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.  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. 201
    Linda says:

    Making my 8 1/2 month old grand daughter laugh out loud by blowing raspberries on her belly. There’s nothing more joyful than hearing the laughter of a little one!

  2. 202
    Chelsey says:

    I love this idea of sharing something light-hearted with one another. How often we need that! A friend at work and I were just discussing this at lunch today. The atmosphere where we work has been particularly heavy and grumpy lately and we were trying to find a way to lighten the mood somehow. We started thinking of all the little things that made us happy as kids like Popsicles and Saturday morning cartoons and cupcakes. So we decided to make Thursday a Cupcake-palooza where we bring all manner of cupcakes – sprinkles and all to share with our co-workers. As I was making those silly funfetti cupcakes this evening, that I loved as a kid, I kept thinking I cannot wait to give these away tomorrow. Sometimes even something as silly as sprinkles and cupcakes can bring a lightness that our spirits so desperately need. Here’s to Cupcake Thursday! Cheers!

  3. 203
    Robyn (3girlsmom) says:

    My 5 year old stumped her toe today. She came to me crying. I put her in my lap and asked her which toe she hurt. She said, “the one that cried wee wee wee all the way home.”

    I love the mind of a kid. Love.


  4. 204
    Laurie Watkins says:

    Hi Ladies,
    I just wanted to share with ya’ll alittle bit about my Granddaughter Madee. She is at Church Camp right now as I sit here and right this. She called me tonight from camp letting me know how much fun she was having.She is 9 years old, and already loving her time with the Lord and her new friends from other churches. Our Phone conversation: Nana we played tug a war and the losers were pulled in the mud. After It was all over we were all in the mud. Church services are great! I love my new friends. Im swimming alot and hanging my towel up everyday so it will dry. My bunk is organized and neat!The snack house is cool we eat nachos at night. I Love You Nana I gotta go bye!! My heart is so full of Joy right now. Thank you Lord for my Sweet Surprise 9 years ago! My grandbaby Madee!

  5. 205
    Kelli says:

    I write on the calendar when my children got saved so we can celebrate each year. This month my 7 year old son had his 4th born-again birthday. So my husband took the opportunity to talk to him about baptism and read him scriptures on the subject. Every once in a while we’ll bring up baptism to see if he gets it and if he wants to do it. Well, today he got it and said that he wants to be baptized! We were hoping my mother-in-law could drive up from California (we’re in Oregon until the end of the summer, then we go in full-time deputation to be church planting missionaries to Sierra Leone, Africa) so I planned on having my son call her later with the good news. Guess what? She called my husband before I got a chance to call her and said she would like to come see us over father’s day weekend— the same weekend he is to be baptized!!! God was working out the details before I even knew how the day was going to go! Fun day.

  6. 206
    Chris Heinrich says:

    I went to see “The Exotic Marigold Hotel” and can’t get a line from the movie out of my head. It went something like this….”Everything will be all right in the end. If it’s not alright, it’s not the end.” I really like that!

    On a funny note, or not, someone posted on a prayer group page to “pray for my mother-in-law as she is in the hospital with ammonia.” So sorry, but this just cracked me up….gave me a much needed laugh.

    Love your blog Beth and all of your Bible studies!!!

    • 206.1
      glenwood says:

      From our church history- In January of 1957 the WMU was organized and the officers approved. In Feb the exterior of the parsonage was being discussed. ”After much medication[sic], [an older lady] made a move to accept the white shingles” . The brick exterior was ultimately what was approved by the church.
      That get’s me “after much medication”! I am sure the clerk meant meditation.

  7. 207
    MamaJack says:

    I have had the serious blog on my mind with the perfect example from church a few Sundays ago but I still can’t find my notes. I can find my other notes just not the example.
    Then I felt like I should share a funny story but none came quickly to mind until my husband is preparing for bed. He mentioned so sweetly he rewashed the laundry to be helpful. Then I started laughing cause I had washed them this morning but our 14 year old did not hear me and rewashed them this afternoon. I explained that to my husband and told him maybe we could have the last member of our family our 10 year old to wash them in the morning. Our 14 year old said these clothes will be so clean they will be brand new! Only our family!! How many times have y’all washed the same load?? Some days no help then today we do it all again! Still laughing!!

  8. 208
    Pam says:

    My husband and I were at our daughter’s soccer game tonight and got soaked in an unexpected rain shower. We ran under a tree on the hillside. I stood behind and slightly above my guy and wrapped a blanket around both of us. “That’s the most you’ve hugged me in a long time” he said. It was a fun moment for us and the rainbow was a heaven-sent reminder of God’s promise and our promise to love one another.

  9. 209
    Lauren says:

    Tonight we had an Amazing Scripture Race around my hometown for some teenagers. They were grouped in 4 teams and had to read a scripture, figure out where to go for their next clue, and then race back to church at the end (like Amazing Race). At each stop, they had to think of a drug-free slogan to write on a poster for a pic (the event was sponsored by a drug abuse prevention organization). My 18 year old cousin, who was more concerned with winning the race than correct spelling, wrote “Drink water, not boos.” We all had a kick out of him… not drinking ghosts. Probably not too funny when you read it, but we sure thought it was at the time =)
    Glad you’re feeling better, Mama. I love you so!

  10. 210
    Susan Rodgers says:

    Since I don’t have children at home anymore, I will share with you about my little Bichon “Sunshine”. He , like most little dogs do not realize they are small. Well, today we went walking and stopped by at one of our favorite places to get ear-rubbed and fussed over like a new born baby.

    Around the corner comes a great Dane, a small horse in my opinion. And My little Sunshine did not back off for a minute, he stood between the Great Dane and me . The look on his face was , stay away buddy or I will bite you. He has never even bitten a fly . The Great Dane slowly walks our way. So Sunshine decided he might try a soft lick instead of a fierce look. They touched noses, and Sunshine decided he had just met a friend instead of a giant. It was so cute, I just love dogs, God can use them to put a smile on your face.

  11. 211
    Carla says:

    We got a Pomeranian puppy for valentine’s day. A gift from hubby. I have been working hard on house training, the other day he had an accident. I gave him a stern look and he ran to his kennel and with his teeth closed the door behind him and lay down and covered his eyes with his hands.i was smiling all afternoon. I hope you are smiling now also.

  12. 212
    Michelle says:

    So glad you are feeling a little better Mama Beth! Still Praying!

    My family and I were sitting at the dinner table not too long ago having pork chops for dinner. We were chit-chatting about our day when we started randomly talking about where our food comes from. (i.e. chicken nuggets and eggs from chickens, hamburger from cows) Then I asked my 6 year old daughter what animal porch chops were made from. She thought about it for a minute and then guessed “Porcupine?”!
    LOL! I love it!

  13. 213
    Carol Carroll says:

    We had the pleasure of helping to raise our grandson Seth until he was almost 7 years old. Being raised in a home with three adults , he talked quickly and in whole sentences. He was quite mature at a very early age and had a vast vocabulary by the age of 3. One day he and his Pap (my husband were driving down the road when the car ahead of them veered of onto ythe shoulder before recovering and righting themselves back onto the highway. Seth look at my husband and said, “look at that Pap! That car was driving on the elbow of the road!” he had the right idea- just the wrong body part! Have a giggle siestas!!

  14. 214
    Sue says:

    This conversation took place at our kitchen table a few days ago as my husband and I were signing a birthday card to my sister:
    hubby: How old is your sister?
    Me: not sure exactly. She is 5 years younger than me, but I can’t remember if it’s 5 before or after my birthday. I think she was born in 1956 though.
    Hubby: well, that doesn’t help because we still don’t know what month she was born in.
    Me: I’m pretty sure it’s THIS month since we’re sending her this card!
    I have one more… My 3 year old grandson and I were playing a card game. He was dealing the cards and kept dealing an extra set of cards in a pile on the floor. I asked him what they were for and he said ” these are for Jesus.”. LOVE that he thought Jesus was going to play Go Fish with us!!

  15. 215
    Jodi says:

    A nod to the Steel Magnolias quote…

    Ouiser: “I’m not crazy. I’ve just been in a very bad mood for forty years.”

  16. 216
    Debbie says:

    Recently I was putting up my hair in Velcro rollers. After I finished, I went to the livingroom. My 11 year old nephew, who was spending a day with me, looked up from his video game and said, “Aunt Debbie, why do you have circles in your hair?”. He had never seen his mom or anyone else in curlers. I felt everyone one of my 53 years! Lol

  17. 217
    Amanda Cross says:

    Well, I have a 2 year old little boy and I get sheer entertainment from him all the time. He does this thing now where if I’m not paying attention and he wants it, he will grab my chin and pull it toward him. It makes me laugh every time.

  18. 218
    TraciG says:

    My Alli (5) likes to have deep conversations after we say our prayers… things like what would it be like to not have bones…anyway, tonight she asked me why only mommies had babies and not daddies. I told her because that’s the way God decided it should be. She thought for a moment and said, “I know why. It’s because mommies know what kids need to eat, and drink, and how to take care of them, and daddies are to get us in trouble….” (meaning discipline them I think). Cracked me up, but then she said, “but I guess my mommy does that sometimes too….”

  19. 219
    Desiree Grosgebauer says:

    Enjoying the first week of school being out! I was off work today and got to see my 6year-old having a blast at her V.B.S. about “Daniel’s Courage in Captivity.” Later she was all smiles as she came out of her first piano lesson ever. Of course she didn’t end up wanting to practice later, but I had a sudden urge to play Christmas carols. (I quit piano in 7th grade!) Then I became determined to play “The Old Rugged Cross,” so I will be doing some practicing. Meanwhile, it has been storming like crazy for hours in the Dallas area and I don’t know how many times my daughter said “we’re all gonna die!” If only I didn’t have to go back to work tomorrow. I hope everyone’s summer is off to a fun start!

  20. 220
    Lisa says:

    My boys have been watching the show “Border Wars” on TV a lot lately. My 7 year old daughter has never sat down to watch it, but apparently she has picked up a few things from the show. We stopped at Sonic last week and my daughter got an order of her favorite: mozzarella cheese sticks. I passed her stuff back to her in the car and she said, “Hey mom, can you open my marijuana sauce?” (marinara sauce)!

  21. 221
    Nancy Mulford says:

    Hey, the most fun thing happened to me today. Recently retired, my husband and I are on a pretty tight budget. I had been hoarding the clothes money for several months for a summer shopping spree. My husband works part time as a counselor and still needs to dress somewhat professionally. Unfortunately, he has put on a few pounds. When he asked me to launder his black slacks and added that they were the only pair that still fit, I read the handwriting on the wall. Sure enough we spent every penny of my hoarded money on new clothes for him. I was glad we had it, but peeved at him for gaining weight and using my fun shopping money. As we were filling our budgeting envelopes at the beginning of the month, I sheepishly fessed up to my hoarding and my attitude. Being the sweetie that he is, he allowed me to double the clothing budget and have some fun. In the meantime, I received a 30% of coupon to one of my favorite stores. Yippee! Today was my day to shop. I was so excited. Finding a new pair of running shoes and sandals were my goal. I new it would probably take the whole amount just for those two items. Lo and behold I found the cutest pair of comfortable light blue sandals. In my head I assessed my summer wardrobe and decided blue would work. I turned around and found a pair of silver running shoes in my favorite brand. Not white, not black, but silver. How fun is that? When I got to the checkout, handed the cashier my coupon, the total was half the amount in my envelope. I came home a very happy camper and didn’t stress the budget. I know it’s silly, but God is so good to take care of even the silly little things that bring us pleasure. My husband wasn’t sure about my color choices, but what does he know?

  22. 222
    Lynn says:

    I used to record witty little greetings on my answering machine, all ending with “please leave a brief message after the beep.”

    “You have reached the number you dialed.”

    “This is me, is that you?”

    “Christ has risen, but we haven’t.” (for the Easter season)

  23. 223
    Leticia says:

    My friend had me watch a youtube video called “Cletus take the reel” by Tim Hawkins and man is he ever funny!It is a parody on Jesus take the wheel, of course. All his video’s were hilarious. I think Keith would enjoy the one called “pretty pink tractor”.

  24. 224

    Ok. This is cute and thought I would share a few of their prayers from the book, “Children’s Letters to God”

    “Dear God, are you invisible or is that just a trick.” Lucy

    “Dear God, I like the Lords prayer best of all. Did you have to write it a lot or did you get it right the first time? I have to write everything I ever write over again.” Lois

    “Dear God, What does it mean you are a jealous God. I thought you had everything.” Jane

    “Dear God, Please put a – nother Holiday between Christmas and Easter. There is nothing good in there now.” Ginny

    “Please send me pony I never ask for anything before you can look it up” Bruce

    “Dear God, Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each so much if they had their own rooms. It works with my brother. Larry

    “Dear God I think about you sometimes even when I am not praying” Elliot

    “Dear God, If you watch me in Church on Sunday I will show you my new shoes” Mickey D.

    ;-)))))) xo

  25. 225

    Oh this is fun! Especially on my Birthday Week… Yesterday was my birthday and I realized as the day went on that my heart was so full. I was giddy happy yesterday, and nothing particularly different or unexpected happened – well, except that the Queen threw herself a parade on my birthday which made me feel beautifully special.

    As a matter of fact. My girls sent me text messages (what would we do without technology?) but I didn’t see them yesterday, my husband did not buy me a gift, but we shared a Triple Chocolate Pizookie after a rather tasty dinner out, and went home to bed early in a state of pure bliss. Still, my co-workers and FB peeps showed me much love and I had such a magnificent day I wrote at the end:

    “If today is a foretaste of things to come there is joy, laughter, good friends, flowers, fun, abundant good food, love, lavish gifts and words of favor and blessing that make my cup overflow in my season to come! Yes I receive!”

    I also received the full set of head shots I had done over Memorial Day weekend for the Lifeway/LPL Simulcast testimony share. They turned out so beautiful. I was worried about them because I am never happy with how I look. The response has been overwhelming and then this morning I heard God say, “They are beautiful because they reflect your heart.”

    I realized in that moment that the photographs are so appealing because for the first time in my life my heart feels whole! How glorious is that. Indeed if this is a foretaste of the season to come… I’m in for the delight of my life. I just love our God so much.

    Oh… and the most priceless gift I received yesterday. My mom and my dad’s wishes for a happy birthday… On Sunday we went to Dinner and they gave me a “Confirmation Card!” That’s right the kind you might give a Catholic girl on Confirmation day. But I later realized my mom said she bought the perfect card because she wanted the Scripture from 1 Thessalonians 1:4 (MSG) “It is clear to us, friends, that God not only loves you very much but also has put his hand on you for something special.” And she sent me a text, left me a voicemail and posted a Happy Birthday on my Facebook. But still on their way to dinner last night they dialed me up on their Onstar and my mom and dad sang me a Voicemail full of “Happy Birthday!” Blessed love. Oh how my cup runneth over. I’m gushing happy happy joy joy.

  26. 226
    Sheila says:

    My husband and I just had our first alone get-a-way in 17 years of marriage. That was fun.

    I also have a 2-1/2 year old granddaughter. She told me the other night she was not a baby anymore but a princess. Guess that is why Mimi found a pink t-shirt that said Mimi’s princess.

  27. 227
    Lenore Diviney says:

    My five year old son Blake insists that a semi-circle is a “sunny-circle”. =)

  28. 228
    Susie says:

    My colors are blush and bashful!

  29. 229
    Diane in Flagstaff says:

    I recently discovered Sally Hansen’s air brushed legs and it is THE BOMB!!! It covers up my veiny legs and makes them look like I’m wearing nylons or something, but with bare legs. Seriously, my husband was ogling my legs and told me later he was trying to figure out where the nylons ended because he knew they looked, well, better than they usually do. My 18 year old daughter then tried it and gushed, “How didn’t we know about this before?! It’s awesome!!!. Okay, here’s the fun part–I then thought to myself, now why didn’t Beth Moore share this tip with me before? I wonder if she knows about this. You see, I count on you, Mama Beth, to help us poor gals with all our beauty needs. Hey, Beth, have you tried it? Do tell.
    Love you soooo much, your far-away-friend, Diane

    • 229.1
      jill says:

      AIR BRUSHED LEGS!!! Oh be still my heart. I have a road map on my legs. Next weekend is our niece’s wedding and I was going to wear panty hose. I am going to Walgreen’s on my lunch hour to get some Air Brush Legs. Thank you Diane!!

  30. 230
    Marie Davis says:

    I love that you quoted Shelby! One of my favorite lines is when Shelby says, “That would be pretentious, and you know Daddy always says, ‘an ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure!'”

    Ok. Here’s a dumb joke that made me smile today:

    Q. What do you call a deer with no eyes?
    A. no i-deer

    Here’s another:

    Q. What do you call a deer with no legs AND no eyes?
    A. Still no i-deer

    Pretty silly, huh? 🙂

  31. 231
    Barb Dincan says:

    I was driving in downtown Lakleand, Fl, minding my own business. I live in Lakeland but dont go downtown very often. Well, I pulled up to a stoplight behind another car in what I thought was the Right hand turning lane, but when the light turned green the car didnt go. I didnt want to be rude but after waiting politely for about 10 seconds I honked lightly…..and then I realized….I was sitting behind a parked car in a parking spot! LOL!!! Thank God I was alone!!!

  32. 232
    Nikki says:

    So glad you are feeling better, Miss Beth.

    Today is my birthday. All I wanted for my birthday was to feel OK (cancer battle still going on). I got what I wanted and I had a good day, even though we didn’t really celebrate. The funny thing was that a few months ago, I got very depressed. I didn’t feel like anybody cared about me and I got rid of all my “friends” on Facebook except for a few dear ones who are either very special to me, or maybe I know they need my encouragement, or a few other exceptions. So I basically only have a few “friends”. (Stick with me here, I am no longer depressed and it get’s better.)

    One of the great things about Facebook is on your birthday all your “friends” wish you birthday greetings. My few “friends” were very kind and wished me well. There was this one young man from Africa who I actually met on Twitter, a sweet young Christian boy. One of his “friends” surprised me a year or so ago and requested to be my “friend” and I accepted. We talk back and forth only occasionally. Today he wished me happy birthday and he called me a BOY! I still lol when I think of it. At first it sort of struck me as odd, but later I was out with my daughter and I told her one of my only “friends” thinks I’m a boy for heavens sake. OMG, I laughed so hard I almost cried. It was the best laugh I’ve had in years.

    Thanks for letting me share, it was a good birthday. I’m thankful.

  33. 233
    Mindy says:

    Last night in Big Lots my 4-year-old daughter squealed in delight when she saw that they sold surf boards there. (We ARE California girls after all!) But, Big Lots does NOT sell surf boards, just so you know. —–> Perhaps I should use my *ironing board* more often??? 😀

  34. 234
    Emilee C. says:

    Today was a girls day out… we ate, drank coffee, and I got a notebook for Bible study and nail polish 🙂 The perfect combination 😉 Then, read. Then, took a run with God to clear my head from some craziness. I am learning to delight in simple things when it would be easy to be in the land of “if only’s.” 🙂

  35. 235
    Pamela Payne says:

    I love reading stories to my four-year old grandson and I love that he still loves me to read them. The snuggles I get in the process however, is the most precious part of the time. So after a story the other day we had a conversation that went something like this…
    Me: “I love it when we snuggle like this, Jude.”
    Jude: “Thanks Mamo.”
    Me: “Next year you’ll be five and ready for kindergarden. Will you still snuggle with me then?”
    Jude: A big smile. “Yes I will.”
    Me: “And when your even bigger, say, when your ten years old. Will you still snuggle with me then?”
    Jude: He has a sly smile. I can tell he really thinking about it. “Yes, Mamo. I’ll still snuggle with you when I’m ten years old.”
    Me: I pull him closer and we sit quietly for a few moments and then I say, “What about when your thirteen? Do you think you still snuggle with me then?”
    Jude: He waits a minute before answering.”How old is thirteen Mamo? I might be driving a car. I can’t snuggle with you if I drive.”

    Preciousness 🙂

  36. 236
    Theresa says:

    Beth, I am so glad that you are feeling better. I am actually on the prayer team for your Living Proof Live event in Knoxville this August, so I’ve been praying for you (as well as all others involved in that and the people of our city) for the past several months. You are often on my mind and heart. I am so looking forward to getting to hear you live for the very first time. I hope I will not be jet-lagging too terribly much (will be getting back from a mission trip to India 3 days before…provided I raise all the money I need to go in the first place). Your teachings have been such a blessing and encouragement in my life. Sometimes the only thing that could reach me, because I know you understand things I have experienced.

    Anyway, I am a nanny to a 5 year old that I have been keeping since he was 3 1/2 months old. I love him as my own, and we have a really close relationship. He is constantly doing or saying things that crack me up. Here are a few of his most recent antics:

    The other day, we were driving down the street and passed by Chucky Cheese’s. He says, “I just saw Chucky Jesus!” We’re still working on that one…but it has improved, he used to call it “Jetski Jesus”. We’ll get there. lol

    I had him over at one of his neighbor’s houses a couple days ago and we were playing with his friends, twin 4-year-old girls. They are very girly-girls and were both wearing princess dresses (he was wearing his Batman mask), and they asked him if he wanted to go to the ball upstairs in their pink playhouse. Of course he wanted to check out their playhouse! When we got up there, one of the girls asked him if he wanted to be her prince. Without understanding what he was getting himself into, he said yes. She said, “Ok, then come here and hold my hands.” I had to explain to him that she was wanting to dance with him at the ball. Realizing this and not really feeling keen on the idea, he said, “Uh, I think I’m just gonna break-dance.” Hahaha!

    A few nights ago he and I were having fun playing in their basement. He was on the landing of the stairs and I was at the bottom. I was kicking a ball up to him (after removing any breakable objects from the vicinity of course). He kept hitting the ball back down to me. Well, the ball was quite bouncy and was constantly bouncing off of the top stair or the walls or the ceiling and coming back down the stairs without reaching the landing. This set him into hysterical laughing…he was literally rolling on the floor, which of course set me to laughing as well. As we were cracking up at each other, he caught his breath enough to say, “Your kicking is so funny! It’s so terrible!” Bahahaha!!!

    Oh, I love him something awful!

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    Pua White says:

    Your blog sparked a thought today. Just recently, my husband and I talked about this very thing that you bring up. As we navigate through this life we both find ourselves, at times, so wrapped up, caught up, and soon without peace in all that there is to hope for in our next life. How so not worth it and a whole lot of wasted energy was spent in our thoughts, concerns, etc.
    This life we live here and now is not the life that God has intended for us. It is the life that is to come for which we live…for that day when we all see Jesus!

    Sing the wondrous love of Jesus,
    Sing His mercy and His grace;
    In the mansions bright and blessed
    He’ll prepare for us a place.
    When we all get to heaven,
    What a day of rejoicing that will be!
    When we all see Jesus,
    We’ll sing and shout the victory!
    While we walk the pilgrim pathway,
    Clouds will overspread the sky;
    But when trav’ling days are over,
    Not a shadow, not a sigh.
    Let us then be true and faithful,
    Trusting, serving every day;
    Just one glimpse of Him in glory
    Will the toils of life repay.
    Onward to the prize before us!
    Soon His beauty we’ll behold;
    Soon the pearly gates will open;
    We shall tread the streets of gold.
    Eliza E. Hewitt, pub. 1898

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    Annette Burke says:

    I was at my dentist yesterday getting work done to have a crown made to be put into place. I had been in the chair for what seemed quite awhile! My dentist asks me if I needed a break and I promptly said yes. I had to run to the restroom. He looks at me with a very straight face and says no and proceeds to continue working. I grinned and asked if he had a mop because he was soon going to need it. He and I both broke into a great laugh. I got my needed break and the Lord gave me my relief from that chair, if only for a moment!

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    Amy in Italy says:

    My sweet marito took me to Spain for the weekend to celebrate a friend’s wedding. It was absolutely wonderful to unplug from the stress that is life and just cut loose with the laughter. I want to bless you all and brighten your day with this: http://www.facebook.com/v/3681508247945

    You’re welcome. 🙂

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    Paula says:

    My husband has to get up at 1am to go to work & it’s not a good time to spend time in Scripture so I thought I would help. I took a tube of lipstick & wrote part of a verse on our bathroom mirror.

    I failed to consider the fact that he had watched a scary movie the night before.

    The verse was from a Psalm and began, “O God . . .”

    Later the next morning he called me & told me how badly I startled him & asked what on earth I was thinking. He said he walked in, saw the freaky writing in what appeared to be blood on the mirror & almost ran. I asked if he was going to just leave me there sleeping as he ran away and he said, “Yes! I knew you were the nut who wrote it!”

    By the way, it took me more than a week to get all the lipstick off the mirror.

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      sharon says:

      This gave me the best laugh, you know the kind, laughing and snorting. I couldn’t get past the “O God….” for a minute or two without cracking up. Funny, funny…

    • 240.2
      Ganise says:

      HAHA! *tear falling*

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    Gale says:

    Hii Beth! I am so happy you are feeling better. Prayers will continue…..

    One Sunday, a dear friend and I were sitting on our usual pew down front of church, about three rows back.i could tell she was a bit distracted as her high heeled foot was swinging on her crossed legs. The preacher was really into the message, as he came down with his hand loudly on the pulpit. My friend jumped her foot went out to the back of the pew in front of us, as the heel made contact, it sounded as if a gun had been fired in the sanctuary.
    I got tickled and couldn’t stop ……no matter what, tears were sliding down my cheeks kind of tickled. She slid away from me, the preacher had to take a break, to smile and chuckle.
    Oh Beth, it was soooooo funny.
    As I write this I am still chuckleing.

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    Crystal says:

    My 3 year old granddaughter, Gentry, was riding in the truck with us and insisting we roll down the windows. Well it was 90 degrees and Mimi (myself) is menopausal so I wasn’t giving up the A/C. I started trying to reason with her about leaving the windows up with no success. I finally said “If we roll the windows down it will blow all of our hair off. Look what happened to Poppy!” (Poppy, her grandpa and my husband, is bald) She looked at him and then back at me, rolled her eyes and said “Poppy didn’t have any hair. Him just has a head!”

    I love that silly little girl. 🙂

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    Debra says:

    My 2 year old grandson is amazing beyond his years with the English language! His dad had told me how much he loves NASCAR but I just thought he liked it because of the fast cars. I found out there was more to it than that. He was at our house recently and I asked if he would like to help me change out my garden flags and he obliged. When we were finished, he informed me that “Gigi”, I’m a checkered-flag guy myself “! Then he jumped into “Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!” Vroooom! And he’s just 2!

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    Mike says:

    Hi Beth, just finished sitting with my wife as she caught up with session 6 of James study. I have heard your teaching in the past and i just want to encourage you all the way from Bendigo, Victoria in Australia (although im a Kiwi!). Cathy went to the Sydney conference and was simply blessed! On behalf of the body of Christ all over, i want to apologise for all those ugly blog comments people sent you … and want to replace them with gratitude and thankfulness for responding to God’s stirring of His word in your heart:) Your stories are refreshing and a joy to hear! Gal 6:8,9 Till He comes …

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    Gail says:

    Ok, from the mouth of my Wonderful Grandson Pierce, age 6 1/2, since you Love Grandchildren with me!
    ” Grandma, I do like your potato soup, but what I like best is the stuff that holds everything UP!” 🙂 Not too sure he really liked the celery in it. ha

    Grandchildren are the Happy in Life! ♥

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    Suey Caldwell says:

    Im for fun Bethy, Thx. My Texas Longhorn friend and mentor, the late Marge Caldwell, tells a story about how she had booked her speaking one day for two events at the same time. She went to the first home and the lady asked her to come inside. She walked back to the den of the lovely home and said Hi Im Marge Caldwell and Im here to entertain you. She spoke and everyone laughed when they were supposed to and she told them about Jesus and they seemed to enjoy it. Marge thanked them and the hostess took her to the door. She said please send my check to my home or office. The hostess looked shocked and said I have never seen you or talked to you in my life! Marge said aren’t you Mrs So and So. No, said the hostess, she lives down the block. haha

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    Faith says:

    None of my little ones are little any more, but I’m going to tell you a funny story about my youngest, Emi. She was about 4 and went missing right about bathtime. Not unusual, she didn’t mind soap and water, but she knew bedtime was likely next, so the longer she could protract the process, the better. When a thorough search of her normal, logical, inside hiding places proved fruitless, I first enlisted help, to make sure she wasn’t sneaking past me to hide where I’d just looked. I didn’t think she’d have wandered off outside, she was barely able to manage doorknobs, and it was dark out, but soon it became obvious that she must have gone outside. Sure enough, there she was, sitting on the swing in the pitch-black back yard. I was too relieved to scold, so I just asked why she was outside alone at night. She answered “well, I came out here to talk to God, but I can’t hear him answer because the chickens won’t shut up”!
    Isn’t that just the case sometimes? It’s become part of our family vernacular- “I need prayer ! The chickens won’t shut up!” …

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    Jane says:

    My 87 year old dad received a wedding invitation and on the reply card he was asked to name a song that would make him want to get up and DANCE!! His answer? “Amazing Grace”!
    I imagine the DJ is shaking his head on that one 🙂

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    Janna says:

    I have the precious gift of being a young “nanna” – it is such a blessing to see my baby girl now being a mama. In my daughter’s home, there is really no such thing as “junk food” – they (we) are very aware of healthy foods and my daughter is always cooking healthy, looking for healthy options, exercise, etc. Well, when the babies are at nanna and buppa’s house, every now and then we give them a treat…with mom’s permission of course. 🙂 Our favorite treat is “healthy” pudding and “healthy” cool whip (is there such a thing?!?) with sprinkles of course. So the other day as precious Bella and I were mixing up the pudding, we opened the cool whip container and there was a smidgen of cool whip on the cover. Bella proceeded to pick up the cover and began licking off the cool whip…as her buppa walked into the kitchen. “What are you doing?!” said buppa. “I’m lickin’ – it’s what I do.” replied Bella. We laughed and laughed and laughed…out of the mouth of a 3 year old!

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    Amber Moon says:

    My “something fun” – My husband wasn’t much of a cat person when we first met but the young, male tabby named Boomer we bought (for me) not long after we got married has greatly grown on him the past ten years. So much so that we have a routine everyday.

    My husband gets home before I get to leave work so he sits in our living room recliner to call me for a few minutes. Boomer immediately jumps in his lap, purring to beat the band – so loudly that I can clearly hear him over the phone. My husband takes turns talking to me and that cat while I’m on the phone and there’s nothing cuter than hearing him “baby talk” Boomer who will also occassionally “head-butt” the phone. We just laugh over it together and then I remind him how “wrapped” he is over that cat. He always says that he thinks Boomer is the one that’s wrapped. *Grin* It is the most precious thing and makes me smile from ear to ear! 🙂

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