Catch Up and Commissioning

Hey there, Darling Things!

How are you? I hope so much your week is going well and that Christ is continuing to reveal Himself as your sufficiency. He is simply never more obvious to us than when we need Him desperately. I’ve needed Him desperately a few times lately and I bet you have, too. Life’s just like that.

For the last couple of months I’ve been trying to take the Tuesday following an event off. (Don’t know how much I can keep that up once I get into full fledged writing but it’s a joy and a relief for now.) On these two Tuesdays a month, I sleep in a bit longer and sip my coffee a little slower. It’s a beautiful thing.

I didn’t get dressed today until about 10:30 then my man and I headed half way across town to a cool little breakfast and lunch place called La Peep. We mostly just threaten to eat over there but never really make it. Today we followed through. They whip up about the best Belgian waffle in town: crispy edges, soft inside, sweet enough to eat without the syrup but you don’t and served with hot, melted butter in a tiny container to drizzle on the top and you do. It was so good, you could tear up about it. After nearly licking our plates, Keith dropped me off and went to run errands and I sat at home and stared at stuff in a daze. Star kept dropping her tennis ball at my feet so I finally shook off the sugar, got up off the couch and played fetch with her. She really is the best dog on earth. A Border Collie is a LOT to manage the first year but by the second year you begin to have the pet of your life. This is where you can usually find Star. Right in front of yours truly.

Don’t feel too sorry for Keith’s bird dog. She is spoiled rotten. This is how we found her a few evenings ago. No, we did not arrange the pillows under her. She did all that herself.

Where was I before I got side tracked on those ridiculous dogs?? Oh, yeah. My day off. After I threw the ball a few times for Star, I headed over to Amanda’s, picked her up, and we rode together to get Jackson and Annabeth at Mother’s Day Out. Amanda and Curtis somehow managed to have two of the greatest kids a pair of new grandparents could ever picture. They see us constantly but, every single time, act like it’s the biggest thrill since Barnum and Bailey. They do the same thing with Curtis’s parents. They’re just wonderful kids. They were delighted I’d come with Mommy today and had a hunch a treat was in order. They were right about that and we made a bee line over to Fresh Berry for frozen yogurt and toppings. Our nearly twenty month-old Annabeth is appropriately trying a little independence and wanted to have her own cup and eat out of it with her own spoon. You can imagine that all four of us had been well baptized in vanilla swirl by the time we left. Star keeps licking my right arm so my one lone wet-wipe may not have done the trick. She’s just as glad.

When we got back to Amanda’s, Jackson had a big surprise for me. It was THIS!

That boy can ride his bike like nobody’s business! I was just squealing from the sidewalk (while also trying to balance AB on Jackson’s old trike because she would not be left out). It was ten times the sweeter because I was watching my own firstborn run behind hers. It was just yesterday that I flew behind my two as they took off on wheels for the first time. And then they just kept going. This is the consolation prize:

These are exciting days for Jackson because he’s just started soccer. He’s had two team practices so far. He is so cute in his royal blue uniform with his shin guards on that I can hardly stand it. AB didn’t care for soccer practice last week (I think because they weren’t selling concessions yet) and hardly let her parents watch her brother so this week I kept her at my house while sports took full sway. Something awkward happened just before hand that has caused some mild amusement in the Moore house. Amanda very gingerly said to me, “Now, Mom, if you’d ratherΒ  come to soccer practice and help us with Annabeth there on the sidelines, you can.” She knew I was bursting at the seams to come but her speech was suspiciously tentative. After hem hawing around a spell, she picked up with this: “But I just want to let you know that Curtis and I really aren’t cheering loudly yet or anything. You know, they’re not really playing any games yet. It’s just practice and it’s really not the best place for a lot of…”

Translation? “Mom, please come if you want to but if just maybe you could refrain at first from cheering as enthusiastically as you did for me and Melissa when we played sports, well then, that would probably be good.”

Just take a moment to imagine what I was like. Don’t judge Amanda on this. Feel sorry for her.

I told Melissa about it the next day and we got so tickled we nearly spit our coffee all over our concordances.

Oh, what my girls have been through. I wasn’t the angry, negative parent in the stands but I have been known on occasion to look for something good to say when a play was bad. It was not unusual for me to yell, “You look so cute in your outfit! That uniform is just your color!”

When I was at the airport in Chicago about to board the flight home, I saw a fellow family enthusiast waiting for her plane. I felt like she wouldn’t mind if I, with admiration, clipped a quick pic, texted it to Amanda and told her not to worry about a thing. I’d limit myself to this for now.

Well, Keith wants me to get off of here and watch Duck Commander with him so duty calls. One last thing! I don’t want to wear anybody out any further about the simulcast but the ministry is getting a lot of requests for the commissioning we did in pairs at the end. My hardworking staff said it would be so much simpler if I could just post it on the blog so here it is!

My Dear Sister,

Your God has called you

To use that mouth of yours

For His great glory.

Don’t just add to the noise.

Become a real woman

Who opens her mouth with wisdom.

God wants the Law of Kindness

On your tongue

And the love of Christ

In your heart.

Never forget:

Kindness is not a weakness!

When you’re wearing down

Head to Christ and His people

And let them build you back up.

Always remember:

His yoke is KIND.

Make sure

It’s the only yoke you wear.

It’s time to go our separate ways

But we’ll all meet up again

At the glorious epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Until then,

Let the One who led you here

Lead you on with cords of kindness.

Now, get out there

And build a welcoming fire

In a cold world.

Live by the Law of Kindness!

I love you guys. I really do.


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  1. 51

    Beth, I love that you are a hoot at your kids/grandkids games. I would definitely fall into the same camp. And you know they miss you terribly when you can’t make it. Cheer on!

  2. 52
    Kathy says:

    Thank you for share your life. After my day today it was so hard to keep up with the law of kindness. My oldest boy was so hyper and challenging me. I could tell that satin was trying to keep my mind off of what God was and has been teaching me through you. I need to remind myself to give each day to God. It was so nice to hear you take your day a little slower. I think we all need to do that even if it is only for a small part of the day. Maybe that way I would remember to give my day to God.

  3. 53
    Kelli says:

    Oh Beth, I am just soaking in reading your words because I had tickets to the simulcast this last weekend, and then my mother-in-law called on Thursday and said she was coming to visit us for the weekend! So I didn’t get to go, and I didn’t get to hear what the message was that you prepared just for me. But I honored my mother-in-law, didn’t even tell her what I was missing because of her visit. So your blog posts are giving me my Beth Moore fix! I’ll catch you next time.

  4. 54

    What a rush it must be to see your kids with their kids. I am still diapering my youngest, so that joy is (Lord willing) a LONG way off! The image of you cheering your girls UNIFORMS is hilarious! Thanks so much for sharing all your stuff.

    I was at the Richmond LPL event and had a precious reminder a couple of days ago when I was running a bit ‘sharp’ as a mom. My 8-year-old son (my eldest and very possibly my future pastor) said, “Mom, did you know I can play 3 C’s at once on the piano?” I said, “No! How do you do it?” Then he demonstrated by placing his little hands out to the left and right for the lower and upper C’s and then tapping his nose on the middle C. Putting him face down… right where I needed to be. Again. I love my Jesus.

    Thanks for the commissioning from the simulcast event. I so wish I could have attended. I’ll email your staff b/c others are asking me if there are ever recordings of the LPL or simulcast available after the events.

    BLESSINGS to you – hope the Duck show was a joy for you both!

    • 54.1

      Okay, my son said, “I can do FIVE c’s, mom. Didn’t you see?” so I sit corrected. And I sit considering what stronghold (perfectionism?) needs breaking that I am posting a correction to my story!

  5. 55
    Betty Marschner says:

    Hey Beth,
    Since my bragging amounts to a dog and pony show cuz my kids are not married yet, I need to post a pix of our precious corgi. It was late last winter on a very cold ND winter nite and I Do MEAN COLD!!!! I had a white older comforter on a big couch and she was lying there like Keith’s bird dog on her back all 4 legs in the air with her head to the side and you would swear she is in a coffin!!!! He belly and undercoat were all white too. It is a darling pix. She even has a smile on her face like this is just toooo good!!!!! My Sunday School I really enjoy, no I have not resorted to roller blading to get form one end of the room to the other but having a 3 and 5 yr old and a 10 yr old LD child is very demanding. The little LD girl just lights up when I praise her. That is where years of having an LD kid has paid off. I have patience. She is 10 and has great trouble reading but on Sunday she knew where the book of Matthew was in the Bible and I was thrilled. She is participating in class and even helps me when class is over. Today I bought he an expensive early readers Bible in the NIV version. My prayer for her is that she finds the Bible as exciting as I do and a real refuge when things are going wrong as well as a praise book when we just are awe struck by God’s love. I am so happy God laid this on my heart. I pray I can teach these young minds about how Jesus is always there for us and how exciting God’s word is to us on almost every occasion you can find yourself in in life. Priase be to God who gives all great gifts. Hugs from the Heart Land Betty Marschner

  6. 56

    Beth, I wrote this and shared with a lot of people on facebook this last Sunday after your simulcast. I wanted to share it with you! Thank You Beth!

    My Life Changing Experience!

    First of all this is all because of Jesus Christ!

    I went to a back yard bible study this last summer from June-August, 2010. It was Beth Moore’s “Breaking Free”. At first I looked at the book and it was alot of home work and bible reading every day for an hour or 2. To be totally honest that was coming from someone that really opened her Bible only at church. So, I continued to go. Beth warned us that this was a deep and difficult bible study as in very personal, digging deep, and a lot of homework. She did say that if we can make it past week 3 and 4 then we are on our way! I went that far and I kept going. I finished all of it. God pulled things from my past and present and has been stirring in my heart ever since. I have told a few people that if I had to only pick one bible study to do…it would be “Breaking Free”, By: Beth Moore! She has a talent to teach God’s word like I have never heard before. And the ones that know me personally…I had issues with unforgiveness, anger, and a very rough and rocky relationship with my Mom. But today, on September 19th , 2010 I can honestly say that I am free in Jesus by His Grace, Forgiveness, and Love. Jesus continues to Rock my world. He is healing me. That bible study was “A Complete Life Changing Experience”. I read my Bible pretty much every day and am excited about it like I am communicating straight with Jesus. I can’t wait to learn more. These are the things that have happened to me. I am very happy, my communication with other people are more kind! I have the Holy Spirit fill me often! At the end of August I just started another bible study of Beth Moore’s: Revelation! And yesterday I went to a live simulcast of Beth Moore’s all day and learned about kindness. I even noticed then…that my worship ways are different between me and Jesus! I feel great and sometimes can’t even sing..I am just silent…the Holy Spirit fills me up!

    I don’t know who this may have touched, but I pray that Jesus touched someone. Please know that no matter what your struggle, pain, hurt, sin is God can fix! Check out that bible study…it will change your life. I had my salvation before that…but God awakened me and gave me peace, joy, and an understanding of the relationship with Him meant!!!! Take that journey with him!

    Thank you for listening!

    Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (NIV)

    Love, Danielle Deutinger

    • 56.1
      Cynthia says:

      Dear Danielle,

      Wow, what an awesome journey! Thanks for sharing it with us.

      May it be well with your soul.

      Keep sharpening your sword (memorizing scripture)!


    • 56.2
      Kathy B says:

      Danielle, I feel the same love for God’s Word since doing Beth’s Breaking Free some 11yrs ago. May God continue to fan into flame your love for Him. Blessings.

  7. 57
    Kara says:

    I really do want to learn how to exude more kindness. I need to learn to put others first in ways that I never even think to.

  8. 58
    Lori Anderson says:

    Dear Beth,
    Wow…God surely had you wound up for him on Saturday. I have had the honor of attending several Lproof live events and can honestly say that God had me on the edge of my seat! I wasn’t sure I was even going to make the 30 minute car ride there….as I was so so exhausted and geez that devil tried hard to keep a friend and I from going. Well…we made it and I cannot tell you how truly blessed I was by the words God had given you! I am amazed once again and challenged as I cant take this mean world we live in. I have 4 kids ages 3, 12, 13, and 17! They are my world! But not without some challenges our family has been facing! Our 13 year old precious son has a high functioning form of autism. No one told me the challenges we would continue to face and that this age would be one of the hardest. Our family just needs prayer right now! We need kindness in our house….and Lord knows how much Mason needs kindness shown to him at school, at church and in our home as he is exhausting us all right now! I cant imagine how he must feel, so confused and scared at the changes that are taking place in his life. My heart breaks as I just wait for the daily phone call or email from the school! Tonight our second born son came home in tears as he was placed on a football team that he perceives to not be stacked like the others! Somedays I dont know how we make it through! I am so fervently seeking God and his wisdom in all that I do and all the decisions we have to make as a family! Saturday was a much needed break for me and filled with so much Godly advice and scripture that I came straight home and wrote out on notecards! Of course I had to get my special bag of colored highlighters and sharpies that I try and hide from the kids! πŸ™‚ Thank you again dear sister in christ for allowing God to do a mighty work through you! I could just cry my head off every time I see that wonderful amazing praise team close with their last song! I know it is back to reality, but a reality that is only temporary and a reality I could only handle with Christ in my life! Gosh…I fail my family daily but thanks to my reality in Christ, I know I can go on! Thank you again and until next time have a blessed blessed life!
    Lori Anderson πŸ™‚

  9. 59
    Debbie says:

    Well Miss Beth, I just think it is so amazing. Just this week I watched your “Wednesdays with Beth” on “The Power of Words”. My mind has been busy with that all week. Then I read this post. Unfortunately I could not attend a Simulcast (envision a very good pout here — my Grandpa used to tell me to “watch out” when I pouted or a little birdy would land on my lip – and we all know what happens when birds do that — well a whole family might feel right at home right now. I digress…) but I seem to sense, after reading this, that just maybe there is a theme God is trying to bring to my attention. Hmmm. Thank you lovely one for your service to Him — it bears fruit in me. Blessings. Keep writing. You make me smile while I learn. Reminds me how kind God is to me even while He challenges and convicts. Isn’t He wonderful??!!!!

  10. 60
    carla says:

    Those dogs are a riot. We have a lab that actually follows
    behind my husband on his rider mower for the entire two acres of grass. When hubby is home the dog is right with him. It is so important for grands and moms to be our kids cheerleaders and I for one will not apologize for my overzealous behavior on and off the Go Beth! We all need reassurance and like the lab Jesus is following us in everything we do and say and I like to think he is cheering us along overzealously too.

  11. 61
    Nikki L' says:

    Thank you Beth, for this and all the resources you pour into our lives. For the life of me I don’t know how one woman can do so much…you are such an inspiration.

  12. 62
    Carol says:

    Beth, if I didn’t know any different I would say our lives are simultaneous!!! LePeep, going to grandkids’ events, getting messages from kids about overdoing Grandma cheering, etc. Love, love, love it! I was the cheerleader Mom (still am even when they ever become 60 yrs) You crack me up….so incredibly brilliant at any teaching you give or where you speak, yet you still have the everloving family realities of life! Keep it up! You are such a marvelous person, let alone writer!!!! Thx!!!! …and be blessed!

  13. 63
    Melissa H. says:

    Thanks Beth, for sharing the commissioning. It was encouraging even though I was not there for the conference.
    I AM wearing down…I have been sick with a chronic infection for 6 months, and this 3rd antibiotic has given me some rare but potentially long term side effects that just make me feel insulted (as in “what NOW, are you kidding me?”)…and really TIRED. And when I am tired, it is a lot harder to try and see what God is teaching me.
    I know there is a lesson in this. Just waiting.
    So, thanks again for the encouragement and time you take for us!
    God bless you!
    Melissa H.

  14. 64

    Thank you so much for posting the commissioning from the simulcast! I tried to remember most of it and jot it down after saying it, but could not get all of it.
    We are all so blessed by you, your family, and the staff of Living Proof. Thank you for the dedication you have to pointing women to our Jeaus! It is a joy to get to study the Word with you and be taught by you.
    Sounds like your day off was a blast! Hanging out with family is always the greatest; glad you were able to get some rest after the busy weekend.
    God bless you!

  15. 65

    Beth, I am an m. in the Middle East. Our group of ladies are starting the Esther study this week. We take two weeks for each lesson, as we all work our tails off at a school and need a bit longer to get it all done. Anyway! Just wanted to say I had a hard time stopping at Day 3 this week. I LOVE this Book. I named one daughter after Esther. Thank you for sharing with us, though we are so far away.

  16. 66
    Warm in Alaska says:

    Thanks, Beth. I so needed to read this Kindness Commissioning right now. You may note the late hour with which I pen you this note (weird how Bronte Sisters Circa 1800’s I sound the later the hour) – but I am just so flippingly mad right now and am having a hard time calming myself enough to grab four hours of sleep before getting up.

    We have a little local brouhaha in our lake community. A close by landowner wants to build himself a house but it’s being opposed by a small handful of folks. There was a late, long Assembly meeting of our local governing board over such matters. My darling, tired kids came and we all pled our case (as did many others). And pled is the right word. I kept thinking of Meryl Streep at the end of Out Of Africa where she gets on her knees to beg. Is that Siestaville decorum, I wondered? I wasn’t sure – so don’t worry, I didn’t shame myself (or any of you, by extension), but I did ponder the dramatic effect of dropping to my knees.

    Our pleas fell on deaf ears and we were voted down. So, now we have a huge condominium community that will probably be built instead. I made nice with the leader of the opposing side and his wife in the parking lot afterwards (this I knew was for sure Siestaville protocol). But then I drove home, listening to my current favorite Hillsong CD and thinking fuming, frustrating, furious thoughts about the Assembly members (decidedly not appropriate Siesta behavior). But I was Just.So.Mad.

    Honesty: good Siesta choice. Fury: Not so good. In fact I had to give myself my own Mom Speech, wherein I reminded myself that all those elected officials were made in God’s image and headed for an eternal destiny and did I really care more about a condo project than praying for them out of love? (I think I may have. It was a Jonah Chapter Four moment if ever there was one. I was only lacking the worm and the dead plant).

    Then to read this. Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Beth.

    Kindness really is queen. Every. Time. Even if I’m honestly and with good reason furious. Kindness trumps fury…and frustration.

    Thanks, Beth. I think I can try to sleep now ~

  17. 67
    Rhonda in Michigan says:

    Hi Beth, I love you too, you are more fun than a barrel of monkeys (well you know what I mean). I love hearing the dog stories and seeing the pictures. I am a dog person and they are the best! I loved learning about the law of kindness (Proverbs 31:26) on Saturday in the simulcast and I am in session 2 of Here and Now, There and Then…what insight, it is just good stuff!

    Rhonda in Michigan

  18. 68
    Tara G. says:

    Hooray for Jackson!! My son is about his age- a few months older- but into much of the same things. I wish we had the place for him to ride a bike, but it’s dangerous to just walk on the sidewalks and I’m stressed every time I take all three out on the streets with me (no seat belts in taxis either). There must be something about bird dogs- my dad has one and that thing is SO spoiled that she has her own chair and blanket- upstairs and down! He taught her to ring bells on the door when she needed to go out and now if she doesn’t have enough attention (like when the grandkids are around), she rings those bells and then waits for someone to play with her!

  19. 69
    Janet says:

    Hi Beth. Thank you for publishing the commissioning statement. Love the post. It was a great simulcast and I feel blessed for attending.

    I have a spoiled dog as well and seeing Keith’s dog on the couch is too funny. My dog likes to curl up into a tight ball at the arm of the couch and if you happen to be sitting there will stare at you until you move over just a pinch so she can lay there. The best is if we happen to have company and there is nowhere for her to lay but the floor on the rug-oh the looks she gives. We love her!

  20. 70
    Lynn says:

    Beth, My boys were football and baseball players and I did not realized the idiosyncracies that go along with both sports. I tried my best to cheer them on and only repeat what I had heard others say so that I would then say the “right” thing. Well, one day at a college baseball game my son was playing in, our pitcher Brad was outstanding. His parents were from out of state and weren’t at the game and my heart was just heavy for him. Out of the mouth of this pastor’s wife, me, comes “You’re hot Brad!”. Nearly stopped the game cold!!! My son, playing second base, just hung his head. My husband whipped his head around and couldn’t believe what he had just heard. He quietly said to me- “I think you meant to say he’s on fire- just watch the game, please!”. I never tried to be original again in my cheering. Great memory though! Looking forward to seeing you in Lowell in a couple of weeks!!!

    • 70.1
      Melissa Park says:

      I laughed out loud at your story, (with you not at you) first good laugh all day. Thanks!!

    • 70.2
      Yanna says:

      Oh Lynn! I have a 17yr old pitcher, and you poor darling you were so trying to enocourage. I am still laughing and will laugh even harder the when baseball season starts and I remember what you cheered. I too am horrible at hollering something I regret. You won though, too funny.

  21. 71
    lichelle says:


    Thank you for sharing your life with us… it is a blessing to know we are a part of someone life we just flat out adore. Your family is precious and Mom is a great title but Grandma, Nanna, Bibby… well it just takes the cake. There is nothing quite like it ever.

    Also, I went to the Simulcast on Saturnday and girlfriend … you were just flat on FIRE. Not that you aren’t always… But, I saw a spark in your eye that said -I feel good and lookout becuase I am back…in full force, and the enemy better look out! I haven’t stopped talking about the Law of Kindness yet. Thank you for giving us the word of God and Helping us love Jesus a little more everyday!

    I do love you Beth Moore.
    Blessings Always,

  22. 72
    Tammie says:

    Thanks for making me begin my day with laughter! Love it… thanks for keepin’ it REAL!

  23. 73
    Judy Rowland says:

    Oh Beth,
    I hope, and just said a little prayer, that your grandson will do what my son did for me and other moms on the sidelines. Let me explain…My son got to be the pitcher one year on his church ball team. One time, while the other team was lining up, he caught a glimpse of me sitting outside the fence right behind home plate. I wanted to have the best seat in the house to see my son pitch! Anyway, he was waiting for the first batter to come up to the plate, and he threw me a kiss!! Loved it so much….of course I caught it straight to my heart, and blew him one back. Well…the mom sitting next to me said “I wish I got kisses from the pitcher’s mound.” So when Eric came over to us after the game I told him what Dakota’s mom said and don’t you know at the next game we BOTH got kisses blown at us! We had an absolute blast watching the games that year, and it had nothing to do with winning or loosing!!!!

  24. 74
    Kris Whybrew says:


    Thank you for posting the commissioning from Saturday. My best friend and accountability partner always come to the simulcasts together and have yet to make it through any commissioning without bawling our heads off. There’s something about standing face to face with someone so dear and sharing something so powerful. Thank you for all you do to share the love of Christ to women (and some men) around the globe. God bless you!

  25. 75
    stormysos says:

    Yeah, I have parents that cheered loudly at games, no matter what was happening. Unfortunately, the sports didn’t stick. The theatre did. You can’t exactly cheer at a play or musical – especially when the kid (aka me) is working backstage. Which is what I tend to do.

    Undaunted, my parents attended a show last week, where I happen to be working as the stage manager. My mother lovingly made two name badges for herself and my dad. The front read: “Stage Manager’s Mom” and “Stage Manager’s Dad”. The back read: “My kid makes your kid look good.” I cracked up about that for quite some time. Truly, God knew what he was doing when he picked my parents for me.

    Thanks for the simulcast commissioning. I always like to read those. Is it possible to get the commissioning from Richmond’s LPL? I attended with my mom & my sister, and would love to have the words that were so powerful to the three of us.

  26. 76
    Sandie says:

    Dear Beth,
    Thank you for sharing some of the precious moments in your life. Although, I have to admit I’m encouraged to know I’m not the only wife/mother who is requested to watch “Duck Commander” πŸ™‚ And, let’s not leave out all the other wonderful “wildlife” shows — simple pleasures in life. Throw some popcorn in the mix and we call it a movie/show night!

    This past Saturday our church hosted your simulcast and I must tell you God was all over us. We were laughing, crying and most of all lifting each other to the Lord. In my 10+ years in ministry it’s been a long time since I’ve experience God’s presence this way. Thank you for being our vessel to deliver His word. It was amazing.

    Oh and did I mention I threw “Nice” out the window on the way home? Kindness reigns!!!!

    You are precious and I love you and what you do to help us to understand God’s word and how it applies to us “everyday” kinda folks.

    Much Love and LOTS of prayers to you and your precious ones.

  27. 77
    AmyLynn says:

    I love you too Beth !:)

  28. 78
    Sandi Hester says:

    Beth, my niece and nephew are like my own kids – my husband and I can’t have children and so He’s given us LOTS of spiritual children and some GREAT nieces and nephews. I am one of their biggest cheerleaders and one time I actually got kicked out of one of their events because I was being so loud. Well, it wasn’t actually an event – it was just their swim lesson :), but I was cheering them on so much the swim teacher asked me to go to the other room and watch from the window because I was causing a disturbance and the other kids couldn’t focus :). I was banned from coming into the swim area again.

  29. 79
    Anna Mitchell says:

    Love your updates! Mine too is playing Soccer and they are just all so darling out there and I am a loud cheerer. If I don’t know their names, I just yell- “oh run precious, run!”
    A humble prayer request, if I may:
    My sweet daughter (age 7) was diagnosed with epilepsy this weekend. It’s been an exhausting weekend for her and our family. She has begun meds that docs feel will help control the seizures. We are praying that the meds work effectively with minimal side effects. Her name is Ella Grace. A name I picked for her because it means, Completed by God. And she, indeed, is.

  30. 80
    shelly says:

    the crepes are terrific at le peep…try them next time…

  31. 81
    Amy says:

    Thank you, Beth, for posting the commissioning – I was looking for it…

    I also praise God for using you so well during last Saturday’s teaching. Our family is getting ready to move to Haiti for a year to help with Nehemiah Vision Ministries – your point about looking pain in the face struck home. I believe God is working to prepare our family for seeing hard things. I love how the Lord works!


  32. 82
    Jen says:

    For your words last Saturday and all you do for messed up folks like me. Thank you.

  33. 83
    Debbie M (Pa) says:

    Thank you for being such a blessing in my walk with the Lord Beth.
    I love your sharing but please know “your commission” so in line with Jesus Great Commission, has just touched my battered and weary heart and soul. I am just beat up by this life of late and thank you for the refresing word! We know as the enemy’s time gets shorter he will just turn up the heat so to speak. I can have the most amazing divine appts and have had so in the last couple weeks, and the intensity of the attack from the enemy after these encounters seems to be turning up in intensity that just leave me drained. I do not understand them. So
    Thank you for your once again timely word of direction! I will stay in the word, i will turn to my Jesus continually and allow HIM to restore me. God Bless you.

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    Jacki says:

    Thank you. Thank you for being real and sharing your life with us. Thank you for making me smile and burst into some laughter this morning. I needed it!

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    mjfrom dallas says:

    Dear Beth,
    I know just what you mean about cheering for your kids, I too cheered for my 2 boys and was known to hit the guys in front of me if they made a good play in either basketball or football. Don’t regret a minute of it… Now I get to cheer my twin granddaughters who played scoccer this past summer. I so enjoyed your topic this weekend, and am working on putting it into practice for my life – I want to be a kind person all the time not just some of the time. We took 13 ladies and all were blessed. Thank you so much for the time and engery you give to all of us.
    love you

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    Dorothea Warman says:

    Hello Beth!!

    I was one of the 125,000 with you last Saturday! I was in Paris, TN. I felt led by God for myself and my daughter to go see you and hear God’s message. It was tailored for us.. bless you! My dear Godly husband went home with the Lord a few years ago.. and recently I remarried. We are building a new family and these new relationships are not easy. My son is a head-injury survivor and so is my new husband! However what God has joined together right?? So my daughter and I find ourselves wore down.. But with God’s message delivered by you we can reach into our Holy Spirit tool-belt and keep the Torah of Kindness. I am also currently about ready to wrap up your study on Daniel.. which is btw..SPECTACULAR! So I see much of you.. and find myself referring to you like you were my neighbor next door.. LOL And I told my sister.. when she mentioned it.. “well we have the same Father ya know!” May God continue to bless you for the incredible light you allow Him to shine through you!!! Dorothea

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    KarriedbyHisLove says:

    I love your postings, Beth… the dog stories (I love dogs and have two myself), the grandchildren (have 3 here) and the food. Now what I don’t understand, Mama Beth, is how you eat what you do and still stay so thin! Oh, I do love my coffee too!!

    I so wish I had heard you speaking about kindness! I am so jealous–I know, I know, jealousy is a sin. But I so struggle with kindness sometimes— I see having it as a weakness some days and then wonder, on other days, how I can be so lacking in kindness. I soooooo wish I could have heard the teaching. But thank you for sharing with us what you did……loved it!! and you!!

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    Diana says:

    Beth I am THRILLED that you posted this commission! I was so sad that I could not attend the simulcast in our area this weekend due to a prior commitment. I so felt like I was missing out but the Lord has been speaking to me this week in the Bible study “Motherwise” that I am doing and the main verse for this week is Proverbs 31:26 “She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Apparently He thought I needed the message even if I couldn’t attend! Thank you Lord!

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    Beth, I see a jersey in your future πŸ™‚ I love that Amanda ‘gingerly’ suggested you stay at home. I TELL my parents they should probably wait until the last game of the season to come to my daughter’s soccer game. That way, we won’t have to worry about showing our faces the next week.

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    Cindy says:


    Thank you so much for sharing your life and love for the Lord! Last year I started a bible study at our church, it was the Esther series. What a tremendous study! I love the history and behind the scenes that you brought to life. We then did the Wising up series which was awesome! Now this in a couple of weeks we are starting the Revelation series and we look forward to your teaching and love for the Lord! We praise God for the gift that He has gave you!

    In Christs Love,

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    Catherine says:

    Thank you for sharing your life with us! My husband laughs at me because I talk about you like you are one of my best friends. Well you are right? πŸ™‚

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    Kathy B says:

    Hey there, Darlin’ Beth!
    Wonderful hearing from you. Once upon a time my husband issued “sideline rules” for this enthusiastic mother of three little athletes. First rule: don’t call out there names. Hmmm. How to circumvent without outright undermining? Pet names! To this day (and my nearly 17yr old son has three soccer games this weekend) I just say, “Buddy” this or “Son” that. My daughters informed me that my thinly veiled attempts at aliases have fooled no one. Least of all my husband. But he seems peacefully reconciled to the fact that nothing short of duct tape will keep his girl completely quiet on the sidelines πŸ™‚ And don’t you go giving him any ideas. Ouch!

    Oh, and please let Amanda know that shin guards are washable. Praise the Lord! Boys can come up with the oddest smells.

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    Pam says:

    beth, isn’t being a grandma just THE BEST! my first (and only) grandchild is 9 months old and i declare, i can harldy remember my life before he came into! LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!! πŸ™‚

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    Jan says:

    Beth – Hey back to you, leader of us darling things! :)Sleeping in, sipping coffee, (Pumpkin Spice yet?) those are precious dee-lights that I am so grateful you enjoyed. Please take good care of YOU! I love the pictures and I adore your family ramblings, they just bless us all so.

    Oh Bibby – I don’t know how I’ll contain myself when my Zeke, Madie Ruth, and Jackson start playing ball. I can’t even begin to tell you how much trouble I have gotten into at ball games with my sons. Oh my – one Wednesday night memory during a TRIPLE OVERTIME COUNTY CHAMPSIONSHIP basketball game with my 8th grade son still haunts me…

    All I can say is…I should have gone to choir practice.


    PS: While you were watching Duck Commanders, Gary wanted me to watch “Swamp People” with him, filmed in Louisiana swamps where these dudes catch alligators and it is c-r-a-z-y.

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      Michele says:

      Did you notice that Troy on “Swamp People” wears the same shirt in EVERY episode??

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      Bethany says:

      I just recently watched an episode of “Swamp People” I have no words for it, really there are none. Although I can say they have my utmost respect for catching gators like that. You wouldn’t catch me out there, no way.

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      Amanda Billings says:

      Oh Lordy! Duck Commander, Swamp People, been there! Now its “Dual Survivor”. One of the men on that show does not wear shoes (ever) so that he can be “one with nature!”

      Oh, hunting season is coming soon…which means…shopping season for me!!!

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    I am so glad you have the good sense to REST!!! God keeps bringing to my mind Isaiah 30:15

    In repentance and REST is your salvation,
    in quietness and trust is your strength

    Your dog has it right… THAT’s the attitude we all need! Loved that picture.

    In this season of my life, I’ve had to take a job. I didn’t want to, but finances are tight. I asked God to find me a job where I still could have time for my home and family. ANd He did! I got a job that God provided for me. I don’t have to be there till 10:45. God has allowed me time each morning to rest before the craziness of the day hits. This morning my husband and I just cuddled together and listened to a CD on the Names of God. It was his idea. He wanted us to have time together in God’s word.

    I am refreshed in so many ways.. Gods word, time with my man.. and good coffee.

    That was a good word! Love you sister,

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    Michele says:

    ok does anyone else have a craving for Belgian waffles now?

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    Kim Vest says:

    Dear Beth,
    Love the commission. It is just beautiful.
    Just wanted to make you giggle a little bit. My darling man is starting So Long. I crawled into bed last night and saw him reading the book, the cover off and braving the first chapter. Of course, I tried to play it off like it was noooo biggggg deaalllll. (Although super excited for him to read it!) I asked him if I needed to read it to him in my Beth Moore accent? He then began to read the book outloud with his more like “Ross Perot” accent. I could not giggle enough. About to, well, I don’t need to say……
    Have a great day,
    Kim(said in a thick Ross Perot accent:)

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    Amy says:

    Love this so much! About that cheering thing-my husband can’t even sit next to me when our daughter plays basketball. He says there’s so much “Good job!!” “Great play!” coming from me that he can’t watch/hear the game. What?

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    Church Lady says:

    I can’t stop talking about how wonderful the simulcast was. God is so faithful!! He answered our prayers. Why do I ever dought? During this season of my life that is what God is showing me over and over again. He is faithful! Praise His name!!
    Have a good Tuesday off you deserve it.

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    sepik-meri katie says:

    hi mama beth! loved your day off! i need one of those waffles!! i thought i’d brief you on my day off.. i was bringing food to ladies bible study at 9, so i had tons of stuff ready to go, when i heard my dear friend was at urgent care in the night with an awful infection, so auntie katie came to the rescue -2 boys went to school and the 16-month old came with me! my friend couldn’t even open her eyes. so ella raced to bible study with me in her jammies, hair looking like some of AB’s morning hair πŸ™‚ we brought all the food in and sat quiet while i sorted out her hair and got her dressed! then she sat there even longer and “ate” a muffin. we made it thru half of bible study before ella got desperate! she was with me about 12 hours and was so good, even took her solid nap on my bed! i did all the things i needed to and she just kept grinning there in the back seat! i always think of AB when i have ella -they even look a little bit alike, though ella must have a good 5-8 pounds on AB! she is the definition of thunder thighs. anyway, thought you’d be proud! πŸ™‚ i don’t have one of your studies going this fall and i’m real sad about it! i miss you! πŸ™‚

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