Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday's Fave Five: A Date and a Dishwasher

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This week my Fave Five includes some neat things I've found, as well as some other blessings of the week.
  1. On Saturday my husband and I went on a date.  We had the married-couple version of a high-school date:  we spent the afternoon at the mall, but we only went to places where we could use Buy One Get One Free coupons.  It was fun, and we kept saying, "We need to do this more often."
  2. Through the Blog Hop last week, I became aware of Visual Prayer, an extension of Praying in Color which appeals to me on many levels.  The website has a small gallery, at this point, but this post (at Michelle's blog) has the illustration that captured my imagination.  I've yet to try it!
  3. Also through the Blog Hop, I learned about Global Media Outreach.  From the website, here's the short version of what they do:  "Millions of people search for God every day - online. Global Media Outreach, an Internet ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, has websites where thousands of people each day learn about the Good News of Jesus and connect with Online Missionaries through e-mail."  They train volunteers to answer questions--via confidential email--from people around the world who want to know more about Jesus.  I haven't investigated it fully, but I noticed that it's a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ.  I'm very intrigued; although my plate is full right now, I'm praying on it.
  4. On Monday my dishwasher started making funny noises.  Not funny-ha-ha noises, but "I see myself washing dishes by hand" noises.  My awesome multi-talented husband was able to fix the problem by removing the spray arm and cleaning out some accumulated gunk.
  5. I just love the way that God reminds us that He is with us.  On one particularly bad day this week, I had to drive to the store.  The radio station was playing the Casting Crowns song "East to West," which includes these lines:  "I can’t live by what I feel, but by the truth Your word reveals / I‘m not holding on to You, but You’re holding on to me."  Even when I feel as though I'm living on a roller coaster, He never changes.
For more Friday's Fave Five, click through to visit Susanne.  Today she is celebrating her 100th post of FFF, so it's a special occasion!

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Your date sounds wonderful. I am so glad he was able to fix the dishwasher as well. I am so NOT into washing dishes by hand lol

  2. The visual prayer is neat. I think it is especially good for those who who are kinesthetic and would find the activity of 'making' their prayer helpful and for those who are visual and like to see things.

  3. We have a date a week from tomorrow! :) Excited is not the word! Glad ya'll had fun!

    Glad your dishwasher is fixed too! :)

  4. Those Casting Crowns lyrics are what I need to hear, too! Glad you had a fun date night. We all need to do that more often. I'm going to check out the links you recommended; sounds intriguing...

    Have a great weekend! (And I'm glad you're not having to wash dishes by hand. ha)

  5. Lovely post. It's great to have a handy husband.
    thanks for the links - I'm very interested in the Praying in color link. and online missions - given that many people are at their computers this is a great way to reach out.
    Happy Weekend.

  6. Ahhh hun a date night just sounds like so much fun I so want to do one, I keep asking Rick to go out for one.

    I really enjoy that song, the little signs are what keep me going :).

    Yeah on the dishwasher, it's so nice having a handy person in the house. I would go nutty if Rick couldn't fix half this stuff.

    Have a GREAT weekend my dear glad you only had the one bad day and it got better that is a great light for you :)

  7. I love the line in that song that you shared. What an encouragement!

    Your date with your hubby sounds like lots of fun. I love doing stuff like that.

    Thanks for participating in FFF and being a blessing!

  8. Hi!
    Married dates are awesome! Me and my hubby have them all the time. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

  9. I really appreciate the fact the God never changes. It really is encouraging. Sounds like some great blessings came your way this week!

  10. Dates are so good for the soul! The Campus Crusade sounds intriguing! I hope you have a great weekend!

  11. My husband and I almost always go out on coupons or else we share a meal. We make a game out of it and it turns out to be a lot of fun.

  12. A date with your honey is always worthy of the FFF list! So is a dishwasher being fixed.

    I appreciated your final point....well said.

  13. My dishwasher is acting up, too. I do hope it's as easy a fix! Sounds like you had a great date -- good idea.

    Music really minsters to me, too. Have a great weekend.

  14. I too love having a husband who can do super-awesome things like remove gunk. Not sure how I would approach a task like that! ;)


  15. Dishwashers are a great way to keep your hands from drying out in so much water. If you have one use it, everyone, always. I have one, it works and I can't use it. I have a tea room and everything I use in the tea room can not go into the dishwasher so they are all washed by hand.

  16. Melissa, I have to tell you I've had a hard time stopping to jot you a comment. I've had a terrific time following your FFF links tonight. I especilly loved the ones about visual prayer. THAT is an answer to prayer for me. :~D

    Global Media Outreach sounds pretty intriguing too. No time to explore now, but I will file it away for later.

    I love your date night idea. Super! We try to go out at least once a week. It's fun!

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings, e-Mom @ Chrysalis

  17. :) How old is your son? That is funny! I have always loved anything Toby Mac,but recently discovered Matthew West in the last couple of years!! haha my son may call me Sleepy if you asked him what character I was like!

  18. My husband and I had a sitter and after going to the bank to get somethings notarized, we had some unexpected free time TOGETHER! We went to the mall. We mainly spent our time checking out the gadgets in the Apple store.

  19. thank you for all of this..
    i laughed with the dishwasher comment...
    and I am so glad that you shared the Visual Prayer with us!


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