Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday's Fave Five #91

TGIF!  Once again, the week flew by.  I didn't think I had any highlights of my week to share with you, but after thinking it over, I decided there is always something good to reflect on.

1.  On Saturday, my daughter, Lissa, went with me to the 100 mile yard sale held about 35 miles from where I live.  I was really pumped to go to it; however, it turned out to be a bust.  It was hard finding places to park, so you had to park in one spot and do a lot of walking from sale to sale.  The main disappointment was how high everyone priced their stuff!  I might as well went to WalMart and shopped and then I would have been in air conditioning. Lissa remarked that it seemed everyone had cleaned out their closet and dumped it on tables to sell for $10 apiece! I think I'll stick to regular yard sales from now on. The highlight of the day was getting a prayer answered.  I had parked uphill, so I thought it would be smart to turn my wheels all the way to the curb.  Later, when I tried to leave that parking space, I found that doing so had locked up my steering wheel.  I tried and tried and could not budge it. After praying, "Please Lord, help me!" I had the thought, start the van with the remote control.  I did, and then the steering wheel loosened up.  Whew! Thank you, Lord!

2.  Sunday rolled around and we had a guest speaker at church.  Now, our church is currently without a pastor so we've had a steady stream of supply speakers.  Some are interesting, some, not so much. This time, it was a very interesting speaker and I took tons of notes.  Later, he offered his outline to be copied so we could all have the scriptures he used. Yay!  It was an especially interesting sermon entitled 5 Doors of Destruction.  We can open five doors to let the devil in to wreak havoc on our lives.  Guess what one door is?  Unforgiveness.

3.  Later that night, we had our monthly All Church Fellowship where I had the first watermelon of the season.  Yum! I love watermelon.

4.  The next day, Monday, was the American holiday, Memorial Day.  A wonderful day to honor those in the military that had sacrificed their lives for our freedom, the holiday has now become a time to honor all those that have passed on before us.  We decorate their graves and take time to remember. Then, let's be honest, most of us enjoy the day off with cookouts and time with family and friends. I was excited because, for the first time ever, I managed to make awesome barbecued chicken!  (Somehow, I've never liked mine before.) This time I used the barbecued chicken recipe from Deep South Dish, a blog to which I've recently subscribed.  The internet.  It is a wondrous invention! (I've asked Mary for permission to link to her barbecued chicken.  As soon as I hear from her, I will share it.)

5.  Quote of the week:  "We're to seek for beauty... and refuse to see anything else."  ~Anne of Avonlea.  Here's hoping that you are seeking the beauty!

Consider linking up and sharing the beauty you found in your week.  Susanne at Living to Tell the Story is our Friday's Fave Five hostess.


Mary of Deep South Dish graciously consented permission to link to her awesome chicken recipe.
You may find it here.  Please visit Mary and see all of her wonderful southern recipes! Thanks, Mary, for sharing!


Cathie said...

That's great you finally made good bbq chicken! I hope you can share that recipe. Also, the church speaker does sound interesting. I would have liked to hear all 5 ways. Have a good weekend.

Together We Save said...

Wonderful quote... I love the Anne of Green Gables series!

Irritable Mother said...

And did you also engage in the first watermelon seed spitting contest of the season? Those are fun, too! *grin*

Melissa said...

Yay for interesting speakers! We were without a pastor for quite a while, so I can relate when you say that some guest speakers are better than others. (Since then, in His timing, God answered our prayers and sent a pastor who is a tremendous blessing to our church.)

Mary's recipes are always tempting! Thanks for sharing this one.

Dee said...

Oh my, I can remember the days when our church was searching for a senior pastor and we had a long stream of guest pastors. We had one who was so tremendous that I begged him after the service to come be our pastor but unfortunately, it didn't happen. He was such a dynamic preacher. It's wonderful when you encounter them. Have a great week.

hip chick said...

Oh your week sounds wonderful. I love good guest speakers at church. they get me all fired up. I love watermelon and I love Anne with an E.

Brenda said...

I have always found individual yard sales to be better than the larger ones. But the larger ones always tempt me.

I had my first watermelon of the season this weekend but it was not very sweet :(

Karyn said...

I love the Anne quote! She is always an inspiration to really see the beauty around us.

The thought to start the van with the remote must have been from God - or else you are really smart. Sorry you didn't find any fun deals at the sale, though.

ellen b. said...

So glad you had a good speaker. I know how frustrating it is to be in search for a new pastor. We are in the frustrating place of finding a church. Oye!!
Sorry the yard sale was a bust!
Love the quote.
Have a wonderful weekend Jerri!

Sandy@Jesus and Dark Choc said...

I love watermelon....can't wait for the first fresh watermelon of the season! I love yard sales, but am also sometimes disappointed at the bigger ones, over priced like you said!

Melli said...

Helllloooooo Jerri! I have missed you! I am so busy - and I have not blogged for several weeks. But I'm trying to get back to it now.

YAY GOD for your answered prayer! That is wonderful! I don't have a remote starter! He would have had to do something ELSE for me!

I just LOVE a good sermon! (and I'm fortunate to get one almost EVERY week! I will pray you guys get a pastor as awesome as mine!) I wonder what the other 4 doors were? Disobedience? Lack of prayer? Failing to read the Bible? Share please!

I love watermelon too. I have it a couple of times - but it's not the good fresh LOCAL grown yet. Just what the grocery store has to offer.

Sue said...

Just poppin' in to return your visit to me and read about your Friday Fave Five. So nice to meet you Jerri!

I love how God answers prayers and so glad He showed up to help you with your car last Saturday ;-)

Have a great weekend!

Beth said...

What a lovely cheery post! Sorry the garage sale was a bust! I have never caught that particular bug! Probably just as well because we have enough junk already! And I'm not sure all of it together would bring $10! Oh ... maybe if we put out the books and videos! :)

I LOVE BBQ Chicken! Need to get hubby to grill some for some day soon! Maybe if I promise to make potato salad to go with it?

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some cheer! I appreciate you!

Jientje said...

Prayers being answered, guest speakers at church, long weekends. Barbecued chicken and watermelon. Summer at it's best!

Susanne said...

That sermon sounds very, very good. You'll have to share all the 5 doors.

I love grilling season. It took me awhile to catch onto doing good chicken too. I'm off to look up that link you posted.

Anonymous said...

Sorry the sale turned out to be such a bust. But you survived and even got to drive away in your car :-D Thanks for the link to the bbq chicken.

Icy BC said...

That long yard sale was on the news, and it looks very interesting. Knowing myself, I think that walk and carried bought items around wouldn't work out for me. I'm glad you had a good week.

Laura said...

Love that quote -- don't you LOVE Anne?

You should blog on those Five Ways sometime -- that would be interesting.

I'm checking into FFF late this weekend, but wanted to say hi anyway. Happy week ahead!

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Jerralea!

So pleased to meet you and thank-you for becoming a friend of the Katillac Shack.

I love your first point in your is so neat when we get out of our heads(that hold fear) and into our hearts --where God can give us directions! Yeah the remote worked! Love it when that happens.


Janera Jepson said...

Hi Jerri-
My name is Janera Jepson and I host the new Wednesday meme Wednesday Wickedness ( Don't let the name throw you. We are a family oriented meme that's similar to Linda's Random Dozen. We base our questions each week on quotes from someone famous. This week is Frank Sinatra. Since Linda is taking time off I thought I'd invite you to play during the hiatus. We always post on Tuesdays (we're up now!) so players can play on either day. We hope that you will join us! :)