Friday’s Fave Five

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FFF springI didn’t have to look far to find five blessings this week. After you read mine, why don’t you share some of yours?

ONE. Annual Church  Meeting. Fear not, this was no stuffy, boring time! We now have this government required meeting as a regular part of our church service instead of having an extra meeting time after church. While writing my reports, I found that 70% of the parents and grandparents who use our children’s ministry for their kiddos also volunteer in that same ministry. And I further discovered . . .

  • 22% are teens
  • 45% are adults (under 55 years old)
  • 33% are adults 55+ (in age).

TWO. Women’s Ministry meeting and (my birthday) dinner.  There are only 3 of us on the team, but we sure gel! We made some new plans. Our reveal will be in April. And I am looking forward to getting to know and minister more to the women of CNC.

We put together a short video about what  what our church means to us which was showed at our Annual Meeting.

THREE. Unexpected Meal and Visit. Marsha and I didn’t plan on meeting up for supper and a movie this week. But I wanted to borrow some kitchen tools for some goodies I am making for a Missions Tea on Saturday. Turns out she was in the middle of making this delicious beauty  (don’t let the eggplant scare you away) and invited me to stay. She added Katamari olives and oh, my, this meal is YUMMM. It has a comfort food appeal. It will be on my menu rotation for sure.

FOUR. Missions Week. Every year at church we have a Missions Celebration. Ours is this week. So far I have been to a Missions Breakfast (for those 55 years and older) and a Missions Dessert (both yesterday on my birthday). WOW – both times were so awesome. We got a great overview of the work being done in Africa and heard snippets of their 36 years of ministry. These events were inspiring and showcased God’s power and personal care for people.

FIVE. Birthday Love. My birthday capped off a marvelous week. Days like that (filled with great stories, people, love and food) are so awesome, they are probably illegal!  And I keep listening to these Happy Birthday Greetings from my grand-daughter.

Take some time now to think about what has made your week special. I’d love to hear!


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  • 1. ccmitch  |  . at .

    So glad you had such a blessed birthday week. And as a missionary, I love that Missions Week was a such a big part of that!


  • 2. jerralea  |  . at .

    Happy Birthday, Susan! Sounds like you had a great week. I’m of the opinion we should celebrate loved ones’ birthdays all week long.

    Your grand girl is so precious!


  • 3. Barbara H.  |  . at .

    Happy Birthday! Glad you had some neat activities for it. It’s great to gel so well with ministry coworkers.


  • 4. Melissa Mulvaney  |  . at .

    Happy, happy Birthday to you!!!! How wonderful,that you had such a fantastic week!!!


  • 5. nikkipolani  |  . at .

    Isn’t it lovely to have a week full of joyful things? Glad it happened on your birthday week 😉 I love the sound of the three of you women working so well together. Wonderful.


  • 6. Christina  |  . at .

    Happy Birthday to you! I had a break in my routine this week that gave me some quality time with my boys reading to them about Joshua and Caleb last night, precious moments!


  • 7. Susanne  |  . at .

    Sounds like you’ve had a wonderful week steeped in church related things. That meal looks delicious. I’ve never cooked with eggplant though do like it. Happy belated birthday to you!!


  • 8. Karen  |  . at .

    Happy Birthday, Susan! Your church sounds like a warm and inviting place to be. I enjoyed watching the video, I would jump at the chance to be a part of your group.


  • 9. Faith  |  . at .

    oh happy belated Birthday…sounds like you had a very special week from missions to meetings! happy weekend and enjoy the rest of the Sabbath day.


  • 10. Willow  |  . at .

    Your church sounds so inviting and friendly–all those ministries to others.
    Happy Birthday to you! And of course, many many more!



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