Friday’s Fave Five – 8/31/18

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No amount of regret changes the past.

No amount of anxiety changes the future.

Any amount of gratitude changes the present.

~ Ann Voscamp

Here are five of my blessings from this week. Join me for this FFF at Living to Tell the Story.

ONE. Community Breakfast. On Sunday. our “church service” was sponsoring a free community breakfast at a shopping center near our church. Besides breakfast we gave away food (from the Food Locker), had a prayer table and 2 bouncy houses. There were games and candy for the kiddos. Two ladies provided face painting. And church members ate with the community, getting to know them.

TWO. Cooler weather. Usually it is in the 100’s during the summer here. But this week it has been in the 80’s.

THREE. Meditating on wisdom. There is a difference between knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge is a fact. I.e. Knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing to NOT put a tomato into your fruit salad.  God’s wisdom gives us the right facts so we can choose between what looks good, what feels good, and what is good.

FOUR. Garden fresh tomatoes and lemon cucumber. I made several salads with these ingredients. A friend gave me the tomatoes and the cucumbers came from my garden. Yummm.

FIVE. Finished two books. 1. Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants by Louie Giglio. 2. Many Waters by Madeleine L’Engle.

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  • 1. Faith  |  . at .

    Ooh….Louie Giglio!!! I hear him on the AirOne radio when i drive to work. Love that guy!! Didn’t know he wrote books!

    Yay for fresh veggies…..share the recipe?

    How wonderful that your church had the community outreach……did a lot of folk show up?

    Wow, your regular temps are in the 100s? Our regular for summer is 80s but we did see 96 this past Monday, way too hot and humid for me! Our temps are back to low 80s and the awful humidity broke thank the Lord. Although i heard it might go up again this weekend. But hey….it’s still summer even though school starts next week and colleges out here all started last week.

    I hope you enjoy a relaxing weekend!


    • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

      We served breakfast to a lot of folks, about 250. We will do this event again. And we’ll do it at the end of the month (like this time) since many people in our area have more month than money. It was a blessing to be able to get food to folks who were hungry.

      At some point I will put the salad recipe on my blog, but for now, here it is.

      2 lemon cucumbers, cut into slices and then halved
      Handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
      1/4 C red onions, diced
      2 Tablespoons olive oil.
      1.5 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar.
      Sea salt and pepper to taste.

      When I made it a second time, I added, garbanzo beans, broccoli, celery, and cilantro. YUMMM.


  • 3. Dianna  |  . at .

    Congratulations on finishing those two books, Susan! And I love that you are meditating on wisdom…definitley a difference in wisdom and knowledge. Have a wonderful weekend!


    • 4. susan2009  |  . at .

      It feels great to get the Giglio book done as I have been reading it for a couple of months. There was so much for me to “chew” on that I had to take it slowly.


  • 5. Barbara H.  |  . at .

    The community outreach sounds like a great idea for meeting and getting to know the community. We’re not in the 100s too often, but we get there sometimes, with a lot of the summer in the 90s. It’s starting to cool off a little in the evenings.

    The Bible has so much to say about wisdom. It would make for a great word study.

    I just saw that Louie Giglio book mentioned somewhere else recently. I am not familiar with him.

    Happy weekend!


    • 6. susan2009  |  . at .

      Yes, wisdom is a great word study. I have learned a lot by doing that. I now have more facts about God to lean on in times of trail (mine and others); and how wisdom is important during those trials.


  • 7. wendyj59  |  . at .

    The 100s would be way to hot for me so I’m glad it’s cooler for you. I like your take on knowledge and wisdom. Have a good weekend.


    • 8. susan2009  |  . at .

      I learned so much studying wisdom these past weeks. It was hard to narrow down my lessons for one sermon.

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  • 9. Kathy  |  . at .

    Hi Susan! You had a great week! I do like you description of knowledge and wisdom! I never had a Leon cucumber, I will be on the lookout for it!


    • 10. susan2009  |  . at .

      I have never seen a lemon cucumber in the store.
      I planted my garden a little late this year, so I bought plants from the Farmer’s Market. The lemon cucumber was one of the plants available. One plant s sufficient for a family. It looks different (inside and out) but tastes like a regular cucumber. Another bonus is that I don;t burp after eating one.


  • 11. Susanne  |  . at .

    What a fun thing to do to reach out to the community! Sounds like lots of fun! I have never heard of lemon cucumbers but they sound delicious. I’ve never read either of those authors.


    • 12. susan2009  |  . at .

      this is the first year I’ve ever had or heard of lemon cucumbers. I like them because they don’t cause me to burp.
      This is the first Giglio book I’ve ever read. I have read L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time series several times. Many Waters is the 4th book out of 5.


  • 13. Willow  |  . at .

    Your week sounds like it was just right–not too busy and not too hot! Love, love, love fresh veggies!


  • 14. Ellie HS  |  . at .

    It is so true, what a precious words. Sometimes I regret the past, I worry about the future, then as soon as I start to shift my thoughts into little things that I am grateful about my present start to move forwards. Love, Ellie HS



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