Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday's Favorites


My blog friend Susanne at Living To Tell the Story hosts the Friday Fave Five carnival; participants post (what else?) their five favorite things of the week. So, here's mine...

1. Heated seats in my suburban. I know, I know, I live in the South and our cold is another's balmy (Susanne for example lives in Canada where it's COLD like for real). But still, I love them. Truly my favorite "extra" I acquired when I acquired my husband's suburban.

2. Community Coffee.


We have some friends from Louisiana who rave about this coffee produced right there in the Bayou and their praise is entirely justified. It is now available in our grocery store; just this morning I brewed a pot of "Between Roast" and it is wonderful...

3. The Book Thief.

I started reading this last night around 8:00 and I read 200 pages before I could put it down. It's different, compelling, unique, and (so far) a fantastic story. I am fighting the temptation to spend the rest of the day curled up on the sofa with a cup of Community Coffee, reading until it's finished. I won't. But I might.

4. Close basketball games that end with a victory obtained by a last second shot against our rival earning us a spot in the tournament championship game. And my boy making the winning shot (though he hadn't hit anything the whole game and even as he put the ball up I was thinking "don't shoot! pass it! please, please don't shoot!"--oh me of little faith)--well, that was icing on the cake.

5. Bible study on Wednesday morning. I am so excited about all that the Lord will teach us as we study biblical Brokenness. A tough topic, to be sure, but I pray that the Lord would transform us through the study of His Word and that we would know the "more grace" He gives to the humble...

What about you? What are you five favorites of the week past? Link up over at Susanne's and check out other Friday favorites!

16 comments:

  1. All good stuff. I think I'm going to participate myself.

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  2. Yes, it is definitely cold for real here today! LOL. Right now it's -9F (-23C). Chilly willy I tell ya and I would love those seats.

    That basketball game must have been very exciting!

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  3. I know what you mean about heated car seats -- my friend had trouble getting them (we're in Southern California), but she's very thin and gets cold easily. As for your book -- it sounds terrific! Might have to check it out :-) Happy weekend!

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  4. I've told several people here at work about the winning shot. Can't wait till the game tomorrow. See you then.

    KC

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  5. Great list. Those kind of basketball games are the best. We have a memory of our daughter in grade school basketball making the winning shot. Priceless!

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  6. I will have to keep my eye open for that book! Always looking for another good one :)

    Sounds like you had a good week.

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  7. Love your fav's! My seat heater went out last year (seat heater sounds funny) and Community Coffee Pecan Praline is AWESOME!

    I think your boy's shining moment at the buzzer takes the cake ;)

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  8. Hello Lisa! Oh what a thing to remember for your son with that shot! Things you dream about :0)
    Now I'm sitting here wondering why the Book Thief sounds so familiar. I wonder if I've read it...
    I'll have to check it out.
    Have a wonderful weekend with that coffee and warm seats!!

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  9. Oh yes, I loved The Book Thief. And I was thrilled when I found out the car I have now has heated seats. They came in very handy last weekend, during -9 degree weather.

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  10. I would love to lead a morning study. I'm ready for a change, although I'm signed on for another Tuesday night study beginning in February. Glad for you to be back in the saddle again. God is using you, of that I am sure.

    peace~elaine
    PS: The best thing about my week was when my kids went back to school today after several snow days!

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  11. Oh Yay! I am so glad you like The Book Thief. I hate it when people take my reading recommendations. So much pressure. But yet, I continue to recommend books. I'm so weird.

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  12. I have to agree Community Coffee is the best! I live in Louisiana and their coffee has been part of my morning ritual since I was a little girl. My dad would add a few spoons of coffee to my milk when I was young. One other note, it is heaven to pass by the coffee plant while the beans are being roasted. The smell travels for miles! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Nothing better than a good bible study, and heated seats and coffee.

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  14. Ah, heated seats. My man's Tahoe has them, but for my minivan the option that had them was going to another $5000. Sigh.

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  15. First, I heard about your son's nice shot. That was great! (makes a momma proud) :)

    Second, I'll definitely have to try that coffee!

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  16. All good stuff. I think I'm going to participate myself.

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