Want to Share Something Fun?

Hey, Sweet Things!

I’ve had us in such a serious place recently that I’m feeling like it’s time to share some things that are fun and a tad lighter-hearted. First I want to tell you something because it greatly involves you. I woke up on Tuesday and, lo and behold, I felt remarkably better. Stronger. Clearer. Happier. Well, and funnier. (Grinning at the last one. It’s a big priority around the Moore house.) That’s one good thing about just being honest and out there with it sometimes. People might get concerned enough to pray for you.Β  I want you to know that I FELT IT and I am eating the fruit of it and I am deeply grateful. I needed the prayers. Oh, Sisters, I always need the prayers. Don’t stop now. But I think it’s important that I turn around and encourage you in your faith by telling you that you pray effectively. What you do in the heavenly realms profoundly impacts this earthly soil. You matter. Your Spiritual disciplines matter.

I feel God at work and that’s the world to me. Nothing monumental has changed in the circumstances that have made these last weeks challenging. I am absolutely certain that the evidences and effects I’m seeing and feeling are spiritual in nature. Two things are roused right now. I want to share them with you because I believe they are the same two things that will often strengthen you, too, in your weakness and heaviness. The first one we just talked about: being prayed for. Without the second one, however, the first one is limited. The intercessor will still be blessed for her faithfulness but we, the prayed for, will be hindered in personalized impact without our FAITH. God is calling me right now to press past my current level of faith-comfort and get back to squirming and growing in my sheer belief.

Whether we like it or not, the Scriptures echo this immutable principle: we BELIEVE to fully RECEIVE.

Lord, increase our faith. Let us never forget around here that, without faith, it is impossible to please You. We can do everything else to perfection and have a righteousness that shames all our friends and a ritual of daily prayer and self-denial that would slack-jaw John the Baptist and still not experience the exhilaration of Your holy NOD. Your favor is attracted most by our faith. Lord, increase our faith.

NOW. Let’s also have a little fun. Our comment line is open today for those who want to share something lighthearted. It can be funny but it doesn’t have to be. It can just be plain old fun. You know. Like what your six year old said to you yesterday. Or the perfect shade of lip gloss you’ve discovered for the summer. Or the most ridiculous thing that’s happened in your home lately. Or something delightfully awkward or absurd. Wide open. If you can’t think of anything fun, then just partake today. Everybody here knows life is serious and hard. Let’s all fight the urge to give one another a reality check on here today. Sometimes life here on Planet Earth stinks. We all get that. But, sometimes what stinks is the fertilizer in that soil underneath our feet. Something will grow from it if we let it. And we won’t be standing here in this exact spot of soil for long. Don’t think it’s all over but the crying.

When somebody in my family is in a rut, really feeling like life in general is one big rip off, I’m forced to quote Shelby in Steel Magnolias: “Miss Clairee, there are still good times to be had.”

There really are, Miss Clairee. There really are. Believe that.

Psalm 27:13-14…
I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.

OK. Here’s my something fun today. I’ve had this in my Bible for the last several weeks. It’s a page ripped out of one of the booklets you get at a Living Proof Live. A precious sister (Talia, as you’ll see) at a recent event doodled this on her notes while I was teaching. You can even see the microphone. It got handed off to me by someone on the LifeWay team but, if she’d handed it to me herself, I would have profusely thanked and hugged her and laughed with her but the teacher in me would also have asked to see her session notes. Grin. Anyway, she really made me smile.


NOW, you make somebody else smile today. How about it?

I love you guys. Thanks for riding the roller coaster with me. Mama’s feeling better. But never stop praying.




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  1. 101
    Lynda Rickey says:

    Beth, What a fun idea! I teach school and if there is one thing you learn early on, you can’t control their mouths. Plus, the most challenging ones seem to come with the most energy and opinions. So, I’m teaching about cultures around the world. One part of culture is religion, a topic that a public school teacher has to be careful about when you’re teaching children. We were highlighting a country in Africa where they primarily worship in mosques. Well, that led to the inevitable questions about churches, sanctuaries, temples, synagogues and mosques and who worshipped where. Eventually, my most challenging little guy wanted to know what the difference is between Protestants and Catholics. I simply told him that the difference is primarily how they view Jesus. At that, he gets out of his chair, marching to the front of the room where he can command an audience, and before I can stop him nearly shouts at the top of his lungs, “I know something about Jesus. He had two dads… God and Mary’s boyfriend!” I quickly ushered him to his seat and redirected the students to the culture worksheet we were working on but couldn’t help but chuckle all day long about the sometimes unbridled chaos and content of the classroom.

    • 101.1
      Warm in Alaska says:

      This just killed me! Thanks for sharing!

    • 101.2
      Jane Litchfield says:

      That is so funny, I am crying I’m laughing so hard. Thanks for sharing that, it’s bound to be retold many times over!!!

    • 101.3
      Marcia Diamond says:

      Your story is cute, but your explanation is interesting that Catholics and Protestants see Jesus differently. Jesus formed the Church to carry on His One, Holy, Apostolic procession of faith. His glorious death, resurrection and ascension into heaven is what we re-member on Sunday, as our Jewish ancestors did every Sabbath Day in re-membering (re-living) the Passover. From the eyes of a child, my son once said of his religion teacher, “I don’t know if she is as old as Jesus, but she must be as old as God!”

    • 101.4
      Ganise says:

      I’m pretty late, on this one.
      But Thank YOU madam, I needed that one!


  2. 102
    Lesley says:

    Yesterday my 6 y/o daughter cut a heart out of paper. She wrote on it “Die Mom. I love you.” Me: Thank you sweetie. Um, what does it say? Her: Dear Mom I love you”. And, yes, that one went in her keepsake box!

  3. 103
    Deborah Hipp says:

    Hope no one is offended…

    The post goes like this: Two elder women sitting in a longer than normal church serve when one leans over to the other and says This service is so long my butt fell asleep. The reply, I know it snored three times…

    I am one of eleven children and when we were young Mom would go with us to church and we sat on wooden pews and when one of us “snored” my mom would giggle and we would all start laughing even losing control while she tried to rein us back in.

    God is good mama Beth so good and reading your post was wonderful πŸ™‚


  4. 104
    Trinna says:

    Last weekend was spent mostly house-bound in the final stages of potty training our daughter. It has been quite the humbling challenge. She had a victory on Sunday afternoon, and she wanted to go to our neighborhood park. Of course, we obliged and hopped on our bikes to ride over there.

    When we got home, we quickly realized we’d locked ourselves out of our house. It was hot, it was past dinner-time, and we were all tired and cranky!

    We were sitting on our front porch waiting on a locksmith and wishing to be inside fixing dinner, when my 3 year old daughter all of a sudden asked for the very first time, “Mommy, who is God?”

    Wow, that gave me a new perspective on our little situation. Had we not been out there waiting for a locksmith, that moment may have passed us by!

    • 104.1
      Kathy says:

      My life is way too serious, but I shared at our first summer study (Between a Rock and a Grace Place) that right in the middle of the hard place God gives us splashes of joy. I can’t remember where I got that from, but it’s been profound. Anyway, at our 1st study we played a game. I took the letters of the author’s name and then named an item and had them find the item in their purse. Well, these ladies acted like they were going to receive an all expense paid vacation to the Bahamas the way they were searching through their purses. I then told them the prize was not that good, stop sweating. We laughed so hard and had ao much fun, even though most od the women are between a rock and a hard place, but will soon be in a grace place. God is so gracious. By the way, the prize was a $5 gift card to Starbucks. The runner up was then so disappointed she didn’t win. I love competitive women!

      • Sandy B. says:

        That sounds like a fun way to “break the ice” or get the study rolling. I might have to try that. However, I’m just sitting here thinking, what item might a woman have in her purse that starts with “i”? LOL.

  5. 105
    Corrie says:

    Conversation with my 5 year old last night:

    Him: I can’t go to sleep cause I’m scared.
    Me: Of what?
    Him: I thought I saw a big dog about to eat our house.
    Me: That’s silly, have you ever seen a dog that big?
    Him: No.
    Me: Pray Ps. 34:4 “I sought the Lord and he heard me and delivered me from all my fears.” and ask God to help you not be scared.
    Him: Maybe I should ask God to help me find my Aggie hat.
    Me: You could.
    Him: The Lord helped me find my golf ball in the corn. He told me not that side, go to the other side and look and I found it over there.

    Random, but precious. Learning to trust the Lord in the little things, like finding your golf ball in the corn.

    • 105.1
      Kathy Wilshire says:

      Your comment made me remember the story my paternal grandma used to tell on my Dad. When he was little he was scared of the dark. Almost every night he would cry and yell for her. At some point she taught him to say the Bible verse: “What time I am afraid I will trust in Thee.” Ps 56:3 (KJV of course, since it was Texas in the 1940’s). She said it worked like a charm for weeks. Then suddenly one night, he’s crying, calling for her. When she went to his room and asked, “David, what is it?” He said, “I’m afraid and I forgot my verse!”
      Still brings a smile to my face!

    • 105.2
      Bobbie says:

      Love this! I hope God helped him find his Aggie hat!! What a cutie!

    • 105.3
      deborah says:

      I love the faith of little children! Their faith is huge! I have seen my children’s prayers answered so many times!

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  6. 106
    Debbie says:

    This is so fun, I love reading the comments!

    Recently, my two year old granddaughter Lorelei said to me, “Maga, I wanna hang with you. Come play in my room.”

    My best friend Cindy calls Lorelei her BFF.And Lorelei knows she is Cindy’s BFF.One day recently, I asked Lorelei if she wanted to go to Sunday School. She responded with enthusiasm ” I wanna go to Cindy school and see all the friends.”

    Love her so! And Love you too!

  7. 107
    Beth says:

    My Aggie son graduated about 3 weeks ago and the day after he got a job offer he said, “Mom, I think I’m going to invest in the 401K plan right away”. Made me smile, still seems like he is my little blonde haired boy, but he is all grown up. God is good like that!

  8. 108
    Brittany Kay says:

    I’m wearing glitter nail polish! I feel like a fifth grader again. πŸ™‚

    • 108.1
      TIffany Mattson says:

      I love Glitter polish Had on green glitter polish a while back and my coworker said he was blinded by my green bedazzled cellphone cover and my nails ..

    • 108.2
      tammy says:

      I love it! Glitter is always fun!

    • 108.3
      Sandy B. says:

      Reminds me that I have been wanting to get a new pair of Toms (shoes) and I really, really want the sparkly ones. But something keeps whispering in my ear that I am a little too old for sparkly shoes. They would be fun though.

  9. 109
    Diane says:

    How I love to laugh! Just the other day I had a rough one and ended the day getting my teeth cleaned. My dental hygenist is so hilarious and she had her hands in my mouth and was telling me about her recent fiasco in Dallas (her flight was cancelled, American Airlines put her up in a hotel in the ghetto, a guy outside her hotel door left her a pile of chicken bones on her front step – it was bizzare.) The whole time she has her hands in my mouth and I’m cracking up, trying to talk, choking on dental cleaning fluid. It was hilarious. We were so loud, people must have thought we were crazy! I love being able to laugh in the midst of our pain!

    • 109.1
      Rebekah Harwood says:

      Oh thats funny, have to smile at that

    • 109.2
      deborah says:

      I love to laugh too! Laughter is definitely a medicine!! I have a friend that is so much fun to laugh with and she sees the humor in everything. She is my mother’s age, a fact that I personally love. It’s such a blessing to have friends of all ages!

    • 109.3
      Maggie says:

      My family and I are conviced there’s a class requirement in dental school that teaches all dentist and their assistants to tell stories while they work that makes patients want to put their two cents worth in or laugh in the middle of a procedure!

  10. 110
    Tamara says:

    This past Sunday was an outdoor service at my church. We gathered everyone from all of the locations we meet in around our city and from all our services at each place together. The Scripture reading was done by our children’s pastor, so there were actions to get everybody involved as she read. It was Genesis 1, so most of the actions were various animals. All ages from little kids to the seniors were acting this out. At times you looked around and realized how ridiculous we all looked, but it brought a smile to my face too as I saw all ages together participating in something.

  11. 111
    Susan says:

    Hubby and I teach Sunday school and we took two of our 4th grade ‘Bible scholars’ out for lunch on Sunday. One said his parents took his iPod away for lying. I asked him what that taught him, and he said, “I’m really good (at lying) – I can keep a straight face, but I’m not sure what happened there.” We were speechless to say the least!

  12. 112
    alice says:

    First, I love anyone who quotes from “Steel Magnolias.” It pretty much covers everything. Second, I always love hearing the stories of your daughters when they were little because they sound so much like mine–one’s tender-hearted and likes to mother people, the other one comes downstairs like, “Are you going to boss me today?” The other day we were discussing what we were going to plant in our garden and I said, “how about broccoli?” My 8-year-old said, “Broccoli is yucky!” and my 6-year-old replied, “Lucy, when you’re 70 or older like Mom is, you’ll learn to like broccoli.” (For the record, I’m 42.) Lastly, I am happy because this Saturday, I am running in the Chicago 13.1 for As Our Own, and we have completely busted past our fundraising goal and are still collecting $$! God, through generous people, has poured out on our team with hilarity! Run, Team Chicago, Run!!

  13. 113
    molly says:

    Boy are we on the same page…

    Faith! Believing HIM. He brought me a realization that I had to repent of. LORD, I am sorry I haven’t taken you seriously. Also, ( and this was when reading Kisses from Katie) but LORD when you speak over a bad or hard situation with truth, I ought NOT waver in I know what your saying, but… I NEED to turn and run in your direction and leave everything behind. Powerful!

    Ok – funny, yesterday my friend mentioned to me at our Bible study how ‘I know HE has a plan, but what about my plan…’ and I said, ‘that was like the joke of the day in Heaven…her plan, how cute!’

    Then we let it go further…we are the favorite show Heaven watches…Lets watch earth again!

    We had a good laugh!

  14. 114
    Cheryl says:

    Beth, Several years ago I made my very first donation to LIFE Today. Since they were offering a “free” hymnal at the time, I decided to order one for a friend of mine. He was a choir director at our church and interested in the history of church “hymnody”. Since this hymnal included the history of each song and the inspiration behind it I thought he might appreciate the gift. I had no idea that the book would come to mean so much to the both of us….
    It just so happened that I had ordered the hymnal on the very day my friend’s child was born. This daughter – named Ravyn – was born with Down Syndrome. She suffered complications from heart surgery and other issues, and spent her first three months in the NICU; while I spent many hours in heart-felt prayer for her and her parents. About three weeks into this struggle the hymnal arrived and I put it on a shelf for later.
    But one night about ten days after it arrived, God gave me a dream about the song, “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” and I knew I was supposed to remember it for my friend. After I awoke I found the song In the hymnal and read the story that accompanied it. The Lord had tied the words of comfort in this hymn to the scripture that begins: “Consider the ravens…”. (“Hey”, I thought, “That’s her name!”) When I looked up the scripture reference I discovered a typographical error in the hymnal. The writer had said the verse could be found in Luke 12:26, but it’s actual location is in Luke 12:24. Jesus Himself had “flagged” that verse for us with a typo! (I am tickled by the thought that the Omnipotent Lord of the Universe would communicate with me through a typo!)
    Little Ravyn was home with her family for about a month when she passed away unexpectedly. When her dad called me that afternoon my heart broke for him, and I longed for him to receive a word of comfort directly from the Lord instead of through me. So I said to him, “God could give me a dream but that doesn’t mean so much to you. I pray that He will give you a dream – just to show you how much He loves you!”
    He answered with, “Well, I’ll be listening!”
    That very night he got a glimpse of his daughter in a dream, and she assured him that she was okay. This dream brought him much peace, and strengthened his belief in the reality of heaven.
    God had heard my prayer for him and answered! I was astounded. Why in the world would He do that for me? For us!
    Now, almost five years later, I am currently volunteering my time by painting a mural at a Down Syndrome Awareness Center. I shared with my new friend there about my desire to include a remembrance of Ravyn in the mural. I told her that God offers love and comfort to us when we’re hurting if we will seek him diligently. She agreed and said she felt like He was encouraging her through my story to keep going with her efforts and not doubt her decisions for the center, or her ability to help other mothers of children with Down Syndrome. She asked me if I was willing to tell Ravyn’s story in a newsletter when my artwork was done. I considered asking Ravyn’s dad if he’d like to be included in the story. He hasn’t had much reason to be involved in Down Syndrome awareness once Ravyn was gone.
    The very next day I watched (Wednesdays with Beth)… “The Law of Kindness Part 3” – on LIFE Today. – What a timely word you gave! You reminded me of the lovingkindness of God and that our desire to do philanthropic service comes from Him. That out of the heartache we’ve experienced we can comfort others and ultimately find healing ourselves. You said God’s kindness has a good memory and I realized again how good it is to remember all the amazing things He has done! You spoke also about how God gave you a dream for Mary Beth Chapman about Maria and that He wanted her to share her story. Oh, Beth, it was so good to be reminded of His goodness! I remember exactly how I felt when I realized what He had done when he gave me a dream for a friend, much like He did for you and Mary Beth Chapman.
    Thank you for this reminder. You see, my heart had been getting hard because of life’s disappointments and heartaches, and I had begun to doubt what He will do. Life is hard and satan wants us to give up. What you said today about faith being necessary to please God is absolutely true. I realized it’s all about the heart. A heart that continues to believe despite “evidence” to the contrary is one whose faith pleases God. By remembering what He has done for us in the past, I can continue to look to Him with full expectation that He will hear and answer in awesome ways. He can heal our hearts if we’re open to Him, and we can comfort others with the comfort we’ve received.
    I’ve shared the link to that episode of Wednesdays With Beth with Ravyn’s dad and with my new friend at the center because I believe the Lord is talking to them, too.
    I pray that this story will make someone’s day.

    • 114.1
      Warm in Alaska says:

      It just made my day. When I walked thru a very dark valley a number of years ago, God sweetly kept using that hymn: His Eye is on the Sparrow, to encourage me of His close Presence. Thanks so much for sharing.

  15. 115
    Mindy says:

    I gave my 3 year old daughter a Jolly Rancher and after sucking on it a bit she said, “This reminds me of a sucker I once knew.”

  16. 116
    Jenn says:

    I’m an “auntie” to three sweet girls, the oldest of whom has quite a way with words. As a proud five-year-old, she announced to some new visitors to her church, “Let me introduce you to my baby sisters. This is the one who bites; that is the one who doesn’t.” Still makes me giggle when I think about it!

  17. 117
    Kristi Walker says:

    Me and the baby girl had a rough morning with school. (I homeschool) Math just didn’t flip her switch this morning, but it had to be done. So, through tears, and maybe even a little louder than normal talking, we finished that stinkin’ multiplication! At 2pm, the library was offering up a 2-4 grade play that I’d been wanting to take her to…so we went. We both needed it!

    Rayna, the baby girl of 4, takes great comfort in her blankie and anything snuggly. So, as we headed out to watch our play after a harrowing morning of math, she decided that she wanted to wear her toboggan that looks like a cupcake…with pompom cherry on top! …sigh… And you know what? It just wasn’t worth any arguing even though we live in the South where the temperature is basically a broiler on steroids right now. Off we went, cupcake ‘boggan and all!

    Afterwards, we went to Wal-mart where she received glowing compliments on her cute little outfit, but at least twice as many on her ‘boggan! As we left the store, that sweet little hand slipped into mine and I can’t tell you how thankful I was that our morning of math yucks were forgotten. I was thankful for that happy, cheerful, silly cupcake toboggan, too!! It was FUN!

    I found this picture online so ya’ll could see the cupcake ‘boggan and imagine us prancin’ through the library, watching a 1 hour play and then strutting it through Wal-Mart with this propped on her precious head every single minute! (No, I didn’t knit it…Gran gave it to her!)

  18. 118
    Cathy says:

    This isn’t so much in the “funny” category as the “God is so good to us…long before we even know it!” category.

    My daughter, Petra, just turned 8 yesterday. She is an artist by nature, and her birthday present was an artist’s kit with real brushes, palette, paints and 3 canvases. She could hardly wait to begin painting this morning. The entire time she just kept saying, “I love this. I LOVE this!”. When she finished, I reminded her that she needed to sign her work. Recently, a friend of ours who is an art teacher had pointed out to her that her name spelled backwards is “arte P” which describes her perfectly. Now “Petra” isn’t a common name, but years ago, my husband’s family went on a trip to Petra, Jordan. My husband was so taken by how beautiful it was, that he said if he ever had a daughter, he’d name her Petra. Well, today, Petra who was named before she was born, got to sign her very first real painting “arte P.”
    As she finished with a flourish, she looked up all bright-eyed and sighed, “Mom, I just love my name! It’s perfect for me!”

    Thank you, Lord, for naming my daughter perfectly…long before she was known to me. The day is coming when we will all, your daughters, hear You speak the perfect name You have already picked out for us…we just don’t know it yet! Father, you are GOOD!

  19. 119
    Kay says:

    Oh, Beth…..so thankful for this update from you. You have been on my heart for the past few weeks. And it’s so good to get this report!

    Here’s my “fun” story for you: recently my 88-year old mother remarried!!…..to an 86-year old long-time friend! My mother had worked with his wife back in 1947 and then she was in my parents’ wedding. Then in 1948 my parents were in their wedding. They all lived in a duplex together during the first years of their marriages. The families remained in touch with Christmas cards, phone calls, etc., as they had kids, grandkids and even great-grandkids. My dad passed away in 1995 (after 47 years of marriage to my mom) and then last summer her friend’s wife died (after 62 years of marriage). They reconnected and he “pursued” my mom!:) So, a few days ago, our families gathered in my mom’s church and my son-in-law (her grand-son-in-law) performed the ceremony! It was the sweetest thing you would ever want to see. They went on a honeymoon and are now living in her home and adjusting to being “newly-weds”!! I never thought I’d be a bridesmaid again…..much less in my own mother’s wedding!! But it was a wonderful celebration!

    Love you……one of your “puddins” in Arkansas!!

  20. 120
    Keesha says:

    So glad to read that you are encouraged Beth. You’ve been such a great teacher to so many, I just know that the Lord is going to use this time for His glory and your good. A few months ago, I got a real laugh when my 2 year old saw my husband with the vacuum and said, “No, Daddy! That’s Mommy’s!!” Really funny although I did wonder where I had gone wrong:)

  21. 121
    Kim says:

    Recently, my husband was preparing for a big job interview. He had been talking and worrying about it for several days. Finally, our 8 year old daughter Sylvia felt like she needed to put her two cents in. “Daddy,” she said, “I think you need to get some hair for the interview. People like people with hair!”

  22. 122
    Ann says:

    About a year and a half ago, my husband and I gave our 5th grade son “the talk”, as he was coming upon that health unit at school. We told him little bits at a time so as not to overwhelm him. One day he came bounding down the stairs and said, “What’s a period?” My 3rd grade daughter happened to be sitting right next to me, so I gave them a very basic version. My son looked at me with a shocked expression and said, “That’s going to happen to ME??” Apparently I left out the part about it being for girls only! Parent of the Year I am not. πŸ™‚ I think we’ve got it all covered now!
    Now that has to make you smile. πŸ™‚

  23. 123
    Krystle says:

    One half of my 15 month old twins (boys) ate cat puke today before I could get to it.

    Fun? I don’t know…gross? YES. I am smiling now…so maybe you can too πŸ™‚

  24. 124
    Pamela McDonald says:

    My 19-year old daughter, me(61), and my 87-year old mother trying our best to sing “At Last” by Etta James. Need I say hilarious?! But, oh so much fun. I haven’t laughed that hard in a while.

    Blessings to all.

  25. 125
    holly smith says:

    Well yesterday our Tabor (8) said in an exasperated tone, “Cory in our class was trying to convince us he had dyslexia by saying it was Tuesday, even though it was Monday. We, none of us, believed him. That’s not dyslexia, that’s crazy!”

  26. 126
    stephanie says:

    Today at VBS one little boy came up to show me his BRAND NEW BIBLE. Later in the morning while he held it proudly I asked him if he had learned his bible verse. I was helping him with the first few words as he looked at me and said, “Teacher, I don’t think that one is in MY bible!!” It is so sweet to hear their little voices answer any question with the answer “Jesus”. We all giggle, but aren’t they smart, because he really is the answer to every question!!!!!!

  27. 127
    Georgia Boone says:

    I have a 10 yr old grandson who has had doorknob issues lately!! So, to correct the bedroom doorknow issue, two weeks ago he took the knob off, went into his room, shut the door and could not get OUT of his room. He forgot to take the latch off as well….so there he was locked sort of in his room. Luckily his 14 yr old brother rescued him. His major concern while locked in his bedroom….how do I go to the bathroom???

    Well if that wasn’t funny enough, for whatever reason, he went into their pantry and shut the door…..yup!! you guessed it….locked in!! Stood there screaming for someone to let him out…..mother was in the shower, 14 yr old brother was still sleeping (and never heard him) and his 9 yr old sister was hollering for one of them to come and help poor Daniel!! They had a heck of time getting him out…apparently the “doorknob” on that door doesn’t work correctly either. We have asked him all day, what possessed you to shut yourself in the pantry…no answer yet, just a shrug of the shoulders.
    He was concerned for awhile that no one would be able to rescue him. We tried to explain the pantry was a good place to be, he could still eat. But his concern again was how do I go to the bathroom. To FUN!!!

  28. 128
    Lyndsey says:

    Today on my way to work, I came across not one… but TWO “Road Closed” barricades. These took quite the detours to get around and I started wondering if maybe I wasn’t supposed to make it to work after all! But finally, I made it around and was on my way, when what do I come upon but a little turtle trying to cross the street in the other lane. Next thing I know a robin flies past him and lands on the road facing him, standing between him and the yellow lines. I swear I could just hear the robin cheering Mr. Turtle on! it was the funniest, most unexpected sight. Lets keep cheering each other on, Siestas!

  29. 129
    Jen H says:

    My husband is a pastor and gets real excited and animated when he is preaching. Our younger son is 11 years old, has Down syndrome, and thinks that he is the junior pastor. This past Sunday during my husband’s sermon, our son loudly says, “Dad! Calm down!” Nothing like getting heckled by your family when you’re preaching!

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    Jamie in Katy says:

    I’m a speech-language pathologist in a public school. I walked through a classroom of 1st graders, trying to encourage some of “my” kids & saw the title of the paper they were all diligently working on: “Why I want Lady Gaga to come to my house” I was horrified– my first grade babies! I calmed my voice enough to ask the teacher about the assignment. Lady Gaga was the class fish.

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    Alisha says:

    Ok first of all I wish we could post a picture so you could see the scripture written on my ceramic plate in the kitchen. Psalm 5:3. In the morning O Lord, you hear my voice; In the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

    On the funny side. I LOVE me some Steele Magnolias. Just between us (LOL) I have called my husband “Spud” since I can remember because of that movie. We have been together 21 years. I am so grateful to Dolly Parton for saying it so well. You have to drag out the U sound. I try to say it the same way. Like when I can’t find him in the house OR I’ve found a mess with no author to it LOL. Spud where are you? Spud what is this mess? LOL

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    Kristen says:

    Last night I was putting my 3 1/2 yr old down. We said prayers and sang Jesus Loves Me. She then coughed and said, “mommy we need to ask Jesus to heal my cough.” I told her that was a great idea. I started to pray and she said, “no mommy, I need to do this one all by myself.” SO SWEET.
    This morning I told her that it was so exciting to see that Jesus hea;ed her cough. She then (fake) coughed and said, “no he didn’t. He was busy.”

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    Alisha says:

    Deborah Hipp. I LoVED your post. LOL. For some unknown reason so did my husband and son. Hahahaha

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    Beth Herring says:

    My oldest daughters husband had been gone about 6 weeks on a pipeline job in another state and she and her 4 kids had not been able to go due to there being no place for them to stay near the right-away.

    My precious little four-year old granddaughter, Mercie, was sleeping with her mommy that night and my daughter said that Mercie let out a huge sigh and said, ‘Mommy, do you remember when Daddy used to spend the night with us sometimes?” – my daughter laughed and of course called me right away and I had to laugh too. It was sad but so funny the way Mercie said it.

    (they are all together as a family now – praise the LORD!)

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    Dee Dee says:

    We are having Vacation Bible School this week and on Tuesday, my 4th grade class heard about Daniel in the lions’ den. We asked the children the reference for the day’s Bible verse (found in Daniel). We were a little disappointed that none of them could remember the obvious answer. When we told them, one shouted, “I didn’t know he was a BOOK!” I love teaching Bible School! We laugh a lot!

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    Becky Callon says:

    OK you want funny? My hubby is a hoot. A few months back he was in the other room and I sat quietly in the den reading when I saw a mouse come out of one room, run under the couch then head straight for the kitchen. I got up slowly trying not to scare him, grabbed a glass (to put over him when he ran by me) and laid face down on the floor, looking under the fridge, just waiting to catch him. A few seconds ticked by and my hubby comes in the room and screams. He thought I had dropped dead on the kitchen floor. Of course if I had, he would have heard me hit the floor with a very loud thud. I got up and laughed and laughed, he was mad as a wet hen. Moral of the story….when trying to catch a mouse don’t lay face down on the floor.

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    tami says:

    For a good laugh, ask Siri silly questions.
    My daughter asked Siri what type of phone to buy, and Siri replied, “Wait–there are other phones???”

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      Melinda says:

      We were asking Siri to tell us jokes. Knock knock jokes, why did the chicken cross the road. My favorite was why did the turtle cross the road? To get to a Shell Station. πŸ˜€

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    Hilary says:

    The other day while at the park, my six year old daughter told me that she prayed in church and asked God to make Pokemon real in this world so she could be a real Pokemon master. And then she said “If God could do that, it would make him a lot less boring.”

    HAHAHA!!! Oh, honey, one day you will understand just what God can do! He is NOT boring! Church might be boring, but God? Never. πŸ™‚

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    sharon says:

    A few months my husband and I went golfing with two other couples. It ended up the guys played together and the girls together. We the girls were in front of the guys and Lana, (LH) hit first, Linda,(LC) second and me (SW) third. Our initials are how we mark the golf balls. Anyway all three women hit the balls right, in about the same place. We walked and LH found her ball, and LC found her ball, so we are looking for my ball, and LC says we can’t find your ball, but I found one that has MS on it. Get she was looking at my ball upside down. Well I literally fell on the ground laughing, one husband behind us said I dont know what happened but Sharon is laying on the ground, laughing. We all were laughing, hooten’ and hollering. We have had so much fun with this. She even told our small group about it.

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    Shannon M says:

    My 7 yr old daughter was running a fever last week and I told her she needed to take her medicine. She grabbed the bottle off the counter and tried to open it. She was mad because she did not understand why she could not get the bottle opened. I said “It’s child proof”. She thought for a minute and said “How does it know I’m a child?!”

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    Amy Beth says:

    My fun list, in no particular order:

    1. My fiancΓ© arrives in the US (to STAY) in eight days, six hours and 27 minutes. But I am not counting or anything weird like that.

    2. We won’t marry for three more months, but I figured that now is a good time to get the wee little Snuggles & Cuddles adjusted to no longer sleeping in mama’s bed. I decided to start now so that they hopefully won’t associate their new laundry room suite with a new person moving in as we marry. I told Paul that I was going to begin the process three nights ago.

    3. Snuggles and Cuddles are currently asleep beside me in the bed as I write this. Oopsies?

    4. Four nights ago, I watched Steel Magnolias for the first time in my life. When it was over, I grabbed my cell phone and Googled “quote list from Steel Magnolias.” I went through each quote slowly, imagining various life scenarios in which I could casually drop the quotes in.

    5. When I was about ten years old, I used to play a particular Sandi Patty song over and over again in my bedroom. I would pull a bed sheet around my chest to act as a wedding dress and I would practice walking across my bedroom as if I was walking down the aisle on my wedding day. I am 99% sure I’m going to have that song played as I come down the aisle in three months. The ten year old version of myself would be literally jumping if she knew this.

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    Nancy, Georgia says:

    My newly turned 6 year old granddaughter was walking through the Oakland Cemetery (very old and beautiful in Atlanta) and came across a very beautiful memorial for a mother and her adult daughter from the 1800’s. They were both sitting together atop of the memorial. My granddaughter said, “You mean they sat there so long they died?” Children bring so much freshness to our lives!

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    Amy 7634 says:

    Yesterday at the mall, I stumbled upon a hat that looks pretty good on my head (not easy) after having “hat” on my “to buy” list for months. I like throwing one on when I go out if I haven’t had time to do my hair, or let’s be honest, wash it. And not only did I like how the hat itself looks, I found out at checkout it was 25% off! PTL

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    My three year old is making me smile so much!

    Brennan: The spider got married like you got married, Momma (in reference to a book he read).
    Me: Who did I marry?
    B: God
    M: Why did I marry God?
    B: Because He’s special.
    M: Who are you going to marry?
    B: I am not going to get married.
    M: Why not?
    B: Because I can’t leave my home.


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    Valerie says:

    We love to sing at our house. My little guy really likes the song “Sing, Sing, Sing”. There is a line at the end of the chorus that says “….we’ll shout your praise, lift high the name of Jesus!”.

    Imagine my little guy (7 years old), with a faux hawk and a plastic guitar, wearing sunglasses with the lenses popped out, singing at the top of his lungs:

    “…we’ll shout to praise, let’s hibernate with Jesus!”

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    Martha says:

    My husband performs in a show in Branson,MO. The show is for kids/families and he uses a couple of volunteers on stage. He plays some funny music and asks them to keep the audience entertained while he gets something back stage. Today he said he feels old because he can’t copy their dance moves anymore. He described one dance that looked like they were hitting a punching bag backward. He always makes me laugh.

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    Kelly Burnett says:

    Today I taught Bible study to 17 11-12 year olds…someone told me they wouldn’t open up and be honest about their feelings about going to middle school, mean girls, etc, I should prepare for silence. So I had all of these different ice breakers…instead of being quiet…they TALKED AND TALKED and TALKED…I almost ran out of time trying to keep all of them from talking over eachother and one comment at a time…my daughter who was in the mix, was silly and crazy and I thought she would clam up since ‘mom’ was teaching…next week I think I’ll be better prepared and also won’t serve Rootbeer and brownies until AFTER Bible study…SO FUN…I love how God works and I loved being in the Word with my daughter and her friends…some who had NEVER done a Bible study before and odn’t have parents who believe. God is GOOD!!!

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    kathy says:

    The other night, I thought my 12 yr. old was asking for more nachos. I said,”No, no more nachos!!” He looked at me and said, “I didn’t say anything about nachos. I said Adele makes me nauseous.” We all burst out laughing because he also said I do that to him all the time, but he doesn’t correct me. My hearing must be going. lol

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    Bonnie says:

    My son came home from church preschool one afternoon and I noticed he had something black flopping from the hood of his jacket. I had pulled his jacket from the dryer that morning and noticed nothing amiss. As I inspected it closer, I realized with horror that a pair of my husband’s jockey underpants was attached to the Velcro on the hood of his jacket. It had been flopping there all day!! Oh my goodness, I just absolutely died!! After the shock wore off, I called my sister and we laughed till it hurt. It still makes me blush/giggle to this day. :-))

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    SisterLynn says:

    This winter my sister was in the park with her kids. My 5-year old (rather precocious) nephew David, saw a little dog with a sweater he said “what?! A dog with clothes -ridiculous!”

    Another David story… playing dinosaurs with his sisters… one sister calls oh no, here’s comes a T-Rex! David replies – don’t worry – they went extinct in the Jurassic Period – this is the Cretaceous!

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