I know this is so random but I love…

Hey, Darling Things!

I am under the books, studying for our Living Proof Live in Baltimore, MD this weekend. (And if you’re going, I can’t wait to see you and to see what God has a mind to show us. The rest of you please pray for us and we will be the far better for your intercession.) I came to a point in my preparation that I needed to look up a map and my heart did this ridiculous little jump. Why? Because I was about to reach for my Bible atlas…and I love my Bible atlas. I could honestly use it for a coffee table book and thumb through it every afternoon while I drink hot tea and have a Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookie. (Of course, I’m hardly ever at my coffee table in the afternoon, nor do I often get to just sit and drink hot tea and eat cookies, but IF I DID, and if I had neither daughter to amuse me, I’d do all of those things with my Bible atlas.) I don’t know how to explain it. I just love it.

Here it is. I’m smiling as I look at it.


I love things like maps and charts. They bring some organization to the chaotic mind of BTSPTB.



Random, huh? Well, that’s when I thought of you. I thought it would be fun to hear you complete this sentence today:

I know this is so random but I love…

What, Girlfriend? What random, not-hyper-serious thing do you love that maybe a ton of people wouldn’t necessarily love with you? Do tell!



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  1. 1
    Erin says:

    I know this is so random, but I love…cream of celery soup over noodles. I think it’s because I’m 25 weeks pregnant?!?!?!

  2. 2
    Melissa G says:

    Argyle anything!! It always makes me smile and the really crazy thing is I only have argyle socks, no sweaters or scarves, just socks. 🙂

  3. 3
    Starr says:

    Anything trial size. Love random things in trial size that I can throw in my purse.

  4. 4
    Karla Williamson says:

    Morning~I love reading cook books 🙂

  5. 5
    Jesslyn says:

    This is so random but I love the site of cows and heifers running through spring pastures after a long winter in the barn. Their tails standing straight in the air as they gallop/run/lope/jump/kick in the fresh, spring air. I know crazy, huh, but you asked! 🙂

    • 5.1

      Now you REALLY have me missing our little farm we used to own. I love the smell of the barn and just being near the horses, goats, chickens, and cows. It’s a sweet life. (Last weekend saw us adding a “chicken tractor” to the backyard as we inherited 4 laying hens! Turns out we can have 6 in town~~woo-hoo!)

  6. 6
    Amber Moon says:

    I know this is random but I love Sunday afternoons when the house is clean, grass has been mowed, cars are fueled, groceries have been bought and there are no papers lying around waiting to be filed. I can relax, watch football and nap with my husband and cat. That, my friends, is the life

  7. 7
    Kelly says:

    This is so random, but I love sharpie pens. Love them! And journals or notebooks to write in.

  8. 8
    Laura says:

    This IS random…but I just love getting out a new bottle of handsoap or dishsoap. It just makes me HAPPY!

  9. 9
    Jacquelynn says:

    I know this is random, but I love the first snow of the season (when i’m living in places that get snow, anyway)! 🙂

  10. 10
    Karen E says:

    I love your random questions, Beth 🙂

    I love fondling beautifully colored quilting fabrics — they soothe my sometimes distracted heart and inspire me to be creative.

  11. 11
    ~ callee ~ says:

    I love these random things: the smell of a sweaty horse, the smell of the morning in the mountains, the smell of tea steeping…

    Can you tell I love different smells?! Ha!

  12. 12
    Joy says:

    Encyclopedias – I could spend the day reading one. And maps, also. Fortunately, I married a “map person” too!

  13. 13
    Michele says:

    Hi Beth!!
    You were just on my heart earlier this morning and I was praying for you.
    I am thinking about trying to come to the Baltimore event, and maybe visit some Siestas in Virginia! Not sure yet if it will work out.

    And I am now also BTSPTB because my niece got distracted. “Oh, you were done 15 minutes ago!” #itsallgood

    “A” Milano cookie? Like just one? Really?

    I know this is so random but I love…
    Laundry machines. I am just always so thankful that my washer & dryer do all the work and I get clean clothes.

  14. 14
    Tina Ferguson says:

    This is so random but I love the sound of laughter…

  15. 15

    This is so random but I love….fountain pop! Dr. Pepper is the best, but truly its better from a fountain!

  16. 16
    Marina says:

    I love taking the long way… to hop in the car on the way to a place I go “all the time”, and just decide to find a new route… when I’ve got the time, I love to just go for a little drive on my way!

    • 16.1
      Angie says:

      Oh Marina, I was so happy to see your response! Every single day of the week I leave an hour earlier than necessary for work and take the long way. I love this time alone in my car along the back roads with God!

    • 16.2
      His Jules says:

      ooh me too! I love to drive just for the sake of the drive and scenery.

  17. 17
    Melissa says:

    Random, but I love flavored seltzer water! I know a lot of people who can’t stand it, but I’m in the middle of training for a race and I’m not allowing myself any soda/lemonade/beverage with calories (aside from skim milk and a morning small glass of OJ), and since there’s no calories, sodium, or sweetener in seltzer it’s the one thing I’m allowing myself that tastes and feels closest to a splurge. Lime and berry are my current faves.

    • 17.1
      Donna says:

      I love seltzer water. For me lime is the best. I love bubbles and fizz and that scrubbing feeling on your throat. There is nothing more thirst quenching than a seltzer, not even a regular soda. But then nothing can replace regular soda with pizza.

  18. 18
    Karen says:

    I love a Starbucks fresh, pour-over, an Italian Roast like only the best people at Starbucks can do! I love getting to just hear by daughters voices by phone (they live in another city/state ’cause they are my heart!

  19. 19

    Going through shoeboxes of old pictures!

  20. 20
    Rachel Landolt says:

    I like to read recipes. I just read them, I don’t really make them. I just read through and think about the interesting compinations. This was something that I learned from my Dad. When I was in college we would talk on the phone and read recipes to each other. It was a way for us to connect.

  21. 21
    Aubrey says:

    I know this is random but I love that one of my struggling senior boys is coming around to be a leader in the class during “Macbeth” of all things!

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    Kelly Bollman says:


  23. 23
    ginger says:

    I know this is random, but I love the color of mango sorbet at TCBY!

  24. 24
    Lindsee says:

    Oh! I love the way my apartment smells after I clean it. AKA, the smell of cleaning supplies and bleach. I could just stand there and look at it after I cleaned it all day. I also love buying cleaning supplies. Random, yes. : )

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    Michele says:

    I know this is so random but I love that my little 5 year old niece (who just started kindergarten) called me up last week(we have lived 6 hours away for 3 excrutiating years, now), excited as…A BORDER COLLIE!…to spell my name for me!! Make my heart melt, laugh and cry, all at the same time!!!

    If that’s not random enough, how about…I love Land O Lakes Garlic Butter. you have to try it, it’s the BEST!

  26. 26
    Tammy says:

    I know this is random but I love….feet, mainly baby feet but i love to rub my kids feet.

  27. 27
    christina says:

    This is so random but I love… free samples! And hoodies.

  28. 28
    Kristin says:

    I know this is so random, but I love breathing in the smell of my border collie’s head–right on the top, between her ears. The rest of her just smells like “dog”, but that one spot…I fall in love again everytime. 🙂

  29. 29
    Sarah says:

    This is so random…but I love when I roll over in bed and find that my darling husband next to me. Crazy we are on different shifts but God has done amazing things with that since you were here in Salt Lake. I know that has to do with you praying for us as well as my prayer warrior Mom.

    Thanks for all you do serving our Lord.

  30. 30
    Staci says:

    I know this is random, but I love climbing in bed on fresh clean sheets, singing The National Anthem really loud in the shower, and watching my hubby try to dance (he does it just to make me laugh).

  31. 31
    elizabeth says:

    Iknow this is random, but I love the sound of a train whistle on a fall day.

    • 31.1
      Jennifer says:

      I absolutely agree. I can never hear the trains at my house during the summer, but as soon as the night air turns cool I can hear them and it brings my back home to my childhood.

  32. 32
    Lisa says:

    This is so random, but I love big, fat, ice cold, juicy dill pickles. I eat one just about every night.

  33. 33
    Kristen says:

    I know this is random (and nerdy), but I love the weather channel. AND i visit the national weather service website DAILY….just because. 🙂

    • 33.1
      Lindsee says:

      Kristen, I think I got if from my mom, but I am an avid weather lover as well. It’s an odd obsession. : )

      • Bridgett says:

        Kristen, I get up at 5:00 and they give the same news every 30 minutes and the same weather every 15. I watch each one like I haven’t ever heard it. I have even been known to rewind (DVR).

    • 33.2
      Amy Storms says:

      I am cracking up because this sounds exactly like my husband! He loves checking and discussing the weather. And we live in SoCal, where the weather never changes. 🙂

  34. 34
    Jessica Cagle says:

    I know this is random but I love new socks! I just love the way a new pair of socks feels…and I love it when I open my Bible doing my Beth Moore homework and see that the verses I am looking up already underlined! It means God is using His Word to teach me something new. 🙂

    • 34.1
      Amy says:

      Jessica, I love this idea of God teaching us something new! I do love turning to a Scripture that is underlined but I never thought about why. Thanks for sharing!

  35. 35
    Carly says:

    I know this is so random, but I love… to go for walks on rainy days because it make everything smell green and new. The sound of the rain on the hood of my jacket or umbrella always seems to soothe me. It seems that when I walk on a rainy day, I feel especially alone with God.

  36. 36
    Chellé says:

    I know this us so random AND I can’t believe I’m going to admit this but any kind of clog in a drain causes my heart to jump. True story! I an the person who delights in snagging hair from the tub draun. The longer, the better… (Ewwwwww! and yet ahhhhhhh!!!!) The satisfaction of getting that before it causes major trauma to my plumbing… Delightful!!!

  37. 37
    Amy Storms says:

    So random, but I love all office supplies. I clapped my hands over some new binder clips the other day. And when I walk in the mornings, I take my spiral and binder clip it in my pocket, so it won’t fall out. My poor neighbors.

  38. 38
    sister Lynn says:

    I know this is so random but I love sriracha hot sauce. I’ll eat it on just about anything.

  39. 39
    Angie says:

    I know this is so random but I love… the smell of gasoline when I’m fueling my car!

    • 39.1
      Lindsey Portugal says:

      Ok… so not weird. I hate the smell now. But I LOVED it as a kid. I am sure my mother thought I was insane.

    • 39.2
      Inkiso says:

      I love the smell of gasoline too. My daddy was a Standard Oil man…and when he came home each night I would take his big ol leather boots off…and the smell of gasoline and leather filled the air. It’s the sweetest memory everytime I fill my car with gas.

    • 39.3
      jackie from MO says:

      i love it too. but warned my boys to not ever smell it because it will kill your brain cells. my youngest son replied to me the next time i filled the tank, “don’t smell it mom! it will kill your “smart dots”!” i love that memory.

  40. 40
    Joyce Bailey says:

    This is so random, but I love picture frames. Have a hard time resisting purchases at our local, glorious Goodwill store. We have “simplified” our life, however, so I don’t have nearly enough room to display them anymore so I just switch them out every so often. These are some fun posts to read. And, Beth, praying for the event this weekend. -joyce

  41. 41
    Ingrid says:

    This is random, but I love clean rubber mats in my car on top of the clean vacuumed carpets. 🙂

  42. 42
    Kay says:

    I know this is random, but I love maps, too!

  43. 43
    Kim says:

    …the smell of scotch tape!(can’t be off brand-doesnt have the same smell!)

    • 43.1
      Cheri-Beri says:

      That’s hilarious. Almost made me spit my coffee on the keyboard. Then I reached for my scotch tape (not off brand) and I can admit it just doesn’t do it for me 🙂

  44. 44
    Elaine says:

    I love pedicures!!

  45. 45
    Tina says:

    I love chapstick. Not just any chapstick either: Medicated Chapstick. Not even generic. I love how I have one in every room in the house, one on my desk at work, and two in my purse.

  46. 46

    I love Bible maps and charts. I got the Rose Book of Bible Charts, Maps, & Timelines… I love it! 🙂

  47. 47
    Connie says:

    I know this is random (and a little crazy) but I love opening up my spice cabinet and seeing all my spices neatly in place, labels facing forward! 🙂

  48. 48
    Joyce Watson says:

    Joining the “Random Club” laughingly, of course, I love reading Christian Poetry, chocolate and hazelnut coffee while sitting on the front porch on a nice autumn day.
    I like writing sometimes also.
    Wish I share how I feel in my heart more often, I wrote this yesterday.
    Let me draw near to you, O God so much that….I would go through the roof to get to You, I would touch Your garment in a crowd just to be healed, I would use expensive fragrant oil and pour on your head as a memorial and not forget what you have done for me, I would hide up in the sycamore tree just to find you and find your grace, I would listen to you when I thirst at the well and find living water, I would go fishing in a boat and trust you in the storms of life, I would kneel at your feet to worship you, I would follow you no matter the cost, I would give to the poor, feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, I would carry your cross and proclaim the good news, I would obey you…. O God of our faith, help me to live a life pleasing to You and Your service.

  49. 49

    This is so random, but when I see the sun shinning on my sofa , all I want to do is go lay in it.

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    Leah Atha says:

    I know it’s random, but I love the smell of old books.

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