Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday's Fave Five: Prayers, Peaches, and Peppers

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This has been a challenging week! That makes it difficult, but even more important than usual, to look for the blessings! Thanks for stopping by to read my list.
  1. It's so hard for my husband to see me depressed, but he is there for me.  Sometimes I just need him to listen and to hug me, but that makes all the difference.
  2. My son "Mooseman" has been in rare comedic form this week.  He asked me not to share the details, but I am so thankful that he can make me laugh even in the midst of everything else.
  3. We've continued to pick cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers from the garden.  This week we had enough peppers to make stuffed peppers.  Oh, and our friends aren't (yet) running away when we approach with a bag of cucumbers.
  4. This one is a repeat:  I love the way that God reminds us that He is with us.  Just like last week, I heard exactly the right song at the right moment.  (It even happened while I was driving on the same road as last time.)  This time it was "Today is the Day" and these were the lines:  "I'm setting my heart and mind on you, Jesus / I'm reaching my hand to yours / Believing there's so much more / Knowing that all you have in store for me is good ...."
  5. I have long wanted to make one of these free-form fruit tarts.  This week--when I was feeling down but knew I should press myself to do something productive--I made one with peaches.  It was easy and delicious!
    free-form peach tart
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  1. So sorry to hear you've had some struggles this week but I can really relate!! (thus the Psalms I included in my own list!) That Peach dessert looks luscious and your blog looks like it's chock full of great stuff...I'll be back! Can I grab your button to put on my side bar??
    Yay for awesome hubbys who know how to care for us! Blessings to you and thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. It sounds like God blessed you with the perfect husband for you! And I hear you about the blessing of having the perfect song come on at the perfect moment as you are driving. It's incredible how God works that at times.

    I hope you have a lovely weekend and that next week is a little bit better for you.

  3. Your list is chock full of wonderful blessings. I'm glad you can step outside of how you are feeling to recognise them.

    Knowing how to deal with a spouse in depression is SO difficult. (I know) You are lucky to have a man who is so sensitive.

    Laughter, a productive garden, creativity in the kitchen.......all highlights.

    I love that God speaks to you through music. He is so good, isn't He?

  4. So sorry you have been feeling down, its hard to go through those seasons.

    I wouldn't run if you approached me with a bag of cucumbers! :)

  5. Those cucumbers are loaded with rich vitamins - lucky neighbors:) It's wonderful to read ways of fighting off feeling down. I'm glad you shared that. Here's wishing you a better week ahead.

  6. Is the recipe coming soon :).

    I'm so glad you have such a supportive hubs, you deserve it! Glad Mooseman can make you laugh.

    I would love to be your neighbor for bags of them :)

  7. Sorry you've been depressed, but aren't you blessed to have an understanding hubby and a son to make you laugh?

    I wouldn't run if I saw you coming with a bag of cukes, either!

    Your peach tart looks amazing!

  8. Melissa, I am terribly sorry that you've been depressed. I can relate. I hope you can pull out of it soon.

  9. I absolutely LOVE those God moments when He sends the perfect song - it can literally take my breath away.

    You are indeed blessed with your understanding husband and funny son.

  10. What wonderful blessings. I understand about your hubby seeing you depressed...I struggle with that as well. Praise God for men that are willing to just listen. :)

  11. Depression is so so hard for those that love us! I am sorry your are struggling. I love that you were able to see some sunshine thru your son's humor! Wanna share your recipe for the peach thingee??

  12. It's good when you can still see the blessings through the fog of circumstances. I'd say that fresh veggies and fruits and a peach tart would help life my spirits while I was listening to some awesome music.

  13. Your peach tart makes my mouth water... not kidding! I hope you're feeling better tomorrow.

    e-Mom @ Chrysalis

  14. So sorry you had a rough week. What a blessing to have a understanding hubby!

    That peach tart looks amazing. Yum! And stuffed peppers is one of my favorite dinners when peppers are in season!

  15. that peach tart - ooooohhhhhhhhhh makes me hungry!
    and really, really... i wish i lived near you! I would LOVE some of those 90 million cucumbers you have! Would have been great on my salad today!
    I am sorry you are having one of those weeks...
    If I were near, I would give you a hug, but at least you have your hubby and mooseman to help you through it...

  16. Glad you came out to share even though the week was a struggle for you.

    There is nothing compared to a pair of arms wrapped around you when tearful. My arms are far away but a cyber hug is on the way.

    Have a great week. Peach tart, yum


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