Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday's Fav Five #2

Susanne hosts Friday's Fav Five every week. She is faithful to help us all make a list and we know that I need help with that, don't we?!

1. Easter. The meaning, the promises, the One we celebrate. No words can really describe.

2. My family's silliness.

Mama always says, "It's never boring at your house." That is her nice way of saying that we're crazy. I love that my husband puts up with my poor organization and that Wal-mart is just 5 minutes from my house. He often quotes Brighton Beach Memoirs- "All I'm trained to do is go to the store."

Lucky for me, that's not true. He takes out the trash, too.


3. Tuesday Mornings. I have coffee with a friend and then Bible study with a great group of ladies who love The Lord and His Word. That combination is really getting hard to find these days.

Sometimes we only love the part of The Word that refers to love and forgiveness and not all the ugly, convicting sin part. Easter is a reminder for me that Christ died on the cross so that I would be forgiven because goodness knows I needed forgiveness. He knew how terrible I would be but suffered for my sake anyway. Without understanding the ugly, convicting sin part of the Bible, I can't really appreciate or understand the love and forgiveness.

I'm grateful to be part of Bible study where we strive to know all of God's Word. It's really a blessing.

4. On a much lighter note! I'm getting into gear with Linda's encouragement. I'm walking and enjoying it. I'm also learning more about Hubs' music interest because I've been using his MP3 player.

I had no idea he listened to Black Eyed Peas. Unless it is a subliminal message for me to cook some.

5. The fact that we never really went back to tea. :>)

And is it just me or would it not have been cool for Starbucks to give away coffee on Tax Day? Not that it would help me here.

I could just live vicariously through all of you who have access to a real Starbucks. My daughter calls our local coffee shop the "Secondhand Starbucks." It cracks me up!

Please know that they aren't serving used coffee.

At least not as far as I know.

Have a great weekend!

Thanks, Susanne. I needed that.


TexasRed said...

Great list! No Starbucks here. I'm just glad our local coffee shop has wifi. (Maybe I don't want to ask them about the second hand coffee...)

Thom said...

Great list. I love the Black Eyed Peas. They are just awesome. Sounds like a wonderful week. Have a great weekend :)

Jerralea said...

Great post! I agree that we need to listen to the parts of the bible that convict as well as the part that promises!

You cracked me up when you said: "I had no idea he listened to Black Eyed Peas. Unless it is a subliminal message for me to cook some."

Susanne said...

Subliminal black eyed peas. LOL. Too funny.

Starbucks is only a couple of blocks from us. Within walking distance. I'll cry if they ever shut down. Not that I'm there all the time but it's nice when the craving for that white chocolate mocha hits. And with Linda's moving thing I can burn off the calories while I'm actually drinking it. Right?

Marg said...

What would we do without Starbucks.
You can even be in the country and Starbucks is only 3 km away, but the destination with a friend is quick. Enjoy!

Brenda said...

This is a good list, how nice to have a supportive husband, a silly family and a group of friends to study the Bible with.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

1. Yes and amen.
2. I'm thank that you're silly sometimes. Not often enough, though. That's when we have to bring Maggie back.
3. What am I, chopped liver? just kidding. Wish we, you know, lived closer. I'm thankful that Romans keeps me clearly reminded of my natural state and how much I need grace.
4. Black Eyed Peas? Cracking me up.
5. I had a tall skinny vanilla latte today. And now I'm having a Taco Bell Fruitista Freeze. Because I'm hosting a fitness meme.