Friday, February 22, 2013


It's been a couple weeks since I have been able to do a Friday's Favorite Five post.  I miss when I can't participate.

1.  The FFF group of bloggers are my favorite of every blogging community I've participated in.  They are loyal and faithful commenters, and very upbeat and positive. The FFF crew always come and visit YOUR blog to comment.  So, this week YOU are my first favorite.

2.  Thankful for electricity.  Yesterday afternoon, a mini ice storm hit our area.  I left work at noon to get home before the roads became dangerous.  I'm thankful to report that though the power did go out, it was only from 1 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.  My heart always goes out to those who are without power for long periods of time when storms strike!

3.  Working Ahead:  I love times when not only am I caught up at work, but I'm actually working ahead.  It makes me feel so efficient!  It's also very useful when sickness or those pesky ice storms interrupt one's schedule.

4.  My pastor has started preaching a series on prayer based on the book by Dick Eastman, "The Hour That Changes The World."  I'm very excited about this series and I think it will revolutionize my prayer life like S.O.A.P.  has done for my bible study.  Eastman's premise is that you can spend 5 minutes on each of 12 steps of prayer and you will have spent an hour in prayer. I've found that you can get this book on Kindle.  I was going to purchase it last night, but the internet was down.... but I will definitely get it this weekend. (By the way, I'll be getting this book for free since I'll be paying for it with my Swagbucks.)

5.  Quote of the week:

"Sadly, too many Christians are strangers to the wondrous side of prayer: expectation!" AW Tozer #Tozer
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Since my focus right now is on prayer, I thought I'd share this wonderful quote from Tozer with you.  Let us all pray with expectation!

This wraps up another week On the Journey ... I hope you've have a great week as well.  Why not link up and share?  You can do so at Susanne's blog, Living to Tell the Story. 


Kathie said...

Why thanks for making us one of your favourites!! :)

I was glad our power didn't go out in the last storm too. Friends of ours were without it for 9 hours.

I've read Dick Eastman's book - it's great. I've never heard of S.O.A.P. though. I'm going to look it up online.

An inspiring quote from Tozer.

Happy Weekend!

Jimbob said...

This I a very good post about prayer, thanks for sharing

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...'re a favorite of mine, too. Good to see you back this week.

You're ahead at work? Oh, I wish I knew what that felt like! I'm in the middle of trying to get research paper rough drafts graded...

I'm going to check on that book, and I love the Tozer quote! Have a great week ahead.

Brenda said...

I love FFF too, its really the only blogging I do these days. I feel like you are all my friends! :)

Good quote there at the end, so true!

Karen said...

I love wrapping up the week with FFF. It's a good exercise to do and, you're right, I've met the nicest people!

Losing the electricity is a blessing of sorts, realizing how we take things for granted. But, I'm always thankful when the lesson doesn't go on for too long.

Brenda said...

I agree with number 1. I've only been doing FFF for a couple of weeks but I do enjoy the cameraderie between everyone. I also enjoy getting to know new friends.
Glad you were safe in the ice storm.
happy weekend to ya!

Heather said...

Everyone is so kind and comments each week. I love it! I love to interact with everyone.

I remember during hurricane Katrina we were without power for 7 days and it was rough. The roughest really was not being able to shower as you wished and not having air conditioning.

I love being ahead! I printed out 3 weeks ahead for the boys school. Now, on Saturday's I just put it all together.

Great quote! I like Tozer a lot.

Anonymous said...

I've missed your fives and meant to come by and visit your other posts, but time has gotten away from me once again. You'd commented earlier in the week about oyster sauce -- do try it. It's not nearly as "fishy" as it sounds and is a wonderful marinade to pork or chicken or seafood. I like it just by itself with some ground pepper.

And on to your fives! Thanks for making us one of your faves. The Tozer quote is true, though I think we're a little afraid to expect. Congrats on getting ahead of your work -- well done, you!

Susanne said...

I've heard that Dick Eastman book is really good! I think our Pastor might be starting a new series today and I'm looking forward to hearing what it will be. He just finished a really good series on the Greater Life.

Yikes to the ice storm. We don't really get those here but they look very scary. So glad you were able to leave work early to get home before the roads were bad.

I love the FFF ladies too and how much encouragement and positiveness they bring to my week.

Willow said...

Awww, you're one of my faves too. When I can't fit FFF into my week, I really miss it.
That's a great quote about prayer. Tozer knew what he was writing about.