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. 401
    Malinda says:

    been prayin’ for you – and will be with you @ Merlin Community Baptist Church in MERLIN OREGON… those gals are just the best LPL hosts. ~ Malinda Wilson

  2. 402
    Leann says:

    First Baptist Church on the Square
    LaGrange, Georgia
    **SO EXCITED**

  3. 403
    Rhonda says:

    See you tomorrow!…………….in Mankato MN : )

    Looking forward to some “girl time” in God’s word. Praying for you Beth and all the team…….your passion to honor God in all you do is refreshing to the soul!

  4. 404
    Rena says:

    I’ll be at South Tulsa Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma! I am so excited and expectant!

  5. 405
    Jackie Diamond says:

    Yes, I will be attending in Tampa, Fl at Crossroads Community Church. Can’t wait to hear what God has to say to me through you!

  6. 406
    Jean says:

    Burke Community Church in Burke, VA! CAN’T WAIT!!!!!


  7. 407
    Joyce says:

    I’ll be at my home church, American Lutheran, in Rantoul Illinois. Can’t wait!!!!

  8. 408
    Joyce says:

    I’ll be attending the simulcast at my home church, American Lutheran in Rantoul Illinois. Can’t wait!!!

  9. 409
    Georgia Boone says:

    Bible Baptist Church – Traverse City, MI
    I am so excited!!!!!!!!!! AND…….It is Yom Kippur….how wild is that?????!!!!!!!
    See you tomorrow…….

  10. 410
    Susan Knowles says:

    Glad to be going to your Simulcast after a hard work week. I’m taking a neighborhood friend who is a non church-goer but sometimes comes to Bible study. Is sketchy on who Jesus is but knows she needs something. I pray she will hear God speaking to her tomorrow.
    We’re going to Liberty Baptist Church in St. Petersburg,FL.
    Susan in Bradenton,FL

  11. 411
    Holly says:

    My friend and I are joining you Live in Chicago! We flew here from Denver, Colorado and have spent the last two days shopping in Chicago! Wonderful city, great shopping, but we are so ready to rest our feet and hear you speak and listen to what God wants to teach us! We are staying at the Intercontinental tonight-so excited for tomorrow!

  12. 412
    April says:

    Oak Hill Baptist Church in Williamson Georgia! We are so excited Beth and can not wait until morning, I’m not sure I’m going to get a lot of sleep.

  13. 413
    Rachelle says:

    I will be watching from Legacy Christian Churh in Overland Park, KS. Looking forward to an amazing day!

  14. 414
    Rose D says:

    I’m attending the live event with friends from church!! We will all have a great day!!!

  15. 415
    Janice says:

    Beth, I love this blog and thank you for sharing your study and preparation steps. I will be attending the Simulcast with 7 Siestas from Spring Valley Baptist Church, Springville, AL. We are going to Camp Sumatanga in Gallant, AL. The host church is First United Methodist, Huntsville, AL. I can not wait. Boy do I ever need a Word. I am praying for you, girlfriend!

  16. 416

    I’ll be there Beth – via simulcast at

    Christ Community Church, Weston WI

    I can’t wait. A dear friend and I got to go last year live, last minute to the Green Bay, on site – what a blessing, and now to be able to go with a new friend to the simulcast will be amazing!

    May God bless you as you finish preparing…. I will be praying for you!

    Mosinee, WI

  17. 417
    Kim says:

    I will be joining you from Columbia, South Carolina at Spring Valley Baptist Church! Can’t wait!

  18. 418
    Kerry says:

    I’ll attending solo at MacGregor Baptist Church in Ft. Myers, Florida!! Not something I do, but I can’t miss hearing you Beth. My mother in law was suppose to go with me but has to work, so I’ve decided not to back out..
    Can’t wait!! I think the only reason I have the strength of the Holy Spirit to do this is because we just finished up on Breaking Free…and I’m working on my strongholds…Thank you Beth πŸ™‚ and God Bless

  19. 419
    Shannon Costanzo says:

    My friend and I live in Kissimmee, Florida and will be driving to Glad Tidings Church in Ocoee, Florida for the simulcast!

    I hope we don’t get lost! hahaha

    See you all tomorrow my sweet siestas πŸ™‚


  20. 420
    Chesney says:

    I am so excited to be going!
    2 Rivers Church
    Knoxville, Tennessee! πŸ™‚

    Can’t wait to hear what Jesus says to my heart!
    Praying for the messenger πŸ™‚

  21. 421
    amy carroll says:

    Looking forward to being with you here in Port St. Lucie, Florida! So excited to see the Lord move among the ladies and in my heart as well. πŸ™‚

  22. 422
    Jill H. says:

    I’m excited to join you and all the other women at the Rosemont in Chicago!! Deeply need some spiritual refreshment and girlfriend time!!

  23. 423
    Jennifer says:

    First Baptist Church Buford
    Buford, Ga
    Can’t wait!

  24. 424
    Kim says:

    Can’t wait to see Beth in Rosemont!

    I have a spare ticket if anyone could use it. πŸ™‚

  25. 425
    Terri Allen says:

    Drove home to Arkansas today from Chicago where I was in on a Oprah taping, I just kept thinking: If these overdressed women could only get to do what I get to do on SATURDAY!! I am a ministers wife and will be attending out of town, just so I don’t get in trouble for Praising it up with Travis and the team in a unseemly manner! My precious Aunts are driving in from long distances to Victory Church in W. Memphis Arkansas, We will all have our praise on!

  26. 426
    Jennifer Brand says:

    I am going to attend the simulcast at McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myers FL. So excited!

  27. 427
    Nancy Pennington says:

    Dear Beth,

    This is the first time I ever read or wrote a blog!!!!
    I want to thank you for all your devoted time with the LORD in study and prayer to bring us so many amazing bible studies.Eight years ago God put it in my heart to start a ladies bible study,it has been such a humble experience to join the Lord in his work.What an honor an previlege to serve HIm.
    I wanted to go deep with God in study and had a longing to help women be devoted and hungrey for Gods word. So in 2003 we began to do a beth Moore study, we have done 3 per year for 8 years. We have worked through, cried through and prayed through everyone of your studies. We have 65 women who faithfully come each Tuesday mornings. Each one growing, and enjoying the word of God.
    Thank you..Thank you…Thank you so much……

    Also would you ever consider coming to Orange County ,NY and dosting a womens conference @ our church. I believe we are about to see a revival in NY. Amazing God we serve!

    We pray for you always, God Bless you and your household dear Beth.
    In Gods love,

  28. 428
    Michele says:

    I will be attending at a church in Fulton MD with my bible study leader. Just saw you in Richmond (in person) and can’t wait until you come to Baltimore!

  29. 429
    Maria says:

    Manitoba, Canada. Can hardly wait!

  30. 430
    Jen Cybart says:

    Joining you LIVE in Chicago! I bet you are enjoying the cooler fall weather here!

  31. 431
    Laura says:

    I am so looking forward to the simulcast tomorrow and hearing a fresh word from the Lord!! I will be at Oakdale Emory UMC in Olney, Maryland!!

  32. 432
    Heather says:

    I will be attending at First Baptist Bossier in Bossier City, LA. I am so excited I can barely stand myself tonight!

  33. 433
    Connie Windham says:

    My best friend, Trish, and I will be attending the simulcast in Natchez, MS.

  34. 434
    Mfelissa says:

    Is there anyone with a ticket for the chicago “Beth Moore”
    conf. this weekend?

    maybe some how there is one available…..
    [email protected]

  35. 435
    Marianne says:

    I just read this blog. I have no idea that at this late hour you will get this…but I have to pass it on anyway.
    I found out this afternoon that a lady I know will be attending this simulcast. It is probably the first (maybe
    the only) Bible Study she has ever been to. Probably the first time she has even been to church since she was a child (not sure she even went as a child). She is going with her daughter who herself is a new believer. She is
    so excited her mom is joining her, and I am rejoicing with her that this will be the beginning of a new relationship with my friend and her Creator. Beth, let the Lord speak through you like He always does. I am praying for all of you!!

  36. 436
    Megan says:

    My mom and I are going to be at Daybreak Church in Carlsbad, California. My husband is taking care of my two kids all day so it will be like a mini-vacation!

  37. 437
    Kathy says:

    I an going to Thomasville, Georgia to First Baptist from Tallahassee, FL! Can hardly wait!

  38. 438
    Lori4squaremom says:

    I will be at the Simulcast tomorrow at Neighborhood Church in Visalia, CA.

    Really looking forward to it!

  39. 439
    Kelli K says:

    I’m so excited for the Simulcast tomorrow! I’m joining from Indian Creek Christian Church in Indianapolis, my home church πŸ™‚ Beth, I can’t imagine how much work goes into something like this- thanks for sharing with us. I’ve been to two of your simulcasts now and you have taught inspiring messages at both…I look forward to learning & growing through what you will teach us!

  40. 440
    Cindy G says:

    Simpson University in Redding Calif is where I will be watching & participating in the simulcast! Thank you Beth for coming to my hometown in this way! At my local church Trinity Lutheran we are doing your Daniel Bible study, Wow we are on week 7.

    Praying for you!
    Love in Christ
    Cindy G

  41. 441
    Emily says:

    I’m going to be watching from Parkway Baptist in Natchez, MS and can’t wait!!! I also just started the Deeper Still study at my church and am just loving it, delving into this study has just changed my attitude completely. I needed that boost to remember all the reasons to be thankful and faithful to God! Praying for you tomorrow.

  42. 442
    chapmanchick says:

    Chicken and Fluffy Biscuit recipe? Please? Maybe my 3 year old son will eat it. Then again, maybe not. But its worth a try…

  43. 443
    Brandy says:

    I live in Angels Camp CA, and our church Mountain Christian Fellowship is signed up for the simulcast. I am very excited to be going! I was blessed to have been in Stockton CA last July for the Living Proof Bride of Christ weekend. Love you lots Beth! ~Brandy

  44. 444
    Stacy says:

    Yes, I’ll be there, and I can’t wait–only a few hours to go. No need to pray that your message will speak to my heart…It always does. Blessings to you, Mama Beth, at today’s simulcast, and ALWAYS!!! πŸ™‚ Stacy

    Crosswalk Church; Titusville, Florida

  45. 445
    Anna Scantlan says:

    First Baptist Villa Ridge, MO

    It was as last minute thing. All of a sudden someone couldn’t go and had a ticket to sell. I said to my man, “Do you mind?” and he said, “Go enjoy yourself.” How I love my husband! He’s so good to me.

    Expecting God to speak.

    Sullivan, MO

  46. 446
    Barb says:

    Hi all, I will be attending in Cottonwood, AZ. Blessings and safe travel to you all! love, Barb

  47. 447

    Faith Promise in Knoxville Tn

  48. 448
    Melissa says:

    Hi there Melissa,

    it’s my first time I’m looking @ this site while searching 4 ur mom’s book “When Godly people do ungodly things”…

    I liked ur random pics… it’s kind a cool 2 c the “normal” part of the minister’s family…

    meaning: sometimes people think that those in full ministry r only dedicated 2 pray, fast, preach… as if they do not have a family and other things 2 do just like NORMAL people… haha

    Btw: I’m from CuraΓ§ao…. a little island in the Caribbean nearby Venezuela and Aruba.

    I just LOVE the LORD my Saviour so much and I live 2 worship him.

    Today i watched ALL 6 parts of ur mom’s message “the Alabaster box” on youtube… BLESSED

    and @ last: I just had 2 smile when I saw ur name.

    GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.. protecting you all from evil, giving you wisdom and revelation t keep on sharing God’s marvelous works.


    ur sister in Christ Jesus,

    Melissa S.

    • 448.1
      Melissa says:

      Melissa, thank you so much for your comment! I know where Curacao is because Colin and I went to Aruba a few years ago. We hoped to make it to your island but didn’t have the time! Do you still live in Curacao? Blessings to you, sister.

  49. 449
    Erin VT says:

    My friend and I drove down from eau Claire Wisconsin yesterday and are having a fun weekend filled with shopping and a live visit with Mama Beth. About to head out the door – anxious to listen and hear, and very thankful for a respite from toddler life! Can’t wait to see you Beth!

  50. 450
    christy says:

    Waiting right now for the simucast to start! I have been praying for you Beth & the event! I know God will use you, He’s faithful like that! God annoint everything that is said & done today for Your glory!
    Christy in summit
    Attending @ FBC McComb, Mississippi

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