Thanks for Hanging Out with Me Today!

Hey Siestas! How are you darling things? You are really on my mind today especially since I got to hug about 25 of your necks after the Salt Lake City Living Proof Live. I woke up wanting so much to write to you today but wasn’t sure where I wanted to head in theme so I’ve decided to do something a little different. I’m just going to take you with me all day long until late this afternoon when the time comes to launch this post. You and I are going to hang out on a fairly unusual weekday when I’m not writing any kind of study material or preparing any kind of message. It’s one of those days when appointments stack sky-high because they’ve been long-awaiting a window. The James project is complete (except for the final read-through that I’ll do this week) and Salt Lake City is behind us. (One of our darling attendees updated her status on Facebook by saying how much she enjoyed Living Proof Lice. And indeed the entire group seemed to be itching for a fresh revelation. I’ll try not to nit pick here.) With those events behind me, I’ve thanked God profusely and already turned my attentions toward the simulcast material for next weekend (Sept. 10th). I’ve heard from God about my text and jotted down a few main ideas and will start getting very focused toward it tomorrow afternoon. But, until then, it’s a day of appointments and it will be all the more bearable because you’re tagging along in my thoughts.

Our day together begins as I pull out of my driveway. It’s a little later than usual due to my appointment schedule but don’t get the idea that you can kick back and daydream. Stay alert here. We have a fair amount to do.

9:30 AM – We (you and I) drop Queen Esther off at the groomer for her beauty appointment despite her obsessive-compulsive reluctance to have us out of her sight for the splitiest second. She will get a sudsy bath and a good sheep shearing with #4 clippers to keep her from having a heat stroke and traumatizing us to no end. (If any of you are new to the blog, perhaps you need to know quickly that Queen Esther – AKA Star – is my Border Collie and not my mother-in-law. We have a strict policy around here never to have our in laws sheered with #4 clippers.) We have to keep Star’s hair short in the summer even though her full mane is among her very best features. Keith and I are outdoor people so she has to be able to tolerate the heat and that means one thing: a crew cut. Yesterday it was 110 here in Houston and, actually, it had cooled off from the weekend if that tells you anything about August life in Houston, Texas. Considering all that the East has been through in the last five days, I’m not complaining. While at the groomer, we learn that groomer’s teenage son is going to have heart tests done over the next few days and she breaks our hearts by letting tears spill over her cheeks. We want to hug her but we don’t get that hug-some vibe. This woman is no wimp so we are particularly moved by her show of emotion and we promise to pray for her and her beloved son. I already kept my promise. Since I’ve thrown you into today, would you do your part and please pray for his heart? God knows who he is and is looking straight at him with indescribable endearment. He also sees his mom and cares so much about her pain and fear.

9:45 AM – You and I pull into the first parking place we can find at the North Cypress Medical Center and only have to walk about three miles to the front door. (Ever so slight an exaggeration.) Huffing and puffing and, yes, carrying our laptop with our big, fat purse because we’ve committed to spend the day together, we sign in at The Women’s Br_______st Center because it’s time for one of us to have her annual M______ogram. (I know. For someone with such a big mouth, it’s absurd that I pick times like these to get all clammy and modest but I just can’t bring myself to actually type out the words. Maybe some of you remember 20 months ago when I told you that I had been hospitalized for something that sounded a little like “tonsillectomy” only it started with an “h.” I’m just not that big on body parts.)

10:00 AM – We surrender up our insurance card and our driver’s license, sign our releases and are called back right on time for our procedure. We are told the drill – where to change into our hospital gown and such – but we already know it well because at least one of our mothers died of breast cancer. We don’t get the luxury of skipping out on what, until after my tonsillectomy with an “h”, has been a twice-annual barrel of monkeys. We love the fact that our hospital gowns are kept in a warmer because the extra touch eases some of the anxiety but we do wish that they fit a little better as they do tend to gape open in the front since they only tie at the waist. This is unfortunate for all concerned.

10:15 AM – We are called back to our room by a really sweet woman-technician but she is not one of the ones we’ve come to know. So, we feel some of that familiar dread because…well, because we are modest. On the way to what we’ll affectionately call the press room, we see a very familiar face and she’s happy to see us, too, and we have a small group hug, the three of us (only she doesn’t realize you’re there). At this point it becomes obvious to the newer technician who led us back there that Hope is our annual BFF and she asks if Hope wants to take it from there. We are very relieved when she says she does. (Don’t you think that “Hope” is the most wonderful name for a woman who performs those life-altering procedures for women every single workday? Here you are, all apprehensive, and maybe even coming in for a recheck because something looks suspicious and we stare at that name tag and find “Hope.” I have told her many times that she, too, does women’s ministry.)

10:20 AM – Happy though we may be to have fresh Hope, we proceed into the meat grinder. Now, this is where you’ll need to shut your eyes because this part is just between me and Hope. I will forego painting a picture for you but let’s just say that, had the fire alarm gone off in the medical center, I would have been in decided peril as even the skin around my ears appeared to be stretched vociferously between a rock and a hard place. When we are done, we feel like we need to be put into an upper body cast but, alas, we are told to have a seat and wait and not to take off our gown yet in case we have to recheck anything. We are surely hoping not to be called for a recheck because, right about now, we are feeling like someone has closed an elevator door on one of us and taken us up to the 26th floor of a high rise and back. I busy myself by talking to you. You don’t say much back. I think you are scared you’re up next.

10:45 AM – We get called back to see the radiologist who we are nuts about. God gave us joyous favor with this staff and radiologist years earlier when we had a couple of serious cancer scares. The first thing he did was ask us about Melissa and Amanda, if that tells you anything about how wonderful he is and about how often they’ve been there with me and gotten all mangled up in their mother’s health dramas. Close your eyes again because he has large X-ray images of each of our – well, you know – on the screens. They look very ugly inside like they always have, which is precisely the reason for all the drama. Calcifications and the like. We can only visit with him for a minute about Amanda and Melissa because we need to be put out of my misery and told if everything looks okay. He tells me what he’s often told me. “I could biopsy you all over the place but, the fact is, these pictures are exactly like the ones from 2009 and 2010. I never like how they look but they look exactly the same so I’m going to let you go another full year (only the second time in my adult life) but, Mrs. Moore, DO YOUR MONTHLY EXAMS!” I promise that I will and maybe God wants you to promise that you will, too. Maybe that’s why you tagged along today. This is women’s ministry too, you know. We’re not ghosts. We have bodies. And they need stewarding. Maybe you need to do a few things for your health, too, but you think you’d rather take a sharp stick in the eye. I won’t hound you. I’ll just let God hound you. Otherwise you might think that misery just loves company. And let’s admit it. It does.

11:00 AM – Even before we’ve completely changed back into our clothes, we text Amanda and Melissa because they love us so much and they’re always relieved, too. We end up talking to both of them on the phone because we’re nuts about them. Our Amanda is having her first day with both kids in school in a good, long while and is celebrating a friend’s birthday over lunch. (AB is back in Mother’s Day Out and our big, fine boy is in his second week of Kindergarten.) Melissa is under the books, studying Coptic. We smile because we love these girls and their different worlds so much.

11:10 AM – One of our dear sibling in-laws needs to tell me something on the phone so we decide to take the long way to work and drive through Starbucks.

11:30 AM We pull up at Living Proof Ministries and we smile because we love those people who work within those walls so much we can barely stand it. We go inside and get and give many hugs because they haven’t seen one of us since last Wednesday. They can hardly wait to hear all about the Living Proof Live in Salt Lake City because they prayed so hard. We brag like crazy on the group God gave us and boast in His fresh graces and mercies. We’re only there for an hour and a half because, remember, this is appointment day.

12:00 PM – We gather for staff prayer time in the break room at LPM, most of us on the floor. We usually have staff prayer on Mondays but, if my schedule allows, I take Monday off after a Living Proof Live so Tuesday, it often is. I give a devotional then we pray together and specifically for one another. Most of the staff members write down their prayer requests on designated sheets of paper then Kimberly Meyer copies them off just before prayer time and passes them out to us. While we are praying, I realize that something pretty big has happened in one of my coworker’s lives while I was out of town and I am distraught. I lean over and write notes on her prayer sheet and tell her to call me the second we break. She nods her head. I can see the tears in her eyes.

1:00 PM – We have to scoot straightaway to make it on time for our next appointment so we end prayer time, say our goodbyes and one of us says we’ll see them all tomorrow. We call my friend before we make it to the car because we are so unnerved for her. She and I talk for the next 15 minutes while I’m on my way to the next stop. I feel badly about leaving you out of the conversation but, alas, some things are best kept confidential. I wouldn’t tell her some of the things you’ve told me either.

1:20 PM – We pull up hurriedly into the driveway of the groomer and run inside to get Queen Esther. Our next appointment is at 2:00 and not close by so we have no time for lollygagging. We’ve already paid in advance so it’s just a matter of fetching our best little buddy. We head off to the car. We really wish Queen Esther would t___t___ before getting in the backseat but she is traumatized by #4 clippers and, hence, her bladder is frozen solid. She barks “Run for your life!” and so we do.

1:25 PM – We pull into our old familiar driveway of 27 years (conveniently close to the groomer as you can see from our timeline). We let the Queen out of the backseat, nod with approval as her bladder thaws out in the grass, and we scurry our little beloved into the house since she can’t go with us to our next appointment. We haven’t eaten any lunch so we spread us a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a half and stuff it in a Ziploc because we dearly love Ziplocs. And peanut butter and jellies.

1:35 PM – We make sure Queen Esther is all settled in the house – even if she is royally ticked that she’s once again being forsaken – and we (you and I) head out the door and jump back into the car. We eat our PB&Js before we make it to the second traffic light. We leave one of our husbands a voice mail and tell him what we’re doing then we head on our 15 minute trek to our hair goddess for fresh highlights and a trim. One of us is having her annual photo-shoot tomorrow and, lest the other one think it sounds glamorous, the one of us having the photo-shoot enjoys it almost as much as she enjoys her annual m________ogram. We do indeed like seeing the photography staff once a year but, truthfully, this half of we just wishes we were seeing each other over bagels. So much smiling and not a grandbaby in sight. What a waste.

2:00 PM – We are in the chair of the Miss America of Hair. We LOVE this woman. I mean we absolutely L-O-V-E this woman. I’d tell you her name except that my staff would hang me upside down by my little toes because she’s already so booked that most of us make our appointments a couple of weeks in advance.

3:25 PM – We are still in the chair of the Miss America of Hair. She is very accustomed to us working hard on our laptop while in her chair. In fact, one of us put the last period of the final day of the James study sitting right here in this chair two weeks ago. One of us also wrote a chunk of GOOTP and SLI in this very chair. Right about now our big hair is in about 47 foils that could provide enough electric current for ET to call home.

4:00 PM – The Miss America of Hair unfolds one of the foils and nods her head. One of us leans back and puts her head in the shampoo bowl, but, alas, while holding the laptop up in the air so that the same one of us need not waste any time. God forbid that she’d just lay her head back and do nothing. We get a trim and The Miss America of Hair takes the blow dryer and blows all the hair off my computer keyboard and we laugh and thank her. We tip her well because we love to sit in the chair of the Miss America of Hair and we want her favor.

And we get back into the car, you and me.


But so happy.

Because we’ve spent the day with a good sister-friend. We’ll stop by the chiropractor, get adjusted, thank him again for being used of God to get our reluctant (nearly rude) selves out of 24/7 pain a year ago then one of us – I said just one of us – will go home and kiss my husband.

Thank you so much for coming along today, Sister! You made me smile. I love you and think of you every day.


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  1. 351
    Trisha Barton says:

    Dearest Beth, didn’t realize how much I had missed you until I read this account of the fascinating day we had together… you really are amazing! You don’t miss anyone on your journeys through your day. God’s favor definitely shines down on you and through you to all of us. Bless you always dear sister-in-Christ. I so look forward to more journeys with you and yours.

  2. 352
    Beth Beutler says:

    Beth, Fountain Inn, Daniel 12:3 NIV – Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.

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    jami says:

    I loved what you said about the dear mother who’s son is going to have his heart checked,

    ” God knows who he is and is looking straight at him with indescribable endearment. He also sees his mom and cares so much about her pain and fear.

    So many times, I pray for friends in need and I just don’t even know what to say.
    This is what I will pray, “God, You know who they are and thank you that You are looking straight at them with indescribable endearment. Please let them know you are. You know about their pain and fear. Please be their comfort.”

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    Carrie Klein says:

    “…..he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.” Isaiah 51:3 NIV

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    Brenda Payne says:

    Oh Beth! I have to pray for forgiveness (for being jealous of your humor and talent) every time I read your blog. It ALWAYS blesses me!! Today’s entry makes me laugh out loud. I’m sure I will re-read it many times. Thanks so much for loving God and us enough to share your thoughts so freely. And, thanks for being a REAL woman and understanding the rest of us in the process. God bless you!

  6. 356
    Tammy says:

    Sorry to be late adding my verse. Our power was restored last night after being knocked out by Irene.

    Lusby, MD

    Deuteronomy 28:4 (NIV)
    The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock–the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

  7. 357
    Ruth from North Idaho says:

    I love you Beth. Thank you for letting me ride along with you Tuesday. I smile with you, and my heart was warmed when we parted! :o)

  8. 358
    Joan says:

    Thanks for taking me along – I needed a day out! haha

  9. 359
    Dana says:

    Loved hanging out with you today! Just have to share that while we were busy getting things done in Houston, I was also preparing for my youngest child’s 17th birthday! His 24-year old big sister and I enjoyed the whole day with him and my future son-in-law joined us for the evening festivities! There is a tiny place in Adams, TN called the Port Royal Cafe that has the best wet burrito in the whole world! We picked up our food from the cafe and went to Aunt Brenda’s pool which is the prettiest place EVER…out in the country and all. Aunt Brenda has the greenest thumb I’ve ever seen. She might be related to you, Beth. I know your thumb is green as well! My future son-in-law joined us for supper, birthday cake and ice cream, and a tennis tournament on the wii! Of course the birthday boy won! He did receive a crown that his big sister made for him! Thanks for letting me share our August 31 with you!

    Love you all and love all the siestas!
    Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

  10. 360
    Becky says:

    Totally fun post.

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    Andrea Portera says:

    Miss Beth,
    Thank you so much for bringing me along through your appointment day. It was jam-packed, but as usual, you make it fun and it warms my heart that you love us Siestas enough to bring us along with you. God bless you and keep you, for the rest of your days. I am crazy about you too :o) Love and Hugs, Andrea

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    Julie Woodruff says:

    This made me laugh so stinking hard for several reasons but certainly the M_______ogram appt! It reminded me of the last time I had one. I gave all my info at the front desk and the lady said, “Where do you work?” When I told her LHBC, she said, “Oh lots of our girls go there!” Great! The technician comes to take me back and I thought I recognized her but not sure. I tried to stare at the floor and walk ahead hoping not to see anyone! Get back in the room, go through all the bells and whistles you named, take my place on the tape, ready for the meat grinder to send me into orbit when the technician said, “I enjoyed iMom yesterday!!” To which I replied, “I’m so glad!” And next thing I know…down with the grinder! What do you do?

  13. 363
    Marie says:

    This post was so fun, Siesta Mamma! The part about the m___________gram made me chuckle because I thought of what Anita Renfroe has to say about it: putting your all on the altar. Or it’s like pancake batter, and some of us have more than others!

  14. 364
    susan says:

    Oh Beth, this was so funny! Love the way you described your day!

  15. 365
    audrey says:

    Thank you for taking us along! Errand/appointment days are indeed so much better with a friend~and a whole lot funnier, too!

  16. 366
    Pat W says:

    hello Beth, it was my pleasure to spend the day with you. i just now read this, sept 2 of aug 30, and may I say the thought did come to me on the siesta day(the 1st), while I was making a four juice blend of vegetables and fruit, I named “Garden Melody Juice” that if you were nearer to me, I would have you for dinner and share a bowl of garden melody soup together. a tear run down my cheek reading of our day together at the hospital, thank you for needing me that way, and for bringing me along with you for your drs appt, it warms my heart that you need me as much as I need you. thanks for being my friend. and it was real for me as well, when i called up another friend of ours on tuesday, just needed someone to care on the other end. we each need this. hope you and me can spend another day together again soon. pat w.

  17. 367
    Norma Emory says:

    Oh, Beth, I just loved our “day together”!!! I hope we can visit together again soon. LOL God bless you mightily

  18. 368
    Michelle says:

    Wow – i am exausted! So, how do you deal with the breast cancer “fear”? Sometimes, I just feel ‘anxious’ and I am reminded of God’s word over and over – Phil. 4:5-7 (not to be anxious about anything), 2 Tim. 1:7 (God did not give a spirit of feat), and so on. Again, thanks for being ‘real’ with us. God bless you on this journey!

  19. 369
    christy says:

    Beth that was so much fun! I enjoyed “our day together”! Praying that God will continue to demonstrate His power in your life.

    Love & Blessings to you
    Christy in Summit, MS

  20. 370
    Jan Merz says:

    Beth – and all other Siestas:

    I am the mammogram poster child…
    Because my mom had breast cancer, I began yearly mammograms early, and had them one-year-and-a-day apart. One of those years I got the phone call for a repeat test, a biopsy,followed by the doctor’s appointment where he informed us I had Stage 3 breast cancer.
    So – in ONE YEAR – I went from nothing to Stage 3. (My loving husband thought they had the wrong x-rays.)
    The good news: the Lord walked with us for the next 2 years of pre-op chemo, surgery, post-op chemo, radiation, and reconstruction surgery – and as an 8-year survivor, I thank God for every new day and every birthday!! 🙂

    I loved (and laughed out loud) reading your day! Thank you for letting us share in your every day thoughts and feelings! I can’t wait to return to our church’s “Beth Moore Bible Study class” in another week. It’s the largest Bible study class our church has! 🙂

    God bless you in all you do to inspire so many!!

  21. 371
    Jen says:

    This was a fun post – it takes a gift to make a day full of appts as fun to read as you do! :0)

    I’m somewhat new to this blog and am not totally sure of the “protocol” of how to do this but I am wanting to submit a prayer request. I hope that posting it in this comment is ok and if there is another way that it’s supposed to be done, please forgive me!

    I will do my best to keep this short but in essence, I am asking for prayer for healing. A year and a half ago, I cam down with mono and my life has been forever turned upside down. It took six weeks for my body to beat the mono and even though the mono was no longer present, I was more sick than I had been in the previous six weeks. A year and half later, we think we finally have a diagnosis but the recovery for it is no easy thing. While there are disagreeing views on Lyme disease, it is what I have been diagnosed with and treating it can take years. I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining but to give you an idea of what a typical day is for me, it causes chronic fatigue, extreme joint pain, wooziness (similar to vertigo), insomnia, and sometimes nausea and other symptoms as well. Now that we are treating the Lyme, one can actually get worse before they get better and it’s been an a tough challenge for me. I’m 30 years old and the biggest thing I do during the week is leave the house to get a few groceries or go to the doctor’s office.

    All in all, I am LONGING for a full healing. I KNOW that God can heal me right now this second and I pray He does and would ask you to pray for that, too. But I also want to follow His will and I must be honest, part of me is scared that His will is for me to endure this for much longer. I am so tired mentally, it is such a spiritual battle to fight to stay positive and trust God when one feels so sick all the time. So, please pray for my heart and attitude as I would go insane without God’s strength and peace.

    Last, could you please pray that the treatments we are doing start having some positive progression and that I start getting some energy back.

    I can’t say enough how much it means to me to have y’all praying for me – I would have lost it long ago without all the love and support I have been given from friends and family and especially without the Lord.

    Thank you soooooooooo much for the prayers!

    Love – Jen

    • 371.1
      Debbie from VA says:

      Praying for God’s special touch on you today–the reassurance of His love and presence and healing for you…It is very hard to stay positive and trust when you feel awful…try to listen to uplifting music and meditate on certain scriptures…post them everywhere, read them aloud all day to yourself…and memorize them…..praying for you…this has helped me

    • 371.2
      joyce bailey says:

      i have added you, jen, to my prayers. stay in the Word, and work hard at not isolating . . get you some girlfriends.

  22. 372
    Stephanie says:

    Hey Siesta Momma Thanks so much for inviting me along for the day I had a great time. I know you say you luv us so much but can I just say the feeling is more that mutual!! I luv you like crazy, your love and zeal for Jesus and His Holy Word spurs me on. Thanks and may the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you.

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    Carrie says:

    When I hear you talk about your workplace and the support and love that you give one another, I am happy for you and your staff. I can only imagine how uplifting and amazing it must be to share your days togehter. Thank you for sharing your fun, positive and God loving attitude with us too! Reading your comments and everyone elses are truly a blessing to my day.

  24. 374
    Joy Stamp says:

    It was fun hanging out with you two Beth 😀 You are a hoot ! Sadly, I will not be able to attend the 9-10 simulcast as I have a niece’s wedding to attend which is out of town. I will be thinking about you/it and praying for all to be blessed. Sincerely, Joy

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    Amber says:

    You crack me up! its probably a good thing to have the favor of our hairdresser 🙂

  26. 376

    THAT was so much fun! Thanks for taking me along. We, our simulcast steering team, are praying for you and all that goes into Sept 10th. Can’t wait for another avalanche of God’s presence.

    Bring it on!

  27. 377
    jean hines says:

    Jeanie from Martin, SD

    Come let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care.
    Psalm 95:6-7a NIV

  28. 378
    Connie Fulmer says:

    Dear Beth,

    I was excited to hear you mention your visit to the chiropractor. You probably don’t remember me, but a few years ago I shared with you how I was a chiropractic student who experienced an unfair testing situation at a chiropractic school in the south that turned my world upside down. God has used that situation for my good. I am a chiropractic intern at Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa. What a difference in education and experience! This school offers so much more. I feel better prepared to take care of my patients spines and extremities. I leave in November to precept in Nashville, TN until February 24th, my graduation date. Someday, I would like to share with you what God has done in my life. Just know, you have been one of God’s instruments in helping me to know Him and grow in His Word. Bless you. Thank you so much for your ministry. When God brings me to your mind, please pray for me. I sit National Board Exams September 15-17 and in early November.

    Having studied Human Anatomy and Physiology in great detail, I can’t help but chuckle with your spelling of body parts. You are a treasure! I thank God for your laughter and teaching me that it is okay to wonder about the details of situations and people in the Bible–what they might have been thinking, what there expressions might have been, etc. In this way, the Bible comes alive for me. God and Jesus are not just “words” on the paper. They have emotions, too. Including laughter. Know that you are loved and much appreciated. –Connie Fulmer, future Doctor of Chiropractic.

  29. 379
    Rebecca Carmichael says:

    This post made me smile in a big way 🙂 This new-ish LPM blog reader loved coming along for the day! Thank you Lord for humor and for connecting your daughters world-wide via technology 🙂 And thank you for positive medical results!

  30. 380
    Beth Rottrup says:

    Sept 1
    Beth R
    Liberty Lake, WA
    Prov 3:5 NIV
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

  31. 381
    Jenny hope williams says:

    Just catching up after moving and having a new baby! It has been crazy! I am so modest and my dr to this day cracks up that I wrap myself in the sheet ten times before he comes in and he says scoot down about fifty times before I make my way to the end of the exam table. I only had 55 or so very personal exams before I had my sweet boy and even cancelled my last appointment because honestly after a high risk pregnancy…I couldn’t take another one! Lol. Love you all to pieces!

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    Angela says:

    We love hanging out with you, Beth! Let’s do it again soon!

    Angela, Mansfield, TX

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    Carrie says:

    I really enjoyed reading this! You crack me up! I’ve never been through the big squeeze but now I will try to smile/laugh my way through it when I do have to start getting it done! You will never know the spiritual encouragement you have been in my life!!! 🙂

  34. 384
    Lisa Engel says:

    Don’t know if this will ever really get to Beth, but wanted her to know that I’ve been praying like crazy for her! We are hosting around 300 people at our church in Edgewater FL this Saturday for the Simulcast and we are very excited. The Lord woke me early this morning after a little panic dream that I forgot to unlock the church doors this coming Sat.-even saw all the women waiting to get in and drove right on by. 🙂 So I got up and prayed right then and there for Beth! “Holy Spirit that you would continue to cast vision to Beth..that you would be present this weekend in every way! Father that you would give my sister “Shalom” peace peace as she continues to pray and seek You for this coming Saturday. Lord, that you would begin to plow the hearts and minds of every woman attending, wherever they may be, so we may be ready for whatever seed or water you have for us Father! Be with my precious sister Beth as she breaks forth the Bread of Life this Saturday! In His precious Name…Amen!” Looking forward to “seeing you” this Saturday Beth!

  35. 385
    Carla says:

    Hey Ladies,

    When Mrs. Moore mentioned the Simulcast coming up, my heart skipped a few beats! I can’t wait. We are hosting the Simulcast at our church in Southwest Florida. If you are in the neighborhood this weekend, feel free to make us part of your plans. You can go to to register. We can’t wait to see how God will move our church, our community, and beyond!

  36. 386
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Chocowinity, NC

    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 NIV

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    Dana OKeefe says:

    Dana, Pace, FL Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?…You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. Matt. 7:3-5 NIV

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    Gail Jones says:

    Whew! I’m exhausted after our hectic day together! Think I’ll go get a massage to relieve the tired muscles! Thanks for a delightful fun day.

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    Debbie Jones says:

    In June I went for a routine mammogram – and nothing has been “routine” since! (This – from the teacher who hangs out with sick kids all winter and prides herself on not getting so much as a cold!)The summer has been a whirlwind of hurry up – with procedures – and wait – for results. I await surgery – again – on September 16th. I have been told that the cancer is “garden variety” and very treatable – for which I am sooo very thankful. I have a wonderful surgeon and medical staff- but ultimately I am in the Hands of the Great Physician – He’s got me. I treasure prayers on my behalf.

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    Gigi Cordova says:

    thank you. 🙂 you made me smile.

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    Hi Beth! I enjoyed reading your day and the fun you had. Just wanted to share that I LOVE you! I’ve been working full-time at very well known oil Industry company as a Graphic Designer since May and the roommate is gone since May 27th. I want to come some time and visit BCF and get my hug. ;-)) x Love, Allison

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    Jennifer says:

    I was so full of joy to watch you sing today Beth with Travis, I have watched your mouth move with amazing words and smiles, but to see it move in the sound of songs was practically heavenly, like an angel. I seen you overcome with emotion at the end there and I just thank my God for you. I thank you for my God’s word illuminated and I mostly love how you take general people’s words and dust them off and give them a shine. Putting meaning and life into a dull voice that has no sound from somewhere far off and unknown. I am so proud of you and to learn from you is such a honor. The Holy Spirit has a hold on you and may we all just be like you, encouraging one another and unhindered. May God continue to multiply your vision. By the way, my friend’s neighbor came today and accepted JESUS CHRIST AS HER PERSONAL SAVIOR AND WAS SO OVERWHELMED WITH IMMENSE EMOTION, she could not speak, breathe or talk, just cry and weep. She has been set free!

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    Linda Reaves says:

    Loved…loved….loved the day spent tagging along with you! Actually was a typical day in the life of … most of US!! LOL. Just came in a bit ago from the LPL Simulcast!!! WOW! The Holy Spirit was pressed down and the place was shaken together…was a tremendous time in the Word! Thank you, Beth for braking the Bread of Life to us…ummmmm ‘we’ today! (not good grammar but…oh well!)
    BTW, did you know that a cat will sometimes nurse a baby squirrel?
    The message today will remain!!! “Lord, don’t just stir us but change us!!! Lionesses arrising!!!! Roar!”
    Signed…Unhindered!! Linda R.

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    JLaRee says:

    How delightful was our day! One of us is thrilled to have travelled with the other for a day. And we are living proof that women’s ministry is hectic and grueling at times. One of us is inspred by the other to step up her game and not waste another minute of time.
    We are grateful God’s mercies are new every morning, so we can do better today than we did yesterday. We are filled with love for each other and can’t wait to see each other in Bible study. One of us is excited to start a new study tonight at 6:00 p.m. (Central) at Crestview Baptist Church in Midland, TX. We praise God we’ll be there together.

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    Debbie McLendon says:

    “As for God, His way is perfect: The word of the Lord is proven: He is a shield to all who trust in Him.”

    Psalm 18:30 (NKJV)

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    Hope says:

    This is so awesome. I didn’t realize you had a blog, I heard about it through one of your readers. It is always a joy to see you, you are such an incredile soul. I look forward to seeing you again, hopefully no sooner than at your scheduled time (unless, of course, I run into you out or you just want to drop by and say hello). 😉


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    Lesley says:

    Oh Beth, you are SO amazing and loveable. I was at the LPM Lubbock event and it is there that I realized that you were not the Beth Moore extraordinaire! that I always imagined you to be but that you are really my sister princess and friend and I love you.

    “I have nothing in common with you, I thought. That shows I had already forgotten the one lesson I’d vowed to learn: you cam never guess at the complicated history of strangers.” – Elizabeth McCracken

    This is a quote I keep in my purse. It is from the book, The Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination. I’ve thought about this quote many times since this weekend b/c not only had I forgotten this lesson in regards to you, but also with one of the ladies I had traveled with to Lubbock from Wimberley, Texas. Our trip, gave me the opportunity to know this sister-princess of mine in a different light and I realized how much we were alike and how God has purpose for our friendship.

    This past weekend was so heart moving for me; road-trippin’ with 7 wonderful sister-princesses, late night conversations, wonderful worship, time spent with you my friend and LOTS of laughter. Thank you for continuing to say Yes! to God each and everyday. I am deeply thankful!

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    Star says:

    I ordered the leaders kit for the study of the book of Esther. Disc one does not have anything on the disc. I have tried working through the company we ordered the set from to get this replaced and have had absolutely NO LUCK. I fear Satin is fighting tooth and nail to prevent us from doing God’s work. This is my last effort and last straw. If there is anyway someone can get with me and send me the replacement disc ONE of the six disc set I would be eternally grateful.

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    ALRIGHT this post is for BETH Moore- “After reading your blog post to SLC ladies and the entire time reading about your mammogram and the many times I folded my arms with soreness- I gave in- Just got my letter this year- No recalls- No Evidence of Breast Cancer- See Ya Next Year– WHOO HOO thanks for driving me insane– till I gave in and got that Mammogram!! OUCH but Hey God Provided Great News- and BTW- My Grandmother had breast cancer so I was out of my Wits mind dreading that Mammogram! Thanks for Your minute by minute post which got me there~~~:) Many Prayers for You! and LP- through the Years-
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