Friday, January 7, 2011

Blessings, Blogging, Bargains - Friday's Fave Five

FFF snowflakes
Happy New Year! It seems like months since I've made a Friday's Fave Five list, but I'm glad to be back. I'm glad you're here, too. :)

This has been a fairly good week--not without ups and downs, but good enough that I didn't have to look hard to find five highlights.  So here's my list:
  1. After almost a month-long Christmas break, my Bible study group met again this week.  I'd really missed it!
  2. This week, especially, I'm appreciating friends who are willing to pray with me and for me--and for whom I can pray, as well.  Helping to carry one another's burdens is such a blessing.
  3. Even though my everyday life can be stressful at times, I also take comfort in the routine.  Doing laundry may not be fun, but it usually doesn't involve surprises, either.
  4. Yesterday I posted about some changes to this blog.  I'm excited and nervous at the same time!
  5. I've been looking at this mug since I first saw it in the DaySpring online store.  I just picked it up--at a clearance price--in the after-Christmas sale.  (If you'd like to check out the sale, look for the free-shipping code in my left sidebar.)  In the background you'll also see our new Christmas tablecloth, which was on clearance at Kmart before Christmas.
    Jesus is the Gift mug
For more Friday's Fave Five, visit our hostess Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.


  1. Visiting from FFF. Love the mug!

  2. You are amazing, finding your purpose is so right.

    Oh and laundry is therapeutic.
    Nice mug, oh and thanks for the recipe. I'm always looking for overnight recipes to help with time at the bed and breakfast.

  3. I love this it makes me smile "Doing laundry may not be fun, but it usually doesn't involve surprises, either."

    Lovely mug and reminder too.

  4. Melissa, thank you for taking the time to leave two comments at my place. may we find HOPE in Him today!


  5. i love the mug
    thanks for a great post

  6. Ohhh love the mug and the table cloth good for you finding deals :)

    Glad you got back with the group, it's always nice to have those moments!

  7. oooh.... i LOVE the mug! (i collect mugs!) small group started back up too last nite and I am so blessed to have it! really missed my sisters in friends! great list....happy weekend!

  8. It is always nice to get back with your Bible study groups. Our Sunday night small group starts back up this week. What a blessing to have friends who pray with and for you!

  9. Since I'm doing laundry right now, I have to say, laundry is a good thing--I love clean clothes :) Thanks for all the links to 'purposing your blog'-- great food for thought and encouragement. Happy weekend to you!

  10. I've missed my ladies bible study and prayer group too. We start back next week. I can hardly wait.

    Love your intentions for your blog. I'm going to take the time to read those links you shared.

  11. That is a really pretty mug, I'm sure you can enjoy it all year. It is nice for life to get back to normal a little and get back to your Bible study.

  12. Pretty mug! I know what you mean about the comfort of the routine. I totally agree.

    Have a great weekend.


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