Hey, Everybody!

How is my favorite blog community? I’ve been keeping a close eye on all of you for the last week but I intentionally left our blog wide open to Amanda as she went on mission to Guatemala with Compassion International. I am so proud of her. She went way out – I do mean W-A-YΒ  O-U-T – of her comfort zone to take that kind of mission trip and see those horrible conditionsΒ  with her tender heart. Don’t get me wrong. Amanda’s always been courageous but she has as sensitive a heart and conscience as anyone I’ve ever known. It’s part of what makes her the wonderful person she is. She can’t look intently at something without taking it on. The only thing further outside her comfort zone than going to those projects and that vulture-infested dump was then asking if anybody wanted to help. That’s the thing about taking a trip like that. Your comfort zone is forever changed. I think God means to get each one of us to a place where we’re more comfortable asking for help than we are with closing our eyes, turning our heads, and letting things stay the same.That applies to any dimension of life, really.

We are convinced that God wants us to take time out of our regular routine around here at least once a year to highlight specific world needs and offer opportunities to help. You are never under compulsion. These are just opportunities for those in search of some. A platform of this kind comes with serious responsibility and stewardship and is meant for more than a social outlet for an isolated sanguine. It’s a frightening prospect apart from the grace and mercy of God. About four or five years ago, Travis and I also heard distinctly (and separately) from the Lord about giving to the poor at our Living Proof Live events. There are so many great opportunities for giving that we’ve chosen to spread it out a little bit through the various arms of this ministry. At Living Proof Live, we partner with Samaritan’s Purse. Here on the blog, we partner with Compassion International and, through the Wednesday broadcast, we partner, of course, with Life Outreach and Mission Feeding. Our efforts are pathetic if God doesn’t add the increase through the power of His Spirit but we trust Him to do so. After all, it was His idea. He is the one who said,

Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter – when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn and your healing will quickly appear; then righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.

Praise His faithful Name.

We’ll move now from the sacred to the virtually meaningless and then hopefully back to the sacred. Since I talked to you last…

*I’ve had a weekend off. Got to sleep in. Read, read, read, and go on a walk and, afterward, drive over to see my dear sister, Gay, where she serves Jesus. I am so honored to pursue Him with my very own blood kin. She was the dearest thing in the world to me growing up. We shared not only a room but a double bed. That’s what you do in big families with small bank accounts. The word “mine” wasn’t in our vocabulary much in those days and we were the better for it. We shared the same dolls and were dressed in matching home-sown outfits a good bit of the time. We were inseparable till life took its grievous toll. Believe me when I tell you that we both earned the right to self-destruct. We never quit loving each other even through periods of hurt and silence. We just quit doing life together for a while. God is restoring to us the years the locusts have eaten. That’s another story for another time but one of the biggest things going on in my personal life. I love Jesus so much for what He’s doing. (OK, so that one didn’t turn out meaningless at all. Often when I write, I mean to head one direction and end up in another.)

*I’ve had a fancy dinner with my man. Colin and Melissa gave us a gift card for Keith’s birthday to a steakhouse in Houston that we really love and we shared a crab cake, each got a wedge salad with crumbled blue cheese, steaks (mine 6 oz filet, his, a honking – or shall I say mooing – rib eye), cheese grit souffle, green beans, and croissant bread pudding for dessert. It was incredible and so much fun. My man was so handsome sitting on the other side of that candle-lit table.

*Keith shot in two sporting clays’ tournaments over the weekend and won first place. The man can shoot. I love it when nothing perishes.

*Curtis and the kids flew back from his parents Saturday night and I got to see them Sunday at church. I so enjoyed just sitting with my son-in-law in the worship service. It’s rarely ever just the two of us and I am such a fan of his. We are blessed beyond measure to have the two sons-in-law our girls brought us.Β  I got to have Jackson all afternoon until Curtis grabbed him to head to the airport to get his mama. I would love to have had Annabeth, too, but she’s pretty tanked after Sunday school and church and is most blessed by a nice, long afternoon nap. I’m the same way most weeks. I get to spend many Monday mornings with her anyway so that’s my consolation.

*Jackson had his very first soccer practice last night! Yes, Amanda and Curtis have entered the wild world of children’s sports. He was so proud of his shin guards that he slept in them the first night.I love the little dude so much.

*It’s still 100 degrees in Houston.Do NOT send me any pictures of autumn leaves. Melissa tried that yesterday and I called her mean names.

*There is a rat in my garage.

So, what are you guys up to this Fall? I’d love to hear about your plan for victory over the next several months! What Bible studies are you in this semester? Are you engaged in a small group or are you going solo? Do tell!

Sorry I’m all over the place. I think I’ve had too much coffee.

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  1. 551
    Linda H. says:

    Hey there, Beth! Thanks for asking… ‘Bout 250 of us started your Revelation study on Tuesday morning. It was a near stampede of woman! I’m doin’ the journalin’ like “the teacher said,” but a bit grudgingly. Best though, I’m give a stronghold to God. Actually a couple of them. I can’t wait to see where he takes that! Prayin’ and prayin’ too about a plan God’s showing me. It’s too hopeful to believe. I’ll keep you posted. You do the same!

  2. 552
    Rebecca says:

    After getting over being sick I will be facilitating a group studying on Esther. They are starting without me tomorrow night while I heal for the next few days (drs orders). Also doing BSF which I attended Monday night, then later became sick. So right now just healing and trying to get strength back into this old body and will take it slow. Sometimes I believe God allows things to come into our lives to remind us Who to continue to rely upon. I have been reminded thank you Lord and I give you all the praise for my healing

  3. 553
    heather says:

    Well…just started your Faithful, Abundant, and True study at a Bible Study I attend here called Change of Pace. (Meets Thursdays weekly for twelve weeks). After that we are finishing our time with your Loving Well. So I am set and ready to get in the Word.
    I also attend another women’s group, much smaller, about eight of us on Tuesday mornings twice a month. We switched our name this year from Mothers and Others to Women Ablaze. It is a firey group of women who are hungry for Jesus. We know Jesus is up to something with a name change after 20+ years and we are ready to see God work out something big!
    And then trying to hold down the fort here and home school three of our kids(9th, 6th and 4th grade)plus two more who are in K and 1st grade(and juggle a one year old and 3 year old). I am in desperate need of strength and wisdom on a daily basis. I know He has not given me more then I can handle and so far it has been the sheer grace of Jesus we have made it this far….I am leaning on Him to see us through and be my portion. He is able!

  4. 554
    Tina says:

    Hi Beth,

    You really didn’t sound like you were all over the place to me. But you gave me a chuckle! My husband tells me that I get bouncy like when i drink a Dunkin Donuts Strawberry Coolatta. I haven’t had one in a long time.

    I am actually involved in two different Bible Studies. One on Wed morning & Monday nights. We just started up again today. We are actually finishing your study on Esther in both studies. I don’t know what they are planning next.

    I just want to share that I got the opportunity to see the Chapmans tour concert. It was such a blessing! I laughed, cried, felt the joy of the Lord and his presence so strongly and also sadness. Marybweth shared her story and it was such a Blessing to hear it. They are such an inspiration with their testimony with all they have been through the last two years. If anyone has the opportunity to see them on their tour I would highly recommend it. You will be Very very Blessed!

    I have bought a bunch of books Dreams of a woman written by Sharon jaynes and willl be asking the leader if she wants to look at it and see if our group would like to do it. If not, I will study it myself and then see if anyone else would be interested.

    I hope you are having a day filled abundantly with God’s Love and Blessings.

    In Christ’s Love & peace
    Sis in Christ
    Tina

  5. 555
    Suzanne says:

    Beth, I love how you can flow from the sacred to the meaningless and back again with such ease….I moved easily right with you! (tee hee)
    I am also sponsoring a child through Compassion International but in India. I wish I could someday go and see my precious Saranya….it would be an eye-opener for me too I am sure.
    My husband and I are finishing up with building a new home on the edge of Palo Duro Canyon in wonderful Amarillo! (Next time Amanda comes through she should look us up) We are praying about how God might use this place. We have built it to be used for ministry and can’t wait to see what He has for us. We usually head to the mountains every fall to see the color but this year our fall will be spent moving. (sigh)
    On Monday night I attended BSF for the first time in many years (my 23 and 25 year olds were in preschool and kindergarten!). I am so excited to do Isaiah as an in depth study….God has much to say to me this year I am sure!

  6. 556

    First of all, I’m about 45 minutes South of Houston, near the boardwalk . . . wasn’t it a beautiful day today???!!! =0)

    This fall, my women’s bible study will be doing a more relaxed study – we just finished up Believing God and Breaking Free. We’re going to read “so long insecurity, you’ve been a bad friend”. Although I really like to do bible studies by varying authors, God has had such an amazing hand in bringing ladies together from all over our city to come and hear just what we needed at just the right time. Several of our participants had already done both studies, but we all felt lead to do them again. God is so sweet to us and we are so grateful to have people like all of you who are so obedient to Him.

    I kicked and screamed about starting a community bible study. I lead bible studies in my home for years, but I knew that God wanted me to lead a community bible study. I felt like such a dork . . . what was I going to do? Put up signs in the neighborhood (I rationalized that away by simply believing that it would just not be safe for someone to see me putting my telephone number on a sign! lol) So God, as amazing as He is, literally did all of the work for me. I started up a new study with the women from my church and I posted it on Facebook. Through that initial posting, we have seen 13 new faces in our bible study group – and guess what! Only ONE woman from my church comes to bible study! We vary in age from 25 – 65, we attend different churches from different denominations, but we all share a love for the same Savior. Thank you for doing your part as a bible study leader . . . thank you for listening to our precious Father and bringing glory to His name.

    I’m super excited to take yet another step toward overcoming my insecurities, and I am praying for each and everyone of the 13 women who are joining me on this journey.

    I pray that all of you have an amazing fall =0)

    in His love,
    crystal

  7. 557
    jan says:

    What am I busy with this fall, you ask? Kids activities! We are having so much fun with Friday night football games. At our house we do band, cheerleading, and soccer. We are doing homecoming this weekend, and I have a freshman attendant, so we have been choosing beautiful clothes to wear, spray tanning, and building a float. We go to Saturday college games. War Eagle! Bible study? I am leading a jr high girls group at church and am loving it. It is about “Being created in the image of God”

  8. 558
    AvA says:

    once again, i love this blog! it’s my favorite and i let everyone know about it too.
    i just started this past monday, ‘then and there, here and now’ beth moore. me and my good friend are starting another study together with the fine ladies at a local church. also, i started another semester of mom’s group and we are studying this time ‘shepherding a child’s heart’ by tedd tripp. (double constantants in both first and last names!, love it!) i have been trying to control my reading in the mom-to-mom book by tripp so i don’t get ahead of the class, but it is so hard to do! i love what he has to say thus far and so much so, that i have even sent emails with clips of his words in them. i’m just a passionate freak sometimes but i love for people to share in my learning too.

    we have our bathroom sink back in working order and i’m a happy wife! my husband had gutted our bathroom and replaced everything from shower, walls, flooring, toilet, and sink! tonight we all brushed our teeth in the bathroom sink instead of the kitchen sink and it felt nice. my man is so amazing he’s a carpenter and can fix and build anything. a house? done. a bench? easy. a chair w/broken legs? got it. new roof? on it. he’s a keeper. and he looks good too so it’s a double blessing! i am so thankful to God for next month we will be celebrating our eight year of marriage. i love him more and more and love how he has turned to Christ and displayed an abundant amount of love to our boys we are raising. i see in him almost daily a growth in God that i almost flip over when i’m witnessing it. i cannot even remember the last time he spoke an ill word about anyone! he’s so easy going and a very hard worker. ah, i just love. i love period. love.

  9. 559
    Deborah says:

    We are trusting God with a study of Revelation at church on Wednesday nights. I am both excited and trepidicious to correctly study God and His Word. It’s been awhile in coming and I’ve been blessed to teach it to fifth and sixth graders for four or five years now, but this is the first time teaching to adults. The ladies are also excited to see what God has for us and we appreciate any prayer that anyone would bring before the Father on our behalf. Jesus is coming soon…we are wanting to be ready, waiting & working!

    Thursday nights are Ecclesiology with Dr. Colin Smith (via tape-recorded classes!) πŸ™‚ at my house and more people from church.

    Praise to our Great God for His living Word!!

    Praying for youall, too! πŸ™‚

  10. 560
    Sandy says:

    I am doing The Discipling Cycle-Understanding and Knowing God by Andy and Kim Harrison with high school girls and other leaders all year. I may try to do one of your wonderful studies, too.
    Looking forward to splitting the day with my Mom at the Simulcast this Saturday, while we take turns being with my Dad, because he can’t be alone now. Alzheimers, Bacterial Pneumonia and loss of strength in his legs.
    Please pray for him and my Mom.
    Thank you so much for all that you all share. I enjoyed seeing all of Amanda’s pictures and reading her words. So glad she got to go on that trip!

  11. 561
    Pamela says:

    So fun to hear about Amanda’s trip!!!! God has captured my heart with Rwanda, Africa, and what He is doing there. I CAN’T WAIT to return!! It is also such a joy to hear where else God is doing mighty work!!! Exciting to see where God leads Amanda with all that she has experienced! The next question for me becomes, “what does God want me to do with all I’ve just seen?”

    This fall, I am looking forward to studying James with ladies at my church. Trying to keep exercise in the schedule with work, family, and friends…..Would like to run a 5K…
    Many, many blessings to you all!

  12. 562

    I’m excited about my fall bible study “Living Beyond Yourself” on the fruit of the spirit. Great start to my fall πŸ™‚

  13. 563
    Xena says:

    Just bought groceries to feed 250 women at this weekend’s Living Proof Live! So excited, we’ve been praying for a couple of months! THEN go to Sol Duc Hot Springs with my man to soak my tired bones for three days. Beautiful! We in fall mode here in the Pacific Northwest. Beth, come up and get cooled off!!

  14. 564
    Sue says:

    Hi Beth,
    We took a break from bible studies for the past month at our church, and last night we started “Breaking Free”, your updated version. I am excited, but I have to say that the spiritual warfare around me (I am leading the study) right now is the worst it has ever been. I even have had thoughts of quitting, which I have never done before. I should know better, and I know I won’t quit, but my goodness, the enemy does not play fair. I Love you, and love all of your studies. The Lord used Breaking Free to set me free six years ago. I want to thank you,
    Love in Christ,
    Sue

    • 564.1
      Janice says:

      Hang in there, Sue and do not grow weary in doing good. Somebody’s life is about to be changed and Satan can’t take it!

  15. 565
    Kathleen in NM says:

    Normally in the fall, I lead bible study. This Fall it looks a little different. I have the privilege of meeting with a small group, we are all WM leaders each week. It is lead by an amazing woman who has been delivered from the grip of disaster that comes with horrific sexual abuse. She is writing a book on the journey through the Word and God’s healing in her life. What began as a seminar in training us on how to minister, has turned in to a bible study/feedback group of women who long to get His good news in the hands of so many. It is God’s Word alone. Each time I leave I feel like I have stepped on Holy Ground. God though His Word, has used this group of Godly sisters to bring healing to my own soul. I cannot wait until this work is finished and pray it is God’s instrument in the hands of many.

  16. 566
    HarborMom says:

    Teaching James with my husband at our church. Participating in a “Sweeter than Chocolate” study on Psalm 119 with the women of our church. It’s going to be a really good Autumn!

  17. 567
    Lori Harris says:

    Beth, I’m under a waterfall of Christ in you. After taking a few years off to teach Precept studies, this summer I revisited Living Beyond Yourself (with the new film footage) that I’d done first ten years ago…and had the exquisite pleasure of glimpsing a diamond: where I was then against the backdrop of where I am now. His faithfulness to change a heart with the power of His living and active Word blows me down. Another diamond: your passion and excitement for the Man in heaven, Jesus, is contagious.
    I’ve missed you so.
    So now I’m listening to you read your Insecurity book, reading your blog and studying Esther too. Keep cascading, sister! This is super fun!

  18. 568

    Hi Beth:

    I am in the “Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted” study by Priscilla Shirer this fall. Since I am now in the middle of a potential BIG life interruption/divine intervention, this could not have come along at a better time. The LORD knows all the right times for everything, doesn’t He? He’s so good!

    I’d like some cheese grits about now, too. =)

    Carol from Carrollton

  19. 569
    Sarah says:

    Hey there,

    Me and two of my dear friends are starting your Esther bible study…while her husband teaches are children Biology…how cool is that?

    I have been wanting to do this study for awhile now and the Lord has worked it out…I am thankful.

    blessings and joy,
    Sarah

    I have been following Ann Voskamps trip with Compassion to Guatemala as well, it has been beautiful!

  20. 570
    Simple Believer says:

    REALLY? Can you EVER have TOO MUCH COFFEE?? LOL

    I love your randomness….it shows your “blonde head”…and that comes from one (decided) blondie to another…haa haa!!

    Our summer bible study group just finished Revelation….wow! It was a good study–very eye opening to God’s undenying truth and faithfulness to his followers. NOW, we’re onto “Living Beyond Yourself”. We’re excited to move on from Revelation to this (older)but soooo relevant study of Beth’s. Our intro was on Tuesday, and we’ll be meeting weekly, but alternating discussion with video watching. We’re women with busy lives, and we recognize that working full time, fulfilling our roles as wives and mothers, and doing our small group bible studies with our husbands demands lots of schedule management–this is why we’ve slowed down the pace for the study. We’re already planning to do Esther for our next summer Bible Study. :o)

  21. 571
    Frito Bandito says:

    What am I up to???

    Excited about attending the simulcast this weekend with a close friend!

    Meeting with my peeps to adopt a child through Compassion!

    Making a Homecoming mum. I am not crafty so this could be aa disaster.

    Told I had vocal cord dysfunction. I think it’s from belting out all the hits of the ’70’s while I’m in the car.

    Totally amazed at how the Lord has blessed me beyond anything I could have ever imagined!

  22. 572
    Suzanne in RI says:

    I personally am doing Priscilla Shirer’s study on Jonah. Our ladies Bible group at church is doing Kelly Minter’s book of Ruth.

  23. 573

    Finishing up your Revelation right now so that I can start a study called Seeking Him with a group at church starting Sunday night. Also, our Sunday school class wants to read Fearless by Max Lucado. Going to be a busy fall!

  24. 574
    Charlotte Skadal says:

    I’m spending this fall waiting for my first grandchild! (Ok, he’s/she’s not due til April, but the fact that our ‘little peanut’ is even growing at all is nothing but God’s glory and love manifesting itself in tiny flesh. Our daughter-in-law was concerned that she would have trouble conceiving because of her medical history. So, I’ll be doing a lot of shopping even before I get into Christmas! First purchase is a sweet prayer book titled “For This Child I Prayed”, Stormie Omartian. Beautiful!

    Beth, I can’t wait until my new “precious” is old enough to come to Bible study with me….she will be a new Siesta (no other description required) in our group or he will be a very daring, supportive, loving, man after God’s own heart and enjoying a wild ride through a Beth Moore gathering! Either way, we will have a blessed and joyful ride through God’s Word!

    This fall, I’m giving tons of praise to our Father in Heaven “who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” (Ephesians 3:20)

  25. 575
    Heidi V. says:

    Right with you on the coffee bit there Beth! I’ve been delving into Breaking Free this fall. I’m also planning a little trip to Wisconsin from South Dakota (not really a pleasure trip it’s for Dr. appts). But anyway, I am going with my mom and daughter and we are going to listen to So Long, Insecurity on audio CD. Looking forward to it. I very much want to come to the LPM live conference in Rapid City in November. I’ve been to 3 of your live events and they are life changing. But it’s been a while since I’ve had the priviledge of going to one. Take Care!
    <3 Heidi

  26. 576
    Marilyn says:

    Beth,
    Fall for me this year includes continuing to homeschooling my sweet girls. I am so happy that God has shown us a new church home that He has confirmed in sweet ways after being in transition for almost a year. I am studying Daniel through Community Bible Study. I look forward to Wednesdays to watch you on Life Today and I also look forward to fall weather in the South! You are beautiful and a beautiful inspiration that points me to Jesus. Thank you.

  27. 577
    Michele says:

    Beth, I wish we could take 20 degrees off your hands.

    It was 48 degrees here this morning! brrrrrrrrrr

  28. 578
    Hope365 says:

    BETH

    One month ago, I just started to work in a hospital in the heart of Detroit. My back was to the television when I was in a patients room so I could not see the screen. Guess what happened next? I heard a voice that was very familiar. IT WAS NONE OTHER THAN YOURS!!! I was so thankful in that moment for you because THE WORD you spoke was an encouragement for me to get through the day. Isn’t it great how God uses all kinds of different ways to encourage us!!! Because of my crazy schedule, me and a friend from church (who is on the same career path as myself) have decided to do be accountability partners. We will do Bible Study and Memorizing Scripture together.

    Love Stacie

    PS..I won’t send you a picture of Fall leaves but I am going to let you know that Michigan has one of the best Autumns on the planet!!!

  29. 579
    Nancy says:

    I’m leading the girls in my church through “Here and Now, There and Then” (revelation) and we are all so excited! It’s fun to have everyone walk around saying “drop the ball”, or have you dropped your ball yet? Great wisdom in that first video.

    I pray for you often, but never more so than when I do a study. We are so blessed by what God has given you, and so thankful to Him, and to you.

    God bless you, Beth!

  30. 580
    Marley says:

    Started Bible Study Fellowship’s new study on Isaiah yesterday. I have done one other BSF study previously (about 16 years ago) and am so looking forward to doing an inductive study of the book as a whole. I have loved what I have already learned of Isaiah from Breaking Free and Beths study of Revelation (and bits and pieces elsewhere).

    So it should be great fun in God’s amazing Word this year. Plus it was a church packed full of women of every age and type, so that will be an added blessing!

  31. 581
    Joy Freeman says:

    I am looking forward to a trip to OH to the Country Living Fair next week. This week, I have worked on promotion for “Anointed…” which will begin on the 27th. I have been praying for a cousin with melonoma, a niece whose marriage is in trouble, a mission group in the Dominican and trying to put out PUMPKINS AND FALL LEAVES, (sorry, Beth; but it’s still hot here in VA also.) God Bless you and yours.

  32. 582
    Sharliss Arnold says:

    Good Morning Beth, to answer you questions regarding “what am I doing this fall?” Well, my sweet husband and I have started a small group for married couples with Cumberland Church in Franklin, TN…(partners with North Point out of Atlanta), I will begin my ladies small group on Thursday nights. I have the honor of leading a group of 11 women who will enter into “doing life” together and I am so excited. I am working full time now to help with the cost of education for my three jewels in my crown and we just celebrated the anniversary of Katherine’s diagnosis with Leukemia September 9th. She is on the other side of that old dark mountain and God is using her in such a mighty way and it is so pleasing to see this right before my eyes after the journey was so hard. Praying your day is special.

  33. 583
    Paige Szajnuk says:

    BSF – Isaiah. HUGE group! It’s going to be great!! Also completing reading the Bible (in chronological order) in one year. Excited to attend the Simulcast this Saturday. Thank you, LPM, for “being there.” Overland Park, Kansas.

  34. 584
    ncmama says:

    Just started “Here and Now, There and Then” with a group of nearly 30 women at our church this Tuesday. God has blessed our Bible study ministry and we’re busting at the seams! Although I’m looking forward to getting to know all the women in our group, we hope to split into smaller discussion groups. Eager for a fresh revelation!!!

  35. 585
    J. says:

    I am probably doing two this semester, but don’t know what they are yet! A friend is leading them and has been wrestling with which ones she wants to choose. One is one of yours, Beth–I think it may be “To Live is Christ.” The other is still undecided last I heard. I am also trying to do some Scripture memory–in Spanish! Gulp. Pray for me about that! πŸ™‚ Hope you all have a great semester following hard after our precious Savior!

  36. 586
    Yanna says:

    My man and I leave our home at 5am to jog the local track every morning. One morning as I opened the door in the kitchen to go out to the garage I stepped on something. Felt weird. I turned on the light. And screamed. I had stepped on a mouse and I think I broke it’s back! It was struggling to get up and run away but couldn’t. So my tip of the day, turn the light on in your garage before you go into it from the house. πŸ™‚ My man put the darling thing out of it’s pain I did not watch.

    • 586.1
      Rebecca says:

      Hi Yanna,
      I see you blog here often and you look so happy.
      I am reaching out of my comfort zone here,(you have been on my mind to ask this for several days) but I was wondering if you or anyone else can answer a question for me?
      How can I tell if I am being attacked by the enemy or if I have just lost my get up and go? There seems to be strife in the family, I don’t want to go to work even though people are nice there, I can’t decide what version of bible to read (??what is that??) and going to church is one big stomach ache.
      I am NOT depressed as I know what that feels like. I know its hard to understand me, but do you have any advice?
      Anything is much appreciated.

      Thank you for your time,
      Rebecca… Please do not feel obligated to answer

  37. 587
    Jen says:

    Hi Beth!

    I am leading the ladies in my Bible study class in your study of The Patriarchs. I first did the study about three years ago at another church because our church didn’t offer any night Bible classes for women. During that time, God laid it on my heart to quit complaining about our lack AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! πŸ™‚ So, I answered the call, and I am being so blessed by it. Our church now has THREE women’s Bible studies! AMEN!

    We are in the Boston area, and I cannot wait to see you! Will your ministry be giving out any scholarships this time? I sure hope so.

    God bless you, Beth! You mean the world to me. I really feel like we are friends.

    In the Ineffable Name,
    Jen

  38. 588
    Sophie says:

    after a day filled with tears, prayers and bunches of things way over my head it was lovley to read yours and Amandas posts. So blessed to see God is everywhere, he does love soooo much.
    We just completed Breaking Free although it took us 10 months! , all with little kids and such. My friends here (Western Australia) had never heard of your studies before so it was such a thrill to see them all enjoy the teaching and grow radically. I just love that 600 women have written back to you….the strength of God is unfathomable!

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    Dana says:

    Hi Beth,
    Just started the study for “When Godly People Do Ungodly things”. I’m very excited to learn all that God has to show me. My family is talking about moving to Texas or Florida (which is far from Minnesota, where we are now). My mother in law is in Florida and my sister in law is in Texas. My husband applied for a job in Texas and I have an opportunity at a company where my husband’s cousin works in Florida (I am a stay at home mom right now. My boys are in first grade and fifth grade and my little girl is 16 months old. I’m anxious to see which direction God wants us to take.

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    jennyhowle says:

    I am in Pricilla’s, Jonah. I’m doing it solo….
    three kids, full-time job…..and piano, football, gymnastics, tae kwon do, violin, and boy scouts whew!!!!

    Have fun in soccer…this is my first fall in 7 years that I don’t have a kid in soccer…haven’t had time to miss it.

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    Penny A says:

    Cannot wait to start my new Bible Study on the Life of Paul. Doing it with my dear friend Joy. This will be a precious time each day and I know Beth will have some great things in store for us to learn and discover.

    Yeah! Love Fall- back to school – and new bible Studies.

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    Sherri Moehle says:

    What started as a few ladies doing the Summer Ruth study with you online in my home, has turned into a Fall study of Living Beyond Yourself, Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit, with ten women. We are all so excited about this study.
    I am one of those women who has struggled with “weight bondage”. I have gained and lost several adults in my short 53 years of living. My prayer is for victory over this food addiction. I have four daughters and four sons that I would like to see not ever have to deal with this addiction. It is all consuming. You cannot watch television, see a billboard, go to Sam’s without samples….
    I am extremely blessed by your ministry. As so many others feel, though we have never met, you are a friend. Thank you for sharing your life with us.
    In Him, Sherri

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    Sherry says:

    My husband and I started our 4th year last Monday of having a weekly Bible study in our home. The past 3 years we’ve studied John, Matthew, and Acts. This year we’re studying Galatians, Ephesians, Phillipians, and Colossians. We had 16 this week with 4 more definitely coming, and a few more maybes. It’s a full living room. My husband does the teaching and calls on me for the opening prayer. That last sentence is truly amazing (as in totally the grace of God) because we are both pretty “quiet and shy” people! Our study has both men and women participating, but our pastor’s wife (who we call our “little Beth Moore”) has done several Beth Moore studies in her home the past 2 years. We’re dealing with a lot of liberalism in our church, so this has been a great thing (we’ve never been allowed to have Beth Moore studies, but they couldn’t exactly stop the pastor’s wife!)

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    Hannah Roth says:

    I am studying Mary Kassian’s “Knowing God by Name”. It is a light study, but that pairs well with the 10 credit hours I’m taking for my master’s program this fall!

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    jordan says:

    Fall leaves. Sorry you don’t get any, but if it makes you feel better, there isn’t much leaf-change here in the great state of Arkansas either. Trying to tackle school, I got lost in Durant, Ok last night after going to teach a bible study. Got home to my bed in Arkansas at 1:00am, woke up at 6am this morning to go to work, my car is dead as a doornail. Fiance` drove me to work, bless his heart. Having to spend the nest-egg I’ve saved for my upcoming wedding on car-repair now. πŸ™

    I’m ready to see fall leaves because i need a visual reminder that seasons DO change. πŸ™‚ This season, too, shall pass. God is faithful, and despite the fact that after this week I’ll have $200 to my name and a job that will end in 6 weeks, i sincerely have JOY right now! God is faithful!

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    momoffive says:

    Blessed to be hosting a home Bible study. We are doing Here & Now. There is 11 of us.

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    Tracy Leary says:

    I am currently reading Vicky Courtney’s “Raising a Godly girl in an UnGodly World” and doing the HEAL Bible Study by Group on my own. We are working on doing the Vicky Courtney simulcast next April at our church!

    Tracy L.
    Richlands, NC

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    Rhonda says:

    There is absolutly no such thing as too much coffee! I woke up this morning to a very, very sick doggie, all over the walls and her oversized doggie crate. Two hours of de-nastifying later, I am thanking God for coffee, and rubber gloves! I have an opportunity to serve another family this weekend, and your blog today has inspired me to pray that God will move me outside of my comfort zone, and provide the increase through his power, trusting him to do so, I will begin today, getting ready to overwhelm these dear friends with love. Remembering that our efforts are pathetic without God’s power working through us, and that I serve, not the family, but God, and I trust him to use me in a way that is able to glorify him. I follow several blogs, but God must have definatly brought me to yours today. Lord Blessed be Your Name!!!!

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    Dayra says:

    Dear Beth,

    I finally convinced my twin to do a bible study with me (Glory to God, it was all him!!) we watched the intro session of ‘Jesus, The One and Only’ on Tuesday night. I am SO exicted to see what the Lord will do in both our hearts as we seek grow in the knowledge and likeness of his blessed Son. Thank you Beth for being such a blessing to my life. I cant wait for the James study to come out!! πŸ˜€

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    Audrey Marek says:

    Hi Beth,
    I am starting a prayer group in the Christian School our boys attend in our community in Ontario, Canada, and it is already creating a ‘stir’, shall we say? My instructions from the Lord are to keep my face ‘to the ground’, so to speak, or I could get eaten alive. One of my weaknesses is needing the approval of man, and so the Lord is taking an axe to that root again. (Virtually no one has responded to my bold announcement in the newsletter, and the enemy is trying to have a ‘hay day’ with that!). How low can I go? His will be done!
    I find reading your blog, and your book (So Long Insecurity..), is like a healing balm to this insecure woman’s heart. Thanks so much for your openness and honesty, and for ‘sticking your neck out’ in your writings! I am looking for a good Bible Study to get involved in as well. Have a wonderful day, and hope you catch that rat!!! I love going out on dinner dates with my man too, just doesn’t happen often enough! Keep sweet!
    Love, Audrey Marek

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