Friday’s Fave Five, May 10, 2013

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It is Friday and I am thinking and writing about five favorites from my past week. Go here to join in the fun.

FFF daisies1. Finished Mother’s Day gifts for the women in our church. Each year the women’s ministry team gives something to this invaluable group of women: mothers. We’ve made corsages, cards, and candy. We’ve decorated pens and lip balm tins. We always include a verse. Not only is it rewarding to encourage the moms. It is FUN to get with the gals of this team and craft and talk. I will post a photograph after Mother’s Day.

2. Saw Les Mis and ate home made pizza. My boss and his wife had some folks over for pizza cooked on a bbq. We had 3 types of pizza: 2 savory and 1 dessert. It was delish!!! This is the 2nd time I saw Les Mis. It was just as impactful, but at least this time I didn’t sob.

3. Mentoring is going well. We’ve started a new to us ministry in our church: a mentoring program for the ladies. The age range is teen to 60’s. It is fun to hear how each pairing is so different.

  • One pair communicates mainly through texting.
  • Another meets face-to-face each week.
  • One is by phone every other week.
  • One pair is going through a book together.
  • And one focuses on the goals set at their first meeting.

I am enjoying my “pairing” and am  reminded weekly of God’s grace. I pray that my mentee also gets this same encouragement.

4. Weekly small group is awesome! I know that my 66 Love Letters group is often one of my 5 faves. This past week was no exception. It was a smaller group than normal so of course the dynamics were different. We had lots to share. I can’t think of a specific thing that made it awesome except that the friendships there are growing, encouraging, and honest. Do you think the German Chocolate cake could have influenced my feelings?  :)

5. Walked with a friend. I like to walk by myself as this is a time to reflect and work out things. But lately I just can’t seem to get out the door. So it was awesome that a friend and I walked 2 miles. We caught up with each other’s lives. We planned. We praised God.  And I felt so emotionally FULL afterwards.

Your Turn . . . What is a favourite from your week? Leave a comment.

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  • 1. Dawn  |  . at .

    A much needed visit to the chiropractor… The giant buckets of grace my husband poured over me when I’d made a big mistake this week… Farmers Market flowers… Fun conversations with good friends… Funny videos that have made me laugh so hard I snorted. :)

  • 2. Barbara H.  |  . at .

    I miss crafting with a ladies’ group, too. Our church here has a ladies’ group but it is set up differently. The Mother’s Day goodies sound fun.

    The mentoring and small groups sound neat.

    We haven’t had grilled pizza – would like to give it a try some time.

  • 3. Gattina  |  . at .

    In Belgium we have Mother’s day on Sunday too ! Maybe you should try our famous Belgian chocolate and your feelings will even more improve, lol !

  • 4. Faith  |  . at .

    That’s awesome about your church making special mother’s day gifts to encourage the moms. Yay for Les Miserable and pizza nite! Yay for walking with a friend…walking made my list too as you know. OH…and to answer your ? about the cherry trees…ours are ornamental as is my pear tree (last year’s mother’s day gift from my youngest and hubby) in the back yard. Happy Mother’s Day to you!!

  • 5. Laura Lee Groves  |  . at .

    I love that you’re making Mother’s Day gifts — so great! Walking with a friend sounds like such fun. That would be good for me. Have a great week ahead!

  • 6. Susanne  |  . at .

    What a sweet thing for your women’s ministry team to do! I’ll bet it really blesses those ladies!

    I liked Les Mis much better the second time I saw it. It allowed me to relax and really get into the story rather than trying to get past all the singing. :v)

    My husband is a walk by himself kind of person too. It’s his time to pray and reflect. Me? I like a walking buddy.

  • 7. willowknits  |  . at .

    I admire your ability to walk by yourself. I need a friend and walking buddy to motivate me.
    OK, now I need to see Les Mis!
    Happy Mother’s Day to you.

  • 8. nikkipolani  |  . at .

    I smiled that you managed not to sob in this viewing of Les Mis ;-) Your small group has been a blessing to you again! I do love my small group. Time well spent. How terrific to have a walking friend when you’re feeling least motivated.

  • 9. Liesel Hill  |  . at .

    Sounds like you had a productive week! I walk by myself sometimes too, though when I do it, it’s usually to work out what comes next in whatever story I’m writing. :D And I LOVE Les Miz! Now following you via email. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D


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