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Nesting

I have been on the road for two years. The places I have been and the people I have met have been nothing short of amazing. I wouldn’t trade one moment, one trip, one experience or one memory for anything in the world. And now…

Treating Loyalty Like Royalty

My husband, Ivan, the founder of BNI, has said for as many years as I have known him, “You have to treat loyalty like royalty.” And I have watched him do just that. He has used this phrase mostly in light of our staff. If…

A Tribute to a Wonderful Man

Ivan Richard Misner, Sr., truly was a wonderful man.   In 1989, I married his son, Ivan Richard Misner, II, and in 1993, I delivered his grandson, Ivan Richard Misner, III. Over the past 26 years I have spent as Mrs. Ivan Richard Misner, I…

“Je suis Charlie”

I watched the events of January 7th in my beloved Paris unfolding with heaviness in my heart. I simply do not understand a thought process that rationalizes committing such violence to avenge an insult to a prophet. It is so far removed from my ability…

Yes, I Am Alive!

I was driving home to Austin from Granbury, where I had just dropped off my dad after a day at the NHRA Fall Nationals. To keep me company on the 2 1/2 hour ride through Central Texas ranch lands, I tuned in to XM Satellite…

Separation and Division Meet Love

I have been watching the progress of the so-called Islamic State (IS) with a heightened sense of awareness of how extremism in ANY religion can lead to extreme separation and division. Separation and division create a mind-set where it almost becomes not only okay, but…

Seek Peace

Sometimes when I am booked for radio shows, I am introduced as Theology Expert (or Bible Expert), Beth Misner. I have had multiple conversations with my husband, Ivan, about this, because it always makes me uncomfortable. Although I have two degrees in theology, I have…