Simulcast, Anyone?? Your Mama Needs to Know

Hey, Siestas! Just a quick update to let you know that each of the ten scholarship tickets are now gone for the Lubbock location where it will be live. We would encourage you to click on the link below to see if you’re still able to join another simulcast location near you. Thank you so much!

Hey, you darling things! I’m just dying to know if any of you are participating in the Living Proof Live simulcast this coming Saturday. (Sept. 10th) God has made you such a huge part of this ministry and given me so much love for you that I wonder if you’re out there every time I serve on the road. Somehow (God alone knows how) you lend a very personal touch, giving me the sense of a close sisterhood even among many unfamiliar faces in that group of participants. It’s that feeling only God can bring where you feel loved and accepted even in all your quirks and mistakes.

SO, are any of you going? (If you don’t know anything about it, see the link at the bottom of this post to check on whether or not a host site is in your area. If so, please contact that location directly about available seating. We’d love to have as many Siestas as possible!) If you’re going, you’ll see three questions in the next paragraph that I’d love for you to answer. First, let me give you a few stats so that you’ll know what’s up. To God’s glory and purpose, there are 731 host locations in all this year. They are sprinkled throughout 48 of our 50 States and – are you ready for this??? – a whopping 31 of those 731 host locations are in CANADA! We were flabbergasted! So grateful to God. We also have host sites in 10 other countries. I’ll share those on Saturday. In addition, our gracious God is granting us the privilege of serving 3 military bases (so dear to this Army brat) and one women’s prison. I am without words to convey what the latter means to me. Many of us women know what it’s like to be imprisoned to something we feel we cannot escape. We are overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden (and grateful, prayerful, mindful) at the prospect of serving this large and very diversified group on Saturday. Our only hope is to be crucified to our own flesh and alive in Christ. Our competency is in Him. We gladly esteem every participant in the presence of Christ as better than ourselves. God alone can accomplish the task we have before us but He did not stir the whole concept up just to pull a no-show. He promises that He will be found by every person who sincerely seeks Him. Siestas, if you have ever prayed for us, pray for us now! We are trusting Jesus with everything in us to minister personally to each of those lives. We are pleading with Him for a demonstration of the Holy Spirit’s power.

Now, for those three questions! The insight you bring me is always gold. If you are participating in the simulcast, would you tell me …
*Your 1st Name?
*The location where you’ll be attending?
*ONE of the biggest things in your life right now? (Please just ONE and please make your description very succinct or I’ll never be able to read all of them. I want so much to look through them to gain insight toward our group on Saturday.)

Siestas, may I ask your sweet understanding and cooperation in limiting our comments to this post just to the ones attending the simulcast this weekend? You know I hate to do that but it will help immensely as I look through the comments to begin formulating a composite of the group on Saturday. Thank you so much!

P.S.  Be sure to hop on the blog tomorrow because I have someone really wonderful I want to introduce to you. You will know her WELL by this time next year!

I’m nuts about you.

Now, here’s that link in case you want to check on the nearest host site. Click Here: Simulcast Host Locations


P.P.S.  For any Siestas near Lubbock, where the live Simulcast site will be this Saturday, we are humbled to be able to offer ten scholarship tickets to those that would love to join us but just cannot afford a ticket at this time.  Call and ask for Kimberly or Susan at 1-888-700-1999.



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  1. 451
    carla says:

    I am so excited to be attending my first simulcast this weekend with my bestie of over 25 years. I am visiting family in Ga. and going this weekend with Cathy. She found out her husband of 35 years has ALS a few months ago. Please keep her and her family in prayer. I am so far away, it is really pulling at my heartstrings. We are both newbies to a simulcast and I am just bursting at the seams to be sharing this time with her. Can’t wait.
    Mt. Zion Baptist in Snellville, Ga. YA’ll

  2. 452
    Letha says:

    Letha. (Coordinator) Mountain Home, Arkansas. Home church totally wrecked and divided; feels like divorce or death. Husband and I struggling to find direction for moving to another local body.

  3. 453
    Carol Bruntlett says:


    Copper Pointe Church
    Albuquerque NM

    I am going thru a season in my life right now being unemployed and it is a tuff road to walk at this pointe in my life, trying to trust God in this season and trying to hold on to His words calm my anxious thoughts Lord help me to be faithful in this weariness

  4. 454
    Melinda says:

    Manchester Christian in Manchester, NH
    We’ve just moved 1400 miles away from home.
    God is teaching me how to find true intimacy in Him as we are truly alone in our faith here. Missing my Siesta family *so* much though we’ve never met! Driving 45 minutes just to be with you and hear a fresh Word. Praying for lovely Beth.

  5. 455
    Dana says:

    Attending Simulcast in Wilmore, Kentucky
    Concern for my kids

  6. 456
    Elizabeth Kesselring says:

    Elizabeth ~ hosting at The Journey Baptist Church, Rochester NH ~ one thing I need is God management…not time management, not calendar management, not delegation…I need to seek God at the beginning of my day > have Him in the forefront of all my tasks > and rest at the end of the day in what He accomplished through me.

  7. 457
    Lori Willey says:


    Eden Prairie, MN

    Written a book “The Story of Glory— In Times of Struggle” about marriage, faith and hope when there was none. It is going into typesetting. May God use His story mightily despite our weaknesses.

  8. 458
    Wendy says:

    Attending at Grace Church, Eden Prairie, MN

    Our oldest child is in high school and for me and my husband to do our best to navigate parenting a teen, and our fervent prayer that our children will be strong in their faith in the Lord (in an often scary morally corrupt society) and live with joy for Him.

  9. 459
    Melanie says:

    Melanie, Manahawkin NJ, praying for my dead marriage to be resurrected & restored!

  10. 460
    Holly Riggs says:

    1. Holly
    2. Big Hill Christian Church, Richmond, KY
    3. Job being eliminated (23 years) praying for guidance.

  11. 461
    Catherine Barnett says:


    First Baptist Concord Knoxville, TN

    Learning to complain less and be thankful more!

    Love you bunches and can’t wait until Saturday. I have butterflies just anticipating the word God is going to bring me!!!!!

  12. 462
    Jenn says:

    Jennifer, Discovery Church, Orlando FL

    My upcoming marriage and Christ’s movement in my new family.

  13. 463
    Betty M says:

    Betty M
    would be attending in Bismarck ND.
    I know it is expensive to air these simulcasts etc but I think it would be a much greater effort to evangelize more people if some things were less money. I know what is $20 or $30 these days to most people but to some it buys some gas when you have miles to drive to get somewhere or it buys milk for a family for afew weeks. It is getting down to that in alot of areas. Maybe we need to cut in some areas to make the events more affordable? I hope and pray I am not offending anyone here because that is not my intent at all. Last spring my daughter and I drove almost 500 miles to Mn to see Beth and spent a weekend in a motel as we knew noone there. Personally though I think Beth is really being used mightily to spread the Word and doing a wonderful job, could we cut back on some things? Travis is wonderful but is a praise team always necessary? Could we make the venues smaller like doing more appearences in smaller churches? This is just to keep the cost down. Before I knew Beth, my freinds went to see her in Fargo ND I did not go because at the time I could not afford it. I love her lectures on the DVD’s she does but the venues lack that intimacy I have so come to love in a smaller group. The simulcast again costs money to go to. I need to stay in the city over night and it is a 90 mile trip one way. In a year in which we have donated much time and money to help flood victims here, the money just is not here for other things. I also have a ladies retreat I had to committ to the next weekend and that is expensive. The economy now makes alot of us take a long hard look at even the things we would never question before and opt out. Gods blessings on the event and I will see Beth in a Bible study soon. In His great love, Betty M

    • 463.1
      Beth says:

      You did not offend me at all, Betty. Travis, the entire LifeWay team, and I would love to see it all done free of charge. Because of the expenses, we’d have to pass the offering plate over and over again and we made the hard decision not to do that. It’s a very imperfect process but we pray to serve with pure hearts. We also rarely turn anyone away who contacts us for a free ticket. I say this to you in much love because I know your questions were very genuine. A praise team is absolutely necessary. I don’t know anyone who can usher people to the Throne more powerfully than Travis. We can’t do smaller venues and more events because we are all called to our families, churches, and cities first. Thank you so much for the privilege of serving you and please know how sorry I am that it’s all so complicated and, for some, unaccommodating. I just hate that it is.

  14. 464
    Yanna Westmoreland says:

    1. Yanna

    2. We’re hosting! A&M Church of Christ College Station Tx

    3. God is so big in my life, He is my Wow.

  15. 465
    Dana says:

    First Baptist Church~Clarksville, TN
    The biggest thing in my life right now is my children! Blessings to this mama’s heart. My 24-year old daughter, Hayley, is getting married on 11-11-11! We are having a blast planninig that! My 17-year old son, Nathan, is home schooled by his mama! They keep me busy but it is such a wonderful blessing to be their mama!

  16. 466
    Christal says:

    West Acres, Evans GA
    My one thing: better understanding of how deep God’s love us for me!

  17. 467
    Melissa says:

    Melissa. First Baptist Church, Sterlington, LA.
    Learning to live with a diagnosis that frightens me. Nothing terminal or fatal, praise God. Nothing that will make me sick. A disorder most people don’t understand and back away from instantly. I’m praying daily for God to give me strength for today.

  18. 468
    Alita says:

    Living Oaks Church, Newbury Park, CA
    Biggest thing for me right now is to make sure I stay connected to God. Everything else will then fall into place.

  19. 469

    1. Nicole

    2. Northeast Presbyterian, St. Petersburg, Florida

    3. Time Management – spending time alone with God each day

  20. 470
    Carrie says:



    Desperately learning to trust God

  21. 471
    Lynn says:

    Copper Pointe Church Albuquerque, NM
    Helping my daughters deal with 1)an addicted spouse 2)unemployment and seek God’s will in the process.

  22. 472
    Sherry Adams says:

    Sherry – Attending the Metro Christian Academy location in Tulsa Oklahoma, hosted by Community Spirit Magazine. Struggling with defeat/low self-esteem in several areas of my life.

  23. 473
    Elaine Simonsen says:

    Elaine, Burke VA, raising 4 children under the age of 6 and one being special needs.

    • 473.1
      Ronesshia says:

      I will be attending in Burke, Va as well. I’m actually attending by myself…just felt God’s push for me to come to this.

  24. 474
    dawn russell says:

    Dawn will be attending in Rhinelander, Wisconsin

    Learning to honor my husband for who he is instead of running to the image of Mr Fantasy that I have created over the years.

  25. 475
    Kristine says:

    Really hoping to go – but need to find childcare.

    1. Kristine
    2. If I attend – Bethany E Free in La Crosse, WI
    3. Extending grace to myself and others in my life

  26. 476
    Kristen says:


    Warren, Minnesota (smallllllll town!)

    It sounds so vein but I’ve always struggled with my weight. I just wish through the POWER of Jesus I might be okay with my body some day. Or maybe a better description would be lack of confidence in almost every thing I do (appearance, being a mother, etc)

  27. 477
    Kim says:

    1. Kim

    2. Will be in LUBBOCK!!! Yipee!!!!

    3. Learning to listen more and talk less! But praising God for his answer to so many prayers recently … He is truly amazing in His timing on all things.

  28. 478
    Loretta Davila says:

    Loretta (not a Siesta but I follow your blog!)
    Farmington, NM with Tapestry for Life
    Please pray for my young son-in-law who we think may have Bi-polar :,(

  29. 479
    TERESA says:

    I will be in Plano, TX for simulcast.

    My BIGGEST concern right now is for our son.

  30. 480
    Beth says:

    My name is Beth and I will be attending this Saturday’s event in Bridgeport, WV. Wanting to know God’s will on how to handle a family situation.

  31. 481
    Merrie says:

    Sad there is not one in Houston… Dealing with conflicts that need to be addressed and get stuffed! Blessings and praying for you this weekend.

  32. 482
    Amy says:

    Greenville, NC
    I just need some refreshment and renewal from hearing God’s Word taught. I feel so empty spiritually and tired physically and emotionally. My husband and I brought home our first child from South Korea in April. Because of attachment and bonding, I am having to stay with him in the nursery during church and missing out on hearing the sermon each week. My devotions are just not enough and I need more. Looking forward to getting “more” this weekend!

  33. 483
    Diane Rice says:

    Diane, Parkway Baptist Church, Natchez, MS

    Placing my security in Jesus not stuff or people.

  34. 484
    ConnieH says:


    Minooka Bible Church, IL

    Trying to stay connected in my faith walk while keeping peace in my marriage as my husband has walked away from his fledgling faith walk over the past year due to hardships with unemployment/underemployment.

  35. 485
    Charlene says:

    1. Charlene

    2. Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    3. Always seeking balance and the Lord’s help and direction between being a woman in Christ (who is constantly wanting to grow in this area), a wife (to a husband who is trying to go through a year of healing from his past), a mommy of two boys (one with multiple special needs), a friend (to so many who are hurting and struggling) and a variety of involvments at our church.

  36. 486
    Sarah says:


    Lubbock, TX

    My kids (4 yr. son, twin 2 yr. daughters) are the biggest thing in my life, but I am seeking God’s leading on inviting and connecting with more women to bring them into deeper relationships with Christ.

  37. 487
    Iris says:

    Prince Edward Island
    Since I am organizing this weekend, it is what is on my mind, and my teams and their heads and their members. SO want this to be a wonderful experience for the ladies.
    FYI…..This is our 3rd simulcast.

  38. 488
    Alicia says:

    Bismarck, ND
    If God’s will, bringing my neighbor who is stuck in drug addiction. For me, waiting on God’s next instruction.

  39. 489
    Aubrey says:

    1. Aubrey
    2. Longview Heights, Olive Branch MS
    3. Keeping my knowledge of Christ a heart thing, not just a head thing, even while I am in seminary. Many people told me that their times of being farthest away from God was during intense study, and it boggled my mind, but I get it.

  40. 490
    Zonnie Dietrich says:

    Tacoma, WA; To bring the Good News about Jesus Christ to a lost and pessimistic region (Mariners, Seahawks, Sounders-how can one not be a little down). We are great sinners; but, He is a great Savior!

  41. 491
    Melinda says:

    First Baptist Church of Lakewood – Lakewood WA- nestled between Ft Lewis/ McChord AFB, JBLM

    Balance being a ♥Wife, ♥Grammy, a ♥Daughter who has one parent with Dementia, the other has had strokes, Women’s Ministry. Running the race set before me…

  42. 492
    Renee says:


    Shenandoah Baptist Church in Roanoke, VA

    Discerning where/how God wants me to serve in this newest season of my life

  43. 493
    Lindsay says:

    Rileyville, VA
    focusing on and glorifying GOD instead of giving the spotlight to evil….(i.e.—finding and sharing stories of heroes from 9-11 instead of focusing on the terrorists’ evil plots of that horrific day)

  44. 494
    Paula says:


    Cornerstone Baptist Church
    Roseville, MI

    I need God’s direction, and freedom from a grief so deep in me, I wouldn’t recognize myself without it.

  45. 495
    Jill says:

    Livingston Congregational Church , Montana
    Being married is hard , and I look around and don’t think others think about divorce as much as I do.

  46. 496
    Jennifer says:

    First Baptist Church of Midway-Plant City, Florida

    Anxiety, perfection, & self doubt.

    Love you Beth! 🙂

  47. 497
    Cheri Swords says:

    Your 1st Name? Cheri
    *The location where you’ll be attending? Lubbock, TX site
    *ONE of the biggest things in your life right now? Menopause – enough said right??

    Can’t wait to see how God is going to speak and move on Saturday. You are being prayed over from the top of your head to the tip of your toes.

  48. 498
    Becky James says:

    Becky, Tri-Cities Wa. Host Bethel Church
    Yes I will be there with bells on!!! We have been planning and praying over this event since we signed up to host it.
    Biggest things in my life now are going back to work now that my kids are in school and balancing what I feel the Lord has laid on my heart to do for Him and marriage.

  49. 499
    Hannah says:

    Hannah and Tara-Kettering,OH(cannot remember the exact name of the church!)

    Right now I am preparing to leave for a 6 month internship with the International House of Prayer in Kansas City.

  50. 500
    Pamela Payne says:

    1. Pamela
    2. Bishop, Ca. (First Presbyterian Church)
    3. Writing my first Bible study

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