Friday’s Fave Five – Week 7, 2014
What can I say about this past week’s blessings? At first look, our annual women’s tea was the only highlight. Mainly because I hurt my back and I spent a lot of time healing. So I’ll start with the Tea.
ONE. Annual Women’s Missionary Tea. We had 14 tables of 7 women each. Each table had the distinctive flair of the hostess and co-hostess. We were delighted to have Rachel as our speaker. Rachel and her family live abroad overseeing a school that is being built.
Rachel’s humour (stand-up comedian funny), passion for loving on others, and an even deeper passion for following God, reminded us of the importance of relationships and what happens when we follow God’s leading even when it goes against our comfort zone.
I love how Rachel speaks to God like the Person He is. Her enthusiasm, warmth, and creativity impacted all of us. She gave us M&M’s and asked us to pray for Muslim Ministry every time we ate one.
TWO. I discovered a new (to me) show to watch: Sherlock. It was just the thing to watch while I was laid up on the couch doing ‘my” winter Olympic sport of “Ice-Heat-Ice.” I watched the first two seasons on Amazon Prime (for free). Season 3 is not free. So I did some searching and found a free link. Here is the link to Season 3’s three episodes.
Question. I haven’t read any Sherlock Holmes books. In the book is Sherlock as “different and difficult” as he is in the shows?
THREE. We had a Valentine’s party at my small group – kiddy style. I like giving and receiving cards and always look at them at the Dollar Store. Last week while getting something else, I paused to look at the kiddy Valentine Cards. They were sooooo fun and cute. So I asked my Wednesday night group (last week), if they were game for having a party and passing out kiddy cards to each other. They were.
In addition to cards, we also had decorations, candy, cookies, brownies, all manner of drinks, and “real” food: foil wrapped chicken, rice, and Asian salad. And we even went over our homework. Great class.
FOUR. I read two youth books: Daniel Boone: Wilderness Scout and Harriet the Spy. While looking for this link, I discovered there is a series involving Harriet the Spy. I remember that this used to be a favourite book of my sister.
I read these two because I am still reading my way through my own book cases and thereby decluttering what I won’t keep. Also my brain couldn’t do a lot of focusing while I was “mending” my back. This light reading fit the bill.
FIVE. I discovered Instant Brown Rice. Maybe you’ve already made this before. Or maybe it would never pass your lips. But I was asked to bring rice to accompany the foil wrapped chicken. I did not have the time to go home and make a pot so I bought a box of the instant stuff. I have to say, I was impressed by the flavour. I will definitely make this again especially since I still have 1/3rd of the box left.
As we can both see, I did indeed have 5 blessings from this past week. So glad I took the time to ponder this. Share what your blessing is. To read what others have written, go visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.
And to end this, Happy Valentine’s Day to all my FFF friends. Your comments and FFF posts have enriched and encouraged me.
I wrote 3 Ways to Encourage Others on Valentine’s Day & Year Round. Maybe you’ll get another idea that will help you encourage others.