Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday Favorites

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

This was a busy week for us!  We had new things start up at church this week, and it just seems like I had multiple places to be every single day.  Yesterday afternoon ended up clearing up for me, though, and it was kinda nice to not have anywhere to be until seven last night.  But more about that in a minute. 

Also, I was enjoying the last of our lazy mornings, because starting on Monday of this coming week, it is back to college classes for Drew.  That just means that when he leaves, he will need have had a hearty breakfast to help him last until early or later in the afternoon.  His schedule is different this semester, and he is at the downtown campus four days a week, with very little time in between classes.  He has a lab at a campus closer to our home, on Fridays. 

On Monday, I grocery shopped for the week, and got an easy dinner ready for the boys, before they watched the big championship game.  We are fans of Alabama football (well, I don't really care about sports at all), and they played (and lost to) Clemson.  I heard Dabo Swinney (the Clemson coach) give an interview a couple of weeks ago, and the minute I heard him speak, I knew he was a believer and follower of Jesus.  Isn't that funny how one can determine that about someone else so quickly?  He was being congratulated on a game well played (and won) in that interview, but he gave accolades to the opposing team and said that they played a great game.  Anyone that humble always stands out to me.  And then after the game Monday night, I heard an interview with him the next day, and he mentioned Jesus and gave all the glory to God. 

Anyone that does that is my favorite type of person.  Someone else said about him that anytime anyone gives Dabo Swinney a microphone, he uses it to tell others about his relationship with Jesus. 

While the game was on, I escaped to dinner with a couple of really sweet friends.  We like to avoid football, if given the opportunity.  ;)

On Tuesday, after a quick morning meeting at my church, I got to go visit my friend Eileen, whom I haven't seen in ages, due to family health problems.  On my way back out later on, I took this picture.

Isn't this beautiful?  First, I love cute apartment complexes.  Second, that sky and the sun shining so brightly, and all those airplane vapor trails are a few of my favorite things. 

I mentioned our church starting back up with regular activities this week, and we started our bible study on the book of Malachi.  I'm so excited about this at my church!  There were so many women who signed up for this, and the "small groups" on Wednesday nights aren't so small!  That is a really great thing to be able to say, and I'm excited at new opportunities God has given some friends of mine and me as we begin this together. 

This was me, the next day, during my quiet time and then afterward, doing bible study homework.  Bible study homework is one of my very favorite things to do, and even though I just completed this one in December, I'm excited to do it again with all these ladies on Wednesdays.  (That bible at the top of this picture is the new Keyword Study Bible I got as a birthday/Christmas gift.) 

While running errands this week, I ran by here, which is one of my favorite places to be.  I plan on going back there today with my Dad to grab some books.  (He loves going here, too.)  I'm almost finished with one and I don't want to be stuck all weekend without another one.

I didn't really get any pictures worth sharing, but last night we celebrated my husband's birthday with dinner out downtown, and then afterward, we passed out blankets and food to homeless people.  The only reason I even mention that, because you know I never want or mean to sound like I'm bragging, is to thank you all for your help in this.  We put out on Facebook that we would be doing this again this year, and many of you donated blankets, food, and money for us to buy food for this night.  If you had any part in that at all, THANK YOU!  We handed out about thirty bags of food (sandwiches, granola bars, peanut butter crackers) and more blankets than that, because many of the ones we saw didn't have anything. 

We are very thankful for your help in that. 

Well, thanks for reading, friends.  See you back here on Monday.  Love to all! 

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