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. 51
    Tanya says:

    This is so random but I love to wake up in the morning and finding myself falling off one side of the bed and my husband on the other side of the bed with our 3 children (8,7, &3) sleeping right in between us. I may have not slept much that night but to wake up & have the 4 most amazing gifts that God gave me, be the 1st things I see in the morning, is what LOVE is. After surviving Breast Cancer at the age of 30 (diagnosed in 2009) I am so thankful that I am here to still be able to wake up in that position!! God really does a great job of showing us his love, even if you do wake up by falling off the bed!!!

    Can’t wait to spend this weekend with you and some of my Sisters in Christ.

  2. 52
    jackie from MO says:

    I know this is random, but I love the smell of Vicks Vapor Rub. Even those little sniffer things you put up your nose.

  3. 53
    glorygirl says:

    Diagramming sentences. I. Know. Such a nerd! And at 39, I’m starting to embrace the nerdy side of me πŸ™‚

  4. 54
    Jessie says:

    I know that this is so random, but I love making bread in my great grandmother’s bread pans, And think of what it must have been like for her, making bread back then.

  5. 55
    Kelli says:

    Well, I love reading these comments for sure but….

    I love listening to my kids and their friends talk and laugh and be little bundles of pure, innocent joy while I am driving them somewhere! This is the reason I want a larger car – to get more kiddos in it and enjoy their conversations….

    When I am totally alone…..I absolutely LOVE putting on my original ipod (one of the first ones created), turning up the music and dancing around the farm singing my brains out. The farm animals love it too (I know theses things…hahaha)


  6. 56
    Ann C says:

    I love frozen yogurt, yoga and every one of Beth’s bible studies! Not in that order. πŸ™‚

  7. 57
    Becky Moren says:

    I know this is so random but I love office supplies! Pens, pencils, paper, highlighters, anything office supplyish like that.

  8. 58
    Patsy says:

    I love the way my 2 bassett hounds smell (Hazel & Birdie). You know that good o’ dog smell that only their mother (me) could love. The look, smell and feel of fall in East TN. Love, love, love me some candy corn and mellowcreme pumpkins (aka candy corn pumpkins), however they can only be the Brachs brand. All others are oohy, poohy. My list could go on and on…

    • 58.1
      Amy Storms says:

      Aw, I love my basset hound, too! Can’t say I love her smell, though. πŸ™‚ But Belle is the sweetest. Best breed ever!

      • Melissa says:

        My Molly is half Beagle and half Basset. She is the best. Love, love, love her. Love my other two babies two, of course, can’t say I always love the way they smell, but I do love the way their feet smell. Reminds me of doritos. Love it.

    • 58.2
      Patsy says:

      Shoes and watches! How could I forget to list shoes and watches? I’m lucky I have narrow feet and am hard to fit or I would have a whole, whole lot of shoes. Wathces, well they’re just cool. Have a couple I just really love.
      And last, but not least, I love how someone who happens to be the coolest chick and best Bible teacher I’ve ever heard aka Beth Moore, can stick a random question out there and we all jump in eagerly to give our random answers. God is good!!!!!

    • 58.3
      Helene says:

      Oh Patsy – I LOVE and miss Fall in beautiful East Tennessee! And I LOVE candy corn and mellowcreme pumpkins, too. You are right – they gotta be Brachs. Enjoy that beautiful Fall – from a sister who is “serving time” as I call it in the flat prairie lands of the midwest. πŸ™‚ (I’m not really serving time – my husband’s job brought us out here, and I always say that he dragged me out here, my nails clawing the TN dirt all the way)

  9. 59
    MK says:

    I know this is so random but I love the feel of books, the smell of books, the ease of reading non-digital words, & just the look of books on shelves!

    • 59.1
      Sarah says:

      That is one of life’s greatest joys! haha But I think we are a dying breed, unfortunately. It’s good to know I’m not the only one left though! πŸ™‚

    • 59.2
      Bridget (Strong Butterfly) says:

      Me too- I love my digital Bibles on ipad and iphone, but I really enjoy the look and feel of “old-school” printed Bible, and indeed all books!!

  10. 60
    AJ says:

    I know this is random, but I love….taking showers with the lights out! Its so relaxing and it wakes me up slowly in the mornings or calms me down in the evenings…LOVE it! πŸ™‚

  11. 61
    Carol Bruntlett says:

    I loved reading everyone random things
    I know this is random but I love when its time to go to bed at night and the room is cool and floor fan going and getting in bed and cuddling up with my big soft blankets and getting all snuggle up in them and my doggy laying next to me and she snuggles too espically when I wake up in the morning and she my dog is a close to me as she can get.

  12. 62
    Kathy Inman says:

    I know this is random, but I love watching people. When I was a little girl we went to Youngbloods restaurant (specialized in fried chicken) in Dallas, and my mom was forever saying…Kathleen Diane stop staring at the people and eat your dinner. Good Memory!

  13. 63
    Paige Szajnuk says:

    I know this is random, but I love the old Hymns – sung the traditional way and accompanied by a pipe organ.

  14. 64

    Right this second, I love..
    1) Your Bible Atlas book. Sweet mercy that just made my heart jump.
    2) The experience of the DotMom conference. It changed my life. Particularly Angela Cottrell and Sissy Goff speaking truth into my life about raising girls.
    3) Melanie’s (BigMama) boots at the DotMom conference. And her orange top and her white lacy top.
    4) Eating dinner Saturday night at Chuy’s with 18 friends – I met ALL of them on this blog. 5) And having 3 friends spend the weekend at my house – I met ALL of them on this blog.
    6) YOU!

    • 64.1
      G.J. says:

      Proof once again that this BLOG community is the REAL DEAL. And I’m still sad that I couldn’t come this weekend to stay with y’all. But I still treasure our Sunday dinner with Sophie.

      P.S. I met you on this BLOG too. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  15. 65
    Peggy says:

    I know this is random but I love deadheading my flowering outdoor plants. It makes me so happy to take off the old dead flowers and see the new ones grow back.

  16. 66

    I know this is so random but I love…the smell of puppy breath! It is so sweet and their precious little faces don’t hurt anything either. Just the whole experience of being around a puppy makes me melt!

  17. 67
    Jeanine says:

    Since you’re asking for random, I looked on my desk, and there it sat… my Scentsy Room Spray (Camu Camu). I love this spray. One spritz into the air, and the aroma can lift my mood. Not kidding.

  18. 68
    Brooke says:

    I love Lip Smackers. And Dr. Pepper. But not together!

  19. 69
    Rachel says:

    I love stomping on crunchy leaves!

  20. 70
    Jabber Jaws says:

    I love the smell of paper – not the papermill but paper. Books, letters, etc. I wish Scentsy had that smell so that I could turn it on when I read on my ipad.

  21. 71
    Siesta Susan says:

    Beth, Praying for the Lord’s blessing on the event in Baltimore this weekend. The Lord will do it!

    This is so random…but I love good “local” book stores. They have their own personalities and style. I can learn so much about the area just browsing the shelves. It relaxes me right away.

  22. 72
    Michele says:

    I know this is ramdom, but I love to watch my daughter in the gym. (She is a gymnast).

  23. 73
    Ashley says:

    The “randomness” of these things make me smile… I too love the smell of cleaning supplies, even gas while pumping, and yes…fresh new office supplies make me clap too. I do think, though, that my quirky random most favorite thing would have to be the smell of sawdust. It reminds me of my Grandaddy working in his shop. I long for Yankee Candle to add this to their scent collection for me. πŸ™‚

    A blessed day, Siestas!

  24. 74
    Donna says:

    I know this is random, but I love me some peanut butter and honey on a rice cake – a honey nut rice cake that is. I could, and I think I do, eat one just about every day. Life is good! Maybe I’m just always in need of a little more sweetness.

  25. 75
    Liz says:

    I know this is random … but I love opening a brand new box of crayons. They’re still sharp and beautiful and in order and smell wonderful and I’m back in first grade all over again. Bliss!

  26. 76
    MimiRebecca says:

    I love “fashion feedback” from my 5 year old granddaughter, Lilli. Whether it’s what color to paint my toes, or how she likes my new purse (“nice” but very drawn out and appreciative), she loves all things girly.
    By the way, that’s her at age 3 in my picture.

  27. 77
    Barbara Ball says:

    There are a lot of random things I love, but this is the most randomist: grocery shopping/grocery stores, ESPECIALLY NEW grocery stores, I get all excited and go to their openings!!!!

  28. 78
    Susan says:

    I love the aroma as you first step into a Starbucks (and also when it wafts out of the drive-through window).

  29. 79
    Kristen says:

    I know this is so random but I love… pumpkins!

    I just love them… I think they are beautiful and I’m so happy it’s autumn! I can have pumpkins all over my house!

  30. 80
    Cheri-Beri says:

    I know this is random but I love a mug I have had since 1985. It has my name on it, Cheri, and finding something with my name properly spelled is incredibly rare. I love my Cheri mug, even if the name is a tad bit more faded than it used to be.

  31. 81
    Elizabeth says:

    Chapstick at bedtime. It’s my signal that today is done and I can relax and dream. πŸ™‚

  32. 82

    I know this is so random, but I love the smell of sourdough starter. I try to get my hubby to take a sniff and starts to gag.

    BTW – I was with you the last time you were in Baltimore in October 2004. I had just found out that I was pregnant with my son and was worried because of two previous miscarriages. That weekend was just a date with me and God. No girlfriends (didn’t have any in the area) or anything. You spoke about Jealousy (jealous of versus Jealous For). It is a time I will always treasure.

  33. 83
    Kathy S, New Albany says:

    I know this is really random, but I love how I feel when I’ve just completed my work-out!

  34. 84
    Mitzi says:

    I know this is random but I love me some Picnic Shoestring Potatos. –Grandmamitz

  35. 85
    Marissa~ says:

    Hands. Sometimes I’ll quietly watch a baby..or a child..or even my husbands hands as they fidget with something.. It actually gets me teary-eyed sometimes as I am made so aware of the life that has been breathed into the person attached to those hands.. It’s absolutely beautiful.

  36. 86
    Julie in Idaho says:

    I know this is so random but I love… logging into Facebook and seeing that little symbol showing I have a new msg from my adopted nephew in Afghanistan.

  37. 87
    Lynn says:

    I love the smell of the earth after a rain,its such a fresh, clean smell.

  38. 88
    Jaime says:

    I love cold rainy afternoons curled up with a good book.

  39. 89
    Dionna says:

    I know this is so random but I love the head massage I get when I get my hair washed at the salon.

  40. 90
    Michelle Carter says:

    I know this is so random…but I love sticky notes in bright colors – all sizes, I prefer unlined, better for doodling… and writing with purple ink. It doesn’t take much to make me happy. πŸ™‚

  41. 91
    Mary says:

    I love Post-it notes! And I specifically LOVE the super sticky ones with lines! I use them in a variety of colors and shapes. I use them for everything — recently a sweet friend (who knows of my Post-it fascination) sent me a Pinterest link to a Post-it lamp shade — it is ADORABLE!!

  42. 92
    Teresa says:

    I know this is so random but I love…taking a nap in the family room where everyone is gathered. (Honestly, I think I am afraid I will miss something.)

  43. 93
    Beverley says:

    I know this is random, but I love working at the Funnel Cake booth at the South Plains Fair! I am making a difference by being there to raise money for missions!
    I also love the smell of a freshly bathed baby! They are so sweet!
    I love the sound of my 5 year old giggling as I tickle him relentlessly!

  44. 94
    Marty Taylor says:

    I know this is so random but I love watermelon popcorn!

  45. 95
    Gretta says:

    I know this is random, but I love highlighters! Not only are they a great tool for the kids in homeschooling but I use them to highlight things I want to remember in books I read (making it easier to find them later in the book), in my Bible to mark key concepts, people, events, etc. I firmly believe a home can never have to many highlighters!

  46. 96

    This may be random for some people but when I am in stores-I find people to give an encouraging word to- [Ask my 24 year old daughter who works now for Kay Arthur-] I have mortified her in her teen years because we would check out and I would say something nice to the cashier and ask one question and they would pour their little hearts out to me- and then I told them I would pray for them. I just love to encourage strangers- it surprises them however I walk away with an understanding of how to whisper a quiet prayer for them- and I cannot carry cash — I am a giver- and EVERY time I carry cash in my purse I see a beggar or homeless person and I cannot resist- I have to give it ALL- I just trust Jesus to supply my need- Random? Perhaps-

  47. 97
    medstudent2012 says:

    I know this is random but I love when I get a reese’s cup that has two black wrappers πŸ™‚ haha

  48. 98
    Kim says:

    I love being a soccer mom! I love strategizing for my husband (the coach of both my kids’ teams) about the line-ups, and I love cheering on the kids while they play!

  49. 99
    Sarah Miller says:

    This is so random, but I love a good long sweaty workout, followed by a McDonald’s Coke and Egg McMuffin. Makes no sense huh?

  50. 100
    Liz says:

    I know this is so random but I love…kissing my kids (& my husband’s) cheeks over & over while I take deep breaths smelling them!!! I also do this to our puppy Charlie and he too has grown to love & understand it!!! No matter what they do or put on, they EACH have their own smell (especially Charlie ;o) and I love how God did that! Love you Beth!

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