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. 501
    Jeanette says:


    I just got home about an hour ago from Chicago. What a blessed day! I fully enjoyed your teaching and what God was saying to me through you. I am determined to work on the Laws of Kindness through the rest of this year and into next.

    I have never been able to see or do any of your studies so today was a treat for me. It is so good to know there is at least one other woman that shares some of the crazyness that is my life :} You are not the only one that checks to see if you have “arrived” at the airport. I do it too!!

    God bless you and yours!


    • 501.1
      Julie Price says:

      That’s My Sister!!!

    • 501.2
      Lesha says:

      Help! I had to leave early and missed “taste” #8- can anyone fill me in?? I hate to be incomplete.
      Loved the simulcast, it was just like being there- although I am sure the Chicago girls were doubly blessed!

      • Lu says:

        #8 Kindness leaves a legacy
        Acts 28:1-2
        The “barbarians” showed “unusual kindness” and a recent poll shows that even today, 83% of them are charitable givers today.

      • Lea Gardner says:

        # 8. Kindness Leaves a Legacy
        Look to Acts 28: 1-2
        This verse refers to the people of Malta during biblical times. Also that in this present time 83% of people from this area give to charities!! That blew my mind. Hope this helped.
        Lea ( Beloved Beauty from SC)

      • Kathy DeWitt says:

        #8) Kindness leaves a legacy.

        (Personally I was thinking about the flipside~complete unkindness leaves a legacy too~a bad one! Ever hurt someone years ago and that is how they remember you? Oh how that does not reflect Christ!)

        In a culture of self-absorption, with the power of Christ, kindness through the Spirit reaches thru us to bless someone and the strongholds of Satan can be demolished.

        Cry out for wisdom, search for it as for gold and he will give generously!
        Kindness exponentially brings people to the freedom of salvation.

  2. 502
    Cathy Zecchini says:

    Just returned from the Living Proof Live event and I have to say God was so, so very awesome! From the time my friend and I stepped onto St. John’s Lutheran Church campus, in Napa California, we felt welcomed and loved by the ladies there. The word that God gave on “the Torah of kindness” really spoke to me. I am struggling in a relationship with a family member right now. This person has been hurtful and it is wearing me down. Thanksgiving will be spent with this person. I totally believe that God is preparing me for that time. What perfect timing for Him to remind me about his law of kindness and love, offering it with thanksgiving in my heart. It totally blows my mind everytime how wonderful my God is! (I know it shouldn’t but it does)
    Thank you Beth and the Living Proof family for being faithful stewards of God’s word and leading us to truth!
    And Travis and group, what can I say….you are awesome!

  3. 503
    Bethany says:

    Happy nighttime to you Bethie!
    I just got home from the simulcast at Cross Point Church in Modesto Ca. It was so amazing! I was so excited and anxious for the event that I was up at 4am this morning. Because I could not go back to sleep I rose and got right down to my quiet time. I ended up working on finishing up Ruth and praying for you for todays event. It was a sweet time just between me and the Lord.
    The simulcast was wonderful. I was there early to serve by greeting all the sweet women who were there to worship and learn. OH HOW I LOVE TO SERVE!
    But the miracle of the day is that MY MOM CAME!!!! This is a woman who swore when I was 17 that she’d never step foot in a church that I would attend. She was very hurt by the fact that I was deserting how she raised me. Anyway…17 years later she was with me to worship and learn. THank you Beth…thank you for being used by God! Saying the commisioning words to my mom was something that I am still processing.
    Love you much girl!!!! Thank you for loving Jesus so much and for pointing me that way.

  4. 504
    Sharon says:

    Thank you for allowing God to use you and your team. I was able to attend the simulcast broadcast at the Treasure Lake Church in Dubois, PA today. What a blessing and refreshing time …and what a confirmation when I came home and saw the scripture reference tonight on my calendar…Matthew 5:44-45, God is so good! May the LORD bless you and keep you and yours …Numbers 6:24-26. Thank you again for bringing God’s word.

  5. 505
    Whitney says:

    The most encouraging thing to me, is how much you struggle yet how mightily the Lord uses you. I beg him constantly to take my weaknesses and use them for his glory. Thank you for being so vulnerable with your life. I cant ever tell you what a difference your testimony has made in my life.

  6. 506
    Teresa Brightbill says:

    I can’t thank you enough for how you blessed me and my fellow sisters in the Lord today during the Simulcast. I can’t wait for when you come to Lubbock next year and am trying to find a way to get my ticket ASAP. It never hit me until today on point #3 about how kindness wears down when we do…but it’s so true. I’m a police officer’s wife and we have an 8 year old and 5 year old. I am often worn out to the point that I don’t realize what I’m saying until it’s out of my mouth. I am going to start working on that and when I am worn out I have some great sister’s in Christ and in the law enforcement community (who are sister’s in Christ) that I can lean on to build me back up.

  7. 507
    Erin VT says:

    Thank you so much for your hard work to deliver a word to all of us today! Point eight was a perfect reminder as I head back to my kiddos tomorrow… Kindness leaves a legacy. I pray that his spirit will work a legacy in my family!
    Thanks too for meeting with us siestas! It was fabulous to meet you ever so briefly (I hope you made your flight -and ARRIVED. ;). Love you Beth!

  8. 508
    Holly says:

    Hey Beth! I went to the simulcast in a small town church in middle Tn today! I went with one of my best friends. We grew up going to church together and today was probably the first time we have worshipped together since we were 15 yrs old! What a funa nd blessed day we had today!

  9. 509
    Dolly says:

    I’m from Powell Butte,Or. That is in Central OR. A small community where we retired to. But I sure miss having more family here. Grandkids are about 160 miles north in Portland. Anyway so many good points today to chew on. And I was reminded I need a group of friends to be transparent with. I have one or two, but perhaps not enough. I mean to be really transparent with. I picked up a couple of your small booklets and already excited to see what strongholds I have. I want to be free in Christ and expect there is stuff keeping me in bondage. Anyway a real uplift today and love your energy. Thanks be to God for your teaching and love of women.
    God bless you real good.

  10. 510
    Barb says:

    Dear Beth,

    Thought I would just share that I recently heard words pop out of my mouth – more than once and was surprised at how bitter they sounded. Then my thoughts resounded with a paraphrased verson of that verse, “the mouth speaks what is in the heart” …and realized that what I have been filling my heart with needs to change. So – what a timely message this was for me!!! Even tho I have been memorizing verses – somehow they haven’t been sinking in!

    I didn’t realize that “nice” wasn’t the same as “kind”!!!!! Thank you for that revelation!! I try to be nice – but now I realize, I need God’s kindness & the remberance of those kindnesses filling my heart so the overflow is true kindness!

    I posted an answer about #8 above and part of my experience today – another portion of that was something that Travis prayed at the end of the first break about “being obedient to the belief in God’s…” (can’t bring that part back so I filled in)…love & kindness for me.” I hadn’t thought about choosing to be “obedient to the belief…” – so many times I forget my Saviour’s kindnesses to me – and He just keeps on giving…Praise His Holy Name for that!! So when Jesus gave me the visual that He was standing there with me in that empty row – He and I – as He patted my head and held my hand, I was filled with the Joy I had asked Him for!!! I want to continue to be obedient to the belief in my Saviour’s love for me!!!

    Oh and I was so blessed by that sweet picture of Kelly’s niece!! I want that spirit of gratefullness, too!!

    Awesome, huge sanctuary we were all in today – thank you for that visual!! 😀

    At the end, I was blessed even more when an unknown sister (Chris) came over to say the blessing with me – it was a sweet, sweet ending as we teared up together speaking words of encouragment & blessings to each other!! (I guess I have used the word “blessed” a lot in this but I can’t think of a better word – maybe that I was filled with “hesed” or “kindnesses”!!!)

    Thank you so much & many blessings poured out upon you, Beth, Travis and all who worked so hard to put this together – God truly used you!!!

    Praying to be a woman who speaks with wisdom and has the law of kindness in my heart and on my tongue!!!

    love to all, Barb

  11. 511
    Stacy says:

    Dear Beth,
    I attended the simulcast in Florida today. You were AMAZING! DON’T WORRY ABOUT YOUR HAIR, IT LOOKED PERFECT!!
    I so loved your message, and #5 (Kindness is a savior) spoke to my heart the most. I am ashamed to admit that I have looked to my spiritual leaders (pastors and you) to be my personal saviors, because it is within the body of Christ, as well as through your Bible studies, that I learned about God and felt completely and unconditionally loved. Unintentionally, I had made ya’ll my everything…just had that much love for ya’ll in my heart. I am thankful that my brothers/sisters in Christ have been there to build me up…I am truly a better person because of the help I’ve received, and I will strive to look to God alone, as my personal savior, giving Him thanks for all the gifts I’ve received; thanking Him for allowing my brothers/sisters to build me up–so that I may continue to sing His praises and follow His word…receiving His blessings and being a blessing to others as a healed and whole daughter of the King of Kings! One last confession…I felt such a longing to be in Chicago…when I saw the slide that invited all Siestas up to the stage area after the simulcast…I sooo wished I would’ve been there! That would’ve fulfilled one of my original three wishes from an earlier post…to have the opportunity to meet someone so precious to me(you)! Thank you for your message today!!!!!! It taught me that I am still growing in my walk…that although my heart is filled with admiration and respect for my spiritual leaders, I need to remember to keep it in the proper perspective…that it is God who is my personal savior. Thank you, again, for devoting your time and energy to something so meaningful to me and 125,000 other sisters around world! Again, you touched my heart and helped me to grow in my faith walk!!!!! I loved every moment of the experience!!!!!!!!Blessings to you–always!!!!!!!

  12. 512
    Jody G. says:

    Beth, I attended the simulcast at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Mason City, Iowa, and I just wanted to let you know that, although Diane expressed some concerns because she had never done anything like this before, she and the host team at “Grace E. Free” (as most of the rest of Mason City calls it) did a wonderful job. They provided a wonderful sack lunch with extra snacks in it to “get us through” the entire afternoon.

    On a more personal note, I must say that having the law of kindness on my tongue is something that I needed to hear. There is a threatening situation in my life right now that has caused me to think and even say a few “not so kind” things to people. I will be looking over my notes frequently to remind myself of the things that were said to me today!

  13. 513
    Twanna says:

    Thank you Beth for listening to God. I do not have bad days knowing Jesus Christ died a horrible death on the cross for me. When I think my day is not good, I thank God for what HE has done for me. I teach 4th and 5th grade boys on Wednesday night for Team Kids. This weeks lesson is Being KIND! God is soooooo good. I enjoyed the simulcast in Manila, Arkansas at First Baptist Church. It was a wonderful day. Thank you to all.

  14. 514
    Maria says:

    Saying “hi” from the Canadian prairies, Brandon, Manitoba. The church thought they had blown fuses when the power suddenly ceased. However, there was about a 10 block wide grid of power outage. Manitoba Hydro was called and they were able to get power to the church.
    We were able to watch where we left off, cut lunch a bit short, and caught back up “live” at 1 p.m.

    What struck me was seeing how many denominations were represented at Calvary Temple. Women worshipping their God together.

    Thank you,

  15. 515
    Beth Owens says:

    Your message today was (like always) AMAZING. I love to follow your work & this was the first time I actually got to see you live. (Well I live in South Carolina so it was as “live” as I’ll probably get!) You always connect with me on so many levels & I truly admire your passion & “real” outlook on life and our everyday situations. I am a 27 year old stay-at-home mom of 2 girls & my 17 year old cousin just moved in with me last week. I was given an unbelieveable opportunity to go to college again (I was a high-school drop-out but now am working on my second degree in Psychology with Child Advocacy studies which is my passion.) My first degree was in Business Management & I truly felt NO excitement about that! I want to work with women & children and I truly believe if I can make just ONE persons life better through helping them then all the time will be well worth it! I had an extremely rough past which lead to a teen pregnancy & drug addiction but I have been clean for over 5 years now and am so happily married to the best man I could ever imagine. We straighted up together and he has helped me in every way get to know Jesus because He had never been in my life until I met my husband. When I came to Jesus a few years ago I also started to follow your work shortly after. You inspire me. You help me connect with Jesus on a level that I never thought I could, one I also still dont feel worthy of. I just cant tell you enough how refreshing & exciting it was for me today to get to get to see you in person & take in everything you were telling me. I still struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress disorder & am being treated for OCD & severe anxiety as well but every day I see more & more of what God has in store for my life & i just want to shout it from the roof-tops! it helps me a little more every day to over-come the “illnesses” that had control over me for so long. I just wanted to drop in & say what a pleasure it was to be a part of something so powerful today! And thank you so much for keeping your ministry real & never trying to hide who you once were & what you’ve came through to get where you are today, you are strong confident woman who is an awesome messenger of the Word. You keep people like me focused on the prize & refreshed. THANK YOU! In Christ, Beth

  16. 516
    sherry says:

    Dear Beth,

    You bless my heart everytime I hear you speak. It was a great time for me and my 26 year old daughter. My childhood was a lot like yours…I can truely say God has used you to work something good in my life. My life is forever changed because our God is so KIND. I could share His love every moment of my life…I love him so.

    I just wanted to thank you for allowing God to use you to help others. You are such a blessing my friend.

    Beth I hope you received the basket I made for you back in May.

    Thanks from South Carolina,

  17. 517
    Pamela says:

    WELL IT WAS FABULOUS!!! Beth you taught to over 30 denominations, 125,000 people 20 church in Canada, 5 Army Bases on Prov 31:26- “Law of Kindness”. It was SUPER great stuff even with the 7 technical difficulty stops where we tjought we wouldn’t get thru the 5-8bpoints & we ran only 1 hr later, but we made it through to the end in SUNNY 109 Calvary Chapel, El Centro Calif. !!! Saw old friends & had a great lunch. Sooooo Glad & Blessed I went. Great hairdo in the 3rd session. You look 10 pounds lighter. Thanks again & great T shirts for the guys! Love you & can’t wait to order your new studies!!! Praying 4 You!

  18. 518
    Julie S says:

    Just want to say I attended your simulcast today and was so amazed and impressed. You are awesome!

  19. 519
    Colorado GIrl says:

    Miss Beth…thank you for today. All I can say is I cannot wait until we are all at the feet of Jesus…with our eyes wide open and our mouths agape (and a little perfect hair!)…and we can just sip some good coffee…look one another in the eye, and say…it was all worth it. Consider yourself HUGGED around the NECK for bringing me back to the feet of my Savior today. Kindness is a SAVIOR, this I know…again. After months of convincing myself that he doesn’t exist and cares nothing for me in my present circumstances he brought me gently back into his loving arms again today, and I haven’t quite enough kleenex to see me through the night.
    I had a little 8 year old, Muslim girl in my classroom tell me the other day that she HATES Christians. It has been ringing in my head for days now. Your word today about kindness is just written all over my thoughts regarding her. Please pray with me for Sabrina and her family. And pray that I can show her the Kindness of Christ in every way.

  20. 520
    Kim Bruner says:

    Beth, I attended the simulcast today at Euzoa Bible Church in Steamboat Springs, CO. I truely needed to learn about the Law of Kindness. Thank you so much for presenting God’s word in away that we can take it and apply it to our lives. I loved the story you told about the vacation that you and Keith took to Red River, NM, where you had the three bears that were under your camper during the night. I have a similar story that happened to my husband and I in Red River about 15 years ago. We had gone up there to camp and all of the campgrounds were full, so we asked a ranger if we could set our tent up down by the river. The ranger informed us that we could. That night we had carried all of our food back up to our vehichle except for our tea jug. We went to sleep and early the next morning we were awaken by an animal throwing our tea jug around. My husband decided to crawl across the tent and retrieve our shoes, just incase we had to make a run for it. Like we were going to be able to out run this animal. Anyway, as he was crawling across the tent the animal must of heard him and came to investigate the noise. My husband’s shoulder hit the shoulder of the animal, with the tent between them, and he let out a HUGE scream. The scream must of frightened the animal away because we could not hear it anymore. We quickly threw our shoes on and rekindled our campfire. Needless to say we did not go back to sleep and when the sun came up a few hours later we noticed bear tracks all around our tent. We quickly repacked everything and headed to the nearest campground. It was only about a quarter of a mile away and when we arrived and told the camp host our story he informed us that there had been a mother bear and her cub out and about that night. We then realized that my husband had rubbed shoulders with a bear and had lived to tell about it. We never tented again and we now have a hard shell camper. We laugh about this story now but it was pretty scary then. I guess if one wants to have an incounter with a bear, Red River, NM is the place to go.
    Thanks again for all your hard work and dedication you put into your bible studies and conferences. It has truely blessed many lives, including mine.
    In Him,

  21. 521
    kerry says:

    oh what a day! Kindness over and over. HIS to me, mine to others, a legacy.
    Early morning coffee and the Odes Project CD.{Torah of Kindness} The Odes of Solomon,the first Christian Hymnal. Worshiping God with remarkable songs that connect me with the timelessness of the gospel and the faithfulness and passion of the ancient church.*my favorite, Meditation on Paradise*

    More coffee and e-mail from girlfriend. On utube, The Hair Brush video. {Kindness leaves a legacy, who knowes the impact on all those that witnessed beauty and order restored to strands of tangled and lifeless hair}

    A short walk in the brisk 39degrees Wyoming air. My toes are wet and cold, the morning sun is warm on my face, the critters all look fuzzier and fatter preparing for the loooooooooong months of winter. All summer Most of them have been robbing my chicken-house feeder of it’s corn {Kindness is a disposition}

    Thirty minutes of study/listening to scholars, musicians, teachers as they are interviewed and tell of the early underground church. The prayers, the praise, the worship, the corporate love for their Messiah. {Kindness craves an outlet}

    Brian Doerkson on the car stereo as I drive to simulcast.
    His arrangement of Hope for the Nations.{Kindness is a Savior}

    During the “break” between sessions, Brenda. She is right behind me and within seconds of watching her face as she tells me of her alcoholic sister.It is really obvious this big sister is hurt to her core and worn beyond human repair. {Kindness wears down when we do.}
    We share similar sibling circumstances of rejection and loss. Her pain, mine- brave kindness for each other.

    Brenda’s sister, Julie.
    My brother, Sonny. We promise to pray for each others family members. I know she will. I did as I walked out of the parking lot.{Kindness has a good memory}

    At home again. It is 6:00. I send my brother examples of the songs from the Odes Project.
    So many songs are intimate expressions of God’s personal time with HIS own.
    I ask the Holy Spirit to go and do a strong, loving, kind work with those songs. For Sonny, for me. {a hard word, yes. But Kindness is not weakness}

    It’s now 10:28 Mountain Standard Time.
    Max wants to curl up on my lap cuz the bedroom door is closed and his first choice is unavailable.

    I re-read the note from John Sandri. Thank you Father for this sweet remembrance {that only YOU would know I need}from that ministry in Switzerland, L’Abri. How loving of you to save me. Hear my heart cuz my words aren’t capeable of saying.

    Good night my dear Jesus. Thank you for Beth. Thank you for Proverbs 31:26

  22. 522
    Karen James says:

    Oh What A Day It Was!!! I was fortunate enough to attend this incredible event today along with 10 of my favorite Bible study girlfriends from St Marks Church in Mebane, North Carolina!! We were connecting with you through a church in Durham, N.C but we felt like you were right up there on the stage. I am a member of a multi site church so I am used to receiving the message on the large screen. AWESOME!! We just finished “Esther” and are still on a high!! This was the icing on the cake. I attended the Deeper Still Conference last fall in Greensboro, N.C. and look forward to our Women’s Bible study group starting “Faithful, Abundant and True” the first of October. Thank you for opening yourself up and putting it all out there. Come on back to North Carolina and I’ll hook you up with some biscuits from Biscuitville. We all decided today when we left that you really are one of our girlfriends and you should come hang out with us. We are not mean girls… well, most of us!! As long as you don’t mess with our men, kids and I can include grandkids!! We are God loving, Bible reading, praying, supporting, transparent with each other, sensitive, hugging, food loving, kind most of the time, southern women… and we love you!! Thanks again for today!! And the worship music…. WOW… Talk about blessing some women!!It was INCREDIBLE!! Keep it coming!!

    P.S. I’ll be at the National Women’s Leadership Conference in November. I hope I get to meet you face to face. I’d like to give you a hug!!

  23. 523
    Teri Meyer says:

    Beth, Loved the words you spoke on The law of Kindness today. Joined you from Indianapolis, IN Simulcast from Traders Point Christian Church. Will study and savor the 8 Tastes of Kindness and try to serve them to others to comtemplate. Moving forward and living the Torah of Kindness with God as my personal savior. Much love and admiration.


  24. 524
    Megan says:

    Beth, the ladies at Daybreak Church in Carlsbad, California were so blessed by your message today. We also had the best time. You cracked us up and made us cry!
    I think it’s amazing how God has given you such a tender heart towards women, and He has given us such a tender heart towards you. You are so precious to so many women, and we praise God for how He has used you in our lives!

  25. 525
    julie says:

    Hi Beth,

    I attended my 1’st simulcast today at Hazen Christian Fellowship Church in ND. It was awesome just like I hoped it would be. Your Praise team we’re great & who would have known there was so much to know in regards to “Kindness/Kind”? I’ll never look at that word the same again. Thanks so much for all your loving-kindness towards all us Siestas!!!
    Enjoyed your story about you & Keith being a lil crazy over your dogs. My husband Joe & I have 2 small dogs that were crazy nutty over 🙂 Blessings to you, yor family & your whole staff. Julie

  26. 526
    Terri says:

    Beth, I attended the Simulcast in Brentwood. We too were plagued with feed problems to begin with. But, it came back as you were starting to pray before teaching the first session.

    All I have to say is God did it again! He has been preparing me all week to receive the message you delivered on His behalf yesterday. I was in a place personally where I was desperate to receive a word… and in such need to be ministered TO. I never expected to be presented with such an opportunity to minister to someone ELSE at the same time.

    There were several groups of ladies that were in attendance yesterday that are far less fortunate than some of the rest of us.

    We were blessed to have one of the ladies from the Rescue Mission sitting at our table. It was amazing to watch through the course of the day how God moved people to minister to her. Kindness was truly demonstrated in a “God-sized” way yesterday.

  27. 527
    Jennifer Esquivel says:

    Good morning Beth,
    We had an awesome time being with you yesterday! I live in Borger, tx, we seen the simulcast in Amarillo. It was so great to hear what you were teaching us. I have been dealing with this and I am also trying to teach my daughter (who is almost a teenager) that the things that come out of your mouth can hurt people. It was so great to be able to hear it and see it in the word. I will b able to show her now where it is at and that she should treat people with kindness. Thank you so much! Have a blessed week!

  28. 528
    MaryJo Landwehr says:

    Thank you, Beth, for your amazing words at the simulcast! My sis in law got to be there in person and my daughter in law and I out in AZ were “there”, too! Thank you for the words of Kindness . . how is it you just know what we need to hear! Dumb Question . .I know the answer . I praise God for your teaching . . thank you . .

  29. 529
    Mary Ann Brown says:

    Beth, i’ve already left a comment on Melissa’s blog earlier, we (my girls and i) were truly blessed to be able to be together in Chicago for the live teaching! Although only 2 of 5 were there, and one bonus daughter (whose mom would love to be there, she is serving us in Africa in the missions) the girls who did attend, were truly blessed and engaged in the learning and LOVED the worship! Thank you Jesus! Thank you for your diligence in seeking excellence in presenting the Gospel to us-and for confirming for my girls publicly that i’ve said for years, the word nice- can be aka empty kleenex box-please dont call me nice.. minna

  30. 530
    Julia Moreno says:

    I already left a comment on Melissa’s post about the weekend.

    I wanted to share here that I had an amazing time. My church, First Baptist in Barstow, was a host site.

    I have copied and pasted what I wrote on Melissa’s post (we also have a daughter Melissa) because there is no way I could possibly put it in better words than what was already provided to me by my editor *wink.

    Here goes:

    I just wanted to share how amazing our God is and how he has a wonderful sense of loving humor. I attended the Living Proof Live Simulcast in Barstow, CA yesterday, as my home church, First Baptist was a host site.

    I gained so much out of yesterday’s simulcast,my mind is still just overjoyed, thankful and filled with love.I have not been this touched, this moved and motivated in my life since I attended an Amy Grant concert when I was 13. Yesterday’s message will carry with me in so many ways I cannot even begin to share all the areas of my life it has touched.

    I wanted to share with Beth and her staff what happened to me when I got home that I shared with my friends on Facebook. And by the way, I checked with my new “editor” (Holy Spirit) and felt I got the clearance to publish it. (LOVED that concept, and would love to get her whole statement about “Flog it before you blog it, eat it before you tweet it, ….didn’t catch the part about facebook)

    Here is what I posted:

    “I got home last night after all was said and done and went to check my pedometer on my Nintendo ds and my mini goal is to spread “kindness” for tomorrow. GOD IS AMAZING!!!”

    My many thanks to Beth and all her staff for all you do daily to reach into the lives of women and help them see their potential with God’s blessings and his love for them. You are truly a gift to us all.

    I’d also like to send a shout out to our “BRAVE MAN” at our church, Rob Bolton. About 250 women and our brave man.

    God bless you all for all you do for the glory of his kingdom.

    Love in Christ always,
    Akua’s Keiki (Hawaiian for God’s child)

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    Leigh says:


    Yesterday I was challenged and inspired as I participated in the simulcast. As always, I waste my time trying to look cute for these events when I shouldn’t worry about it. Before the day is over my nose is always red and my eyes are swollen because God has done a work on my heart. The music was amazing. It stirred my heart and I was prepared to worship God through your teaching of His word. What I wasn’t prepared for was a complete “smack down.” I sobbed and cried out to God during the break for forgiveness and restoration. I’m not a bad person. I love the Lord. I intentionally try to show love to my family, high school students, and others that I come in contact with. I just really needed a fresh reminder that being nice is not the same as being kind. There is so much more that I can do to show God’s love to His children.

    This morning I went to the choir room to prepare for our first service. The song selection for this morning was “By Our Love” by Christy Nockels. The very first line of the song that is sung by the women reads “sisters, we were made for kindness.” Those of us who attended the simulcast turned to look at each other with our mouths wide open. Now look at God!! He was doing His thing the way He does it best. We had no idea in the weeks of rehearsel that this song would mean so much to us because of your teaching. Thanks for being such a passionate warrior for the Lord. You inspire me 🙂

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    Kristi says:

    Beth, I keep asking when you are coming to Philadelphia. But yesterday, I got to go to the simulcast with some friends at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church in Lititz, PA. We drove a bit over an hour and a half. The day was fabulous!!! I have sooo craved hearing you speak in person and I’m already trying to figure out if I can get to Baltimore next September (only 3 hours!).

    I can’t tell you how much I was blessed by the message you spoke. God is constantly surprising me with how He will bring the unexpected just when you’re weren’t expecting it! And the worship was incredible! I felt, at times, like I couldn’t get my hands high enough to worship my Lord whom I’m growing to adore.

    I woke about 4am this morning, and got up and sat in the rocker in my room while my sweet man kept on sleeping. I wrapped a “prayer shawl” around my shoulders (something made by women in our congregation and given to those going through hard times, such as my mom-in-law’s funeral), and just sat there in complete peace. Usually I wrestle endlessly with the problem of early morning insomnia, but this morning I just sat and contemplated in my heart and in my mind about the law of kindness and how that might change me. I’m so ready to make my life more of what Jesus wants of me. It was a sweet time alone with Him.

    Then in church this morning, the song “I Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb” was sung and we were invited to stand if ready to make that pledge. I couldn’t wait to get on my feet, not even caring if anyone else would stand. Made me think of that thread you talked about. It’s so true! He’s always leading us.

    Thank you, Beth, for being so willing to let God use you in such mighty ways. You are truly precious!

    And I would come and bring a bus load of women if you came to Philadelphia!!!

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      Ina says:


      We were so thrilled to have you join us in Lititz! Would have loved to have met you, a fellow siesta, on Saturday!

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    Marge says:

    We were blessed to be in Chicago for the Living Proof Live and back in Central Wisconsin late last night. I wore my ‘I Am Living Proof’ T-Shirt to church this morning as did several other gals who went with us. We had a tour bus with 34 women from 2 churches and we also saw women from our community who drove themselves. What a wonderful message, the Worship music was the BEST-Thank You to Travis and the Praise Team. My daughter went with for her first event, her 20th birthday is tomorrow so what a wonderful birthday gift for her and a treat for me to have her be with me. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for giving of yourselves so that we can be so fed with the Word of Truth. “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness.” Prov. 31:26-May I never forget.

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    Lucy says:

    Dear Beth, I was inspired by your blog and the community of sisters who so lovingly support and encourage each other. So, I started a blog of my own back in January. It is just a journal of what’s happening in my life as I’m healing by God’s grace from the bondage of depression. I am simply wanting to share my heart in hopes that God can bring another sister to a place of wholeness. I don’t think I’ve had any readers, at least no comments have been made. So I wanted to invite anyone from Siestaville who might be interested to visit my blog and I’d surely welcome your comments and encouragement.

    I was able to attend the LPL simulcast and again just perfectly touched by the Hand of God.

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    Rachel says:

    Hey Beth!

    Confession: I had no idea that there was a simulcast until Thursday evening. (not sure where I’ve been….)
    As a nurse I knew I had to work the night shift on Friday…but I was determined.
    So I went online Friday morning, found a local church hosting the simulcast, called and reserved two seats (for my sister as well)—
    And Saturday morning my sister and I were blessed to be able to attend your simulcast.
    Yes, by the end I had major luggage under my eyes (I was beyond bags at this point)..but what a time of worship, fellowship, and learning I had!
    Thank you for doing what you do!–and for not being so self-conscious that you can’t jump up and down and laugh at yourself!
    Have a great week LPM staff!!!

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    Vivianna says:

    I was at the Living Proof Live event IN CHICAGO!!!! What an AWESOME experience, to worship with so many women (and a few brave men) in that place!!! It’s amazing how God knows what we need when we need it!!! I’ve had an AWEFUL week leading up to this event, and just when I feel like I can’t handle one more thing he had this even (which I planned on attending MONTHS ago) come along right exactily when I needed to hear from God most! And Boy DID I HEAR FROM HIM!!!! Thank you thank you thank you for being the voice in which God chose to use to speak to me!!! Beth though we’ve never met face to face I can tell you with all my heart I love you and I praise the Lord for you and your ministry!!! Thank you for being the Lord’s servant to minister to so many women and a few brave men!! I know like you said at the conference that it can be very exhausting, but I pray for continued strength in your ministry as you continue to poor yourself into so many lives world wide!!! You are a blessing!

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    Our group was dismissed before we got to #8. Could someone please share their notes on this point with me?
    Thanks so much!

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    AmyLynn says:

    Hi Beth!:)
    I saw you yesterday in Rosemont, it was SO COOL!!!! I LOVED it SOOOOO much!!!!! You really moved me.
    I REALLY liked meeting you after it finished, with about 20 other bloggers. I’m the 14 yr. old. Well,
    this summer I did Daniel. Oh, I LOVED it! I really like your studies because you go deep into the word and not just scratching the surface. I just started the Patriarchs and am also really excited about that. God has used you in and amazing way. Jesus loves you more than you or I could know.
    Keep ministering, God is/will/has done wonders that can never cease to amaze,
    Grace and Peace,

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    Julie Vehrs says:

    Beth, thank you for your willingness to share all of you with us! The Living Proof Live in Chicago was just exactly what I needed! Thank you to the Worship Team also for leading us in worship that helped us to overflow with worship to our Lord! It was unspeakable and full of glory! I personally prayed for you in the middle of the night Friday night as I couldn’t sleep. My room mate friend was coughing, and I kept waking up. So, I sang songs of praise in my head to the Lord, and prayed for the Holy Spirit to give you complete calm, and that He would bathe you with his overwhelming presence! I prayed for the many who would hear the gospel for the 1st time.
    Praise the Lord for all you taught us! I have already countlessly said to myself, “Julie, remember the Law of Kindness!” 🙂 I even told my sons (I have 3 teens) so that they can keep me accountable, to tell me to remember the Law of Kindness! lol
    I have seen so many changed lives because of your ministry! In Bible studies, the ripple affect of God’s Word is so fun to watch happen! Where you teach, we discuss, my ladies take that to their friends, their friends sign up for online studies or buy books, or even are brave enough to come to Bible study! It is so exciting to be a part of God’s plan for His Kingdom!
    God bless you! And I pray you get much rest this week!

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    Loyce Alvarado says:

    Just wanted to say what a blessing the simulcast was on Saturday. When you began telling us how many were joining together, it gave me goose bumps and when you showed the Dallas Cowboy stadium as a visual of what that many women (and a few brave men) might look like, I completely choked up. Especially since you made the comment that at the center of it all was the LORD God on His glorious throne. Wow!

    I invited a friend who wasn’t able to come, but asked if her mother could. After telling her “of course”, her mom met me there. She was so encouraged by the whole event and told me afterwards how much she had needed it. (She even met some new friends that we ate lunch with.) Her daughter told me later that she felt like her mother had been on the verge of depression and was so glad she had been able to come.

    I know I was blessed, but no telling how many others were too – and how many of us really needed to hear what God would say to us personally. Thank you for being willing to serve Him so faithfully. We love you (and you looked beautiful!)

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    Hannah says:

    Hi Beth!
    My sister and I saw you in Rosemont yesterday, and it was AMAZING! I LOVED the message about kindness, and loved meeting you after w/ the other blogers! (I was the 12 yr. old) This past summer I did Daniel, and just started the Patriarchs. I was wondering about if I could do it w/ school, but after your encouragement, I will put forth my BEST effort! I am going to see this thing through!

    You are a blessing!

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    patty swinford says:

    So powerful and moving was God’s message through your simulcast today that I felt completelfy drained and weary by the end of the day as we filed out of Stowerw Hill Baptist Church in Attalla AL. That’s a good tired as my mamma would have said! Whoa! Those scriptures came to life in my spirit in a profound way and the 8 other ladies from my church accompanying me left the same energy, that clearly defined focus that reminds us gals of the power God has put in us through His Holy Spirit to do the thing He has placed before us. Love your programs, Beth, love you and the staff and the excitement that flows from your hearts. Thank you Jesus for this awesome ministry. Bless us as we walk in faith and live for Your glory!

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    Stacey Norris says:

    As I watched from a church in Tucson, Arizona, I was overjoyed from ear to ear listening to you! You have such great wisdom that comes from God. Thank you for sharing.

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    Suzanne Smith says:

    Dear, dear Beth…yesterday was such a wonderful blessing…the teaching on the “Law of Kindness”…your sense of humor and all those funny stories…worshiping God with 125,000 women (and a few brave men) from around God’s green earth…Travis, the worship team, and the fantastic music…the extended day of fellowship with my sister’s in Christ, Beth, AmyLynn, Hannah, Ellen, & Lori.

    Satan tried to spoil my day just before 2 a.m. yesterday, no more sleep for me after that:( My 85yo Dad was taken to the ER and then admitted due to extremely high blood sugar, possible minor heart attack, and possible pneumonia. Because of the distance, there was nothing I could but to release him to God’s care. I knew that whatever the outcome, it would be God’s will. I was updated during the day with his status. Great news in the afternoon. He was released. Lowered the blood sugar, treatment for the pneumonia and NO heart attack.

    All day I was at peace that Dad was being cared for as I was being nurtured, although I must admit after lunch I was fighting to stay awake!:) God has blessed you Beth, and in turn you Glorify Him by blessing us with your teaching.

    Praise God from whom all blessing flow.

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    I attended the live simulcast at Rolling Hills Church in Tualatin, Oregon. It was awesome. God was defintely at work yesterday (as He always is, we just don’t always notice). Anyway, I wrote a post about some thoughts that came to me from the conference called Unity on the Foundation of Christ. I was really impressed by how God brought together so many diverse women and churches throughout the world for this simulcast, all focused on being one in Christ. If you are interested, and have time, you can read it here:
    Thanks for a wonderful Bible study. Peace, Linda

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    Kristen says:

    Hey Beth! i just wanted to let you know that I was not looking super forward to Saturday (obviously not because of you, I’ve done all your Bible Studies and read all your books!) but because Saturday is the only day my husband and I and our two kids are under the same roof for more than 10 min. (getting ready for school, etc.) So the guilt factor was huge and I made every excuse in the book of why I could not go and God would not let me use them! So I grudgingly went and am so thankful to say that God had such a word for me that day! The simulcast was an hour away and I was able to drive BY MYSELF and actually have a conversation OUT LOUD with God without my 6 and 3 year olds begging to listen to the Alladin soundrack and/or princess sing-a-longs! Your message was a God-thing and I am grateful God did not listen to my guilt-ridden excuses and told me to suck it up and go. He is SO good! (by the way, the hair mishap was one of my favorite parts!)

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    Tina Hull says:

    Hi Beth! I was in Menomonie, WI at the Simulcast. I am so encouraged by your teaching! I am so thankful for your obedience to the Almighty. He uses you to speak truth into many of our lives. I rewrote my notes today (rewriting helps it sink deeper into my mind) and again was reminded of what kindness is and is not. I have the vs. Psalm 31:26 in my mind “She opens her mouth with wisdom and on her tongue is the law of kindness”. And so far have the first four “tastes” committed to memory. I am so encouraged by memorizing His Word and learning more about Him. He is so good!! Thank You, Father for Your goodness to us. Thank You for teaching us and letting us know more about You. Thank You for letting us get Your Word. You love us so much. Help Me to love You more. So much more LORD. May my desire be for You. Sorry, Beth, I sometimes get carried away. Thanks again for your teaching. May the LORD continue to use you. Your obedience and desire for the LORD is encouraging to me. Have a good night!

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    Christine Ganger says:

    The simulcast was WONDERFUL! I watched from Elkhart,IN. Just in case you were wondering…I think God gave you that topic just for me. (I hate to admit that) Thank you for listening! I teach 1st grade and on Friday I told them the way I could help our schoo feel tike “peace” was to be happy and “kind”. This week I hope they observe the law of kindness in me.
    Goe bless you – You are such a blessing to so many!

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    twinkle says:


    Yesterday’s Word was such a confirmation to me about how I’m responding to a Major Hurt.

    Like Father, like daughter.

    He is so filled with Compassion, even over sinners. I am little “Merrin,” delighting in Him and His precious Gift of salvation. I never earned one dime of it!

    And, oh, I receive JOY, too?!?! Delight!!
    And, oh, I receive PEACE, too?!?! Delight!!
    And, oh, I receive WISDOM, too!!!???!!!??? Delight!!

    My arms are full!!!
    My heart is over-flowing!!!

    The Law of Kindness…on my tongue…

    I am so thankful I went. Mean things abound. My heart is very bruised. Christ DIED so that I can spend eternity in bliss with Him. I can endure this. I press on. I’m persevering.

    Do you see my twinkling STAR Badge? It is the Law of Kindness, not the Law of the Land, that I’m called to defend.
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    Hello Beth & Staff!
    Well… this was my first event that I have attended by you. I also have never done a Beth Moore study, so it was a treat to attend.

    A couple things I noticed… it is amazing how many hurting women are out there. I have an association of many great people… it sometimes feels like a bubble, and I have to continue to remember that not everyone “lives in such a bubble” like I do…. and I have to keep a constant remembrance of ministry opportunities. Opportunities to love and share, give and sometimes just listen.

    Your on-going story of the person that has been a bit challenging to be kind to was a great story. I have noticed in my own life that it is sometimes the CHRISTIANS that can be the ugliest and meanest, the most critical. That should not be so.

    I am going to move forward in love, and do my best to share KINDNESS with a loving spirit. Not critical, but open and forgiving.

    Thanks for a great day. Great reminders to love God’s people, and that there is a world out there that is hurting. To some, it can be my love & kindness can help get them through another day.


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