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. 751
    Diane says:

    Oh I think I’m going to be totally embarrassed, but for some reason I love to unclog drains in my house, whether they are sink drains, or shower drains, or vacuum hoses, or whatever…I just have this weird quirk that relishes each time I unclog something. LOL!!

  2. 752
    Val says:

    I just LOVE walking through the library and feeling the books and then picking one out and smelling it!

  3. 753
    Megan says:

    …toes. I particularly like cute toes. My youngest daughter has adorable feet. I could look at a picture of people’s feet (that I know) and probably tell you exactly who each person is.

    Okay, I can’t believe I actually wrote that for the world to read.

  4. 754
    Sheila says:

    *I love McDonaolds’ Vanilla Iced Coffee with an extra shot of vanilla. It has to have the extra shot, not sweet enough otherwise. (The sugar-free ones are actually sweeter, but I’ve been clean of artifical sweeteners for 1-1/2 years now. No more headaches!) I love the way it feels going down my throat.

  5. 755
    Robin Moslander says:

    …to smell book pages. And I always smell the pages of any new Beth Moore Bible study workbook. It’s just a thing I love.

  6. 756
    Hayley says:

    I know this is random but I realized this morning that I love my 3 year old’s morning breath, and it’s not pretty – I think there may be something wrong with me. Maybe it’s because she’s snuggled up close? Weird.

    • 756.1
      Maria says:

      That is so funny, when I first read this topic I thought of my 3 year old’s funky breath. I know she’s the only one I can enjoy that from.

    • 756.2
      Lisa says:

      We affectionately refer to morning breath as “monkey breath” around our house. I carry my daughter to the living room every morning. Our typical morning goes something like this: I’ll say, “WHOA!! Is there a monkey in your mouth?” She will put her face close to mine and give me an extra intentional whiff of her monkey breath as she giggles – and I love every minute of it!!!!

  7. 757
    Cindy says:

    …Sharing the gem of God’s Word with teenage girls…and that look on their faces when they get it. Oh sweet Jesus.

  8. 758
    LuAnn says:

    Honest – I love a new book about as much as anything. I’m talking BRAND new, pages sticking together. But more than that I love a new Bible, the leather kind, with the thin crinkly pages. If it’s a new translation and has a tooled or cool cover all the better…..That and a good cup of tea, now that’s the perfect start to a morning!

  9. 759
    Suzanne says:

    I love the smell of the ocean, even at low tide. Ah, a bit of heaven!

  10. 760
    Karen says:

    Random loves of mine:
    a Dunkin’ Donuts honey-glazed “stick” (not sure of the technical term);
    chewing on a thick stick of quality black licorice while reading a good book;
    the beginning of endless S-U-M-M-E-R;
    the smell of chlorine that reminds me of a pool;
    floating on a tube or raft in a pool and letting the waves gently rock me;
    50’s music, especially the sillier ones(eg. “Why Must I be a Teenager in Love”, “Build me up, Buttercup”, etc;
    laughing with my friend until she starts snorting!!;
    being at a wide stretch of beach, feels so expansive and freeing;
    receiving a specific word from God that targets straight to my heart and breathes new life into me……

  11. 761
    Yolanda says:

    I love….new packages of sticky notes and post-it notes. I also love new pens to write with, a new journal to crack open and oh yes, cards in the mail!

  12. 762
    Maria says:

    First I have to confess something. I hope to make it on the first page of posts someday. I always feel behind. :/
    I do love this topic Beth and everyone. I will be reading this for days.

    I love pushing my cheek into to my 3 month old son’s soft cheeks.
    I love sitting in a quiet place outdoors and watching sunsets.
    I LOVE warm summer nights.
    And, I really love a bowl of cereal at night.
    I have many more (like the school supplies, notebook, sharpie folks) but I’ll limit myself to this short list for now.

  13. 763
    mirra says:

    I know it is random ,but I love the smell of rain before it starts to fall. Here in FL, we get a lot of rain.

  14. 764
    Kate Long says:

    This might be random but I love buying a new Bible just so I can mark it all up like all of my old ones. I have more Bibles than any one person should have but they all have different notes and markings in them.

    I also love World War 2 and Civil War History.

  15. 765
    Rebecca Rush says:

    I love..when I see anything random that is the shape of a heart… a puddle, a leaf,a shadow… a ripped up piece of paper trash… I think it is a special love note from God!

    • 765.1
      Brenda says:

      This is so precious! How delightful that you look for wonder. This inspires me to ever take note of the “ordinary” and thus see God’s glory in every little thing!

  16. 766
    ellen McNeill says:

    I deeply love thunderstorms. I know several people who detest rainy weather, but I just love it!

  17. 767
    Sarah Wright says:

    I Love Hugging my dogs and hugging my horses necks! When I hug my one dog Tanner (he is a lab mix), I bend down and wrap him against me and he puts his little head over my shoulder. Then as soon as I release him he tears off running acting all excited and happy. I also really love the smell of my horses mingled with the smell of their hay on a fall morning. It is good for my heart!

  18. 768
    sarah wright says:

    Oh i forgot this too…along with many of the “new book” lovers, I too LOVE a new book and LOVE the smell of a book store and getting a new bible with the pages still stuck together. But above all of that, I love the smell of new crayons!

  19. 769
    Deborah says:

    I LOVE watching the Boston Red Sox play with my mom & dad.

    (Despite the complaining)

  20. 770
    Joy says:

    I love red toenail polish. I know there are other colors, but my toes are red almost the entire year. I realize there are summer colors and other fall colors, but red is it for me. I have no idea why, but red toes just make me happy when I look at them.

  21. 771
    Rhonda says:

    RED!! My eyes are happy whenever I see the color red……..in most anything……….toenails included ๐Ÿ™‚ A splash of red brings a smile to my day……..simple things are the best!

  22. 772
    Rachael Davis says:

    Toile prints, candles, magazines

  23. 773
    Brittney says:

    I love to organize my groceries on the cashier conveyor belt by what pantry they go in…..and I also love going geocaching!!!!!!!

  24. 774
    Joan says:

    I know this is so random but I loveโ€ฆ bark. Not bark as in canines, but the bark of trees. The colors, the textures, the patterns — it is soooo beautiful. Take a look sometime and see if you don’t agree. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 774.1
      aleta says:

      I love white washed trees! I haven’t seen one (in person) for over 35 years. They were in the park across the street from my childhood home, in West Virginia. I saw people in a movie havin a picnic under one last night.

  25. 775
    Lisa says:

    I love sitting on my leather couch at the end of the night. Something about the coolness of it calms me down. I’ve heard a lot of people who can’t stand to sit on leather ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 775.1
      aleta says:

      I agree with you. I also love love love diving into crisp clean cold cold sheets in the winter time, then I quickly run my legs to warm them up and snuggle under!! AUHHH!

  26. 776
    ssserenaaa says:

    OK I love cut grass in the summer and fires in the fall and baking a potato in the ashes, snow and all of the sweaters and dirt in the spring. I love love love the smell of coffee! I also partake! hahhaaha i also love fog. i love marine weather, its ok if you can get warm at some point. The grand Christmas tree is always nostalgic. My baby girls big hugs and snuggles in the morning, and Audrey saying, “I want wice milk” (she loves rice milk!)

  27. 777
    Katie Ericson says:

    I know this is random but I love….when they vaucum cleaner goes over a big pile of whatever and makes the clicking noises as they are being sucked up. This is so random but does it bring anyone else joy to know that their vacuuming is productive?
    Probably not…thats what I thought…Signing off now! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 777.1
      Kerry says:

      I love this too! I love to vacuum nice and slow and KNOW all the stuff got sucked up, especially when you can hear it. Just feels more like a job well done.
      I also love to smell things with memories attached, like the hay bale I walked by today that suddenly made me remember hay rides 30 years ago. There is a very old can of Aqua Net hairspray that was at my office when I moved in 10 years ago. It is red, and I don’t think the scent has been made in a long time. The first time I grabbed it to repair a hair emergency, the smell immediately took me back about 40 years to my friend Marcie’s back porch as we styled the hair on her 4′ tall doll and sprayed it with her mother’s hairspray. I still have the can and occasionally give it a little squirt just to remember.

  28. 778
    Stacey Redding says:

    this sounds so weird but I love to kiss my dogs noses…it is weird but that dry round feeling is just sweet to me…

  29. 779
    MIchele says:

    I love pens. I know that sounds odd but whenever I go to a store that has pens I have to walk through and look at all the pens. I am a nurse and used to work in the OR where we got lots of free pens. It was like pen nirvana. Now that I am a stay at home mom, whenever I go to my doctor’s office and see a cool pen for some drug they give it to me!!! It’s like I an a kid and get to choose from the prize box. What do I do with them. Hoard them. Really, drawers of pens. I know I need to do something with them BUT if that’s all I hoard, I’m not doing too bad.

  30. 780
    Sharon says:

    I know this is random, but I love Baskin Robbins World Class Chocolate Ice Cream. When I need some comfort, this does it for me.

  31. 781
    Julie says:

    This may seem strange but you truly have to try it! Nutella and red vines. Dunk’em and eat’em. Ok, Nutella is just plan good breakfast, noon, and night!

  32. 782
    Sammie Knight says:

    I know this is super random but I love screaming randomly. I know, it’s super weird but I am a very emotional person and I get emotions pent up in my body, like my whole physical body, and I have to let it out and so I scream, usually very loud. And usually around my sister. It feels amazing!

  33. 783
    Brenda says:

    I love watching my children parent our two granddaughters! It truly is seeing life come full circle. Brings this Mimzi such joy to my heart!

  34. 784
    Amy says:

    left-turn signals!

  35. 785
    Teketa says:

    I love to teach Sunday School. I love it when the new material comes from Lifeway. I love to open the packets and organize everything and get it ready for class. It makes me smile everytime.

  36. 786
    Donna Sutherland says:

    My first random thought on a thing I love is thunder . . .awesome and comforting to me.

  37. 787
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    I thought about this some, and I kept thinking of a person or a place instead of a thing, but then I came up with this: one of my newest christian music cds that I play in the car while riding around with my little girl. The best part is when she recognizes a tune and bobs her head with that baby grin on her face.

  38. 788
    Pat W says:

    I LOVE…. To Open A Brand-New Box and Bury My Nose In and INHALE the delicious SMell of CRAYOLA CRAYONS ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. 789
    destee says:

    I love stickers….especially scratch and sniff ones lol.

  40. 790
    Linda says:

    I just love going through bookstores and the library. I also love Blue Bell ice cream, chocolate chip mint is just the best!

  41. 791
    Bailey says:

    I love love love to study and write! It makes my little heart skip a beat!

  42. 792

    I know this is random but I love… the feel and sound of a new Bible being opened for the first time. I mean… I love the adventure that awaits, the fresh new perspective of a familiar subject. I love that God’s Word is always fresh, always alive and always meeting us right where we are. ๐Ÿ™‚ And, since I update my Bible at least once a year I experience the joy of it often. ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. 793
    Brenda says:

    a fresh stick of Extra, sugarfree, spearmint gum,
    paper towels,
    the self serve kiosk at the post office,
    a steaming hot cup of Starbuck’s,
    soul music (as in Four Tops, Temptations, Otis Redding…),
    my library card,
    and…the minute that my work out (treadmill, eliptical, etc) ENDS!!

  44. 794
    Tracey Phillips says:

    I know this is random but I love…wicker…old or new…if I see it, I have to touch it and it makes me smile. Wierd!

  45. 795
    Jodi says:

    My relaxation being home on the weekends is reading this blog while nursing my baby. Needless to say I love siestaville but can’t comment often!
    My pre-baby random love was doing the sudoku and mensa quizes in the airline magazines on a flight (not a true mensa – it took a 3 hr flight to complete one!)

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  47. 797
    Lynda Rickey says:

    I know this is random but I love… boxes and containers of any kind. The organization just makes me giddy! Love ya, Lynda

  48. 798
    glenwood says:

    books,research and travel

  49. 799
    Deanna says:

    Totally random but I love…
    1 the smell of a new book 2. The clean, fresh pages in a new journal
    3. Spring/fall with sunroof open and stereo blaring and singing along embarassingly loud!
    4. Ironing – but only when I’m stressed and/or overwhelmed

  50. 800
    Adela says:

    I love full moons. They’re so breathtaking. My heart always sort of skips a beat.

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