To Moms With Love

Happy Mother’s Day, Moms of all kinds! This post is especially for those who could stand to feel a little happier in their mothering. Below you’ll find the link to the file I reference in the latter half of the video. Watch it first so that you’ll get the context. This little video is not slick or well-rehearsed but it comes with earnestness and love. May Christ continue to perform miracles in your family and in your home. Nothing is too difficult for Him.

To Moms With Love from LPV on Vimeo.

You are highly esteemed around here!

Armed For Prayer


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  1. 1
    KariB says:

    Happy Happy Mothers Day Beth!!! Hope your day is full of joy and laughter and that you know you are appreciated and much loved!!!!

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    Shannon says:

    Dear Beth –

    Happy Mother’s day to you! I am not a mom to any children – but I am a mom to 2 of the most adorable dogs you have ever seen (besides yours of course). I am very thankful for all of the mothers God has blessed me with in my life. I pray for all who are single today or who long for children but are told they cannot that God would help them not to feel rejected but chosen for something better. Something only God could design ๐Ÿ™‚

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    paige says:

    Wow what a powerful message. I so needed that message as I struggle with the mistakes I have in parenting….thank you thank you thank you !!! Jesus is my savior and healing those his Grace and Mercy !!!!

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    paige says:

    Wow what a powerful message. I so needed that message as I struggle with the mistakes I have made in parenting….thank you thank you thank you !!! Jesus is my savior and healing through his Grace and Mercy !!!!

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    Susan says:

    Thank you SO MUCH!! I needed this today!

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    Shelly Elston says:

    Thank you for such a timely word! I needed this today. Thank you for your encouraging prayer and the verses that I can pray over my child. Happy Mother’s Day to you, dear Beth! You are so adored!


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    JenniferT says:

    Happy Mothers Day, Beth!

    This was a great encouragement to me and I am beyond excited to both USE and SHARE this and the attachment for praying scripturally for my kids. There is a precious, precious mommy I know who has been through an intensely dark season in her life. She is only recently beginning to ‘try this stuff’ and the rosebud of her heart is just beginning to open ever so slightly and so gorgeously to the truth of the Word of God. Watching Jesus move in her life is blindingly beautiful. Anyway, perfect timing. Eternal thanks!

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    LaDonna says:

    Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚
    Happy Mother’s Day!

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    Dawn B says:

    Oh, dear Beth, I can’t tell you how much I needed this message this Mother’s Day! I have been a parent a lot of years and sadly, the ‘sting’ of this day is the worst it has ever been this year as my once-wise 28 yr. old daughter-friend has been drawn away by the enemy … and I feel powerless to do anything about it. Thanks so much for the reminder that victory will not come from our words but from God’s Word, the Living Word. I do pray verses from my quiet time for them, but I so much appreciate your work in pulling together these very powerful truths to pray over them. Bless you, dear one, for continually being a humble learner and teacher … Love you so much!

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    Amybhill says:

    Wow. I can’t wait to watch this tonight after the girls go to bed. I started Mother’s Day off with a mini-breakdown of exhaustion culminating in me driving to Barnes & noble and crying in the parking lot. I’m happy to say the day has gone uphill since then. But still, I’m looking forward to stealing a moment to watch this tonight. Happy Mother’s Day to you too Beth, my spiritual mom. I thank God for you. And Happy Mother’s Day to Amanda too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kristi says:

    Thank you, Beth. I really needed to hear that today. I was in Hershey at LPL and came away with the knowledge that power through prayer and the Holy Spirit is what I need to focus on. I’m so concerned about my son. He seeking and searching, but seemingly in all the wrong places. I commit myself to begin to earnestly do battle for him. Will begin this Mother’s Day! Thank you for this encouragement.

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, too, Beth!

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    Lynn says:

    Thanks so much for this today. I have felt very defeated lately and needed to hear the reassurance that I am not alone or a failure or powerless.

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    Michele says:

    Thank you for your words of encouragement! The jumpstart verses are a tremendous help.

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    Shelley Dupler says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Beth! Thank you so much for the uplifting and encouraging message! It was just what the Lord was wanting me to hear today!! Praying for a restoration in our relationship! Devastating for a born again Mother and born again son who is a young adult to have hearts so far apart. Our lives have taken such a drastic change recently. I was so blessed seeing you last week in Hershey Pa at LPL!!

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    Michelle Baylerian says:

    WOW Beth, such a timely Word to Mothers. One thing that struck a cord was my feeling of helpless in an almost 5 yr dating relationship my daughter is in. I’ve laid it down @ cross only to pick it back up again. It’s very hard to mother young adults, but God. I will be using the Scripture to take my mind captive to the obedience of Christ not myself or worldly ways. Bless you Beth for how well you serve. May you & your family receive a double portion. You are so loved xo

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    Betty M says:

    Dear Beth and All,
    It was not a Happy Mother’s Day around here. First of all I was quietly fumming at how badly things have fallen apart around here the two days I was gone. Then hubby calls a neice and wishes her a happy day it was her first as a mother and he did this before he wished me a happy one!! Then another lady snapped at me in church so all during the services I was wiping tears from my eyes. OUCH!! How we hurt each other! How the devil wins. New people were there looking for a new church home and our people were fighting over the summer service hours!!!!!
    I am always so emotional on Mother’s Day remembering my last one with Mom how I squeezed her hand knowing her time was short and almost two months to the day we had her funeral.
    My sister has treated me in ways beyond explaining as she took my earthly inheritance away, saw to it I was jailed on trumped up charges that were later dropped. I tried to stick by her side as she battled an advanced cancer. Last winter I reprimanded her for her envy and tried to correct her like a big sister would, so, I am now officially out of her life again and I just found out her cancer has returned but she will not allow me to spend precious time with her now, choosing to punish me for scolding her.
    Why are there so many hurts? Because in our perfectionism,we find we are so powerless to stay at such a level and it shames us!! Sin! How it ruins my life, how it draws me ever closer to the horrible beauty of the cross where everything is made perfect, we receive all power and shame drops as falling leaves!!
    Thank you Beth I needed encouragement today!!
    Wiping tears!
    Betty M

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    Jenni Banicki says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Beth!
    You are a mentor to me and so many. Love your heart for us and your warrior spirit. Can’t wait to see you in Stockton!


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    Melissa Ruth says:

    I found your bible studies last fall through a living proof live and a church that actively uses your studies.
    Now, I’m relocating to Houston and had the opportunity to visit Bayou City Fellowship today for no other reason than it was a church we wanted to try. I had no idea you would be there speaking! Your words touched my heart and I SO wanted to tell you that in person. God has been speaking to me all weekend the message you shared and I was touched beyond belief that I was able to hear it from you IN PERSON!!! Thank you! Praise the Lord God Almighty for that opportunity!!!

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    Erin says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Beth! I cannot thank you enough for this mother’s day video. I went to bed hours ago but could not sleep and came out to the kitchen, checked my email, saw the LPM email with link and watched your message. I think you spoke each word just for me and I am incredibly grateful for your wisdom and encouragement. I will be printing the 4 pages of scripture and praying to hold all of my thoughts captive to Christ and that He will help me cast aside the shame and powerlessness I have felt for so long. Perfectionism is not something I struggle with, but it is something my husband expects of me so it is outside pressure and not one I put on myself. I am just very grateful for this amazing message. As always, God uses you in might ways. Much love and blessings.

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    Heather Smith Lane says:

    Thank you so much for this!! A wonderful Mother’s Day gift!

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    Christine says:

    Thank you so much, Beth, for such a wonderful video. I have one adult son in NY who is saved and goes to church and another here in AZ who believes in Jesus but has not yet been baptized and received the Holy Spirit and he does not go to church. I have been praying for him, his fiance and my granddaughter and even my granddaughter’s mom to know Jesus. Today, on Mother’s Day, my son took us all (his fiance, my granddaughter who is 14 and my sweetheart and me) to the movies to see God’s NOT Dead. It was the best Mother’s Day I’ve had in a long time. I’m still praying and trusting God for Is. 49:25 where God says: “I will contend with those who contend with you and your children I will save.” I prayed that many times..
    your children I will save.” I’m counting on God to fulfill those words. Oh…and I had given his fiance your book about King David-90 Days with a heart like his. Maybe they will read the book together.

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    sharon, Ga says:

    Thank you. thank you. I needed this so much. thank you for your compassion LPM, and for always leading us to God’s Goodness where everything is more than bearable. I am armed and empowered with fresh set- like- flint resolve to wage this recent battle where it belongs. wheww. What a power-filled relief it is. happy mothers day big time LPM and sisters everywhere!

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    Monika Tompkins says:

    I get up early to have quiet time with the Lord each day while enjoying my coffee and decided to see what was posted . I am thankful for this video today! Thank you Beth for sharing with us what God places on your hearts. Our family is fighting a spiritual battle for a loved one and this is such a great reminder of our need to pray scripture over our families.
    My sister & I were reminded of the scripture in Romans that says God works together for good for those who love Him. Yes He does!! Praise God we are not in this battle alone! Thank you for being so obedient to His calling on your life! Your sister in Christ . Monika

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    Kathy Prather says:

    Hi Beth! I wanted to thank you so much for your video on Mother’s Day. It was such a blessing for me and the Armed For Prayer document was fabulous. I am going to print it out and use it when I pray for my children and grandchildren. Our children and grandchildren live very close to us (5 to 10 minutes)so we get to see them all the time. God has so blessed us with the most wonderful kids. I feel so blessed to have been a mom. And you are right! I believe it is the most difficult job anyone can have but it is also the most rewarding!

    I have wanted to write you for so very long to say how much I love your studies. I have been with the same group of women mostly for over 20 years and we have done probably all of your studies. You are a very dear friend to each of us. And now some of our daughters and daughters-in-law are a part of our group.

    I have learned so much from you and I praise God for you all the time. I would so love to meet you!! You and I could talk for hours, I bet, about our granndbabies!! I was tickled to death when I heard of your first grandson Jackson. That is my first grandson’s name also and I can hardly believe it when I say he is going to be 14 this October!! I thought my children grew up quickly, but it was nothing compared to my grandchildren.

    Thank you so much for being a part of my life. And thank you for being willing to be used of God. I pray that He blesses you beyond measure and that He will sustain you as you run your race! God bless you! Love, Kathy Prather

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    What a powerful message! I am encouraged and energized to pray Scripture over my family, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Janet says:

    Beautiful encouragement Beth! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Becky says:

    Thanks for all your encouragement! You bring smiles to my heart often.

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    Judy wine says:

    Thank you so much for the scriptures and for your Mothers Day’s message.

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    Teri says:

    Bless you Beth for this post today. I am the weary warrior praying over my children and often feeling that I’m babbling the same thing over and over. The Armed for Prayer list will be so helpful. Thank you for your servant’s heart. God bless.

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    Jeanie says:


    I don’t comment on many of these, because you get more feedback than you can deal with, however, this time, I had to respond. This mother’s day video was for me. It resonated with every fiber of my being. You nailed me sweet sister in Christ. I have carried so much shame for the last 10 years and still do. And major powerlessness. Thank you for challenging me about giving those things up. I don’t have the words to tell you exactly how much God has used you in my life again and again as a life line. You’ve been the one that He has spoken through to say, “Don’t give up! God isn’t finished yet!” I have three children that came to know Christ at an early age. We brought them to church every time the door was open, but they are all away from the Lord. My heart is broken. I pray continually for them, but I am printing out the verses that you provided and will increase my prayers for them. Thank you sweet Beth. May God’s richest blessings continue to fall upon you, your ministry and your family. I pray for you continually. God is working through you. Thank you for taking the time to post this video. You were a chin lifter to me yesterday!

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    Lisa says:

    Appreciate your heart of a teacher and how it touches my soul each time I watch you kneel to pray over us at the end of a video blog entry. It has not been in God’s plan to be a biological mother, however, I have many glorious children that bless my life on a regular basis. Glad to have a new resource of scripture to pray over during my morning quiet time. Wanted to share with you that I’m forwarding your message onto all the mothers in my life…to offer encouragement and re-energize them as warriors for God and for the future generation. Many thanks for following God’s calling on your life, for generously sharing this prayer resource & for being a continual inspiration to us all. God Bless!

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    Terry Bobbitt says:

    Thank you dearly! I especially love the Parent-Prayers Armed with Scripture and will use them for my two children. My oldest son leaves for college in the Fall…a new venture for our family, but I am trusting God for this next journey in his life. God bless you all and Happy Mother’s day.

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    Lori says:

    This is so refreshing. Thank you for sharing he Truth that we are not powerless. I printed the Armed for Prayer scriptures and will pray them!

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      Anne says:

      Lori, how in the world did you print them? I tried twice and only got a bunch of little squares. Then I tried to copy and paste, thinking I could print that but only got gobbledy-gook. I suppose it’s copyright protection, no problem there, but what’s the secret to getting it to print?

      • Anne says:

        Ooops! Never mind. I was able to print after I hit “download”. Clearly, I’m not computer savvy.

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    Jessica says:

    I couldn’t watch this yesterday.

    Friday night, at the end of a long day, my six-year-old flopped obliviously onto the couch – right on top of my four-month-old. Out of fear, I yelled. My son was scared and the baby was not harmed, but the night was ruined. My husband admonished me in front of the children and sent me out of the room, calling me a monster. A monster. Not a mom protecting one child from another. A monster damaging her kids and igniting fear in them. I was devastated.

    I struggle with self-doubt as it is. I love my children, but I fail daily. My husband used fierce words to attack me and my confidence is shattered. The only interaction I had with the kids for the remainder of the weekend was nursing the baby and changing his diapers. I didn’t get out of bed on Sunday. I didn’t go to church and I refused to open gifts from my older two kids. I just can’t celebrate who I am right now. My heart is broken.

    Thanks, Beth, for loving on the unlovable.

    • 34.1
      Jamie Rindt says:

      Oh sweetie!! I am so sorry for you! I am praying for you. Read through some of Beth’s Scripture prayers to uplift you and to know you are beautiful and not powerless!

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      Deborah Mott says:

      May GOD’s TRUTH DEFINE YOU! You are precious and loved and cared about and forgiven and accepted and adopted and chosen and a dear sister who I think I would love to meet. Praying for you and so sad to hear of your situation. IN CHRIST, Deb

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      Tanya says:

      Not a monster. Even if you have been (I have and I do not comdemn)…well, look, fear and lonliness render different results in our reactions. But the Lord see’s. I’m sorry your husband responded so and I hope that you have a loving relationship on a whole. And just know the Lord receives you as you are. And if you ask He will help you. I will say a prayer for you.

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    Jamie Rindt says:

    LOVED the message; and already using the Scripture prayers! Thank you!

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    Amy Beth says:

    I loved this! Thank you so much for recognizing foster moms. Ironically, I was wrapping a Mother’s Day gift for my foster children’s birth mother as I watched this. Mother’s Day was such a delicate holiday in our house this year with trying to balance showing honor to a birth mother… when honor is a really, really hard thing to assign in this case if you know what I mean. I settled on a pretty wooden picture frame, a beautiful portrait of two precious little girls and a heartfelt note from me saying how sweet these little girls are and how much my husband and I are treasuring our time with them.

    In my own small way, I got to have a Mother’s Day this year which is something I dreamed about as a teenager (I think I was an odd teenager). Two little girls woke up early to present handmade cards to me!! One of them wrote out my name with words that described me. I think you’ll really get a kick out of the “y” and the “h” below:

    Yellow jello

    House cleaner

    Listen, I’ve waited my whole life to make yellow jello for baby girls while I clean my house. This is the stuff I dreamed of for years. I’m so happy!!

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    Marilyn Saxon says:

    I am looking so forward to the CHILDREN OF THE DAY blog Bible Study. I ordered my book thru the donation offering 3 weeks ago. I haven’t received the member book but my other friends have. I left a message. I have also sent an email.

    Please help me get my book.

    Thank you,
    Marilyn Saxon
    Anderson, SC

    • 37.1
      Lindsee says:

      Hi Marilyn,

      Who did you email? Was it the LPM office you did this through or LifeWay? If it was us, will you email me at [email protected]? We will certainly work this out for you. I’m so sorry!

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    Rachel says:

    Thank you so much Mama Beth! I really needed to hear that part about perfection/shame. Thank you for blessing us with a word. Oh and I have to tell you, my almost two year old climbed up on my lap as you were ending and we often put our foreheads to hers when we pray so when you started praying she leaned her head onto the computer screen and put her forehead on yours. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Brandy says:

    I can’t express how much I NEEDED to hear that! Thank you so much! I really needed those reminders and the encouragement! The next 3 months I’m going to be playing mommy and daddy to my two little kids because my husband is in the military and will be leaving for training.

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      Deborah Mott says:

      WOW, that is powerful encouragement and a great gift I receive with gratitude and with a “pause and meditate on this” moment! Valuable prayer portions and TRUTHS and O so needed! Desiring the Redemption and no highjacking to be allowed by shame, perfectionism, powerlessness, victimization, helplessness, pride… they have to go! AGREE!
      I loved your using the word FAMILY and FAIL and MY FAIL… and loved your use of Scripture to counteract this! Isaiah 50:7 thank you for this great Scripture! Isaiah 50:7 Because the Sovereign Lord helps me,
      I will not be disgraced.
      Therefore have I set my face like flint,
      and I know I will not be put to shame.
      This is such a perfect fit for the M and the Y in MY!; M= Me and Y=Yeshua/Yahweh! Being united with the LORD is our HELP! As the verse says when THE LORD is our HELP we are not ashamed. How true. Fits the M and the Y perfectly!
      When we aren’t allowing the LORD to be our help we really do “fail”…then we are to OWN it and repent by asking forgiveness! Such good truths, such GOSPEL TEACHING! THANK YOU! O how this video resonates with me so much! Thank you for energizing me, His warrior! Divinely powerful weapons wielded… using divine power to destroy strongholds!…. thank you, dear sister LOVED and CHOSEN by GOD! Standing shoulder to shoulder with you in Spirit, looking outward!

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    Peggy says:

    Beth and beautiful daughters —Happy Mother’s Day and a blessed week for you! and all at LPM (the same wish) and
    a BIG AMEN to your prayer and powerful God-given message.

    I hesitated opening this (yesterday) but just love hearing and seeing you on your live videos or livestream webcasts.
    So today, I dared to click and listen, and so blessed and glad that God gave me you (like a spiritual mom or daughter in my case, cause I’m sure you’re younger) … anyways thank you so much for this Word and the beautiful scripture prayer download.

    I’m not a “mom” in the biological way (maybe some shame tied to being barren) yet I fostered and adopted 2 siblings (now grown with their own) however their biological mom was/is always in their life (being she was my husband’s niece) and so I never quite felt like “mom” but I loved them as if I was … you know that poem or line about “you didn’t grow under my heart but in it”.

    It was a beautiful honor and privilege to hear you today and remember this is what it also was when God entrusted me to raise someone else’s precious gifts. Sometimes in the midst of the hardships we forget that joy and blessing. You have reawakened the love of a mom in me (maybe grandma can do more) yet until this past year, I never wanted their kids to call me “grandma” since I never gave birth, how could I be grandma … and with comments from them (their kids) now, like “but you’re not the real mom” and letting that sting but not go in and rob me of the years I gave to them as their mom. Maybe this is why I distance myself and stay clear of “Mother’s Day”. I wonder if that is “shame” speaking or what.

    No matter I love them and I love you and this message. Guess I needed this more than I thought …and here I just wanted to tell you THANKS!

    Love and peace,

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    Beth, thank you for this wonderful message of encouragement, hope and power through God’s Word. It was exactly what I needed to hear today. I love the printable handout with all the prayer verses too ~ thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Tanya says:

    Thanks for taking time for us on your day Ms Beth.

    I haven’t seen FAIL or MY FAIL in FAMILY before but it sure is interesting. I am an adult child of a failed family. Truely. Foster since 9…deceased mother, controlling conspiracy laden father and so forth.

    I have a child. Pretty detached from all that family fail and because it came before me I haven’t attached to much of MY FAIL onto it. I DO fail though. Plenty enough. And I’ve noticed something–when I confess and really asked the Lord to help me and yes even a friend to know how I’m failing even when its embarrassing–but its praying and even for a while there fasting–I have seen small victories. I’ve also read your study–Breaking Free–and applied some of that. So thanks again. And one last thing I’ve noticed on Shame (cause it’s not humility!) I’ve noticed that it shows up readily when I can’t do something or don’t know something that the other more ‘normal’ mom’s about me seem to know or be able to do. It disappears when I take a chance with a friend and ask…then it’s humble that I feel. But in striving alone Shame will play destructive games. I’m posting your verses and praying them. I have already without ever seeing them been praying some of them.

    My daughter is Jesus’ child. I pray she stay in the safety of His word and know her God well enough that she can always return. I pray that her life (she has a hard life) never tempts her to believe that God does not love her. I know growing up is hard. I pray I have wisdom to lead that but faith to believe God and not control what I haven’t trusted is His alone.

    And I pray, should the Lord tarry in His return, that in 25 years we be close and work closely together in our lives for the Lords purposes.

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    Lynn says:

    Just what I needed after a Mother’s Day that didn’t go well. I printed the verses to use in my daily prayers.

    OT, but I just called the local Lifeway store to see if they had Beth’s “Children of the Day” workbook. Only I asked for “Children of the Night.” Sounded like Beth was writing a Bible study for vampires!

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    DLana says:

    Thank you for your words of encouragement. The message hits home. I am thankful to hear your words of hope that point me to Christ so that he may cover me with his love, mercy & grace. I am forgiven.

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    Robyn says:

    Thank you for this word from God. Thank you for the Scriptures to pray over my prodigal. Praying & believing!

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    Dawn says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Beth,
    Thank you for the “jumpstart” Scriptures. The enemy is mad and he is after our children, small and grown. Thank you for everything you do to serve us. I know you sure are a blessing to me and also a great encouragement. Just walking real life like the rest of us.
    In Christ’s love, girlfriend, Blessings:)

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    Hannah Hancock says:

    Thank you, Ms. Beth. Thank you.

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    Deborah Mott says:

    Dear Beth, I sent your Mothers Day entry and video and Armed for Prayer out by email and received thank yous. What powerful prayers and wonderful video! Thank you so much for this gift!

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    kathy says:

    Beth, I have tried to listen to this post for several days- just did- thank you- there is no way to express how much your ministry speaks into my life which has absolutely imploded. Christ the wisdom and power of God- our hope- you never fail to assist us in redirecting toward our Lord

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    lynda rickey says:

    Miss Beth,
    Thanks a million! No perfect family; no perfect parent; no perfect person – one perfect Jesus with one perfect salvation. Praise His Holy name!
    Love you, Lynda

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