Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday's Fave Five - October 30, 2009

It's once again Friday and time to participate in Susanne's delightful meme at Living to Tell the Story. I love this meme and the group that posts at FFF. They are a witty and caring bunch!

1. Last week I shared how I bought some new dishes for fall, but missed my opportunity to buy goblets to match them. Well, I found glasses that match with the dishes pretty well, so decided to get them, too. They weren't my first choice, but sometimes you just have to go with the flow. So, here is a picture of my new plates and glasses along with my famous pumpkin placemats!

2. Here's a picture of the scenery outside the door where I work. I love when the leaves turn colors!

3. Last week's Ladies Retreat went so well. We had an amazing speaker who was very humorous. I always think you get your point across better with humor. More importantly, the presence of the Lord was felt strongly.

4. Food for thought:
"The life we live on earth is merely practice for heaven. So why is it so difficult at times to maintain our spiritual growth and press on toward our goal? We get distracted by the world, we get lazy in our effort, and we live in a culture that demands immediate gratification rather than appreciating long-term goals" … from David Jeremiah, Turning Point Devotionals

5. Home made Amish butter mints - I bought some this past summer when we visited Amish country. Sad to say, my stash is almost depleted. But I can order from them and they will ship to me those little morsels of buttery perfection.

So, how was your week? Join the gang at Susanne's Living to Tell the Story and share your favorites.


Karen said...

Love the fall table setting and scenery...the devotional quote is very good...and I can only imagine on the Amish bitter mints!

ellen b. said...

Hi Jerri! What a fun fall setting that is. Yes it's good to improvise. I'm glad your retreat went well and that the speaker used humor. Have a wonderful weekend..

Lisa notes... said...

Love your pumpkin placemats.
What a blessing that your retreat went well! Nice quote from D. Jeremiah. I've never heard of Amish butter mints, but they sound delicious.

Willow said...

Love those pumpkin plates! Pass the pumpkin pie, please. I think that little butter mints would be wonderful for Thanksgiving dinner :)

Brenda said...

I love your place setting. Is there a web address for those butter mints? They sound interesting.

Susanne said...

Mmmm, I LOVE butter mints but can't say I've ever had a homemade one. Yum!

Your dishes are beautiful. As is the gorgeous leaf colors.

Kari said...

Your table setting is beautiful.

the amish butter mints sound great. I wonder if they'll ship to Thailand?

Your food for thought is so true.

Happy weekend.