Friday, June 26, 2020

Friday Favorites

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

I've way overposted on social media this week, but I blame it on our world that's falling more and more to Jesus before my very eyes. I feel like I need to preface this post with that disclaimer: This may be long, so feel free to either skip this post entirely or be prepared to hunker down for a bit. It's been a week and not a bad one.

Here's a little bit from this past week.

My quiet time with Jesus has been my favorite part of the week. The Lord has been showing me so much during my Bible reading each day. I've been in the books of 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Jonah, Micah, Hosea, Amos and Isaiah. I finished Wednesday morning with that top picture with the verse out of Isaiah. I know the Lord is using what I learned through studying Hosea the past few months in showing me how it all connects. One thing I know to be true: the Lord teaches me through His word. He is my Teacher and the best Teacher of all.

Another favorite of mine is seeing my dad's handwriting on the pages of my Bible. We shared this chronological Bible for years, alternating reading it each year. I make notes as I read in my Bible; apparently the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, because he does the same thing.

Swimming in this pool with my mom in love last weekend was my favorite. We had such a great time and didn't want to leave!

Jonah and Noah have the coolest room. It's lit up like the fourth of July and I love all the flags they have hanging. They ordered two new ones last week and have been extra diligent in keeping their tiny room spotless.

Speaking of tiny...look at my "babies" a whole thirteen years ago. I was having a moment Sunday night when I registered them for their senior year of high school and wrote a whole blog post about it this week. I may have made myself cry.

A few of my favorite things~this awesome Bible study on 1 and 2 Kings called Trustworthy, a good and strong cup of coffee and the beautiful flowers from my step-mom.

I cleaned my closet this week. I got rid of a lot and organized it all...and you know that is one of my favorite things.

This podcast is another favorite of mine and I've been listening to several this week.

Other favorites from the week include:

~staying home all day on Monday to catch up on house work, Bible reading, Scripture writing and laundry.

~spending all day with Mom on Tuesday. Quality time is my favorite love language!

~spending four hours with my friend Amy on Wednesday. We were making edits to my portion of the Bible study we wrote on Hosea. It was a fun four hours and went by quickly...and I never thought I'd say that.

~eating healthier. I am one week in and going strong at cutting way back on eating, and eating less carbs and less sugar. I'm having SOME of those things, but I'm limiting myself. It turns out that gluten makes my body ache and since I've not had much of the stuff I have been pain free. I am also less about seven pounds. I'm not doing this because of weight or the way I look~I am doing this because my body is the temple of God and I want to honor Him in EVERY area of my life. That means in what I read, what I watch, things I listen to and the food I eat.

Being pain free is my favorite. As a result I've been sleeping  better and I have way more energy.

Well, that's about all I can think of, Friends. Thanks for reading! Love to all.


  1. That is so sweet that you and your Dad shared a Bible. I'm also reading In II Kings right now. Wow, registering your boys for HS, that's a big step! Have a great weekend!

  2. Thank you, Kim! I love that we shared that Bible...and that's so cool that you're in 2 Kings right now, as well. I am loving all the history and trying to remember who are the bad kings and who are the good kings. It's helping my memory! Thanks for stopping by, I hope your weekend is great.

  3. So much to praise God for! Such a great post. It’s so neat that you and your dad shared a Bible. And getting things organized always makes me feel accomplished! Happy weekend!

  4. Thank you, Trista, and you are right! There is SO MUCH to praise the Lord for. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a great weekend.


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