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. 601
    barb says:

    I love playing with LEGOS…one of the benefits of having Grandchildren…5 that I love very much.

  2. 602
    Missy S says:

    I know this is so random, but I love going to Lifeway when I am having a bad day (really, I love going any day, but especially on a bad day). The same sense of exhilaration you feel when you look at that Bible Atlas fills me as soon as I walk in the door. The thought of all the insight into Scripture and the spiritual musings that fill the pages of the books inside the store gives me the greatest joy. From the Bible Atlases to the Christian fiction books, they are all exciting to me! Now, if only someone would pay me to be a professional reader, haha!

    P.S. I also love listening to sermons while I’m cooking or doing housework!

  3. 603
    J says:

    Don’t laugh, but I love the Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, especially the fact that it is a good 2″ fat. Just this week I learned that “host” in the Bible can mean “army.” Who knew? You probably did. How many times have I sung, “Praise him among ye heavenly host, praise Father, Son and Holy ghost” and not had a clue what a host was. haha.

  4. 604
    Jenn says:

    I know this is random, but I love mornings in September/October in Orlando Florida. You can feel the difference in the air: the lower humidity, the ten degree drop into not quite coolness. And I can feel that something is different, summer is over and the holidays are coming. But they aren’t close enough to be stressful yet, they are just far enough away to be exciting. I love the mornings at the end of September.

  5. 605
    Deidra says:

    I know this is random but I love being at the beach. I love the sound, the smell, the feel, the calming effect of the waves, the sand, the shells, the beauty, the sunrise,the sunset – everything about being there.

  6. 606
    Jana says:

    I know this is random but I love office supplies. I can spend a lot of time (not hours but a lot)in Staples or other office supply stores. I just love having fun pens, paper clips, binder clips, highlighters, post-its, etc in my office at school. My favorites were finding file folders in bright pink, yellow, orange and green in polka-dot and stripes WITH matching binder clips AND they were only a dollar!

  7. 607
    Caroline G says:

    I am a podcast junkie. I love listening to all manner of Christian podcasts: Lon Solomon at McLean Bible Church; Janet Parshall with In The Market; Focus on the Family; Dobson with Family Talk (just to name a few). I have also downloaded many of Beth’s CD’s to my Ipod. If I can combine listening with a cookie, I am in heaven (homemade chocolate chip preferred, but I can do a Pepperidge Farm Milano too!)

  8. 608
    Bev W. says:

    I know it’s random but I love drinking out of straws.

  9. 609
    Lori Willey says:

    I know this is random but I love when I settle in on the couch in the morning and pull up a fluffy blanket over my lap and place my Bible and journal on top. A comfy starting place. (I live in Minnesota)

  10. 610
    Gail says:

    I love the smell of Autumn leaves burning, seeing their beauty, the crisp fall air makes me have more energy. I also love the smell of wood shavings in a new house, my Dad use to build them and the little metal round things out of electrical boxes that I used for money when I went to see his house he was building. I love Children, of course my own Grandchildren the “mostest”, their sweet “sucker fish” kisses, ha and their precious hugs and I love yous. Now I know many others are Grandparents, but these are My Own! This has been fun reading everyone’s Random “likes”! Thanks!
    I just have to say too, I lOVE the Believing God series Beth, I bought it to share with others and several groups have used it, and now I am enjoying it again for the 4th time or so, just me and My Lord! Thanks seems so little for all the life time you have given to Others. I have 3 of your studies and love sharing them!So looking forward to getting the James series and sharing it too, Lord willing!

  11. 611
    Kiersten Griffith says:

    I know this is so random but I love to make others laugh and to laugh with them. Laughing is the greatest joy giver God has given us. When we can laugh about a hard time it puts things in perspective and gives us a bit of brightness during the dark.

  12. 612
    Lora says:

    Lora, Florissant

    …cottage cheese as a dip for any kind of chip you can think of ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. 613
    Jennifer says:

    I know this is random but… I love my dog!!

    He is God’s perfect furry friend for us. Our sweet mutt!

  14. 614

    I know this is random but…I love watching my teenage boys play games with my younger boys. Whether it be playing video games or real hockey, football or basketball, it brings warmth & joy to my soul and unity to my family.

  15. 615
    Sandy says:

    Stopping in the hallway and looking up close at the pictures on the wall of my mom and dad’s wedding, my in-laws, my kids when they were babies, graduation pictures, etc. Always makes me smile.

  16. 616
    Cheryl Williams says:

    I know this is random, but I love looking out my back window and seeing the tiny birds looking for food in the bird feeders or a bath in the bird bath. It ALWAYS reminds me of my precious grandmother who I miss so much. She had a bird bath right outside her kitchen window. Can hardly wait to see her again in glory!!

  17. 617
    Stacy says:

    I love to put a fresh coat of paint on the walls of my house to make it “mine.” I love both the painting and the outcome. I know it is totally weird, and it’s very tiring, but there is something so therapeutic to me about turning on my iPod, listening to praise and worship music or a great sermon, and tediously working to transform a room to something brand new. I just love it.

  18. 618
    Jessica K says:

    Ok I have two:

    I know this is random but I love sitting on the subway and reading a Francine Rivers novel. Makes my commute to work a little heavenly ๐Ÿ™‚

    I know this is random but I love my 2 big puppy dogs. They are like my giant teddy bears and are so happy to see me when I walk in the door!

  19. 619
    Jennifer B. says:

    I know this is random, but I love to purchase office supplies. I didn’t know how much until I quit my job as an office manager. I seriously miss it. I wish we needed more for our home office.

  20. 620
    Judie Williams says:

    I know this is random but I love watching the delight on a child’s face when he/she “gets” the punchline of a joke. Or when they watch a movie and laugh out-loud at the funny parts.

  21. 621
    Meg says:

    My three children (age four and under! pray for me!) and I all own bright yellow rain slickers. The good thick kind, the kind you can only find in thrift stores or on Ebay because they don’t make them anymore.* On rainy days, we look like mother ducks and a bunch of little baby ducks. It is ridiculous. I LOVE IT.

    *they probably don’t make them like that anymore because they’ve invented something new, something that doesn’t make you sweat buckets under your slicker and then get hypothermia, but I’m old school, baby.

  22. 622
    Leslie Olson says:

    “All the Poor and Powerless” I just keep playing it over and over and over and over….

    Yarn I’m a newer knitter and I could just touch and stare it all day – colors and textures – so cool!

    Books I’ll never be a complete Kindle girl,cause I just love to hold a book and touch the pages and write in the margins and think and ponder and wonder…..

    Teachings I just love to hear experts on many subjects share their passions, I love to LEARN

  23. 623
    Abraham's Daughter says:

    I know this is random but I love the smell of sheets that have been hung out to dry. I love getting new markers for my Bible. I love collecting what I call “interesting old stuff.” And I especially love leading Beth Moore studies and seeing women grow more in love with Jesus and His Word.

  24. 624
    Donise says:

    I love these random loves….mine are NEW white socks right out of the package and the smell of sunscreen.It means that we get to go outside! I also really love the feel of sand under my feet which this former Cali girl doesn’t get in my current landlocked state.

  25. 625
    Jessica says:

    I know this is so random but I love… the smell of a skunk.

    Yes. I KNOW!!! I am so weird!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. 626
    Tricia Eagle says:

    I know this is random but I love a rainy day when I’m off work! Then I can curl up with a good book and a hot cup of coffee with no guilt!!

    I will be in Baltimore this weekend! Cannot wait to see you!

  27. 627
    aleta says:

    I know this is so random but I love thinking about my worm farm I had on the side of my house when I was a child. Including the mud worm castle farm house!!

  28. 628
    Sharla - Granbury, TX says:

    I am 4 months pregnant right now with our 1st (well, 2nd actually, our 1st is with Jesus & we can’t wait to meet him!). Anyway – I LOVE how my Titus 2 older women get SO PUMPED about pregnancy, and are oh so happy to be surrogate grandmothers. It makes me more excited because they’re so excited ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. 629
    Tish Hedger says:

    I know this is random but I LOVE my little area heater! It blows warm cozy air, it doesn’t have a hot surface. My husband and I have an agreement that I can’t get it out until the low is 45, then out it comes. I tote it all around the house and I’m so cold natured, every time I push that “on” button, something in my stomach always jumps in excitement!

  30. 630
    Heather says:

    I just love my favorite lowfat mandarin orange salad dressing!

  31. 631
    Johanna Tooke says:

    I must make this disclaimer before I share my random love, “I am not a compulsive cleaner by any means.” I just love to wax my floors once they’ve been scrubbed. I receive immense joy seeing the floors glisten with their freshly waxed sheen.

  32. 632
    Michelle Gourd says:

    Random but so true. I too have a love for maps. I love to see where people are, have been and it is amazing how this great big world can be mapped out. I work in the oil & gas business and am alway using maps. If you want to see an interesting map you should see a map of the world God created under the water. Is is like a whole entire world we never knew about. Though the ocean may just look like water to most, underneath it are all sorts of shelfs, caverns, animal life we never knew of nor have seen, within the earth are layers and layers of rocks, gas, oil and who knows what else. How random was that?

    I enjoyed.

  33. 633
    Diane L says:

    I know this is so random but I love hearing the first spring peepers peeping as winter makes that sluggish transition to spring.

  34. 634
    Jennifer says:

    I know this is random but I love look at jewelry at the store and think of how I could make it different. I also love to watch the birds with my 2 yr old son, he loves birds.

  35. 635
    Pam Woods says:

    I know this is so random but I love the smell of my dog’s paws – smells like popcorn; the feel of her ears (she’s a black lab) – they are SO soft. Also, I LOVE pens – I just love hanging out in the office supply aisles of any store and looking at the pens… have WAY TOO many pens at home for one person!

  36. 636
    Denise says:

    I LOVE getting sloppy kisses when I get home from work each day and when I first wake up in the morning from my dog Maverick!

  37. 637
    Connie says:

    I know this is so random but I love my new master suite… it is a place of beauty, organization and calm in my otherwise chaotic world!

  38. 638
    Lissa B says:

    I know this is so random, but I LOVE reading beside the window when it’s pouring rain outside. It doesn’t happen often (maybe twice in the last year), but I’m thankful when it does.

  39. 639
    Deborah says:

    Definitely random, but I love lamps! When my daughter was 3, we were doing a picture puzzle of where to put things, on the farm or in the house, and when the little lamp picture came up, she said it belonged in the bathroom ๐Ÿ™‚ I knew I had her on the right track!

  40. 640
    Christina says:

    I know this is random but I love classic movies, Jane Austen movies, quilt shops, and being in the country. We are about to move from El Paso, TX to Virginia and to say that I can barely contain my excitement is the understatement of the year!!!!

  41. 641
    Kim M. says:

    I know this is random, but I love the smell of chlorine. I love to swim…need a little spray bottle of pool water for my office!

  42. 642
    Melissa says:

    I know this is so random but I loveโ€ฆ

    to be able to walk around all day long with a fresh hot cup of coffee. Always full, always hot, in a pretty mug, espresso strong with white mocha sauce. And still be able to sleep that night.


  43. 643
    Jill says:

    This post made me so happy. Reading about all of you just makes me grin ear to ear, and ya’ll I needed a good grin today.

    I find great delight in jalapeno’s. How can something so small pack such a punch? I love them added to my corn bread, squash, pinto beans, pimento cheese, on my burger, candied, pickled, or fresh!!

  44. 644
    Crystal says:

    I know this is random, but I love you Beth for bringing the Word the way you do. I am in one of your bible studies and the last two weeks have brought me to tears!

    Thank you for the sacrifice you make to bring the Word in such a way that moves me to desire more of Jesus.

    You will have many jewels on your crown.

  45. 645
    NurseRae says:

    I know this is random but I love mini marshmallows in a large mug of hot chocolate. And once the first layer of marshmallows is gone—I add another layer. YUM! Reminds me of our annual camping trip each fall–which is coming up next week–yay!!!

  46. 646
    Ann says:

    I know it’s random, but I love crossing things off my “To Do” list. In fact if I make an unexpected stop, I will add it to the list and cross it off! I wonder what a psychiatrist would say about that? lol

    I also love…not love but find interesting…reading the obituaries (of usually men) of the WWII generation when it says what they did in the war. I am always humbled and appreciative. And thank God for them.

  47. 647
    Sara Stewart says:

    I know it is random but I love the smell of library books!

  48. 648
    Becky says:

    Peanut Butter

  49. 649
    Jerri N says:

    I absolutely love the feeling I get when I sit in church on Sunday mornings. It is a feeling I have never had anywhere else. My new husband and I live in a very small town in mid-west Iowa, and I did not grow up going to church…only so often. I am 24 years old and started attending our church when I was about 20. I continually went, and I surrendered my life to God, making sure that I would live my life for Him. Last year at this time, I was baptized and professed my faith in our church. Let me tell you, WHAT AN AMAZING DAY THAT WAS!!! God is so good, and I praise Him everyday for that feeling I get when we walk up those stairs to church each and every Sunday morning. It is such a ‘safe’ feeling, and it is a great feeling to know that every person there would be there for you in a heartbeat.

  50. 650
    Julie says:

    I absolutely love new school supplies. When I was younger it was always new crayons and folders and spirals… in college it’s not nearly as much fun, but I love new text books (even though they cost a small fortune)!

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