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.ย  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. 151
    Kristen says:

    Its my 20th high school reunion. Instead of going to the festivities with everyone we don’t know, I’m having my 4 bff’s from those days over for a slumber party. Going to watch the original Karate Kid ( ohhh, Ralph Machio!) eat Swiss cake rolls and drink Dr Pepper. And the invitations are gonna be written on notebook paper and folded up in little tiny folded shapes with a pull tab. Just like old times!

  2. 152
    Kara says:

    My nieces, ages 11 and 12, came to stay for a week. After they left I received a thank you in the mail. The youngest had written inside: “I hope you had fun with us. Except for the fighting part. But think good thoughts. Love you.” That might be the best advice I ever received from an 11 year old, or anyone else for that matter – think good thoughts.

  3. 153
    elaine says:

    I was standing in line at the post office. The little girl in front of me was looking at my manicure and asked, in a loud voice, “are those wigs?” I told her no, they were my real nails. To this she responded “My momma wears wigs.” The whole line was laughing, except her mom.

    You never know what kids are going to say.

  4. 154
    Megan says:

    I was sitting on the couch one day when my 4-year old son came and sat beside me. “Mommy,” he said,”I learned in Sunday School where babies come from.” I have to admit I was slightly surprised and then greatly relieved when he said, “You know how Grandma loves to knit things? That’s what God does. He knits babies together in their mommy’s tummy.” That 4-year old boy is now 22- year old man, but I will always remember that and smile when I think of it.

  5. 155
    elaine says:

    One more thing – my favorite thing about today – Blandine, my Compassion child in Burkina Faso turned 14 today. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Birthday Blandine!!

  6. 156
    Ingrid says:

    For some strange reason, unknown to me, my 5 year old son is sure he had another mother before me … her name? Bruce! (Just so you know, he’s not adopted, I was there when he was born and I know Bruce wasn’t the one pushing).

  7. 157
    Rebekah Harwood says:

    Fuzzy smiles of delight and perfect preciousness(if there is a word)I asked my 5 year old to help set the dinner table. On gathering looking down at all the knives and forks criss cross, at first glance they are just strewn (but still good effort for a first attempt). Then on sitting across the table we notice all are the same fork layed across the knife. Not wanting to be demeaning, Smiling I say wow is this a new way? YES,This is so we remember that Jesus died on the cross for us. Oh AMEN,In ALL things give thanks. God love these precious little souls and the Joy they bring us x

  8. 158
    Mickey Drake says:

    This will make you giggle. I hope. My husband and I were heading to my sister’s place for the long weekend in May. I, being the dutiful wife, got things WELL prepared, cleaned the car and loaded it with 2 clear bags of clothing for my husband’s sister, who we would also be seeing.
    The morning of the BIG DEPARTURE comes. I get all ready, so well prepared and I haven’t forgotten a THING! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so happy and relaxed, that about 30 minutes from home I mention to my husband how happy I am that I had loaded those clothes into the car the night before. He shot me a look and said he’d taken the clothes OUT! He had thought they were for donation, and was wondering why I’d left them in the trunk instead of getting them out! I was so hopping mad that I was almost spitting, but seriously, can you stay mad about something so comical? Can’t you just see that as an episode of I Love Lucy (or According to Jim for those who are younger)..? ๐Ÿ™‚ BTW, my husband turned the car around and went and GOT those bags so that we’d have them to give to his sister. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. 159
    Michelle Howard says:

    My “baby” just completed K5 and I was reading her journal that she had written in during the year. The writings are so funny and some words from the beginning of the year are very hard to make out. One of her writings the week of Easter said “Easter is fun and we go to the church on Easter” This cracked me up because it sounds like we go one time a year. The next sentence said “and me and my family seldbrat jeus is aliv.” Yes, our family does celebrate that Jesus is alive! This was my favorite journal entry! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 160
    Gaylen T says:

    Lying in bed tonight with my 3 little ones (6, 4, & 20 months) before saying prayers they wanted to play “tell me something from when I was little.” So I reminded my six year old son of the night he came home from preschool choir at church when he was 3 and proudly presented me with a paper bag maraca he had made and said, “Look Mama tonight I made a Barrack Obama!”

  11. 161
    Ernestine S. Bonicelli says:

    I saw a new doctor today for my diabetes. My blood sugar has been extremely high lately. He determined that my high triglycerides were the culprit and proceeded to tell me what I couldn’t eat. By the time he finished, I said “well what CAN I eat?” His reply? “Grass”. I appreciated the humor but I sure do hate to clamp down on my sweet, sweet, sweet tooth! And he wasn’t far from right :-(. Don’t get diabetes, is my heartfelt advice. It’s not often funny :-). Love you Beth and all the sisters. So glad you’re feeling better and we’ll keep praying for you.

  12. 162
    Tammy says:

    My sister came to my house for a weekend visit, leaving her 5 year old son at home with Dad. Apparently 5 yr old tried to call his mom on her cell, but got her voicemail. The 5 yr old says ” She says the same thing every time!”
    The same child got new flip flops, and said “Look Mom, they make me go backwards”, and proceeded to walk backwards.
    Just cute.
    Beth, you’re a blessing. Praying joy keeps coming your way.

  13. 163
    Jody says:

    After sternly reprimanding our 3 kids at the dinner table for “inappropriate behavior” centering around bodily noises my husband and I overheard heard this conversation between our 3 kids. Jess- “Owen you better not do that (stinker out loud)Grandma will get upset and mom and dad will get in trouble.” Mollie- “Yeah, grandma is all about manners and stuff. ” Jess- “Yup its use your napkin, don’t talk with food in your mouth, use the right fork.”

  14. 164
    margaret says:

    We are big on scripture memory in our household. We had been learning Proverbs 3:5…. TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING. One evening I asked my 6yr. old son to recite the verse. He said, “Trust in the Lord with all your LUNGS and lean not on your own understanding.” LOL!
    Me: Sweetheart, it’s heart, not lungs.
    My son: Mommy, I can trust him with my lungs too!
    Me: Yes, baby. You can!
    I love that boy!

  15. 165
    Denise says:

    Saturday was the big 50 for me. I woke up about 6:00am and looked in the mirror. I then said to God, “so this is what 50 looks like, it looks just like 49. God I’m going back to bed, I need my beauty rest!!”

  16. 166
    Barb says:

    Sunday night we found a mouse who had accidently ventured into our house. I barely slept a wink that night wondering how we would handle the situation. Daddy had his “not so happy ending” idea, but the kids and I felt differntly. On Monday, while daddy was a work, my children, ages 12 and 9, and I found the little thing, cornered it and caught it!!! We then took him out to back of our property and released him. Before doing so, my kids and I looked in at him one last time and were happy with our dicision to release him. He was adorable!!! However, my prayers are “Please, Lord, don’t let another one of those in my house again”

  17. 167

    I love that you have this post it is really motivating to be positive ๐Ÿ™‚
    As a forced positive, because the reality is its hard to stay that way,
    I’m sharing fun my BFF knew I needed to hear recently:

    My BFF son Joshua’s tooth came out. He was all excited and then
    asked his mom, ” Do you think the tooth fairy will wait for daddy to come
    home?” (away working) and my BFF said ” I think so.” and he adds,
    “Can we call the tooth fairy to make sure?” so the BFF she calls her mom
    and mentions how they need to call ” her” and Joshua interjects
    ” no mommy, I need to talk to a boy tooth fairy.” so the BFF asks her mom,
    if she could call him. So her mom finds a second cousin to call up north
    that Joshua wouldn’t recognize the man”s voice.
    The second cousin is a professor and 70 something years old,
    So Joshua gets on the phone with the boy tooth fairy and asks if the tooth
    fairy could wait until his daddy came home and the tooth fairy told Joshua that
    was a very good idea. She told me that Joshua was so amazed he got to talk
    to the tooth fairy. This kid is cool.


  18. 168
    Sue H says:

    I co-hosted a spouses meeting when we were in the Army. For an ice-breaker, I had the ladies write down some facts about themselves on an index card then pass it to the person on their right. We went around the room and had each person read from the card as they introduced that person to the group. My friend said, “I’d like to introduce you to “Mandy” she loves to quilt, has 5 kids and is LDS.” My friend looked puzzled and commented, “LDS? I’m ADD; is that the same thing?” Everyone busted out laughing. She didn’t find out until on the ride home that it meant Latter Day Saint. She was mortified! There were several
    LDS women there and they thought it was hilarious, too.

  19. 169
    Haley says:

    Today is my 37th birthday. My mom called me this morning to wish me a happy day and told me, as she has many times before, my birth story, as if I’ve never heard it. I’ve been smiling ever since.

  20. 170
    deborah says:

    We just got out pop up pool set up and it has been fun to watch my kiddos having a grand time in it! Means summertime is here! Now, to get a chance to join them in it once wheat harvest is over!

    I prayed for you Beth, fervently, when I saw your tweet. Your teachings have blessed me so much. I have been doing the “Believing God” Bible study with my Bible study group. At one of our last studies one of the women prayed specifically for you during the prayer time that we have each time we meet. We have all been appreciating the study so much. Praise God!

  21. 171

    2 quick things.

    1. this weekend my neighbor and I were looking at something in her flower bed. There was some crazy sqwaking coming from a very dense evergreen nearby. Suddenly a little baby bird poked it’s head out, looked right at us and chirped away. He came out further and further and just kept up the racket. Clearly, he was hungry and mama couldn’t feed him until we left. Boy, did he let us know.

    2. Recently, my 60+ year old mother started speaking at the women’s events at her church. Not only is she starting something totally new with this but she’s really good. I couldn’t be more proud. This week, she let me post one of her recent talks on my blog. It’s a parallel between our daily beauty routine and our relationship with God. FUN!!!

  22. 172
    Cindy says:

    My funny middle child who is 5 years old told me that if I were a booger, he would pick me first! It was very heart warming. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. 173
    Melissa says:

    My husband and I were on our way to a graduation party and we had left our boys at home. I decided on the way to call our local pizza place and order the boys a pizza to be delivered which I paid for over the phone with my check card. I called home and told my youngest (10 yrs) that I ordered them a pizza and it woud be delivered in 45 min.
    His reply “Oh thats great mom, I dont have any cash!”
    We got a real chuckle out of that!

  24. 174
    Serena Blair says:

    My daughter Audrey was telling me all about this “spageeto eater on the winnow”, and I am looking her straight in the face trying to figure out what her little mouth was saying. So I had her point to it… It was a mosquito eater hanging out on the window. So funny, I guess we are headed for speech therapy!!!

  25. 175
    Lindsey says:

    My husband and I recently told my sister-in-law, her husband and her two little girls that we are expecting a baby. The 2 1/2 year old, Bethany, was so excited. Every time I would eat, she would try to feed me claiming ‘Baby is hungry.’ When I took a nap, she brought Baby J a pillow and blanket and ‘read Baby J a a story.’ When I was sleeping, and momma was being too loud, she said ‘SSSHHH! BABY SLEEPING!’ She had us cracking up- we know she will be a great mamma some long day from now!

  26. 176
    Sheila says:

    My almost 5 year old son has an obsessive fascination with sprinklers & underground sprinkler systems. He will randomly turn into a sprinkler, turning around, making noise, arm gestures, & on occasion, “spraying” spit as he does his imitation. My husband had to explain what Andrew was doing when he started his impression for a Home Depot employee yesterday. We are all used to it and at home, we often join in, but when we are in public, we usually have to give an explanation for it.

  27. 177
    Stephanie says:

    The joy of getting older. I was talking to my brother about being 57 years old. He started and laughing and pointed out that I was only 56. Then I noticed that my slacks (they have an elastic waist) were on backwards. If I don’t slow down, I am going to have a tough row to hoe.

  28. 178
    Christy says:

    My darling 3 year old son was the ring bearer in a wedding over the weekend. A little girl we had never met before was quite taken with him and followed him everywhere during the reception. At one point he turned to her and inquired, “why are you following me?” To which she sweetly replied, “because I love you.” Exasperated, he said, “I KNOW that you love me, but why are you following me???”

  29. 179
    Dee says:

    One Sunday as we were getting into our car, my hubby and I were discussing with our kids what pastor had spoke about…the differences in how GOd wired men and women differently. We explained most women speak way more than men. At that our 8 year old son very seriously replied “That’s because women always have to repeat themselves”

  30. 180
    Serena Blair says:

    PS: our church is starting your James study in our women’s life ministry. I am Sooo excited!!! I have a girl in my group that a: isn’t a believer yet b: has never been in a study before and c: just got her first Bible three days ago! So pumped I can’t stand it!! What a girl. I can’t wit to sit and talk to her! So prayers for Chapel Hill Evangelical Presbytery in little Gig Harbor Wa. We have over 100 women signed up. Praise God!

  31. 181
    Dawn says:

    Our youngest daughter is lactose intolerant and drinks rice milk so when our middle daughter Avery was complaining of a tummy ache after she ate breakfast I asked her if she wanted to use the rice milk in her cereal next time. She said “No mom. I’m not black toast intolerant.” ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. 182
    Vicki says:

    My husband and I were bemoaning our need to diet and exercise as we were driving to have lunch at Chick-fil-A last week (okay, so there is already a problem in that statement!). We were discussing the fact that we had joinedmthe YMCA in December and have not been yet. In line to order our food, there was a sweet little lady who was every bit of 80. As she turned to walk away, we read the back of her T-shirt. It said, “I am on my way to the YMCA”. Okay, God, we get the message,

  33. 183
    Ronda says:

    You know you are having a bad hot flash when you are using your cpap machine to fan yourself off rather than to breath at night lol!!! That happened to me last night? Can anyone relate lol? Hopefully I got a giggle from a few of you over that!!

  34. 184
    Angela says:

    Well, I ordered a piece of exercise equipment from HSN a couple of weeks ago, and I was hoping it would be delivered while my husband was at work. I didn’t want him to know I bought it, because, well, I’m always buying exercise equipment, and I don’t use it like I intend to. My husband hadn’t come home yet when the UPS man drove up. I was in luck! He set it in the basement for me, and I decided I would drag it up the basement stairs by myself so I could hide it before my husband got home. It was a lot heavier and bigger than I thought it would be! You would not believe how I struggled to get that thing up the stairs! I had to sit down twice to rest on the way up, and each step I pulled it up, it banged into my legs. T

  35. 185
    Cara says:

    Things have been so so serious in my life lately and definately needing a light and funny…

    We moved into a new house just over a week ago. I was determined to re-decorate something since we moved in. SO I chose a small half bath. I told my hubby it would be quick and easy, done in two days. Boy did I learn!!! I also learned that when you get tired of peeling off the five layers of wallpaper and decide to just prime and paint over them… it’s a bad idea.

    I’m pretty sure that the person who invented wallpaper was a cruel person. LOL!!!!

    A funny story… A friend’s daughter had a birthday party last weekend. Her daughter found a game idea where you get a t-shirt wet, put the shirt into a ziplock, then freeze it. Then at the party the guests have to be the first to get their shirt on. Well, the daughter didn’t think the shirts would be frozen enough so she added water to the ziplock bags. These poor kids spent thirty minutes beating these cubes of ices and frozen shirts on the sidewalk, on trees, they were throwing them, they were hilarious to watch! By the time they got to put the shirts on they welcomed the freezing cold LOL!!

  36. 186
    Michelle says:

    A little background for my story. My little boy has a speech deficit and he only has a few words at the age of 2 1/2. He is in speech therapy and hopeful to make progress. Several therapists we have been evaluated by believe he has childhood apraxia of speech, basically his mind knows what it wants to say, but there’s a disconnect where it won’t come out. Hysterically he calls me, his mother, “Nana” and our dog, Trouble, is called “doo doo”. Yes, I’m an older mom and I just live being called Nana in public, sigh.

    I recently decided to try and start teaching him some basic Bible doctrines. He does a form of mimicking words, so I thought he may be able to learn a few. I started asking him daily “Buddy, who made you?”. With which I would respond “God did!!”. After a few days of this I asked him “Darling, who made you?”. He looked at me, smile really big, and responded “Doo Doo, Nana.” I laughed so hard and now that’s all he says when I ask him who made him. How precious!!

  37. 187
    Renee says:

    Just sent my 16 year old son to JROTC camp. First time I ever signed a waiver/consent form that included the line “has sufficient dental records to identify remains.” Yep. Sent him anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. 188
    Angela says:

    Sorry – (My legs were covered in bruises the next day!) About an hour after I got it in the house, my husband came in (before I had a chance to hide it!) He asked what it was, and I told him about my ordeal to get it in the house, and that I had planned to hide it from him. He just laughed, and then he asked me if I wanted him to take it back to the basement so I could drag it back up and get some exercise with it! For the fun of it, I put it on the scale and it weighed 54 lbs!

  39. 189
    Deborah says:

    My brother emailed this to me and my husband and I laughed to tears…

    A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier.
    Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day.
    The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the e-mail.
    Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston , a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. He was a minister who was called home to glory following a heart attack.
    The widow decided to check her e-mail expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted.
    The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:
    To: My Loving Wife
    Subject: I’ve Arrived
    Date: July 19, 2011
    I know you’re surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I’ve just arrived and have been checked in.
    I’ve seen that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.
    P. S. Sure is freaking hot down here!!!!

  40. 190
    Carolyn says:

    The birds are enjoying the new bird feeder. The male cardinal actually feeds the female one. The Mocking bird is running off the huge crow at lightening speed. They are the Pitt bulls of the birds
    In our yard. My waving petunias like their new home on the shephards hook in the sun and have new blooms. My 3 year old niece is loving her gardening lessons. The weather has been lovely. And God seems to be working in my prodigal son’s life. Praise the Lord!!

  41. 191
    Debbie says:

    Today … I am 55 years old and because of Jesus I have more JOY in my heart than I ever thought possible!!! My best gift was when my 12 year old grandson,Noah, who has an extra copy of the 21st chromosome (Down Syndrome)called me and sang “Happy Birthday” to me!
    JOY overflows from a thankful heart!! Praise His Holy Name!!!

  42. 192
    Britany says:

    I am the mom of 3 boys, ages 11 (as of today!), 8 & 6, all home for the summer and competing to see which one can drive me insane first. This afternoon, my 6 yo was kissing the dog on the mouth (something he KNOWS will get a reaction) and so I said, “Ugh! Samuel! Stop that! You act like you were raised in a barn!”. After a beat, my 8 yo innocently asked “Mommy, what do you have against people who were raised in barns?” to which I replied, “What? Why do you ask?”. “Because you’re always telling us not to act like one of them!” I just about fell over laughing.

  43. 193
    Lisa Thompson says:

    A few years ago, my (then 6 year old son) told me everything he was learning about dinosaurs at school. I told him that he was very lucky, because when we were in school we were not taught about the dinosaurs. He was very amazed, because as he said “Mommy you lived so much closer to the time of the dinosaurs!” I still giggle when I think about that comment:-)

  44. 194
    Sherri says:

    Today, while at the black hole also known as Wal Mart, I found a fabulous new color of nail polish! It’s Revlon’s Coastal Surf (though it doesn’t seem to be the color of any surf I’ve seen on any coast…). It’s a wonderful bright, not-quite-turquoise blue, and looks a little ridiculous on this 45-year old. But oh, how I love it, and I can’t wait to see the look on my mother-in-law’s face when she lays eyes on it!

  45. 195
    Jan says:

    Beth…so happy to hear you are doing better! I rejoiced when I read that you felt the “prayers of the saints” on your behalf. This saint was among the others, and I count it a privilege to be counted!

    So happy to be riding along with you this summer. You bless me! Over and over again.

    Love & prayers, Jan

  46. 196

    Last week our six-year-old ,just graduated from Kindergarten, granddaughter was sitting at the kitchen table with my husband while they ate oatmeal cookies. She is the kind of person who ALWAYS has to win no matter what. When she eats at McDonald’s or Wendy’s with me and my husband and her brother, she always wants to finish her burger first. So this day last week, just for fun her Granddaddy didn’t say a word but starting eating his cookie real fast. That set off her competitive spirit real quick! She could tell he was way ahead of her so she announced, “Today Granddaddy the one who eats their cookie the SLOWEST wins!” But to her surprise my husband quickly ate all except a very small bite of his cookie which he then laid on the kitchen table. She ate another bite or two of her cookie while watching her Granddaddy just letting his lie there. All of a sudden she put her cookie down, jumped up and ran over and snatched up Benny’s bite of cookie, popped it in her mouth, chewed it a couple of times, swallowed, and then with a HUGE smile on her face said, “NOW you’re done Granddaddy! I win!!” …..We laughed til we cried!

  47. 197
    Bethany Scott says:

    A few weeks ago, my sis-in-law, Melissa, was putting her groceries in the car. Her 2yr old and 4yr olds were in their car seats, and she had her infant strapped to her in a sling. An elderly gentleman saw her and stopped to help her put a heavy watermelon in the van. After he walked away, my 4 yr old niece (Katelyn) said, “Mommy, why did that man help you?” Melissa replied, “He saw that Mommy needed help. He did it to be nice. When you get older and are ready to get married, you should look for a husband like that.” Katelyn’s response: “No….I think I will just be very strong instead.” ๐Ÿ™‚ Grin.

    So fun reading all of these posts!

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    Janice says:

    When my eldest daughter was 4 I had twin girls. I loved knitting for them and sewing…so one night I was just finishing up pockets on a cute little jumper. I was tired and was rushing. I finished the pocket, took it off the machine and noticed that the machine tension had gone crazy and the back of the outfit had all the thread bunched up…agh! My sweet Alexi (now 21) asked me what was wrong. I said “Oh the tension on the machine messed up and I have to do this over.” She said “Would you like me to pray for you?” I smiled and said “Sure!”. She folded her little hands, closed her eyes and said “Dear God, please help Mommy be a better sewer, and PLEASE make the machine pay attention to her, amen.” So cute, sincere and funny! I love how God uses ordinary little things to laugh. I gave her a big cuddle and put my sewing away. Sometimes we just need to put the struggle away and have a laugh and a cuddle and know that God is working everything out in His time! Love you Beth and appreciate you giving us the chance to pray for you when you’re feeling out of sorts.

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    Joni says:

    So a few years back my daughter, who was still in diapers at the time, had a fondness for raisins. She would carry them all over the house in her little cup and every once in a while I would find one and pick it off the floor. If it was a good cleaning day and the floor was clean, I would eat the fallen raisins. On this particular day I was coming down the hall and saw Brianna sitting with her toys and saw a few raisins kinda in a trail. I thought, “hmmm, I don’t remember giving her raisins today, man I am loosing it.”. I reached down took one of the raisins and went to put it in my mouth when my fingers registered a slight wet feeling to the raisin. I hesitated then really looked at the raisin, and then I sniffed it…..gag! Oh my goodness there was poop on that raisin!!!! And I almost ate it! I picked up Brianna and sure enough, explosion of the diaper and raisins were running out. I still chuckle every time I eat a raisin:)

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    Paula Hale says:

    Dearest Siesta Mama-(and Siestas sisters)
    Let me share with you a couple of fun things from our summer day today. :).
    From the “God’s creation is magnificent” category, (AKA I am a science/nature nut) we made a frog habitat!!! My friend had a lot of frogs and my brother had the knowledge. A little dirt, plastic ponds from milk jugs, flat rocks and logs later, we have about 20 little frogs to watch. I wonder if they will croak and sing tonight??
    From the “kids say the darndest things” category-while driving home from a great baseball game, I was asking my 8-year-old boy about why he cried when he was out at first base on one play. He said that he couldn’t have been out. When I asked why, he explained with heartfelt sincerity that “the ball can’t go faster than me!”. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope you had a laugh, a giggle and/or a grin. :).
    Much love!

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