Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday's Fave Five #78

Yay! The weekend is here, and it's time to reflect on this week's highlights.

1.  Warmer weather:  I had to take the quilt off the bed this week, and last night, we actually turned on the ceiling fan for awhile.  Spring is on its way!

2.  Caught up:  The dreaded filing is finished.  I feel free!

3.  Challenged:  I ran across this quote yesterday and it really made me think:

"... silence can transform: in silence, this body that is His temple, becomes sanctuary, the quiet of the holy. Only when the interior of a life becomes a chapel can the outward life echo with the clear Word of the Lord." Ann Voskamp, Holy Experience blog post, 3/11/10

which brings me to my next highlight:

4.  Linky Love:  I thought I'd share some links to some of my favorite blogs with you. (Now, this does not include the blogs of all you wonderful FFF participants.  You already know you're my favorites!  These are additional blogs you might want to check out.)

  • Holy Experience - a blog that makes you think spiritual thoughts - plus she has great photography!
  • Between Naps on the Porch - I especially love her Monday Metamorphosis meme that inspires me to "redo" things I already have to make my nest more "homey."
  • Balancing Beauty and Bedlam - I love to read Jen's stories of sticking to a budget and becoming a frugal fashionista with a family of 5 kids.  I don't want to forget her weekly meme, Tasty Tuesday, where I also learn a lot of kitchen tips and recipes.
  • Southern Hospitality - Rhoda gives great advice on decorating your home, recipes, and my favorite - thrifting. Starting this Monday, she will resume her meme, Today's Thrifty Treasures that features yard sale and thrift store finds.

5. Going out with friends:  Tonight, my hubby and I are going out with our close friends, Wayne and Glenda.  We are going to go eat fish, shop a little, and laugh a lot! 

If you'd like to read other favorites, visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.


Melli said...

Ohhh! You ARE having a good week! I LOVE #2! Relish the MOMENT!!! It's like laundry... it will be back next week! LOL!

That is a fabulous quote - and sO true! My favorite times of day are in the morning when I first wake up, and at night right before I fall asleep, when I just lay and "talk" with God - after the "prayers" are said! And MUCH of that time is just spent listening. I love to listen for His voice!

GOOD stuff Jerri!

Carrie said...


And enjoy this warmer weather!

Lisa notes... said...

Yay for warmer weather! I haven’t taken off the electric blanket yet, but I’m thinking about it. Glad you’re caught up on “the dreaded filing.” I’ve been working on it myself, but don’t know if I’ll ever catch up. I love “Holy Experience”, too. Ann always makes me slow down and think a little deeper. Enjoy eating fish tonight! I’m brownbagging supper at my brother’s house.

Karen said...

Godd highlights from your week...enjoy the weekend!

ellen b. said...

A lot of good things here! Warmer weather is fun. Have a wonderful weekend. thanks for that quote!

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

How fun, I am a relatively new blogger but I know all of those blogs...and love them too, may I add!!!

Brenda said...

Going out with friends always makes the week more enjoyable.

I love the quote.

Anonymous said...

Oh wonderful! I've wondered if someone had a thrifting meme! I enjoy the blog Holy Experience as well. We're waiting for the warmer weather here, but I'm grateful for this last gasp of winter before the summer heat rolls on in!

Susanne said...

Love that quote! Very much to chew on in there.

I think everyone is enjoying nicer weather this last week. Perhaps spring is really here.

Now I'm off to check out the links. Enjoy your evenings with your friends.

nikkipolani said...

Phew! Wonderful to have finished the filing - enjoy your warming weather!

Kari said...

thanks for sharing those links.
hope you had fun with your friends and happy that your caught up with your filing.

Laura said...

That is simply a beautiful quote. So incredibly true, and we so infrequently experience the silence.

I'm coming back to take note of those links of yours.

Happy weekend, happy spring!