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. 101
    Erin says:

    1. Erin

    2. First Assembly–Joliet, IL

    3. Waiting seems to be the biggest thing in my life right now. I feel like God has me in a holding pattern for so many things, and I’m starting to get impatient.

  2. 102
    Lisa says:

    Hunters Glen, Plano, TX
    I am in a transitional stage after moving and waiting to hear what God has for me next.

  3. 103
    Julie says:

    1. Julie
    2. Granbury, TX
    3. Trusting God with my future as a 39 yr-old single with a chronic illness

  4. 104
    Lisa says:

    Vidalia First Baptist (LA)
    Work is a huge concern right now.

  5. 105
    Karen says:


    Ukiah, CA

    My 18 y/o son launched last week, a few states away, living with non-Christians and he left his Bible.

  6. 106
    Pam says:

    1. Pam
    2. Delta, CO
    3. Wanting to deepen my faith in order to follow through on obedience – become more healthy in all ways in my life.

  7. 107
    Kathy Wilshire says:

    FBC Mansfield, TX
    Struggling with how to impress on my young adult sons the importance of making time for church & spiritual life without nagging.
    Looking forward to Saturday !

  8. 108
    Debbie says:


    Traders Point Christian Church, Whitestown, IN

    Being single in my 30s with no possibilities of change in sight.

  9. 109
    Emily says:

    FBC Vidalia-with my mom and sis:)
    We just moved and I feel totally out of place at the church I’m at. Which is not an easy fix since my husband is the youth pastor. We came for him to work on his master’s degree and just fell into it. I feel like a zebra in the midst of horses.

  10. 110
    Maryellen says:

    Attending: Manahawkin Baptist Church
    Trusting the Lord with my fears

  11. 111
    Dawn says:

    Crossway Church – Germantown, WI
    *waiting on God’s timing for things we’ve been praying for
    *teaching kindergarten

  12. 112
    Teri says:

    *Your 1st Name? Teri
    *The location where you’ll be attending? Austin Texas – First Evangelical Free Church
    *ONE of the biggest things in your life right now? Adjusting to changes that comes with the new school year and being the parent of a kindergartner and a 3 yo.

  13. 113
    Marcy says:

    1. Marcy

    2. Will be in Lubbock can’t wait!!

    3. Standing by my husband who is in the throws of an addiction.

  14. 114
    elaine says:

    if everything works out…. i will be there


    Burbank Calvary Chapel – Burbank, CA

    single motherhood = 3 kids (teenage boys), work, school, bible study, friends, dating, finances, health, and trying to hear God’s voice amidst all the chaos. i tried to be succinct. sorry. 🙁

  15. 115
    Lee says:


    Christian Fellowship Church, Lancaster, PA

    I have just retired after 25 years of School nursing and am seeking God’s direction for how to serve Him in this new stage of life.

    (taking my daughter and 7 others from my church, looking forward to Sat!!!)

  16. 116
    Sharon says:


    I planned to go, but am having to make an unplanned trip this weekend and will not be able to attend. I live in Henderson, TX and the simulcast will be at Hillview Baptist Church.

    The biggest struggle for me at this time is my prayer life. I have priorities that I allow to supercede a dedicated quiet time, but I am working towards accomplishing this goal.

  17. 117
    Julie says:

    2. The site in San Antonio,TX @ Coker UMC
    3. The one big thing in my life right now is that those who are sick can be healed.

  18. 118
    Heisfaithful says:

    Soorin, Eugene, OR

    Simulcast coordinator (Very fitting since your simulcast in ’08 changed my life. I love how God blesses us to do that giving back thing.)

    Speaking at my first conference the very next Saturday after your simulcast and my first book is coming out. You have been my spiritual mother/mentor for many years now and I get a lump in my throat every time I think about what God is doing in my life. I pray I can stay as faithful and as humble as you have been no matter where this all takes me. Thank you, Mama Beth.

  19. 119
    Mica Craig says:

    Grayson United Methodist Church, Grayson, GA
    Biggest thing: I am 48 years old and I am trying to figure out where I fit in this world after being a “mommy” all these years. Struggling with the sadness that the closure of this chapter of my life means.

  20. 120
    Kim says:

    1. Kim
    2. I am so very excited about attending at Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa, Fl.
    3. Biggest thing: keeping Jesus first in my life by balancing everything else that can often get in the way. I continually need to give Him control…without allowing myself to take over and do things my own way.

    My greatest prayer is that my 3 children (teenager and 2 grown children) seek God’s will for their lives and follow Him each day.

  21. 121
    Sondra says:

    Sondra, Yuba City, California


    Love you

  22. 122
    Velma says:


    Denison, TX; Parkside Baptist

    My spiritual walk. I feel like I have fallen down and can’t get up; I have two big issues going on that I need to be relying on Him for strength but I just don’t know how anymore or maybe I am just tired; I just want to quit.

  23. 123
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Phoenix AZ. Just trying to hang on to the promises He’s given – struggling with when/if they will ever happen.

  24. 124
    christina says:

    christina with my mom Martha-
    We have tickets for the Hunters Glen Baptist location in Plano, Texas, but I will have to decide the day of whether various chronic health issues will allow me to attend. Trusting God’s goodness as well as His sovereignty in the healing (or not) journey has been one of the biggest things in my life the last 15 months. Thank you for asking us! I will pray for the team whether I can go or not.

  25. 125
    Jamie Maddox says:

    *West Acres Baptist Church
    *My twin girls were stillborn Nov.’10 and I’m pregnant and due Nov’11-3 days to the day of my girls. Dealing with nervousness, excitment, and uncertainty.

  26. 126
    Patty says:

    Rush Creek Arlington TX
    Our church and the unrest after asking our pastor to resign.

    • 126.1
      Royana says:

      Patty….I am Royana, the Women’s Ministry Director at The Church on Rush Creek. We are hosting the event and I just wanted to say I am so glad you will be joining us. I pray I get a chance to meet you!!

  27. 127
    Melissa says:

    Ajax, Ontario, Canada
    I will be attending an Intro to Preaching course to learn the fundamentals of preaching so that I can begin my ministry and calling of making known the mystery of the gospel.

  28. 128
    Carol says:


    New Wilmington, PA

    Seeking miraculous intervention

  29. 129
    Mandy says:

    New Wilmington, PA
    Preparing for a new season of church life and ministry

  30. 130
    Amy says:

    Bethany Assembly of God, Agawam MA

    I am struggling/striving to reach a new level of trusting God with EVERYTHING; to place it all in His hands and not take it back!

  31. 131
    Jayne Cash says:

    Jayne Cash
    Trinity FWB Church, Greenville NC
    Learning to trust the promise of Romans 8:28

  32. 132
    Michelle says:

    St. John, IN
    Lack of discipline in seeking and following God’s will

  33. 133
    Beth says:

    My Name is Beth
    I will be attending in St. Louis Missouri
    The biggest thing I am facing is seeing God for Who He really is.

  34. 134
    Deb says:

    Heading to Sevierville, TN to attend the simulcast at First Baptist, Sevierville. The biggest thing going on in my life right now would be Bible Study moving back to my home next week after being in the church for the past 2 1/2 years.

  35. 135
    Michelle says:

    CrossWay Church, Germantown, WI
    Following principles of healthy eating with Weight Watchers and Made to Crave book by Lysa Teurkerst.

  36. 136
    Judy Woodward says:

    Attending simulcast at FBC Mauriceville, TX
    I have resigned my position as a middle school
    Sunday School teacher after teaching for over 20
    years. I am 62 and single and have no idea which
    Sunday School class I need to attend. I feel lost
    and displaced. Can’t seem to receive any direction
    from God on this.

  37. 137
    Ruth says:

    1. Ruth
    2. Greenville, IL (an hour from where I live)
    3. wanting to know the right role and place I should be in right now with some different things going on at church and some things at home, too– really needing discernment and to know the Lord’s leading. . . with peace in times of waiting as well!

  38. 138
    Lauren says:

    Abundant Life Baptist Church in Lee’s Summit, MO
    WAITING on and FOLLOWING Him (for a husband, in my career, etc.)

  39. 139
    Shelly says:

    One BIG thing I am trying to learn is the courage to set healthier boundaries in immediate and extended family relationships. This is especially difficult for me to do with my spouse and aging parents.

    • 139.1
      Amy says:

      excellent book; Boundaries – When to Say Yes and When to say No to Take Control of Your Life. by dr.s Cloud and Townsend. they are both christian counselors.

  40. 140
    Shelly says:

    Oh yea, I forgot to say where I’ll be. I’ll be at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

  41. 141
    Rebecca says:

    Corpus Christi, TX

    I constantly have lists going through my head of how I need to perfect myself, because Jesus died for me and I fill myself with guilt every single time I sell Him short and sin. Things I struggle with on my list (that needs to STOP!!): what I said above – letting Satan trick me into thinking that I have to be perfect, saying very cutting things to my awesome husband because I expect him to be perfect =( (I learned this from my mom doing this to my dad – needs to STOP!), contentment and a positive attitude – I am so very blessed – no reason for grumpiness.

    SO excited for this weekend! =)))

  42. 142
    Hannah Lee says:

    Hannah Lee

    First Baptist Church of Winnfield, Louisiana

    I would love to hear how you balance it all while keeping your marriage strong. The enemy seems to be working overtime in pushing me away from my husband and I won’t have it!

    I am like pee-in-my-pants excited about seeing you Saturday! And I can’t wait to feel the Holy Spirit! Bring it on, Siesta Mama!

  43. 143
    Lezlie says:

    Lezlie – attending at Unity Baptist in Prince George, VA

    One thing – balancing home, work and ministry

  44. 144
    Rhonda says:


    My name is Rhonda and my church in Watsonville, CA is hosting the simulcast! I am happy to say that we have almost 150 people signed up! We are so excited!

    One of the biggest things in my life right now is helping my friends and family get through such tragic circumstances. I am constantly praying with people and trying to point them to Jesus! Life is tough!

  45. 145
    Jan says:

    1. Jan
    2. Alabama
    3. Life is busier than I want it to be.

  46. 146
    Julie says:


    Highlands United Methodist Church, Gainesville, GA

    Biggest thing: focusing on the goodness of God while watching the suffering of more than one loved one in hospice care

  47. 147
    Ali C. says:

    My name is Ali and I will be joining you via the simulcast in Ellison Bay, WI. My one ‘thing’ is the deep want to learn how to let go and trust God completely, let him fill my life and live joyfully.

  48. 148
    Mandi says:

    Discovery Church, Orlando, FL
    Starting a ministry to help individuals who have experienced trauma.

    • 148.1
      Angie Cortes says:

      Hello Mandi, I go to Discovery Church too. I also attend Lisa Folch’s Bible Study. Great to see locals on here too.

  49. 149
    Deborah McLaren says:

    Debbie, Folkston Ga, my family to want Jesus more than anything else.

  50. 150
    Hannah says:

    Husband has upcoming interview to attend graduate school on opposite side of country from current home

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