Friday’s Fave Five February 14, 2020

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Looking through the lens of gratitude helps me see just how amazing the gift of another day is. “This is the day the Lord has made! We will rejoice and be glad in it,” Psalm 118:24

Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Friday’s Fave Five. How fun that the two of them coincide this year. I am taking great delight in writing today’s post on five favourite things from the past week. I am linking this post to Susanne’s meme here.

ONE. Missions Tea. Last Saturday we had our annual Missions Tea. The (46) ladies got to eat tea foods, chat, sing (thanks, Andrea), pray, and listen to a missionary (hurray for Tammy) tell us how God has impacted the lives of people in their corner of the world. This time the “corner” was Papua Indonesia. It was a fun, entertaining, learning, and encouraging time together.

TWO. Missions Magnets. Every year, we always make a magnet to commemorate the Tea. This time we made sheep out of air-dry clay. Four of us spent time on this project. Thanks go to Rosemary, Scotti, and Gillian. Our verse was John 10:16.

THREE. Card Exchange. Valentine’s weekend 2001, my husband told me he wanted a divorce. So ever since then, I haven’t had a great feeling about this day (the whole week, really). Read this post, 3 Ways I Made My Day Special on Valentine’s Day,  to see what I’ve done about that. This year I arranged a Valentine’s Day Card exchange with some gal-pals. Tonight I am looking forward to savoring 10 Valentine’s I received in the mail. And I am looking forward to them opening thier card from me.

FOUR. Time off. I worked hard (alongside my team and a few other ladies) to get the Missions Tea just right. So I took time off this week. I slept, read, created some fondant superhero cupcake toppers (for a  Cake4Kids delivery next week), and watched Zumbo’s Just Desserts. I know I will return to work on Sunday feeling refreshed.

FOUR. Ecclesiastes. My evening Bible study is finally starting back up again. It was supposed to start on Monday, but, half the women were either ill or out-of-the-country. So, our new start date is Monday, February 24th. Because some ladies asked, I am also going to do this online, as well. I’ve been enjoying studying this book of the Bible.

FIVE. Telly Time. My daughter and I don’t normally spend much time watching shows. But this week, we decided to watch Next in Fashion. 18 fashion designers competed to become the next in fashion hottest thing. We appreciated the creativity and relative non-drama narrative. The two semi-finalists were two of the sweetest, most gentle people. A lot of the designers actually exhibited those traits. It was cool seeing them give helpful feedback to each other despite the fact that they were competing against each other.

I hope y’all have a heart-warming day today. And I hope you write your own FFF post. Comments are always welcome.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jeanne Haidary  |  . at .

    Thank you for all the love you put into making the Missions Tea the success it was. You are a wonderful blessing in my live.


  • 2. Karen Clark  |  . at .

    I just read your post on making Valentine’s Day special. It’s so beautiful how you were able to change your focus and make it a special day again. I love remembering girlfriends and my nieces who are single (for now;) and my grown kids. Along with my hubby. It’s a fun opportunity to just pour the love on the special people in my life.

    The little sheep magnet is so adorable. I’m sure the recipients were so pleased!


  • 3. faitheturner  |  . at .

    Those sheep magnets are just adorable and the Missions Tea sounds like it was a wonderful time. God bless all of our missionaries near and far!
    Loved your valentines after divorce post. Great ideas!

    I’ve been married for almost 30 years ( June) and sometimes we just eat a special meal and watch a movie together in our family room. We don’t need a special day to tell or show each other we love Each other. As my oldest daughter says: it’s really just another marketing ploy by hallmark and cheap candy companies. Ha!!

    Happy birthday to your niece!

    Enjoy your weekend!


  • 4. Barbara Harper  |  . at .

    We’ve had missions banquets in previous churches. The missions tea sounds fun, and I love the magnet. It’s nice to have a little favor to send home.

    Being asked for a divorce would be so hard anyway, but on Valentine’s Day would be even harder. I’m so glad you found a way to share love with others on that day.

    It’s nice to take some days off after a busy event. Our church went through Ecclesiastes last year–much food for thought there.


  • 5. Willow  |  . at .

    Missions corner was Papua, Indonesia! I lived there for 10 years as a missionary! I ‘heart’ Papua!
    I’m sad with you that Valentine’s Day has those memories. My parents passed away on Feb 11 and 13, so I have little love for this time. The one wonderful blessing for our family is that our daughter-in-law’s birthday is the 14th, so I try to focus on that. I love that you moved forward and can focus on those wonderful Valentines.



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