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. 301
    Deidre says:

    I know this is random but I love to smell things burning. My Daddy loves a fire, particularly burning leaves and such. The smell always stops me in my tracks and makes me think of my Daddy. I guess that’s on my heart because I stepped out of the car today at lunch and smelled the (sweetest) smell of something burning. Called my Daddy. At 41, I suddenly felt like I was 6.

  2. 302
    Debbie says:

    I know this is random, but I love the smell of pavement when it starts to rain. And I love spur of the moment fun. Like this!

  3. 303
    Sharon, Ontario Canada says:

    I am 50+ and my husband thinks this is random ๐Ÿ™‚ …. but I love roller coasters — the ones that go up, up, up (the higher the better)….. and then hang there for a second … before coming down, down, down. I am a down-to-earth gal, but just thinking about that rush of wind in my face makes me excited! P.S. My darling hubby waits patiently with his feet planted firmly on solid ground while I ride:)

  4. 304
    momoffive says:

    I love the tiny crunchy fry pieces in the bottom of a Chickfila bag of fries & I love Sonic ice.

  5. 305
    buffy says:

    I know this is random but – I love libraries. Love them. They make me happy! Just to browse all those books and check out a huge stack that I could never, ever, read in just the 2 weeks allotted. But it makes me feel better to know that stack is there, I tend to get a bit jittery if I don’t have books waiting for me.

  6. 306
    crystalw says:

    Ok, I was just telling one of my friends this morning that I love, love ,love the smell of rubber! Yes,new tires,hoses,bikes tires….the tire store makes me so happy…I told a shoe salesman(yes, new shoes too!) that I wish I could make a mens cologne smell like a tire store! OK….That is random I am sure!

  7. 307
    Trinna says:

    ….dry erase boards!

  8. 308
    Joan says:

    I know this is so random but I LOVE a Coke on ice on a warm summer day. Even better if I’m on my back deck smelling fresh cut grass!

  9. 309
    Mindy, Granger, IN says:

    I know this is random but I love sticky notes! I’m a teacher and I use them everyday:) Only wish our school would buy them in different colors… oh the joy!

  10. 310
    Laura says:

    I know this is so random but I love planners! Once I have found one that is just perfect for the upcoming year I love getting new pens to color-code that baby : )

  11. 311
    Brittney says:

    … the smell of new books.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. 312
    Erin VT says:

    I know this is random, but I love mixing my ketchup with Mayonaise and dipping my fries in it.
    And maybe not as random, but I love the sound of rain when I’m trying to fall asleep.

  13. 313
    Tabitha says:

    I know this is random, but I love the beginning of a new school year. Fresh books, notebooks, pens, binders, cleaning off my desk, the weather cooling and leaves falling…(school started yesterday for me :))

  14. 314
    Margaret says:

    I love going to the Library to just walk through in a leisurely fashion and look at what might be good to read. I love going alone, and it is the treat I give myself without cost. Lost in my own little book-loving world!

  15. 315
    Sandy Bowers says:

    I know this is random, but I love following @BethMooreLPM on Twitter waiting to see what amusing, silly, blonde, inspirational, loving thing she has to say to her Twitter followers. Sort of my Beth-fix for the day. Even more random, I love to comment back to her even though I know she probably won’t see my comments! Sure glad I found this blog and can’t wait to get to know my siestas in LPM land!

    Sending up prayers for an awe-inspired weekend in Baltimore! Wish I could be there. Hugs to all!

  16. 316
    M Kaye says:

    I love old books. Especially History books..the smell, the feel, knowing someone already held it and loved it…

  17. 317
    Kathy B says:

    While resisting the urge to read other’s prevailing winds of random…I know this is so random, but I love
    reading travel guides. Weird, huh?. But I’ve had a love for travel rumbling in my soul so long, I hardly remember life without it. At age six, if asked what I wanted to be when I grew up: a stewardess (travel for a living!); at age sixteen: a missionary (travel and love Jesus!!). In my forties, I’m amazed at how God grows my delight in Him and continues to give me the desire and opportunity to travel…and read new guides for each new locale. Presently reading DK’s Eyewitness travel guide for Jerusalem and Discovery Channel’s Insight Guide on Israel. Yes, Lord willin’, next year! (found both books used online :))

  18. 318
    Kristen Jorgensen says:

    Well, I absolutely love to talk for my dog! I use a special voice and talk for her. Her name is Tiny and she is so funny! She makes me smile every morning ๐Ÿ™‚ I think only fellow dog lovers will really “get” this!

  19. 319
    Shawna says:

    I love the sound of the wind in the trees, especially at night outside my bedroom window. I love the smell of rain (we live in the dessert!) and I love a good thunder storm.

  20. 320
    Cary says:

    I love all things Fall, pumpkins, spiced lattes, magazines with fall scenes on them that I am sure I will recreate at my own house but never do ๐Ÿ™‚ scarecrows, fall desserts and fall scents in my Scentsy warmer.

  21. 321
    Lydia says:

    I know this is random but I love my Chi. I had some truly pathetic bad hair days prior to the purchase of mine. I’ve enjoyed my hair freedom since then. Even went and finally got it highlighted because I knew the magic of the Chi would make those highlights look even better.

    Is that too shallow? ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. 322
    Tamara says:

    I know this is random, but I love . . . standing outside when it’s pouring rain – even better if it’s windy at the same time. My neighbours think I’m a little odd standing in the middle of the yard in a rainstorm, but I love it!

  23. 323
    God's not-so-little Dutch girl says:

    I know this is random, but I love laying in bed and watching a rip-roaring thunderstorm! Nobody does fireworks like God!

  24. 324
    Jo Ann says:

    seeing the history of an English word (the etymology!) like you would in the OED (Oxford English Dictionary)!!!!

    blue sky and the vibrating air in high summer right around 4:45 in the afternoon (it’s kind of an “eternal” moment)!!!! –this is a Northeast summer I’m talking about ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. 325
    Barb says:

    I know this is random, but I love to sit on the back porch in the cool of the evening, listening to the birds & watching them fly ‘home’ into the trees vying for their positions for the night, with a cool gentle breeze blowing…AND I LOVE pens of every color!!!

  26. 326
    Marcy, Conroe, TX says:

    I know this is so random, but I love RANDOMNESS! My prayer partner and I thrive on it! For me, random ideas, thoughts, dreams, etc. is one of God’s ways of communicating to me. When things or people pop into my head that seem from left field, I know that is God shaking me up a little bit &/or trying to get my attention as I say to myself “where did that come from?!” I can see my God smiling on His throne & whispering “it’s just Me!”

  27. 327
    Jane says:

    Lichen…I know that is crazy but I find the stuff fascinating. I’m just not the outdoors type but I love looking closely at tree trunks, stumps, etc. to see the lichen. So many types, so many colors, and God dreamed up all of ’em. Amazing! OK…I never confessed that one before…

  28. 328
    Amy in Oregon says:

    I love slathering my hands with Burt’s Bees body butter, and climbing into bed every night with my milk and my “bar”. My “bar” is Odwalla chocolate chip peanut, and my husband and kids know they are off limits. (They have their own bars!) Pretty much every night my husband asks me if I want something different for my snack, and every night I say, “no.”
    Thanks for the fun topic, Beth!

  29. 329
    Janifer says:

    I love those gray days when it rains gently and consistently. I also love laughing until my sides hurt with my sister.

    Looking forward to this weekend in Baltimore! Praying for you as you prepare and praying that God shows up in a big way! Blessings!

  30. 330
    Brandee says:

    I know this is random but I love opening a new jar of peanut butter and eating the top smooth layer with a spoon. It just tastes better :).

  31. 331
    Wendy Berenson says:

    I will be in Baltimore! Can’t wait to see what God has in store for us!

  32. 332
    Elizabeth says:

    I love rosemary/eucalyptus everything! Shampoo, candles, massages, scrubs, lotions…

    AND I love making mini banana bread loaves or muffins and sharing them with homeless folks in the large cities close to me.

  33. 333
    Dianne Stavropoulos says:

    I love hearing my 17 year old daughter laughing with her dad – just the two of them. I well remember the first time I heard it and was overwhelmed by the unexpected joy it brought.

  34. 334
    Amy Storms says:

    I thought of another one…I love to turn on the closed captioning when I watch TV. Drives my husband crazy but I like to read along! Random!

  35. 335
    Libby says:

    I love Granddaddy’s Farm, a pumpkin patch not far from our home in TN. I wish it were actually my granddaddy’s farm, but another blessed family owns it. We’re going there again (yay!) for my 3 year-olds first ever field trip with preschool. I do believe it is my happy place!

  36. 336
    cindy says:

    I know this is so random, but I love taking a hot shower and getting in my pjs super early when I have nowhere I have to go in the evening. It makes me feel so cozy and homey and like I’m on a little relaxing vacation.

  37. 337
    Julianna Price says:

    I know this is random, but I getting organized and making a To-do list and checking it off!

  38. 338
    Nicole says:

    I know this is random but I always have to have a kleenex readily available and peppermint candy or gum handy whenever I go somewhere.

  39. 339
    Sandra says:

    I know this is so random, but I love to read newspapers from the back to the front and then reassemble them with all the sections in order. Does that sound too OCD?
    I also have been know to read magazines from back to front too especially Southern Living. Have to check out the recipes first.
    I am also a lover of maps. I keep a road atlas close at hand most of the time.

  40. 340
    Denise, Lancaster PA says:

    I know this is random but i LOVE jumping as high as i can on our trampoline ~ feels like i can fly!

  41. 341
    Amy says:

    I love sticky notes. I love that they are only somewhat sticky. I love that they can stick nearly anywhere. I love that they flap just a little. I love that I can pull them off with ease and know that I am done with the tidbit of information that was on them. I just love that sticky notes are my brain in print!

  42. 342
    Elisabeth says:

    1.) I have a very strong, strange love of the South. I’m obsessed with Georgia, Texas, and I really want to visit New Orleans and the Byou. I adore southern accents and big hair. I am totally drawn to everything that is different about the South from California. I long to live in the South.
    2.) I am OBSESSED (absolutely, totally, completely unhealthily) with Disneyland. Utterly obsessed.
    3.) I wish I lived in the 1940s. I dress like Rosie the Riveter, pin curls, red lipstick and all. I adore Big Band music. I dig Alfred Hitchcock.

  43. 343
    Debra says:

    I love looking at house plans. Not that I’m planning to build a new one.

  44. 344
    Lori T says:

    Something random about me that maybe not a lot of people have in common with me or even know about me is my Iove of paper…fancy paper, textured paper, delicate paper…designer paper stationary with organic interests like leaves, flower pedals, silk, etc.

    Love and prayers to LPM!!!!

  45. 345
    Marcy says:

    I know this is random but I have to go get a cherry coke from Sonic everyday. The day isn’t complete without one hahaha

    • 345.1
      Sandy Bowers says:

      Marcy, it’s a diet coke with vanilla from Sonic for me! I try not to go every day…..but you know, I always seem to get the survey on the bottom of the receipt that lets you get a free Route 44. Can’t just let them go to waste! In fact, I think I’ll go get one right now! TeeHee!

  46. 346
    Sondra says:

    I know this is so random but I love to check my Live Earthquake Map two or three times a day. It’s a website that shows where, when and the measurement of every earthquake in the world. I check to see if there is a big one close to me, could be, a large percentage of them are in California. Last week there was one just south of
    Dallas Forth Worth, a 2.5. And Texans thought they were safe except for tornados and hurricanes. Just goes to show God’s mighty power.

  47. 347
    Mary H says:

    I know this is random, but I love Cheez-Its!!!!

  48. 348
    Karene says:

    I am LOVING studying spiritual formation and theology at Talbot School of Theology! (I know it sounds serious, but I love it, and probably not a ton of people would also love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. 349
    Ellen says:

    Office supplies. Especially the “cute” ones with bright colors and designs on them. File folders that are decorative, clips, rulers, scissors, notepads, binders, push pins, and even those rubber-band balls. I love a trip to the Office supply store!

  50. 350
    peg nichols says:

    …the video of our big burly man friend who had a stunned baby bluebird land on his big burly finger and he was able to record it on his phone…he was having a tough day and this is how the Lord blessed him…

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