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-Y  O-U-T – of her comfort zone to take that kind of mission trip and see those horrible conditions  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.  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. 401
    Martha Helen says:

    Thanks for sharing life’s daily’s with us Beth. So fun to know what you are up to, too. Here in the mountains of NC its still supposed to be in the mid-80s all week.. I was complaining about it this morning until I read about your 100 degrees. I’ll take 85. But I cannot wait for fall. My pregnant self hasn’t handled the heat well this summer. Anyhoo..

    I am in the middle of Mary Kassian’s “Knowing God by Name” and next week our church’s womens group is beginning “Experiencing God.” I have missed just the verse by verse study through a book of scripture though with my stacks of commentaries.. but I am needing the fellowship with some ladies. Then in November I am highly anticipating beginning the revised “A Heart like His” study you are releasing! Has been on my heart to dig into that soon. Especially needing it as I prepare for motherhood with our firstborn on the way.

    So may God’s Word be as effective in me as He desires it to be. Praying that i will chew and digest and INgest it.. and not just gloss over it.

    Thanks for your faithfulness and kinship in the Word.
    Pursuing Him..

  2. 402
    leighgray says:

    Hey yall – I can yall since I lived in Texas for over 10 years, right?

    At this time I am up to my ears in fundraising. Speaking Thru Me Ministries is trying to walk out Micah 6:8 that God placed before us. We are bringing over a little infant from Liberia, mom dad and translator too, for surgery. She was born with her intestine on the outside.

    Vanderbilt’s Children’s Hospital has agreed to do the surgery and we will have her housed in the Ronald McDonald House for 3 months. But we as a ministry have to get them here, pay for all their food and supplies while here, and periodically send money back to Africa for the other 6 kids at home that have to be cared for.

    It is huge God sized task that I know HE is all over!!! It has been awesome to see His provisions and miracles along the way!!!

    Please pray for us as we are going through this. Please pray for Dolly and her family. Please pray Dolly stays well enough for the flight and surgery too. Surgery is Oct. 21. They will be here in much less than a month!!! Please prayer warriors pray!!

    Thank you – Leigh

    • 402.1
      rene sandifer says:

      What an awesome thing ya’ll are doing!Praying!!Also praying for a follow-up testimony from you concerning all things made whole and monies covered when all said and done. For HIS name’s sake!
      rene : )

    • 402.2
      Anna Mitchell says:

      Leigh! Hey girl, it’s Anna (Anna Jo… yuck, haven’t said that name in a very long time!) We went to High School together! Good to see you again! You still look awesome!

  3. 403
    Missy June says:

    Fall is the best time of year – I do love it so much!

    Beth, your weekend sounds fantastic! We’re back to routine with school, I’m co-leading a small group at church (reading “Radical”) and working through DivorceCare. The divorce will be final next month.

    It’s an unusual time for me and I look forward to what our faithful God presents next.

  4. 404
    Anna Mitchell says:


    My husband forever is frustrated with me because he tells me I never tell him my expectation. So, when I found the little creature curled up in my umbrella, I went inside and told my man, “Before I tell you something, I want you to know, I have an expectation.” THIS was my first time to try announcing my expectation full-on to him…no beating around the bush or expecting him to guess what I wanted with this one. “okay” he says with a smile. “I don’t want you to kill it.” That’s all I say. I have his attention and he’s on his feet all serious (in manly, protect my woman mode) “What is it?” Then I go into all out girlie voice…”it’s a sweet, harmless little mouse…you know, God created Him….you said you would listen the next time I told you my expectation!” Half irritated but maybe also slightly amused (or maybe that was more relief that it wasn’t a snake) he asks what I would like for him to do with our new guest. Boldy I ask him to please walk it down to the pasture and release it. (We live in an unfinished subdivision out of the city limits and are surrounded by pastures and open lots.) I am laughing even now as I remember my man walking as manly as he could muster holding the umbrella and briskly walking down the street to release this mouse, just as his wife had asked. I chuckle even more when I imagine the conversation he must’ve been having in his head as he was walking the mouse to it’s freedom….”what on earth am I doing?! I think she very well may be crazy…this is what I get for asking her to tell me her expectation…”

    Love you bunches sweet Beth and all Siestas!

  5. 405
    Deborah Hipp says:

    Hey there Seistaville 🙂 I have been reading throughout the summer, but with out comment…my summer has been with my mom and away from my husband in obedience to the Word of God. Mom is doing better by the way :)…initially she was scheduled for hip revision surgery, but that is now off the table and the doctors hope that medication to decrease inflamation will give her enough comfort that she need not have such a risky surgery as she has other health issues…

    I say all that to say that God is good and he often dual purposes with me…Beth, I will say you will be rewarded for your impact on my life…each step somehow has included one of your studies…”So Long Insecureties: you have been a bad friend to us” before I was called to come down to help my mom surely was used by the Lord…I was a teenager that could not get along with my mom…I was angery, hurt and the list is so long…anyway I married at 16 and became a believer at 18 and this year I was given the opportunity through obedience to take ground back that was taken from me early in life…I wish I had you niche in being able to write all that I have inside…but I will tell you siesta’s that stages that were undeveloped, developed this summer and I am in a place that I am more useable for the cause of Christ…

    This Fall I am facilitating the Study of Revelation, Beth thank you as we are using your video driven series. I started the study on my own and I got to Revelation 1:4 :)…so I am so grateful to you as you allow God to speak and write through you.

    Love to you my friends…Deborah

  6. 406
    Joan says:

    am sharing the “joy” of having a rat in the garage.

    doing breaking free (at first I typed braking free – made me chuckle – to break free – you need to brake free – slow down in life and let the Lord do His work in you!!! hehe)

    next week going to Vermont for a few days with my dr, daughter who needs some refreshment – no comment on what we will see. I don’t need mean name calling, though this cool websited predicts when that will happen when in the state.

    walking thru some difficult situations with people I love
    with Jesus.

    enjoying my wonderful family.

    enjoying beautiful fall weather.

    thankful I set out on a month adventure to allow the Lord to heal my heart with His unfailing love – He is so faithful!!

    and back to the unmentionable – when the kids were growing up we had a spectacular view of God’s glory in creation!! I would stop every Sunday in the fall and ask them to take in His beauty and be thankful. I did this so much – they would roll their eyes and shake their heads saying you are too weird. Now they just laugh though my daughter did say i am not allowed to go on too much when I am with her in the next week!!!

  7. 407

    I’ve been doing Jonah: Navigating a Life Interupted by Priscilla Shirer here at home solo. and Let me just tell you it has been a wonderful study. Highly recommend. It has also got it my business, if you know what I mean. Priscilla has opened my eyes to my life that was interrupted back in the spring. I realize that my life has had a divine intervention and I’m the better for it. Our women’s Bible study group on Wednesday at church is doing the Me, Myself and Lies study. It too, is messing with me!!! But isn’t that the purpose of Bible Study — to change us!
    Thank you for sharing your life with us.

  8. 408

    Hi Mama Beth!!

    Here is my fall run-down:

    1. My small group decided we needed a weekend getaway, but we farthest we could afford to go was 10 miles down the road the nearest hotel….so we did just that! We stayed the weekend and pretended we were on a far away island…and that the indoor pool was the beach!

    2. I am doing the Revelation study this fall with my church and Psalms of Ascent with my small group! We just watched the first video!

    3. I decided to sponsor a child from compassion as a result of reading about Amanda’s trip! My little girl’s name is Genet and she lives in Ethiopia! I am saving up money to take a trip to meet her one day!

    4. I am working with our state taskforce to combat human trafficking here in our own backyard!

    5. I just got an invited to the love of my life’s birthday party….he is turning 6 years old! I’ve babysat for him since he was 2! I love that kid 🙂

    6. And the rest is yet to come 🙂

    Love you,

    • 408.1
      Kelly S. says:

      You are hilarious!!! Cant wait for our adventure next month 🙂 Compassion could be your middle name, so happy about Genet!

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    Kathleen Stewart says:

    Hey Beth good to hear about the everyday things going on with you. You bring me such encouragement that even in the simple things in life mean so much. I have come to enjoy those things and realize that God and I can do life together. Right now, bless my husband who suffers from CFS, that he is considered 100% disabled. He is keeping himself busy with projects around the house. Between contractors and hubby making my house dusty and smelly I smile and think it will be worth it all. As for me it will be the last year of having my last child with me. He will be graduating soon and heading to Chicago for college. Looking forward to his growth in the great big world with out me. I will indulge in the extra time I will have in spending time in God’s word. I have the privilege to lead a group of ladies with your studies all year round. We are on our 3rd study which is A Women’s Heart God’s Dwelling Place. Thanks so much for your obedience because in your sacrifice I can take part in the sweet aroma of God’s presence with His word.


  10. 410
    April says:

    I’m leading one of Priscilla Shirer’s studies this fall…Discerning the Voice of God. Amazing teaching there, and even noticed some “Beth” scattered throughout!! LOL Really, I am truly thankful to God for inspiring awesome women to teach us how to seek Himself!! And thanks to these women, who DAILY, allow the Spirit to speak to them and then…OBEY!!!

    I’m studying Esther for myself in preparation for teaching to my group in January.

    In January, I will be attending James in Houston!!

    Gotta teach and learn at the same time…gotta thank our Father for stretching my time and brain cells!!!

    Busy, busy here in Magnolia, TX!!!

  11. 411
    Mary McGonegle says:

    I soo love hearing about all that is going on with the Moore family! You bless the socks off me all the time! This fall, my home filled with loads of change. Might near every change you can possibly do all at one time. Our business of twenty years is having to file bankruptcy, which in turn we will have to file personal bankruptcy, we are losing our home and having to move and if that alone is just not enough, God thought we should have to fight Breast Cancer as well and I will be having surgery in just a couple of weeks. Lord what are you up to.
    In the midst of it all He is Sovereign He is there and I feel His presence so strongly, We have no where else to turn but to Him! My husband and I have two teenagers and we work in the High School Ministry at our church, fall break in October we were part of a team going to Mexico to build shelters for local folks that are in need of a home. Ninety High School students and ten adults, unfortunately I will only by eleven days out of surgery and have been advised it is not the best place for me. However, after much deliberation my two teenagers and my husband will still be joining the Team in Mexico. God’s work must continue… From Glory to Glory in the middle of our struggles, when we look as if we may loose everything, we have to hang on for the blessing! One of my many verses that are helping be get through “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.” Heb 10:35. Thank you Beth you have provided some very powerful and solid teachings out of the Word of God that I cling to almost daily! I Thank Jesus for your teachings everyday!

  12. 412
    Julie says:

    Oh boy….sometimes we might bite off more than we can chew…I pray that isn’t me this fall. I am starting BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) with the study of Isaiah. I am “re-discovering” what I learned in Believing God by taking that study again (some of us need to hear things more than once), and I am leading a small group in So Long Insecurity.

    Pray for me…perseverence and enthusiasm!

    Love you guys!

  13. 413
    Kimberly says:

    I am thinking about reading the Bible in 90 days…. Any comments?

  14. 414
    Vera says:

    Just started the Revelation study yesterday with our church Bible Study. SOOO excited for the new daily homework of one on one with God: His Word, His people, His bringing something or someone into my life to open my eyes, touch my soul, open an ugly place that needs to be drained, restore and complete. Also looking forward to the Simulcast this weekend. Attending solo at a church I have never been before. Being an empty nester with our youngest now at college and trying to find ourselves across the table…candlelight may be a good suggestion 🙂 Listening to the combines harvesting the crops in 85 degree heat still here in the middle of nowhere in Illinois…

  15. 415
    Kay says:

    Attending simulcast this weekend with my 16 year old. Can’t wait! Cheering at MSHS football games, for the team and my marimba player in the band. Following Crimson Tide football. My study buddies and I are considering Love, Loss and Legacy by Kelly Minter. (Waiting anxiously for your James study, Beth!)

  16. 416
    Tracy says:

    Hi Beth,

    I just want to say that Amanda’s trip moved me and I am going to research Compassion more. I almost got involved at the LPL event I went to and then decided it probably didn’t make the impact I expected. Well, after reading her posts, I have realized it probably does truly help children as my heart longs to do.

    We have also recently jumped into the wild world of sports too and now all three of my children are each in a different sport. My daughter (age 6) is on a competitive cheer team, oldest son (age 9) in football, and five year old son in soccer. Talk about busy! I never knew it would be so time consuming!

    I have just begun a Wednesday night service at our church with my husband where we are going through the book Radical. So far it is interesting, but I’m not sure yet how I feel about it. I am the type to want to sell everything and move overseas and help the poor, while my husband is the more practical type who thinks God will let us know when and how we need to help others. (He’s probably right) I was just wondering if you or anyone else on this blog have read the book and what they thought of it? I’m still unsure.

  17. 417
    Donna says:

    Good morning Beth, I always love hearing from you whether sacred or meaningless….it’s always good. I have also enjoyed Amanda’s posts on her trip….bless her heart…from her posts, I know it was not easy for her but she did endure it and will receive many jewels in her crown for it…not to say that is the reason she went, mind you 🙂 What is on my agenda for Fall? My husband & I have doctor appts. next week (I have heard that the social life of “old people” revolves around doc. visits) My husband will see a cardiologist & I am having some back pain checked out…please say a prayer for us. Hopefully our small Bible study group will do The Inheritance soon and then maybe the updated “Breaking Free.” I have received a jury summons for Oct. 12th which I may or may not be called. It is for one of the FLDS men that lives just north of Eldorado on their huge compound. There will be 12 tried in all…please keep me in your prayers for that. Well, that is pretty much it for now. I am also looking for cooler weather…we are still in the 90’s during the day and in much need of rain. Take care, Beth…you, your family & staff are always in my prayers.

  18. 418
    sl says:

    I start my new study the 20th One in a Million. We are enjoying the cooler crisp fall weather here in KY. Love reading your blod and doing your studies. Loved Amanda blog post of her trip. I know you are so proud of both your girls!

  19. 419
    Rachel says:

    I just moved to a new city to teach at the university, and have been incredibly blessed already. I found a church home *my FIRST week*, and I already am loving it. On Monday nights, I’m in a women’s bible study, and we’re doing the “Patriarchs” study. It’s my first time doing one of Beth’s studies with a group. I’ve done a number of them in the past, but always alone. This is our first week, and I’m really excited.

    I also joined the choir, and at our first practice I inherited the job of accompanist! I’m really excited about these two opportunities, and am also hoping to finish my “bible in a year” plan…which has taken longer than a year. 🙂

  20. 420
    Debbie says:

    Our Small Group starts David Jeremiah’s Escape the Coming Nihgt Video Bible Study and we are all excited about that. Iwanted to share with you young mothers how your children are watching what you do more than what you say. My granddaughter started 3rd grade and had to pick a non-fiction and a fiction book to read. She saw the Bible Study Book on Ruth in her house, in the car, just about everywhere the car pool went and then when she came to my house, she saw it again. She told her mom she wanted to read about Ruth so she reads the Bible in her classroom and the comments she writes is just precious, oh how I love helping her do her homework so I can see and read her comments.What a Blessing, don’t you just love grandchildren?

  21. 421
    Jan Alsabrook says:

    It’s hot here in Birmingham, AL, too, but we finally broke below 100 degrees and the mornings this week have had an awesome breeze.

    I am going (solo) through the Bible study “CALM MY ANXIOUS HEART” by Linda Dillow. Great study! Chapter 7 –‘A Faulty Focus’ came up and I figured it would be the end of me. I’m a melancholy to the core and I have never written my “Life Purpose” and thought I would never be able to pull it all together. I prayed, studied some of the examples in the book, prayed some more, and talked with my brother-in-law who is a pastor. Then…I did it! I think that God is as happy as I am about it.

    * I’m also teaching ESL at church – oh, I love being with the peoples of the world! It’s awesome to see so many people from so many countries sitting down together.

    After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”

  22. 422
    Katy says:

    I love reading your posts with inspiration and humor! Here’s a little bit of the sacred and meaningless going on in my life…
    * God is doing an amazing work in my marriage. During the Esther and Me, Myself, and Lies studies that the women’s ministry in my church went through last year, I distinctly heard Him telling me, “Let me romance your heart, Katy.” Thank goodness I listened, because my husband and I have been through some serious trials over the past few months. However, I can truly attest to the grace of God, and I know that he values our marriage even more than we do!
    * Not to trump your rat in the garage dilemma… but I had a mouse in my Excursion a couple months ago (we affectionately refer to it as the Ford Subdivision in our family). After going into the house screaming like a little girl, my husband comes out to convince me I’m seeing things with our two-year-old behind him armed with a tennis racket. We’re still laughing over that one! Never did find the mouse, though. I guess all my screaming convinced him he needed to find a less-dramatic woman’s truck to take up residence in. Thank God for that too!!!

  23. 423
    Tam says:

    I’m always encouraged by this blog, however, I’m one of the silent ones. Having 4 boys, we are covered over in football & soccer. One of them doesn’t like sports, but needed to be involved in something. God graciously provided a small group for middle schoolers and parents. It is all boys and moms & dads. Talk about accountability with my son! Jesus provides at just the right time! Personally, God has called me to a Daniel fast — Praying to draw close to Him in the midst of life(chaotic at times). fasting & praying for some key breakthroughs in this season.

    Bonded together in Jesus!

  24. 424
    Meredith Smith says:

    Well I can’t even wrap my mind around the fact that it is Fall. I have been a lot this summer. Three beloved family members went to be with the Lord. My Grandma (my Mom’s mother) and Father in law passed away on the same day then 5 weeks later my Gramdpa (my Dad’s father) passed away. Basically I am just beginning to come out of the fog of all that has transpired. But I can say without a doubt that God has been holding me and my husband through all of this. My husband and his Dad were best friends, he was the best man at our wedding and it has been crushing to watch my strong man crumble. But he is already back to preaching and teaching and I can say without a doubt that God is bigger than death! I am excited to see how God is going to work in my life and I am looking forward to Saturday for the Living Proof Live! I need it!! God Bless.

  25. 425
    cynthia says:

    Let’s see….We just started Priscilla’s Jonah study. Even when I don’t get all of my homework finished, my group is such a blessing to me. I really love Bible Study.

    I’m in Oklahoma, so the weather is not a lot better. It’s still crazy hot here too. I am not a cold weather kind of gal though…so I’ll take it.

    Otherwise this fall my 6 year old boy is taking gymnastics and had his very first cub scout meeting the other night. He is loving first grade! It’s just a crazy time as we have a 14 month old boy too.

    I love me some Sooners and I am so glad that football season has started. My hubby is reminded (as often as I think to remind him anyway) that he is a lucky man to have such a sports fan for a wife. (lol). I think I love sports more than he does.

    We are back in the swing since school started and enjoying the “busyness” that this time of year brings.

    I do have one joy to share. It has been a little while ago, but on July 25, 2010 my six year old son asked Jesus into his heart. 🙂 I got to be the one to hear him pray and it was the MOST PRECIOUS thing I had ever heard. He then was baptized the next Sunday. His little heart is so tender and he has the glorious faith of a child. Just had to share.

    We are thinking of adding soccer to our schedule…we’ll have to see.

  26. 426
    shana says:

    i’m not doing much this fall other than giving birth to, and falling in love with our 6th little babe. i’m due exactly a month from today and can’t wait to meet this busy little person who has been causing me to feel like a 93-year-old most of the past few weeks::aching hips, loss of bladder control, loss of ability to sleep — at least i still have my hearing, which comes in handy with 5 sneaky kids to try and wrangle. i can’t remember which wonderful beth moore study our church is doing this fall, but i think i’ll have to opt out for the first time in over 5 years! i’ve just got a tad more on my plate than i can handle at this point.
    it was so wonderful following amanda on her life-altering adventure. i’m glad they are all home again safe and sound with their families. i had a similar life experience in the philippines in 2004 and i know she will never be the same again.
    blessings on all of you!
    in Him!

  27. 427
    Kara Jess says:

    Beth, I just want to thank you for sharing your wisdom with us. Your books and studies have touched me so much and have really freed me in so many ways. This fall God has placed on my heart two things: to write a blog that I just start not long ago and pray over his people. God is really getting me out of my comfort zone on both of those. Through my writing I have been very vulnerable and exposed things about myself that have been hard for me to share but I know that is what he is calling me to do. I thank you for doing the same. It is so comforting to know that I am not the only one God has called to be vulnerable! If you have time I would love if you could check out my blog, I would love to know your thoughts!

  28. 428
    A Heart to Know Him says:

    Enjoying being quiet. Enjoying being led by His Spirit. Some days I read as He leads, every day is so different and so peaceful. I really am enjoying His rest.

    He does it all. What a glorious Saviour we have…it is all His work and He will finish what He has started.

    I am looking forward to celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles in a couple of weeks with my family. The Lord has chosen a beautiful setting in a glorious place and I look forward to His Holy appointment. There is a reason why fall is so special….the atmosphere is tinged with His glory and is a reminder of when His Kingdom will be MANIFESTED in the earth for ALL to see! HalleluYAH to His most glorious name ….YAHSHUA….Jesus THE Christ!

    Be blessed IN HIM….

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    Okay, Miss Beth~I will be leading Daniel with two other ladies from our church. We are in Hungary and the church is made up of expats and represents 20 different nationalaties. Some have no idea who you are…that makes me laugh 🙂 We are excited to introduce them to you, via video, and are humbled to facilite the study of God’s Word. We are praying for His Spirit to go before us and move through each and every one of us. We covet your prayers do this study with women from all over God’s world. It will be my 4th time to do this study and I’m still learning ~ takes me awhile 🙂 We will do Esther in January. You feel free to come visit if you’re traveling this way 🙂 Love ya,jl

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    Bobbi says:

    This fall, I want to get my routine on track for all 5 kiddos.

    Plus we have to host 7 birthday parties (for a 4,6,8,12, 65,65, and 95!). I lurve my family but my party food skills are foing to be put to the test! Then Christmas.

    I want to love my family well this fall. My toddler goes to ALL DAY school next fall, so this is the official last year of me at home before I go back to the full time work force.

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    Dawn says:

    I never post but I had to chime in and say if there is a rat in your garage the glue trap is your friend. Or you may need a garage cat as opposed to a barn cat. I am freaking out on your behalf.

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    Angie says:

    Oh, Beth… what am I NOT doing this fall? LOL!!!

    We just started the Bible Study When Godly People do Ungodly things…. I’m very excited to dive back into a Bible study and get a word. I have approximately 20 other sisters along on this journey and can’t wait to see what God has in store for us.

    My 13 year old son has started the Junior High Football games… and for the next 6 weeks, we’ll be traveling around watching him play football. Must I say, these teenage boys… wow… they do smell after a game! 🙂

    Here in Missouri…. the colors will be turning in about another 1-2 weeks, so my man and I will take out on our Harley’s and enjoy God’s creation and beautiful handiwork.

    I love this time of year… feeling the crispness in the air, the coolness and the refreshing spirit.

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    Angie says:

    Hello Ms Beth,

    Love that you have us crying and laughing the same post!

    I have the privilege of leading our Thursday morning Bible study at our church, were we are diving into The Patriarchs this semester (will be doing A Woman’s Heart in the spring)week one and already loving it!

    Personally, I’ve began to exercise each day -just walking for now (although pushing a double stroller uphill should count as doing weights as well!!)

    Thanks for not only leading us in study, but loving us as well -it’s obvious !

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    Jessica says:

    Good thing you asked…

    I need a CLEAR victory plan.

    1. Doing better about quiet time. I am a ZOMBIE in the morning and somedays I can do anything but say.. “ugh!”
    2. Doing a reading club I started with my new best friend, Brittany. We’re reading “I kissed dating goodbye” by Joshua Harris. She’s my MOST OBVIOUS God sent friend. We met in a coffeeshop after dropped all of my negative associations and party friends. I was spending that saturday all alone. After some time, I cracked and told the Lord I needed a friend. 30 minutes later, there she was and we had everything in common. The Lord loves quick gifts too. 🙂
    3. Most likely going to experiment with Priscilla Shirer’s Jonah study while Beth is out of commission. 😛

    happy wednesday all!

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    Dianne Groff says:

    I was giving my 20 year old home-from-college son a haircut in the garage on Saturday, when my husband spotted something scurrying. He immediately set a mouse trap with peanut butter under a shelf. Within 30 seconds the thing snapped. As he tried to pull it out, it began wriggling and squealing , trying to get its head free. It was, needless to say, not a mouse. Hubby ran to get his trusty 22, loaded it with rat shot, and shot the rat twice. My hero! Keith would have been proud; they could be great friends.

    We are hosting “The Inheritance” at our house on Sunday evenings for both men and women right now. Also, meeting with a discussion group at our church on Wednesday’s reading “Radical” by David Platt. AWESOME!!

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    flip flops says:

    Dear Beth,
    How does God do that? Went last night to a ladies night out at our church and listened to the first dvd on Measureless Love….Beth, you were talking to me right where I am at…I asked when the dvd was made and it was 4 years ago…how does God do that?
    Just shows me how much He LOVES ME! Thanks for being obedient to Him and ministering to all of us.
    Also, just saying that you are going to be in Mass. Oct. 1-2 and I sure would love to have lunch with you when you arrive. Is that possible? I just want a hug from you.
    I have been waking up to dead mice, a present from Tiger our cat. He is so pleased with himself!
    Also, just wanted to say thank you for teaching me to love my husband…..God is doing amazing things in my marriage!
    Love you Beth and all the LPM team. Lyn

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      flip flops says:

      Forgot to include what bible study I am doing this fall. It is Calm my anxious heart by Linda Dillow…..Did it this summer as a ladies bible study and doing it now for ladies Sunday School Class….I learn so much when I am facilitating it. Love ya! Lyn

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    Hannah Leigh says:

    I’m currently wrapping up Kelly Minter’s “No Other Gods” study which I have absolutely LOVED! I feel so blessed and grateful to have been introduced to her through this community this summer. The Ruth and No Other Gods studies have helped me learn so much more about God and myself in Him – it’s been wonderful!

    Next Wednesday my small group is starting Priscilla Shirer’s “One in a Million” study! (I had no idea we were going to do this when I picked up the book at a Lifeway store in Nashville over Easter weekend…I just love how the Lord works!) The start of a new bible study is such a great kick-off to the fall season here in Michigan. I think all of us are very excited to connect again after the summer and are looking forward to what the Lord will reveal to and grow in us over the coming months!

    Happy Fall 🙂

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    Lori Deevers says:

    I am doing breaking free at my church, we had our first session sunday night and God is going to do amazing things- I am doing this exactly 10 years after I did the first one- I jump on board then hoping in 11 weeks I’d finally be free of the battle with my flesh. It was only the beginning but I feel God’s grace all over me this fall and can’t wait to see if unfold and to see him receive the glory….Praise HIm!

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    Janet says:

    Our ladies’ Bible study group is just starting your Bible study on John. I have been in this group for 4 years. We always do a Beth Moore study. I am planning to attend your live simulcast this weekend in Florida. It is still hot here too, but you are bound to find some cooler weather in Chicago.

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    Jan says:

    Beth – I enjoyed the Guatemala Compassion Team’s blogs so much and prayed for their trip. I know you are so blessed by your girls serving through Compassion. Thank you for keeping the blog open for Amanda’s posts – they were a blessing. I love sponsoring a little boy in Colombia through that awesome organization!

    I am leading a group of about 48 women, from young singles to grandmas through “The Inheritance,” and we are in week four right now (where you share about the day Annabeth was born)!!! P-R-E-C-I-O-U-S!

    Glad you had a great weekend. Sleeping in and reading – two AWESOME things. Proud of Keith’s shooting skills too. We had two wild hogs near the far side of our farm last night. Saw them and did not linger…they took off and I did too!

    Much love,
    GJ, Georgia Jan, Gran Jan 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    Kim B. says:

    JONAH…by Priscilla Shirer! We are 51 women strong and excited to see what the LORD has for us this fall! Surrending to our Ninevah’s! Glory!!

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    kathypinkbicyclearkansas says:

    It’s fair week here. Nights are quite cool, days still warm, all over the place really.

    Last weekend it was Gaither Homecoming, this weekend Simulcast, two weeks Mark Lowry will be here..I’m so filled!

    Shoulder surgery next month and after a long long painful time with it and therapy not working it’s time. I am actually looking forward to the relief it will bring. It came down to surgery or as the PT said “we’re just going to take you to the vet and have you put to sleep”….believe me at this point the pain is so unbearable it would not hurt my feelings to see a vet! Ha!

    Oh I am going to the Crater of Daimonds next week to dig for diamonds, I’m looking for the Hope Diamond. I want to go Ziplining in Branson but I think that may be out until next year now.

    Happy Fall to all!

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    Janet Cline says:

    You are so funny – I ♥ this post!

    We are doing your very own Revelation series this fall in our Women’s Bible Study at church. Anyone out there in blog world in the St. Louis area who would like to join us, we meet on Wednesday evenings. Just e-mail me and I will give you the particulars. [email protected].

    Janet (Jaycee) Cline
    P.S…I agree with you about being proud of Amanda!

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    TnGirl says:

    Well Beth, the fall brings FOOTBALL to my house. So it’s a game or a practice everyday and when my boys aren’t playing it they are watching it from Junior Leauge Rec League to Middle School to High School to College to Pro. Good thing I like football! 🙂

    Our small Bible Study Group has been enjoying the Wising Up series. We had been using it as a filler between Bible Study’s but seems like we all have alot going on, so we decided to continue in it this fall. We are taking a girls Bible Study Beach Trip in mid-October and I can’t wait. I’m planning to use the Loving Well Retreat for that!

    Our Wednesday night church Bible Study group is doing the Max Lucado book on 1st and 2nd Peter, so we are definitely encouraged to keep our noses in the Word where they belong!

    God bless you siesta mama and all the siestas this fall!

    Dublin, VA

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    Erica says:

    Our church has just started the series “One Month To Live” by Kerry and Chris Shook! We just started this past Sunday and I can already tell it’s going to be amazing. Most of it centers on our way of thinking since I was diagnosed in Sept 08 with breast cancer at age 30…to live life with no regrets, and to enjoy the roller coaster because that’s what God has intended for us. That He wants us to LIVE life and be an active participant, not just to sit and watch it pass by. And we should spend our 86,400 seconds every day intending on pleasing Him. Our family is forever changed; even our kids are looking for ways to use their time the way God wants us to. I can’t wait to see where this series leads our church!!

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    Lisa Burt says:

    I just thank you! Thank you Lord for Beth! The fall Bible Study I am doing on Wednesday nights is yours Here and Now and There and Then! Last Week lesson was awesome and want forget you said are you dismayed and I was. It has made take a great personal look at my walk with the Lord! Every time I do a Bible study I see things in me that is not what God wants for my life! I also want to say that, I too ramble on sometimes and talk in circles. Love you to pieces! I have ejoyed reading about Amanda’s trip she was on! It has inspired me. Hope it gets cooler soon in Houston. I want say a word about the cooler temps. here! Ha! Ha! Looking forward to my Bible Study Class tonight!
    Lisa B. from Ga.

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    Susan Church says:

    Yesterday, about 15 of us in Lincoln, Nebraska, began the Esther study. Talk about hitting us where we are…so grateful that you allow God to speak through you. Anxious to see what He has to teach me about not just being a woman, but a woman after God’s own heart.

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    Gretchen says:

    Coming to the Simulcast this weekend with 12 college women from the campus ministry where I serve – several of them have never heard of you (gasp!), but are hungry for more of God. I know they’ll find it this weekend, and am praying that they’ll fall crazy in love with his Word!!

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    Becky says:

    First of all…the rat. since your man has a gun and can shoot a flea off a phone wire, send him out to the garage honey, tell him to have at it. In case you wonder, I don’t like those type of critters. They werid me Ooout.
    Congrats to Keith on his shooting contest. We women like seeing our men do those ‘men’ type things, don’t we?…or is it just me?? :0]
    Oh how blessed to have many siblings. I have only one brother, the Lord called him home @ age 21, we were a yr a part in age. I still miss him. I can just imagine what it is like to have a sibling to watch get older, become a parent, and still be the big or little sister. your comment on that made me smile inside and happy for you that you have that. keep having fun with each other.
    I really enjoy your posts, the sacred, and the random. I love that you have the gift of gab.(by the by that is a compliment, a southern one, but still a good compliment).
    Yesterday I started a Bible Study with a group. I usually do them by myself. We’re doing Believing God. can’t wait ’till next Tue. when we dive into it. Yes, I did today’s homework.
    It’s not fall here in Nashville yet, but you can tell it’s coming. My dog is enjoying the cooler mornings and evenings.
    I’ll be seeing you this Sat.through modern technology..ha-ha- I’m attending a LPL Simulcast…can’t wait for that too..it has been a while since I’ve gotten to attend one. I hope nothing gets in my way of going, like it has the last 3 times.
    You, girl friend, have a great day.

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    Sophiegirl says:

    Doing Breaking Free for the very 1st time with a Tues night church group. I have wanted to do this study for years. Thankfully, this one is not jammed packed like some of the others so it gave us women some room to spread out and really take in the video/lesson! Plus I think it gives our brand new bible teacher/leader a chance to build her courage for her 1st not HUGE class!

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