our event coordinator will often leave one of those in our rooms for Deeper Still. While I was unpacking, I glanced back over at it and realized it said, “Happy Birthday” (not till next week) but I knew then that it wasn’t snacks. I pulled out the purple tissue and WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT WAS AN I-PAD?????????????? I NEARLY FLIPPED!!!! I set it down on my bed and paced back and forth in my room staring at it like it might turn into a pumpkin. I wasn’t going to get one because I just couldn’t justify it. Still can’t. It’s just grace. Plain and simple. Grace. I’m just so-the-opposite-of-ticked.

GOTTA GO!! I’ll write you Sunday.

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  1. 51
    Kate Maddox says:

    Oh Girl- you will love your iPad. I absolutely love mine and I use mine to read So Long Insecurity. Enjoy!!!!!!

    Kate

  2. 52
    diane conner says:

    Happy Happy Birthday Beth!! Hope its a day filled with family, fun and blessings.

    Have to share my iPad blessing!! I teach at a small (25 students) Christian School for children with Learning Disabilities. I heard from my techie friends that the iPad would be an awesome tool for my kiddos. Well, I totally wanted one but I too couldn’t justify one now.

    Well, my 76 yr old Dad, that has never touched a computer was eating supper with us one night and brought up that new ipod thing he’s been reading and seeing on the news. I knew he meant iPad so we started talking. I said I’d love one, elbowed a hint, hint to my husband sitting next to me cause I could really use it at school and with my son that has a severe learning disability. Figured in a year or so I may buy one.

    3 days later my Dad came over with money in hand for me to buy that new iPod thing, with extra money to buy accessories etc… Cry like a baby I did. Then 10 min after he left he called me back to say he just read another article and that I needed to get that 3G thing!!!!! Bless his heart, he doesn’t even know what 3G is but he wanted us to have it. Is that Grace or what?

    I now have our iPad. My son and students love, love, love it. I know you will too Beth. Have a blast learning it. Your sweet little Gr Babies will fight you for it. So many COOL aps for their age. They’ll be learning and not even know it.

    Birthday Blessings to you!! Love you to pieces!! Oh, we are just starting ESTHER!!

  3. 53
    Fran says:

    Praying over everyone this weekend!! Believing God to change lives through His Word!!

    Hugs and blessings from TN!
    Fran

  4. 54
    Tanya R. says:

    Beth,
    Happy Happy Birthday!!! I love my ipad!!! I wasn’t going to get one although i really wanted one, but my husband, my loving, darling husband bought one for me…an app that is so addicting (like any of us need another addicting thing in our lives), and fun (lots of fun), is the free roller coaster game. You should try it!!

  5. 55
    Fran McCurry says:

    So good to hear from you, Beth! I have been missing you! We all need a new toy every now and then- congrats on teh i-pad!

    I am so looking forward to our summer study, the resuming of the memory verses, and seeing you in B’ham in December at Deeper Still!

    Blessings on you and everyone in Denver this weekend!!
    Please pray for us on the Gulf Coast.

    Love,
    Fran
    Gulf Shores, AL

  6. 56
    Bev says:

    Wow! God smiled on you when you looked in that gift bag.

    Now you can try out all your Kindle eBooks on the iPad as that is a free download.

    I am so pleased to see all the Beth Moore books available on eReaders.

    Blessings to the birthday girl.

  7. 57
    carla says:

    I AM SO LEFT BEHIND…..MY CHILDREN THINK I AM AN ANTIQUE. I JUST CONCEDED TO THE TEXT MSG THING BUT TOLD A FRIEND’S DAUGHTER THAT I NEED A DICTIONARY OF TERMS FOR ALL THE ABBREVIATED MSG THINGS. I ACTUALLY THOUGHT LOL STOOD FOR LOTS OF LOVE. πŸ™‚ YOU ARE TOO COOL BETH. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT AN IPAD IS OR WHAT IT LOOKS AT. I JUST GRADUATED TO A SLIDE PHONE AND DO NOT KNOW HOW TO TEXT YET.. CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEW BIBLE STUDY. PRAYING YOU HAVE A GREAT MEETING IN DENVER WISH I COULD BE THERE. BLESSINGS TO YOU

  8. 58
    Audrey says:

    So good to hear from you tonight! We’re heading off to a wedding tomorrow and to see my grandma, so we’ve got a busy weekend, too! I’ll be praying for you!
    love,
    Audrey

  9. 59
    Susan says:

    Beth,
    I love it that you think of us and share your life journeys with us. I have personally missed you a ton lately. I want to wish you the best (early) birthday ever! You are such a HUGE blessing to me. Love you HUGELY! Susan in OKC

  10. 60
    Kathy Cubley says:

    Glad to read your post and know that you are alive and well! I shake my head at the pace you keep…it is only by God’s grace that your head doesn’t just roll off your shoulders and bounce on the hotel floor! I pray for you often because I want to continue to hear a Word from God through you for years to come!! Thank you again for your willingness to serve….and “happy ipad”

  11. 61
    Sandra says:

    Beth, you are just too funny. Of course, my question is “Who gave you the IPad?” Got to know. Of course God says I don’t need to know everything. But please do tell. Praying for you time in Denver. Would love to be there.

    Got my spiral going. Can’t wait to do it again like last year. So did enjoy it. I’m sure I’ll still have lots of scriptures to memorize after this year.

    My current scripture: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Rom 8:38-39 NIV

  12. 62
    Lisa of the Letter says:

    Whooo! Ready to start a new spiral with you next year and WILL be at the celebration…if you have one πŸ™‚

    Enjoy your IPad! Two of our Pastors each have one. They are hooked on them for preparing and preaching. One of the Pastors has some eye issues so it is great to be able to adjust the text to suit his needs. They both LOVE their IPads!! As you will too!

    Praying for heavy FOG in Colorado!

  13. 63
    Shelly E says:

    I am so happy for you! What a great surprise! I am sure people LOVE to do nice things for you…you are so grateful and over-joyed. You deserve every nice thing that comes your way.

    I know you’ll have fun with your I-pad. I have one, too, that I got as a gift and I am really enjoying this little grown-up toy.

    Have a blessed weekend!

  14. 64
    shelly says:

    I’m so gl*d to hear the Scripture memory team is coming back! That was so profound for me last year and you better believe I have my spiral going now. And guess what I’m working on…the love chapter! Have a blast in Denver! Praying for ya’ll!

  15. 65
    natalie says:

    Hi Beth,
    We have bought our summer Bible study woorkbooks, but I don’t remember when we are supposed to start. Also, are we supposed to do a leason before the first Tuesday or after?
    Just a little confused here!

  16. 66
    Katie says:

    iPad + grace in the same sentence = perfect post

    Grace is in both the big and small things and for me tonight, it is in the small joy I experienced in rejoicing with you and your new toy. Happy early birthday Beth!

  17. 67
    Mel says:

    My new favorite phrase…”so-the-opposite-of-ticked”. Love it!

  18. 68
    Tiffany says:

    Darling Beth… this is my first time checking out the blog-and I’m hooked! I’ve spent the last two hours being encouraged and uplifted by the precious stories you and your girls have shared. You don’t know this Beth-but you’ve been one of my best friends for a long time! I graduated from nursing school last year, so I didn’t have much of a social life… but usually I was doing one of your studies at the time. Your words of advice and encouragement have meant so much to me! God is so sweet how He kisses us with such precious people to look up to. I’ve been through some heartbreaking stuff the last two years… and I have thought so many times that I would just love to sit down with you and have a good cry! Jesus is so precious to us… how I love Him even more for giving me you. I thought it was fab that you got an iPad… cause I’m typing for the first time on my brand spankin new Macbook Pro. Can’t hardly contain myself! Love you Siesta!

  19. 69
    Jennifer says:

    Hi Beth,

    Loved the first night of Deeper Still here in Denver! The rain is a-beating on the windows and I am wound up from the night, but I need to get to sleep. I sat on the floor about ten rows back from the stage and I have to say that I wanted to run up there and give you a big ‘ole hug. My cousins were with me (they flew in from TX to attend with their mom, my aunt, who lives in CO) and I told them I didn’t think I would embarrass myself like that. But I couldn’t be sure. You were just so close! Anyway, thank you for coming all the way to our Rocky Mountain city. So looking forward to Priscilla and you tomorrow! Blessings.

  20. 70
    Becky says:

    So praying for yall in Denver. Looking forward to hearing from you on Sunday. Really looking forward to December when the three of you come to Birmingham, AL.

  21. 71
    Jo says:

    Beth,

    Sooooo glad God used someone to spoil ya!

    May He bless everyone’s socks off this weekend! I had gone to the first (?) Deeper Still when it was in SF and I loved it!

    Thanks for taking the time to write us! Love you sweet sister!

    Jo

  22. 72
    NikkiPoppins says:

    So excited for you about the iPad! What a great surprise!!

    I’m praying for you and all who are leading this weekend, whether singing or teaching! I know God’s got special for Denver and I can’t wait to hear about it!

    Have a great weekend!!

    Love ya!
    Nikki

  23. 73
    Warm in Alaska says:

    In airport waiting to go to Texas to visit hubby’s family. Your I-pad sounds rad!

  24. 74
    Kimberly says:

    So glad you mentioned Scripture Memory…ok so I have to tell you I was so bummed that WE weren’t doing it and I kept watching for it and watching for it…but it didn’t happen so then I thought I am going to see if some of my friends here want to do it and sure enough we have 20 women and we are so loving it…If that weren’t enough one of the women who is part of the 20 decided she would ask some of her friends to join her on a break off team and she has 30 women joining her…so even though I was bummed about the break…GOD HAD A PLAN AND IT WAS GOOD. Over 50 women who might not have known about it are doing it because of that break. It kind of reminded me of when Paul and Barnabas split because of Mark…not the part that they split but the part that God had a plan in the midst of it. Just a visual reminder to me that when God says no–it is because He has a greater YES!
    This idea has been a HUGE blessing to me…and others…I am so thankful God put it on your heart a year and a half ago to share it with us! Prayerfully, I will never go another year without memorizing at least 24 scriptures and If I live to be at least 82 that will be over 1000 scriptures…GLORY TO HIS FAITHFUL NAME!

  25. 75
    Jennifer says:

    So awesome!!!! God is so good!! Praying for all of you at Deeper Still!!!

  26. 76
    cindy says:

    Beth,

    I live in Denver, attended last night’s DeeperStill, volunteered at the book store and cannot wait to get in my car to go back today.

    My dear friend and former neighbor invited me to one of your bible studies at her church, Applewood, several years ago. Her beautiful example of what it means to be a true Christian drew me toward her and toward your teachings. I have taken several of your studies since.

    Through the years I feel as if God has had a fishing pole and has been slowly reeling me in. Your ability to make the word come alive has been very instrumental in that. I chose to be baptized this past April.

    Thank you for all you do to spread the word and being a part of the reason my love for the the Lord has grown and deepened. I am a far better human being for it, but far from where I want to be. Still seeking and enjoying the ride! I am looking forward to being in the presence of all of those beautiful women at the conference today.

  27. 77
    Tammy says:

    Just wanted to say thank you for the scripture you memorized and shared…a much needed reminder to my heart with some family issues! May our God bless all who are attending Deeper Still, with each and every word He gives to you beautiful ladies! Love ya Beth…Tammy

  28. 78
    Hilary says:

    Yay Beth! Happy Birthday!!!!

    My employers got me an iPad just a few days ago… I didn’t think I would need something like that… just seemed so extravagant, but can I tell you I already use it like crazy and it really does simplify things for me?! (I’m a personal assistant – now I can manage my life and my boss’ life on the same nifty portable device! Lifesaver!)

    Praying for your Denver event – praising that our God always responds to the cries of His children. πŸ™‚

    Love,
    Hilary

  29. 79
    Jill_in_AL says:

    it’s so fun to be surprised and graced — enjoy! Have fun in the Mile High city and with your buddies. Happy Birthday early πŸ˜‰

  30. 80
    glenwood says:

    Congrats on your bithday next week. Have a good one! Enjoy your gifts. Relax. Have your favorite food. Maybe go shopping or put up your feet and read.

  31. 81
    Ginger/Silver Sass says:

    Oh my goodness, I can’t wait for us to begin the new Scripture memorization year!!!!! I have to confess that it is much harder to memorize right now….not so much accountability! πŸ™‚

    Beth, one of my very good friends is in Denver and she FBed about how wonderful it was last night…she is super excited to be there. I can’t wait for you guys to come to Birmingham in December…I’ve had my ticket for months now….yipppppeeeeee!

    Blessings,
    Ginger/Wetumpka, AL

  32. 82

    I want one, I want one!! I’m gonna go check into a hotel and see if I get an i-Pad on my bed! That would be so cool! Wait, what’s an i-Pad?

    Great, my first comment and I introduce myself as Head Idiot of Siestaville.

  33. 83
    Redeemed says:

    So good to hear from ya! I agree with Sister Lynn…gotta do something about the name “IPad”.

    Oh, but you deserve it. I’m not much for the latest technology, but those are way cool. Enjoy your Rocky Mountain High with the Most High!

    πŸ™‚

  34. 84
    Esabelle says:

    Hooray, hooray, hooray for the scripture memorizing
    team starting back in 2011. I am so stoked for it!

  35. 85

    So excited for you to be in Denver with so many of my friends and family–as well as your own girlfriends. Aren’t friends the best?

    My mom called me last night from her seat on the floor with some friends, promising to keep an eye out for some of my friends and to take really good notes. And she just called me from there this morning–I could hardly hear her over the music. And she couldn’t hear me either. But she yelled, “I just wanted to share it with you! I love you!” before she hung up.

    Makes me feel like I’m there too. Almost.

  36. 86
    Ruth says:

    Thanks so much for taking time to write us when you were in the middle of a busy morning. It’s SO good to hear from our Siesta Mama!!! I HATE when I lose something I’ve taken the time to type. The fact that you are memorizing the love verses just shows me that it is a lifelong journey of learning with God in that department. I think I was subconsciously thinking (more like wishing) at some point soon here I’d just mud-wrestle my stinkin’ flesh to the ground completely on that subject and then would perfectly love everyone after that with no work, thought, prayer or effort…although even typing that makes me laugh πŸ™‚ Thanks for your honesty and realness — and for making us feel so special. After I check my email it’s always so refreshing to get on the blog and just know when I come I’m going to leave feeling loved and pumped up! πŸ™‚ Love you so much Beth!!!

  37. 87
    LynnNGa says:

    Hey Beth!!

    So excited about Deeper Still….if God is willing I will be there in Birmingham!! Praying for Gods spirit to work like crazy this weekend!! Looking forward to hearing all about it!! Love you!!

  38. 88
    Linda says:

    Happy Birthday!!! (a little early). Wow, Wow, Wow, an Ipad. Wonderful, isn’t He, to move your friends to get you something you wouldn’t have gotten yourself. Enjoy that sweet blessing. Tell us all about it, because I’m quite sure I’ll never buy one either, but I do enjoy hearing what all they can do.

    I was sitting with the college girl I mentor and she pulled out her new phone and (among other things), it can scan items by their UPC code and tell you where to buy the item cheaper!!! Can you believe that? So, we tested it out right there in the coffee shop on some jars of jelly and, sure enough, it told us three different stores that carried the same item for less. I’m glad I don’t have that because I’d probably be “shopping” on nit all day and driving to so many stores that I’d run out of time in each day. But the technology…

    I’ve been praying for you ladies all week for Deeper Still. I wish I could have been there this weekend, but I am praying that all the ladies that need to hear the message will have had no obstacles in going and that the Lord speaks in and through you, the message He wants to pour forth.

    Not only have I got my new spiral going, I put last years right next to it and recite those verses too because I noticed that I was beginning to forget many of them. Yikes! In ten years, I may have ten spirals sitting oon my desk….won’t that be fun?

    Have a sweet time in Denver with Jesus and all the Siestas!

  39. 89
    Lisa Burt says:

    Beth
    That is awesome that someone surprised you with an Ipad! You left me hanging on to your blog like a msystery! Cant wait for you to post on Sunday! Have a great weekend with your Deeperstill conference. I am praying now for all of you there! I love you and wish you a very Happy Birthday! May God continue to use you to the fullest! With much love and prayers!

  40. 90
    Kathy B says:

    Thanks for making us feel so included. Early Happy Birthday! In my adult life you have hands down been the biggest promoter of Scripture memory. Thank you for believing and convicing the rest of us that we will never outgrow this action/weapon. And what a treat to relearn a previously memorized passage out of a new translation. Delicious! Mine lately?
    My dear children, you belong to God and have defeated
    them, because the Holy Spirit Who is in you
    is greater than the devil who is in the world.
    1 John 4:4

    Ipad? Sounds like a cure for those puffy bags under my eyes. Our kids think my husband and I are the Fred and Wilma of the technology world. But hey, I am on a blog site, am I not?
    Happy Trails

  41. 91
    Joyce Watson says:

    Houston, we have a problem…
    catch-up post is not completed by Beth please do not shut the door until she is finished next time or you may have to give her a Starbuck coffee to help her make it through the rest of her flight. LOL

    So glad you made it to your hotel room. I don’t smell anything but coffee, I think you made-up for lost time and you hair looks great. (Everything is funny to me this Saturday morning)and Bible study is always exciting!

    Will be praying for you and the ladies at Deeper Still.
    I especially love Kay Arthur_her books and Bible studies.
    Priscilla Shiver is also has some inspirational writings.
    Beth, our church group is going to finally study Esther.
    I am excited, because I have already studied Esther.

    About the Love verse: Love it!
    Lord, Help me to profit not in loosing my soul,
    but gaining in your love.

  42. 92
    Pamela says:

    Yay!!! Whoo Hoo! I love how God blesses us in amazing ways!! Very cool!!! ENJOY!!!!

  43. 93
    Happy Heart says:

    May His name be high and lifted up today! Praying for you today!

  44. 94
    annette says:

    Years ago, I heard you say, “If I err, let me err on the side of love.” Something like that, anyway… and I have tried to adopt it as one of my philosophies of life. It does all come back to love. When I feel taken advantage of, I remember, love. When I feel angry, I melt, love again. It’s a powerful verb- that love.

    An iPad? Oooooh, fun! Beats snacks anyday. Happy Birthday, sweet lady. Much blessing and love in Christ, A

  45. 95
    elvira says:

    Hi Beth, thanks for this post! You have inspired me again!! I have been down, down, down. I know I need to get back to scripture memory, I memorized the love chapter way long time ago too. Love you and praying for you.

  46. 96
    Marigold says:

    I just got an I-phone! Love it. You will have to let us know if that I-Pad is just a big I-phone. I’ve been eyeing that I-Pad and wondering if I could justify it.

    God bless you 3 wonderful teachers this weekend.

  47. 97
    Vickie Barbee says:

    I’m so excited about EVERY Beth Moore bible study!!! I need a sisters help, please. My son and his new bride of 3 weeks have just graduated college and are going into full time ministry. They have a conference in Nashville this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in re: Missions/Support and they need a place to stay. Anyone who could help provide this blessing would be blessed in many ways to witness the love these two young kids have for God and others. Jonathan spent his entire last summer in Africa and Laura recently returned from Guatemala.
    They have a heart for God that is so awesome to witness. Could anyone please help? My email is v_barbee@yahoo.com

    Thanks so much either way. In Him.

  48. 98

    Because God is awesome, I know this weekend for you and everyone attending the conference will be amazing:) I mean its just how HE rolls:)

  49. 99
    Susy says:

    Congrats on your gift!!! And Happy Sweet Sixteen & Happy 99th! You are as lovely as a sweet 16-er and as wise as a sweet 99er!

  50. 100
    Kathy Wallis says:

    Oh my gosh Beth I am so happy that you got a great present… how fun… wish I was in Denver with you… Happy early birthday!!

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