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. 501
    Marie Davis says:

    I know this is random, but I love Mitford books, the Tractor Supply Store, one-of-a-kind pottery pieces, patchwork quilts, Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal & ice cold Dr. Pepper straight from the can.

  2. 502
    jackie from MO says:

    i know this is random but i love that i bought my 22 year old son new sheets, a blanket and a pillow. there is no way for me to hold him as he grieves the breakup of a less than year old marriage, but i imagine just that when he lays down to sleep at night. he’s still my little boy wrapped in my arms and i can take away all the pain with just a hug.

  3. 503
    Joy Cravens says:

    I know this is random, but I love watching NCIS reruns and playing Angry Birds.

  4. 504
    Ada - Lovin Him says:

    Random but every-time I’m in a store with pretty dishes, I can’t resist picking them up to admire them and have to fight the longing to take them home(No $ to waste and no room to store them!)

    Also love the smell of coffee in the morning and the sweet aroma of dinner cooking when I come home in the late afternoon – thank You Lord for Crock-pots!

    Adore the sound of my young adults hearty laughter – even more when they invite me to share in the hilarity πŸ™‚

    So many more – clean sheets, naps in the sunshine, a fresh notebook,a clean house…
    Feeling joy-filled just thinking about all these random loves – Thanks Beth!

  5. 505
    Kimberley says:

    It may be random but I love a new shampoo, conditioner, or body soap bottle in my shower. I love the way it looks. It is all clean without the water spots or soap scum. It makes me feel like I am on a vacation. And if I’m really lucky and I get all three new ones at the same time and they are coordinated then I usually clean off the shower caddy and keep glancing through the glass doors every time I walk by. Just thinking about it makes me want to go out and buy new bottles right now…but alas, I can’t because I can’t stand half used bottles under my sink so I’ll just have to use lots to use them up quick!

  6. 506
    Sarah Robinson says:

    I love the sight of my man on his interceptor style motorcycle and revving up of the engine as he takes it to work. 14 years of marriage and it still sends a thrill through me to know that I am married to such a wonderful man!

  7. 507
    Deborah says:

    I also LOVE butterflies!!! They come in such variety, float so freely, and symbolize rebirth and renewal! The sight of one really encourages me! I think, “OK, so I’ve got some things to go through…one day, I will FLY!”

  8. 508
    moosemama says:

    I know this is random, but I LOVE sparkly jewelry. It doesn’t even have to be real jewels. Love to look at it…wear it…give it.


  9. 509
    Katie says:

    I know this is random, but I LOVE getting into a made bed at night! πŸ™‚

    I leave before my husband gets up in the morning so he makes the bed every day before he goes to work so it is made for us (but really for me, he could care less if it’s made) to get into at night! πŸ™‚

  10. 510
    Kim says:

    I love me some BLONDE coffee! I like a little coffee with my creamer (flavored, of course).

  11. 511
    Anne says:

    I know this is random but I love……
    Unexpected guests πŸ™‚

  12. 512
    Michayila says:

    I know this is so random but love those Andes Chocolate Mints that are individually wrapped in their foil of emerald green.

  13. 513
    Kelly A says:

    I love love love to watch Biggest Loser for a lift and I also think its pretty great to smell the back of a baby’s head. πŸ˜‰

  14. 514
    Kathy says:

    I know this is random, but I love crawling in bed
    made with clean sheets that were hung outside to dry.
    And Tracy, I love those folded chips, too. I have to fight my daughter & granddaughter for each one.

  15. 515
    Jamie says:

    Ballroom Dancing. I enjoy watching it, but I LOVE actually dancing ballroom style!

  16. 516
    Peggy says:

    Well, I love the wind! It makes me feel as though God is moving all around me. Invisible, yet oh so present. A couple of my old friends still tease me because I love the wind(they think I’m a little crazy but that’s okay) I still lovvvvve the wind!!!!!!!!!

  17. 517
    kim says:

    I know this is random but i love sleeping on fresh sheets that have been ironed…next to never do it but love it just the same.

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    Katie Craze says:

    I know this is random but I love … folding laundry. Really. I despise switching loads from the washer to the dryer, but I LOVE folding. Honestly, truly would do it all the time. In fact I folded someone else’s laundry while I was hanging out at their house today.

  20. 520
    LindaWD says:

    I love maps, and the Weather Network, and going to travel sites like Travelocity and looking up flights and imagining that I could go to wherever. And elephants. (how random is that!?)

  21. 521
    Judy says:

    Storms, rain, wind, snow, nothing life threatening or destructive,
    just a nice storm, the smell of coffee, dark dreary days,the ocean and someone going into great detail about the Bible, something that is hidden to the average reader. Oh and vanilla ice cream. Sorry, I keep thinking of things, I also love stores that sell paper, pens, etc.

  22. 522
    Jenni says:

    I love the SMELL of my Bible!! That might be so weird but there are times I just hug it close and breathe in the smell and thank God for all my precious Bible means to me :-).

  23. 523

    I know this is random, but I love looking up the meanings of Hebrew names in the Concordance. God often has delightful surprises hidden in the names. And each time the begats are spoken, they also praise God, for most of their names deal with qualities of God. In the Geneology from Adam to Noah, the names give a salvation message and there is a salvation message hidden in the judge’s names.

    Have a blessed day,

  24. 524
    Lynn K says:

    Yes, this is random, but I love being introduced to ANY new kind of needlework i.e. this week I read about a type of Turkish knot tying (named OYA) that is used to trim hankies and head kerchiefs and found the directions for it and am now making bread cloths for my friends using the knots for edging trim! They are darling! Here you can see it! http://textilecollection.wisc.edu/featured_textile_articles/oya.html

  25. 525
    Bethany says:

    I know this is so random but I love…

    the first really big fall rain. I love listening to it slap against the road and the roof. I love watching puddles and rivulets form. I love seeing the tiny patches of bright sunlight scattered amongst the massive grey clouds. I love standing in it and getting soaked to the bone. I love the earthy clean smell it leaves behind.

    But most of all, I love knowing that the first really big fall rain means pumpkin season has arrived. Time for pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin milkshakes, pumpkin egg nog, pumpkin butter, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice lattes… =)

  26. 526
    Debbie says:

    I know this is random, but I love to watch origami videos on YouTube. Folding paper..yep, that’s how I roll. πŸ˜‰

  27. 527
    Michelle says:

    I know this is random but … I don’t go to Starbucks that often (too expensive and the coffee I like too fattening) but every few weeks I go to one, sit at a corner table in the sun by myself and drink my White Chocolate Mocha while reading my pocket-size book of Psalms.

  28. 528
    Kim B. in AZ says:

    I love yogurt(Greek yogurt that is raspberry or strawberry bananas or chocolate) and granola mixed together or by themselves; and chocolate.

  29. 529
    Jenn Hand says:

    I love love drying my hair.. my roomie laughs because ir doesn’t take that long for my hair to dry.. but i sit on the floor, flip my hair upside down and i have been known to dry my hair for an hour .. the heat, the noise.. it’s the best for personal prayer time. And while I was a missionary in nepal for 2 years we barely ever had power to do that.. so i enjoy it even more now!

  30. 530
    Tara G. says:

    I just found chocolate covered dried apples at a local store here- they’re imported from Hungary and you can get them in milk or dark chocolate…AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. 531
    Jeannette says:

    Whenever I work midnights and get home early in the morning, and it is rainy or otherwise nasty, I like to be kind to my elderly neighbors. I go get their newspapers and take them closer to their homes. (It is always best to know if they exit their homes from their front doors or through their garages.) That way they don’t have to go to far outside to get their papers.
    And since I am a single lady, whenever I cook a crock pot dinner or lasagna, I will keep a portion and take the rest to some unsuspecting neighbor.
    It’s just something I do.

  32. 532
    Alyssa says:

    I know this is so random but I love scrapbook paper. I’m not a scrapbooker but I loooovvvveee the pretty paper. The colors! The designs! I’d go broke if I bought every piece I liked.

  33. 533
    Donna says:

    I love the word heart. It pops on the page to me. It makes something have a deeper meaning. Also there are hearts and flowers on the walls of my room. A heart is such a beautiful symbol, word, piece of art. <3

  34. 534
    Brooke says:

    I know this is random but I love talking to an old friend who loves me so much I can say whatever random-ness pops into my head, and she cares!

    And Beth, thanks for sharing your random-ness. Your Siestas care! πŸ™‚

  35. 535
    Sparki2003 says:

    Miss Beth,

    That sounds like fun ! I love studying God’s Word with you and other Bible teachers, too. [However, I “caught the Bible studying thrill bug” from you, first — during the first group of “Believing God” Bible study gals online in Fall 2002, and then the next “semester”, I finally figured out that you were teaching Bible studies less than an hour away from where I lived at that time, and came to some “live” studies at HFBC in Houston …] And, all of the ladies who came to the Living Proof Simulcast on September 10th in Williams Bay, Wisconsin [including myself] had an absolute BLAST in His Word with you !!!

    Hmmmmmmmmm… Other than that …

    1. I love to help children get excited about learning in new and exciting ways ! [I guess that is why the Lord “called me” to be an elementary school teacher; even though I have only been able to teach as a volunteer in a Christian “Homeschooling and Ministry Center” over the past couple of years ==> too many teachers and layoffs πŸ™ ]. But, I still love teaching them !

    One of the ways that I do this is to use a couple of new decks of playing cards, blank mailing labels, and a set of words that the kids need to learn to read, and stickers. Then, I type the words into a mailing label form in large print on a computer, then place them onto playing cards, one by one, then choose about 10 to 12 stickers to put onto the extra cards. I called it “Reading Slap”, since it is played like “Slap J***”, except each player must read the word that he/she picks up before placing it onto the pile. But, when someone picks up a card with a sticker on it, he/she slaps the deck on the table, and gets to take the cards underneath it ! The game goes on until all the cards are gone. And, the “winner” is the one who has the most cards. However, I have found that the older the children get, the less important this part of the game becomes . . .

    I have used this game with First through Sixth grade students [5 to 12 year olds] in the classes that I have taught, and they all seem to truly have fun playing my home-made “Reading Slap” games ! Honestly ! πŸ™‚

    And, today, I brought the gigantic Sunflowers that have been growing up and over our garage most of the summer to school, and [after trying it myself first at home], helped my students [K4 through 5th graders] harvest the sunflower seeds ! [However, like the tv gurus, I had some sunflower seeds that I had already harvested, pre-soaked in salty water, and dried: ready to go]. So, I cooked them, and we had an extra tasty treat to go with their lunches ! πŸ™‚

    It was a bit messy to do in our “lunch-room”, since it has been pouring rain for the past 3 days, but I think they had a great time learning how our God creates sunflower seeds to eat from real, live giant sunflowers ! πŸ™‚

    2. I like to go hunting for “real life treasures”, called geocaches [gee-o-cash-ez] via http://www.geocaching.com . However, I usually only try to find the large, simple ones, but have found a couple of teeny tiny geocache treasures, too. I even created a few large geocaches myself and hid them for others to find !

    I learned about this unusual “new” game in 2009 via a short newspaper article . . . And, yes, I have taught this to my students, nephews, cousins, etc. However, you do need to have a special gps unit to go “geo-caching” [gee-o-cash-ing]

    Love and Hugs in Christ Jesus,


    Janesville, Wisconsin

  36. 536
    Amanda M. says:

    I know this is random. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE helping people in any way I can!!! (guess it’s good I’m a psychology/sociology double major in college) haha. πŸ™‚

  37. 537
    Cassandra says:

    Some random things I love:
    *disaster movies (but I do have a too-cheesy limit!)
    *putting Miracle Whip on my peas & butterbeans. (When I was 2, my Aunt Sherri put mayo on the blackeyed peas because I wouldn’t eat them. Ruined me.)
    *the sound of the wind in the trees (added bonus if I can feel the breeze on my face)
    *turtles (because at 5 yrs. old, my daughter heard John 3:16 as “God loves the world so much that He gave us Jesus, and whoever believes in Him will not die, but have Happy Turtle Lives”!! Love it!)
    *a capella music (loving Travis’ tweets during The Sing Off!)

    Thanks, Beth. Fun post!

  38. 538
    Diane G. says:

    I know it is random, but just like some of you I love office supplies. When I walk into an office supply store, I don’t know where I want to look first: binders, pens, clips, or stationery. I love the scratch of a real fountain pen across paper. I have written all of my memory verses using a fountain pen that my dad gave me before he died. My handwriting improves when I use a real nib! I just love it!

  39. 539
    Janel says:

    I know this is random, but…
    I love the first day that feels like Fall here in Florida! It feels like a promise of something wonderful to come. (I’m a native, y’all – I dream of winter!) It energizes me and makes me want to spend all day outside. Not to mention that it’s an oh-so-welcome respite from heat and humidity!

  40. 540
    michelle f. says:

    i know this is random but i love doing the puzzles in my daily newspaper. and when i can get all of them, the “sudoku”, the “jumble”, the “word scramble” and the cross word puzzle (especially the Sunday paper) i feel like i have won “the triple crown”.

  41. 541
    WendyB says:

    Old-fashioned dishes and glassware. There’s something comforting that teases memories – love them!!!
    I can’t wait to have time to go through and read everyone’s random loves. I adore the honesty of a good Siesta!
    Praying for Baltimore, Beth. (can’t get the “Good Morning Baaalttti’moore'” song from “Hairspray” out of my head now!)

  42. 542
    Sharen says:

    I know this is random but I love notebooks! Pretty ones, cute ones, ones with lined pages, ones without. I have heaps that I haven’t written in yet, but when I see another one I like it’s hard for me not to buy it!

  43. 543
    Mindy von Gunten says:

    I love using antique dishes…especially Havilland Limoges. They are so exquisite with their floral patterns & gilded edges..SO girly. My mom has a big collection, especially cup & saucers w/dessert plates. She’s always been a great entertainer & has friends over brunch etc. She passed on her passion to me. I love to set a table with many different patterns, as they all look wonderful together.
    I will always choose pretty–(why get a plain dishrag when you can buy pink??) even if it costs a little more..it nourishes my soul. I think Jesus is ok w/that, because all we have to do is look around and see how much he loves beauty too!

  44. 544
    singingkate says:

    I never realized how many random things I liked until I began reading all these! To name a few: freshly shaved legs and cleans sheets, anything office supply. ( Just this past weekend I needed some new binders for school supplies, I was totally pumped at the idea of getting to pick out binders! An added bonus was when my kids saw my purchase they all said ‘Ooh, new binders!)a fountain Diet Coke, The smell of babies feet. Absolutely LOVED reading all the entries! πŸ™‚

  45. 545
    Angie says:

    This is so random but I love listening to my mom’s CD of old Italian songs. It can make me smile and often bring tears to my eyes but always make her seem so close(she passed away 13 years ago). I love pens too that suit my handwriting.


  46. 546
    Lisa C says:

    I know this is random, but I love rainbows and waterfalls. And I am not over stating this. I will hike anywhere if there’s a promise of a waterfall. I have also been known to pull over and take pictures of rainbows when taking long road trips. The best rainbow shot I ever got was actually right there in Texas while driving cross country last year. My husband is such a sweetie to indulge me in pulling over on the side of the interstate with a car full of kids and dogs so as to better appreciate the rainbow.

  47. 547
    Angie Sharp says:

    I know this is so random but I love…kissing baby’s feet!

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    Bunny Hunt says:

    After a long day at work standing on my feet, I love to come home, stretch out on the couch with my legs propped up on a pillow and our 10 month old boxer puppy lays on my chest. I can feel her little heart beating against my chest and it is somehow a soothing experience.Our 24 yr old son got her when she was 8 weeks old and he died unexpectedly 2 weeks later so she is very special to us.I’m so glad God created dogs!!!

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    Yanna Westmoreland says:

    You asked for random. I love old wooden rulers. The color of the wood, the lines, the feel of them. Maybe it has to do with order too or the oils from the hands that measured overtime.

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    nlynch says:

    I love thinking about when I get to meet my first grandchild in March. Over the moon excited.

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