Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday's Fave Five #159

Another whirlwind of a week flew by.  In the midst of life, Friday is a time I stop to reflect on the high points of my week.

1.  Vanilla Caramel Creamer - so comforting in my coffee!  Now that it's cooler weather, I'm enjoying hot beverages again.  It just feels soothing.

2.  Entertaining - I invited our Women's Ministry group to hold their meeting at my house on Monday.  This is another big step for me in "practicing hospitality."  It went very well and I enjoyed it.  I think they did, too.

3.  Family visiting - my brother-in-law was in town holding a revival.  We went to hear him preach and I always love to see him so excited and passionate about the Word of God. 

4.  Quote of the Week:  Vision is something that is always on my mind, especially since I am in leadership at my church.  I am seeking the Lord for vision for our little church group, and also for myself.  Because of that, I really enjoyed this quote I ran across:

“A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.”  ~ Rosabeth Moss Kanter

I believe God calls us, and enables us, to be something more. I think He always calls us to be more than we think we can be.  The struggle to attain that calling is what makes us strong and reveals our talents and abilities.

5.  Posting - I do love to write, which is why I became a blogger.  I have to admit, though, when life gets busy, it's the first thing to fall by the wayside.  I managed to post three times this week, and that makes me happy!

For those who mentioned last week that they would like to see my post on "This World Is Not My Home, So What Am I Supposed To Do," click here.

I'm linking this up with the lovely Susanne at Living To Tell The Story, the creator of Friday's Fave Five.


Heather said...

I posted 3 times this week too!! :) Big accomplishment with 3 little boys lol

I love French Vanilla creamer,oh sooo good!

What type of leadership are you in? That quote is full of truth!

Have a great weekend!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

That creamer sounds wonderful -- I'll have to look for it!

Now that school is back in session, I'm finding it hard to find time to post...and visit!

Have a great week ahead.

ellen b. said...

Good for you for following through on your desire to practice hospitality. I hope you continue to be able to find time to write since it brings you joy. Have a great weekend.

songbyrd on the mountain said...

I like that quote about vision. And I love vanilla flavored anything but especially creamer!

Susanne said...

It must be exciting to watch a member of your own family preach in a revival. Those are always so stirring and motivating. Good for you for having practicing hospitality goals.

Karyn said...

Great list!

I wish I liked coffee so I could enjoy the flavored creamers that are available!

Good for you to post 3 times! Wish I could make time to do that!

Brenda said...

I've been enjoying vanilla caramel creamer as well, its delicious! I like blogging too but now that I work full time its harder to get to it as often as I want to. Good for you for blogging three times this week!

Willow said...

Practicing hospitality is not easy for me, either, so I applaud you on hosting that group.

Yes, when life is stessful/hectic, it is harder to post and visit--hurray for your three posts this week!

jeremy said...

Vanilla is the one i will choose if ever.
north bergenwa

Anonymous said...

so glad you got writing in this week. It does meet a special need, doesn't it? Thanks for including the link for "This World Is Not My Home, So What Am I Supposed To Do." I will go read it after I hit publish.

I posted more this week too, but 3 of the posts centered on happenings at church. I need to get some quiet time and finish up one of the many draft posts I already have.

Hope your week is creative. :)