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. 251
    Jenna says:

    My brother-in-law, Josh, is in the hospital recovering from having a shunt replaced. He’s 21 years old and is mentally disabled. Yesterday afternoon the doctor came in to discharge him and asked Josh how he was feeling. He told the doc he felt like he was going to throw up so it was very quickly decided that he would be staying another night. When the doctor left my sweet father-in-law was very confused and asked Josh when he started feeling sick to stomach since he had not mentioned that before. Josh shrugged his shoulders and says, “umm I don’t know. I feel pretty comfortable here and some of the nurses are pretty hot.”

  2. 252
    Kolleen says:

    I do daycare in my home and yesterday while we were eating our lunch, my three year old friend, Cadence, looked at me and said, “Did I tell you yesterday that I didn’t like you?” I looked at her and said, “Are you talking to me?” and she shook her head yes. I said, “No, you didn’t tell me that you didn’t like me. Why? Were you thinking it?” Again, she shook her head yes. Haha! Well thank you for your honesty!! That just cracked me up. We had a power struggle over her toothbrush on Monday and on Wednesday she was remembering that she didn’t like me for it.

  3. 253
    Ree says:

    Our daughter and son-in-law recently had twins, a boy and a girl. They are our first grandchildren and we are just thrilled. They are coming to spend a week with us and we couldn’t be happier.

    Not funny—but definitely FUN!!

  4. 254
    Dianne says:

    I just recently got a new job and they are requiring me to bring in my high school diploma and college degree certificates for them to make copies of. Yesterday evening I went through 20 tubs looking for them pulling out every last tub. I took the covers off, shuffled the stuff around, but still could not find them. What I did find were song lyrics that I wrote from 1990 to 1997. I flipped through some of the pages and came to lyrics I wrote in 1994 called, “The Lord, My Friend.”. What makes me smile is that I was not even a Christian at that time. Even though I still had 8 years before I came to know the Lord, I still called Him my friend.

  5. 255
    Debbie Cook says:

    In VBS this week as are many. Using church vans, buses, etc. things get a little rowdy on the way home sometimes. Last night a very prim and proper little girl said to a rowdy make seat-mate, “You need to remember that this is God’s bus and He can ‘smite’ you any time He feels like it ! Who wants to bet she has a Bible-believing grandma in her life!

  6. 256
    Becky says:

    My daughter has done a wonderful job teaching her preschool daughter about modesty. Millie is very conscious at the ripe old age of 4 1/2 of what is modest and what isn’t. The girls wear dresses all the time,which grandma does not. I always have a pair of jeans or dress pants on in their presence. In their sweet voices,they’ll ask “Grandma why don’t you wear dress’s?” On Easter, I decided I would wear a dress,and show my granddaughters that I occasionally wear a dress. The van pulled up in our driveway, I went out to get the girls out of the car. I told Millie “Look Millie, grandma is wearing a dress!” I was so hoping she’d be pleased! Her reply “Yes but its too short” !!!! LOL! I chuckled,and moved forward.

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    michele melucci says:

    i love you,beth! heres my funny…i take walks down a country road,in the fields r cows,ducks(i call ’em gukks)well i was communing and praying and loaded tothe hilt with joy,when igot a whif of hay and cow poop.im odd in the sense that i love that smell.so i sent up a thought to papa god,i asked him,papa,wow!if turd smells this good on earth,whats it gonna smell like in heaven!!!???

  8. 258
    Theresa Donlon says:

    Dear Beth and all who read ,

    Reciently our Men’s group at my Church put on a wonderful show for all of us women college age and above .
    My second oldest Daughter and I went and she has two Daughters Caitilin and Molly . Caitilin is my oldest Granddaughter and she is hearing impaired . She signs but not well because she also has Cerebral Palsey . The youth ( Jr. High and High school ) were doing child care that night with our youth Pastor . Well most of the youth did not know Caitilin and Dave our youth Pastir knows her well .
    Caitilin decided to tease the kids because they don’t know sign language . So she would sign something and all the kids would look at Dave the youth Pastor ask “what is she signing ” he looked at Caitilin and said while laughing you are just tracing these. Guys aren’t you ? And she just laughed . Caitilin will be 6 on June 28 . She is such a clown . We are do blessed to have her . Many Blessings
    Love Theresa Donlon

  9. 259
    Tabitha says:

    I love this thread!

    Okay, so I travel a lot for work and my next trip is to Argentina. I’ve been invited to also go to Mexico to perform some training. I was talking it over with my sweet 7-year-old boy who LOVES to travel (and who I bring any time I can) and trying to determine whether we could pull off getting him to come. Alas, as it turns out, I won’t have enough time to get him his passport so we can’t work it out this time. At that point the following exchange occurred:

    Son: You mean to tell me that I am stuck in the United States until I get a passport?!
    Me: Yep.
    Son: Well, what are we going to do about that?!

    I almost wet myself I was laughing so hard.

    We have a tough life- I’m a single momma & the kiddo has a disability but we both love Jesus and there are many sweet and fun moments in the midst of the hard. God knows right when to send them!!

  10. 260
    Catherine says:

    My niece is in 3rd grade and she has to take allergy medicine every day. She was at the Walmart and told her mom that she didn’t want to take the liquid anymore. She could take the pill form. So when she got to the counter with her mother to pay she looks at the pharmacy tech and says, “I am old enough to take the pill.” My sister couldn’t get her out of their quick enough.

  11. 261
    Gwen says:

    Had a farewell dinner last night with my “Birthday Lunch Bunch”. My family is moving from Michigan to Tennessee next week. Not only did they buy me dinner, but they presented me me a gift of $150 to decorate my new house. How fun is that?!!! They even made me raise my hand and promise to spend it on my home, not on my kids. Love them!

  12. 262
    Michele says:

    My four year old granddaughter was being dropped of by her papaw one day. She came across her papaw’s lap and stopped to tell him something really important.
    “Papaw I have to tell you something really important.”
    “Ok”, replied Papwa.
    He replies to her, “I love you too, Livi.”
    She grins and says,”NANA!”
    Go all you Nanas out there!

  13. 263
    Helen says:

    Several weeks ago five couples from my church traveled to Orlando to attend a four day Christian conference. When we checked in the receptionist was so kind to offer us a key to the club level so that we could eat breakfast, grab snacks during the day and enjoy coffee and dessert each night after the conference was over for the day. Understand…..all of us are in our fifties and very capable of taking care of ourselves….however, “Mama” Penny who is about ten years older than the rest of the group and is one of the last “Southern Belles” was constantly reminding us where we needed to be even though her husband kept telling her we were adults and we could take care of ourselves. The last night of the conference we had made plans to meet on the club level and over coffee and dessert we were going to share with each other about the conference. One of the couples had gone forward to be prayed for and we couldn’t find them when everything finished so our little “mama” decided she better call them to make sure they remembered to meet us. She dialed the number based on memory…..BIG mistake…..and when the person answered…..thinking it was our friend the conversation went like this…..

    Penny….”Hey, are you going to meet me on the club level tonight?”
    Man….”Who is this?”
    Penny….”This is Penny”
    Man….”Lady, I don’t know who you are but I do know my wife would kill me if I met you! So don’t call my house ever again!”

    Bless her heart! She was so embarrassed and we all thought it was hilarious!!!

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    sweet anonymous says:

    Recenly I had asked a friend if they would be interested in getting a kitten. She said as much as her little girls would love it, her husband is allergic. To which her darling 4 year old replied…it’s okay Mom, Dad can just live in the garage! Too cute!

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    Melissa Ford says:

    A few random and funny things that are heard around my home:

    Setting: time for a shower and bed so I send my 6yr.old up to get started and ENCOURAGE him to stay focused, get wet and suds up…a few minutes later he meets me in the hallway to ask me “how do you make an acorn?”…ARGH!!!

    my 3 yr. old daughter usually responds w/ “are you just kidding me??” whenever we give her an answer she doesn’t like.

    last night in the van my 5 yr. old (recently diagnosed w/ strep throat…good times!!!), was showing his older brother how HUGE his waffle fry from CFA was…his brother asked if he could have it and my 5yr. old replied…”no, it’s from mimi and papaw!”..

    Have a great day! I love family…the good, the bad and the funny 🙂

  16. 266
    Donna Sparks says:

    What a fun idea! Thanks Beth! Here goes:
    As I was preparing my lesson for my VERY first opportunity to speak to our ladies, God showed me an example from my past, and it is still one of my very favorite object lessons.

    When my brother and I were very young, he had a bad jealousy problem. My parents were always VERY FAIR, and made sure that they did the same for each of us, and in some cases more for him, because he always thought he was being slighted.

    Every year at Christmas, we would gather around the Christmas tree to open gifts as a family. As we began to open gifts, he would be sitting in the middle of all of his gifts, but not opening a single one of them. He was busy watching me, and every time I opened a gift he would ask my parents, “How much did that cost?” When he DID get around to opening his own gifts he would ask how much each of them cost, to make SURE they had not spent a penny more on me, than they spent on him.

    This went on for a few years, until my parents were so exasperated, they began to just leave the price tags on ALL of our gifts. That way, he wouldn’t have to ASK anymore. Still, he wouldn’t open ANY of his gifts, until he had examined each one of mine, coolness factor, value, cost, and tallied up just how much they had spent on me. Then he would tally up how much they spent on him, to make SURE it was the same.

    Present day….As I said, I was in the middle of preparing my lesson, and I was almost panicked because the date was quickly approaching, and I didn’t feel like God had given me ANYTHING to speak on yet! So, after much begging, panicking, and pleading, God woke me in the middle of the night, and placed that Christmas memory in my mind so vividly! I hadn’t thought about it in years. (Praise the Lord, my brother is not like that now!) I wondered, WHY would I remember this NOW, in the middle of the night?

    It hit me! Just as my parents were so exasperated with my brother, I thought….How exasperated God must be with us sometimes. Here we are sitting in the middle of ALL of the gifts He has given us, and we are not even opening them. We are too busy looking at everyone else’s gifts, and comparing. “She has a great voice, why can’t I sing like that God?” “She has this, or she has that….” We are so busy comparing ourselves to others, that we are not even operating in the gifts He has placed in OUR lives.

    What are we missing out on? He made each of us unique, with special gifts, talents, ministries, and He wants us to open OUR gifts, and not worry about how “we” think they measure up to someone elses. Each of us were put here to do something that ONLY we can do, and in a way that ONLY we can do it.

    I don’t want to exasperate Him. I want to fulfil His calling! I want to accept EVERY single gift He has for me, and operate for HIM in every capacity I can!

    I truly did NOT mean to type all of that, so I’m hoping that someone needed to hear it. ha ha ha Blessings to you!
    Love you all!

  17. 267
    Brandy says:

    Oh so many funny stories when you have kids. They bring such JOY! The other day my little 2 year old red-headed girl was teaching Elmo (a stuffed animal) how to walk around the kitchen and praising him when he “took” steps. All the while wearing one of those monkey backpack leashes.
    Thank you Lord for laughter!

  18. 268
    Misty Ansted says:

    I’ve been posting comments for a
    Couple of months. I don’t know if there is a formal intro process when someone starts following this blog! I hope not bc I’m sure I didn’t follow it. I’ve gotta share from by sweet little boy. He is 100% mamas boy which is what I prayed for! Anyway one day when I dropped him off at childcare he was crying really hard and I said oh buddy Mamas gotta go and through tears he said oyta mama but will you wub your mell on me and I was like what buddy?! You need another hug? And he said NO, rub your SMELL on me ao when I miss you today I can smell you! How unbelievably sweet is that! I left that day in tears and thinking about how we are suppose to be the fragrance of Christ. One more just here recently he informed me that he was NOT going to turn 5 and I kind of laughed and said well baby you have to and he said NO I DON’T and if I don’t turned 5 then I don’t have to go to kindergarten and leave you so I AM NOT having a birthday this year!! Lol. If it was that easier I would still be 29!!!! Hope this lifts your sweet spirits!

    • 268.1
      Dea says:

      It lifted my spirits. I remember many years ago when my five year old asked me to marry him when he grew up. I told him I was already married to Dad that it wouldn’t work out!! He’s almost 22 and not married yet. He’s out on his own but he still calls his momma. I think he’s looking around to marry someone else though! HA!

      • Misty Ansted says:

        Dea, that is precious!!! I hope Max calls me Mama his whole life! LOL…his poor future wife is going to probably hate it!! 🙂 Maybe I’ll start praying for that now!

  19. 269
    Tracie says:

    These are all so sweet, funny, and good medicine! Thanks to all for sharing.

    Now that we’ve brought home #4, I’m always trying to tweak things around the house to make our days run smoothly. I had an idea for the 6 year old to play with the 2 year old so I could have concentrated time with the 9 year old and I don’t know, maybe do a load of laundry without fear of the 2 year old pinching the baby’s nose closed…so I invented “brother time” … and the 2 year old loves it so much that during the day at random times he screams out “BUTTER NINE! BUTTER NINE!” and goes to find his big brother to spend special time with.

    In the midst of very full and often stressful/frustrating days, God gives us a little bit of humor to make us smile.

    I love the way 2 year olds talk. And I love brother time AND butter nine!

  20. 270
    Laura K in SD says:

    So glad that our prayers are being answered. You have definitely been on my heart lately! When I am overwhelmed, I often replay in my mind hearing you quote that verse in Psalm 27 and saying something like: “I gotta know I’ll still see some good in the land of my living!” (I can’t remember if it’s on a DVD or if I heard it at a LPL conference, but it has stuck with me through some hard times.)

    I think it’s fun to imagine possible good times ahead even if they might never happen. United Airlines just announced that they are starting a daily direct flight from Houston to Rapid City, SD that will run from June 7th to August 27th and since you are the only “friend” I have in Houston, I immediately thought of you!

    Imagine: in only 2 hours and 40 minutes you could be here in the Black Hills refreshing your soul. We could drive through Custer State Park, gaze at Mount Rushmore, hike around Devil’s Tower, or go out to a friend’s ranch and pet the elk & hand-feed cubes to the buffalo. Or you could plan your trip for July 21 & 22 to coincide with HILLS ALIVE, which is the free outdoor concert held in Memorial Park (the park around Rushmore Civic Center where you mentioned you had gone on a morning walk with Travis before the 2010 LPL conference in Rapid City). We could just sit in lawn chairs and listen all day to a great line-up of this year’s artists: Toby Mac, Mercy Me, Big Daddy Weave, Shane & Shane, Todd Agnew, Seventh Day Slumber, Sidewalk Prophets, the City Harmony, Dara Maclean, and more! Not trying to turn this into a tourism plug for South Dakota, but wouldn’t it be fun if I could be as much of a personal friend to you as you have been to me!

  21. 271
    Julie Hodges says:

    O Beth how I have needed to hear your words earlier this week and then to find the hope and truth this morning…
    this past year and the trials and the attract of the devil have been at times well, truth be told have all been more then I alone can bare, I rest in the truth though at time hard to see that my God is faithful!
    Beth, you shall continue to remain in my love and Prayers juls

  22. 272
    Jaime Garrett says:

    It’s been about 7 years ago and my grandmother was very sick. The doctor’s had called the family together because they didn’t expect her to make it thru the night. I left the hospital to go to my son who was around 8 years old at the time. I explained to him that grandma was very sick and needed us to pray for her. So he goes to his bedroom and prays. It wasn’t long after that we received a call from the hospital that grandma had began to respond and her vitals were coming up. I told my son that it looked like grandma was going to be ok. He said, “Yeah I know God was just waiting to hear me pray for her.” I got so tickled at him and once grandma was alert enough I told her what my son had said. She laughed and laughed over that. The faith of a child!!!!

  23. 273
    Betty says:

    My husband and I took our grandson to the Natural History Museum to see the dinosaurs for his fourth birthday. He was so excited just bouncing around as we approached the entrance to the exhibition. As soon as we got to the first sign explaining what we were seeing he pops up with “this sign says, Please Don’t Eat The People”. We have had many laughs over his approach to overcoming his anxiety.

  24. 274
    Carolyn says:

    Some smiles & chuckles:

    One day my housework-challenged husband decided to wash his sweatshirt.

    Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to me, “What setting do I use on the washing machine?”

    “It depends,” I replied. “What does it say on your shirt?”

    He yelled back, “University of Auburn.”
    – – – – – –

    A little woman called Mount Sinai Hospital. She said, “Mount Sinai Hospital? Hello. Darling, I’d like to talk with the person who gives the information about the patients. But I don’t just want to know if the patient is better or doing like expected, or worse, I want all the information from top to bottom, from A to Z.”

    The voice on the other end of the line said, “Would you hold the line, please? That’s a very unusual request.”

    Then a very authoritative voice came on and said, “Are you the lady who is calling about one of the patients?”

    She said, “Yes, darling! I’d like to know the information about Sarah Finkel, in Room 302.”

    He said, “Finkel. Finkel. Let me see. Feinberg, Farber –Finkel. Oh yes, Mrs. Finkel is doing very well. In fact, she’s had two full meals today. Her doctor says if she continues improving as she is, he’s going to send her home Tuesday at twelve o’clock.”

    The woman said, “Thank God! That’s wonderful! She’s going home at twelve o’clock! I’m so happy to hear that. That’s wonderful news.”

    The guy on the other end said, “From your enthusiasm, I take it you must be one of the close family.”

    She said, “What close family? I’m Sarah Finkel! My doctor tells me nothing!”

  25. 275
    Linda says:

    What a beautiful day, the sun shining, birds singing, and the dogs chasing the rabbits out of the blackberry patch! All of this going on as I picked my lunch for today out of the garden! Thank you Lord for another day to serve you!

  26. 276
    amanda morris says:

    My youngest son was getting ready to take shower and strips down in our laundry room. He has to walk to the opposite end of our house to the bathroom. While walking passed my husband and me

  27. 277
    Mona says:

    I just got back (Sunday evening) from a week of Youth camp during which I had the privilege to be a counselor. Our camp pastor did some great Bible teaching and we had some very enlightening small group discussion time that I’m sure the kids will be talking about and remembering for a while to come. We also had free time at the lake which had a tower and a blob. Now a blob is one of those giant pillow type things that float in the water. You jump down on one end (being sure to land on your behind) then crawl out to the other end to wait for launch. The conversations at the tower went something like this…
    “Are you a blobber or a blobbee?”
    “I can blob or be blobbed either one.”
    “Okay then she’s going to blob him, then you can blob her, then I’ll blob you, and then he can blob me.”
    “That sounds great; how many times have you been blobbed?”
    “I’ve only been blobbed twice but I’ve been a blobber several times.”
    Obviously, we had a blast at camp. :o)

  28. 278
    Jean herrick says:

    Last night at pray meeting a friend brought another friend a fresh bag of lettuce. I spotted it and said “Oh honeymoon salad!” The friend said “What?”
    I said “yes – Honeymoon salad – Lettuce alone!”
    (This was one of my father’s favorite jokes. He always laughed the loudest when he told it. My mother would just roll her eyes!)

  29. 279
    Ahvy Whiteside says:

    I was listening to Andrew Wommack this morning. He was saying that if we remembered the day we found Jesus everyday we would not be so concentrated on the trouble the devil tries to inflict. He said “how dumb can we be and still breathe?” that cracked me up!

  30. 280
    Kristi Lowe says:

    I work in the real estate industry, so a great majority of my phone calls are with title companies, other realtors, bankers, etc, etc. It’s usually very dry, professional, direct, to the point. (man, some people are just stuff!:)

    Last Wednesday, in our small group, one of the guys in our group was jokingly using the phrase “Awesomesauce”…as in, “That’s Awesomesauce!”

    Well, it caught on, because we are a pretty gregarious group, and everything became Awesomesauce that evening…the Pizza was Awesomesauce…Pastor Doug’s sermon last sunday was Awesomesauce…you get it. What can I say, we were just simpled out, having a good chuckle!

    The next day, one of the title companies called. And after delivering some good news, I replied (you guessed it), “That’s AWESOMESAUCE!”

    Professionalism at it’s finest, I know. :))

  31. 281
    Ashley says:

    Here’s the nugget my 6 year-old shared with me this morning…

    Just as the moon reflects the sun, our eyes {and our lives} should reflect the Son.

    Wisdom from the mouth of a babe. Love it.

  32. 282
    Amanda says:

    I’m late to the party. Ive been at church camp with 100 kiddos, so I could crash the site with some of what I’ve seen and heard this week. For time sake I’ll just share the one that came from my own 6yr old, Caleb.
    Completely out of the blue the other day he said, “Momma, if I could see Jesus, I’d kiss Him till His crown fell off.”

    Wow, right!!?

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    Christie says:

    One Monday morning during my weekly Bible study that I had in my living room we were about half way through one of the Esther session video’s and into the room marches my then two year old daughter. She was playing her princess dress-up as she did every day of the week in her princess dresses. (she always loved to model them for the ladies and they were so sweet to compliment her even in the middle of a session video) However this time, she was wearing ONLY the beautiful sparkly crown and fantastic hot pink matching heels with nothing in between! I hurriedly pointed her in the direction of her trunk full of gowns and could hear the laughter and giggles from the other room. We will never forget that day….it definitely made an article in her baby book.

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    Tanya Hoffman says:

    I went to this really cute little store and they had an adorable skirt on sale, it is not really something I would normally wear but I decided to go for it! I had a shirt that I thought would go with it so I tried it on for my husband and he said that it matched.

    We were almost to the school to drop my daughter, Sadie, off (with me wearing my new outfit) today and all of the sudden she starts looking me up and down and says, “Mom you don’t match today.” I told Sadie that her Dad said it matched and she said “well, what does he know?”. I also told her that when she thinks I don’t match it would be better to tell me before we leave the house so I actually can do something about it rather than wait until we are 15 miles away from home!

    Out of the mouth of babes!

    Have a fun day Ladies! Thank you Mama Beth

  35. 285
    Colette says:

    I was reminded of one the funniest stories just last week! One of my best friends and her husband just celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversay! I was her maid of honor and while they were saying their vows, we were crying happy tears of joy! Well…..the priest told her husband to “repeat after me”! But the priest had a lisp so her husband said “In THICKNESS and in health!”. We could NOT stop laughing!!! So 25 years later I reminded her of that and she said I guess that means I can get fat!!! 🙂
    I just love that memory! Laughter is good for my soul!

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    Tiffany Mattson says:

    My son watched the movie Spy Kids, and fell in love with Floop, and uses the word Floopy to discribe his reaction to something he has tasted that has a unique taste. He will shake and squeeze his eyes closed and announce ” It making me Floopy” Well a few weeks back we went to the farmers market were they had out several taste tests and one in particular was TWO dips one was lemon and the other keylime flavored. I allowed him to try them he liked them so I bought them. The other day I mixed the lemon mix with cream cheese and butter like it says to do, on the package, and added some onto my bagel. my husband saw it said it smelled good, however when he tasted it he went “Floopy” So I asked My son here take some and show your dad you like it. he responds with ” No mommy, it was good then not now it makes me Floopy.”NOW HE TELLS ME! Love my baby’s honesty

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    Catherine says:

    Our church is doing VBS this week. Last night one of the girls in my group told me “I love God all the time. Even when I’m having a bad day, I still love him.”

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    Tiffany Mattson says:

    Our son is Autistic with Asbergers and is a loving engegetic talkative ball of energy. His teachers and others are helping Isaiah with social skills. One day when in a meeting with several teachers, one told me about when Isaiah was in lunch line, which has to be quiet She noticed Isaiah wanted to tell her something, so she told Isaiah “Put everything you want to say into your pocket.” she said he looked down at his pocket and replied “It’s Not Big Enough.” ROFL

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    Celeste says:

    Taking my 21 year old (when did THAT happen?) daughter to Chicago next week to experience Wrigley Field and a Cubs game. What can be more fun than that??

    Love you, Beth. Prayers still headed your way!

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    Fran Mccurry Plott says:

    Here’s a happy moment that made ME smile:

    On Mothers’ Day my son and daughter-in-law presented me with a card. When I opened it, it was an ultrasound picture of my first grandchild!!! What a precious way to announce their news to me and what a memorable Mothers’ Day!!!

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    Tammy says:

    Yesterday it was storming here in Jax Florida. Reminded me of the joke about the little girl looking up in the sky when the lightening came…her reason…God keeps taking my picture! Made me chuckle to remember it and at the next flash I looked up and smiled for Him myself! Happy Thursday everyone! OH…and Im wearing my new spring ORANGE nail polish. Love it! hee hee

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    Kim B. says:

    While visiting my home town in Eastern Kentucky last week, I saw the most hilarious thing ever. I was at Walmart, of course….because when you go home to a small town, you go to Walmart, Church and the local coffee shop to see EVERYONE….so I was at Walmart getting in my car when I noticed the man parked in front of me had something strange on the outside of his mouth. As I got closer, I realized it was HIS TEETH! He was hanging his teeth out while hanging out in the Walmart parking lot. Until he saw me looking and he quickly sucked them back into his head. Made my day. I love small town Kentucky folk : )

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    Cindy says:

    Thank you, Beth, for your honesty, and the way you love us all. Rarely comment, but hey, you all can have a laugh at my expense!

    I park my car in the driveway, and leave the garage for my husband’s car, since he has the kids the most. I was running late, and next on my list was to take my son to his Tae Kwon Do class. I asked him to open the garage door & jimp in the car…I’d be right there. I grabbed my purse, ran through the garage’s open door to my car, hopped in, & took off. After about half a block, I thought it seemed awfully quiet – I’ used to non-stop talk from my boy! I looked in the rear-view mirror, and the back seat was empty. He had gotten in the other car! I circled around and returned to find him still waiting in the other car…wondering why his mom was so nuts!

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    Rachel in Arizona says:

    Not too long ago our family was driving down the interstate when we passed by a grove of pecan trees. Noticing how they were growing in perfectly straight rows,, my 15-yr-old daughter (who’s not nearly as blonde as she acts) commented, “wow, that’s really neat how all those trees grew so straight in rows like that.” Love her!

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    Melinda says:

    Well, about the only thing I can think of is my 7 year old daughter singing. She makes up these songs, and 9 times out of 10, they are about Jesus, and how she loves Jesus, and how she is going to Heaven to live with Jesus. She’s really quite precious.

    Oh, and it looks like I might get to go to an education seminar that is being held by Lego. 😀 What is it about Legos that makes everyone a kid and happy?

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      Melinda says:

      I thought of something else. I homeschool my children. Recently, we’ve taken to learning Bible verses. We’re on our 6th verse. But there’s something wonderful and heart warming about hearing MY children recite the word of God, with hearts so full of faith and trust. (My 2 girls are 13 and 7.)

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    Sandy Smith says:

    When my daughter was about 5 and all three children were buckled up in the rear seats of my mini van I was given that awful finger sign from an irrate driver for something I did while driving. I was saying, Wow, what did I do? I just don’t understand when Lyndsey chimed in “That happens to daddy all the time.” Oh really????

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    Betty M says:

    Dear Beth,
    There is nothing that gets the chills racing up and down my spine than hearing what you just posted yesterday!!!! WOW! I have been praying alot about you. I have sensed your quietness even before you mentioned it and true to form for us gals we notice things!!! I also noticed on some of the pictures posted lately of you that you look tired, kinda strained. So, I have noticed for awhile now and prayed.
    I have not had a hilarious thing happen for awhile even though I love hilarity!!! One very heart warming thing is the finding of a book my beloved cousin who died 3 yrs ago this month once gave me. She was very notaligic and once gave me a condensed version of the readers I learned to read from. You know, the Dick and Jane books. At the time I loved it but it only took about 10 mins to read them they are for grades 1 and 2 and I like to think I have graduated to far heavier reading material by now. I loved the idea but thought, so, what use is this book now? Well, little did I know how valuable it would be. When Brian got home from Rochester Mn afew weeks ago we had to start him all over in reading etc as he suffered a rare type of stroke. This book has been a real Godsend as he is reading in it every day. He is progressing so well and is almost to his baseline again of which I am so grateful. I just love that you are doing better and I will remember you especially this weekend as you are in Calgary Canada. Actually not that far from me!!I live near the Canadian border and get to Canada about once a year. Blessings to you and those you serve this weekend! Love in Him, Betty M

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    Terri says:

    My 3 year old granddaughter was drawing a picture on her chalk board – using all the colors sideways – until the whole board was full. I asked her what it was a picture of and she looked at it for a long time and said “It’s the glory of God!”

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    Stacey says:

    I was recently with a dear friend who’s ex-husband was dropping off the kids after dinner. The ex-husband had painted his toe nails (lime green of all colors, supposedly for some medical reason). I, being the good friend that I am, proceeded to give him a really hard time about them (joking of course and it was all really light). After he left his 10 year old son puts his hand to his forehead covering his eyes and say’s “and he’s ALWAYS wearing flip flops and I’m always saying look (he looks straight up) aren’t the clouds big”. Out of the mouth of babes…it was hysterical with all the body language the little guy used.

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    Ruth says:

    Have you heard Mandisa’s song “Good Morning” with Toby Mac?!
    What a wonderful way to begin the day!!!! Can’t help be happy when you listen to this one!

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