That Old Desk Keeps Coughing It Up

OK, Siestas, remember two posts ago when I told you about finding those old Scripture cards in that desk drawer? Eureka! Old girl struck gold again! To appreciate this particular brand of gold, you have to think in broad terms. In my family, amusement is a fist full of gold. Absurdity is a brick ofย  gold. And a belly laugh is a ton of gold. To my dear friend Sophie (Boomama) and me, the national reserve of gold would be anything that makes us lean back in our chairs and clap our hands with glee. I’m not saying you’re going to get one of those. I’m just helping you sort out various levels of gold so that you know when you’ve struck the mama load.

I was three drawers down this time, looking for a set of immunization records which, incidentally, I never found. Since this is the second discovery I’m sharing with you from this old desk, I’ll provide a proper visual.

I love, love, LOVE that piece of stained glass above it. Keith’s youngest sister, Mary, salvaged it – with permission – from an old Methodist church under reconstruction. Our friend had it framed for us and we’ll keep it forever.

Back to the desk. So, this time it wasn’t Scripture cards from the family altar that I found in those bottomless drawers. It was speaking notes from the 1980’s and early 1990’s. Honestly, I sat in the floor slack-jawed, looking from message to message and laughed so hard that I could have cried. And sometimes I felt like crying so hard that I could have laughed. I wish you could tell from this picture how thick the stack is. (Every bit of three or four inches.)ย  Some of the messages are on typing paper from my first word processor but many of them are handwritten on notebook paper.


How about a closer look?

Could you possibly haveย  missed that I used HOT ROLLERS (I think you’re supposed to say it really loud) as an illustration?? I bet you anything it was to explain how we need to plug in to the Holy Spirit. Bless my sweet heart. I can hardly sit up to type. The worst part is that I am still using hair-related illustrations. One would so hope she’d grown in 25 years. Below is one of my favorite smatterings of messages. Please behold the broad stretch of topics. Can you make out the one at the top about “Table Manners and Table Settings”?

Talking was all I ever could do. My brothers and sisters were musical and theatrical. I simply talked. As you can see, it took me a few years to figure out what I was actually called to talk about. There were innumerable messages about Christian fitness in the stack. I may keep some of them. After all, Jane Fonda made an aerobic come-back. Here’s another one. The part that nearly sent me over to my side, kicking my legs, was the “POEM, end.” (It is of such importance that, lo, it is in my notes twice.) Well, of course, say a poem then end. That’s what speakers and even preachers did in those days. Please note my commitment to cultural relevance as the inclusion of a story about Rosanne Barr clearly illustrates. (Correct spelling of her name is actually Roseanne but I didn’t know that at the time nor did anyone ever whisper in my ear, “You’ll be showing these notes to a LOT of people in 20 something years.”) Oh, what I would give to know what story I was telling about her. As you might note, my source was the Enquirer.



No doubt, you are on pins and needles by now over this riveting post but, alas, the fleeting clock permits me, yea, only one more brick of gold. But it’s a doozy. This is a list of my seminar topics that I included in my “packet” to anyone who showed interest in asking me to speak.

Perhaps my favorite of all is “The Many Hats of God.” (I can no longer sit up to type for laughing. Lord, I am so sorry that I helped these innocent audiences of God-fearing women picture You wearing all manner of head gear.) My mind is eased only by the clear remembrance of often receiving a potted plant as honorarium. And, if you care an iota about accuracy, please picture me giving most of these messages wearing a corsage pinned over my bosom by the pastor’s wife. (That is not a bad word. Check your hymnbook.)

In closing, permit me to say that, if you think the (looooooooong) life of a Christian communicator is easy, you have clearly been set straight today. My son-in-law Curtis, is presently going through a stack of old cassette tapes of my earliest Sunday school lessons and messages to see what needs to be kept and what can be tossed. I can hardly look him in the eye right now. And he’s my pastor. Oh, the gifts that keep on giving.

Well. There you have it. Surely somewhere in those notes you’d find this saying: “Be patient. God is not finished with me yet.”

And, Lord knows, He’s still not.


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  1. 51
    karen says:

    There’s something I’ve been wanting to share with you for years now. And since this little post kind of goes along with the theme, I guess now’s as good a time as any. Many years ago, somewhere around 1997 or so, you came and spoke at my church. In all honesty, I was in a bit of a dither about you and your Bible studies, you were so smart and so poised. My pursuit of the Lord was practically nonexistent and I was intimidated to do a study by such a knowledgeable teacher. (I was sure that you would be able to tell right through the pages that I was so lacking.)
    Be that as it may, you happened to be ill when you arrived to speak at the church. If I remember correctly, the doctor insisted you sit down for one of the sessions and you said you couldn’t teach if you couldn’t stand and walk around. So you had us submit questions and you sat on the couch Saturday morning and answered them. I don’t remember what you talked about but I remember the feeling that came over me when I realized as I listened that you were just like me. The only difference between us was that you had been obedient to the Lord’s call on your life and I was still insisting on doing things my own way. I went home that afternoon and fell face down on the floor, crying out to my God. (Um, that might be considered a “peripety” moment, huh?) And that was the beginning of my falling in love with the Lord. Truly, madly, deeply in love. No longer content with “church God.” Changed my life. Now, I don’t know, but you might have gone home disappointed or a little frustrated that the weekend didn’t go quite as planned. However, I’m here to tell you that my life hasn’t been the same. (and I imagine that my husband and children’s lives aren’t the same either.) So when you think of that woman from the 80’s and 90’s, don’t be too hard on her. God used her to reveal Himself to me so I still think fondly of her. =)

    • 51.1
      Linda says:

      Wow, Karen….what a wonderful testimony and tribute! Thank-you for sharing this my sis!

    • 51.2
      Genevieve Garrison says:

      Too Cool! Love it! Thank you for posting and reminiscing about how God tapped you on the shoulder to tell you that HE loves you.
      GG -Orange, Texas

    • 51.3
      Yanna Westmoreland says:

      Karen, tears welled up as I read your post so much love and tenderness for Mama Beth that speaks volumes for all of us, it certainly did me. Thank you for your expression of love.

    • 51.4
      Warm in Alaska says:

      Oh! I love this. Karen, thanks for taking the time to share.

  2. 52
    Sarah says:

    Siesta Mama, you may me smile EVERY TIME. You are and have a gift. While it’s funny you use hair illustrations, it’s also appropriate since (I think) most of the time your audience is women. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love you to bits. Thanks for this chuckle today…I so needed it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 53
    Amy Beth says:

    Three things come to mind:

    1. Please, please don’t toss your old tapes, notes, etc. I know you will just laugh at all of us, but the people who commented before me are right — those are worth THEIR weight in gold. What God did through you will be known for many years after you’re gone, so please leave the goodness for Annabeth’s babies (and mine, if I ever have any!) to hear one day. ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Since you used to talk so much about God’s will for our fitness, health, etc. do you ever think you might be willing to write a blog post about it? That’s a huge area of struggle in my life and I would love to hear from my mama about it.

    3. I have two sets of travel hair rollers in addition to the ones I have in my bathroom at all times. And… I’m training up my foster daughters (14 and 17) to love them as much as I do. ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. — I know it’s weird to tell you this, but after all the comments about being single I’ve left here over the last couple of years, I thought you’d want to know that I’m dating someone very, very great.

    P.P.S. — I think you would approve of him. ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.P.P.S. — I had to go to the dentist today and, while the hygienist was cleaning my teeth, I couldn’t help but think “Wouldn’t it be great if Beth Moore was my dental hygienist? She could just talk for 30 minutes straight and I would be unable to interrupt her and miss even one single word of what she had to say.” ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 54
    K Green says:

    Oh,Thank God, I am not the only one! I don’t even want to look at my old notes and writings! Yes, thank you Lord that we are all works in progress – with emphasis on PROGRESS!

  5. 55
    Kelly says:

    Praise God who loves us personally and speaks to us in so many ways! “Be patient” is EXACTLY what I needed to hear right now. Thank you, Jesus!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 56
    Denise says:

    Singinginthedesert Albuquerque Your insights with regard to old hiding places are very insightful. I have greatly enjoyed this website, but finances are forcing us to discontinue our internet service, our gym membership, refinance our mortgage and stop buying my caramel bear suckers. You think I’m kidding. We just lost 60% of our household income because we live in a Right to Work state and I was fired without notice and no recourse. We know that Jesus is our Provider but I will greatly miss all the encouragement from God’s lovely fellow Siestas. Please pray for my family: we are coming under grave attacks, even by distant relatives immediate on-set hospitalizations and homelessness. We still have our house now, but my sister in Alabama is homeless and my niece just got released from ICU in Birmingham after a seizure that stopped her breathing (cause unknown). God is our Jehovah Rapha (our healer and He alone is our Peace). Our state is currently experiencing a massive wildfire near Los Alamos Labs, where the son of a dear friend of our lives and works. Please keep all the firefighters and agencies assisting in this effort in your prayers, too. Keep listening for the trumpet call as Jesus is closer everyday. Even so, come Lord Jesus.

    • 56.1
      Lu says:

      Oh My! I am so sorry. You are indeed under severe attack; but,our Faithful God is the Victor and in Him, you are an overcomer. I ask our Savior to bring comfort, healing, protection and peace over your household. I believe that through all this, God will show you His glory. Cling to Him. Breathe in His word. Jesus died to redeem every part of Your life. He will not leave you.

    • 56.2
      nancy says:

      Praying for you and your family…..God will speak sweetly to us in the desert…

    • 56.3
      Carol Bruntlett says:

      Hi Denise I live here in Albuquerque Nm
      I lost my job 1 yr and 6months ago and I know how ruff it is I am currently under some financial issues as well but I do know this that we serve an Awesome God I just know that I could live life without Him I could not face a day without Him because life is just plain hard, I will be praying for you and that God would hold you close and take care of you.
      we will also miss you as well.

  7. 57
    Jennifer Tricarico says:

    Okay, that was FUN! My hot rollers wouldn’t even fit in my shorter hair but I won’t pitch them in case the girlie-girl needs them or I actually grow out my mane again. (The kids use them as as a sorting toy on the bathroom floor.) And my middle son doesn’t hesitate to say my hair looks “baaaaaaad.” ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that stained glass piece and the precious way the Lord is surely laughing with you as you find more gold in that desk! Perhaps he’s wearing his jester’s hat and is concocting another discovery for your next visit. Blessings, Siesta Momma. I love praying for you!

  8. 58
    mk (go-between) says:

    Thank you for some good chuckles this morning. (was in dire need of them) I just came across my notebooks and old cassettes of teachings the other day. So thankful that no one even has cassette players any more! ๐Ÿ™‚
    In some ways I am astounded by the God’s faithfulness to His women despite me. In most other ways, I wish I could grab those women who sat under me and tell them that God is so much bigger than I had ever known then. He is so much more powerful, and gracious, and loving – longing to bring complete deliverance.
    Thankful for Holy Spirit that teaches us!

  9. 59
    Kathy says:

    Beth, Thanks for including a photo of your desk. I showed the photo to my son and he said, “Is that our desk?”.
    It is the exact same desk (same drawer pulls and legs) that we inheirited from my mother-in-law about 20 years ago.
    In 1989, a few year before she died, she walked around her house with a cassette recorder and talked about all of her treasures.
    The part about the desk was transcribed as follows:

    “Was one that my mother gave me in 1952 when we moved to Truman Road, our first home. So, it’s not quite an antique, but it really will not be very long before it will be. It’s been in constant use for me ever since.”

    I love that desk and know exactly what you’re saying about the bottomless drawers!

  10. 60

    That was awesome. Just a few weeks ago I was going through all the studies that I have done in the past and found some treasures. I found my very first bible study it was called “The Door to Joy”. Then I found my book from the first Beth Moore study “A woman’s heart God’s dwelling place”. I have now completed that study at least 2 or 3 times.

    Like you I love finding treasures.

  11. 61
    Kelly S says:

    SO FUNNY! Thank you for sharing! Even though I am not a speaker, it is still very encouraging to see how people can grow and change when they stick with God. Perseverance is actually whats on my mind now, (because of some less than fun lessons from God) whew.

    Well I still have 2 sets of Hot Rollers and occasionally will use them, so I would like to know what that illustration was!

  12. 62
    Laura says:

    Thank you so much for this gold mine today! Truly, a joy to see your notes, your desk and a few posts ago, the precious note cards from you family! How I love to see the activity of the Lord over time – what a delight!

  13. 63
    Charity says:

    I love this post! Thanks for sharing you old notes. Poem, end. has to be the best. I do remember being a college student in your Bible studies at FBC Arkadelphia and hearing many a poem. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. 64
    Andrea says:

    Beautiful. <3

  15. 65
    Amelia says:

    A few months ago my husband and I attended a show put on by a group of local professional writers, dancers, actors etc. It was set up as a kind of old-time variety show and each performer chose a piece they’d originally written or created when they were in their teens or tweens. (Think over-wrought song lyrics by a hormonal teenage girl . . .) Each performance was so sweetly, earnestly and deliciously AWFUL. They couldn’t help but laugh at themselves and we were invited to laugh along-not at them but with a sense that, yeah, we’re all in this together. I admired their courage to really put themselves out there and show how far they’ve come.

    Thanks, Beth, for showing us how far you have come and we know that every effort you made – even the early ones- was important and I’m sure those early students of yours were so very blessed by what you had to say!

  16. 66
    Michelle says:

    It was precious to see your hand written notes. You loved Him back then and you love Him even more now. Good reason for me to start journaling again!! I first heard you in Chicago about 12 years ago when you spoke at a Friday Intensive Seminar prior to a Woman of Faith Conference. I did not know who you were, but as sure as God is faithful, He used Breaking Free to FOREVER change my life!!!!!!

    Your faithfulness to proclaiming His Word brings me to tears right now. All I can say is Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for being His vessel. I love you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. 67
    Abraham's Daughter says:

    I think this is what happens when we live in the same house for too long and don’t throw things out. About a month ago I went through my bookshelves and found some old journals. I am happy to report that those journals are now in a landfill where they belong!

  18. 68
    Sarah says:

    Thanks for sharing your gold! I’ve saved many of my Sunday School lessons and was wondering if I should keep them and now think definitely yes! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing your real life experiences! God is so good!

  19. 69
    Diane Bailey says:

    As I read this I had hot curlers in my hair! Old habits are hard to break! (laughing). Arn’t memories great? And you are using them perfectly ; to bring us Joy and Him Glory! Maybe it’s time for me to clean out a desk. Blessings,Di

  20. 70
    Michele says:

    Oh, Beth, thanks for sharing your “everyday” life with us. You SERIOUSLY make my heart happy!!

    Love Ya!

  21. 71
    Rebecca says:

    hahahahahaha!!! I LOVE IT!!! You are so funny and too sweet to share this with us! Thanks for the laugh!


    • 71.1
      Letha says:

      Tell your preacher/son-in-law by all means to save “Do You Want to Get Well.” I would love to have that message on mp3 as I wore my cassette out. With me you hit a home run with that one! I don’t remember exactly what it said but I remember thinking “Are you going to just lay there wallowing in your disease of fear and rejection or do you really want to walk away from this and live a life healed and loved by Christ?” I decided to get up and walk – to get well ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for saying it straight forward! Love & Prayers, Letha Mahan

  22. 72

    Thank you for being so transparent with us…we love laughing WITH you…seriously though, I began my journey back to the Lord in 1997 when a friend invited me to join her at our church for the Beth Moore Bible study on David…and I have grown closer to the Lord with each of your Bible studies since, even traveling with your large group of 900 to Israel in March 2000 for the filming of the “Jesus, the One and Only” Bible study…each of those Bible study workbooks, along with “Whispers of Hope” and all your other books, have a special place on our family bookcase…if our house was burning down and my family was all safe, I’d grab photographs, my Bible, and my Beth Moore Bible study workbooks before heading out the door…they mean that much to me…Thank YOU!

  23. 73
    Jen H. says:

    Oh Beth, I’m laughing out loud at how tickled you are over this! Thanks for being silly with us, and knowing when to challenge us. I love knowing you!

  24. 74
    Sparki2003 says:

    Hi Miss Beth,

    Okay. You found them, and shared the concept of these old notes with us, but now I am “dying” to read some of them !

    Come on, Sister, tell us more !!! Please ! ๐Ÿ™‚

    In Christ’s Love,

    Jennifer O.

    Southern Wisconsin

    • 74.1
      JanefromSC says:

      Amen Sista!! I remember hearing you at a church in the early 90s and having our picture made with you during a break and talking with you. It was awesome! But the notes you have found were messages that God wanted us to hear back then and even though we have all grown in the Lord, those notes are gold to be treasured – how about a book with those notes in them. I am sure there would plenty of us who would read them and learn many things that God is still holding for us in them.

  25. 75
    Brenda says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Really encouraging to know that I am not the only one with papers, etc. to sort out. What a gorgeous desk and the stained glass is beautiful! And I still use my Hot Rollers too! My hair, which now waves, would be a disaster without them. Among the treasures of old papers in my parents house I found a letter dated 1898 written by my grandmother’s uncle. Also found an old letter written by an aunt of my mother’s. The writers of these letters all died before I was born. Then I found an old journal of my mother’s written before she was married and it contains Bible verses, poems and hymns that all spoke to her heart. At the back of the journal is a Memorium that she wrote for the anniversary of her parents deaths. They died before I was born too but it was so touching to read that it brought tears to my eyes. And with regard to bad hair and clothes, I found a bunch of old photos taken by my Dad from our old camping trips. He thought it was funny to sneak up on us and take candid shots. We were all furious at the time but now those photos are hilarious. Thanks for sharing so many things with us. This blog is wonderful and always brightens my day.

  26. 76
    Sandy says:

    Dear Beth,

    Those notes are precious to ME, because I often remember that I saw and heard you in person for the first time at Falls Creek, “before everyone knew of her.” And, just last week, a co-sponsor at Falls Creek, was telling others that she had seen and heard you at Falls Creek, before everyone knew of you!
    Those sessions were extremely priceless to many of us!
    Love you!

    • 76.1
      Joyce Watson says:

      I love going to Falls Creek, its so peaceful and beautiful there. What a blessing it is to go and hear Women of God too.
      Wouldn’t it be a miracle if “Beth Moore” came to speak at Falls Creek? It would never be the same. It would have been neat to see Beth back then too. Thanks for your post!

  27. 77
    jw says:

    Those are priceless! I think you need to get them together and make a book out of them!!! PLEASSSSSE!

  28. 78
    SKay Fires says:

    Dearest Beth, these personal reflections are such a joy. Thank you for taking time to share them with us. We have been in the process of permentantly locating to a home at the lake, leaving behind 30+ years of accumulation of “stuff” at our ranch. For the past three years, I’ve been bringing treasures to storage at our new home. (Most of it should be thrown out, rather than paying to store it.)
    As you go through these tidbits of materials previously used, I would love to see you put together a collection of your poems. I always enjoy them in your Bible studies, conferences, and videos; they really speak to my heart and I would love to have a book that contains those writing. Bet others would too.

  29. 79
    Lynn says:

    Love you Beth. I thank the Lord for your gift to “just talk.” Hugging you tight. Lynn

  30. 80
    Nichole H says:

    Beth, you are a bold fresh word of encouragement to me today. It helps to know that you had a beginning that didn’t look like you do today. I mean that in the most appreciative way. I’m taking some steps to follow God where he’s leading me right now and it’s SO HARD when I think about how I don’t appear anything like the women I admire (you’re in that bunch!). And I know we’re called to be different blah blah blah…it’s just hard some days. So thank you. From the bottom of my drawer. I mean heart. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  31. 81
    Ashley says:

    Thank you for sharing! I’m so thankful that the Lord allows us little things such as these to amuse us along this walk. A favorite sound of mine is a belly laugh from my baby girl. She’s only 2, but she really can get going… Just imagine how much joy our Father in Heaven receives when we find these gold mines, are overcome with happiness and strike that “momma load!” Happy day!

    Blessings, sweet Siestas! <3

  32. 82
    Sarah Marion says:

    Thank you for sharing and for staying culturally relevant. I have traded in my hot rollers (at least hidden them in the back of the cupboard) and now use a flat iron.

    2 Corinthians 12:9
    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

    I’m not saying hot rollers are a weakness, just that God’s grace is amazing.

  33. 83
    Pam Harkins says:

    Great story! Thank you for sharing. I taught children’s classes at church for years and recently found my lesson plans. I have learned I am a bit dramatic in my illustrations. Those poor kids! No wonder they looked at me strange. Great memories!

  34. 84
    Siesta OC says:

    Happy Happy.

    To see the dedication, and your random note-taking all making sense, I don’t feel like quite a crazy note-taker. ( I have notes all over my desk from Bible Study radio…on envelopes of paid bills and pay stubs).
    And it makes me so happy because where you were is where GOD was working and once again I am reminded that it is HIS thing and we are the conduits. Oh to be a willing servant like you, willing to just live and let HIM.

    LOVE it and LOVE YOU – BFF Beth!

  35. 85
    Cindy Childers says:

    That was amazing! I was laughing my head off through the whole thing. The thing I find most hilarious is that you have a beautiful piece of furniture sitting right there in your house I’m presuming something you pass by all the time and that you had such treasures from over 20 years ago tucked away in there!!! How in the world? That is what cracks me up! You are just so precious to me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cindy

  36. 86
    Lori Willey says:

    This blog absolutely blessed me to bits! I laughed whole-heartedly. Thank you for sharing your beginnings. I don’t know that I will be able to look at another hat the same way again. God bless you, Miss ‘Lis Beth. You have helped Him refine us all as He has refined you along the way, too. My, don’t we sparkle! Love YOU to bits!

  37. 87
    Colette says:

    Ok! That was worth a ton of gold with tears from laughing soooo hard!!! You got me at the hot rollers and Jane Fonda ( who I worked out with everyday back in the 80’s!!!). Haha!! And then the big one was the Enquirer!!! The first salon I ever worked in had that! And because I hadn’t built my clientele yet I had LOTS of time to read it! Hahaha!!!
    Oh that was fun to reminisce!!! Now I have to go back and read your notes!!! Thanks again for the laugh!! Makes me want to go in search for some of my own old treasures!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. 88
    Sallie Baker says:

    Beth…I have an old CASSETTE of you speaking in McKinney, TX. I remember you with BIG hair and a cute Leslie Lucks dress….but so fashionable at the time! Lots of funnies…one I remember about Amanda getting sick when she was to take her first Lord’s supper, and she wanted to know if they did “take out! ” Lots of stories about Michael, but I remember you ended with the hairbrush story, and that is why I got the tape. That was before you had any taped lessons, and I had so many friends that I wanted to hear that! Good, good memories!!

  39. 89
    Connie says:

    Thanks for sharing, I think we all have things or places we put things and it is great fun when you look at them later. Also to see how the Lord works in your life and how much we are growing in Him. I Peter 2:2. As a mom we desire for our kids to know God and His Word.Isaiah 55:11 says that His word will not return to Him void. I better get cleaning. Connie

  40. 90
    Cara says:


    I lived in Galveston, Tx. in the 90’s and you came and spoke to a women’s gathering at our First Baptist Church and I want you to know how much God has used what you said that evening in my life. It will probably have to wait until heaven for me to tell you the whole story for it would take way too long here, but your talk about asking God to give us love for Him set me on a journey that I never would have imagined in a thousand years! I took you up on the challenge to ask Him to give me love for Him and Oh how He has! It has come through incredible pain and difficult circumstances, but He has!! So, was working powerfully through those “hot roller” talks!


  41. 91

    I LOVE this post, and I get it. Except it’s WAY fresher for me than you, so it’s not really very funny yet. I usually write PRAY really big at the top of my notes. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I heard you say once (and it HAUNTS me) that you told God you never wanted to be on TV. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m always telling him I don’t ever want to have a “big” speaking ministry. I’m praying he heeds my wishes.

    When I was in Houston with Amanda after SSMT, we were driving to our hotel and she had just gotten off the phone with you. Somehow we started talking about some of your old “fitness talks” and some of the “payment” you’d received. Oh–I know! I had just spoken at a MOPS group where they gave me a $5 Starbucks card. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks so much for letting God refine you into the sophisticated woman you are today. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  42. 92
    DDSonshine says:

    Beth: Thank you for sharing how sometimes the past makes us squirm. However, never underestimate the power of those days. I know my first Beth Moore study all I did was cry, and cry and cry. As I know now, that is the power of the Holy Spirit on me. I needed a cleansing like no other so those notes are precious jewels to some of us. Make them into a quilt. It is possible. They just copy them onto fabric. A quilt or tapestry if you will of the beautiful life God has transformed. Thank you from the bottom of this woman’s heart. You are a woman’s woman! Love you to pieces.

  43. 93
    Sherrie says:


    I am smiling with you. I for one am so very grateful He is NOT finished with you yet!

    Thank you for sharing the pics of your speaking history. Was with the bed babies Monday morning @ VBS and met a new Beth Moore fan and we shared the same exact thing about you. We admire that you are ADMITTEDLY just as human as we are.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being obedient…and HUMAN.

  44. 94
    fuzzytop says:

    I cannot tell you how much I love you for sharing these with us Beth!

    Love and Hugs,

    P.S. I have to tell you that even though I have the curliest hair on the planet, I have a set of hot rollers! I used to use them to try to go from tight curls to glamourous waves…. wishful thinking!

  45. 95
    ULCARDSFAN says:

    My husband kept saying “Why are you laughing?” I didn’t know how to answer him…Roseanne’s Enquirer escapes ? God’s millinary styles? Sweating to the hymnal?…Hilarious post Beth. But seriously, as a former school nurse and now a pediatric nurse…You better find those immunization records!

    Love, Linda

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    Carrie says:

    Beth, I love you, you are so real!

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    Elizabeth Blakeley says:

    I think I laughed the hardest when you mentioned the Christian fitness. When you brought it up in Fresno, there was a girl in front of me who busted up laughing a couple minutes after you helped us picture yourself teaching Christian fitness in leg warmers and a side ponytail. I could tell she had spent a couple minutes really focused on trying to picture it and I busted out laughing after that!

    I haven’t been teaching for long, but this makes me wonder what I’ll find in the future. I know one lesson I’m sure I’ll be laughing at: the one where I dressed up as the Wicked Witch of the West and tied Wicked into a lesson about compassion to our high school youth group. My pastor got a kick out of that one! I do look forward to being able to look back at one of my first lessons, though, titled “Where Is God In The Had Times?” I noticed a bulge (that ended up being a hernia) about an hour before I was supposed to teach it. I thought I was being tested to make sure I really believed what I was teaching, but it turns out that God was preparing me for one of the hardest times of my life. I will always treasure that lesson!

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    Becky says:

    ha-ha-haaaaa Thanks Beth, that was fun.
    The desk is beautiful.
    The stain glass window, is a beautiful piece of art…and very cool.
    The notes, I love it.
    Got any more drawers and closets to clear out you want to share?

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    Michelle says:

    Oh thank you for being so real! Of course I already knew that from doing your Bible studies but it’s good for someone like me who struggles with the fear I’m not “doing things right” to have the reminder that we are all works in progress! You just have a better sense of humor about it than I do. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love it!!

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    Jane Wood says:

    Jane from Oklahoma: I love this!! I remember those hot rollers too! (they are under my bathroom sink–way in the back)! How funny those days were and the memories so much more precious! Laughing! and praising God! waiting for each precious piece of Gold! God is so good!!! love you mamma Beth!

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