What is your biggest dream or desire? God is the Dream Giver and the Dream Fulfiller! Psalm 37:4 says, "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." Recently my husband Ray, our daughter Leah, and I traveled to the Grand Canyon in Arizona to celebrate Leah's college graduation with her Bachelor's of Science degree in Graphic Design. It was beautiful and incredible. Our daughter Heather also went on a vacation this week to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Amelia, Island, Florida, and Valdosta, Georgia with her fiance' Andy and his three children. The beach is mine and Heather's place of peace and refilling. I'm so happy that she got to do this! God makes dreams come true! What is your big dream? Lailah Gifty Akita says, "No dream is too big to come true. You are born to manifest the glory of God on earth." In this episode, Beth Jones also invites you to her virtual training, "Moments into Messages," to encourage you to turn your ordinary, daily moments into your most powerful message. Find out more at https://refreshingwaters.vipmembervault.com/products/courses/view/1095155
Last night our youngest daughter Leah treated my husband Ray and me to supper at Bella's Italian restaurant in Lee's Summit, Missouri. It is an authentic Italian restaurant. The servers speak Italian to each other. Beautiful piano and violin music played in the background. The food was so good! It was fun and truly a time of refreshing. In today's podcast, I share about Acts 3:19. "Repent, then, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord." Why is repentance so important? What does this mean about refreshing? Listen as Beth dives in deeper with this Scripture. She also excitedly shares about her brand-new, online teaching portal at Member Vault, with 3 new trainings and mini-coaching for aspiring authors and speakers. One of the products (free!) is the traumatic stories of women who survived Winter Snow and Ice Storm Uri in Texas, through faith in Jesus Christ. Learn more about Beth's new training products for aspiring authors and speakers at https://refreshingwaters.vipmembervault.com/
This morning I had a dream about a pregnant woman in labor. I believe the dream was from God and is about you and me needing to dream bigger. Are you living and dreaming too small? Listen as I share about the dream and what I believe to be its interpretation. This is the year for you to start writing your book(s) and to step out speaking. This is the year for God to fulfill your big dreams! In this episode, I also invite you to join my free Zoom webinar on February 18 at 2 p.m. CST. http://www.bethjones.net/dreamcafe/
Our family traveled one weekend to Saint Louis, Missouri, for a fast, fun adventure to see the Arch. It is the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, and is Missouri's tallest accessible building, standing at 630 feet high. Our granddaughter Annabelle was scared of heights and was terrified to go to the top. She cried all the way going up in the elevator with us. But when we arrived at the top, she was able to look out the arch's little windows at the river, the skyscrapers, and the landscape. She loved it. She especially loved the little arch souvenir gift we bought her to take home. If you as a writer and/or speaker never face your fears like Annabelle did with her fear of heights, you'll never achieve what God has put in your mind and heart to do - writing and speaking. Don't let fear hinder or stop you. In this episode, I also share about my brand new writers and speakers virtual training coming up in February 2021 to help you write your book(s) and step out speaking. There will be an Early Bird Special rate, so get your spot when it's ready!
Today my friend Elizabeth Zacharias and I went to eat Mexican lunch in Butler, Missouri, where I live. Afterward, we ran errands and stopped by The Carpenter's Cup, the local Christian bookstore. While drinking my cappuccino, I talked with the woman who decorates the window (display) and the store. She shared how thankful she is that God has given her a little piece of His creative gift inside of her. What are your unique spiritual gifts, talents, and skills God has placed inside of you? Now is the time to use them.
Do you have a special dream inside your heart? Perhaps, you have hoped to turn your aspirations into your reality? This is Dana Arcuri's inspiring interview with Beth Jones, International Speaker, Author, and Coach, who manifested her dream to go to Antigua, Guatemala.
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Yesterday I went to my daughter Heather's house to bring pepperoni pizza, chocolate cupcakes, and gifts for a "Back to school" little party. It had been awhile since I'd seen them and I just wanted to let them know I loved them and was thinking about and praying for them. God has given each of us unique spiritual gifts, talents, and skills. Do you know what yours are? Are you using them for Jesus' glory and to make an impact, helping others? In this podcast, I invite you to my Zoom event on Saturday, August 15, at 10:30 a.m. Central Time (11:30 a.m. Eastern Time). It will be a half hour with a power point teaching, delving more into the topic of spiritual gifts. You can download Zoom's software onto your computer or laptop, or get the app on your smart phone.
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Lately I've been hearing and seeing the word "alignment" a lot. When these types of things happen, I know God is speaking to me and that He is trying to teach me something. First, I look up the definition of the word or words. Then I search for the word, words, or related ideas in the Bible. Jesus is a perfect example of being in alignment with God and His will, when He prayed in the Garden, "Father, if it is Your will, take this cup from Me, nevertheless, not My will, but Yours be done." (Luke 22:42) In this podcast, I delve into the different areas of our lives for us to be aligned with God's will and purpose for our lives.
The curve is flattening and things are looking more positive now regarding the Coronavirus pandemic and Shelter In Place orders. But the future is uncertain. It's easy to feel scared and worried. If you're a "recovering control freak" like me, you don't like the unknown. There is a lot unknown about this virus. There's also a lot of conspiracy theories and frightening news and videos out there on YouTube about forced vaccines, identifiers, tracers, the mark of the beast, and more. Some political leaders and governors are using this virus for evil purposes to control people, not just for safety purposes. It's hard to know what to believe and who to trust. But there is good news: God does know the future. He has good plans for you and me (Jeremiah 29:11). The best is yet to come (John 2:10). The kingship belongs to the LORD, and He rules over the nations (Psalm 22:8). Tune into this podcast for hope and faith.
Mother's Day 2020 is Sunday, May 10. Next to my salvation in Jesus Christ, being a mother is the greatest gift God has ever given me. When I was a child, all I wanted to be when I grew up was a mom and a writer. And that is exactly what happened! I have three beautiful, precious daughters--Heather, Eden, and Leah. I'm also the author of 20 books. If I achieved great worldly success, but failed at being a mom, I feel I have done nothing. Washington Irving said, "A mother's love endures through all." This is so true. A mother sacrifices her own sleep, even eating and drinking, to take care of her little baby or child. Being a mom is both the greatest and hardest thing in the world. I've always been an overprotective mom who worries too much--especially now, during the Coronavirus pandemic. But God loves my children even more than I do, and yours as well. Join me as I explore this topic of the beautiful gift of motherhood.