My Favorite (Fill-in-the-Blank) EVER

(OK, I’m coming back on here about four or so hours after putting up this post so that I can tell you that it turned out to be one of “My Favorite Comment-Sections EVER”! I’m not kidding. You guys are the world’s biggest blast. But, I’m now in the shopping mood again.)

Good Monday Morning, Sweet Things!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that you were able to observe some Sabbath rest and be still for a few moments, knowing that He is God. I had an usually wonderful weekend with unexpected joys. For starters, this was a weekend off. That means I got to awaken slowly on Saturday with no plans whatsoever then had an impromptu call from Amanda saying that she had a few hours to hang out. Turned out Melissa did, too. (The joys of having her back are too many to count!) As we were trying to think of what we wanted to do (and were shopped out and grossed out at the thought), Amanda said, “Let’s go see Aunt Gay’s new apartment!”  I’m hoping it won’t be long before you get to know my big sister here on the blog. She has a story that might hit those of us presently slogging around in faithlessness with a fresh bolt of lightening. Her boys (25 and 15) also headed over to her new place at the same time and the thought of us all being together was better than a bubbling plate of cheese enchiladas with chili gravy running all into the rice and beans. (Man, I hate that I just did that to myself.) The six of us were inseparable in the early years when my mom, our Queen of Everything, was still alive and in complete control. (I say that with great affection…and without deception.) I have almost as many pictures of my sister’s boys as I do my own girls. Then a whole lot of life happened and that’s a story for another time. We had a blast together Saturday and laughed our heads off, which has always been a Green (my maiden name) family trait. What we lacked in emotional health, we made up for in humor. As my older brother, Wayne, says, we all have a keen sense of the absurd. And I might add, we earned it.

If you only knew the whole story…but, then again, you could say the same thing to me. Some whole stories don’t need to be told in public but they do indeed need to be redeemed. (To me, the line is drawn where the glory to God and the good to the listeners profoundly exceeds the pain of the testimony. If the listener will likely be left with graphic visuals and oppressive thoughts or pervasive sadness, we need to refrain from telling it in detail. In those occasions, generalities are best. We don’t have to tell people everything to tell them an important something. We also have to be very sensitive to the other people – often family members – whose secrets are inadvertently told as we tells ours. These are HUGE issues that need to be worked through with great sensitivity. Mind you, I’m talking about audiences here. I’m not talking about counseling sessions. We do indeed need to find someone trustworthy and mature in the faith, with a gift for counsel, to hear our whole story.) All this to say, if you’re alive enough to read this blog, you’re story is not yet finished and you’ve got time for a really great turn in the narrative that leads to a brilliant finish. I know that for a fact.

OK, can you switch tracks really fast? I thought we’d do something fun today. I was thinking again yesterday while I was putting on my make up and getting ready for church how ticked I am that L’Oreal discontinued the mascara Melissa and I used to use. It was our favorite EVER and no other mascara does lashes like it did. It’s so annoying when that happens. And what a double whammy after my favorite pen got discontinued! Some of you remember that nail biter. No wonder it’s been such a hard year. (Of course, I’m being ridiculous. I don’t want to insult those of you going through tremendously hard times. Like many of you, last year actually was really rough but, oh, that it would have been over pens and mascaras.) I decided it would be fun today to share your favorite ___________ ever. By all means, don’t share something that’s been discontinued or you will dangle a plastic carrot in front of your Siestas. Beyond that, it can be anything! (Suitable to this blog, of course) It can be your favorite mascara. It can be your favorite book. It can be your favorite recipe. It can be your favorite meal. It can be your favorite memory. It can be your favorite song. Share ONE FAVORITE THING of yours (only 1!) with your Siestas today. It may mean that some of us find a new favorite something this very day.

Start it like this: My favorite (fill-in-your-blank) EVER is… (then, for crying out loud, tell us)

I think this is going to be fun. I’ll start with a really stupid one.

My favorite lip plumper EVER is Sally Hansen “Lip Inflation.” It’s dirt cheap and it feels like you’ve rubbed Tabasco all over your mouth. If it plumps like it hurts, move over Angelina.

What’s your favorite something, Siestas??


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  1. 1501
    mary says:

    My favorite coffee ever is a Starbuck’s Iced Americano!

  2. 1502

    Am I the only Siesta who doesn’t wear a lick of make-up?? I do moisturize, and use tons of blistex, but I just love the “au naturale” feeling of clean skin. Do I hear an Amen?

  3. 1503
    Terry says:

    I’m new and also behind on the topic, but here goes…
    my favorite song (as of right now) is “I Have A Song”, by Shannon Wexelberg.

  4. 1504
    Patti Reavis says:

    I love the smell of a puppy’s breath – especially a Yorkie!

  5. 1505
    Valerie says:

    No ‘amen’ to that sweet sister. Couldn’t live a day without my bare escentuals. I do
    like how my skin looks right after I have had a good scrubbing with a clarisonic-but
    to go out in public? No way.

  6. 1506
    Adelle Sutton says:

    My favorite soft drink is Mt. Dew. If God made something that tastes better, He kept it for Himself.

  7. 1507
    Rachel says:

    One of my favorite things is French anything! I love their culture, the language.. everything. For my 21st birthday this year, I had a French themed birthday party. We had French food, listened to French music, and watched French movies. (Okay, I was the only one to stay up and actually watch the French movies, because no one else cared… lol) and since my party took place the night BEFORE my actual 21st birthday, we had champagne at midnight!
    I am learning to speak French, and will be going there in the Lord’s timing! Soooo excited!!

  8. 1508
    Jamee says:

    My favorite chocolate is DeBrand’s, particularly their mocha truffle. It can almost be sinful to me as it is hard for me to show self-control as I inhale them. YUM!

  9. 1509
    Kate says:

    Boy am I late to this party. Still–
    My favorite movie is Cinema Paradiso.
    How I was able to choose only one favorite thing, I will never know.

  10. 1510
    Lynda Rickey says:

    Sorry that this is a week late, but that’s the story of my life recently. My favorite memory is from my childhood. My sister and I would swing on the swing set side by side as high as we could singing Christmas carols (literally for an hour or more) to get ready for Christmas. Mind you, it was July.

  11. 1511
    Christine says:

    My favorite perfume is Amazing Grace by Philosphy. Not only because of the scent but also because of the name. It’s a soft fragrance that is not over-powering or headache-inducing. Also, their Pure Grace is wonderful, too.

  12. 1512
    Sarah says:

    My favorite creepy-crawler is a dead one.

  13. 1513
    Monica says:

    My favorite pizza(and I LOVE pizza) is from Cost Co at their snack bar…..seriously…’s perfectly baked and greasy and cheap!!!!

  14. 1514
    Diana says:

    One of my favorite books is Anne of Green Gables. I still have my original copy from when I was girl. I remember my mom taking me to the bookstore to buy it. It was on one of our special shopping trips. I was so excited. I couldn’t put it down. I loved Anne’s imagination and always have kind of thought Avonlea was a little piece of heaven.

    • 1514.1
      Kate says:

      And you are even named Diana!

      My favorite books list includes everything from Tim O’Brien’s, The Things they Carried, to Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume, but I always come back to Anne, re-reading the entire series every few years. In 2000 we spent two weeks on PEI and it was indeed, a slice of heaven. Nice to meet a kindred spirit. 🙂

    • 1514.2
      Chris in PA says:

      That whole series is AMAZING. L.M. Montgomery is a brilliant (and one of my favorite) writer.

  15. 1515
    melody stovall says:

    My favorite splurge is Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha(hot). It’s even better when I get to share one with my BFF Michelle.We have laughed and cried over our fair share.

  16. 1516
    Caroline says:

    I am so late posting this. I love, love, love, my Nook ereader. I am a book lover. Fought the e readers hard. They won’t feel right, I thought. Yet, I love the fact that with a touch of a button, I can check out library books free.(just read Beth’s book free from the Library, So Long Insecurity). As far as books. The Unbroken. I cannot say enough about this book. It will make you cry, and think, and appreciate life. Even if you are a woman, you will love this book. God got a hold of the character later in life, yet you see God’s hand was on him always. You will not be able to put this book down. One of the best!!!

  17. 1517
    Elisabeth says:

    My favorite passtime, hobby, form of goofing off, thing to do with friends, way to meet new people, AND form of exercise is ZUMBA FITNESS!!
    (1 yr ago I weighed 215. Now I’m 160, still losing, & a certified instructor.)

  18. 1518
    Janice says:

    My favorite thing EVER is my Kindle e-reader. Have to discipline myself not to get caught up in reading it until my Bible study homework is done. Especially since I am the leader.

    • 1518.1
      Susan says:

      Never thought I’d agree… Love books and thought my Kindle would be weird. Now I have three Bibles in one book that I can put in my purse. Awesome! Still love to read my Bible at home, but this has been great for studies.

  19. 1519
    Mimi of Six in Al. says:

    I am really late on posting. This is really what came to my mind first and for most. Not trying to be BFF”s or cheesy here but…My favorite thing is you Beth Moore. Your spirit, your realness and all the Godly teachings. They have helped me more than words can say. Thank you

    • 1519.1
      DeDee B says:

      God has definitely gifted Beth with authenticity and being able to propel me toward Him. She has insight to things that NEVER would cross my mind. Thank God for a woman that is willing to cling so tightly to God so as to show me how to. God Bless you Beth

  20. 1520
    Mariea, Knoxville says:

    OK, since we’re all probably looking forward to warm weather and I have a warped sense of humor here’s mine: My favorite oxymoron ever is “Spa Bikini Wax”!!!

  21. 1521
    Tricia says:

    My favorite thing is snuggle time with my hubby and kiddos!

  22. 1522
    Jeannie says:

    My favorite and only crochet hooks I use are made by Clover. They are the best ever!

  23. 1523
    Becky B. says:

    This is late. My favorite thing ever is my Uncle Jimmy taking me along with his high school buddies to get milk shakes at the Spinning Wheel. ( I was about 4 years old) They had these huge polar bears everywhere made out of snow white concrete. My Uncle Jimmy died yesterday.

  24. 1524
    Julie Foglio says:

    My favorite whatever is two new knees!! This past year I was able to get knee replacements on both my knees. After much pain and fustration over not be able to enjoy life to it’s fullest God provided a surgeon that could fix what had worn out. It is so amazing to me that we live in a time that parts can be replaced. Thank you precious Lord!!!!

  25. 1525
    Kristi says:

    Oh…I told my cousin Deanne this week, that she is, one of my most favorite people to laugh with. It never fails when we are together, that laughter will come. As a matter of fact, we had just finished session 3 of your Esther study this past Thursday. After the study was over, we were talking about those ridiculous “glamour shots” that we had done in the 90’s. We were rolling in the floor with tears streaming down our faces (and I must admit – we weren’t far from needing some Depends). Your study is amazing, and it’s exactly what we need to be studying right now. But…the laughter we experienced together was a perfect way to end the evening. Lots of love to you Mrs. Moore, and all your girls at Living Proof. Keep spreading His Love! 🙂 Kristi

  26. 1526
    melissa says:

    My favorite indulgent snack is coke on ice & cheese straws. How many of you southerners know what cheese straws are?

    • 1526.1
      Serena says:

      I do! I had cheese straws at my wedding reception in Jackson, MS. (Aug. 8,1987) They were delicious!!

      Born & raised in the south! Alabama, Louisiana, & Mississippi. But now I have lived all over the world with my wonderful husband Chris serving in the Air Force as an F16 fighter pilot. He is retiring June 1st after 32 years of service to God & country.

      • WendyB says:

        Thank you for your service, Serena and hubby! I’m a fellow military wife – my husband has been an Army chaplain for nearly 24 years. Enjoy your well-earned retirement!

    • 1526.2
      Dora says:

      Melissa, my niece made this wonderful appetizer at Thanksgiving and it was the cheese straw mixture, rolled out into little squares with a little pepper jelly put in the middle and then the tips of the square turned inward & baked. Yum!!!!!

  27. 1527
    Chris in PA says:

    My favorite thing is ever is…..PRETZELS!

  28. 1528
    Bobbie says:

    Okay, I am very late in posting this, but I have way too many favorites in so many different categories. It was hard to choose one.

    My favorite singer is Steven Curtis Chapman. My favorite song: “The Great Adventure”. My favorite video is of the song “The Great Adventure” because it was filmed in my favorite place in the world – Grand Teton National Park/Jackson Hole, Wyoming!!

  29. 1529
    Fran McCurry Plott says:

    My newest favorite thing is loving and being loved by my new husband…whatever we are doing together is my favorite thing to do at that very moment!

  30. 1530
    Tosha says:

    My favorite coffee in the whole world is Commuinty Coffee (between roast) with chocolate creamer!!! I cannot leave home without it (I even pack it for vacation, since it is hard to find out of the south)…there is no coffee (not even Starbucks) that even compares to the wonderful red bag of Commuinty Coffee!!!

  31. 1531
    Tamicka Fellows says:

    My favorite desert EVER is brownies. Not cake like, moist, chewy, little bit warm from the oven still…oh ya! Yummalishis!

  32. 1532
    Jordan Johnson says:

    My favorite mascara is Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash…it’s paraben-free, rich in antioxidants and is excellent mascara! You can buy it at Sephora, and you definitely should…you won’t be sorry! 😉

  33. 1533
    The King's Little Girl says:

    My favorite kitchen tool ever (for right now anyway) is the Professional Ninja from Sam’s Club. In fact they have now added an additional set of blades since I bought mine, so I find myself wondering if I can re-gift to my mother so I will have a reason to upgrade! LOL!!! Wow, both pratical and tacky, all in one post. *giggle* and *blush*

  34. 1534

    ‎”My favorite thing ever is seeing the overjoyed expression on my two-year-old grandson’s face (Macallan) at the moment he sees the expression of total joy on my face when I see him for the first time in a few days. And to equal that is when he looks over my shoulder to see if “Tank” (his grandpa) is behind me.”

  35. 1535
    Allison says:

    My favorite place in the whole world is Charleston, South Carolina. I love pretty much every single thing about that city.

  36. 1536
    Kelly says:

    My favorite song from the 70’s is a song called “Last Dance” by the Raspberries,from their “Side Three” album…I just got that put on my Ipod and I listen to it almost every day!

  37. 1537
    Amy says:

    I’m late…as always.

    My favorite smell…the back of my 5 years olds neck right after his bath.

    My favorite movie…The Quiet Man with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.

    My favorite thing EVER…God showing me something new to love in a way that I could have never done by myself. The kind of thing that stretches your heart in ways so contrary to it’s old, hardened shape that it almost hurts. It is so worth it.

  38. 1538
    Joyce Bailey says:

    My favorite prayer journal EVER is: Lord, Bless My Child by William & Nancie Carmichael. Out of print so i get mine at I have one for each of my 4 kids, and one for each of my 3 grandkids. I give one to the mom-to-be at every baby shower I attend. I found that I used mine more when my kids were no longer children, and now alot since they are grown. I cover the pages with prayers and notes to my child/grandchild. I consider it a legacy to them that I hope they will treasure long after I’m gone.

  39. 1539
    CindyfromOhio says:

    My favorite drink ever is Dunkin Donuts french vanilla coffee with International Delight Almond Joy coffee creamer. One word= AMAZING.

  40. 1540
    Gaylene says:

    My favorite perfume is Red, enough said. 🙂

  41. 1541
    Karen says:

    I am loving the new olay pro x cleansing brush! I have never had the clairsonic but would love to hear from someone who has used both.

  42. 1542
    Nancy says:

    I absolutely LOVE In-N-Out Burgers and Fries! Yum!

  43. 1543
    Erin says:

    My favorite thing right now is I get to see Beth teach LIVE in two weeks in Tacoma, WA!

  44. 1544
    Kathy says:

    Okay, I’m SUPER late!! My favorite movie is “Sweet Home Alabama”.

  45. 1545
    Sue says:

    My favorite mascara WAS Lash Out by L’Oreal…but Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash Mascara is better. I uses a couple of coats and it doesn’t clump. I buy it from Sephora or QVC. You wont be disappointed:)

  46. 1546
    Angel Bryant says:

    My new favorite recipe is Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – yum!!

  47. 1547
    Anonymous says:

    My favorite lipstick ever…Daisy, by Stila.

  48. 1548
    Marie Funchess says:

    My favorite thing is the memory of the feel of my mother’s hand as we walked across the busy street on the way to get hot fudge sundaes at Sanders. She is in a nursing home now with pneumonia.

  49. 1549
    Leigh Gray says:

    My favorite drink ever is Dr Pepper. I have tried to stop many times, but it wins…..always!!

    My favorite man ever is… hubby!! I do not deserve him at all!! Just love him lots!!

    Fun fun – yall are fun!

  50. 1550
    Leigh Gray says:

    Oh and anything Mac!!!!

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