Friday’s Fave Fave – 12/11/15

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“Find the good and praise it,” (Alex Haley).

Getting together with these folks was surely part of the good of my week.

Getting together with these folks was surely part of the good of my week.

A look back at my past week reveals things that are good and a cause for gratitude. In this post I share five such things.

ONE. Family Traditions. On Sunday I had the privilege of being part of my grand daughter’s first Christmas cookie-making time.

  • I forgot to bring a few things so we walked to a near by outside mall to a kitchen store. The walk, the lights on the street, and being with one another added so much to the day.
  • You know how kiddos (especially ones of the toddler variety) LOVE to
    Daddy taught Sofia the proper way to 'clean" frosting off the beater.

    Daddy taught Sofia the proper way to ‘clean” frosting off the beater.

    dump sprinkles onto their cookie creations? Well, not my Sofia. She very delicately gave two tiny shakes of the jar onto the chosen cookies. Although she was quite generous when using the frosting tubes.

  • But like every other kiddo, she’d lick the knife and eat a cookie when the adults weren’t looking.
  • Truth be told, I ate a few cookies that way, too.

TWO. Praying Friends. I believe in the power and “help” of prayer. I am so blessed to have a circle of folks who pray for me regularly. And blessed to have folks I can call or text to say, “please pray!”

Sofia and I also made our 2nd annual Christmas ornament. Last year it was a glittered hand-print (her's of course). This year it was a glittered Sofia The First ornament.

Sofia and I also made our 2nd annual Christmas ornament. Last year it was a glittered hand-print (her’s of course). This year it was a glittered Sofia The First Princess ornament.

THREE. Celebration of Life. I went to a memorial service for a friend’s father this week. It was such an inspiring service. I hope my life reveals such inspiration at my life’s end. I am grateful for Jim’s legacy and example. Both make me want to be a better woman.

FOUR. Music. This week music has cheered and inspired me . I have also used it as an aid to study and for sounder sleep.

FIVE. Small Group. On Mondays I facilitate two small groups. We are going through Face-to-Face with Naomi and Ruth: Together for the Journey by Janet Thompson.

  • I love hearing the answers and questions they have from the book, the Bible, and each other.
  • I love seeing their insights and growth. I love seeing the affection they have for each other.
  • We had an especially thought-provoking time last Monday. Two of my fave questions were as follows. (1) How teachable are you?  (2) What kind of person brings out a teachable spirit in you?

Holiday FFFThese are five of my blessings from last week. Share in the comments or link up at Living to Tell the Story to share your own post of five blessings.




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  • 1. Barbara H.  |  . at .

    The cookie session sounds like so much fun! I’ve just been wondering if my little 19-month old grandson would be up for it – I think we’ll give it a try.

    Music made my list this week, too. Your small group and prayer partners sound like such a blessing.

    Even though Memorial services are sad, they are often inspirational as well. It’s often not until such a time that we do some serious reflecting on how one life touches others.


    • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

      Hello Barb, it would be fun to make cookies even with such a little one. . . . Yes, it is sad that often we wait until a death before we think about our legacy or even think about letting others know how special they are to us.


  • 3. smile7850  |  . at .

    So enjoyed tyour 5 blessings…. I will spending time weith my toddler granddaughter this season… cant wait to make cookies! I took notes! I am your newest follower!


    • 4. susan2009  |  . at .

      Thanks for vising and becoming a follower. I hope you have a terrific time with your toddler grand daughter making cookies.


  • 5. Susanne  |  . at .

    Ooooo, those two questions are very convicting! Sounds like a great study. How fun to bake Christmas cookies with your granddaughter!


  • 6. Faith  |  . at .

    your granddaughter is a cutie!! what fun to join in on the cookie making! I haven’t done any yet this year…we are cutting back on sweets anyways so…..i did promise my daughters though that I will back once the youngest is done with all this ballet rehearsing and performing! I love leading my small group…our last one for 2015 is Tuesday evening….discussion of the next chapter plus a secret santa night 🙂 I find it a blessing to be able to lead a group of ladies all studying the Word and praying for one another. Be blessed this week!!


  • 7. Willow  |  . at .

    Family traditions like baking cookies are great ways to celebrate Christmas. We have a cookie recipe from my grandmas which we always make.
    I have one more week of Bible study until January. I love my Bible study small group.
    This week our pastor’s sermon was about Ruth!



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