Friday, January 30, 2015

F.F.F. - 01.30.15

As January draws to a close, I set my sights on the good things that came out of it. One of the best ways to reflect on good things is to look back over your week and note the highlights. Then, thank God for them!

1. First of all, this picture made me smile this week:

The Twins and Their Mama

Isn't it a funny thing about being a MiMi? All you have to do is look at your loves and your day seems brighter.

2. This week was my birthday and I was happy to celebrate another year loving on my family and showing my Lord how much I love Him.  

3. We ate at my favorite restaurant, O'Charley's, so that is always a highlight.

4. It was a fun bloggy week as I participated in a new meme meeting some new friends, received some great ideas for future posts, and had some new blog-followers join the Journey.  It is always exciting to have new readers and even more exciting to have fresh new ideas come to you!

Don't forget - I'm looking for bloggers to join me on Tuesdays to participate in my new meme, Testimonial Tuesdays. I'm looking for stories of answered prayers - big or small, I want to hear them all.  This Tuesday, February 3, is our first link-up.

5.  Quote of the Week - I can't resist a good quote wherever I see them.  This week's quote is from one of my favorite authors - Max Lucado:

"Your sins stand no chance against the fire hydrant of God's grace" - page 64 from Max's book, Next Door Savior

And so ends another week on the Journey.  How did YOUR week go? Leave a comment, or consider linking up with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.


Phoebes World said...

Happy Birthday!..I hope you were suitably spoilt.
The photo of your family is so cute. It made me smile too. You are so right, being a grandma is the best
Love your quote...its so true.
Have a wonderful weekend
Phoebe x

Anonymous said...

That's a quote that put a picture in my head. Happy Birthday to you. The photo of the twins with mom is great. We don't have O'Charley's out here but I enjoyed going there when I was in Jacksonville N.C. with my daughter.

Anonymous said...

Belated happy birthday! And what a cute photo! Nothing like a picture of one's grands to lift one's day.

Kari said...

Hi Jaralea,
so nice to see you again!
HAppy Belated birthday, glad you went out to your favorite place for dinner.
What a gorgeous photo of the twins - so precious.
Happy Weekend.

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday! Your two cuties are certainly growing quickly. I've not heard of O-Charley's. I have an Applebee's gift card to use so I'll probably take Mom out sometime next week for a lunch. Have a blessed weekend.

Anonymous said...

Those twin photos are adorable - perfect with their momma in the frame! Sounds like you had some good gifts during your birthday week -- from good eats to new bloggy horizons.

Faith said...

Happy belated birthday Jerralea. Yes, I will do the testimonial is so important to praise the Lord in community. i do this once a month with the small group I lead :) What a great list of faves...and those babies!! just so stinkin' cute!!

Susanne said...

Happy Birthday Jerralea. How nice that you were able to go out to your favourite restaurant to celebrate! Love the pic of your grandbabies and their momma.

Sandi said...

Grear photo!

betty said...

Happy belated birthday! You have a great attitude about turning a year older :) Those twins are getting so big!


Joyful said...

those babies look like so much fun! I can see why they make you smile. I hope to link up tuesday. I need to start working on my tesimonial.
Love Max! He's got great insight.
Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Willow said...

Happy Birthday to you!
I always love seeing your twins! They are adorable!
Have a great week.