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Beth Bennett
Alpharetta, GA
Director of Coaching with Ministry Ventures; Certified Spiritual Director and Life Coach
Interests: Working out, biking, reading, baking, home decor, family time, Spiritual and Personal Growth
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“Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” Westminster Shorter Catechism “Christian spirituality wrongly understood is a great source of human misery.” Dallas Willard Some of us may be new to the idea that God is fun, expressive, welcoming, and easy to please. However, living in deep... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2019 at She Smiles
“Mary picked up a jar of extremely costly perfume and she anointed Jesus’ feet.” John 12:3 Most of us do well with caring for others yet sometimes proudly put their needs ahead of our own, denying what our soul truly longs for. We become imbalanced, thinking our giving is the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at She Smiles
The Marriage Question We Need to Ask The interior dialogue many of us have during marital conflict is often completely one-sided. We mentally recite a litany of wrongs done against us. We explore our wounded feelings. We stir up our sense of righteous anger. We know exactlyhow we’ve been mistreated.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at She Smiles
It was a hard week for Jesus and for His followers, the week before his crucifixion. Let’s look at a few of the responses of the heart surrounding Holy Week from the perspective of those closest to Him. Let Jesus meet you as you consider these scenes. Heart of Apprehension---... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at She Smiles
Lent = subtract things from my life in order for God to do new things. The wilderness, Jesus found, was an important place of subtraction. Evidently the Father knew there were things in Jesus’ humanity that needed subtraction, purification, preparation for the new things Jesus was about to walk in.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at She Smiles
“You are filled to overflowing with his comforting love” (Phil 2:1) What a beautiful promise and what a tragedy that so many of us do not experience on a regular basis. Comforting love from the Father. Instead, ministry leaders tend to work for this love, not from it. We work... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at She Smiles
As we enter a new year with new opportunities, I wanted to take a moment to encourage you to be the best version of yourself. Below are a few practices that I am learning to intentionally implement in my own life. I pray you will join me. Grow friendship with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at She Smiles
“My dear and precious friends, whom I deeply love…now arise in the fullness of your union with our Lord. My heart overflows with joy when I think of how you showed your love to me by your financial support of my ministry. I mention this not because I’m requesting a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at She Smiles
“Expectant people are watchful, always looking for Him they expect, always ready to find Him in whatever comes along; however strange it may be, they always think He might be in it…” – The Treatises, Meister Eckhart Pay Attention to His Love God is constantly present to you and I,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at She Smiles
The more I discover who I am on the spiritual journey and the more I sit with ministry leaders seeing their passion, hearing their longing, feeling their pain…the more I notice that many of us are being honest and asking— Why am I here? If I believe that I am... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at She Smiles
“The Lord has brought me into a delightful wide open space!” (Psalm 18:19) Remember those lazy days of summer as a child? The anticipation of playing in the refreshing neighborhood pool with friends, lingering long over an ice cream cone and family vacation at a beautiful Northern Michigan lake are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at She Smiles
Do I fully believe that God is good and for me? If we have hidden doubt of His ultimate goodness, our hearts lack the interior freedom needed to choose His best. Do you fear God is mad at you? Is He holding out on you until you are perfect? Do... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at She Smiles
Printed from Steve Macchia's blog at Leadership Transformations January 2, 2018 - Author: Steve 2018: The Year of… I’m deeply concerned about the diminution of a very important word. It’s been absconded by social media. It’s been destroyed by politics and the media. It’s been lost in our closed-off neighborhoods.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at She Smiles
We want more resources, more engaged board members, more staff members to do the work of God in our ministry. The constant need for “more” surrounds us. Competition for funds and desire for more influence within our community keeps us spinning. Pressure to do more and be more than what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at She Smiles
“Thirsting for God”— Psalm 63---King David’s song when he was exiled in the Judean wilderness (From The Passion Translation of the Bible) O God of my life, I’m lovesick for you in this weary wilderness. I thirst with the deepest longings to love you more With cravings in my heart... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at She Smiles
Happy 4th of July everyone! What a great day to not only reflect with gratitude on the freedoms we have in this great nation but also to ponder and discover new found freedoms in Christ! The Holy Spirit continues to unearth the joyous freedoms that are rightfully mine. To keep... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at She Smiles
Follow the leader was a childhood game most of us played growing up. It was a game my neighborhood playmates and I resorted to when summertime boredom set in. Do what the person in front of you was doing, no matter how crazy. Because the leader was the proclaimed expert... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at She Smiles
Caleb had a different spirit. He was a leader that saw possibilities when everyone else saw problems. He championed Kingdom growth and advancement when the majority cowered in unbelief, fear and status quo. But what strikes me most about Caleb is his ability to stay vibrant, optimistic, spiritually fruitful and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at She Smiles
“Faith enabled Moses to choose God’s will, for when he became of age he refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.” Hebrews 11:24 (TPT and NKJV) Right now, thousands of students across the nation will soon be graduating from high school. And thousands of parents are on high... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at She Smiles
These moms are heroes of mine! Beautiful young women part of Moms With Swords, a ministry that exists to awaken a mother's God given authority, therefore igniting generations to be faithful followers of Christ. Yes, God is showing Moms their unique influence more clearly and calling moms in this generation... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2015 at She Smiles
An excerpt from Ann Voskamp. Good preparation for this mom as my youngest will be flying the coop next Spring! God as my witness, I will be your witness, and you can climb and you can take risks and you can go east and you can go west and distance... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2015 at She Smiles
"I have written to you, young men, Because you are strong and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one." I John 2:14 Catch former @AHSFootball & #UGA great Michael Bennett as he suits up for the @Bengals against @TBBuccaneers tonite Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at She Smiles
“But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary (harassed) and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.” Matt 9:36 Are you tired of living from a place of fear, depletion and dryness? Do you long to experience much more as a daughter... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at She Smiles
The top 10 things I most admire in my husband as we celebrate 27 beautiful years: 1. His prayer life. 2. His commitment to being a present, engaging father to our children. 3. His hunger as a life long learner. 4. His strong work ethic. 5. His ability to always... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at She Smiles
My husband just sent this to me and thought it was wonderful! Abandoning perfection It's possible you work in an industry built on perfect. That you're a scrub nurse in the OR, or an air traffic controller or even in charge of compliance at a nuclear power plant. The rest... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at She Smiles