Anybody Going?

Hey, Sweet Things! I am taking the quickest possible lunch break with a bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats because my head in deep in the books today. Well, actually the Book. I’ve been studying for the Living Proof Live simulcast on Saturday and finished most of my commentary research yesterday afternoon. Not because I was satisfied, mind you, but because time was up. It’s always hard for me to finally go, “OK, that’s enough. Now start organizing what you’ve got.” At that point it’s time for the monumental task of sifting through, setting aside, writing a skeleton outline, then building the sessions on the material that made the cut.THEN, compiling illustrations.

All of this is a difficult process (oh, yes, it is difficult and it tends to get more so with time, not less) and woefully dependent upon the Holy Spirit. I desire so desperately to hear God accurately and with sensitivity but, needless to say, life and self can shout loudly over the small, still voice. Leaning in while everything pushes back can take every ounce of energy you’ve got. We are jars of clay pleading for that all surpassing power that can only come from Jesus. I rarely return from a conference where I taught copious material that I don’t think, in retrospect, I probably should have used that and not this. Said this and not that. Over-analysis is the suffocating tomb of teachers and, if we get trapped there, really good teachers can have pitifully short tenures. Those of us who are going to serve God for the length of our days (oh, Jesus, I want to! please help me!) have to make a choice to move on, whether or not the last lesson went like we hoped. I have to repeatedly ask myself one question: “Did you, as well as you knew how, take them to the Scriptures?” If no, I need to repent. If yes, I have to move on.

Anyway, I’m in the part of the process now where it’s Jesus, my Bible, my notes and me and the sessions are beginning to stand up and take some shape. This can be the most unsettling part because sometimes it doesn’t take shape until the midnight hour. Other times I’m not sure it ever did. It’s a faith walk, Girlfriend. I promise you that. But it is so worth it. Jesus is so worth it. I love the study process and any sense of His presence through the words on that page is what I live for. I am praying the material I feel like God has given me translates well on Saturday but I can at least tell you that I’ve gotten some private tutoring from it. He’s speaking very specifically to me about a particular challenge and changing how I deal with it.

I’ve got a long way to go in preparation so I can’t tarry on here today but I thought it would be so much fun to hear from those of you joining us on Saturday for the simulcast. If so, be sure to tell us the city and the location because it may be that several of you Siestas end up unexpectedly at the same place. Wouldn’t it be fun to meet each other face to face? I’ll also dearly love knowing that you guys are out there, in James 1 terminology, “scattered abroad.” (Which reminds me, we have 27 churches in Canada signed up for this simulcast! We were floored! So happy.)

Oh, before I get off of here, I have to tell you how much I loved your responses to the last post. It was a blast to hear all the ways you planned to stay in the Scriptures this Fall. I was familiar with many of the materials and most of the teachers but some of them were brand new to me. I stacked up some great ideas for future studies I want to take on my own. As my mentor always said, let’s all stay under many teachers! One helps bring us back to the center when another sends us over a cliff.

I love you, Sisters. I think of you every day.

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  1. 451
    Kristin says:

    I’m sitting here in the sanctuary of First Baptist Simpsonville, SC awaiting yoir teaching. I cant wait to hear what God has for us today!

  2. 452
    Jenna Berthouod says:

    Many sisters attending here in Salt Lake City Utah!

    • 452.1
      Debbie says:

      So sad. Our feed didn’t work at our site. Was so looking forward to the day. Will we be able to view the event some other way?

  3. 453
    Lisa Jones says:

    Hi! Beth!
    I am on our lunch break from your simulcast in Chicago. I live in a little town in East Texas, full of precious believers. I wanted you to know that you have heard from our Father about the subject you’re speaking on today.

    I am primary care-taker for my parents. My Dad is in the last stages of a rare form of Lou Gehrig’s disease. He can no longer speak & his ability to swallow is almost gone. He has been in assisted living 6 months & will turn 80 years old this Monday, Sept. 20. He continues to be an inspiration to me~the character he’s shown throughout this mean disease has been proof of God’s mercy & GRACE!

    My mom was Daddy’s care-giver at home for the last 8 yrs. She’s funny & a walking expert on Bible prophecy. I hope we didn’t wait too late to put Daddy in assisted living. She’s pretty worn out.

    All this background to say~I have had a little trouble with KINDNESS lately! The more I do for them, the more they want me to do. The emotional aspect of moving Daddy was hurt I had never anticipated & the financial responsibilities I’ve assumed are~SCARY! I want to be a servant with a loving heart, but sometimes I just want to be their daughter again. I do remember that I have a Heavenly Father, even tho my earthly Dad can no longer “fix everything!”(And he could fix ANYthing!)But while I’m in the middle of this mayhem, I, the “people pleaser of the world” cannot do it all! I mostly can’t please myself! (I think you referred to this this morning!)

    I also FIVE grandchildren, so I stay busy. Just wanted you to know~YES~You heard God right! He wants me to hear what you’re teaching us today! THANK YOU for your desparation to hear from Him, He is using you~and BUILDING ME BACK UP!

    Love, Lisa J ~ Henderson, TX

  4. 454
    Melissa S says:

    “Beth, in Houston at Grace Comm Church at the Live simulcast. Lots of what you have shared in the first session is Awesome and hits home! Sometimes we are who we are and not realize where our place is with “kindness” and “nice”. I now know the difference. Can’t wait for the next sessions to come.
    In his name, Melissa S-Houston, TX

  5. 455
    Melissa Miller says:

    Beth! I’m on the lunch break during the simucast and couldn’t wait to tell you that God had you do this particular message just for ME!! I’ve been weeping during praise and worship trusting God to help me in my situation. I lost my 4th child 8 years ago in drowning accident at the age of 18 months and since then we have adopted a child from Ukraine who is now 9 and is diagnosed with ADHD and what I believe is suffering with attachment disorder. She is my person. Please pray for me. I NEED God to intervene in our lives. I’m worn out and can’t go anymore. God spoke to me and told me to to start with you so here I am in Lafayette, La at First Baptist Church being ministered by you. Praise God for you!!!

  6. 456
    Artha says:

    Beth, I am having lunch from the Simulcast. I must tell you this was the worst, mean and nasty corporate week I have had and I am worn town from all the others I have lately. Everyday another shot to the bow. So this morning even though I had already paid, I thought, “Lord, why bother, I am just too insignificant and there is no hope for it. I will just cover up my head with the covers. But the alternative was vacuuming and dusting so I got in the car and left at the last possible minute. I chose a random seat by myself after chatting with some of my Bible Study gals (we just started Believing God Thursday night) and I introduced myself to this gal who told me her name was Diane. When I said my name (since it is so unusual) she looked at me like I had slapped her. I just looked at her and smiled thinking she thought it was an odd name. She finally said, “Are you First Name/Last Name?” I said yes. She said, “you are my spiritual mom! You led me to the Lord 32 years ago!” I wept through Travis’ whole first worship set. I am not insignificant. I am the daughter of the Most High God!! and He LOVES me! So there! corporate world!

  7. 457
    Jessica says:

    I was in Buna, Tx this morning. First Baptist Church Buna hosted it. I am sad to say we didn’t get to heard you speak Beth. The streaming was horrible. Yet, us ladies stayed in good spirits! Every time the stream stopped you are in some kind of expressive moment where you hands were in the air, and your face was full of life! We had good laughs. I wish I could of heard you speak though. Your studies has changed my life. Your study “breaking free” finally seen why I couldn’t break of homosexuality, and set me free from it. You are just my favorite woman christian teacher/speaker ever!

    The church was a great host. They served us food, made sure we were comfortable, thanked us for the patience that we showed due to the technical difficult. We are however so sad we didn’t get to hear your message today. I hope you put this on DVD or I pray this church can get back their refund.

    • 457.1
      Beth says:

      Oh, Jessica! I am heart broken! We will make it up to you. Please have someone from the church staff call the Living Proof Ministries office next week! I’m so sorry.

  8. 458

    I went today in Daphne, Alabama. It was so good! Our group dismissed at the last break though & I did not get point #8. If anyone will share their notes on pt.#8, I would most appreciate. Did Beth have anything to say about her hair coming undone!?! ;D I love her! She has such a beautiful heart & her passion is so moving & so real & completely inspiring. Jesus (mixed with Beth’s personality) moved me to tears & then to laughing & tears again! 2 statements she spoke that made me go “WOW”: “Kindness is capable of speaking a strong word”, and “We are not to be anybody’s everything”. I have a lot to think about after today. I appreciate God using you to speak into my life today.

    • 458.1
      Barb says:

      Hi Becky,
      Point #8 : “Kindness leaves a Legacy”. I didn’t get much written down on this point – was so caught up in listening – but now I can’t remember all of the examples – but what I did write was “Do NOT Give UP! Not on yourself, not on your family or anyone – God’s power can break any chains of bondage any of us have. And I want to leave a legacy of kindness – I want to remember God’s kindnesses to me so that my heart will be so full of kindness – true “hesed” that it will overflow to others and others will see our Saviour!

      I was so blessed to be there today – and hadn’t been sure I wanted to go. Went alone but Jesus stood beside me! Thank you Jesus! Thank you Beth for allowing Him to work thru you!!!

      in love & kindness, Barb

    • 458.2
      Ginny says:

      8. Kindness leaves a legacy.

      Leading up to it, Beth referred to Acts 28:1-2
      Your Bible might say “islanders” or “barbarians”. The Greek work for “barbarians” is onomatopoeia, where the word is the sound it makes (oink, meow, etc.). The people in Malta spoke a language that Paul’s ears weren’t accustomed to and it sounded like “bar bar bar bar”.

      She also referred to an article Keith found in the Houston Chronicle about the top 153(??) countries that give to charities. The USA is #5, China and Russia were in the bottom 10, and Australia and New Zealand were tied for 1st. 83% of Maltese (still) give to charitable organizations.

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      Yes, Beth made a comment about all of the tweets she received about her hair. She had it all pulled back for the end.

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      Today was a great day with a message I, too, needed to hear. Glad you were blessed!

    • 458.3
      cathy says:

      I too missed point 8…if you get it with notes please pass it on…thanks.

    • 458.4
      Holly Edwards says:

      One of the coolest things on pt. 8 was the connection between Acts 28:1,2 and modern day Malta. Paul had been shipwrecked and was shown extraordinary kindness by the natives in Malta. The legacy of that country, even today, is that 85% of the people of Malta contribute to charities. I think Beth said that is the highest percentage of any nation.
      All is takes is one generation willing to fall on their faces in submission, to begin a legacy for their family that may be entirely different than their past. What is the time worth to start a legacy?

  9. 459
    Cindy says:

    hair, hehehehe, just had to. :0)

    • 459.1
      Cindy says:

      I am so glad you can laugh Beth, and that you are a down to earth and tangible person of whom we can all relate.

      Let me tell you, Satan faught HARD that morning to keep me from coming. As a single mom I have a special needs son I have to make arrangements for, and then there are the two teenagers of mine who seem to always be in battle with each other……Then there is the ex………Before I came, I had to deal with him, and he was in a real hateful way……so we had words, and I was so angry with him, I ripped his head off with my words. Instantly I felt such shame (shame is from satan), and I could just hear the enemy laughing at me, and taunting me….”your a fake! Why bother even going to this gathering of the real thing!”

      I shook off Satan’s tactics, and humbly went with a broken and repentant heart, desperate for a word from God. When you began, I knew why Satan had faught so hard to keep me from going. I needed every word.

      God is faithful, and good.

      I want nothing more than to walk in obedience. Every moment of every day is focused on Him, and I am keenly aware of where I fail, and it just breaks my heart, but I keep getting back up and running toward the goal!

      On a lighter side….as far as the hair….I once ran out the door to church, kids in tow, spent four hours there, returned and realized, I had used the curling iron, but had forgotten to DO my hair. So I walked around with curling iron curls in my hair and bangs, that I had never used the comb on to put into place. I looked CRAZY, and no one told me. LOL.

  10. 460
    Josie says:

    I went to the simulcast today in Bossier City. Talking about God sending you a word right where you are in your life! And the music…God is so very KIND!

  11. 461
    Adonna Smith says:

    WOW! Attended the simulcast at FBC Dallas, GA. What a wonderful day and message!!! Just what I needed! Especially the reminder that kindness wears down when we wear down. Good reason for a “time out” with Jesus!

  12. 462
    Lisa Manfuso says:

    Dear Beth and Living Proof Team, I just wanted to tell y’all that today blessed me beyond belief. I needed to hear this word about kindness, and felt compiled to tell you that I believed that message was for me, directly.

    You will never know what an impact you have on the lives of the women that you teach, around the world, and I know, that I know, that I know, I was brought to the simulcast for a time in my life such as this.

    I have been struggling mightly and acting like a child that is so treasured by the King should ever act…but with your help…and prayer and teaching and the blessing of all the marvelous women, and of course, the love of my King…I will overcome.

    Thank you, dear sweet sista…the Lord used you and yours in a mighty way. Bless you, Bless you, Bless you–all!

    Kisses and hugs from Maryland….

  13. 463
    Nancy Hayden says:

    Just returned from the Simucast. As always it was wonderful and I felt that God was speaking through you to me. Thanks so much.

  14. 464
    Betty says:

    Dear Beth, i am from Cuba, living in USA for seven years by now. I have read all your books in spanish, some of them twice. I have no words to tell you how deep you teaching has touched me. And today i was in Rock Hill SC enjoying your simulcast event, what a blessing. I wish i could be more fluent in english to let you know how grateful i am for your life and for the oportunity to hear you and see you in that big screen. If i ever meet you face to face, i promess you a good cuban coffee.

    Blessings!
    Un abrazo!

    Betty.

    • 464.1
      Beth says:

      Oh, Betty, I could just cry over this. Your English is beautiful! I would LOVE to have that good Cuban coffee with you! May Jesus continue to captivate you!

  15. 465
    Margie says:

    I absolutely loved the Living Proof Live Simulcast today…SO glad I went! I knew about it through our church, but couldn’t find anyone that could go with me so at first I wasn’t going to go. Then, just a few days ago, a friend from way across town (in Indpls.)asked if I’d like to meet her there so of course I said yes! The church that I met her at was about 35-40 minutes away but it was worth the trip! That was the next best thing to being right there with you in Chicago! The Law of Kindness was/is such a great message and I thought about it all the way home and plan on rewriting my messy notes and trying harder to keep this practice active! Thanks Beth and praising God! Today was such a blessing!

  16. 466
    Susan Worley says:

    I attended the simulcast in Raleigh, NC. It was wonderful! I went by myself but God was certainly present. This past month, as a second grade teacher, I have been entrenched with teaching 5 chapel programs and leading staff devotions–all around the theme of kindness, our school character trait of the month. Can you believe it? I about fell out of my chair when Beth read the focus verse of Proverbs 31:26. God had already been working in my heart the way He does.: ) With the start of a new school year and these added responsibilities I knew today was going to be a needed day to worship, prayer and listening to the Holy Spirit. He spoke to me again such a personal way! Thanks Beth for always hearing the Lord!

  17. 467
    Kim Beard says:

    Howdy Sisters at Living Proof Ministries,

    Attending the simulcast this weekend has refreshed me like no other. God dealt with me in a way that truly made me feel that this was designed just for me. Although I know many others were touched, He has this way of dealing with me as though I were an only child.

    Last Sunday I dropped my oldest (adopted) daughter off at Bible College near Minneapolis, Minnesota. Raising her has been a test of perseverance and unconditional love, and has left me wondering if I have passed the test. This past week I have been so irritable and not knowing why…until today. So many little things were not going well like the tiny flea like creatures that have plagued our home lately. My husband is a farmer and he could not even find the right chemical to kill these pesky critters (I’m from Texas). It felt as if everything was coming down on me-crazy drivers, crying babies in Wal-Mart, junk mail, phones ringing all at once, and yes, the infestation of fleas that didn’t bite. Well, at least that is a blessing.
    FYI – They are loosing strength and numbers now. Woohoo!

    Coming to the simulcast was a flippant decision, and I knew, because God is random (in my human terms), this event was going to be BIG for me. Don’t get me wrong. Jesus is truly my Savior and my Lord and I share him at whatever venue He sets (I am a survivor of abuse). God began dealing with me about my relationship with my oldest daughter. Trying to love someone for 8 years and seeing only rejection has been a rough road. My first of 4 daughters has left home and I so sorely needed to know if I have done my job (knowing it was not perfect).

    God answered that longing today at the end of Travis’ prayer. I sensed a filling of something I could not describe, but I know that it was Kindness. I had lost it due to weariness. You see, I drove my (myself) daughter to college. It was over 3,300 miles. When I got home there was so much to do this week and I am depleted. I could not even witness this week because I knew my spirit within me was not right and I know I need the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit.

    This morning the Holy Spirit immediately downloaded His “blog” to my longing heart. He told me that he saw my salt stains. I thought, “salt stains?” He said that I had exercised my faith and sweated profusely as I worked out what I believe. He told me that He could see that I had been working out my salvation because He could see the spiritual salt stains all over me. What a word! I desperately needed this because I have been plagued with so much guilty torment over this past week and found it hard to continue ministering to others. The enemy had me over the barrel believing that I was a bad mother, that I had not done enough, that I am not the “real” mom, that I am rejected, etc… Jesus set the record straight this weekend and I thought I’d let you know how profound your message was to me. In sharing my own personal testimonies and teaching in my own community I too appreciate knowing that I was a profit to someone.

    Thank you for being set apart for Jesus so He can flow through you. May this blessing return to the ministry, the ministers and to all who received something this weekend. Amen.

    Sincerely,
    Kim Beard

  18. 468
    Cindie says:

    Thank you Beth and Travis and the Team…all of us at First Baptist Orlando were so very blessed. I pray that I will always be a woman who carried the torah of kindness.

    God is so good and His Spirit was present for certain.

  19. 469
    Chrissy says:

    Just returned from the simulcast at New Vision Baptist in Murfreesboro. Oh, what a blessing! I now pray that I become a woman of kindness..not just niceness…but, true kindess. I said to my friend sometime during the conference if we would just sing “In Christ Alone”, my life would be complete! Sure enough, after the last session I heard the first notes and knew the Lord had given me my favorite song!!! What a joyous day! Many thanks and blessing to you and your team.

  20. 470
    Ruth says:

    I didn’t write earlier because I wasn’t completely sure it would work out for me to attend, but I was soooo blessed to be able to be at the simulcast in the small town of Clever, Missouri. My husband and I are on a week-long vacation in Branson from Illinois, and he was so KIND to let me head over to Clever for the day full of blessings and sweet, unexpected new friends as well! Overflowing with thankfulness. . .

  21. 471
    Kim B. says:

    Saw the simulcast today in Benson, NC. Great time. Didn’t even know about it until last night, was glad to find a location close to home to join in on. It was a great time! Thank you for spending the day with all 125,000+ of us. God definately had quite a bit of words for me today thru your message. Thank you for being faithful to Him. On a not so serious note, it really was funny when your hair started falling down and you came back with it pulled back. I knew a Texas girl was going to mention her hair when that happened! I just love how real you are and how fun you and the worship team are to hang out with even though we were in a different state!

    Love and blessings to you!

  22. 472
    Andrea Mathew says:

    Dear Beth,

    I attended the Simulcast today at Creekside Church in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. I believe there were 350 women there. It was a time of real blessing and encouragement. I have often thought how beautiful the phrase “and on her tongue is the law of kindness” is but had never studied it. Thank you for all the work you and your team did in preparing for today. The Lord Jesus always spoke with the perfect combination of grace and truth. I’ve been thinking lately about words and how many fruitless words I use in a day. I was challenged today to speak words of encouragement, words that make a difference, kind words. I especially liked kindness craves an outlet, action!! I pray I will not only hear but do. Thank you and God bless you for your love not only of the Saviour but the many women you reach out to through Him.

    Love in Christ,

    Andrea

  23. 473
    Kim says:

    Heard you today from 2nd Baptist Church in Greenville, KY. Thoroughly enjoyed the fresh word and pray that I am a woman who will open my mouth in wisdom and that my tongue has the law of kindness. Thank you for putting the Word in ways I can understand. Specifically today that kindness wears down when we do. Thank you.

  24. 474
    Susie Batten says:

    Beth,
    Eighteen ladies from First Baptist Church of DeLand, FL joined a sanctuary full in DeBary, FL. We had so much fun! I’ve done many of your Bible studies over the years. Every time I see you speak I feel like I’m seeing an old friend. What a treat to hear your message “live.”
    Thank you for a wonderful day.

  25. 475
    Lauren Yentsch says:

    I was watching from my home church in Columbus, OH!!! It was awesome! 🙂

  26. 476
    Faith says:

    I attended the simulcast today in Conway Arkansas at Antioch Baptist Church. It was fabulous. Thank you so much for taking time to study the Word and to present it in such an understandable and fun way. Kindness will never mean the same thing to me as it did before. This study came at exactly the right time for me. I praise God for getting me there today and for giving you such an inspiring Word to pass along to our group.

  27. 477
    Linda Zyla says:

    Beth & team: Just returned from your Living Proof session at the Rosemont Theater in Chicago. It was my first “live event” and I feel so blessed to attend. With me was my 82 year old mother-in-law, my twin sister and co-women’s group leader at Living Hope Church in Valparaiso, Indiana. We made the 75 mile trip (left at 6:30 am) and truly enjoyed our day.

    We are embarking on Tuesday, with THE INHERITANCE study in a church and we felt like this would really inspire us. It is intimidating to think of sharing our amazing GOD with others, when we do it in our own flesh. But we are on a faith walk, and open to what GOD will do with willing vessels who just want to be able to draw closer to an awesome GOD.

    We all really enjoyed the day, and most importantly are ever so amazed at how one line ‘THE LAW OF KINDNESS’ can be come a 5 hour lesson! The worship team was great, leading us into this spirit filled day. I can’t express how touching at the end when the entire audience is singing accapella as the worship team exits the stage. You realize that these are the voices of 125,000 women strong standing up for our Savior, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords. I call it my momentary glimpse into heaven when we can worship at the throne.

    Unfortunately, we forgot to leave our comment cards at the exit. The only notes we wished the messages you showed on the screens during the seminar, flashed at too fast of speed to read.

    I do believe you have a powerful annointing, and most importantly I appreciate your honest, heartfelt approach. I can feel your love for the LORD beaming from every fiber of your soul. Thank you for sharing that love.

    May GOD bless you and all of the Living Proof ministry team. I am deeply grateful for your work and for your gifted ability to allow me to see our loving heavenly Father, in a more meaningful way.

    Linda Zyla, Valparaiso Indiana

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    laurie verdugo says:

    Beth,
    I was just blessed by your teaching today. I pray that God uses your words to help me to be kind to my husband and love him( or somedays, just plain LIKE him!) Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
    Laurie Verdugo
    East Valley Bible Church
    Gilbert, Az

    • 478.1
      Colorado GIrl says:

      Laurie,
      I just have to tell you that I prayed this same thing today…and after reading your post…Have decided to pray for you. I have set my goal to intentionally be KIND to my husband at least twice a day. I am praying that God will take it from there. Thank you for your transparency and for allowing me to feel a little more “normal” for 30 seconds today. We can do this thing…together…Siesta!

  29. 479
    Hannah Simon says:

    Beth, sorry I’m posting this after the fact! I was so, so blessed to be able to attend today’s Living Proof Live at First Baptist Church in Kettering,Oh. I was suppose to attend with my mother, but she had to bow out at the last second. I tried to find a friend who wanted her ticket, but of course everyone had plans already so when I arrived at the church I simply took it to the box office and left it with the ticket ladies with instrucitions to just bless the next person who walked up to buy a ticket with it. I went in and found my seat and met the loveliest woman named Angela. We ended up sitting together during the sessions and then had lunch together. At lunch,Angela and I got to talking about coffee(it was a Spirit filled event anyways)and of course coffee led to Starbucks. This is when I knew that God had ordaned Angela and my friendship. She started going on about how she loved starbucks skinny vanilla lattes with sugar free syrup and this would be the point when my praise of God went to a whole new level. She was speaking my love language. It was beautiful.

    God was so good to me today. Thank you for a beautiful time of worship and teaching.

    Hannah

  30. 480
    Janet Lee says:

    Dear Beth,
    I attended your Simulcast today from Toronto, Ontario Canada and was so blessed with your message on Kindness!
    Jesus spoke through you to me today and I am rejuvenated in the Holy Spirit–unyoked to the things of the world and yoked with Jesus once again and I want you to know what a BLESSING today’s teaching was. 4 other sisters-in-christ today attended with me and each one of them were blessed as well. I want to thank the Lord for you, a humble and faithful servant to the Word and for your passion in Women’s ministry. I pray for you continued blessings in Christ and for your family.
    In Christ, Janet

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    Pam says:

    Dear Beth,
    I was at the Simulcast cast today in Aurora Ontario Canada! My very first simulcast ever! What a blessing!

    Before leaving heading off this morning, I had stuffed my purse pocket full of tissue as I have been fighting a cold this week, little did I know I would be using the tissue to mop up my tears and passing my precious tissue down to the ladies in my row to use for the same reason! 🙂

    Thank you for sharing the word of God in such an impactful way and refreshing my worn down spirit!

    God Bless you, your family, your team, Travis and Company, oh and your hair dresser!!

    In Christ,
    Pam

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    Emily says:

    Dear Beth: I just attended your simulcast via Zionsville, Indiana. I am so blessed. Thank you so much for your committment and your love that just eakes out of your very essence. Jesus is glorified in you, my dear sister. I also just finished your Breaking Free study this summer with a small group of gals. I feel like I know you through your instruction and videos. Some day, I look forward to dancing and rejoicing with you in the presence of our Risen Savior, our Jesus. The Holy Spirit has used you in a mighty way this summer, and has again today. I am challenged, in awe, and more in love with Jesus than ever before. My heart is in revival, Beth. I have such a new glimpse and wonder of the grace so freely given to me, such a sinner. I also had a terrible childhood. I will spare you all the yucky details, but praise be to Him, He is using my broken chains to show love and mercy to others in ways I never thought possible. He has set me free! I have forgiven fully and now he is taking me so much deeper in my awareness of HIM! I cannot even explain. “I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of prise to our God.” Ps. 40:1-3 I am now free to live this joyful abundant life while I am here, and, wow, what a future life we have, too. I will be praying for you. You are very special to me. I love you. See you in heaven…Jesus’ bride, Emily

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    amy carroll says:

    ok- i know you probably get this alot, BUT… what a timely word today. i am a worship pastor’s wife and just confronted (lovingly, truly) someone about things posted on facebook. she took it down but just days later blasted me on her public blog. wow. I know that I need to speak with her one more time (KINDLY 🙂 and i’m praying over the situation. but i just get chills thinking about how God has used you and the living proof team today. thank you for being willing vessels and such an encouragement to me.

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    Dianna Clute says:

    Beth
    Just wanted to say thank you very much I attended your simucastn AZ today- it was great…. I have a headache from all the tears I shed during your different segments but they were so worth it. I have listened to your CD’s for bible study but never seen you in person via satalite. Your teaching on kindness so touched my life today a friend who invited me along and I agreed we both needed to hear your msg today. I lost my sister just 3 months ago to breast cancer she was 43yrs old and your msg just really touched my heart its been a very difficult journey and I was the one who thought I could carry the burden for my parents who lost their youngest daughter to this devestating disease- even though my faith in Christ has carried me for the most part I was trying to carry if for those around me and be there rock. I had not even really allowed myself to grieve for my sisters death. God was awesome allowed me to spend almost 3 weeks with her in May of this year and went home for 10 days and returned after her death June 1st. I shed so many much needed tears to shed today and want to thank you for the awesome words that God placed in your mouth! I hope that when I am 53yrs old I have as much energy as you do on stage you are truely a gift from God ( I turn 48 in just a few weeks from now) Thanks again for your awesome level of inspiration and being so real much appreciated
    Dianna Clute Gilbert AZ

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    adrienne says:

    Oh Beth!! We just got back and it was AWESOME!!! Love you and Travis!! We were a party of 6, came in at 8:20 and the Lord opened up a row for us and we sat right down on the main floor. Love Him!! We had one woman with us who we are not sure of her faith, and it was as if God was saying to her “I want you to be close so you get this.” FANTASTIC DAY!!! Hope you have a good cozy night at home!!

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    Amanda says:

    Ms. Beth,

    I just came home from your conference in Chicago. I was truly blessed by your words but I was just bursting to share a story with you.

    I want you to know, you are not alone. I’m a freak to birds too! My Brother lives in New Orleans. We were there in late June and it was like… twelve hundred degrees. Anyway, we went to Cafe Du Monde to get a cold drink in the French Quarter. I was so sure I’d seen a famous person, I ended up being correct about it (We saw the lady who does the voice for the sister on the Simpsons. I recognized her from another show.) And in the midst of texting my Mother-In-Law, I saw this pigeon. It seemed like a friendly pigeon. It was just hopping around waiting for crumbs. So, with my Disney Princess mentality, (because naturally all birds cohabitate with people) I decided to invite the pigeon over. It proceeds to LUNGE AT MY FACE! I’m screaming and diving under the table, throwing my phone in the process. Everyone at the table is laughing at me wondering what all my fuss is about because they say the pigeon was no where near me. They were wrong. So all this to say… I feel your pain. I empathize with your feelings towards the birds.

    Thank you for the blessing you’ve been to me and thousands of other women!

    -Amanda

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    adrienne says:

    AND I must say that Joyce Meyer was talking to me about kindness this week, so your message was right on cue for me. Of course it was! There are a few issues tugging at my heart with respect to looking pain in the face. Guatemala. Oh my. I read Amanda’s post, our church is having a mission trip there, the looking at pain in the face again….I’m afraid God is calling me there!! A friend reminded me that I said long ago “I thank God that he hasn’t called me to a mission trip to Guatemala and that I can serve here at home.” Oh boy!! Flashing lights are going off in my head!!!!! Just like Amanda—-so out of my comfort zone….We will see. I’m sure this won’t be the end of it if it is His plan.

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    Aimee A says:

    I attended the simulcast today in Indianapolis. I can’t tell you how much I was blessed. I invited over a dozen friends to go with me but none were able to attend so I went alone. I may have driven there and back alone but I was not alone. I was surrounded by several hundred of my sisters in Christ. Oh how I pray that I will have the law of kindness on my tongue. My husband has been unemployed for 18 months and I have not always spoken kind words to him during the 24 hours a day we have been spending together. I believe with my whole heart that God did not intend for husband and wife to be together this much! My kindness has been worn out from time to time over the last 18 months. But PRAISE GOD, my husband will be starting his new job on Monday. Thank you so much for being the vessel that God used to teach me an important lesson today. I am so glad that I went.
    Aimee A – Avon, IN
    PS – I LOVED the worship services today. Truly a blessing to my soul.

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    Rochelle says:

    Beth: I read your blog here and again when I have time…wish I could follow it more often. I’m so much a fan of you & the way you are so real, so transparent, and so insanely on fire for God that you make a room of thousands of women jump to their feet immediately upon seeing your shadow even appear from behind the stage curtain. [epiphany!]

    It’s so neat to be a part of your Bible studies and to hear you and your life stories there, but to then be a part of a Living Proof Live event is something I just can’t even explain. I feel like I know you even though I don’t. You connect SO well with your audience and it’s much appreciated. You make us feel like we’re part of something huge, and we are, we just tend to forget.

    My mom & I were at last year’s in Springfield, IL, and today’s in Rosemont, IL, and we just cannot imagine being blessed more. It’s so phenomenal and we enjoy so much learning from God’s Word and worshiping Christ with thousands of other women [and hearing Travis’s amazing voice despite illness!!], and just sharing in an incredible experience together as mother and daughter.

    Just know that you were/are a huge blessing. Thank you for the way you speak and use God’s Word and Jesus’ name to shine His light into such a dark world. A mean world. Indeed. I can’t tell you how much I needed to hear ALL of what you said today. I was on the edge of my seat all day!! Bless your heart, we love you!

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    Rochelle says:

    P.S. No joke I look at the arrivals board too!!!!! Yay another like-minded, normal person 🙂

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    Lisa Gray says:

    Oh, Beth, God bless you so much for today!!! I just loved, loved, loved it! It IS such a mean world, and it’s amazing how much of that seeps in without us realizing it! I’m so happy to be recommitted to kindness. Thank you so much for all you do. I know it must be exhausting, but thank you SO MUCH for being willing to do what God has called you to do!

    Lisa..

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    Sandy of Lowell, IN says:

    I attended a simulcast in Park Ridge, IL today. Living Proof Live was awsome and just what I needed. I told the girlfriend that went with me that I was worn down and needed to be built up when I asked her to go with me. Talk about speaking to me.

    Thank you Beth and Thank you God!!!

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    Shelley Lombardo says:

    You did a wonderful job today! I was so blessed. I cried, laughed, and learned so much about how to be a better wife, mother and Christian. I appreciate all of the hard work that you and your team put into these events. I’m already looking forward to the next one. Hugs, your sister in Christ.

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    Mary Ann McDonald says:

    It was such a blessing to sit under your teaching today and to join with 125,000 women praising our Lord Jesus, led by your awesome team. Blessings to you Beth and thank you so much for sharing the special gift God has given to you. My spirit is soaring!

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    Julie Price says:

    Dear Beth, I just returned home from Chicago. I was at the Beth Moore Live today along with my 17 year old daughter, Mom and sister. I absolutely had to write you!
    You totally blessed my heart today as well as Mom, Jeanette”s and Katelyn’s.

    I have been frustrated in several ways and can definately relate to the topic you spoke on . . . kindness.

    Thank you so much for giving of yourself to Serve God in Such an Amazing and helpful way!

    Several times today my eyes were covered over with tears. Praise God for you and your team.

    In His Precious Love,

    Julie

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    Cheryl says:

    It “took shape” just FINE, my dear. I was at a Simulcast site in NC today and my heart was so blessed. I was touched, brought to tears several times, and challenged! Thank you for being God’s vessel and bringing His Word to us fresh and new every time. He is good! My husband is away ministering through song tonight but I think I’ll just text him & say…”remember God just flat out SAVED you!!” Love you, Beth.

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    Erin says:

    I joined a about 200 women today at Parkside Baptist Church in Denison, TX. That is quite a ways from Chicago, but it felt like we were there on the front row. What an AWESOME experience- it was just what the Father ordered!!!

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    Patti says:

    Beth
    We (Myself, Amanda and Christie who you met in Denver)just attended your torah of kindness lesson and as always you are as always awesome. I thought about being built up when you are worn down (the tasty taste that stuck with me)and I thought God is like a pyramid scheme only legal and he is always trying to get you to the top,of course where the best view is. Keep up the spirit.
    Your Friend in Wyoming\
    Patti

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    Laura says:

    Dear Beth and the Living Proof Team..What a awesome simulcast today..Being with so many of my siestas was wonderful..being in GOD’s word today was wonderful..Now it points me to his word..to have more of him..To be a woman of kindness..The Torah of Kindness..May the LORD richly bless you!

    From a siesta in Florida.

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    Michelle Nezat says:

    I SO enjoyed the simulcast today. during the break there was a song that I had never heard, but really liked. We used the Iphone app that “listens” to the song and then tells you the artist and song and it turned out to be “Heaven” by Gungor…never heard of them, so I googled their site. Let me just say you HAVE to go look at their homepage. All I’m going to say is “think hummingbirds”…I died laughing…gungormusic.com

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