Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday's Fave Five #164

TGIF!  One of the loveliest days of the week ...

1.  Does anyone else love crock pots as much as I do?  I bought a new one this week, and I'm excited as a kid with a new toy.  My hubby frowned on another crock pot, so we compromised.  I had an old one that had a hairline crack in the crock (lol) and I decided to get rid of it to make room for the new.  I now have 5, 2 big, 1 medium, 1 small, and 1 little dipper. That's not too much, is it?  Please say no!

Isn't she cute?

2.  I've had a good week at work and was able to get  some things accomplished ahead of time. It just makes me feel so efficient, and that is a great feeling!

3. Anticipation - Tonight, our women's retreat begins.  I'm excited because I've heard our speaker before and I always enjoy her messages.  I'm also really hoping and expecting to experience God's presence.  Nothing is more special than that!

4.  I tried something new:  I put a tablespoon of peanut butter in my oatmeal as soon as I took it out of the microwave.  After it melted, I was in love - it was so creamy and yummy.  More filling, too.  If you like peanut butter - try it!

5. Quote of the week:

God's goal for every Christian is Christlikeness (Romans 8:29). And He will use everything in our life to see us reach that goal (Romans 8:28). Our job is never to lose sight of God's calling. … David Jeremiah, Turning Point Devotional, 11/1/11

This really resonated with me - everything that happens to me is only allowed because somehow it will bring about Christlikeness in me. To think that God cares that much!

Have a wonderful weekend!  Remember, you are God's masterpiece!

"For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago".
Ephesians 2:10 NLT

Friday's Fave Five is a blog party sponsored by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.  If you'd like to share your 5 highlights from your week, link up here.


Karen said...

I LOVE crockpots...and I have 5, too! Do you ever set them all out on the countertop at one time and cook a 5 course meal in them?

Hope your retreat is Spirit-filled and anointed...

Haven't tried the PButter trick...sounds good!

Anonymous said...

Love the quote, and I'm gonna tell my mother about the peanut butter. She's crazy about ... actually both peanut butter and oatmeal. Your crock pot is truly lovely. And when it is filled with food in a potluck - bingo! :-)


ellen b. said...

Have fun at that retreat! I've just been eying a new larger crock pot. The size I have is always filled to overflowing...
That is an interesting addition to oatmeal. Might have to try that!

TIFFANY said...

I only have 2 crockpots-1 big and 1 tiny one-but I love them!

Thanks for the oatmeal tip. I don't really like it, but it helps a lot with my blood sugar, so I do. Can't wait to try it with peanut butter!

Have a great weekend!

Faith said...

I love crockpots but i only have's an awesome digital one though and I use it at least 3 days a week now that i'm back to teaching full time....aren't they great?? and there's nothing like a good women's retreat!! ENJOY

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

"Our job is to never lose sight of His calling" -- wow, that's great.

That peanut butter sounds great...and then I think I'd drop a few chocolate chips in, too!

Hope you have a great retreat!

Our Village is a Little Different said...

The quote was so wonderful, I have almost forgotten the rest... Oh, crockpots! I would have 5 if I had a place to put them! I host so many gatherings and they are so great for keeping the mashed potatoes warm, a mini for the gravy, well - I don't have to tell you! Crock pots are great, and I love them for Fall and winter cooking.
I hope your retreat is everything that you need, and that you have a wonderful week ahead.

Susanne said...

That quote is awesome and is a confirmation to a book I read last month called "Sifted". Very good.

I love my crockpot too and have been wanting a smaller one as the one I have is HUGE! Hmmm, maybe that will be going on the Christmas list.

I'll have to try pnut butter in oatmeal. Sounds delicious.

Brenda said...

I love my crockpots too and I wear one out about every 2 years- I use them at least once a week and sometimes more. If I had the space, I 'd have as many as you do!

The peanut butter in oatmeal sounds wonderful! I"ll have to try that.