Escaping the Slinky

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  1. 101
    Abby K says:

    Thank you Beth for bringing this word to us today! What a powerful message. I am currently doing the “Unglued” bible study and just finished the chapter on negative inside chatter. Your message further emphasized the point of presenting my requests to God and following the wisdom of Paul in Phillipians 4:6-9.
    Thank you for being a mighty servant of God and submittimg to what He has called you to do!
    Blessings. 🙂

  2. 102
    Nancy Borrett says:

    A mighty and powerful word- thank you so much!

  3. 103
    Cheryl says:

    Well said! Thank you, Beth.

  4. 104
    Pat from Kansas says:

    Thanks for taking time out of your very busy schedule to share this wit us. I have thought some of the same types of things in recent weeks but you say it to well.

    P.S. Is there any chance we could get an “update’ post from Amanda and Melissa about what is going in in their lives sometime? I know we all miss hearing from them.

  5. 105
    Pat from Kansas says:

    Talk about what humbles you…..I hate typos….and I had two….”with us”……..’ say it so well’…

  6. 106
    Cara Koski says:

    Thanks for sharing this Beth! This is so good! I have to tell you when I first pressed play to watch this my 3 yr old nephew was sitting near me and after the musical interlude caught his attention he saw you and cheerfully said “hello!” to you, then did it again until I realized what he thought was that you were skyping with us. 🙂

  7. 107
    Jennifer says:

    Thank you Beth for this….lots of notes and much to pray about – God is so good.

  8. 108
    Rebecca in SC says:

    All I can say is God is really speaking to my heart on this one big time.

  9. 109
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Hey Siesta Mama Beth I had to share this with you, I read this just a few minutes ago, and it is exactly what you are talking about!

    “When swelling and pride come, then emptiness and shame come also, but with the humble (those who are lowly, who have been pruned or chiseled by trial, and renounce self) are skillful and godly Wisdom and soundness.”
    Proverbs 11:2 Amplified

  10. 110
    Meredith B says:

    Feeling a little lonely today so was SO, SO lifted when I clicked on the blog and found this video. It was very ministering to me to have the actual face to see and voice to hear.. Love ya Beth.. LOVE our God that knows what we need and confirms His desires for us through others.

  11. 111
    Melissa ford says:

    Thank you! I needed to hear about linear time lines…..especially as summer vacation approaches. What a revelation! I never considered how God is constantly MOVING FORWARD. Great insight! Thank you again! Looking forward to Gideon:)
    ~ Melissa

  12. 112

    Yep. That was for me. Been cycling around and around an issue and never thought Pride was my issue. (Ha! Pride kept me from seeing that.)


  13. 113
    Mona Wilson says:

    Thanks Beth. I have enjoyed and learn from your bible studies and they are so relevant! Keep listening to God and sharing, you have been a blessing to my life:)

  14. 114
    Cynthia says:

    Thank you, Beth. I appreciated the fact that you asked us to consider this message prayerfully and ask the Lord how it might apply to us. For me the cycle is unforgiveness. I have been challenged recently to forgive in the same way that I would want Jesus to forgive my own sins and shortcomings. “Forgive us our sins AS WE forgive those who sin against us.” I am constantly being challenged to let go and not hold onto “things”. This slinky picture was exactly the encouragement that I needed to apply the linear thinking. It was a clear word, Beth. Thank you!

  15. 115
    Ruth says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this picture of the slinky and how we (or should I say I) are trapped in this repetitive motion when we need to walk on the linear path. I don’t want to get stuck and I do want to go forward! I think that being made aware is just what I needed.

  16. 116
    Alicia says:

    Wow, what a word picture. “…cycling like a drill bit into the pit…” That describes me with an issue that constantly nips at my heels. Thank you for opening your heart to us today.

  17. 117
    Susan Collins says:

    Awesome Word Beth!!! Hit home!!! Moving forward!!!

  18. 118
    Nina says:

    Right at the moment this optimistic gal attempts to give up and “waller” in self-pity over the stuff in my life, He shows me that He just loves me too much for that! Thanks for listening to Him and sharing!!

  19. 119
    Crystal says:

    Beth –
    Thanks sooo much for the the message…God knew I needed to hear it TODAY even though you taped it days ago. I wasn’t ready to STOP until today.

    Love you for disciplining and encouraging me! Praying for you and for me to STOP the cycle.

    (going to use Psalm 5 for SSMT!!)

  20. 120
    Becky Bell says:

    Beth – Thank you! Pride creeps into my thinking so easily and leads to many other sins. Once again God has used you at just the right time.
    Bless you –

  21. 121
    Suey Caldwell says:

    Bethy… you so fun!
    Jimbo and i in Kauai Haaaawaii and Ellie Holcomb
    and Kristy Nockels say howdee!
    Jesus Is Lord.
    Thank you!

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