Friday’s Fave Five


It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week with Susanne and other friends at Living to Tell the Story .

Well, I did not intend to take a mini-blogging break. Various factors contributed to not posting. But I hope to get a little ahead for next week. Meanwhile, here are five highlights from the last week:

1. Mother’s Day. My dear family always goes above and beyond in their efforts to make the day special for me with sweet cards and thoughtful gifts. One of the best aspects of the day is everyone working together to provide this feast:

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Our first grilled meal of the season – hopefully the first of many. 🙂

2. Precious memories. Mother’s Day also affords time for remembering my mother and mother-in-law, who have both passed on. This Mother’s Day, a woman I considered my greatest mentor and spiritual mom passed into the presence of her Savior. Though sad that she’s beyond reach any more, I’m so thankful she is with Him and I can look forward to seeing her again. Naturally this week has triggered a lot of memories.

3. Better lighting. I hadn’t realized the light fixture above my bathroom sink was giving off yellowish light until I inadvertently bought a different kind of bulb that shone white. But then I couldn’t find any more of the bulbs. When my husband was heading out to Home Depot, I asked him to check there, and he found them. They make such a difference!

4. Blog maintenance. I cleaned up my sidebar a bit. It may not be noticeable to anyone else, but it made me feel better. 🙂 My biggest delight in that process was finding the WordPress Widget called “Social Icons” with which to link up my Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest accounts. I had them written out with text before, and this looks much nicer.

5. Coloring. I’ve resisted the adult coloring book craze because all the books I have seen have been too detailed for my tastes – it would take me days to finish one page. That, to me, would create more tension than relation. I loved the simple open spaces of children’s coloring books. Just before Mother’s Day, I discovered Karla Dornacher had written a couple of adult coloring books based on Scripture texts that looked like a nice balance between too simple and too busy. One of my sons bought a couple for me, and I’ve enjoyed using them while watching TV with my husband a couple of nights this week. And I can easily finish a page in one sitting. 🙂

How has your week been going?

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10 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Your Mother’s Day “cookout” spread looks delicious! I’m sure it was a very thought-filled day this year with your recent losses. I’m sorry to hear about your friend/spiritual mentor, but so happy she’s in the presence of the Lord now. Ha ha on adult coloring. I have 2 books but rarely use them for the reason you mention — the pictures are so detailed that it kind of feels like a chore to work on them. Yours sound like a better option.

  2. Your feast looks delicious. I love summer-time grilling. I’m sorry to hear your spiritual mom did pass but I’m glad you have a lot of memories to draw upon.

    I need to do some blog cleanup too. I just keep pushing it into the “one day” category. Yours looks great.

  3. Your Mother’s Day sounds and looks Wonderful! I too was deep in memories of my mom who died suddenly almost 7 years ago! Thankfully, like your spiritual mentor she and my dad who passed 2 Aprils ago are with Jesus!!

    I love doing blog maintenance and i just LOVE the less busy adult coloring books. I have one that is nature themed with scriptures. It’s my fave. I tend to color while sitting at the lake or watching a Netflix movie.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Barbara

  4. I was sorry to read that your spiritual mother/mentor has gone on to be with the Lord because I know you will miss her. I’m glad your family spoils you on Mother’s Day. It looks as if they certainly prepared some wonderful food!

  5. I went visiting a Orchid exhibition on motherday with a friend, we were both alone, but still was a nice day ! I also should clean my sidebar a bit, there are lots of things not actual anymore !

  6. Feast indeed! Your first grilled meal looks scrumptious. I appreciate that you honor those who’ve been mentors to you in a variety of ways, not least of all on Mothers Day.

  7. My week was busy but my weekend was ballistic. Here it is Monday and I’m finally sitting down to read everyone’s FFFs. Your Mother’s Day spread looks great! What a blessing for you to live near your two sons.

  8. So sorry for your loss of your spiritual mentor. May your memories of all your time with her bring comfort and joy. Your Mother’s Day feast looks a lot like mine was. Love getting the grill fired up.

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