Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday Favorites


Happy Friday!  I'm linking up with Andrea from Momfessionals, and friends, for this post. 

To start off the week, it began with one of my favorite things to do: a bonfire.  We had a high school student bonfire out in the country on Sunday night.  It was so cold, which made it even better.  We had so much fun hanging out, eating, talking, laughing and sitting around, taking it all in.


This week is my favorite type week, one when a family member is in town, and there are lots of excuses to see them.  My sister Terri has been in town all this week, and that was the case almost everyday. 

I don't have pictures of this, though, except for one I took on Wednesday, when we went to one of my favorite places to window shop in The Ville, an antique store.


I love looking through old books in these types of stores.  One of these days, I know I'm going to come across some that I can't pass up.  For now, I like to browse. 

Books are one of my favorite things, though, and one of the few things that I purchase pretty regularly. 

Halloween night was a favorite of mine this week.


We ate hot dogs and rotel, and sat around the fire pit.  We had friends over, which made it more fun.

Two years ago, on November first, I found a scripture writing guide that I started, and I've not stopped now in those two years.  It's one of my favorite things to do, writing out scripture, and this was from one such time this week.


I think the verses that I wrote out for that day were verses nine and ten, but I ended up reading that whole little passage with twelve verses in it, and then condensed them by writing them out like this.  For those who don't know this, I love to read the bible from section to section.  You know those little headings over a portion of scripture?  I like to read from that until the next one.  It helps me to read it more within the context of how it was originally written.  If you turn to this passage in the pic above, you'll see what I mean. 

It's time to start thinking more persistently about Christmas, and that is my favorite and best time of year.  Yesterday, we went to my dad's house and hung his Christmas lights for him.  He lives on eleven acres and he's eighty six years old, so we've been doing this for him for ages now. 


Being at "home" is my favorite.  It is beautiful out there right now, with all the changing leaves.  My only complaint about yesterday was that it was too warm.  I prefer the cold weather, when doing this, because it just gets us more in the holiday spirit mode. 


Fall colors are my favorite!


I love his long, pine tree lined driveway. 

Just yesterday, in my quiet time, I started in reading again in Ruth, to refresh my memory for our community group this Sunday night.  We will finish out the book this week, and I wanted to be prepared.  But also, this way of reading is my favorite way as well.  It's chapter by chapter, and I use the SOAP method [Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer], and I LOVE to write it all out in a spiral notebook.


I just took some decorate tape and divided my page, then went from the top left.  I love doing it this way, because this forces you to draw from just one verse that might jump out.  I've done this method with this book before, but I get something different from it every single time.  Yesterday was no exception, but when I had written all of this out, it made me to start to praise God for the fact that He is my Provider.  I desperately needed this time with Him yesterday, because pretty much all day, I was not in the best of moods.  I struggled with it all day, and I kept on thinking on that one verse that stuck out to me yesterday. 

In case you didn't know, the Word of God is living and active!  This is what that means to me.  You can read something a hundred times, and on the hundred and first time, you'll catch something new.  God knows what we need, before we do.  I had no idea that by two o'clock yesterday afternoon, I would desperately need to draw from this.  He is so very good to us, friends.  I am continually awed and amazed by how He works. 

I've struggled in quiet time, a lot lately, and I'm hoping that this slow and methodical way of reading will draw me out of that. 

Speaking of... I need to get to it.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading my blog.  Love to all. 

2 comments:

  1. Your Dad's place is gorgeous! We have snow here today, and my husband will now be putting up the Christmas lights on his own because he didn't take me up on my offer to put them up while the weather was still nice. :) And I love old books... so fun!

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  2. Thank you, Jenny! His place will always be home to me. :) I am so glad we did that last week, because it was definitely easier on him. He freezes in the cold weather! Thanks for stopping by and reading the blog!

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