Friday’s Fave Five

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It’s time to share my five favourite blessings from the week gone by. Hopefully something I share will spark a gratitude memory or you’ll learn something you can use. I am linking up with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.

ONE. Quote. I finished “An Acceptable Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. It is the last book in the Wrinkle in Time quintet. A fave quote is as follows: “From this moment on, your behaviour must be such that when you go to bed at night you will be happy with what you have done during the day.” The Bishop said this to Zachary. … I like the idea of reviewing my daily behaviours to make sure I have done well.

Your Turn . . .  Do you save quotes? Do you have a quote to share?

TWO. Afternoon Nap. Twice I was able to take a nap. This is such a treat especially since I don’t always sleep well at night.

Your Turn . . . When was the last time you had a nap? Is a nap torture or a treat?

THREE. Walk. These past summer months our area has been overwhelmed with smoke from the fires that surround where I live in northern CA. Therefore, I haven’t done much walking. Finally this week, I am back on track to getting my daily steps in. I sleep better and my blood sugar is better.

Your Turn . . . What are you doing to take care of your health? Is it going well?

FOUR. Small Group Leaders Meeting. Our church is starting a church wide small group campaign. We are going to read “The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door by Jay Pathak. Last night I gave a training for the small group leaders. I LOVE small groups and I love the idea of helping the leaders feel more comfortable with their role. We bonded as a group and plan on staying in touch for emotional support, advice, and prayer. It’s as if our leaders formed their own small group.

Your Turn . . . What was the last small group book you read? How did it make a difference in your life?

FIVE. Rotisserie Chicken. Sometimes I just don’t feel like cooking. That’s when “easy” foods are a blessing. Rotisserie chicken is easy food to buy and use. I ate it straight from the bird for the fist meal. I will strip the chicken and make 2 more meals: chicken curry and chicken soup.

Your Turn . . . What is your easy food and why?

Answer one question or answer them all. Or answer none. I hope you do take time to think about your blessings from this past week.

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My Day…so far Friday’s Fave Five – Sept 14, 2018

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  • 1. Dianna  |  . at .

    #1…I do save quotes!
    #2…I don’t nap often but the last few weeks that have kept me busier than normal I have found myself “waking up” when I’ve laid down on the couch to “rest my eyes”. 🙂
    #3…I just got in from a walk with my hubby.
    #4..Our church isn’t large enough to have small groups…I guess you could say we are our own small group. 🙂
    #5…My easy meal is like yours. Nothing like picking up a chicken at the store and having the main part of the meal already prepared!


  • 2. wendyj59  |  . at .

    1. I don’t save quotes but it’s something I should start doing – especially as I have a kindle app and can bookmark things easily.
    2. I don’t usually set aside time for napping but if I sit down in the afternoon I sometimes find I’m having one anyway!
    3. No walking for me at the moment due to an injured knee – it’s driving me nuts.
    4. This doesn’t apply for me
    5. My easy meals are pasta. I always have a jar of tomato and mascarpona sauce in the cupboard and I’ll add in bacon, onions, mushrooms and anything else that might be in the house.
    Have a great weekend.


  • 3. Barbara H.  |  . at .

    Yes, I do save quotes! I have pages and pages of them. One favorite: “As we remember the lovingkindness of the Lord, we see how good it was to find our own strength fail us, since it drove us to the strong for strength.” ~ Spurgeon

    I’d rather not nap in the daytime, just because of the time it takes out of the day. But I am thankful I can when I need to. Most days I do at least doze off in the desk chair for a bit.

    I need to get back to walking. I had stopped after surgery last year, and then my heart rate going crazy a few months after surgery for an ablation. But I need to start up again.

    Glad your small group is off to a great start! Like Dianna said, our current church is very small, not much bigger than a small group in itself. But sometimes the men and ladies meet separately, so I guess that’s a smaller group. 🙂 We don’t go through a book – we just discuss the passages we’re reading together as a church. Many ladies are much more open to share when by themselves than when men are there. The last small group situation I experienced in a previous church was not one I enjoyed. Partly because I had a fundamental disagreement with the basic principle of the course, plus the leader seemed to want everyone to participate every time. If I have something to say, I am happy to share, but I don’t want to feel pressured to *have* to say something every time.

    I have not tried rotisserie chicken, but I should! I lobe shortcut, easy dinners.


  • 4. Faith  |  . at .

    I love nature quotes and Scripture!

    I do NOT take naps as 1. I teach all day and taking a nap at 4 pm would then keep me up too late 2. Too busy BUT when I’m at the beach i DO sometimes nap in my chaise 😀

    Small groups are VITAL for making more and better disciples so yes I’m all about small groups. I’m leading from John Pipers book Don’t Waste Your Life and we begin on Sept 26. All the small group leaders at our church had to take a 3 hour training and be a covenant member of the church. Your book study sounds great!!

    I pick up a rotissieree chicken about once a month or so……and use the leftovers in stir fry. My go to meal though for quick is two slices of whole grain bread spreadmwith vegan Hellmanns and i put slices of avocado on it plus strips of turkey bacon, tomato and romaine lettuce. YUMMY!!!

    As for health, i haven’t eaten beef in 3 years ( i substitute bison for it which has less fat than skinless chicken), stopped eating pork 2 summers ago, stopped eating dairy except for occasional cheddar cheese, and have added weights for arm toning besides my walking, hiking, biking and kayaking. Now i need to convince hubby to walk wth me!!!!


  • 5. Susanne  |  . at .

    I used to save quotes all the time but have got out of the habit. I do not take naps unless I am super sick because I get that sleep paralyze thing happening and I don’t like that feeling and the fear that accompanies it so I avoid it at all costs. I love the convenience of rotissieree chicken from the store. Around here they are actually a better cost than the uncooked chickens and the work is done. And you can use them in so many ways! We are having our small group kick off next week. Can’t wait. We are doing a study on Psalm 119 in my group.


  • 6. Willow  |  . at .

    Currently, a small group my husband and I are in is reading Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis. It’s excellent!
    Easy meal? Pasta, probably. We are big fans of hummus and chips, too.
    Lucky you to be able to sleep during the day! I just can’t unless I’m sick.
    You asked how I care for my health. I walk (almost) every day. I eat boatloads of veggies daily.
    I like your way of getting readers to interact with you!


  • 7. Gattina  |  . at .

    If I take a nap during the day I am dizzy the whole afternoon !
    Walking in smoke is not ideal, better stay home then.
    Our warm weather came back which is nice, I thought summer was already over !



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