Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday's Favorites

It's Friday, which means it's time for Susanne's Friday Fave Five carnival! So, in no particular order, here are five of my favorite things from this week!
1. Podcasts. Due the wonder that is the internet and the equally great wonder that is the iPod, I can download and listen to some of the greatest preaching to be had! For free! Recently I have been downloading sermons from John Piper and Matt Chandler and listening to them as I walk (for exercise, believe it or not). I love it.
On a side note, I have the privilege of listening to some of the greatest preaching to be had each and every Sunday here at my church. For free! Perhaps one day my pastor's sermons will be available via podcast and you too can share the privilege!
2. Brooke Fraser's album Albertine. I just downloaded it yesterday, but so far I really, really like it. I have loved her song "Shadowfeet" so I was pretty sure I would like the album as well. Plus it was named's album of the year last year!
3. Bible study. I think this made the list last time, but I can't help adding it again. I thought our time together this past Wednesday was especially good. Oh, the Lord is faithful!
4. Getting together with my girlfriends for an evening of good food and great fun, not to mention lots of laughter! We munched out on salads and oohed and aaahed over each other's wedding pictures. We also played a game involving toilet paper dress design (interesting, to say the least). That plus a word from the Word made for a great night out!
5. A (long overdue) trip to Target. For no other reason than I just want to go and I haven't been in over two months. And here I am speaking in future tense because I am preposting prior to my trip actually taking place. I love Target and any time I get to go is definitely deserves a spot in any top five list, before or after! Plus, I plan to hit Starbuck's conveniently located within the Target (why, of course!)--two favorites in one!
So, what about you? What's your favorite things of the week? Post them on your site and link up over at Susanne's where you can check out other fave's!


  1. I enjoyed your list, We have both picked a few of the same! I also picked my Bible study two weeks in a row! How can you not, when you feel so uplifted! God is Good! have a great weekend

  2. Glad your Bible Study is going well. We also like to listen to Alistair Begg on podcasts. I've never heard of that Christian artist I'll have to take a listen...
    Enjoy your Target trip with Starbucks in hand :0)

  3. I don't have an iPod -- I think it would bug me -- I kind of have sensitive ears -- yet I love the idea of being able to listen to something portably while doing housework, walking, etc. Are you familiar with they've got a wonderful listing of preaching to download.

    Bible studies and nights out with the girls are wonderful! And Target is fun to visit.

    Happy Friday!

  4. (Catching up on YOU today!)

    I still haven't gotten into the podcast thing. It seems to be a growing rage though so I may have to succumb to it but I"m holding out as long as possible. I'm not an audio learner though so it just eventually becomes noise in the background...

    Girl nights! Target! Ahhh...sounds like fun.

  5. I listen to Mark Driscoll and sometimes John Piper (he talks a little slow for my taste). I think ALL pastors should podcast!

    Sounds like a great week.

  6. I've got a girls' night coming tonight. I love target, but try to stay away lest I spend too much $$.

    Glad to hear from you. Have a good weekend!

  7. Don't have an ipod so I can't take advantage of that. :v(

    Yeah for bible studies. I love my group. Enjoy Target and Starbucks.

  8. Our Target has a Starbucks too :) Joy and happy dancing!

    I'm glad your Bible study is going so well.

  9. I'm with Carrie - I have a hard time listening and keeping my mind on what the person is saying if I'm not watching them.

    But Target, Starbucks, and Bible Study, as well as friends & laughter? I'm there with you!

  10. Two months between Target visits?!? I'm not a big shopper but I'm lucky to make it two weeks =).

  11. You are blessed to have a Bible Study group that makes your list twice in a row!

    Haven't yet gotten into the podcasts, but I may just have to look into them.

  12. I enjoyed your list, We have both picked a few of the same! I also picked my Bible study two weeks in a row! How can you not, when you feel so uplifted! God is Good! have a great weekend