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. 401

    Dill pickles (the crunchy vlasic kind) on tacos….Don’t knock it till you try it 😉

  2. 402
    Diana A. says:

    I LOVE seeing others houses. As in I love to make up stories as I walk by houses of what goes on, how people decorate, what is happening. I love visiting open houses and pretending what would be happening. I love watching all the shows on HGTV for seeing the new homes, how they have staged the house to sell…I love visiting lottery houses and seeing what they have done!

    The very few times you Beth have put your pics of parts of your house, I read with Great interest on what you say and then make up stories of what else may or may not happen… always good stories, ways of how you may entertain, pretending what else could happen – ya my hubby says a wee bit strange but I can’t keep myself from looking! 🙂

    Hopefully not too creepy for your readers! 😉 Not tom peeping…just more story form.

  3. 403
    dayna says:

    I love watching the same movie over and over while I fall asleep at night! Favorites:You’ve got mail and While you were sleeping~Don’t really need to watch them, just like the sound of them 🙂 ♥

  4. 404
    FloridaLizzie says:

    I know this is so random, but I love two Dark Chocolate Doves after every meal, including breakfast. You know that verse in Genesis about chocolate, right? I read where someone paraphrased it like this: “In the beginning, God created chocolate and saw that it was good. Then God separated the dark from the light and said it was better.”

    I love the Word of God and do not really want to twist it. But I do think the Lord graciously gave us dark chocolate to give us a little taste of heaven on earth!

  5. 405
    Jannell F says:

    I know this is random, but I LOVE to make up silly love songs about my kids and sing to them whenever I feel they need to hear one. It makes them smile and that always has a huge effect on me knowing that God created me for this moment in time to minister to my 4 kids just like that – with silly love songs!

  6. 406
    Marlene says:

    I know this is random but I love eating chips and pretzels, take a bit of a pretzel and then throw a chip in with it and crunch away!

  7. 407
    Sharon says:

    I know this is random, but I love the violets that are sitting on my end table. They are blooming like I have never seen violets bloom before.

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    Karen K says:


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    Ann says:

    I know this is random, but I love it when I discover a forgotten box of Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies hidden in the back of the freezer. That is a definite “Thank you, Jesus!” moment. 🙂

  10. 410
    Carol says:

    I LOVE using 4 or more colors of highlighters, using new crayons and eating M&M’s in color order leaving the blues & reds for last.

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      Rachael Davis says:

      Ooooh! I pair up my M&Ms in matching colors. Eat the odd ones first, then eat brown, yellow, blue, red and green (in that order!). LOL Never really thought of it as weird until I typed it out!!!

  11. 411
    Radical Abandonment says:


    Ok, what is it?
    I know this is random, but I love to read and listen to talks on theology!

  12. 412
    Denise Art Teacher says:

    I love taking a walk with my husband at night and gazing up at the stars, chatting away with him and then work on my memory verse… the heavens declare the glory of God. The skies declare his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak night after night they make Him known without a word or sound. Their voice is never heard.

  13. 413
    JJ says:

    I know this is random but I love to watch cooking shows while preparing a meal in the kitchen. The show just being about food gets me motivated to cook, and 99% of the time it’s not anything I’m cooking at the time either.

  14. 414
    FloridaLizzie says:

    Just one more: I know it’s random, but I love it when I dream about our son. He’s done with college and lives in another state, but in my dreams he’s always a sweet, cuddly, little blond-haired boy again. I wake up with the sweetest feelings, like I had a visit with him.

  15. 415
    DeeDee says:

    I love all the self serve frozen yogurt places popping up!

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    pam b says:

    Shameless plug but something that makes my heart happy. The new Switchfoot cd is out today, “Vice Verses” The challenge is to attack the ups and downs in your life with a vice verse. For instance, if the news is getting me down I go for a walk in the afternoon sun. Or if I’m sad because life is unfair I take an inventory of all my blessings. You get the picture. I love music that challenges me to think through the hardships yet maintain hope that this world is not my home and stay faithful to that which is true. That is all.

  17. 417
    Nancy G says:

    I know this is random but….I love the smell of the wet cool damp air of the early morning when I am out with the dogs.

  18. 418
    Nancy in Birmingham says:

    I get very excited by new fonts to use on the computer. Arial and Calibri are too boring.

  19. 419
    Tammy Elrod says:

    arranging pretty flowers and displaying them all over the house. Kroger often has them way marked down and I love to get lots of complimentary colors and do my own thing.

  20. 420

    I know it’s so random, but I love cleaning the kitchen while singing.
    It’s therapeutic.

  21. 421
    Sherri Smith says:

    I love new pens and a fresh journal. Something about that CLEAN slate!

  22. 422
    Nikki B says:

    I know this is random, but I love fine-point Sharpie markers – especially colored ones.

  23. 423
    phyllis says:

    This is so random, but I love telling knock-knock jokes with my 3 granddaughters. The favorite that is told over and over is “Knock-knock” “who’s there?” “Who-dee”
    “Who-dee-who?” BAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It is an inside joke that involves Big T, their grandfather. We’ll probably be saying it at their weddings….

  24. 424
    Melody says:

    striped socks….:)

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    Vikki Green says:

    I know this is so random but I love…spending time with my husband in the same bridal chambers where I share my morning with Jesus. I love relaxing, talking about our days and sometimes working side by side on laptops not having to say anything to each other…but a simple glance and a smile to say I love you.

  26. 426
    Heather Smith says:

    I LOVE going through the Bible, book by book, to find a “verse of the day”. It ALWAYS applies…for instance, today would be Chapter 9, Verse 27. It’s so fun!

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    laurie says:

    I know this is random but I love taking bluebird photos and making calendars to send to people as gifts.

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    Patricia says:

    I know this is random but I LOVE cars. I know it isn’t a girl thing but I have always been the tomboy who loves sparkley things, pretty nails. Fab hair and makeup but above all. CARS. I love engines horsepower, can it crawl over a mountain, through a lake…..Cars…..Ahhhh just the word makes me happy 🙂

  29. 429
    Beth says:

    I know this is so random, but I love building musical instruments and then learning to play them. The last one was a Celtic harp. I’m such a nerd! Thank God for His variety in us daughters He has made!!

  30. 430
    Crissy says:

    I love French fries dipped into a chocolate frosty – sweet and salty!!!

  31. 431
    Pam says:

    I know it’s random, but I just love clean sheets – especially flannel ones, even in the summer. They are so soft and inviting, like God’s hand literally cradling me as I go to sleep. Once on Oprah she mentioned that her sheets are changed every other day…. and I thought – wow, that’s living large. I am certain there will be clean sheets everyday in heaven!!!

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    Christy, Conifer, Colorado says:

    I know this is so random, but I love sitting around in the evening, reading old books aloud with the family. It makes me feel so old-fashioned, so Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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    Elle says:

    Dictionary.com. Best. Website. Ever. I am a total word person and I loooove the word of the day – especially if I already know what it means! Then I can feel smart, at least for a few minutes…

  34. 434
    Mandi says:

    I know this is so random but I love… watching Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood!

    Yes, he’s corny. Yes, his pace is sloooowwww. But isn’t this world such a harsh, fast place? Why not take a break with Mr. Rogers?

    I read a book about him, which sold me on his show even more. He really loved children, and thought through what he presented to them on his show. He was also a Christian.

    And my son is 3, and asks to watch him. I am so pleased 🙂

  35. 435

    I know this is so random but I love touching pregnant tummies and kissing babies. That’s why I worked in labor and delivery for years.

  36. 436
    Cynthia says:

    Power tools!! I love make something new from a yard sale find. Just finishing a cabinet with my daughter. God gave us such creativity and ability to assemble things. Makes me appreciate how awesome God is to create such complicated beings and world. He loves beauty and so do I!

  37. 437
    linda says:

    i know this is so random but i love – the sound of thunder… when i was a little girl, i thought it was god talking directly to me.

  38. 438
    Lesley islas says:

    I know this is random but I love. . . Hugs! Big tight, bear hugs!!

  39. 439
    Deb G says:

    I know this is random but I love to smell books. Just flip through the pages and take a big whiff!

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    Maureen Chabot says:

    I absolutely love autumn in Michigan. Pumpkins & mums. Trees doing that amazing thing they do this time of year…changing their colors from green to brilliant
    reds, yellows, rusts and burgundies. The random part is an unexpected last minute trip up north to enjoy them among hundreds of miles of forest backdrop. Aaaaand, enjoying a double scoop chocolate chip cookie dough & peanut butter ice cream cone while watching the show…well…that’s random perfection!!

  41. 441
    Jenna says:

    I know it’s random but I love….
    to smell my freshly washed sheets when I crawl into bed.
    I know it’s random but I love….
    to do a funky little “happy-dance” on my way down the my dark stairs into my living room where me and Jesus meet before the rest of my house wakes!
    I know it’s random but I love….
    to drink water out of plastic cups, ice tea and coke from a glass

  42. 442
    Sheila S says:

    I know this is random bit I love laying on a lounge chair on our deck and looking up at the stars, meteors and northern lights…the world melts away and I meet God.

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    Katie Coggins says:

    …when my daughters play Starbucks with cups and “foam” in the shower or bath. It absolutely cracks me up to hear them spouting off terms like vanilla frappuccino and mochas with whipped cream. LOVE it.

  44. 444
    elaine says:

    i just opened my first pomegranates of the season…. and they were as tart and delicious as ever! I get on my worst shirt, cut them into halves, and patiently / painstakingly spend a good hour taking all those little seeds out and putting them in a huge bowl (I had four of them today)…. then I can just go to the fridge and scoop some out into a little bowl and eat them like a cereal (no milk, of course – but I do eat them with a spoon and just shovel away… i eat them, seeds and all)… only problem is… i ate all of them today… in two sittings.

  45. 445
    Tina Hill says:

    I know this is random but I love seeing a rainbow! I love trying to find the end of it! I turn into a little child as we jump in our truck and make a run for it- I don’t know what comes over me!

  46. 446
    Abbie H says:

    I know this is random, but I love it when I get to slip a brand new pair of socks into a brand new pair of running shoes right before leaving for a run to break them in. 🙂 so nice! (and only happens every once in awhile)

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    Angela says:

    I know this is random, but I love a pretty breakfast to start the day. 🙂

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    Ruby O says:

    I know this is random, but I absolutely LOVE the smiles on faces of children I encounter on my travels around the world. Nothing like a darling, sweet, creature of God smiling at you to remember that God exists and He is crazy about all of us!

  49. 449
    Dawn Bouchard says:

    I know this is random, but I love…setting a fun, colorful, creative table for dinner, ‘just because’! I love using my dishes, glasses, and especially fancy folded cloth napkins to get that refreshing,’eclectic’ look … and if someone else is cooking up a wonderful ‘color-coordinated’ meal to fill those plates it’s even better!

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    Lori says:

    I know this is random, but I love when my husband surprises me with an order of McDonald’s French Fries.

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