Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday's Fave Five #165

It's been a good week.  I hope you have had a wonderful week, too.  The days fly by so fast that I find this little exercise of looking back and finding five highlights of the week helps me to remember my days. Sharing about the good things that God has done for me is just icing on the cake!

1.  As I mentioned previously, last Friday and Saturday was our Women's Retreat.  Our speaker was Marlyn Durham who did an excellent job.  Marlyn is such a hoot, she is a 70 year old woman who looks younger than me.  She loves big hair, wearing lots of jewelry and going deer hunting! Her word from the Lord was "He'll Do It Again." Even though times look bad, God is not afraid, and He has just as much power to redeem, heal and do miracles as He ever did. We just need to pray with expectancy.

2. I was pretty excited on Monday when I opened my regular email from Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop and I saw an honorable mention for my post, "My Husband Cannot Cut Hair."  Click here if you'd like to read it.

3. Jim took my van to get a new muffler this week.  On the way back home, the van got really hot and the air conditioner would not work.  He was really upset and concerned that perhaps the van had gotten so hot it might have damaged the engine.  We prayed about it and I felt sure God would work everything out.  (After all, if God can bring you through a flood, what is there to worry about?)  Turns out the van needed a new fan relay switch and a new condenser for the air conditioner.  Of course there was cost for the switch and condenser but it was minimal when you compare what the cost would have been had the engine really been damaged. Knowing God would take care of us is priceless! Even if the engine had been damaged, I know He would have helped us figure out how to fix it.  He's just good like that!

4. Quote of the Week:  This time, I'm sharing a quote from a co-worker.  It just cracked me up!  Before I share it with you, though, I have to set it up or you won't understand it.  There's a story in the Bible where the children of Israel made a golden calf and worshiped it instead of God.  Nowadays, when Christians talk about a golden calf, they mean someone has taken something and made it more important in their lives than God. One day, we were at the office talking and Robbie said,

"They not only have a golden calf, but they are painting its toenails gold!" [Robbie Ralls]

I asked him if I could quote him because he just described the ultimate in idolatry!

Ahh well ... you just had to be there, I guess.  Anyway, a good belly laugh is always a highlight!

5.  I'm thankful for a carport.  Today, I didn't have to scrape frost off the windshield!

Bonus:  I want to thank all those that have served, or are serving, in the military to protect our freedoms.  Your sacrifice means more than I could ever say.  I will not forget your service:  those that have passed on, my uncles Orman E. Winn, Jr. and Duane S. McCoy; and those that are alive and have served, uncles John Haslauer and Charles McCoy, cousin Jack Winn, friends Michael Busby, Lonnie Hasty, Randy Kiplinger and Pete Ivie; and those still serving, my son-in-law Daniel Lawson, brother-in-law Jim Bledsoe, nephew Dustin Miller and cousin Kevin McCoy, and all those that I don't even know.  You have put yourself in harm's way to protect me and mine.  God bless you!

Would you like to share your week?  Visit Susanne at Living To Tell The Story.


Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

LOVED your haircut story!! Congrats!

And the quote? I laughed out loud.

Have a great week ahead!

Anonymous said...

The retreat sounds great!

I read the hair story -- wow, what a night! I'm sure your husband could do a better job under different circumstances. :-)Congrats on getting honorable mention!

Glad the car situation wasn't as bad as it could have been.

This is the first time we've had a house with a garage -- I am loving not having to scrape frost off the windshield, too!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed this post very much..btw: the quote was is to God continuing to bless all our messes....:)

Carrie said...

I love your story about the women's retreat. I have quite the picture of the guest speaker in my mind repeatedly saying, "He'll do it again!" That's awesome! Thanks for the encouragement today.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Karen said...

I really like that word from your retreat...

Congrats on the recognition for your truly deserve it!

A special thanks to all the veterans in your family!

Faith said...

LOL....that's a great quote! your fff is full of joy...and so glad your car situation turned out ok..or at least not as bad as it could have been! have a restful weekend....

Anonymous said...

That hair cut story was fabulous, Jerri. You're so right that when we know our God is big, the frustrations in life look quite different.

Lisa notes... said...

70 and going deer hunting. She must be doing something right! Glad your retreat went well. Pray with expectancy--that's a wonderful lesson.

I love the quote too. ha. Gold toenails--I'll have to remember that one whenever we bring up idol worship.

Karyn said...

Congrats on having your writing recognised! That must have been very exciting.

The Women's Conference sounds like it was fun!

Anonymous said...

"He'll do it again" is a great word for this time in history especially with so many folks living in fear (me sometimes). Thanks for the reminder of God's faithfulness.

I read your "hair" story too. Your husband may not know how to cut hair, but he knows how to be a hero.

Have a great week, Jerri.

Susanne said...

Sounds like the women's retreat was great and what a character the main speaker sounds to be. Lots of fun.

Wow, to the hair story. Congrats on the mention and thank God you were around to write that story! Must have been terrifying.

Love how your trust in God shines through on the van situation. When we see God move in a big situation we realize how He will provide. And the situations that totally would have made us freak before now seem almost trivial, don't they? God is good!

Willow said...

Great FFFs this week! Loved the quote and your retreat sounds like it was a ton of fun!

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I'm a first-time reader and think listing your "Fave Five" is a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing!

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