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. 201
    Kayla Koon says:

    Hello beth,

    I just wanted to thank you. I’ve been spiritually asleep for too long and have just recently woke up. There is no way to put into words how thirsty I am again to see Gods will for my life and to go back to seeing life through His eyes. I’ve missed that fire and burning in my chest. Life seems so much easier and soooo much less scary now that I’m leaning on him again. I am seeking Him in His word and doing your 90 days with the One and Only Devotional! I think I’ve cried every time so far. I have so much to learn and I’m excited!!!!
    I’m about to begin your Living Beyond Yourself bible study with a friend of mine and I am beyond ecstatic! I just wanted to thank you obeying God and being an example of a Godly ever stepping out in faith woman. Bless you! And keep it coming!!!!
    You’re darling too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Ginny says:

    I am SO looking forward to hearing you live, even though it won’t be in person. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ll be in Menomonie, WI.

  3. 203
    Rachel says:

    I’ll be with you in Chicago with a bunch of gals from my church who gelled over Esther!!!

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    Madelin Butler says:

    We are hosting: Living Oaks Community Church, Newbury Park, CA. located about 70 miles North of Los Angeles in Ventura County.

    We are expecting a powerful move of God and revivial for the entire Ventura County, CA. We are hopeful that God has a specific word for every woman in attendance throughout the world.

    Thanks for your encouraging words of wisdom and a glimpse into your preparation process. Our Simulcast is pratically sold out. We have numerous women from throughout the community and different churches coming. PRAISE GOD!!!

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    Betty Marschner says:

    Boy! Sometimes I wish I did not live in ND!! Like when there is something going on that there is no way I can be there. Actually Beth, you were in Minot I guess some years back but I have only learned of you this past year when you were in Minot I was struggling with work related problema and spent more time in the local psych ward than I did any where. You were in Fargo last year but I thought what is so special about Beth Moore?
    Now I am gona brave winter on the Dakota praires to try and see you in Rapid City in Nov. It is a 7 1/2 hr drive. Imagine that??? I know the feeling of thinking you really missed it with teaching. I live in a rural area and go to a very small church. We get 20 whole people for Sunday services. Well, the Lord laid on my heart the three little kids need Sunday School and I fought tooth and nail with Him over that issue. I am grossly unqualified to teach these kids. The little girl just turned three, there is her brother age five and a learning disabled girl age ten!!! I thought God was going to give me a high and lofty role like yours but teaching sunday schol to a group like that?? Now, I taught years go but it was the older kids and I enjoyed them but these kids! I am not a grand mother yet. I am 60 plus but my kids just are not the marrying kind. I have no clue how that age group even thinks. Last Sunday was the first lesson. The three yr old was scared to death of me. Her brother was so wiggley and left before I was done. The learning disabled girl did not grasp the concept of creation at all. I felt like a total failure and felt like telling God “See I told you”. I don’t think they got a thing outta it and I should have been on roller blades because every one needed help. The Moms were there and boy did I thank them! I hate to think about this week. It seems like all the preparation in the world does not make a difference with these little ones. I am reading your new book about the great friend insecurity is! We are also doing your Bilbe study on Daniel in a couple of weeks after we did Esther this summer. I just subscribed to Bible Study magazine and I like it. Alot of us gals read the Bible all the time but really don’t have a clue how to study the Word if we don’t have a structured study to follow. I love the format in which you have home work every day. It gets us into a study pattern every day. Well, must go. Wish could tell you about all my life experiences but I will save bits and pieces of my harrowing life story for other times!!! Hugs from the heart Land, Betty M

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    Denise says:

    So looking forward to it Beth! A dear friend and I will be joining the simulcast in Grand Island, NE. We have done most all of your Bible studies together and so appreciate the gift of teaching God has given you! My daughter and niece will be joining you live in Chicago. (I hope to get a glimpse of them on the screen!) Have a safe flight! “SEE” you Saturday!

  7. 207
    KReed says:

    Tualatin, Oregon. Rolling Hills Community Church!!!!! We love you!

  8. 208
    Hilda Friesen says:

    Oh yes, I’ll be there! Well that is I’ll be at the Winkler EMM Church in Winkler, Manitoba, Canada, along with more than 600 women from all over southern Manitoba! We are so excited and praying for you Beth and the whole team. We are asking God to move mightily amoung us and we know He will! Blessings as you prepare!

  9. 209
    Kathy Fields says:

    Yes going to Anthem, AZ, just north of Phoenix, AZ. Maybe it will be a degree or 5 cooler up north. Haha.

  10. 210
    Kerry King says:

    Can you post that Revelation 1 vision of Apostle John that you read from second session of “Here and now there and then”? It starts with something like…When I think back on what I thought I knew. I thought I had a good seat in the kingdom. I thought I’d sit on Jesus’ lap….

  11. 211
    Amy in Wildwood, MO says:

    My friend Kay and I will be attending at First Baptist Church in Villa Ridge, MO – meeting at Starbucks first! We are really looking forward to some “girl time”! We have studied Esther and Living Beyond Yourself together, and shared the LPL in St. Louis in June – and have become closer friends through each one!

    Thank you, Beth for all the time, energy and passion you put into each and every one of these – you are touching so many lives, bringing women closer to each other – and, most importantly, closer to God!

  12. 212
    Paula says:

    Beth, you will not believe this, but I am doing your study on Revelations again!!! I did it at FBC while you were filming and I bought Greg Mott’s CD’s and listened to them (3 arrows, 2 lines). I didn’t know what I was going to do this fall when I heard you weren’t teaching, but my daughter who lives in Clear Lake told me that her church (Bay Harbor Methodist) is doing a women’s Bible Study on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 (ugh! I live off 290 Northwest Houston) – but…..I decided that I can learn even more the 2nd time around and introduce her to your teaching. Plus, getting to spend the day with my daughter (without husband and kids) is precious time. I love them all, but time with her alone is rare. At any rate, that’s my fall and I’m so looking forward to your study on James this spring.

  13. 213
    moosemama says:

    I will be at Cornerstone Church in Sheridan Wyoming.

    I think of you every day too <3

    Melana ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Patty says:

    Hi beth and Fellow Siestas! I new to the siets group. I just finished “so long insecurity”. Loved it! Its a continuing work in my life. I will be in the auditorium at the rosemont in Chicago this Saturday! Cant wait. I’m going solo – well actually with the Lord. Hope to make some frineds in the Lord as well.

    Thanks and take care!

  15. 215
    Becky says:

    We will be joining you Saturday from Stowers Hill Baptist Church in Attalla, AL. Just got home a little while ago from getting everything ready for the ladies that will be attending. I plan to be at the church tomorrow night for the testing from Chicago and look forward to having prayer with you and Travis during the testing. We are planning on have a prayer walk at our church at 7am Saturday morning before the doors open at 8am. Looking for to celebrating our LORD with you. You are in our prayers.

    Becky Lawder
    Simulcast coordinator
    Attalla, AL

  16. 216
    Melanie says:

    Lakeland Baptist , Lewisville TX

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    KMSmom86 says:

    I won’t be able to attend the simulcast this weekend. I need to be in two other places – 400 miles apart! After much prayer, I decided to stay at home and attend our church’s 100th anniversary celebration. My other “choice” was to travel to my hometown in southeastern Colorado to attend the funeral of a dear friend. I had really hoped to be at the simulcast in Portales, NM, but there is no way. I hope I can purchase the download when it is available.

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    Mary Yount says:

    We will be at the simulcast at the Rosemont in Chicago with you on Saturday. We have had our tickets since January. My daughter and my two daughter in laws will be with me. One of my daughter in laws is not saved and I have been praying for the Holy Spirit to move over her and prepare her heart to hear and receive Jesus. Maybe she will answer His knock at her soul on this Saturday. I know that the Lord has a fresh word for me and I have an appointment with Him through you on Saturday. We love you Beth and you are part of our family. It’s just like “cccccaaakkkkkkeeeeee” being with you on Saturday and being in our Heavenly Father’s Word together. I have been praying for you also and the message the Lord has for us through you. Stand firm, be bold and rest in the Lord and have a good hairday! ๐Ÿ™‚ See you soon sister! We LOVE you!!!!
    from Dixon, Ill

  19. 219
    Xena says:

    Dungeness Community Church, Sequim, Washington! So looking forward to the big day and the message God has put on your heart. We’ve been praying since the beginning of August! It’s been quite an adventure!!

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    Jennifer says:

    Bringing my unsaved friend to the Rosemont Theater in Chicago! She believes in God but has never taken the step to make it personal. I am praying that the Lord will speak to her heart this weekend. I am praying for a fresh anointing upon you, Beth, and the entire team.

  21. 221

    I won’t be able to attend the simulcast, but our church in Singapore is having a telecast of the event on 9 October, and I am super excited to have that opportunity way over here!

  22. 222
    Candi says:

    I’ve been blessed to coordinate our VERY FIRST simulcast hosting at Burke Community Church in Burke, VA.

    We’ve been asking for three years to host a LPL Simulcast, but only got the budget approval in mid-May of this year. Because of a gigantic God and an amazing group of women, we’ve been able to plan, organize, and implement this event in 4 months’ time. Thank You, Jesus!

    On Saturday, our men’s ministry will be setting up lunch, cleaning up lunch, and readying the church for Sunday morning while all the ladies are in the Worship Center hearing from God with you, Beth.

    We have close to 250 women from 19 different area churches already registered, with more registering every day. We’re counting on God to do the fishes and loaves thing He does so well: our final lunch count had to be reported to the caterer today!


    Expecting Jesus in Northern Virginia,
    Candi Dickerson

  23. 223
    Valerie says:

    Looking forward to it at South Reno Baptist, Reno, Nevada.

  24. 224
    Tracy says:

    Hi Beth – I’m so looking forward to a good Spirit fill up on Saturday. I will be attending with some friends at North Langley Community Church, Langley, British Columbia CANADA. I’ll be praying for you.

  25. 225
    Leslie Jordan says:

    We will be with you in Chicago – me, my 3 sisters, and my mother. Can’t wait for a good Word!

  26. 226
    Pamela sheldon says:

    From Pasadena California we are getting ready to hear a mighty word. We’ve seen miracles already and bless you for your faithfulness. Love you sister!

  27. 227
    Betsy says:

    I’ll be there (or I guess I should say, here, in Bellingham WA at Christ The King Community church)! We’ll have over 250 women tuning in ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. 228
    Jenny says:

    I won’t be going to the simulcast this year for one simple reason–where I live is too close to the simulcast for local churches to host i, but to far for me to actually go there. Bummer as I have not missed one. Hopefully it will be a download. Too bad I don’t get to hear Travis either. I asked off of work a year ago not realizing that I wouldn’t find a church to see it at. I’ll be praying for the simulcast.

  29. 229
    Amie Rowland says:

    I will be attending at Chandler Community Church. My friend, Holly, and I cannot wait! Praying for you as always.

  30. 230
    Elaine says:

    We are so excited to be joining you tomorrow for the Simulcast at Peoples Church in Fresno, CA!

  31. 231
    Carolyn says:

    Beth I will be worshiping with you and Travis at Daybreak Community Church, Carlsbad, Ca. So looking forward to all God has in store for me as he speaks through you. I am hoping my church will host the simulcast next year. We are already working on it.

    Love you

  32. 232
    Patty Warner says:

    Attending at Ogemaw Hills Free Methodist Church in West Branch, MI. Led to be an “Encourager”, now feeling inadequate. Praying for God’s words to flow from me…

  33. 233
    Joy says:

    So excited to attend Simulcast!! I will be traveling to Detroit Lakes, MN to see it. It’s just about a 45 minute drive. A friend who has never been to an event or done one of your studies is coming with me.
    She called and said I need something in my life and would like to know if you would come with me. Yeah!!!! I am praying God will touch her in a mighty way.
    Prayers are coming your way as you prepare.
    Your Catholic sister in the Lord Jesus Christ.

  34. 234
    LynnSC says:

    Yes!! Eleven of us from our little Bible study group will be going to First Baptist church, Rock Hill, SC for the Simulcast!! We cannot wait!!

    Looking forward to what the Lord is going to give us through you!!

  35. 235
    Leah says:

    Sorry Beth! I wanted to come to the Simulcast but I can’t. Tomorrow, I’m going to my Grama’s birthday party. Next Tuesday she’ll be turning 100 years old! But I will think of you, pray that the simulcast will go well and that God will give you the words that the women needed to hear and be touched somehow that God is with that person.

  36. 236
    Melissa says:

    Can’t wait to “see” you Saturday in Thompsons Station, TN!!!

  37. 237
    Alice says:

    I really, REALLY wanted to attend, but family is headed to Virginia Beach for the weekend, followed by a week visiting Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown as our homeschool field trip. Originally I thought that maybe I could find a church in VA beach that was hosting the simulcast, but then thought, “You would definitely be considered a conference junkie…and then you would have to do Breaking Free, again”, I will beach it with my fam and soak in His presence watching the magnificence and majesty of His creation. I will be earnestly praying for you & the team.

  38. 238
    Cindy Cobb says:

    Can’t wait. Going in St. Petersburg, Fl with 6 of my reunion sisters. Looking to get my socks blessed off even though Satan is trying to discourage me by bringing on a sinus infection. Wouldn’t let that stop me. Praying for you and the team. Last year at Idlewild Baptist in Tampa seeing you and the team live was the hugest encouragement.

  39. 239
    Mandi says:

    A friend and I are going to be at the Simlucast in Orlando, FL – 1st Baptist Church of Orlando. I am really excited about what God has in store. My prayers are with you, Beth. Thank you for all you do in preparation and allowing God to work through you.

  40. 240
    Vicki says:

    Sorry Beth, I won’t be able to attend. My daughter has a volleyball tournament all day tomorrow. I do covenant to pray for you, however. Thanks for sharing how you labor over God’s Word and seek His face for direction. Leading others to the foot of the cross is serious business, and I personally really appreciate your commitment to rightly dividing the Word of Truth and your desire to discern the Spirit’s leading. Stay the course, my friend.

  41. 241
    Donna says:

    I will be attending Grace Community Church in Detroit, MI. We are praying for you and for Travis and that you will be anointed with the Holy Spirit like never before, and that God’s Word will go forth and be a word in season for every single solitary woman who attends.

  42. 242
    Rhonda in Michigan says:

    Good morning Beth! My Mom and I will be attending the simulcast in Hudsonville, Michigan tomorrow and it is my birthday today! Can’t wait to worship with Travis and his team! Did the girl thing last night, got a manicure to properly start the wonderful weekend I am going to have!

    Also, just started Here and Now, There and Then…looking forward to learning about Revelation!! GOD is so good!

    Love you!
    Rhonda in Michigan

  43. 243
    lichelle says:

    Lakeway Church Austin, Texas
    I wouldn’t miss it.

  44. 244
    Arla says:

    Arla in Arkansas

  45. 245
    Julie says:

    South Church in Lansing MI. I am really looking forward to it. I am bringing 4 other ladies that have never been to a Beth Moore conference. I can’t wait to see their reactions.

  46. 246

    I’m going to my first simulcast!!! CAN’T WAIT!!! Two friends and me are going to be in Middletown, Indiana watching and listening and laughing and learning with you! Thank you for all the hours of study and organization you do for us…I know God will bless us all mightily tomorrow!!!

  47. 247
    Kris Whybrew says:

    I’ll be attending with four of my closest friends in Indianapolis, IN at Traders Point Christian Church. See ya there!

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    Tami says:

    Can’t wait, five of my family members are driving to Bloomington, IN. so we can be a part of it! Praying for you today as you prepare your heart, mind, body and soul! Thanks for being a faithful servant.

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    steve says:

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    10 Women including Myself ๐Ÿ™‚

    Brushy Creek Baptist Church, Easley SC

    We are EXCITED and coming EXPECTING!

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