Making the choice to embark on a new journey is simple – you have to take the very first step and trust that the Lord will provide all that is necessary. My dear friends JoBeth Kested  and Lee Gossett are joining me and we are embarking on a brand new journey – exploring the blogging world with each of you. We praise the Lord for the opportunity to Encourage you.

The three of us have quite the encouraging testimony to share with you. The Lord introduced me to these wonderful treasures of His in such a loving and kind way.  At a time that I truly needed fellowship and encouragement in my own life.  I have felt the Lord leading me and guiding me to reconstruct and redirect. This blog is the way that He has reconstructed and redirected me.

It is my heart’s desire that as we share with you what the Lord has led us to share on this new Encouragement Blog Site The Path of Encouragement, that the following scriptures will  embrace your heart. That you will walk on His well lit path of life and receive His presence and fullness of joy.. and the pleasures forevermore at His right hand..

Bless each of you in Jesus name.. Love Beyond Measure.. Beth Auman

Psalm 16:11  (KJV)11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers and sisters, keep rejoicing and repair whatever is broken. Encourage each other, think as one, and live at peace; and God, the Author of love and peace, will remain with you.

John 1:16 (KJV) 16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.


IMG_1714Beth Auman

John 8:31-32 – KJV “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  

Beth is married to Ben Auman and they have two beautiful daughters, an awesome Son-in-law and two beautiful Granddaughters. Ben and Beth have received the fullness of the Lord’s power to restore and make all things new. Their personal testimony led Beth to answer the Lords call as a Watchman on the Wall – Strategic Prophetic Intercession, allowing the truth (Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior) to lead and guide her to reveal Himself in every prayer opportunity and the freedom comes because Jesus is faithful every time.The Lord has called her to a Psalm 20 Ministry and He faithfully grants the decrees and prophetic declarations into the lives of those He calls her to Watch over.
She walks in Eph 1:17-23 allowing the Spirit of wisdom and revelation provided by Father God through the birth, life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, that the Holy Spirit will enlighten her eyes in every prayer opportunity and grant her according to Psalm 20 the fulfillment of all petitions. On Jesus alone she trusts and abides in Him – He is faithful..

Beth walks in the Ministry of Prophetic Intercessory Prayer since receiving the call to prayer by Father God. She founded and has operated Faith Testimony Ministries – an International Ministry of Prayer since 2003 and trusts that He is faithful every single time that He is included in any situation. She is called as a Watchman on the wall and watches over that which the Lord has called her to.

Through three mutual longtime friends Beth was introduced to JoBeth and Lee.  God had a glorious plan and we were all a part of His plan.

Through a long time mutual friend JoBeth and Beth were introduced via the telephone – on a Strategic Intercessory assignment. They knew in a moments time that the Lord had knit their hearts in intercession together like two pieces of a puzzle.. They have enjoyed friendship, many strategic assignments and watched the Lord perform faithful miracles through prayer and intercession and have a deep faith and trust in the Lord.

JoBeth and Beth were joyfully presented with the gift of spending 6 days together. They were able share the love, faith and trust in the Lord that is truly beautiful. (They trusted in the Lord with all of their hearts  – the He has designed the perfect opportunity for them to come together in person.) He is faithful, and in the fullness of His time – He grants the desires of our hearts.  Their friendship is a testimony.
Lee and Beth worked together for many years at a local hospital in North Carolina. They were introduced by one of the most kind and loving people on the entire earth, Linda Rankin.  Linda facilitated an amazing bond of friendship because she has the willingness in her heart to share her friends. After Beth and Lee had left their roles at the hospital, Linda invited both Beth and Lee to her Christmas party and they were reunited. At Linda’s Christmas party they found a much deeper connection shared by both – Jesus Christ.  It’s been an amazing journey – Jesus once again proving that people are placed in our lives sometimes for a season – but always for a reason and He builds the most amazing testimonies and relationships. Lee is truly a united one.

We never know how the Lord is going to bring forever friends – united ones onto our path.  We must always be watching, listening and in tune with Him..  May our Testimony of Friendship and Fellowship in Jesus Christ encourage and inspire each of you.. He See’s you – loves you and has blessings for you too!!


10455242_10204009222296553_5241746226793116146_nJoBeth Kested

JoBeth has had a hunger to know God from her earliest childhood memories. In her late teens, at a point when she was considering suicide, she had a life changing encounter with the love of God when she asked Jesus into her life to be her Lord and Savior.

JoBeth ministers as an apostolic, strategic and prophetic intercessor with a breakthrough anointing. She learned to pray as an intercessor and to understand the importance of spiritual warfare in overcoming many years of depression. She has personally experienced the power of God that sets captives free and gives us the oil of joy for the spirit of heaviness.  (Isaiah 61:3) She loves to encourage others in knowing God by learning the character and ways of God as he has revealed Himself in His Word. Also, how to find His hope, peace and blessings in the midst of life’s difficulties by learning to pray His Word.

She has been married to her best friend and husband, Russ, for 40 years. For eight and a half years from 1978 – 1985 they served the Lord with Youth With A Mission primarily in Spain and Hawaii. They were 18 years with a church in the Dallas area where JoBeth ministered as an intercessor and also traveled on numerous national and international ministry assignments; twice to Israel. They have raised three children, all married and have seven wonderful grandchildren being raised to know and walk with God. They currently live the Denver area.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)


Lee GossettLee

Lee’s been called authentic, compassionate, warm, and welcoming. More importantly, she’s known as a fierce follower of Jesus Christ. Using her own story, she encourages others to live out God’s calling placed on their lives and shares the message of grace with Divine humility and love.

Raised in impoverished conditions, Lee pursued a less than “perfect” life repeatedly making mistakes and poor choices with devastating consequences. At the age of 42, Lee heard a life changing message of grace and God’s abundant love for her. Now, with a transformed heart and a fresh perspective about life, she teaches others to live their faith, to find purpose – to matter!

Lee’s mission is to share the authentic truth about God’s love and the gospel of grace to women everywhere. Her passionate love for Jesus Christ inspires people to pursue a real relationship with God for an extraordinary life.

Guest Authors:

Be Encouraged welcomes Guest Authors from time to time. God places a rich deposit in us and we are led to share. There are many out there who have an Encouraging Word to share. Be Encouraged will be selecting Guest Authors to encourage you in the LORD.


10322525_1416747251939937_4411493996530804412_nConny Hubbard 

Conny Hubbard is a native of Southern Germany. She met her husband, Bob, when he was stationed there with the U.S Air Force. They have been married for 36 years and have one son, Daniel, and three grandchildren.

Conny grew up in a Catholic family but lacked a personal relationship with Jesus. After she was married for five years a friend introduced her to Jesus. Her life changed radically as she came out of much darkness into His glorious light.

Her husband who was backslidden when they were married came back to the Lord a year later. Seven overseas moves and living in several states and countries caused them to learn many lessons and stay flexible.

After Bob retired from the military, they both went to Bible School and did missions work for several years. In 2002 they moved to Pennsylvania to pastor a church. Ten years later, the Lord moved them again – to North Carolina. There she met Beth through her neighbor. In her first conversation with Beth she found out that they lived in the same place in Florida for a while but didn’t know each other then. But they sensed a spiritual connection right away and became friends.

Bobi Naukam  , What If? Freedom Ministries

I grew up in an abusive, Christian home and escaped to college where I married into another abusive relationship.  Since two unhealthy people will never make a healthy marriage, the first 33 years were disastrous.  BUT GOD, in His timing, changed me and my porn-addicted husband Phil into who He wanted us to be individually.  Then He restored our marriage and the relationships with our three children, their spouses, and eight grandchildren.  We now have been married 48 and almost 15 years (48 in our original marriage and 15 in renewal).

Ever thankful, we co-founded What If? Freedom Ministries to offer hope and encouragement to hurting people around the world and to teach others how to thrive while going through the desert places of life.  I have written several books, and we speak to groups of all ages around the country; teach teens, parents, and youth leaders about integrity with God with an emphasis on sexual purity; and mentor those who need someone to walk with them on their journey to wholeness.  You can learn more about us and what we do on our website at www.whatifministries.com


Bonnie VaughanBonnie Vaughan Faith Testimony 8.5.2015 Bonnie Vaughan is a passionate writer who seeks God with utmost abandonment to find His heart for her life. Having taught sign language on several occasions, she enjoys the fulfillment it brings to others. Bonnie and her husband, Paul, currently reside in North Carolina and attend New Day Church at High Point. They have two grown children, Richard and Anthony.

Blessings to you in abundance in Jesus Precious Name,

Bonnie Vaughan




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