The Random and the Sublime

Hey, Darling Things!

It’s late afternoon on Friday and we’ll close up the ministry in just a little while for a three-day weekend. I thought I’d say hi before I pulled out of the driveway because I’ve come to love you so much and, like many times during the course of a ministry week, you are on my mind. One way you can tell when people are truly getting close is an unexplainable interest in the utterly trivial and otherwise unbearably mundane. (An interest in the trivial alone doesn’t cut it. Celebrity gossip would qualify for that. To legitimately become intimate friends you must also care, for instance, that it looks as though she might be using a different hair product or could that be a new pair of shoes she’s got on today?) Hence this post. But it may be one-sided, of course. Maybe I’m just perceiving that we’re close. But in hopes that it’s a two-way relationship, below are a few random things from the average life of your own Siesta Mama. In response I’d love to know one completely random thing from your life right now.

1. Keith and I went grocery shopping together a couple of nights ago. He was pushing the basket. He asked me to please walk down the paper aisle and grab a 12-pack of toilet tissue then, as I walked back toward him, proceeded to take off almost running so I’d have to chase him through the store with it. Can you spell M-A-T-U-R-E? And don’t think I’m just referring to him because I was laughing so hard I almost needed to use some of it. The person at check-out asked us how long we’d been married because we were still so amused by one another when we got there and because I was hitting him in the arm with my fist (a well-known flirting technique). Imagine her surprise when we answered 30 and a half years. By the way, we’re really in love right now. I’m so glad I let him live through last year.

2. If perhaps you heard that Geli, our birddog, has been so sick that she nearly died, it is the absolute truth but she’s finally getting better. She was in the fanciest animal hospital in Houston for a solid week, much to Keith’s dismay on multiple levels. The diagnosis? Somewhere along the way she ate something dead and got food poisoning from it. It caused a bacterial infection that went through her digestive system and into her lungs. Of course, Keith and I thought that carnivores like most humans and canines were supposed to eat stuff that was already dead instead of eating it while it’s still alive and kicking but we are now better educated. Geli has a penchant for eating inappropriate things. A month ago we had to take her to the vet for eating a live frog. We informed them what had happened to which they replied, “That can’t be it. She must have a stomach ailment of some kind.” They took x-rays and, lo and behold, her stomach ailment had four legs and four feet. Perhaps that is why she then turned to carrion from which she indeed derived a very expensive stomach ailment.

3. I will list this one among the random though it is neither trivial nor mundane. I am leaving early in the morning for the wedding of our LPL praise-team drummer, Kevin and his beautiful bride-to-be, Ashley. He is the one who proposed on stage at an LPL in June. (Pittsburg) Our whole team will be there and we are super excited! Perhaps this seems to have come awfully fast in your estimation but, I assure you, it could not come fast enough for the two of them. From the moment I saw them lock eyes, I suggested we move ahead with the date. They are terribly smitten.

Oh, mercy! It’s already time for me to be downstairs saying goodbye to my dear coworkers for a long weekend and locking this sweet place up! I know you must feel so cheated that I can’t keep going! Before I sign off, how about a little news from the sublime category?

1. To the great glory of my faithful God, I finished the book on women’s insecurity and have even been through the editing process and, except for a few finishing touches, it is ready to be type-set and sent off for print. THANK YOU, LORD!!! I will tell you more about it later but the release date is February 2nd. I have never had anything besides Breaking Free and When Godly People Do Ungodly Things get to me like this one. God turned me every way but loose on this project.

2. Our Houston Tuesday night Bible study starts the day after Labor Day! We can hardly wait to be reunited with our home girls! We miss them like crazy all summer long. Picture them from every age, background and denomination. In fact, they are a cross section of this community in so many ways. They are so incredibly dear to me. We are going to share a lecture series on the Book of Revelation. We just thought we’d do something light for a change.

OK, I’m late! I better go! Have a fabulous weekend, Girls! I pray that God does something really wonderful to bring you Sabbath rest this Labor Day. I love you!


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    Sharibeth says:

    My new random thought is that I am LOVING being a new college mom! Our oldest son is a freshman at Ouachita Baptist in Arkadelphia, AR, which is where my husband and I met. What's cool is that his new friend group includes many sons and daughters of OUR dear college friends! And they're at my house right now, 'bout to eat some poppyseed chicken:) God is Good!! And we DELIGHT in this new season! I gotta say – we hosted 450 women for the LPL simulcast last weekend, and God showed up! So many women needed prayer and left getting a word from God. Thank you Beth!! We love ya!

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    Anonymous says:

    I am a tennis fanatic, but haven't had a chance to watch any complete match in years. So today, I turned on the T.V. to watch the entire match between Maria Sharapova and Melanie Oudin of Georgia. I haven't exerted that much intensity since I played the game myself. My gracious it was fun and the 17 year old Oudin won!! Look her to be in the top ten within the year.

    Gotta tell you #2…Went to a local kitchen store today to pick out a gift for our beloved former pastor's wife for her birthday. As I was contemplating the choice, I went around a kiosk of napkins and there they were shopping themselves!!! I confessed my position and asked her if she'd help me pick out the gift for her and she did! Just love her to pieces and wasn't the Lord amazing with His timing? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Nicole says:

    "Random" happens to be my five year old's favorite word, so I'll write about him. We had a "date day" today – mommy and son time to celebrate getting through the first week of kindergarten. He wanted to go to the Dollar Store. It amazes him that everything is only $1 there. I told him it wasn't my favorite place, so I hope he enjoys it. His response? "You are going to regret you said that, Mom. You will be amazed. You can get rice for $1 here. Isn't that so random?" Cracked me up! He used his money to buy a plastic recorder, which he proceeded to play (briefly) for the little frogs in the Hallmark Store to wake them up.

    Strangely, I think I love him even more now that he is in kindergarten. He has been pure joy! Now that's sublime.

    Your story about the grocery store made me laugh. By the way, I saw the Bible at the Dollar Store and thought of your story. I tried to write in mine at LPL last weekend but ended up taking notes in the booklet. I'm afraid my markings will bleed through! : )

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    abraham's daughter says:

    Random: My husband of 37 years went to Sam's Club for me with a list of 5 items. He usually calls 3 times per item and in so doing, convinces me that it is easier to do it myself. However, drum roll, he only called once.

    Sublime: With our son visiting from Florida, our daughter from Illinois, and the one who lives across the street in Michigan–all six of our grandchildren in one place at one time. My heart is so happy.


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    Michele says:

    Here's a random thing – I gave my cat a mohawk! It is a great anti-depressant because every time I look at him, I laugh.

    (I started cutting his hair years ago to keep him cool in the summer and prevent hairballs. This time, I left a stripe down his back)

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    marilyn66 says:

    Many are NOT going to believe THIS: I got my first cell phone for Christmas…there's more! We got a program where we buy 200 min. for $20 and I have 90 days to use them. Well, at the end of the first 90 days, I had 100 minutes left to roll over! I still have never used 200 minutes in 90 days!

    And the sublime: I had a birthday this week and was very surprised because I REALLY thought the Lord would return before this birthday! Maybe by NEXT birthday!

    Have been singing "In Christ Alone" and rereading my notes from last weekend, including the commissioning! Love ya, Miss Beth, Amanda, & Melissa!!!

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    ThirtysomethingMom says:

    Random things that happened this week: I turned 37! I got Travis' CD, Jesus Saves, for my birthday. Love it!!!! My husband got me hiking boots(good ones from Bass Pro) for my birthday. I was sick on my birthday for the first time ever…flu. Alabama plays football tonight. I will be watching with my man! ROLL TIDE ROLL!
    Sublime…my LORD is working on my delight…pointing out my JAWs. I had a very humbling moment on Thursday.

    So good to talk with you!
    Mary H.
    Ardmore, AL

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    amy says:

    Random preschool quotes from this week…
    5 yr old- "I like the bread with the sesame street seeds on the top."

    3yr old- "Mommy, Coursly (of course) I'm not done growing."

    5 mo old- she's just cute.

    God rocked my world when He gave me these three little girls!
    I'm so blessed and just wanted to share.

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    HisTreasuredPossession says:

    Oh! I have a story!!!

    I'm soloing it (pregnant and with 3 kids) while we wait to sell our house ~ my man is working 1400 miles away.

    This requires I do all kinds of stuff, including killing bugs/insects of any kind inside our house.

    This last week, a Giant Black Wasp got in our house (yes, that is it's name) and yours truly trapped that thing in a jar and let my kids name it. They chose Mr. Stingy.

    Mr. Stingy, I'm (not) sad to say, died less than 24 hours later…still in the jar. (NO WAY was I going to let it loose!) However, I now know, I truly CAN do all things with Christ!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Love you Siesta Mama and hope the wedding was BEAUTIFUL!!!
    ~rachel winn

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    Jeanine says:

    Trivial-I have a new shirt I haven't worn yet and am excited to take it out for church tommorrow
    Sublime- My daughters locked themselves in the bathroom at the dr. this week because they had to get shots and were very upset. After they finally came out of there the 8yrold apologized saying they were in there praying (and sobbing) It was all heartbreaking and sweet sweet sweet at the same time.

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    Emma says:

    Hello Beth!
    I'm really happy that I bookmarked the LPM blog.. and eventually sometime I'll be able to try the Texas sheet cake. It was an amazing experience seeing you in Green Bay and I would love to see you again.

    My trivial thing?
    School is starting next week, so I'm anxious. I also went to Walmart and bought some pens for a dollar.

    I will definitely be posting again.

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    Donna says:

    Our mighty and faithful God is so full of love and compassion that I can hardly stand it!! I am a great dog-lover myself………my niece's elderly dog, who is nearly blind, took off for the 3rd time in 3 months…….their home is totally surounded by fields with corn about 7 foot high. Now imagine an elderly dog, next thing to blind, wandering into that field and getting lost. Each time this has happened I petitioned our Lord, knowing that He knew exactly where the dog was, and asked Him to guide her safely home. Well, God is faithful and cares not only about the sparrows that may fall but also for old, frail, and nearly-blind faithful dogs. He sent her home after dark each and every time. Oh, I love Him so much. (Was also a great witness of God's faithfulness to my sister-in-law that really needs Him.)

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    Emmy says:

    Have precious new golden retriever puppy… I forgot… like having a newborn… we have been so diligent crate training… however wish we had stock in Bounty because that puppy can tee tee! HELP! : )

    Glad Geli is better! : )

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    Beverly Wooley says:

    This weekend marks the third anniversary of the wondrous work of deliverance God began in healing me of a depression that had woven its way in and out of my life for nearly six years. He has taught me VOLUMES about Himself and who I am in Him during these past three years. I am singing with David, "Praise the LORD, O my soul and forget not His benefits." Happy Anniversary my beloved Abba!

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    Mercy4Drew says:

    I have to work on Labor Day!

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    Dwayne & Mary says:

    Beth, I am so blessed by you! I'm a busy mom of five (so, LOTS of random and mundane things—and many not-so-much-so!) and you have truly been my fellowship and fun siesta in many ways! I look forward to your blogs…I love the way you write, and your humor! Most of all, I love the ministry of edification and encouragement God is working through you. May you continue to be led by His sweet Spirit!

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    Anonymous says:

    Aveda has a great new hair product – Straight Infusion – not a big product person, but this stuff is great. Cuts my very long drying time in half!!!

    Sitting home tonight eating a pint of ice cream while my husband is at his fantasy football draft. Yum Yum!!

    Listening to my alma mater get drilled by the University of Houston tonight. Ouch!

    Love you Beth!

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    Brad and Shana says:

    Apparently, I'm just a big kid. I LOVE Nerds Candy. Pretty random!

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    Joni says:

    Hi, Beth,
    In many ways, you are my bestest friend. I thank you for sharing your random and mundane moments with us. For myself, I went to a friend's surprise 60th birthday party today and re-connected with some teacher friends. It reminded me of how much I miss being a teacher, and also of how fast time passes. Lots of love, dear friend!

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    Heather says:

    A breezy, cloudy evening here in western Colorado (unusual for this area). Just got my little 14 month old Jackson through the tub, slathered up with some yummy smelling Lavender baby lotion, snuggled up in his sleep sack and passed him off to daddy for story time. Now I am listening to round two of nighttime reading, as my husband reads Berenstein Bears "The Missing Honey" for the zillionth night in a row, to our spunky 3 year old, Miss Addie Grace. Now, I am off to attempt to sit on the couch and do absolutely nothing. Popcorn? I think so.

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    Arlet says:

    Random: I asked my oldest son to please pick some plums for me before they go past their prime. Did I ask for 4 HUGE bowls?? This is an off year so there weren't supposed to be so many. He tells me there are still more on the tree but thankfully he isn't all that tall ๐Ÿ™ so they get to stay there for a while. In the meantime, I'm going to have to make many, many loaves of italian purple plum bread for the freezer.
    Sublime: I'm just made the best fresh peach cobbler on the planet. In my estimation there is nothing better than a fresly picked, ripe, juice running down your elbow, peach and this recipe from Jan Karon's cookbook is to die for!
    One more thing – I saw a reader board from the Presbyterian church down the road advertising "Beth Moore's Genesis Study" I called and signed up! I've done several of your studies with my own siestas and loved them – so this Patriarchs study will be done with women I've never met. Who am I and where is the real me??

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    joyfuliving says:

    the random: after seven years of marriage, we NEVER thought we'd find ourselves in texas attending dallas theological seminary! wow…the Lord sure knows how to surprise and we couldn't be more thrilled for this ride of our life! ๐Ÿ™‚

    blessings to you!

    p.s. L-O-V-E the grocery store story. so cute! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    csfox says:

    My whole life seems random right now. I work at a children's hospital where we are converting to electronic medical records, expecting The Joint Commission on Accreditation any day, and Friday was a full moon so nothing normal happened. I'm so grateful for a 3 day weekend and some time with my kids and grandkids. And yes, Beth, I do so often feel like we are sitting across the table from each other and that we are best friends in Christ.

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    Jenl says:


    I purchased the daily t-shirt from one of my favorite websites, and it arrived today. I'm not going to hide the fact that I am totally loving this shirt. And also? I'd managed to keep the purchase "secret" from my oldest two daughters who also crave these type of designs on their shirts. Mom wins the cool T contest this week.

    Petty and immature, I know. But I am even thinking of wearing it to church tomorrow, IT MAKES ME THAT HAPPY. (plus I'm running the media show tomorrow so…double happy and double cool)

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    Kari says:

    I am so thankful that my husband was able to replace my glass flat top on our stopetop today. Any idea how many meals you use your stove for?? MANY! I broke it 3 days ago when I was wallpapering my kitchen and stepped on it – STUPID!! Thanks wonderful hubby for not being upset with me when we had to pay $300 for a new one! TRIPLE DOG YIKES for our budget!

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    Kari says:

    I am so thankful that my husband was able to replace my glass flat top on our stopetop today. Any idea how many meals you use your stove for?? MANY! I broke it 3 days ago when I was wallpapering my kitchen and stepped on it – STUPID!! Thanks wonderful hubby for not being upset with me when we had to pay $300 for a new one! TRIPLE DOG YIKES for our budget!

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    california girl says:

    One random thing I experienced today is that at the age of 45, I am still the coolest aunt on the planet because I can play in the "jumpy house" with the best of all the 6-10 year olds!!!

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    Valarie says:

    Sweet Siesta Mama, don't you kid yourself for one second in believing this is a one-sided relationship! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    My totally random thing is a new hair product from Bed Head – well it's new to me anyway – "Some Like it Hot"! It's designed to keep the frizzies away and fight humidity and to this former big-haired now gone straight girl there's NOTHING worse than the frizzies!!

    By the way, my man and I just had a similar grocery experience but I had asked him to grab feminine products and in his effort to speak my (act of service) love language he ran into 3 guys from church and quicky ditched my products in the cereal aisle! LOL Bless his heart!!!! He brought me to tears of laughter in checkout!!

    Much love to you and yours!

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    AvA says:

    well, sublime – me and my family away for a long weekend and just hanging out in our hotel beds, air cranked, tv on hgtv and muffins on the table waiting for us in the morning….. and to wake w/my husband who doesn't have to go to work in a few days!!!! ahhh. family….!
    now for random – our youngest is literally bouncing from bed to bed with full energy. it is almost too much. just finished 'apollyon' #5 from the left behind series. me and a friend are in a race to see who can finish the whole series first. i just finished tonight, she finished #5 yesterday. neck-in-neck!

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    Dana says:

    Beth, you are not imagining it…we are as close as we can possibly be for girls who have never "breathed the same air" (my daughter and my term for being in the same place at the same time) in our life! Looks like I am not going to make it to Memphis as I had hoped, so we are still not going to have that opportunity. boo! But if the Good Lord doesn't come to take us home first, I WILL make it to a LPL event!

    Anyway, I digress. I have 2 totally ramdom, and joyous, things to report. I recently discovered a Depression era recipe for eggless chocolate cake. That is joyous because my dear Mother developed an egg alergy in her adulthood. I made that cake for her this week when she came to visit and she was like a child! Of course the fact that I added milk chocolate chips to the cake and topped it with homemade chocolate buttercream icing didn't hurt it either. It was Heavenly! So dense and moist and chocolate-y. Hmmm, I think I might go have a piece now :D.

    The other joyous thing is that my Bible Study ladies and I begin Esther on the 16th. AND we have our regulars coming back plus 5 NEW additions that I know of right now. HALLELU-JAH!!!

    Love you like crazy!!!

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    Anonymous says:

    Hope you have a relaxing weekend. RANDOM thought: I just love going on vacation and seeing women with their Beth Moore studies poolside. We were in Wisconsin Dells this past week and I spotted one gal in her lounger with the Esther study and another "siesta" at another waterpark. I was actually reviewing my notes from the simulcast. I wanted to talk to the gal with the Esther study but how could I interrupt one minute of her time in the Word (and I have a tendency to talk too much so I decided not to). Thanks for the fun post.

    Deb in Minnesota

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    Teri~Facedown says:

    Hello Siesta Mama!

    I love random–it's fun!

    Okay, my one random thing is–I turned 38 today. Wow, it's the first time I've seen it in print, it's really close to 40 and it makes me feel really old. That's all.

    ๐Ÿ™‚ So much love to y'all!

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    Anonymous says:


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    DigiNee says:

    Random —— well, we up and decided two weeks ago to head to South Dakota for a vacation – had not planned one, but the Big H was wearing on the nerves . . . we are here and it is incredible —- we try not to be "tourists", but we are giving in this trip – Mount Rushmore – well, that might fit sublime —- I cried . . . the state is so clean and fresh and peaceful . . . so would like to bottle it and bring it back to the Big H —– no trash anywhere and we have been here for 3 days – amazing place to visit.

    So – very random . . .

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    Tisha says:

    Thanks so much for the simulcast last weekend. It was so awesome. Still processing through all that God had to say to me through you! You are a blessing in my life!
    So onto the random thoughts. My boys and I are studying in our homeschool the Fall of Rome. I for one am learning so much!
    Blessings to you!

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    Trudy says:

    I love that you wrote this for us!! My hubby and I have been taking care of our 17 year old daughter who got all 4 of her wisdom teeth out on Friday. We are chillin, spoiling her rotton and enjoying being home snuggling on the couch and watching college footbal. We are HUGE UofA fans.
    Love you,
    P.S. I am facilitating "Esther" for the 2nd time and everyone is LOVING it! I can't wait to read the new book!!

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    Anonymous says:

    Random – I'm looking at my cat with the hairless belly. She so makes me laugh. She is a completely inside cat and got some kind of flea thing. Anyway she pretty much pulled all the hair off her belly. It hasn't grown back yet from last year. My husband makes me laugh too. He is such a Mr. Macho, but when he was ready to go to bed I had to come get the cat out of the room so he could close the door because she wouldn't leave. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Tracey says:

    I so enjoy the simple moments in life. Here's one – I keep a plastic superman ring in my minivan and I put it on for my children to enjoy whenever I happen to do something especially mom-heroic. Keeps them laughing.

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    Jenny says:

    Well, recently I switched shampoos & conditioner to Avalon Organics Nourishing (Lavender scent). I absolutely LOVE the scent, but after 3-4 days I feel like my hair has a lot of build-up. So I end up using a KMS cleansing shampoo…which I'm sure is loaded with un-pronounceable ingredients! What's a girl to do? After my Costco sized bottle is gone…I don't think I'll be buying this one again!

    I'm so excited for you that the Insecurity book is done…I can't wait to get my copy.

    I'm currently reading your Feathers from My Nest book and absolutely love it. Thanks so much for your ministry to us Siestas, and being real and sharing your life with us. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    WendyB says:

    Love you so, BethMoore! The mundane things are the best in these tumultuous days. Randomness….I curled up for just a minute this afternoon and ended up with a four-hour nap. Awesome.
    Sublimeness…At age 50, I'm going to be a bride in three weeks. I have no words for how ridiculous that feels in many ways, but what a blessing that the God of second chances has brought me to a new beginning as the wife of a career Army chaplain.

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    su says:

    My random thing is that a large part of my yard is a perennial garden and this summer at least three snakes have taken up residence (one in the front, one in the back and one on the side). So I'm at a loss of what to do. I need to get out there and weed but keep putting it off. I've named them all Sammy in hopes of getting over my fear but it hasn't worked yet. Such a dilemma. I am such a girl!!

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    Anonymous says:

    We were so blessed to be able to take our three sons ranging in ages from 5 to 16 from the calmness of Iowa to the busyness of California about a month ago. The views from the plane were awesome. We visited Disneyland, the San Diego Zoo, the Griffith Observatory, Hollywood and the most beautiful beach and section of ocean. What great memories we will have of this trip. God's creation is amazing and worth the time and effort to explore as much as a person can of them. Now, it is back to school…

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    Heather says:

    Random: Yesterday I went to a different hair stylist for the first time in 15 years. I must admit I was a little nervous, but the gray roots on a thirty-something Mama were not going to hold out for me to see my "regular" stylist, who is taking some time off. I realized it's really not such a big deal to go to another person. I know we all LOVE our hair stylist, but it's okay to trust someone else to "do good hair."

    My Mom and I have tickets to the LPL event next month in Memphis…can't wait to hear what God has in store for us through your teaching, Beth. Mom introduced me to your studies when I was in my mid-twenties. My spiritual walk and understanding of God's word have changed in a drastic way over these last ten years since studying Daniel and David and Paul…and most of all, the ONE AND ONLY!! (My Mom and Dad were actually on that trip to Israel for the taping.)

    Beth, one more thing…please pray for my sweet Mom this next week as she will be having a mastectomy. She is such a godly woman, and she certainly knows The One who is in complete control. She and my Dad both have the faith of giants…my Dad is also battling Stage IV prostate cancer. They both have been such an inspiration to me, reminding me that nothing comes as a surprise to God…not even cancer!

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    Lisa says:

    Oh for random thoughts….After age 40, I thought all my thoughts were random!!! Myself and 4 of my Bible Study best girlfriends just bought tickets to the conference in Memphis and we are driving from Florida to Memphis overnight. 5 Women, 1 Suburban, every Christian CD we can think of along with a few "American Pie" type songs, leaving at 6:00 in the evening to drive all night, lots of laughter and the Lord sitting right in the middle of it!! Then going to one of your fantastic conferences where God can chisel away at parts of us that he needs to chisel. Oh, what a wonderful way to enjoy him and his blessings….Road Trip!!

    Much Love Beth, you have given so much and you touch people with his light more than you know.

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    Anonymous says:

    Dear Beth,
    I love that you think of us and feel close to us…I'm one of your blogaholics that has to check in everyday to read what you and your precious daughters have to say.

    My random thing…I have a 11 year old daughter. Today, as we were doing some back to school shopping, I found myself buying a real bra for her. Not a training bra. A real one. Actually, I bought her 3. White, nude, and black. As all women should have as basics in their wardrobe. Then, it really hit me…she's a little woman. She really is a little woman. My little girl. And I suddenly wanted to go shopping for sanity so that I could have some. I got dizzy and lost mine for a little while today.

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    Anonymous says:

    couldn't come up with anything for the post, but just wanted to say,
    I do feel like we are friends, and it is only because of the things you post. It allows us to share in your happy times and not so happy times. We are blessed to get to enjoy the indred spirit in this blogsite!
    I love you, and looking forward to the new book!
    Delilah in AR

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    katharos says:

    Random… random… random. Last night I had an extremely strange dream about my wedding. It was detailed down to dress, location, and all the people that were there. The random factor being that I am neither engaged, attached, or even all that interested in a relationship at the moment. I woke up, shook my head, and said, "Whoa, that's weird."

    praying that your weekend is refreshing!

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    Lisa C. says:

    My 10 yr old son came to me at bedtime tonight to report that his 7 yr old sister was applying cocoa butter lotion to her arms and face…he somewhat skeptically added that "she said it makes her skin healthy and beautiful."

    I assured him this was okay and that it was good for her skin, to which he responded, "Look at my skin, Mom, it's perfectly healthy and I don't put anything on it!"

    I explained that it was a "girl thing" to which he looked at me with this bewildered look and asked, "Does girl skin just always get into trouble or something?!!"

    Pretty random, but I thought it was hilarious. He has no idea!

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    Anonymous says:

    We do love you Beth! It is not one-sided on my part. You have meant so much to me although we have never met.
    The consuming part of my life right now (and it is not trivial!) is watching my son trying to recover his broken heart. I'm so glad to be a parent, but it is not easy to watch them hurt!
    On a trivial note, we call our three dogs "the fools", because, well, they are very foolish. I can't help but love them though the rest of my family does not share this feeling.
    Also, aren't self tanning products wonderful!
    You really should share some fitness tips with us. You never seem to struggle with your weight.

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    Jennifer says:

    My kids have been begging for a cat. In an attempt to persuade me further, my little 3yr old girl, hopped on my lap wrapped her arms around my neck and with her sweetest face and puppy dog eyes she told me, "Mom, I'll help clean the glitter box, I promise".

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