Beth Jones International Speaker
By Beth M. Jones
The official podcast of Beth Jones, International Speaker and Amazon Best Seller Author. Use your gifts for God Fulfill your great purpose. Live a life you love.
Celebrity Deaths: Life after death
Where do we go when we die? Do we have nine lives like they say cats have? Are we reincarnated into a lion, a tiger, an elephant, or something else? Is there nothing and this life is all there is? In the news this week, there have been two famous celebrities who died, actress/singer Olivia Newton John (who co-starred with John Travolta in the 1978 movie hit, Grease), and Nichelle Nichols, who starred in the tv series and subsequent movies, Star Trek. Also, the American actress, voice actress, writer, and producer Anne Heche drove her car at a high speed into a Los Angeles residential house, catching the car and the house on fire. The news reports that the owner of the house narrowly escaped physical harm being a few feet away in the house from the crash. Anne is in the ICU in critical condition in a coma now, with burns that will need surgery and a significant pulmonary injury, requiring mechanical ventilation. So tragic. No matter how wealthy and famous you are, no matter how smart, how much you have accomplished in this world, all men and women are equal before God. One day we will all face God alone in judgment. The only thing that truly matters right now is your relationship with Jesus Christ. Podcast cover image source: Photo by Rebecca Peterson-Hall on Unsplash.
August 09, 2022
Diane Bishop, Realtor - God's Anointing for Business (Women in Biz series)
Did you know that God never intended us to use our spiritual gifts, talents, and skills just for inside the four walls of the Church? He desires that we use them for His glory and to help and bless others out in the marketplace! In this podcast episode, I interview realtor Diane Bishop about God's desire for marketplace ministry. She shares exciting stories of how she and her husband Herb Bishop use their spiritual gifts to advance God's Kingdom in their realtor business. "It's not just about selling houses, but about building relationships," she says. Join me as I interview Diane about her powerful story: a wife in a deeply troubled marriage with four kids, a mentor at church giving her life-giving words of wisdom that turned the trajectory of Diane's life, going through a divorce she didn't want, and finally marrying her soul-mate Herb and them walking in unity, experiencing God's abundant blessings. God wants to powerfully use you and your gifts, too, to make an impact in the marketplace and to shower you with blessings.
August 01, 2022
A beautiful tapestry. Podcast interview with Jane VanOsdol (Women in Biz series).
Are you a woman in business, but have more than one passion? Perhaps you're like Jane VanOsdol, who is a prayer warrior, a speaker, an author and blogger, a beekeeper, an herbalist, a wife, a mom, and a grandmother - whew! People have asked Jane why she doesn't have just one interest. But that isn't the way that God wired her. She has learned to embrace this and has converged her passions with her sister Mary Kane at their website at https://spacesofgrace.org/, to help today's busy women receive grace for healing, health, and wholeness for their bodies, souls, and spirits. Join me as I interview Jane on how God creates a beautiful tapestry of our lives and business.
July 25, 2022
Joycelynn Harrell: Transitioning from a career (J-O-B) to entrepreneurship. (Women in Biz series)
Do you have a career (or a J-O-B, working outside the home), but have dreams of having your own business? With 40+ years of ministry experience as well as being a registered nurse, Joycelynn Harrell is now making the exciting transition to being an entrepreneur. In this Women in Biz series interview episode, JoyceLynn speaks about the joys and the challenges of being an entrepreneur. She also shares about the intense heartache of losing her child to suicide, her veteran son Brandon, but how this loss has given her a deeper faith, message, and ministry. Joycelynn is the Founder and CEO of Living Whole Coaching Academy to empower you with tools to experience wholeness in your body, mind, soul, and spirit. Joycelynn wears many hats. She is an oncology nurse, wellness coach, TV host, speaker, writer. wife, co-pastor, herbalist, and aromatherapist. She and her pastor husband MIke have 3 children (2 living and 1 in Heaven) and 9 grandchildren. They pastor River’s Of Life Ministries International in Macclesfield, NC. You can find out more about Joycelynn at her website at https://joycelynnharrell.com/.
July 20, 2022
What will it take to live your great story?
This week I received in the mail a pretty wall decor with an inscription which reads, "Live a great story." On it are two dandelion flowers, with one of the dandelion's seeds blowing in the wind. Wouldn't it be great if it was that easy for our wishes and dreams to come true? What will it take for you and me to live our great story? How will you and I get there? Is it sharing with someone about Jesus, leading him or her to salvation? Is it traveling all over the world (my big dream!)? Is it adopting a child (or a pet)? Getting fit and healthy? Creating a ministry for pregnant teens, single moms, or men in prison? Starting a new job or career? Regret or envy are not good life companions. We have this one life to live. I have a motto, "Dream big because we serve a big God!" I am living proof of dreams and prayers coming true. Do your dreams; don't wait! Psalm 18:24 The Message says, "God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to His eyes." God can rewrite your story in amazing. Let's start now! Image cover resource: Etienne Girardet at Unsplash.
July 12, 2022
Sharon Rose Gibson: The Power of Your Story (Women in Biz series)
Everyone has stories to tell. Jesus told parables (stories) to His disciples to teach truth, to inspire, and to give hope. Do you know your family's stories? Are they written down so they can be passed on? What is your own story? What life lessons and wisdom do you have to share in your story? You can leave a legacy that your children, your grandchildren, and others will treasure. In this episode, I interview Sharon Rose Gibson about the power of your story. Sharon's parents' stories and her own story living in the Congo in Africa are exciting, with them even facing gunpoint and God miraculously protecting their lives, while others were killed. She is the daughter of African missionaries in the Congo, was a student in Kenya, Africa, and graduated from a USA high school and the University of Kansas, with a degree in Speech Communications and Human Relations. Sharon has been published in books and magazines, is an author herself of four books, and is the creator of the online writing course, How to Write for Fun and Profit. Sharon's work experience includes election to the House of Representatives in a Midwestern State, a retail gift store owner, a teacher at a Ranch for men from Skid Row L.A., California, a product manager in the marketing department of a large greeting card company, and the Director of Communications for a non-profit ministry. She adopted seven teens from poverty backgrounds. At the present time, she serves as a substitute teacher, is an author, and teaches aspiring authors. Sharon's website is at http://www.sharonrosegibson.com/. She has a blog to encourage people in their writing, www.15minutewriter.com.
July 05, 2022
What would your best life possible be like?
What would your best life possible be like? I was listening to K-LOVE Christian radio station in our truck driving one day, when the DJ asked this question. In this episode, I tell about God's calling for me in 1989 during a suicidal depression in Olathe, Kansas, and the Bible chapter He gave me as my life's purpose, Isaiah 61. I also share about what my best life possible is, including spending time with my precious beautiful daughters; my marriage to be happier; divine health for me and my family; my friends; making an eternal impact; and traveling (I share about the different nations where I and my family have been and want to go). What does your best life possible look like?
June 29, 2022
A lesson in grace: House-sitting and puppy-sitting
For the last 9 days, I've been house-sitting and puppy-sitting for our daughter Heather, who drove with her fiance Andy and his 3 kids, Kelsey, Kayden, and Eian from Belton, Missouri (a suburb of Kansas City) to Gulf Shores, Alabama and then Pensacola, Florida, for a beach vacation. Before she left, Heather asked me to house-sit and puppy-sit her mixed breed, female puppy, Angel while they were gone. This saved them a ton of money not having to put Angel in a vet kennel 24/7 for over a week. I did this because I love my daughter Heather so much and I did it as unto the Lord as an act of service. There were many challenges for different reasons, and this was a VERY stressful week. It was a lesson in grace and endurance. But I have no regrets, because Heather really needed this fun vacation and R & R! Listen as I share what happened this week, including the trouble with the puppy eating, a heat advisory all week (and having to keep Angel in the house most of the time), my granddaughter Violet's car battery dying and needing a jump, the garbage disposal breaking and water pouring onto the cabinet floor, and more! Please keep me in your prayers as I am home now and need refilling. I'm praying to go on my own relaxing beach vacation to Destin, Florida soon!
June 20, 2022
Shelby B. Ketchen: Get the "tech" help you need if you feel frazzled and frustrated
Dealing with "techie" problems in your business can be overwhelming. Shelby B. Ketchen will step in to be your "wing woman" to help you soar to success, if you feel frazzled and frustrated from "tech" stress. She helps women grow their business so they can experience freedom in fulfilling their purpose. In this Women in Biz series episode, I interview Shelby to ask her about the joys and the challenges of being an entrepreneur -- from the different perspective of being a virtual assistant (and more!) for coaches, speakers, authors, and other entrepreneurs. Shelby emphasizes the importance of delegating tech issues, praying, and never giving up in your business. She has happily watched her own business grow and thrive in just over a year in business. You can find out more about Shelby and her services at https://www.shelbybketchen.com/.
June 13, 2022
Doreen Penner: Get clear & be confident (Women in Biz series)
As you are building your business, it's vital to get clarity about the vision that you have for your business and to walk in confidence---God confidence! This is part of my Women in Biz podcast series. Listen as Life and Leadership Coach/Speaker/Author Doreen Penner speaks about her challenging but exciting journey as a woman in business. She shares how God unexpectedly took her through a hard season of working outside the home at a women's shelter, which gave her more wisdom and compassion for women and put more tools in her toolkit as an entrepreneur. Doreen helps women get to the true heart of who they are and helps them discover their own unique brilliance. She coaches women entrepreneurs to grow a profitable business, doing what they love to do with ease. You can find out more about Doreen at her website at https://doreenpenner.ca/.
June 06, 2022
Interview with Diane Cunningham Ellis: Catch on & stay on fire (Women in Biz series)
Several years ago, I noticed someone creating intriguing posts, videos, and live streams on Facebook. She was and is on fire! She is a Christian believer, is beautiful inside and out, encourages me and kicks my butt when needed --she is my business coach, Diane Cunningham Ellis! Listen as Diane shares her mission to inspire women to dream big, catch on fire, and change the world. Diane is a business strategist, coach, speaker, and author. She shares her mishaps, as well as her many wins, on the journey of becoming an entrepreneur---and the importance of not ever quitting if this is your calling! She vulnerably tells pieces of her recovery journey, such as her client committing suicide, the family suing, and Diane losing her counseling license; becoming sober from alcoholism and other addictions; her struggling with money and mindset issues but to go on to create a successful national membership and an elite mastermind inner circle; and more good stuff. Join me and Diane as she moves you with her brave story.
May 30, 2022
Therapist Maria Willis: You can reach your dreams, even with mental health struggles (Women in Biz series)
In this encouraging episode, I interview a very special guest - my beautiful, precious sister, Maria Willis. Maria has a Master's degree in Clinical Counseling and is a therapist in Valdosta, Georgia. She has worked for her company for eight years. Maria counsels families, and offers parenting education, substance abuse counseling, domestic violence counseling, and does assessments on clients who are coming into the system. She is employed by a company who works with families who have Child Protective Services involvement. Maria shares how often people who struggle with mental illness/mental health issues feel alone and struggle to reach out for help. She tells the powerful story of counseling a married couple with a strife-filled relationship (who were even cursing each other and throwing things at each other!). The tools Maria gave this couple helped to heal their marriage. Maria also shares why mental illness/mental health issues can stop someone from achieving his/her dreams and God-given purpose. She gives the hope that through faith in Jesus Christ and by using counseling tools, healing is possible and you can reach your dreams and achieve success!
May 25, 2022
Dana Arcuri: Trusting in God's Unknown Territory (Women in Biz series)
I'm excited to have guest speaker Dana Arcuri share on today's topic about trusting God in the dark, when you aren't sure what direction to go in your life and/or business. God may even surprise you and take you somewhere that is not even on your radar, like He did with Dana! He doesn't want you to stay in your comfort zone, but to obey Him and to stretch your faith, as you walk into the Great Unknown. It can be scary, but exhilarating! Learn 4 tips to help you when you are entering uncertain, unknown terrain. Dana is an anointed, passionate speaker, author of 6 books, and a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach. You can find out more about Dana at her website at https://www.danaarcuri.com/. This episode is part of my Women in Biz podcast series. I have more podcast interviews coming up soon with dynamic women in business.
May 24, 2022
Women in Business Kickoff
I’m excited to announce my Women in Business podcast series is now kicking off. An entrepreneur is defined as someone starting a new business with a greater than normal financial risk. He or she starts a business from an idea or a product created and reaping the reward. There are stress and challenges, but also exciting adventures. The Proverbs 31 woman is an example of a great business woman. I share about why I have my own biz and other jobs I’ve had. Are you a woman with your own biz? How is it going?
May 12, 2022
10 Tips for Mental Health Well-Being (Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Defamation Trial)
The world has been watching the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial. Through this trial, we've observed mental health issues such as possible borderline personality disorder, alcoholism, drug addiction, domestic violence, and more. Please keep Johnny, Amber, and their families in prayer. May is Mental Health Awareness month to help with the stigma of mental health issues, especially for those who need to reach out to others. In today's episode, I share from Ryan Duncan's article, 10 Ways Christians Can Improve Their Mental Health, at Crosswalk, and a few tips from my own journey of healing from childhood sexual, physical, and verbal abuse. Jesus Christ is the Healer. Please don't stay isolated and feel like you are all alone (or a loved one). You are never alone; God is with you and loves you very much. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. To contact me as a speaker, visit my website at https://www.BethJones.net. My Amazon Author Page is at https://www.amazon.com/author/bethmjones.
May 04, 2022
When you feel pressed on all sides. The crushing of grapes into fine wine.
Do you ever feel surrounded? Wondering what in the world is going on here? Whether it's a marriage on the brink of divorce, a prodigal spouse or child, an alcoholic or drug addict in your family, health issues, financial stress, a job loss or unemployment, it seems that so much is happening in your life. In this episode, I share about the crushing and the pressing of grapes in order to make fine wine. When you feel that life is crushing you, remember that God is after something--to make fine wine out of you and your life. The romance movie which I highly recommended on this podcast, showing women stomping and dancing on grapes, is A Walk In The Clouds with Keanu Reeves. The book excerpt that I share about on this podcast is from Crushing: God Turns Pressure Into Power, by T. D. Jakes. The blog post I reference is The Crush is the first step into turning grapes into wine, by Laura Burgess. Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:7-15 NLT and Isaiah 53:5 NKJV.
April 26, 2022
Testing mobile app for Record With Friends
Testing Anchor’s mobile app to begin using the Record With Friends feature. I’d like to begin interviewing Christian speakers, authors, coaches, and other entrepreneurs to encourage you to use your gifts for God and to make an impact.
April 24, 2022
When life throws you a curve ball
Have you or a loved one ever had something unexpected happen - something bad, overwhelming, or stressful? In today's podcast, I'll be speaking on the topic of "When life throws you a curve ball." Sometimes unexpected good things occur - serendipity. A pleasant surprise. But for today's topic, I'll be covering the topic of those times when you're wondering what in the world is going on here? The good news is that God is never taken by surprise, even when we are. He hasn't been knocked off His throne and He's still got this chaotic, crazy, hectic world under control. He will help you to make it through to the other side, as you rely on and trust in Him. The 2 featured books that I mentioned in this podcast are my memoir, Promises In The Dark: One Woman's Search for Authentic Love, and Stained Glass & Marriage: Reflections of Light & Hope by an Imperfect Wife. You can find out more about them and the other books that I've written at my Amazon Author Page at https://www.amazon.com/author/bethmjones. Need a speaker for your women's event, retreat, online event, or podcast or do you know someone who does? Contact me at my website at https://www.BethJones.net. Episode art photo source: Thomas Park on Unsplash.
April 19, 2022
Passion Week. Trust in Jesus for your day to day life.
You see colored eggs, bunny rabbits, and Easter baskets in Walmart and other stores now, indicating that Easter is coming up this week. For Christian believers, Easter isn't about cute little bunnies but about Jesus dying for us, being buried, and resurrecting so that God would forgive us and we could live and co-reign forever with Him. The week before Easter is called "Passion Week." Why is it called this? Learn more in today's episode. This week's podcast Scriptures are Matthew 16:21 and Romans 12:1-2, The Message version. St. Therese of Liseux said, "Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart." Will you let Jesus in? Will you trust in Jesus for your day to day life? God wants you to have exciting adventures through faith in Him! Podcast episode art: Photo by Vladimir Soares on Unsplash. Today's featured book is Stained Glass & Marriage: Reflections of Light & Hope by an Imperfect Wife. Available at Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/author/bethmjones
April 12, 2022
Knock, knock. Letting Jesus in.
One thing I love to get is a knock at the front door and it's the Amazon delivery driver with a package for me! This week I got a package and outside the bubble-wrapped envelope it read, "Knock, knock. I'm here." So cute and creative! This reminded me immediately of the verse in Revelation 3:20, where Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart and wanting to be invited in. Timely words, as I just received texts and emails from my family and my friends with serious prayer requests. Jesus wants you and me to let Him in to help us with our struggles--and to give us the desires of our hearts.
April 06, 2022
A miracle (my iPhone pics restored). Press on.
Are you under a lot of stress? Having techie issues or other frustrations or distractions that are hindering or stopping you from your God-given calling? This episode comes from a video I recorded this past weekend about all the stressful internet, techie, laptop, podcast, and iPhone issues that I've been having lately. I share the story of how 1000's of my pics and videos from my old iPhone got lost, but how God miraculously restored them - thanks to Jason at the phone store, my family, friends, and intercessors who were praying for me, because I was crying so hard. I've never backed up my phone before to the Cloud, because I didn't know how to use it. (Lesson learned: always back up!) God can do miracles for you, too. Don't let the enemy stop you from your calling. Press on in faith to victory! Listen in as I share the story and what's coming up soon at BethJones.net
March 29, 2022
Do you want to be used in amazing ways by God?
Welcome to my first podcast at Anchor! My mission is encouraging women to use their spiritual gifts for God's glory, fulfilling their great purpose, and living a life they love. I help aspiring speakers and authors to share their hearts' powerful messages. God wants to use YOU in amazing ways! It is always an exciting adventure with God when we walk in obedience to Him.
March 09, 2022
Jesus is the anchor
Who or what is holding you steady in this crazy, hectic world? Jesus Christ is that anchor. My new platform for podcasting, Anchor, gave me the inspired idea for this podcast. An anchor is streamed from a boat or ship in heavy weather to stabilize the vessel. Early anchors were crude metal devices, but most today are a marine drogue parachute, acting like a brake. They keep the boat or ship from overturning from the winds, the waves, and the current. Our faith keeps us steady in the midst of the storms of life: a rocky marriage, problems with our kids, financial struggles, health issues, natural disasters, identity crises, and more. At times, we as Christian believers can struggle in our faith with fear, doubts, questions, and even anger at God. But He's big enough to handle these. He does not move and is always there for you and me. Whatever battle you and I are facing, Jesus is our anchor who holds us steady. If you found my podcast encouraging and inspiring, please donate here at Anchor. I'd greatly appreciate it. This will enable me to continue creating episodes here at anchor. You can donate 99 cents, $4.99, or $9.99. You can find out more about my women's conference, retreat, or online speaking at my website at www.BethJones.net. My Amazon Author Page is www.amazon.com/author/bethmjones Scriptures shared in this episode are Hebrews 12:2 NKJV; Psalm 121:1-2; Psalm 103:14-16 TLB; John 8:12; Matthew 5:16; 1 Peter 1:25; and Matthew 28:20.
March 09, 2022
Love, The Most Powerful Force
Valentine's Day is coming up this week. I love Valentine's Day to show my family how much I love them and because I love hearts. Love is the most powerful force of all. God demonstrated that love for us through the death and the resurrection of His Only Son Jesus Christ. It's not always easy to love God and others. But it's even harder to love our enemies, yet that is what God does to His. He has called us to love those who hate and persecute us. I wrote a book called Metamorphosis: Transformed From Hate to Love, available for sale at Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BTYBB8G
February 09, 2022
2022 and White As Snow (A Brand New Start)
I love the beginning of each new year. It’s like a brand-new, fresh start with God. My ”one word” for 2022 that God gave me is ”miracles.” I believe He is going to do miracles in 2022 and give you, me, and those we love serendipity - which means ”pleasant surprises”! God loves us so much and will forgive us of any sin if we ask Him and have faith in Jesus. His forgiveness covers us like the beautiful, white snow covers the ground today in Missouri.
January 15, 2022
Alignment with God, your purpose, and your dreams
Are you in alignment? Alignment means "arrangement in a straight line, or in a correct position; a position of agreement or alliance." I believe that you and I need to be aligned in 3 areas of our lives: aligned with God; aligned with your purpose; and aligned with your passions, dreams, and goals. In today's podcast, I unpack these 3 areas where we need alignment. The Scriptures are Deuteronomy 11:1, Psalm 138:8, and Psalm 37:4. I also share about my radio interview on https://talkerie.com/ on Sunday, October 31, 2021, where I am interviewed about my speaking, writing books, and traveling to other nations. It airs at 11 a.m CST (12 noon EST). My new Kindle fiction book, The Game Blocks of Life, is about alignment - based on the popular game Tetris, where you line up colored blocks. It launches Tuesday, November 2, 2021, as a Kindle eBook on Amazon for just $2.99. Please tune into my radio interview on Sunday and if you buy my new book, please leave a review at Amazon.
October 31, 2021
Strength for the Battle
Right now the USA troops are attempting to extract American citizens, missionaries, and those who worked for and with the American government out of Afghanistan to rescue them from the dangers of the Taliban who are now in control. Hurricane Ida has made landfall in Louisiana, and is now a category 4 hurricane with winds up to 150 mph. The Delta variant of Covid-19 has been impacting more people, even children. All around us every day are battles that threaten our safety and even our physical lives. There is also a spiritual battle that rages on every day between Christian believers and Satan and his demons. But we can be encouraged with Psalm 18:39, ESV, "For You equipped me with strength for battle; You made those who rise against me sink under me." This episode also gives you an invitation to Beth Jones' writing coach Shelley Hitz's Kingdom Writers' Virtual Conference, The Battle Plan. There will be an amazing lineup of speakers (Beth is one of them!) to help you move forward with your call to write words that will outlive you and publish books that fulfill your calling. The conference is September 15-21, 2021. The conference is free. You can find out more here: https://bit.ly/3sWIujb You can also get the Battle Plan All-Access Pass at any time. It will give you an all-access pass to the conference (meaning you get all the videos), plus 13 bonus trainings ($665 value). The Battle Plan All-Access Pass is currently being offered at a special early-bird price of $17 until 9/1/21, so I recommend getting it early! It will then go up incrementally in price the closer it gets to the conference. Grab your free ticket today! https://bit.ly/3sWIujb Remember that God is more powerful than any battle you face! Trust in and obey Him!
August 29, 2021
Step out of fear and into faith
So much is happening in the world now that is scary. Haiti's 7.2 magnitude earthquake. The Taliban taking over Afghanistan. The Delta variant of the Coronavirus, mask mandates, and more lockdowns. Violence across the world. But God doesn't want you and me to be afraid. Let's step out of fear and into faith, trusting Jesus. How do we do that? Romans 10:17 NKJV says, "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." In this podcast, Beth Jones shares how we build our faith and 3 practical tips to help with not having fear. Here is the link for Beth Jones' virtual retreat for speakers and writers on September 16, 2021, The Power of Shoes. There will be 5 anointed, powerful speakers and we'd love for you to join us! https://refreshingwaters.vipmembervault.com/products/courses/view/1103826
August 17, 2021
Do you have dream poverty? It's time to dream big again.
This morning I watched Prophetic Messenger/Bible teacher Kay Nash teach on YouTube, "Find Balance: The Message The Church Needs About Finances." One of the things she said which struck me was, "Dream poverty." Have your dreams died? Do you feel that this is not the life you signed up for and so you have just stopped dreaming? God is the Dream Giver and Dream Fulfiller. He has made my dreams come true and my family's. I'm still dreaming big for 2021 and beyond. What about you? God wants you to dream again. He wants you rich in dreams and all areas of your life. He is the God of the Impossible. We need to walk out those dreams in faith. 2 Corinthians 5:7.
July 21, 2021
God can fulfill your heart's desires and dreams
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
June 07, 2021
Times of Refreshing
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/
March 27, 2021
My dream: Are you living and dreaming too small?
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/
February 11, 2021
The face of fear in writing and speaking
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!
February 03, 2021
The Decorator (What are your spiritual gifts and talents?)
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.
January 29, 2021
Dana Arcuri's interview of Beth Jones traveling to Guatemala: Manifesting Your God-Sized Dreams
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. To learn more about Beth's speaking for women's conferences, retreats, online events, and podcasts, visit her at http://www.bethjones.net/ Join Beth's virtual writing retreat on December 17, 2020: http://www.bethjones.net/the-gift-of-words/ Beth Jones' Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/bethmjones Do you have a special dream inside your heart? Would you like to turn your deepest aspirations into your reality? Perhaps, you are hoping to improve your relationships, health, finances, or find peace of mind? If so, the sky is the limit! Join Dana Arcuri for 30 Days of Manifesting your awesome breakthroughs on her YouTube channel at this link below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtpAeg5l19dcDuDPyKs6kJw Learn strategies to open new doors of opportunity for abundance, joy, improved health, healing, love, and whatever your heart desires. Dana's books: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00HF97MVO Set healthy boundaries, heal from abuse & trauma, and reclaim your power.
December 09, 2020
Someone needs you
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. The info and link are below: Beth Jones is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: What are your spiritual gifts? It's time to use them! Time: Aug 14, 2020 08:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3109575004?pwd=VndQVHZGYmV3bWJyNWNyNVlPSVFzdz09 Meeting ID: 310 957 5004 Passcode: Useme
August 12, 2020
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.
May 29, 2020
What is ahead?
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.
May 19, 2020
Nothing Like A Mom
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.
May 10, 2020
The Beauty of Friendship
There is nothing like a good friend! Friendship is a treasured gift. In today's podcast, I share about the topic of different types of friendship in the Bible. I'm also launching my new ebook for Kindle on Amazon, my first children's book that is on the topic of friendship--Nat and Jax: We CAN be friends! It is loosely based on the true story of my adopted black, female cat Natalya ("Nat") and our daughter Leah's black, female cat Jax becoming friends. A quote by Anonymous says, "Life was meant for good friends and great adventures." Proverbs 27:9 reads, "A sweet friendship refreshes the soul." Who are your friends? Who can you become a friend to right now? Right now with the Coronavirus pandemic, people are scared, panicky, frustrated, depressed, and confused. They need hope and encouragement. Be that friend today!
April 09, 2020
The Coronavirus: Be Still
When you read the news or go on social media today, almost all you see is centered around one word: Coronavirus. As of this episode, there are a reported 14,611 deaths world-wide from the virus. In the small, rural town of Butler (a suburb of Kansas City) where I live, people are in fear and are panic-buying toilet paper. Hand sanitizer, canned goods, frozen foods, eggs, bread, and even cat and dog food items are flying off the shelves almost as soon as the employees stock them on the aisles. While I believe the virus is dangerous and we need to use wisdom such as washing our hands, I do think the media is hyping this to create panic. God is bigger than this virus and the blood of Jesus is more powerful. In today's podcast, I share a Scripture to encourage you and give you hope: Psalm 46:10. "Be still and know that I am God." You don't have to be afraid. Trust God, for He is faithful and good.
March 23, 2020
Live Your Days In Wisdom
As believers in Jesus Christ and in the days we're now living in, we need God's wisdom to be our GPS, to guide us and helping us with daily decisions. James 1:5 teaches us to ask God for generous wisdom. When God asked King Solomon one night what he desired, instead of asking for riches or the life of his enemies, Solomon requested wisdom and discernment to rule the people of Israel. God was pleased with this request and gave him wisdom such as no king before him had ever had, or any king of his day. In this episode, I share 7 tips for living a life of wisdom.
February 16, 2020
The Coronavirus and other bad news; Don't be afraid
I don't read the news a lot because so much of it is negative and I believe it induces fear for the purpose of the government controlling the masses. But I read just enough of the big news to stay current, usually on Facebook. Recently the Coronavirus is in the news. It is believed to have started in Wuhan in a seafood market from animals, which spread to humans. So far as of this podcast, 41 people have died and 1,355 have been infected. China's Leader Xi Jinping has suspended travel abroad and the State Department has ordered all American workers at the U.S. Consulate in Wuhan to evacuate. It has spread to other nations such as Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, France, and possibly the U.S. The news headlines today are scary. Luke 21:25-26 warns that in the end times, people would feel terrified at what is coming. God doesn't want you and me afraid, but to believe in and trust in Him. Today's episode shares encouraging Scriptures to battle the spirit of anxiety and fear. Be sure to check out my book on this topic, Metamorphosis: Transformed From Fear to Faith, at http://www.amazon.com/author/bethmjones
January 25, 2020
Happy 2020. Our Daughter's Broken Fibula of the Ankle
As I sat this morning in my pink, polka-dot pajamas and drinking my creamy, hot coffee, I prayed and thought about the upcoming year 2020. The Bible says in Proverbs 16:9 that we can make our plans, but God directs our steps. I had big, exciting, new plans for 2020 as I do before every new year, but my plans were changed. Our daughter Leah fell on the ice and snow in the driveway at her house, and it broke the fibula in her right ankle! The orthopedic doctor recommended surgery. After doing research, Leah found out this is the common treatment for her injury, a spiral fracture. She is now waiting on a call from the surgery nurse to schedule it. My #1 priority for the new year is to help our daughter as much as possible. Nothing else matters right now! Please pray for Leah's complete, speedy healing. Have your plans for the new year been changed, too? Don't be afraid, because He is a good God! As we look to God, obeying and trusting Him daily, we will experience His many blessings this coming year. God has already gone ahead of us into 2020, and has good plans for you, Leah, and me!
December 31, 2019
Ask God for help. He has the answers.
What do you need help with in your life right now? Finances? A troubled marriage? A prodigal spouse or child? Health issues? A toxic, narcissistic relationship with a family member, in-law, neighbor, or friend? Problems at work with your boss, a co-worker, or customers? Whatever it is, God is here for you. He loves you and wants to help you. Today I share a reading from Melody Beattie's book, The Language of Letting Go. The very hard lesson God has been teaching me this year is learning to let go and let God, trusting Him. I have cried so many tears, but I simply need to let go and trust Him--and ask for God's help. God is your and my Helper.
December 12, 2019
Whatever happens, give thanks
I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving Day celebration with your family and friends. Today's episode is about gratitude. Yesterday I recorded a Gratitude Challenge video, thanking the people in my life who I love and who are such a gift to me. You can watch this at YouTube at My Gratitude Challenge. In today's podcast, I share 1 Thessalonians 5:18 in the Contemporary English Version which reads, "Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do." This can be a hard pill to swallow, because of the hardships, stresses, and heartaches you and I may be going through. And yet God commands us to be thankful. He is good and worthy to be thanked and praised.
November 30, 2019
20/20 Vision: Your Dreams and Goals
It's hard to believe that Christmas is almost here, isn't it? The new year 2020 is almost upon us! At the end of each year, I set aside time to pray and reflect on the past year: what went well and what didn't. To evaluate if I achieved my dreams and goals. I also pray about the new year, asking for God's protection, guidance, and help for me and my family. In this podcast, I share about dreaming bigger with God, getting His vision and goals for your new year. What hindered or stopped you from your dreams and goals this year? What new habits do you need to develop? What do you need to maintain? Where do you want to go (traveling)? What do you want to do? Let's believe for an exciting new 2020! Join me for my online event, 20/20 Vision for Speakers & Writers, at www.bethjones.net/vision.
November 16, 2019
Learning to let go
Our daughter Leah just moved out of our house to be close to her new job as assistant baker in another city, about an hour north of us. This week God is teaching me the hard lesson of letting go. I've also been cleaning, organizing, and de-cluttering my home and office. It is so freeing. Right now it is fall in Missouri. It is cooler and the trees' leaves are turning glorious shades of orange, yellow, red, and brown. There is a powerful quote: "Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go." We need to let go and let God, trusting Him with people and things in our lives. Who or what do you need to let go of?
November 03, 2019
Coffee with God time
Do you have quiet time with God each day? Each morning after breakfast, Beth Jones drinks a hot, creamy cup of coffee, prays, and reads the Bible. She calls this her "Coffee with God" time. This is not a rigid, religious ritual, but a relaxing time to spend time with God to hear His still, small voice and to get His wisdom and direction for the busy, hectic day ahead. You don't have to spend hours to do this, and it doesn't have to be early in the morning. It can be any time, day or night. You can include worship and praise, journaling, making a to-do list, and even jump start your speaking and writing. Be encouraged by Beth for God to become your daily GPS on this exciting, sometimes scary, adventure called life.
September 09, 2019
Each Word A Gift
Do you struggle with your thought life or the words of your mouth like I do? I think Speaker and Author Joyce Meyer may have written her book, Me and My Big Mouth, just for me! Words are powerful. They can encourage and bring hope, or they can tear down and destroy. God Himself created the world with His words. You and I are made in His image, so our words are powerful, too. As speakers and writers, our words matter. They have influence. Be encouraged and inspired in today's podcast that each word you speak and write is a beautiful gift. Find out where Beth Jones will be speaking next on this topic.
August 26, 2019
Saint Patrick: God uses your pain for His glory
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! One of my fave holidays, because I love Ireland and green is my favorite color. Saint Patrick was captured by Irish pirates when he was 16 and taken to Ireland. While there herding sheep and watching cows, he began to pray to God and eventually converted to Christianity. He escaped Ireland but later came back to share the love of Jesus. What about you? Would you be willing to go where God sends you?
March 17, 2019
Make Jesus Well-Known--You are His Letter
I saw a sign in town the other day which read, “Try to be worth following instead of trying to be well-known.” More importantly, you and I should try to make Jesus inside us well-known. You and I are His letter to a dark, lost world. We make Him known by operating in the fruit of the Spirit, being humble, and walking in His purpose and our calling. Join Speaker/Author Beth Jones as she shares how you and I can be Christ's ambassador, letting His light shine through us to others.
February 10, 2019
Testing Podbean App
Testing the Podbean app on my iPhone for someone else to make sure I can upload to Facebook and a website.
January 21, 2019
Faith in Jesus and prayer will bring God's reward
What do you have faith for today? Do you believe you'll receive it? God wants to give you the desires of your heart! It is faith that pleases Him. I've been praying for years to go to Ireland. Recently God answered that huge prayer and dream, and I flew to the Republic of Ireland with our precious, beautiful daughter Leah, who wanted to go, too. Ireland is gorgeous and was amazing! God is so good. He wants to answer your prayers, too. In this episode, be encouraged that God will reward your faith in Him.
September 30, 2018
Happy July 4 and Prayer for the USA
Happy Independence Day! Have a fun and safe one with your family. In this short episode, Beth Jones prays for our nation America. II Chronicles 7:14 says, "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
July 04, 2018
Kate Spade: Shatter the Stigma & 5 Tips for Depression
"Neither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily."--Francoise de La Rochefoucauld. Successful New York Fashion Designer Kate Spade, 55, was found dead two days later in her New York apartment by her housekeeper, by an alleged suicide. Kate and her husband Andy created a mult-million dollar empire with their handbag company, Kate Spade. In 2016 she returned from a decade long hiatus to launch Frances Valentine, an accessories line named after her daughter and changed her name to Kate Valentine. Her husband Andy said she had struggled with depression and anxiety for five years, was under a doctor's care, and was on medication trying to heal, but "she battled personal demons." Her sister believed she had bipolar disorder. The news of Kate's tragic death has caused social media to blow up. In this podcast, I share about my own struggles with suicidality and attempts and panic attacks and the healing, delivering power of Jesus Christ. I share about the need to shatter the stigma of mental illness and mental disorders and to reach out to the hurting or to ask for help if you are depressed and suicidal. #shatterthestigma #mentalhealthawareness #katespade
June 08, 2018
The seed in your heart
Is the seed in your heart growing and producing a harvest of righteousness? What kind of soil does your heart have? Recently I changed the theme on my website at BethJones.net, and the header has a beautfiul sunflower picture. Sunflowers have many seeds and there are some fascinating facts about sunflowers. One is that sunflowers track the sun, following the sun across the sky as the earth moves each day. Sunflowers always face the light. Even as sunflowers follow the sun and the light, may we as believers follow the Son and the Light, Jesus. In this podcast, I share about Jesus' parable on the farmer scattering the seed. What kind of soil is in your heart? Is the seed bearing fruit, or have the enemy Satan, distractions, and the cares of this worlder stolen the seed and choked it out? Consider and pray if your heart's soil is fertible, ready to receive and grow God's word to produce an abundant harvest of righteousness. Remember to sow good seed iday and night nto the life of others, sharing your love, spiritual gifts, time, money, and efforts. Luke 8:4-15 and Ecclesiastes 11:6 are the main scriptures for today's study.
May 07, 2018
Hope believes even in the dark
Do you need hope? Have you ever felt I-just-can't-take-this-kind-of-pain despair? Join speaker/author Beth Jones as she encourages you that through fatih in Jesus Christ, there is always hope. There are times in your life that are so dark, it looks impossible for anything to change. But hope and faith believe even in the dark. Hope is very important to your success, health, and happiness. "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not being seen." (Hebrews 11:1)
April 16, 2018
When you are insulted, you are blessed
Have you ever been criticized by someone? Have you ever been insulted for your faith in Jesus? Recently someone overheard a conversation where two people were talking about me. They said, "Beth talks about Jesus too much." The conversation took me aback, as I thought at least one of the people liked me. But it's not my job for people to like me. It's my job to please God and glorify Jesus Christ. The good news is that if you are being insulted and persecuted for your faith in Jesus, the Bible says you are blessed. (Matthew 5:11, NIV) In this episode, I also share about my new ebook for the Kindle at Amazon, Metamorphosis: Transformed From Hate to Love. I share transparently about my life-long struggle with hatred. God is love and He wants us to unconditionally love Him and people, not hate. He will teach you and me how to love others. In this ebook, I share how to overcome hate if you battle this. You can find out more about this book on Amazon.
April 01, 2018
The Spirit of the Lord
Have you ever had a family member or a friend visit and you were so excited that you just wanted to shout? Today is Palm Sunday, the day Christian believers celebrate Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. I want to encourage you this Easter week to reflect on all that God has done for you and His promises to you of what He's going to do in your life. Jesus came to set you and me free from sin, sickness, poverty, loneliness, marriage difficulties, financial struggles, business and ministry problems, unhappiness, depression, stress, worry, fear, confusion, isolation, and so much more. Have you ever seen a worried, scared, stressed-out, depressed, angry butterfly? No. They are happy and free. This is what God desires for you and me--to soar free. In this episode, I also share about Shelley Hitz's 7-Day Writing Week challenge which I just joined and which starts March 26 (doors close at midnight March 25). It is absolutely free and God's anointing is on Shelley to lead us writers to write (or finish) our books! You can find out more at writingweek.com. I also talk about my new non-fiction book in the Metamorphosis series, Transformed From Hate to Love, about my life-long struggle with hate, which will ve available Easter weekend for the Kindle on Amazon. God wants to teach you and me how to love Him, others, and ourselves.
March 25, 2018
There is war over your writing
Recently I was chatting with a friend who is excited about nearing the completion of writing and publishing her first book. But she also shared how lately she has felt fatigued and wondered if it is related to spiritual warfare. In this podcast, I share that there is spiritual warfare over your writing. The spiritual realm is real and we must use spiritual weapons to defeat Satan. That is why you struggle with procrastination, perfectionism, distractions, busyness, laziness, suddenly wanting to eat junk food or do a movie binge, clean, or any number of things that hinder or stop you from writing! God has given you a talent and ability to write, which is a precious gift. The enemy Satan doesn't want you to write, because it's a threat to his kingdom of darkness. He knows that God gave you this gift to write for His glory and to help others. Be encouraged and empowered to keep writing!
March 06, 2018
There is still time
Did you accomplish your dreams and goals for 2017? If not, what is holding you back? It seems the older we get, the faster time goes by. I believe it's important to live each moment fully and to be present and intentionally about spending time with those we love, using our gifts for God, and living a life we love--achieving our purpose. In this podcast, Beth Jones encourage you to do the things on your (and God's) bucket list. It's not too late for your dreams and goals to be fulfilled in 2017; there is still time! The scriptures used in today's podcast are 2 Chronicles 4:10, 2 Chronicles 15:7, and Proverbs 21:5. You can find out more about Beth's speaking at www.BethJones.net and about the books she has written at my Amazon Author Page at http://www.amazon.com/author/bethmjones.
October 21, 2017
The Power of Names
What is your name? Why did your parents or caregiver give you the name you have? What is its origin and meaning? Names are important. God has many names, too. His names reflect not only His identity and that specific name's function, but His good character--who He really is. In this podcast, Beth Jones shares about the importance and significance of your name and God's different names. Her newest book, the third and final book in The Cinderella Story triology series, is available now for sale at Amzon. It is called The Cinderella Story: The Power of Names, and explores this topic of the power of your and God's names.
August 07, 2017
Poured out: The woman with the alabaster jar
Are you under fire right now, being judged, criticized, and accused, even by those in your own family or friends? I am, too! The woman with the alabaster jar who poured out the expensive, fragrant perfume on Jesus' head was criticized, too. Yet Jesus said she had done a beautiful thing. If you weren't a threat to the enemy Satan, he wouldn't be attacking you so hard. Join me for this encouraging podcast on Matthew 26:6-13, on the woman with the alabaster jar who poured out her perfume and herself as an act of worship to God.
May 02, 2017
Refreshing Rain: Repent of your sin
Today in Butler, Missouri, we had a sudden thunderstorm, like I used to experience living in Georgia and Florida. In the south, bad thunderstorms happen very suddenly. There's lightning, thunder, and hard rain. And just as suddenly, it stops. Afterward, everything looks so fresh: the emerald green grass, the tree's leaves, and the beautiful flowers. In today's podcast, I share from Acts 3:19-21 NIV. God wants you to repent of your sin so that you can experience times of refreshing: the abundant life Jesus purchased for you on the Cross and promises you.
March 24, 2017
Would you like to be made well?
Today my husband Ray, a paramedic at the hospital in town, texted me that a woman I met several years ago at church and connected with in heart, was in the hospital and had asked for me to come pray for her. She had gotten involved with the wrong crowd and gone on the wrong path. She had been diagnosed by the doctor with a deadly disease, besides her ongoing battle with drug addiction and using meth. The Bible verse God gave me as I was praying at home for her was John 5:6, NLT: "When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?” I visited this woman today in the hospital, gave her a card and a little gift, and asked her this challenging question. Then I prayed for her miraculous healing and deliverance. Do you want to be well? Whatever is troubling you right now--a marriage on the verge of divorce, a troubled relationship with your kids, parents, in-laws, coworkers, boss, or someone else, financial struggles, health issues, losing your home or car, your failing ministry--Jesus can do an instant miracle as He did for this man, who laid by the pool of Bethesda for 38 long years. Jesus can do this for my friend in the hospital today, too. Ask God in faith for your miracle today.
March 09, 2017
The ant and the contact lens: faith
There is a true story of a woman, Brenda, who was scared to climb a mountain, but she faced her fears, put on her gear, and began climbing. During a breather time, her safety rope snapped against her eye and popped out her contact lens. She looked everywhere, but it was nowhere to be found. Brenda, feeling desperate and upset, prayed to God to help her find it so she could see clearly. When her group came down the trail on the cliff, a new party of climbers were starting up the mountain and one called, "Hey you guys! Anybody lose a contact lens?" This in itself would have been amazing, but the climber found an ant carrying it on its back across the rock. Brenda's father was a cartoonist and when she told him the story, he drew a cute cartoon of an ant carrying a contact lens with these words: "Lord, I don't know why You want me to carry this thing. I can't eat it, and it's awfully heavy. But if this is what You want me to do, I'll carry it for You." It would probably do some of us a lot of good to occasionally say, "God, I don't know why you want me to carry this load. I can see no good in it and it's awfully heavy. But, if you want me to carry it, I will." God wants us to have faith and trust Him, but He also expects legwork--our practical actions to carry out His purpose and to answer our prayers. In this purpose, Beth delves into how fatih without works is dead.
January 11, 2017
Blossom & Thrive in 2017
As 2016 wraps up and you and I enter the new year 2017, I encourage you to ask yourself this question: what did you learn? As speaker/author Joyce Meyer shared in her Winter 2017 magazine, "Teaching moments help us move forward." In this podcast, I share 5 lessons from the cherry tree to help you move forward and beautifully blossom in the coming year. Cherry trees are hard to grow and thrive, only blossom for one to two weeks, but once they bloom they are beautiful. I recently installed a new theme at my website at BethJones.net. The picture on the home page is of a cherry tree. In 2017 let's you and me blossom and thrive through the power of Christ.
December 27, 2016
Do you live an on-purpose, intentional life? This week I was struggling with some things in my life and my sister Maria encouraged me with two words that God had given her recently: "on purpose." We have to do things on purpose to improve our lives--living intentionally--such as our health or money management. What can you do to make things even a little better in your life? We can't control other people, but we can control ourselves. She encouraged me, and I encourage you, to identify 3 things that have improved over the last month. Then identify 3 things I can do---and you can do---to improve things even a little. Live your life on purpose for God.
December 13, 2016
Stand Up: The woman bent over
What are you struggling with in your life right now? Shame, fear, anger, depression, hopelessness, worry, stress, unforgiveness, jealousy, pride, blame, bitterness, envy, unbelief? Maybe the holidays aren't a good and happy time for you and your family like they are for others. You may have experienced the death of a loved one, are divorced or separated, feel all alone, you and your spouse fight during the holidays, or you're a single mom who can't afford to buy her kids nice gifts like you'd love to do. Whatever your struggle is, Jesus is the answer. Today's podcast is on Luke 13:10-17, NLT, the woman who was bent over whom Jesus healed with one word and touch.
December 06, 2016
Hustle and heart set you apart
I saw a sign in town the other day that said, "Hustle and heart set you apart," and it really resonated with me. The Bible has much to say about the word "work," as well as the word "heart." I believe God is the one who puts those big dreams in your heart and mine, but He also expects us to do the legwork--to "hustle" and get it done. The word "hustle" according to the Urban Dictionary online means "anything you need to do to make money" or "to be aggressive in business or other financial dealings, to move or work in a quick and energetic way." We can take a lesson from the ant. Proverbs 6:6, NLT, says, "Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise!" Have you ever seen a lazy ant? Ants don't stay still; they are always busy working. They know winter is coming and they store up during the summer to be ready. Today's podcast encourages you to get your hustle on and to fulfill the dreams and goals in your heart.
November 16, 2016
Have No Fear, Boo
Today is Halloween, a big day for many businesses in the United States. Many people believe it's an innocent, fun day for children (and adults!) to dress up, get candy, and go to parties with friends. But it's much more than that. In this podcast, I speak on the origins of Halloween. I also share what God has to say about fear. Fear is the opposite of faith. God doesn't want us afraid, but to trust in and have faith in Him. In this episode, I share about my upcoming, beautiful butterfly-cover book, Metamorphosis: Transformed from Fear to Faith, which will be available soon as an eBook for your Kindle at Amazon.
October 31, 2016
Deep Roots: Who are you discipling?
Today at church our pastor Jeff taught on the importance of discipleship: Paul discipling Timothy, who later became his co-worker in sharing the gospel of Christ. I was challenged by this sermon: who is discipling me right now in my life and who am I discipling? The word "disciple" means "citizen" in the original Greek language, and of course for us believers that means a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven. It also means "follower." The Scripture I shared in today's podcast was Colossians 2:7, NLT: "Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on Him." Today ask yourself, as I did, who is discipling you and who are you discipling? Who is pouring into you by teaching you God's word, praying for you, and keeping you accountable with your sins? Who are you pouring into sharing your faith, praying for him or her, and keeping them accountable? As believers in Christ, let your roots grow down deep into Christ.
October 23, 2016
The Question Box: How Do You Write Your Books So Fast?
One of the questions that I've been asked most frequently as a speaker, author, wife, and mom is, "Beth, how do you write your books so fast?" I don't feel that I do, but my Facebook friend Maria Newcomer did and she asked me this question recently on Facebook. I'm about to publish my 13th book on Amazon, which is my new fiction book, Afflicted: A woman missionary kidnapped by terrorists in the jungles of Africa. The way that I've written all my books is the "butt in chair" method: sitting my butt down in the chair and writing! In this episode of "The Question Box" podcast, I answer Maria's question, sharing my best tips as an Amazon Best Seller author. To be first to hear about my new book, Afflicted, sign up with your name and email address at BethJones.net. To learn more about my other books at Amazon, visit my Amazon Author page at http://www.amazon.com/author/bethmjones
June 30, 2016
Write That Book
Do you want to write a book? Or have you already started writing one, but need to finish it? Or maybe you have a new book idea! When I was a child, all I wanted to be when I grew up was to be a mom and a writer. I am a mom of three beautiful daughters, Heather, Eden, and Leah. I'm also the author of 12 books, and am working on my thirteenth one now. I love encouraging women to use their gifts for God, doing what they love. If you have a desire to write a book, but don't know how, or you just need someone to help spur you on to finish your book, I'm offering a class this summer 2016 called From Laptop to Launch. This telecall is once a week for four weeks, beginning July 6. If you can't attend the live class, there will be a replay, as well as downloadable recorded replays, my training guide and resources, and weekly motivation videos that you'll get in your inbox. I want to help you write that book THIS year! To find out more or sign up today, visit http://www.bethjones.net/laptop-to-launch/
June 15, 2016
The spiritual warfare when you write a book
Are you trying to write a book and wondering what the heck is going on? Are you experiencing spiritual warfare when you write? Then, welcome to the club! If you're a Christian writer, then Satan doesn't want you writing--or finishing--your book. He is the thief who comes to steal, kill, and destroy, and he'll do everything he can to hinder or stop you from writing that book idea in your heart. Be encouraged that the battle belongs to the Lord. In this podcast, I share the 3 times you experience the spiritual warfare, and practical tips of what to do. You can find my book on spiritual warfare, The Hands of a Woman: Everyday Women in Everyday Battles, and the other nine books I've written at Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/author/bethmjones
November 02, 2015
Sword of the Spirit
My husband Ray loves to collect swords, guns and weapons. It is very much the warrior in him. He could tell you about the history of each different weapon. They are mounted on the walls or on tables of his "man cave" downstairs. A sword isn't just to be mounted on a wall or to stay in its sheathe, but to be used to fight. As Christian believers, our sword is the Sword of the Spirit--the Word of God, taught about in Ephesians 6 on the armor of God. When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness by Satan, he used the weapon of the Word of God, saying each time, "It is written." We are to use this weapon, too; God's word stands forever. In this audio I also share about the launch of my eBook on Amazon on Friday, October 23, 2015--The Hands of a Woman: Everyday Women in Everyday Battles. It has eight women's true, inspiring stories about going into their own "War Room," through praying with faith in Christ and standing on God's word. Be encouraged and empowered to walk in your authority as a believer in Christ through prayer, faith in Jesus, and God's word.
October 22, 2015
Celebrate My Birthday With Free Ebooks
Today is my birthday and I want to invite you to celebrate with me with free eBooks. Just go to Amazon and download my 4 free eBooks: The Cinderella Story: The Power of Shoes; The Call of Wisdom: Teaching Your Children at Home; Showers of Blessings: Affirmations for Christian Women Entrepreneurs; Storm Tossed (my only fiction book). I also want to invite you to follow me on Periscope @bethmjones. I scope for beginner speakers, authors, and entrepreneurs, encouraging you to use your gifts for God, sharing your important message. No one else has your story or your unique purpose. In today's podcast, I share the scripture Romans 12:1-2, The Message.
September 20, 2015
Faith In The Storm: The Rapture and End Times
When you read today's headlines, it's hard not to be afraid: the U.S. and world powers' agreement over Iran's nuclear program, the Supreme Court decision allowing same sex marriages, five U.S. Marines killed in Chattanooga, Jade Helm 15, riots, unstable world economies, earthquakes, hurricanes, new diseases, and more. But Jesus doesn't want us to be afraid. He told us that all these things would happen before His coming. In this podcast, International Speaker Beth Jones shares Scriptures about the end times, the different views on the Rapture, the seven year Tribulation, today's news headlines in America, and how God wants us to respond to all these events taking place: to trust in and have faith in Him. You don't need to be afraid; you can have peace and faith in the storm. To find out more about Beth's speaking and books, visit http://www.BethJones.net.
July 20, 2015
Peace In Your Storm
Have you ever been through a bad storm-a hurricane, a tornado, or a thunderstorm? Recently my husband Ray and I went through a terrifying thunderstorm in Texas: it was lightning, hailing, and whole trees had fallen across the highway that were like an obstacle course. God protected us and brought us back safely to Ray's parents' home there. What about a spiritual/emotional storm such as the events which just happened in Charleston, SC, where a young man, Dylann Roof, allegedly shot and killed 9 people inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church? How do you even begin to cope with such a tragedy? In this podcast, I share how difficult forgiveness is in a situation like this and yet God commands it in Mark 11:25 and Matthew 18:21-22. Listen in as I testify from my own life how Jesus can be your peace and your anchor even in the worst storms of life, and about my new, first-ever fiction book I'm writing, Storm Tossed. To find out more about my speaking and books, visit http://www.BethJones.net.
June 21, 2015
When The Shoes Don't Fit
Have you ever seen some cute shoes at a store but they didn't fit-or you bought them and then tried them on at home for the first time and they didn't fit? God created you for a unique, great purpose. You can't walk in anyone else's shoes and succeed! So many women compare themselves to other women and feel jealous and envious of them. The Bible says that envy rots the bones. (Proverbs 14:30) It also says in James 3:16 NLT, "For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind." God doesn't want you to feel envious, jealous or "less than" anyone else. Comparison is a big distraction and a trap that will trip you up in your walk with God. Just be unique you, walking in the beautiful "glass slippers" (purpose) for which God created you.
May 30, 2015
Going the places that scare you: 10 Tips I've learned since starting my online biz
I've made a lot of mistakes in my life. Have lots of regrets. Truly received an excellent education from "the school of hard knocks." One of those places where I've made many mistakes is in my online biz as a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. I wish I'd had someone from the beginning to show me the way to success, to avoid all those mistakes. But now I can pass them onto you to help you avoid them and to achieve your success easier and faster! I've done many things that have scared me, like speaking publicly (I used to be terrified of it, but now love it!), doing webinars and telecalls, and creating vidoes on YouTube. Sometimes you have to go the places that scare you to achieve your purpose, to grow as a person, and to help and encourage others. To learn more about my speaking and books, visit http://www.BethJones.net and my Facebook business page at https://www.facebook.com/BethJones.net.
May 14, 2015
Tell the good news
My husband Ray and I recently traveled to Texas for his college LeTourneau University's dedication service and reunion for their original EMS program, of which Ray was a part and when he worked as an EMT for the city of Longview, TX. While there, we stayed with his mom Judy and his stepdad Leonard near Quitman, TX. Their house is located on a beautiful, peaceful lake. On their back deck they have a bird and hummingbird feeder. I loved getting up early in the morning, praying, enjoying the beautiful lake, and watching the birds. It was the first time I'd seen a hummingbird in person. I decided when I came home to Missouri, I'd get a bird and hummingbird feeder. Yesterday I bought them and have loved watching them feed. Today as I observed the sparrows feeding, it reminded me of believers sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with others. Through technology and social media (like this podcast at Podbean and Itunes), you and I have an amazing opportunity for a global platform! This podcast is about telling the good news of what God has done in your life. To find out more about me as a speaker and about my books, visit http://www.BethJones.net.
May 09, 2015
Several years ago Ray and I traveled to Israel, my dream come true. We took way too much luggage for this trip and it hindered us as we traveled. We had a really hard time fitting those huge suitcases into our tour guide's tiny car, and it was such a pain dragging them around all of Israel, from hotel to hotel! You and I can do this in life, too, carrying unnecessary weights, like unforgiveness, anger, bitterness, envy, jealousy, worry, stress, fear, anxiety, discouragement, depression, etc. Jesus wants us to "pack light" on this journey of life. He said in Matthew 11:28, NLT, "Then Jesus said, 'Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heaven burdens, and I will give you rest." I recorded this podcast several years ago. It's about having that daily quiet time with God and running this race unencumbered. Come join me for the adventure of a lifetime and be sure to "pack light."
April 24, 2015
Do the hard things
Beth Jones doesn't always want to do her kickboxing exercise video or to walk. But sometimes you have to do the hard things to get where God wants us to go and be who we desire to be. In this almost hour-long podcast, International Speaker/Author Beth Jones shares from her heart how she has had to do the hard things - in the trenches of prayer, homeschooling her children, overcoming through many adversities in her very difficult marriage, and reaching for success in her online business of speaking and writing. When you do the hard things, you WILL reap the harvest of God's BLESSING if you just don't quit and give up!
February 26, 2015
Write and DO Your Bucket List
Do you have a bucket list? Do you even know what a bucket list is? Or did you already write one and are discouraged about seeing your dreams and goals come to pass? In this 4th podcast in the January 2015 Goals and Dreams series, International Speaker Beth Jones encourages you to write down your bucket list for 2015 and then DO those things. What do you love to do? What do you really want in your life? God wants you to enjoy your life and be happy, just as parents want their children to be happy. Get 8 tips for writing and managing your bucket list this year.
January 29, 2015
Manage Your Time Well
Are you getting things done that you want accomplished? Seeing your dreams come true? Living out your purpose and doing what really matters? Or do you constantly wonder where the time went every day? Join International Speaker Beth Jones for tips on how to manage your time. Live well and love well. Do what really matters.
January 14, 2015
Set Goals and Dreams
At the beginning of each new year, do you make resolutions, set goals and dreams, or have a "one word" or "one scripture"? I set goals and dreams and ask God for a "one word" and Scripture as a compass for the year. Resolutions are so easily broken....usually by the 3rd week (or sooner!) of January! Join International Speaker Beth Jones as she shares tips from Nashville Biz Blog Guest Blogger Leisa Gill about goal setting and dreams. Beth encourages you in this podcast to do what makes you come ALIVE, what you love to do, and most importantly what God wants you to do this year to achieve success.
January 07, 2015
Episode #6: No Place For Witchcraft
Is witchcraft real? Do witches exist? What does the Bible say about witchcraft? International Speaker Beth Jones continues her podcast series from Galatians 5, today's topic being witchcraft. She addresses the meaning of the word sorcery from the original Hebrew and Greek languages, what God says about witchcraft, and 2 former witches' views (one witch, medium, and ghost hunter, who was interviewed on Beth's Women's Battles Radio Show, and one woman addressing the Harry Potter book series). Can you be a witch and believe in Jesus, too? The truth will set you free.
December 19, 2014
Episode #5: No Place for Idolatry
Is God first place in your life - or someone or something else? We don't often hear the word "idol" in today's culture, other than the show "American Idol." But an idol can be anything: social media, entertainment, food, success, money, perfectionism, your weight, your online business, a relationship (such as a spouse, child, friend, or parent), your career, your ministry, sports, and more. Who or what are you worshipping? What needs to be removed from your heart and life to make room for God and His rightful place?
December 09, 2014
Episode #4: No Place For Lust
Do you struggle with lust, pornography, and/or adultery? In this podcast, International Speaker Beth Jones shares from Galatians 5:19 about the topic of lust. Pornography, adultery, and other sexual sins start with the issue of lust - the eye gate and the mind. It's time to come clean. Learn practical tips from Beth for how to victoriously overcome this problem through Christ's help.
November 24, 2014
Episode #1: No Place for Fear
With the news of Ebola, terrorism, wars, crimes, natural disasters and more, we live in scarier times than ever before. But God doesn't want us to be afraid. He wants us to have peace. Join International Speaker Beth Jones as she shares encouragement from God's word about walking in peace.
November 03, 2014
Interview with Ray Jones on spiritual warfare
What is spiritual warfare? What are “the weapons of our warfare” that the Bible speaks about? Why do you need the armor of God? These questions and more are answered in Beth Jones’ interview of her husband, Ray Jones, who wrote the forward to Beth’s new ebook, The Hands Of A Woman: Everyday Women In Everyday Battles. If you missed this interview, be sure to listen to the replay now. Just click on the link below, or right click and save it to your computer or Ipad. Interview with Ray Jones To learn more about Beth’s ebook, just click here.
June 25, 2011
Sowing Your Good Seed
As a parent, writer, speaker, coach, business owner, are you faithfully sowing the good seed God has given you? God has put a beautiful treasure chest of gifts and His word inside of your heart that He wants you to share with others. Join Beth Jones as she shares from Jesus’ parable of the farmer sowing seed for today’s anointed podcast. Just click on the link below to listen, or right-click on the link and save it to your computer, laptop, or Ipad. Sowing Your Good Seeds – Download mp3 here
June 14, 2011
Sarah’s laughter: Moving from your pain to your purpose
Are you hurting emotionally, in a lot of pain? Do you feel empty and alone? Do you feel that you simply can’t get past what is hurting you? Are you beginning to doubt God’s promises? You’re in good ranks. Abraham and Sarah had to wait many years before God’s promise of a child came true. As a Christian, you’ve probably heard the story of Abraham and how he is one of the spiritual giants in the Hebrews hall of faith. But not many tell the story from the viewpoint of Sarah, his wife. Join Beth Jones as she shares how God wants to move you from your place of pain to your great purpose in Christ through the story of Sarah. Sarah had to go through a lot, but it was worth it all in the end! Just as God gave Sarah her baby Isaac, which means “laughter,” God wants to put His joy and laughter into your heart, fulfilling your great destiny in Him. Just click on the link below, and download the mp3 to your computer, Ipod, or Iphone. Download by mp3
April 15, 2011
A Hannah Heart: Victory On Your Knees
Is there something you’ve been praying about a long time with no answer yet? Are you facing a problem and don’t know what to do or where to go? Is satan taunting you that God doesn’t hear your prayers anyway? Hannah was provoked by her enemy, too. She was barren, and couldn’t have any children. All she wanted was a baby boy. Join Beth Jones as she shares how God heard Hannah’s prayers and she experienced victory in her life by being on her knees, and how you can have that same victory, too. Just click on the link below to download this week’s podcast. Download by mp3 Want a printed version of this podcast, too? A Hannah Heart: Victory On Your Knees
January 27, 2011
Your flight leaves in 5 minutes
Several years ago I was a flight attendant for a company that owned small jets servicing a major airline. Imagine that you are a passenger 10 gates away from your gate, when you hear over the intercom, “Your flight leaves in 5 minutes.” Would you leisurely stroll along, stopping for a Starbucks latte’ or to buy a book at the newstand – or would you run to get to your gate on time and ultimately to your place of destination? Join Beth as she shares about the brevity of life and the importance of obeying God, loving others, and fulfilling your purpose from two major events this week. You can download this podcast immediately to your computer, Ipod, or Iphone. Download by mp3
November 25, 2010