Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday Randomness (Vol. 8)

I was going to skip Friday Randomness today because the great thing about my weekly randomness post ... I can randomly decide not to do. :) But here I am sharing a few quick favorites from my week.

Scripture speaking to my heart

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." ~ Hebrews 11:1

Devotional love

"Every little thing is going to be okay because God is working good through every little thing." ~ Ann Voskamp, The Greatest Gift (12/12)

More from Anything, by Jennie Allen

"If God is really real and we are going to live with him forever, shouldn't he be the only thing? Shouldn't he be the controlling force of our lives? If we really believe this..."

Favorite blog post

I do not recall who led me to Shauna but her post was the reminder I needed to focus on being present this Christmas season over being perfect. Present Over Perfect.

You will also be blessed if you read any one of the posts linked up for Three Word Wednesday this week. If you haven't joined in yet, would you prayerfully consider joining us soon? It has become a beautiful community of writing friends.

God with us

Jocelyn Green speaks to the hearts of military wives celebrating Christmas without their husbands and reminds us that God is with us. "You may feel alone right now, but God is with you."

You know I love Pastor Pete Wilson, right? He is the author of the book Let Hope In. I'm still giddy  over the fact that he liked a Facebook status update of mine on my blog page. The status was about his book but I still find it super cool that he actually paid me a visit. This morning I stopped over to pay him a visit and he too is talking about how the nature of God is to come along side of us.

Favorite Internet find(s)

Watch this touching video from parents of a child killed at Sandy Hook. Evil does not have to win.

This video of an airline surprising passengers will make you smile and cry. What a delight! Thank you, WestJet.

Favorite Facebook post

I love my fellow milspouse blogging friend Karin of Sunrise with a Six Pack. And I loved one of her most recent status updates. Thank you for sharing my friend.

Finding blessings in a deployment

~ Going to see a production of It's A Wonderful Life with another army wife.
~ Friends coming to your rescue when you felt stranded.
~ A broken bone in your foot not being quite as bad as you thought it would be.
~ Watching It's A Wonderful Life on TV with my son and his girlfriend
~ Decorating the Christmas tree with my son and his girlfriend.
~ A much needed getaway to my favorite city, Washington, DC.
~ A job that spoils you!
~ Meeting up with a blogging friend for dinner.
~ Face-time with my favorite time of the day.


  1. Your place is one of my favorite places to visit on Fridays, Beth! Can't wait to read and share this love with others! Hope your foot is a little less sore today:) sending you love and Christmas cheer from the cornfields. {Hugs hugs hugs}

  2. Beth, I can so relate to that giddy feeling you get when someone "big" takes a moment pays you a visit. Happy Friday friend. Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Hi Beth! My husband just loves It's a Wonderful Life. He's an ex-Marine, btw. We would watch it every year. Thank you for all your 'favorites'. I don't get around to a lot of new blogs all the time, so it's so lovely to be introduced to bloggers I may not have met.
    Sorry about your foot? I'm sure theres a story there somewhere!
    Happy Friday!

  4. Ready your blessing makes me smile everyday. You are a good heart.

  5. I just love you, Beth. This Friday Randomness - a treasure hunt! Hugs and happy weekend!

  6. Can you believe I only saw It's a Wonderful Life for the first time last year! Sad, I know. Hey, are you away from home? I have a little something to deliver but don't want you to be gone when it arrives. :)


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